- I don’t want to see what they do to emphasize being “native” because it will probably be offensive.
- I don’t want to see how they either (mis)handle or eliminate religion from her story, because as is, FTL’s polytheism exists solely to heighten the (implicitly Judeo-Christian) audience’s sense of ‘barbarity’. I’m not here for being called a heathen, a barbarian, rudimentary, unevolved, or primitive. Or any of the other words that seem inevitably to crop up when talking about polytheism, regardless of if it’s my heritage or not.*
- I really don’t want to watch her die.
- I don’t want to watch the fandom-at-large immediately hate on her for whatever reason they come up with.
- I don’t want her story—which matters—to be dealt with in a half-assed forty-three minutes which will really only be a fraction of that, because everybody knows Snowing will have to fucking find each other.
- I’m not about to tolerate another WOC’s story being hijacked to tell a white chick’s story of self-actualization. I was so unprepared for what they did to Mulan; I cannot tolerate it again.
From left to right: Jasmine from Aladdin (15), Pocahontas (18), Cinderella (19), Mulan (16), Tiana from The Princess and the Frog (19), Ariel from The Little Mermaid (16), Rapunzel from Tangled (18), Belle from Beauty and the Beast (17), Aurora from Sleeping Beauty (16), Snow White (14).
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With Feburary apparently being Femfslash Month (or Week, I forget which), Disneyforprincesses' submission forum is open to femslash disney artwork. Moreover Feminist Disney has recently advertised a recently created LGBT/Queer tumblrblog for the Disney fandom, dubbed "queer crowns and kisses" (or armouredtiaras). If you're interested, give both a looksee into.
Finally updated Pocahontas! I don’t think this is what people were expecting as the next entry in the series, but some of the criticisms of my first design have been eating away at me for years now and I needed to get off my ass and address them.
So hey! Spunky age-appropriate Pocahontas/Matoaka, sans feathers in the hair/European imagery/other superfluous details. This is closer to accounts and illustrations of Powhatan dress from the period, and I kinda think it’s closer to the Disney design anyway. WIN/WIN.
Thanks to everyone who’s educated my ass over the past couple of years, includingmoniquill, apihtawikosisan, this-is-not-native, and numerous others. You’ve made me a way more thoughtful artist in the process. :)
I ASSUMED THAT the egregious redesigns of the Disney Princesses would stop at Belle or Cinderella and tossing glitter on every gal's dress, but apparently it has begun again. A random Disney tumbleblog, thedisneydifference, has posted some low quality scans and instagram shots of Pocahontas outfitted with gaudy jewelry pinned to the collar and waist of the dress (almost mildly resigned) and impractical feather earnings that a would land her on an episode of Fashion Police. The only thing left to change is her hair and dress which is seriously lacking in the glitter department. EDIT (12/19/2012): The equally gaudy backpack the artwork is featured on is available for purchase at the disney store, higher quality screens are now available above.