Tuesday, September 9, 2014
If Disney Princes were real...
Buzzfeed's hilarious video gets right to the heart of asking why women are still waiting for a prince charming.
And I counter that with asking--are modern women still waiting for their prince charming or are do we just enjoy reading and watching and hearing about a handsome prince sweeping a woman off her feet?
It sort of begs the question, do you believe everything you see in movies, and all you read in fiction, to be real? I don't think so. I think movies and fiction are escapist fun that occasionally makes us think and enjoy the world around us more. But we rarely expect to emulate it in our real lives.
I know I'll never go on an epic quest to Mount Doom, but I loved reading about one in the Lord of the Rings. I know a half a dozen women who read Eat, Pray, Love but they haven't resettled in Italy. Has every person who read The Maltese Falcon gone on to become a private detective?
But books and movies are fun. And Disney movies are especially enjoyable because they're a fantasy. The real dating world is often uncertain and awkward, but a Disney prince unerringly knows which is the girl for him. And sometimes it's nice to see a guy who knows how to go after what he wants. ;)
Aidee Ladnier, an award-winning author of speculative fiction, began writing at twelve years old but took a hiatus to be a magician’s assistant, ride in hot air balloons, produce independent movies, collect interesting shoes, fold origami, send ping pong balls into space, and amass a secret file with the CIA. A lover of genre fiction, it has been a lifelong dream of Aidee's to write both romance and erotica with a little science fiction, fantasy, mystery, or the paranormal thrown in to add a zing.