Spice it up
Spice it up
If you don’t use an empty house to sing obnoxiously and off key in your underwear you are doing life wrong
This is one of the most telling parts of the movie. I mean, this is a fourteen year old girl who has just been chased out of her home, by a woman trying to kill her, into an uncharted part of the woods, with no supplies and nowhere to go, and she’s ashamed of the fact she was noticeably upset instead of keeping her calm and cheerful demeanor. If even one of these things happened to me, I’d be too busy freaking out to have any concern for the fact I might have frightened a rabbit or two. Still don’t understand how people can think she’s a weak princess. You go Snow White.
voting against gay marriage is like ordering a piece of cake at a restaurant and having a complete stranger be like “waiter, cancel that cake”
"waiter cancel that cake it’s ruining my cake and i don’t know how to explain it to my children"
"my dietbook said I can’t have cake so throw that guy’s cake away too."
I really need to stop doodling things when I’m supposed to be studying
nani was NINETEEN and such a fucking badass who was so protective of lilo and just ROLLED with aliens being a thing towards the end of the movie. #1 Disney relative of all time.
I have honestly been waiting AGES for the right gifset to express the wonderful perfection that is Nani. She is not only protective of Lilo, she respects the way Lilo’s imagination and quirkiness works.
Pudge the fish got a peanut butter sandwich every Thursday. Nani does not argue the logic of feeding him, only suggests an alternative sandwich when they are out of peanut butter. Lilo was allowed to take as many photos of whatever mundane or odd subjects as she wanted and Nani would get them developed. Nani recognized what were important habits for Lilo.
When Lilo asks for a pet lobster, Nani does not tell her that lobsters are not pets. She tells her, “We don’t have a lobster door, we have a dog door.” She makes sure the woman at the pound does not tell Lilo that “Stitch is not a real name”.
NANI SPENDS THE ENTIRE MOVIE MAKING SURE THAT LILO NEVER FEELS LIKE HER IDEAS ARE WRONG.
The only time we truly see Nani get angry with Lilo is when she is scared of Lilo being taken away. Nani spends the entire movie stressed out over taking care of her sister, trying to find a job, trying to make sure her sister has a friend, and yet she is always willing to put that extra effort, over and over again, to make sure that Lilo always believes that anything is possible.
This is a great moment because she probably *remembered* that Lilo said this once. And you know what? Shes not ending this day by letting her little sister think this is her fault. She’s not having an easy time trying to be a parent, but she knows none of this is her sisters fault, and shes not going to let her think it is.
And half of her terror of losing Lilo isnt even just losing her family; its knowing that wherever Lilo goes, they won’t know how to do these things. They won’t understand her.
What a good movie.
Casual reminder that the reason Lilo obsessively feeds the fish is because her parents died in a rainstorm and she firmly believes Pudge controls the weather. If you pay attention to the feeding sequence you will notice that storm clouds recede and dissipate, a visual narrative that confirms this.
It’s not just a habit. It’s a very real part of Lilo’s healing process and Nani understands that.
Also if you pay attention to Nani’s room you’ll notice she had surfing posters and trophies. She was very much on her way to being a pro surfer but had to give it up to become the adult Lilo needed her to be.
And not ONCE does Nani show her sister any resentment. It’s worth it to keep her family together. This is a young woman who is willing to sacrifice all of her dreams and make incredibly grown up decisions.
What I am saying is Nani is the best disney princess of all time. Disney Queen even.
WOAH THE RAINSTORM THING DID NOT OCCUR TO ME
This post got so much better since I saw it the last time.
Chris Sanders knows how to write family. I will never get over how perfect and in depth the relationship between these two was. I know the movie was called Lilo and Stitch, but honestly, it feels more like Lilo and Nani. Stitch grew to love Lilo, and it took him a long time. He was a super destructive, incredibly intelligent, severely pissed off alien that landed on earth and pretty much used her and his guise as a dog as a shield for the first half of the movie, I think people forget that, lol. Not that I don’t love Stitch.
But I think the relationship between Nani and Lilo is exceptionally well done. I cry multiple times while watching this. Seeing them together, Nani knowing she might lose her, breaks my heart.
YOU DID LOKI YOU LITTLE SHIT
Loki has an external locus of control. Nothing is ever his fault or the result of his actions.
As Frigga put it, he’s so perceptive of everyone but himself.
While I completely agree that Loki has an external locus of control (it’s nice to see someone besides myself saying this) as well as a hostile attribution bias (both Cognitive-Behavioral Psych terms), I’m not sure it’s entirely fair to lay all the blame on ANY one character for what happened in the nucleus of the House of Odin (well, a sound argument can actually be made for Odin himself as the chief INSTIGATOR, but you know what I mean). I think Loki increasingly refused to accept blame for his actions, but I also think it’s important to notice that Loki’s actions are almost entirely REACTIONS to the behaviors of others. Wrong reactions, yes, but if the bias toward Thor and all that he embodied didn’t already exist, Loki’s innate jealousy and insecurity wouldn’t have been fed past a breaking point. And it might never have been had he never learned he was a member of a race that the Aesir genuinely consider, and are culturally CONDITIONED to consider (Loki included as a child growing up for CENTURIES in Asgard), subhuman.
Loki is also a classic case of internalized racism. None of this is an effort to condone his actions, which are certainly criminally punishable. But I do think it’s a bit overly simplifying to claim that he 100% “put himself there” in prison. After all, Thor committed similar offenses in the first film, and was simply temporarily banished, then, when he returned home, welcomed like the prodigal son. Perhaps more pertinent still is the fact that Thor really was an egocentric, insensitive, entitled manchild until very recently (I say this with GENUINE LOVE for the character—I absolutely adore Thor, but he is as flawed as Loki is, just in very different ways) and his dismissive words and deeds, which took for granted that Loki would be by his side for eternity cleaning up after him and doing damage control and taking care of all the tedious strategizing, was damaging to Loki’s self-esteem over EONS and reached its breaking point in the first film with the added pressure of Loki suddenly being given the throne of Asgard at the same time as Loki realized his real heritage. ALSO contributing, in Loki’s mind, to the SEVERITY of Loki’s incarceration was Thor’s cold dismissal of Loki (falling in line with Odin, because Thor in the Dark World very much lacks a sense of how HE wants to rule, so he imitates dad, even when dad’s sanity is slipping) and his attempt to proclaim Loki “no longer his brother” in order to emotionally distance himself from the pain of Loki’s betrayal. Loki may be wrong here, but we have to consider it from his POV, and not just dismiss it because he’s the “bad guy.”
Let’s also remember to view this scene ***in context.*** They both just lost their mom. But Thor got to go to the funeral and mourn her properly. Loki did not. Loki was told by a guard and had to mourn alone in his cell. Fast forward to this scene, and Loki (actually quite reasonably) is pointing out that Jane is a mortal and Thor should emotionally steel himself now for her dying long before he does. A few comments about never surrendering and being “the son of Odin” later, Thor’s response is a petulant, low-blow (though completely understandable) retaliation meant to hurt Loki back for bringing up such a painful subject: by telling him that Loki “might have had [Frigga’s] tricks, but I had her trust.” This (just as understandably) provoked Loki to retaliate that Thor “let her die,” which led to yet another nasty rebuttal from Thor that Loki was “useless in his cell.” In short, Loki’s “Who put me there?!” is uttered in a moment of EXTREME emotional and psychological duress, with probably the person he was closest to in all the world telling him that the OTHER person he was closest to in the world (Frigga)’s opinion of Loki was mixed at best. I mean, OWCH.
While I REFUSE to take sides by “picking” one brother over the other, in this particular scene, I found Thor’s commentary far more wounding than Loki’s. And I think that Loki has some capacity to recognize how much he truly is to blame for being in prison (that’s the whole POINT of why he rescued Thor and said “I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry”—he was finally acknowledging Frigga’s words that a “true king admits his faults”). BUT THE FACT REMAINS THAT LOKI’S PUNISHMENT VS. THOR’S WAS ABSURDLY INEQUITABLE, WHICH BOILS DOWN NOT TO JUSTICE, BUT TO ODIN’S PERSONAL BIASES. And I think THAT is what makes Loki angriest, more than being imprisoned at all. The opening scene, when Loki facetiously insinuates that he was imitating Odin’s own ruthless model of rule, makes that quite clear.
tl;dr What Loki is SAYING is NOT an issue of blame-placing. It’s an issue of his rage at Thor and Odin presenting a united front (in Loki’s eyes) against Loki, and conveniently writing him off as a monster to be stuck in Asgard’s bowels and socially erased from Asgard’s memory, a scapegoat so that they don’t have to look with real honesty at their OWN faults…whereas Thor got a comparable slap on the wrist for trying to a)invade another planet, b)start a war there, and c)do so against the king’s express commands, which is high treason. Odin exiled Thor while also sending Mjolnir after him, and giving him all of the tools to rescue and improve himself. When Loki fell into a wormhole, was abused and coerced by Thanos and the Chitauri, obviously came out of his experience in space psychiatrically imbalanced and physically malnourished, and committed the same offenses as Thor (a, b, ad c above), Odin threw Loki in prison and told he would never see his family again. The difference? Thor is Odin’s son, Loki is not. And MORE IMPORTANTLY, MIDGARDIANS (the people Loki threatened with a war) ARE JUDGED WORTHY OF PROTECTION, WHEREAS THE JOTNAR (the people Thor threatened with a war) ARE NOT. So remember the implicit racism of Odin and the Aesir here too.
AGAIN, I am NOT picking one brother over the other here. I am just saying, do people understand the inequities at work here? Because Odin makes those inequities REAL. And whether or not Loki takes the blame for his own bad behavior, those inequities CONTINUE TO EXIST.
Once again, we’d all be better served picking ODIN apart than EITHER brother.
These GENUINE inequities do not justify Loki’s actions, but they do explain them.
The point is, if we try to assign blame to one person in this series for the shit that’s gone down to hurt them all, we will be here ALL NIGHT arguing. Let’s remember it’ NOT that simple.
This is so much of what I try to communicate in my fics about Aesir treatment of Jotunns and of Loki, asdfghjkl YES THIS
And is it any wonder then, that we see this in Thor 2:
This is why you cant trust women, even when theyre mouth is closed theyre still lying to you
you do realize that this is really hurtful right?
i did not do this to show how i am ‘lying’ to men or anyone, it’s not about how you, as a man, should feel about it - it’s about myself.
to me your statement sounds as if the left side of this picture is something awful or horrible. and no, it’s not. it is my face - with and without makeup. and whether i chose to wear it or not is MY AND JUST MY decision. and when i do, i do it for myself - so that i feel good about myself - not for you.
i think what pisses me the MOST about that comment, is that the beauty standard was literally created by men, and is perpetuated by the patriarchal society that we live in because it’s a fantasy, because all women were made to be part of this fantasy. it’s not our fault that the attractiveness we display is judged solely on how well we wear makeup, because no one looks like that. even with ‘natural’ makeup, nO ONE LOOKS LIKE THAT. men and women are attracted to faces that do not exist. how fucked up is that?
a guy once said in passing that it was necessary for his girlfriend to wear makeup, and it just blows my mind that he wouldn’t be attracted to a natural women’s face. despite how they look without makeup, because it’s not as “perfect,” as enhanced, the way women “should look,” as it is with makeup. we see men as attractive without makeup, but when we look at women without makeup? it’s shameful, it’s ugly, she hasn’t ‘put her face on.’ we see ‘attractive’ men as attractive despite them having the same flaws as women: under eye circles, thick eyebrows, uneven skin coloring, et cetera. its the fact that we are literally told to believe that our bodies, unlike those of attractive men, are not good enough. we’re told no woman will ever be good enough.
i think it scares men how closely women look like them. not because men think other men are ugly, but because when you look like someone, you identify more with them. it kills the fantasy. women become human, real, people who have body oder and fart. they’re “ugly” without makeup because they’re no longer these freakish dolls that grow zero body hair and whose cheekbones are always defined.
cosmetics for women is a HUGE industry. women’s beauty is a commodity. it’s a thing that can be bought and sold. chris hemsworth wakes up every morning and looks like sun shines out of his ass. while the op in the picture above has to spend a ridiculous amount of money and time literally redefining her face so that she and everyone else will think of her as attractive.
this comment-er calls the op a liar when him and people like him created and perpetuate the reason for its existence. he’s metaphorically punching himself in the face.
i was going to respond but i think the above comment is just spot on and i cant add much to it
i completely loathe the fact that women are often branded deceitful and liars because they have chosen to wear makeup. oh my fuck its just ugh
who weren’t androids or aliens
whose asexuality wasn’t seen as something needing to be ‘fixed’
and who aren’t socipaths
Does godzilla count as a sociopath?
TO BE HONEST I WOULDN’T REALLY USE GODZILLA AS A SHINING EXAMPLE OF ASEXUAL REPRESENTATION IN MEDIA BECAUSE GODZILLA IS A HUGE FUCKING LIZARD