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Express your unpopular book opinions with the ‘Tangled’ sword meme

Tangled books meme

With enough searching, you can find just about any suspect opinion in some dark corner of the web. Case in point: An unexpected conversation about literature is unfolding online—all thanks to a meme.

The meme comes from one of the best scenes in one of Disney’s finest creations. (Tangled is hands-down among my top five favorite Disney movies, don’t @ me.) Here the film’s male protagonist, Flynn Rider, needs more motivation than your average Disney character to launch into song. Thankfully, a few dozen swords do the trick in the film, motivating Rider to dazzle the audience with his dashing voice and less-than-wholesome motivation.

The still from this shot—of Rider being menaced by a handful or two of sharp weapons—became the meat of the literary meme when user @wordsbornn shared it with an extremely pressing question: “what book opinion will get you in this situation?”

Soon, answers were flooding in.

Tangled memes

https://twitter.com/wordsbornn/status/1310240277949485056

https://twitter.com/amparo_ortiz/status/1310324934904774656

https://twitter.com/stainedwthlight/status/1310544058188795904

https://twitter.com/RachelCDailey/status/1310869203906428928

Many people used the opportunity to call out specific books and authors they considered overrated or contrived.

https://twitter.com/elmihiro/status/1310688891158933504

https://twitter.com/ariesconceptss/status/1310544892402323457

https://twitter.com/SingleScalpel/status/1310650813971226625

Shockingly few people went after the ever-controversial J.K. Rowling, instead opting to aim criticism at the Harry Potter series.

https://twitter.com/sunfloweraidil/status/1310791488121368576

https://twitter.com/theeonann/status/1310389226190417921

https://twitter.com/kerry_anne/status/1310569239338655744

Is this a personal attack? This feels like a personal attack.

https://twitter.com/ObligatoryToast/status/1310379755167002626

There are a few legitimately dangerous opinions buried in this meme. Seriously, it’s not safe to voice these things on the internet.

https://twitter.com/lrich1024/status/1310262582259970049

https://twitter.com/nicolearcher/status/1310443300227170304

https://twitter.com/jifueko/status/1310633315079127040

https://twitter.com/kierisi/status/1310624446189887490

A handful of users took the opporitunity to push the idea of “new adult” fiction. The genre is still emerging, but aims to provide perspectives from protagonists not in the young adult range of 13-18 and not yet in the grim, crotchety, Rooster Cogburn portion of their lives. The hope is to encourage a few more characters in the prime 18-30 age bracket, which as of now appears to be when all fantasy characters disappear to get horribly scarred and jaded.

https://twitter.com/hannahvanvels/status/1310405459430567939

https://twitter.com/JupiterWyse/status/1310360515143630848

Many readers also called for the celebration of more authors of color. The sci-fi and fantasy genres, in particular, tend to be disproportionately dominated by white, cis writers.

https://twitter.com/Cworldinblue/status/1310649887969734658

https://twitter.com/rosiesrambles/status/1310380512855437317

https://twitter.com/ElleOnWords/status/1310383878738243584

The meme trend is populated by hundreds of diverse, sometimes contentious, opinions. In a year when our timelines seem inundated with an unceasing deluge of negativity, this trend comes as a welcome reprieve.

The post Express your unpopular book opinions with the ‘Tangled’ sword meme appeared first on The Daily Dot.

With enough searching, you can find just about any suspect opinion in some dark corner of the web. Case in point: An unexpected conversation about literature is unfolding online—all thanks to a meme.

The meme comes from one of the best scenes in one of Disney’s finest creations. (Tangled is hands-down among my top five favorite Disney movies, don’t @ me.) Here the film’s male protagonist, Flynn Rider, needs more motivation than your average Disney character to launch into song. Thankfully, a few dozen swords do the trick in the film, motivating Rider to dazzle the audience with his dashing voice and less-than-wholesome motivation.

The still from this shot—of Rider being menaced by a handful or two of sharp weapons—became the meat of the literary meme when user @wordsbornn shared it with an extremely pressing question: “what book opinion will get you in this situation?”

Soon, answers were flooding in.

Tangled memes


Many people used the opportunity to call out specific books and authors they considered overrated or contrived.


Shockingly few people went after the ever-controversial J.K. Rowling, instead opting to aim criticism at the Harry Potter series.


Is this a personal attack? This feels like a personal attack.


There are a few legitimately dangerous opinions buried in this meme. Seriously, it’s not safe to voice these things on the internet.


A handful of users took the opporitunity to push the idea of “new adult” fiction. The genre is still emerging, but aims to provide perspectives from protagonists not in the young adult range of 13-18 and not yet in the grim, crotchety, Rooster Cogburn portion of their lives. The hope is to encourage a few more characters in the prime 18-30 age bracket, which as of now appears to be when all fantasy characters disappear to get horribly scarred and jaded.


Many readers also called for the celebration of more authors of color. The sci-fi and fantasy genres, in particular, tend to be disproportionately dominated by white, cis writers.


The meme trend is populated by hundreds of diverse, sometimes contentious, opinions. In a year when our timelines seem inundated with an unceasing deluge of negativity, this trend comes as a welcome reprieve.

The post Express your unpopular book opinions with the ‘Tangled’ sword meme appeared first on The Daily Dot.

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