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parrotbeak:

miwadake:

So

With Darling set to be written about it’s making me annoyed all over again that we got the O’Hair twins before the Charming ones. Not that they aren’t fine in their own rights but a Dex/Darling would’ve been the perfect opportunity to guarantee she’d sell and successfully introduce a completely unheard of character. Not to mention, while the O’Hairs episodes are nice enough there isn’t anything in them that couldn’t have been postponed until a later doll release.

Basically, I need a Darling charming official art and/or doll pronto.

Are you talking about a 2-pack? Because right now it seems Signature 2-packs are strictly Royal/Rebel and I understand from the book crowd that Darling is a Royal like her siblings?

I’d have to re-read the books for her few mentions but she seems to be assumed royal. We don’t know all that much about her aside from some character description (white blonde hair, dexter’s twin) and her super power (slowing down time by way of flipping her hair) and that she seems to get along with her twin perhaps?

I admit this is more about my love of twins than anything else. I was always curious about her, especially since book canon is funny about her and the diary had Dex calling her his ‘little sister’ (so he’s the older twin?), but once she was revealed as a twin there was a need for her. She’d certainly be more interesting to have in doll form right now than the O’hairs IMO. Aside from Rosabella confirmation, a Darling reveal of some sort is at the top of my list for SDCC reveals and between that and the new Shannon Hale compilation that will apparently have a short story about her I’m hoping for the best.

So

With Darling set to be written about it’s making me annoyed all over again that we got the O’Hair twins before the Charming ones. Not that they aren’t fine in their own rights but a Dex/Darling would’ve been the perfect opportunity to guarantee she’d sell and successfully introduce a completely unheard of character. Not to mention, while the O’Hairs episodes are nice enough there isn’t anything in them that couldn’t have been postponed until a later doll release.

Basically, I need a Darling charming official art and/or doll pronto.

shannonhale:

I am very excited to announce my secret project, an Ever After High short story collection to publish this fall. It will include the previously e-pubbed shorts I did of Madeline Hatter, Briar Beauty, Hunter Huntsman, and Ashlynn Ella as well as new stories about Dexter Charming, Darling Charming, Cedar Wood, Lizzie Hearts, and Kitty Cheshire. As well there will be fun extras, like world maps, the Mad Hatter’s tea shoppe menu, advice cards from The Queen of Hearts to her daughter, The Tale of Two Sisters, and other surprises. My awesome husband Dean contributed his talents to the Lizzie and Dexter stories.
With The Unfairest of Them All coming out last March and A Wonderlandiful World releasing next month, this is turning out to be quite an Ever After year for me!
Clarification: this will be released as a hardcover, available in bookstores everywhere, as well as an ebook

IT WASN’T A TYPO

shannonhale:

I am very excited to announce my secret project, an Ever After High short story collection to publish this fall. It will include the previously e-pubbed shorts I did of Madeline Hatter, Briar Beauty, Hunter Huntsman, and Ashlynn Ella as well as new stories about Dexter Charming, Darling Charming, Cedar Wood, Lizzie Hearts, and Kitty Cheshire. As well there will be fun extras, like world maps, the Mad Hatter’s tea shoppe menu, advice cards from The Queen of Hearts to her daughter, The Tale of Two Sisters, and other surprises. My awesome husband Dean contributed his talents to the Lizzie and Dexter stories.

With The Unfairest of Them All coming out last March and A Wonderlandiful World releasing next month, this is turning out to be quite an Ever After year for me!

Clarification: this will be released as a hardcover, available in bookstores everywhere, as well as an ebook

IT WASN’T A TYPO

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vanillafrappes15:

miwadake:

parrotbeak:

queen-lizzie:

melody-ppiper:

randommakings:

Omfg Melody, I love you for pointing it out. If you ask me, she also does look pretty tanned. From all we know she could be multiracial. And what does it matter if a white girl wears a bindi? I think it looks pretty on her.

Because the brown people who invented bindi and wear it to express their culture are murdered, raped, denied jobs, spit on, attacked, ridiculed, etc. for it. Meanwhile, white women who wear bindi stripped of its cultural significance are hailed as “trendy” and even said to “wear it better”.

Like, look up the term “cultural appropriation” if you have time. Just because non-white jewelry looks good on white people (and that’s a rather subjective matter) doesn’t mean they should wear it.

As far as representation is concerned, I do hope you understand how off it is when a story refuses to include characters not up to Eurocentric standards but for a tokenistic handful, but does eagerly includes the inventions of the people left out.

the fact that someone could have no idea why it would be a ‘big deal’ for a non indian person to wear something important to their heritage says EVERYTHING I’ll ever need to know about you. This isn’t the 90s & Gwen Stefani - everyone should know definitely know better by now.

It’s funny, I just saw a discussion about race and cultural appropriation. It sounds like you guys have no idea that cultures can have similar things without ever having to mix. (As a kid I wore “hindis”. Gems on my third eye area. Yep. Then I saw that hindis were a thing and liked it even more.) 

Besides, this is almost as bad as twerking and wearing a kimono being “cultural appropriation”. 

Do you realize how idiotic you sound?

'well I did this culturally insensitive thing so it's no big deal'

OF COURSE it’s no big deal to you: it’s not your culture. Bindis are not a fashion statement - they are a religious symbol.

Twerking is rooted in traditional african dance and white people co-opting it for themselves isn’t approapriation so much as not respecting its cultural relativism, and the same would go for kimonos.

This is ‘funny’ to you because it’s not your cultures being used as a ‘look’ for white people and is suddenly seen as interesting or beautiful whereas the peoples whom these items/behaviors belonged to were ridiculed and degraded when they themselves originally did them.

The true funny thing is you thinking I’m not catching EXACTLY what you mean by the use of ‘you guys’ and this attempt to ‘other’ ethnic people while keeping the things of theirs you like.

No - I get it, loud and fucking clear.

Reblogged from parrotbeak  60 notes

parrotbeak:

queen-lizzie:

melody-ppiper:

randommakings:

Omfg Melody, I love you for pointing it out. If you ask me, she also does look pretty tanned. From all we know she could be multiracial. And what does it matter if a white girl wears a bindi? I think it looks pretty on her.

Because the brown people who invented bindi and wear it to express their culture are murdered, raped, denied jobs, spit on, attacked, ridiculed, etc. for it. Meanwhile, white women who wear bindi stripped of its cultural significance are hailed as “trendy” and even said to “wear it better”.

Like, look up the term “cultural appropriation” if you have time. Just because non-white jewelry looks good on white people (and that’s a rather subjective matter) doesn’t mean they should wear it.

As far as representation is concerned, I do hope you understand how off it is when a story refuses to include characters not up to Eurocentric standards but for a tokenistic handful, but does eagerly includes the inventions of the people left out.

the fact that someone could have no idea why it would be a ‘big deal’ for a non indian person to wear something important to their heritage says EVERYTHING I’ll ever need to know about you. This isn’t the 90s & Gwen Stefani - everyone should know definitely know better by now.