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Why I don't like Jack x Elsa :|

Mon Feb 10, 2014, 3:55 PM
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People will probably hate me for this but I gotta voice my annoyance about the unbelievable amount of Jack Frost x Elsa fanart out there. It's like a plague that can't be avoided, even if you don't even look for it. :|

I've never understood why people do crossover-pairings. It's so...random. Pairing characters from a movie up with each other because you think there's something going on between them, well, alright. Creating an own character that fits into the world of the movie, alright. But taking two characters from completely different movies and claiming them to be a couple? Eh, wtf? Yes, I draw Jack, Dolphy and Jim together as well, but those are really just fun images and I don't ship Jack with anyone ( mostly because I see him as the perfection of a big brother and sorta Peter Pan-like ). However I know that the shippers are taking those couples pretty damn serious. There are even fangirls who comment on Dreamworks' and Disney's Facebook pages asking them to make movies with several of those characters. Seriously, I've seen a comment begging Dreamworks to make a movie with Jack, Hiccup, Rapunzel and Merida. It's like asking Microsoft and Apple to produce a computer together. :|

Why do I hate Jelsa so much now you ask? They look so cute together, don't they?Well, that already is one of those issues. People pair them up mostly because they both have winter powers and look similar to each other. Which is so horribly superficial it's making me cringe. It's like pairing up Tarzan and Princess Mononoke because "Omgawd, they both live with and can talk to animals, they have so much in common!". How shallow have we become? Jack is still a child at heart who loves to play with children, prank people and have fun. Elsa is a queen, very mature and responsible for her age and has to rule a whole kingdom and follow her duties and deal with politics, etc. She'd rather be like a mother-like person than a girlfriend for Jack.

Anyway, my 3 other main problems with this pairing :

1. They look like freaking siblings. Seriously, Elsa looks like a sparkly princess-version of Jack. Looking like brother and sister doesn't exactly qualify for being a perfect couple...does it?

2. This is just my personal humble opinion so don't attack me with a pitchfork if you're an Elsa fan but let's imagine she wasn't an official movie character but the creation of a fan. Whenever I see images of her I have the following scenario in mind :

"Jack totally needs a girlfriend! I gotta create one for him! So, where do I start....oh yes, she has to have winter powers as well! Maybe even more powerful and impressive than Jack's! White hair and insanely huge blue eyes fit best to give her that wintery look, and oh, oh, she needs a sparkly beautiful dress and shoes with stiletto heels to look even more breathtaking! Of course those shoes might be pretty impractical when she walks on ice and snow all day, but hey, who cares? Sooo, what else. Oh yes, she must have a dramatic past and be angsty but still lovable because she does it all for the well-being of others and needs someone to relate to and save her!"

What do I wanna say with this? Well, I'm 100% sure if Elsa was the creation of a fellow fan she would have been the prime example of a Mary Sue and people would have faceplamed at the sheer uncreativity of developing a girlfriend like this for Jack. Like, totally. I don't say she's a Mary Sue in the movie, solely talking about the Jelsa aspect here.

3. Jack is immortal. Elsa isn't. It's all fine and dandy until she ages and suddenly turns into a grandma while Jack still looks like 18. Yikes.

Of course everyone is allowed to draw and ship what they want and I'm the last person who would waltz towards an artist and flame them for it. If you ship them, fine. I just felt the need to blurt my opinion out because the pairing is shoved into my face wherever I look and every time it's making me facepalm because of the previously mentioned reasons.

Now excuse me, I gotta hide from the angry Jelsa-fans. :P


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PrincessOfTheNightxx 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist
Thank you! x.x You would not believe... One of my best friends LOVES Jelsa. She is obsessed with it.  An actual conversation(We'll call her K, don't wanna give out her name):
Me: "Hey, K, do you need help with number 6? You've been on it for a while."
Then the teacher came over and took her phone up.
So I'm kinda tired of Jelsa.
Sjcb 2 days ago  New member
Finally someone who agrees
i hate it when people just pair them together because they both got ice powers and look the same, I rather hijack (hiccup And jack) their completely different 
KitKatKrunchie 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god AGREED! Finally someone doesn't like Jelsa! Why does he get paired with Disney princesses?! Rapunzel and Elsa.. Ugh. They're from COMPLETELY different movies by COMPLETELY different companies. I'm sick of looking for Frozen pictures and art and seeing Jelsa!
Thank you q-q Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I couldn't agree more. Those two together... It's just wrong. I never understood why so many people have to pair up everything, shamelessly.
Jack is a wonderful character and he is, in my opinion, not in desperate need of a girlfriend, so just like he did not need Rapunzel (WHY? Isn't there Flinn?), he does not need Elsa.
And if Elsa needed a king... well, he should be human, shouldn't he? I mean little princes and princesses, a heir to the throne, a future for a kingdom and not a sob story cause she grows old and he doesn't.

(Sorry for the poor english ._.)
Thank god, someone else!
Ugh, THANK YOU! You put my boiling rage for that pairing into words! SO glad I'm not alone on this!

I suppose I can't really talk crap about ROTG crossovers since I'm writing a crossover story between Rise of the Guardians and American McGee's Alice, but the Jelsa pairing just rubs me the wrong way. Maybe because it's all in-your-face all the time. Like you said, you come across Jelsa crap even if you're not looking for it. Which is beyond annoying. 
Plus, doesn't the Jelsa pairing just seem to ship itself sometimes? That's boring when everything just lines up perfectly without much effort. Doesn't give much leeway for decent fanfics. Where's the fun in that?
And definitely, Elsa just looks like the genderbent version of Jack Frost. In which case, if they were a couple, that would be narcissism in the purest form. 
Fallow89 Apr 9, 2014  New member
Also to add, I prefer Tangled over Frozen. In fact, I even prefer Rise of the Guardians over Frozen, Frozen's still a very good film though but it is pretty overrated. Tangled and ROTG didn't get anywhere near as much attention when they first came out.
Fallow89 Apr 9, 2014  New member
As much as I adore Jack and Elsa as seperate characters, I completely agree with you. These Jelsa fan pairings are taken way too far and I don't see them in the fantasy that everyone else sees them in and I don't ship them together, for the reasons you listed. I can definitely see them as friends and having mutual respect for each other but not lovers at all. Like you said, the only real reason they're paired is because of the similarities they have in common. They both have winter powers, both look alike,  and they are both really kind hearted and misjudged. Even though I do see Jack more of a Disney character in many ways, since he's extremely loveable and reflects that Disney personality, there's absolutely no way Disney, nor Dreamworks would create a film with this shipping pair just to make the fans happy, even by popular demand. The whole thing would just ruin the perspective of these two characters, with Elsa being the snow queen and Jack being an immortal snow guardian is basically the only story that can evolve round them but it's all simply just a bad fanfiction, which would be a laughing stock for both Disney and Dreamworks. I doubt they would want to waste their budget on something completely random and pointless. If I do ship Jack with someone, it would be Tooth Fairy as they are both characters from the same film and they did seem to really like each other.  I mainly see Jack as his namesake - a  guardian. Or the caring brotherly instinct. Your post was the reason I set up an account. You're pretty much an inspiration :)
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