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Voodoo-Tiki

Apr 20 '14

kungfusnowqueen:

cacatuasulphureacitrinocristata:

justyouraveragehaggis:

mooglemisbehaving:

jackthevulture:

Tell me these movies are just dumb comedies.  Tell me Po is just a stupid Panda.  Tell me.  I will fight you.

Kung Fu Panda is about a character with legitimate low self esteem issues who is mocked and ridiculed by the people he looks up to.  No matter how hard he trains, he doesn’t believe in himself until he discoverers that there is no “secret ingredient” that will make him great, because HE is what makes himself great. 

Po: There is no secret ingredient. It’s just you.

Oh my everlasting Primus, THIS.

This scene right here hit me like a punch to the gut. I thought I was gonna start crying in the theater, because that was ME up there. Someone, whoever wrote those lines, understood what it felt like. To go through life fat and clumsy, a walking punchline. To not know what pretty or strong or popular or good at something even feels like, and what other conclusion can you come to but that you are worthless?

Until… Shifu gets his head out of his ass, turns his thinking around, and starts training Po in ways that are useful to Po. Until Po finally gets the chance to apply the passion he’s always had and the kung-fu-nerdery he’s been amassing since he was little. Until Po becomes a master in his own time, in his own way, and saves the world without having to lose a single ounce to do it.

That was the second punch to the gut for me. Po doesn’t slim down and become buff. He still gets out of breath climbing stairs. He’s a giant awkward nerdapalooza and he’s pretty much always hungry. He’s still the same fat kid he always was, and the change, the miracle, is that that’s okay. He doesn’t have to not be a fat kid in order to be worthy.

I don’t know why Kung Fu Panda doesn’t get more love than it does. It should be our banner, y’all.

Kung Fu Panda was one of the first movies I EVER saw where the main character was fat and clumsy and awkward, basically a giant dork, but those things weren’t changed or gotten rid of during his hero quest. No one took him seriously because of them—not even himself—but it turns out that all the things about himself he was always embarrassed about did more to make him a hero and an essentially good person than training with the most skilled practitioners of martial arts in the country ever did. Normally, the fat or awkward or dorky protagonists turn out completely different by the end, at least in appearances if not personality.

When KFP came out I was still very insecure about my weight and my personality. I’ve been chubby, awkward and nerdy since my childhood, and I’d tried everything to fit in with other people—from karate classes and straightening my hair to desperately vying for popularity. But from the start of this movie, I LOVED Po, and I identified more with him than I have with any other character. And watching this scene, and all the other scenes afterwards, watching Po and everyone around him realize that he was strong and brave and good exactly the way he was, I realized the same about myself. That’s an important lesson for EVERYONE, regardless of age.

This. Just all of this. 

There is no secret ingredient.

seeing this post again but seeing all this stuff from other people literally brings tears to my eyes I’m so happy to see that these movies has had such a positive effect on other people besides myself and I just

ggggggggggggggggggggggggg bless

One reason I loved Bug’s Life, too. A lot of letting your freak flag fly. 

Apr 20 '14

ponies-against-bronies:

pinkapi:

Discord Lamp Salespony

 

Trivia: My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic S 4 E 22 Trade Ya

Disabled Character, Disabled Actor: Stellar Eclipse, the pegasus in a wheelchair, is voiced by Sylvain LeVasseur-Portelance, a young man who is stricken with spinal muscular atrophy

Apr 19 '14

gallifreyanconsultingdetective:

dianeraeb:

siriuus:

do action movies know they can have more than one female character

Someone should make an action movie with all girls except for one guy and have no explanation or mention of it in the movie and then pay all of the actors to act surprised like they’d never noticed when they get the inevitable storm of questions. 

This one male must have a shower scene, be saved by the protagonist at least once, and fall in love with a lead female.

Charlie’s Angels?

Apr 19 '14
shitshilarious:

Looks like the screenshot of a new Disney Channel series
"She’s 15 and an aspiring singer"
"and she’s a gorilla"
"And now they are STEP-SISTERS"
"Life will NEVER be the same for Madison and CoCo"
"Also for some reason its a secret and they dress CoCo up like a human to go to school"
“MONKEY BUSINESS. ONLY ON DISNEY CHANNEL”

shitshilarious:

Looks like the screenshot of a new Disney Channel series

"She’s 15 and an aspiring singer"

"and she’s a gorilla"

"And now they are STEP-SISTERS"

"Life will NEVER be the same for Madison and CoCo"

"Also for some reason its a secret and they dress CoCo up like a human to go to school"

MONKEY BUSINESS. ONLY ON DISNEY CHANNEL”

(Source: theclearlydope)

Apr 19 '14
madmaudlingoes:

jethroq:

pterobat:

naamahdarling:

did-you-kno:

Source

Wolves fighting for dominance as a “thing” came from observation of captive packs.  Observation of genuinely wild packs has revealed that it is not, in fact, a “thing.”

Y’hear that, ya dumbass modern werewolf writers?

hear that, self-styled “alpha males”?

They weren’t even captive packs, they were a bunch of unrelated wolves shoved together in too-small a space.

madmaudlingoes:

jethroq:

pterobat:

naamahdarling:

did-you-kno:

Source

Wolves fighting for dominance as a “thing” came from observation of captive packs.  Observation of genuinely wild packs has revealed that it is not, in fact, a “thing.”

Y’hear that, ya dumbass modern werewolf writers?

hear that, self-styled “alpha males”?

They weren’t even captive packs, they were a bunch of unrelated wolves shoved together in too-small a space.

Apr 19 '14

luce-felice:

Blossom was all about the do-good, American Heroes.

Buttercup loved the edgy heroes with dark pasts and complex morals.

Bubbles knew Japanese well enough to read and understand comic books from Japan intended for her age group. That’s actually very impressive, but then again, this is the girl who can speak squirrel.

That was such a good episode. 

Apr 19 '14

galosengen asked:

it was something like zira (kovu's mum) was his most trusted follower and i guess he picked kovu as a baby over his weird mangy older brother (i'll assume he's slightly older than kiara to have been born before scar died) but i like to think he saw zira and was like "she is a badass and will have badass offspring so one of your kids can be next in line" and then waltzed off to hang out with the hyenas or mope at pride rock again

dragondicks:

zira always felt like a really sad villain to me as a kid. like, she really idolises her dead lion husband to the point where she raises their son to be as much like him as possible and she’s adamant that he was in the right the whole time and w/e. Like zira were you even there did you see what happened, zira he was such a shitty king the plants all died. zira

but yeah as a kid I always puzzled over how scar could have “hand chosen” kovu as a successor considering kovu was at most like a newborn furry maggot when scar died. maybe zira just bullshitted about the hand-chosen stuff because her only other son looked like he was made out of pipecleaners

they should do a remake of tlk1 like they did with star wars and just superimpose zira looking annoyed into the background of some of the scar scenes lmfao

For some reason I always kind of thought Zira was Scar’s sister, which would explain some things. 

Apr 19 '14
cuteosphere:

you’re young, alive and pretty but you should lose that boy girl, you could own the city do things you might enjoy that guy just doesn’t get you he treats you like a toy I know that I just met you but you should lose that boy
- Freezepop, Lose that boy

Teddy was a worthless piece of crap who should be sent to the glue factory. 

cuteosphere:

you’re young, alive and pretty
but you should lose that boy
girl, you could own the city
do things you might enjoy
that guy just doesn’t get you
he treats you like a toy
I know that I just met you
but you should lose that boy

- Freezepop, Lose that boy

Teddy was a worthless piece of crap who should be sent to the glue factory. 

Apr 19 '14
jarahamee:

hauntedhousewife:

I was so sad when I saw the price last night. I actually heard my heart shatter into a billon little pieces.
There’s no way Shawn would let me spend $175 on a stuffed animal!
:( maybe I’ll have you in my dreams, little buddy.
(Also why the fuckity fuck is it so expensive?!)

As the artist, I made him as a one of a kind piece, making up my own patterns, and sewed him completely by hand, without a sewing machine, giving him individual claws and digits— something I’ll probably never do again. He represents about two weeks of extra work on top of my own veterinary work. 
He’s made of over 40 individual small pieces of fabric, which cost 30-80 dollars/yard without shipping charges,and gave him his own steel skeleton to allow him to articulate.
Beyond that, I donate a decent amount of the proceeds (30%) to charity, which doesn’t leave a lot for me. It’s mostly a work of passion. 
Store bought stuffed critters are much less expensive, but most OOAK and artisan works are around this price range. Even a digital painting of a single character by a professional artist is around this price range, and that is without requesting a digital copy. 
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/AUTOIMAGES/TYV08024lg.jpg
was available for a while but is now out of stock or expensive. 
Sorry for the inconvenience! It comes with the territory of offering high quality artwork. :C

You just can’t compare a handmade piece of art to things that are produced by companies which can afford to buy hundreds of thousands of yards of fabric at deep discounts and which pay workers barely-living wages. 

jarahamee:

hauntedhousewife:

I was so sad when I saw the price last night. I actually heard my heart shatter into a billon little pieces.

There’s no way Shawn would let me spend $175 on a stuffed animal!

:( maybe I’ll have you in my dreams, little buddy.

(Also why the fuckity fuck is it so expensive?!)

As the artist, I made him as a one of a kind piece, making up my own patterns, and sewed him completely by hand, without a sewing machine, giving him individual claws and digits— something I’ll probably never do again. He represents about two weeks of extra work on top of my own veterinary work. 

He’s made of over 40 individual small pieces of fabric, which cost 30-80 dollars/yard without shipping charges,and gave him his own steel skeleton to allow him to articulate.

Beyond that, I donate a decent amount of the proceeds (30%) to charity, which doesn’t leave a lot for me. It’s mostly a work of passion. 

Store bought stuffed critters are much less expensive, but most OOAK and artisan works are around this price range. Even a digital painting of a single character by a professional artist is around this price range, and that is without requesting a digital copy. 

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/AUTOIMAGES/TYV08024lg.jpg

was available for a while but is now out of stock or expensive. 

Sorry for the inconvenience! It comes with the territory of offering high quality artwork. :C

You just can’t compare a handmade piece of art to things that are produced by companies which can afford to buy hundreds of thousands of yards of fabric at deep discounts and which pay workers barely-living wages. 

Apr 17 '14
siphersaysstuff:

fuckyeahmst3k:

fuisonplank23:

Hey, fuckyeahmst3k; they had TV’s Frank and Pearl as ponies as well.

I am feeling faint.

… second banana and Chicken in a Biskit cutie marks.

I approve.

siphersaysstuff:

fuckyeahmst3k:

fuisonplank23:

Hey, fuckyeahmst3k; they had TV’s Frank and Pearl as ponies as well.

I am feeling faint.

… second banana and Chicken in a Biskit cutie marks.

I approve.