the beautiful conspiracy

i can’t tell if That One Scene in DSoD was supposed to be: 

  • atem reaching through the veil of death to save joey because they were close enough that, like with yugi, atem could sense he was in danger, or
  • joey’s memories of atem were something especially unshakable and unforgettable in joey’s mind and he used those as a foothold to fight his way back to existence

regardless, what i’m getting at here is that dragonshipping is real

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I’ve been watching the film She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (it’s on Netflix), a documentary about women’s rights movements in the sixties and seventies. It’s really good but my favorite part so far is the brief mention of the WITCH movement, which I hadn't heard of until now. 

Some feminist groups in the sixties and seventies called themselves “Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell (WITCH)” They pretended to hex misogynists… it seems amazing but they only stayed around for about two years.

Can we bring this back please?

Toska.” He leaned forward, too. “It’s a Russian word. It has no translation into any other language, but the closest I’ve heard is the ache. A longing. The sense that something is missing, and even if you’re not sure what it is, you ache for it. Down to your bones.
—  Maggie Hall, The Conspiracy of Us
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Please excuse my rant:


Why does Prince Adam and Hercules bear a striking resemblance?

If - a big IF - they’re related their blue-eyed kinda ginger-looking blood line could connect the Disney lineage theory from Hercules/Ariel with Prince Adam. Here’s a SUPER brief summary. YouTube it (it’s worth it). This theory would be really nice assuming that Adam’s tale is far in the past where he and Belle had the descendants of Jane from Tarzan. Separately the young Ariel COULD have been investigating the partial wreckage of the ship that Elsa and Anna’s parents “died” on (on the way to Rapunzel’s wedding because Elsa/Anna’s mother is sisters with Rapunzel’s mother thus the ladies are all cousins; the theory is complex) only to discover they survived of the coast of Africa and produced Tarzan wherein Tarzan and Jane meet (reunite????) As their past lives had once had???

Granted the existing conspiracy theory has some huge holes in it but I won’t discuss them. I’m personally inclined to believing that Disney would play with the idea of past lives reuniting because it’s just enough romantic and cliché that Dinsey may consider it. I’d still ship it though.

After watching enough Disney growing up and knowing Disney and (admittedly) some basic mythology: actions of the past invtitably tie into the fates of the present/future actions of the descendants. Plus the Disney royal conspiracy theory essentially wishes to tie all princess into one, single originating royal line. This particular fandom/conspiracy is already in a pretty deep hole.

Don’t even get me started on how the Fairy Godmother = Blue Fairy, Eilonwy = Maleficent (and possibly not a kin to Aurora’s family), Alice lead to Wendy, or on how Snow White = Mother Gothel

BUT

This begs the question of:

“On which basis can Adam and Hercules be related?”

Aside from the obvious that a Pre-Revolutionary French Prince could be as prestigious as a Greek Demi God; I have no basis on which to connect the two.

Dear Tumblr:
Please help me theorize this connection

Or/additionally

Theorize the other princes/princesses’ possible connections to one another or through association/interaction such as Jasmine (although I’ve heard a compelling partial answer with Aladdin possibly being a Prince already) Tiana, Moana, Merida, Cinderella, Mulan, Aurora, Pocahontas, and other heroines such as Alice, Esmerelda, and Anastasia (but she’s not considered a traditional princess???) to name a few without distorting their cultures, origins, and significance more so than what Disney and this conspiracy has already done.

If we can expand this idea to all stories; neat. Otherwise I’d like to know if there’s some merit to my theory or if I’m just believing this nonsense simply because I think the two look alike.

Adventure Family House - Little Details Pt. 2

It’s time for more of me over-analysing the Drake-Fisher family home!

Nate and Elena’s First House || Part One 


The license plate on their jeep is a callback to the year Naughty Dog was founded! Neat!

The mysterious wilderness beyond their house - Cassie makes a comment about her parents “maybe going to the store” on her quest to find them (they were just boning in bushes tho), so does that mean they’re possibly just a five minute walk from a town? Or do they have to drive to get there? Who Knows, Not I

I love the continual underlining of their compact family trio with little set-ups like this - three chairs at the dinner table, three surf boards stacked outside, three muskoka chairs around the fire pit. 

This is also really telling of their family dynamic, I think - they obviously spend a lot of leisure time together and enjoy one another’s company. Cassie is likely treated as an equal, not a child they have to command or heel, and in some ways that’s kinda how Sully always treated Nate? He was obviously a kid, but Sully taught him how to shoot and run jobs and didn’t shy away from showing him Adult Stuff. Sully was always straight with him.

So now it comes full circle with Cassie. Nate doesn’t know how to be a dad, and doesn’t want to be his father, so he only does what he knows how to do - be like Sully (minus the smoking and the crime).

Elena and Cassie are also likely very close, and have lots of quality mom-daughter bonding. The corny “my mom is my best friend” line would ring true for Cassie, and I’m sure Elena is over the moon about having her child as such a close and trusted confidant and friend.

they are literally a family out of an ikea catalogue. fucking tiki drinking glasses. i am thriving

fish!! everywhere!! swimming and having fun!!

I see Elena is making sure her husband eats lots of pineapples  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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Nate wears a pirate hat 106% of the time when driving their boat

I bet you Cassie has a tiny hideout on this island where she keeps any cool stones or sea glass she finds. Her own pirate island to command and conquer and build blanket forts on. Libertalia Lite™

ND for the love of holy christ tell us where they live. Is it Florida? Hawai’i? Morocco? California? where (I am not a rockologist so science side of tumblr please tell me where you would find these kinds of rock formations)

I don’t have anything insightful to say about this picture. It’s just a cool thing on the side of their house. ~quality commentary~

conspiracy theory beautiful minds board! I bet Cassie writes “Cassie is da best” and draws butts on there and shit like that when her parents aren’t looking.

I’m picturing Nate and Elena wearing lab coats and safety goggles doing this stuff. Judging by the coke cans on the table, they work long into the night and Nate finally discovers what it feels like to be a university student.

their beloved accomplishment wall. They’re even on the cover of Archaeology Now, a magazine Nate and Elena had multiple issues of lying around their first home. 

im sorry i just,,, i have to take a minute

 B O I DO I LOVE ELENA AND SULLY BEING BEST BUDS

ur grandmas would be so goddamn proud of u cassie. I bet nate is VERY EMOTIONAL about his daughter being on the cover of a magazine that likely took up space on his mother’s desk as a child.

i am going to hire nate and elena to do my interior decorating because w o w i am so in love with all of this

Schaefer’s necklace + photo of Tenzin’s village!! 

Cassie knows Avery’s sigil, and given Nate’s huuuuuge reluctance to tell his daughter anything about his past, im gonna bet Sam told Cassie all about the pirates of Libertalia.

nate… my guy… do u seriously have a picture of the rub’ al khali desert saved in ur adventure closet

????????? u almost died dude

Nate has his mother’s handwriting ;____;

ah yes, cassie. you are holding a rare photo of both your parents in a time period where they have not done the dance with no pants. truly a vintage rarity in this day and age

boy what the


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(also observe: Dad Ankles™)

i could literally die right now and i would not regret it because these old wrinkly lovelies have graced my presence and i am truly at peace

Well that’s the full two dollar tour! Hope you all enjoyed! this was super fun to do, and I might do other stuff like the orphanage or the prison at some point!

My Crowning Achievement

When I was about 16 there was this boy in my art class. Huge conspiracy theorist, anti big pharma, etc. every art class he’d talk about his latest eyebrow raising conspiracy theory.

this particular class, he was talking about how processed food caused autism

and my autistic ass is like: mmm, go on, tell me more

so he goes on, talking about how “third world countries don’t have autism” and that autism was created by big pharma

I’m not even mad, just kinda entertained.

And then this kid starts saying that he can tell if a person’s autistic by looking at their face

so i decide to have a little fun

so i looked at him

and said, “well, do I look autistic?”

I’ve never seen someone backtrack so quickly. it was fucking beautiful

Remember in the original Beauty and the Beast

When the prince changed back into his human form but nothing else did? It seemed pretty weird, right? Like, it was just one part of the curse that was broken and it needed another one to fully go into effect. The hell??

But hear me out

What if the reason it paused right there

Was to test if Belle was a furry?

Something I noticed

So I was watching Beauty and the Beast (trying to get some more motivation for my animatic) and I was like wow this is just beautiful

These colours! This shot! And–

Hang on—

I know Disney movies sometimes put little cameos in each other but this? No way they’d do that with this…. Especially not with… that…. scene…

But then… Does this mean….?

Conspiracy Theory of the Day:

*Note: the following theories are not based on any scientific fact, but just something I thought of when I saw some “fat is beautiful” thing. It’s one thing to accept your body the way it is and be content with it, and another to call it beautiful*

The fat acceptance movement is the fast food/junk food industry’s attempt to bankrupt the fitness/health food industry.

OR

The fat acceptance movement is the pharmaceutical industry’s attempt to make more of America fat so they can sell more drugs when health problems enviably arise in people who make no effort to no longer be obese.

Anyone else have any conspiracy theories regarding fat acceptance?