One of my favorite parts of the aftermath.
Oscar nominees Best Animated Feature 2014
Earlier today this article was brought to my attention, in which it becomes clear that some of the Academy voters have little to no respect for the animation industry. They openly admit not having watched the nominated films and/or claiming that animated films are for kids, so they didn’t vote. Even the ones shown in the article that did vote barely motivated their choice.
I find this extremely disrespectful of the animators who poured their heart and soul into making these movies, only to have their work be pushed aside without a second glance by the judges of one of the most prominent and well known film awards out there. As an aspiring animator, I am deeply insulted.
Please note that in this post I am expressing no opinion on whether Frozen should have won or not. I think it’s a wonderful film, just as all the other nominees. I am simply saying that we deserve better.
What they did is disrespectful to the creators of every single one of these films, even Frozen. By barely motivating their choice, they make it look like they voted for Frozen simply because of Disney’s status in the industry. Because it’s Disney, and it made a lot of money, so it had to be at least somewhat good. To me it seems like some of the voters just defaulted to voting for the Disney film, and nobody likes to win by default.
Don’t get me wrong, I too have been guilty of loving Disney simply because it’s Disney, but there is so much more beautiful animation out there and it deserves to be taken into consideration. And if Frozen won, it should have won because the majority of the voters thought it was the best film, not because part of the voters was too lazy to even watch the nominated films.
Once again the Academy deserves another reason to be torn down and built back up. I give all the voters a one finger salute and hope they never vote on movies again because if you can’t respect animation as an art form beyond “made for kiddies tripe” than you have no business judging movies of any genre.
Don’t… don’t you get any foolish ideas that magic will solve all your problems, because it won’t.
-The Sword in the Stone (1963)
One of the best versions of this story ever. One big, wonderful medieval mess!
Reblogging for Bill’s face
Any chance someone has a video or podcast link to this debate?
Miyazaki: The Problem With The Anime Industry Is It’s Full of People Who Actually Buy the Content They Consume
#I’M REALLY TORN ABOUT THIS #I LOVE MIYAZAKI AND THE THINGS HE MAKES #BUT NOW I FEEL COMPLETELY INSULTED BY A PERSON I LOOK UP TO #ALSO HE IMPLIES MASTURBATION IS AS BAD AS WAR????? #WTF MIYAZAKI WHO ARE YOU #I HATE SEEING THE PERSON BEHIND THE CREATIONS SOMETIMES #THIS IS HORRIBLE AND I WISH I DIDN’T SEE IT #IT’S JUST LIKE HORRIBLESUBS AND THE SHITTY THINGS THEY SAY ABOUT THE FANS WHO WATCH THE SHOWS THEY FANSUB #JFC FUCK THE WORLD
Methinks Miyazaki has spent a little too much time going bar hopping with Hideki Anno
He’s the new Alan Moore. Was only a matter of time.
IN WHICH I WRITE A VERY LONG POST ABOUT WHY MIYAZAKI IS NOT WRONG AND I APPARENTLY CAN’T INSERT A READ MORE BREAK SO SUCK IT IN THAT REGARD TOO, I GUESS
- If you unironically call yourself an otaku, you’re lumping yourself in with some of the least-respected members of society in Japan, and you shouldn’t be surprised/outraged when a well-respected member of Japanese society looks down on you.
- The things otaku like are off-putting, and because the anime industry makes most of their money from otaku, the anime industry in general is off-putting.
- The anime industry should probably be restructured so that otaku have less power to decide what gets animated, otherwise the anime industry will collapse because NOBODY LIKES IT.
- Gimme your lunch money, nerds.
Uh, he never implied masturbation is as bad as war. He’s being a cranky old man, as cranky old men are wont to do. The author of the article just listed those things as additional things Miyazaki doesn’t like.
And something you people really, really, REALLY need to understand is that "otaku" is not a term of endearment in Japan the way “nerd” has become so in the West. If I were to speculate, I’d say it has a lot to do with cultural values - here, we place a lot of value and pride in our individual identities, but that just is not the case in Japan. They, and the East Asian countries in general, place a lot of value in working to improve the collective. Being an otaku implies a lot of the things you’d think being the classical “nerd” implies - living in your mother’s basement, spending all your time watching anime/slacking off, and being a general drain on society. While that’s not “accepted” in the West per se, it is not directly contradictory to every cultural value we have. We’re just expressing our identities when we do those kinds of things. In Japan, they are the antithesis of a praiseworthy member of society.When the anime industry is, in Miyazaki’s mind, full of these kinds of people, who seal themselves off in insular groups and jack off to 2D waifus all day in between drawing said 2D waifus, that is a real problem.
Frankly, when I look at the entire catalogue of anime titles released over the past 5 years, I see what he means. Who the fuck is going to buy OreImo except lolicon siscon hentai otaku? Who the fuck is going to buy K-On! except ronery NEETs? I LOVE the Monogatari Series - but who the fuck is going to buy that shit except social rejects?
Real-life people do not act like the people in those shows.Real people do not say to their friends/rivals in love “hey, let’s take a shower together while I fondle your tits.” Real sisters do not fall in love with their oniichan desu~s after many sessions of counseling. I love the tsundere archetype, but a real-life tsundere is someone that nobody wants to be around because they treat other people like shit.
I probably should devote an entire paragraph to lolis. (Most) people do not sexualize little girls, and in fact find the sexualization of of little girls to be repulsive. Why, then, are there so many lolis in anime? Because lolis represent a lot of things that a lot of men find desirable in women - innocence, petite bodies, cuteness in general. But for whatever reason, it has become not only okay, but the norm for anime to have prepubescent girls in compromising sexual positions. If you like flat chests - fine. If you like inexperienced girls - fine. If you like cute things - fine. Mashing all of those things together on a 12-year-old and slapping a bikini on her to appeal to otaku with those preferences? Most people will say that is fucked up.
Fanservice is off-putting to a lot of people. Incest is off-putting to a lot of people. Lolis are off-putting to a lot of people. Unbelievable characters and character interactions are off-putting to a lot of people. But those things are things that self-proclaimed otaku audiences embrace, so that’s what the Miyazaki-proclaimed otaku in the industry draw. Because animation studios make so little money off of anything but DVD and merchandise sales, and otaku are the only people who buy that stuff, the anime industry of late has become inbred and stale at best, and offensive and pedophilic at worst.
Miyazaki is well-loved, both in the West and in the East. But he is not well-loved because his works are made for otaku. I’ve never seen anything he’s made, but the sense I get is that he’s loved in the mainstream because he tells stories that resonate with a hell of a lot of people. The problem he sees in the anime industry is that their works tend only to resonate with otaku, and otaku are not acceptable members of society in Japan. From what I’ve seen of what’s been released and been popular the past few years, I cannot blame him for thinking the way he does.
YES. SLAMMING THOSE PEOPLE ABOVE.
I mostly agree with Miyazaki’s comment because well, a lot of anime and manga these days don’t have the stuff that got me as much as the stuff from the 80’s 90’s and early 2000’s did. There’s too many Otaku-minded creators who do too much fan-pandering and going with anime cliches that ruin things in the long run.
On the flip side the anime industry much like the Japanese gaming industry is hurt by Japan’s conformist nature. Little innovation or thinking outside the box happens, nobody takes real big steps in new directions, and those who do are few and far.
So I’ve decided during the next two years I’m going to be saving up money on the side in order to get on HRT (hormone replacement therapy)
Two years gives me enough time to not only save up, but also finish up my projects that rely on my current voice. I’m going to lose my feminine voice in this…
Good luck towards your goal boss, I hope you reach your goal within the timeslot you hope for. May fortune smile on you and everything turns out great. Avante!
i just had my first 3some holy crap now we’re lke throwing uo aroud the toiliet but its kay
we arre coveed in bite amrks
i am gonna regeret this in the eomrng
but i dont car eright now
becaue fuck it
Sounds like I missed an awesome live stream, damn you Dead Space 3!!
Russel T. Davies and David Tennant on “The Satan Pit.”
When he refers to his relationship with Rose, that’s something very tangible, very real, and something that he absolutely will always believe in.
So I want to just take a moment to really appreciate Rose, because a lot of fans give her flack due to her relationship with the Doctor and the fact that she gets everything handed to her in the show despite having a ‘flat’ personality compared to his other companions thus far in the show.
But when you really think about it, it wasn’t her beauty or intelligence that mattered to the Doctor. She goofs up a lot, and she’s not the brightest character. Nor is she very good at keeping the Doctor in line like Donna or Amy. Sure, at first she acts a bit shallow and is very wishy washy. But despite that nature of hers, there’s one thing she always stuck by. And that’s the Doctor.
Sure, he had fun with his other companions and they were loyal to him, but Rose was different from them because she let him be himself. She didn’t give him mixed messages, she knew how to give him the company he was always longing for. She wasn’t super intelligent, but she was fun and the two of them shared a lot of little dorky moments together. Her flaw was being a typical human being. But despite being that, she still stayed with the Doctor. And she always would if she could. She tore through the void between dimensions for him. She really, really loved him, and unlike Martha who pushed herself on him constantly, she gave him his space at let him come to her when he was ready. She knew of his loneliness and his fear of being alone, she knew that tragic pain he would have to feel when he outlived her, so I feel she kept her feelings available but only that. She wanted it to be his choice, and she would have been happy either way as long as she was there to make sure he wasn’t alone for as long as she could. Martha left him because she couldn’t handle the fact that she’d never be in a relationship with him, she didn’t understand why he wouldn’t and why he was hurting, she only told herself “he wont ever love me and it’s bad for me”. If Rose was faced with that issue, I don’t think she would have cared, because she loved him and their adventures so much and she knew that he needed her.
And when she was given the Metacrisis Doctor on the beach, that Doctor was the one who COULD tell her and COULD be with her. He was one who was ready and who wouldn’t have to suffer that pain, and even though she was happy with him it was clear she still felt just awful for the original Doctor… But she let him go.
That takes a lot to do, and for that… She is a good companion.
Damn skippy, nothing else needs be said. Good on you Jitters
“I saw all these Birthday Games popping up all over the net. I finally decided to make one of my own!” ~ PM
24th - Lucky you! You get twice the Molestia!
Yup. Lucky me
I find it hillarious that I just HAPPENED to get French Kissing Twilight Sparkle.
LOL-face Molestia makes love to me (March 3rd)…..um…not sure if want..or…do..or….um gona go hide in the TARDIS now
Okay so finally got somewhere with paypal.
I forwarded them the details of the transaction, and they called me. They’ll be giving my money back thankfully.
Bad news is: They still count Discord Whooves as having “porn” because it’s got “implied bestiality” which they still count as porn.
Glad you got your money but still a big fuck-you on Paypal’s part.