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Hi, I'm Lauren!
(or rdm, if you prefer the shorter name with the longer story)

I'm 23, a university student and a self-confessed music nerd.

Here you'll find Glee, Disney, Sherlock, fic, musicals, pretty people, pretty things and my ramblings.
Oh and I have a tendency to overshare. Don't say I didn't warn you.


lizinprogress:

dontbefanci:

iconicklaine:

Even if you’re sick of videos of people singing “Let it Go” from Frozen, watch this. It will set your day right.

I am dying.


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thetimesinbetween:

vthebookworm:

ragglefraggles:

when they say youre too old for disney

The hop, I can’t. I cackled.

oh my god what is this

the hop is genius

also look at sleeping beauty

oh my god links i need links

[edit: i got links]


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gettinglostinneverland:

tastefullyoffensive:

If Disney Princesses Were Actually Sloths by Jen Lewis

Previously: Nicolas Cage as Disney Princesses

And now imagine Anna as a sloth and Kristen Bell trying to voice her.


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ohgodwhoseroomsarethese:

somequeershit:

keep-calm-and-disney-on:

Or, “How You Know You Are In An Abusive Relationship 101”

My mom absolutely refused to let me see this movie and once I actually saw it, i saw why

That’s the most chilling possible comment on this post.


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textsfromdisneyprincesses:

In the end Belle just brought out a mirror and Gaston managed to distract himself for like a week


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rutilation:

salithewitch:

singingtomysoul:

sporadic-tiger:

veteranfangirl:

Conceal, don’t feel. Don’t let them know.

"[With Elsa, it] definitely was intentional to show anxiety and depression." - JENNIFER LEE (x)

THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS THIS MOVIE IS SO IMPORTANT. 

Like yes, I agree with the major criticisms going around tumblr re: racism and heteronormativity and not enough major female characters YES, they’re all valid points.  I just don’t understand the bloodlust towards Frozen more than, say, Tangled.  These issues aren’t unique to this movie; they’re widespread societal problems and that leaks into our media.  It can still be a good/enjoyable movie.  I see you SJWers enjoying Aladdin at the same time and that shit’s racist as hell.  Just because something has problematic elements doesn’t make it bad.

BUT THIS CHARACTER IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT.  Because little girls are obsessed with her, they’re latching on to her.  Little girls love Elsa.  And she’s a Disney Princess with major neuroses.  (I know this is Anna’s story but Elsa’s more popular.)  And it shows a main female character with major anxiety and depression issues, and it shows her as a powerful, strong, loving person around those issues, and it shows her as an incredibly positive character. 

A lot of people are saying that the story would’ve been better if Elsa’d been the antagonist, and she was originally intended to be until that changed in development.  And you know what, it’s for the best because she’s a protagonist with mental issues.  It’s easy and common to give those to a villain.  Villains are twisted and they hurt people because they’re not Good People.  Disney Princesses might not be perfect but they’re damn close to it and their faults are charming and cute and not crippling.  Elsa’s issues and her failure to deal with them are crippling.

So many teens and adults have identified with her issues, and seeing them portrayed in a positive and beloved character is so fucking important, because children see that not just scary weirdos have mental issues.  Elsa hurts people because of her issues.  She doesn’t mean to but she hurts her parents and sister and kingdom and strangers, emotionally and physically.  And she’s a Good Guy.  Not only is she a Good Guy, she’s a Disney Princess.  They’re not supposed to hurt people — except oh maybe hurt feelings because they were following their dreams or something saccharine like that.

And she makes a series of bad choices, selfish choices, because she can’t deal with her issues.  Just like real people.  She’s not a bad person because she makes bad choices stemming from her neuroses.  Little kids see someone who’s awesome! with anxiety and depression and they see that she’s more than just her issues, and she’s deserving of love

This needs to be reblogged by everyone in existence. 

Coming out of weeks of no posts to reblog this because afsjaljfa the sheer joy of this being canon. Sheer. Deep. Overwhelming. Joy.

(I just got an ask about this and I’ll go into greater depth asap Breanna, ilu, but lemme just reblog this flawlessness first.)

There are some big-time issues in Frozen with appropriation and representation and all of those things, absolutely, but there is also a mentally ill Disney fucking princess. And mentally ill persons are one group that is never ever discussed anywhere unless we’re treating the schizophrenic interpreter at Mandela’s funeral like a sideshow, or discussing the rare person whose mental health issues made them dangerous after treatment was likely ignored for years, or deciding that everyone is responsible enough to wave a gun around until they have a diagnosis because clearly PWMI aren’t way way more likely to be victims of violent crime than perpetrators.

They aren’t far more likely to be locked up or attacked for fear of being dangerous, which makes them increasingly entrenched in the damaging parts of their disorders, which distracts from the real sick people in this world who would exploit them - does this sound familiar, people who’ve seen the film?

You want to know why this movie is important? Because almost no one on this site is addressing Elsa as mentally ill, they are not even considering it as a possibility, they’re not even seeing it as something that’s possible. I am all for her being gay (or bi!) (and/or ace!) but people are thoroughly eager to both view her struggle as a metaphor for being queer, and say it’s not explicit enough to be the queer princess everyone deserves. And no, probably not.

But she’s the mentally ill QUEEN nobody even knows we NEED.

As a side note, I’ve heard that this is also why Demi Lovato was chosen to sing the pop version of Let It Go, as she’s also mentally ill. She is bipolar and has had major depression before.

As for why people are being hard on this movie in particular, it’s because of the dumb things the animators have said, as well as the fact that The Snow Queen had more women and people of color than Frozendoes.

Otherwise, I agree completely.


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maria-amino:

rihenna:

Rihanna as Tip in the first official Dreamworks Animation Trailer Home

I WANNA SEE LOTS OF HYPE OVER THIS MOVIE I WANNA SEE EXCITEMENT CAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST CGI MOVIE WITH A BLACK PROTAGONIST

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thestarkidshavethephonebox:

kristoffbjorgman:

buzzinglikethebusybee:

modestlyhomo:

anniephantom:

no-one-sees:


I love you most.

She kisses her hair instead of her forehead.

oh my god that’s
that’s just
so subtly terrifying 

THAT JUST BLEW MY MIND SO HARD 

WHOAAAAAAA

This is actually a recurring theme throughout the entirety of Tangled - whenever Gothel is being affectionate to Rapunzel she’s directly focusing her affection to Rapunzel’s power - whether it be singing to the hair, kissing the hair or Gothel’s pet name for Rapunzel literally being “my flower”.
It’s one of those subtle things that once you notice becomes glaringly obvious and it’s why it’s difficult to take the “Gothel really loved Rapunzel!” apologists seriously.

And whenever Eugene is being more affectionate towards Rapunzel, he tends to to push her hair away from her face so as to see her face better.

thestarkidshavethephonebox:

kristoffbjorgman:

buzzinglikethebusybee:

modestlyhomo:

anniephantom:

no-one-sees:

I love you most.

She kisses her hair instead of her forehead.

oh my god that’s

that’s just

so subtly terrifying 

THAT JUST BLEW MY MIND SO HARD 

WHOAAAAAAA

This is actually a recurring theme throughout the entirety of Tangled - whenever Gothel is being affectionate to Rapunzel she’s directly focusing her affection to Rapunzel’s power - whether it be singing to the hair, kissing the hair or Gothel’s pet name for Rapunzel literally being “my flower”.

It’s one of those subtle things that once you notice becomes glaringly obvious and it’s why it’s difficult to take the “Gothel really loved Rapunzel!” apologists seriously.

And whenever Eugene is being more affectionate towards Rapunzel, he tends to to push her hair away from her face so as to see her face better.


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katyanoctis:

yuurisans:

Did you get your Blu-Ray/DVD copy? We sure did!:D Anna: Yuuri-C / Elsa: Yuuri-K / Photograph: Our little sister, more photos and construction notes here. 

WOOOOOW

katyanoctis:

yuurisans:

Did you get your Blu-Ray/DVD copy? We sure did!:D
Anna: Yuuri-C / Elsa: Yuuri-K / Photograph: Our little sister, more photos and construction notes here.

WOOOOOW


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