Ahhhhh that’s so awesome!! I’m really glad you’re pumped about it! c:
Thanks! I had a lot of fun today, too! I learned all the kids’ names and I think they’re starting to get used to me. A little girl fell today and hurt her back a little, but I stopped her tears by putting her hair in an Elsa braid UwU (She may or may not be my fave)
I had my first day at my new job, which is at an after school program in an elementary school. The kids are between kindergarten and second grade, I’m pretty sure. They’re great kids and the teacher I shadowed with was really cool! I’m excited to go back tomorrow! :D
“Anaconda” turns Nicki’s butt into a literal force of nature, causing earthquakes in a jungle setting. After parodying the idea of exoticism by opening on a jungle scene, she shifts into a workout setup with comically small weights. All of these setups make the same point: Nicki’s body is the modern ideal. And because Nicki is spitting rapid-fire jokes the whole time she is onscreen, it’s impossible to feel like she’s been reduced to a mere body.
This is confirmed by what comes next: Nicki squirting whipped cream on her tits, fondling a banana, and then slicing the banana with a maniacal laugh. Cutting up a metaphorical dick onscreen makes it even more clear that the “Anaconda” video is about Nicki asserting her power, not as a sexual object but a sexual subject. Both the suggestive choreography and the song’s lyrics, which recount a series of sexual encounters, double down on the fact that Nicki has all the power here, and that she can show as much of her body as she likes and retain all that power.