Is the Lego movie a happy film?
As you’ve all read up on dA and tumblr I’m going through a lot of emotions. What I need to do is both talk about how I feel but also try and find some way to distract myself. I went to Toys R Us but there was no Celestia plush. I need something to hug…and what’s warmer than the sun? Dangit.
Anyway I want to know if the Lego movie is a genuinely happy film. Something that will make me feel good about myself. At least about as happy as Frozen anyway…I fully believe it will be an entertaining film, I just don’t know if I wanna see the Wind Rises. Miyazaki is beyond moving, but it is so moving it has a way of depressing me. Plus I know enough about the film to know it has a somber edge to it.
I can’t say I’ll be seeing the Lego movie today. I just want an opinion.
My dog, Ginger, just got hit by a car and died.
My sister was going to work when she followed her all the way to the bus stop. We have bad connection so she tried to call me and inform me that Ginger wasn’t going home on her own. I got dressed and made my way down the street. Ginger was coming as hard as I yelled. I didn’t think anything of it. Sometimes she just doesn’t come right away cause she’s busy sniffing around.
When I got to the end of the street I couldn’t see her to well until some people on the other side of the road were standing over something I couldn’t see. They asked me if that was my dog and told me she’s dead.
I’m still crying right now.
All I want is my dog.
I stay alone in my house a lot of the time. I get to see other people, and it’s fun. Ginger sleeps with me. She greets me when I enter the house.
I’m half expecting to wake up and realize it’s all a bad dream. She’s still here, as usual.
My dog is gone.
When my dad and my mom separated we were allowed to keep Ginger cause my dad and her mom, Annie, were really close. Ginger was so happy around us. She was the last I had of my old life. She was well fed again, we loved taking her on walks. She was my dog. I was hers.
I want my dog. I want an animal companion. I’m lonely. I miss you Ginger. I miss you so much.
I love you. You died only an hour ago. I already miss you so much. Everything reminds me of you. Everything. My grandmother’s house, my house, our street.
You were here with us.
You were just here.
All the vegetarians I know are righteous assholes. Plus what are you saying? The guy in the bottom gif is clearly mad that he's eating lettuce.
Wow. Someone clearly doesn’t know where that gif is from.
The guy in that gif is Linkara from the web series Atop the Fourth Wall. He was eating that lettuce on camera to prove a point against a terrible comic that said plants have feelings. He was doing it to prove he loved eating greens, in retalition to writing that said that was “wrong”.
As for vegetarians being assholes, let me talk to you about my sister, which is really why I made this.
My sister is a pescetarian. She doesn’t get hungry at the sight of meat not only because she prefers vegeburgers and fish but because hamburgers will make her sick. It would be a long time of readjusting her diet before she gets hungry at the sight of a burger again. She became vegetarian and later pescetarian because she wanted to be more healthy, not because she’s a “righteous asshole”.
There are a lot of diets that people are pretentious about. Yes, their are vegans and vegetarians out there that are assholes about what they eat. Just as their are lots of people out there that insist all you need is meat to keep the body going. All diets are okay as long as you are careful and healthy when going about them.
You seem to be judging an entire group of people on the few you’ve met. You have a hang up about vegetarians, and that is fine. I have hang ups about vegans. I’ve met a lot of pretentious vegans but I know there are also some ungodly nice vegans somewhere. I probably have met them in passing or maybe even my friends are vegan and I just never asked them.
What people think vegetarians act like around meat:
What most of them do:
This is one of the reasons The LEGO Movie hit wayyy closer to home than Frozen to me. Instead of a problem that only tackles some few, selected people, you can’t deny that at least at one point you have looked at yourself and felt worthless because everyone around you outshines you even in the things you’re good at.
That’s one of the reasons this movie made me legitimately cry in the theater, that, and due to the fact that the moral that accompanies this is much more empowering than just “letting it go”.
Kay I will not take your opinion from you and I as I have not seen the Lego movie yet I will not judge it or it’s lesson and how well it holds up.
I must say though, I disagree. Let it Go does not cater to only a select few, I think. Elsa has had to surpress her true self and her inner most emotions. To a lot of people, while not to the extent of Elsa, we’ve experienced just that. I know I have. You feel wonderful when you get something awful about yourself off your chest, or that’s how I see it anyway.
In fact it leviates even more for me because her moment of letting it go is not the end of her troubles, just like ours. The song is beautiful because it is that one, single moment of realization that you can do and say what you want now. Leave it behind. After that she still has to find the solution to her biggest dilema, that she is going to hurt other people. She even says that there doesn’t seem to be an escape from the storm inside of her. You can’t shake your inner most terrible emotions and fears. They will never leave. You will always be a flawed, horrible person.
I get it though. Not everybody is moved by the same things. Clearly I am though and just describing “let it go” so vaguely obviously affects me. And that’s my problem. Though I still am of the belief that the lessons in the film are not just important to a selected few. Sorry about that.
First off, go see The LEGO Movie, it’s awesome.
Second, isn’t “Let It Go” the point where Elsa accidentally starts making everything WORSE for the kingdom? Elsa’s emotional epiphany comes at the expense of nearly killing everyone in Arendelle. I’m not sure how that comes across as empowering.
The worst part of this is, since you haven’t seen the LEGO Movie yet, I can’t continue this debate right now. Still, go see it.
Yeah, that is kinda why people find her relatable. Or that’s why I find her relatable anyway. We are afraid that our emotions, which in Elsa’s case are manifested in her power, will hurt people. Elsa isn’t just afraid that “OMG I can kill someone”, she sort of does. She endangers not just Arandelle but also her almost kills her sisters. We make mistakes. Horrible mistakes. As I said the great epiphany she has is not where things get better, if anything that is when they get worse.
Just like in real life. We have a moment of supposed or maybe even real relief and clarity and then we realize that perhaps this has made anything worse.
It is through embracing and overcoming your emotions, not hiding in fear of them and your family/friends that you learn to control them and in turn find your real capability.
I still really wanna see the Lego movie, but dangit I will go down defending Frozen and why I think it is relateble, the word I should have used instead of empowering or inspiring (granted I think it is that too but that’s not the issue at play here). Maybe you relate to characters because their physchological plight seems not unlike what you’ve gone through or are still going through right now. Maybe you relate to a characters falws. Maybe the fact that they overcome said flaws is inspiring to you, just as the character in this film seems to be for just as many if not more than Elsa.
For me, it is.