man i forgot how much i love this movie

consider this:
maybe your hands don’t have to destroy everything they touch.
you are not your father,
even though his shame sits heavy within your rib cage,
even though his name is a shadow you can never
quite crawl out from under.
maybe,
(surely)
there are other ways to quell the storm beneath your fingertips.
(a cowboy with lightning in his lungs, a chop shop girl with thunder in her eyes.)


consider:
there are other colors besides red.
maybe you just never knew you could see them
until now.

—  white noise, red peril | h.m.
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This is a story from long ago, when the great mammoths still roamed our lands. It’s the story of my two brothers and me. When the three of us were young, we were taught that the world is full of magic. The source of this magic is the ever-changing lights that dance across the sky. The shaman woman of our village told us that these lights are the spirits of our ancestors, and that they had the power to make changes in our world. Small things become big. Winter turns to spring. One thing always changes into another. But the greatest change I ever saw was that of my brother. A boy who desperately wanted to be a man…

get to know me meme favourite animated movies • 1/10

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Serendipity (2001)

You know the Greeks didn’t write obituaries. They only asked one question after a man died: “Did he have passion?”

Shino

I remember when I was young and just starting to get into the naruto fandom I loved Shino, he was my favorite character.

I thought he was cool

I liked his bugs

I even would write these horrible little dorky stories about Shino and I falling in love I even made a pretend naruto character to be his girlfriend .. *cough* … don’t judge me I was like 10

Anyway my friends on and off the computer always told me I was silly and that he was just a dumb filler character who was not good for anything but creeping people out.

But I truly believe  he has never been, he has always been strategic and smart. He has always been one of the strongest fighters in his class, and the way he cares for his teammates is admirable.

and since shippuden he has gotten quite handsome, and even more talented

he is without a doubt in my mind the most underrated character in the whole series.

He has always been my favorite my cool, collected bug man

the forgotten ninja I never forgot

I just wanted to remind everyone who is so in love with his (AMAZING) new sketches, just how awesome this guy has always been even before he grew up to be pretty damn sexy. 

pretty-much-just-a-hot-mess  asked:

So... My favorite part of the marketing for Frozen is that they call Hans "the nice guy". Cause with all of the nice guy conversations in the media about what girls might "owe" a man who acts a certain way with her and the spoilers from the movie, I just love the trolling in calling him a nice guy. What do you think? (AKA here is a chance to rant about Frozen if you needed one today.)

[Okay, finally gave this a lot of thought…. prepare for LONG rant ahead….]

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I actually completely forgot about that part in the marketing, lol…. shows how much marketing affects me, huh? =_=” However, now that you’ve reminded me, it’s really quite brilliant. Everyone was complaining about how Frozen’s marketing was terrible because it made it look silly and absurd (ie: the teaser trailer with Olaf and Sven), and yet…. right before the film was released, suddenly Disney bombards us with AWESOME trailers, a few AWESOME clips, and fabulous marketing. They started off looking silly, partially to grab little kids’ attention (I mean, come on, when the teaser trailer showed in theaters, EVERY little kid was cracking up, including my little brother), but also perhaps as the element of surprise. No one was taking the movie seriously (except for the fandom, who did their research), until Disney suddenly launched a whole series of incredible marketing skills. It was risky, but brilliant, in hindsight. 

Now, to get back to Hans…. Again, I completely forgot about the “Nice Guy” marketing tool by the time I saw the movie, and yet when the spoiler scene occurred, I was completely taken by surprise (as was everyone else). Whether or not the trolling of “friendzones” was the intention, I don’t know, but the marketing was definitely deceiving… in a good way. In almost every single Disney film, both good and bad, you can pinpoint who the bad guy is going to be, either by the dark design, ominous background music, or just some subtle (or not subtle) character traits. Even if the villain is never seen, or not until the end, the build-up of their character still marks a great villain. Hans is the amazing exception to the rules. 

I remember fangirling over Frozen to my boyfriend (after he FINALLY watched it, after I saw it twice), and complained about how jarring and unexpected Hans’s villainy was. I mentioned how though it was refreshing to have such an unique villain set-up, where were the hints?? My boyfriend said that the moment Hans emphasized his “twelve brothers” and how three of them ignored him for years, he knew he was up to something and so wasn’t too surprised at the revealing of his true character. I thought about that and taking your thoughts on the “Nice Guy” marketing, suddenly, it all makes sense. 

Hans was seen as the “Nice Guy” due to his charm and seemingly “connection” with Anna (namely, the siblings who’ve shut them out). And then you get Kristoff’s title, “the Ice Guy,” which throws another wrench in the outward characterization, because the opening song, “Frozen Heart,” sings about bewaring those with frozen hearts, and sings about the beauty and danger of ice. Though one can take Kristoff’s marketing title LITERALLY (being an ice harvester and all), it also contrasts greatly with Hans’ “Nice Guy” act. The song “Frozen Heart” seems to be literally talking about ice and thus make a connection to Elsa’s ice powers, but then again, it was Anna’s heart who froze, and contrariwise, it is Hans who is the real villain, “the only heart here that is frozen is yours,” as Anna coolly told him. And, to take a closer look at the song aforementioned, in the first stanza, lyrics say “This icy force both foul and fair/ Has a frozen heart worth mining.” BOTH FOUL AND FAIR. Hans is unbelievably handsome, the kind of looks any naive girl could fall for, and yet his actions are despicable. And I think that “the frozen heart worth mining” could be interpreted as sort of digging a little deeper into someone’s character (namely, Hans) and see that his heart is nothing like his outward appearance. 

But then again, the same goes for Elsa, the one character the song could literally be talking about. Her powers have beauty, but also induce fear, fear within herself and fear from outsiders. When Elsa’s powers are finally revealed, everyone is terrified, shocked, and repulsed. Everyone, except Anna. Though it is Anna’s heart that is literally frozen, her character is the most open and expressive among the rest. Even Kristoff hides behind a rough exterior before his tenderness is shown towards the climax of the film. Whereas Hans is automatically seen as affectionate and tender, his true character is cold and cruel. So, ultimately, the “Nice Guy” and the “Ice Guy” switch roles. 

This movie has a major theme of hiding your true self (as has been explained countless times on Tumblr), and is notable for being among Disney’s few animated features to break down and change archetypal roles shown throughout many of their fairytale films. The fact that Hans was supposed to be the love interest and a PRINCE, of all things, makes his villainy all the more fascinating and perfect. Everyone was rooting for him (and, if you ask me, I think some people are STILL rooting for him, simply because they cannot get over the fact that he was a bad guy all along… >.>”), and yet he took everyone’s expectations and slapped them across our faces. Though I have no objections to previous Disney love stories (the whole meet prince, fall in love, get married, happily-ever-after routine), I do appreciate Disney for taking a risk and a jump over traditional characterization and give audiences a whole new meaning of “bad guy.” Sometimes the “nice guy” is really a jerk. Sometimes the rough, grumpy guy is the sweetest person ever. It’s all about getting to know someone before deciding to take a chance at love. 

I think one of my favorite arguments I’ve read on Tumblr was that even if Kristoff did reach Anna in time and try to save her with a kiss, it wouldn’t have worked because it wasn’t true love……. not yet. Kristoff and Anna ended the movie still falling in love, not completely fallen yet, which is another tactic I think is brilliant. Because, all her life, Anna loved Elsa with all her heart, even after giving up on reaching out to her, she still held her sister in the highest regard. THAT is true love. 

And to get back to your original idea, of the friendzone factor…. in a way I can see that…. and that disturbs me even more, now that I think about it. When a guy assumes that once he wins over a girl’s heart by being charming and perfect and lovey-dovey, only to change his tune the moment he has her, or the moment she rejects him, he’s hardly a real “nice guy,” and that fact is something that people still argue about to this day and something that Hans greatly represents. If he had married Anna, without revealing his intentions, he would have been on par with abusive relationships, because once ascended to the throne (after killing Elsa), he could do whatever the hell he wants with Anna…… possibly even force himself on her to produce an heir…. *shudders* Whether or not she’d be murdered too is besides the point: he acted like the “nice guy” in order to gain her innocent trust and to achieve his goals. That is not real love, and certainly not true “nice guys” do. 

Now let’s look at Kristoff. Offhand, he’s rude, blunt, and tactless. He’s awkward around people, especially women, but his heart is so pure, he can’t help but fall for Anna, who also is pure of heart. And yet UNLIKE Hans, who seized on Anna’s innocence to win her over, Kristoff struggles. Though he knows her engagement is ludicrous, to say the least, he still knows a marriage is not something to get tangled up in, and so refrains from expressing his love to her, even going out of his way TO TAKE HER BACK TO THIS UNKNOWN FIANCE JUST SO THAT SHE MIGHT BE SAVED. Kristoff is not charming, not “handsome” in the sense of typical love interests, and not remotely smooth in any form or fashion, and yet his heart is probably the biggest one of all of Disney’s male princely-hero characters. He never put on a good guy act for Anna, because he found her annoying and naive at first, and even when he sacrificed his love to put her in Hans’ care, he only did it for HER sake. 

The key difference between Hans and Kristoff is that Hans SAYS all the sweet, nice things a lover should say, but Kristoff DOES all the sweet, nice things a lover should do. Huge, huge difference, something I’ve been trying to tell my friends for ages (the ones who always have a habit of falling for “bad boys” because they SAY the sweetest stuff, but in reality, are utter jerks).

And that’s the main reason why I adore Kristoff, but despise Hans. I never really found him that appealing (“oh joy, another hot, boring prince, ugh” was basically my train of thought), but now that everyone knows his character through and through, it annoys me to no end when people still defend him. His motives were simple, but his actions toward them were unique in the Disney villain line-up, and for that, I give the writers credit. However, I do not like Hans at all (similar to me despising Gaston, ANOTHER villains girls on Tumblr seem to love…. seriously, what the flying fuck?!?!), and I wish people would understand that just because he was also “shut out” by his siblings, and just because he seemed so nice in the beginning, it does not, by any means, make him a better person. Repeat after me, Tumblr: BACKGROUND STORY DOES NOT DEFINE A PERSON’S CHARACTER, NOR EXCUSE A PERSON’S FUTURE ACTIONS. I seriously cannot emphasize this enough…. 

All in all, I think Disney labeling Hans as the “Nice Guy” might be confusing for kids, but is brilliant for teens and young adults (and also for kids who’ll grow up watching Frozen). Not every nice guy is your true love, and no one should be judged, either positively or negatively, by their outward appearances, but by their ACTIONS. Though this theme has been used in previous Disney films, both princess or not, I think Frozen stepped it up to a whole new level and that’s what makes it so captivating and wonderful for kids and families to watch. I adore Frozen for many, many reasons, but I think its theme of “hiding/accepting yourself” is among the most effective and powerful tools. True love themes can be romantic or family-oriented, for all I care, but the key factor everyone should learn about is to stop hiding yourself and just embrace who you are. And likewise, make sure you get to know someone before defining their character. 

…. And I think I’ve said enough for today. ^_^”

Team Rocket quotes

Jessie: “Who cares if we failed this time!”
James: “We’ll get another chance to fail next time!”

James: “Zero is just not right! We are at least two to three percent worthwhile!”

James: “I haven’t seen this many strange letters since the last time I placed a personal ad.”

Meowth: “Dey kinda look like alphabet soup wit’out da soup.”

Jessie: “Listen kid, when you get involved with the opposite sex, you’re only asking for trouble!”
James: “Yes, and that’s the kind of trouble I stay out of.”
Meowth: “Youz two don’t need de opposite sex ‘cause ya got each otha!”

Meowth: “My nose, what happened?! Dis stink dissolved it off my face! …Oh yeah, I almost forgot, da cartoonist never gave me a nose.”

Meowth: “Dat old man just gave dat big-mouthed lady a blank check and he doesn’t seem to care how much it’s for!”
Jessie: “If I were her, I’d write in ‘one million dollars’ and cash it quick.”
James: “Jessie, but what if that old gentleman is a poor man? He might need that million dollars!”

Jessie: “Some questions it’s better not to ask.”
Meowth: “I got a question it’s better I shouldn’t ask, Jess: Do ya tink we’ll get a bigger part in da next movie?”