01-25-2016 02:26 AM
under a groove
01-25-2016 03:21 AM
The Optimist says "The glass is half full".
The Pessimist says "The glass is half empty"
The Negativist says "Half full, half empty? Why does it matter? The glass is filled with stagnant shit water! If i'm lucky, maybe i'll trip, break the glass, cut my self on the shards, have the stagnant shitwater seep into my wounds, get an infection and die in agony; fingers crossed!".
01-25-2016 06:23 AM
Hänsel and Gretel are left in the woods by their biological parents in the 1812 version and it's the biological father and a stepmother after 1840. I don't remember any Grimm tale with a stepfather though, almost always a stepmother. I read that in some English language versions Cinderella's father is dead while in the Grimm version he is alive but agreeing with the step mother or not standing up against her. The change in the fairy tales' theme this causes is interesting. In the first version famine obliges a family living in poverty to give up their own children while in the second one they are still poorbut it is the stepmother's dysfunction, i.e. her lack of "proper" female nurturing instinct that causes them to abandon the kids. There are even theories that, psychologically, the (step)mother and the witch are one and the same person because once the witch is dead and the kids come home the evil (step)mother has also disapperared (at least in some versions). Don't ask me where I read that though.
Originally Posted by uumlau
Psychological analysis of fairy tales can be fascinating. There is an interesting series of depth psychology exgesis by the theologian/psychoanalyst Eugen Drewermann based on that assumption that many fairy tales talk about common emotional human experiences like a parent-child conflict, the development of sexual maturity, the gaining of independence from one's parents, etc in codified form, often using metaphorical imagery. His writing is very Ni-ish and feelery but he has some interesting interpretations.
This exchange also got me to look up the Aarne-Thompson classification system for fairy tales (INTP porn!) and it seems that there are many versions of Cinderella but one of the key elements they all have in common is the evil FEMALE antagonist which could be a stepmother or an older sister.
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01-25-2016 09:25 AM
across the universe
01-25-2016 09:43 AM
This young man has the most amazing face I have ever seen.
He is like the physical manifestation of everything I have ever felt.
Every frame is amazing.
01-25-2016 10:02 AM
One of my doctor's nurses looks just like Zep from the Saw movies... I think this every time I see him
Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom? -Terry Pratchett
01-25-2016 11:36 AM
He reminds me of a goldfish for some reason.
Originally Posted by Ingrid in grids
01-25-2016 11:45 AM
An argument is two people sharing their ignorance.
A discussion is two people sharing their understanding, even when they disagree.
01-25-2016 01:16 PM
hey ma! got a tatoo
I'm waiting to go to therapy and one of the pamphlets says intimate partner violence thought it said intimate panther violence I'd so read about intimate panther violence
01-25-2016 01:21 PM
Don't Dream It, Be It
Highlights of the day:
• Throwing my water bottle at an asshole
• Being called a "freak ass faggot"
• More to come
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
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