Bucket o' Chum

Drawings, kittens, social justice and other stuff

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mikedainsart:

bucketofchum:

It pleases me that there are 30+ individuals on this site.

Makes me feel less bad about my life choices.

You’re super talented, and have obviously put a lot of time and effort into your craft! Keep it up!

Holy crap, uh this was unexpected.

Thank you. :O

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It pleases me that there are 30+ individuals on this site.

Makes me feel less bad about my life choices.

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tonywda:

beeftony:

justplainsomething:

adrianestpierre:

Gaston really is the most terrifying Disney villain because he could be anyone in the world.

Later he convinces the whole town to set up his wedding with the knowledge that the would-be bride would be thrown into it. Everyone finds his creepy-ass tactics as cute and “boys will be boys” esque. So yeah, he is terrifying.

Yeah, the truly scary thing about Beauty and the Beast isn’t that Gaston exists, but that society fucking loves him. People who deride the movie by saying it’s about Stockholm Syndrome are ignoring that it’s actually about the various ways that truly decent people get bothered by society. People don’t trust the Beast because of the way he looks, which only feeds his anger issues and pushes him further away. Gaston isn’t’ the only one who criticizes Belle for being bookish, either; the whole town says there must be something wrong with her. And her father gets carted off to a mental asylum for being just a little eccentric.

Howard Ashman, who collaborated on the film’s score and had a huge influence on the movie’s story and themes, was a gay man who died of AIDS shortly after work on the film was completed. If you watch the film with that in mind, the message of it becomes clear. Gaston demonstrates that bullies are rewarded and beloved by society as long as they possess a certain set of characteristics, while nice people who don’t are ostracized. The love story between Belle and the Beast is about them finding solace in each other after society rejects them both.

Notice how the Beast reacts when the whole town comes for him. He’s not angry, he’s sad. He’s tired. And he almost gives up because he has nothing to live for. But then he sees that Belle has come back for him, and suddenly he does. In the original fairy tale, the Beast asks Belle to marry him every night, and the spell is broken when she accepts. In the Disney movie, he waits for her to love him, because he cannot love himself. That’s how badly being ostracized from society and told that you’re a monster all your life can fuck with your head and make you stop seeing yourself as human.

Society rewards the bullies because we’ve been brought up to believe that their victims don’t belong. That if someone doesn’t fit in, then they have to be put in their place, or destroyed. And this movie demonstrates that this line of thinking is wrong. It’s so much deeper than a standard “be yourself” message, and that’s why it’s one of my favorite Disney movies.

People who deride the movie by saying it’s about Stockholm Syndrome are ignoring that it’s actually about the various ways that truly decent people get bothered by society.

The love story between Belle and the Beast is about them finding solace in each other after society rejects them both.

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scarfandre:

isaia:

melanin-riche:

i’ve been wondering what this is from and it’s from this film called Kirikou et la Sorcière : Drawn from elements of West African folk tales, it depicts how a newborn boy, Kirikou, saves his village from the evil witch Karaba.

Let me tell you now that this is a very special and GORGEOUS animated movie, and the story is literally bewitching. Watch it at the link above! Click on (CC) for the English Subs! One hour long full of beauty, tenderness, and adventure. (mild warning for non-sexual nudity natural to the culture of pre-colonial West Africa)

I watched this movie when i was a little kid !!!

scarfandre:

isaia:

melanin-riche:

i’ve been wondering what this is from and it’s from this film called Kirikou et la Sorcière Drawn from elements of West African folk tales, it depicts how a newborn boy, Kirikou, saves his village from the evil witch Karaba.

Let me tell you now that this is a very special and GORGEOUS animated movie, and the story is literally bewitching.

Watch it at the link above! Click on (CC) for the English Subs! One hour long full of beauty, tenderness, and adventure. 

(mild warning for non-sexual nudity natural to the culture of pre-colonial West Africa)

I watched this movie when i was a little kid !!!

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Hi!
Unfortunately, it is not a decision that can be made without my consent. 
I draw (occasionally haha) and even more seldom draw comic strips, but either on my own leisure or as a commission.
I’d be more than happy to draw you upon your request if it were a commission because, if you’ll understand, I don’t have all the time in the world and I can’t fulfill everyone’s requests.

Hope you understand. ^^;

Hi!

Unfortunately, it is not a decision that can be made without my consent. 

I draw (occasionally haha) and even more seldom draw comic strips, but either on my own leisure or as a commission.

I’d be more than happy to draw you upon your request if it were a commission because, if you’ll understand, I don’t have all the time in the world and I can’t fulfill everyone’s requests.

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Hope you understand. ^^;

Filed under hbowens cute comic strip is from Monster Pop! it's a pretty adorable web comic that I started (and finished) yesterday