I think the most iconic thing about Wonder Woman is that she never has to prove herself as a woman, only as a warrior. Like this is a movie set during a point in time where (most, if not all) women couldn’t even vote and yet whenever she’s fighting there are no comments on her gender. She doesn’t have to seduce men and they don’t underestimate her-they just see her as something to shoot at. The fact that she’s a better fighter than Chris Pine doesn’t emasculate him like it would in any other movie, it’s a logical fact. Wonder Woman (2017) worked because it wasn’t trying so goddamn hard to convince you that a girl was worthy of fighting with the guys-it took that as fact and worked from there. And as a result, Diana got to experience such a complex and moving character evolution-optimism, doubt, a crisis of morality, and the development of a new, evolved worldview-that is incredibly rare if not unheard of in any movie with a female protagonist, let alone one in an action movie. Wonder Woman is this iconic feminist figure but the movie wasn’t selling store brand pseudo empowering “girl power,” it was a hero’s journey, a film about loss and doubt and growth whose hero just happened to be female, and as a result it was one of the most complex, resonant arguments for female personhood that I’ve ever seen on screen.
Explore your life with a child-like curiosity. Treat every experience like it is the ultimate adventure. Go down at night feeling gratitude for each day, while feeling just as excited for the journey that awaits tomorrow.
One of the most beautiful aspects of life is simply to create. Imagine how wonderful it is to be able to bring something new into the world that wasn’t previously there; to be able to make a difference. Isn’t it amazing? What would life be if weren’t able to create? The universe would remain constant.
5 years ago, like many others, I went on a journey. Not just any journey, it was a journey to the mountain with the bright shining light on the top.
Can you guys believe it? 5 years! I’ve been on this wonderful journey for 5 years now. There are no words to express how much that means to me really. It’s been so much fun and I truly love my time spent answering silly questions and making new friends from all over~
To commemorate this wonderful day, here is my very first post in this blog! Horrible isn’t it? Lolol. But nah, it’s really awesome to see how much both Scarfy and I have grown in the course of 5 years, so I thought it would be nice to redraw/update said post to pretty much show said growth.
Anywho, thank you so much to those who have stuck around with me for so long and also to all the new friendly travelers who have just recently come across this blog! I shall continue to be here for as long as I am able to so don’t think I’ll be going anywhere else any time soon~