One of the great things about our burgeoning #dollchat – Tuesday, 9pm – is that even though it is fast and questions hop back and forth, interesting things come up and get you wanting more. If you’ve been with us you know one of our most enthused wonderful members is Charlie @CharlieRiley819 – and one of the things that has caught our attention is how Charlie has caught Rapunzel fever! Not only did she recently buy one of our Tangled dolls – one fashioned with glass blue eyes by Jim Ash, aka Jim Dandy – she has been caught in the spell of Rapunzel herself. Do read her blog post where she explores not only the surface reasons, but also the deep reasons why Rapunzel has caught her attention. The beginning of it below. And if you like what you read, find her on Facebook and/or Twitter and let her know:
I was asked on #dollchat on Twitter last night (every Tuesday @ 9:00 pm EST! Be there!), by several people, just what it is about Rapunzel that has grabbed my doll-collecting heart so tightly. My son has more directly asked “So what’s with this big Rapunzel thing all of a sudden?”
Good question, as it seems a bit out of character for me. I’m not a girly-girl by any definition (besides biological, anyway), and the whole Disney Princess franchise annoys me no end because of the usually dreadful gender messages it sends. Yet here I am, obsessing over Rapunzel, the prototypical Damsel In Distress Locked Away in a Tower. Thus I’ve asked myself—“Yeah, so what is this ‘Rapunzel thing’ really about?”
If I dig a little deeper, psychologically…
via Dolls Behaving Badly.