puberty either makes you a hot god or a potato
What if it makes you a hot potato
you’d get passed around from person to person with everyone hoping they don’t get stuck with you
that’s actually so accurate i’m going to cry
Why is social anxiety associated with being “cute” because my sister has had it her whole life and watching her grow up locking herself in closets because she couldn’t go out in public and seeing her nearly cry at age 23 in the supermarket because she’s too scared to ask for help with something is not cute it’s sad and horrible
today i was in which wich and the cashier called out ‘roast beef for prisoner 24601’ and a dude stood up and said back ‘MY NAME IS JEAN VALJEAN’ and the cashier instantly said ‘AND I’M JAVERT, DO NOT FORGET MY NAME’ and im pretty sure he gave the guy like a 10 dollar tip
I WAS GOING TO PUT THIS IN THE TAGS, BUT HOLY SHIT I HAVE JUST SEEN THE METAPHOR!!
There was a calm moment of “…Wait. Did she just metaphorically pick up masculinity and leave femininity behind in its place?” And I was impressed with that symbolism.
But then the metaphor got better. Because here, Mulan is swapping one for the other. Yet, by the end, when she comes home at the end, her father tucks the flower behind her ear and then her man shows up with the helmet— BECAUSE MULAN IS AWESOME AND KICK ASS AND SHE HAS BOTH FEMININITY AND MASCULINITY AND BEING COMPLETELY ONE OR THE OTHER TOTALLY DOESN’T SUIT HER.