Those of us in animation always gripe that the rest of Hollywood doesn’t care or know the first thing about animated films. There are tons of anecdotal stories to support this position, but finally, we’ve got some definitive proof. And if you think Hollywood doesn’t understand animation, it’s even worse than you could imagine.
As a friend of mine said: “Because no actors’ faces appear on the screen in an animated movie. … It’s too hard for the Hollywood crowd to use animation as a vanity project.”
Petition to sit down all the people who make coma theories about Adventure Time and tell them “listen, this fucking show is about the last human living in a post-apocalyptic world where deadly magic has been reawakened following a global thermonuclear war that wiped out the rest of the human species, how much fucking darker do you want it to be”
Even though I thought my first Creative Writing professor was kind of a douche, he made a good point about this. One of our first assignments was to write in this eerie, otherworldly style (we were mimicking a specific author whose name escapes me), so we had to write about eerie otherworldly things happening. It’s no exaggeration to say that more than half the class had a “big reveal” where we find out that the story’s strange events and themes are all in the mind of some person in an insane asylum, or someone having a drug trip.
My professor said something like, “you just successfully wrote a world that feels separate from our own, but got frightened last minute and shoe-horned in normalcy. You showed that you were afraid to commit to something different and interesting.” Though I’m typically a contrarian and a piece of garbage, I am inclined to agree with my professor. I feel like people who write coma theories and the like are afraid to accept that the world of the story is separate from our own. They like everything wrapped up in this crazy little realism box where nothing out of the ordinary happens in fiction.
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Thank you :)
Also, to someone who did a coma twist at the end, I would say “Well, since it was just some asshole’s fever dream, thus none of it was ever real in any capacity, I no longer give a shit.” No reason to give a shit, since they just sucked all the reality out of the story.
Addendum: I actually kind of have the opposite problem, where I find it difficult to stay within the bounds of the real world. Makes this second year short fiction class I’m in, where we have to write litfic, harder then it probably should be. Not taking a no-SF-allowed class ever again, if I can help it.
Sometimes, I like to imagine hilarious misunderstandings. The latest one is a white guy saying a while bunch of shit about “the Blacks”, and pissing off a bunch of black people, but what he actually meant was that family down the street with the surname Black.
The hilarious thing about John Green and everyone flipping out as if he’s the biggest writer of all time and/or a blight upon the writing world is I’d never heard of him before tumblr
I knew John Green was a youtuber before I knew he was a writer.
I drew a thing.
This is a golem of the bronze age Mecongai ([mɛˈko.ŋɑʟ]) culture, in which art is valued the most of all. From the CCC on the ZBB.
I’m still getting awfully uncomfortable with white straight people telling other people what they should be offended by…
You shouldn’t be offended by that.
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