elle_white: (Sunset)
I realised the one thing that makes Equestria Girls better than its parent franchise when it comes to reformation, is that Equestria Girls puts a big emphasis on personal responsibility. You have to own what you've done and honestly want to do better in future.

It was a huge part of Sunset's arc, and she won't have problems forgiving someone if they show genuine remorse. Cinch is so terrible because she's an older woman who takes absolutely no personal responsibility for using and manipulating the children in her care. 

Personal responsibility and the desire to change for the better is often glossed over in FiM. Starlight feeling honest remorse wasn't crucial to her being given a second chance, and that was one of the major issues with it. 

The running theme of Equestria Girls is actively trying to do better, and getting their with the help of friends. FiM doesn't have that kind of depth to it, which is why redemption doesn't work as well in FiM. 
elle_white: (Natsume)
 I think I can honestly say now that Natsume's Book of Friends has made it onto the list of my top 5 favourite anime. 

Well ...

Jul. 10th, 2017 07:55 pm
elle_white: (Star Wars)
 There is an awful lot of Sabine/Leia shipping fuel in the latest Star Wars: Forces of Destiny!

youtu.be/OgNnBNvLB2Y

elle_white: (Default)
 Later today, I'm going to a local event to hear a writer talk on the life and work of George Orwell. The speaker, Dennis Glover, has just released a novel called, "The Last Man in Europe," which supposedly explores the themes and circumstances behind the book 1984 in a whole new light. 

A couple of my friends are going too. Should be interesting! 
elle_white: (Sunset)
 The two part post series that shows the people behind Equestria Girls put A LOT of time and thought into Sunset's arc and really know what they're doing!

elle-lavender.tumblr.com/post/162648712326/sunsets-magic#notes

elle-lavender.tumblr.com/post/162691534764/sunsets-magic-2#notes
elle_white: (LWA)
 Akko is clearly a Super Sentai fan, and she would totally try to get Constanze into it, showing her the Sentai she grew up with. Akko would also try to get her other friends into it, with varying degrees of success. 
elle_white: (Default)
I really can't understand anyone who thinks Sunset has feelings towards SciTwi when THIS is how she looks at the nerd!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   That's not even a G-rated way to look at someone! 





elle_white: (Sailor Moon: Guts!)
 It will take a while, but I want this place to feel like home again. Just have to put the furniture back where it was, and form a semi-regular posting habit. XD
elle_white: (Princess Tutu)
 James Bond is traditionally one of the most iconic male fantasy fulfilfment characters. But the times I’ve seen him referred to as a ‘Gary Stu’ have been very, very few. However, a lady onscreen only seems to need one talent or positive trait to be labeled a ‘Mary Sue.’ Usagi, Rey and Katara are just a few prominent examples. 

The amount of times I’ve seen a female character referred to as a Mary Sue, far, far outweighs the times I’ve seen male characters called Gary Stu’s. 

elle_white: By flamingstumpy (RGU:Juri)
 Last night, my Dad was watching the news, and during the preview, they talked about the “game that was taking over the world.” And of course they were talking about Pokemon Go. But my Dad said, “Oh, that must be the one with the thrones!” 

I explained that Game of Thrones was a book/TV series, and not a real game. He laughed and said, “well, you can tell I’m an expert on these things!” 

elle_white: (Default)
 Snow white with the Red Hair is a manga, and anime currently in its second season. It has currently taken over my heart. Here are some of the reasons I think it is so amazing: 

1. It’s a romance that firmly focuses on the agency of the main heroine, Shirayuki. She controls the course that her life will go in. Her love interest respects and admires her strength and passion, and it inspires him. 

2. Said love interest is a dorky, earnest prince who, as mentioned above, respects Shirayuki and in turn, inspires her to work hard towards her own goals. 

3. Court politics and class issues are delved into in-depth. It realistically depicts classism and the ways people are oppressed by those in power.

4. Pretty much all of the characters are fleshed out, and get the chance to shine. Even characters who initially seem completely flat, come back later and receive surprisingly gripping development. It has a generally relaxed pace and a slice-of-life feel to it. But the pace never drags because the characters and their relationships are so engaging. 

5. It either subverts, or entirely avoids a lot of gross romantic clichés. When it seems like a male character will be a lionized possessive jerk, he either turns out to be the complete opposite, or he’s called out for that shit straight away. When it seems like a love triangle will develop, it’s averted; the guy has too respect for the girl and her relationship with someone else to ever act on those feelings. Essentially it’s a romance built on respecting the heroine, and it’s incredibly refreshing! Because this is sadly something you don’t see much of.

6. The art style/animation is gorgeous! Beautiful backgrounds with rich detail, and great character designs. 

elle_white: (Misc: WTF)
I want to make it clear that I do I love shipping. And  I love reading (and writing) fics for my OTPs. But one thing that annoys me in romantic fic is when they portray romantic love as the greatest kind of love. 

I’ve seen so many fic where a character believes the platonic love others have for them could never fufill them the way romantic love does. And they couldn’t live without the person they love reciprocating their feelings. That … isn’t healthy. But I think the way society prioritizes romantic love over other kinds of love can be an unhealthy thing. 

Romance is great to write about, but when two people have a major fixation on one another and its depicted as romantic … that’s not okay. 

elle_white: (SU: Garnet)
 September will be here soon and so will more Steven Universe. Much celebrating will be had. 
elle_white: (MGLN: Fate)
 As funny as Patton Oswalt is, I am far more invested in seeing Chloe Park again than I am Nom Nom. 
elle_white: (Default)
 I adore comically serious characters, so it's no surprise I loved Ice Bear right away.

I find endlessly hilarious that Ice Bear is at his most emotive so far in Food Truck. When they can't sell in food, he stomps out of the van, irritably throws his apron to the ground and growls in frustration to the sky. I mean, even when he's wide-eyed with flaying arms demanding justice, his voice stays in the same montone. He gets bitten by multiple red ants in the last episode, and gives out an "ouch" in the tone of Eeyore. Ice Bear is a treasure, is what I'm saying here.

Even when he's dramatically taking on a robot vacuum and not uttering a word while doing it, he is utterly charming. And no, please don't be less charming. 
elle_white: (SU: Garnet)
 But let's be honest, Steven Universe is my favourite thing at the moment. 
elle_white: (Default)
 If you have not seen We Bare Bears yet, than I highly recommend it. It adorable, charming funny, occasionally heartbreaking, and has a lot of character diversity. Also Ice Bear. Ice Bear is comedy gold. 
elle_white: (Default)
 I still need to see Jupiter Rising. I hear so many wonderful things about it! 

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