THIS IS THE CUTEST THING EVER
they both look a little nervous about what the other one might write
then just the biggest smiles when they are reassured yet again how much they just love each other
A water balloon full of mercury hitting the ground (X)
this fucked me up
the kid from the nanny mcphee movie is no longer a kid
i see no difference
I’ve never seen a grown man look so disturbingly like a small child.
the face of parenthood
i went on my mums facebook page and thats my dad sticking a golf club up his boss’ ass but i think my favourite part is my mums comment
I just LOVE the animation here. The part with just their hands looks real. And I love the way Gothel’s fingers go from motherly gentle touch to creepy and evil. Beautiful
#I really apprecciate this gif#because when you’re in an abusive relationship often nothing seems wrong until you try to stand up for yourself#that loving pat tranforms into a claw when she defends herself#but really it was a claw all along(via)
Tangled actually did a better job capturing an emotionally abusive relationship than most other things I’ve seen. And I don’t just mean when Gothel kidnapped her and lied to her about who she was. It was everything. She kept Rapunzel with her by cutting people out of her life and destroying her self-esteem. She puts her down and doesn’t allow her to feel confident at all. Recall when Rapunzel states she thinks Flynn likes her, Gothel blows her off with, “But just look at you. You think he’s impressed?” She also constantly makes Rapunzel feel responsible for everything that goes wrong. When they get in the argument in the beginning, Gothel victimizes herself and does her best to make Rapunzel feel guilty for asking her for a simple favor. It’s so textbook. And immediately after anything, she treats Rapunzel by promising her favourite soup and reminding her, “I love you most” to reel her back into that false sense of security.
And back to the animation of how she didn’t notice the maternal and loving hand was actually a malicious claw until she realised she was in an abusive relationship. Basically, Tangled is a really important movie, and the fact Gothel is so familiar to those of us who have experienced abuse is good because children are going to watch this and look for Gothels in their own lives.
Another point… this highlights why everyone needs to learn not to be nice all the time. I don’t mean be deliberately rude or disrespectful. I mean that you don’t brush off every comment, you don’t make yourself totally accommodating, you learn to say no… because there will be times when you’ll meet someone who seems nice and yet it can take surprisingly little to reveal their true colors.
Predatory types, the people who want to do this to someone, look for the weak link, the person who won’t fight back. All predators look for the one least likely to fight back, the one alone, the needy one. Even a small show of self-will can be very upsetting to them… I’ve been cussed out by guys just for not stroking their ego. Yeah, just that. My friend sat and giggled at everything this one guy said (and he was a smart-mouthed prick) and he stuck to her like glue. And as we walked outside he cussed me out. I was gobsmacked then but now I see it as a great compliment… and I see the weakness in him. Scary… but I feel very lucky.
Oh, as for the friend… she was one of those rare special people who is totally nice and polite, but never for a second fell for the crap. She’s just very civil. But that also meant she had to tolerate him longer than I did…
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