This woman deserves a round of applause and a throne of gold. This is the most realistic & amazing thing for someone to say for this generation of students. I wasn’t able to go to college this year because my parents can’t afford to send me and I had every scholarship, grant, loan known to man and it still wouldn’t work. Finally someone gets it!
WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR PEOPLE TO REALIZE THIS?!
SO MANY OTHER COUNTRIES EITHER PAY FOR THEIR POPULATIONS’ EDUCATION OR JUST WRITE OFF THE BILL IF DOESN’T GET PAID FOR.
THE WAY THE AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM WORKS IS BACKWARDS AND MANGLED.
i’ve lost two followers now because of ponies
If slurs are “just words”, why do the words “you’re a racist” offend you so much?
#words have meanings attached to them#don’t act like they don’t#that’s why words and slurs are harmful#if you don’t understand that then you’re honestly blocking off basic understanding of communication and language to further a harmful agenda
ParaNorman is so important and deserves far more recognition.
I think a lot of Tumblr could learn a thing or two from this movie.
Um how about no.
Agatha was scapegoated and sentenced to death for witchcraft as a little girl when she did absolutely nothing wrong and she has every right to be angry at what happened to her and to want justice and retribution for it. The people her curse affected may be innocent but that does not negate her feelings of being severely mistreated and that certainly does NOT make her a bully.
And I knew that this is what people were going to take away from this and it almost ruined the entire movie for me to know that it would be used as a “you’re just as bad as they are!!” screed.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HATE YOUR OPPRESSORS AND WANT THEM TO PAY FOR THEIR ACTIONS, GODDAMMIT.
Do you know what a bully is? Someone who uses power to intimidate someone. Agatha has power and is intimidating and harming someone for no reason. Norman is trying to help her, and she’s hurting him. He didn’t oppress her, he wasn’t part of the group (Puritans) that oppressed her, he didn’t benefit at all from her death. He was basically a bystander, and she’s trying to harm him. This is the action of a bully. It doesn’t matter that she was oppressed hundreds of years ago, she’s trying to hurt someone and he’s retaliating.
By harming someone who you perceive to be your oppressor, you’re doing more harm than good. Your ‘oppressor’ has absolutely no reason to help you if you try to hurt them. In fact, you may give them more reason to have people against you. “Look what this group is doing! Are you saying that they deserve rights if they’re willing to hurt and kill people?”. You alienate those who want to help you, and drive away those who are for your cause, and people who are part of your group suffer through no action of their own. In other words, you’re doing a lot more harm to your cause. Furthermore, honestly, your oppressors owe you nothing if you do this. If you try to hurt and kill people, your oppressors are going to hate you more, and aren’t going to give you equality. Or, if they do, it will be out of fear and not out of you deserving it. And fear of a group of people will lead to further problems, or even a worse situation. If your group is using threats, bullying, harm and intimidation tactics to advance an agenda, it doesn’t matter if you’re on the right side, it’s still terrorism. You are doing the same things your oppressors are doing. Your motive may be different, but in the end the result is the same. Furthermore, taking it out on a personal level, instead of trying to change society, perpetuates violence. IF you just go around and try to hurt, bully, or kill someone because they’re part of a group who you perceive to be your oppressors, even if they’re trying to help, it gives the majority a reason to hate you and a reason to deny equality. It doesn’t matter if it’s ‘fair’ that you’re fighting for the same rights.
In addition to this, It doesn’t matter who you are or what your goals are…
PART OF BEING A GOOD PERSON IS CONTINUING TO BE A GOOD PERSON, DESPITE EVERYTHING.
That is all.
WHY THE FUCK ARE MOSQUITOS EVEN ON THE PLANET THEY HAVE NO SIGNIFICANCE THEY’RE BASICALLY KEVIN JONAS
HOLD IT, HOLD EVERYTHING! Earth is a protected wildlife reserve. Yeah, we’ve been using it to rebuild the mosquito population, which, need I remind you, IS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES. IF IT WEREN’T FOR THE MOSQUITOS, YOUR PLANET WOULD HAVE BEEN DESTROYED AGES AGO.
Someone waited their whole life to make this joke
Sir Nicholas Winton is a humanitarian who organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children from Nazi death camps, and brought them to the safety of Great Britain between the years 1938-1939.
After the war, his efforts remained unknown. But in 1988, Winton’s wife Grete found the scrapbook from 1939 with the complete list of children’s names and photos. Sir Nicholas Winton is sitting in an audience of Jewish Czechoslovakian people who he saved 50 years before.
behold a collection of the ugliest shoes ever
lmao like the only time i EVER see hard disney fans even mention ghibli and miyazaki in comparison to disney films is in light of disney’s own mistakes and laziness like damn y’all need to calm down
lemme teach you a lil’ somethin’ somethin’ about stylistic choices in animation and sheer laziness
STYLISTIC choices is about having the full capability of creating characters separate from the previous protagonists while at the same time tying them to the studio that produced them.
And that’s not even scratching the surface.
Considering that a good portion of Ghibli’s library consists of LEAD FEMALE PROTAGONISTS who are usually very young, they need to find a set balance between recognizable and unique.
Ghibli was founded on traditional art and the studio still holds many of those values with it. This is of course including hand-drawn animation in which there is no single model, only the same character drawn over and over again. Is this about CGI vs traditional? No, both can and have provided beautiful films and scenes but it’s not about which one deserves more recognition. It’s about the methods used and how the choices for each one vary. I only bring up the animation methods because it’s part of the reason as to WHY these characters are so simplistic in design.
Still though, they need each lead character to stick to the Ghibli/Miyazaki style to a certain extent. They need to share certain qualities to make them fall in line with the rest of Ghibli’s library.
I mean, they have their differences but they’re obviously Ghibli characters so okay they all have relatively small eyebrows (though considering that they are Japanese that ties in with their ethnicity but OKAY moving on), they all have the eye highlight thing going on, and they all have very non-pronounced noses. I suppose yeah those are all the same. They do shift but those characteristics are roughly the same.
Still though, that isn’t a problem nor is it blatant same-facing. All LAIKA characters have skewed noses, all Dreamworks characters have thin noses, and all Aardman characters have bulgy eyes. Does that mean they’re same-facing? No. It means they’re sticking to stylistic choices to keep themselves separate from the competition.
Don Bluth MADE the choice to stick to a style closely resembling Disney. You know what happened? A whole generation grew up thinking that Anastasia and Thumbelina were both DISNEY films, not Bluth and Fox animation.
There’s a reason why studios tend to go for their own set style.
But hey! Want even more evidence that it’s a stylistic choice?
Because THE VERY SAME CHOICES CAN BE SAID FOR THE DUDES
Save for Haku because he’s a fuckin’ dragon.
While gender is never really brought up in Ghibli films, masculinity and femininity are both neutral here, it’s safe to say that their designs and treatment are both equal. Ghibli isn’t out to make exclusively beautiful/handsome characters, they make them as simple as possible to keep them relatable and much more easier to manage.
The difference here is that Disney has always set out to make their MALES different while sticking their females to the same “doe eyed, small nose, thin lips” ideal. Yes, there is a set Disney style and it has always focused on those features and that necessarily isn’t a bad thing. It’s the Disney style. HOWEVER it seems to only apply to their females. Even worse is their marketing of said females.
GOTTA KEEP THEM GURLS PURTY
The Disney style has shifted from time to time and it shows evidence that it CAN include more diverse female designs. Both Kida and Calhoun are wonderful examples of this. It’s not as if Disney hasn’t evolved or changed their views on female characters to a certain extent. Unfortunately, said shifts haven’t always worked out in our favor or headed in the right direction. It wasn’t until Tangled that Disney came out with it’s true “get richer quicker” scheme with their female leads.
watch as i shift into MAXIMUM PUNZEL-DRIVE
As of late it’s Disney’s sheer laziness when it comes to female design and their own avarice that has caused SUUUUCH a dramatic shift in how fans are taking the Disney style now. When Ghibli audiences and fans never look at a new movie and go “oh it’s Chihiro but tiny” or “oh it’s Chihiro but on a broom.” That is the set style, not a lazy copy-paste.
But hey, let’s bring in OTHER females to see how this works out. I mean, the Ghibli style is prevalent to ALL of their characters so surely they all the parents look exactly like their children.
Let’s look at these lovely lady leads and compare them to their parents.
Congrats, kids, you’re all adopted!
WEIRDLY ENOUGH all of the characters and their parents (if they have any) share same characteristics while at the same time remaining completely unique to each other. It’s almost as if they also take after their father and/or previous generations of their familly. Haha, genetics!
But okay, let’s be a little more fair with Disney.
Let’s look at two families with two daughters.
Mitosis or go home
There is having stylistic choices and there is being lazy.
There is creating a character with similarities to their parent and there is making a recolor of your lead character.
There is creating simple designs for a traditionally animated film and there is reusing the same model because it worked so well the first time.
There is being a small Tokyo-based studio with 300 employees and there is being a large American animation studio with 800+ employees.
THAT is why no one ever complains about Ghibli’s approach to character design and THAT is why Disney doesn’t even come close to Miyazaki.
Let’s finish this off with some MORE wonderful Ghibli characters (most of which being my personal favorites so they belong on here too.)
Now go watch more Ghibli.