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June 13 2015

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punziella:

♡ casual princesses and a queen ♡

I’ll add the others some time soon. For now I need to work on commissions uwu

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October 17 2014

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upworthy:

This Mom Was Tired Of Princesses. So She Did Something About It.

Professor Setsu Shigematsu found her efforts at limiting her daughter's exposure to princess culture ineffective. When she refused to buy princess dolls for her then-3-year-old, they only became more desirable. Rather than trying to enforce an impossible ban, she decided to write her own princess story.

That one story has grown into a whole series about princesses who get out there and solve problems, rather than waiting for a guy to save them. I think we can all agree that Prince Charming and his white horse haven't done much for us lately. Time to give the Guardian Princess Alliance a chance?

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poodlepants:

The princess industry is lucrative: DVDs, dresses, crowns, theme parties. But the story of going to the ball and waiting for Prince Charming is outdated.

So one Southern California mom has created a new princess series with modern sensibilities. Creator Setsu Shigematsu recasts princesses as environmentally conscious and not waiting around to be rescued.

At the heart of her series, The Guardian Princess Alliance, is what animates any fairy tale: simple storytelling.

"Once upon a time, there was a princess named Vinnea," begins the first book, Princess Vinea and the Gulavores. Vinnea, a member of a collective of diverse heroines more active than their traditional counterparts, is of African descent and is the guardian of plant life.

She protects the kingdom from unwholesome food grown by magic instead of nature.

Shigematsu, a professor of media and cultural studies at the University of California, Riverside, thought the typical fairy tale needed an overhaul.

"For my daughter’s 5th birthday, I decided to write an alternative princess story," Shigematsu says. "The kids really enjoyed it. But what was really surprising was the way the parents responded."

Parents told her she should publish, she said. Avoiding the years-long process of going through a major firm, Shigematsu is self-publishing the initial run of books, available in January.

Role Models For Independence, Still With Nice Dresses

A pair of 6-year-old fairy tale experts, Saya and Ivana, joined Shigematsu at her home recently for an informal reading. When asked to describe princesses, the girls name the typical accessories.

"I think of princesses that have long hair," Ivana says. "They have pretty shoes."

"I think of princesses who have colorful dresses," Saya says.

But Risti Marco, Ivana’s mom, says the Guardian Princesses provide better role models for her daughter than the traditional version.

"The Guardian Princesses, they are more like, go there and do it for yourself," Marco says. "You can do anything you put your mind into it. You don’t have to wait for anybody. You can work together with Prince Charming and do stuff for the world, but you don’t have to sit there and wait for him to rescue you."

Princess vinnea, guardian of plant life (left) and princess terra, protector of the land, examine one of many "gulavores" plaguing the land of hortensis in the children's book princess vinnea and the gulavores

Common Core, A Key Selling Point

While the books are already taking on a serious challenge — overhauling the princess archetype — Shigematsu says they’re also written to align with Common Core, the educational standards adopted by 45 states.

"This shift that’s happening across public education, with the Common Core standards, is to go beyond rote memory," she says. "So we’re designing our books to be fun and visually appealing, but beyond that we want our books to teach important moral and ethical principles. There are the Common Core language standards, but the environmental theme will also help connect our books with the sciences."

Gay Kolodzik, owner of the Frugal Frigate Children’s Bookstore in Redlands, Calif., says for those in the world of children’s literature, a Common Core designation is a pretty big deal.

"When I read all the publisher’s magazines that I read every day, if they say, ‘Meets Common Core,’ instantly I go right to it and look through it and see if it’s something that suits the store and suits the people that shop here," Kolokzik says. "It gets my attention quickly."

The Guardian Princesses face no evil stepmothers or dangerous spinning wheels. Instead, Vinnea leads a life of social activism against unnaturally modified foods.

"These fruits and vegetables are not natural," Vinnea accuses a villainous gulavore in the book. "They contain a dangerous chemical, admit it … Dolo, you’ve ruined our garden in order to feed the people this unhealthy food."

Glass slippers might be impractical for getting the job done, but just because she’s working hard doesn’t mean Princess Vinnea can’t wear shoes that are practical AND pretty.

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April 30 2014

thatsridicarus
upworthy:

Watch The Disney Princesses Realize All The Cool Things They Gave Up In The Name Of ‘True Love’

March 24 2014

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moredifferentthanusual
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disney-princess-unite:

kellycuppycake:

Disney princesses meeting their princes for the first time.

~Snow

You can see where Disney started having fun with their romance plots

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January 03 2014

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December 11 2013

thatsridicarus

rendigo:

patabot:

Adventure Time x Disney Princesses

cuuuuuUUUUUTE


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October 20 2013

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sweetcookiecarnival:

Halloween Icons Part 2 -

Disney Villains…as Princesses

"No one wears this dress like Gaston!"

PERFECT.
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October 19 2013

thatsridicarus

the-colorful-introvert:

the-fury-of-a-spooky-lord:

sournurse:

Even princesses play dress up sometimes.

RAPUNZEL THOUGH

S’great.

S’real great.

gothambeat:

enterpandora:

rebellibrarianess:

tastefullyoffensive:

Disney Princesses Dressed as Pop Culture Characters for Halloween by Isaiah Stephens

Previously: Disney Princesses Dressed as Their Princes

BELLE THO

Mulan as xena is my fave

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July 17 2013

thatsridicarus
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After Ever After - DISNEY Parody
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July 14 2013

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peruvian-whovian:

theofficialariel:

Princess to Prince Transformation

All characters portrayed by Richard Schaefer (Me)

Costumes also made by myself. My Fan-page

this is all ONE GUY
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June 29 2013

thatsridicarus
ohmz:

7 Deadly Sins of Disney

These are some cool paintings by Deviant Art User chill07 depicting 7 Disney princesses as the embodiment of the 7 deadly sins. I’ve never thought about it this way before but I can totally see where she is coming from.

If I had a girl-child-thing I’d print these off and put them up on her bedroom wall, I had enough trouble reading the sin as it was so I doubt she would be able to until she was old enough to see the humour in it.

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May 24 2013

thatsridicarus

disneyismyescape:

i am a princess
long may i reign (x)

May 22 2013

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prismafox:

Disney Princesses as flapper girls!

(via mischief-mishap)

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May 14 2013

thatsridicarus

March 01 2013

thatsridicarus

misswendybird:

alvarograsso:

Once Upon A Time – Fairytale Baby Session by Wendi Riggens

ICKLE BABY CINDERELLA SCRUBBING THE FLOOR HOLY BIOLOGICAL CLOCK BATMAN

(via alexxindisneyland)

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February 21 2013

thatsridicarus

frostymaggie:

bonkalore:

frostymaggie:

bonkalore:

lampfaced:

tokyograndpa:

I LITERALLY SCREAMED THIS IS PERFECT

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BEAUTIFUL GOOOLD!~

excuse me, aren’t you forgetting the most fabulous princess

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oh no it got better

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MY GOODNESS YOU’RE RIGHT

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no one’s chest sparkles like Gaston’s

Of all the parts of him you just HAD to glitter Gaston's boobs the most.

(Source: caramelcheese, via phantasmalreality)

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January 07 2013

thatsridicarus
Happily Ever After - Disney Films, What Happened Next 
(via DamnLOL)

January 04 2013

thatsridicarus
kuharai:
All the fetishes
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December 30 2012

thatsridicarus
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