T.M. Revolution as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu [x]
deserves at least a sarcastic laugh. xp
this has been on my dash all day and I just got it now
Uaaah okay now I have to do a feelings post on these three darlings.
Mabel, Grenda, and Candy are the most adorable little girls ever on TV and I’m so glad they exist as sympathetic characters instead of ‘weirdos’.
Grenda is big and butch and has a lizard, all of which are very taboo traits for a young girl to have, and the writing does show that she is bullied for these things.
Candy is shown as obviously foreign, probably having learned english as a second language, and shows an interesting and unusual train of thought - trying out things in a junior science kind of way.
Both these characters would probably have been scripted as unsympathetic on any other show, but they aren’t. They become Mabel’s friends within the first two minutes of showing up.
And the way Mabel reacts to them.. just.. “I’ve found my people”. She recognizes them as kindred spirits and tries to win a competition for THEIR SAKE.
It’s just a really good, sweet portrayal of girl friendships.
I prolly cried a bit.
This is my son, Chester, who is nearly 4. He was invited to his friend Chloe’s birthday party today, the theme was prince and princesses. He asked if he could go as Sleeping Beauty, so I bought him a dress and put a cute little clip in his hair.
We arrived at the party to the following comments from the adults present:
“Oh that is just cruel.”
"Why did you make him wear a dress?"
"Poor little man, what’s your mummy playing at?"
"He’s going to hate you when he grows up."
"No way I’d let my son dress like a girl."
The fact is, Chester is almost completely gender neutral. I let him wear what he wants, be it boys or girls clothes, and he plays with whatever toys he likes. This usually involves him holding tea parties while wearing his pink Minnie Mouse top, jeans and a tiara. The guests are more often than not a mixture of Winnie The Pooh characters, dinosaurs, Barbie, Dora and solders, and they’re usually transported in his favorite fire engine.
When my husband arrived at the party later on, he was subjected to endless ridicule from the other dad’s present about how I must keep his balls in my back pocket because otherwise he would have put his foot down and not allowed Chester out like that. Oh, and by the way, our other son dressed as Ariel. When my husband pointed out that the boys were happy, and the mother of the birthday child made a point of saying how wonderful she thought it was that we allowed them freedom of choice and expression, they then stopped talking about it to our faces and started muttering about us behind our backs.
Interestingly enough, not a single child said a word about their choice of costumes, other than to compliment Chester on his new dress.
"According to reports, the sadly disfigured 26-year-old’s quality of life has been greatly diminished due to such a condition. Sources said the abnormal, visibly blemished creature has been repeatedly passed over for employment opportunities, frequently gawked at and harassed on the street by total strangers, and has faced near constant discrimination for over two decades, all due to the horrific and debilitating birth defect."
omfg this is the best piece of satire i have read in eons.
after hanging out for a few hours, she had to go because her three kids were home from school ♥