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“His fingers touched the strings, and all my thoughts were displaced. The sound was pure and sweet as water, bright as lemons. It was like no music I had ever heard before. It had warmth as a fire does, a texture and weight like polished ivory. It buoyed and soothed at once.”

- Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles, page 34

“Here, put on this blindfold.”

Ted the Animator: “…I’m sorry?”

Carl the Animator: “Don’t be. Grab this dart, I need to pick a color.”

Ted the Animator: “I’m so confused.”

Carl the Animator: “Dartboard in place. Ready?”

Ted the Animator: “No! There’s nothing more dangerous than ‘sharp objects you can’t see’ plus ‘Carl telling you to do something.’”

Carl the Animator: “I moved at least 70% of the fragile things. Just throw it.”

Ted the Animator: “…oh, goodness, here goes…”

Ted the Animator: “…did I hit anything?”

Carl the Animator: “Beautiful! Narrowly avoided Lime Green, and barely hit the edge of Bright Blue. Blue it is, then.”

Ted the Animator: “I’m afraid to take the blindfold off.”

Carl the Animator: “Aaaaaaaand done. It’s beautiful, fear not.”

Ted the Animator: “…what.”

Ted the Animator: “What… what is… why….”

Carl the Animator: “Good choice, that. Lime Green would have looked weird, blended in with the hands and all that.”

Ted the Animator: “…why is the pig blue.”

Carl the Animator: “Maybe we should get creative on the chickens, too….”

Ted the Animator: “WHY IS THE PIG BLUE, CARL.”

Carl the Animator: “The same reason this scene has a bank executive dressed up as a green monster with purple hair in a business suit chasing chickens and teenagers while riding a pig through a rentable-for-dances barn.”

Ted the Animator: “…which is?”

Carl the Animator: “Because it can.”

book tonks vs. film tonks

tonks in the books: pure cinnamon roll, clumsy af, badass, sweetie who just wanted to help molly with dinner

tonks in the films: total, hot, motherfucking badass, who’s got everything under control and ain’t helpin molly with no dinner

“...ok, so, I understand cartoon logic...”

Ted the Animator: “Mmhmm?”

Carl the Animator: “…and the plot necessities of a less-than-serious show…”

Carl the Animator: “…and willing suspension of disbelief, and all that…”

Ted the Animator: “Yeah?”

Carl the Animator: “…but it still doesn’t change the fact that Shaggy is approached by a 2-foot-wide cycloptic eye with a blood-red pupil the size of his head, and he instantly assumes it’s Scooby.

Ted the Animator: “Yyyyyyeah.”

Carl the Animator: “…or, the fact that the dinosaur somehow stuck its eye, like… three feet inside of a log.”

Ted the Animator: “I’m proud of you, Carl. You’ll be a grade-A nitpicker yet.”

Carl the Animator: “I mean, I’m normally all about just winging it, but even *I* have my standards.”