Posted in Books

Disney Princess Hair Tag

Mandy and Kyera co-created a tag combining two of my favorite things: Disney princess hair and books.

Then Jenna wrote a delightful, gif-laden post with this tag that inspired me to follow her example.

Hats off, all, to your creativity.

My answers may not line up exactly with official Disney Princess canon, but who CARES. Continue reading “Disney Princess Hair Tag”

Posted in Books, Entertainment, Movies, Television

Second-string Fantasy Feminists

I came across a character I’d never heard of the other day that I immediately wanted on my fantasy feminist team.

I would’ve called the post dedicated to her “The 12th (Wo)man: Rounding out the Fantasy Feminist Line-up.”

Then I discovered a whole host of female characters that I love.

My reasons for choosing these characters are less clear-cut and, in some cases, heavily influenced by aesthetics, hence the second-string designation. Still, I found so many great fictional women (some of them BY ACCIDENT) that I didn’t want to leave anyone out.

My fantasy team continues to grow.

No, Hermione Granger is not on this list. Continue reading “Second-string Fantasy Feminists”

Posted in Movies

MAKE-YOU-CRY MONDAY: “Tangled” and Rapunzel’s dad

You might have heard of “Tangled.”

There are three movies where, when certain scenes come on, I have to leave the room: “Revenge of the Sith,” “Up,” and “Tangled.”

There are several “Tangled” scenes I could mention, but even thinking about this one is enough of a trigger. My friend Staci makes fun of me all the time for it.

So we know going into the movie that Rapunzel is the lost princess. The tension comes from wondering when she’ll find out.

All while she’s having adventures with Flynn Rider, her parents–the king and queen–are gearing up for their daughter’s birthday celebration.

I imagine it would be hard to maintain hope of your daughter’s recovery after 18 years. That’s a long time to keep believing.

As the king and queen get ready to release their lantern, the king breaks down.

Here’s what I love about this scene:

  1. The dad is the one who cries. It’s fairly unexpected for a male character to show vulnerable emotion.
  2. The way the queen comforts him says a lot about their marriage. I love the way they support each other…and love that Rapunzel has two parents! Nice, Disney! Way to portray a short snippet of a healthy marriage!
  3. All his and his wife’s grief is expressed in 30 seconds with no dialogue.

It hurts my heart. So chill, Staci, I’m going to be in kitchen bawling my eyes out getting snacks.

Need cheering up?
Everybody loves this song! I want to hate it because people keep claiming it for their weddings/relationships/romantic moments/general awfulness…but I can’t. Precious.