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Happiness in stories at most is a couple lines at the end. It’s boring.

- Drosselmeyer

I actually love this quote because it represents a cynical philosophy on storytelling (and life) that his own characters prove wrong.

Princess Tutu’s many layers of meta, and the story’s commentary on stories themselves, is my favourite thing about it. Drosselmeyer’s characters, and by extension, the narrative itself, show that a happy ending is not simple and uninteresting. It’s a common belief today, that in storytelling, darkness and tragedy equals depth and maturity.

However, all the main characters in Princess Tutu faced harsh realities, struggled with their identities, and made sacrifices. They ultimately defined their own identities, and found hope in a bleak situation. They worked hard for their happiness. And that is profound storytelling. 

Princess Tutu says that hope is something that should be celebrated in storytelling, and life. 

(via glompcat)

sachinanjou:

guess whos going to jpop summit today!

sachinanjou:

guess whos going to jpop summit today!

blue-author:

minimoonstar:

xeppeli:

street—trash:

mitochondria-eve:

UM EXCUSE ME THOS E ARE FUCKING PIXELS HOW

Seize the Day was a calendar program made by in 1994 by Buena Vista software. It features graphics that at the time, were revolutionary because of the way they handled color cycling. These images were static bitmaps, but by changing color values, they appear animated. What is also impressive about these images is that they had full day night cycles built in, rendered also through color cycling.
A few years ago, a html5 version was made. A copy was uncovered online and there is a way to use the program through DOSbox. As well, one of the original programmers for the project, Iam Gilman, has thought of the idea of remaking it, open sourced, for modern machines.

thanks for writing a more elaborate explanation. i’ve seen these pictures be spread like wildfire without mention of the technology behind it.

Oh, I remember the html5 version from a while back.

Wow, if this were captioned at the top with a big black box that just says, “Screensavers From 1994”, everybody who actually remembers the first half of the 90s would be even more astonished by these. That is amazing.

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imagine if women could be popular lets players or video game reviewers on reviewers. imagine if women could do that and not be relentlessly harassed. imagine if the gaming community wasnt still a sausage fest in 2014. imagine

skulltulas:

reblogging this every day until Ness is confirmed

skulltulas:

reblogging this every day until Ness is confirmed

when a friend is sad

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if you are ever sad/stressed/anything and you need to vent, my ask box is always open! (you can send fanmail too if you can)

don’t worry, i won’t publish any of these i recieve