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Thoughts on YOI winning the “Best Animation”Award

Animation is about creating an illusion of movement by quickly playing multiple successive pictures together, and in this way, bringing a story to life.

Clearly, the Yuri!!! on ICE artwork during some of the latter skate scenes was not the quality we’d expect from a “best animation”-nominated show, but the attention to detail and actual animation during most of the scenes was quite evident? The YOI staff hired multiple choreographers and ice skating professionals so that they could get even the smallest details like sound, color, and positioning right. 

Here’s an example of the attention to detail, as shown by not only the leg movement but also the ice movement:

Handpicking and comparing sub-par YOI screencaps to the best screencaps from another show is honestly quite unfair, as animation is not about a single picture. It is about playing multiple slightly-varied successive images quickly to create an appearance of movement. 

To better argue my point, just looking at the following picture is not equivalent to evaluating YOI’s animation.

Even looking at this screenshot, which is clearly nicer than the prior one, is not a sufficient method of evaluating YOI’s animation

The following gif, however, is an example of animation:

It follows the term’s literal and common definition.

Let’s be clear. I’m not saying that YOI should have won the “best animation” category, as plenty of other nominees could have arguably taken its spot. I’m simply asking people to look at the show’s animation as a whole, rather than at a few screenshots taken on their phones.

OPTICAL ILLUSION: depending on how you look at this gif, the salami will either appear to be flying into Scooby’s mouth, or out of it.

Hint: try moving your eyes from left to right/right to left, to make the direction reverse in your brain!

I can’t take the Illusive Man very seriously from behind when he’s sitting in his chair because it just looks like suddenly the game’s jumped into cartoon anatomy and he’s manspreading tiny little legs and sitting on a chair that only has one leg. In small images especially. Like this:

(I’m sorry)


Dazzling Paintings of Animals and Landscapes Made With Glow-In-The-Dark Paint

Artist Cristoforo Scorpiniti’s paintings are captivating creations, both when the spotlight is shined on them and when it isn’t. This is because the young artist makes clever use of glow-in-the-dark paint for his masterpieces, allowing them to radiate even when the lights are off. Mainly focusing on animals and dreamy landscapes as subject matter, Scorpiniti’s pieces incorporate dark silhouettes and abstract color combinations to form entrancing new worlds.


An optical illusion - a picture of an open hand with elongated printed text IF I OFFER IT on the palm and at right angles WILL YOU ACCEPT
the printed text appears much more clearly when viewed at an angle which appears to shorten the letters

19th century? the reverse is blank - measures 84mm x 54mm