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"[With Elsa, it] definitely was intentional to show anxiety and depression." - JENNIFER LEE (x)
THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS THIS MOVIE IS SO IMPORTANT.
Like yes, I agree with the major criticisms going around tumblr re: racism and heteronormativity and not enough major female characters YES, they’re all valid points. I just don’t understand the bloodlust towards Frozen more than, say, Tangled. These issues aren’t unique to this movie; they’re widespread societal problems and that leaks into our media. It can still be a good/enjoyable movie. I see you SJWers enjoying Aladdin at the same time and that shit’s racist as hell. Just because something has problematic elements doesn’t make it bad.
BUT THIS CHARACTER IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT. Because little girls are obsessed with her, they’re latching on to her. Little girls love Elsa. And she’s a Disney Princess with major neuroses. (I know this is Anna’s story but Elsa’s more popular.) And it shows a main female character with major anxiety and depression issues, and it shows her as a powerful, strong, loving person around those issues, and it shows her as an incredibly positive character.
A lot of people are saying that the story would’ve been better if Elsa’d been the antagonist, and she was originally intended to be until that changed in development. And you know what, it’s for the best because she’s a protagonist with mental issues. It’s easy and common to give those to a villain. Villains are twisted and they hurt people because they’re not Good People. Disney Princesses might not be perfect but they’re damn close to it and their faults are charming and cute and not crippling. Elsa’s issues and her failure to deal with them are crippling.
So many teens and adults have identified with her issues, and seeing them portrayed in a positive and beloved character is so fucking important, because children see that not just scary weirdos have mental issues. Elsa hurts people because of her issues. She doesn’t mean to but she hurts her parents and sister and kingdom and strangers, emotionally and physically. And she’s a Good Guy. Not only is she a Good Guy, she’s a Disney Princess. They’re not supposed to hurt people — except oh maybe hurt feelings because they were following their dreams or something saccharine like that.
And she makes a series of bad choices, selfish choices, because she can’t deal with her issues. Just like real people. She’s not a bad person because she makes bad choices stemming from her neuroses. Little kids see someone who’s awesome! with anxiety and depression and they see that she’s more than just her issues, and she’s deserving of love
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First theme of 2014! I’ve also now made more “new” themes, than I have “retired” themes. This is actually one that’s been in my drafts for sometime as it was originally created for a friend’s roleplay but it is not needed now. There are quite a few options to play around with but I’ve tried to make it as easy to use as possible.
Please “reset defaults" and refresh the page before making any customizations. This will hopefully lower the number of problems. Feel free to customize however much you want, the more the better, but leave credits intact. It would also be great if you could ‘like’ this post if using the theme.
- Header content slider. Four slides pre-coded with navigation links and update boxes.
- Extra text boxes in sidebar for additional information.
- Option for either 400px or 500px posts.
- Add up to 36 custom links.
- A full list of features and options are listed in the live preview.
As promised, here’s the second part of the Slang List, but this one is dedicated to the slang of The Roaring Twenties, decade I personally love. I would like to thank this site for the help. If you want to read the slang of the 50s, click here! Hope you enjoy!
List of many, many POC face claims under the cut as well as where to find GIFs of them. Each of these FCs have over 100 GIFs. Please message me if you find hunts with more GIFs or if you simply have suggestions for FCs to add to this list.
S T A R P E O P L E (for volchitsarps)
A world where stars walk among us like everyone else, two feet on the ground - eyes a little bit too bright, swathes of the universe in the coiled energy of their ready fists. Glittering personifications of constellations prowling dirty city streets in packs. Always inexorably drawn to each other, those stars. Virgo’s were a girl gang back in the 20s, kept beating the boys from Orion off their turf. It got messy, then, but in a prettier way than anybody ever saw. Stars don’t bleed red, see, they drip silver white heat and light so pure you’ll burn if you look too long. They bruise different, too - strong and sure and all the rainbow colours of nebulae. See one beaten up, you’ve got a veritable work of art.
They keep on the down-low for the most part, you know. Drifting on the edges of society, stalking the basest parts of humanity through the wasteland, watching wars get waged and laughing because humans think they have a monopoly on viciousness (You haven’t seen anything, Polaris Australis found Hannibal Lecter to say one night. You think you’re the dirtiest of the dirty but you couldn’t even dream what I saw Asterope do to Hoedus II.) Galaxies mean nothing until war comes and it’s time to pick sides. Loyalty’s for wartime, for constellations; but especially for binary star systems - always glorious snarling twins, blazingly co-dependent and the centre of each other’s worlds at all times. Try to push one out and you’ll find out just how hard a star is willing to hit.