This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said
“Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad)
I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.
You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.
- YA Book: wHite yoUng girl!!!1!
- YA Book: sHe is difFERenT!!!!!1!!@
- YA Book: speciAL pOWer!!!-!!
- YA Book: cute boY love HeR!!!
- YA Book: bUTttttt
- Ya Book: anOTher boy alsO??? love heR?!?!??!!!
- Ya Book: HOw will sHe cHOOse!!?!?!?!?1!! aNd save wORld?????!?!!
- *looking at my legs*: Oh my god why
- *looking at my stomach*: Oh my god why
- *looking at my arms*: Oh my god why
- *looking at my face*: Oh my god why
- *trying to exercise*: Oh my god why
- *eating shitty food*: Oh my god why
- *weighing myself*: Oh my god why
- *looking at my life*: Oh my god why
- *looking at my music taste*: cool man
His and Her Royal Highness
Is this real?
No, it’s a mass hallucination on the part of American children of the ’90s.
(Or a 1995 made-for-TV version of Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, if you prefer.)
This was the best.
this is the only version of cinderella that matters
GUYS I DON’T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND
This was my childhood. As a young, black girl there weren’t that many role models of color in films, especially in the 90’s (or even now).
So a movie like this that had a black princess, a black fairy godmother, a Filipino-American prince, a black queen, a black step-sister, AND was well done was so rare. I still watch it to this day, it’s one of my all time favorite movies and I wish ABC/Disney would take a page out of its own book and cast multiculturally more often.