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Pocahontas Plot Hole (1995) – All About the Flying Leaves

Warning: Contains Spoilers***

Many of us have seen Disney’s “Pocahontas”, whether we grew up with it, watched it in our early childhoods, or first saw it in recent years. I was 21 when I first saw it. Despite the mixed success and criticism on the movie’s portrayal of Native Americans, I really enjoyed the film. I would give it five stars.

However, no story, in any form, is without its flaws. Aside from the grossly insensitive lyrics in the song, “Savages”, sung when John Smith is about to be executed (but he is rescued, of course), there are a few parts of “Pocahontas” that bother me a bit. They are plot holes. Regardless of what I said about them, I don’t obsess over them. At least not too much.

There’s the first plot hole, of where are Nakoma’s (Pocahontas’s friend) parents or guardians. The second is how did Pocahontas sneak out to see Grandmother Willow after her father yelled at her for wandering off at a dangerous time. And the third, which this post focuses on, is where do those flying leaves come from.

I noticed they come at crucial points of the story. They also seem to arrive when characters change. Obviously, Pocahontas is not unknowingly or secretly an enchantress (that would make an interesting conspiracy theory, but would be shut down by everyone). But what is the point of the flying colored leaves? I’ve actually recently nicknamed them the deux ex machina leaves.

Having you also noticed this? When Powhatan is about to execute John Smith and Pocahontas not only saves her love interest, but also defends him, the leaves fly into Powhatan’s face. He closes his eyes and seems to absorb the wind. Then he suddenly changes and decides not to fight the English. He also lets John Smith go.  

I don’t believe the leaves forced Powhatan to change. Nor do I think that have a bunch of supernatural powers (they do have some, though, as they alter John’s shirt during the “Colors of the Wind” number). But is seems to be a mystery to where they come from and what powers they have besides changing colors as they fly as well as a few other skills.

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PowerPuff Girls Theory: Was Their US History Different from Ours?

Anyone who grew up in the 90’s or 00’s might have remembered a show on Cartoon Network called “The PowerPuff Girls”. I was especially a huge fan of that show in 2nd grade. But that’s another story.

Anyway, those who watched the show all know the premise. Professor Utunium mixed three ingredients (sugar, spice, and everything nice) and accidentally dropped chemical X, thus creating the PowerPuff girls, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. The girls fight crime and save Townsville.

When there’s trouble, the mayor contacts the PowerPuff girls through their special telephone. The girls fight the crime and throw the villains in jail. And… without a trial.

There was never a courthouse, judge, lawyers, defense attorneys, witnesses, or any of that in “The PowerPuff Girls”. Not once have villains such as Mojo-Jojo, Princess, Him, or anyone else been tried and found innocent or guilty. They’re just immediately thrown in jail by the PowerPuff girls.

Yes, it’s a cartoon. But because people get tried before getting locked up in real life, I wonder if their history differed from ours today.

I will not go into detail as I do not discuss politics on my blog. However, I still consider this quite interesting.

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OMG… These Conspiracy Theories Are, Like, So Insane

If you’ve surfed the web about your favorite movies or TV shows, you may have discovered fan theories about them. Some of them are clever. Others, however, are depressing and can ruin how you view the programs. Some of them have been confirmed by the creators. Others have been shut down.

Here are my reactions to the conspiracy theories that have stood out to me the most. These are in no particular order of the levels of my opinions.

 

The Fairly Odd Parents and Danny Phantom

 

1: Timmy lives through a life of abuse and all the episodes of FOP are his dreams while he’s in a coma.

 

I found this too dark and depressing. In fact, it had temporarily ruined the way I have viewed the show right after discovering this theory. I was a huge, long-time FOP fan in my childhood. I would try and make time for FOP specials, watch episodes I hadn’t gotten chances to see, and was even sad when hearing that the Jimmy-Timmy Power-Hour 3 (FOP crossover with “Jimmy Neutron”) was the series finale. Of course, it ended up not going off the air and FOP still airs and produces new episodes now. Anyway, this theory had scarred me. I could never see a children’s cartoon that way.

 

2: Danny Phantom is a sequel to FOP

 

I like this theory more. Not just because it’s more positive and clever, but also because it’s also more original than “the shows are just dreams or imagination”. The idea is that Timmy wished to never turn 13 since according to Da Rules, a child had to give up his/her fairy godparents when he/she is deemed too old. So Cosmo and Wanda made him 14 (Danny Phantom’s age). The theory also suggests Chester becoming Dash, Tootie becoming Sam, and AJ becoming Tucker.

Although I admire this theory more than the previous one, I cannot imagine it being true. It probably isn’t. In the FOP special “Channel Chasers”, it is revealed that a kid can have fairies until the age of 18. However, I think 13 would have been more logical in terms of maturity and independence. But that is a different story. There are also hints in “Danny Phantom” of Danny’s life before he was 14.

 

Rugrats

 

3: Every baby is Angelica’s imagination

 

This is another depressing theory that claims that this is a character’s imagination and is not real. Like the first FOP theory, I disliked this one. One detail that stood out to me was that Phil and Lil were Angelica’s envision of how the twins’ mother never had them. So Angelica pictured them as boy and girl fraternal twins.

 

Now onto the movies.

 

Harry Potter (book and film) series

 

4: All the events are in Harry’s head

 

Seriously? Then what was the point of everything? Although this one is also depressing since it suggests that Harry only imagined his time at Hogwarts just to escape the horrors of the Dursleys. Even J.K. Rowling supports this. I don’t think she has officially confirmed this theory, but I sure hope it is not true.

 

Aladdin (Disney)

 

5: It takes place in the future

 

Yes, you don’t see jets like what the Jetsons fly in or super advanced technology. But this theory has come up because when the genie comes out of the lamp, he says he was trapped there for 10,000 years. He also hints at the last time he saw life was the third century. There are also references to other movies with the genie.

I cannot decide if it is true or not. I am leaning more the unlikely side, though. The creators have given hints about historical context in “Aladdin”. I have even come up with my own theory. It is that civilization in the “Aladdin” universe began long before it did in real life. The genie got trapped in the lamp 10,000 years before, but during the third century, there was a hole in the lamp. So the genie got a glimpse of fashion during that time.

 

Conspiracy theories are creative, but sometimes, they go a little far. What conspiracy theories have stood out to you?

 

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Alice in Wonderland Theory: Does Alice Have Autism?

Warning: contains spoilers***

I have watched Alice in Wonderland (the 1951 cartoon) several months ago. While I have enjoyed it, I noticed that Alice had traits that were similar to certain people who have Autism (not everyone).

Yes, the whole Wonderland trip turned out to be a dream the whole time. But some of Alice’s actions and lines during the story, I felt, seemed different than some kids her age.

Of course, no one will ever know the answer to, whether or not, Alice has Autism (and either hasn’t been diagnosed with it or is forced to keep it secret from everyone). Even the Disney company itself might not know. But here are some traits I’ve noticed on Alice that made me come up with this conspiracy theory.

1: Being very sensitive and naive

Of course, anyone can be like this. And that can be a good thing, too. But it seemed that for Alice, it was stronger. However, that is just a minor part, and Alice still remains pretty brave.

2: Having an impulse to follow the white rabbit, just because she was curious to know where he was going

Not many children Alice’s age would do that. But often times, being curious can lead to learning more and growing smarter.

3: Repeating phrases, like, “I beg your pardon”

This could have been just from the script writer. After all, no one’s perfect. So it is possible that the screenwriter for “Alice in Wonderland” didn’t realize that he/she made Alice say, “I beg your pardon” a lot. But I do see this trait with some people on the spectrum. Still, they remain very intelligent people, regardless.

4: Having to be reminded or taught social rules

Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dum had to remind Alice proper greetings. The jack rabbit and the mad-hatter had to teach her that it was rude to join others without being invited. But once again, everyone makes mistakes. Alice is not stupid. She just needed to learn.

 

In spite of these traits, Alice is still a likable character. Whether she has Autism or not, she is smart and well-behaved.

Everyone is great the way they are. It’s important to be proud the way you are. Don’t worry about weaknesses. Focus on your strengths.

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Fairly Odd Parents Conspiracy Theory-Is Everyone as Happy as the US?

The Fairly Odd Parents was, perhaps, my favorite childhood cartoon growing up. I watched it from when it first came out in 2001, at the age of 7, up until right after turning 13, when I lost interest. Despite loving it when I was a kid, it’s not really an easy watch for me anymore.

Anyway, one thing I noticed about the show’s content in recent years has wandered my mind for a while. And that is… is everyone in the FOP universe as happy as the US? And by that, I mean both economically and culturally.

Now I won’t go into politics, obviously. In fact, everything I mention will only be about the world in the FOP universe, not ours. So here are some hints to my conspiracy theory.

Warning: There will be spoilers!

1: Timmy’s Friend, Chester shouting, “I’m the most miserable kid in the world!” in the special, “Fairy Idol”-This is perhaps the biggest clue. What I remember is that his dad became famous and he knew how to play the banjo. But in real life, that would have made him considered to be one of the HAPPIEST kids in the world. If you think about it, Chester was NOT as poor (or unlucky) as some people living in some countries where they constantly have to worry about survival and struggle to get their basic needs. There was also no war going on in Dimsdale, another instance where Chester would be a LOT more miserable as his safety would most likely have been jeopardized. The same would apply if he lived in a society where the government controlled and restricted things for their citizens (such as travel and Internet). And the last thing is that he was in pretty good health as he hadn’t any diseases or injuries.

2: The names on the unwished wish lockers in the unwished wish episode (I can’t remember the name of that episode)-I recall famous names like Walt Disney and Tina Turner. While I can’t remember all of them, I do acknowledge that those people were all living like Timmy-not that they necessarily had evil babysitters or caregivers, but that they had every point I mentioned in the first hint about (wealth status, safety status, government rule status, and health status).

3: Every child who has or had fairy godparents-From Timmy Turner to Remy Buxeplemy, and many more, they also have have what I listed above. So if you think about it, you should notice what they have or had in common.

Conclusion:

If the FOP universe were like ours, all the fairies would be assigned to kids who are in stronger need than those like Timmy or Chester. Most would be helping kids living in extreme poverty, war, certain controlling government systems (like fascist or communist), with severe diseases or injuries that would last them for a really long time. So fewer children living in a place like the US would have fairies, and they would be in much more critical and serious conditions than what Timmy lives through in the series. That means, unfortunately for him, he wouldn’t have or need Cosmo and Wanda. Having a nasty babysitter wouldn’t really be enough.

So with all this hints,… do you think the Fairly Odd Parents Universe is happy than our universe in real life?