I NEED TO POINT SOMETHING OUT
A lot of people have been complaining about how Elsa’s ”recovery” at the end wasn’t believable - that after thirteen years of fear and depression, there’s no WAY she would be better just like that.
Of course, those people are right. Thirteen years of pain doesn’t disappear after a few moments of happiness.
But here’s the thing - Elsa didn’t just “recover”. She’s happy in this moment, and for good reason - a huge weight has been lifted off her shoulders. She’s relieved to not have to hide, to be with her sister, etc.
However, this is just one scene. Everyone who has depression knows that no matter how depressed you are, there are still some happy (or at least smile worthy) moments. In addition, if you really look at her face, you will notice that the emotions being expressed aren’t just happiness. Elsa’s feeling a whole range of emotions here - nervousness, excitement, disbelief, etc. Not pure happiness.
The fact is, it won’t be a 100% happy ending for Elsa. Even after the movie, she’s still going to have a shitload to deal with. She’ll still suffer from depression, anxiety, etc - the difference is that now she can be open about it and receive help from her sister. She doesn’t have to hide it anymore. Of course, she’ll want to, but now that Anna knows the truth there’s no way she’ll let her.
So yes, Elsa was happy in the end. Is this unbelievable? No. Will she have a perfect happily ever after and never feel intense emotional pain again? Obviously not. She’s going to go through a lot, as anyone recovering from a mental illness does. The important thing is that she’s on the way to getting there, and this scene marks the beginning of her journey to happiness.
Here is the master post with all of the current ones together in one spot! Thank you guys for the support! Chrome’s Little Bird.
Sorry for the low resolution on the first two…I forgot I did that, so people won’t repost it.
For better resolution: http://jon-lock.deviantart.com/gallery/48406455
UPDATE: Ah…nevermind orz.
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Rei’s got 99 problems and all of them are because of Nagisa
I’ve been waiting for this post all my life
the disclaimer though
reblogging again because I actually read the disclaimer this time…
You mean sick ass lightning tattoos
Best description I’ve ever heard
Amanda Bynes blocked me on Twitter after I photoshopped her face onto animals
i think this looks deeper than it is supposed to be.
i swear its just going to end up on a grunge blog.
What it means is “The insomnia i have from my deppresion and stress keep me up all night wondering why I even exist”. Those are our monsters….
No, actually it’s just a Minecraft reference to when you try and sleep and there are mobs nearby…
I’M lA IGHING SO HARD RIGHT NOW b YE
the pizza guy is gonna put tonight on his résumé