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nadiaoxford:

cannonbarrage:

nadiaoxford:

I submit the intro for Hunchback of Notre Dame beats Circle of Life raw.

Especially since the former doesn’t have flocks of pink birds that immediately make me think, “Sure, Disney, you weren’t influenced at all by Osamu Tezuka. Tell us another one.”

This movie was surprisingly hardcore for a Disney retelling of Victor Hugo’s really screwed up story.

It also did a ton of great stuff with God and religion and Catholicism that somehow managed to still be about people and not bring “Why Religion Sucks” into the whole thing, which is aces.

One thing that surprises me is how well the animation has aged. Strangely enough, it looked weird at the time; we weren’t really used to traditional animation blended with computer backgrounds. But now that pretty much everything is computer animated, you can really appreciate how effin’ gorgeous the Cathedral backgrounds are.

Also, God Help the Outcasts is the most honest song featured in a Disney movie. “Honest” meaning it doesn’t feel manufactured specifically to be played in a suburbanite van ferrying kids to McDonalds. It’s raw, open, and genuine.

(Needless to say, there is nothing suburban about Hellfire, ho ho ho. Will we ever again see a Disney villain essentially sing, “Help me Mary, I have an unholy erection?”)

(Source: disneydeviants)

Reblogged from badgerbuddha.

latenightseth:

Seth is really a romantic at heart.

Reblogged from almost-always-eventually-right.

diggly:

HALF CINEMA CHEERED AND THE OTHER HALF WERE REALLY CONFUSED WHY WE WERE CHEERING

(Source: imsirius)

Reblogged from infinitely-stranger.

blackyrider:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

THIS IS NOT A GOOD BOX HUMAN
SAVE ME FROM THE BOX

I TRIED TO SITS BUT IT DIDN’T FITS

blackyrider:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

THIS IS NOT A GOOD BOX HUMAN

SAVE ME FROM THE BOX

I TRIED TO SITS BUT IT DIDN’T FITS

(Source: tastefullyoffensive)

Reblogged from almost-always-eventually-right.

Waiting for the intro session at #VCL (at Vancouver Community Laboratory)

Waiting for the intro session at #VCL (at Vancouver Community Laboratory)

missmagrathea:

emmatavasci:

 

Porn Actress Exposes Industry: Trafficking in the Porn Industry - The Pink Cross

Elements of Sex Trafficking

Act: Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons;

Means: Threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim;

Purpose: Prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, or slavery.

- From the 2000 UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, ratified by 154 countries. (x)

[Highlighted elements of sex trafficking in the porn industry connect with the examples Lubben gives in this specific gifset, other elements do occur in the porn industry as well].

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"The federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act defines the crime of human trafficking as:

A. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act where such an act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age, or

B. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.” - (x)

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… [P]ersons are trafficked into the international sex trade, often by force, fraud, or coercion. The sex industry has rapidly expanded over the past several decades. It involves sexual exploitation of persons, predominantly women and girls, involving activities related to prostitution, pornography, sex tourism, and other commercial sexual services. The low status of women in many parts of the world has contributed to a burgeoning of the trafficking industry. -
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (TVPA). TVPA combats trafficking in persons, especially into the sex trade, slavery, and involuntary servitude. It has been reauthorized three times since its initial passage: (x)

for all the people who think there’s nothing wrong with porn, here’s another example.

(Source: exgynocraticgrrl)

Reblogged from releasethebatz.

Anonymous said: What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?

dysonrules:

aconissa:

50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.

REBLOG FOREVER.

Reblogged from nudityandnerdery.

10scheherazade01:

CAN I TELL YOU HOW IMPORTANT STOICK’S BEARD IS???

I’m totally not kidding. Stoick’s beard is so important to me. Look at it. Look! Look at the change from the first movie to the second. He’s aged with the rest of the cast, which is to be expected as it has been five years, but that’s not what matters most.

Look at how different they look. In the first it’s wild, untamed, ragged, blood red, almost unkempt. In the second it is smooth, artful, well kept, with a touch of white.

In the first movie, their life is chaos, a constant battle against dragons, barely enough time to rebuild their houses, let alone find enough to eat. His temper is as red and ragged as his beard, and striking out in every direction. You learn from the second movie why he has a vendetta against the dragons, as it is how he lost his wife.

In the sequel, Berk has found peace, contentment. There is time to build not only houses for themselves, but the dragons as well. Stoick’s heart and soul have begun to heal. He can see a clear future for Berk, for his son.

The white in his beard is the wisdom Berk has gained with their friendship with the dragons and with peace.

Stoick as the chief represents his village, both as their leader, and in his character design. His beard is a physical representation of what Hiccup and his father have achieved together.

And that, my friends, that is why Stoick’s beard is important.

Reblogged from almost-always-eventually-right.

bow-ties-are-cool98:

lumos5001:

skyfallat221b:

pincho32:

lizthefangirl:

but when you hear a line in a movie/tv show dIREctLY frOM tHE bOOk

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When the way they say the line is completely wrong

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and the HP fandom never forgave and it never forgot

Never

Reblogged from almost-always-eventually-right.

tentacletherapissed:

sagihairius:

tinychatter:

i love when people call me precious thats such a cute thing to call somebody

yeah it does have a nice
ring to it

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Reblogged from dear-wednesday.

propertyofseverustsnape:

sophiereads-sophiewrites:

Friendly reminder that this deleted scene in Deathly Hallows Part 2 exists. When Voldemort asks him to choose sides, he goes to the Death Eaters because the Dark Lord has already won and his duties lie as always, with his family. And yet as soon as Harry reveals he’s still alive, Draco knows there’s still a chance that Voldemort will be defeated and he takes it. And throws Harry his wand! The Boy Who Made All the Wrong Choices finally makes the right choice!

It always annoys me when they left out IMPORTANT scenes like this.

propertyofseverustsnape:

sophiereads-sophiewrites:

Friendly reminder that this deleted scene in Deathly Hallows Part 2 exists. When Voldemort asks him to choose sides, he goes to the Death Eaters because the Dark Lord has already won and his duties lie as always, with his family. And yet as soon as Harry reveals he’s still alive, Draco knows there’s still a chance that Voldemort will be defeated and he takes it. And throws Harry his wand! The Boy Who Made All the Wrong Choices finally makes the right choice!

It always annoys me when they left out IMPORTANT scenes like this.

Reblogged from theunicornkittenkween.

(Source: piecesoflogic)

Reblogged from dear-wednesday.

frektane:

i’m literally about to cry this is so cute

frektane:

i’m literally about to cry this is so cute

Reblogged from badgerbuddha.

kotakucom:

This is how students at a South Korean school responded to the principal’s decision to ban cosplay during their graduation photo shoot.

Reblogged from thebohemianredneck.

monicalewinsky1996:

Trigger warning: Breakfast

Reblogged from releasethebatz.