A big fuck you to...

EGA Wolfboy
To the surprise of no one, it seemed the showrunners caved to the 'fans' regarding Mulan. And this is really insulting to a lot of people-

*The LGBT community, especially since they initially said they would NOT make it an existing character and it would be handled with dignity, which it is NOT to make it more of a stereotype. Shows like "Friends" and "Brookyln Nine-Nine" have handled it WAY better.
*The people who have paid attention to the damn show! Why fuck with continuity?! There was no damn attraction to Aurora when they first met! I will cite tvtropes.org's "Suddenly Sexuality" for how there is NO rationalization for this change.

Again, I have brought this to ABC's attention that I'm very displeased with how they are handling this. And even more so, with whoever at Disney is letting them get away with this. This and the unnecessary race lift are making the real fans pissed off and if they cared anything about their own characters, this person would be fired, PRONTO.

However, is anyone really sure if it IS real? She was with Phillip, then Aurora, then the Merry Men...it's making me think this whole 'stranger in a strange land' theory is even more correct if she can't stand to be by herself and takes to becoming devoted to whoever she's with...hmm...maybe it's all due to monophobia?
Fucked
NOTE: I am going to be editing this post as soon as I have more screencaps made...

I was happy to finally get season 2 of OUAT. And I also have a lot of things to say about how the show is declining due to bad decisions. Even more infuriating is Sarah Bolger not realizing what is REALLY going on with her character's storyline, but I will go to that later.

Firstly, I go to the deleted scenes. We do have Archie seeing those creepy marionettes who used to be Geopetto's parents and feeling incredibly guilty. However, they had what was REALLY supposed to happen to Malcolm and that was he was supposed to be killed for running out on a bet. Now they're claiming they had the whole "Malcolm is Peter Pan" thing planned from the beginning. NO. You had something that made WAY more sense planned out, and then you pull this shit after it was cut out of the episode. I don't know why you could've stayed with what J.M. Barrie did and had Peter as Rumpel's long-lost brother.

Now onto what Sarah believes about Mulan. She apparently thinks that Mulan is gay. I would like to ask Sarah one BIG question:

Have you WATCHED your own show?

I'm afraid that the creators may have been doing this because of the 'fans'. The ones that I mentioned last time. That they would go back on something they said earlier because of them. Which is a shame, because they said it would NOT be an existing character and it would be done with DIGNITY. This does not say 'dignity' at all. It's very much like someone else people think is a lesbian but who actually isn't: Peppermint Patty.

There's been a lot of flawed logic over her. Just because she is a tomboy and has a friend who refers to her as 'sir', then people think she's gay. Excuse me, but she's a kid. And if they bothered to watch the "Peanuts" specials, most of her interactions with Charlie Brown is her flirting with him as well as in "Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown" where she and Marcie fall for the same guy. Only she's too oblivious to see he likes Marcie.

Honestly, I've been paying attention to how she's been acting around Phillip and I am able to finally screencap it-

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Prince Phillip is going to wake up Aurora, who he is betrothed to. Plus he says "If this works, we don't tell her everything...right away." (Hmm...) And her body language seeing them kissing after he woke her up...she thinks that he's going to go back to Aurora and she's going to be forgotten about. And she is sadly walking away. Plus, when she first talks to her, NO ATTRACTION. Just being matter-of-fact about what is going on. And how defensive and in denial she gets when Aurora realizes it later!

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And when they first met? Would she be smiling if she WASN'T attracted?! Of course, I have my suspicions she also took to him because she's not one of the locals...and also the same reason she decided to join with Robin Hood's merry men...

There's also a huge matter of common sense when two people are interested in the same person, they will talk things over if they do not want to drive a wedge in their friendship. It's a shame Sarah doesn't have common sense to see this is WHAT THE SCENE WAS REALLY ABOUT. As well as something the Nostalgia Chick elaborated on in her review of "Return of the King" with an openly gay reviewer: that people do not know that a long time ago, close friendships did involve personal contact and were NOT looked at as gay. And now society thinks you must be gay if you hug or give a polite kiss to someone of the same gender. Which is just sad.

Plus, if she was into her (And we all saw how Aurora tried to kill Mulan on numerous occasions with no luck), why on Earth would she want to bring Phillip back? Think about it.

Really, I have been in situations where I could not bear to talk to a guy after I found out he already had a girlfriend. Knowing there was now a baby involved is her realizing he's made his choice.

I would also like to bring up that I am also skeptical they didn't watch the movie. She only joined the army because her father was in ill health and if he denied the Imperial Order, he would be put to execution. She never wanted to be a soldier. All this is proves they shoved her in and didn't focus much on writing a better character. Hell, Princess Jasmine would've worked much better and we wouldn't have had all this BS. Though there is something that I hope will be explained...Tamera had said the portals were opened once before. And if Neil remembered the movie "Mulan", he'd know the only out of the ordinary thing was the dragon sent by the ancestral spirits that watched over her...

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Now, how do you suppose this guy got to OUR world? Simple. There's been a lot of debate over her existence in the real world as the story happened in 3rd-6th century AD. Maybe part of watching over her is that she was about to be executed after her identity is exposed and he sent her to FTL so she would be safe. It could mean that she had her memories erased because by this time, everything she knew would be gone. Plus, you do recall she is skeptical that an ordinary stick could have magic in it? No one who IS from FTL would doubt that magic would be in innocuous things.

SHE IS REALLY A STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND.

If only they would get to explaining this as well as the real motivations of Cinderella's fairy godmother.

Also, I do think I know who Tiana would be in this series...

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Think about it, she existed as a young woman in the '20s and was quite skeptical of magic...I wonder if this will ever be elaborated on as well.

But getting back to the point, I've had my share of the 'fans' calling me homophobic and in the closet because I've bothered to pay attention to what's been going on in the show. No, that makes me observant. That just makes YOU hateful and narrow-minded. And if the creators would just get a clue that pandering to these people instead of sticking to what they meant to do, then I think we could get a lot of problems fixed. We don't need this rift in the fandom to get bigger due to a bunch of people with superiority complexes and pride. :( This is a show you HAVE to pay attention to. What use is ruining continuity to shut people up? :(

One final thought, I could point out that I don't think Sir Lancelot is dead, but that's going to be REALLY hard to explain...

OUAT STOP FUCKING UP.


I know I haven't written in a long time, but it seems when I'm upset about something, I will be VOCAL.

I have been hearing the creators of OUAT have been facing pressure from so-called fans over a lack of diversity on the show. And their choice regarding Rapunzel is something I'm afraid is a result of caving in to these bullies. They made her black. I would not have a problem with it if it was ANOTHER princess, maybe one that does NOT have an established Disney movie about her. They did NOT do that with the other princesses and they should realize these kinds of decisions are going to make the rift in the fanbase grow and with all the bitching and moaning, that is the LAST thing that should be done.

However, when I say who they should have chosen, I'm being attacked as a racist. But I have been saying since SEASON 1 that they should have gotten Maggie Grace-
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It was obvious as not only does she look like her, she was also on "LOST" and they have a tendency to use people from that show. I even heard someone say Diana Agron, though I think she would be best as Sarah in that movie version of "Dance of the Vampires" that still needs to be made. But I think what these people who are calling racist do NOT understand is that these are ICONIC characters. I don't mind when another show does it (Like on "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child" and an "In Living Color" sketch), but that's because they are NOT copying the Disney characters. These are the most recognizable characters in the world and making a radical change like this is going to make people unhappy.

I really think the real reason is that the creators (Who need to stop giving lame "Thank you for being so thoughtful" tweets to the people disappointed in them) are pandering because of all these rude people. And what's worse, these people don't even ADMIT the show IS diverse. Aside from black actors, there's Pacific Islander, Jewish, Cuban, Korean, Latino, Indian...yet they still claim SOME of those groups do not count! I think this is an accurate summation of how these people are REALLY behaving:



You won't accept the truth because you want to feel 'special' and keep bitching about it even though it is proven.

I think what the creators REALLY need to do is act more like Emma. She would NEVER give in to a bully and this is EXACTLY what they are doing.

Nov. 1st, 2013


I haven't been writing here as much...in fact, I never did audition for anything that I mentioned last time. And in this case, I'm not sure when I will audition again as there is pretty much nothing I feel comfortable auditioning for in this area and I haven't submitted for any casting agencies (Which I feel so mad at myself for putting off) which frankly leaves me worried. I had said I decided to NOT do childrens' theater because I need to do more of a diverse range. But living in an area where it's few and far between worries me. But in other respects, I need to stop being so afraid to attempt things because I'm so unfamiliar with them. I feel that I would rather work in film/tv for one reason is that it sometimes doesn't have a reliance on the classics. Sure, I'm familiar with some, but I don't want to be overwhelmed as I hadn't had those doors opened to me when I was younger. But there's also the fact some productions do not HAVE many female roles. And that's a shame, as I would've liked to have tried for "Twelfth Night", which I am somewhat familiar with. But only three female roles doesn't leave me very confident. I don't want to go back to how I used to be, though the last time I was turned down for a play, I wasn't emotionally wrecked when I was younger. Maybe the only reason I was upset about it is because I don't like feeling isolated. Especially after some people thought it was 'for my own good' when it just made the problem worse. I wasn't told to keep trying, I had to figure it out on my own.

But it's not all bad. I finally got hired at Jo-Ann Fabrics last month. :) I am also hoping I can save up to take beginning improv classes next year (I need to work on that badly) though after being out of work for a long time, there's a lot of things I need to replace and save up for. Maybe I can visit New York next fall, maybe see if that may be somewhere I'd like to live and work. I'm glad that things have gotten better, even if I know I will still have to figure out other things I want for myself. Maybe I will start writing more...maybe I will finish that storybook...hmmm...

Aug. 6th, 2013

Rumpel
So far, things are good at the faire. I'm really trying to open up more, but I was happy that my performing skills are looked at favorably. :D

This is great, as I've decided to TRY to take advantage of someone's offer of cheap headshots, which I will then use to try to get into some casting notices. BUT, I also have a job interview this week, and I'm hoping to get this job...but it might mean I will have to pass up some auditions.

However, I've decided after this, I'm not going to do any childrens' theater for a while. I feel I'm doing too much of it already, and it's not good. I want to be versatile and NOT getting exposed to other works for different audiences isn't helping. Sure, I hadn't passed an audition for another play geared for adults before I lucked out, but I'm not giving up. I am surprised that two of these musicals are complete opposites...



("This is a pretty good horror film...but where are all the rock and roll musical numbers?!"-Mr. Fletcher [Richard T. O'Brien], "Phineas and Ferb")



Self explanatory, religious themed musical where a group of hippies act out the bible.

Yes, that's the guy from "Alias". :)

The third one is a comedy about a play within a play with some disgruntled actors, but more than half turn up missing on the night of an important performance. And that'll be performed at a restaurant...hmm...

Right now, I still have no idea what I'm doing (Because of the job) but heck, I'm gonna audition for them anyway if I can.

I am the type of person that plays armchair film executive, who likes to say "Oh, they should do this!" "They should cast this person!" "They need to turn this property into a film!" The following isn't much of a surprise until the end.

I grew up on "The Smurfs" like most non-European kids in the '80s...and I knew that the series is really a spin-off of a comic series Peyo created called "Johan and Peewit", which is about a young knight and his squire in the middle ages. The two would appear in the show from time to time with other characters from the stories and were even featured in one of the animated movies.

When the live-action movies were announced, I was disappointed to see that it was set in the present for most of it. Because usually, that means the studio will cheap out. But like the "Chipmunks" movies, even if some things were changed drastically, they still honored the series. (Which we can attribute to Peyo's daughter Veronique, who was the inspiration for Smurfette as a child.) Especially regarding Smurfette, as her backstory is explained in both films, and a pop-up book version of her origin story opens the second film.

But it seems that the end of this new installment may be a big clue to what the proposed third one will be about-

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Honestly, I have been saying that since the first film, I'm also sure many others have been out there, and this could be a sign Sony is listening to the fans and perhaps giving us the movie they should've done in the first place.

Jul. 28th, 2013

Rumpel
So apparently Disney XD is running an OUAT special on Thursday (Which is sadly just 15 minutes for some reason...) and I find out Comedy Central is starting to run this next weekend-



It's like the universe knew I was having a bad week and wanted to cheer me up...

SORRY/NOT SORRY


Yesterday, half of that was a misunderstanding. It wasn't intentional censorship I faced, it was a site using a new system and getting comments eaten.

However, I am not making a mistake about where my political beliefs lie. I don't mention them at all, because it seems they're not 'popular'. Supporting the right thing is NEVER popular. I care about people, I care about the unborn, how does that make anyone else that does the bad guy? So in the off times I do, I get a lot of flack.

But make no mistake, when I express them, I do NOT push them on others. I am being MATURE about this. I'm not some idiot who will blindly follow the lemmings off the cliff.

It just seems that what I'm disappointed in are the people who throw around the term tolerance yet when it doesn't fit their beliefs, they'll be assholes. Guess what? I'm not like that. I may not agree with you about it, but I will NOT be an ASSHOLE about it. Start practicing what you preach.

I could go on about other things that are bothering me, but I think that will be for another time. It doesn't seem right in this post.

EDIT-I decided to leave that group because there would rather be people who like to be assholes instead of be mature adults and listen to the other side. Fuck them all.

Jul. 24th, 2013

Rumpel2
I normally keep things to myself unless things bother me...

But if people think they can censor you for speaking the truth or even pointing out how exclusionary they are, it's THEIR problem.

Because-
*Making someone's mental state worse in the name of money is unacceptable
*Bullying is not limited to one group of people...LOTS of people go through it and need to have help
*The people who censor deny it's a problem when it truly is

There, I'm done.

Jun. 16th, 2013


An early birthday present from a friend of mine...actually, PART of one. She had so much she's split it into two. :D

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