Miyazaki responded: “To have a film where there’s an evil figure and a good person fights against the evil figure and everything becomes a happy ending, that’s one way to make a film. But then that means you have to draw, as an animator, the evil figure. And it’s not very pleasant to draw evil figures. So I decided against evil figures in my films.”
One reason for fascination with Miyazaki may be his contradictions. The director whose films typically end with an uplifting affirmation of humanity suitable for children is the same director who told his Berkeley audience, “It would be wonderful if I could see the end of civilization during my lifetime.” The man who is able to entrance children, and adults, with his animation is the same one who complains about children spending too much time with virtual reality instead of being outdoors in nature.
The great man is the one who does not lose his child’s heart.
Mencius (via itsquoted)
Korra week, day two: Fierce
this is the best post i have ever seen
#misogyny #sexism #mras #fedoras #violence #murder #sex worker hate
I love how when guys criticize Anita Sarkeesian they end up justifying her criticisms.
While I hesitate to call myself “thankful” for it, the internet outrage over Sarkeesian’s latest video drew my attention to her Feminist Frequency series, and I’m really happy I found it because it’s great. I’ve seen a bunch of criticism directed at her over some obscure problem with her analysis of Hitman, so it’s nice to see that that criticism is in fact completely ludicrous.
- gamer dweebs: if you don't like the game, why don't you just make your own version? That way I can ignore it, downvote it, talk shit about it, roll my eyes when people talk about it, refuse to play it, badmouth the person who made it, steal it, play five minutes of it, write a passive aggressive jemble review about it, then pretend it was some infallibly neutral and objective invisible hand of the market that caused it to fail, then use it as an example of what happens when people don't do what I want
ditch the idea that straight up good characters are inherently or necessarily less interesting than the characters with questionable morality or dark sides