I NEED TO POINT SOMETHING OUT
A lot of people have been complaining about how Elsa’s ”recovery” at the end wasn’t believable - that after thirteen years of fear and depression, there’s no WAY she would be better just like that.
Of course, those people are right. Thirteen years of pain doesn’t disappear after a few moments of happiness.
But here’s the thing - Elsa didn’t just “recover”. She’s happy in this moment, and for good reason - a huge weight has been lifted off her shoulders. She’s relieved to not have to hide, to be with her sister, etc.
However, this is just one scene. Everyone who has depression knows that no matter how depressed you are, there are still some happy (or at least smile worthy) moments. In addition, if you really look at her face, you will notice that the emotions being expressed aren’t just happiness. Elsa’s feeling a whole range of emotions here - nervousness, excitement, disbelief, etc. Not pure happiness.
The fact is, it won’t be a 100% happy ending for Elsa. Even after the movie, she’s still going to have a shitload to deal with. She’ll still suffer from depression, anxiety, etc - the difference is that now she can be open about it and receive help from her sister. She doesn’t have to hide it anymore. Of course, she’ll want to, but now that Anna knows the truth there’s no way she’ll let her.
So yes, Elsa was happy in the end. Is this unbelievable? No. Will she have a perfect happily ever after and never feel intense emotional pain again? Obviously not. She’s going to go through a lot, as anyone recovering from a mental illness does. The important thing is that she’s on the way to getting there, and this scene marks the beginning of her journey to happiness.
THIS THIS THIS. This is why Frozen was so perfect.
30 days of Doctor Who Day 26: Favorite special >> The Waters of Mars
Imagine it, Adelaide, if you began a journey that takes the human race all the way out to the stars. It begins with you. And then your granddaughter, you inspire her. So that in thirty years, Susie Fontana Brooke is the pilot of the first lightspeed ship to Proxima Centauri. And then everywhere. With her children, and her children’s children, forging the way. To the Dragon Star, the Celestial Belt of the Winter Queen. The map of the Water Snake Wormholes. One day a Brooke will even fall in love with a Tandonian prince. And that’s the start of a whole new species. And everything starts with you, Adelaide. From fifty years ago to right here. Today.
omg i ship tiny roman and tiny cowboy
THOSE ARE JEDIDIAH AND OCTAVIUS
AND THEY ARE THE BROTP OF BROTPS
GET YOUR SHIT STRAIGHT
Fun fact: The actor that played Octavius played him as though he had unrequited love for Jedidiah.
Unrequited, my arse.
I think what you’ve all failed to realize is that the cowboy is saying a line from Brokeback Mountain
bless this post
I’ve given up caring how many times I reblog this.
Asked by Anonymous
I absolutely agree in every way.
And also I get upset because it’s not as if male friendships don’t get any representation. It’s not like, “OH GOD, I can’t even turn on my television without two men ending up in a romantic/sexual relationship just because they had a deep friendship. Why can’t I just enjoy the friendship without it being sexualized??” But no, you ask for anything queer, anything queer at all, and people act as though you’ve asked for the entirety of the television and film industries to ban platonic m/m relationships and hetero romantic relationships forever.
And honestly, on a related note, I’m actually beginning to get pretty sick of, “I just don’t see it.” And I’m not saying that because I have a problem with other people getting a different read on the same material, because I absolutely don’t. I think entirely different subjective interpretations of the same work of art are a pretty important thing.
It’s because people will watch shows and see romantic and sexual tension between male and female characters who have met one time and shared the screen for like, a minute, but then argue that there’s no sexual tension between two men who have spent years dancing around each other. People literally do not question men and women meeting, having an argument, and immediately falling into bed together, sometimes all in the same fucking scene. It doesn’t even have to have anything to do with the story. Heterosexual pairings are basically allowed the full range of romantic and sexual expression from “He’s hot, she’s hot, they might as well bang,” to “This show/film is all about the development of this lifelong romance between these two people.”
But if it’s two men, suddenly they can spend years dancing around each other and batting their eyelashes at each other and missing signals and pining over each other, and the reactions are things like, “The crazy fangirls want them to fuck,” or “Why can’t two men just be friends,” or “How can you possibly think there’s sexual tension between them.” The relationship can’t even be considered slightly plausible without a 200-page dissertation on why it’s absolutely integral to the plot.
And the sad part is, that people don’t even realize that they’ve been socially conditioned this way, to find even the most superficial type of heterosexual pairing more valid and plausible than deep, complex homosexual romantic arcs.
THIS SO MUCH YES
It is so amazing how quickly people (including myself) will come to believe in, even root for, a heterosexual relationship. How many times have we seen a man and a woman merely give each other a certain gaze, early on in a narrative, and all of a sudden the whole audience is primed for them to eventually get together, and this whether they’re the main characters and the main storyline is their romance, or whether they’re minor characters whose entire relationship will be summarized in a handful of scenes, ultimately playing out in the background of the larger, non-romance-story narrative.
The example that comes to my mind is Lestrade/Molly. I pick them because I ship it and also because, after S3, I’m fairly convinced they’ll get together in the show itself. I’m probably /more/ convinced about their relationship than I am about Sherlock and John’s, which, if Sherlock or John were a woman, would be a fairly ludicrous proposition. Originally I liked Lestrade/Molly based entirely on the admittedly un-scripted look Lestrade gave her at the Christmas Party in ASiB. I didn’t think they were intended to be canon, but I liked them anyway, and based on what? They didn’t even have a conversation in the show. And now I think they actually are intended to become a textual couple, based on barely more than I had a season ago: one conversation in the morgue, Lestrade’s question about Molly’s new fiance, that they sat next to each other at the wedding reception, and how sad Lestrade looked alone at that reception. Wow, I know, that’s a whole dissertation’s worth of evidence. Certainly equal to the accumulated work of all the Johnlock meta writers on tumblr.
I won’t be upset if Lestrade/Molly don’t get together, but the moment Lestrade asked Molly about her new fiance in TEH—a one minute throwaway conversation—I still decided that the writers intended them to be endgame. That was literally all it took. And yet even after three full series’ worth of hours of Johnlock indicators, it still seems too much to assume that the writers could intend them to be an undeniably, textually canon couple. I’ve basically come to the conclusion that the only reason this is so is because male and female characters get together all the time, and a few small hints are all we need to remind us of that, whereas male and male (or female and female) characters never get together—unless they’re niche gay characters, or on a niche gay show, or unless their storylines are entirely about their romance and/or identity. Canon Johnlock /would/ be unusual, and that makes me want it all the more. The groundwork is undeniably laid, as soon as you take off your heteronormative goggles.
Plot twist: The next companion is a normal girl/boy who only dies once in their lifetime and has no remarkable back story but he thinks they’re wonderful because they are human and the Doctor needs reminding that you don’t need to be a mystery to be remarkable.
so basically we want Donna back
get to know me meme - [1/10] celebrity crushes: Benedict Cumberbatch
"I want to do it all. I want to climb mountains, go through jungles, fight wars in space, get the girl, shoot the bad-guy full of lead, have all the zippy one liners, bulge muscles out of a singlet, drip sweat and blood on screen, all of that."