This man is a LEGEND
*Banksy appreciation post*
Disney villains & their voice actors/actresses (Pixar not included)
“I like things that have passed through human hands. Things that have been touched. Such things are charged with emotions that are capable of revealing themselves under certain, extremely sensitive circumstances. I collect such objects, surround myself with them and in the end I cast such ‘fetishes’ in my films. That’s also the reason why I don’t like computer animation. Virtual reality doesn’t have a tactile dimension. Objects and figures created on a computer have no past.”
Jan Švankmajer (born September 4, 1934)
‘darkness light darkness’ is such a great short
ugh i love stop motion/claymation
So, I think we can agree that the woman who’s the root of one of the most famous anime and manga franchises ever has to be kind of amazing. Especially when you consider this series revitalized and changed an entire genre, since it was mainly responsible for the shift of magical girl stories to being more about fighting for justice, and combined magical girls with the sentai (Japanese superhero genre) in a way that had never been seen before. It’s reached nearly every country, and arguably broke a lot of barriers regarding how women were presented in anime. It inspired women all over and it inspired artists with it’s distinctive style and how the story incorporated themes of astronomy and mythology and fairy tales with the struggles of adolescence and superhero action, and turned a lot of fairy tale tropes on their heads, specifically the idea that a fairy tale princess has to be passive.
One can admire her as a creator, but what about as a person? Who Naoko is can only be communicated through what we know of her, from her liner notes and scant interviews. But what we do know of her seems to support that the wonderful themes she incorporates in her story are things she truly believes, and are reflected in her as a person.
First, Naoko is incredibly smart. She worked as a pharmacist before being a mangaka, and her manga tends to have a lot of people, predominantly women, in scientific and medical fields. Ami Mizuno aspires to be a doctor, as does Mamoru. Setsuna works at the science department of her university along with Reika and Himeko in the S side story is an competent and determined aspiring astronaut with a sharp scientific mind who eventually succeeds at her goal. There’s also a lot of accurate references to science and medicine, from the astronomy and geology to things like chemistry themed villians and so on. She incorporates other elements of her life into the story, such as her know-how about work as a miko, fashion and racing cars.
Naoko is also pretty clearly well versed in mythology, and incorporates a lot of myth in her story in a creative way. Delve deeply into all the mythology references of Sailor Moon and it can get surprisingly complex. The myth of Selene and Endymion, the multiple reference to Greek and Roman myth in the persona and powers of the Senshi, using old English words- What I adore most is that she doesn’t play the mythology straight, but turns tropes on their heads and molds them to fit her own story. Women are often victimized and made powerless in ancient mythology, but Naoko tells a story where these women are active agents who weild the greatest power.For instance, in Naoko’s version, It is women weild the power of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, Neptune and Uranus, and they use it well. Selene gets a second chance as Serenity and unites to disparate kingdoms and Aphrodite, who was often painted as vindictive and jealous of other women because of possessive love, is instead embodied by a powerful warrior and leader who is driven by her love for other women.
Doug Jones. The name doesn’t ring a bell, does it? Probably not. But I’m here to tell you that this bitch is fabulous.
He started out as a mime and a professional contortionist. He got into acting and has acted in over 25 movies and numerous television shows. Still doesn’t ring any bells? Probably because Doug’s gig is characters and crazy ass costumes and shit.
Here’s a picture of him:
Still not look too familiar? Well, maybe you saw Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer?
Or, are you a Buffy fan? Remember the episode “Hush”?
Look familiar now? He’s the one in the front.
Did you like the movie Pan’s Labyrinth?
Did you like the Hellboy movies?
Doug Mother Fucking Jones.
Or, hey! Were you born in the 90’s? Remember the movie Hocus Pocus that would play on Disney Channel every halloween? Remember this guy?:
Yup. Doug Jones.
Still not convinced of how badass this guy is? Here’s some awesome for you.
It took him 5 hours to get into the Pale Man costume in Pan’s Labyrinth, and, once in it, he could only just slightly see out of the nose holes, but he was mostly blind.
And the costume for Fauno himself? Well, he could only just barely see out of the nose holes in that one, too. The actual head part was filled with mechanics that made the eyebrows and ears move. And those mechanics were so loud that he couldn’t hear while inside of it, so he had to memorize Ofelia’s lines as well as his own so that he could say them in his head to know when to talk. Oh, and he doesn’t actually speak any Spanish at all, so he was memorizing both his, and someone else’s lines in a language he couldn’t speak.
Doug Mother Fucking Jones.
WHAT A BRO
I LOVE THIS GUY. i had a huge crush on abe sapien (shh! i crush on intelligence, okay!) so i found out who he was then, he does so much amazing stuff
Ok Mr. Jones you have officially made it onto my list of favorite people
You’re fucking fantastic