shit I think I accidentally two ships
scorpio girls and their enormous stuttering boy companions
Hanging with Toby’s actor, ichbinbenisrael, as often as I do has completely and utterly ruined the idea of this ever truly working for me. He’s constantly finding new and innovate ways of ruining things!
In fact, I’m currently writing this from and constantly insulting him in his own house! It’s great.
We’re also scarily good at co-op race challenges in Super Mario 3D World. This is fitting, because we consider Zeo/Toby in Metal Fury to be a singular, merged entity.
SO ARE YOU SAYING IT WOULDN’T WORK BECAUSE YOU CAN’T DATE YOURSELF
This is my only Lalaloopsy. I have mixed feelings about the line. The minis are perfect and amazing and the new horses look super rad and I want want want want them. The aesthetic is great. But the larger dolls? If you’re going to have this enormous hunk of plastic and painstakingly texture it to look like cloth/yarn/stitching, why not just make plushies? I don’t like giant plastic things. Only small plastic things.
I think some people can’t tell the difference between fairy tales, public domain stories, and actual historical figures.
Some writers like the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault took existing folklore and adapted them into more cohesive narratives and published them as fairy tales. Stories like Snow White and Cinderella have been passed around in various forms for centuries and their true origin can be summed up by shrugging and waving your hands and talking about ‘universal themes’ or whatev.
Some writers like Hans Christian Andersen made up their own stories in the fairy tale format (ie, ‘once upon a time’ sort of stuff). They’re not actually folklore but you’re supposed to treat them as such. The Little Mermaid is not an age old story passed down from the middle ages. It’s written like one and is public domain so go nuts I guess?
Other writers like Lewis Carroll, J.M. Barrie, and L. Frank Baum made actual fantasy novels but they fell into public domain and people started treating them like ‘fairy tales’ because then they could make shitloads of movies and merchandise without violating copyright. Wonderland is not a mystical realm akin to Valhalla or Tir Na Nog, it is literally just a thing a guy made up.
And then sometimes actual people are born who do things and become famous for them, and then some years later their lives become streamlined into narratives of dubious accuracy. This is forgivable when we’re talking about Cleopatra or Santa Claus because after thousands of years the history gets a little lost and jumbled. But then sometimes we have detailed and (relatively) recent records of these people and still make shit up about them because we like our versions better. The life of Pocahontas is well documented enough that we don’t need to make things up. Pocahontas is not at all like Cinderella and Snow White, unless you’re specifically discussing Disney and only Disney.
Basically I wrote an essay to say I think it’s dumb that that one toy line is making a Zombie Pocahontas doll. I lie down in my pile of laundry and stare at the ceiling whispering ‘that’s dumb’ for five minutes then get up to drink more soda.
This was my first attempt at cleaning a pony. I’m pleased with the results but I should really own some curlers or something.