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LETS PLAY A GAME. It’s called: Who directed it TIM BURTON or HENRY SELICK

We’ll start with the 2009 Laika film Coraline based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Do you know who directed it? Burton or Selick?

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Did you guess yet?

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If you guessed Henry Selick, you would be correct. Tim Burton actually had absolutely nothing to do with Coraline at all in anyway ever. Reminder: Tim Burton has NOTHING to do with Coraline. At all. But that was an easy one. Let’s go to the Walt Disney Pictures adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, James and the Giant Peach next.

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Think you got it? Are you sure? Better double check…

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Oh, look. It’s Henry Selick again! Tim Burton actually interacted with this project, though only as a producer. Bet that was tricky… Next one! Let’s go to the Disney/Touchstone Pictures film Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

imageHave you guessed it correctly? Have you really?

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Yep that’s right. Even Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick. Though Burton wrote the poem and created the characters in which Nightmare was based he didn’t have much interaction with the project beyond that. At the time he had already signed off to direct the film Batman Returns and did not want to be involved with the “painstakingly slow process of stop-motion animation.”

Looks like it was a trick quiz. But now you know Henry Selick, whom people rarely know of is responsible for many of the most well known stop-motion animated films. The more you know!

This isn’t even being qeued. This is just being reblogged, because some of you still don’t understand who directed Coraline.

Burton didn’t even have a TANGENTIAL connection to Coraline but because it was advertised as “from the director of Nightmare Before Christmas” and people think Burton directed Nightmare (or even wrote the script or did much of anything but visit the set off and on) they still equate Coraline with him.

The same thing happens to “9” because people don’t get what “produced by” means.

  • (A gay couple has just met up in the restaurant and kissed each other upon arrival. Another customer has seen this and is obviously angry.)

  • Angry Customer:

    “Damn f**s.”

  • Gay Man:

    “Excuse me?”

  • Angry Customer:

    “You heard me, you little s***. Let’s not make this into some little pride protest, okay? I have to accept that you’re going to live your lifestyle, and you have to accept that I’ve got freedom of speech.”

  • Gay Man:

    *quietly* “Is it too much to ask for a little human decency?”

  • Angry Customer:

    “Human? Listen up, what you’re doing is not human. I think I have the right to determine what I think is human.”

  • (The manager shows up. He’s a quiet Italian man who I assume is conservative due to the Christian imagery and portrait of Reagan he keeps around the restaurant.)

  • Angry Customer:

    *to the owner* “Hey, can you move either them or us to another table?”

  • (Instead of responding to the angry customer, the owner instead speaks to his wife.)

  • Owner:

    “I’m sorry ma’am, but we have a strict ‘no pets’ policy in my restaurant.”

  • Wife:

    “Uh, I, uh, what? I don’t have a—”

  • Owner:

    “Well, according to your talking monkey over here, I can determine who’s a human and who’s not. You bring an animal into my restaurant; I gotta assume it’s your pet.”

  • (The angry customer storms out. When I left, the owner was giving his description, and copies of security camera footage, to the biggest crowd of police I’ve seen. Apparently it’s a bad idea to not pay your bill at a restaurant that gives free coffee to cops.)

dollsahoy:

uncaging:

Feather collection so far! (left out my Pheasant and Heron feathers because I only have 2 of each)

Did you know, owning most wild native bird feathers (without a permit) is technically illegal in the US?  The reason for the act is outdated (because decorating hats with feathers and whole birds in the Victorian era nearly wiped out some species, and then there’s the whole Passenger Pigeon extinction), but it’s still on the books.  I don’t think it’s enforced on individuals, and “nonnative species whose occurrences in the United States are solely the result of intentional or unintentional human-assisted introduction” are allowed (so, for example, the pheasant feathers are OK), as are birds that don’t migrate (turkey, for example.)
I expect most people (including local law enforcement) will view this simply as trivia.

Actually, I know someone who has had his home and car searched more then once by the police for feathers, and this is despite the fact that he is a full-blooded Native American with permits to own those feathers.
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dollsahoy:

uncaging:

Feather collection so far! (left out my Pheasant and Heron feathers because I only have 2 of each)

Did you know, owning most wild native bird feathers (without a permit) is technically illegal in the US?  The reason for the act is outdated (because decorating hats with feathers and whole birds in the Victorian era nearly wiped out some species, and then there’s the whole Passenger Pigeon extinction), but it’s still on the books.  I don’t think it’s enforced on individuals, and “nonnative species whose occurrences in the United States are solely the result of intentional or unintentional human-assisted introduction” are allowed (so, for example, the pheasant feathers are OK), as are birds that don’t migrate (turkey, for example.)
I expect most people (including local law enforcement) will view this simply as trivia.

Actually, I know someone who has had his home and car searched more then once by the police for feathers, and this is despite the fact that he is a full-blooded Native American with permits to own those feathers.
Zoom Info
dollsahoy:

uncaging:

Feather collection so far! (left out my Pheasant and Heron feathers because I only have 2 of each)

Did you know, owning most wild native bird feathers (without a permit) is technically illegal in the US?  The reason for the act is outdated (because decorating hats with feathers and whole birds in the Victorian era nearly wiped out some species, and then there’s the whole Passenger Pigeon extinction), but it’s still on the books.  I don’t think it’s enforced on individuals, and “nonnative species whose occurrences in the United States are solely the result of intentional or unintentional human-assisted introduction” are allowed (so, for example, the pheasant feathers are OK), as are birds that don’t migrate (turkey, for example.)
I expect most people (including local law enforcement) will view this simply as trivia.

Actually, I know someone who has had his home and car searched more then once by the police for feathers, and this is despite the fact that he is a full-blooded Native American with permits to own those feathers.
Zoom Info
dollsahoy:

uncaging:

Feather collection so far! (left out my Pheasant and Heron feathers because I only have 2 of each)

Did you know, owning most wild native bird feathers (without a permit) is technically illegal in the US?  The reason for the act is outdated (because decorating hats with feathers and whole birds in the Victorian era nearly wiped out some species, and then there’s the whole Passenger Pigeon extinction), but it’s still on the books.  I don’t think it’s enforced on individuals, and “nonnative species whose occurrences in the United States are solely the result of intentional or unintentional human-assisted introduction” are allowed (so, for example, the pheasant feathers are OK), as are birds that don’t migrate (turkey, for example.)
I expect most people (including local law enforcement) will view this simply as trivia.

Actually, I know someone who has had his home and car searched more then once by the police for feathers, and this is despite the fact that he is a full-blooded Native American with permits to own those feathers.
Zoom Info

dollsahoy:

uncaging:

Feather collection so far! (left out my Pheasant and Heron feathers because I only have 2 of each)

Did you know, owning most wild native bird feathers (without a permit) is technically illegal in the US?  The reason for the act is outdated (because decorating hats with feathers and whole birds in the Victorian era nearly wiped out some species, and then there’s the whole Passenger Pigeon extinction), but it’s still on the books.  I don’t think it’s enforced on individuals, and “nonnative species whose occurrences in the United States are solely the result of intentional or unintentional human-assisted introduction” are allowed (so, for example, the pheasant feathers are OK), as are birds that don’t migrate (turkey, for example.)

I expect most people (including local law enforcement) will view this simply as trivia.

Actually, I know someone who has had his home and car searched more then once by the police for feathers, and this is despite the fact that he is a full-blooded Native American with permits to own those feathers.

yourcrystalgirl:

asian:

i just saw a woman pull food stamps out of her louis vuitton purse to pay for her groceries

but that’s none of my business

It was probably a fake.
Or an inheritance. Or a gift. I have a coach purse my auntie gave me but that means she’s the one with money, not me.

Or how about this: say she’s on food stamps and Medicaid. You have to keep a minimum amount in your bank account to keep qualifying for your health care (oh, and you’re also disabled, so that health care is important.) maybe she decided a designer purse would make a nice investment.

Maybe she bought herself a nice purse and then she lost her job and while she ‘s looking for a new one she, you know, kept carrying her purse to feel professional and look good at job interviews.

You don’t know her. You don’t know her story.

I’m sure the American public would rather have people in impoverished situations all get matching jumpsuits, a big red P embroidered on the back, and everyone would have to carry their keys and wallets and Chapstick in those thin throwaway plastic sacks you get buying your groceries in the dollar store. That way these people could be even MORE easily identified and discriminated against.

And remember, we’re living in an economy where a recently built WalMart had a higher rejection rate of applicants than Harvard University. That’s right. It’s easier to get admitted to Harvard than get a job at a brand new WalMart.

Judge not lest ye be judged.
And don’t be an asshole.

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Your thoughts of TFA Prowl's fascination for organics in a society which is largely xenophobic would be wonderful in drabble/ short paragraph form. :)

neoyi:

tftomfoolery:

uhm… okay. I mean this is kind of an analysis, so I’m gonna write it like one? I’m sorry, I don’t really do this stuff!

Personally, I think it’s because he’s never seen the stuff before. I mean, he spent most of his time either avoiding the war on Cybertron, and then was in the dojo for I think the rest of it. There’s a large lack of details for what he was doing during the war, so I don’t think he was really off planet all that much. And then we discover that he was meditating out in the middle of buttfuck nowhere, when Bee and Bulkhead blew up his snazzy ship. That was probably his first time off Cybertron, yeah? And because he was still hurting after Yoketron’s death, he likely hightailed it to the furthest away area he could find with no life. (How he missed the Allspark, I don’t know.) 

We know he joins OP’s team shortly after that. And I mean, in the first episode, he’s kind of a dick. Not a team player. Because he doesn’t really know how to interact with people. Dojo’s probably not the best place to make friends and he was likely training with Yoketron instead of making friends. 

So then he comes to Earth. Initially, I don’t think he likes it. It’s loud, noisy, reminds him a lot of his past life, before he decided to become a ninja. 

I honestly think his love for nature and organics comes from that big damn tree in his room. Because trees don’t judge. They don’t talk, they aren’t loud, and all trees do is grow. And Prowl is amazed by that. This huge life, never hurting anyone, all it wants out of life and the world around it, is sunlight and water and nutrients. To grow. He’s never seen anything like that before. And it’s beautiful. 

I think that’s what started his fascination with organics, and once he realized how full of life Earth was, it just kind of went from there. 

Short little story thing to go with it because reasons:

No one really understood why Prowl chose the broken room. Honestly, there were better rooms without… organic life growing in the center of them. But Prowl insisted, and a bewildered Optimus gave the okay. 

Prowl wouldn’t tell them, but if asked, it’s because he saw the tree. 

Not just any tree. The tree. Alone in the empty room, massive roots having broken concrete and stone to reach the nutrient below, Prowl had been walking by when he spotted it, and was suddenly struck by this simple form of life. It was difficult to explain.

Surviving in a city full of polluted air, Prowl had to marvel how such a simple form of life grew despite the odds against it. In a city that was Detroit, the fact that this tree, that grew from a tiny seedling into this massive existence was something that Prowl admired to no end. Yes, he loved the birds and the cats and the other tiny mammals that nested in it, but the tree was home. It was shelter, never intending to be. All it wanted out of life was sunlight and water, and Prowl was amazed to see the lengths it went through to achieve those goals.  

That day, the tree became a new guardian for a lost soul - the only difference from the others who sought shelter from it was that this soul guarded it back. 

auwua I’m sorry it’s terrible, I hope I kind of answered your request, just gonna hide now

I think this is a lovely assessment. Given this is the bot who canonically left the base when he was human to feel the snow, I think your analysis is spot on. Earth is beautiful to him.

And hey, if you want to share equal embarrassment, I’m the loser who wrote an entire article on the symbolism between Prowl and birds. Because Prowl’s my favorite character and I am a stupid moron.

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