Yeah, see, THIS is a trigger. Something that prompts a horrible flashback that makes someone go into a literal panic attack. It is NOT something that makes you slightly uncomfortable, so can we all just stop tossing that word around like it’s nothing.
thank you Wreck It Ralph
Reblogging for valuable commentary
Also, can we talk about how Felix dealt with it? He NEVER used that word again (only once in front of Ralph, never by her), there was never any talk about how she could get over it, and in their wedding they all made plans to help her with her paranoia by recognising her fears and showing she was safe by pointing guns at the window and having extra security.
A++++++ on dealing with mental issues magnificently, Wreck-It Ralph!
I MEAN REALLY WTF. Every interview I’ve read where they ask the Director about the ending animation, she always talks about the whole Arabian AU thing but SHE NEVER MENTIONS THIS. Does she think that we didn’t notice? Oh my god, I need ANSWERS. Why are 4 teenage boys dancing in a bondage club? How did they get there?! WHYYYYYYY
I KNOW THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE PRETTY AND COOL BUT I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S FLYING UP AND THEN IT DECIDES IT GOING TOO FAR AND TRIES TO TURN AROUND AND IT KEEPS FLOATING AWAY AND ITS SAYING ‘SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT’
In the Victorian era, hand-fans were used not only to cool oneself but also as a secret way to communicate the language of love. For example, by running one’s fingers through the fan’s ribs, one is trying to say, "I want to talk to you." The enigmatic language of the fan was widely used by both men and women.
I. A fan placed near the heart. "You have won my love."
II. A closed fan touching the right eye. "When may I be allowed to see you?"
III. A closed fan moved threateningly. "Do not act so impudently!"
IV. A half-opened fan pressed to the lips. "You may kiss me."
V. Covering the left ear with an open fan. "Do not betray my secret."
VI. Hiding the eyes behind an open fan. "I love you."
VII. Shutting a fully open fan slowly. "I promise to marry you."
VIII. Fanning oneself slowly. "I am married."
IX. Letting one’s fan rest on the right cheek or the left. "Yes" and "No", interchangeably.
X. Opening and closing the fan several times. "You are cruel."
XI. Fan in front of the face. "Follow me."
XII. Twirling the fan in the left hand. "We are being watched."
XIII. Fan held over left ear. "I wish to be rid of you."
XIV. Carrying an open fan in the left hand. "Come and talk to me."
XV. Opening a fan wide. "Wait for me."
XVI. Placing the fan behind the head with finger. "Goodbye."