Monthly Archives: August 2013

Arya As Old-School Disney Princesses

The Mary Sue posted this great pic of what Arya Stark would look like in Disney 1960s animation. They asked the question, how different would Sword in the Stone have been if Arya were Wart? Well, a lot, obviously – fun to … Continue reading

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Susan Calvin Was Right

I have a chip on my shoulder about scary robot stories that dates to the big-budget movie massacre of Asimov’s I, Robot. I’m just not that interested in the idea that they may all try to kill us some day; I’m much … Continue reading

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Well Heeled

I hung out with a friend’s 3-year-old this weekend. She was very excited about her new princess shoes – Cinderella slippers that looked like those pictured here. “Slippers” is a misnomer. Those are straight-up high heels for 3-year-olds. That makes … Continue reading

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All Princesses, All The Time

For your Friday viewing pleasure, something completely delightful: Princess, Princess over at StrangelyKatie. I loved everything about this little gem of a webcomic. The main characters are Amira, a runaway princess who prefers to be a hero; and Sadie, a … Continue reading

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Princess Toadstool Saves Herself

Yeah! Princess Toadstool saves herself! The Wild Eternal has created a free, downloadable game called Sorry, Mario Bros! that “gives Princess Toadstool the ability to jump, and thereby free herself from King Koopa’s castle.” I’m not really a gamer, but … Continue reading

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Maleficent!

The Mary Sue has an update on Disney’s upcoming Maleficent. Squee! Sleeping Beauty has always been one of my favorite Disney movies. I get that Aurora is lame, and that her “gifts” are lame (requirements for being a princess: beauty, … Continue reading

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Women and Fantasy in the Age of Rehash

Philip Cohen over at The Society Pages has a good article out detailing why Smurfette is still problematic.  The basics: “The Smurfs, originating as they did in mid-century Europe, exhibit the quaint sexism in which boys or men are generic people … Continue reading

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