kennadeek asked: I read your post on the Merida issue and I wanted to say: a) I very much respect your opinion, and b) thanks for writing it out. I just wanna say though, that just like how the other princesses have a ton of merchandise that's not sparkly and shows them "as themselves", so does Merida. People keep forgetting that this is just ONE of Merida's many faces, and just because Disney will use this in some merchandise, doesn't mean it's going to use it in all of it. In that sense, I don't mind it. : )
You have a very good point~ thanks for mentioning it, it does help me feel a little better about it.
I guess, I’m just a little miffed because I’m sure that in the parks it will be like Mulan, you know? You’ll only see that feminine side and it makes me sad. But nobody seems to want to get to that point, they’re all very sure (For some reason) that she’s “thinner” or “Sexier” or more “Unrealistic”, but not pointing out the reasons I had for disliking it. It’s like nobody cares, and that’s very frustrating to me.
I am glad, however, that they seem to have let the park version keep her bow and other princess-line shots have her with the bow. The bow was really the kicker for me, to replace her weapon with a tiara. But since they’re having her keep both I can be alright with it. (Celtic knots ARE gorgeous…)
I don’t know- “Feminine is not inferior” isn’t a bad motto at all. But as you read, I know that it also has it’s share of problems. Too much of anything can get outta hand.
Also- omg, I love some of these co-ordinates I’m finding on your blog, and your Rapunzel cosplay is adorable! Super points for Thumbelina~! Aaaaaahh~<3
Also Also— Good to see more Lolitas who aren’t all about the brand! I have a friend who co-ordinates with whatever she can find and sometimes make. You are rockin that dress in your Mercer Photoshoot, chickie! <3