The Country of Hearts


  1. the-real-goddamazon:

    oscarpetergomez:

    splashmama:

    catbountry:

    racebentdisney:

    coelasquid:

    snoozlebee:

    leidis:

    penciltests:

    “Lilo and Stitch” 2002

    Deleted Scene

    Lilo plays a trick on the tourists.

    IF YOU LIVED HERE YOU’D UNDERSTAND

    I desperately need to understand

    WHY

    WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY

    Was this scene cut from the movie??!!

    Fucking christ, do you know what this would have done? What this would have meant to SO MANY people??  The truth of this is devastating. And to think it almost found it’s way into a DISNEY film??

    The inclusion of this scene alone would have made it the greatest animated feature the company ever produced. Easily. And if you think that’s hyperbolic clearly you don’t understand.

    No, really, if anyone knows why this was cut PLEASE let me know. 

    oh man WHY WOULD they cut this, this is so great, holy MOLY

    It was clearly something the crew was very reluctant to get rid of if it made it all the way to rough-clean (and in a few scenes clean!), fully inbetweened animation. That is like, thousands and thousands of dollars and weeks (months?!) of labour. Maybe a reluctant producer decided they would alienate their white middle-class American audiences by making them feel “too guilty” and pressed them to drop it? It’s unfortunate, it’s one of the most honest accounts of racism in a Disney movie (which is why it’s believable that someone got uncomfortable and made a case to get it chopped)

    Designing entertainment by committee for maximum marketability is probably the most heartbreaking process in Hollywood.

    I’ve been seeing this around my dash and think it deserves some more recognition!

    This shit is hilarious, too.

    NO WAIT SHIT

    I GET IT NOW

    I GET WHY SHE WAS PHOTOGRAPHING TOURISTS AS A HOBBY

    SHE WAS BEING FUCKING SATIRICAL AND OBJECTIFYING

    IT’S NOT BECAUSE SHE’S A DUMB KID WITH A WEIRD HOBBY IT’S BECAUSE THEY DO THAT TO HER AND HER FRIENDS AND FAMILY LIKE SHE’S SOME KIND OF FUCKING THEME PARK CHARACTER AND SHE WANTS THEM TO KNOW HOW IT FEELS

    HOLY FUCKING DICKS DISNEY WHY WOULD YOU CUT THIS

    This scene would have made it so much better.

    I understood why she was photographing tourists and the like, but this scene would have put things into so much perspective.

    White tourists are the bane of other countries where the majority is POC because of shit like this. I see it in Nigeria all the time, I saw it in Haiti, and I saw it in Dominican Republic. It’s ridiculous.

    Disney likely cut it because someone in the chain of command decided it was too offensive and their white guilt hackles were raised enough for them to be aware of the “implications” of allowing the scene to stay. Disney would rather protect its brand than tell the truth.

    This movie is still my fave, tho.

    (via illconsultmybooks)

  2. liathwen:

    salomeideal:

    8point6seconds:

    adventuresintimeandspace:

    Here are some scientific facts about blood loss for all you psychopaths writers out there.

    I would like to know what is in those bottles. 

    It’s Siracha!!!! Siracha is life!

    That’s actually highly useful.

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  3. Easy Baked Fish Parcels

    no-more-ramen:

    I recently learned how to make these and they’re delicious and nutritious. You can add or subtract many different things to make it as fancy or not fancy as you want, I have just found that these things are pretty cost effective and also make it a very nutritious meal with little effort!

    For one serving you will need:
    - 1 fish fillet (I use cod mostly, but you can get any sort of white fish). It can be frozen or fresh. Frozen tends to be cheaper and tastes just as good!
    - Handful or 2 of spinach
    - 1 tomato or a few cherry tomatoes
    - 1/4 of a red onion
    - Some type of fat (butter or olive oil work best)
    - Lemon juice (optional but delicious)
    - Salt and Pepper
    - Aluminium foil to wrap your parcel in

    Preheat the oven to 400F/200C. On a tray lay out the aluminium foil (about 12-14” long unless your fish is big), and put the spinach in the middle, then place the fish fillet on the spinach and season with salt and pepper. Chop up your tomato or halve your cherry tomatoes and put them on top of the fish, as well as some chopped up red onion. Then sprinkle on your oil, or place a pat of butter in the middle of the fish. If you’re using the lemon juice, sprinkle some of that on too. Wrap the foil at the top so it makes a parcel and bake for 18-25 minutes! (18-20 for fresh fish, 22-25 for frozen)

    In my experience I can get four meals out of four fillets, a bag of spinach, 1 onion, and a box of cherry tomatoes. It is rich in protein and nutrients, so maybe this is your ‘splurge’ meal for the day or something a little more special, but it doesn’t require many cooking skills, equipment or effort and you have something healthy really quickly! If you have one, a baking tray in the oven or something below the parcel can prevent any spillage, as the fish makes a nice sauce in itself while it bakes.

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    as far as I believe

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  5. What is language? 8 myths about language and linguistics

    allthingslinguistic:

    What is language?

    Language is an arbitrary, conventionalized association between a symbol and a meaning: there’s no necessary connection between the meaning of a word and how it’s represented in language (spoken, signed, or written). This idea comes from Saussure.

    If there was a necessary connection between symbol and meaning, we would expect there to be only one possible language. Even for domains where there’s a closer link, such as onomatopoeia and the first words that a baby speaks (often mama, baba, papa, dada since these are easy to articulate), there are still differences cross-linguistically. And for other words, such as dog, chien, perro, languages differ even more.

    The conventionalization criterion distinguishes language from other, non-linguistic forms of communication, such as body language and gesture. Two monolingual speakers of English are equally likely to produce similar or dissimilar gestures in describing a given situation (such as a ball rolling down a hill) as a monolingual speaker of English and a monolingual speaker of another spoken language, but two speakers of ASL will produce signs to describe that situation in a way that are systematically similar to each other and different from another sign language such as BSL. 

    What is grammar?

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  6. amandaonwriting:

20 Fabulous Alternatives to the Word Awesome
  7. alt-j:

    mayallyourbaconsburn:

    alt-j:

    A cup of hot tea really heals ur soul this is true science

    Actually, a cup of hot anything in your hands mimics human warmth which is said to have calming properties. So, yes, it’s true. Tea mimics the need for human care, touch, and recognition.

    im going to cry im so lonely now and all i have is this fucking cup of leaf water

    (via illconsultmybooks)

  8. electronicpencil:

    Mass Effect Game, Paragon, Renegade Inspired Engagement Ring

    (x)

    Give me this ring and I’ll marry you. 

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  9. So I saw Divergent today. 

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