Welp, Disney’s version has very little to do with the original story anyway XD
True, I’m not sure how the unhappy ending and everything in the original The Little Mermaid would settle with little kids watching… though it kind of mess up the original message of the tale, I suppose.
SPEAKING OF WHICH, PSA!, did everyone know that H. C. Andersen was actually, allegedly, gay? Because even if it’s not exactly an open fact (he never openly stated this in his life - but then he lived in an incredibly homophobic environment), many researchers agree upon this.
I’m reading an article about this right now, and apparently The Little Mermaid was written shortly after a man (I kid you not, Edvard Collin) H. C. A. was assumed to be in love with, was married. This could be very relevant to possible interpretations, I suppose, but of course the Disney version doesn’t touch upon this at all. :P
Maybe there’s something suspicious about her introduction, in that she’s not suspicious at all - she’s just plain nice, polite and awesome. You might have expected that they were going to do exactly what they originally planned to do; have her friendly attitude be a set-up. An ~unrealistically flawless~ (beautiful, friendly, rich, ect.) character coming in and ‘stealing’ Mako away from Korra. She’s ‘too good to be true’, she ‘stole’ ~the main character’s man; it’s not unusual that someone like that would turn out to be a bad guy to set up Makorra, (which, of course, was what they had planned on doing).
Which honestly makes me happy that they changed the plan, and made Asami a genuinely nice, trustworthy and awesome person.
It’s only now that I’m actually making the connection that Frozen, like several other famous Disney movies, are based on stories written by Hans Christian Andersen.
I have severely failed as a Dane, I had one job, I had one famous person.
I completely agree, anon. :D Personally, I’m pretty much as secular as you can possibly get (or atheist, agnostic, areligious, what-ever-you-want-to-call-me-for-not-believing-in-the-thing(s)-the-majority-of-the-world-believes-in). I try not to come across as too militant about it, because I know a lot of people need or want a higher power and that’s fine. :) (Although I am actively pro a secular state).
Also the fact that atheism has somewhat been associated with this crude, aggressive cynicism, unfortunately, but that’s really not what it’s like. I am legitimately in love with the universe, to the point where the ~flirty sensation of awe most people experience isn’t enough; I’m fully ready to do all the hard work it requires to complete a degree in physics, (I want to study either astrophysics or geophysics, I haven’t decided yet), because I can’t think of a higher purpose than to explore and understand. Science offers the most beautiful, astounding, fascinating and interesting worldview. It’s not incompatible with religion, not necessarily - you can ‘fill the gaps’ or ‘add’, but I’ve personally never seen why.
Modern cosmology and by extension biology, and the other sciences on it’s own truly offers me the most awe-evoking emotions I’ve ever felt. But then, it’s really the story of humanity - it’s the story of the universe, and humanity is part of that universe.
I’ll be honest, all I could think about during these scenes was pretty much “lol, people online are going to be so mad about this”. (And I’m going to make a wild guess, and assume that they are, I haven’t really kept up with the fandom here).
Personally, I would actually have preferred that she had continued to dismiss him - or better, that Bolin manned up and properly apologized to her! Because what he did was a pretty clear-cut dick move.
I do agree with your last statement, though. I’ll agree to some point that Asami’s character could have had a more influential and in-depth character arc this book and we could use more female characters (hopefully we’ll get this eventually), but overall, I still think LoK has a pretty diverse, pretty well-written female cast.
At least, as a female, I don’t feel insulted watching it, even if it’s maybe not feminist heaven exactly. Then again, I don’t even really consider ATLA to be that, at least not to the point I’ve often seemed it acclaimed to be.
Wikipedia can explain this better than I can right now (also because it’s a term I’ve adapted secondhand, just using it like everyone else does based on what it seemed to imply and never actually bothered to look up it’s full dictionary meaning):
Narrative From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A narrative (or story) is any account of connected events, presented to a reader or listener in a sequence of written or spoken words, or in a sequence of (moving) pictures.
So yeah, pretty much just a fancy word for story, a sum of everything the story covers and includes through it’s telling.
So it’s basically just deciding on what part of that you find most interesting when it concerns Aang. :D
Well, I really think you should be the one to decide, because it’s really a lot easier if it’s something you’re comfortable with or find interesting. :D And there’s a lot to go at, I’m not even sure what I’d pick to be honest! (One lesson I’ve learned and always try to keep in mind from now on - you should always narrow down your subject as much as possible; a clear-cut, smaller and tighter focus is not only easier to go at, but it makes for a better assignment, almost automatically!).
But if you’ve decided to focus on Aang, I can think of two main angles to go at it, a) either focus on a narrative point (pick an episode, a plot point, ect), and discuss how Aang’s character psyche is impacting it, or b) focus on a specific aspect of Aang’s character psyche, and how that is impacting the narrative.
Awesome choice, you should always pick something that interests you, that’s more fun. :D
In my opinion, you could psychoanalyse any major character from ATLA and have plenty of stuff to go through, so pick the one you find most interesting or easiest to write about. If that’s Aang, go for it!
What happens when you scream out of your window in Sweden at night
I’m swedish and you probably think this is a joke, but its true
#ladies and gentlemen #meet ginevra molly weasley #teased 24/7 when she was growing up for having a crush on the famous harry potter #wasn’t allowed to play quidditch with her brothers because she was considered too weak and too little #was constantly overlooked and underestimated because of her size and timidity #was possessed by none other than lord voldemort for basically an entire year #almost fucking died #not only fought off said horcrux for a year #but survived #blossomed #THRIVED #grew up to be a shockingly well adjusted young woman #not even a year later she faced dementors and didn’t even pass out despite the trauma #made the house quidditch team because at the age of six she said ‘fuck it’ and taught herself how to fly on a broom #GREW UP TO PLAY THAT SAID SPORT PROFESSIONALLY LIKE A MOTHERFUCKING BOSS #GREW UP TO BE SENIOR SPORTS EDITOR OF THE FUCKING NEWSPAPER #not only learned how to standup for herself #but also for her fellow classmates #students who unlike her were still overlooked and underestimated #BECAUSE SHE IS HELLA FUCKING NICE SON #proved her bravery and skill by willingly fighting adult deatheaters at the age of 14 #and at the age of 15 #and at the age of 16 #FUCKING PWNED AND SURVIVED AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN #LIKE A BOSS #FUCKING LED THE D.A. #DO. YOU. EVEN. #fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck #ASDFGHJKL; #all in order to help those she cared about and loved #BECAUSE SHE LOVES AND CARES FIERCELY MMK #proved herself to be so charming and so fierce #that soon her pumpkin juice starting bringing all of the boys to her yard #owned her sexuality like a motherfucking QUEEN #when her own brother tried to slut-shame her you know she ended that shit right quick #COULD NOT BE TAMED #WILL NOT BE TAMED #not only won the heart of the D she was yearning for since the age of 10 #but also PUT A RING ON IT #you know thats right #she made sure that shit was hers forevaaaaa #became a momma who still profits dollas #THROW YOUR HANDS UP AT ME #you know she ballin #BASICALLY YOU FUCKWITS #MEET GINNY WEASLEY #the girl who could NOT be fucked with #the girl who proved all the haters wrong #THE GIRL WHO HAD NERVE
CALL HER “THE GIRL WHO WAITED” AND I’LL PISS ON YOUR SOUL
Please visit this site for the truth about White Tigers.
Photo by Josef Gelernter
“The same gene that causes the white coat causes the optic nerve to be wired to the wrong side of the brain, thus all white tigers are cross eyed, even if their eyes look normal. They also often suffer from club feet, cleft palates, spinal deformities and defective organs.” - Big Cat Rescue