yo shout-out to the best boyfriend of all time who took a day trip to connecticut to see star trek with me and my parents and who not only accepts my insane level of benedict cumberbatch fangirlery, but actively indulges it
four for you glen coco
you go glen coco
(and when the summer sun comes, you might shape up:
go back to being yourself
and to the ones you loved
and when the summer sun comes, you might just say,
‘i gotta find a way
to get away…’)
also i’m just totally loving this cumber-match thing going on in today’s nydn.
so our thesis colloquium professor sent this video out to us thesis-ers per the request of conor to try and get people to spread the word about the summer in dublin program so HA HA HA I NOW REMEMBER THAT THIS VIDEO EXISTS oh boy.
trivia time: i took the picture at 6:33 and fell in a ditch in order to get it. so. you know this now.
I don’t think I’ll EVER stop being blown away by the brilliant subtleties of Disney animation… Look at this….
we start from a slight angle, just behind Belle’s head, with both characters making eye contact with each other. Belle moves in, putting a hand on The Prince’s back to pull him closer, while also directing his head motion with the other hand. They rotate in space while all this happens, so we get a nice profile view of the actual kiss. A beat after she pulls him in, he cups that back of her head gently —a cute contrast to fact that she has smushed his cheeks— and shifts her position, mid-kiss. It’s quick, and classy and happy, and when they shift away, slowly, maintaining eye contact, Belle drops down (because the animator realized she would have to be on tiptoe for this shot —brilliant brilliant) and the we rotate again to just behind The Prince’s head… And you never notice that this shot has actually shifted 180 degrees. It’s subtle, joyful and so well executed that you never think to remark on any of it.
Seriously, Disney. I don’t even.
today’s newsletter subject opened with the words “benedict cumberbatch”? well played, @vulture. you do not get deleted today.
so apparently my last paper of my undergradute career (/OF ANYTHING EVER OMG) is going to be about how the transition from “great house” politics to democracy is represented in kazuo ishiguro’s the remains of the day BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT MY FINGERS STARTED TO WRITE ABOUT SO
(midnight tonight i am doneeee)