femaleleadersinfiction:

Dr. Abigail Hardscrabble
Other Titles: Dean Hardscrabble
Category: Educational Leader
Appears in: "Monster’s University"(film)
Voiced by: Helen Mirren
About: The Dean of the School of Scaring at Monster’s University and a legendary Scarer. She assesses new students with the belief that she is never wrong about their potential as Scarers.
One of the few named female characters in the film. In a narrative twist, she is not entirely proven wrong: 1) Mike cannot, in the end, according to the standards set by then-modern scaring techniques, scare children. He has important skills in various other areas, but scaring is not in him; and 2) Scully has the muscle but not all the brains and is unfit on his own. Due to Hardscrabble’s actions, the pair are driven together and become friends and end up having a lot of fun and doing a lot of good (this is not a recommendation for kicking people out of programs in order to inspire them to excel). She does later explain that the pair has earned her respect and wishes them well, as well as coming through with her promise for their teammates. It would have been nice to see something about her further investigating what it was Sully did to get all that scream energy and how to replicate it with a message about education and changing times and invention along with the included subtle one about students not all fitting the same molds, but well… whatever.

femaleleadersinfiction:

Dr. Abigail Hardscrabble

Other Titles: Dean Hardscrabble

Category: Educational Leader

Appears in: "Monster’s University"(film)

Voiced by: Helen Mirren

About: The Dean of the School of Scaring at Monster’s University and a legendary Scarer. She assesses new students with the belief that she is never wrong about their potential as Scarers.

One of the few named female characters in the film. In a narrative twist, she is not entirely proven wrong: 1) Mike cannot, in the end, according to the standards set by then-modern scaring techniques, scare children. He has important skills in various other areas, but scaring is not in him; and 2) Scully has the muscle but not all the brains and is unfit on his own. Due to Hardscrabble’s actions, the pair are driven together and become friends and end up having a lot of fun and doing a lot of good (this is not a recommendation for kicking people out of programs in order to inspire them to excel). She does later explain that the pair has earned her respect and wishes them well, as well as coming through with her promise for their teammates. It would have been nice to see something about her further investigating what it was Sully did to get all that scream energy and how to replicate it with a message about education and changing times and invention along with the included subtle one about students not all fitting the same molds, but well… whatever.

tagged → #visage
damnitfeelsgoodtobeafangirl:

I really dig the Dean’s design!

damnitfeelsgoodtobeafangirl:

I really dig the Dean’s design!

Anonymous asked: dean, was Derek a scarer? He doesn't look at that scary Imo so it'd kinda weird he'd be teaching HOW to scare...

Once upon a time, in his younger days, he was quite mortifying to behold. Unfortunately none of us are exempt from the woes of middle-age. Derek took it a little harder than most.

tagged → #anonymous #ask #derek knight
Clothes are status symbols in the monster world, and certain ones — such as shirts and ties — must be earned.

m-u-headcanons:

Submitted by Rhiannon

Scariness is the true measure of a monster. If you're not scary, what kind of a monster are you?

marydemauro:

If you know Treasure Planet, and you know ME, then you know my heartbreak over this. (cries)

(Screencaps from dean-hardscrabble.tumblr.com. Oh, and “elf.”)

//whoa there friend where’s the fire

madamerenard:

CENTIPEDE /// an abigail hardscrabble fst
@8tracks/artcredit

centipede \ knife party || how to be eaten by a woman \ the glitch mob ||  slam the door \ zedd || rage valley \ knife party || blow (cirkut remix) \ ke$ha || lines in wax \ flux pavillion & foreign beggars || power glove \ knife party || problem (the monster remix) \ becky g feat. will.i.am

madamerenard:

CENTIPEDE /// an abigail hardscrabble fst

@8tracks/artcredit

centipede \ knife party || how to be eaten by a woman \ the glitch mob ||  slam the door \ zedd || rage valley \ knife party || blow (cirkut remix) \ ke$ha || lines in wax \ flux pavillion & foreign beggars || power glove \ knife party || problem (the monster remix) \ becky g feat. will.i.am

tagged → #ooh #mama likes