I’ve been thinking for a while about quitting the pre-med route and switching to music composition since music is my passion and this pre-med thing is really toxic to my mental health. Disney soundtracks are so beautiful and they keep me motivated and remind me why I switched paths! I can’t help but feel the music every time I listen to Disney music, especially the Tangled and Sleeping Beauty soundtracks.
Although I love the “mean guys who secretly have hearts of gold” plot in movies like Tangled, Zootopia and et cetera, they’ve influenced my interest in guys who are a-holes and it’s caused me to be hurt more than once because of my expectations. I know it isn’t fully Disney’s fault, but sometimes I blame them for the fact that I always expect a Eugene and end up stuck with a Hans.
My favorite princess has always been Rapunzel, especially since I relate with her about the abusive passive aggressive mother figure. My stepmom used to constantly insult me every time I brought Rapunzel up and would call me a drama queen and would even accuse me of wanting to be like her. She even once said “Look at how pretty she is and then look at yourself.” I can’t even watch Tangled without her saying something. It hurts how she tries to take the one thing that brings me joy away.
After watching Tangled, I fell in love with Rapunzel’s short hair at the end of the movie, so I decided to cut it like hers.Ssince then, every 2 years I let it grow to my hips and then cut it that short again. This summer I cut it again and although I was proud of it, many people disliked it, saying I looked like a boy. It made me insecure and I’m not sure anymore If I should cut it again.
The main reason why I want to go to Disneyland is because I want to meet Rapunzel. Watching Tangled while growing up with a not very nice family and severe depression was what kept me going and I just want to thank her for keeping me alive all those years.
Earlier this summer, my beloved pet rabbit and Disney Sidekick passed away. We watched several of my favorite Disney movies together, and I always compared us to the protag and their animal sidekick. His patience and unconditional love got me through these last 5 years when I had nothing left. I feel the loss of him everyday, but I’m finally able to watch Tangled media again, and seeing Pascal’s protective mischievous behavior reminds me of my dear boy and helps his spirit live on. R.I.P, love.
I know everyone has a personal opinion, but I hate when people criticize Tangled. I relate a lot with Rapunzel with the abusive family situation and wanting to escape, but being taught that the world is cruel and never being allowed to. Some days, singing “When Will My Life Begin” and “I’ve Got A Dream” was what got me through the day. Tangled was something that stopped me from taking my life when I was younger. The thought of escaping my own tower like Rapunzel was what helped me hold on.