Loracarol: A recent Troper who really should be doing other things then this. Tends to go by "Lora".
Loracarol writes for NaNoWriMo
, but none of her novels have been published (Give thanks for small favors). She also hangs around on tumblr under the same username.
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Loracarol is a fan of the following things~
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Alternate Reality Games
- Loracarol has no need for "Alternate Reality"- her reality is alternate enough, thank you very much. X3
Anime and Manga
- Like Poker? Or do you mean a children's card game?
- Are fun to read. Especially My Immortal. That's just freakin hilarious
- Loracarol also writes fanfiction under two names on fanfiction.net- Loracarol, and Himitsu_Dark_Half.
- Oh God Not Again
Loracarol says: Say YES! To being Literate!
Live Action TV
- I don't like my it teacher. In fact, I wrote a poem about how I don't like her.
For those who do but wish to hear
Unless, not by your own choice you’re here
Come along to listen well
Kin and kind, do sit for a spell
Yonder there, there lies a park
Only at nighttime is the magic dark
Under the world, and over the hill, the magic will be there yet still
Listen now to the tolling bell
Is this a call for the demons in Hell?
Tis not for me to decide the truth or the lie
Calm as a lake, or stormy as the sky
Look upon the gates above!
All we know, we loath and love
So we go into the night,
So we go far from sight
I LOVE PUZZLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JAPANESE ALPHABET FTW Y/Y?
や ゆ よ
- If you listen carefully to the first reprise (sadly not in the actual film, but available on the Tangled OST) of Gothel's Villain Song, "Mother Knows Best", it includes this delicious bit of Foreshadowing about her eventual fate:
Go ahead and leave me, I deserve it
Let me die alone here, be my guest.
- This is an eerie Foreshadowing of her eventual death, because that is exactly she has feared from the very beginning of the movie, and if Rapunzel truly does leave her, she will die - alone, deprived of her "magical flower" of an adopted daughter.
I'm not getting any younger down here!
- Rapunzel's tears seem to retain some healing/rejuvenating power if they're cried for the pain/loss of someone she truly loves. Thank God that Mother Gothel was already dead by the time that little tidbit of information came to light. Imagine the swiftness and brutality with which things would have descended into crapsack horror if she'd survived to see it.
- All throughout the entirety of "Mother Knows Best" is Gothel doing various things to Rapunzel to convince her that the outside world is dangerous, but it is Gothel who trips Rapunzel and accuses her of being "clumsy". And despite all this, Rapunzel flees into her "mother's" arms for comfort at the end of it, and because of those incidents, the song carries a very high volume of Does This Remind You of Anything?.
- Rapunzel has lived in that tower for 18 years. This was not the first time she asked Mom to go see the lanterns. Mother Gothel has been terrorizing her with similar musical numbers for the last 18 years. Just to cow her into obedience.
- Rapunzel's tears can cure death. Rapunzel is constantly in internal contact with her own bodily fluids. Let's hope the "cure death" thing works a finite number of times, cos otherwise...
- Eugene was dead for less than a minute, chances of Rapunzel's tear bringing him back to life were the highest and highly possible.
- It's a good thing Rapunzel was desperate enough to try and sing the song even after Eugene cut her hair. She had no idea her tears contained the same healing power, and if she hadn't used the song to express something that had finally been hers to lose, Eugene would have stayed dead. It was nothing more than an accident, really. That would have put quite a damper on her family reunion, not to mention the rest of her life, because she would have felt responsible.
- On the other hand, the song is basically her only form of loving interaction she remembers in her life, when Gothel would sing it for her, so it makes sense that it would be the first thing that came to mind.
- If Rapunzel had never been in the outside world before, having been locked in a tower for 18 years, imagine what would have happened if she had never met Flynn and tried to go to the "lights" alone.
- At the climax when Flynn climbs up the tower, you can see that her hair's not going through the hook she uses when lifting people. That means there's nothing to take the strain from the pulling away from her head, and he's yanking violently on her scalp with every move he makes. Owww.
- Also note that Gothel's affectionate looks and caresses are all directed at Rapunzel's magic hair. Rapunzel herself gets the syrupy-sweet putdowns and brushoffs.
- At the film's climax, Rapunzel promises to always stay with Mother Gothel if she lets her heal Flynn. It sounds like a typical heroic promise, but remember what Rapunzel said earlier. She always keeps her promises. So even if Flynn did somehow find Rapunzel again, even if Mother Gothel did drop her guard another time, Rapunzel would make no effort to escape. Despite knowing how wonderful the world is and what her "mother" did to her, despite knowing that the man she loves is somewhere in the world, she would spend the rest of her life locked up somewhere. And given how Rapunzel seemed to stay in a pretty good state of health throughout most of the events of her life, it wouldn't be a stretch to guess that she would live for a good number of years. And because Mother Gothel is getting eternal youth from her, she'll never die and release Rapunzel from the promise.
- Rapunzel would in all likelihood live forever. The flower's magic would keep her young just as it keeps Gothel young, and if it wasn't automatic, Gothel would make her use it on herself so she will still be around for Gothel to use it, too.
- And just to add to it, remember: Gothel chained up Flynn "just in case he got any ideas". She never said she'd unchain him...
- Maximus brought him there, is likely still there or at least running off to get help. Were Flynn healed, someone would be there later to get him. And then hang him anyway, since Maximus can't tell them otherwise.
- All things considered, Rapunzel would almost certainly outlive Mother Gothel. Gothel was needing the treatments more and more frequently, or such was the impression I got, so sooner or later, the hair's life-extending power wouldn't be enough, and Rapunzel, potentially immortal, would at last be free.
- Combining two things here: Rapunzel's hair symbolizing her virginity and complaints I've seen that Flynn's cutting of her hair at the end robs her of agency. Putting the two together... does that mean the ending could be read as a rape scene?
- More like a literal liberation combined with a metaphorical sexual liberation.
- Another even more overt virginity symbol is Rapunzel's crown. Which puts an alternate spin on Gothel's "Mother Knows Best" Reprise, as well as the scene where Rapunzel thinks Flynn has taken the crown and dumped her (sold her to the Stabbington brothers, in fact).
- Well the new medical term for the woman's hymen is "corona" which literally translates as "crown".
- Wait, so basically Euguene is re-enacting the infamous Dominic Deegan Stonewater/Melna rape scene?
- OK if Eugene means born of royalty and Fitz-blank means bastard son of blank then let's really hope that Rapunzel's father is not called King Herbert. The Hair colour does match the royal family though.
- To go with my edit under "Fridge Brilliance" above, the same people were struck by Gothel's Villain Song. It's like a Greatest Hits of Messing With Your Child's Mind.
- She shuts out all the light from outside, then puts out every candle Rapunzel tries to light.
- She promises comfort and protection, only to pull a vanishing act when Rapunzel takes her up on it, heightening her fear.
- She attacks Rapunzel's appearance, behavior, and character, but in a sweet tone of voice. ("I'm just sayin' 'cause I wuv ya!")
- She acts melodramatic, but accuses Rapunzel of dramatizing and upsetting her.
- She disguises aggressive dominance as affection—squishing Rapunzel's face, yanking her arm, rolling her up in her own hair.
- She strings together exaggerated facts and outright lies to terrify Rapunzel out of ever leaving the tower.
- She presents herself as the only safety in Rapunzel's dark, terrifying world—but of course there are conditions. ("I have only one request... Never ask to leave this tower again.")
- And she does it all with a horrible, smug smile...
- Gothel considered the flower and its healing powers exclusively hers. When she first found baby Rapunzel, she cut off a piece of the golden hair only to find that it didn't work, so she took Rapunzel. What if the hair did work even when it was cut? She'd probably have killed Rapunzel right afterward to make sure that no one else could use the powers.
- That's even more creepy if you read the novelization, which implies that the original reason Mother Gothel entered baby Rapunzel's room with a knife was to get revenge for "stealing" the flower. It wasn't until she saw how Rapunzel's hair was a similar shade of gold that she hit upon the idea that it could perform the same magic.
- The original story had the evil witch take the baby after her father took the witch's plants. This happened in the movie, too. When Mother Gothel had her flower taken from her by the Kingdom, she stole Rapunzel as revenge.
- Mother Gothel's irrational emphasis on (non)-aging, because she fears it will ruin her looks. Well, haven't all women, through all the ages of time, longed to be eternally young and beautiful, because they fear that age will wash their beauty away?
- Rapunzel has a pretty heavy attack with that frying pan, not to mention the fact that she swings both herself and Flynn around on her hair with little trouble. Doesn't that seem rather strong for a girl who's spent her whole life locked away in three rooms? Oh that's right, she hauls Mother Gothel up a 50-foot tower by herself EVERY DAY. Jeez, this girl must have developed some serious muscles.
- Tangled incorporates elements of all the classic Disney Princess films that came before it. Princess taken from her parents in infancy and raised in secret. The villain is a Vain Sorceress who appears both as a beautiful young woman and an old crone. The villain also has a abusive, quasi-parental relationship with the heroine. Meanwhile, the love interest is a lovable rogue of low origin on the run from the law, who shares an Almost Kiss with the heroine during a starry evening while on a rowboat.
- " This is the story of how I died." How many viewers do you think took that seriously?