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leviadragon99
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Australia
what can I tell you here that you cannot gather from my picture, various journals/comments and my profile? let's see, I used to make my own creatures out of lego (mostly bionicle), I currently dabble in writing, generally pretty out-there fiction, I volunteer for the Red Cross, I have a wide and ecentric taste in music, I enjoy all manner of pop culture miscellanea, my favourite videogame genre is the RPG and I may or may not secretly be a lesbian.

Current Residence: Glenhuntly road
Print preference: meh.
Favourite genre of music: loud
Favourite style of art: anything, as long as it's done well.
Operating System: windows 7
MP3 player of choice: none.
Shell of choice: the spell shell, of final fantasy fame
Wallpaper of choice: two of my characters duking it out
Skin of choice: human
Favourite cartoon character: Toph
Personal Quote: Please, don't let me get started or i'll never stop.
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I watched the latest Disney princess movie a couple of days ago, on information that it was actually surprisingly good, showing that Disney has in fact progressed on gender politics, that and if you're familiar with my characters, ya'll know that a badass ice-sorceress is of interest to me, so yeah, the movie did in fact deliver on those factors that got me in the cinema when I've given other recent Disney stuff a miss, always did have a fairly touch-and-go relationship with their movies... Pixar aside. But this movie not only delivered on those aspects I was hoping to have done well but delivered in ways I wasn't expecting, but were very pleased to see.

Firstly, I have to say the obligatory Disney movie songs sat better with me here than they have in the past, I've always felt that characters breaking into song in a movie just sends a fracture through suspension of disbelief, but (as far as my basic understanding of music goes) there were some pretty impressive vocals coming from the leads in their big numbers, and the character insights they provided worked brilliantly, the counterpoint between Anna and Elsa on their shared songs really showed their different perspectives, how they'd been shaped by their environment, and Elsa's songs gave me chills at some points, hitting a little closer to home than I expected.

There was also a very nicely executed twist that I won't spoil here that subverts classical Disney/fairytale tropes, that actually retroactively makes sense on both a logical level and a performance level, and casts one music number in a whole new light...

However, the main thing I took away from the movie that surprised me was how much it seemed to have LGBT subtext in a similar manner to how we all know the X-Men for example has, stay with me on this one, I'll explain.

See, Elsa really is the star of the story, despite Anna's tenuous claim to role of protagonist, Anna's arc of growing up starved for attention in a very insular environment (for her own safety naturally) and her need to get out into the world and eventually grow more wise about it is well-executed, but still takes backseat to Elsa coming to terms with her true self, proudly wearing her nature on her sleeve after getting forced out into the open and away from her family by the hostility of the narrow-minded and the fear and ignorance of the populace.

Indeed her initial mantra of "Conceal, don't feel" that she lives by in order to try and repress her powers rather than learning to use them safely is eerily reminiscent of equal parts closet-dwelling and "praying the gay away" And was crucially caused by a combination of both her upbringing, where her parents with the best of intentions thought it the best way to manage her differences, and her own outlook built on a lifetime of fear and self-isolation.

I've seen at least one review that rather superficially tried to paint this movie as still somewhat regressive on gender politics because "the woman's power ends up hurting those around her". That assessment annoyed me as it completely overlooked a few key factors, that a lifetime of repression prevented Elsa from healthily interacting with that aspect of herself, and so she lashed out or lost control when others pressured her because she never learned how to let power out the right way, her lifetime of isolation to avoid discovery also naturally hampered her social skills. That review also forgot that certain parties (including corrupt businessmen looking out for their own business at any cost) pushed her to the brink, harassed her, pursued her, tried to hurt and kill her, you really have no case to complain when someone strikes back when you're raining crossbow bolts (or regressive politics and ingrained persecution) on them.

Finally, and most tellingly, when Elsa gained full control of her abilities in the end, she was able to undo the harm she caused, she was able to repair relationships and expel from the kingdom those that exploited the prejudice against her for their own personal gain. She made the kingdom a more beautiful, loving, and overall better place, the castle festooned with icy decoration and the gates of the palace, formerly sealed for the protection of the royal sisters, now open to all.

Now... I don't want to claim I know the authorial intent, but it would certainly seem that the subtext is there if you choose to see it.

  • Mood: It's Hot
  • Listening to: Goodbye (lovers and friends) by franz ferdinand
  • Reading: New-52 Batwoman, actually getting around to it
  • Watching: Last season of Dexter when I get a chance
  • Playing: Legend of Zelda, Link Between Worlds
  • Eating: Tacos and shitty chocolate
  • Drinking: Enough fluids to keep myself from turning to dust

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Shen-fn-Woo Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Hey douchebag, let me put 2 and 2 together for you, since you didn't see through my blatantly obvious lie about having looked up the user Cerberus is mentioning and "chatted" with him....

I actually KNOW the guy who Cerb had it out with, and was around 6 MONTHS AGO when he first bitched about Cerb being a douchey cunt.  More than meets the eye to the story, eh? :D  Not that you give a shit, but I'm feeling free to rub it in your face anyway.

Yeah, I'm combative, have a problem with that?  Too bad.  What are you going to do to stop me besides on your own page?  And how do you stop me from bugging others by trying to bug me, when all it does is create clutter on their page?  You helped add fuel to the fire on Cerb's page, congrats.
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Congratulations, you've just clarified exactly how and why you blindly accepted this nutter's word and took it over Cerb's.

I could not give a flying spaghetti monster how you got that information or whether you knew him beforehand, it doesn't change the fact that your buddy's side of the argument isn't credible since by the copy you made of his discussion with you, he's straight-up saying the same deluded nonsense Cerberus claimed he did.

So yeah, all you managed to do was prove Cerb right, the delay in time until Cerb made a journal about it suggests your friend kept on pushing after being rejected the first time, which means that the only "more" there is to this story is how determined your friend was to keep being a prick until it elicited a public response. I could easily block you, but I'm guessing the reason you popped onto my page was because Cerb blocked you himself, and I prefer shooting you down until you give up, so that I can point out how truculent you're being in another place on another day. How does it feel to have absolutely no-one on your side this time?
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Shen-fn-Woo Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Pot.  Meet kettle.

Of course this is going to go over your head, like most everything logically stated to you. 

1.  The copy pasta is a snippet of the things said guy complained about.  He mentioned stuff that Cerb DID NOT say he did (but of course you skipped over to make your rebuttal).  Things Cerb has done that lead up to them falling out with eachother.  OFF SITE (off DA) things that went on.  Cerb denied anything off site happened.  The guy mentioned his attitude becoming worse over time (since more than 6 months ago), and the denial of the picture was the breaking point for him.  HENCE my theory, which I was originally bullshitting to make myself appear to have a reasonable intervention there (yep, I admit I was there just to fuck with him :) , happy?) actually works in this case.  LOLZ

2.  All you've done this entire time was just take Cerb's word for it.  You don't have docs.  You don't have logs.  You don't have SHIT.  Shit but Cerb's word to take at face value as to how he handled the matter that lead to those two fighting.  In this way, all you're doing is what you're accusing me of doing - being a friend to someone and trying to defend them, and technically, I didn't even really do that, I just for the most part, called Cerb a liar for thinking that this was just some spontaneous affair.  His denial of what happened was weak, simply saying, "nope, didn't happen", which amounts to just saying "nuh uh", crossing his arms and pouting. 

So anyway, if you're going to block me, go ahead.  Wtf do I care?  This is my first time trolling in a long time, and I rather like trolling people who have at least a decent level of comprehension.  The amount of times things need to be repeated or rephrased for you to understand shit renders you less than a target but a chore, even when I'm trying to have a legitimate debate with you.  I defeated you on the subject of witch burning on Radprofile's deviation due to you forfeiting through incomprehension, and I'm defeating you here too, for the same reasons, even though I TECHNICALLY didn't even take a side (despite you people accusing me of otherwise). 

And if I did take that guy's side, I'd have plenty of people to back me up too.  That guy is part of a team of indie game developers, and there's more than 20 of them.  I simply came to Cerb's home turf and disrespected him in front of all of his friends, I didn't expect any of THEM to listen to me, just I don't expect YOU to listen to shit either, you emotionally driven sack of shit - which, btw, was what I was refering to when I made that reply to you, as your arguments at Radprofile's deviation was wrought full of media brainwashed bullshit and political correctness.
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
1: I read through that excerpt you left and found no actual evidence of any wrongdoing on Cerb's part, the things your friend complained of were incredibly vague and from memory, were just him bitching about Cerb daring to not want to draw porn for him, complete with irrelevant comparison to another artist who did the same thing. Did he have any examples of HOW Cerb's attitude was getting worse up to six months ago beyond not wanting to do porn?

2: Well I don't know what did or didn't happen six months ago, since it seems like Cerb's gone and deleted that journal now... but I will say that irrespective of whatever disputes he and your friend did or didn't have, your friend's behaviour is consistently entitled and douchy whether Cerb is recounting what he's said and done or whether you are, and I don't see his tirade as being a proportionate response to Cerb refusing to draw something for him, maybe that event didn't happen in a vaccum, but it was still a supremely unreasonable response by your friend whatever went on beforehand.

3: No, I won't block you, you'll eventually give up. You repeat things not because I don't comprehend what you're trying to say, but because I understand full well and then call bullshit, and your response is to keep banging on about the same thing in hope of me suddenly agreeing. I forfeited nothing on that previous debate and if you believe I did, you're sadly mistaken, the very fact that you admit to "trolling" rather renders everything you have to say moot, since trolling is less about reasoned debate and more in the vein of being a dick for the sake of schadenfreude, the fact that you're trying to rely on technicality to prove you didn't take any sides when you strolled onto that journal and single-handedly tried to prove your friend had a leg to stand on also doesn't paint you in the best light.

4: So? Just because he has his own fans that'll automatically take his side doesn't make him right by default, his status as an indie game developer and how many people he works with is similarly irrelevant in this context, since this isn't about his work in that field but his private life and what entertainment media he chooses to purchase, and how poorly he handles people saying no to him. I have emotions like any other human being, but I'm struggling to see how my reasoning here is emotive debating rather than logical, the closest thing I can see is that it's logic that you personally disagree with, which still doesn't make it emotive reasoning. Nor for that matter, is emotive reasoning the same thing as political correctness or whatever arm of the media you're talking about there. I don't think political correctness is even a relevant thing any more, you either choose to be a dick, or not to be a dick, and people judge you according to their own standards of what's acceptable, it's true there may be certain broad standards that a lot of people can agree are in good or poor taste, but there's no mandate forcing people to follow them, everyone needs to let their own conscience guide them, and feedback from the community is a positive thing, letting people know if they're massively out of step with what the majority think and letting them decide whether to be pariahs for it or to change their ways, rather than being forced to censor themselves by law.

Now... please clarify in what way you think the "media" has "brainwashed" me, because the media covers more than one point of view, I could say that the right-wing media has brainwashed you, but I won't, because I think you're just stubborn all on your own.

Also, you do know you can edit comments on DA now right? instead of tacking on another comment to your previous comment, thus ensuring I'd never see it unless I happened to visit my front page, you could have added that classy "bitch whore" contribution to your main comment, but to actually answer what you were accusing me of, I don't think you understand what the word "hypocrite" means, it doesn't mean I'm not allowed to get offended at anything if I like other stuff someone could potentially get offended by, the range of things people can get offended at is pretty broad, I'm sure if you looked hard enough, you could find someone who finds hats offensive, that doesn't make someone who dislikes bigotry a hypocrite if they like hats. Being a hypocrite means a very specific connection between what someone says not matching what they do, for example, if I were to disapprove of a picture where someone is about to be killed, I'd be a hypocrite to have a favourite where someone's about to be killed.

So by all means, clarify which of the items in my favourites is so offensive? I'd be interested to see what you think is "reasonable" for people to get offended over.
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Shen-fn-Woo Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
And I'm totally cool with you not liking me too.  I don't like your bitch whore ass either.  You came at me with all that political correct bullshit on Rad's page yet your favorites here on your own page house a bunch of garbage that could be thought of as reasonably offensive to others.  What a hypocrite you are.
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Grayfawx2 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So you're still around huh?
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Yyyyyyup.
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Grayfawx2 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always liked your honest criticism. 
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Well glad it was welcome then. :D
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