#7daysofcolor Purple. Week 2: Complete!
Rapunzel is my favorite Disney princess.
Again, I was dabbling with The Art Of Frozen (which I think is a horrible mistake now because I keep finding these things that are so sad) and found another riveting image in one of the early sequences. The scene from above was from "Sequence 2.0 - Meet Anna and Elsa." In the drawing board that was provided in this particular page in the book, it can be seen that this image of Elsa was originally part Do You Wanna Build A Snowman/For The First Time In Forever story board.
This is so important because we can draw the conclusion that Elsa was also trying to touch and try to communicate with inanimate objects just as much as Anna did. This adds to the heartbreaking fact that Elsa was truly desperate for human contact and interaction. She was trying her best to control her powers so she can finally be with her family…people…again.
What baffles me is the fact that this shot of Anna shaking the knight’s armor display could have been originally intended for Elsa in the movie.Did the directors find it too morbid and too…heartbreaking to include it in the film? Or were they keen on really keeping Elsa’s life in her room and roaming around the halls in silence a secret and a mystery?
And look at how she actually took off her glove to shake “his” hand.Elsa looks much younger here in this shot, I’m assuming she was around 15 or 18 in this sketch. Because Elsa NEVER takes off her gloves. Not in the movie until she was prompted to by the priest and Anna pulling it off by accident….and voluntarily in “Let it Go” when she was finally “free.” Maybe at a younger age she was still motivated to do so, take her gloves off and practice controlling her power without it..but seeing at how much she’s failed continually, she had eventually given up and made those gloves her haven.
She mustered up the courage to hope, to dream, to try and succeed to do this simple task of shaking someone’s hand, real or not real but…failed.
Elsa went to a desperate and humiliating length of failing at this task and possibly succumbed to the dreadful realization that she’s really never gonna be able to touch anyone again.
I wish this sequence was added in the movie to show more of Elsa’s point of view. It’s such a revelation to know that…all the songs Anna sang were also really Elsa’s song. For the first time in forever? Yeah, that was Anna’s anthem of freedom. But wasn’t it also Elsa’s fear and secret longing of being with Anna even for a few seconds?
"There’ll be actual real live people, it’ll be totally strange…”
This image of Elsa just supports the fact that this song…was also hers.
All of Anna’s pain and struggle was mirroring Elsa’s. It wasn’t just a one-sided thing. They are parallels of each other.
Lastly, the fear and heartbreak in Elsa’s face after she froze the knight’s hand. Maybe this was a haunting realization and conclusion that…touching her parents and her Mom and Dad…will never happen.
Animation is so beautiful, yes. But the rough drafts, the sketches…I believe that’s the heart and the crux of the characters.
remember when ginny weasley turned down the offer of going to the dance with harry (the boy she’d been crushing on for years) so that she could stay loyal to her date with neville and then completely called ron and harry out on their shit when they started making fun of neville good times good times
Canon era M. et Mme. Thénardier
(as suggested to me by redthepear :) )
This is fantastic! I love his belly sticking out of the uniform, and the folds of her neck, and their expressions are wonderful. Don’t know that I’ve ever seen you do something in inks before- it’s great!
I am a princess, long may I reign
I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses. All of us.
for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.
their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.
how the fuck is this not taught in every single history class ever
girl pilots (◕‿◕✿)
girl pilots killing nazis ✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* \(◕ヮ◕✿)/ *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
But, remember, women never did anything in history.
I’m reblogging this again. Always reblogging. Always
Women are so badass
Behind the Scenes: Caroline Francis (Marlene), Remi Moses (Alice), and Laura (Lily) on the set of The Gathering Storm: A Marauders Fan Film.
Sometimes I just miss these four so, so much.
Mickey where are you looking?
he’s looking at me
Dad’s gotten 1000% better talking about periods since we started using Shark Week euphemisms:
"Ah, it’s Shark Week?" = "Ah, you started your period?"
"Harpoons on deck?" = "Do you have enough pads/tampons/etc?"
"Chum stocks are holding?" = "Do you need chocolate/midol?"
"Supplies are low cap’n" = "Yes, please."
"What kind (of shark) is it?" = "How do you feel?"
- "It’s a Nurse Shark" = "I’m fine/not bad"
- "GREAT WHITE OFF THE STARBOARD BOW" = "FUCKING OW"