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I made a response to this, but unfortunately, tumblr has a way of eating up anything more than 10 lines long, and it got a little lost. So, even though I’m not Hank, I thought I would make a full post explaining the science.
To understand why it’s happening, though, I’m going to have to quickly explain to you what is happening first.
Hopefully we all know that animation (and film) is just a collection of images, flashed in quick succession. The motion that we see, however, is pieced together in our brains, thanks to a thing called ‘persistence of vision’.
Persistence of Vision is caused by the lag in your brain. Seriously.
That brief instant it takes for your brain to understand what it’s seeing is the reason you’re able to watch movies. And we should be thankful for that brief instant.
Light comes into your eyeballs, and it’s crazy hectic data. There’s so much stuff happening all the time everywhere. And while our brains are good, they can’t process everything they’re seeing at light speed. Everything we perceive through our retinas is just light, bouncing off other things. We all know that, but it’s something we often forget.
The brain processes one instant of reality, then a snapshot of the next, and then the next, and so on, and pieces them together to create motion.
This is everything. This is your entire reality. The perception of instances blended together to form a delicious smoothy of senses.
For motion to be consistent, however, what it’s seeing needs to resemble what it was seeing the moment before. For example, for objectX to look like it’s moving, it needs to mostly be where it was the microsecond before, but slightly not.
Basically, you need to think about those ol’ claymations kids make, where the lego slowly edges fowards. You need to take that concept, and apply it to everything you’ve ever known and loved.
If objectX doesn’t overlap where it was before, it’ll look liked it appeared there out of nowhere or a whole new objectX. This is when the illusion of movement is broken. It doesn’t occur in live-action movies or reality as much, because it’s hard to break the illusion of reality when you’re in reality, whereas to create a realistic perception of reality, from nothing, on a screen?
Yeah, a little trickier.
In an industry setting, animators have to create at least 25 frames for every second of footage (FPS). And sometimes, in that 25 frames, animators need to have something move so fast on a frame, that it doesn’t overlap its previous self.
Their solution, as you probably know, is to stretch and contort their object in a way that’s not dissimilar from motion blur with cameras. Especially when you acknowledge that motion blur is everything that’s happening for that 1/25th of a second.
Again, a lot of this is common knowledge, but it’s a matter of how it all pieces together to work.
As you can see here, in figure A, the hotdogs are smoothly sliding out at a consistent speed, which means, if you were to mark each spot they were in every frame, the marks would make a straight line.
The intervals between each marking isn’t very much, because they’re moving quite slowly. The hotdogs are mostly overlapping themselves between each frame.
Now remember that the illusion of movement is all in your brain, where it looks for something that resembled the instant before, and projects trajectory into your concious.
The only reason you’re able to reverse the flow of hotdogs is because they look so similar, and because it’s literally all in your head.
When you make yourself think the flow of hotdogs is going into this fine gentleman’s pants, you’re making yourself believe that, in one frame, hotdogX moves almost a whole hotdog length down, instead of only a little bit of a hotdog length up.
And because it’s almost a whole hotdog length down, in just one frame, the distance of the intervals along the hotdog’s trajectory increases, which means it travels more distance in the same amount of time.
In that one instance of perceived reality (IPR)(Don’t use that anywhere serious, I just made that up), the hotdog moves 9 pixels, instead of 2 (approx.)(I’m not going to count them)
So, to summarize the answer to your question (aka TL:DR);
The reason why the ‘dogs fly into his pants faster is because your brain lag enables you to perceive motion through light (it likes things that look the same). And when things look the same, you can screw with your brain something hardcore.
When you force your brain to see things at different intervals, it can change how you perceive them.
So this little cigarette right here has sparked a whole new brand of TFiOS hate, much of which is coming from people who claimed to love the book.
Many people are now pointing out how “pretentious” Augustus is, and I can’t help but think, You’re only just now realizing this. He was written to be a seemingly pretentious and arrogant person. The acknowledgement of this is actually highly important because, without it, the book loses the message that a hero’s journey is that of strength to weakness.
Augustus Waters has big dreams for himself. He wants to be known and remembered; he wants to be a hero; he wants to be seen as perfect. But there’s already something standing in his way… He has a disability, and society tells him that a person cannot be both perfect and disabled. So what does he do? He creates a persona for himself. He tries to appear older and wiser than he is. But the pretentious side of him is NOT who he truly is. It’s all an act. (This is evident in the fact that he often uses words in the wrong context.)
And when his cancer returns, we begin to see his mask cracking. The true Augustus begins to bleed through… Hazel even takes notice of this from time to time. And by the time we get to the gas station scene, Augustus is no longer the picture of perfection he was when we met him. The play has been canceled. The actor must reveal himself. And he’s revealed to be a weak, defenseless boy, succumbing to the cancer that is made of him.
THE PRETENTIOUSNESS IS INTENTIONAL. It stands to show Augustus’s journey from flawless to flawed, from strong to weak. It’s the key to understanding that Augustus was the hero he always wanted to be, even if he didn’t realized it.
I just want you to know that that speech was also really pretentious.
I’m wondering, do you actually know the definition of pretentious? Because I don’t think you do…
You’re right, doubting someone’s intelligence and requesting they look something up in a dictionary is very down-to-earth and humble. I apologize.
I didn’t doubt your intelligence. I asked if you knew the definition of pretentious. Because my “speech” does not fit the definition at all.
You don’t even know me or anything about me but you keep right on pretending you do.
AU The Fault In Our Stars where Hazel Grace succumbs to the cancer and dies and in the last scene all you see is Augustus standing out side with a cigarette between his lips and a hand slowly reaching up to light it.
HOW IS THIS ANY BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL ENDING!!!!
living up to your url i see
If you listen to the end of tangled…. Rapunzel and Eugene didnt get married until several years later
same with Aladdin and jasmine!
And Belle was trapped in that castle for months with Beast; I’m pretty sure at least a year.
Also Tiana and her prince were together as frogs for an indeterminate length of time before they married.
Tumblr gets schooled by the Disney fandom
Also let’s not forget Aurora was betrothed (which uhh, was a thing and some places still is).
Cinderella had to be locked in her home away from her prince whilst she knew he was looking for her.
I love how no one is trying to defend Ariel and Snow.
When Ariel was permanently turned back into a human by her father, we don’t know how much time passed between that day and their wedding.
Snow was under the sleeping curse for at least half a year. Remember the lovely commentary animated films used to do? At the end of the film, it states, “The Prince, who had searched far and wide, heard of the maiden who slept in the glass coffin.” Additionally, it shows changes in season.
And finally we don’t even see a marriage between The Prince and Snow.
Daniel Radcliffe remembered a prank done by Emma Watson on april fools´
The one I really was in danger of genuinely going wrong, like upsetting me the most was Emma Watson, when I was 14, told me that one of my favorite bands had broken up. I was fan of this band The Libertines, who are very fractioned and they might be broken up at any point. She came in and was like: “It happened it finally happened”. She just had to immediatly said: “No, no, this a joke, is april fools”. Because like…I didn´t cry but my face just went ashen. Did you cry? My lip quivered, definitely.
I was wating forever for this to come on my dash again.
I will seriously never not reblog this.
no no no
seriously fucking no
first of all, tons of mental illnesses seem to have a strong genetic component, so if you were a self-injurer and even if you cover up your cuts 100% of the time throughout your child’s life and they never ever ever see them there’s still a pretty high chance they will self-injure too
this type of attitude shames are hurts actual mentally ill people who already have children who show signs of mental illness too
there was a woman in my DBT group who was anorexic, and one day before group started she told me that her 16 year old daughter told her that she thinks she may be anorexic or have an eating disorder, and despite never really divulging that information to her daughter and making sure her daughter was shielded from it, she told me that she blamed herself, she started crying, and I spent a good amount of time reassuring her that it can’t be the fault of anything but genes from what she told me. She had to drop out of DBT and go to partial hospitalization because she feels so much guilt over this and it is causing her to relapse. We’re all worried about her.
this shit is fucking dangerous. do not use shame in an attempt to make others put down their maladaptive coping skills. it does way more harm than good.
And excuse me for butting in as well but what about those of us who don’t intend on having children at all? Every time this post comes around I honestly feel sick, because I look at that and go ‘oh, is that all?’ because for me and for so many, it isn’t a valid reason, and then what is there to stop us?
And even for those who do want to have kids, trying to guilt yourself out of something this dangerous and consuming for something that doesn’t even exist yet has serious ramifications. Resentment for your future children, just to name one.