"Because that’s what you do when you’re handsome in a fairy tale, you murder monsters and you save pretty ladies! Nine out of ten movies, Gaston would be the hero."

Michael Swain, 4 Disney Movie Villains Who Were Right All Along

And that’s what’s wrong with Hollywood.

(via gallifreyglo)

And that’s what makes Gaston one of the most terrifying Disney villains of all time — because he’s so realistic, and because we all know that in most movies (and in real life), everyone would take his side.

(via phosphorescent-naidheachd)


prynnette:

comicsalliance:

NOSTALGIA AS A WEAPON: THE SAILOR MOON RENAISSANCE IS A FEMINIST MISSION BEHIND THE LINES OF POP CULTURE
By Juliet Kahn
Sailor Moon did not enter my life so much as consume it. I was eight, and in the space of a few weeks I learned all the attack names, bought the first two issues of the manga, went through three different understandings of how to pronounce “Takeuchi”, and developed a tiered list of my favorite characters.
I spent hours spelunking the MIDI-laden cave that was Geocities, learning the language of dub-versus-sub wars, exploring webrings, indulging in awful pidgin Japanese, and realizing that I was not actually the only person in the world that loved this show. I filled the drawer of my nightstand with printouts of art book pages (I never did anything with them, but they were the most beautiful things I had ever seen and I needed to possess them somehow). I scraped up a special outfit — a white turtleneck and blue pleated skirt, with my hair in pigtails — just to wear while watching the show.
Opinions crowded my head, the first ones I’d ever really developed on my own: on translation choices, best and worst story arcs, ideal romantic pairings. I didn’t just write Sailor Moon fanfiction — I wrote Sailor Moon poetry. It was, by far, the most vivid and vital part of those last few playground years.
Today, Sailor Moon is inescapable. There’s the new anime of course, and the new musicals, the merchandise, and the retranslation of the manga. But it’s the emblem of a wider renaissance as well, a resurgence of love for mahou shoujo, or magical girl anime and manga — a movement led by women well out of their childhood years.
A quick stroll through Tumblr reveals Sailor Moon cupcakes, punky Sailor Moon jackets, heartfelt essays about what the portrayal of lesbianism in Sailor Moon meant to the reader, dozens of artists working together to reanimate an episode of the anime, Sailor Moon nail art tutorials, cats named Luna, Beryl, Haruka and everything in between, hand-sculpted figurines, ornate embroidery projects, and an endless avalanche of fanart. Sailor Moon as an Adventure Time character. Sailor Moon cheekily clutching a Hitachi Magic Wand. Sailor Moon as a vicious biker chick. Sailor Moon protesting the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling.
Sailor Moon fans have not so much rediscovered their love for Naoko Takeuchi’s sword-and-sparkle epic as they have elected her queen mother of their imaginations and ultimate aspirational self. She is, simultaneously, symbol, cause, and leader.
READ MORE

Probably the best thing I’ve written for ComicsAlliance so far. Enjoy! <3

prynnette:

comicsalliance:

NOSTALGIA AS A WEAPON: THE SAILOR MOON RENAISSANCE IS A FEMINIST MISSION BEHIND THE LINES OF POP CULTURE

By Juliet Kahn

Sailor Moon did not enter my life so much as consume it. I was eight, and in the space of a few weeks I learned all the attack names, bought the first two issues of the manga, went through three different understandings of how to pronounce “Takeuchi”, and developed a tiered list of my favorite characters.

I spent hours spelunking the MIDI-laden cave that was Geocities, learning the language of dub-versus-sub wars, exploring webrings, indulging in awful pidgin Japanese, and realizing that I was not actually the only person in the world that loved this show. I filled the drawer of my nightstand with printouts of art book pages (I never did anything with them, but they were the most beautiful things I had ever seen and I needed to possess them somehow). I scraped up a special outfit — a white turtleneck and blue pleated skirt, with my hair in pigtails — just to wear while watching the show.

Opinions crowded my head, the first ones I’d ever really developed on my own: on translation choices, best and worst story arcs, ideal romantic pairings. I didn’t just write Sailor Moon fanfiction — I wrote Sailor Moon poetry. It was, by far, the most vivid and vital part of those last few playground years.

Today, Sailor Moon is inescapable. There’s the new anime of course, and the new musicals, the merchandise, and the retranslation of the manga. But it’s the emblem of a wider renaissance as well, a resurgence of love for mahou shoujo, or magical girl anime and manga — a movement led by women well out of their childhood years.

A quick stroll through Tumblr reveals Sailor Moon cupcakes, punky Sailor Moon jackets, heartfelt essays about what the portrayal of lesbianism in Sailor Moon meant to the reader, dozens of artists working together to reanimate an episode of the anime, Sailor Moon nail art tutorials, cats named Luna, Beryl, Haruka and everything in between, hand-sculpted figurines, ornate embroidery projects, and an endless avalanche of fanart. Sailor Moon as an Adventure Time character. Sailor Moon cheekily clutching a Hitachi Magic Wand. Sailor Moon as a vicious biker chick. Sailor Moon protesting the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling.

Sailor Moon fans have not so much rediscovered their love for Naoko Takeuchi’s sword-and-sparkle epic as they have elected her queen mother of their imaginations and ultimate aspirational self. She is, simultaneously, symbol, cause, and leader.

READ MORE

Probably the best thing I’ve written for ComicsAlliance so far. Enjoy! <3




aspio:

playing a game for nostalgia but realizing you’re going to have to fight that boss again

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fer1972:

Blue Flowers of Hitashi Seaside Park in Japan via BoredPanda


Lilo and Stitch + Quotes


Sailor Moon Crystal

themermaidboy:

emeralddawn13:

THINGS I’M REALLY REALLY REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO:

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS.  LIKE, A LOT.

-THE MASQUERADE THE MASQUERADE THE MASQUERADE

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-the scene on the bus

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-the much less antagonistic relationship between Usagi and Mamoru

-Mamoru’s much more active role in the story and character growth

-THE APARTMENT REVEAL

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-the shitennou remembering their past

-the fight against Beryl/Metallia

-in the Black Moon arc, Usagi talking about her jealousy/insecurity and Mamoru actually comforting/reassuring her

-the healthier relationship overall

-Mamoru’s psychometry and Tuxedo Mask attack (even if it is a lame name)

-NO BREAKUP HAPPY RELATIONSHIP SAILING FOREVERRRRR

-Usagi saving herself from Nemesis

-more to come as i think of them i’m sure

NO BUT SERIOUSLY THE MASQUERADE IS EPISODE 4 I’M SO STOKED OMG :D :D :D IT’S MY FAVORITE ACT

I’m pumped for everyone thinking Umino might be hot under the glasses.

That was a pretty funny moment—especially how they all dismissed it right away!  :D  To be honest, that act might be my favorite in the whole series.  I like everything about it!



statues-and-monuments:

Ranakpur Temple by abmiller99 
Jain Temple, Desuri, Ranakpur, India


I don’t watch the show but I think Nick Fury just told Agent Coulson that he saved him using drastic measures because he’s an Avenger and I’m tempted to take it up again because his face has like eight different emotions in that last GIF.


Sailor Moon Crystal

THINGS I’M REALLY REALLY REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO:

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS.  LIKE, A LOT.

-THE MASQUERADE THE MASQUERADE THE MASQUERADE

-the scene on the bus

-the much less antagonistic relationship between Usagi and Mamoru

-Mamoru’s much more active role in the story and character growth

-THE APARTMENT REVEAL

-the shitennou remembering their past

-the fight against Beryl/Metallia

-in the Black Moon arc, Usagi talking about her jealousy/insecurity and Mamoru actually comforting/reassuring her

-the healthier relationship overall

-Mamoru’s psychometry and Tuxedo Mask attack (even if it is a lame name)

-NO BREAKUP HAPPY RELATIONSHIP SAILING FOREVERRRRR

-Usagi saving herself from Nemesis

-more to come as i think of them i’m sure

NO BUT SERIOUSLY THE MASQUERADE IS EPISODE 4 I’M SO STOKED OMG :D :D :D IT’S MY FAVORITE ACT


englishsnow:

 Ishie Kasajima


there is no future,
there is no past,
thank god this moment’s not the last…


rhiannon42:

mttyshealy:

LETS PLAY THE “TYPE THESE WORDS IN YOU R TAG BOX AND POST THE FIRST AUTOMATIC TAG THAT COMES UP” GAME: DIRTY WORD ADDITION OK

  • fuck
  • shit
  • dick
  • no
  • hell
  • sex
  • damn

fuck everythiiiiiiiiing
shit Rhiannon42 says
is totally a dick
not well’
hello everyone
::inarticulate noises of sexual frustration
damn this might actually be the motivation I need to get around to playing TR

FUCKING

i’m too young for this kind of forgetfulness shit

No no no no

cameron mitchell

bringing sexy back

DAMN YOU ALL