I have an odd pet peeve. (Well probably a few of them, but I'll just mention one
I don't understand everyone's fascination with Tinkerbell. I mean, think about it, Tinkerbell is an homicidal maniac! She tries to KILL Wendy!!! Wendy, who is all that is sweet, kind and lovely!! Tinkerbell tries to KILL HER! And then people go and get their darling daughters Tinkerbell purses, Tinkerbell watches, Tinkerbell jammies.
What is up with that? Why is there not a big advertising campaign for Wendy-gear? I would buy that! And it is not like Tink ever straightens up! She is unhappy 'til the end. The pictures they have of Tinkerbell look sweet and innocent but if you watch the original movie (or read the original book) you will realize that she is eaten up with jealousy and will do anything to keep Wendy away from Peter Pan! She is not, in my opinion, hero material. And I could somewhat understand if they marketed her as the "bad girl." But no, people buy her stuff because she is a "cute little fairy." HUMPH. They say cute, I say homicidal maniac. It is hard to find one redeeming quality in Tinkerbell that makes me want to say to my girls, "Here is someone to look up to..someone we like enough to buy all these products with and someone we should become obsessed with."
So around here, we just say no to Tink....
(apparently I was so tired last night, I accidentally saved this but didn't publish it....publishing it now, on Monday evening.)