Okay, I have had a couple thoughts about this movie boiling up for a while…they are observations, things I saw and experienced, more than actual theories of my own, so please bear with me.
The interesting thing about Frozen is how polarizing it is. People seem to mostly either adore it, or they absolutely hate it with a scorn that seems to go beyond the film’s faults.
I saw it, and I enjoyed it, but I did feel it had some story problems, and many other issues have been raised that make some sense to me, as well. My opinion of the film isn’t the issue.
Native American Cecil Balwin
Fashions of the Future as Imagined in 1893
Illustrations from “Future Dictates of Fashion” by W. Cade Gall that was published in the January 1893 issue of The Strand magazine.
At first I thought this was some “fashion of witches and wizards through the ages” type thing but nah everyone is supposed to dress like this. I wish everyone dressed like this.
we’ve disappointed our ancestors :(
Looks like NO ONE had much faith in the 80’s being stylish
Am I the only cackling at the idea of the pics that would have resulted?
Remember how when Capaldi was chosen as the twelfth doctor everyone had this feeble hope that he would bring Doctor Who back to what it was because he was a film director and not the mysoginistic Moffat kind
AND THEN WE HEAR THAT HE’S REFUSING TO FLIRT WITH CLARA AND IS GOING TO BRING “a bit more gravity” BACK TO DOCTOR WHO AND "I didn’t want to be Doctor Who in a Doctor Who I didn’t like,"
I am punching the air right now.
IF YOU WENT TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON OR KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS, PLEASE READ.
One of my dearest friends was found on the side of the road, unconscious and bloody. She was wearing this cosplay on the day it happened. She was last seen with friends when she ran off after a disagreement. Please, please, please, if you have ANY information or saw her anywhere, contact her mother. The full information is down below. This isn’t okay and it’s sickening to know that this happened at a place people truly can enjoy themselves. Please spread the word.
”I just received a call from the San Diego Police Department and my daughter Emily Weyer aka Milly Makara was found on the side of the road covered in blood with no ID unconscious. They are unsure what happened to her. My husband is on his way to the police station and then the hospital. If you have any information on what happened to her please send me a facebook message or call me at 951 229 3394. Thank you in advance”. -JILL WEYER
SIGNAL BOOST THIS PLEASE
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. NO ONE IN THE COMMUNITY SHOULD BE GETTING HURT. AND THIS IS A TEENAGER! FOR GODS sake STILL A BBY! NO THIS ISNT RIGHT! COSPLAY IS NOT CONSENT. LETS HELP THEIR MOTHER CATCH WHOEVER HURT OUT FELLOW COSPLAYER! SIGNAL BOOST THE HELL OUT OF THIS AND IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFO PLEASE SAY SOMETHING PLEASE DO NOT WITHHOLD Anything EVEN IF YOU THINK IT MAY BE SMALL IT CAN HELP!
I wrest information you are one sassy ass bitch Giles. Dread Machine my ass!
It was nice to meet some of you at SDCC. This craft-project would have bee useful at times during that humid span of days. I recommend printing out on sturdy stock!
it has been unseasonably cool lately so I’ve been sitting in my backyard doodling trees a bunch. spooky spooky trees
posts like that moon goddess virgin bullshit make me so fucking annoyed but also so sad at the same time, bc they’re so clearly people searching desperately for some group, any group,no matter how blatantly unlikely it is, that wasn’t totally shit to women. so you end up with people being like ‘but in GREEK civilisation’ or ‘but in PERSIA’ or ‘but in the CELTIC TRIBES’ and its like no. none of these groups respected women. none of these groups treated women, as a group, well. the number of civilisations that respected women - and i do mean ‘respected ALL women’, not ‘respected mothers’ or ‘respected virgins’ or ‘were afraid of their fathers’ or ‘respected able-bodied women who could fight like men’ or ‘respected these three mythological female figures and didn’t give a shit about real people’ or whatever - is vanishingly small, and you can’t explain that away by pointing to some magical noble savage moon goddess bullshit that some hippy made up in 1973 and act like that makes it all okay
The whole triple-moon-goddess nonsense was made up by Robert Graves, who wrote a stunningly badly researched book of Greek myths (and then poetry) which was lapped up by people. There have been societies with Great Goddesses, who were seen as mother figures, but they were an abstraction of the fertility of the entire world. Matrilineal succession may have existed because it was a more logical way of tracking descent of a family — a woman giving birth knows that a child came out of them — but the instances of polyandry were for the purpose of having stronger children to carry on the line if a man was unable to. The ruling female of a demesne may have been considered the high priestess of their religion but that did not mean they were in charge of anything. They would have been a figurehead, existing for special occasions and in particular confines, rather than being a supreme ruler, and in societies where there was constant warfare, they would have had even less. Girls were still married off at a young age (~12 - 14 in Ancient Rome).
As for the notion of ‘virgin’ as contained in that post, SOMEONE HAS NOTE DONE THEIR LATIN PROPERLY. Vir is a noun meaning male; virilis is an adjective meaning manly; virgin comes from virga, which itself has a general meaning of ‘young branch’. Just because the words look alike does not mean they have the same etymological descent.
The idea of prehistoric matriarchal societies has been around for a long time (and there’s a biiiig difference between matriarchal, matrilineal, and matrifocal); it exists primarily as a way for men to go ‘hurr hurr glad we got out of that isn’t our patriarchy so great and balanced and organised?’ and be glad that we’ve moved on from a past, primitive state. Prehistorical matriarchal societies were conceived to be insulting, that they were something that we had moved past, and such societies (hey look at Ancient Greek attitudes to the myth of Amazonian women) were seen as barbaric and something to be glad about being history rather than the present.
You can’t reclaim something if there is nothing there in the first place.
Going on my iPhone is such a treat right now