i’ve said this multiple times before but i just can’t get over it. i can’t believe there was a fucking massive and obsessive fandom surrounding ed helms’s onceler from the mediocre 2012 lorax movie on tumblr. the movie just fucking came out and suddenly people started turning into onceler fuckers. but there weren’t enough characters in that movie that people liked other than the onceler himself so people just made a billion different alternate versions of the onceler and then started roleplaying them and drawing them yiffing each other
i can’t accept that this really happened and i fucking saw it happen with my own eyes. i lived through that. how unbelievable must these horror stories sound to people who weren’t there
Finally got to see The Lorax movie last night, and it was Seuss-tastic! The character designs and animation were so whimsical and captured the world of Dr. Seuss so well. I admit, the Once-ler and his story made me want to laugh and cry multiple times.
Here’s my contribution of fan art for the movie – the Once-ler discovers the last truffula tree seed. Drawing a long-limbed figure was harder than I thought it would be! Still, he and his suit were fun to sketch up.
been seeing posts making fun of how teen girl artists like to make humanizations that look like the onceler and while I agree that’s accurate I think it’s kind of weird that straight boy artists are still managing to go uncriticised for being even less creative with humanizations since long before the lorax movie existed like have you ever seen a non-human female character in a game or anime who hasn’t been humanized as a generic big-titted anime girl whose only trait concurrent with her original form is her hairstyle? you could literally make a drinking game out of searching for non-human female characters and taking a shot every time you see some straight boy’s “creative humanized interpretation” of them
Just like a delicate seed can grow a great oak, so can a faulty message grow a big problem.
You know, a lot of people don’t like the Nostalgia Critic skits. But Doug makes a really great point here. The Lorax movie, while by no means bad, did mess up one crucial part. They made clear-cut villain with no depth or humanity. And, like Doug said, by doing so, you create a distance between the audience and the character. The character is so obviously evil that nobody can relate to him. And therefore, nobody thinks that they’ll ever be like him.