I’m just going to leave this here.
Adam And Dog
The oscar nominated short film by Minkyu Lee.
“The Disney animator (“Wreck-It Ralph”) made the exquisite hand-drawn work independently and out of his own pocket for about $25,000. It’s an artful riff on the Genesis story with Adam discovering the friendly canine companion in the Garden of Eden and complicating his relationship with Eve.”
Guuhh THIS IS SO PRETTY! Really powerful ending too. I love it. What I wouldn’t give to be able to create something like this.
Str8Voices - Far Over The Misty Mountains Cold cover
A take on the dwarven song from The Hobbit. It’s a bit different, but still gorgeous.
What does English sound like to foreign ears?
We’ve all heard examples of fake Chinese or German from speakers who lack familiarity with either language. While typically cringe-worthy, these examples do raise interesting questions regarding our own language. What does English sound like to non-English speakers? After more than 40 years, Adriano Celentano’s “Prisencolinensinainciusol” remains one of the most illuminating examples.
The entire song is nonsense verse, neither English nor Italian, but the sounds are meant to resemble English. Linguist Mark Liberman wrote an interesting post about this sort of thing over at Language Log discussing yaourter, the French word for an attempt to speak or sing in a foreign language that one doesn’t know all that well. This often involves trying to sing a foreign song with nonsense or random words filling in the blanks. Liberman shares this wonderful quote from a random Internet user:
Just for the story, in France, when we don’t speak English and we want to imitate the sound, we call it “yaourter”(to yoghourt), the imitation sounds like a very nasal language, kind of like a baby crying. It mostly imitates the “cowboy” accent.
This is fascinating *A*
I love when they mimic Americans speaking English in anime and it’s all “Shit!” and “OH MY GOD” and “pera pera pera” or something like that XD
I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED
This is amazing.
It sounds like it should be American English but it’s just…not, and as somebody whose mother tongue is American English that’s really fascinating. And frustrating. It’s almost hard to listen to.
Is no one gonna mention how rad this song is tho?
This song is catchy as hell but listening to it is like someone flipped off the part of my brain that understands language. It sounds exactly like American English, but doesn’t make a syllable of sense.
What does it sound like to British and Australian speakers?
As an Australian speaker, it definitely sounds American, but it’s a little too familiar to me (or maybe I’m hallucinating), so I think there’s an Australian accent thrown in there.
This is amazing! With English being my 2nd language, this represents all the views (listens?) I had of English as a child. My mother began to teach the language to me when I was around 5, but it wasn’t enough for me to understand anything substantial. It pretty much sounded exactly like this video: random accented gibberish here and there, with some words I recognized like “baby” and “alright”.
In fact, my older brother and I had characters who were “American” and whenever we had them speak “english”, they pretty much sounded exactly like this.
With all the immigrants found on the internet, or 2nd hand English speakers, I guess finding out how English sounds like to foreigners by just asking isn’t the same as actually receiving an example. That’s why this video is so perfect.
I sound exactly like this when I can’t form words. I feel like I’m listening to my ‘native’ language, which is my own form of Gibberish. It’s great.
This song is incredibly groovy though.
:O woooow this is cool.
Footage from The Host 2 (Gwoemul 2)! I hadn’t realized it was already in production! Sweetness those effects are goooooood. So lovely to see the monster in highdef.
I am a HUGE FAN of The Host. It is one of my favorite monster movies by the amazing director/writer Joon-ho Bong. If you can, watch it in Korean with english subtitles (the dub is terrible imo). Can’t recommend it enough.
I don’t know who wrote the sequel, but it doesn’t look like Joon-ho Bong is directing :c curious to see how much the tone will change.
“It doesn’t get better.”
Now, for all of you who are part of the “It Gets Better” project, this video doesn’t rip on it. It adds to it.
i really fucking love this guy jesus christ. i don’t know if i want to be him or if i want him to be my crazy uncle.
and i love his face. i want to pet it.
I wasn’t going to watch this but then I did and you should really, really actually watch this. No matter what you are or what you do or how you feel about literally anything, watch it, because it’s gonna make you happy and happy is a good thing.
Now this. This genius. This I stand behind. This is real, and not these little close-minded hug-it-out groups here on Tumblr. Bless this man and his vision.
OMG I LOVE THIS GUY. I’VE FOUND MY SEMPAI!
This goes here…
This guy gets it.
This guy is fucking beautiful.
I like playing a game with Chez where I give him things he either likes or hates. We play tug-of-war too.
I gave my chinchilla Chez a dust bath last night. I was also dumb and forgot to turn the ceiling fan off so DUST EVERYWHERE. Also Chez tipping over the bowl didn’t help either.
A young woman is being followed by a crocodile who represents her shyness.
A short by Alice Bissonnet, Aloyse Desoubries Binet, Sandrine Hanji Kuang, Juliette Laurent, and Sophie Markatatos.
Damn it, Gobelins! Stop being so great! <3
I can’t handle how cute this is. Can I just have a pet crocodile that purrs at me all the time?
I suggest all females watch this.
*i suggest all humans watch this.
If you haven’t watched this yet, you really should.
This is a must, girls and boys.
I agree that everyone should watch this. This is one of the few videos on female representation in the media that at least tries to point out that the way females are represented has a negative effect on everyone, not just women.
I love that this`touches also on how media affects men, but wow. Stereotypes are perpetuated by television more than in reality, and they are so skewed because they have to be provocative or funny or any number of things that aren’t complete or real enough.
This affects not only women and men, but race, gays and lesbians, trans people, all people.
We all struggle against what we are supposed to be, what we are told we should be, and yet when positions in media and PR change, the image doesn’t. Because people get those positions by conforming to that image, and breaking out risks loss.
This is why it is so hard for anyone to be who they really are, because they are so busy being what other’s expect so as not to be harassed for not being what they are supposed to be.
Oh man, Geena Davis. I love her with all -y heart.
All my followers should watch this video
Everyone needs to watch this and see how harmful misrepresentation and perpetuating harmful stereotypes are not just to a minority group, but to everyone.
Only by adapting a new way of thinking, by treating everyone equally, and even eroding gender roles, can we influence our peers and perpetuate something good.
Reblogging (again?) because this is a good movie and I definitely recommend seeing the whole thing.