9.06.2019 01:06:34 AM (GMT)

Allow me to explain! This wall often laughs in human language!

9.06.2019 01:03:49 AM (GMT)

Allow me to explain! When Agata-sensei notices a yuri vibe, she immediately merges with the wall in order to observe!

9.06.2019 01:02:36 AM (GMT)

– This is a yuri development... I can't talk to her right now!

9.06.2019 01:00:07 AM (GMT)

Allow me to explain! Agata-sensei has a special ability that allows her to detect yuri vibes with pin-point accuracy. Right now, it's giving off a strong reaction!

8.06.2019 06:40:55 PM (GMT)

– Eh? You want a picture of Yuuko-chan's naked eyes? That would be difficult. Even when taking off her clothes she never takes off her glasses. She's a diehard glasses girl.

8.06.2019 06:35:02 PM (GMT)

– Ah, crap. I got caught in the middle of the yuri.

8.06.2019 06:30:51 PM (GMT)

– That's right! I base my opinions on looks! I'm the type who picks the ramen with the meat on top! But is there anyone who doesn't like pretty girl x pretty girl? If there is, they can disappear! Go do missionary work or something!

8.06.2019 06:08:11 PM (GMT)

Agata Tomoyo, high school English teacher.

– The class I'm in charge of this year is extraordinarily dangerous. I am someone who loves seeing girls thoughtlessly flirt with each other!! This class is dangerous... They're all so cute and thoughtless, it's poison for my eyes... Alright... Maybe I should also thoughtlessly pair those naughty girls into couples with the power of my imagination? Yeah, I get it! Using yuri goggles on my students is incredibly sinful! I'm an English teacher, but multiplication is my specialty! There's something wrong with me!

8.06.2019 02:47:20 PM (GMT)

– Hey, Revy, dispose of the guy on steroids waving a machine gun upstairs.

8.06.2019 02:35:40 PM (GMT)

– Your uniform, it's already no more than a costume.

8.06.2019 02:13:50 PM (GMT)

– The only thing scarier than the enemy is an incapable ally.

23.05.2019 11:13:06 PM (GMT)

Since we don't have any letters yet, we'll present a behind-the-scenes treat: an analysis of Ariel given to Disney artists by directing animator Glen Keane. It's dated October 20, 1988, when The Little Mermaid was in production.

• • •


The youngest of seven daughters, Ariel is sixteen years old.

Of the seven, she is the quirky one. Her sisters conform to their roles as princesses and take themselves more seriously than Ariel. Ariel thinks for herself and is independent, impulsive and curious about everything (particularly things dealing with the surface). She does not think things trough logically but is motivated by her feelings and emotions.

Ariel is a typical teenage girl with a sense of adventure and romance. She longs to be free of the restrictions set upon her by her environment and by Triton, her father.

She loves her father, and he loves her. He wants what is best for her but does not relate to how she feels. Ariel is Triton's biggest headache but also occupies the place closest to this heart. There is actually a lot of Triton in Ariel. They are both headstrong and act with deep conviction.

Ariel is not passive. She makes things happen. She goes 100 percent in whatever direction she decides. She is uninhibited.

Ariel's fiery side, red hair and all, is balanced by her sweetness. She is naive and innocent, making her vulnerable to the evil intentions of Ursula. She is open to being hurt deeply and is hurt by her father as he destroys her collection and by Ursula as she destroys Ariel's hope of true love and remaining human.

These qualities are all inner. On the outside, Ariel has a sweet beauty. Her face is pretty, leaning to the cute side rather than the glamorous side.

She is sexy in an innocent way, unaware of her natural beauty and appeal. When she moves, there should be an inherent grace and vitality.

She is petite but not frail. Her spontaneous, impulsive personality comes through in her actions.

When animating Ariel, pay close attention to who it is you're animating. Ask yourself:

• Am I animating Ariel in this scene, or could this be any girl?

• How would Ariel do this action?

• How does Ariel feel? What is she thinking?

• What is uniquely Ariel in the way I'm animating her?

Some further notes on animating Ariel:

Fluidity is a key word in how she moves. Her actions are not jerky and stiff but rhythmic and fluid.

Keeping a clear line of action in her pose will help.

Her timing should reflect her impulsive personality. Snappy timing in a head turn or fin swish will give her a brighter, more perky feel.

23.05.2019 01:09:54 PM (GMT)

Sebastian: Hey! What in da world did you think you're doing?! Put does back! Put dem away! You shouldn't be touching them! Dey got human germs on dem!

23.05.2019 01:07:01 PM (GMT)

– What is it?

– Trouble, dat's what it is.

– How do you know?

– Because it's from da human world. Dat's how.

23.05.2019 12:58:41 PM (GMT)

– Mfff... Mfinnnggg... Moffff... Mmmeee...

– What's he saying?

– Sounded like «Mff mfinngg mofff mmeee».

– I think it was «Get this thing off me».

23.05.2019 12:54:48 PM (GMT)

Scuttle: Leave it to me! I'll get your pal out or my name isn't... uh... Scuttle! Yeah. That's it.

23.05.2019 12:52:16 PM (GMT)

Sebastian: I hate to admit how much I like dat girl... So beautiful, wid a lovely voice... If only she used da head dat da voice came in every now and den...

23.05.2019 12:16:13 PM (GMT)

Ursula: Darling, if I don't know it, it hasn't happened.

23.05.2019 12:12:34 PM (GMT)

King Cornelius: Who are you?! How did you get in here?!

Ursula: Why, my dear king of the moray... I'm the sea witch. And when I want to go someplace, I generally get there.

Guard: Highness, should we...?

King Cornelius: Let her pass. No matter what her appearance, I'm not afraid of any woman.

Ursula: Well how fortunate... considering I'm not just ANY woman.

23.05.2019 12:10:33 PM (GMT)

Sebastian: She got a lot of her father in her, dat one does.

23.05.2019 10:25:18 AM (GMT)

Flounder: Holy halibut!

23.05.2019 10:24:04 AM (GMT)

Flounder: We're caught! We're CAUGHT! Ariel, what're we gonna do? We're gonna get cooked and eaten! I'm too young to fry!

23.05.2019 10:21:28 AM (GMT)

Sebastian: ...I never met da net dat could stand up to a determined crab!

23.05.2019 10:19:30 AM (GMT)

– Struggle all you wish, my dear! Even allowing for whatever additional physical strength you might have from living in the deeper pressures of the sea, you still won't be strong enough to break those ropes. They're too densely woven.

23.05.2019 10:11:57 AM (GMT)

Aquata: I thought being in charge meant doing whatever you wanted. I never realized that, sometimes, being in charge means having to do things you'd much rather not do.