"tangled" "brave" "frozen" and now "spirited"
I’m disappointed by the decision to change Moana to ‘Spirited’. I am polynesian, and I was excited by the prospect of a Disney princess movie with a polynesian title. Disney didn’t change Lilo & Stitch to some edgy adjective. They respected Hawaiian culture enough to know that it’s fine to have a name like Lilo in the movie’s title. What was so wrong with Moana? What is so wrong with my culture?
I think it’s less a cultural thing and more they’re trying to appeal to boys so they’re not calling anything a Princess movie or having a title that’s too ‘feminine’. They changed ‘Rupunzel’ to ‘Tangled’ for that same reason after all and that’s not a different culture. I’d say the adjectives are a trend, same way we had a bunch called by a description of the fairy tale (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King) followed some called the protagonist’s name (Pocahontas, Mulan, Hercules, Aladdin). So I don’t think it was a racist decision, just a bad one. Moana’s such a beautiful name and would be a much better title.
Back when I was younger (and shorter) a guy who liked me (and was shorter than me) asked how tall I am. When I said 6”1 he said I should say 5”13 just to sound shorter.
Because apparently being tall is a bad thing, and dating a girl taller than you makes you less of a man, we can’t change how tall we are but we can pretend so that we fit society’s expectations better. My first boyfriend liked to stand on the step above me and go ‘that’s better’, my Dad used to stand on tip toe in family portraits to be the same height as my mum, and now this guy was trying to ‘put me down’ too. It’s not like I have self esteem or anything. Lets teach young girls that our very genetics are wrong and should be quietened up.
A month or so later that same guy complained about being in the ‘friendzone’.
- Person at Party: Omg you're not even in heeeels, how tall are youuu?
- Me: 6"2 :)
- Person: Oh wowwwww, that's so tall!!
- Another person turns to his girlfriend and whispers: Unnatural...
- What I should have said: *Gasp* You're onto me! I'm actually a biologically engineered super human from Mars!
- I'll have to kill you now you know my secret.
- What I actually did: Ignored and turned away, don't want to make a scene.
A thousand ship wars would require every single person in the fandom launching two ships or something
Tara… don’t make fun of the little fandoms.
I laugh to cover the pain of how little fanart and fanfics and fantheories there are :(
outskirtsofsanity replied to your post:So, there’s an update on the coal mine fire that’s…You hear a wind blow through the leaves outside your window and it almost seems to be whispering ‘go to Queensland, Queeeeeenslandddddd’
… get the hell outta my tree, you’ll scare away all the birds