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Epic Movie (Re)Watch #186 - The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Spoilers Below

Have I seen it before: Yes

Did I like it then: I think so.

Do I remember it: Better than I did the 1st one, which isn’t saying much.

Did I see it in theaters: No

Format: Blu-ray

I nominated the recap for the first Princess Diaries to @princessofsunnydale because she nominated it for my (Re)Watch so I thought I’d do the same for this post. Thanks!

1) I think it was a wildly smart decision to move the setting of this film from San Francisco to Mia’s often spoke of but rarely seen dominion of Genovia. It’s an organic next step to her story. We saw her learn how to be a princess in San Fran, now we see how she actually adapts to her home country (which is a lively character in its own right). The decision to jump ahead five years ahead instead of three (the number of years between releases) I think also is nice. Mia is more comfortable in the agency she gained in the first film, the relationship with her beau Michael is not hanging over her head, it just allows the film to not be dogged down by some plot points from the first film.

2) Sir Fat Louie? Did they knight him? Can you knight a cat?

3) I didn’t remember this line before I put in the movie but I do now.

Originally posted by say-hi-or-die

4) Shonda Rhimes co-authored the story AND wrote the screenplay? Huh.

Originally posted by iliveforscandal

(I don’t actually watch any Shonda Rhimes shows, now that I think about it.)

5) Chris Pine as Nicholas.

Originally posted by scarlettjo

There is a strong initial chemistry Pine has with lead actress Hathaway, allowing the audience to grow invested in their relationship quickly. Even/especially when they’re not getting long, you can just fell the sexual chemistry in the air between them. It’s fun, making the film stronger because of it.

Chris Pine on his own is as charismatic and interesting as ever. In lesser hands the character of Nicholas could be an even bigger jerk and while there are antagonistic qualities to him the audience UNDERSTANDS his motivations. He is trying to honor what he believes his dead father wanted, he believes he’s trying to do what’s best for Genovia. And when he sees he was mistaken, he tries to step aside. There’s a nice honesty to Pine’s performance. He doesn’t play Nicholas as an over the top mustache twirling villain. All in all, Pine does a fine job in this film and helps support it.

6) Except for one black guy, Genovia’s parliament is made up of all white guys saying they don’t want a woman to rule unless she has a man by her side.

Originally posted by mulder-scully-gifs

I think Queen Clarisse has the perfect response to that.

Originally posted by classyncguy

The law is severely sexist and antiquated. One of the members of parliament claims it should be respected because it is 300 years old. Saying a law is that old is not an effective argument for it as much as it is AGAINST it. 300 years ago in 2004 that’s 1704. That’s slavery, that’s a fundamental lack of women’s rights across most countries. Don’t use the fact a law is old to argue for it. Laws should evolve as the world does.

7) John Rhys Davies is a wonderful character actor who plays Nicholas’ uncle as a holier than thou elitist arrogant jerk. I love to hate him in this, but I might need to watch Lord of the Rings or Raiders of the Lost Ark next to balance out my feelings.

8) Hey guys. Remember that time Catwoman stomped on Captain Kirk’s foot in front of Gimli and Mary Poppins?

Originally posted by its-a-new-sound-track

I’m sure someone has made this joke before, but still.

9) The last film was largely about Clarisse putting her duty as queen aside to be Mia’s grandmother, a relationship which is as strong in this film as ever.

Clarisse [after Mia stomped on Nicholas’ foot]: “As a grandma I say right on.”

10) Like the first film, this movie’s biggest flaw is definitely pacing. Many scenes serve no purpose for the larger plot and instead distract from the main conflict. But - like with the first film - these scenes are also some of the most memorable. So…I’m not sure what to say then. I’m just going to move on.

11) I dig this.

Matarazzo is a continued treat in this film as she was in the first, stealing a number of scenes and infusing some quality humor into the plot. The way she mixes with Genovian life and culture can lead to some nice fish out of water observations, and Matarazzo plays the role with as much commitment and heart as she did in the first film. God bless Lily.

12) The bachelor selection scene is - by far - one of my favorite moments in the film. It is directly related to the plot and has an incredible amount of humor to it. Also, it’s not nearly as long as I remember.

For those of you who didn’t watch the clip above (or even if you did), here is my favorite moment from the scene.

(GIFs originally posted by @ezrajamessharkington​)

I mean it’s small, but I appreciate that both this film and its predecessor acknowledge the LGBTQIA+ community more than other Disney films did at the time.

13) Callum Blue as Andrew Jacoby.

Much like Michael from the first film, Andrew is able to be a good guy while avoiding the trope of Nice Guy™. There is a respect he has for Mia, an understanding and a fondness. They clearly have a connection and appreciate each other’s company, but it is clear that neither of them love each other. And Andrew does not force this on Mia. He’s pretty much at her service, ready to respect her wishes without being a total pushover. He’s a good guy, someone who could have easily been a jerk or a bully but the fact Mia could plausibly end up with him just ups the stakes.

14) The fan scene is a nice moment of chemistry between Hathaway and Andrews, which (much like in the preceding film) is one of the strongest elements of this movie.

Originally posted by paintedprintedpaper

this film one of those moments is when she is reduced to tears because John Rhys Davies spooked her horse and revealed that - SHOCKER - women actually prefer to not ride side saddle. I suppose it’s better that she’s too hard on herself than not hard enough though, as she will be queen.

16) Damn, Joe is a badass.

Mabrey: “Sir, you will find that the word ‘fear’ is not in my vocabulary.”

Joe: “Perhaps. But it’s in your eyes.”

Originally posted by pitch-perfect-movie

17) Hey look! The foot pop!

Originally posted by idontwannamissyouthisway

18) Okay, Nicholas is being creepy with Mia at the fountain. Yes, they kiss. But then she says no to him. Multiple times, too. Yet he keeps groping at her and chasing her around the fountain until they both fall in. And MIA’S in trouble?

Originally posted by emilysurvivesgradschool

19) The parade.

By far the strongest moment in the film. It shows off not only the agency Mia gained in the first film (she has the confidence to stop a parade), but also her incredible heart. She shows off such kindness and care for the people of Genovia, accepts her role as a leader, and is able to create a positive change through the sheer depth of her heart. Also, little Abigail Breslin is very cute.

20) Holy crap, Paul Williams is in this movie.

What is this movie?

21) The bridal slumber party is another scene which doesn’t really add to the plot and it goes a little long. BUT - again - it is wildly memorable. Especially seeing Julie Andrews surf on a mattress after giving a wink to her most iconic character.

Originally posted by stydixa

Originally posted by tripps42

22) Julie Andrews’ song.

Julie Andrews underwent surgery in 1997 to treat what she referred to as a muscular striation on her vocal cords. She emerged from the surgery with permanent damage that hurt her singing voice and gave a rasp to her speaking voice (for which she sued the hospital for malpractice two years later). Julie Andrews basically lost her singing voice. Her song “Your Crowning Glory” was the first time she sang on screen since the surgery. Although it was set in a limited range to accommodate her voice, she was reported to have nailed it on the first take and brought tears to the eyes of crew members on set. Raven Symoné - who duets with Andrews on the song - was so moved when she told she’d be singing with the legend that she too was reportedly brought to tears. If for no other reason, I am grateful this movie exists for all of that.

23) Nicholas is very ready to step aside and let Mia rule.

Nicholas [after his uncle notes all their work would be for nothing]: “It wouldn’t be nothing. Genovia would in good hands.”

I love that. I love that he’s true to his beliefs about doing what’s right for Genovia, NOT himself.

24) So there’s a slight bit of foreshadowing here.

Nicholas [at Mia’s window]: “Rapunzel, Rapunzel…”

Originally posted by missdeev

Chris Pine would later go on to play Cinderella’s Prince in the 2014 film adaptation of Into the Woods, which also featured the characters of Rapunzel and her prince.

25) I’m surprised Paolo’s back. I mean, Larry Miller is great. But didn’t he totally betray the trust of the royal family in the first film? And also, why is he suddenly kinda bad at styling Mia?

Originally posted by siizzy

26) Bless whoever made this

(I just found this on google. If this is your’s and you want credit let me know and I’ll be happy to give it.)

27) Um, guys…

What the heck is Stan Lee doing in The Princess Diaries 2? Is Mia going to join The Avengers? Is Genovia a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? What is happening!?

All humor aside, as I understand it Stan Lee will cameo in any movie asked as long as he gets his standard fee. I think he wants to have the record for most cameos ever.

28) I dig it, Andrew.

Andrew [after Mia calls off the wedding]: “Uh…thank you. Thank you for saving me from doing the proper thing for once in my life.”

29) Much like the first film, it is Mia who must take her own fate in her hands. She’s the one who argues against the marriage law, she’s the one who convinces the people and parliament to strike it down (although the Prime Minister is again incredibly supportive and I love that). It’s her taking charge of her life, which I think is absolutely great.

Originally posted by baku-babe

30) I 100% forgot that part of this film ended with Clarisse and Joe getting married. I am very okay with that.

31) OH MY GOD YES! PARLIAMENT IS MORE DIVERSE AT THE END! THERE ARE SO MANY WOMEN AND EVEN WOMEN OF COLOR AND IT’S JUST BEAUTIFUL AND DIVERSE AND I NEED MORE OF IT! THANK YOU!

Originally posted by ultraselfdeprecatingnarcissist


Like the first film, The Princess Diaries 2 held up surprisingly better than I was expecting. Obviously it’s aimed at a younger audience than me but it was pretty enjoyable. Anne Hathaway is strong as ever, as is Julie Andrews, while Chris Pine is a welcome and fitting addition to the cast. The themes are nicely feminist as is the ending. Overall I just find it an enjoyable film worth the watch.

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In a recent ‘exchange’ I had with somebody they accused Spidey of being a an egotistical dick and an example of ‘toxic masculinity’ in the above interactions he had with the Avengers. I want to revisit this because I find that reading so utterly nonsensical.

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people need to stop ripping each other apart, or publicly defaming them with callout posts, especially if it’s without just reason ( someone is being harmed, safety is at risk, etc. ) people make mistakes, and only GROWN MATURE ADULTS know how to forgive, and forget. instead of hating one another, or calling someone an elitist, jerk, asshole, etc, how about we start looking out for each other? we’re all people, we’re all united by a love to write, so why not look out for each other? why not be kind? the community is only going to get better if vague blogging, anon hate, and callout posts stop. it takes effort to change, but being kind should not be difficult, we are all people with lives, and things we’re going through. so lookout for each other.

Annie and I are out of town right now, so my husband has my boys at home. Yesterday, he took the boys to the dog park on post at around 11 in the morning when there’s basically nobody there. Well there ended up being maybe one or two other people there one of which was such an obnoxious, elitist, purist, jerk that she demanded my husband put Vincent on a leash because he is a mutt and he might touch her purebred. Though she had no issue with Dusty interacting with her dog because according to her Dusty is obviously a purebred. This is why I avoid the dog park on post.

All this Dark Souls talk makes me want to play DS1 again. I wish I could stream it but I’m not a speed runner or playing blind so I’d be worried about people being elitist jerks ._.

Lets make a list of safe players

Okay, with competitive play now a thing in Overwatch, we’re now getting a lot of toxic players showing up. The kind of players that don’t care about making friends, being a good sport, trying to enjoy the game or raise the moral of the team. Instead they yell, use racist/ableist/hateful language and brings down the team when the team isn’t winning. I’m seriously over that kind of crap. If I got a dollar for every swear or ‘R’ word said by my team, I would be able to buy Blizzard, take control of the Overwatch franchise and perma-ban their asses.

Originally posted by theculturetrip

So I feel that we need to start a list. A list of players of all kinds. Low levels, high levels, those familiar with shooting games, those who are new to them and those who wants to try them. A list of players who are safe to play with. Players who respects the game, their team and their opponents. We should help one another, to give a safe place for those who wants to play. To give them options of players who are more than happy to lend a hand, help train and give an enjoyable experience in the game.

My user name is Nelvana#1487

Who’s with me?

Originally posted by gorgeousnessss

“Well I have a disabled daughter and somehow I manage to get around without a car :):)”

Did you know your disabled daughter is not a ‘permit to be an elitist jerk’ coupon

Did you know that never needing to use expensive things like cars is also a form of privilege

Did you know you’re not smarter or better, just more of an asshole

anonymous asked:

What should I call non-mentally ill people? I've been saying neurotypical but now that I know it's not correct I don't want to say it

You could just call them variations on non-mentally ill people, people with no diagnosed mental illnesses, presumably mentally healthy people, etc.

A problem that I didn’t mention before but seems to fit here is that often, you don’t actually know if someone has a mental illness or not. Even if they’re undiagnosed, that doesn’t mean that they don’t have something, and they could also be diagnosed with something that you’re unaware of. As well, there’s the middle ground where someone might not have a mental illness per se, but they still suffer from anxiety, depression, or similar due to a physical health problem.

For that reason, context is important. If you’re trying to make a joke about people who are insulting to mentally ill people, you could call them variations of “ignorant people,” “elitist jerks,” or “ableist assholes!” If the context is people pushing unhelpful “healing” suggestions, you could be specific about their brand of anti-psychiatry, such as “new agers,” “yoga enthusiasts,” or “people who swear up and down that walking 17 miles a day cured their depression.” If you’re talking more about a specific disorder, instead of assuming that there’s a sharp divide between people with no mental illness and people without the illness in question, you could specify “individuals who don’t have X disorder,” “non-dissociative people,” “people who’ve never suffered from psychosis,” etc.

In short, there are a lot of options!

Thank you for sending us this, by the way! We really appreciate your willingness to learn.

-Katherine of Those Interrupted

i have zero tolerance for cosplay sticklers.  if someone wants to alter an outfit bc they think the character would wear that so what?  if someone wants to add a unique element to their costume for fun who fucking cares?  getting real tired of people pointing out variations and snubbing them for not being canon.  lt’s not hurting you so gtfo if you don’t like people putting creative twists on their cosplays.

Morning Baby

May I have a Draco imagine, where he starts actually acting very cute and playable and ends up proposing?

Warnings: None

A/N: Characters from the potterverse belong to Ms. J.K. Rowling. 

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“Morning baby ,” a velvet voice whispered in your ear. Slowly you opened your eyes, only to realize that you were in Draco’s flat yet again. “ If you stay here any more days, I’m going to start charging you rent.” It had been several weeks since you had slept at your place. Now it seemed that you only returned to gather clothes, which made your flat pointless in Draco’s opinion.

“You wouldn’t dare,” you replied as you tossed your pillow at him. Just as you were about to toss another pillow, Draco put his arms up in surrender.

“ Ok, I won’t charge you for rent. Being with you is priceless,” he purred as he kissed you. “I made you some of your favorite tea Y/N and a couple of scones.”

“ These are too good for you to have made them. I’ll thank your house elf later,” you smiled.

“ Baby, I already thanked her by giving her the whole day off,” Draco answered.”Did you have any plans for this glorious Saturday?”

“ I think my only plan was to stay in bed all day,” you yawned.

“ Did you plan on sleeping or staying in bed with me,” Draco pulled you closer, his cool skin causing you to shiver.

“Depends,” you mused. “ What are you suggesting we do in bed together?”

“I had one thing I wanted to try,” Draco began. The fact that your boyfriend was still nervous to do things with you, always caused your pulse to quicken with anticipation. There were a few of his past suggestions that you had been unwilling to try, but most of them had turned into some of your best love making memories with Draco.

“ Just tell me what it is Draco. I can’t agree or disagree if you don’t explain it to me,” you sang.

“ Play truth or dare with me?” Draco pouted.” It’s been ages since I’ve played it.” It took everything you had not to burst out laughing.

“Alright Draco, I’ll play this game with you,” you answered. “No need for you to be embarrassed.”

“I was hoping you would say yes to my game,” Draco smiled. “Ok truth or dare Y/N.”  You thought long and hard about what possible questions Draco could ask you. He couldn’t be that mean to you in the morning if he gave you a dare could he?  

“I’ll do a dare,” you suggested.

“Alright, I dare you to kiss me passionately for the next minute,” Draco purred into your ear. You bit your lip; you couldn’t help but flush at the idea of arousing your boyfriend. Gingerly, you placed a light trail of kisses down Draco’s neck, making sure to leave extra kisses at the nape of his neck. You felt him start to tense as you bit down on his lower lip before placing your lips on his. Before you could deepen the kiss more, the timer went off. As you started to pull away, Draco pulled you back.

“Don’t you think we can kiss for 5 more minutes?” Draco whined.

“That’s not how the game works mister. Now, Truth or Dare,” you asked.

“I think I’ll take a truth,” Draco replied and you rolled your eyes.

“Alright, when did you know that you liked me,” you inquired. Draco looked away and ruffled his hair before cupping your face in his hands(x).

“I think I knew when you were the one when you were the only girl who stood up to me when I was a complete idiot. Without you, I would’ve been some elitist jerk,” Draco began. “ You were always there when I felt emotionally drained, especially my 6th year. I was able to escape the shadows of my mind with you. ”

“You couldn’t be mean even if you wanted to. You’re an absolute sweetheart Draco,” you kissed his forehead.

“It’s all for you,” Draco confessed. “Speaking of which I have one last dare for you.”
“A dare? You didn’t even give me the option of truth.”

“Fine fine, truth or dare?” Draco asked.

“I’ll take a truth this time since you obviously had a horrible dare in mind,” Draco chuckled to himself before speaking,

“If I asked you to marry me, what would you say?”

“Are you seriously asking me this?” Draco nodded. “ I would say yes of course.”

“Good, because I am asking you to marry me,” Draco reached over to the nightstand and pulled a small box out. When he opened the box you gasped at the beauty of the ring as he slid it on to your finger. (x)

“Oh Draco it’s beautiful,” you couldn’t stop smiling. “I guess now we’re at the end of our games for today.”

“ No, I was thinking of a new game we could play,” Draco murmured as he rubbed his thumb over your hand, “What other ways can I make you stay in bed awhile longer.”

“I can think of a number of things,” you winked before pulling your new fiancé close to you.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — Act One Scenes 10-19

Last time on the Harry Potter sequel we didn’t need but got anyway: all your favorite heroes have turned into mediocre adults who taught their children to internalize the same prejudice they supposedly fought against and generally disregarded said children’s wants and needs!

Also Albus Potter is a moody teenager, Rose Weasley-Granger is a snob, the plot has nothing to do with these new characters and instead relies entirely on the old protagonists’ issues being forced upon the new generation, and we met Delphi “totally not an important character” Diggory.

I know the question you’re all asking. What else can go wrong this time? Let us find out.

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Hey there, thought I’d contribute my old 86 fox body. Paint job was done like like a Blackhawk helicopter from my time in the military. Aka the blackfox.


I like it. Certainly better than my multicolored coupe that gets called “clown car” by the elitist jerks that think everything needs a high gloss coat of paint or it shouldn’t leave the garage.

To the asswipe who decided it was a good idea to come into my inbox and demand to know why I “call myself a high-ranking witch if I don’t post spells” and “post about about bad shit like curses but not about good things like love magic” and a number of other semi-intelligible comments which were equally rude….

It’s Monday and I’m grumpy and you came to the wrong goddamn house.

First of all, I don’t call myself a high-ranking anything. I am not part of any particular religion or covenship that would give me reason to claim something like hierarchical rank. I am me, I am myself, and any titles or epithets besides “cottage witch” have been conferred on me by other people. Yes, including “Mama.”

If the tumblr pagan community considers me a high-ranking whatchacallit, or a Big Name Pagan, or whatever, that’s their business.

Second of all, I have a full-time job and a life outside of the internet. I answer questions and give advice where I can on a daily basis, but I’m not going to be chained to my computer. I used to post magical things quite often, but I got tired of linking to them, so I created a website to keep all that info in one easy-to-navigate space.

Also, if I’m not posting original spellwork or witchery often enough for your liking, it’s probably because I’m too busy writing books about it. And it would be awfully silly of me to post all that hard work instead of encouraging people to purchase the fruit of my labors. So there’s that.

Moving on…

Again with the curse-shaming. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten one of these. I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that you don’t know enough about magic to properly understand why some witches curse and others don’t, and why both of these things are equally valid. Otherwise, I’d have to assume that you’re some kind of elitist jerk who thinks everyone should follow one set of rules and morals for all magic. (Spoiler: You’d be wrong.)

I don’t post about love magic because it’s not my field. Simple as that.

If the contents of my witchcraft blog are somehow not up to your exacting standards, you’re welcome to unfollow, or to go find other blogs that are better suited to your particular tastes.

And really, if you’d been following me for any length of time, if you’d read my FAQs, or if you knew the slightest thing about me, you would have known before sending that message just what a pointless and asinine exercise it was.

You and your entitlement complex can enjoy my block list.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have two books to finish and a paying job to get back to.

I’m tired of hearing “nu goth is totally ungoth” “you can’t be goth if you’re black/not thin/under 18”…
Who the fuck are you for claiming what is goth or not? Please just stop being a fucking elitist jerk and try to remember that gothic is not only a way to dress nor a type of person, but a philosophy, an art.
We are goth in our souls, beyond our clothes.

anonymous asked:

Might be an old topic for you, it's about the artist source post. Just kinda wondering why so many people on tumblr give a shit about sourcing and reposting, I'm guessing the majority of people on here have illegally copied some music or program without giving proper credit to the creator, why is some random-ass wannabe artist on tumblr worth changing the way I treat media on the internet but say.... the creator of winrar or whoever made some funny gif (extremes) can be copied just fine?

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People complaining about the AoT English dub without taking all the factors into consideration...
  • They have to change words (3DMG) and sentences so the voices will match with the characters’ mouths while saying something very similar with two very different languages
  • The voices are not going to sound exactly like the Japanese because… different accents… different words… different culture.
  • It is nearly impossible to satisfy English headcanons when you think about the fact they have to find someone who is a voice actor, has a similar voice to the character, tried out for the part or proved they can do a certain type of voice, agreed to commit to the project, etc. It’s not as easy to get a voice to fit your headcanon as you would think.
  • The English dub is not going to match the Japanese perfectly. Again, different languages, so it’s automatically harder to replicate the character perfectly. As said: accents and culture. 
  • English dubbing = interpretation. Characters and personalities may change, but that’s what the world of drama and acting is about. There might only be one character, but when two different actors do it, you’ll get two different ideas about who that character is. Take it as a chance to evaluate the character from a new POV. 
  • The company still has to consider marketing, which is why they didn’t just release all the actors/actresses’ names at one time. They aren’t just marketing to people who are already fans, but new fans who keep an eye on their work. Slow reveals keep people coming back. They don’t care about some negative, impatient fans. 
  • If you are inclined to immediately be negative about the dub without even hearing more than a few clips, don’t bother watching because you’ve set yourself up to be super critical about it. No one is forcing you to watch it. Let people who like it enjoy it without being a jerk and elitist. Fans of the Japanese can also be a fan of the English without being any less of a fan.
  • It’s fine to offer critique and express your opinions, just try to be fair and consider all the above before saying Funimation ruined the show and did a terrible job with it. It’s different, sure, but that doesn’t make it bad. Basically, give a fair critique, not flat out hate.