“To all the animators that made Aladdin, thank you. You really pushed the boundaries on what animation could do.” - Robin Williams while receiving his Disney Legend award
"Actually, in my experience, honor causes death."-
His brother died for Honor.
Now inspired by Emma, Hook aims to return to being a Man of Honor.
Which means he thinks she’s worth dying for.
She made him want to return to the best version of himself. Even though his experience tells him that it will get him killed. Emma, and her family, made him remember that not only love, but also honor, is worth dying for.
He turned his back on honor and survived for three centuries. Three centuries of misery. And then he meets Emma Swan and she reminds him that there is another way - that good can triumph, that doing the right thing doesn’t always end in tragedy, but that even if it does it’s still better to have taken the hard path, the righteous path.
People who think his devotion to her is just about sex clearly haven’t been watching. People who think he should have given up on her just because she didn’t jump into his arms the first day they met simply don’t understand. This isn’t just about romance for him. Emma Swan brought him out of the fucking darkness that was his life for 300 years.
He’d stay by her side for 300 more, even if it meant they would only be friends. Because she was his SALVATION and he is so very grateful for that. Yes, he loves her, but he would be there for her in whatever way she choose, because he wants to remain in the presence of the woman who makes him a better man. And he wants to help her be the best version of herself.
This isn’t just about sex. The man is hot as fuck and had ample opportunity to get laid back in the enchanted forest. But he chose to give up EVERYTHING, and head back to NYC to save Emma because…
”It was the RIGHT thing to do”.
That isn’t lust. It’s love. It’s honor.
And finally someone said it
nobody’s fucking stopping you from putting on some foundation dude you can put it on and it’s discrete and other straight guys won’t be able to tell and it does wonders. nobody’s stopping you from moisturizing or even putting on the lightest bits of concealer. don’t worry, other straight men can’t tell
Also there’s less pressure for men to be attractive and more pressure on women to see past men’s looks for their personalities, like look how many movies star average/ugly dudes who still score modelesque girls.
step 1: create unrealistic, unattainable standards of beauty for women
step 2: build a multi-billion dollar beauty industry to sell women makeup, tell them they are worthless without it
step 3: mock and vilify women who wear makeup as vain and fake, mock and vilify women who don’t wear makeup as ugly
step 4: code makeup as exclusively feminine, make the feminine shameful, shame any and all men perceived as feminine
step 5: complain that you can’t wear makeup
all that commentary