kiss the girl
This is just a random blog of things that I find interesting, as well as a few creative endeavors here and there.
A Series of Unfortunate Events. Ace Attorney. Code Geass. Disney. Durarara!!. Final Fantasy. Good Omens. Gundam Wing. Harry Potter. His Dark Materials. Homestuck. House of Leaves. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!. Kingdom Hearts. Loveless. Neon Genesis Evangelion. No.6. Percy Jackson. Sailor Moon. The Wizard of Oz. Yugioh!.
Hi, I’m Pug, and I am a character design artist.
I made these mini reference drawings for any future Lion King art I may want to do later on. Feel free to use this as a reference, as well. :)
Great Quick Story:
A Little Girl Wanted to go to Disneyland to Meet Snow White. This little girl believed Snow White would help her make her dream come true. Her Dream was to see her Daddy come home from Afghanistan doing his tour in the Marines.
She met Snow White who took her to the Wishing Well and Snow White told her to make her wish and close her eyes and wish real strong…. When she opened up her eyes, her Daddy Magically appeared.
No Better place to make this happen than Disneyland.
When Mulan came out in 1998, feminists rejoiced. It marked a high point in the feminist evolution of character during the Disney Renaissance: While previous heroines had been labeled “spunky” and “go-getters,” none had, to this point, achieved their goals without the help of a male love interest, and certainly, none had raised a sword to fight. Mulan’s praise often focused on her defiance of gender roles and her emanation of traditionally masculine traits—engaging in combat, donning pants, rejecting the look-pretty-and-make-babies formula her society had set out for her.
What makes Mulan truly revolutionary, as i have said before, is that it subverts both male and female traditional narratives. Mulan is not a man’s story that just happens to star a woman; Mulan herself isn’t even a masculine woman. She is a woman whose thoughts and behaviors do not align perfectly with the expectations in her society, which is to say, a normal woman. Unlike traditional narratives of male heroes, Mulan does not run away to the front lines for love of combat or desire for glory. She doesn’t do it out of a sense of obligation to her country. She doesn’t do it to prove her strength. She does it for one reason and one reason only: to save her father. Mulan knows that her aging and crippled father will die if he should fight. It is love, not obligation or bloodlust, that drives Mulan to take her father’s place.
Mulan’s success does not stem from her physical strength, nor from any traditionally masculine traits. She succeeds because of her wits and cunning. From the opening scenes, the movie establishes that Mulan is simply smarter than most people. During “Honor to Us All,” she looks at a checkers game that two men are playing, and spots a winning move within seconds that neither of them had noticed previously. During her military endeavors, it is her intelligence and quick thinking that allows her to succeed. Rather than directly fighting the Huns, who greatly outnumber the recruits, she uses her cannon to cause an avalanche, burying her enemies. Later, when fighting Shan Yu at the palace, she disarms him with a fan, a distinctly feminine object; the only other time we see her with one is during the matchmaker scenes. This is significant not only in the display of brains over brawn; symbolically, she disarms him of his phallic power with feminine cunning.
The irony of the song “I’ll Make a Man Out of You,” is that Mulan is not, and will never be, a man, yet she achieves all the “criteria” that Shang sets down. The song itself is a parody, an inversion of expectations. Shang tells Mulan “pack up, go home, you’re through,” because he has failed to “make a man” of her. Immediately following these lines, Mulan climbs the pole using the “discipline and strength” weights, and goes from being the slowest and weakest to being at the front of the pack. The climbing of the pole—another phallic symbol—sums up the entire song. She rises to the traditionally masculine challenge with creativity and intelligence, not raw strength. Essentially, Mulan takes these concepts (discipline and strength), traditionally thought of as belonging to the masculine, and uses them to her advantage. Mulan does not become a man; she proves that manhood is not the only path to success.
In the end, Mulan denies the opportunity to join the emperor’s counsel, nor does she want to continue a military life. She chooses to return to her life at home as a daughter. It’s implied that a romance begins between her and Shang, not based on appearances or courting, but based on mutual admiration of each other’s achievements.
Mulan, in short, does almost everything right. It’s not about a princess who get rescued by a prince. It’s not about a battle-hungry hero in search of fame and glory. It’s about a person, a woman, who’s smart, resourceful, and who loves her family so much that she’s willing to die for them.
Holy shit guys, look at these. Visit the io9 article or the artist’s website for bigger versions.
So, I was looking for the official Japanese translation of Under the Sea.
Instead, I found out that Miyu Irino (Sora) sang the whole song, not just the parts in Kingdom Hearts.
This is Sora singing Under the Sea. By himself.
Not what I was looking for, but still fucking awesome.
Now if we can just get Haley Osment to sing this all the way through I can die happily
OH GOD I KNOW RIGHT
and what if they actually used McCartney’s singing ability for ventus or roxas or something jtskciftvjsutyb AHHHH
ohhhhhhhhh my god
so geromy drew john
and karkatfeeding birds and this was all I could think of
I am a quality part of this fandom it is me
Oops my pencil slipped
Wwhat do you wwant me to do? Dress in drag and do the hula?
Are your wwishin’?
Glub, glub, glub
For some fishin’?
Glub, glub, glub
She’s a big fish.
You can be a big fish too. Oi!
CA: i can see wwhat’s happenin
CA: they don’t havve a clue
CA: they’ll fall in lovve and here’s the bottom line;
CA: our trio is down to twwo
CAAAN YOU FEEEEL THE GLUB TONIGHT
(captions from Anon comments on ib.skaia.net. They were too hilarious not to add!)