In all honesty, I absolutely hate the casting for Rapunzel too. I don't care if they want to switch things up and make Cinderella whatever nationality or race, I don't care if they make most of the fairy tale characters a different nationality or race, but Rapunzel is literally supposed to "let down her GOLDEN locks". They already said that they're keeping her hair natural so it deff won't be golden. It's like making Mulan white. I'd be just as P.O,'ed about that.
…and the crocodile from Peter Pan was literally supposed to be a crocodile with a ticking clock inside it’s stomach. The Beast was supposed to be a prince who was enchanted as beastly animal. Cinderella was supposed to be a fairy godmother, not an imp who took her place. But Rumplestiltskin has taken on all of these roles. Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk was originally a male, not a female. Peter Pan was not an old man turned into a young man by magic. So, what? I’m not trying to be rude here, but I really don’t get this argument. OUaT has always had twists and they’ve typically always worked in awesome ways!
The most important(and please pay attention to this word) detail from the Rapunzel story is her long hair. Not the fact that it was golden. The biggest factor was that it was long. Sure, golden described the color of it, but did the color have anything to do with it? Not really. Her hair could be red, brown, blonde or black and it wouldn’t really matter — as long as they stay true to the nature of her story by giving her long, long hair.
Remember, in Tangled, when Flynn cut Rapunzel’s hair, hers turned brown. Besides, OUaT isn’t about sticking as close to the story as it can get, it’s about twisting things around and making it something fresh while still keeping it’s old elements. I think casting Alexandra was an absolutely wonderful choice. We need more POC on this show! Legends, myths and stories come from areas all over the world — and because of that, we need to see more POC and different cultures come into the mix.
Besides, Alexandra is gorgeous. I’ve never personally seen her act, but I think she’s going to do an amazing job. Like I said, I’m not really trying to be rude and I totally get that others have differing opinions, but it bugs the heck out of me that people complain about the golden thing. The color of her hair was never that pertinent to the story. It was the length of her hair that mattered most.
“It’s not just kids that form surprising bonds with these bundles of wires and circuits. Some people give names to their Roomba vacuum cleaners, says Darling. And soldiers honour their robots with “medals” or hold funerals for them. She cites one particularly striking example of a military robot that was designed to defuse landmines by stepping on them. In a test, the explosions ripped off most of the robot’s legs, and yet the crippled machine continued to limp along. Watching the robot struggle, the colonel in charge called off the test because it was “inhumane”, according to the Washington Post.”—Is it OK to torture or murder a robot?
okay reblogging this thing again because I’ve had a thought now that I’ve read the article: The writer says re: animal cruelty laws, “It’s less about the animal’s experience and more about our own emotional pain.”
While this may be true in some respects, there is also the noted connection between animal abuse and violent behavior towards other humans. Someone who does not have the empathy that prevents us from hurting animals will likely not stop there.
The bounds of this expected empathy are a socially defined concept, yes, but that does not make them any less strong. If there is a more fundamental basis for empathy, I would be interested to learn about it, but at the moment I’m quite tired and will hold off on personal research.
In any case, I’m in favor of robot rights on principle, but this adds another underlying layer of logic: robot rights can also protect humans in the process.
jeez i would love to order that thing online, but i don’t know what size to order it in because women’s clothing sizes are determined by the alignments of the planets in relation to the fuck you galaxy