color palettes and su: a descent into neon light hell
heyo everybody! first real post on here and i’m starting off with something that’s been bugging me for a while: su’s color palette. now, usually i don’t like being nit-picky but i believe this has become an issue past the point of just nit-picking. today we’re diving into su’s color palettes, and what went wrong.
as proof for my argument, i’m gonna show you some screencaps from the earlier seasons (season 1 through 2) and the pilot. i want you to take note of the color palettes in these as this post goes on
these are some shots from season 1. look at how lively and beautiful the palettes are, with a strong emphasis on contrast and how nicely all the colors flow together. su’s palettes were usually easy on the eyes, and when they wanted to go for something bold and bright, they went all out for it, and it looked great.
the pilot understands this too. everything was gorgeous, easy on the eyes, and stunning to look at
strong contrasts are everywhere, and it’s very very pretty to look at and appealing. even if there are strong and bold colors, they’re well thought out and feel natural
now….here’s some screenshots from season 4.
i don’t know if this was intentional or not, but holy hell….the color choices here burn. they hurt. physically. they’re so bright and overly saturated that nothing about them feels natural. another big issue: THESE COLORS ARE ALMOST EXACTLY THE SAME AS ONES FROM A BASIC COLOR PICKER. they’re nearly identical. no joke.
not exactly the same, mind you, but still pretty damn close. (source)
now, pray tell, what is the reason for this weird shift in color theory and understanding? i don’t know. part of me thinks it’s because once they got popular they stopped trying or there’s some miscommunication between animators? either way it’s still something to note and be aware of
JA RULE DID NOT STEAL THE FYRE FESTIVAL MONEY AND DONATE IT TO CHARITY (he did help raise some money, though)
okay, so there’s a bit of misinformation being spread around and it is partially (not sure how much?? maybe entirely??) my fault, so i feel it is my responsibility to help correct it.
in my stefon post from last night, part of my joke was “ja rule taking those rich kids’ money and giving it to charity” which i meant ENTIRELY AS A JOKE and i didn’t realize people would take it seriously. i am sorry about that - that is entirely on me, and i know that out of the context of my head, it sounds like a statement of fact, thrown in with other funny but ACTUALLY factual things about fyre fest (the sandwiches, [possibly??] the dogs, etc).
sometime last night, as social media was really going to town on fyre fest, jokes started to circulate that amounted to “where is ja rule in this time of crisis,” inspired by an old dave chappelle stand-up bit and due to the fact that ja rule was one of the many celebs who promo’d the fyre festival.
among these jokes were also jokes along the lines of “this is ja with those rich kids’ money” followed by pics of joanne the scammer, and even a screencap circulated of ja rule’s instagram post of the city harvest nyc charity drive (which he performed at and helped raise money for - none of that money came from fyre festival, and happened 2 days before the festival even started) which featured jokes implying ja rule gave all the money away.
it was in the middle of that little flash-in-the-pan “ja rule took the money and ran/gave it away/this is all a robin hood-esque social experiment” that i made my stefon post. i saw the first tag asking “did he really give it to charity” about 200 notes in (i didn’t think it would blow up. i only saw how many notes it had now about an hour ago when i left work). i quickly reblogged it and added this note trying to explain. when i went to be last night, that was the only non-tag addition to my text post, and easily seen from the notes if you clicked the little drop-down box/notes link.
please reblog this and help combat this misinformation! i’m glad you guys got a laugh out of my dumb joke i made half asleep lmao, but ja rule is not robin hood (and he’s actually a homophobic dick irl anyway, so…)
-He just sang along to the background music as well
-EWWWW I HATE BEANS
-THEY ARE THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE
“We’re bUILDing a houSe foR cRABsS”
-Did Pearl lose her sanity over so little screen time as of late?
-You know, crabs live in holes…
-And they try to bite you with their claws if you try to pick them up
-”Bring me back a bear claw!” The videogame quests strike back!
-Onion’s weird secret room is called his office??
that looks so wrong
-PEOPLE ARE DISAPPEARING, WE CALLED IT, HOMEWORLD WAS GONNA KIDNAP PEOPLE AFTER ALL, THE THEORIES THAT CAME WITH THE ‘STORM IN THE ROOM’ TEASER WEREN’T ENTIRELY OFF, JUST A BIT EARLY
-”MAMA’S COMIN’ BOYA BABY GIRRRL!”
-Sadie’s mom is so nice
-”Somebody, punch me, please” That arcade sounds like it’s being tormented for all eternity
-Which it is, in a sense.
Hey, snack consistency! (Guacola from Drop Beat Dad and the chips from several episodes like Monster Buddies) dunno why that one A is white though
-”ah hu my dad?”
WHADAFADAFACK THAT LITTLE SHIT CAME OUTTA NOWHERE
-I DON’T TRUST HER
-FANDOM INSTINCTS EVERYBODY
-NEVER TRUST SOMETHING THAT LOOKS SMALL, CUTE, AND/OR INNOCENT
-SHE HAS WATER WINGS LIKE LAPIS??!?
-”Don’t leave me with another enigmaaaa!”
Connie is otaku confirmed
-Okay maybe I’m stereotyping, but come on, it’s a popular headcanon
…What feeling, exactly, were you going for?
“Honestly I can’t even draw a circle” All them 14-year-old genius artists on Tumblr be like
-Looks a bit like Lapis, looks like Steven forgot to tell them details like her hair shape and wing material but seriously
-I wonder which storyboarder drew that
“Ah, I like me.” Damn right you do you’re the most popular character AND the most popular ship in the fandom
-”Are you sure?” *seagull screeches instead of cricket sounds because this is a beach*
-”Yep, there’s wind.” No shit Sherlock more like when I try to sound clever but I don’t know anything
“She looks just like my drawing!”
-I… Well, art is based on opinions, I respect that.
-She has a British accent??
WHAT THE FUCK
-TOPAZ JUST TAKES PEOPLE AND SHOVES THEM IN HER TORSO?
-that sounds a bit wrong but IS SHE MADE OF WAX OR SOMETHING AND HOW ARE THEY STILL ALIVE
-they didn’t even bother to shut up Onion
-Topaz looks like Trump
-sorry but WHAT THE FUCK KIND OF DRUGS HAS HOMEWORLD BEEN TAKING
-DID YELLOW AND BLUE DIAMOND JUST CHILL WITH THE BONG AND BE LIKE “hey you know what would be cool” “wut” “if we made a giant gem with wireless headphones that could stick humans in her chest” “that sounds rad lets do it”
-THE FUCK SHE CAN DUPLICATE SHE’S A FUSION
-SO IF SOMETHING GOT STUCK BETWEEN TWO GEMS FUSING THEY WOULD BE STUCK INSIDE THEIR BODY??
How come they always manage to leave the noses out but not the mouth
-Do they actually do this with incredibly calculated precision
-Reminds me of that one terrible Doctor Who episode
-Does this mean Rose’s sword is in there too?
she has a bow on her hair that can turn into a magic wand thing
-Also, “Don’t bother listening to him, he’s not my dad.”
-*insert drawing of emo Aquamarine saying “You’re not my dad”*
I’ve made gifs of all the Nygmobblepot hugs so far and I’ve noticed that they’re always filmed in a way that makes it clear that Oswald is overjoyed but Ed is much less enthusiastic. In fact, we usually see Oswald’s expression during the hugs for much longer than Ed’s. So I decided to look at Ed’s reactions during the hug scenes.
Here is Ed’s face during their first hug:
To me, this looks like he’s disappointed that the situation didn’t go in the direction that he had expected. I think he was expecting Oswald to lean in for a kiss, but that’s just my interpretation. On the other hand, Oswald looks like the happiest man in the world.
Here’s Ed’s reaction to their second hug in 3x07:
This is after he misses his dinner with Oswald and comes home to find him on the phone with the GCPD. He looks surprised that Oswald was so concerned for his safety. Ed doesn’t really hug him back in this scene.
Here’s the hug from 3x08:
This one is my favorite because it’s the only time we see Ed really looking happy while hugging Oswald. The first time I posted this screencap, a bunch of people asked me when this happened and it’s because we only see this for like a second. The focus is mostly on Oswald during the hug. And while I would LOVE to think that the beautiful expression on Ed’s face is due to the fact that he’s holding Oswald. When I pry my shipper goggles off I remember that he just got back from having sex with Isabella and he’s this happy because he believes that he can be with her without hurting her.
The hug at the morgue:
Here Ed’s expression is full of grief, which is totally understandable considering he just found out his girlfriend is dead.
The “remember that” hug:
This is when things get a lot darker for our ship. Ed’s expression is a mix of anger and sadness. While Oswald’s is pure relief and happiness (before the “remember that” line). I’m not even going to bother posting a pic of the hug from 3x14 because we all know what Ed’s feelings were in that moment.
i really want to believe that Ed’s lack of enthusiasm during these hugs is down to his awkwardness or a lack of experience with friendship. But just for comparison, here is how he hugged Jim:
Oswald is much closer to Ed than Jim ever was. Yet I feel like this hug was more enthusiastic than the way Ed hugs Oswald. Which just … ????? confuses me ?????
HERE IS THE POINT OF THIS SILLY POST: When Ed and Oswald eventually mend their friendship/relationship, I’m going to need the tables to be turned during the hug. I want to see Ed’s face looking like he is having a religious experience. I want the focus to be more on him than Oswald during the hug and i want it to be clear that he feels it is a privilege to be hugging that gorgeous man.
Feel free to tell me if you disagree with any of my interpretations.
another picspam review. I mean, with this episode, how could I not?
I was broken for a full two days, so of course it warrants me
my face into the keyboard… which is pretty
much what this entire post is. Face smashes and screencaps. (And boy
howdy, do I mean screencaps. There’s a LOT. *rolls around in all of the caps*)
actually did not have all that much time to get online yesterday, so
this time around I don’t believe I’ll be unintentionally quoting
any of you guys. \o/
I will share this… I get my legal digital copies from Google Play
(I have Android everything, including
a fucking television that’s running Android… of
course I use Google Play and
fuck a whole lot iTunes).
Someone at Google knows
exactly what they’re doing because THIS
is the picture they decided to use as
the thumbnail of this episode. And
I am DYING because this exact
moment is when Cas says, “get out” and Sam is just staring like, “omg
mental note do not
fuck with Cas right now.”
that’s perfect. YOCKEY: I
am Cas. Get the fuck out, you broke me. I
am also Sam. I cannot believe you just did that jesus fuck.
(Side note: that picture is taken with my Android phone of my Android TV.)
of Obligatory Dean Wall Slams: TWOOOOO!!! Yockey, you speak to my
Is it time for bird? I just want to stop staring at the godawful bridge, there are artifacts everywhere and mess but it’s been four nights straight picking at it and I just can’t, it’s burned into my retinas. (Thankfully, none of these things is visible in the screencap. Take my word for it.)
Eagle commencing this weekend. First, I’m giving myself a break. Only halfway through the battle, and I’m not getting any faster. -_-
Today I’ve decided to write another Reflection post because of this 6x08 scene (screencapped by @mg-bsl381 again, thanks!). It called to mind a series 2 scene that I talked about in one of my early Tuesday posts. It brings up a striking contrast, so I thought I’d talk about that here. More thoughts follow:
Thanks to everyone who responded to the question I posted
last week! Next week I’ll probably go back to my usual “Thoughts” posts, but this
week, I thought I’d suggest another topic for discussion, since I’ve seen
different opinions about this topic in various forms at different times since I
first joined the fandom about 2 ½ years ago. There are no “right” or “wrong” answers as far
as I’m concerned–I’m just seriously curious, and I was wondering if fellow
fans could share their thoughts. There are sort of three main “sides “I’ve
noticed over the years, and I’m not calling out any individual posters because
it’s too hard to remember who’s on what “side”. This is concerning the
relationship between Sister Julienne and Shelagh on the show and how it
corresponds to a mother-daughter relationship–basically, is their relationship
*primarily* a maternal one? I’ll tell you what I think later, but first I will
define the “sides” as I have seen them. Here they are (after the “read more”
because this is long):