of dreams and courage (again, always)

Remember who you are. (I’m sorry, Mufasa.) (Also: no, YOU’RE watching Disney fireworks on YouTube and crying in your bathrobe. Get it together. [Don’t. You’re perfect.]) (I miss you. I guess that’s usually why I’m here.) For my 31st birthday, my Dad gave me a framed image of Mickey Mouse and a Walt Disney quote:Continue reading “of dreams and courage (again, always)”

i ran a half-marathon: the fireworks spectacular epilogue

My parents took me to Disney World for the first time when I was just shy of two years old. My favorite story from that trip is of when they bought a popcorn for us to “share.” Yeah, right. I beckoned for the popcorn box, and, “Oh, how cute,” my parents must have thought. TheContinue reading “i ran a half-marathon: the fireworks spectacular epilogue”

in anticipation of dumbo, with love and something like hope

After 2010’s Alice in Wonderland, I considered myself pretty much done with regards to two categories: Tim Burton and live-action Disney remakes. Yeah, I caved and saw Big Eyes in 2014, but… eh. And, as I’ve written about before, I used to be a Tim Burton maniac. I was with Tim all the way, evenContinue reading “in anticipation of dumbo, with love and something like hope”

there’s a dumbo trailer!, or the challenges of still being a tim burton fangirl

One of the first VHS tapes that I wore out was The Nightmare Before Christmas. In between the Coming Attractions and the movie itself, the video tape featured a segment, set to bombastic Danny Elfman* music, about the “genius mind” of Tim Burton. I didn’t really know who Tim Burton was, but that segment alwaysContinue reading “there’s a dumbo trailer!, or the challenges of still being a tim burton fangirl”