Taking it Out of Context

I was reminded recently, the dangers of taking things out of context. Sometimes the tone of someone’s voice or their body language can give a completely different meaning to a conversation that may be lost through text translation alone; and vice versa.

                      love me, or else!


This made me think of all the screen-caps and fun reaction gifs that fans make, which often have nothing to do with the film or event they originally came from.

          you betcha! I’m making your favorite for dinner: tuna-salad-macaroni!


Sometimes a still screen-cap freezes a moment in time that may be hard to discern out of context, while a moving gif of the same moment may make things a bit clearer.

Gif: sensual

                                      the thumb! *faints*

Screen-Cap: concern

                                          Never think you can’t tell me things


Screen-Cap: shock

                             Oscar Hillerstrom said WHAT about wet seats?!

Gif: innocence

    oh, that was someone else? my bad


Then there are times when a moving gif is just too darn fast!

           where’s that rewind button?!


oh good, now I can see how hot he is. I mean IT is…the temperature *coughs*


It can be nice when someone validates your thoughts (no matter how inappropriate)

                                           you’ve been a naughty girl


                                                             See! it’s not just me


But it’s also helpful when a picture puts certain questions to rest.

                   not really dwarves? why has no one asked about their height!


There are times when you know the context but choose to ignore it

                              go lighter on the peanut butter next time, will ya?!


and there are times when knowing the context kills the magic.

                                     a dream is a wish your heart makes


But taking things out of context isn’t always bad, sometimes it can bring an unexpected smile!

                               this seems familiar somehow…




10 thoughts on “Taking it Out of Context

  1. These are all addictive! (apart from the one where he loses a tooth – eeeuw – is that from Captain America?)

    The thumb… sigh. See you at home… *melts*. Innocence – giggle. And I’ll never be able to look at that pic from North and South without thinking even naughtier thoughts than before… 😉


  2. tumblr is the capital and home town of “taking it out of context”. Sometimes it’s funny. Sometimes, it’s damned annoying, so this post should be required reading for anyone who ventures there.


    1. And now that I have discovered your blog, I am reading all your posts in order, so prepare for an onslaught of comments made weeks after the fact. :-p


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