this movie is so fucking creepy jesus fuck
It’s by Tim Burton, what did you honestly expect?
Actually, it’s Henry Selick, who was the director of The Nightmare Before Christmas. The book was written by Neil Gaiman, though, and is far…far….worse.
Sorry, I’m about to geek the hell out.
The movie is captivating, but the book is twenty kinds of terrifying, even now, ten years after I first read it. As disturbing as the movie may have been to some, the things Selick added really serve to cushion just how horrific the story really is.
First of all, the character of Wybie does not exist in the book. Coraline is facing all of this nearly alone, with her only help coming from the sly comments of the cat, a warning from the circus mice, and the stone given to her by her neighbor, presented with no comment but that it “makes the unseen seen.”
Second, the Other Parents are never quite as warm (and, dare I say, normal) as they are in the gifs above. They’re described as having paper-white skin and the Other Mother’s hair is said to move on its own, and her long, red, claw-like nails don’t ease any uncertainty that she is absolutely, positively up to no good. The first time Coraline meets them, they (and the rest of the Others) seem to be playing roles (for whatever reason, Coraline does not seem to pick up on this), like they all know what to say and what to do and are simply waiting for Coraline to make her move in their terrifying play world. This is shown to be partly true when the Other Parents tell her they know she’ll be back soon after she refuses the buttons - this time, to stay.
Third, the Other Mother commits atrocities that really should not have been in a book for anyone not fully grown up. She physically deforms the world around Coraline to slow her progress in their game beyond any mild traps the movie portrays, and, instead of turning the Other Father into the wandering pumpkin-thing seen in the film, she simply ceases to use him and throws his body away in the cellar, leaving him to rot with whatever bit of sentience he has left. She begins to lose her touch, as Coraline gains the upper hand. Her world doesn’t just become a nightmare - it falls apart completely. No creepy but oddly cool bug furniture here, just the house that now appears to be a child’s drawing. Whatever the Other Mother is (a beldame, but something tells me she’s much more ancient and powerful than that), she does not give half a hump about what she has to do to ensnare Coraline. Destroy the supporting characters of her twisted creation? Done. Allow herself to be dismembered to ruin Coraline’s life in the normal world? Not even gonna bat an eyelash.
On a final, personal note, imagine eight year-old me, ignored by my parents, absorbed in the story and identifying with Coraline from the start. Imagine me finishing this bloodcurdling book and immediately thinking of my basement, where there is still a locked door that my grandmother swears up and down is nothing more than a storage room, but has not once in my (or my mother’s) lifetime unlocked.
Can you see why this book still scares me?
So did you ever open that basement door?
Fueled by outdated ideals of gender roles and the sense that female sexuality is somehow shameful, there are certain pernicious myths about girls and sex that just won’t die. That sex education in America has gaping holes doesn’t help much, either; in a recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report, just 6 out of 10 girls said that their schools’ sex ed curriculum included information on how to say no to sex. This lack of personal agency was reflected in a forthcoming study by sociologist Heather Hlavka at Marquette University as well, which found that many young girls think of sex simply as something that is “done to them.”
Castiel says Dean’s name (Seasons 4-8)
Castiel has lived thousands and thousands and thousands of years. Dean’s entire existence is no more than a blip of time in the millenias of Castiel’s lifespan. Cas knows every word in every language man has invented. Yet I don’t think there has ever been a word that has meant more to him than ‘Dean’.
OMFG I HIT THE PLAY BUTTON IN FRONT OF MY PARENTS AND ALL THEY HEARD WAS “HOW TO GIVE A BLOW JOB” AND THEYRE TELLING ME ITS OK TO COME OUT AND IM CRYING
so /a/ (the anime board of 4chan if ur some kind of uncultured nerd) decided to form an orchestra in which anyone who owns an instrument plays an anime song and submits it to be edited together and uh
to put it lightly
they sound like a fucking middle school band
so without further comment, here is fly me to the moon
At 9:00pm on Friday of DashCon 2014, hotel management gave con staff an ultimatum: raise $17,000 by 10:00pm, or the con gets shut down.
One incredible half-hour later, the staff announced that enough money had been raised. I just had to capture the energy and emotion in the room at that wonderful moment.
We are DashCon. We are tumblr. We are fandom. We are the champions, we will stand as one, and we will NOT be crushed.
I’M GONNA FUCKING THROW UP
IS THAT AN ERIDAN COSPLAYER BEING LEAD OUT BY SECURITY
I got your picture… hang on, fuck. Sorry about that, I don’t have any extra picks up here, so I was kinda fucked. My bad.
ANYTIME I LISTEN TO DEAR MARIA MY SISTER MAKES ME PUT ON THIS VERSION BECAUSE THATS HER FAVORTIE PART OF THE SONG HIM FUCKING UP I JUST WHAT
PLEASE NOTE THE DIFFERENCES BEWTWEEN HOW HE OFTEN GETS DESCRIBED…AND WHAT HE ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE. I may have exaggerated slightly.
I giggled and my giggles were wheezes.
Can I just…
Look at Cas next to the guys… he’s definitely shorter, but check out the shoulder widths. I know you can’t really tell the waist-shoulder-hip ratio with the layers, but there’s definitely a level of muscle tone that can almost keep up.
Like… Misha’s a 39-year-old, six foot tall marathon runner.
He’s not exactly scrawny.
And of course Dean and Sam…
and of course there’s fluff, but that’s an entirely different story..
it’s like… THESE GUYS SLAUGHTER EVIL ENTITIES FOR A LIVING
AND SOMEHOW WE ALL SEE THEM AS CUPCAKE BAKING TWINKS
this video has been on the net since october 2009, nearly 5 years, and i can count on one hand the number of times i’ve been able to sit through the whole thing
Satuday Night Game: invite your friends. Play the video. See who lasts longer without cringing. Winner gets FOAAAAM XDD RAWr
That was the most annoying thing I’ve ever seen.
i made it to 3:20….
and it’s the love inside the children we take
and i know i don’t wanna make the same mistake
as the man and the woman next door
'cause they don't make no love they just go to war
Time to rename the fandom.
there’s a copy of the declaration of independence on the bulletin board in my western civ class
today while my teacher was out of the room i stole it and put this up in its place
my teacher laughed and asked who took it but nobody told on me so i got away with it
i did it i stole the declaration of independence
SHARKNADO 2 MAKES ME SO HAPPY
LOOKIT HOW FKIN STUPID THIS LOOKS
LOOK AT HOW SERIOUSLY THAT LADY TAKES HER JOB
Also I don’t see enough white feminists giving credit to Nicki Minaj beyond the interview of her doing her eyeliner. Did you guys forget that she recognized and IDed as cisgender, and recognized that vagina does not equal womanhood, when she called herself a “woman with vagina.” And that asshole talk show host laughed and said “as opposed to a women without one?” and she gave him a the meanest look and said “yes.” We need to gif that.