Oh hey it’s back on my dash perfect! I was just thinking of this the other day!
OHOHOHO wow the Korean alphabet is awesome. The people who designed it were geniuses and were obviously incredibly schooled in the morphology and phonology of their language. HNNGGG
여러분 모두 한국어 쓰세요 한국어 좋음
한국어, 한글은 보면 맨날쓰는거지만 볼수록,쓸수록 예뻐요..참으로 곱구나’3’♥
짱 이쁜 한국어 쓰세요 여러분
신기하게 가르치는군요 보고 신기했다
IT WASN’T JUST ANY OLD DUDE WHO DECIDED, “HEY I WANT TO CREATE A KOREAN ALPHABET.”
IT WAS KING SEJONG, WHO ORDERED HIS ROYAL SCHOLARS TO CREATE THIS ALPHABET SO READING AND WRITING COULD BE ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE, EVEN THE PEASANTS. IT WAS PURPOSELY DESIGNED TO BE EASY TO LEARN.
SO SHOUT OUT TO KING SEJONG, WHO REALIZED BEFORE MANY OTHERS THE IMPORTANCE OF UNIVERSAL LITERACY.
YOU GO KING SEJONG, FOUR FOR YOU KING SEJONG
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.
This is downright infuriating and insulting.
And the worst part is that its not just Hollywood and the Academy that looks down on animation, its people, too. They have this misconception that animated films are for children; that these are cartoons and therefore are not worthy of an adult’s attention.
I was reading the comments left on the article mentioned above, and I was infuriated that people seem to stereotype animated films and generalize them for children. One person made the argument that The Wind Rises breaks the “child-targeted” idea, but was attacked by someone else saying that “[The] Wind Rises is made in Japan, where animation is WAY more broad in categories than American animation. Somehow the USA loves to stay with a bunch of animations catered to children and the reason why adult jokes or humor is subtle.” That is certainly not the case. Frozen wasn’t just about family love; there were many other themes in the film such as the effects of neglect, as well as the idea of “thinking before acting.” The Croods has one of the most fascinating themes knitted within the dominating one of family, and that is the theme of change and how it can be frightening and exhilarating. There are certainly aspects of these films that appeal to an older audience. They are not childish films, rather family oriented. As in a child can watch it and be fascinated and entertained, and an adult can watch it and see deeper meanings and still be engrossed in the film. I don’t get what they mean by “adult humor,” because generally people laugh at just about the same things. If they mean dirty jokes, them obviously that wouldn’t be found in films targeted for a family (because obviously as a family, there are children involved, and quite frankly the main idea/plot of these films do not work with crude jokes). The whole Japan has a wider range of animation than America or whatever is stupid. And I refuse to insult anyone’s intellect by discussing why this statement is wrong.
But deciding on the best of these animated films shouldn’t just be about the message or how “big” the film is. It should also be about storytelling, the execution of the animation, the flow, the detail. There are so many things that make up a good movie. And, while I think that Frozen was spectacular and amazing, the other films are also spectacular and amazing. Frozen, as we all know is great, but we know of the flaws of the film as well. Flaws that we know the other films did not have, and therefore should have been considered. Just because something was made by Disney does not mean it is the best of the bunch. The presentation is what matters. What this film consisted of, and how it was carried out.
I hate that the Academy thinks these films are so much different than the others just because they’re animated. I have a problem with them bunching animation in one big blop, because within animation there are many different categories. Films, like Despicable Me, are clearly comedies, whereas Frozen is not. Just like we categorize movies like the Hangover as comedies, and 12 Years a Slave as not. The only clear difference to me is that you do not see actual, living people in the movie, rather representations of them.
They should be treated equally, with the respect given to other films.
OH I’M SO GLAD THIS IS ON MY DASH AGAIN.
let this always be on my dash
I can’t even
BUT GUYS THINK ABOUT THE OSCARS NEXT YEAR
DOES DISNEY EVEN HAVE A BIG ANIMATED FEATURE SLATED FOR THIS YEAR??
DRAGONS COULD FINALLY GET THE OSCAR IT DESERVES
I have a huge feeling that HTTYD2 is going to win the Oscar next year. Plus, look at the lack of competition.
*finding dory :/
I thought Finding Dory comes out 2015… :/
She finally got her pizza.
Never give up on your dreams. Even if they seem silly. They just may come true
friendly reminder that John Green fangirls as much as we do
did u guys see me at the oscars
*leaps enthusiastically onto the bandwagon*