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  1. Game of Thrones‘ Once and Future Myrcella Baratheon Responds to Being Recast, Wins Social Media

    Kids these days with their Vines and their murder.

    Maisie Williams is generally regarded as the Game of Thrones' cast Queen of Vine. Can Aimee Richardson be the Princess?

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  2. “Excuse Me, Princess“: The Princess Type, for Good or Ill, Part 2

    Venture again into the pretty pink minefield.

    Princesses, despite what we may think of their relevance, seem to be everywhere we look. In movies, in television, in products aimed at young girls, the trope of the princess is going as strong as ever, often as an old type wearing a new costume.

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  3. “Excuse Me, Princess“: The Princess Type, for Good or Ill, Part 1

    Venture into the pretty pink minefield with us!

    How do we create a complex woman character who can give girls a choice in who they identify with, but that Hollywood will still regularly produce? And how can we do it while encouraging the qualities of modern feminism, instead of diminishing them?

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  4. Those Conical Princess Hats? Borrowed Fashion From Mongol Warrior Women

    Consider the Following

    You know, the ones that you made out of construction paper, tape, and a bit of whatever was left over from the trip to the fabric store for the princes party you were invited to when you were seven. The ones inspired by one brought back to Europe by Marco Polo, who'd borrowed it from a Mongol queen. Since Mongol dress was more or less gender neutral, the very vertical hats (sometimes five to seven feet) helped differentiate the male and female silhouette from a distance. But I don't want to give it all away; you can read more at Medieval POC.

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  5. A Princess Superhero Themed Party: You’re Doing it Right

    Pretty Pretty Princess

    Oh, hot glue. Is there anything you can't do? (via Isa Is An Isa.)

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  6. What If All Disney Princesses Were Sloths?

    Pretty Pretty Princess

    We'd have really slow moving Disney films but they'd be ten times cuter. "A Facebook conversation occurred….I needed a break from finals….and this happened," writes Phillip Light of this unique art pairing. Check out what Snow White, Belle, and (my favorite) Merida would look like as sloths. Oh and for those wondering, there's nothing in our bylaws that says we can't do more than one sloth post a day.

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  7. The Super Bowl Ad We Forgot: the One With a Warrior Princess

    Pretty Pretty Princess

    In my rush to remember all the Super Bowl ads from last night that were worth remembering, I forgot this Toyota commercial. It's got a pretty familiar plot of a genie whose wishes always have a bit of an ironic twist to them. Sort of a monkey's paw kind of thing. Except there's one particular wish in here that gets an "ironic" twist that we have entirely non-ironic positive feelings for. See if you can figure out which one it is. (via Think Progress)

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  8. Princesses Ariel and Belle Finally Have Their Own Castles At Disney

    Pretty Pretty Princess

    If you ever wondered why Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella were the only Disney Princesses to have fancy castles at Disney theme parks, you're not alone. Finally, the Walt Disney Company are attempting to play catch-up with the ladies and have granted both Ariel and Belle their own special houses. 

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  9. A Real-Life (Party) Princess Spills the Magic Beans on Princess Culture [VIDEO]

    Pretty Pretty Princess

    Princess Marty, The Party Princess from NPR on Vimeo. What does it take to be a real-life princess? "A lot of muscle," according to M. Alice LeGrow, a.k.a. Princess Marty. "You can't be a wilting flower. Have you ever walked around in a corset and a ballgown? It's hard! ...Not to mention every child wants to be picked up at least 40 times." LeGrow, who was profiled by NPR in this short video on party princesses, was a comic book artist before her publisher went out of business and she started her new career. The fact that she's someone personally involved in "princess culture" makes her take on it all the more refreshing. (via: Mental Floss) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  10. Here, Let Disney Pull on Your Heart Strings With This Ad Defining “Princess”

    It's A World of Laughter A World of Tears

    Disney has been manipulating the emotions of girls and women for so long now that the word "princess" has become nearly synonymous with their product. And I agree with Peggy Orenstein's points about it. And no, I've just got something in my eye. (via Peggy Orenstein.)

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