Posts filed under ‘Disney’
While not the best at lip syncing, these cute singing boys decide to start a boy band after the Disney Princesses dump them. (Basically they remix the well known songs for each prince/princess.) I’m pretty sure most of these boys would rather be dating drag queens than actual princesses, but the song remixes are cute and the dancing is fun. (Thanks to JohnMichael S. for the tip.)
I love moving art, and when the subject is Little Red Riding Hood, I’m absolutely thrilled. Red Riding Hood is one of my favorite stories, along with the Three Little Pigs. . . perhaps I have a thing for the big Bad Wolf. (That’s a Doctor Who reference, fyi.) [via Lily Wight]
I read an interesting post the other day after stumbling onto it via tumblr, a professor answers a question about FanFiction by assuring everyone that it is literature and has been around for a long time.
Shakespeare doesn’t have a single original plot—although much of it would be more rightly termed RPF—and then John Fletcher and Mary Cowden Clarke and Gloria Naylor and Jane Smiley and Stephen Sondheim wrote Shakespeare fanfic. Guys like Pope and Dryden took old narratives and rewrote them to make fun of people they didn’t like, because the eighteenth century was basically high school.
Speaking of Shakespeare, check out this post on Flavor Wire which claims they can tell a lot about you by which play of his you like the best. Personally, I don’t think I’m an *unabashed* romantic (I’m very much abashed by it), but I’ve definitely worn glitter. Thanks to Sara H. for the tip!
People are constantly mistaking me for someone else. I have people wave to me, whom I do not know, all the time. And it’s not because they are trying to hit on me. It’s because they think I’m someone else. One day last summer a guy on the train kept eyeing me and smiling smugly and texting his friend. I sighed.
When he got up to leave from the train he goes, “Hey, Darcy.”
Subtext: Bitch I see you there, don’t pretend you can’t see me.
I looked at him over the tops of my glasses. “My name is not Darcy.”
Subtext: Douchebag, don’t call me Bitch, you don’t know me. (I do have an aunt named Darcy, so I was confused for a split second, but I don’t really look like her. And I see no possibly way he knows her as she lives in upstate New York.)
He got of the train in a huff all embarrassed. I guess he was trying to prove something, all he proved was that he is a jerk. Everyone on the train watched the exchange and caught the subtext. He wasn’t that subtle, and I neither was I. The doors closed and everyone around tittered at his brashness turned embarrassment.
But this kind of thing happens a lot. Not so much now that I dye my hair red (and it’s one of the reasons that I do), but apparently I have a couple of dopplelgangers out there. And I’m not the only one. A photographer in Quebec hunts down and takes pictures of unrelated look a likes. It’s eerie. You should check them out.
Happy Memorial Day folks! This video maybe would go better at Halloween time, but I can’t wait that long to show you. At 4:35 is my favorite part. From Think Geek:
In 1929, Disney released The Skeleton Dance, the first cartoon to use non-post-sync sound–that is, the sound was developed alongside the animation, which was experimental at the time.
If Disney made Game of Thrones, Princess Daenerys would sing by the sea and Peter Hollens would DEFINITELY be there. I love his music, check out his youtube channel. He’s done nerdy stuff with Lindsey Sterling in the past that also was Games of Thrones oriented.
Star Wars characters eating sushi. You can find a link at the bottom of his page that will take you to a video showing how he made the illustration.
Speaking of dragons, check out this grooms cake. Totally awesome. I want one, for an anyday cake.
And more cakes! Like this Batman cake. I am Batman. I eat cake. Nom, nom, nom. ::giggles:: (Sorry, my mind goes weird places.)
And because weddings, check out this unrealistic happily ever after about Disney and de babies. Funny story, my sister who had a baby in February sent me a picture of my nephew recently and I saw, “Aw, look at the baby.” She says, “He’s growing up so fast, we feel he isn’t a baby anymore.” I said, “A three month old kid is a baby, period.”
A mash-up of Doctor Who and Disney, with Belle entering the TARDIS for adventure times. I wish I was Belle, and I wish I was entering the TARDIS. I’m jealous of a Disney character in a mash-up. That is all.
Somehow I just found out that there are actual “episodes” of Doctor Whooves on YouTube. I didn’t watch all of this, I’ll be honest. The writing is a little boring. One thing we’ve learned in improv is to not narrate what we are doing. That is boring. Relationships are what are exciting. This episode spends over 2 minutes talking about what the characters look like and are doing …..
Does baring skin mean you’re stupid? A psychological look at the reasons calling women fake geek girls is hurtful. This is a really well written piece and goes into many of the side issues that don’t get talked about often. Things I’ve been pointing out on the internets and in real life for a while, just said much more well (I can’t help myself).
Some cool Gender Bender stuff that I’ve found. The first one is Jennifer Lawrence as Thor. Though I agree with The Mary Sue, not sure why they bared her midriff. Seems like prime stabbing space now.
If you’re a writer, cut the bullshit and say you are. An interesting and encouraging piece by Daniel Dalton on claiming what you are.
Speaking of writing and books, I stumbled onto this image of how one person views libraries. Not as a bunch of dusty books with the library Dewey decimal tag on them, but a world full of wonder. My favorite place downtown is the library. It’s massive and magical.
Check out these shoes (and by shoes she means impossibly high heels that I would never be able to wear even if I do think they are pretty awesome) that have been inspired by Disney’s representation of fairy tales and stories. [via Picture Me Reading]
Finally, Carol Burnett does a Star Trek Gender Bender sketch. While I personally think it plays a little too much into stereotype gender roles to get laughs, it’s a unique and funny sketch. [via The Mary Sue]
Disney Princess Cosplay including Aurora (I think she gets left out all too often). I love the costumes, they are quite good. But I do think the big buildings in the background kind of detract from the overall aesthetics. Which is sad, but understandable. And this Little Mermaid illustration is so lovely I had to share it. I know I put up a lot of Ariel, but what can I say? I have a soft spot for red heads.
The new Star Trek movie pictures have been on the internets for a while, but in case you haven’t stumbled onto them already, here they are. I’m looking forward to this. Is it mainly because the movie will have Cumberbatch in it? Yes, yes it is. I wont even deny it. But I did like the first one that J.J. Abrams directed and I hear this one is to have some cameos. So I’m fairly excited about this movie.
Finally, watch these nerdy PSAs. You are welcome.
One of my favorite things to read every day is Not Always Working the opposite to Not Always Right. Often there are nerdy tidbits that just make my day. Like this one discussing if Captain America was on the Presidential ballot.
Here is an awesome birthday cake/several cookies in the shape of the game Survive: Escape from Atlantis. Awesome. I want a cookie now. [via Frivolous Monsters]
Please click on this next link if you do nothing else today. It is amazing. And possibly a gift idea if you’ve missed your holiday shopping until after the fact. Or just because they look like good recipes. Check out Fifty Shades of Chicken Cooking (a parody cookbook). It contains, for example, the following excerpt:
“I want you to see this. Then you’ll know everything. It’s a cookbook,” he says and opens to some recipes, with color photos. “I want to prepare you, very much.” This isn’t just about getting me hot till my juices run clear, and then a little rest. There’s pulling, jerking, stuffing, trussing. Fifty preparations. He promises we’ll start out slow, with wine and a good oiling . . . Holy crap.“I will control everything that happens here,” he says. “You can leave anytime, but as long as you stay, you’re my ingredient.” I’ll be transformed from a raw, organic bird into something—what? Something delicious.
And a trailer for the book. A bare chested man ties up a chicken. Is it weird the only thing I can think is, “That is quite the outie bellie button”? [NSFW]