My favorite tweets of audiences being shitty Part 1/?
it’s been exactly 10 years since Rachel got off that plane and I’m still not over it.
this is how you end a show. you don’t give the audience exactly what they want, or take it completely away from them either, you leave them with the idea of what could be
you don’t throw all sanity to hell in the hopes of going out with a bang, you go out with a warm hug and a thank you
you don’t give the characters the perfect dream ending, you give them something better
and this is how you end a show that is so powerful, people are still emotional about it 10 years after it ends.
Scarley liked my over-thoughts ideas re: Harry Potter portraits and whatnot, and that’s all I needed to make it feel worth the endless phone-typing.
this is a solid question
Thinking about it, how would this affect comics and illustrated books? Does it only apply to paintings? What about sculptures?
How is their personality determined? They remember things and appear to have their own opinions, so are they technically people? Or maybe they’re just echoes of the artist whose thoughts and opinions are projected onto the painted figure? Perhaps the subject of the paitning uses something similar to a pensieve to implant some of their personality into the painting?
What if the painter only paints half of the figure, does the other half just magically appear, or does the other side simply not exist? Maybe the figure is animated while they’re painting it, so they can turn it around and paint the other side, like a 3D model? What happens if a figure from a painting travels to another portrait but their original portrait is destroyed beyond repair?
Also, I think I remember Ron being confused at the idea of art not moving, so either wizard paintings and art just naturally animate or it’s just the done thing for wizards to cast a spell after the image is complete, otherwise it’s not really art? Like, I can imagine that they have a very strict view on what art is and isn’t, because the wizarding world tends to ignore what goes on in the muggle world and are also quite backwards in terms of traditions, fashion and ideas, so I reckon their idea of what art is meant to be hasn’t progressed much as they haven’t had a cultural revolution like we did after the invention and popularity of the camera? Like I bet there are spells which accurately paint people or scenes quickly, but it could look better or worse depending on the skill of the wizard, so perhaps the camera wasn’t that revolutionary to them because they already had a way of accurately capturing portraits, it’s just the camera meant less effort?
SO MANY QUESTIONS
The paintings we see in the series are generally of people who actually lived, and their personality matches the real person, which is probably part of the enchantment.
We know it doesn’t just apply to paintings, as photos do it as well. There’s a potion which they use in developing the photos, which (I would guess) is probably mixed in with the paint for portraits. Photos, like portraits, behave like the person they’re of.
There’s also evidence in the series of some places/roles being enchanted so that a portrait immediately appears, but it’s likely that other paintings are painted from scratch, hence why Filch can repaint the Fat Lady’s portrait, fixing the damage done by Sirius Black.
In the films, we see a moving doodle which Draco drew of Harry, which behaves as Draco willed it to while drawing. I would imagine that, depending on the wizard or witch’s ability with this particular area of magic, this type of enchantment could affect comics or any other image of living or moving things. That would be the wizard’s choice, but I’ve always just assumed that wizard comics moved, though other print images we see elsewhere don’t talk, and a talking comic when you’re trying to read the article above would just be a nuisance really.
As for the idea of abstract or cubist art styles moving and speaking, we can presume that any could be made to move but only paintings that are of/are intended to be of human beings, merpeople, centaurs, or any other creature capable of speech would be able to speak. - The art, based on what has been shown, literally imitates life.
There’s only one thing I can think to add to Lewis’s solid suggestion that the camera just wasn’t that big a revelation to wizard-kind, with the idea that they can immediately save someone’s image being likely and having, to a degree [as it’s only seen happening after they’ve died], been proven. That would be that the immediate convenience of the camera is why it’s used by their media, but when you think about it for a minute there doesn’t seem to be much use for cameras elsewhere. They use them, because several non-media photos appear throughout the series, but J. K. Rowling probably didn’t think it was worth her [or our] while to heavily involve anything as ordinary and benign as cameras.
Portraits, particularly the classically styled, life-like ones we see, are probably popular because of the manner of the enchantments involved in their creation. there isn’t modern art at Hogwarts because the people in the paintings are usually centuries old, hence the imagery and style of the artwork, and look like the real people did, hence the lack of cubism and whatnot.
There are few aspects of the Harry Potter universe which I haven’t given long, complex periods of thought…
I’ve been seeing a lot of people reblogging this and asking what’s up with her feet so I guess I should clarify: she’s in the bathtub with Stan, those definitely aren’t her feet.
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what if i died in like twenty years and all i left my girlfriend was a box and like she gasps and reaches down to her chest where her key necklace hangs that i gave her twenty two years ago, and she uses it to unlock the box and all that is in there is a string which you can pull to reveal an embarrassing photo of spongebob at the christmas party
Retro-Pixel Castles is an RTS with elements taken from genres such as town management sims, roguelikes and tower defense games.
It’s not a game you can win, you just get better at prolonging the inevitable death of your civilization. As you play, you will unlock more content, such as, additional buildings, more items and access to more units to control, you can use these unlocks on your next attempt to keep your villagers alive.
Retro-Pixel Castles features a built in editor to design and share your own maps with. Each playable map is 512×512 tiles in size, but you will typically only find yourself playing in an area about 128×128, which means you really have to think about where you start your village depending on which resources are where.
At the moment the Alpha only covers the Retro-Pixel Castles map editor, which is fun to play around with and easy to use (with you even able to make some rather nice looking pixel art with it), but a more fully featured Alpha build with AI functions will be coming out within the next couple of months. We’ll keep you updated with it’s progress at ABG because we know you’ll want a chance to play around with your own tiny pixelated civilization.
wow I didn’t know fuckin chocolate eggs were gendered
OKAY LET ME TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT THE FUCKING PINK EGGS.
I work at a concession stand in an ice rink. We sell a bunch of chocolate bars and snacks and shit including Kinder Surprise eggs.
So one day this woman comes up to the counter with her two little kids, a girl who’s probably about 6 or 7 and a little boy, maybe 3 or 4. The mom asks what they want, the little girl points at the Kinder eggs and says “One of those!”. I asked if she wanted the white or the pink egg. She said pink. The little boy pointed to the Kinder eggs and says “One of those!”. I asked if he wanted the white or the pink egg. He said pink. HOLY SHIT IT WAS LIKE I OPENED THE GATES OF HELL. The mom absolutely FLIPPED and was like “YOU ARE NOT GETTING THE PINK EGG IT’S ONLY FOR GIRLS. YOU CAN GET THE WHITE ONE OR NOTHING AT ALL”. The little boy looked at his mom and said “But I want the same as ______ (whatever the sister’s name was)”. The mom completely ignored him and turned to me and gave me a death glare. “He can have the white egg.”
I had to give a little boy a white egg when he wanted the pink so that he could be the same as his big sister and he started crying. The mom just reiterated that the pink egg was for girls and told him that boys don’t cry.
And this is why we shouldn’t gender fucking chocolate eggs.
This is actually a relatively new thing, originally Kinder Eggs were all white like the ones on the left. I don’t know at what point they decided to make ‘girl’s’ Kinder Eggs, but I do not like it.
Holy shit do not even get me started on how moms constantly police their sons’ masculinity. I’ve seen mothers do it WAY more often than fathers.
I used to work at a bakery that specialized in creating custom cakes. We had this feature where we could print out any image off the computer and put it on a cake (with rice paper). One day this lady comes in and asks for an image we had of the baby Sesame Street characters. They’re all together with cake and confetti, and she asks, “Oh, well since it’s a boy, can you please change all of the little pink confettis into blue confetti? I mean, he’s a boy, you know.”
The fucking confetti.
It barely covered 5% of the image.
Another instance was when a lady asked me for an image of four superheroes to put on her son’s cake because her son was turning four. She admitted to not knowing any superheroes, so I offered the most obvious choice—The Fantastic Four. I pulled up a picture of them and she goes, “Oh no no, we can’t have that. Let’s do another one.” Confused, I pulled up a Justice League one with Batman, Superman, The Flash, and Wonder Woman. Again, she said no. I asked her if she needed anything specific (she didn’t know superheroes, why was she so picky?), and she just said, “Oh, it’s just that he’s a boy, you know? We can’t have a girl superhero on his cake.”
I nearly lost my shit. I did temporarily lose my customer service face and ask why, women have been superheroes all the time, Wonder Woman is iconic, etc etc and she was like, “It’s just that my son has been playing with Barbie dolls lately and I really don’t want him to end up… well, you know.”
This shit has got to stop. When you teach boys that certain things are only for girls, you’re limiting them and you’re teaching them that girls or “girly things” are bad. If you want gender equality as an adult, you better make DAMN sure that you’re teaching the same thing to your kids.
So this woman did not want her son to turn out ‘you know’ and her plan for that was to get him a cake with spandex-clad manly men AND ONLY MEN on it? I don’t think she thought that one through too well…
in sociology class we were talking about gender being assigned to objects and one of the male students started saying how forward thinking he is because he buys his daughter sports equipment and “boy toys”. I asked if he’d do the same if he had a son and he said “Of course I’d buy my son sports equipment”. I clarified “No, would you buy him dolls and other toys that are thought of as being for girls”. He turned around and didn’t answer.
Parents will pat themselves on the back for letting their little girls play baseball but a little boy with a Barbie is still considered an affront to society
In kindergarten we were coloring these pictures, and the teacher holds up a box of markers in front of me and tells me to pick one. Seeing that someone had already taken the green one, which was my favorite, I settled for the purple one. She let me take it but also told me, in sort of a “just letting you know” kind of way, that purple was a girls color. Well I thought that was stupid, and took it anyway. I don’t know why that stuck with me. And yes, I did turn out gay, but I cannot express how sure I am that moment did not influence my sexuality at all.
Purple is my favourite colour, regardless of gender/sexuality associations.
However, I will hasten to add that purple is NOT a girl’s colour. IT’S REGAL AND ROYAL, DAMN IT! It’s associated with luxury, and I don’t recall any of the idiot parents policing their kids’ gender roles telling their sons that luxury, wealth and comfort are “for girls.”