I swear to god if I read one more post saying “Merida didn’t care about fancy dresses and what not” I will scream. Neither did any of the other princesses. Sure, Cinderella wanted to go to the ball but she didn’t even make either dress she wore. Her mice friends made the first dress, which was an updated version of her mothers dress, and the second one her fairy godmother gave her. She spends seconds admiring the dress in the movie. I’d hardly count that as her only caring about her looks and fancy dresses. Then there was Aurora who admired her birthday present from the fairies. Lets be serious, none of the princesses gave 2 fucks about their looks. They had other things to worry about like finding out they were princesses, surviving abusive homes, figuring out how to save a loved one, and figuring out how to turn the idiot frog back into a prince.
The princess merchandise sold does NOT fit the personality of any of the princesses. None of the princesses were in their ball gowns for the majority of the movies. They are not marketed in the dresses they wore throughout the majority of their movies. I’m sorry but Belle is much happier/comfortable locked in a library with her books than dancing around a ball room. Ariel is much happier exploring than dancing in a gown not even found in her movie. Cinderella only wore the blue dress for maybe 5 minutes in the movie. Her work dress is what she wore for the majority of the movie. She is frankly more comfortable in “average” clothes. Aurora was happiest singing and dancing in the forest with Phillip, not dressed in her ball gown. Tiana is more comfortable cooking and running her restaurant not dressed in some ball gown. You know how big of a pain in the ass that dress would be in the kitchen? The only princesses whose outfits weren’t radically altered were Snow White and Rapunzel. If Pocahontas didn’t look like she went shopping at Forever 21, I’d add her to the list. The princess line up does nothing to market the characters from the movies. None of the princesses in that line up are how they are in the movies.
If you are going to focus on Mulan and Merida, you better focus on all the princesses. It is ridiculous that people don’t mention that none of the princesses would be comfortable in the roles Disney gives them in the princess line up. Disney strips all of the princesses of their personalities and makes them all the same. That is a fucking problem. That is not just a problem for 2 of the princesses, it is a problem for all 11 of them.
In Mulans case she openly complained about how she was made to dress in the formal dress and makeup - her main solo song is all about how much she hates it nd that she doesn’t feel like herself. This is different to the other princesses who may not have spent all their lives in ballgowns, seemed happy to be spruced up for balls and the alike.
So Ros died.
And it sucked. It sucks hard. It doesn’t stick to the books because Ros isn’t in the books (I haven’t read the books but I have the interwebs guyz). So she wasn’t killed because of a book-plot reason. Like the same way we can’t kill Joffrey because he hasn’t died yet in the books. The rancid little shit.
But Ros died specifically to show that Littlefinger can be a scary bastard. Huh. I thought we already knew that. I guess she died also because we need to show how fucking insane Joffrey is. Wait. No. We really knew that.
So why did she die? Shock value? Because she was an ex-sex worker and in fiction that always must equal death? Specifically not a death which is important character-wise or anything, more of a collateral damage death. Like a “We need to do something to show how insane and scary both Littlefinger and Joffrey are. Ooh I know, we’ll kill the sex worker character, Ros or whatever”.
And it pisses me off because she was really interesting - she’s not a main, but she’s awesome, and clever and clearly ambitious. She’s a pure TV invention, and the actress was great. She was good at exposition, especially about littlefinger. And now what? recast a new character to that style of role? Because Sex workers are replaceable?
Fucking Game of Thrones. It generally is good in terms of women (its the antidote to the sausage-fest of LOTR) but its writers just showed their true colours.
I swear, anyone kills off a stark girl, Daenerys, Brienne, or basically any other female character who is clearly not done yet in terms of character arc, I’ll be most cranky. Might even write a letter. With words of strength.
- Valar Morghulis.
- Yes, all men must die, but we are not men.
How about all the men in Westeros die now? And then we could have a GOT with far less sexualised violence and rape.
(Source: bbrando, via flickeringmuse)
I think Black people are not afforded the luxury of existing without being pigeonholed into an aggressive state of being. Many times Black people are displayed as hyper-aggressive and because of this display we create a mentality that were stuck with hyper-aggressiveness.
That isn’t to say that being strong, tough, or aggressive are bad things, they come with our survival. But the vulnerability pain, and gentleness that Black people reveal are not present many times in the media or even in our homes. The luxury of intimacy with other people is so small in comparison to the thousands of images of us being strong and “animalistic” (by intimacy I mean without guards, barriers, being invested with other people without a facade to what you are or layers you create.)
Similar to the phrase ”carefree black girls and boys”, I wanted to give a safe space to vulnerablity of Blackness to be on display
Genteel, Romanctic, Poetic, Ethereal, intimate and vulnerable imagery of Black people.
Submissions are highly welcomed!
2. Men by Eric Nehr | Under The Influence Magazine | Source
4. Solange Knowles by Dominic Hayden-Route for Oyster Magazine | Source
Signal booossttt ??
queen minnie riperton
Don’t mind me, I’m just going to marry Lana Del Ray
Paul Varjak: You know what’s wrong with you, Miss Whoever-You-Are: You’re chicken. You’ve got no guts. You’re afraid to stick out your chin and say ‘Okay, life’s a fact.’ People do fall in love; people do belong to each because that’s the only chance anybody’s got for real happiness. You call yourself a free spirit, a wild thing and you’re terrified somebody’s going to stick you in a cage. Well, baby you’re already in that cage - you built it yourself and it’s not bounded in west by Tulip, Texas or the east by Somaliland; it’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.
Go away Paul. Capote is very disappointed in you. And your name. and your heterosexuality. And everything you do.
Well that was awful. In a sad way not in a poorly written way.
First Sybil who is amazing and still my favourite character, and her death was horrifying (and a damn fine bit of acting).
But Matthew! He’s a cool character but most importantly; he strongly resembles my boyfriend. They have similar bone structure and eyes, and they both pull similar faces, walk the same and sit the same. It actually weirds me out a lot when I watch Downton.
So I really didn’t need to see him lying dead on the road with blood coming out of his head. That was a visual I really didn’t want.
Especially now I don’t get to bug Christoph about things “his character” does in the show. Used to tell him after episodes “your character did this and it was really dumb” etc. Now I don’t get to do that - this is no fun