i loved this film so much when i was younger

MY DAD JUST FOUND THE FIRST ANIMATION I EVER DID.

This is from 2007.  I drew all the frames in Microsoft Paint and put it all together in Powerpoint.  Then I guess I filmed it on the desktop – you can even hear my voice from back then, omg… this is so embarrassing, I love it.

Little baby Squiggs was so freakin’ proud of this when she first finished it, and you know what, I’m still proud of it today – this was the first step I ever took towards pursuing my dreams of working in animation.

If I could tell my younger self right after she finished this that, in ten years’ time, she’d be working for a cartoon on TV… she’d have been ecstatic.

I kinda wanna re-animate this from scratch, just to prove to myself how much I’ve improved over all this time.

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“I wanted to tell you.. I just wanted to thank you for your patience. I know I’m rough. Like Grandma used to say when I was younger, that I was rough. Now I get it, why she said that. So I’m sorry. And when I think about the times when.. When I think about how much maybe I hurt you.. After, when I get my shit together… I’m so fucking sad because you deserve so much better than a fucking retard like me! So.. What matters is.. I’m thinking about you here, and I love you.” - Mommy (2014, Xavier Dolan).

I was discussing YouTubers with someone older in my family and they were smiling and nodding but when I started to walk away and she thought I was out of ear shot she went “I can’t believe she looks up to those people.”

So I’m going to explain for people why I look up to YouTubers and hopefully some of you can show this to someone who doesn’t understand and maybe now they will.

I look up to people like Troye Sivan and Ingrid Nislen for coming out because not a lot of people thought they were gay. They weren’t asked over and over again but they held their heads high and said this is who I am and I’m proud it.

I look up to people like Connor Franta and Joey Graceffa because after being asked for years if they were gay to the point both said they were unsure about coming out they still did it anyways. They uploaded that video saying I don’t care what you think about me
I am who I am and I’m happy with that person.

I look up to people like Zoe Sugg who has such bad anxiety it’s hard for her to do big meet ups or even go out in public sometimes but for the people who watch her she’ll stay for 7 hours to meet them and talk to them.

I look up to people like Dan Howell who thought he had no reason to be alive anymore when he was 18 and 6 years later he’s been in a Disney movie, written a book, help put out an app and hit 5 million subscribers all while living with someone who has been telling him to go for it since day one. I look up to him because he always says how happy he is now and that where he is in life he would never change.

I respect people like Phil Lester who lost a close friend and almost didn’t come back to YouTube but he came back strong and 10 years later he has been in a Disney movie, written a book, come up with an idea for an app and help produce it, hit 3 million subscribers and gets to live with someone he helped inspire. I look up to him because many of his ideas get stolen sometimes without credit and he’s never been rude about it.

I look up to people like Chris Kendall who quit YouTube but came back and is a lot happier. I look up to him because even after so much drama happened he’s back friends with people he really cared about.

I look up to people like PJ Liguori for taking a small idea and actually making a tv series. I look up to him for standing his ground and doing everything he can so we enjoy it. I look up to him because even after 10 or more years he hasn’t hit 1 million subs but he’s still going strong.

I look up to people like Shane Dawson who no matter how weird he is, he actually loves us and he dealt with a lot of crap when he was younger and is still able to make videos everyday and smile and laugh and that is amazing. He’s made short films and an actual movie and I think that’s amazing.

I look up to these people and many more because there is so much more to them then a 4 or 5 minute video. There is a big story there for each and every one of them.

I respect these people and hope they are all very happy because they deserve to be.

It doesn’t matter if they have 700,000 subscribers or 9,000,000 subscribers. They have all fought big battles and small ones and are standing here some with albums, some with books and some with movies and if don’t think they’re good role models I would take a closer look.

About my hiatus

Yes, if youve not seen already, this blog is on hiatus meaning I wont be posting as much anymore. I promise you there is reason for that.

During my ‘bad’ moment, I hit a sudden realisation that… Im not getting any younger. Im 23 and ive had so many dreams ive not accomplished. I wrote a letter to my 20 year old self when I was 13 saying I was proud of what id become and id knew that id make it as a performer.

I hadn’t.

If you follow me on twitter you’ll know this already, but if not, I want to act. Ive always loved acting even when I was on a Film course at university, I always preferred being in front of the camera, and I was good at it. I was the first choice for filmmakers in the college until I left.

I realise now that I want to persue that dream, I want to make more of myself and by god have I been working so hard to make that happen. Acting classes, auditions, applying for jobs, modelling, I even got an audition to be in a BBC comic relief show!! (cant go to that sadly bc its the same day as my nieces birthday)

But nevertheless, I’m more determined than ever to make this happen and open more doors for myself.

Please know, this hiatus is NOT negative. Im not wanting to leave you guys, I’m not done with the fanbase. On the contrary, you guys are the one who gave me that kick up the ass I needed to make this happen, and I cannot thank you enough for that.

Also thank you to Mark. You’ve given me this confidence to talk, to befriend, to network and to be creative. Without you, me wouldnt be me. If things go well, you’ll see me one day on the big screen.

I love you guys, THAT will never change. Again, please know that this hiatus is only for a positive reason. Im making things happen.

Evermore: Why Beauty & the Beast lives on throughout generations

“Minutes turn to hours, days to years and gone. But when all else has been forgotten… Still our song lives on.”

Everyone knows the story: how a beautiful young woman fell in love with a hideous beast, lifting a 10-year-long curse from his castle and all who lived there. This is as the song goes, “A tale as old as time”, and anyone who’s anyone would have at least watched this Disney classic at least once. Though I’d like to believe we all managed to watch it more times that we would like to admit. 

But Beauty and the Beast is more than just a love story; a romance between two different people who at first hated each other but eventually grew fond of one another. No. There’s more to this story than what meets the eyes and the most recent live-action remake showed us exactly that and even made us realize what made us love this tale so much in the first place.

I grew up watching Disney films. These stories are the borders of my childhood; the foundation of my beliefs apart from the things taught by parents and teachers. Beauty and the Beast basically taught me never to judge a book by its cover. Funny I should say that considering Belle is portrayed as a bookworm. But it’s true that the tale taught us the value of beauty and how it is not determined by appearance but found within.

This is such a timely theme, considering we live in a world where physical beauty is so important. People strive to be beautiful—to stay beautiful. Judging by the countless beauty advertisements, movie actors and actresses that glitter under lights like stars, we have truly built a “beautiful world.”

Though from another perspective, is it really a beautiful world when there is so much wickedness going on? There are wars being fought; injustices prevailing; evil and insecurities residing in people’s minds and hearts. The world may look beautiful on the outside, but what about on the inside? In order to make this words truly beautiful, people must learn not to let hate rule in their hearts; to be good. I believe everyone is ‘innately good’, no one was born bad… much like the Beast who was only influenced by his cruel father, turning him heartless and unkind. 

People — mostly girls should also be more accepting of themselves. A lot of girls find it hard to tell themselves that they are beautiful, even more so to accept compliments from others. It is sad but this world has made its own standards of beauty which we have fooled ourselves into believing. If you think about it, it’s quite ridiculous to have a common standard for beauty since it’s subjective. We all have different perspectives. Best to keep that in mind next time you look into a mirror. 

Apart from that main message of this story, Beauty and the Beast actually teaches us more things about life—and ourselves—which was very evident in the live-action remake.

One being: girls can be heroines too.

It’s always the knight in shining armor; Prince charming who sweeps us off our feet or defeats the might dragon and saves the damsel in distress. Belle was actually one of the few Disney princesses who didn’t act like a “princess” and did more than just stand there and look pretty, hoping for Prince charming to come and save her from that so-called “provincial life”. Belle was a very active character and even ended up saving everyone in the end. She should definitely be a role model to young girls as she embodies a strong and independent personality which women need to take note of in order to break through ongoing inequalities in society. 

If Belle can save the day, why can’t you? And it’s actually quite amazing how recent Disney princesses like Moana and Elsa from Frozen—or even other classic princesses like Mulan are taking more active roles. 

Beauty and the Beast also has one of the most beautiful — and meaningful songs ever composed in Disney history. So when I discovered that there were going to be new tracks, I was simply overjoyed!

“Days in the Sun” was a beautiful track filled with much hope and longing. Although I adored “Human Again” (and I’m not going to lie, I was a bit saddened at first when I found out that it wouldn’t be in the film), I thought Days in the Sun fitted really well into the scoring and storyline. 

How in the midst of all this sorrow
Can so much hope and love endure
I was innocent and certain
Now I’m wiser but unsure

- from Days in the Sun

Belle’s part in this song really stood out for me as it can be related to our world and how amidst all the sadness and hardships we go through, love and hope are the two things that thrive and keep us going. Also, is it not true that when we were younger and innocent, we were always certain of the things we wanted? Our dreams were pretty clear then and we had it all figured out on who we wanted to be like or what we wanted to do. But as we grew older, we changed—dreams change which often left us unsure. Being wiser doesn’t mean you would know everything…it simply means learning to question things—learning to doubt even.

“Evermore” was my favorite track for this film simply because the beast was humanized through this song…making us see that he is truly indeed a person underneath that beastly appearance.  

Now I know she’ll never leave me
Even as she fades from view
She will still inspire me
Be a part of everything I do
Wasting in my lonely tower
Waiting by an open door
I’ll fool myself, she’ll walk right in…

And be with me forevermore

- from Evermore

It such a sad song and I loved how the Beast was able to show his sorrow at Belle’s departure and express his feelings for her through this scene. His act of letting her go was already a clear sign of his love for her but this song took it to a whole new level when he practically sang how he’d only love her forevermore and that no matter how far she may be from him, he would always be reminded of her.

While watching that scene, I couldn’t help but cry (yes I cried twice when I saw it for the second time) and its not only because I felt through the Beast’s pain but also because I realized we were all the Beast in a way. We’re all flawed, we’re all hurting, and we’ve all lost someone along the way; be it a loved one, a significant other, or a friend. But the memory of them remains and no matter how sad it makes us when we think about them and all that might have been, our experiences with them inspire us and has made us stronger. You know I’ve always believed you can’t un-love someone whom you “truly loved”. Because that love we gave was real, and you can’t really take it back. To move on, you can only love someone more. 

“How Does a Moment Last Forever” basically captured the essence of this beautiful tale. The whole song practically breathes and lives on quotes so I’m not going to mention my favorites because I would end up writing the whole thing. It’s a beautiful song about life and the beauty of its imperfections; and how love is what binds everything together.  

Beauty and the Beast truly has a lot to say about real life and it’s amazing how a fairytale can affect us so much. We fell in love with it in the books… when Disney released the animated version in 1991…and today as we witness it come alive in 2017. Beauty and the Beast taught us that beauty is found within and that love is a powerful catalyst. Most importantly, and I’d say this as it is not said enough, this story taught us about second chances and that it can be granted to those who try to change and become better people.

“Bittersweet and strange, finding you can change, learning you were wrong.” - from Beauty & the Beast

I truly enjoyed watching this film again and dare I say it was as good as watching it for the first time back when I was a little girl. Now that I’m an adult, it became more meaningful and the experience was spellbinding. This is why I think Beauty and the Beast will continue to live on throughout generations… because it is a story with depth; one that teaches us so much about ourselves… 

Teaches us that amidst all the sorrows and hardships, there is love and there is hope. And that’s basically all you need for wonders to happen. 


Originally posted by ewatson

PS: And to all the hopeless romantics out there…or to those simply looking for their one true love, don’t lose hope. I think everyone thinks they’re not worth it but hey, if Belle can love someone who was as flawed as the Beast … someone can love you too. No matter how crazy or imperfect you may be. 


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wherethefuckisthatjigsawpiece  asked:

Confession- i was never a big Keanu Reeves fan, I liked him but only sorta vaguely and from a distance? But the John Wick movies have like... ignited my love. I'll take a bullet for that man now. I'll make him spaghetti with nothing but affection. He seems so nice and like he works his ass off and John Wick is so immense and I'm glad that whole universe exists. 🙌 idk just emotional today I just hope both Keanu and John Wick have a nice couple days 🍬🍬🍬

Haha I’m worse… I liked the Matrix, but not really him in particular. When I was younger I was however one of those annoying serious purists (nowadays I’m still a purist but not so anal), and I really, really loved the original Hellblazer comics. To me any deviation from source material = heresy, which is why I disliked the Stardust film and really disliked the Constantine film, including the poor guy they cast as Constantine XD;; Sorry Keanu. Pretty much just stopped watching his stuff. 

The next one I saw in theatres was 47 Ronin, which although pretty was imo kinda a hack job of a story of great Japanese cultural significance, so that didn’t help. It was only until John Wick that I thought he was kinda cool :) But I’m really not in the Wick fandom because of Keanu. He does seem to be a really nice guy though, and I hope he’s doing things that make him happy :D 

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John Wick wise, I can’t get over this work of art:

The Great Seducer indeed XD 

shadowwood  asked:

For the artist: I love your style!!! Sometimes when Psii gets the evil face, it reminds me of the old Grinch animation and I just get tickled to hell XD

OoC: Thank you so much, Shadowwood, this is one of the greatest compliments I could ever get.  

Chuck Jones was one of the greatest influences on my work.  His films were always my favorite when I was younger.  Riki Tikki Tavi being one of my favorite short films, and his Tom & Jerry/Looney Toons episodes were also the best in my opinion (especially What’s Opera, Doc?)  A lot of my humor and expressions have been heavily impacted by these, even though I wasn’t aware of it at first.  Honestly the first couple of times friends pointed out Psii’s evil grinch grin I laughed and wiggled around in ecstatic happiness that my work was reminding people of Chuck Jones.  It started out subconsciously, but his evil grin has happened enough times now that my friends have dubbed it the “grinchy grin” and it stuck.  It’s not 100% the same, and I think Psii has a softer edge to it, but it’s just twisted enough to convey the “I’m planning something so evil and I’m so proud of myself” feeling,

anonymous asked:

I'm one of Owen's hard fan and i love him bcs Cars aka Lightning. Until now i still can't believe that he played some roles in iconic film like Cars, Night at the museum, Armageddon and Anaconda. Oh, you should watch You, Me and Dupree too bcs owen is so cute and that film released in the same year when cars 1 out in theatres 😆❤️

He’s been such a huge part of my life because of Cars but also because my dad watched Meet the Parents so much when I was younger. His role is small in it but I remember him nonetheless.

I love that man so much and watching recent interviews with him he seems to be doing much better mentally than he was before. I mean I could be wrong, but even just comparing Cars 2 interviews to Cars 3 ones he seems happier.

And I haven’t seen that one yet but I’ve been meaning to for awhile! I’ll def check it out ☺️

If there is one thing of which I am most proud, it’s that I made being ginger cool! But, seriously, how do I sum up what these films have meant to me? I suppose I could just say that I would do it all again — in a heartbeat. I have loved playing Ron, loved being part of the Weasley family, loved coming to the set every day and hanging out with my best friends. I feel so proud to have been entrusted with this role. When I was much younger, I was often asked in what ways I thought I was similar to Ron. My stock answer usually included something similar to: ‘I like sweets, I’m scared of spiders, I’ve got ginger hair’ or ‘I come from a big family.’ But, the truth is that Ron is my hero. He’s always there for his friends — sometimes belligerently, but there nevertheless. He’s also the comic relief in stressful situations; the funny guy with a great one-liner. And no matter how scared he may be, he will put aside his fears to support and protect the people he loves. To me, that represents true courage.  I really wouldn’t change much about my experience playing Ron Weasley for the past ten years… well, apart from the odd, itchy, knitted jumper (Ron really does need a makeover), and perhaps losing continually to Emma at table tennis on set. I am immensely proud to have been part of this world and to have played Ron Weasley — brother, son, best friend, and, let’s be honest, the ultimate ‘ginger!’
—  Rupert Grint

sirius-is-my-star  asked:

Do you read books? If so, what is your top 3 and why?

i was an avid book reader when i would younger but as of late i’ve not really had the notion to read as much which i feel slightly guilt, anyway my absolute faves that i feel everyone should read and would throughout enjoy are

- troublesome angels and flying machines by hazel marshall , i can’t say for sure it’s just a very captivating and magical book, it’s plot is honestly a rehash of the silent film nosferatu (which i love) but it’s less scary and more fantasy based.

- goodnight mr tom by michelle magorian, an absolutely gripping book about a young boy who is evacuated away from his abusive mother during the war and is sent to a wonderful older couple, it’s so emotional and tear-jerking in both a happy and sad way.

- harry potter series, i was very young when they came out and it’s very easy to grip a child attention and make them obsessed over something like a massive fantasy wizarding world haha

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so luc b*sson is p gross..

- married a 15 y.o. girl (maiwenn) when he was 32

- made a film called Leon: the Professional where a 13 y.o. Natalie Portman plays a 12 y.o. who apparently develops a ~close bond with an adult hitman. Like dude’s in his 40s… and wiki summary says she even tells him she’s ~in love w/ him several times in the movie. and his ex, maiwenn says the film was supposedly based on their relationship so… thats another level of wtf

- and he made that fifth element film which i recall a vid pointed out that it infantilized the female character (played by milla jovovich who he married & left maiwenn for). milla and him have a 17 year age gap. he seems to really prefer much younger women… at least milla was 22 when they married. but still. he’s a creep

- also made that shitty movie lucy with scarjo (i think that movie had some asian cultural appropriation stuff going on too?? but i dont rly remember, possibly)

all of this just makes me not want to see valerian anymore lmao

Four Years ~Tom Holland Imagine~

Summary: You were four years younger than Tom. When he finally turned twenty, you start to rethink your relationship.When you distance yourself from him, Tom is determine to find out what was wrong. 

Warning: Mentions of depression and regaining depression

A/N: I just love age difference imagines because they could be realistic. Also, the fluff is just so adorable. Also, I am four years younger than Tom.

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Ment [audio]: So.. we always talk about how nice it would be to meet like this often… but it really doesn’t work out how we’d like, and for that I’m very sorry.. uh.. I’ll say with… how, how should I say this? (BH: With overflowing spirit) With overflowing spirit! that we’ll try to work hard so we can have many meetings like this. So… so EXO is… really… working hard. So we’ll always work hard. So it’d be nice if you could always be happy, earnestly. And work hard at what you do… you mustn’t play. Work hard, have strength, and let’s try to all live together that way, happily. Thank you! Fighting!

@Nell_DcomeT: While Do Kyungsoo was answering this, he went hmm…um…. and then said “all..” ☺️ to himself as he checked it TTT then…. it’s all…. everything…

Q. What you consider to be charming about yourself.

□ Heart lips    □ Round eyes

□ Serious cuteness    □ Good voice

□ Cooking    ✔️ All  

@0218rachel: “Ah, what do I do, you’re so handsome TT”

“Ah, thank you”

“You’re really handsome… sob”

“Ah, no I’m not. What’s handsome about me? Thank you.”

“Thank you TT”

Constantly denying his own looks TT I’m struck by his eyes…

@xo_peacock: When I said to Kyungsoo, “you’re good at cooking~” he stopped signing, looked me in the eyes, and said “no, I’m not good at cooking yet.” I was so quiet from the shock of his voice… after Kyungsoo finished signing I said “let’s marry, since I can’t cook” and he laughed

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anonymous asked:

I'm sorry I don't have twitter, what did Persia do. Why do people hate her so much?? I'm always hearing about someone don't like her. Then again alot of people bandwagon are you mad because what she did was wrong or just to join this klaroline war?

Persia favorited a tweet that basically said that the girl at the PaleyFest panel (who looked like she was about twelve) was harassing Joseph Morgan. Here is a screenshot. Personally I had no opinion of Persia White until now, but I have a problem with any 42 year old who thinks it’s appropriate to essentially endorse the public shaming and humiliation of a child who clearly idolizes her boyfriend and has taken the brunt of the anti-KC anger over the past few days. Not only is that an extremely unprofessional thing for a professional actress to do, it’s something that could potentially damage her boyfriend’s public image. And what does she gain by doing this exactly, aside from taking a jab at someone who is very supportive of someone she loves? There’s pretty much no up side and a lot of down side, and even though I completely acknowledge she’s probably taken a lot of flack from KCers I think it was petty and cruel to redirect any of that tension towards a kid who had nothing to do with it. 

And no, I’m not doing this to just jump on the bandwagon and join the “Klaroline war” (to be quite honest I don’t even really know what that is). I will fully come out and say that I’m probably taking this more personally than I should, but I just find it profoundly disturbing and I can’t help but relate to this girl who probably can’t understand why people are having such a negative reaction. And just by looking at her I can tell that she’s around the same age that I was when I first became a real fangirl. Around the time I was 11 or 12 I started watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I’m not exaggerating when I say that it literally changed my life. It’s one of the major reasons I decided to get my degree in film, it inspired so much creativity in me, and it’s still a major influence on my viewing habits and expectations when it comes to TV and film. And when I was younger I loved Buffy and Angel’s relationship soooo much that I felt like I could die. I would have cut off my left arm for the opportunity to see a BtVS panel like that, and being able to talk to one of the actors I idolized so much, even for a brief moment like that, would have quite literally been the thrill of my life (although I wouldn’t have been brave enough to do it that age as would a lot of other girls her age, so she deserves to be commended on her bravery alone). And I’m telling you right now, if I had gotten the reaction that she got I would have been crushed. If I had gotten the reaction that JM gave to her I would have wished for my death right there on the spot, and if I had gotten the kind of reaction she’s gotten from PW and so many other factions of the TVD and TO fandom I would have cried myself to sleep every night and probably stopped liking BtVS as much as I did. Which would have literally changed the course of my life. 

Now obviously I can’t assume that this girl would feel the same way that I would have felt having something like this happen, but I know she sure as hell can’t feel good about it. I doubt she has the maturity to even fully grasp why this is happening, and that’s really why I find PW’s behavior to be so inappropriate. She is mature enough to take the high road (although I don’t know what she’s taking the high road against, this girl was incredibly polite and respectful), but she didn’t. And if I, an adult woman, am losing her fangirly feelings over TO because I’m merely witnessing this fuckery, I can only imagine what it would be like to actually be subjected to it as a teenage girl. 

Hi Cassie! I love your books and I’m so glad that it’s being turned into a TV series but why in the world is Dorothea and Hodge played by such young actors? And why are they addressing Dorothea as “Dot”? I’m getting very angry that they’re making Dorothea and Hodge (Hodge of all characters!) look somewhat like sex symbols
lokis-parabatai

The show runner wanted to go with a younger Hodge than in the film. But this is because in the film they aged Hodge up about twenty years from his actual character age.

Luke’s age is stated in City of Ashes. He’s thirty-eight. He’s two years older than Ian Somerhalder, who plays Damon on Vampire Diaries. He is not old. These people — Luke, Valentine, Jocelyn, Hodge — are the same age. They went to school together. They were in the same class. In City of Bones, Hodge shows Clary a picture of him at school with her mother and Luke. He is not twenty years older than they are. He could not possibly be. He is actually a year younger than them. 

I don’t believe movies ruin books, but I do believe that when people watch them they fixate on the visual of the actor in the film, and therefore people think Hodge is older than his is. John Cor is much closer in age to Hodge as he is in the book series than Jared Harris, though I loved Jared.

Is John Cor way more good looking than I pictured Hodge? He is! Way more! But then so are most of the actors. TV and movies tends to cast much more beautiful people than books describe. Visual medium and all that.

As for “Dot” : Dot isn’t actually Madame Dorothea, in that they share nothing but a name. Since she is an original character, I guess they can do what they want with her. She’s not like any character I’ve ever written or would write, so I don’t really know what to say about her. I don’t want to prejudice people or make them unhappy, and remember things can always change during filming, so I guess we’ll see how the character turns out.

Hodge in the books is the same age as Tom Hardy. YEEES. Really. :)