Petitetiaras’ 20 Day Disney Couples Challenge
13. Date (your favorite date scene with the couple): Ariel and Eric
I hardly talk about these two lovebirds, which is a real shame, because despite their romance being a bit rushed (especially for a more “modern” princess), their love story is really worth examining in a positive light. For one thing, Ariel has no voice throughout most of her time on land, and so Eric must communicate with her on a different level. I saw a post a while back that discussed this, so I’ll do my best to abbreviate it:
Almost every single Disney couple had SOME form of verbal connection, regardless of quickened romances vs lingering ones. Snow White and her Prince met through song; he was attracted to the beautiful voice singing to the well, and expresses his love to her through song as well. Prince Phillip was so amazed by the mysterious voice, he makes an effort to find its origins, and finally sees the beautiful Aurora and through word and song, they share a bit of classic, romantic chemistry before parting. Belle and the Beast not speak to each other quite often, they also connect through the WRITTEN word, which is very powerful and adds to the intelligent and passionate romance they slowly blossom together. Aladdin and Jasmine banter lightly, have very easy-going chemistry, and even have a wonderful duet together (that’s not only in their minds, such as Cinderella and Prince Charming). Tiana and Naveen meet when Naveen is a frog, but when he speaks to her, the magic of the story begins to sink in (though, admittedly, she reacts as any normal person would: scream and throw things), and they get to know each other by learning to swallow inner pride and speak to each other openly. Etc etc…
Although Eric was initially attracted to Ariel (unknowingly) by her voice, throughout his time spent with her, she is mute, and yet he still falls in love. Like the older princes, Eric still longs for the mysterious voice, and yet we can see him being completely won over by this enthusiastic, beautiful, and expressive mute girl. Their date shows no dialogue between them (or rather, no known talk from Eric), and yet their chemistry is still believable and adorable. The activities they shared in town, as well as their wild carriage ride, all lead up to one of the best romantic scenes of all time, “Kiss the Girl.” Here, we hear Eric speak, and try to guess Ariel’s name, and it has to be Sebastian’s voice that reaches him due to circumstances, but it doesn’t matter, because now the mystery girl has a name and is suddenly more than just “she,” but now the wonderful “Ariel.” I remember getting so mad when Flotsam and Jetsam ruined their almost kiss…. >.>”
All in all, this couple is adorable, and though not a personal fave, I do appreciate their budding romance, as well as the sweet silence they share during their time together. :) <3
Manatee Mermaid commission for the-not-all-that-great-gatsby .
Crowquill + Ink & Digital Colors
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MANATEE MERMAID. YOUR ARGUMENT IS INVALID.
Are not meant to
Stay as secrets. Although
Some things are hidden for the sake
-QUOTE OF THE WEEK
a stanza from a poem I wrote about the Pirates of the Caribbean mermaids before I saw the movie. It turned out pretty inaccurate, but still a cool poem.
I’m tired, give me a break.
First and last picture of Ariel alone