linguinie

hey hey hey you remember ratatouille? that movie was fuckin wild. in the first 20m a woman points a shotgun at the protagonist and tries to shoot him multiple times, brings down the roof of her own house, and subsequently gasses it. then the rat goes to paris and meets the bastard son of a dead chef and almost dies. again. several times. many times! almost gets locked in an oven. and then drowned. then some shit happens and he controls the bastard son by pulling on his hair. also the bastard chef gets drunk at least once. it’s explicit too like the scheming sous chef brings this 18 y/o or whatever into his office and gets him drunk because he wants the kid to admit that he’s a successful chef because of a tiny hair-pulling rat puppeteer who lives in his hat. and all throughout it the rat is grappling with the ethical conflict of whether stealing is right, and how to reconcile the wasted excesses of capitalism with his belief in private property and self-earned worth, especially when he comes from an impoverished background where stealing was necessary. and the underlying motif is how art isn’t an exclusive club, and how making art accessible to everyone is critical to the expansion and success of art itself, and the importance of honesty in relationships. also the human protagonist’s name is linguini

linguini from ratatouille is the most accurate representation of a broke millennial, like he has no idea what he wants to do with his life and has a shitty apartment and gets drunk and has intense anxiety and actually acknowledges how weird his situation is. like, he just found this rat that can cook and can somehow communicate and control his actions by pulling on his hair and that’s weird af, but fuck it he really needs this job so fine let the rat cook, he doesn’t even care how weird his life is anymore he just needs money.

“You must be imaginative; strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work. And you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.” - Auguste Gusteau

Ratatouille, my most favorite Pixar movie, is 10 years old today. I don’t think I could ever properly describe how much this movie means to me or how much it has inspired me. I would not be the artist I am today if it weren’t for this film. it pushed me to draw beyond my limitations and become a better artist - not to prove anything, but because “anyone can”, as is stated throughout the film.

some of my favorite things I have heard said at work over the years:

“Hey, wanna see something pretty…besides me?”

“What is the boneyard?” … “That’s where we keep all the dead people we kill. Y’all thought they quit.”

“Here’s the thing about hip. If you say you’re ‘hip’, you’re not hip.”

“I’d like to get one of those old globes. I’d like to find one that’s so old, it’s flat.”

“You just broke up big-time bad.”

“I don’t need you. I just want to tell you I sent you an email.”

“What a sick fax.”

“Where’s your chandelier now?”

“Welcome to the Mellow Mushroom.” … “I don’t want to know what kind of mushroom you’re talking about.”

“Nothing says ‘relevant’ like THIS font. It’s like AOL.”

“That woman has the personality of a fish.”

Favorite things about the DuckTales premiere episode:

- Donald exhibiting all the ways he is an insanely overprotective uncle dad who loves his nephews more than anything

- Dewey’s got attiTUDE and he’s the adventurous one of the group which my sister and I are screaming over because we called that literally back in 2000 with our own silly headcanons

- Webby immediately becoming accepted as one of the nephews with no questions asked or resistance on the boys’ part

- Mentions of St. Canard and Spoonerville (“only 90s kids will remember!”)

- Scrooge’s obligatory cry of “me money bin!”

- Original DT Easter eggs throughout

- Launchpad is a national treasure we don’t deserve him already. His character is 100% intact. It’s like he literally stepped right out of the 1987 original and seamlessly transitioned into 2017 it’s amazing I love him

- Mrs. Beakley’s V O I C E it’s so wonderful to listen to

- Dewey singing and dancing and basically being adorable throughout the entire episode

linguini from ratatouille is such a little bitch???? he’s so mean to remi and then remi is like “u know what???? i’m feeding my hungry family instead of cooking this ungrateful bitch an omelette” and then linguini comes in and is like “YOU BITCH!!!!!!! This is MY food!!! you rat thief!!!” but like,,,,, he is living off Remi’s work???? He would be no one without it!!!!! and then this BITCH is like “if you come back here i’ll KILL YOU” like???? chill???? his family ate a few grapes it’s not a big deal oh my GOD 🙄🙄 and then he’s like “aaaa i fucked uppppp” and he is like an awful boyfriend too why wasn’t this movie about Colette

“I am really ashamed of it but ever since I was a kid and up to date my biggest Disney crush has always been Linguini from Ratatouille. It’s weird because he has a strange design, he’s kind of silly and it’s not like he has tons of fans, unlike Eugene for instance (actually he’s mostly ignored in the Disney fandom); but still I’ve always loved him in secret.”