I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, “Is it good, friend?”
“It is bitter—bitter,” he answered;
“But I like it
“Because it is bitter,
“And because it is my heart.”
Tyler Hoechlin at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards - June 16th.
That chest hair needs to be in Teen Wolf as well as any and all sterek.
“I’m a writer” I whisper as I look up war statistics
“I’m a writer” I whisper as I look up when the blender was invented
“I’m a writer” I whisper as I figure out how many times you can get shot without dying
“I’M A WRITER” I shout when someone uses my laptop and I left the page open to stab-wound references.
“I’M A WRITER!” I yell as I stare at a wall for hours instead of actually writing.
And the reason everyone love Lottie is because holy hell does she exceed expectations.
Not only is she openly best friends with a colored woman, something downright shocking for their time period, right when you expect her to yell at Tiana for embarassing her and ruining the beignets intended to win over Naveen, she doesn’t. She immediately helps the poor girl in the house, cleans her up, and gives her the prettiest dress she has. Who honestly saw that coming?
And my god, the ending. She’s ready to kiss the frog, and get the prince she’s always wanted, and the moment she finds out Tiana loves him?
She agrees to kiss him so he and Tiana can get married. No strings attached. And she’s crying tears of joy because Tiana finally found her man. She loves Tiana that much.
Lottie is a character who came out of nowhere, is spoiled sweet, and won over everyone in the theater. And she looks damn great doing it.
Could we please stop acting like Lottie’s lack of racism is OMGSOAMAZING? She’s a great character, yes, but the reason she’s so popular is because she’s white.
There, I said it.
Disney made a (in my opinion, great) movie about a black princess and her lead character is strong, driven, and admirable. But instead of focusing on that, people gush over Lottie because she’s a white person who isn’t horrible (are those really that hard to find?). Lottie didn’t even have a character arc, she started a spoiled yet sweet girl who wanted a prince and ended the movie as the exact same character albeit older.
Racism is the reason why a non-racist character is popular. Make of that what you will.