Did anyone ever notice how banged up Onceler’s guitar is in this scene? You can tell how the neck snapped in two different places, the bit of plastic on the front is cracked, and how the body appears to have been damaged on the side. I love how he took the time and effort to carefully mend the instrument back in working order. Nice continuity nod right there.
Oh, but then we have that scene in the bottom. The guitar is as good as new as soon as he steps out the door and the bridge and the bar is missing? I’m assuming he got it properly fixed/bought a new one once his business took off the ground.
It took me kind of an embarrassingly long time to get my head around the goddamn attention to the guitars. Like the spin in the song when he gets his new one. Didn’t even SEE it for way too long. I also didn’t notice how much attention they paid to the guitar continuity, I kind of assumed that he got a new one, I think, after it was broken. Then we got the lovely confirmation of it being practically taped back together. (I was legitimately cheered up by him not losing that first guitar completely since it obviously meant quite a bit to him)
It’s also kind of telling how he was willing to fix up, bandage, and rescue his first guitar that he’s probably had for god knows how long, but once a bit on money comes along, it flashes out for a better model anyway. He goes and loses compassion for everything a bit at a time.
Also, I’d be disinclined to think that it was a properly fixed/ new but same model guitar for the song, just because I think it’s simpler to explain it by the whole slight-alternate-reality route of How Bad Can I Be. The moment it starts up he breaks the fourth wall by looking right at the camera which clues you in that the world on display is not to be taken literally, and then we end up with him being a giant and felling trees with guitar riffs.
I think How Bad Can I Be is part publicity stunt for the company (the background changing to look like the advertising) and part Once-ler’s fantasy about himself. It doesn’t look realistic any more, it’s like you know when you imagine yourself starring in a music video? He has the truffulas all lined up behind him, which they don’t actually do in real life, it starts gradually and works up to losing more and more realism, and the guitar is a part of that, just his own idealised version of things where everything is beautiful and nothing hurts.
Yeah that’s my way of saying I refuse to believe they made a continuity error :I
This is why the ocean scares me so much its not the sharks, nor the giant fucking squid its just the vast emptiness
I always reblog this
this is my favorite picture on the internet.
This is without a doubt one of my most favourite pictures I’ve seen whilst on tumblr, I can’t help but reblog it everytime I see it
thats fucking terrifying
the english language, everyone
This hit me like a brick
And people wonder why authors use italics and bold and shit so reader’s understand what’s going the fuck on.
And of course I just read this in my head 7 times, stressing each word differently.
WE JUST MADE IT TO $250,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks so much to everyone who has supported the project!! This has been such a crazy and exciting morning for everyone at Six Point Harness! WE MADE OUR GOAL!!!!!!!!
I’m so humbled and amazed at the amount of support everyone has shown for Dick Figures and the movie, it really means the world to Zack and I, and now that the goal has been met, get ready for the most brain-explodingly awesome movie anyone could ever dream of. WE DID IT EVERYONE!!! THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!! CHAMPAGNE TIME hahaha!
I am so happy for you guys. You’re all so awesome!!!
Something I’d never expected.