Thank you Disney. It took 70 years and a push from Pixar, but you FINALLY gave us a mother/daughter adventure.
Bless you for not killing her/making her evil/pushing her off to the side.
I just want to take a moment to have some serious gushing about the symbolism in this movie, because this gifset is actually really good for it. I was watching the commentary the other day after buying this movie, and there’s a point where they mention how you can TELL Elinor used to be feisty and quite fiery in her youth, much like her very headstrong daughter, but everything about her now is that of a dignified lady who has had to rein herself in to be the diplomat for their kingdom.
Early in the film, you see her walk in a very closed fashion. She holds herself tightly, does not gesture broadly, rarely speaks up. Even her weighted, heavy dress and the way she wears her hair show her as being restrained by the duties she has put upon herself.
Then… the events of the movie occur, and in the end, you see her in a loose flowing dress that seems almost more like something Merida would wear. She’s excitable, going out and doing things with her daughter, and her long hair is no longer tied back, but instead neatly pinned and flowing. In essence, Elinor herself opened up. She let go and found herself becoming more accepting.
Merida wasn’t the only person who learned a lesson about family and responsibility in this movie. Elinor learned that she had to let go now and then in order to relate to, and to understand, her daughter better. It wasn’t just Merida growing up, it was Elinor finding that middle ground and standing firmly on it, supporting her daughter’s beliefs when she realized that Merida wasn’t the only one who hadn’t listened.
She hadn’t, either, and Merida was not the only one at fault. The result was not just a one sided lesson, but a beautiful, rounded story of a mother and a daughter finding out that their differences are what really make them so alike, and finding that place to stand together. Maybe they won’t always see eye to eye, but they’ve now learned that they must have open conversation and understanding to hold their family together, and both women grew up immensely in that moment of realization.
In short: it’s not just my own Scottish heritage that makes me love this movie. It’s that this film is so indicative of the relationships so many young women feel themselves in with their mothers, and I personally am no exception. Elinor and Merida speak to women and daughters everywhere, young and old, and the lesson they learn is one we can all adhere to, no matter how hard it sometimes feels to accept that.
I have something in my eye.
Remember when I went to go see this movie with my mom and she had no idea what it was going to be about because she wanted to see “snow white and the huntsman” instead? And then ALL WE DID WAS HOLD HANDS AND CRY???
It actually really, really frustrates me sometimes because every single one of my male friends wrinkle their nose when this movie comes up as one of my favourite Pixar films of all time. They’re all like, ‘the story though - the story wasn’t interesting’ and I just want to strangle them and go, ‘to you maybe, but that might be because for THE FUCKING FIRST TIME PIXAR ACTUALLY SPOKE DIRECTLY TO A FEMALE AUDIENCE AND THEY FUCKING NAILED IT SO HARD THE HOUSE FELL THE FUCK DOWN’.
Types of people who romanticize small town life:
- People who didn’t grow up in small towns
Burglars Return Loot To Group That Helps Sex Assault Victims
The burglar (or burglars) who broke into the offices of the San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sexual Assault Services on July 31 and stole several computers and monitors apparently had a change of heart after finding out that the people at the agency help victims of sexual violence.
The next night, someone returned the stolen goods and also left behind a note, as the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and local news outlets report. The note’s message:
"We had no idea what we were takeing. Here your stuff back. We hope that you guys can continue to make a difference in peoples live. God bless."
(Photo courtesy of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services)
Burglars…treating sexual assault survivors better than most college administrators.
do u ever get rly attached to a person and then they’re not around for most of the day and you sit there internally whining like a lost puppy dog
see, i think you might be trying to insult my significant other here (possibly me as well). but really, this isn’t what you’ve done.
See, my dearest one and I are both this fancy thing called “gender-fluid.”
Neither of us really stay in one place on the gender spectrum.
See my darlin’ can go from this
and i can go from thisto this
and the both of us can go from this
Either way, we are going to love and affirm one another even if other people do not. We are going to be happy and caring and accepting of one another, regardless of how uncomfortable it may make you.
I suggest you go do some reading about gender identity and expression.
I love this. Reblog it everyone.
this is a great amount of support wow thank you
And it’s even better because both of you are super sweethearts and super cute together and I wish you both the best~
Does anyone else remember these little shorts about the man and woman that symbolized hands on Nick Jr? The watercolor one was always my favorite and then the planting one.
Also, I found a full video of them on Youtube (x)
YES I love always being randomly reminded of this
I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY PERSON WHO REMEMBERED THIS I ALMOST STARTED THINKING I IMAGINED THEM!
OMG THIS IS IT. THIS IS ITTT
IF YOU DON’T GET THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PANSEXUALS AND BISEXUALS THEN you’re pretty normal i mean lots of people use the definitions and words interchangeably so your confusion is valid and not at all bigoted as some might say
if you don’t get the difference between pansexuals and bisexuals that’s okay and there’s nothing wrong with not understanding a thing, but you’d do well to try and learn the difference even if you find it confusing!
— me in 2009/2012/this time last year/a minute ago/next year probably (via tinseltots)