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I went to the Renaissance faire dressed as a warrior. I had a real sword with me, too. I was standing (in character) next to a sword-fighting ring, where kids of all ages got the chance to pick up a sword and challenge the champion. Some woman walks by, with her little girl. The girl starts walking towards the ring, saying she wants to fight. But the mom pulled her away hella sharply, and was like, “That’s for boys.” You don’t want to be a BOY, do you?” And the girl looked around and saw me. I think she thought I was a boy; I had my hair in a ponytail, and was wearing a hood. So she comes up to me and asks me, “Do you think girls can be fighters, too?” And her mom looks like she’s silently gloating. Like she thinks I’m going to say no. So I take off my hood, untie my hair so that it flows freely, and kneel before her. And I’m like, “Milady, anyone can be a fighter.” I swear, the look on that mother’s face made my day.
This post was good but then it got better
can we talk about Legolas in the back tho
I feel like I need to rewatch the entire series just focusing on Legolas.
It’s worth it.
Did Orlando Bloom spend the entirety of the series trolling with his facial expressions?
YES. YES HE DID.
He photobombed a series of movies
he is god
"Orlando, you know you’re in shot, right?"
"Oh, I know."
I actually did laugh when I saw this in theaters because this is a very real guilt tactic parents use and it’s 100% effective.
It’s called gaslighting.
This movie really did a stellar job of looking at abusive parent relationships, despite its other issues.
(Also, I will always get teary during that damn lantern scene. So pretty.)
Please do not talk about any abusive parent narrative in Tangled without addressing the racism involved.
Important. I’ve also seen a lot of commentary by various jewish people on Tumblr that Gothel’s character design draws heavily on jewish stereotypes. So anti-Semitism as well.
So….yeah. The abuse is well portrayed. But Gothel herself is actually very problematic character.
the design draws on jewish stereotypes?
I am not doubting anyone, I just never picked up on it.
I would really appreciate if anyone could even just offer a cliffs notes version explaining? I would like to be more conscious of this in the future.
Speaking as a jew here who just saw this as “Hey, look, it’s EXACTLY what my mom was like…”
I really do not want to block people off from this. =/ This kind of abusive upbringing resonates with a lot of people I know, none of whom are Jewish, and I don’t want to take this away. It feels like derailing. =/
I can see why people would think that, but by the same token, I can see where people of many cultures could see this woman’s design as taking reference from their own ethnographic markers.
My own mother, for example, had dark, curly hair and piercingly light eyes, sharp cheekbones and thin eyebrows. My mother is not Jewish, but is instead of solid Scots-Irish stock.
My partner, also, can see this woman as mirroring her own mother (dark curly hair, sharp features) who is Jewish, but who was brought up Catholic, and who is of French and Italian descent.
Another friend of mine saw this character as looking and acting like HER mother. This friend of mine is Greek.
Another friend of mine, an Iranian girl, said Mother Gothel reminded her of HER mother.
This indicates to me not that this woman is specifically stereotyping a particular trope (that of the ‘overbearing Jewish mother’, which is a trope with a history) but that harmful relationships exist between mothers and their daughters all over the world, and in every culture. That abuse isn’t always physical.
I think this movie did a pretty good job (for a kids’ movie) of portraying the poisonous way that parental abuse perpetuates within the mind of the child, even when the child is grown, even when the parent isn’t present. When Rapunzel is out with Flynn (Eugene), that segment where she alternates between having a wonderful time and berating herself for the betrayal she perceives herself to have committed, she is mirroring the guilt that Gothel has laid upon her for years. Everything Gothel has said to her throughout her life has contributed to the person that Rapunzel has become, and influences her thoughts and actions, even subconsciously.
And the sad truth is, I know so few women who can’t relate to that. I know so few women who didn’t see Tangled and think, ‘Oh my God, that was MY mother!’
What does that mean? Does that mean all parenting is abuse? Does it mean that it’s nearly impossible to hold that sort of power over another human being and NOT harm them? Or does it mean that the cycle of abuse, and, specifically this KIND of abuse, is as old and insidious as time itself, passing from mother to daughter? I’m not just talking about accidentally turning into your parents. I’m talking about the same toxic messages being internalized and regurgitated from generation to subsequent generation. Mothers telling their daughters that we can’t possibly do anything by ourselves, that they GIVE and GIVE and GIVE and all we do is take. That they ask for so little. And isn’t it hard not to believe them?
I’d worry that I was making a sweeping generalization, but I’ve heard this parroted back to me by so many young women, that I have to imagine that it was not just MY mother’s mother who instilled in my own mother this particular rhetoric. Where does it come from? Who tainted the minds of the young women who would become mothers?
Does it even matter?
I’m finding that much of my adult life has been spent undoing the damage my own long-suffering mother did. I’m sure she didn’t do it on purpose. I’m sure she didn’t mean it. On the one hand, I think she was trying to protect me. And on the other hand, I think she was protecting herself. It’s hard to remember that our parents are people, fickle and faulty as the rest of us.
And while Gothel clearly had a very clear goal in mind, and was looking out for her own interests, she represents so many mothers. Why do people have children? I’ve asked a number of my peers to explain the urge to procreate, as it isn’t an urge I’ve seen in myself. A common answer is the desire to pass one’s knowledge down to the next generation, to teach, and to see one’s own influence grow, to have a legacy. Rapunzel’s magic hair keeps Gothel young. This is a literal interpretation of that same urge, in a way. It’s a vie for immortality.
In short, I think the relationship between Gothel and Rapunzel is one of the most complicated and real ones I’ve seen in a Disney movie in a long time. Since Lilo and Stitch, at least. I didn’t even like Tangled that much, besides this dynamic. I found it too linear and convenient, generally. But this very true, very dark mother-daughter relationship is what made the movie for me. Because it’s something we should be thinking about.
holy mother of god
I have this weird theory that some people are drawn to each other because their atoms were near each other when the universe was created and over time the same atoms keep coming back together
DID YOU JUST SCIENTIFICALLY EXPLAIN SOUL MATES?!
coming out to your parents
Remember when Disney had a cute, disabled, poc mermaid?
When i was younger, one of my best friends was a deaf guyanese girl, and her fave princess was Ariel, mainly bc she related to her living without a voice (and her love of swimming)
When this episode aired, she cried and squawked and made sounds that were almost understandable… She saw herself as a mermaid, on tv, with her favourite character of all time
Representation matters, always, no matter what
okay it’s hella cool and they actually animated real ASL they didn’t just bullshit it oh mAN THIS IS LEGIT SIGN LANGUAGE AND IT’S ACTUALLY AWESOME A+++++++
'cause we place value in sports and entertainment over education and other fields
Are you ready for
I was making this costume with the intention of having it done for Halloween, but I got my ass in gear and managed to have it (mostly) done for today at Edmonton Expo!
I frightened more than a couple children.
W O W that’s amazing
So, I had this dream. My brain decided it would be a good idea to write out my dream. This happened.
Timeout- Tasertricks Oneshot
Darcy knew the risks of having a psychopathic Norse ex-prince supervillain as a boyfriend. Darcy knew that he had been ingrained in his ways, was prideful, stubborn and occasionally just plain douche. Therefore, Darcy never expected him to change his ways for her.
I know this isn’t quite the prompt, but I hope you like it! Apologies for any typos and spelling mistakes.
If her parents could see what she was about to do, they’d seriously rethink the fancy boarding school they’d banished her to. Oh, they said it was for her own good, of course. They wanted to “save her from herself.” If she thought about it, she really couldn’t blame them. They’d sent her to Sacred Heart after a series of disasters they not-so-fondly referred to as the Foster Fiascos, which had culminated in a brief arrest for trespassing at the local observatory. It was the last straw for her parents. They were not impressed by the fact that she’d talked the police into letting her and Jane off with just a warning, and they hadn’t been convinced that Darcy was finally taking an interest in her own education. They were adamant that they needed to separate her from Jane if they didn’t want Darcy to end up in prison.
Like Darcy needed Jane to make terrible decisions. Clearly, her parents didn’t know her very well. If they did, they’d have known that while Jane was the brain behind the science, Darcy was the one who knew how to get in—and out—of trouble.
And the trouble potential tonight was very, very high.
I love you.. No homeo
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Fact: This is a first person shooter.
The finished “Fall Flower Fairy” dress and crown. I like how this dress turned out, I think it’s really cute and it makes me happy! Hopefully i’ll be able to get proper photos of in a pumpkin patch or someplace autumny.
The whole thing was made in a week from chiffon, organza, tulle, and sixty dollars worth of fake flowers. It was really easy and fun to work on.
“I got a fan letter from a young lady. It was a suicide note.
So I called her, and I said, “Hey, this is Jimmy Doohan. Scotty, from Star Trek.” I said, “I’m doing a convention in Indianapolis. I wanna see you there.”
I saw her — boy, I’m telling you, I couldn’t believe what I saw. It was definitely suicide. Somebody had to help her, somehow. And obviously she wasn’t going to the right people.
I said to her, “I’m doing a convention two weeks from now in St. Louis.” And two weeks from then, in somewhere else, you know? She also came to New York - she was able to afford to got to these places. That went on for two or three years, maybe eighteen times. And all I did was talk positive things to her.
And then all of the sudden — nothing. I didn’t hear anything. I had no idea what had happened to her because I never really saved her address.
Eight years later, I get a letter saying, “I do want to thank you so much for what you did for me, because I just got my Master’s degree in electronic engineering.”
That’s…to me, the best thing I’ve ever done in my life.”