Conceal, don’t feel. Don’t let them know.
"[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
This needs to be reblogged by everyone in existence.
i wouldn’t call her choices the least bit selfish — elsa ran away not just because she was scared, she thought she would be protecting her people, as well. she was able to find joy in it — thought i doubt it would’ve lasted long — but it doesn’t make it a selfish decision. in fact, i’d say elsa was alarmingly selfless.
but other than that, flawless commentary, yes and thank you get right on my blog.
he sAID THE THING
remember when you put your glasses on for the first time and you realized you could see leaves on trees
how many fucking people on this website wear glasses jfc
it’s always the leaves oh my god
it was streetlights for me
Rocks on the ground for me.
Trees on the mountains.
I was really excited to find out that grass is made of individual pieces.
People have faces.
21st century circlejerk
Glad to see JC Penney took its mistakes in stride
That is the way to recover
the speech impediment of the 21st century (by Marc Johns)
I’ll fuck you up buddy this is not a speech impediment it’s linguistic evolution!! the existence of the phrase “Aisha was like” allows the speaker to convey whatever Aisha said without making the listener assume they’re quoting Aisha directly while still maintaining the FEELING of what Aisha said.
ie, Aisha said she didn’t want to go out with me VERSUS Aisha was like, “I’d rather kiss a Wookie”.
the addition of “XYZ was like” lets the speaker be more expressive and efficient and it is a totally valid method of communicating information!!
With the way language has evolved, this is one of the few ways I can even think of to express in casual conversation what someone said.
"So I said to Aisha," is certainly used, but if you remove the "so," which implies casual tone ("and" can be used in the same way), you get
"I said to Aisha," which is really formal in most English dialects/variations. I don’t know about all, but in New England dialects, you sound like you’re reading aloud from a novel.
"I told Aisha," is really only used when you continue to describe, not tell, what you told her. Ex: "I told Aisha that James was too punk for her" works while, "I told Aisha, ‘James is too punk for you’" crosses the line back into formalness of the "I said."
Things like “I asked” or “I answered [with]” are similar levels of casual and efficient to the “So, I said [or say, as many conversations about the past take place in present tense anyway, as if the speaker is giving a play-by-play in the moment]” but are specific to only certain situations.
"I was like, 'Marc Johns, what is your obsession with restoring archaic speech patterns and interfering with the natural progression of English from complex to efficient?'" envelopes all of these easily and is accessible and crisp, and allows for more variations on inflection than the others.
Of course, James is probably like, “I already fucking said that.” But eh, I tried adding on.
Deleted scene from the critically acclaimed film, Gravity.
oh my god, you tried
that gif is so usefUL
there are lots of…things happening in florida lately
Y’all done fucked around and rolled a 3 in Jumanji
Saving family business.