Totally relevant to this post.
So I just need to get this off my chest:
For me David Kawena from Lilo and Stitch is the ultimate Disney prince because he is there for Nani AND Lilo and even Stitch despite everything that’s going on in their lives. They’re going through some tough stuff. Their parents die and all of the sudden Nani has to be a mom to her sister who is socially awkward and depressed and that’s hard enough as it is and then she gets her this ‘dog’ and everything gets harder and even though she can’t return David’s feelings he’s still there for them through everything. Even aliens. He’s amazing. I was watching Lilo and Stitch with my niece the other day and I cried watching David go through it all. He is the perfect guy. Like I just get emotional thinking about him.
Imagine if you had someone like David in your life - male or female. You would feel like a prince/princess even if you were living with next to nothing.
David is the ultimate Disney prince - even though he isn’t a Disney prince. He should be considered one.
Disney rant - over.
Also, this is an example of a dude who, yes, has a crush on his female friend but ISN’T a ‘Nice Guy’.
Bolded by LP.
Here’s why I personally love David:
Right after the four of them go surfing and Lilo almost drowns, there’s a heartbreaking scene where Bubbles informs Nani that he’ll be taking Lilo into foster care in the morning. With Stitch at his feet, David watches Nani walk off with Lilo, knowing that she’s going off to tell her sister the reality of their situation. He mutters something to the effect of, “everything was fine until you came along”.
The context of the scene is such that Stitch believes David is talking to him (Stitch is one of our two POV characters, and the camera angle is from Stitch’s POV). But David doesn’t know that Stitch isn’t a dog, and he’s never shown any inclination to talk to Stitch before this moment. He doesn’t even look at Stitch when he says those words, either.
Meaning it’s most likely that David is talking to himself at this moment. That David believes Nani was managing just fine in taking care of her sister until he came into the picture, and distracted her from what she should’ve been focusing on (which, if you recall, was the reason Nani told him she couldn’t go out with him in the first place). He blames himself for Lilo being taken by the state, for Nani losing what little she had left, when she’d already lost so much. In David’s mind, because he loved her, Nani lost everything.
So what does that beautiful little unicorn do?
He goes out and finds her a job. The one thing he knows Nani needs to keep Lilo, the one thing she couldn’t do on her own, the one thing she’d given up as impossible. And he does it because he feels that he has done her wrong, that this is something he needs to set right, and because she demonstrably can’t do it for herself, but also because he needs to prove to himself just as much as her that his love doesn’t break families, but make them.
David’s young. Maybe he’s kinda dumb. Maybe he coasts by on his good looks and charm. Maybe he runs from responsibility, and maybe he blames himself for all the wrong things. And maybe he’s broken, just as much as Nani and Lilo and Stitch are. But he’s also kind and patient, and generous with what few possessions he has; and he’s warm and devoted and hopelessly yet realistically in love with Nani in a way that few Disney princes ever are. And when he and Nani get together in the end, it doesn’t feel like some sweeping fairytale romance but like a family reunion; like two ducklings crying out, I’m lost, and finding each other at last.
I have a lot of Lilo and Stitch feels ok
it’s a sad time when your husband’s boobs are more impressive than yours.
Remember when Nickelodeon had attempted suicide?
Remember when Nickelodeon had actual suicide?
Remmeber when they had Mpreg
remember when they had a gay couple
Nickelodeon:Pushing the boundaries since 1977
they put squidward in hell
Spongebob seems to be the culprit in much of this…
Remember when Spongebob had an anal rape joke?
Remember Rocko’s Modern Life?
Just. Rocko’s Modern Life. In it’s entirety.
lets not forget this
That last one holy crap
you didn’t steal it from anyone neither made it look 99.9% similar to someone to get followers.
Tsundere: Leo, Gemini
Yandere: Scorpio, Taurus
Deredere: Cancer, Pisces
Kamidere: Aries, Sagittarius
Himedere: Libra, Aquarius
Me and my non-TMNT fan friends.
what really sucks is when you know you should be doing something but physically cannot bring yourself to do it no matter how important doing that thing is
TMNT Mustaches, Slash and Destroy edition!
Yesterday Comfy and I had an amazing convo about vamp Leo…
I’m 100% sure that that episode is going to become my favorite one of the 2012 series, mainly due to that cameo.
The fact that they’re bringing in the 1987 turtles, THEIR ORIGINAL VOICES, literally blows my mind and makes me smile every time I think about it. (Rob Paulsen is totally going to be talking to himself…I bet they’re going to have a line where 2012 Donnie and 1987 Raph point out that they sound alike.)
Once that happens, there will only be two other ways that 2012 can top that in my eyes.
1. If we get a cameo with the 2003 turtles.
- 2003 was my favorite turtle series. The Leonardo of 2003 was the definition of perfection to me, and I would die if he got to meet his new incarnation. (Honestly, I doubt this will ever happen, though.)
2. IF WE GOT A 1987, 2003, AND 2012 TURTLE EPISODE. OH MY GOD CAN YOU EVEN BECAUSE I CAN NOT.
- JUST THINKING ABOUT THAT EVEN HAPPENING IS LIKE CAUSING ME TO HYPERVENTILATE!
- It’s kind of like the way 2003 ended its series with the movie, Turtles Forever. It included the 1987 turtles, the 2003 turtles, and even the original mirage comic turtles. If that was to happen again with 2012 in the mix…I probably wouldn’t even live to see the entire episode because of the massive cardiac arrest I’d experience.
- If something like this does actually ever happen, don’t expect an episode review for me, because it would literally consist of me fangirling about Leo nonstop.
As you can see, this cameo has me beyond words for excited. This is my childhood coming back, it’s going to be the craziest thing. Like, I’m not kidding when I say I might cry when it happens. TMNT 1987 and 2003 were what got me through my dad’s deployment to the war, so this is an emotional thing for me.
Literally the number of possibilities for things to happen is destroying me. I keep making up scenarios in my head about what’s going to happen. (Will they meet 1987 April? Shredder? Krang? I really hope 1987 Krang pops up because I bet it’d be hilarious for them to compare the Kraang and Krang…)
I need to stop. I have finals and I need to study for them. The fact that this episode is going to exist is ruining my life (much like the entire 2012 series) and I know we’re going to have to wait a while for it…
(I just drew 1987 Leo on my notes. Noooooo.)