Monthly Archives: June 2012
Day Ten: Your favorite song
I have several favorites, but many of them are villain songs. That’s a separate question, though, so I had to ponder my other options. Most of the 90’s movies had fantastic songs (Aladdin, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King). It was difficult to choose from the selection. I feel most of The Lion King songs were great, but I don’t really feel like picking one of those today. It feels like a cop-out.
Ergo, I limited my choices down and ended up with a tie. Most of Disney’s “princess” movies tend to have at least one song about the woman wanting to explore and be free (despite the fact that they end up in their correct gender roles due to some handsome man interfering).
Since Belle is my favorite I’ll let her go first:
(Is it just me or does the end remind you of The Sound of Music.) Here’s a Harry Potter/B&B tumblr spin-off.
Avatar Pocahontas. She was also the “free spirited” main character who doesn’t dream of meeting a handsome prince, but wants adventure. I loved “Just Around the River Bend”, but YouTube will not allow me to embed that one. So instead you get “Colors of the Wind” which is just as good (dirty Native American propaganda that it is /sarcasm):
(Does that rock outcrop remind you of anything… circle of life-ish?)
EDIT: Question for the audience. Which did you like better: Colors of the Wind or Circle of Life?
Day Nine: Your favorite original character
Goofy is without a doubt the best of the original characters. He’s always relaxed, usually jovial, and he can laugh at himself even in his clumsiest moments. Mickey and Donald have both seemed more aggressive and self-conscious. The female versions of Mickey and Donald were either damsels in distress or harpies (go to hell Daisy).
Since Goof Troop was on during high school for me, I enjoyed it. He’s depicted as an honest and caring parent, but his teenage son is embarrassed by him so the conflict is often learning how to accept people for their faults. It’s also coupled with children growing up in a single parent household.
On a lighter note, my admiration for Goofy was sealed with the Kingdom Hearts video game series. It was bizarre that he ended up the brains of the game. The main character was just a kid who wanted to do right, but rushed into things without thinking. And Donald was Donald. Goofy was the protector and the one with the highest Wisdom score:
Day Eight: Your favorite villain
Maleficent. I feel there is more I should say. I keep starting a post trying to express my admiration and explain the affect she had on my development as a sociopath. I don’t think that needs saying, though. Most of my friends understand how awesome she is (or at least nod and agree with me out of trepidation).
She wasn’t lavishly greedy or self-absorbed about her appearance. She carried out plans that were out of an inherent desire to cause suffering. She was good at waiting and played to the weaknesses of her foes. And all that because she wasn’t invited to a party. You see what happens when you snub the Mistress of All Evil?
By the by, I was excited to see all the Disney villains in Kingdom Hearts (1 and 2), but I flipped my shit when I saw she was there and, essentially, the one in control. She earned some damn respect in a group that even included a god (Hades).
Not to mention, she wins most epic battle:
Since Sleeping Beauty came out long before I was born, I’m not sure when I first saw it. It was probably shortly after it came out on VHS. Around then (per the Wikipedia page) I would have been 4 or 5. Apparently (per my dad’s account) when I first saw it I stood up and pointed at her shouting, “I DON’T LIKE THAT WOMAN!” In time I changed. It’s all about patience, right Maleficent?
I’ve gotten stuck in the “who the fuck cares about me” hole again. I’m going to get back to the Disney questionnaire tomorrow because it’s a regular pattern I can get back into. I won’t tell you what it’s going to be, but here’s a hint:
I know my last post was kind of a freak-out. I’ve been going back and forth with the doctor (and his assistant) to find out the results. Apparently the test results were “normal”. I requested that my doctor call me personally to explain this. Unfortunately I had my phone off at the moment he called so I got his message which was basically, “Everything looks normal. The brain is supposed to be asymmetric so it’s fine.” I got my family and friends worked up for what my doctor says is nothing, but I’m still wary.
I feel the image does not portray a healthy brain. If it is something that I would be at further risk for, I need to know. I’m also disappointed because if this was evidence of an identifiable source, we could treat my illness better. It’s either back to square one or I take the results to a different neurologist.
I’m sounding whiny again! Blah. Sorry and I’ll be back to posting other content later this week.