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Снежная королева (The Snow Queen)

69 in x of animated feature film history
Release: 1957
Country: Soviet Union
Director: Lev Atamanov

“The Snow Queen is based on a story of the same name by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, first published in 1844.

The story begins with a little man, who says he is ‘Old Dreamy’ (’Ole Lukøje’), telling the tale of the Snow Queen. He starts with two children, Kay and Gerda, planting roses together.

On a winter night following, Gerda’s grandmother tells the two children the legend of the Snow Queen. The Snow Queen’s proud and frowning face is seen in Gerda’s frosted window to Gerda’s exclamation, ‘It’s the Snow Queen!’ Kay jokes, ‘Let her come in here, and I’ll put her on a hot stove!’ This angers the Snow Queen, who is watching the children from her mirror, which she smashes with her scepter, telling the ice splinters of the shattered mirror to go into the eyes and hearts of those who have offended her. Back at Gerda’s home the window bursts open, letting in ice splinters that get into Kay’s eyes and heart. His personality changes: he is hostile toward Gerda. The next day, Kay ties his sled to the sleigh of the Snow Queen, which has suddenly appeared.

Gerda goes out to look for Kay. She faces many adventures; a sorceress attempts to steal her memories; she painstakingly finds a boy who turns out not to be Kay; she’s captured by thieves; and whisked far to the North to save Kay.

In 1959, the film was dubbed into English and released by Universal Pictures. This version is introduced by a six-minute live-action Christmas prologue featuring TV personality Art Linkletter. The American version also contained an entirely rewritten musical score and had three new songs in English, two of which replaced the Russian songs.

Hayao Miyazaki has stated that this film is one of his inspirations to work in animation. When he started his career, Miyazaki had a rough start and was thinking of leaving animation already. When he saw The Snow Queen, he admired it and continued working in anime. In September 2007, it was announced that Studio Ghibli will be distributing this film through their Ghibli Museum Library label, and it was released in December 2007 (in the original Russian audio with Japanese subtitles).”

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UPDATED 2/18/17: The Snow Queen is available on YouTube, in both its original subtitled version and its American 1959 release.

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Снегу́рочка (The Snow Maiden)

50 in x of animated feature film history
Release: 1952
Country: Soviet Union
Director: Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Aleksandra Snezhko-Blotskaya

“The Snow Maiden is based on the Slavic-pagan play of the same name by Aleksandr Ostrovsky (itself largely based on traditional folk tales). Music from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Snow Maiden is used, arranged for the film by L. Shvarts.

Snegurochka––The Snow Maiden––is the daughter of Spring the Beauty (Весна-Красна) and Ded Moroz (Father Frost), and yearns for the companionship of mortal humans. She grows to like a shepherd named Lel, but her heart is unable to know love, not helped by the fact that Lel claims to love her one moment and abandons her the next. Her mother takes pity and gives her the ability to love, but as soon as she falls in love, her heart warms and she melts, happy to have known love.”

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The Snow Maiden is available on YouTube with English subtitles.

22 Horror Movies for Snow Days *all available on Netflix right freakin' now!*

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  1. American Mary

A promising surgical student drops out of school after a traumatic event and gets caught up in a black market for extreme body modification. Expect wit and gore but not jump scares. This is one of my personal favorites. Watch the trailer here.

 

2) The Taking of Deborah Logan

Do you like occult films but feel like you’ve seen everything the subgenre has to offer? Try The Taking of Deborah Logan. The film follows a group of students making a thesis documentary about Alzheimer’s. Naturally, things take a dark turn and we find that nothing is as it seems. This made my Best of 2014 list. Watch the trailer here.

 

3) The Damned

How do you destroy an entity that can’t be destroyed? Watch the trailer here.

 

4) Stitches

If you’re more into laughs and camp, you might like Stitches. In this slasher horror-comedy, a crude, sloppy clown comes back from the dead to exact revenge on the people who killed him during a freak accident at a children’s party. Watch the trailer here.

 

5) Cabin in the Woods

A group of friends goes on vacation to a cabin in the woods… AGAIN. Same old slasher movie you’ve seen a million times before? Uh, not quite. Find out who’s behind the scenes making this trip a complete nightmare. Nothing is what it seems at this cabin… and nothing is a coincidence. Another one of my personal favorites- a movie specifically for horror fans who like to poke fun at horror archetypes. Watch the trailer here.

 

6) Scream

A masked killer stalks and kills the high schoolers of a small town. A group of friends realizes that in order to survive they must follow the rules of typical horror movies.  It might sound generic, but it’s very self-aware and witty. If there is ever a chance for me to recommend Scream, I will. This is one of my favorites of all time (yeah, seriously!) Watch the trailer here.

 

7) Oculus

A young woman seeks to exonerate her brother after he is released from a mental rehabilitation center, where he had been kept since childhood for allegedly murdering his father. What does she attempt to prove? That a mirror was responsible for the strange events and murders that took place in the homes of its owners, including their own. It’s really great but be warned the it has a non-linear narrative film structure, meaning scenes jump back and forth between present day and flashbacks. This made my Best of 2014 list. Watch the trailer here.

 

8) You’re Next

Another film that takes the slasher genre and turns it on its head. A well-to-do family comes together for a weekend to celebrate the mother’s and father’s anniversary. What’s supposed to be a fun celebration turns into a nightmare when the family realizes they are being hunted down. Find out why when you check out this unique, surprisingly funny, gory slasher. This made my Best of 2013 list with a tie for first place. Watch the trailer here.

 

9) The House of the Devil

A babysitter realizes her clients have a strange, dark secret. This is a slow-paced film with a 70s or 80s look. Not everyone will be into that, but it’s really good if you make it through the slow parts. Watch the trailer here.

 

10) Contracted

A young woman contracts an STD… or so she thinks. Watch the trailer here.

 

11) The Innkeepers

During a hotel’s final days of being open, two employees seek to reveal its haunted past. Along the way, they experience some strange, creepy events. This film is made by Ti West, the same person who made The House of the Devil. It’s also slow-paced, but it’s good if you make it through the slow parts. This movie is pretty funny, so it makes the slow parts more bearable. Watch the trailer here.

 

12) All the Boys Love Mandy Lane

A group of high school friends invites the nerd-turned-hottie to a weekend getaway at a summer house. Of course, things go wrong and people end up dead but nothing is as it seems. Watch the trailer here.

 

13) Witching and Bitching

A group of thieves are trapped in a town full of witches by a coven. This film is hilarious, witty, and tons of fun. It’s in Spanish, but don’t let subtitles scare you away from great movies! This movie made my Best of 2014 list. Watch the trailer here.

 

14) Dumplings

Women seeking a more youthful look turn to a rather unsavory remedy to do the trick. This movie is foreign, so there will be subtitles. It will creep you out and it will gross you out. Watch the trailer here.

 

15) We Are What We Are

This slow-paced, gothic-style film follows a family preparing for a secret ritual. The last 5 minutes are worth the build-up. Watch the trailer here.

 

16) Proxy

If you’re looking for a more cerebral type of movie, give Proxy a try. Essentially, the film follows three parents who have lost children. It’s gory, unique, and definitely keeps you guessing. You’ll think you have it all figured out, but you’ll probably be wrong. This made my Best of 2014 list. Watch the trailer here.

 

17) The Snowtown Murders

Based on a true story, a teenager falls in with his mother’s new boyfriend and his group of neighborhood watchmen who use murder and torture as a means of protecting their neighborhood. It’s pretty graphic and violent, so it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but Snowtown really is worth the watch. Watch the trailer here.

 

18) Devil

After The Village and The Happening, did you lose all faith in M. Night Shyamalan? Sit down and watch Devil, a murder mystery that takes place almost completely in a stuck elevator. It’s creepy and fast-paced. Watch the trailer here.

 

19) Alyce Kills

Alyce accidentally (“accidentally?”) kills her friend and subsequently delves into a world of sex, drugs, and murder. It’s cerebral, it’s badass. Watch the trailer here.

20) Kill List

A former hitman takes on a new job with a promise of a big payoff. It seems like a normal job at first, but things get darker and darker. It builds up suspense, so there aren’t really many jump scares. Watch the trailer here.

21) The Conspiracy

Friends making a documentary about conspiracy theories decide to infiltrate the ritualistic gathering of a secret society. Watch the trailer here

22) The Haunting

This haunted house-themed remake is only on this list because it’s the first horror movie I ever saw in a theater and because I didn’t want to end the list at 21. I have a soft spot in my heart for it. Watch the trailer here.

  • big hit: please try to protect your image this time
  • bts: okay
  • jin: *eats like an alpaca* *high pitched laugh*
  • yoongi: *cusses* *twerks*
  • hobi: *screams for 1 hour straight*
  • rapmon: *breaks everything that he touches*
  • jimin: *uses every snow filter available*
  • tae: *exists*
  • jungkook: *does naruto run*

theinsidiouscinnamonroll  asked:

Idk if this is a good idea or if ur still doing the prompt thing cuz I sent this rlly late but I think maybe u could do an AU where Simon and Baz's rolls are switched (Simon has been in love with Baz for years and Baz has been with Agatha and starts to realize that he likes Simon). Idk just a random thought I had. Congrats on getting all those followers! That's an amazing achievement and your blog defiantly deserved it. Keep on writing!

You have such a cute blog, lots of great fandom posts 9/10 :) This was great to write, be prepared for sad Simon tho. Enjoy!

Simon

Simon knew better than to stare, but sometimes he just couldn’t help himself. Baz sat at his table with Agatha, looking all posh and refined. It was a painful tableau, the two of them holding hands like perfect ice sculptures. Simon once thought it was Agatha he pined over, maybe it was even the case for a moment, but he knew better now.
“Simon.”
He turned to look back at Penny, whose expression was sad.
“I know Penny.”
She sighed, tapping her fingers against her teacup.
“There has to be a way for you to move on. Maybe we can go to some Normal clubs, show you off a little. I’m sure you’ll meet someone nice, someone who appreciates you.”
His shoulders sagged.
“I’ve tried. I think I’ve put all the effort I can into moving on. It’s not that simple Penny.”
He recognized her expression. She was trying to think her way out of the problem, to apply logic where logic had no power.
“Yes but a crush can be pushed aside, eventually you can let it go.”
He looked up at her helplessly. Her eyes widened.
“Oh. It isn’t just a crush,” She practically whispered.
“No.”
She glanced over at the pair.
“Maybe you have a chance.”
Simon made a strangled noise, a mutated sort of laugh.
“Penny, he hates me. He thinks I hate him.”
She glared at him.
“And whose fault is that Simon?”
“I never put a gun to his head.”
“And you also never tried to be his friend.”
Simon put his head in his hands.
“I know Penny. Trust me, I know.”
He heard her sigh and felt a reassuring hand smooth over his hair.
“I’m sorry Simon.”

Baz

Snow was staring at him again today. Baz wasn’t sure why this mattered to him, why he kept cataloging every time Snow’s blue eyes were on him, but he didn’t know how to stop either
He felt guilty; dating Agatha was such a lie. She knew he didn’t feel anything other than platonic love for her. But she cared enough to stand by his side, so that his family would leave him alone. She said she didn’t mind, that it was like getting to spend time with her best friend all the time. Still, Baz wished he were brave enough to break up with her so that she might have a real relationship.
Baz didn’t lift his eyes when Snow came into their room, but he let his heightened vampire senses roam. His smell was off, tinged by something strange. It took Baz a moment to recognize the scent that marked anxiety, something he usually only noticed in the animals he hunted.
He looked up to study him and did a double take when he noticed Snow’s red and puffy face. He hadn’t seen Snow cry since first year.
“Snow?”
“Leave it alone Baz.”
Snow wandered to his bed and laid down, not bothering to change clothes.
“You seem down.”
“Do I? I hadn’t realized.”
Baz paused.
“It’s not like I really care…”
Snow sighed, “Yeah, I know Baz.”
“But, if you need to talk to someone, then I guess I’m available.”
Snow sat up.
“Are you high?”
Baz rolled his eyes.
“You just look really pathetic.”
“So naturally I’d turn to you for comfort.”
“Whatever Snow.”
Despite his words Baz didn’t turn away.
“Look…Baz…”
“Yeah?”
Snow’s jaw flexed.
“I don’t want to go into my romantic dramas with someone in a perfect relationship.”
Baz felt his cheeks warm, “Oh.”
Snow studied his face and looked away, “Yeah.”
“But my relationship isn’t perfect.”
“Sure it isn’t.”
Baz glared, “I’m gay.”
Snow froze, “What?”
“I’m gay, so no, my ‘girlfriend’ and I do not have a perfect relationship.”
There was a long pause.
“I’m sorry for making assumptions.”
Baz sighed.
“It’s not a big deal Snow, so what is it then? What’s the big issue?”
Snow looked down.
“I love someone who will never love me back, and it’s killing me.”
Baz stayed quiet.
“But I bet you love that, don’t you?” Simon said the words lightly.
“No. Not particularly. I enjoy being the sole source of your torment.”
Snow’s body jerked like he’d been slapped.
“What did I say?”
Baz studied Snow, the way he was holding himself, as if he were a man dealing with chronic pain. He wasn’t stupid, and suddenly things started clicking in his mind. The staring, the reluctance to share tonight, and all the fights over the years; he felt something surge up inside him.
“Oh.”
Snow stood, “I think I should go.”
Baz was up in a flash, stopping just short of grabbing Snow’s arm.
“No, wait.”
Snow paused but didn’t turn.
“I do enjoy it. Driving you crazy.”
“You enjoy bullying me.”
“I enjoy you.”
Snow turned fully, his eyes searching. Baz felt his breathing quicken as Snow lifted a hand lightly to trace his cheek. There was fire in his veins, shattering already half forgotten memories of cute boys on the pitch. This was something more than a crush.
Simon Snow was in love with him and Baz realized just how much he did like being on Snow’s mind.

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Prototype Revealed for Meiko Hanairogoromo 1/8 Scale Figure by Stronger

MSRP: N/A, Release Date: N/A

Pre-orders aren’t available yet, but with prototype pictures already available, she should be ready very soon. There are still plans to release the Kaito Hanairogoromo scale as well. Please note that pre-orders will only be available through Snow Miku Skytown, AmiAmi, and select webshops. [Limited Release]

She will also be on display at Animate Nagoya until June 19th.

You can still pick up the Hanairogoromo Miku for pre-order as well to start off this collection. Miku will be released November 2016.

Need a Little Christmas (1/most likely 3) - A GFSS fic

SANDRA!!!!! You must have guessed it was me who was so super late at posting your GFSS present. I tried so hard to be timely but life and muses and holidays conspired to make that impossible. But finally the first part of your gift, my lovely @laschatzi - a bit of banter, a bit of humour (I hope), some silly outfits and hopefully a tiny bit in the gutter direction eventually :-) 

(PS - I had a go at the world’s simplest heading banner thingy. The visuals helped in writing, hopefully they will help in reading too!)

Need a Little Christmas

There were a number of things that Emma Swan did not enjoy about Christmas.

Untangling herself from the myriad of fairy lights her sister-in-law insisted on stringing across her apartment; finding new and unusual places to hide slices of Granny’s rock-hard fruitcake; avoiding handsy Uncle Leroy any time she found herself under the mistletoe.

There was, however, one notable exception…not that she would ever, ever admit it.

As far as her friends were concerned, Emma’s choice of Christmas wear was 100% a political statement on the ridiculousness of holiday consumerism, or the wasteful nature of Christmas decorations or whatever other tenuous link to a cause she was able to create on the spur of the moment.

In reality, however - Emma Swan loved the kitschy glory of a truly awful Christmas sweater. Adored the scratchy feel of acrylic, the garish reds and greens accented with the tackiest of tinsels. It was everything that she wanted to think of Christmas as being - fun and whimsical and joyful - and everything her actual memories were not.

But somehow, regaling the gathered Christmas crowd with sad tales of your childhood in the foster care system did nothing for the ambience around the dinner table - so half assed political statements it was.

Tonight’s offering was particularly spectacular, if she said so herself; an especially potent shade of green, offset with clashing red patterns and finished with a dainty Peter Pan collar, embroidered with holly. Only a tiny sliver of garish green had alerted her to its presence - but that was all it took for Emma to know she had found a prize. The internet was awash with ugly sweaters these days, she knew, but there was something about the hunt, the methodical search and recover operation of finding the perfect item in a thrift store that appealed to Emma’s determined soul. Emma Swan always got her mark - in work and in holiday festivities and that wasn’t about to change because #uglyxmassweater was now a thing.

Throwing aside a collection of hand knitted scarves, she reached for the trophy, only to find herself engaged in a tug of war with a man on the other side of the bin. Tugging the sleeve towards her sharply, he lost his footing, tumbling slightly before letting go of the sweater and steadying himself against the metal cage. Long fingers grasped the metal, a silver ring on his thumb catching her eye as he righted himself.

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anonymous asked:

Quicker you freaking piece of pimms or nurseydex?

They’re cornered. No escape, no reinforcements on their way. Just the cold snow beneath them, three trees between them and their enemies (who thankfully don’t know they’re there), the flag in Dex’s hands, and each other.

“Of course I had to get stuck with you,” Dex complains.

“What?” Nursey asks. “I’m your boyfriend, why would you want to get stuck with anyone else?”

“No offense, babe? But you’re shit at snow ball fights and capture the flag. All those years in the city with no room for a real snow ball war.”

Nursey flares his nose, but smiles.

“I’d be offended if it wasn’t true,” he says.

“Don’t get mushy on me to try to get me to soften up,” Dex says. “You’re the reason we’re stuck in this predicament, you just had to volunteer us to go after the flag. So you’re gonna have to work to get us out of it.”

“Just tell me what to do, captain.”

So Dex instructs Nursey to start making as many snow balls as he can with the snow available around them while he surveys the area for the best possible escape route. They need to get somewhere with better coverage, more snow, and hopefully closer to their side of the quad.

“You gotta make them faster,” Dex complains when he looks back and Nursey has only made three snow balls.

“But the snow is cold,” Nursey complains.

Dex rolls his eyes. His boyfriend is completely hopeless.

“Come on,” he says, reaching down into the snow.

Dex cranks out snowballs about twice as fast as Nursey, and it takes a while but soon enough they’ve got a little arsenal, enough to defend themselves should they get attacked.

“This should be enough,” Dex says, patting the one in his hands. “I’ve already scoped it out. It’s dangerous, but we should be able to sneak around the back of the psychology building and from there, get around to the bridge. The bridge might be heavily guarded but if we can get through there, we’ll be good to go.”

“You lead the way, babe,” Nursey says.

Dex tucks the flag into his jacket pocket, takes as many snow balls as he can in his right arm, leaving his left free for throwing, and scans the area again.

“Clear,” he says, starting to sprint to the psychology building.

They make it just fine and like Dex predicted, from there it’s a clear shot to the bridge. But also like he predicted, the other team has the bridge guarded. Fortunately, he catches Farmer’s gaze on the other side, and watches as she stages a distraction that would let them get back over to their side.

“We’re gonna have sprint fast,” Dex says. “Faster than we’ve ever sprinted before.”

“I’ll follow your lead,” Nursey says.

Farmer deploys the volleyball team, who lure all but one of the guards away from the bridge, and Dex just takes off.

“Run!” he shouts at Nursey.

He can hear Nursey behind him, but he sees the exact moment when the guard–Mike, from the soccer team–notices them.

“Quicker you freaking piece of–”

Dex cuts himself off as Mike starts throwing snow balls at them. He doesn’t expect it, but he watches as Nursey cuts off to the right.

“Farmer help!” Nursey yells. “I’ve got the flag!”

Dex falters, but quickly realizes what he’s doing. Mike veers off to follow him and leaves Dex with a clear path, just over the bridge and to their side. He drops all the snow balls in his arms, shoves his hand in his pocket to squeeze the flag tight, and runs.

The second before he crosses the line he pulls the flag out and raises it up for everyone to see. They’ve done it, they’ve won.

The girls from the volleyball team crowd around him and cheer, and the few members of the baseball and soccer teams who were supposed to guard the bridge curse.

“You did it babe!” Nursey says, tackling Dex to the ground and kissing him.

“Nah,” Dex answers, wrapping his arms around Nursey’s middle. “We did it.”