Swan Queen Appreciation Week - Day 2
↳ Favorite Moment: The Stakeout
As great as the big, explosive moments are with these two
and they truly arenothing ever beats the calm, quiet, and simple moments that allow for discussion and bonding. I could literally watch nothing but these two sitting around, waiting, because they have so much to deal with in that kind of “time out” space.
And I love everything about how they do just that. They don’t snipe or argue
but there’s still huffing and eye-rolling because they are, you know, themand they discuss some pretty heavy things - like Emma almost not coming back - that are so loaded the moment could easily devolve into a fight. Except it doesn’t; they talk, and actually connect, and joke around a little.
They let their guards down and look at each other tenderly and in sympathy and in empathy. They let themselves understand each other, share their thoughts and fears, and they smile about it. It’s easy. Their conversation is bittersweet and circles hard truths, but they don’t struggle through any of it; it’s natural and safe.
And then, on top of it all, they share dorky mom grins about their kid.
#NO BUT YOU GUYS #LOOK AT HOW REGINA LOOKS AT EMMA #LOOK AT HER #ARE YOU LOOKING? #YOU’RE NOT ARE YOU??? #WHY NOT?? #OH I KNOW WHY! #BECAUSE IT FUCKING HURTS #THAT’S WHY #AND YOU KNOW WHAT? #I DON’T FUCKING BLAME YOU FOR NOT LOOKING AT SOMETHING THAT IS SO GODDAMN INTENTIONAL IT FUCKING HURTS #FUCKING FUCK #sigh #swan queen is going to kill me
I like how sweden just decided one day that gender is fucking bullshit so they got a gender neutral pronoun and stopped separating boy clothes and girl clothes and have pictures of spiderman pushing a baby stroller in a toy magazine why isn’t every country like sweden
you push that stroller sassy spiderman!
you fight those bad guys girlfriend!
you style that hair lil’ dude!
and in that moment, i swear we all wanted to be swedish.
You know what’s truly sickening about this particular scene? This dress (before the mice gave it a makeover) originally belonged to her deceased mother. Cinderella hardly has any personal possessions due to the greed of her stepmother and stepsisters. So, I assume that this dress meant quite a lot to her as a reminder of a simpler and happier time in her life. It symbolizes a fresh start and a chance at a better life for her. It must have been traumatizing to see her dreams just destroyed, literally ripped from her, torn to shreds. Not to mention, they verbally abuse her calling her a “thief” and a “kitchen wench”. In the end when Cinderella is standing alone in rags, it’s animated so beautifully because you can feel this weight and this sense of hopelessness. Cinderella’s a girl who even said herself that no one could take away her dreams. But in this scene, you can see she’s giving up.
That’s why it is so important that Cinderella gets her happily ever after. Her Fairy Godmother is a symbol of faith and perseverance in hard times. After all, “Even miracles take a little time.”
I have to say I always hate it when Cinderella is criticized for needing “a man” or a “fairy godmother” to save her. Like I get that we should encourage independence and strength but I think people forget Cinderella was stuck in an abusive household.So often kids and even older teenagers get lost in households like that. There’s literally no way out for them. If anything we shouldn’t be criticizing Cinderella, we should be encouraging more people to become Fairy Godmothers.
Tagging zeldasbubblegum! because she loves the Disney so very very much.