Monday, August 23, 2010

Do You Really Want a Prince?

There is something to be said about the Disney princes. If you hadn't noticed they are total background music to the forefront of the Disney Princesses. Disney has capitalized massively on their precious princesses (who even I find endearing), but in truth, we never really learn who prince charming is. Does Prince Charming even have a real personality, which we can judge critically?He is a fictional myth, an image, an attractively drawn cartoon, a face, a fantasy we carry in our minds as paramount, but is it reality?
How great were the Disney princes?
 Consider prince Eric. Even though it was Ariel's voice, which sparked his attraction in the first place. He clearly is still guided by his penis, pursuing silent Ariel solely on her looks. Then he decided to marry plotting Ursula solely because she sounds like the "the voice." Isn't this all a little superficial? Why the rush? We are led to believe that Eric is a wonderful guy, but isn't he just a little bit vain and impulsive? Most men wouldn't be strung out because some chic just "sounded so amazing." Did he realize that she was actually a mermaid? Wouldn't he normally be a bit shell shocked and apprehensive about this? Oh yeah, it's Disney.

The Beast is obviously no better, turned ugly because of his naturally shallow, snobby, spoiled ways. Despite his sudden transformation he's a control freak and likely a women beater. Likely an alcoholic. Likely a Taurus like our dear EX-friend Chris Brown. You can sense that his ugly side is likely to return. He's no prince.

And neither is good looking Aladdin. He's a man of the sword. He's obviously a cheater/player type. Come on, you can see it. Aladdin and his dagger are one.Despite how he is illustrated, he rides a magic carpet for a living, does Jasmine really think he only has rug for her? Doubtful.

The most realistic of the Disney dudes is the wily Peter Pan. He is also a man of the sword (meaning he wants to fly from adventure to adventure and is drawn towards whatever his penis ignites), but is open about this. He isn't ready to grow up. In the revision "Hook", Roo-fiii-oooo retorts, "all grown ups are pirates." When Peter kisses Wendy's granddaughter and doesn't return to Neverland he sold out. Falling in love is not a part of the Peter Pan game. Every girl has dated a "Peter."
Every girl can think of a guy who was so attractive and intriguing in his own right, that every moment she spent with him felt like a fairytale. Like some kind of pixie dust magic. Until he was literally flying out her window or she flying out of his. It likely doesn't amount. Yes, in the updated version young Peter does settle for love -  a happy thought, which can make him fly through life (metaphorically if you will) - but it took him a long time to do this. Plus, there are still so many "lost boys" which Peter leaves behind, signifying that their will always be "lost boys."
A Wendy type is prone to mother, prone to be patience and prone to suffer disaster. She feels its her duty to guide the misguided and in turn she only sacrifices her own happiness. If you think about it, all the Disney Princesses are confined to the limitation of their male counterparts. Their own social status and career is meek, and they find a sense of identity, livelihood and royalty by being swooped off their feet by princes whom we have never truly seen engage with their love interests. Yes, Aladdin/Jasmine, Ariel/Eric etc. have built towards their climactic relationship, but even still the pursuit foreshadows the notion that this is not something you want. This is truly a fairy tale. Not to say that your own version of what a 'prince charming' entails doesn't exist, but I DO have to say that no young child should be hell bent on the caliber of "prince" addressed by Disney. What do the couples truly have in common besides the trivial notion that they esthetically look good together?

Peter Pan clearly had attractions with both Tinkerbell and Wendy, but I doubt this notion translates to a toddler. I think its important to know what were dealing with before we waste our time dwelling over potential flight risks. The Peter Pan is a good time, a youthful leisure (likely a Libra or Aquarius), and if you enjoy him for what he is you can have a lot of fun, but don't expect your going to be the girl he leaves Never Neverland for...he may decide never to leave. Never.

In tradition of my own passion, I would like to mention that a lot of men, especially rappers, make tribute to the essence of Peter Pan. He has become a legend. Lil' Wayne is often rhyming hooks like, "Peter Pan fly till I day", Rick Ross will drops lines like "like Peter Pan I'm gonna fly." The idea of being fly means you never have to stay in one place too long, not long even to invest emotions or get hurt. It also means enjoying life without the drama of emotions and consequence, which adults face. So if your ready to get on the flight of extreme turbulence and potential passion, go for it, but assure yourself that a parachute might be in order.

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