ever_maedhros: (rain arrow)
I spaced out and completely forgot that Epica released a new album in May. *hangs head in shame* It's great, and some moments are so heart-pumping, I nearly had to just sit aside and chill for a bit. Wow. Must save moneyz faster so I can buy this after some GACKT goodies. :D

This is THE BEST fandom/classic crossover fanart. EVER. The only reason I'm not screaming like a banshee and running around in circles is because I'm at work. The original painting, The Accolade by Edmund Blair Leighton, is my favorite piece of artwork of all time. Just look at the lighting there. Look at it. Magnificent, utterly magnificent. Excuse me while I bide my time till my break so I can run outside and squee.
ever_maedhros: (elsa)
I keep hearing and reading this same theme everywhere: if you're an adult and you love Frozen, you're either a parent or an anomaly. Just because a movie is made for children doesn't mean you have to justify liking it as an adult. Children's films and books have a sophistication all their own. You take a deep, complex theme and put it in simple, vivid imagery that resonates with all age groups.

What, I ask you, is childish about that? I think that's actually pretty mature.

Part of me is wondering if this theme is circulating just because Frozen is popular, and some people have to be special snowflakes and act reluctant. >:)
ever_maedhros: (elsa)


I can't begin to say how lovely it is to combine Vivaldi with a Frozen song. Yes, yes, yes, this is brilliant!

Also, I love this take on the same song, seemingly on the same set as well. ;)

ever_maedhros: (elsa)
- 25 Frozen Icons

Preview:


More this way . . . )
ever_maedhros: (darcy)
More and more, I'm developing a fascination for listening to the same song in several languages. It's just so engrossing, gauging the different tone each language lends to a song. Pretty much goes without saying that anything in the Romance languages sounds especially wonderful.

Here's "Let It Go" in French (possibly my favorite):



And German: )

And Italian: )

And Dutch: )

And Spanish: )

And Danish: )

And last, the language I'm really excited about, and can't wait until entire soundtrack is released, Japanese. I listen to a lot of Japanese music, especially rock, even though I know only five words or so. (Might be posting more about that later, if only to shake things up a bit.)



Can you tell I'm WAY too obsessed with this song? :)
ever_maedhros: (galadriel)
And I pretty much adore it! The animation is on-par with the sheer beauty in Legend of the Guardians (another icy treat), and also Tangled, naturally. There are a few bits of the story that irritated my logical side, though.

My biggest question: who acted as regent before Elsa's coronation?! That's, I don't know, A PRETTY BIG DEAL, I THINK. I know it really doesn't matter in the plot, but it sure matters to me. Also, sweet though Anna is, I wanted to slap her so hard while she was falling in love in milliseconds with Hans. Or at least throw my phone at the screen. My friend reminded me she was naive, but I have small patience for that. Being locked in a castle your entire life doesn't mean you don't know anything (she said her parents warned her about strangers when she was talking to Kristoff, after all). Oh, well. Princesses, what can you say? That said, I do adore Anna for literally draping herself against the wall while entangled in drapery. Because I've totally done that quite a few times myself, and I love seeing that in a movie. Admit it, that's what girls do. :D

Favorite part of the movie is, amusingly enough, right here on YouTube, if you're curious. Or just want to watch it for the bazillionth time, like me.



GAHHHH THE ANIMATION. Okay, squeeing aside, I gotta say I identify with Elsa almost as much as any Disney character I've ever seen. (Honorable mention goes also to Scar and Maleficent.) To give her an incredibly powerful gift, and then show how in spite of that, her worst enemy is her own internal fears that cripple and lock her in a vice of her own making . . . ugh. It literally gives me chills, it resonates so deeply. It's also lovely that she's voiced by Idina Menzel. Definitely quite a few similarities between Elphaba and Elsa.


After said ice castle scene, my favorite is definitely the ending scene. Hans, surprise surprise, turns out to be evil and kingdom-hungry, and not willing to give any acts of true love to save the day. Sven is quite worthy of being the one to deliver true love's kiss--but for once, true love's kiss doesn't take the stage. This time, the princess is redeemed by her own love for her sister in one heartbreaking sacrificial act. I can't even begin to say how much I love that, how perfect it is, and how I wish there were more movies like that. I hope Frozen and Hunger Games start a trend, and that trend never, ever ends.


Also, I think this movie was good for me on a personal level, because it's kinda scary just how much I see of myself and my own sister in Elsa and Anna, respectively. I'm not one for demonstrating affection, but I'm going to try to be careful in future to not make my baby sister feel shut out.

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