this-is-so-much-better-than-the-film!

Please Read This (not asking for money)

Please please please go see Moana. It is an amazing movie made by amazing people. Here’s a list of reasons to go see it,

-The music is amazing (it was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, you know, the Hamilton guy)

-Moana has no romantic interest in the film! I have always felt like a lot of the romantic plots of movies feel forced or stupid and finally there is a disney movie that just said ‘screw it’ and left it out and I think that made the film so much better than trying to force a romance in there

-Whenever Moana’s dad tells her that she can’t do something it is NEVER because she is a girl

-Moana and Maui have such a beautifully written friendship, it’s rocky and realistic but they have each others backs

-When Moana is not allowed to do something in her village it is NEVER because she is a princess, it is because of village rules that no one can break

-Moana has a realistic body, it’s not stick thin like the other disney princesses

-When Maui tells Moana that she can’t do something because she is a princess (implying that she is too delicate) she proves him wrong and totally kicks ass

-The animation is so good, especially since there is so much water in the film

-A LOT of the people that worked on this film are POC

-Auli’i Cravalho (the voice of Moana) is such a  sweet, bright, and fun person and I want her to get the recognition she deserves because she did a great job in this movie, also she is a Hawaii native

There is other stuff that I’m sure I’m forgetting so feel free to add to the list. Overall this movie is so beautiful and amazing! It is different from a lot of stuff Disney has done before. By not seeing it you are just telling Disney that you just want the same helpless damsel in destress skinny white girl that gets saved by a prince. I don’t know about you but, I’m sick of those kind of plots. It’s time for a princess to save herself and Moana does just that!

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‘Yasuo Otsuka’s joy in motion’ ~ drawing well and understanding are connected. are understanding makes one feel good,

( Posted by Vera Valieva at 00:46 [SOURCE] )
This is going to be a collection of ideas I liked greatly while watching the film. some may look pretty simple and Captain Obvious, but I was moved by them so much…

about creating anime:

  • The more serious you play it, the funnier it gets.
  • Genuine realism doesn’t suit animation. Ultimately, animation is about convincing the audience. Realism doesn’t have to be real. What you want is constructed realism.
  • Don’t we need a social message this?

about artists:

  • They observe everything, even when they’re not working.
  • Crude but lively is better than polished and static.

about computers:

  • Your uniqueness will come through no matter what tool you use.

about final products:

  • Today there are lots of skilled artists. But animation with warmth and impact is hard to find.
  • We Japanese hurry to get things finished. Japanese animation is mass production now. If you use pans and tricks, characters don’t need to move. Films are developed from comics. If the comic is popular, audiences will see the film. People will come for the voices and the story. I always believed they came for the quality of the animation.
  • It’s the age of mass-produced entertainment. Some entertainment is very slick, but it’s empty. Some of it was made without any attention to detail. But I hope you’ll be discriminating consumer. I hope you’ll choose entertainment that has wisdom and passion.

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I hope, what this wise experienced man said will help someone who is in the process of 'Odyssey of self-discovery’

let me show you guys some fuckin bullshit right here

last year, Reel FX animation studios released Free Birds, an objectively fucking horrible film that made this much money:

this year, Reel FX released The Book of Life, a gorgeous and all-around objectively better movie that has so far made this much money:

do you people really want to send Hollywood the message that fucking Free Birds is better than The Book of Life

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It’s funny because the action figures are cool, and then I enjoy the magazines because that’s me. Obviously, the fans are wonderful, they’re so excited, but I’m not Rey and people tend to not be able to differentiate the two. So to be able to be me — a much glammer version myself, obviously… a whole village making me look better than I usually do — that’s nice. And the interviews I’ve done, people have tended to be quite kind, and so that’s nice because I read things and I think, “Oh, I think I’m represented well here.” Because in the film Rey’s an incredible representation of a young [woman]. Her story and the character J.J. wrote is a representation of something amazing that I tried to embody, and so that combination is really nice, to be able to be me and then be her, too.

LISTEN

Lazer Team can be rated the worst movie of all time

Rotten Tomatoes, Imbd, and other critics can give it a -1 out of of 5 stars

People could talk shit about it and say it was shit.

Lazer Team could literally suck ass, but I will STILL think its the best thing to ever happen in cinema EVER.

like just the fact that it was made with a budget that came from the community, and most of the actors are associated with RT. Like it feels like you’re apart of it, it feels so much closer and familiar than how you would feel with big named production companies.

Its like watching your friends student film, and it may not be the best thing in the world, but you’re still really proud of them and you want them to keep growing and doing better. 

And thats why I can say Lazer Team is gonna be great.

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People associate me with a time when movies were pleasant, when women wore pretty dresses in films and you heard beautiful music. I always love it when people write to me and say ‘I was having a rotten time and I walked into a cinema and saw one of your movies, and it made such a difference.‘ 
RIP Audrey Kathleen Hepburn ( May 4, 1929 - January 20, 1993 )

The Best Movie Posters of 2015 - Carol
It’s one of the best films of the year so it’s only right that it would also have one of the best posters. A quick glance doesn’t necessarily say as much considering it’s merely two film stills atop one another, but unlike the rest of the film’s campaign this juxtaposition means infinitely more than simply showcasing its leads. What we’re seeing is love traveling through the extraneous blur of existence’s superfluity directly into the eyes of another. This is that moment when time stops and who we are is forever changed. This is Carol the advertisement and better than that it’s Carol the movie. The Film Stage

ABC Family’s ‘Shadowhunters’

What we *know* so far

General stuff:

  • The cast is quite literally perfection. I cannot fault Jonathan Clay Harris one bit; I am ecstatic about the racial diversity in the casting of Emeraude as Izzy and Isaiah as Luke, whatever anyone else thinks or says. The bottom line is, this brand new cast is so much better than that of the film. 
  • Contrary to initial rumours, the story will not be moved outside of New York City. Principal photography is, however, currently taking place in Toronto.
  • McG is directing the pilot, entitled “The Mortal Cup.”
  • The characters have been aged up by a couple of years, placing Clary at school graduation age. 

Characters:

  • Clary is thinking of studying art in college and, at the start of the series, works as co-manager of her mother’s down town coffee house.
  • Simon is still Clary’s best friend and is an accounting student and a part-time indie rock musician. 
  • Luke works as a homicide detective in Brooklyn. Don’t worry! He’s still a werewolf and still acts as a father figure to Clary.
  • Magnus Bane owns the Pandemonium club where Clary first meets Jace. 
  • Madame Dorothea will feature more heavily in the series as a friend of Jocelyn.
  • Raphael will be in it!

Story:

  • The TV series will keep the basic premise of the novels, but will adapt the story for a new audience. This is not a bad thing, calm down. Us hardcore fans aren’t the only people the show is being made for, believe it or not. It’s a TV series first, an adaptation of the books second.
  • There will be 13 episodes, however it is unknown how much of the story will be told per season. 
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“My name is Kathy H. I’m 28 years old. I’ve been a carer for nine years. And I’m good at my job. My patients always do better than expected, and are hardly ever classified as agitated, even if they’re about to make a donation. I’m not trying to boast, but I feel a great sense of pride in what we do. Carers and donors have achieved so much. That said, we aren’t machines. In the end it wears you down. I suppose that’s why I now spend most of my time not looking forwards, but looking back, to The Cottages and Hailsham, and what happened to us there. Me. Tommy. And Ruth.” - Never Let Me Go (2010)

Watched 'Almost Famous’ the other day and I loved it so much that it’s 1am and i’m making film journal pages because what’s better than realising that your sleep pattern is screwed up and there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it (other than make film journal pages and cry) :-))

I’m gonna be real—I’m really annoyed right now. Not even so much by the brief shoutout to feminism at the Oscars, but by the reaction of white people to it? I mean, cool that speech was better than nothing and it’s good that you’re using your platform to bring attention to women’s issues, but I don’t think I’m saying anything terribly controversial by pointing out that it’s nothing new or revolutionary. It gave a bunch of rich (predominantly white) people at the Oscars an opportunity to pat each other on the back and be like “yay equality!” but it doesn’t change the reality that the majority of the film industry is dominated by rich, white men and next year the majority of nominees will be rich, white men. A lack of people of color is especially apparent though and that’s what bothers me the most. And the fact that I can’t even point that out without getting a “don’t complain, it’s better than nothing” response (from virtually only white women) really rubs me the wrong way. Like I literally got a response saying “women should be happy they’re even mentioned at all” and like?? Way to prevent discourse?

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Saqib Saleem for filmfare

(Review Selection of How to Train Your Dragon 2)

The “Dragon” franchise is becoming a worthy heir to the “Potter” throne: a fantasy story anchored in real emotions.

Gruesome? A little. Scary? You bet. But that’s exactly what makes the “Dragon” films so different, and so much better, than the average children’s fare.

The violence in “How to Train Your Dragon 2” may be computer-animated and blood-free, but its consequences feel very real. The story’s heroes, the young Viking Hiccup and his coal-black dragon, Toothless, still bear physical scars from the first film (2010). The human who threatens them here is also maimed, and it’s his refusal to heal that makes him a villain. What’s more, not everyone in this story survives.

Franchises such as “Percy Jackson” and last year’s hopeful pilot “The Mortal Instruments” have been battling for the now-empty throne of “Harry Potter,” but the “Dragon” series is looking like the worthiest heir. Its world is filled with whimsical dragons and the colorful villagers of Berk, including Hiccup’s blustering father, Stoick (voice of Gerard Butler), the avuncular Gobber (Craig Ferguson) and rowdy youths like Snotlout (Jonah Hill) and Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig). But the “Dragon” movies, based on Cressida Cowell’s novels, are also not afraid to get serious.

Rafer Guzman (Newsday Top Critic)

I want jin to go on eating shows and act in kdramas/movies and film more eatjin and buy more pink things and collect more mario figurines and learn to play guitar and record more covers and continue to pursue and share all the things he is passionate about.

I want him to know what an unbelievably amazing person he is. I know he knows that he is slighted a lot, that people constantly judge and underestimate and undermine him but I want him to know that there is no one out there who is more deserving of happiness, of every ounce of success that has come his way.

he is beautiful and kind and selfless and overwhelmingly hardworking, constantly striving to try new things to share with us, to find new ways to show his love to us. the least we can do is to receive that love with gratitude and show our support for all that he has done, is doing, and will do.

I need jin to know that he is loved. let us not ever take for granted the blessing of a human being that is kim seokjin.

Haikyuu fic rec

Even though I did not get to my first hundred, I wanted to do something for all my followers so here it is! Also some fics are pretty popular -most of the fandom has read them- you may use this as a guide of “must-read.”

Part II

Bokuaka

All Your Colours Start to Burn by raininjuly (3k / G) -  “Oh! So you met your soulmate?”

be good, bring joy by orphan_account (1k / G) -  Akaashi is surprisingly dense. Bokuto is surprisingly shy. And there are no chocolates.   

Better Than Spy Films by dalyeau (3k / G) -  Akaashi knocks Bokuto out and Bokuto falls in love. Kuroo laughs about it.

heavy heart, a love apart by keptein (7k / nsfw) - Our sex has gotten so much better since we broke up. 

Noncommittal by babycrowshouyou (6k / G) -  Akaashi’s opposed to marriage, but that doesn’t stop Bokuto from trying.

Rules by ConesOfDunshire (101k / M) - Sara did an amazing job explaining autism. In which Akaashi Keiji is an overworked accountant who stumbles upon Bokuto one night playing the piano in the lobby of his work. Bokuto is different, that much is obvious. But with such supreme musical talent and a smile so dazzling it rivals the sun, there’s just something about him that brings Akaashi back every night.   

Steam by greymadder (8k / nsfw) -  
bokuto: why is he so hot
bokuto: why am i so gay 

Tea-stained Polariods by dayleau (4k / G) -  “I’m gonna date that,” Bokuto declares solemnly, and Kuroo throws a plastic spoon at his head.

You Are an Angel, I Am an Astronaut by nekoma (42k / M) -  College AU. Bokuto often goes down to the club to have fun on a weekend, nothing new, until he pukes on someone’s pants and that someone shows up at his door the next day as his very beautiful, very embarrassed new roommate.

Daisuga

Fake Wedding March by stukkkiii (43k / M) -  Minutes before Daichi is going to introduce his fiance to his parents, he gets dumped via text. So while he sits in front of his parents, trying to figure out what to say, an angel appears next to him.   

You’d fit my lonely arms so perfectly by boxofwonder (25k / G) -  Suga accidentally calls a stranger instead of his best friend, tells him all about his burned batch of cookies before realising, and that particular mistake might turn out the best one he ever made.   

cool teens don’t wear skinny jeans by ebenroot (31k / T) - “I think I lost my kids.”’   

Butterfly in the subway by bigspoonnoya  (62k / T) -  Sugawara Koushi has no idea he’s already in love with the man he’s supposed to hate.   

Oh, Here We Go (Feel it in My Soul) by spatialsoloist (6k / G) -  When Daichi moved into his new flat, he wasn’t prepared to meet a wonderful new neighbour with a smile like an angel’s and a personality so sweet it could give one cavities, but heck, he wasn’t complaining.

Perfectionism by Mysecretfanmoments (1k / T) - “I just wish it was something you could practice before you have to… perform.” He narrows his eyes, imagining it. “Like a CPR class.”Suga raises an eyebrow. “You want to practice it. Beforehand.”“Yeah. Are you offering?”

Iwaoi

Abies nordmanniana by peralta (5k / T) - This was the first haikyuu!! fanfic I read so it has a special place in my heart.  Oikawa steals his hoodies every year just before winter starts, and this year it’s too hard for Iwaizumi to pretend he doesn’t like it.

Anesthetic Truth by Aetherdrive (1k / G) -  Iwaizumi wakes up after getting his appendix removed, and the anesthesia leads to an interesting conversation.

Arrest me Officer by leurauxe (105k / G) -  ‘Perhaps getting mugged at two in the morning isn’t such a bad idea’ Oikawa thinks as he eyes the world’s hottest policeman settled in the seat across from him.   

bad coffee & lemon bars  by abillionstars (6k / T) -  Oikawa is the pretty asshole with horrific coffee choices.

Conquering the Great King by SuggestiveScribe (105k / nsfw) - Iwaizumi blinked his gaze over to Oikawa, “Last time was supposed to be a one time thing,” he said, voice low, lacking some conviction.Oikawa’s lips twitched into a smirk and he brought them hovering just over Iwaizumi’s, “One time thing, Two time thing, what’s it matter as long as it’s not a Relationship thing?”

Chasing Paper Suns by carafin (10k / T) -  Oikawa makes it to the national volleyball team but Iwaizumi doesn’t. The next three years become an exercise in growing up without growing apart.

Dyspnea/Arrhythmia by carafin (10k / T) - Medical AU.  In which Iwaizumi Hajime is a junior doctor suffering through his medical rotation, and Dr. Oikawa Tooru is his insufferable mentor.

How Icarus fell in Love with the Sun by stukkkiii (49k / M)  - Placed on the same universe as “Fake Wedding March.”  Oikawa has to find a fiance within a week or he has to leave Japan and thus his successful career and his friends. Obviously the best idea is to knock on his new neighbor’s door at 11 pm and ask, “Will you marry me?”

I Choose You by TripsH (9k / T) - There’s a tiny clock on his wrist, bright red numbers. It’s supposed to tick, supposed to move, supposed to tell him when he’ll meet his soulmate. The time will run to zero when they’ve met, moving numbers will become stationary—the ticking that signified uncertainty transforming to the silent stability of forever.Iwaizumi Hajime’s clock hasn’t ticked for as long as he can remember.

In Defense of Our Overgrown Garden by carafin (2k / G) -  In which Ushijima tries very hard to be a good neighbour to the new tenants next door.

In the Subtleties of Certain Colors by pickledplumes (7k / T) - As an artist, he has to admit that, objectively, Iwaizumi is beautiful.His face isn’t perfectly symmetrical, nor is his body ideally proportioned, but Oikawa never tires of staring at him. In movement or in stillness, Iwaizumi has him captivated, and he doesn’t even know it.

Leave Me Your Stardust by starlitcities (13k / T) -  This one made me cry. “I’m not implying anything,” Koushi shrugs. “And you would do well to listen to our warnings when we tell you that you really need to pull back. I’m no longer saying this for that human’s sake, but for your own, Tooru.”

let me count the ways by whitemiists (4k / G) -  “iwa-chan, how much do you love me?”

No Touching Allowed by starlicities (10k / nsfw) - The Stripper!AU everyone needs.  “You’ve got one rule,” Iwaizumi winks at him.

Not About to Go Looking by trashwriter (2k / T) -  Hajime wants to tell him right then, to say: “I love you and if I ever do meet my match it’ll probably be the worst fucking thing that ever happens to me.”

Of Pick-Up Lines and Idiots in Love by Karumasa (1k / T) -  All these notes and pick-ups lines were seriously starting to piss Iwaizumi off.

Press “1″ to Get a Call From Your Drunk Best Friend by parasolghost (5k / T) -  Press ‘2’ to hear him talk about you for thirty minutes, press ‘3’ for him to compliment your ass, and press ‘4’ for more options.

Rainbow Marble Cake by holdontoyourhulahoops (3k / G) -  In which Iwaizumi is definitely NOT jealous, Oikawa wants to stage an 'accident’, and Ushijima is as dense as ever.   

Sing for me by starlitcities (9k / nsfw) -  The last place Oikawa thought he would end up in would be a dingy bar covered in sweaty clothes and forced to stand around sweaty people; but here he is, standing under soft purple and red lights, body close to overheating and nothing to combat the exhaustion but a room temperature bottle of water.   

Shiver by Yuu-chi (16k / T) -  Oikawa was always the brave one. Hajime just followed two paces behind.

Synaisthesis by Tobyolo (John_Hancocked) (14k / T) - I loved the characterization and songs the author recommended. For Oikawa Tooru, life is an abstract painting, with colours swirling together in his vision, dotting the world around him. When asked about his view of the world, Tooru can only call himself a modern Van Gogh.For Oikawa Tooru, school is a backdrop of oranges, yellows and pinks, coupled with the occasional green, high pitched wail of a passing child. It is a happy, joyous, bright world.For Oikawa Tooru, the colour blue is a rarity.

The One With The Spies Series by hangoverhater (66k) - There’s an Agency. They take freelance jobs, mostly if they’re morally right. Sometimes if they pay well. Mostly the moral-thing.
The people working for the Agency are… eccentric.

To be first, to be best  by kittebasu (26k / T) -  Hajime is apparently something of a masochist, and as he stares down at the tie-dyed AREA51 T-shirt in his hands, he thinks “I’m totally in love with this asshole, aren’t I?”

we shine like diamonds by whitemiists (26k / T) - I couldn’t stop reading even that I was in the middle of psychology class. Oikawa is nine when he first hears the word. The boys on the playground whisper it like it’s dirty, like the way they daringly mutter the word fuck and then look over their shoulders to check their parents hadn’t heard.“You know Abe-kun from class?” they snicker, hands cupped around their mouths like they’re passing along a filthy secret. “I hear his older brother is… gay.”

Kuroken

Alexithymia by peppersnot (28k / T) - Student ID cards can be stolen, said a voice at the back of his head. Maybe he really should start locking the front door. At least at night. 

Bury Us Alive by nekoma (20k / M) - Prequel of “You Are an Angel, I Am an Astronaut”. Chasing. That was the word he was looking for. He felt like he was always chasing after Kuroo, and sometimes, times like this, he felt like his best friend was completely out of reach.

komorebi by sheelia (16k / G) -  Against better judgement Kuroo follows Oikawa’s suggestion of getting a summer job and they end up working in a large multistory electronic goods store in bustling Ikebukuro. Oikawa is, not surprisingly, placed in the women’s beauty section, while Kuroo has been relegated to the video game department. So, he spends the rest of his summer trying to convince himself that things will get better. 

pretty girls make me nervous by ebenroot (6k / T) - Yaku had to wonder if his captain was listening to himself talk and could realize on his own how much he sounded in love with Kenma.

Spark a Flame in Me by shions_heart (3k / T) - Kozume Kenma’s never had a crush before. He’s never come across anyone he’s drawn to in that way.That is until he officially meets his next-door neighbor, a friendly firefighter named Kuroo Tetsurou.

Other

but for me, there’s a storm by Authoress (260k / M)  - This one wrecked me. Sometimes you have to make choices you don’t like, or will regret into countless sleepless nights, and sometimes you’re just following orders. But if the other option is certain death for your entire species, you will make those decisions. 

Haikyuu!! Next Generation: Vandalism by crapso (14k / T) - “So,” Akane said, “How are we gonna teach Dateko a lesson never to mess with us again?”

national hot daddy alliance is now calling by dicaeopolis, OwlinAMinor (58k / T)  - comedy gold.  Sawamura Daichi: What the fuck.

fresh or something by garbagecannot (7k / T) - also comedy gold.  futakuchis: so basically
futakuchis: this is our 'get-along’ shirt

Terrorist Cat by ConesOfDunshine (1k / T) -  Oikawa generally isn’t very good with animals. Iwaizumi tells him it’s because they can sense his true nature. But there is one animal that takes to him. And it’s a nightmare.

The Fanboy’s Guide to Flaming Fanfiction by nein (1k / T) - In which Ennoshita and Futakuchi are Big Name FansTM in the Harry Potter Fandom who throw a lot of salt at each other.

Watch on wefoundwondreland.tumblr.com

Dear Taylor Swift - A Thank You Video From Me

Thank you from 14 year old me dancing in her bedroom to Fearless and feeling like she could conquer the world.
Thank you from 16 year old me reciting Better Than Revenge every day at lunch and dancing to Story of Us in her room because those songs made her feel so powerful.
Thank you from 17 year old me who cried the first time she heard Begin Again because she knew exactly how it felt to constantly have people going in and out of her life.
Thank you from 18 year old me who finally saw you perform live at the Red Tour and will never forget seeing you in person for the first time because it taught her what a real performance was meant to be.
And thank you from 19 year old me who’s seemingly most painful year also became one of her most exciting because along with 1989 having such a huge impact, you now know who I am.

Thank you for your smile, your laugh, your craziness, your music, your talent, your sass, your compassion, your perseverance, your kindness, your passion for life, your love towards your friends and for the people that are now in my life because of you. I cannot thank you enough for bringing these people into my life, I will never be able to explain to you how grateful I am to have them. They are my sisters, brothers, best friends and more importantly they are like family to me, you included. I always struggled to fit in and was constantly picked on because of it. I’ve been excluded since I was 10 years old and now I feel as though I am where I am meant to be. Thank you for being by my side for the past 6 years Taylor, I don’t know what is to come, but I know you’ll be there with me. I love you so much.

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Zodiac (2007)

I like killing people because it is so much fun. It is more fun than killing wild game in the forest, because man is the most dangerous animal of all. To kill something is the most thrilling experience. It is even better than getting your rocks off with a girl. The best part of it is that when I die, I will be reborn in paradise and all that I have killed will become my slaves. I will not give you my name because you will try to slow down or stop my collecting of slaves for my afterlife. 24/365

I get real sick of those posts of beautiful concept art from animated movies where all the comments are like “it’s looks so much better than the movie wtf”

First of all the idea of concept art is to get the CONCEPT down, and to do that you have to make it as grand as possible. To make it into a film they have to streamline it, and incorporate the best elements that have been cherry-picked from hundreds if not thousands of different images. Not to mention the many concept artists employed on a film can spend hours, days even, on one image, packing in as much detail they like. Whereas animators can spend an equivalent amount of time on just a few seconds of footage and have to work from established character models and environments. It’s MUCH more strict. If they’re trying to recreate beautiful oil paintings in every frame the movie just isn’t going to get made

Believe it or not professional animators don’t have an “animate” button they can just click