Lissie | Pursuit of Happiness
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… wow. just wow.
is this how everyone’s going to react to ouat’s casting of rapunzel? really? you’re angry because she’s black, even though there are like a thousand german fairytale princesses?
just so you know, the grimm brothers’ rapunzel has many similarities with the story of persinette/petrosinella (so it’s not particularly original, strike one), the persian tale of rudaba (who is, being a persian story, not white), and may even have been based on the story of saint barbara, who was a native of turkey or the northeast africa area (aka also very much not white). there are a whole huge bunch of similar stories to rapunzel floating around in europe under different names, as well.
besides, it’s not like rapunzel was as important to you growing up as snow white or cinderella, who’re only so popular because of their disney movies. tangled only recently came out. you didn’t grow up dreaming of being rapunzel if you’re, like, older than 12. so why are you so upset? and even if you had, why would it be such a terrible thing if she were to be re-imagined as black? (rodgers and hammerstein’s 1997 cinderella with brandy and paolo montalban is, like, the best thing ever. and cinderella was black. and prince charming was filipino. and it was fucking amazing.)
do you really, really have any reason to be so angry about this? we have a shit-ton of white people on ouat, and a shit-ton of european fairytales represented. we’ve had race-bending happen before in ouat with lancelot (which is a damn shame because he was only around for a couple of episodes). fairytale land doesn’t really seem to give a fuck about race in that way, having a latina evil queen and a black lancelot. we need more race-bending too, since apparently ouat doesn’t want to include characters from non-european/disney fairytales and the amount of white people in storybrooke is ridiculous.
so, for the love of all that is good, shut the hell up. next time you feel the need to make an “i’m not racist but…” comment, bite your tongue and keep it to yourself. you are being racist, and you’re also being ridiculous because your precious german fairytale may be based off a 10th century persian story (except with more blood and gore and witchiness and pregnancy because, of course, 17th-19th century europeans ate that shit up).
… so yeah. alexandra metz is an absolutely gorgeous woman, and i can’t wait to see what she does with her role as rapunzel.
note to self don’t take cough medicine after 2 in the morning…you will sleep until 1:30 pm and though all alarms…and miss your class.
WHOEVER BUYS THIS FOR ME WINS MY ETERNAL LOVE
I OWN THIS
EVERY MORNING HE SAYS SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT HOW THE WORLD NEEDS YOU AND YOU HAVE TO GET UP
AND WHEN YOU PRESS THE BUTTON TO HUSH HIM HE SAYS “DEFTLY DONE, MADAM,” OR “IF IT’S NOT TOO FORWARD OF ME, THAT DID TICKLE, MADAM”
IT WAKES YOU UP WITH THE SOUND OF CHIRPING BIRDS BEFORE STEPHEN FRY’S VOICE
EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE ONE
THIS IS LIKE JARVIS.
A REAL JARVIS EXCEPT HE’S A CLOCK.
VOICED BY STEPHEN FRY?!
THE NINE CHOIRS OF HEAVEN. An info-graphic for my editorial class and god am I thankful it’s done. Way too much went into this than what I had time for, but hey… I actually kind of like it?
Now excuse me, I must return to my fashion major lifestyle and go sew a coat u_u
EDIT: Re-uploaded with easier viewing!