20 10 / 2014

coelasquid:

turbomun:

A while ago, I wrote a long-ass article about a certain animated movie’s less-than-stellar treatment of its female character designs. It was not the first, last, or most popular post on the subject, but it did get over 19,000 notes, which is about 18,900 notes more than I thought it would get. By now, everyone is sick to death of hearing about Frozen, and especially about how all the women look the same. So rest assured that I’m not here today to talk about Frozen again.

Instead, I’m here to talk about The Book of Life.

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People seem to be getting pretty hyped about this movie, and why shouldn’t they? It’s a film about Mexican culture with an actual Mexican director, and the visual style is certainly a far cry from anything that Disney has ever done. But upon my first viewing of the trailer, I couldn’t help but notice something.

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Once again, all of the female characters have the Exact Same Face.

Okay, when I say the Exact Same Face, I don’t mean that their faces are literally exactly the same. What I do mean that if the only difference between their faces is that one has slightly more curved eyes on the top, or one has their nose and mouth placed four millimeters lower, than we have a problem…especially when the male characters look like this:

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Last time, we examined why Sameface Syndrome occurs (hint: it’s not about laziness!) and I explained that it’s much more common for it to happen to women than men, since it’s tied to female beauty standards. But what exactly are those beauty standards, and why does the ubiquitous Exact Same Face appear across films and studios in a similar form every time?

Friends, welcome to the wonderful world of gender dimorphism.

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I still really want to see Book of Life, but the women in this movie are so homogenous it’s confusing. Every time I’ve seen La Muerte in the promotional materials my brain immediately registered her as Maria with a painted face.

BINGO. This is the precise issue that has been bothering me about The Book of Life, ever since I saw promos for it. Not the indie soundtrack for the trailer, not even my concern that it might be like ‘The Corpse Bride’ - the sameface syndrome for the women. I also believe that sameface should be called out more often, even if you’re super excited for a movie/show/whatever. It doesn’t make it inherently bad or deride its value, it just reflects an ongoing issue in the animation industry.

12 10 / 2014

I wanted an Argaï movie, about a year ago. 
I STILL want an Argaï movie. If not, I will gladly have an Argaï comic book (if I understood correctly when I emailed Safari de Ville last time). Just give me more Argaï, bonus if they do just make Angel a human woman.

I wanted an Argaï movie, about a year ago. 

I STILL want an Argaï movie. If not, I will gladly have an Argaï comic book (if I understood correctly when I emailed Safari de Ville last time). Just give me more Argaï, bonus if they do just make Angel a human woman.

02 10 / 2014

Tuesday’s Art Class!

21 9 / 2014

So I found this, which I did when I was about 10 or 11 years old. I had these original characters who were animal superheroes from another planet, and wanted to make a comic or even animated show about them. Wistful thinking, eh?
It’s also laminated, since I wanted to send them over to Marvel Comics at the time. They did respond… only to say no. Pity I didn’t keep that letter around.

So I found this, which I did when I was about 10 or 11 years old. I had these original characters who were animal superheroes from another planet, and wanted to make a comic or even animated show about them. Wistful thinking, eh?

It’s also laminated, since I wanted to send them over to Marvel Comics at the time. They did respond… only to say no. Pity I didn’t keep that letter around.

14 9 / 2014

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My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

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Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)

whoo boy am I sick of this, yuuuup

(via faitherinhicks)

The Lego Movie was LITERALLY this trope, no matter how much it tried to be tongue-in-cheek about it.

I also didn’t get why there was excitement about Wonder Woman being featured, when she had even less screen time than Superman (let alone Batman).

(via faitherinhicks)

14 9 / 2014

bigbigtruck:

theamazingindi:

tombstone-hero:

Please Share This

Thousands of Tumblr users have been misled by a post suggesting that an unidentified elementary school girl was battered and sexually assaulted by her classmates only to have authorities excuse it as “rough housing”. This story is awful and provokes anger amongst its readers, as it should. However it’s a LIE

This article smelled “off” when I read it because it clearly stated that the mother withheld her daughter’s name to save her from humiliation. Which made the photo of the girl seem off. Why hide her name if you’ll show her face? That’s because this isn’t an article on CNN like the post suggests and that little girl isn’t a sexual assault victim. You’re looking at a photo of Makayla McEvoy. She was 7 when this photo was taken in 2012 after she survived a Kangaroo attack.

Little miss McEvoy is an Australian animal attack survivor. She is NOT an American rape victim from Georgia (thank God)

The artificial news story was fabricated by a Tumblr user called dropmycumberbritches (who now goes by vegetableighs since handing the account off to someone else to avoid heat) After posting the artificial story to raise awareness to Rape Culture, the Tumblr user then celebrated and sang their own praise. Luckily another Tumble user, untrue-posts, found the article, did some digging and reblogged the initial post with the real info.

However, the original post is still picking up speed and is sitting comfortably at 20k+ posts. Please, spread this news and let everyone know that there is not a Georgian rape victim going uncared for. Instead, there’s a poor Australian girl who was attacked by a Kangaroo in 2012 who recovered, only to have her face used for some else’s agenda.

please reblog, several people posted this story and it’s fucking horrible someone would use this as a prop.

Just a reminder that folks on this site can make up whateverthefuck and people will believe and spread it. Sometimes it’s a story about a made up kid, and sometimes it’s dangerous lies about real people. 

Check sources, y’all.

14 9 / 2014

marigodepaolo:

It’s In The Blood.


Reblogging this.

marigodepaolo:

It’s In The Blood.

Reblogging this.

13 9 / 2014

It’s In The Blood.

It’s In The Blood.

12 9 / 2014

marigodepaolo:

More pirates from Peter Pan - this includes Gentleman Starkey, who was an usher at a public school (to non-UK people, that actually means private schools like Eton, though I doubt he was at that one specifically).

Bottom image is the line up with Hook, Smee and others.

Reblogging for those who missed it.

11 9 / 2014

For fun, here is older Wendy as the pirates’ “mother” (which makes Hook their father?)

Deleted and reposted this, because I couldn’t replace the origjnal as easily as before.

For fun, here is older Wendy as the pirates’ “mother” (which makes Hook their father?)

Deleted and reposted this, because I couldn’t replace the origjnal as easily as before.