I'm gonna be the devil's advocate here and just point out - despite Jack's appearance... he's like 300 years old... and Elsa is still 18. Sooo we've reached the Bella/Edward idiocracy conflict - if Jack looked like , say, the Ice King, he'd be super creepy and a pervert
Allow me to play devils advocate as well. I say devils advocate because I don't ship Jelsa myself, I just think some of the art is pretty. We're arguing timelines, right? Okay.
Jack died as Jackson Overland and became Jack Frost in the year 1712 in Pennsylvania (which was then a British colony) at the age aprox. 18. Frozen takes place in Scandinavia (if you look closely at the beginning, the book about the trolls in contained Viking runes and distinctly Nordic art) some time in the early to mid 1700's. So in theory, even though Jack is immortal during the time period of Frozen, he is still approximately the same age as Elsa, with no more than maybe 20 years difference. It would also ALMOST make sense for Jack to show up in Scandinavia because the REAL legend of Jack Frost originated in Norse mythology (watch a HiJack shipper throw that in my face later...)
Which, in a round-about way brings me to the hoodie. If this crossover could exist, Jack would be wearing period-appropriate clothing for the 1700's, not that modern-ass getup, the style of which was not popularized until the 1980's
I'm not saying IF the timelines match; the timelines DO match. Both the Frozen story and Jack's death IN CANON take place in the early 1700's. And as an immortal spirit he can fly on his staff, so also location is a non-issue (although language would definitely be a biggy)
I'm not saying the ship works, because there are numerous other reasons that I believe it doesn't. Language barrier, Elsa is mortal and will die someday wile Jack is immortal and will live forever, no one can even see Jack at this point let alone fall in love with him, need I go on? I'm just pointing out a relevant detail for arguments sake. Like I said before, I don't ship it, although it does make for a visually appealing image, which is why I still look at Jelsa art on occasion. Reason I'm here in the first place.
Actually, Jack is 300 yrs old as of the time Pitch resurfaces, which I would assume to be 2012 when the move came out. This means that Jack "died" as Jackson Overland and became Jack Frost in 1712. Frozen takes place during the early to mid 1700's. So they really are approximately the same age.
Indeed. I get that it's whimsical, the artwork is crafty, and they do look cute, but it's still unsettling ... I'm 22 and sure as hell I DON"T want to get down with a 300 year old dude.... that looks like a 14 year old ... brrrr
That's why Twilight is also super creepy, not in the good way
I try not to mix up canonical facts with beautiful fanart, since the latter is just what it is, and should be appreciated. Yes, it does look a little awkward because Jack looks a lot younger than her, as she looks like a mother nearly, but in this separate case of fanart, the person's details and photography is so beautiful, and the artist can do whatever they want.
In your conversation about canon, yes, I do find the general mashup a bit unsettling looking if we must just go off the visuals (and even the way Elsa's personality would perceive it; she's already anal about relationship logic (and her view is far more American-modern than her timeline) and what it means to be an adult, so I can't see her not seeing him as a teenaged boy and not treating him accordingly, especially since she carries herself like a 25 year old. It doesn't match up, I admit). Sexuality is about physicalty, so him being a (dead) teenaged boy with a body built (and stuck) like a fourteen year old and her being a grown woman with a body built like Beyonce is still awkward and jailbait-looking, since you're mentioning the looks of the Ice King (an old man) and the looks of Jack (a skater boy) with a grown woman who is even more grown than her body already is, both of which are extremities in awkwardness ; But people can have their fun, no?
I do wish someone would acknowledge that when they make Jelsa "manifestos," however. No matter the "age is a number" response (Elsa's maturity would literally never co-sign this phrase), people still seem to physically age Jack up to make him look less awkward with her, so subconsciously they indeed find it awkward too, I guess. Yet many of them are children/teenagers so they don't really get what it means to be 21-25 (mentally and physically), and how adults who act like Elsa see/treat teenagers.