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animatorlife:

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My real name is Ellie and I married a man named Carl.  He was my college sweetheart and we’ve been very happy.  Today is our anniversary.

Up came out in theaters a few months before he proposed.  He had just graduated college and I was getting ready to enjoy my last summer before graduating myself.  The first 5 minutes of that movie are beautiful and heartbreaking all at once.  And it was like watching us.  I know it seems that a lot of people say that kind of thing but it’s true.  I am wild and bubbly and talkative and artistic.  Carl is quiet, reserved, and sweet.  We make jokes that I never heard him speak until our 5th date.  And this moment is seriously what our wedding looked like.  His family behaving reserved and calm and my family losing it and ready to party.

When we saw the movie together after the Married Life montage I was in tears.  Who wasn’t?  Suddenly I felt a kiss on my cheek as Carl had leaned over to tell me he loved me.  He had tears in his eyes.  Afterwards he told me that when (Spoiler) Ellie dies, that he felt his heart break because it was like watching me die.  ”She is you.  It’s like they took their inspiration from our life.”  

When he proposed a few months later, is was beautiful and romantic and perfect.  As we sat dreaming about plans he said, “I think we should have an Up wedding.”  And I ran with it.  He wore an Ellie Badge, we had balloons and flowers everywhere, it was colorful and bright, our favors were little tin mailboxes with candy in them, and (my favorite part) we waltzed around the ballroom to the song from the Married Life montage.

It’s been 3 amazing years since the best day of my life.  And what a crazy 3 years it has been!  Carl has supported all my animation dreams and been my best friend since the day I met him.  I couldn’t ask for better. And I know it’s cheesy, but I felt today of all days should be the one I tell the world.

I think that Up means more to us than anyone will ever really know.  We watch it together every year for our anniversary and we hold hands and we cry at all the little moments.  Most people have songs, but we have a movie.  This is our movie.

Happy Anniversary, Carl.  I love you.

Here’s to the rest of our adventure together.

(Source: natasha-widow)

disney-magical:

a-different-kind-of-royalty:

ok I actually think this is the saddest part of the movie. Ursula is singing all about how she’s “helped” people,and shows the story of these fine folks. The boy wants to be stronger to attract the girl, and the girl wants to be thinner to attract the boy so they both sell their souls but theY WERE ALREADY IN LOVE WITH EACH OTHER AND IF THEY ONLY TOLD EACH OTHER HOW THEY FELT THEY COULD HAVE BEEN TOGETHER LIKE COME ON WHYYY

Dammnnn

So this little cigarette right here has sparked a whole new brand of TFiOS hate, much of which is coming from people who claimed to love the book. 

Many people are now pointing out how “pretentious” Augustus is, and I can’t help but think, You’re only just now realizing this. He was written to be a seemingly pretentious and arrogant person. The acknowledgement of this is actually highly important because, without it, the book loses the message that a hero’s journey is that of strength to weakness

Augustus Waters has big dreams for himself. He wants to be known and remembered; he wants to be a hero; he wants to be seen as perfect. But there’s already something standing in his way… He has a disability, and society tells him that a person cannot be both perfect and disabled. So what does he do? He creates a persona for himself. He tries to appear older and wiser than he is. But the pretentious side of him is NOT who he truly is. It’s all an act. (This is evident in the fact that he often uses words in the wrong context.)

And when his cancer returns, we begin to see his mask cracking. The true Augustus begins to bleed through… Hazel even takes notice of this from time to time. And by the time we get to the gas station scene, Augustus is no longer the picture of perfection he was when we met him. The play has been canceled. The actor must reveal himself. And he’s revealed to be a weak, defenseless boy, succumbing to the cancer that is made of him. 

THE PRETENTIOUSNESS IS INTENTIONAL. It stands to show Augustus’s journey from flawless to flawed, from strong to weak. It’s the key to understanding that Augustus was the hero he always wanted to be, even if he didn’t realized it. 

(Source: tfios-changed-my-life)

thequeenandthephoenix:

kiichu:

shawtyimmaonlytellyouthisonce:

so i went on the american apparel site today

looking at the socks

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for reference

here’s one of the pictures for men’s socks

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seriously i’m not one to complain about sexism much but i just looked on this site and??

headwear

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what

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THE FUCK IS THIS???

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????????

also BAGS AND WALLEtS???

male:

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female:

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????????????????????? I DON’T FUCKING GET IT????

"gendered marketing doesn’t exist!! shut up femenazi"

romancingthelookyloos:

gallifreekydeeky:

A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.

The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.

Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.

The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.

"One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person."

That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus.

"ooh!  a poor person in need of help!  i better make sure they get arrested!"  to me, that’s the issue that’s most troubling.  Apart from that, the statue, and the idea behind it, is one of the parts of Christianity that even a grouchy atheist like me has to admire…

I love this because I think it shows how today’s most “devout” Christians wouldn’t be the people that supported him if he existed today.

(Source: circuitfry)

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