I’m in a bad mood so have som angst with Pitch draining Jacks life energy and therefore taking his hair, eye and skin color
how to comic urhg
HI THIS IS PERFECT
“THE BIG FOUR”
For anyone who was wondering about an update on this post here. we finally got all of the four together! I’m so excited to be doing this.
We’ll be having a photoshoot with all of us at Katsucon! :)
If you want your own pictures, look for us walking around on Friday~
okay, so i’m starting to sort of understand the dealio with these four as a grouping, and i have to say i’m kind of liking it? one reason being that they’re a really awesome set of role models for children.
in a way, it’s sort of a new generation of “disney princesses” without actually being disney or princesses. if that makes sense. because i don’t know about you, but when i was younger my sisters and i identified with different disney princesses and while i won’t go to the extreme and say they were a driving force in who we are today, there is something influential in who we associate ourselves with and who our heroes are as children.
but we of tumblr know that while they do have strong points, there are issues with the classic disney princesses as role models (i won’t get into them here). now, i’m not saying there aren’t issues with these four (i don’t know what to call them… since they do come from different studios and half of them are not princesses) namely that all of them are white and there’s no poc representation (yet, i’m keeping my fingers crossed) but this is a great start for role models for the next generation of children.
brave says it’s ok for girls to like and excel at things not considered feminine and that their lives shouldn’t be determined by romantic relationships. brave promotes communication between daughters and mothers—how many disney princesses had living mothers, much less interaction with their mothers? even mulan’s relationship with her mother was significantly overwhelmed by her relationship with her father [[which i feel is to the movie’s detriment, mulan didn’t delve as deeply into gender issues as it could have, and i feel like mulan’s relationship with her mother could have helped facilitate that]]
tangled says that it’s ok for girls to like and excel at feminine things—it doesn’t make them weak, nor does it undermine feminism; it also removes the problematic patriarchical undertones from the little mermaid plot (and not just because it’s mother gothel as opposed to king triton) rapunzel leaves because she wants to see the lanterns (wants to see the outside world), not because she wants to be with the guy/her safe haven has been destroyed by her father. [[i would prefer not to touch the whole flynn rider romance plot for now, though you have to admit it wasn’t as significant to the story as ariel’s romance]]
and for the boys! yes, there were some disney boys (princes?) but were they really role models for the boys of our generation? [[who were the role models for the boys of our generation, anyway? i’m betting my money on heroes that were warriors/fighters]]
how to train your dragon shows the triumph of brains over brawn, diplomacy and pacifism over aggression. hiccup doesn’t fit into the idea of typical masculinity but he’s the hero because he’s willing to see things from the dragons’ point of view and because he’s willing to be different from the ideal viking by playing to his strengths. further, he saves the day by using teamwork—obviously with toothless, but also with the other kids of the village which includes girls. it’s not a brotherhood, only boys are the hero, sort of deal and the girls aren’t just token females. and while hiccup does have a crush on astrid, his rise from “zero to hero” isn’t because of her or because he gains mysteriously magic muscles like in hercules. [[oh, hey… i seem to have accidentally hit upon a theme of comparing these four with classic disney characters, so i guess i’ll just keep going with that.]]
it’s just as important that boys know that romance shouldn’t be the driving point in their lives either. boys shouldn’t be taught to save the world (and thereby the damsel in distress) so that they can have the reward of the damsel.
now, i haven’t actually seen rise of the guardians [[waiting for the dvd]] but from what i can tell, jack is also not the traditionally masculine hero. i don’t want to presume, but i’d like to draw some parallels between him and aladdin. he’s an orphan and a rogue, sly and sarcastic and charming, yes? but while aladdin consistently held himself above the law and authority, abused his new power to get the girl, jack is different. yes, we see him rebel against the other guardians—he chafes against their enforced rules at first because he’s never had any before—and he is on santa’s naughty list but he adapts his otherwise criminal-leaning skills towards good… i think. [[i really do need to watch it, maybe i’ll come back after i do and rewrite this]]
anyway, the point of this huge rant was that these four are great. they’re great role models for children and i’m glad they exist and that people are grouping them together.
Hiccup, Merida, Jack Frost and Rapunzel inspired by this post
Can Disney and Dreamworks just kiss and make up and then just make a movie like this? Them all being kick ass friends saving the world? (Puppy dog eyes)
If CGI characters went to Hogwarts.
Dear Lord, the notes
Merida will be the typical Gryffindor, getting into troubles and hates Jack at first until she realizes that not all Slytherins are bad and not all Gryffindors are good. (Maybe she sees him being bullied by one of the Gryffindors idk) She likes hanging out with Rapunzel because she always help her with homeworks and preparing for adventures in Forbidden Forest.
Rapunzel is a pureblood Ravenclaw who once got kidnapped resulting in her parents reluctance in sending her to Hogwarts. But her thirst for knowledge and desire for friends convince them to let her go. She’s considered weird by the other Ravenclaws for being excited over the smallest things. Close to Merida and one time they argue about Jack being evil or not.
Hiccup’s father is a muggle but knows a thing or two about Wizarding World since his wife was a witch. The Hat immediately sorts him into the Hufflepuff and he feels his dad is going to be disappointed for not being in the “Hero House”. He becomes best friend with Jack fast, although he was a bit afraid of him at first.
Jack is an orphan muggleborn who got adopted by an old powerful wizard named Nicholas North Frost. He lived on the streets at first, making his wits and cunning much sharper than your average kids. When he heard one of his Housemates called his dad a “Traitorous Pig” for not supporting pureblood supremacy, he snaps and accidentally reveals himself as a muggleborn.
And then they became the first inter-house group study ever.
Woah, I fucking love this. If I were a good writer I would totally make it into a fanfiction
Bringing this back, alright?
I want to present you my new OTP - MERIDLER! (Once-Ler/Merida)
Ahaha what am I doing?
Wall-E had a crush on Merida, and just kept swooning at her. Everyone around = T_T
Head cannon accepted!!!
math is awesome
oh my god
HEADCANON FUCKING ACCEPTED
so basically Clint just got with everyone
Too many Brave feels…I can’t…… o.O
#SOME POINT IN THE DISTANCE FUTURE #CLINT AND NATASHA GOT DRUNK AND FORGET TO USE PROTECTION #AND NINE MONTHS LATER MERIDA CAME ALONG #AND EVERYONE WAS HAPPY #TONY WAS DESIGNING HER A IRON SUIT #NATASHA WAS ACTUALLY SUPER PROTECTIVE LIKE#’SHE IS NOT LEARNING HOW TO KILL A PERSON UNTIL SHE’S NINE’ #’AT LEAST NINE’ #AND CLINT WAS LIKE ‘HONEY THIS IS THE ONLY WEAPON YOU NEED OKAY? DON’T LET ALL THE FANCY TECH FOOL YOU’ #’NOTHING TREATS YOU BETTER THAN A BOW’ #AND STEVE IS LIKE #’YOU TWO ARE THE ACTUAL WORST PARENTS OMG’ #AND THEN BOOM! #LOKI ESCAPED ASGARD #AGAIN #FOR LIKE THE GAZILLIONTH TIME #AND HE WENT TO STEAL SOMETHING FROM SHIELD BECAUSE WHY NOT? #AND MERIDA LIKE #ACCIDENTALLY LATCHED ONTO HIS LEG BECAUSE SHE’S TEETHING AND SHIT #AND LOKI IS LIKE #’WHAT IS THIS SMALL CREATURE DOING? OH MY GOD SHE’S BITING MY LEG GET IT OFF’ #AND HE DROPS HER OFF IN MEDIEVAL SCOTTLAND #AND THE KING IS LIKE #’I DINNA HAVE A CHILD OF ME OWN SO I WILL ADOPT YE’ #AND SHE LOVES BOWS #BECAUSE THEY’RE FAMILIAR AND SHIT #AND SHE DOESN’T WANT TO BE A LADY #SHE WANTS TO BE A BADASS MASTER SPY #BECAUSE IT’S IN HER BLOOOOOOOOOOOOD
Those tags oh my god