I am a senpai. And I will never notice you. Not because you’re not good enough. But because there are always these damn sparkles surrounding my head and I can’t fucking see anything.
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I don’t even celebrate Christmas due to religious views, but to be honest, I fucking love tumblr in December. Snow, pretty lights, weird gifs. (I swear Supernatural has a GIF for fucking everything)
Guys, enjoy yourselves this December, whether you do celebrate it, or, like me, you don’t, because of your faith.
Be good guys.
And yes, I believe this to be an accurate representation of tumblr the moment it turned 00:00 am on December 1st.
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ive said this before but ariel didnt want legs to be with eric. ariel wanted legs before she ever saw eric. but ariel is smart as hell and saw that jackass had a statue made of him and thought “if im gonna do this im gonna do it right and marry rich” and you would ALL DO THE SAME
i feel like i’ve fought for justice and won
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I honestly don’t see how people can think her feelings for him are solely based on his “new found popularity”. Especially when it comes to scenes like this.
Romantic Flight was mainly about how Astrid’s view on dragons changed. Of course, she recognizes that Hiccup is the one showing her this new world and making it possible, but her MAIN discover, her main realization, is how wrong they were about the dragons.
"This is amazing. He is amazing.” She says, petting Toothless. Just like that her whole world flips upside-down. And she accepts that as a good thing. It blows her mind.
Then they return to the Cove, and she confronts Hiccup - we need to tell our tribe about what we just witnessed. Hiccup refuses adamantly - for the sake of his “pet dragon”…
That’s when she sees it. That’s when she sees him, this Hiccup. Her mind just races - even more than it had during their flight. He’s… Loyal, determined, unwavering, brave, true, compassionate, brilliant. What used to be seen as a flaw now appears as an incredible gift that only Hiccup seems to have - he managed to befriend a dragon, and learn more about him than anyone had in hundreds of years.
Note that Hiccup also developed a lot as a character.
At first, everything he did was to PLEASE others, to BE like the others, to be a Viking. One of “them”. He didn’t feel like he belonged, so he did what he could to mingle - the results weren’t the greates, obviously. His mindset and methodology are completely inadequate for what he THINKS he has to be in order to achieve acceptance from the others. That’s the main cause why he always gets into trouble. He proabably also cries wolf a lot of times…
"Okay , but I hit a Night Fury… it’s not like the last times, I swear!"
Basically he’s just so stubborn and fixated on trying to fit in with the others in HIS OWN WAY that he messes everything up.
Now, when he finds out his true calling… that’s a whole different level. his whole being seems to be connected to that entire concept of BONDING with a creature that is supposed to be his mortal enemy. When Hiccup puts his “skills” (*gestures to all of him*) to use on the RIGHT CAUSE, on what he’s supposed to be doing (his calling, as it may) - that’s when all the pieces of the puzzle fall together.
He’s found his niche in the world. And he figures out he doesn’t need to fit in with the others, he needs to make his own place! We know what a struggle it was, or is, but he is eventually CHANGING everything around him and not himself. He’s adjusting his society, and everything that such an event implies.
Now, obviously Astrid couldn’t have possibly be predicting all of this in that moment she kisses him in the cove. She’s simply stunned - that she can see and appreciate Hiccup for what he is and all the good things that implies.
Astrid never joined the other kids when mocking Hiccup. Before Romantic Flight (before he changes the way she sees him - because, after all, Hiccup’s changed too) - Astrid was mad at him.
And no wonder. At her tender age she was the most skilled and dedicated fighter. She is focused and determined in being the best warrior, the best shieldmaiden. Hiccup never seems to get anything done right - and she doesn’t pick on him for that… until he gets in her way.
Then he startes getting better at Dragon Training than her and she loses it! So the screw-up, the guy who’s never into it, who doesn’t WORK FOR IT, gets all the credit? She was pissed and envious, and honestly… who can blame her? especially if you consider she’s a teenager. C’mon. She’s a competitive one, too. (well, at least up until then). She wants to win so badly and works so hard and Hiccup just snatches it away like that.
However, do note this : when Toothless first appears to her in the Cove - after Astrid confronts and “assaults” Hiccup - what’s her first reaction?
she pushes him off, stands in front of him and tells him to run away.
She knows he can’t handle an actual dragon fight. She senses that thing is dangerous. And yet she stands in defense for that kid she’s been so pissed at for weeks .
No, she didn’t just change her mind about Hiccup in a heartbeat. There was something there before Romantic Flight but we just never see any of it.
That’s not what the story focuses on anyway - HTTYD touches so many subjects and aspects of that reality and Hiccup’s life and relationships… too bad they didn’t have the time to delve into Hiccstrid more.
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Okay Tumblr, I see that this gif has caused a little bit of commotion by pointing out that Elsa’s braid “phases” or “clips” through her arm. Some people say that this is lazy while other’s justify it. However technical people get they ignore, from the posts I have seen anyway, addressing the possible reasons why the animators at Disney let this to the final cut of the movie.
Okay, the “phasing” or “clipping” of the hair is intentional. It wasn’t a mistake. Nor was it a product of lazy animators and directors. When looking at things like this you need to think of animation as a magic trick. It’s not real.
The first clue is how they position her shoulders when it happened:
Right before the dirty deed is done, Elsa is turned so that we can’t see the her hair flow through her shoulder while shooting arrows into the sunset.
The exact frame that her hair is in view, it has already performed its trick.
See? That’s the first clue.
The second clue is a bit more in depth and requires to look at the flow of animation and color closely.
We start out with:
Her head is just off center of the screen and is really bright compared to everything else. Naturally drawing our eyes to that spot.
Her hair bounces up making sure that our eyes focus on Elsa face and in the next few frames, her hands.
The hair is intentionally dropped behind the arm so our eyes don’t follow it and we REALLY focus on her face. Because right now it is the most important thing on the screen.
I wish I could style my hair this easily.
Here we are again! Take note that we have been basically following her left hand in our even if we can’t see it. It derives most of the focused motion in the shot.
Elsa’s left hand moves behind her head leading our focus back to her face. Having her also open her eyes at the same time also makes us want to look at her face and away from the trick that is happening.
And the magic trick is over. It is also important to note how her head has slowed down significantly and Elsa’s eyes lead our focus to her hand which stretches out to transition us to the next shot.
All in all, this must have been a carefully laid out shot that to be able not only look excellent but draw our notice away from a little trick/shortcut, and in the end made it a more powerful lead into the next shot.
I took my time to break this down because knowing the reason why Elsa is animated this way will give us a greater appreciation of the work. Because it really is fantastic.
Animation is a magic trick. Being the person who points out the misdirection doesn’t make you superior or smart. You just ruin the magic for everyone. Teaching the person the illusion shows respect and could lead to greater magic in the future.
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