Disney Gave Me Unrealistic Expectiations About Love? Pshaw!

May 31, 2007 at 10:39 pm (Facebook, Rants)

Well, first let me say that Disney has been stalking me today. First, I’ve been listening to a lot of music today, and an unprecedented amount of Disney songs have come on my playlist (especially considering they make up only about 30 songs out of the entire 2126-song playlist). Then Brittany and I got into a conversation about the Disney princesses. It is currently the 70th anniversary of Snow White, which, incidentally, was the first feature-length animated movie! Anyway, Disney is coming out with its ninth princess – and she’s black! Congratulations Disney for jumping on the P.C. bandwagon!

Anyway, Brittany tested me on the names of the original 8 princesses, and I must say it took me a while to get them all – but I persevered and got them (barely)! The one that got me was Mulan, because she’s not actually a princess. But you know what? I think that makes it all that much better. I mean, Belle wasn’t a princess either, but she became one. I don’t think Mulan ever became one, just a general’s wife, which is nothing to scoff at, I suppose. But back to my original point, I think it’s great that Disney includes a non-princess in the ranks! Perhaps (warning: feminist coming out!) Disney could use this to show that any girl can be a princess, not just those who are born into it or marry into it. It’s a great message, and one that could certainly be used to mollify all those out there who take umbrage at the “unrealistic expectations” put forth by Disney. Mulan came to greatness by her courage and strength. She took it – no one gave it to her! I think this is a message that is in great danger of becoming extinct these days because of our generation’s apathy. But that is a discussion for another day – but trust me, I have a bit to say about that!

Anyway, back to my original topic: Disney stalking. The last and final bit of Disney stalking me today occurred tonight. I went to my sister’s chorus concert at my old high school and it was amazing! One of the songs was “A Whole New World” (from Aladdin, my favorite Disney, for those of you who live in a box). It started with a male soloist, and he grabbed a yellow rose and walked down one aisle while singing, and then when he neared the end of his solo, he went down on one knee in front of a random girl and sang to her and presented the flower to her, then finished his solo and went back to join the rest of the chorus, who had subsequently picked up the song. It was really sweet! And then, later in the night, one of the “heart-throbs” of the chorus (aka star of the musical, really good voice, my sister is in love, etc.) was singing “In The Still of the Nite” and part-way through the song, one of the other guys brought out a chair, and Mr. Heart-throb picked a girl from random in the audience and brought her on stage to sing to her. Suffice to say, when I next saw my sister immediately after the song ended, she was crying.

My point in all this is that perhaps the Facebook group is wrong. Perhaps its not true that “Disney Gave Me Unrealistic Expectations About Love.” Perhaps Disney is actually a sort of handbook for guys to know what we want, so they can act accordingly. I mean, yes, perhaps Disney created those desires to a certain extent, but that doesn’t mean that Disney movies can only be watched by girls and therefore only affect the female sex! Guys can (should?) watch Disney movies too, and perhaps actually enjoy them! Shocker, I know! So maybe if we all have Disney-fied expectations about love, they can come true…


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Current Points of Interest/Annoyance

May 31, 2007 at 3:31 pm (Concord)

A) My sister has been invited to CC’s senior prom. That is right, ladies and gentlemen, my sister, who complains on a fairly regular basis that she will never have a boyfriend or have anyone attracted to her, or have any friends for that matter, is now a date for the senior prom. Admittedly, she is not attracted to him, and the jury’s still out on his feelings for her, but we shall all just agree right now that they are just friends. Now, compare this to my prom experience: didn’t go to junior prom, went to senior prom with a group of girl friends. I am absolutely not complaining here – I am quite happy with that. No boys worth going with anyway… But back to my main point, I think it is fair to say that my sister is no longer allowed to complain about her social standing at school, considering she is going to the senior prom as a sophomore. And now she gets to see all her friends/crushes who are seniors, so, in my ever-so-humble opinion, I think it’ll be a great night for her! Plus, she’s borrowing one of my dresses, so she’ll look gorgeous! Maybe a picture to follow later…

B) I want my room back. I just want to be able to sit at a desk and work. I mean, my bed and the various chairs and couches on which I reside these days are nice and all. But still. Desks were invented for a reason. And I know that as soon as I get access to my desk back, I’m going to be taking my laptop over to my bed all the time. But the option is nice, isn’t it?

C) It’s time for this bathroom to be finished. I am grateful for it and all, but it was supposed to be done by the time I got home from college, then a week or two after that, then before June, and now? I don’t know that we’re even talking about when it’ll be finished, cause no one knows! Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to deal, as always…

D) I want the sunshine back!

E) I’m done now

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May 31, 2007 at 1:37 pm (Uncategorized)

Well, I was encouraged today to create a blog of my own to fill up these empty hours that I spend staring at my computer screen, trying to make sense out of all those tiny little pixels that constantly change every time I blink. I apologize in advance for any current or future posts that don’t quite make sense because I am a) sleep-deprived b) sugar high or c) simply extremely bored. Now, I wish I could take the time to properly scare you with my stunning wit, but I really must be working right now, so perhaps after I finish making some money, I’ll be back (insert evil laugh here).

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