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You know you've been on MN Relationships too long when.... (Spoiler alert for 'Frozen')

(35 Posts)
CogitoEggySometimes Mon 21-Apr-14 15:39:07

.... you're watching 'Frozen' for the first time, the prince declares true love, proposes inside 24 hours and you say to no-one in particular 'well that's a red flag if ever I saw one.... he's rushing her'. Even more worrying when you're proved right - although shocked teenage DS now thinks I have special powers of prescience. smile

CogitoEggySometimes Tue 22-Apr-14 07:27:26

The metaphors in Sleeping Beauty are about as subtle as a house-brick. Blood, prickly forests, 'true love's kiss'. BTW... I always thought the Princess and the Pea was about spotting an easily-bruising haemophiliac. Big feature of European royal families...

50ShadesOfSummer Tue 22-Apr-14 07:37:59

Was I the only one to supress a snigger when the main character (sorry, not learnt the names yet even though DD keeps playing the damned DVD) shouts I want you to take me up the north mountain ?

halfwildlingwoman Tue 22-Apr-14 08:32:46

Well, I am deeply unhappy with Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, in which an awkward socially inept man tricks a vulnerable pretty woman into falling in love with him by kidnapping her tortoise and abusing several other tortoises along the way.

halfwildlingwoman Tue 22-Apr-14 08:34:39

I studied fairytales and metaphor on my degree course and there is a Freudian theory about Jack's beanstalk and masturbation. His mother gets very angry about the magic beans but actually there is nothing wrong with it.....

worldgonecrazy Tue 22-Apr-14 08:46:29

50shadesofsummer I also snorted when that line popped up!

I told my daughter that the "princess" in Princess & the Pea was obviously not a real princess, because a real princess would never be so rude as to complain to her hosts about a bad night's sleep.

redundantandbitter Tue 22-Apr-14 10:28:24

God yea, I suppressed a Phnarr at "take me up north mountain"

onetiredfromthesugarhighmummy Tue 22-Apr-14 10:36:27

'Look at that, I've been impaled'! made me snigger but the north mountain passed me by sad

WingDefence Tue 22-Apr-14 13:49:14

YY to Esio Trot. Horrible man!

Finola are you going to say anything to your friend?

Thetallesttower Tue 22-Apr-14 14:14:08

That's what I like about Frozen- the incredulity of Kristoff (the reindeer guy?) about Anna's declaration of true love after only a few moments. It's great, plus sisterly love, plus both princesses do not find a prince at the end.

Lots to like- now if they could have done something about the matchstick thin animation of the two sisters, it would have been even better.

DustBunnyFarmer Tue 22-Apr-14 18:04:37

There was a feature about Frozen on Woman's Hour last week. The smallness of their waists was commented on, as was the idiocy of scaling mountains in heels.

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