Tinkerbell in 3x03 ‘Quite a Common Fairy’
wow this is like… nostalgia in a way I’d never though I’d see someone make a comic about. Like if you’ve ever been on a long roadtrip and had to drive through the night, these odd little things are all really familiar. Very cool.
Tips for respecting children’s spaces, competence, and general existence from a preschool teacher:
- Listen to them
- Ask them, “Do you want to say hi to your auntie/grandma/cousin/dad/whatevs” (Hint: they will be honest and this can result in a simple hello or a hug or a silly “No!” depending how comfortable they feel)
- If they don’t want to hug you realize it’s not that they don’t love you it’s that they don’t know you/don’t feel like hugging.
- Just like every other person who doesn’t want a hug
- In the event that you need to move a child EXPLAIN TO THEM WHY and WHAT YOU ARE DOING don’t just move them like PROPS they are CHILDREN and NOT props
- For instance, “I’m going to move your chair over so we have room at the table for everyone!”
- Or “Sorry there was a person running by I didn’t want you to get smushed so I had to pick you up!”
- Remind them that they are people not objects using your actions
- Asking children to do something they don’t want to do but NEED to do often doesn’t work, instead give them a choice, “Do you want to eat bok choy or yams?”
- NOT “Do you want to eat your vegetables?”
- “Do you want to brush your teeth in the bathroom or the kitchen”
- This exercises their ever-growing free will and is especially useful during TERRIFIC TWOS okay TERRIFIC not TERRIBLE they’re TERRIFIC
- Children will copy you, MODEL FOR THEM
- Being over enthusiastic IS beneficial for them understanding emotional and social competence
- “I hung this picture uneven, that makes me sad, hmmm! Oh goodie, I found my mistake! Now I can fix it, I’ll feel much happier when I’ve fixed it!”
- You think it sounds ridic yeah well hearing you do that children around you just learned to not get so discouraged by their mistakes and that it’s okay to try to fix them
- ADULTS CAN APOLOGIZE TO CHILDREN
- You make a mistake that hurt a child, APOLOGIZE and show them how to do it properly and genuinely
- Realize children are fully competent and are capable of making meanings from YOUR implications about race, culture, gender, ability, sexuality, EVERYTHING
- Many three year olds know what the N-word is, what gay means, can identify which children are visably disabled, and YOUR REACTIONS of their answers of questions about their culture
- Children like to talk about themselves so do not ever dismiss what they say about themselves as illegitimate just because it sounds silly or unlikely sometimes it’s true
- Stop talking about how you hate children, just leave them alone if you don’t understand them you don’t have to be complete jerks to PEOPLE you’ve never met
- I will post more and if people have question PLS ASK ME I WOULD LOVE TO ANSWER WHAT I KNOW
Nice to find this after I’ve been talking with people about cute babas and how adults undermine their autonomy and how child/baby hate in radical circles is NOT COOL.
yeah babies cry we know. get over it. leave the room or something.
Totally. Like, it’s fine if you’re just not into kids. But don’t tell me that you hate them… That’s terrifying.
Also, all this is really good advice!
A five year old at the gas station said he liked my “bat woman” tattoo excitedly. His father condescendingly asked how many I had. I told him I had 11. He scoffed and asked how waiting tables all my life sounded and I said, “it’s alright on the weekends, but throughout the week I’m your son’s teacher.” He walked out without another word.
Couture Tinkerbell Dress.
Made by Richard Schaefer (Myself) of RAS Designs
Illuminated with LED lights, dripping in Aurora crystals, and topped off with my handmade vinyl Pixie wings.
Zarina, the newest Fairy in Pixie Hollow, will be voiced by the voluminous Christina Hendricks, playing a seafaring, smart, swashbuckling fairy who creates a new type of Pixie Dust that gives her the power of all the other Fairies’ talents. Tinkerbell (again voiced by Parenthood‘s Mae Whitman) must find a way to return things to normal.
Zarina also keeps some sinister company.
Disneytoon Studio’s latest Tinkerbell movie, The Pirate Fairy, turns the community of Pixie Hollow on its head when dust-keeper fairy Zarina snatches the Hollow’s essential Blue Pixie Dust (insert your own Breaking Bad joke here, please) — and joins the pirates of Skull Rock.
Among them is a young rogue named James, who is better known by his future title: Captain Hook. None other than Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston, will be the voice behind the young soon-to-be villain. “Cabin Boy James is educated and polite and energetic and charming and attentive. James and Zarina are steady on. They’re like best friends…for a while,” said Hiddleston. “It’s all an act. He’s covering for his ruthless and cunning nature.”
Hendricks chimed in: “Imagine the betrayal!”
Director Peggy Holmes made the casting news Friday morning at D23, Disney’s what’s-coming-next expo and celebration. ”We start to bridge Tink’s world of Pixie Hollow and her world of Peter Pan,” Holmes told the D23 crowd.
The Pirate Fairy further complicates things for Tinkerbell and her pals when they discover that all their respective talents have been switched — forcing them to walk in each other’s little pixie booties.
Disneytoon Studios also announced another Tinkerbell film, The Legend of the Neverbeast.
In that one, due in Spring 2015, director Steve Loter said Fawn, the nature fairy from Tinkerbell’s world, rallies her friends to not fear the white-furred, sharp-toothed creature that comes to inhabit their land. It turns out Ruff, the eponymous creature, looks fearsome but has a big, sweet center.
The other film highlighted by Disneytoon Studios was Planes: Fire and Rescue, a sequel to the high-flying race adventure opening in theaters today. It will focus on the elite team of machines tasked with stopping wildfires. Dane Cook will return as Dusty Crophopper, and Modern Family‘s Julie Bowen will play a tanker plane named Dipper, who has a crush on him. (And since she’s probably twice his size, that’s a big crush.) “You’re smaller than I thought,” her character says in a preview clip shown to the D23 crowd.
Our Peter and Wendy Disneybound, part II
For my purse, I bought a handbag at a thrift store and then just drew all over it in sharpie.
Kit and I went Disneybounding as Peter and Wendy. I love how Kit styled her outfit as a sort of ‘newsboys’ Peter.
Child Hood Memories you have to reblog if when you saw this you heard the man say it in your head
It’s etched in there…
To me, Peter Pan is the saddest story to exist. I try and try to convey this point to people who base all accounts on the youthful and light-hearted version that Disney constructed. I say constructed as Disney hardly used any of J.M Barries themes at all, as they are much too tragic and ironically, adult, for children. Peter Pan has everything young children would ever want. Magic, the ability to fly and best of all, no rules laid down by grown ups and eternal youth. He lives among lost boys and fairies, pirates and mermaids, Indians and wilderness. As is mentioned both in the book and the films, Peter Pan has no unhappy thoughts, what could be a bigger luxury? While all this seems wonderfully magical the heart breaking twist in J.M Barrie’s tale is the absence of love. Something that is very deliberate and extremely difficult to grasp among the fairy dust and enchanted narrative. The unforgivable sacrifice for Peter’s eternal youth is his inability to love, and it is through his relationship with Wendy that Barrie portrays this. Peter Pan is secondly a story of a boy who will live forever in his Neverland, but it is first and foremost a story of first love.
I remember reading the novel for the very first time when I was 13. I had watched the film 56 nights in a row before this and not for the life of me could I ever understand why Wendy left Neverland. What child in their right mind would? It is the many countless times I read it afterwards did it become clear. Wendy chose to sacrifice her potentially eternal childhood for love, the only thing that was a myth on Neverland. And this becomes clear to her after she subtly professes her love for Peter and he rejects it, questioning what more there could be to their relationship than what already existed; fighting pirates, flying and forever having fun.
It became apparent that love was never going to materialise in Peter Pan as, after all, the magic lies in a boy who will never grow up, meaning a boy who will never love. A boy who is unafraid of death, but is terrified of falling in love and becoming a man. It would have made no sense for a happy ending between Wendy and Peter, it was never to be from the beginning. What makes this even more heart breaking is that this is a conscious choice he makes, due to fear. And that while forever young, J.M Barrie reminds us that he is forever incomplete in life. And conscious of it.
Some of the last words Peter Pan speaks at the end of PJ Hogan’s film adaption are “to live, would be an awfully big adventure” as this reminds us that he never really will.
I don’t think a story can get anymore heart wrenchingly upsetting.