"MAN THIS STORY I’M WRITING IS GONNA BE SO GOOD I’M SO PUMPED"
"I CAN’T WAIT TO DEVELOP THE SHIT OUT OF THESE CHARACTERS"
"HOT DAMN THAT ONE SCENE NEAR THE MIDDLE IS GONNA BE BITCHIN’"
"THIS PLOT TWIST IS THE SINGLE BEST IDEA I’VE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE"
~one hour later~
The more I look at this the more I think we need to pay a lot of attention to how Bucky’s styled.
The people doing the costumes for this film know what they’re doing. They know WAY more than us on who these characters are and where they’re headed - and when they got all of forty seconds to show us a glimpse into who Steve and Bucky used to be, look at the suit they put Bucky in.
Until this we’ve never seen Bucky in his own clothes. (We’ve seen his Sergeant uniform in the alley, then his filthy torture victim outfit which can’t possibly count, and then the iconic blue coat, and then the WS gear.)
For this scene, the costumers could have put him in a decently fitted white shirt, black jacket, black slacks, and a tie. Something nondescript but appropriate for a funeral that a poor guy could put together from his closet. We still would have seen the incredible disparity between the two characters (Steve small and weak and poorly dressed for his own mother’s funeral, Bucky tall and broad and healthy and less pitiful looking.) But we don’t just get Bucky in a suit, we get Bucky in this suit, with no visible wear or tear, the slick vest, all of it. He looks really well put-together, and that suit doesn’t look like the kind that he goes dancing in or something, or even wears to work, wherever that may be. That’s a sober suit you wear to a funeral. Bucky has the means to have a suit which is specifically for somber occasions.
It goes without saying that Bucky’s backstory is going to deviate from the comics because, well, he’s Steve’s age and they’re growing up together. He’s not growing up on base. Bucky saying “my folks”; it sounds like both his parents are alive. (His mom might have remarried, but again, we’ve got 40 seconds to establish these two characters in this time period and the writers chose to have Bucky mention “his folks”.)
But I think the suit is the biggest thing for me. I think this is a signal that fandom’s assumption that they’re *both* growing up in poverty might be wrong. We’re gonna get Jossed on some stuff (ha) if we don’t pay attention to this scene.
We continue to be blown away by the awesome (and completely edible) 3D-printed sugar sculptures created by The Sugar Lab team at 3D Systems (previously featured here). Pictured here are some of their geometric sugar cubes, ornate cake toppers, gorgeous sculptural pieces and a futuristic vase that feels like it belongs in an episode of Star Trek. They were all created using the ChefJet™ series of kitchen-ready 3D printers for edibles, which are expected to be on the market in the second half of 2014.
The Sugar Lab is currently had some of their 3D printed confections available for purchase via Cubify.
Head over to Twisted Sifter for additional images.
Im not sure Disney understands this concept very well
words to live by
We all know that English spelling is rarely a good guide to pronunciation. One big reason for this is the prevalence of schwa in the spoken language. That’s why dictionaries and other written guides to pronunciation make use of a special symbol to represent the schwa sound. It looks like this: ǝ—an upside down e. But what is schwa anyway? Here are nine things to help you get to know this very important vowel.
1. ANY WRITTEN VOWEL CAN BE A SPOKEN SCHWA
A schwa is the ‘uh’ sound found in an unstressed syllable. For example, the first syllable in amazing (ǝ-MA-zing), the first syllable in tenacious (tǝ-NA-cious), the second syllable in replicate (RE-plǝ-cate), the second syllable in percolate (PER-cǝ-late), the first syllable in supply (sǝ –PLY), the first syllable in syringe (sǝ-RINGE). That’s a written A, E, I, O, U and even a Y coming out as schwa in the spoken version.
Schwas are very common in English (although they’re surprisingly difficult to play in IPA Scrabble, because they’re far more common in polysyllabic words). They’re less common in other languages, and are one of the things that contribute to non-native accents in both directions: English speakers tend to reduce vowels to schwa even when it’s unwarranted, and speakers of many other languages tend to pronounce too many full vowels.
Because of how common and distinctively-shaped schwa is, it (along with wugs) have become a ubiquitous icon for linguistics. For example, there’s a schwa necklace, dozens of schwa mugs and t-shirts, and of course the publication Schwa Fire.
Btw, if you’re saying these aloud and can’t convince yourself that they’re all the same sound or that some of them are clearly more like an “ih” sound like in sit or thin than an “uh”, you’re not crazy. There are actually two reduction vowels in English, schwa and what’s called barred i, or ɨ. They are often treated as the same and called schwa for simplicity, but in my dialect at least, barred i is actually way more frequent.
The classic example used to demonstrate the difference is to say the phrase “Rosa’s roses” out loud. The second vowel in “Rosa’s” is a schwa, whereas in “roses” it’s a barred i. Barred i often shows up in prefixes, suffixes, and in reduced vowels that occur between alveolar consonants, such as d, t, n, or s.
Yes, good point!
the weirdest shit about the whole “your fave is problematic” thing is that y’all hunt down minor details about the past of celebrities while also refusing to acknowledge how you acted like two years ago
"i’ll be speaking with my lawyer" is the adult version of saying "im telling mom"
• shirts actually designed for girls with larger chests
• plus size clothing ACTUALLY intended to accommodate plus size people not just scaled up littler clothing
• clothes for tall people that won’t ride up
• pants for people with no butts
• cute bras in bigger sizes
•the fashion industry’s understanding that there’s lots of body types and every body type deserves to feel good in the clothes they wear