14 9 / 2014
My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.
And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie."
whoo boy am I sick of this, yuuuup
The Lego Movie was LITERALLY this trope, no matter how much it tried to be tongue-in-cheek about it.
I also didn’t get why there was excitement about Wonder Woman being featured, when she had even less screen time than Superman (let alone Batman).
11 9 / 2014
09 9 / 2014
Anonymous said: #peter pan is one of the most sinister characters in children's literature and you will never convince me otherwise
can you explain why?
- sneaks into people’s bedrooms in the middle of the night
- literally steals children and spirits them away
- supposedly all of these children are ”lost” and fell out of their prams and whatnot but he also happily absconded with wendy, michael and john who were not even a little bit lost
- chopped a man’s hand off and fed it to a crocodile nbd
- (peter is supposed to be a child can we bear this in mind)
- at the end when he rescues the lost boys et al he sneaks onto the jolly roger and slaughters ten pirates before they even realise he’s there
- boy is a stone cold killer yo
- and slightly just keeps a running verbal tally through all of it like those children are so unfazed by Peter Pan, Killing Machine
- and a couple of quotes from the text to top it all off:
- and when [the lost boys] seem to be growing up, which is against the rules, Peter thins them out;
- peter thins them out
- and my personal favourite:
- He often went out alone, and when he came back you were never absolutely certain whether he had had an adventure or not. He might have forgotten it so completely that he said nothing about it; and then when you went out you found the body;
- THEN WHEN YOU WENT OUT YOU FOUND THE BODY
Not to mention his arrogance, and how he even terrorises the lost boys if they don’t play his games.
Oh, and even Wendy seemed terrified when he took her daughter off to Neverland in the end of the book.