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THE VERDICT IS IN. I'm thrilled to know that the majority of people joined me on Team Blue. For those of you who had no idea what any of this means, there's a recurring joke in the movie where Flora (red fairy) and Merryweather (blue fairy) keep fighting over whether Aurora's birthday dress should be pink or blue. Here's the ending scene:



As a small child, I always got irrationally furious because, to me, blue was CLEARLY the better choice. To this day, I have a lingering resentment toward Flora because of this all-important issue. It was probably because I liked blue better than pink, but I remember feeling incredibly vindicated when I read Little House in the Big Woods and Ma Ingalls preferred her blonde girl in blue too.

I assume Aurora wears the pink version of her dress on merchandise because a) little girls often like pink, and the only other Disney Princess who wears it on a regular basis is Ariel (and Ariel shouldn't be wearing pink ever); and b) Cinderella's gown is often blue. Of course, Jasmine's main outfit is blue as well, but she's not always included as part of the main princess crew for reasons that are surely not at all racist. (In my head canon, she's too busy jumping Aladdin's bones to hang out at every single lunch party.)

But anyway, I do actually Aurora's her corset/peasant number a lot too. In terms of design, Aurora's actually one of my favorite princesses. In terms of everything, picking favorites becomes way, way harder.

Date: 2011-11-24 04:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thepastperfect
In John Grant's Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters, he mentions that Aurora is surely the most boring of all the princesses because she doesn't actively do much, and what she actually does (be cursed, fall in love, fall asleep) are things she has no control over, yet there would be no story without her. She's not my favourite character by a long shot, but Sleeping Beauty is my favourite classic Disney movie.

Date: 2011-11-24 04:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mizzmarvel.livejournal.com
She's not my favorite either, but she's definitely not my least favorite princess. Or even least favorite classic princess. But watching the movie as an adult is a little odd, because I'm always left wondering which one is the lead(s).

Date: 2011-11-24 08:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] entwashian.livejournal.com
Merryweather.

Date: 2011-11-24 08:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] entwashian.livejournal.com
HEY, DID YOU EVER READ THAT SLEEPING BEAUTY FICLET I WROTE, 'cause if you did, YOU DIDN'T COMMENT ON IT.

Date: 2011-11-25 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chicken-queen.livejournal.com
Okay, now that I see it, can I change my vote and be your friend again?

Date: 2011-11-25 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauren5678.livejournal.com
I voted pink but that was actually because I couldn't remember what the blue dress looked like. Seeing them both, I do like the blue.

Date: 2011-11-25 02:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quirkytaverna.livejournal.com
I love Aurora so MUCH. She's my favourite for probably six year old reasons, but Once Upon a Dream is the song in my life that has been most stuck in my head. Forever. Ugh I love that you've been posting about all this! I love your Disney posts.

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