While watching songs from ye olde Disney classics (on youtube), I noticed something interesting.
Every few song, there'd be a comment of how new disney is crap and old disney is wonderful. That comment would have over 20 likes.
Here's one of them:
'Walt is probably haunting the ones who made disney with hannah montana and HSM and sonny with a chance... he is probably thinking "I do NOT want that in my name!"'
They made wonderful, spectacular songs in their classics. Why do they bother remixing them, then? The only non-originals that are good are the jazz ones (eg: "A Whole New World"). Granted, not as awesome as the original, but it's still beautiful. So, why are they remaking classics into something that's less magical? Continuing the stories is... well, it doesn't feel all that original. One time, I was watching the Aladin series, and I go "Man, Aladin is all brawns and no brains, what'd they do to him?", not to mention that EVERYONE kept underestimating Jasmine in the series, too -__-;;
Despite new disney making a lot of junk these days, they still have some gems. Like "Enchanted." THAT is a new Disney classic <3 I hope that keeping my hopes up for their princess and the frog movie isn't setting me up for disapointment <__<;; Creators of Aladin and Beauty and the Beast are making it, so, there is hope :3
I also hope the over-protective parents goes down as our generation starts to become parents <__< 'Cause, that scene in the Great Mouse Detective, with the strippers, is awesome. The innuendos were waaaay over my head when I was younger. So why wouldn't it be over the heads of children now a days? These parents make it seem as if a 7 year old will get a hard on or will start thinking about sex, when a 7 year old doesn't know anything about sex, yet!!! (unless the child walked in on mommy and daddy.... ^-^;;). C'mon, Betty Boop, Popeye? They were made with the family in mind. Jokes the adults understood, but were over the childrens' heads, and yet, it still appealed to children.
If a parent wants to make sure their child won't have sex 'til their, somewhat, mature, then they should teach them that. Teach them to be responsible. They'll be exposed to the less-than-sunny-side of life sooner or later. If they don't trust the school to teach them what to do, then they should teach it their children themselves. A teenager will look at porn. A teenager will think about sex. A child will think about boogers, cooties, princesses, fairy tales, adveturing in the woods, or seven seas! As a child, we enjoy life. Children aren't programed to be horny like teenagers are. So why worry that they'll understand sexual innuendos when they think babies come from storks?
All of those sexual innuendos? I never understood them as a child. Now, that I'm older, I do. Does listening to sexual innuendos make me horny and want to have sex? No. It doesn't. It makes me laugh. So, how does understanding/knowing about sex make a person sexually active? It doesn't. It's just a joke. That's all it is.
Teenagers have sex when they think they're in love (some truely are, but I doubt that most of it is real, or it's usually one-sided love, and the other side is lust). Some do it because of peer pressure. How many make it on a smart decision? Who knows. They only way they can make a smart decision, is if they're taught of how to look at it in a mature manner. Even if the child isn't ready for sex, but they think otherwise, then they should be talked to about it. Rationaly. And in a mature manner, too. They won't listen to yelling. They won't listen to threats. They will listen to respect. So many adults won't give it to them because they're immature. They can't mature if people don't give them a chance.
I'm thankful to have the parents that I have. Even though I didn't drink, I did talk to my parents of what they would do if I did get drunk. Basically, if I called and was drunk, they'd take me home and not ask questions that night. In the morning, when I'm sober, and more awake, they'll talk to me to found out what happend. Was the punch spiked and I didn't realize it? Did I purposely drink, but had no idea what my limit is? I wouldn't lie to my parents about it. Man, I don't even know if I can lie (a big lie, not a small lie) to my parents. I know that a huge lie would be.... horrible. It would ruin the trust I have with them. I cherish it too much to even jeapordize ruining it. I love and respect them.
When I hear of some of my friends' parents, I tend to be in shock. Shock that their parents don't trust them like mine do with me. Shocked that parents, step or otherwise, would even do, or say, some of the things they do. There are some parents that I wish I could try to talk some sense into. Don't they realize how they're affecting their children? How can they not see? Why do they do it? If I could take some of my friends' away from the shit they get at home, I would do it in less than a heart beat. They're wonderful, smart, intelligent, beautiful, handsome, spectacular young people. Some parents can't see that. Some parents just can't seem to see things from their child's/children's point of view. It makes me wonder how many parents are like this.
Parents complain of violent games and movies corrupting their children. I've watched many violent movies, and played several violent games, and I'm not violent. Why? Because I was taught that it's fake. That violence shouldn't be the answer (rapists, be wary of me!! D:<). Basically, it's the parents job to teach their children Life's lessons. So what if they enjoy playing violent games? Sometimes, fake violence is fun. You know it's not real, so what's the big deal if you 'kill' something that's not real? Even Mr. O'Brien mentioned something one time. One of his daughters is a big SIM's fan, and she sometimes creates rollercoasters that kills people. She's not a violent person, though. It hasn't made her 'barbaric' or murderous in anyway.
I guess over-reactive parents either don't trust themselves enough to teach their children right from wrong, don't plain out trust their child/children, or rely on movies and games to raise their child/children. If they trust their ability to raise, and their offspring, then why be fearful?
(It's late, I'm tired, and I think this part doesn't really fit well with what I just rambled about, but, right now, I don't care)
Mmm, I wonder what kind of effect our generation will have on the world. My guess: Change. For better or worse? Probably both. Because that's just how Life works out ;)