labyrinthnook

labyrinthnook:

These screencaps (with the exception of the last) represent three sequential shots from the ‘Escher Room’ scene in Labyrinth. In order to form an argument on what’s happening in these shots, I will start with a hypothesis: the entire ‘Escher Room’ scene is far more concerned with Jareth and his emotions than it is with Sarah rescuing Toby. For a start, the song dominates the first half of the scene and is completely concerned with Jareth’s dawning realisation that he wants Sarah but cannot have her. After the ledge-flipping antics early on, Jareth and Sarah are separate: the scene becomes a sequence of disorientating looks, and these screencaps exemplify that.

The set design is, of course, all about distorting perspective: up is down, down is up, and so on. Because the set doesn’t conform to your normal spatial boundaries, the way scene is shot doesn’t either. The first two screencaps above are a great example of cinematic trickery, even if the ‘trick’ is only to fool the viewer for a moment: the shots are framed so as to make you think that Jareth is looking ‘down’ at Sarah and she is looking back ‘up’ at him. Only when the next shot - of Toby looking ‘up’ - comes do you realise that Sarah is paying absolutely no attention to Jareth. For the rest of the scene, there is no interaction between them whatsoever: indeed, there’s a complete shift in focus from Jareth and Sarah to Toby and Sarah. When Sarah’s frantic race to Toby becomes the focus, the song starts to fade away, irrelevant and forgotten.

To stray into song interpretation territory, I will say it’s interesting to remark that the line “I can’t live within you” isn’t uttered until right at the end of the song. ‘Within You’ starts as a series of threats, bombastic statements and endearments, but the last line is almost gasped as if Jareth can hardly bring himself to sing it. The delivery is faltering and stilted, and it’s sung from the shadows. He knows Sarah isn’t listening, so he no longer has any need to hide his vulnerability and his longing behind bombast. He’s exposed, and his vulnerability means he becomes the most intriguing element of the scene. He should be our villain, but our empathy lies squarely with him because the scene is at pains to exemplify that he has been rejected and is suffering. That, my friends, is what makes Jareth so interesting.

Agree? Disagree? Have further thoughts? Let me know!

notjustacopy

notjustacopy:

Hello everyone,

I want to do a kind of unusual Promo, because its not really for roleplaying, but for a fanfic writer, who does AMAZING Pokémon Fanfictions (especially on Mewtwo) and also own stories. She has a lovely style and her characterization and plots are also very good. Sadly, she…

fuckyeahgarnetilalexandros
jungianuniverse:

Garnet has been my favorite heroine for quite a long time now. For many years she has inspired me with her bravery, self-sufficiency and elegance balanced with her strong will and love for adventure. There was a time where I grasped through the darkest depths of confusion and misery in my life. Somehow of all the few things that could bring light into my world, thinking about FFIX, and Garnet’s inner-beauty had the power to give me the strength I needed to become brave and realize my own beauty. She is a most wonderful princess that lives in nebulous dreams, and has helped realized how much more I am in reality. We share similarities of once living in lost worlds, Madain Sari being a fictional incarnation of Lemuria-Atlantis, two continents that sunk due to various disasters before recorded history (I wrote a small essay on FFIX’s correlation to them here).I may not be drawing more fanarts of her for a while, as life is moving in an even more magical direction now which I invite you to share, especially if you dabble in the esoteric! But before saying goodbye, I had to express my appreciation for my favorite princess one last time. 💛

jungianuniverse:

Garnet has been my favorite heroine for quite a long time now. For many years she has inspired me with her bravery, self-sufficiency and elegance balanced with her strong will and love for adventure. 

There was a time where I grasped through the darkest depths of confusion and misery in my life. Somehow of all the few things that could bring light into my world, thinking about FFIX, and Garnet’s inner-beauty had the power to give me the strength I needed to become brave and realize my own beauty. She is a most wonderful princess that lives in nebulous dreams, and has helped realized how much more I am in reality. We share similarities of once living in lost worlds, Madain Sari being a fictional incarnation of Lemuria-Atlantis, two continents that sunk due to various disasters before recorded history (I wrote a small essay on FFIX’s correlation to them here).

I may not be drawing more fanarts of her for a while, as life is moving in an even more magical direction now which I invite you to share, especially if you dabble in the esoteric! But before saying goodbye, I had to express my appreciation for my favorite princess one last time. 
💛

technowings

technowings:

cyanimous:

timidkoala:

This Fursona Generator is both amazing and genuinely terrifying.
It comes up with stuff like “black hamster. it is made of glass. it never blinks.” BUT THEN ALSO  “fairy crab. it is a witch. it is always coated in glitter.”

"tiny white flamingo. it loves gore. Welcome to Hell! Welcome to Hell!"

ok I’ll take it.

unholy peacock. it runs. everywhere. all the time. it comes from space.

I like it. Peacock demon from space. Gotta go fast.

"Silver panda. It worships powerful dolphin deities. It has an unknowable amount of eyes."

Is it bad that I want to make screwed-up Lisa Frank styled drawings of these?