On tonight’s episode of "Doodles is an Evil Shit": A short, experimental HiNaBN temp-comic.
Am I the only one who gets a little irate when I see Tessa Stone working on stuff. I know it’s irrational, but I can’t help but think, “why didn’t she even say anything to the Hanna fans?”
I’m fine with her moving on with her life and needing to stop working on Hanna for any reasons she felt was necessary, but I feel like she acted like us Hanna fans didn’t exist. I know it’s almost 3 years later, but I really had a special place in my heart for HiNaBN.
Ah geez, let me try something here to hopefully soothe the pain just a little, or as much as possible in this type of situation.
You may notice that, while there’s news on Tessa working on new projects, none of it is told by her directly. She’s not back online. We only know this through others working with her.
So… I can’t say for sure that whatever happened back then wasn’t “her fault”. She might have made mistakes. Or something went terribly wrong and she couldn’t help it at all.
Even if her only reason were that she simply realized a project like what Hanna turned into was too big for her at the time and she had to back down to not destroy herself, we can’t know, and the fact the truth isn’t out yet shows that it must have been complicated enough that it can’t be covered with a simple announcement. At the very least there’s also the factor that she doesn’t own the rights to it anymore. The business is VERY complicated, and she might not have been prepared for that.
But no matter what, one thing I DO know is that Tessa is not a jerk who simply doesn’t care. In fact, as much love as she always showed even while under stress, it’s pretty unfair to hate her forever. Understandable, sure, because we all miss the comic like burning, but I do remember the only thing her sister would openly state back then was that Tessa was in a bad spot, but getting better, and that she DOES still care a lot about her fans. Try to hold on to that until otherwise noted, yeah?
Also, the people she is working with now should be well aware of whatever “creative history” she has. And yet they trust her as a person. They wouldn’t if she had acted as unprofessional as some rumors try to make her look like.
Buzz! Is finished and out soon, she’s doing bits and pieces for Candy Capers with Ananth, covers for Regular Show comics? And now takes part in that crazy Namco High project. She still appears to “dabble in self publishing”. And she’s not alone now.
I think she’s still in the process of finding back to her feet (it takes a while, especially under the enormous pressure of internet and media fame) and the people working with her on the projects obviously support her. I believe we should too. We’ll get great art out of it. And hopefully eventually a healthy Tessa.
On tonight’s episode of "Doodles is an Evil Shit": A short, experimental HiNaBN temp-comic.
spending 300 hours developing characters that arent even main characters
liking them more than your main characters
‘Music snobbery is the worst kind of snobbery’
Watch the entire “Let It Go” scene from Frozen featuring Idina Menzel performing as Elsa.
If you don’t wanna go see Frozen, this is the best 3:39 of the movie (except the short that plays beforehand). What a jam.
goosebumps every time!
Oh god Sarah you are so right
This character is basically Elphaba and Let it Go = No Good Deed
Biggest difference? Idina’s voice does not match this character or it’s expressions.
A voice so strong was not meant for a character so cotton candy soft. ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY DIDN’T MAKE HER EMOTIONAL RANGE LARGE ENOUGH TO MATCH THE INTENSITY OF THE MUSIC??? The song is good, yeah. But the energy in the scene from this character design makes me cringe. It’s fucking Rapunzel trying to sing a song from Wicked fucking fuck what.
This was really lazy, Disney.
Elsa is an Elphaba copy
i think the big problem with the emotional range is the fact that they literally went out of their way to not make her face contort with the emotional waves of the song, because they wanted to make her stay “pretty”. if you watch Idina Menzel sing, well, pretty much anything, but especially her songs from Wicked, she is EMOTING. she is earnestly performing ev-ry sing-le syll-a-ble. she’s not “attractive” when she does it, but that doesn’t matter, because you’re not looking at her for her face, you’re looking for the feeling.
if you watch the video, the song kills, but the disconnect comes from the fact that elsa isn’t emoting. and this goes right along with all the problems of the production. it’s quite obvious the animators don’t care enough, because you have this intense song being sung by this powerhouse of a performer, and they aren’t trying to make the match; it’s all halfhearted.
and elsa, if you ask me, is a poor-man’s elphaba, because she’s not emoting. when i listen to wicked, i respond, because i hear the emotions and i remember seeing how it was performed; i cried during defying gravity because of the performance. when i watch elsa, i can see menzel in my mind’s eye performing it in the recording booth, and the difference between the two is jarring.
toni is always better at saying what I want to say so reblogging again
and you know what? It’s sad when the most emotional part of the song happens when you can’t see the character’s face:
THAT STOMP WAS THE MOST EXCITING PART OF THE WHOLE SCENE WHEN THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN:
SHE IS LIFTING A GODDAMN SHOW PALACE
THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN FUCKING COOL
LOOK AT HER. AND LISTEN TO THE MUSIC. AND CRINGE AT THE UNCOMFORTABLE DISPLACEMENT OF IT ALL WITH ME
“when i watch elsa, i can see menzel in my mind’s eye performing it in the recording booth, and the difference between the two is jarring.”
Y E S
((also this was the only song scene in the movie that actually made me feel anything….and now that I see it out of context it’s really mediocre, but compared to everything else, it was amazing and I called it “phenomenal” in my liveblog @_@))
The last shot is particularly guilty. Her weird bedroom eyed sexy face seemed kinda outta place.
It’s weird, because it makes me feel almost frustrated for the animators themselves, because was the rigging purposely limited so there couldn’t be as much squash and stretch/pose pushing/etc without going “off model”? Or was it a purposeful direction from the get go? Or just in the animation stage? Hrm.
I’ve yet to watch the movie a third time to focus solely on animation (I know I’m a sad person and shitty animator for it), but now that I’m looking at screenshots and remembering the scene in general, it’s kinda irksome, seeing as during the other songs, Anna had more of a emoting face? Hrmmmmmmm.
wOW THANK YOU FOR DESCRIBING THIS SO WELL I WAS DEFINITELY FEELING KINDA WEIRD ABOUT THIS AND YOU NAILED IT
this is possibly the worst casting that has ever come out of a disney movie?? like i dont think there’s anything bad or lesser about a tiny blonde ice queen, but if your character looks like a glamorous soprano cast a glamorous soprano for her character song? if you cast IDINA MENZEL at least attempt to give the character animation the gravity and power that her voice deserves
the vocals are incredible and the animation is lovely but i am actually cringing just watching it, it honestly looks like a bad lip sync, this is actually so sad
I’m so glad I wasn’t the only one who was honestly disappointed with the animation of this amazing song, even if it’s beautiful. Actually, like someone else said, it might be too beautiful. Idina Menzel puts so much into her singing and this is such a powerful, emotive message that you just want /more/ from Elsa. I listened to Let It Go before I saw it, and what I envisioned vs. what I watched was vastly different.
I wonder if even the storyboards for this were originally this bland or if there was more energy. This is a girl that has had to grit her teeth and hold back something for so long out of fear and responsibility. Her letting go should be /felt/ by the audience through both the audio and visual. There should be no dull/lazy/safe poses or expressions in this and yet somehow there are.
this just summed up my issues and disconnect with frozen. that and olaf and the… overall meh of it all. i enjoyed it, but for some reason (maybe the feeling of a team who didn’t have one vision?) i just couldn’t connect with it.
What I don’t get is that this is so obviously an intensely bitter song??? And she looks like someone just told her the network decided to renew her favorite TV series for another season.
if you were expecting me to be disappointed when googling “snakes in hats” then you couldn’t be more wrong
Is that a venomous snake? What idiot would do that?!
clearly someone willing to make a few sacrifices in the name of fashion which is more than can be said for you
pmuch my childhood..
those twilights last foorreeevveer when you are a kid..
I want it so bad
i have this hoodie it is the best thing ever
if someone can tell me where to buy this i’d be so fucking grateful
“She’s so stupid! She doesn’t even know how to behave in public! I hate her so much. She better quit acting and learn how to smile more!”
“Oh my god, she’s so awesome. She’s perfect, please have another oscar for your life and all the choices you make! I LOVE YOU!”
Do you see the problem, Tumblr? Do you see it?
this will always be reblogged by me, this is so valid I cant even
kristen is awesome
I love both these fucking bitches
Pixar short, “The Blue Umbrella” (2013)