Skip to content
Allo, Zeez is the Department of Gingerbread Construction. Just here to make sure you are all up to code. This is how gingerbread doors are supposed to react to being kicked, so you're all good! No need to use any spell slots on us, toodles!

Gingerbread Cottage & Idle Thoughts on Frozen II

Gingerbread Cottage & Idle Thoughts on Frozen II published on 12 Comments on Gingerbread Cottage & Idle Thoughts on Frozen II

Okay, first thing’s first – vote here:
https://forms.gle/DKzvd8VyDvYzgFLS8

If you’re a Patron, you are my precious, my special wormtongue, and your vote counts for a lot more. Vote here:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/32088075

#

 

Okay, I want to talk about Frozen II and none of you can physically stop me from doing so.

First off, I don’t know about the rest of you, but my little Kansas town managed to cram every single child in the tri-state area into our theater. A blonde child in a red scarf beaned me in the head with a bottle of Purel, which its mother then started searching for. This was in the middle of Sven’s (the main character and god-king reindeer) weird music video segment. I was too enchanted to do anything but hand her the bottle of hand sanitizer and lean left to keep my eyes on the mesmerization in front of me. Seriously, the minute that video hits Youtube, I am gonna upload a 10-hour cut of it, because I’m looossstt in the woooods.

Second – and I’m going to do my best to avoid spoilers – I am really glad to see different kinds of stories hitting the silver screen. Frozen II hits all the familiar beats we’ve come to expect in a movie (and at one point, a character literally points out what section of the Hero’s Journey they’re on) but manages to do it with a dreamlike disattachment from reality. The main character (Elsa, not Sven) has a cryptic motivation that can’t be understood except emotionally. Understanding why Elsa does as she does is the same kind of understanding of horror I have in a nightmare. When I wake up, I have no idea why I was afraid of a giant rubber chicken. But in sleep? In sleep, I grok that fear. And in the moment of the dream of watching, Elsa’s motivations make sense.

The other characters, who are specifically stated in the script as not being magical and (later, spoiler) belonging to a world Elsa doesn’t belong to, all have explicit motivations. Anna wants to save her town. Olaf wants to find himself. Kristof wants to get the girl. But Elsa is a magical being with the inscrutable and enigmatic motivations of a fey character. I literally muttered the word “phantasmagoria” while I was watching the movie, and caught an elbow for it.

Frozen II is definitely worth a watch. The Mouse isn’t holding a gun to my head. Well, not about this. The movie isn’t a cynical cash grab, and it manages to be a story completely on its own, carrying its own weight and its own fun weirdness. Go watch it.
But, like, try to catch a late showing, so that you don’t have three strange children climbing you like a tree as you watch.

12 Comments

My first thought was to vote R.3.Y., and get some witch-slaying; it also appears that the witch is trying to feed children to slimes, or turn them into slimes, or something. However, in the current situation, it looks like the witch is moving to attack one of the slimes. While unlikely, still best that the kid gets to safety first, then figure out whether then witch is getting cleric’ed.

I vote Keelie going dead last; when it comes to adventuring, what you generally don’t want to do it destroy unidentified objects. (Also, what is “Broom Justice”?)

You kidding me? If the GoC’s taught me anything, you ALWAYS destroy unknown objects first. Worst case senario someone else deal with the fallout. Keelie clearly knows what she’s doing.

What if the pots contain oozes? Or children? Or explosives? Or explosive children oozes?

Then Keelie NEEDS to strike first! Could you imagine what would happen if they leave the pots alone and another ooze or a Child with a knife pops out? I’ve played enough Fire emblem and bad SRPGs to know that Ambush spawns are never to be taken lightly.

Also, if it’s explosives, they can use them against the Ooze, Witch and Child, since that’s a cold steel sword, not a fireball. (Or Electricity, in the case of stable explosives)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Primary Sidebar