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He popped the first two. Now he carries this one very gently


He popped the first two. Now he carries this one very gently

So if we wanted to watch some French animation, what films would you suggest?




the Triplets of Belleville is about an elderly woman searching for her son who was kidnapped in the middle of a Tour de France race. It’s largely free of dialogue, but the sound effects and such are wonderful. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature—it lost to Finding Nemo.

A Cat in Paris is about a young girl and her cat who discover mysteries in the course of one night. It was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Rango.

Persepolis is based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about her early life in Iran. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Ratatouille.

the Illusionist is about an aging magician and an imaginative young girl who form a father/daughter relationship. It was also nominated for a Best Animation Oscar, but lost to Toy Story 3.

The Rabbi’s Cat is a story about a cat who swallows a parrot and gains the ability to speak like a human. It is set in 1920’s Algeria.

Ernest & Celestine is the adorable story about a big bear and a little mouse who forge an unlikely friendship. It was also nominated for an Oscar in Best Animated Picture, but lost to Frozen.

Kirikou and the Sorceress is a story inspired by West African folklore that tells the story of Kirikou, a boy who was born with the ability to walk and talk, who saves his people from an evil witch. The film was popular enough to spawn sequels and a stage adaptation.

A Monster in Paris is a 3D animated musical film that is reaaaaalllly loosely based on the Phantom of the Opera. It’s set in 1910 and is about, surprisingly, a monster that lives in Paris, and his love for a young singer.

The King and the Mockingbird is an 80’s film about a cruel king titled Charles V + III = VIII + VIII = XVI, who is obsessed with a young shepherdess, and whose attempts to capture the young girl are thwarted by a mockingbird whose wife the King had previously killed.  

Those are probably the most famous of the feature length animated films.

But the animated short films are just as glorious. Here’s a compilation of a bunch of short films and I can link you to others as well. 

Sorry for the long answer but I just really love French animation.

Reblogging over here. French animation tends to do better with diversity than Disney does, hahaha.







Bucky’s face here will forever be the worst thing in the world. He’s looking at Steve and he’s so proud of him but there’s also this look in his eyes that says "he doesn’t need me anymore, why would Captain America ever need Bucky Barnes" and it’s all over his face. But when you pay attention to Bucky in the crowd you can see him looking around and taking it all in, taking in the fact that people finally see Steve the way he has always seen him and I CANT TAKE IT ITS DISGUSTING HOW MUCH HE LOVES STEVE AND HAS ALWAYS APPRECIATED HIM AND NOW THE WORLD LOVES HIM AND HE’S OVERWHELMED BUT HE’S ALSO SO SO HAPPY OH MY GODDDDDD

i enjoy agony.

even if you don’t ship it it’s still agony

Or, alternatively, you know.  Bucky totally starts the cheer for Captain America, because that’s what friends do — but then, the cheering takes on a life of its own, doesn’t it?  And Bucky Barnes looks around, and see how his mouth tightens even more in the picture on the left side, middle row, when he realizes that is what it felt like for Steve all those times people were applauding him for rescuing his shrimpy little buddy who couldn’t save himself, right?  This is what it feels like to be the sidekick in the corner of the frame while the hero gets the attention, and they’ve been walking, right?  All night, thirty-five miles in the dark along dirt roads and forests after the escape, strenuous even if Bucky hadn’t been strapped to a table and left to die. Who is the one who is tired and dirty and ready to fall down off his feet and being held up only by willpower and refusal to embarrass himself?  And who is the one standing there easy and breathing comfortable in his warm leather jacket, and —

What’s the line Bucky says to Steve in the bar? “I’m invisible. I’m turning into you. It’s a horrible dream.”

This is the moment when Bucky first gets an idea that it’s going to be a horrible dream and that he isn’t a good enough person to just be happy for Steve. Everybody else in the crowd is happy.  Why can’t he be, too?  Was he always like this?  Or is this something HYDRA did to him?  

Bucky doesn’t know which is more frightening.

Much has been made of the fact that Bucky Barnes is one of the few people to recognize the greatness in Steve Rogers before his transformation into Captain America. Much has also been made of the fact that, in The First Avenger, Bucky demonstrably feels conflicted about that transformation. Less noted, however, is how Bucky’s sense of conflict and resentment—and the way he dealt with those feelings—reveals the kind of person he truly is. The narrative motif of the man who can recognize greatness in another but not attain it himself, and who is therefore corrupted by his resentment, is a classic trope. It appears in such literary masterpieces as Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo, Melville’s Billy Budd, and Schaefer’s Amadeus. However, the story of Bucky Barnes is one of a man who recognizes a greatness he cannot himself achieve and is not corrupted by that recognition. Unlike the villains of the above-mentioned tales, Bucky Barnes comes to terms with the situation, choosing friendship over envy—and heroism over villainy—something that suggests a greatness within Bucky Barnes that Bucky himself is not aware of. But Steve Rogers, of course, is. Just as Bucky is one of the few people to recognize Steve’s greatness; Steve is one of the few people to recognize Bucky’s. Both of them know each other better than they know themselves, and it is that parallel knowledge that ultimately saves them both.
Natasha + cats


It takes Liho three months to train the exceptionally difficult human. But then again, she’d always been one for a challenge. 

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sorry white people but if you dont support mike brown & the people of fergusons’ protests in 2014 you probably wouldnt have supported abolition in the 1800s or civil rights movements in the 1960s & having the ability to recognize something as morally justified in hindsight something that has already been accepted by the mainstream as morally justified is nice for u but on all practical levels useless to everyone else 



Exercise caution, especially with things labeled “fresh” pizza

I dunno, I’m most worried about “stairs”


(This isn’t copyright infringement, right? X_X It’s just one scene (and not even the whole scene) and I’m providing subtitles and commentary and stuff, right? Does it count as journalistic use? *so nervous about this*)

You can buy the whole series at this address for LESS THAN 6€:

So you totally should if it’s in any way possible for you. Message me if you have trouble with the site and I’ll try to help (I made it through it once so I think I know how to handle it). I want everybody to see this. And no, I don’t work for them or anything. I just want everybody to see this.

This miniseries is AWESOME. It’s basically Les Mis with the focus on Marius (and to a lesser extend on Les Amis too, and the revolutionaries in general — actually they’re introduced before Marius). It starts from Marius living with his Grandfather and then finding out about his father’s sickness.

It’s not really a good adaptation of the book (obviously) but it’s a good adaptation of the volumes 3-5. Which is why I like it so much. There are a lot of adaptations that tell the story of the first two volumes very well but then completely drop the ball when it comes to the rest of the story. It’s just such a nice thing for a change. So… alone it’s not all that good but as a sort of supplement to other adaptations it’s excellent. And it has all the Amis!

This is one of my favourite scenes in this miniseries. (And from the book.) This is Lesgle at his best. My only regret is that this adaptation skipped the silly puns. Although I wouldn’t have known how to translate them anyway. (Oh and of course they gave him hair…. D: Why does he always have hair? The only bald Lesgle I’ve seen was in the 25th anniversary DVD.)

I love Courfeyrac in this too. He’s like “Come live with me” and Marius is all like “But—” and Courfeyrac is like “No buts. I’m keeping you. And I’m taking over this cab too.”

What’s more, he’s even better in other scenes. I’m not kidding. Not sure if I like him or the 1982 Courf more? I can’t decide between those two. But he’s definitely amazing. And this one definitely has the better ensemble. Not even a question about that. Even their Marius is great, IMHO. They even have the Napoleon rant scene with him being all full of geeky passion and Les Amis being all “oh shut up already, you weirdo”.

And I could talk endlessly about this version’s Enjolras and Grantaire. And I will, just wait.

Btw, in case someone didn’t get it, the name “Marius Pontmercy” is written on his luggage, not on the cab. Just to be clear. Because I know some people were like “what, Marius has his own cab?!”