Sure I can find fuckloads of knockoff/unofficial shirts with the phrase, but god forbid you put it on a hat.
I actually need this for personal reasons. Reasons being I need to remind myself that I am FILLED WITH DETERMINATION holy fuck
I mean, David Bowie is/was problematic for various reasons, but I still think he was a good casting choice on Henson's part. Like, just in general from acting to composing/singing, and the Goblin King acting as something of a Rock Idol/Icon just Works for some reason (they talked about this being a thing they wanted in behind the scenes interviews).
But I'm also like, laughing, because, what, is David Bowie the Coming Of Age Owl?
( spoilers )
I rediscovered some tracks on one of my drives, so I've been reliving my The Swan Princess nostalgia.
Just rewatched the How To Offend Women In 5 Syllables Or Less scene on youtube. Haha, omg Derek is such an idiot I love it.
I need to rewatch this film. Like, just glancing at the scene for This Is My Idea on youtube shows that a first meeting between Odette and Derek shows Odette raising her dukes at Derek when he mentally sings the line "I bet she doesn't wrestle, hunt, or box".
Then a scene later you see Derek chasing after Odette down the stairs and she trips him and tackles him while he's down. GIT 'IM GUD GURL.
I actually liked this number because of the visual storytelling from kid > teen > adult. The body language and subtle transformation of their rivalry/relationship. Odette throttling Derek as a kid >>> Derek alienating Odette as a preteen >>> Odette showing Derek up as a full fledged teenager (THE TOMATO IN THE SLINGSHOT YO).
What I've only just realized though is that this song is heavy on Derek's perspective where he basically is just ratting off a list of reasons as to why he doesn't like Odette throughout his life. The visuals gives you an understanding as to why Odette doesn't like him, but she doesn't get much in the way of narrative besides "He looks conceited" and "He's so immature" (at the beginning and end of the song, respectively).
My guess is that this was to show the audience how foolish Derek is for being an asshat to Odette over petty shit in the wake of her becoming a Beautiful Swan (it's not lost on me that we're associating beauty with white/blond/blue eyed/purity here). But I also feel like this was subconcious move to lessen her voice because "Women talk too much".
I kinda want some fic of the in between years where Odette messes with Derek. And maybe some fic that makes sense of the final "Aha!" moment where they decide they love each other. Like, apparently they see each other every single summer, but somehow they decide that >this< year is the year they decide "I am Attracted to you." What was wrong with last year?
Also I need some more elaboration on "What else is there?" because while there's some conflicted "I Fucked Up" feelings there, Odette isn't even moderately annoyed at Derek.
Like, prior to this she actually thinks he's immature...and then he proves he's immature by saying he loves her because she's hot. But she's not as annoyed as she was when she thought he was immature. Like, she was actualfax pissed off like "HE'S SO IMMATURE FUCK THIS GUY". Then she turns around and suddenly all those feelings are gone just because he smiled at her???????????
Idk man, part of me wants to write it myself, but I've already got like 20 projects I've started and kinda abandoned because ADHD Hell. Like, I console myself with the knowledge that they're important to me and that if I really wanted to I could reactivate those hyperfixations with enough dicking around with my files, but in all likelihood I won't be touching them until I get my fucking meds (and even after that Who Knows).
But man, for once, I'd like to look on ff.com or AO3 and actually find what I'm god damn looking for.
or dwayne the rock Johnson
Or mike colter
thinking about my fictional favs wearing rompers. And not the manly man kind. I'm talking about the ones with the long sleeves with sheer fabric that r flouncy and have tassels and have floral patterns on them (do I even need to say who lmao byeeeee).
but seriously people r so fucking boring with this shit. "Ew men wearing rompers is wronG". Ur face is wrong n u have no fashion sense billy get the fuck outta here.
I'm not sure if she was smiling at Miley or the fact that I pushed my cat off a table with a stick. But I prefer the latter because it was funny the way Kiki fell off the table lol.
And like at least one person has to ask how that works if all the folks using it have vaginas
And like, I'm standing there thinking about it, and turn back to the sandwich I was making like, did I just say "yo" to my boss? But also wanting to laugh because he didn't respond and it's my boss being himself so it's funny for some reason.
So I look up and Paloma's looking at me making this realization and we try to stifle ourselves until he leaves to laugh about it. Which we laugh about twice more during the day because it's just so funny.
And let me tell u, it's not the first time I've said "yo" to him, it's just the second time it's stunk in a bit more.
Also I was in a chipper mood when I came up for dinner one time, and I greeted Ann Marie with "Good evening," a la this vine.
~2 minutes later~
ADHD Brain: Why does the traditional image of a ghost lack a nose? What, you're dead, so no point in smelling things anymore? Not even smelly spirit things? Or maybe ghosts are the rejects of heaven and hell who wanted to leave their noses behind, or left them somewhere, and that was the thing you needed to get in. They just turn folks away due to a lack of a nose and they're like, "WHO CARES ANYWAY I'M GONNA GO HAUNT SOME STUFF."
~Later That Day~
Me: Holy fuck if I just focus I'll be done early today.
~2 minutes later~
ADHD Brain: Okay, I'm not saying goats will eat human flesh - you know that from that google search that they're herbivores (don't lie it wasn't me that googled this). All I want to know is if they would sample some during an apocalypse or something. You know, when all the plants and veggies die out and all that's left is carrion, would a goat actually eat a person? And would it get to that point where they started attacking people?
Like....i think of it every now and then wondering why that song was included because it straight up doesn't match the theme of the movie.
No seriously. When my mom bought the movie (VHS tape) it came with a cassette of the soundtrack and that song was on one side of it.
And now that I'm looking at the music video again I'm still ????
I cleaned the shit out of the basement. Like, removed a lot of dust, mopped the floor, repurposed a plastic cubby/drawer set for my own use. Did a lot of laundry. Overall just took it easy.
I probably should've checked on the cheese room to get ahead on some things (and clean shit I left in the sink). But I just wanted a single day to myself without going in there, for once. Like I had off on thursday but even that ended up with me in there doing shit. So when taking out the trash, I noticed that there was something like 9 buckets left outside the front door :))))))) haha, that's tomorrow's problem, lemme play Tales of Xillia some more.
Which, fyi, I like more than Zestiria, but idk man. I always feel some kinda way about talking about when a company stops giving a shit about the kinds of stories they're writing, because 90% the point is just to sell the product. Which they do quite well. So it's like, they put together some story and it just so happens to have the right elements that just >click< for me. But then they put other stories together and they just seem like some bullshit nonsense. And usually THOSE stories feel targetted towards dudes, which is confusing because wasn't the other story targetted at dudes as well? How does one story work well for me when the other is an almost complete miss?
And the thing is, I like Milla, but from what I've seen, she doesn't nearly have the same depth as Tear, Natalia, or Anise. And maybe that's partly due to the fact that Milla is more of a walking trope than a fleshed out character. Which, from Symphonia onward, feels like how they've been writing all their characters. This is more pronounced in Zestiria than Xillia, but that doesn't speak well for the Tales of franchise considering that Xillia came out several years ago and Zestiria is a more recent release :/.
About the only thing I appreciated was buying a DLC addon for Milla because I hate her outfit so god damn much. It's an easter egg outfit that another character from the Tales of series wore at some point, but I can't remember who Dhaos is so it's not that jarring imo.
Anyway, I gotta go fold my laundry.
let me explain 2 u my passions, friends.
( BATB2017 spoilers RE: the second scene between Belle and Gaston )