i try to be perfect

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Okay but beyond the Stokcholm Syndrome discussion, she finally nails what I was trying to get at with this post. Even in modern “feminist” Disney films, such as Moana, the character arcs are nearly always about the men. Who changes in Moana? Not Moana. She’s the same person she was at the end as she was at the beginning, albeit better at sailing. The person who changes is Maui. And this is true in Tangled and The Princess and the Frog as well. Women exist to change the men around them, even if the story is ostensibly about the woman’s “journey”. But they don’t find themselves at the end of their journey, because they always knew themselves, and that self is a hardworking kind generous person. They never had to struggle to get there like the men in their life. Men are allowed to be imperfect, while women have to be perfect from the start.

I’m trying to think of any Disney woman who starts out selfish and reckless and, through the help of a man, becomes a better person by the end. All that comes to mind is maybe Lilo, though she is helped by her sister and an alien, and she is also a child. Female children, I find, are allowed to be real people way more than their adult counterparts. This is true in Inside Out as well, where a girl is allowed her anger and frustration and change because she is prepubescent and therefore not expected to start making men better people through the power of her friendship or beauty or whatever.

I think this is why ATLA meant so much to me. Katara and Toph and even Mai all had their problems– and they worked through them. Their struggles weren’t expected to expedite the salvation of the men in their lives, but were instead journeys to figure out what they stood for. What Katara wanted in the beginning was not exactly what Katara wanted at the end. Also, even RARER, Aang was a good influence on her and the other women/girls he met. He played the role that Disney girls play for their love interests– by helping them along their own character arc so that they could find themselves. He even helped Zuko a lot, which is nuts. Boys? Helping other boys discover themselves through generosity and kindness? Amazing. Truly.

anonymous asked:

I love her. I love her. I love her. I love her. I love her. I love her. I love her. This is the chance I want to take. This is the sacrifice I want to make. This is the decision that may kill me. I don't care. Without her I am dead anyway. Only her. Nobody else. Perfect. Glowing. Radiant. As vibrant and glorious as the stars she loves so well. This is my confession. I can't love anyone else. I don't want to try. You are perfect. I love you. With all my soul. For all my life. I love you.

I think one of the hardest things is trying to remain a good person despite the way that people treat you. I forgive people and they hurt me again anyway, my kindness and soft nature get abused and thrown back in my face, people treat me like I’m worthless just because they know they can. I honestly try so hard to be helpful and kind toward people but in return I get backbitten, disrespected and treated like crap. It’s kinda breaking my heart

Based on @paperficwriter‘s Genos headcanon(s)!

You’re sitting in the theatre. Everything is perfect. It’s accurate, it’s visually stunning, everyone is on point. It’s a perfect adaption. The title flies on screen.
Deep voice: Fullmetal Alchemist
Everyone in the theatre:(slightly different intonation) Fullmetal Alchemist.

sometimes you need to accept that yes i may have been a little bit manipulative. yes i worded something in a specific way that would make my friend/fp/SO feel a bit guilty. yes i could have handled that situation in a much better way. yes i am wrong.

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2017 vs 2013