been wanting to do a little mermaid x jimin post since forever; so when piecesofmind’s “nevermind” calendar set arrived, i knew i had the perfect photo to use. i’ll never shut up about my pink x jimin agenda, and 190425 will always remain iconic.
despite being aware of all the "jimin as prince eric” posts, i didn’t want to include eric in my photo - simply because i‘m not keen on the comparisons. admittedly, disney’s characterisation based on female and men stereotypes (especially the renaissance era ones) has always been a grand discussion; but my problem with prince eric lies elsewhere.
for me, it’s the fact that his character goes through zero develop. from the get-go, he’s portrayed as the perfect, adventurous prince that’s attracted to the voice of a girl who saved him (okay, fine, he also completely disregards the safety of his crew that got shipwrecked with him - but that’s just disney moving the story along). royal, with a cute dog.
all his actions can somehow be explained by (1) the rescue romance trope (or a mild case of nightingale syndrome), and (2) the historical context of which “the little mermaid” was written. there’s little to no substance to his character beyond that.
i’d have been more invested if disney really did adopt a controversial character (perhaps something a little more similar to HCA’s prince). instead, prince eric opens and closes the same character. he’s still the perfect, adventurous prince with a cute dog - just married to a girl that gave up her life in water to be with him. even king triton - or flounder - went through more character develop.
jimin to me is the image of growth and acceptance of oneself; so unless we’re talking about a cardboard cutout of jimin - physically attractive, and very susceptible to damage by water - i could never compare him to eric.
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Current mood 🥰 So excited to be heading back to Disney this week! 🙌🏻 I haven’t been to the parks since my pass expired 4 weeks ago. I know it doesn’t seem that long since some of you go months or even years without visiting the parks. But I’m excited to see Christmas 🎄❤️💚 What’s the longest you’ve been away? 💭✨
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