I’m an atheist.
Not a fan of the term, but it’s all we have available. ”Atheist” makes it sound like I’m “opting out” of religion, but it’s not that. I don’t believe. It’s not how my head works. I’ve looked over the options and thoughts on the matter, and nope. I don’t believe.
And that’s about all there is to it, really. I don’t look over at those of you who believe and feel superior. Mostly I feel confused, usually. That’s not counting the nutbags, though; I’ve come to find that whatever someone believes, we all look at the people who insist on forcing their beliefs on others with the same dismay and frustration.
Today on the Tumblrs there’s been some atheist stuff being posted that just hurts my head. It tends to boil down to, “I don’t believe, and that makes me better! Smarter! Faster, stronger, sleepy, dopey and bashful!” It’s been a parade of facepalm, honestly.
neeble asked: Have you seen all those Frozen gifs going around where people are saying that Disney made some animation mistakes (for example, Kristoff's thumb appearing to clip through Anna's waist)? Tons of people are saying that it's a huge mistake, and some others are saying that nothing is actually wrong. I want to say it looks sloppy, but I also have no idea how animation truly works. Thoughts?
A movie is made by hundreds of people working on thousands of scenes, projects will almost always have occasional issues keeping the most recent and up to date versions of a scene straight. And when scenes move from one executive branch to another it’s entirely possible for wires to get crossed and things to get shuffled. Especially on projects where things are being revised right down to the wire, where a scene might be sent back for urgent, last-minute retakes multiple times in one day.
This is entertainment being made by humans, subject to human error. If you’re scrutinizing every movie frame by frame these errors pop up all over the place, Disney, live action, everything. There’s a scene in the Little Mermaid where a ship in Ursula’s whirlpool disappears a couple frames before the end of the scene, there’s a scene in the Bonjour song in Beauty and the Beast where a woman walking in the background loops or something and pops back to her original position before the scene is over, in the recent Bluray release of Little mermaid there were two scenes in Part of Your World that got flopped with each other, you’ll see bad scene hookups all the time in animation and live action where the scene cuts to a different angle on the character and they’re standing in a totally different pose or making a different expression, things like cigarettes or candles might be different lengths as a scene jumps around because the continuity guy lost track of something, all sorts of things can get lost in communication. They’re issues that, in isolation when viewed ad infinitum in a looping gif, might seem egregious, but in reality are very difficult to notice in the actual film unless you know to look for them and are understandable things to slip through the cracks in the expansive hierarchy of hands a scene passes through before it shows up on screen.
I swear, The Time Machine (I Found At A Yard Sale) HAD to be written by a six-year-old, and produced specifically to appease that same six-year-old. It’s the only explanation.
(Source: spaceghostzombie, via obscuruslupa)
(Source: starbrain, via crosscjr)
vellaart asked: How do canadians reproduce anyway
We wrap ourselves in moose fur and proceed to pour sticky maple syrup onto our coats. After the fur is matted with gooey tree sap, we feed each other poutine fries and drink Canadian dry. As soon as one of the mates feels tipsy, the other has permission so gently massage the other’s genitals with a Stanley-cup winning hockey stick.
And that’s just the foreplay
The fetuses are kept nourished inside a bag of milk.
Dammit the Steven Universe theme tune is so familiar but I can’t place it.
I swear I’ve heard that before, somewhere.
So… someone made a Skyrim mod where all the dragons are replaced with Thomas the Tank Engine characters and it’s the funniest fucking thing I have ever seen. (Watch the video, you won’t regret it.)
Above, the World-Eater sits in the flaming wreckage of Helgen.