While I don’t think there’s any point in discussing sexuality in Brave (there’s no evidence either way from what I can tell), the idea that Merida being a lesbian would somehow sexualize her pisses me off.
It reminds me of when a picture of two young boys or two young girls kissing innocently is posted and people instantly jump on how awful it is that they’re being SEXUALIZED (when a young boy and a young girl kissing gets almost exclusively positive reactions). Or when people rant about how haaaaaaard it is to explain sexuality to children because apparently saying “some boys like boys and some girls like girls” is somehow sexualized and inappropriate for children.
So, after having a complete and utter breakdown on a lifeguard tower, which sounds stupid and melodramatic, but it happened and it sucked, and considering falling back on old habits and self harming, I realized something needed to change.
And it’s me.
I just need to have a few days to be away from things. All websites, of all kinds. Especially Facebook and Tumblr. Even my phone, to an extent. Cos I need that shit for work.
There’s just, a lot of stuff happening right now that I can’t handle because it’s all at once and it’s just. It’s too much. I can’t do it. I really can’t.
I just feel like I’m being stretched really thin. So I’m going to take a couple days to sort myself out. Calm down. And breathe.
I apologise greatly for my absence, and I’m sorry to all my wonderful friends for hauling off and bailing on you guys but I really need to. I really do.
I’m sorry forever. I will hopefully be back within a week.