#this gives me so many feels #I mean just think about it #Katara and Sokka have been living the lives of adults since their mother died and their father left #Sokka’s primary concern has been being a real man and building up an army for so long #and Katara has been trying to care for her tribe and her family and maintain hope #they haven’t thought about just having fun for fun’s sake in so long #and then this kid comes along #and he completely changes the entire game #he’s Katara’s hope #the only chance Sokka has to finally kick fire bender ass #they’re ready to go fight a war #to keep living as adults #as they have for so longa #and this kid #this intensely powerful kid #stops and tells them that they have more serious business to attend to#AND IT’S JUST SILLY STUFF #IT’S JUST FUN #WHICH THEY WROTE OFF LONG AGO #it’s like when Katara said that she hadn’t gone penguin sledding since she was a kid and Aang told her that she still was a kid #he’s reminding them that they’re children #that they can have fun #he didn’t just give them hope for a world without war #he gave them fun in a world WITH one
This is actually really interesting.
This is legitimately not jut about boobs,just watch it,youll learn something about modern cinema
A video about the straight male gaze in cinema (and video games), examples of it, and talking about how even when men are sexualized on screen, it’s still as active agents and not as a collection of body parts where the camera zooms in and cuts to various secondary sex characteristics. Not a new concept, but the video is still interesting, even as just food for thought.
I also think having it deconstructed visually like he does, helps one pay a little more attention to how the world around us is constructed via the media we consume, in even small subtle ways, like where the camera focuses, pans, and zooms in on, and the difference between cuts that show pieces of the body versus full face & body shots. (This is, of course, also applicable to stuff like comics, such as this Vampirella page where several panels are dedicated to her butt, or Ed Benes’ penchant for drawing “looking up at her butt” angles in panels with women in them.)
Sometimes it’s a conscious decision, and the artist wants to do it that way, or has been told to by higher ups, or it’s a goal of the company/marketing department, and sometimes, I think, it’s not necessarily conscious, but just how we’ve grown used to seeing scenes/panels with women constructed and having grown up with this media, we do it ourselves without thinking (i.e. “just what you do” as discussed in a previous post.)
Also, this doesn’t mean it’s NEVER a thing to do, sometimes it can be used very effectively, and increases the understanding of a scene (like the Austin Powers example where we are supposed to be seeing her through his eyes), but it’s when it becomes the norm of depicting women in all situations, that it can be a barrier to some of the audience in their enjoyment of the media, or their feeling of immersion, and send a message of “this is not for you.”
As I said, just something to think about once you’re aware of it. :)
hey man u missed a spot ,
THIS MAKES ME SO ANGRY ,
I’m through accepting limits
Cause someone says they’re so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try, I’ll never know!
I’d sooner buy defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye, I’m defying gravity
I think I’ll try defying gravity
And you won’t bring me down
biggest plot twist of the entire series
if you ever feel sad, just remember that the first ever cloned cat in existence
was named copycat
they saw the opportunity and they took it
WHY DOES NO ONE TALK ABOUT THE QUETZALCOATLUS?!
I MEAN, JESUS F. CHRIST.
PTERODACTYLS AIN’T SHIT NEXT TO THESE MOTHER FUCKERS. QUETZALCOATLUS FUCKING ATE BABY DINOSAURS FOR BRUNCH.
JUST IMAGINE SOMETHING AS TALL AS A MOTHER FUCKING GIRAFFE
SOARING THROUGH THE SKIES AT 80 MILES PER HOUR, AND THEN SWOOPING DOWN AND FUCKING EATING YOUR FACE OFF.
Vader’s Little Princess
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