Boxtrolls: 95% pure awesome, 5% unnecessary and unpleasant cross-dresser jokes.

And I mean so unnecessary you could cut them from the movie and still have exactly the same film, and so unpleasant they managed to, in just a few lines and scenes, make a character’s smeared lipstick an integral part of their grotesque…ness… (grotesquerie?), tread the well-worn ground of ‘it’s a trap!’ and make it abundantly clear to the audience that the expected reaction to said cross-dressing was disgust and amusement. And it was Laika, so for the first scene I actually thought this might turn out awesome, and only gradually realised that it absolutely, definitely wasn’t going to be.

This is probably a good time to also mention that Laika didn’t think to include even one character, even in a crowd scene, who wasn’t pasty white.

And there are so many things I loved about this film – like the fact that either female boxtrolls don’t have immediately identifiable gender features (no bows and eyelashes! Yay!) or someone’s got two male parent figures. Or that a bunch of kids are going to grow up, encounter Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and hear Richard Ayoade and Nick Frost’s dialogue in their heads. Or the (OK, kind of familiar) Laika themes of parents being flawed and not great at parenting and that being pretty much OK kind of, and mobs of people having basically no redeeming features and the IQ of the lowest member divided by the size of the mob. It’s also really, really, ugly-snorts-of-laughter funny.

I did like Boxtrolls. I really did. I just wish I could like it unequivocally, or recommend it without feeling just a little bit guilty.

sourcedumal:

hobbitdragon:

crotchetybushtit:

usually unpopular opinion puffin pisses me off but this is so important

yes this

ALL OF THIS

sourcedumal:

hobbitdragon:

crotchetybushtit:

usually unpopular opinion puffin pisses me off but this is so important

yes this

ALL OF THIS

(Source: wildreservations, via underthewetmoon)

spicyshimmy:

the iron bull, five and chubby and missing a front tooth

dorian pavus as an awkward teenager

solas as a solemn seven-year-old

vivienne at thirteen after her first growth spurt

cassandra, ten, hands balled into fists

sera at sixteen, freckled and laughing open-mouthed

blackwall turning nineteen, sword not yet scarred

varric, twelve and determined to finish his very first story about a group of unlikely friends who saved the world

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Characters Who Share My Personality

Rules: find out what characters share the same personality type as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below. then tag five friends and let them know you tagged them!

@underthewetmoon tagged me and I can’t resist a personality test so here goes. I can’t remember when I last did a Myers-Briggs test and I have no idea what I was, but I’m now an ISFJ, just like…

ISFJ (Protector)

ISFJs are loyal, orderly and sensitive. They can be very shy around people they don’t know, but are the sort of person who will always remember your birthday, and are never accidentally offensive. (hahaha NO).

And OMG so many people I had to ignore for the sake of my self esteem. Bill friggin’ Dauterive.

I’m not tagging anyone but if you read this and fancy it, have at it.

underthewetmoon:

Zevran’s armour felt tight around his ribs that morning. Not painful, not even particularly uncomfortable. Just tight. Maybe it was his flesh underneath that felt that way, as if he could still feel the dwarf’s arms around him. His skin certainly felt hot, despite the Haring chill in the air.

It…

bittersweetbumblebee:

I keep imagining a very tired Shepard giving Grunt crayons to keep him entertained. At least until his big boy mission.

bittersweetbumblebee:

I keep imagining a very tired Shepard giving Grunt crayons to keep him entertained. At least until his big boy mission.

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"I will be wild. I will be brutal. I will encircle you and conquer you. I will be more powerful than your boats and your swords and your blood lust. I will be inevitable."

— Iphigenia, from A Memory of Wind by Rachel Swirsky.  (via cosiman)

(Source: civismundisum, via hawkelahawke)

Things I want:

Pringles

Cherry Coke

An avocado and sweet potato burrito

Baldur’s Gate

Things I have:

No money

A puppy sleeping on my foot