but i just can't with this little boy's cuteness

Zira’s Design in The Lion Guard

There is something I noticed about Zira’s appearance in the show.  Something that felt… off.  At first I thought it was just her eyes.  They were slightly rounder and less narrow.  Making her look more inline with the rest of the characters in the series.  And less “I’m going to eat your children” crazy.  After doing a little image diving, I have made a startling discovery!

You see it, right?  Or rather, you don’t see something on Lion Guard Zira.  That’s right.  The stripe on her head is gone!  It isn’t for just one scene or anything like that.  Zira is missing her stripe during the whole episode!  I am flabbergasted I didn’t catch that sooner!  It is such a distinctive marking too!

The question here is why did they remove the stripe?  Only could say that it is because it’ll be easier to animate, but Fuli will have something to tell you about markings and animation.  Besides, this show is animated on Toon Boom and they animate using the models they have made.  So they either omitted the stripe marking on purpose or they just forgot all about it when redesigning her for the show.  I would say it can be either one of these except…

Rafiki’s drawings all include the stripe she had from the movie!  There is no mistake about that!  All depictions of her during this scene has that marking.  That third pic even shows off her fuzzy chin and nicked ear!  So what happened?  How can Zira in the show be stripeless but painting Zira gets to keep her’s?  Did they intend to put her trademark stripe on but changed at the last minute?  Was there miscommunication between the people animating the wall drawing and the rest of the staff?  Who can say for sure.

It is  definitely a weird choice the show runners decided on.  Really messes with the continuity on the visual side of things.  Maybe if people were to point this out to them enough, they will correct this omission when season 2 rolls around.  Or they will stick to this look for the rest of the series.  It’ll be easier than adding in such a small thing like a stripe going down her skull and back.

One last thing I want to cover is her ears.  Aside from how movie Zira’s ears are a bit more unkempt, show Zira has an especially large amounst of brown fur along the fold of her ears.  I would have chalked this up as something added to her design buuuuuuuut LK2 Zira had this too.  It just wasn’t as pronounced.  I can safely say that this has more to do with the tv show’s general designs for the lion species than any major design change like her striped marking.

Other altercations between the movie and show versions of Zira is the eyes.  As you may notice, the pupil size is different.  LK2 Zira has smaller pupils.  Making her look more intense.  More on edge and ready to pounce you at any given moment you let your guard down.  The kind of eyes that will haunt you in your dreams.  Meanwhile, Lion Guard Zira’s eyes are fuller.  Making her looking less crazed, and more calm and collected.  A small difference that leads to a huge change to her character.

Zira is a bit more manipulative in the tv series than she was in the movie.  Not to say that she wasn’t before.  It was her plan to have Kovu infiltrate Simba’s ranks by having her kids start the fire that Kovu saved Kiara from.  But lets just say that she doesn’t have a very trusting face.  So filling up those pupils really helps sell the idea that she is somebody who can convince you join her side without fearing that she will eat your children.  Disney needs those children to watch this show and buy the toys afterall.  So Zira’s murderous personality has to take a backseat while her more Scar-like attributes take over.

So overall, less crazy makes her kid-friendly enough for preschool television and less stripes make her… um… more bald?  In an aesthetic sort of way.

Sometimes I just really want to sit in Jihuns lap 😧

anonymous asked:

o mg why do i stan jung jaehyun???? why am i so eNTHUSIASTIC about this boy??? 1. hes hot but a 2. lAME DORKY hot boy... i love lame dorky hot boys also 3. he is literal sunshine he reminds me of yuta when yuta smiles (ok i gotta admit sometimes im a little unloyal bc of yuta ops 👀) 4. dimples!!! so cute 5. jeffs english 6. jAEHYUN WITH BLACK HAIR 👀👀 also jjh is literally good at everything?? hes just so cuTE A A A A h ow is he so good at everything when hes like. so close to my age

ok srry. i got a little carried away i almost hit 500 characters talking about jaehyun.. i need to reSTRAIN myself 😩🚷🚱-jaehyun enthusiast

…… ok but:

1. taeyong is hot stuff also them eyes and that cutting edge jawline 

2. biggest kid lee taeyong he gets so excited over the littlest things it’s so cute

3. as edgy as he tries to be my whole world lights up when taeyong smiles he’s absolutely adorbs when he smiles the only thing I’m sad about is that he doesn’t do it that often like SMILE MORE LEE TAEYONG YOU LOOK GREAT WHEN YOU SMILE 

4. ty’s kissable lips and lil eyescar by his right eye  > jaehyun’s dimples

5. ok you have me at jeff’s english “I lived in America four years man” you get a point for that one. 

6. you can have half-a-point for this one nothing can top jeffrey’s blond it was a game changer for me but I admit him with black hair is 👌👌👌👌👌

conclusion: your reasons to stan jaehyun are valid but I’m not a jaehyun stan when it’s so very obviously clear that I’m a. Taeyong stan ✧*。٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و✧*。

SO CLOSE TO YOUR AGE how close? I’m a 97 like him (he’s the worst same-age friend) 

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These little boys danced cover VIXX Error at school performance. They’re so freakin’ cute!!!!! ♡(ŐωŐ人)

  • Dean: So whaddya think Sammy?
  • Sam: Mac and cheese... surprise?
  • Dean: Go for it.
  • Sam: ... huh.
  • Dean: ...
  • Sam: ...
  • Dean: ...
  • Sam: That is unusual.
  • Dean: MARSHMALLOW FLUFF, SAM. The secret ingredient.
  • Sam: Well. Wow. That sure is something. It's, um... exotic.
  • Dean: (˘⌣˘)

So I was Black Friday shopping with my mom in Old Navy when I found a ladybug print scarf and hat for 50% off, and I was like “MOM I NEED TO GET THIS.”

And she’s like “wow okay but you always hated ladybug print when you were little what’s the deal?”

AND NOW I’M JUST SWEATING I CAN’T TELL HER THAT I ONLY BOUGHT THE HAT AND SCARF BECAUSE I’M OBSESSED WITH A CARTOON SUPER CUTE MASKED LADYBUG AND A DORKY CAT BOY.