funny shadows

“...I don’t think you understand shadows.”

Carl the Animator: “Lies. All lies.”

Ted the Animator: “See, it’s jarring for the audience when characters are pitch-black silhouettes in one shot…”

Ted the Animator: “…and magically get fully-lit a frame later.”

Carl the Animator: “It’s all dramatic ‘n’ cool, though.”

Ted the Animator: “Kinda… look, next time, just make it work with the light, k?”

Carl the Animator: “Bingo.”

*29 seconds into the episode later*

Ted the Animator: “…wow, ’next time’ came awfully quickly, huh?”

Carl the Animator: “It’s a motif for the episode. Chill.”

Ted the Animator: “Aaaaand once again, character in full shadow becomes character in full light.”

Carl the Animator: “No, see, the shadow side is behind her, but her front is lit differently!”

Ted the Animator: “By what?”

Carl the Animator: “The… moon… sorta?”

Ted the Animator: “Then why are the skeletons so well-lit from the front?”

Carl the Animator: “…dude, nobody notices or cares about this but you.”

Ted the Animator: “The pursuit of excellence does not exclude skeleton shadows, Carl.”

*2 minutes into episode later*

Ted the Animator: “…ok, now you’re just messing with me.”

Carl the Animator: “DON’T DISS THE MOTIF, TED. DON’T DISS IT.”

Alina: My boyfriend is the third of Morozova’s amplifiers and helped me defeat the Darkling.

Nina: My boyfriend is a hunky Fjerdan ex-druskelle who saw the fault in his ways and helped me survive through my struggle with Jurda Parem.

Genya: My boyfriend is perhaps the best Durast in all of Ravka and doesn’t care that I’m all scarred.

Inej: My boyfriend is a passionate, ruthless gang leader who saved me from forced prostitution and from Jan Van Eck.

Jesper: Bitch please, my boyfriend is a flutist who can’t read and likes to make things go kaboom.

Oh noes! It’s two spooky, giant, equally-long shadows!

They go waaaaaaay down…

…past Scoob and Shag, and lead to…

…um… a tall woman? 

And a tiny dog, who’s a small fraction of her height?

…who somehow casts shadows of identical leng– oh, who am I kidding, this is the least-questionable aspect of this insane series.