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  • ronuds 21 Feb 2013 20:59:08 21,788 posts
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    I think what's most amazing about all of this is that there's still a working 360 that doesn't have HDMI.

    That thing belongs in a museum!
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 21 Feb 2013 21:56:15 37,384 posts
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    My daughter's 3rd birthday is next month, and as I look through a list of presents we're considering getting her - and it's stuff she's actually asked for - I ponder one thing:

    I was determined she wasn't going to be one of these girls who dresses all in pink, who is obsessed with Disney Princesses, who doesn't fall in to the stereotype of your standard little girl. I've guided her and encouraged her to find her own way even at this still very young age... How did she end up becoming obsessed with Rapunzel and Cinderella? How did she come to ask for a Rapunzel dress and a Princess bag?

    She does love those princesses.

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  • jellyhead 21 Feb 2013 22:09:16 24,350 posts
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    Sounds like you did your bit and have a little girl with an independent mind... who has decided she likes princesses all on her own. You've got a good kid there :)

    Have a great party!

    Anyway, fairy tales are steeped through our culture. We've got castles bloody everywhere for a start.

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  • jellyhead 21 Feb 2013 22:10:48 24,350 posts
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    Either that or your missus has been smuggling in contraband disney stuff.

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  • Deleted user 21 February 2013 22:12:56
    MrTomFTW wrote:
    My daughter's 3rd birthday is next month, and as I look through a list of presents we're considering getting her - and it's stuff she's actually asked for - I ponder one thing:

    I was determined she wasn't going to be one of these girls who dresses all in pink, who is obsessed with Disney Princesses, who doesn't fall in to the stereotype of your standard little girl. I've guided her and encouraged her to find her own way even at this still very young age... How did she end up becoming obsessed with Rapunzel and Cinderella? How did she come to ask for a Rapunzel dress and a Princess bag?

    She does love those princesses.
    why were you determined to avoid this?
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 21 Feb 2013 22:24:39 37,384 posts
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    Eh, it just seemed whenever I saw a little girl dressed as a princess they were a spoilt, entitled brat :-)

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  • Deleted user 21 February 2013 22:26:07
    Ah yeah fair enough. I think all you've proven is that girls are naturally inclined towards this shit!
  • Dougs 21 Feb 2013 22:28:11 66,724 posts
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    I don't think there is much escaping it tbh. It's all consuming, whether TV or clothes, toys etc.
  • Slint1000 21 Feb 2013 23:29:15 3,074 posts
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    This is the thing; you can do your best to try and instil non-disney-princess values in her but there's always gonna be TV, school friends, the internet etc etc that might make her see these things to be what she should be interested in.

    To be honest; I'm not a parent myself but my Mum was similarly inclined as she was a pretty forward thinking social worker who I remember buying my nieces things like train sets and cars as presents but then my Sister would discourage them from playing with them! (Grrr)

    Both nieces now have an unassailable love of pink girly things even now, but the point is to try and give them balance and show them that they (girls and boys that is) shouldn't automatically follow the cliches and to think for themselves and to decide their own tastes, not what peer groups tell them to.

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  • FWB 21 Feb 2013 23:37:30 43,878 posts
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    Just because she loves the princess stuff at that age, doesn't mean she will do later. My sister went down that route as a kid, but is certainly not that way inclined now. Don't worry about it now. Worry about it if she's twenty and acting like a bitch.
  • RelaxedMikki 21 Feb 2013 23:49:17 927 posts
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    Our daughter was also really into the princesses at three. We still have the Disney dresses in the wardrobe. Then she went though a goth phase around six (we have a goth neighbour who babysit a couple of times...) She is now eight and, much as we discourage it, she seems determined to try to dress like Kei$ha...

    Seems like we are all pretty much born as our own little independent people from day one. Our parents will try to guide us on the right path as much as they can can. But we are going to decide what we want for ourselves... the sterotypes that we are confirming to this week may well be those we reject tomorrow...
  • RelaxedMikki 21 Feb 2013 23:53:56 927 posts
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    ...I only came in here to say that I reckon that Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts would be better than Minecraft if it ran at 60 fps rather than 16...
  • GuiltySpark 22 Feb 2013 07:45:46 6,325 posts
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    stoopid post modernism : (

    Get bent.

  • LeoliansBro 22 Feb 2013 11:06:45 43,268 posts
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    HOLY FUCK.

    Emily Watson and Emily Mortimer are DIFFERENT PEOPLE.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • RedSparrows 22 Feb 2013 12:56:46 22,076 posts
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    What a shit lunch. Don't ever go for lunch at 12.30. Every sod around will be there, taking all the food you want.
  • ibenam 22 Feb 2013 21:25:15 1,352 posts
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    Tasty
  • Lexx87 22 Feb 2013 21:27:06 20,869 posts
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    Faggots are lovely.

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • nickthegun 22 Feb 2013 21:33:31 58,897 posts
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    Yes with an if, no with a but.

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    He totally called it

  • kickerconspiracy 22 Feb 2013 21:41:31 495 posts
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    West Country Sauce.
  • nickthegun 22 Feb 2013 21:44:03 58,897 posts
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    In north corea, women are allowed to have one of 18 hairstyles

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    He totally called it

  • disusedgenius 22 Feb 2013 22:06:00 5,228 posts
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    5 seems like the obvious choice to me.
  • Razz 22 Feb 2013 22:45:52 60,779 posts
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    3 for me, I love the vulcan style hair cut

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  • Dirtbox 22 Feb 2013 22:50:40 77,480 posts
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    2 for me. Keep that thing you call a face hidden.

    +1 / Like / Tweet this post

  • X201 22 Feb 2013 22:55:01 15,150 posts
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    Number 6, you could use that quiff to keep a Cornish Pastie warm for your dinner.
  • mrpon 22 Feb 2013 22:57:49 28,490 posts
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    Number 8, I like it from behind.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Moot_Point 22 Feb 2013 22:59:11 3,920 posts
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    4. Its those shopping bag eyes that do it for me.

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  • riceNpea 22 Feb 2013 23:03:13 592 posts
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    worst advent calender ever
  • Kostabi 22 Feb 2013 23:04:13 4,878 posts
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    I bet the styles match their muffs too, that's the real problem with communism.
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