Endless list of underrated animated female characters 11/?: Ellie Fredricksen
People who have a superiority complex based on their enjoyment of vintage music or books are some of the most annoying people in the world and if I ever hear you ridiculing someone just because they may not enjoy listening to the beatles whilst reading to kill a mockingbird and sipping a cup of hibiscus green tea i will literally come to your house and staple your nipples to your elbows
"no, we want to put a different character in our movie!" the animator screams
but it’s too late
rapunzel has stormed the office and is knocking over furniture
"give me the helmet," she snarls, shaking a mocap actor by the ping-pong balls
this website has crossed the boundary and we need divine intervention
Some Fozen sketches.
This is how you lose her.
You lose her when you forget to remember the little things that mean the world to her: the sincerity in a stranger’s voice during a trip to the grocery, the delight of finding something lost or forgotten like a sticker from when she was five, the selflessness of a child giving a part of his meal to another, the scent of new books in the store, the surprise short but honest notes she tucks in her journal and others you could only see if you look closely.
You must remember when she forgets.
You lose her when you don’t notice that she notices everything about you: your use of the proper punctuation that tells her continuation rather than finality, your silence when you’re about to ask a question but you think anything you’re about to say to her would be silly, your mindless humming when it is too quiet, your handwriting when you sign your name in blank sheets of paper, your muted laughter when you are trying to be polite, and more and more of what you are, which you don’t even know about yourself, because she pays attention.
She remembers when you forget.
You lose her for every second you make her feel less and less of the beauty that she is. When you make her feel that she is replaceable. She wants to feel cherished. When you make her feel that you are fleeting. She wants you to stay. When you make her feel inadequate. She wants to know that she is enough and she does not need to change for you, nor for anyone else because she is she and she is beautiful, kind and good.
You must learn her.
You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.
You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.
And, this is how you keep her."
For the record, I find Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines morally reprehensible (but incredibly catchy).
This Weird Al version made me laugh and laugh and laugh. It speaks to my inner English professor.
I almost choked to death trying not to laugh out loud watching this at work earlier today.
God bless you Al Yankovic, you’ve taken a catchy yet disgusting song and actually made it catchy and enjoyable.
memorydragon bless you for bringing this to my attention
Bless Weird Al for making this masterpiece
I am like hardcore anti-prescriptivist and I actually enjoyed this Weird Al is a wizard
You know how I was complaining about how much I hate the lyrics but like the catchy beat (understandable since they sampled so much from Marvin Gaye’s “Gotta Give It Up” that they had to settle in court about it)?
This fixes it.