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I interpreted the look in that last gif differently from everyone else when the show first aired, but in retrospect I think y’all are right. That is totally a look of did you just. 

(It’s also been pointed out that the ingredients in the soup are meant to aggravate the immune system of someone with autoimmune encephalitis. Did YOU just.)

…………… err are they? My husband makes me this. o.O

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sharkprivilege asked:

could you talk more about the male disney villains being queer coded with stereotypes?

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Pink hair bows. 

Many male Disney villains are what we would call “camp.” Effeminate, vain, “wimpy” and portrayed as laughable and unlikable. Calling upon common negative stereotypes about gay men, these villains are characterized as villainous by embodying these tropes and traits. 

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Think about it: Often Thin/un-muscled figure, heavily inked and shadowed eyes (giving the impression of eyeliner and eye shadow?), stereotypically “sassy” and/or manipulative, often ends up being cowardly once on the defensive, many have comedic male sidekicks (such as Wiggins, Smee, Iago, the…snake that isn’t Kaa) 

Other examples:

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since i was talking about one of the disney man villains who doesn’t fit this stereotype yesterday…

Gaston.

my bf was listening to that song about him yesterday

and i mentioned that he is literally the most terrifying disney villain

why?

because his type of evil is banal and commonplace

there are white men walking around who are exactly like him

men who think that women are prizes they deserve

men who will not listen or pay attention to a rejection

men who will go out of their way, if rejected, to ruin a woman’s life

ppl often seem to miss this when discussion beauty and the beast since the stockholm syndrom ‘romance’ is also a giant icky thing

the terrifying thing about gaston is that he is supposed to be (as all disney villains) a hyperbolic cartoon

but he is the absolutely truest and most real villain

because he exists in the real world

we all know men like him

Also, if we’re talking about queer coded characters the MOST important of all the characters is Ursula who was bad off of a drag Queen (Divine) and has a whole host of negative stereotypes.

She’s also my favorite.

This post is sorely missing some seriously important historical context. The term for this as film history goes is the sissy, and as a stock character the sissy is probably one of the oldest archetypes in Hollywood, going back to the silent film era. Some of the most enduring stereotypes of male queerness—the limp wrist, swishing, etc—can actually be traced to the exaggerated movements of cinematic sissies in silent films. And it’s important to note sissies were portrayed in a range of ways, though they were generally used to comedic effect; queerness was considered a joke, and the modern notion of the “sassy gay friend” in films can probably be traced back to this bullshit too. It wasn’t until the Hays Code was adopted in the ’30s that sissies almost uniformly started being portrayed as villains. Homosexuality was specifically targeted under the euphemism of “sexual perversion”, and the only way it could fly under the radar in films under the strict censorship of the code was by coding villains that way in contrast to the morally upright hetero heroes. Peter Lorre’s character in The Maltese Falcon is one off the top of my head, but there are a slew of them from the ’30s onward, and this trope didn’t go away after the Code ended either. More modern examples in live action films are Prince Edward in Braveheart, Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs, and Xerxes in 300.

So Disney just provides some of the most egregious modern examples of the sissy villain, but this is a really old and really gross trope that goes back years and years in Western film. There’s a fantastic book and accompanying documentary about the history of homosexuality in film by Vito Russo called The Celluloid Closet that gets into a lot of this.

It’s incredibly refreshing to see a response to a post like this that starts with “This post is sorely missing some seriously important historical context.” and then goes on to provide important historical context that adds information to the point being made. I was seriously wincing and bracing myself for “You guys, you don’t understand. It was different back then.”

(Of course, I wouldn’t have been worried if the name of the last poster hadn’t scrolled off the top of my screen by the time I got to it.)

The only thing I have to add is that the snake who isn’t Kaa is called Sir Hiss.

I just feel like the worst gay man alive because I never picked up on any of this ever.  My gaydar is broken, someone send out the repairman.

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Apparently some vegans are telling people not to eat honey to support bees.

STOP. STOP NOW.
DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW BEES WORK?

Buy honey (local if possible) -> support beekeepers -> support bees.

I swear people don’t even think this stuff out. 
Beekeepers provide bees with an environment in which they can live, and are encouraged to thrive. Bees then have a big huge giant person who can deal with any threats to the hive. 
Yes, honey is a winter food supply for bees, but beekeepers (unless they’re dicks, in which case they’d be shooting themselves in the foot) will NEVER take too much honey from a hive, and will always ensure that bees have enough food. Think about it, you’re not going to starve a source of income/hobby, are you?

So now.
Support beekeepers.
Support bees.

buzz.

I think a few ppl took Bee Movie too seriously.

Ok no no no no no no

Where the hell are you getting your facts from?? Bold text doesn’t make your argument right lmao

Beekeepers replace the honey that bees produce for themselves with nutrient-deficient things like corn syrup. I hope I don’t have to spell out why that’s a bad thing.

On top of that the means of getting the honey is really inhumane; they basically have to put the bees in a coma in order to do it.

Like, I’m not saying that everyone needs to be a vegan. There are plenty of reasons that people can’t keep vegan, but please don’t say that humans consuming honey is good for bees this is literally the biggest bullshit I’ve read on this site jfc.

This is one of the most ridiculous lines of crap I have ever read. Have you ever met a beekeeper? There’s no such things as “replacing” honey. Yes, many beekeepers supplement their bees ‘diets with sugar water, but it’s not in place of honey—it’s in addition to pollen. Bees are attracted to sweetness (in France, they’ve raided an M&M factory and produced brilliantly colored honey) but they much prefer pollen and nectar to sugar water. (My source? Seeing that at the height of summer, when flowers are in bloom, they basically ignore the sugar water set up near their hives.)

And beekeepers do NOT put bees in a coma to take their honey; where the hell do you get that from? Yes, some beekeepers use smoke to calm the bees. It either makes the bees think there is a forest fire or lowers the oxygen levels in their bodies making them lethargic. It does NOT put them in a coma (unless too much smoke is used, in which case bees can die, which—trust me—beekeepers DO NOT want). But most of the time, modern beekeepers use a few drops of a foul-smelling concoction (Honey Robber is one brand) that temporarily drives the bees from their hives, or they just do things slowly and carefully, as to not upset the bees. Not to mention the fact that many beekeepers collect nuisance hives rather than allow them to be killed by exterminators, which is definitely good for bees.

I am only speaking about small, local apiaries here. A lot of commercial honey is imported from China, where it is mass-produced under somewhat dubious conditions, before being mixed, boiled, filtered, and sometimes (illegally!) mixed with corn syrup to maximize profits. There was a rather large scandal recently about “honey laundering" which underscores all the issues with imported honey. (Not to mention, local honey imports health benefits like allergy reduction.)

So, go ahead, be vegetarian, vegan, whatever you like. But don’t pass on grossly incorrect information like it’s fact. Local honey is GOOD for bees. It’s also good for your community’s economy.

Like with everything, there is going to be a huge difference between how the local beekeeper with a few hives works and looks after bees, and how a giant commercial operation works.

There are a lot of weird things that happen in commercial beekeeping. Research is key.

Get Fox Farm honey. They don’t give them sugar syrup, they get their own honey back.

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in case people have never seen this piece of quality advertising

here we have the new zealand accent in it’s natural habitat

eating some ghost chups, bru

This is very important to New Zealanders.
Please watch it.

To any non-New Zealander followers
You won’t regret watching this.

this has got to be one of the anti drink driving ads out there tbh

NZ does some really cool tv shit, this doesn’t disappoint!

DOUG

i’ve been internalizing a really complicated situation.

I love the kid in the background who calls out ‘Yeah, just crash here!’

For context, this is part of an epic cycle of anti-drink-driving ads that has been going on since, I think, the late 1980s. The original one showed a tired emergency room nurse talking about the injuries she sees on car crash victims (over footage of such patients being treated - sadly, I can’t find a YouTube version). She wearily concludes ‘If you drink, then drive, you’re a bloody idiot.’ For New Zealand TV at the time this was strong language and there was a bit of a stir, but the ad was considered striking and effective. The closing line became a slogan that, with variations, has been repeated in the ads ever since. 

As well as discouraging drink-driving the ads have more recently focused on good preventative actions, like having a designated sober driver and (as above) letting friends know when they’re too drunk. 

This ad was an enormous hit when it aired around 2002. The drunken joke ‘Good afterble, consternoon’ is still a well-loved New Zealand catchphrase (and teeshirt). There were a lot of road safety ads that dramatised gory and heartbreaking car wrecks, and we still have these, but the ads that get quoted and talked about are the ones that, as well as delivering a helpful safety message, reflect New Zealanders’ sense of humour and collective self-image.

I saw some of these commercials!  Not the ones linked specifically but yup.  Dammit, now I miss living in New Zealand…

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[When Sir Patrick Stewart was asked to describe Sir Ian McKellen’s early days on the british stage]

Look at that smug face. And he’s doing a little dance!! You can see he’s victory dancing in his head xD [x]

Okay but

really though.

…oh

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Hot damn

DAAAAAAAAAAMN

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