#sumarte #city #reflex
This might get me in trouble, but I never liked Belle, even when I was little. She always seemed elitist and that she didn’t even try to connect with anyone ‘cuz she thought her interests made her better than them. It really troubled me that everyone in town knew her name but, with the exception of Gaston, she didn’t bother to learn any of theirs. Everyone was either their occupation or nobody to her. And surely she could talk to the bookseller, right? She didn’t even address HIM by name and didn’t seem to care about him at all beyond how he served her interests. Even when I first saw this at the tender age of 12, I felt the villagers had every right to not like her.
I would often get into very heated arguments with my childhood & even adulthood friends (of which we were all book nerds as well) over this and I’ve yet to meet a single person who wholeheartedly agrees with my take on it (other than my punk-rock brother who thinks she’s a total hipster.)
I totally get why people rush to defend her ‘cuz on the surface, she seems like someone all us nerdy types can identify with, but I feel she is also a sobering example of how insular and condescending we can be about our culture sometimes, even long after that attitude stops serving as a defense mechanism and actually becomes a detriment to our social health. We get so wrapped up in ourselves that we fail to realize that we can learn and grow a lot more if we take an interest in other people, real non-fictional people, and not just the ones whose hobbies and worldview line up with our own. It’s risky sometime, but it can pay huge spiritual dividends. Trust me.
Though it’s funny to me now that I was actually an outcast within my peer group for casting a critical eye on a (seemingly self-imposed) outcast. :D Haha…I very much overthink and heavily project my outlook on things like this.
Ok now i’m curious on your take on Jasmine.
I drew this comic that pretty much summed it up.
It seems that my problems with both of these characters have roots in class issues. Again…overthinking. :D
The real world.
This is from That’s So Raven, where Chelsea and Raven apply to work at the same clothing shop. Chelsea is white; Raven is black. Chelsea gets the job, despite being utterly horrible at it, while Raven, who has a deep interest in fashion and knows how to handle clothes, does not. The girls find this deeply suspicious, so Chelsea wears a hat with a camera on it and questions the employer. The employer admits what she does in the gif above and Chelsea and Raven submit the footage to a news station.
And THAT is why That’s So Raven is the best TV show ever.
That’s not even the only reason why it was the best show ever
The world needs to be a little more Raven
Don’t leave out the part where the model says “I don’t even look like that”
the realest show on Disney Channel.
Creative Fashionary sketches by Grace Ciao
Grace is a fashion illustrator from Singapore. She draws inspiration from everything around her. Her favourite materials are watercolours and flowers. Here are her amazing Fashionary sketches inspired by flowers!