Zé Carioca is so unbelievably laid back in this short from “Saludos Amigos” I love it XD (he’s a lot more high energy in Caballeros)
Apparently Zé (José) is very popular in Brazil, with his own comic book line or something like that. I’m having terrible thoughts right now like I’d really want a full-length animated film with Zé as a human, and the whole thing would be in Portuguese with English subtitles but obviously that would never happen in a million years. Oh, and there needs to be stuff in there about his interest in the samba and the fact that he dabbles in, as he calls it, a little black magic. Actually, he’d have to be a secondary character to someone else, I think, on account of his being too laid back to really get into too much trouble. XD
I’m also wondering if Zé imitating Donald Duck in this short is based on something that actually happened or what.
Anonymous asked: Anon from before, I reached the ask limit before I could asked my question. Will you be writing a story for Hans in corona? Where he'll earn everyone's forgiveness?
I’ve had thoughts about Hans in Corona. Including the dramatic dinner party where Anna is very dramatic about her disdain towards Hans, or something along those lines 9.9 I think the possibility for that is there, but I’ll also have to admit that at the moment I’m prioritizing my original writing right now so. Maybe at a later point in the future, if I’m taking a break from original writing.
That’s an interesting thought though, regarding his earning people’s forgiveness. I mean, b/c that is so low on Hans’ priority list (basically he only cares about Sitron right now, tbh) that never even occurred to me as a direction for the story XD
Anonymous asked: I read the prince w/ thirteen virtues and no words can describe how much I love your take in Hans. No. Words. It makes me really sad cause yours was the first Hans story I read and you ruined me cause everyone else is doing Hans/Elsa. Hans/Sitron otp
C: Thank you!
Your comment also reminds that I actually wrote the first three chapters of 13 Virtues before the film even came out, so that happened /o/ (I was looking at the fic again and there are age inaccuracies, but I’m okay with just leaving the inaccuracies in).
There’s actually some really cute Elsa and Hans fanart out there, I must confess; I keep having the thought though that if Sitron had been canonically Hans’ adorable human servant, it’d probably be a pretty popular pairing for Frozen… Although on that note, writing Sitron as Hans’ love interest was a complete accident for me D: I just noticed 3 or so chapters in that the way I was writing Sitron, he was very sweet in the way he regarded Hans and it was like… oh. Oooohhhh. /o/
Hijab Tutorial for Eid by Nabiilabee
more like “how to style your hijab and look like a majestic queen” oh goodness
There’s a lady down my street that does this and every time I see her I tell her how beautiful it looks on her. It really makes both of our days better.
this is gorgeous.
Now this is fashion.
OBVIOUSLY NOW I MUST WRITE A CHARACTER WHO DOES THIS
friendly reminder not to support lindt this easter season, or apparently ever again, because they support autism speaks.
can someone please explain why autism speaks is so bad?
because they’re adamant that autism is a disease that can be “cured”. They don’t have a single autistic person on their board. Autism Speaks produces advertisements, small films, ect. about what a burden autistic people are to a society. They only spend about 4% of their money on “family services.” They create a stereotype that makes it hard for actual autistic people, like myself, be heard and recognized as actually autistic. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder before they realized that I actually showed signs of Asperger’s. They don’t actually help us.
That’s the problem with Autism Speaks.
(tw for violence, ableism, abuse, murder, and death)
It goes deeper than not having any autistic board members. Many of the allistics running the organization promote the horrific notion that you’re better off dead than autistic, and their influence and “activism” only supports the ideology resulting in the continued murder of autistic children and adults by their parents and caregivers.
Former Autism Speaks board member Harry Slatkin, whose wife, Laura, continues to serve on the Board of Directors, stated in an interview with Town and Country while still a board member that sometimes he hoped their autistic son David would drown in the backyard pond rather than “suffer like this all his life.” Evidencing a pattern of similarly violent rhetoric, Autism Speaks is also responsible for the 2006 PSA “Autism Every Day" in which their then Vice President states on camera that she considered putting her autistic daughter in the car and driving off a bridge, and that the only reason she refrained from doing so was because her other, non-autistic daughter would have been waiting for her at home—her autistic daughter was in the room as she made these statements. Furthermore, the producer of this PSA explicitly admitted that the film was intentionally staged to portray negative images of autistic people and their families.
Only four days following the release of “Autism Every Day,” pathologist Karen McCarron smothered her autistic daughter with a garbage bag. McCarron stated that she murdered Katie because her “autism had not been improving,” had thought about killing Katie, that made an earlier brief attempt at suffocation, wanted to cure Katie, thought killing Katie would make her “complete” in heaven, and wanted to live without autism and thus had to kill Katie. Investigators found that McCarron was obsessed with different treatments for Katie. (See People v. FRANK-McCARRON, 934 NE 2d 76 - Ill: Appellate Court, 3rd Dist. 2010.) Though it is not presently possible to draw a direct connection between Autism Speaks’ PSA and Katie’s murder, this crime and dozens like it only underscore how the kind of rhetoric that Autism Speaks favors only serves to recklessly endanger the lives of autistic people.
Autism Speaks also publicly supports the Judge Rotenberg Center, a group home for autistic and neurodivergent students that uses “treatments” like food and sleep deprivation and electric shock to try and train the residents into acting neurotypical. The center has changed states three times in an attempt to bypass regulation against abusive treatment, and their practices have resulted in the deaths of more than one student.
It’s not just an issue of Autism Speaks making it harder for us to get proper diagnoses and treatment. Autism Speaks is actively killing us.
Important, sourced information. I see that puzzle piece, they’re not getting a dime.
where is that text post about gcbc and the swear jar
…that’s right, Bad Cop doesn’t actually swear does he? Darn darn darnie darnit and all of that (probably the greatest lines that Liam Neeson will ever utter).
Dumbo: the film about a child with abnormally developed physical features who is emotionally abused and neglected and also used as child labor after his mother is locked away and labeled insane when she tries to protect him; and then after accidentally imbibing water spiked with alcohol (and, let’s face it, probably also spiked with some kind of hallucinogenic drug on top of the alcohol) he discovers that his abnormal physical features also give him unique physical abilities; and this is after he falls in with a group of hooligans who also happen to be in a racially discriminated minority, though also the only people to end up sympathizing with him on an emotional level and encouraging him to explore his abilities using pep talks and the placebo affect; oh, and I forgot the kid’s volunteer guardian during this time is a basically a diminutive streetwise wiseacre with flair as a persuasive public speaker and freelance talent agent; anyway, the happy ending is that the kid gets his mother released from the lunatic asylum and becomes a celebrity poster child during America of WWII.
Lorenzo trailer (Disney, 2004)
I saw this at a film festival several years ago; still unreleased; was thinking about it because I was thinking about Disney animation set in Latin America; there’s the stuff done for the Good Neighbor Policy in Saludos Amigos and The Three Caballeros of the 1940’s; Emperor’s New Groove doesn’t count because it’s so Americanized; and then “Lorenzo,” which was influenced by Argentine tango.
Was actually watching parts of Caballeros again; one thing about it I really liked was how much Portuguese Jose Carioca spoke; I know that sounds ridiculous, but I was thinking about actually how unusual it is in the popular media I’ve seen to allow characters to speak their native languages freely, and respect the audience’s ability to pick up meaning based on context, body language, and tone of the words.