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Hello! My name is Carson and I'm an American teenage girl. I am naturally very curious, but since I never fell down a rabbit hole to have my own adventure, I'll have to be content with obsessing over movies, books, and TV shows. On this blog expect to find lots of Disney, Sherlock, Once Upon a Time, and Doctor Who. There also may be some Harry Potter, Hunger Games, superheros (I am in love with the Avengers), Star Wars, vloggers, other tv shows, or what ever I feel like, because after all it is my blog. If you follow me, leave me a message. I would love to get to know you.  I'll check out your blog as well.  I hope you enjoy this site, and have a magical day!

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Get to know me- Personality Types
Hogwarts House : Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Slytherin 

Zodiac: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces

Chinese Zodiac : Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig

Celtic Zodiac : Birch (the Achiever), Rowan (the Thinker), Ash (the Enchanter), Alder (the Trailblazer), Willow (the Observer), Hawthorne (theIllusionist), Oak (the Stabilizer), Holly (the Ruler), Hazel (the Knower), Vine (the Equalizer), Ivy (the Survivor), Reed (the Inquisitor), Elder (The Seeker)

Meyers Briggs : ISTJ,ISFJ, INFJ, INTJ,ISTP, ISFP, INFP, INTP, ESTP, ESFP, ENFP, ENFJ,ESFJ, ESTJ, ENFJ, ENTJ, ENTP

Alignment : Lawful Good, Neutral Good, Chaotic Good, True Neutral, Lawful Neutral, Chaotic Neutral, Lawful Evil, Neutral Evil, Chaotic Evil

TheFourTemperaments : Melancholic, Phlegmatic, Choleric, Sanguine

Enneagram : Type 1, Type 2, Type 3,Type 4,Type 5, Type 6, Type 7, Type 8, Type 9


This post is one of my favorite things.  It honestly brings tears to my eyes.  To think that some people are so cruel, and people are in real life that cruel, to crush and cast aside people’s dreams like that, to leave people feeling completely unloved, this makes me so, so sad. And these stories, most Disney stories, and pretty much all of my favorite stories are about people who through sheer will and hope and perseverance overcome all the pessimism they face  It’s one think to overcome villains and other obstacles, but more difficult still to overcome the voice inside your head telling you that you can’t do it, to over come all the naysayers, to keep trying.  Whether your fighting for love, or family, or success, or justice, or just happiness never stop believing it can happen, because when you believe it can happen, it can happen. And it’s worth it.  Look at all the gifs on the right, how happy they are, so happy they can’t even remember the people who told them they couldn’t be that happy.  Always fight for your own hapiness.  


lipsredasroses asked: "I read one of the posts that said "computer animation wasn't prominent 10 years ago when Mulan came out." Mulan actually had its 15th Anniversary last year, however, computer animation or CGI has been around since the 1970s/80s. Disney did not start using computer animation until the Great Mouse Detective but computer animation has been prominent in Disney films since the late 80s. There was CGI in Mulan even if the characters themselves were hand drawn."

feministdisney:

ah, yeah. I think they more meant the way the characters are designed from a 3D perspective using computers, as opposed to the flatter hand-drawn style used for movies like Mulan… I’m not sure if there’s an easy name for that style? Maybe there is. But yes computers have been a part of animation for a while

Hey! I know all about this because I wrote a paper on it.
As you’ve pointed out computer technology existed and was being used to animate in the 1970s and 80s but this was very rudimentary. It was used more for special effects than pure story telling and you couldn’t make a movie just with computers.

In the 1990s, there were a few different ways computers could be used to make movies. In several movies such as Great Mouse Detective, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin. Disney used computers to animate the background for a scene (the clock tower, the ballroom, and escaping from the cave of wonders) the characters were still animated by hand. Another way computers were used was the CAPS project where computers replaced the cell and ink process or Xerox process. Again, the characters were drawn by hand. So in the 1990s when Mulan was made, computers were used to assist the production of movies, to make it cheaper and faster, but were still basically 2D hand drawn movies.

When people say a computer animated movie what they usually mean is a 3D computer animation. 3D CA is a movie completely made from the computer. It is very different from the processes described above and in fact, is more similar to puppet stop motion animation, except the puppets or models are created and moved within a computer.

The first computer animated full length movie was Toy Story released in 1995. Mulan was released in 1998. While Disney was using computers, it wasn’t really using Computer Animation until 2000 with Dinosaur.

I hope this helps :)



Avengers Opinion

So, I kinda hope we see some of the “sidekicks” like War Machine and Falcon and Sif in an Avengers movie. Obviously there are already a lot of characters and not enough time to focus on them, but it would make since if they showed up for some of the battles, right?

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meladoodle:

Its ok if you dont laugh at my jokes cause ill laugh enough for the both of us


american-mouth-flightless-bird:

"ARE WE REALLY HITTING ON EACH OTHER RIGHT NOW OR ARE WE KIDDING?!!" The Musical.


How people watch Disney movies.
  • Under 12 years old : aw Princesses.
  • Art students : THOSE FUCKERS, HOW DO THEY DO THIS ANIMATION ? LOOK AT THAT MOVE DAMMIT, THOSE BACKGROUNDS, ugh i'm done.
  • Acting divas : i wonder if i can face character her in Disneyland, -imitates the character- yup, i can !
  • Singing trainees : Woah that chick can sing ............. THAT WAS A VERY GOOD HIGH NOTE.
  • DreamWorks fans : How To Train Your Dragon is still better.
  • Romantics : -sobs- omg this is ..... no ... -sobs- ..... i can't ...
  • Animation students : That's Glen Keane's .. yup definitely, oh and look at Andreas Deja animating characters that aren't villains.
  • Parents : What a good cartoon.
  • Disney bloggers : THAT is the part i'm gonna gif first.
  • Disney fans : HIDDEN MICKEY.
  • Disney fanatics : talk, and i'll slit your throat, i've been waiting of this for 18 months and 24 days.
  • Soundtrack Addicts: IT'S ALAN MENKEN. YOU CAN TELL. IT PARALLELS LITTLE MERMAID AND TANGLED IN THAT ONE CHORD. THAT ONE RIGHT THERE. SO MENKEN.
  • Creative Writers: That line. That line. Right there. you never forget that line. That was the best written line. Never forget.
  • Walt Disney: hello friends i am dead


rhetoricc:

I either have a fiercely strong opinion or I don’t give a fuck at all


so-glad-were-neighbors:

arrendelle:

"We may."

The moment Anna knows Kristoff’s gonna dive right into the kiss…

Why yes I do like cute Disney couple kisses

Next girl I kiss, I’ll pull of a Kristoff with a consent request followed by an excitingly, passionate kiss

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mairitheknight:

it’s gotten to the point where i cant even call what im doing “procrastinating” anymore, i should just be calling it “jeopardizing my future”

Accurate post is accurate


Get to know your Tumblr-er

What is your middle name? Lenore

What are you passionate about? Storytelling, in all forms 

Zebra or leopard print? Yuck

Do you have any fears? Of course.  Some that come to mind are heights, elevators, scorpions, the dark, failure, everybody is only pretending to like me

Silver or gold? Silver

Top three places to visit: New Zealand, Italy, France, anywhere…

Where are you from?Tennessee

First career you wanted as a child: Architect 

What’s your sign?:  Aquarius, I think

Future names of your children: I’ve always really liked the name Alice, also my middle name Lenore is a family name that will  be passed on, I like Peter for guys, so yeah, I imagine naming my kids after fictional characters, but I’m flexible, it changes 

What are you listening to right now? Shrek the Musical, my theatre department is doing it this spring

Do you believe in fate/destiny? I don’t really believe in any kind of predestination because I feel like that takes freewill out of the equation.  I do believe in True Love, though.

What are your career goals?  Hell if I know.  It changes more than it did when I was a kid.  I kinda really want to work for Disney, but I don’t know what.  I’ve also thought about politics/international relations or law….

What is your favorite color? Blue

What is your favorite flower? Tulip

What was the first concert/show you attended? Hilary Duff!

Something you are working on right now: Finishing this post

Have you ever had a near-death experience? One time I think I nearly drowned in the ocean, I got caught in the undertow, I don’t know if I was actually close to dying, I’m a pretty strong swimmer and there were lots of people around, but at the time I thought I was going to die so…

Are you a procrastinator or do you get things done early? I used to be the type to get things done early but high school has changed me

Left or right handed? Right

TV Shows and anime you watch regularly: Um, Once Upon a Time, Agents of Shield, How I Met Your Mother, Parks and Rec and Downton Abby are the shows I watch that are on now, I do most of my TV watching on Netflix, where I watch it all at once, not “regularly”

Halloween costume idea for this year? 

I think next year I will be a Star Trek officer.  This past Halloween I was CInderella.

What is your relationship status? Crying over fictional characters

Last movie you watched? Last night I watched part of Christmas story, the last movie I watched in full was Atlantis:The Lost Empire, I’ve watched ALOT of movies this last week


Thoughts on Elsa’s powers

So normally Elsa’s powers just make ice and snow and cold wind, but with Olaf and Marshmallow (the ice monster) she is able to animate them, bring them to life.  Which is a big deal.  She didn’t even know she could do that.  Why can’t she do that all the time?  Why, when Hans and the guards were attacking, why didn’t she make another Marshmallow?  So I was thinking about that, while meditating on the line, “Love’s a force that’s powerful and strange” (see that post here http://curiouscarson.tumblr.com/post/69545499019/frozen-discussion).  And I developed a theory, call it a head cannon if you will.  My theory is this when Elsa’s winter powers combine with the power of love (resists urge to sing) she is able to bring things to life.  WAIT! Before you dismiss this as a crazy, cheesy, crackpot theory, here me out.

Olaf is an exact reproduction from Elsa’s happiest memory, back when everything in her life was perfect, back before she realized how dangerous her powers were, back when she and Anna were friends.  To Elsa, Ola represents Anna, their friendship, childlike innocence.  In that moment she was channeling all of her love for Anna into her powers, which is what animated Olaf.  Furthermore, Olaf’s personality, loving, caring, naive to a fault, optimistic, happy, full of hopes and dreams Olaf is everything that Anna and those memories mean to Elsa.

On the other hand, Marshmallow is grumpy, violent, temperamental, disengaging, cold (in both senses of the word).  Marshmallow is the other side of Elsa, the older Elsa.  Think of when Elsa made Marshmallow, right after “For the First Time in Forever Reprise” Elsa is worried and frightened and disgusted with herself.  She doomed her kingdom.  She can no longer be the dutiful queen she had been for years or the carefree, wild person she was trying to be, the person in “Let It Go”. She is trapped and confused.  “I’m such a fool.  I can’t be free.  No escape from the storm inside of me.   I can’t control the curse.  Oh Anna please you’ll only make it worse.  There is so much fear.  You’re not safe here.”  She can’t control her powers and she wants Anna to go away so that she can be safe.  Elsa doesn’t trust herself to keep Anna safe.  Anna is being optimistic, bubbly, caring girl she always is and Elsa can’t take it anymore.  She doesn’t know how to be with Anna, she just knows how to keep her safe.  She wants Anna to leave her alone. She wants Anna to go back to Arendale and live a happy life without her.  So when she makes Marshmallow, she is channeling her love into her winter powers, but it’s a twisted, confused, angry, scared type of love.  So the product is thee angry Marshmallow, with the one purpose of kicking out Anna. 

So in conclusion, basically what I’m saying is Love makes Elsa’s powers more powerful.  Which is kindof already established in the movie.  They are stronger when she is emotional, whether that emotion is sadness, or happiness, or fear, or guilt.  The more intense her emotion the stronger her powers, she just makes random snow and ice. When the emotions are negative: sad, guilty, lonely, scared, stressed, she can’t control the powers.  When the emotions are positive: happy and love, she can control the powers.  It is then that she is able to make specific things like stairs, a castle, a chandelier, and a dress, and ice skates.  It is then that she is able to bring things to life.  And also she can use the positive emotions, to take away the ice and cold and snow.

What do you think?  Am I just making stuff up, or is there validity to my arguments? 

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