Okay, let me clarify something here. I’m not bothered by whatever fictional pairings Eli enjoys. Like you said yourself, she can ship whatever the heck she wants. I mean seriously, she doesn’t like Elsa x Anna, and I’ve got that all over my blog by now. My post was meant in a lighthearted teasing sort of way, because we both find it funny that a pairing she really likes is one that I really dislike.
As for why I personally don’t like Jack x Elsa, I have a variety of reasons, but I’ll try to sum them up.
- I don’t like Jack. I thought he was by far the most boring and bland character in Rise of the Guardians, and the fact that he has become kind of this glorified bishie king of 3D animated movies who is shipped with pretty much ever 3D animated woman is pretty annoying. So yeah, don’t like him.
- I don’t like shipping Elsa with a man. While not a princess, Elsa is still included in the official Disney Princess franchise, and she is the second character in that franchise (after Merida) who does not end up with a guy. This is fantastic. Even more so that the topic is never even brought up in the movie. Like, at all. It’s never addressed a problem or something even worth bringing attention to. The creators have even stated that they wanna leave the question about Elsa’s sexuality unanswered. Sure, it’s obviously not the same as confirming Elsa as the first queer Disney “princess”, but damn if it doesn’t feel like we’re slowly getting there. Shipping her with a guy just kinda ruins all that for me.
- I don’t think Jack and Elsa make a good match for each other’s personalities, and frankly, a lot of the fan work I’ve seen of the ship has more often than not portrayed Jack and especially Elsa in very OOC manners. For example, I see tons of pictures of Elsa being this kind of sexy, sassy badass, seductively flirting with Jack and whatnot, and it’s just… … she’s not… like that at all? Like dude, we’re talking about the woman who has the emotional and social development of an 8 year old here. And it’s either that or the (amazingly even worse) portrayal of Jack being a sort of savior and protector of Elsa, which just… completely butchers what Frozen is about in my eyes. And which sadly brings me to my next issue,
- The… very unfortunate undertones of both pedophilia and grooming in fan work where Jack meets Elsa when she’s still a child, which seems to be a very popular idea. First of all, let me say this, I do not believe this is in any way intentional from those Jack x Elsa shippers, but… I’m sorry, if you create an AU where Jack has secret meetings with an extremely insecure and tormented child Elsa, who I’d imagine would become very emotionally dependent on someone like Jack, and then grows up to have a romance with him… that’s child grooming. I just see no way around it. And that’s really disgusting.
… Wow, so that turned into more of a rant than just a sum up, sorry about that.
UGH THAT LAST POINT!! stuff i never thought to verbalize that way but wow yes way to hit the nail on the head. BLESS
BUT WHY DO THEY HAVE TO SING BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY AT 3AM?
this is the night the 104th dread the most
though Armin thinks Erwin is improving his pitch
did I ever tell you guys about how when I moved into my first apartment my dad’s move-in present for me was this bomb tee-ball bat that’s fuckin legit as hell and bright pink and hello kitty themed?
he gave it to me and said
"this is just so that if anyone ever tries to mess with you, after you’ve kicked their ass you can stand over them and knock their lights out and the last thing they’ll see is the cute and unforgiving face of hello kitty"
a+ parenting folks
Murphy Brown calling out MRA bullshit since 1991
It’s basically cake-pie.
Writing little notes to myself.