The following poem is inspired by Ursula Le Guin’s book, Always Coming Home, which has a lot of poetry in it, and the poetry does a very good job at giving a sense of the main culture of the book. And, since I’ve been reading it, I decided to write a poem from one of the cultures I’ve made up for some stories I’ve been working on.
In this world, there are magic storms, called eseteijo (eseteij in…
You are fucking kidding me
aww its a cute gif of a shark trying to bite but his mouth’s too smAHHHHWHAT THE FUCK IS THAT SHIT OH MY GOD STOP NO STOP STOP STOP
if anybody is interested in being even more scared: these motherfuckers have been found in most oceans around the world and have existed for over 30 million years
The deep ocean is as close to hell as it gets man, this things a fucking nightmare
i’m pretty sure this is a goblin shark and there are far more scarier fish in the ocean and in fresh water rivers and streams.
and who can forget old mate
even better, the Sarcastic Fringehead (yes Legit name) (also Known as ‘predator fish’)
my inner aquarium volunteer is screaming (SARCASTIC FRINGEHEADS OGHGHGHHFKgjdfhgJDGH) okay here we go
awww look it’s vampyroteuthis infernalis what a cutie
hi missus footballfish how was your day??
Oh wait shit I forgot ur dead and preserved in formaldehyde that was rude of me sorry u look lovely mrs footballfish
hello i interrupt this scary marine animal showcase to present mr. california sheephead
he was born a girl like all his sisters. but since he had the biggest jaw size of the group
he changed into a dude fish who takes care of his sisters isn’t that so sweet
look at his lumpy ass head tho.
now back to your regularly scheduled scary-ass fish. oh look it’s cookie cutter shark
what big teeth you have—
oh fuck it lights up that’s it i’m out
the frilled shark literally a scary ass dinosaur that swallows shit wHOLE
the dragon fish holy shit what that is not a dragon
the goosefish please help me
do well to remember the deep-sea lizard fish in your nightmares thank u
reblogging for anyone looking for some sinister mermaid inspiration
Reblogging because I can’t resist ocean critters like this. (Though sinister/deep sea mermaids are awesome when drawn, too.)
YOU SEE THIS?! THIS IS WHY I AM FRIGHTENED OF DEEP OCEAN! FUCK THIS WITH THE POWER OF A MILLION SUNS!
for my sweetie
I find it oddly flattering that the Anti-Vaccination crowd thinks that I— an actual Autistic— am some kind of monster that was created in a lab. There’s a ’50s B-movie in this, is what I’m getting at.
'My God, Doctor! It's alive! What does it want with us?'
*the creature lumbers forward, inciting obligatory screams*
‘LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT TRAAAAAAAIIIIIIIINSSSS’
Easily the most horrifying line of dialogue I’ve ever heard in an animated movie.
NO BUT THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD GODDAMN MOVIE LIKE THE MUSIC IS FUN AND SUPERB THE CHARACTERS WERE REAL PEOPLE EVEN THE ANTAGONISTS THE WOMEN WERE GREAT IT WAS ALL GREAT. IT DOESNT MATTER IF YOURE JEWISH, CHRISTIAN, MUSLIM, ATHEIST, WHATEVER ELSE IT DOESNT MATTER ITS SUCH A GOOD MOVIE AND ITS LITERALLY ONLY 90 MINUTES OF YOUR DAY AND EXPERIENCE THIS HERE JUST CLICK IT LITERALLY IT WILL OPEN IN A NEW TAB GO WATCH.
also can we point out that none of the characters were white? like damn accurate depictions of Biblical characters
whispers this is one of my all time favourite movies
I adore this movie. ADORE IT. And the above scene is a perfect example of one of the main distinctions this movie has amongst all movies, but particularly amongst animated movies: the bad guys are not mustachio-twirling villains who do evil shit because they love being evil or generically want power. They actually bothered to develop each of the major characters and explore their motivations and how their actions evolved out of their personalities and their experiences. It would have been super easy to take the narrative from Exodus and make the pharoah Generic Evil Dude, but they went beyond that and explored the relationship between the father and his sons, Ramses and Moses, and how those intersecting family relationships impacted both men’s actions as adults. Pharaoh’s dialogue there is terrifying not just because he did a bad thing; but because it’s clear from his words and his face that he genuinely believes that he was acting out of what he thought was the best interest of his family and his kingdom. That’s how you build a human villain- they have motivations that are complicated but sympathetic, and then they take it to a place where you’re like, “Wow, that is super not okay.”
Plus this scene resonates because it recognizes that it’s not even the infanticide which is the ultimate source of the evil here (although infanticide is pretty bad), but rather the dehumanization of an entire race of people that allowed Pharoah and his soldiers to justify the infanticide to themselves so they could perform it. Like, congratulations Dreamworks, you totally boiled down genocide for the under-twelves.
Then you have Ramses, who is just a hot mess of daddy issues, and they do a great job of showing the way he and Moses are torn up about how they’re being forced into these opposing roles. It’s not that they don’t have agency, because they do, but you get the sense of how circumstances are shaping them into men who are representative of two diametrically opposed cultures and agendas. Ramses is a villain, but more because he feels he is standing in his father’s sandals and has to take up the villainy that his father worked his way into than because he has any particularly villainous motivations.
Then, in addition to the character development and general craft, the animation and music are absolutely stunning. The plagues are given impressive weight not by 5-star special effects (as would have been tried if this was a live action film) but by the way they are set up and reacted to by the characters. The slaying of the firstborn is not graphic at all but it is legitimately terrifying.
Bottom line, everything about this film is amazing and if you haven’t seen it sometime over the past 15 years, you are missing out.
ITA about this movie, its ethnically accurate character design, and its music.
ALSO, on top of everything else, the scene where they cross the Red Sea is still one of the most beautiful pieces of animation I have ever seen.