“The very first time I saw you Harry, I recognised you immediately. Not by your scar, by your eyes. They’re your mother Lily’s. Oh yes, I knew her. Your mother was there for me at a time when no one else was. Not only was she a singularly gifted witch, she was also an uncommonly kind woman. She had a way of seeing the beauty in others, even, and perhaps most especially, when that person couldn’t see it in themselves. Your father, James, however, had a certain, shall we say, talent for trouble. A talent, rumour has it, he passed onto you. You’re more like them than you know, Harry. In time you’ll come to see just how much.”
This is something you don’t get everyday - a new Labyrinth picture! This scan was kindly provided by Tink, so mega kudos to her! It’s a scan from the Labyrinth songbook.
While we’re on the subject of this image, does anyone else think that baby isn’t Toby Froud? It looks a completely different baby? Maybe this was the stunt baby?
Jade Cooper has very helpfully pointed out that the Inside the Labyrinth doc shows that they used at least two babies to ‘play’ Toby on the set, probably to circumvent child labour laws (I was speaking in jest when I referred to the baby as a ‘stunt double’ btw - the actual ‘stunt double’ was quite clearly a doll!)
Left ear: female — right ear: male
Female version sung by Idina Menzel. Male version sung by Caleb Hyles.
Art by palitapare.
This made my skin crawl
oh my god
the feeling i just got was incredible
i hate that im sensitive and jealous and stupid and quiet and ugly and annoying
“I’m a horrible father”
THE BEST PART IS THE GIRL IN THE MIDDLE JUST SO DONE
AND THE FACT THAT THIS FAMILY IS MORE MULTI CULTURAL THAN A PUBLIC SCHOOL HEALTH CLASS TEXTBOOK
The girl in the middle is just like “Damn it, Dad.”
This scene still breaks my heart each and every single time I watch it.
Azula was a terrible, horrible person. She would have set the world aflame and laughed over the broken carcass of her brother.
But she was fourteen.
She was so ruined and twisted by her childhood and by her nation, driven to insanity by the expectations placed upon her.
Azula was bad and yet I can’t help but feel so terribly sorry for her.
"I don’t have sob stories like all of you."
SHE WAS FUCKING FOURTEEN WHAT
"My own mother….thought I was a monster.
She was right, of course, but it still hurt.”
actually, i think one of the shows strengths is that they didn’t shy away from what a horrible tragedy this was. even though she was clearly a villain and did unspeakably awful things, this scene was still framed as sad. there was no celebrating- they just look at her sadly.
the music for the battle that leads up to this moment is sad too- it’s an epic battle, visually probably one of the biggest things done in the entire series, and they could have played it with thumping, energetic, dangerous music. but instead it’s quiet and somber. because the whole scenario is heartbreaking, and they know it.
i think the fact that a kid’s show had so much respect for it’s viewers and their ability to understand the complexity of this situation is what makes avatar great.