Paranorman reveals first openly gay animated character
at first i thought mitch and kathy were going to hook up, like athletic boys and bratty teenage girls always do at the end of movies. but then he said this and the whole theatre screamed and EVERYTHING MADE SENSE AND IT WAS SO GREAT
this was such a great scene. his sexuality didn’t define him, he wasn’t used as the butt of a joke, it was just great. she was into him, and he’s just a dumb guy who possibly didn’t really even know she was really hitting on him throughout the film. it just wow. this one line just means a whole fucking lot to people.
What I like about this the best is that they LITERALLY WAITED UNTIL THE VERY LAST SECOND TO REVEAL IT. Basically forcing you to form your opinion of him based on his personality and characteristics, instead of his sexuality.
WHICH IS HOW IT’S SUPPOSED TO WORK.
And what’s even better? Of course the studio came under fire for this. But they didn’t back down at all. The stood by their decision because ParaNorman was a movie about accepting people who are different. About not judging people. Including a gay character and treating his sexuality like no big deal helps that message shine through.
And then what do they do after that? Include same-sex couples in the trailer for their next animated movie where the theme is all families are different and they’re all great.
Laika is a fucking amazing studio for doing all of this, and they will have my eternal love
Really loved this movie
Back in 2012 I really wanted to do something to celebrate the Sailor Moon reboot when it was announced a new anime would be created. I thought “well it’d be really neat to get a WHOLE eternal senshi group….”
Well I didn’t expect it to happen, I asked friends to join me and I was just so flipping happy when each girl agreed and filling the inner senshi, then getting all of the outers…. I was just so stunned. And the whole experience was downright MAGICAL. Each girl created the fuku they are wearing with the exception of Uranus- i made that one with help from venus. Broches/tiara’s/stars were created by our Moon. Patterns were crafted by both Venus and Mercury.
Left to right:
Sparkle Pipsi - Eternal Sailor Venus
Lady Staba - Eternal Sailor Jupiter
Daydreamernessa’s Cosplay - Eternal Sailor Mars
NyuNyu Cosplay - Eternal Sailor Mercury
WindoftheStars Cosplay - Eternal Sailor Moon
http://neo-winggoddess.deviantart.com/?rnrd=68202 - Eternal Sailor Saturn
Kitty Princess Kie - Eternal Sailor Pluto
http://furesiya.deviantart.com/ - Eternal Sailor Uranus
http://www.acparadise.com/loves/maryssa - Eternal Sailor Neptune
——> click here SELLING HANDMADE SAILOR MOON BUSTIER click here <——
I made this earlier this year, and because i’m currently unemployed and am job-hunting I need some money to make ends meet! If you can reblog this post, and share to spread the word it would be greatly appreciated!
About the bustier- I bought the fabric from an ebay seller in Japan. It is official licensed Sailor Moon fabric. I have sewn plastic boning to the top, and it is fully line in white for a clean finish. I set white grommets in the back so it can be laced up <3
Chilling After School - Love Live -
Maki - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maryssaraptor/709549439056192
Photographer - https://www.facebook.com/cospixnet
Let me tell you, ladies and gentlemen… being thin DOES NOT mean your life is just automatically better, that you’ll ALWAYS be happy, or that you’re somehow some goddess of beauty.
I’ve been “underweight” for my entire life.
My first day of school in kindergarten, my mom was interrogated by “concerned” parents. … “Do you feed your daughter?” or “is she normally that skinny?”
Throughout my childhood, people would ask, “are you anorexic or something? I bet you’re bulimic”. This isn’t a compliment. It makes me feel like you’re saying that I don’t believe that I’m beautiful, that you don’t see me as beautiful, and that I look down on anyone that weighs more than me. I have spent years trying to prove that I’m not self-hating, not trying to be skinnier, and not concerned about my weight. Somewhere around middle school, I actually had to sort of train myself to avoid the bathroom (even if I had to pee) for 2-3 hours after eating to make sure nobody actually thought I was making myself puke up my meal. I do it unconsciously now. Throwing up is actually on my list of phobias, on the top 3 (next to spiders… I’m not really afraid of needles anymore, thanks to IV class).
I’m like a teenage boy, I have to eat as much as possible all of the time. I’m hypoglycemic, so if I don’t eat every two hours or so, I get extremely grouchy, exhausted, and irritable.
EVERY SINGLE TIME I go to my doctor’s office, she comments on my weight. “oh, you’re still the same weight. How many meals per day do you eat?” *concerned expression* I feel like I’m being INTERROGATED because it’s in my genetic code to be thin. Two words: Fast metabolism.
My doctor finally did find out that I have a digestive issue… I’m gluten and dairy intolerant. People tend to want to encourage me to eat all of the time, so when they offer me food and I have to deny, the look they give is so… judgmental.
I explain, “I’m sorry, that actually used to be one of my favorite foods and it looks and smells SO GOOD, you have no idea, but I’m gluten and dairy intolerant.” They think I’m on this diet to LOSE WEIGHT. Almost every time, they say… “oh, so THAT’S why you’re so skinny!” … no.
I tell them, I’m on this diet because it is actually supposed to help me GAIN weight. And it is! The intolerance means that my body has been unable to properly absorb some vital nutrients! Don’t get me wrong though, my whole family looks like this. My mom was 90 lbs when she got married and she doesn’t have a single health problem.
People used to always watch what I was eating, and would scoff if I left anything behind.
I had a friend who suffered from an eating disorder and she starved herself to try to get to my size. She copied everything I did to try to get the same results. It broke my heart when I found out.
Hurtful things that have been said to me because I have a fast metabolism:
- Nobody wants to fuck a bag of coat hangers
- Nobody can cuddle with a stack of bones
- You call me beautiful but you don’t understand because you’re skinny.
- You don’t actually think I’m pretty (this is when I compliment someone that complains to me about weight). You’re skinny.
- Are you anorexic or something?
- oooooh, so THAT’S why you’re so skinny
- I’ll carry this, I don’t want you to break.
- I’m going to feed you a pound cake a day until you gain some weight.
- Girl, you need some MEAT on your bones.
- Why don’t you just try to eat more?
- REAL women have curves.
- If you want boobs, just gain some weight! It’s that simple!
- Why don’t you fill out your training bra? You’re supposed to be able to fill the whole cup.
- You don’t need a diet, you’re skinny enough as it is!!
- Here, take my food. You look like you’re dying.
- You’re lucky, you can get anything you want at any store!
- You must be size 0! (actually, no. I have HIPS. I can’t even squeeze in to a size 0)
I’ve been interrogated, devalued, and unappreciated for most of my life simply because I’m thin. THIS IS THE WAY I WAS BORN. I truly think that women of all shapes and sizes are beautiful, but somehow, when I compliment heavier women, they don’t think I’m NOT being genuine.
Even with all of this, I still think I’m beautiful. I still love my body. I still appreciate myself and make sure my body is in balance.
Ladies, Gentlemen… “Skinny is beautiful” is an unrealistic standard set by the media. Being thin, again, does not mean you’ll be happy. It does not mean you’ll be accepted.
ACCEPT YOURSELF, LOVE YOURSELF, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. Only then will you be happy, healthy, and even accepted by other people’s standards. If you’re trying to impress people that are pushing you to unrealistic standards, THEY ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS.
I used to struggle with myself. I used to think that because of my thinness, I looked like a terminally ill patient and that I wasn’t a real woman because I didn’t have an ample bosom or sexy curves, or meaty thighs.
I fought through that self doubt IMPOSED BY OTHER PEOPLES’ MISPLACED JEALOUSIES AND UNREALISTIC STANDARDS. I am BEAUTIFUL as I am, because this is how I was made to be. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL THE WAY YOU ARE, BECAUSE THAT IS THE WAY YOU WERE MADE TO BE.
WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT!
The secret to beauty? SELF CONFIDENCE!!!!!!
again, I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH!! If your “Friends” are telling you that you aren’t pretty, or if you’d be pretty if you did this or that, or you need to lose/gain weight… THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS. THEY WILL NEVER BE TRUE FRIENDS. AND THEY WILL NEVER HELP YOU BE HAPPY.
STAND STRONG IN WHO YOU ARE!!!! LOVE YOURSELF!!!! LOVE OTHERS!!! TAKE HOLD OF WHAT YOU HAVE AND OWN IT!
I can’t tell you HOW many times I’ve been made fun of or called names or been called lucky because I’m underweight. NO! STOP! It’s not fun.
The other thing that bothers me is height. Everyone calls me tiny for being 4’11” and says they’re jealous of my height and it really bothers me because I WANT to be taller but I can’t just make myself grow :< being called tiny or a midget belittles me and it’s not a compliment :««
This was totally me growing up. So many snide remarks. Teachers giving my mother looks and calling her up because they thought she didn’t feed me right or I had an eating disorder. Girls telling me I couldn’t complain about how I looked cause I was skinny. I could never talk about myself or my feelings hardly EVER because people would just use my body against me. *Sigh* This was most my life.
I graduated from 8th Grade weighing 64 lbs. I graduated high school 95 lbs. I had to drink a Slim Fast along with my breakfast, every morning. That’s TWO breakfasts, every morning. I had so many issues with how I looked because I was skinny and people complained that I had a specialist to talk to about my mental health and diet. It was horrible feeling.
LUCKILY! When I hit about 22, I actually started gaining weight. I’m healthy now (despite my SKINNY FAT or whatever 4chan called it so many years ago).
It’s funny I say luckily. I almost hate that I say luckily. But at least people don’t make prejudgments of me about my weight now.
/End of Relating Skinny Rant
I relate to this so much.
People really need to learn to respect others. The grass is not greener on the other side people who struggle with being underweight aren’t “lucky”
Regarddless of one’s weight there needs to be respect. I respect everyone else, but have many times never received it in return.
And friends it’s not ok to comment about your skinny/thin/underweight friend. I don’t comment on anyone’s weight, yet time and time again it always happens that people can freely comment on my weight?
I respect others, so all i ask is for some respect in return.