This is 100% not the point of the other post, but now I'm thinking about Ventress being annoyed nobody invited her to a wedding or a baby shower, and deciding to pull a Maleficent on literally every event she wanted to go to. Nobody escapes. She has magic, fuck you.
Recently, I just found out that out of all the Three Good Fairies in Sleeping Beauty, Merryweather was my favorite growing up. Why? Because I'd always found her to be the most interesting one since she stand out the most when it came to her and Flora and Fauna. Not only was she funny, but she also had an unique personality if you compared her to the other two. She was rude, snarky, and threw a fit if she didn't get her way; yet Flora and Fauna still loved her and treated her like an equal; and in return, so did Merryweather. In conclusion, if Merryweather can be a snarky, rude bratty jerk and yet still be treated with love and care from her allies, why can't Chloé?
Because she clearly had other likable traits and wasn’t supposed to be hated by the audience.
Though this is yet another situation I wonder what Astruc’s view on it is.
Part of what’s so great about Sleeping Beauty is that i’s about like one very intense day in Aurora’s life. For sixteen years she picks berries and minds her business and like one right after another it’s ‘you’re fallen in love but it doesn’t matter’ ‘you’re a princess’ ‘we’re not your real aunts’ ‘you’re engaged to a stranger’ ‘you’re going home to your real parents’ ‘magic is real and we wield it’ and that onslaught of constant life-altering information is why she is the princess best poised to survive 2020
I have been interested in historical fashion for quite some time, and have been watching youtubers who explain ways that modern media oversimplifies, modernizes and wrongly portrays fashion styles from different era, destroys their silhouette for the sake of pandering to modern views of beautifulness. The first thing that I thought of were Disney Princesses whose styles were pretty, but also very questionable when it comes to accurate presentation of the era they lived in. Of course, this simplification could be because the designs were made to appeal more towards what children would see as memorable, tho I have to say that I thought that original Disney princesses designs were accurate for embarrassingly long time.