~*{kira kira burogu}*~
unclewhisky:

glamdamnit:

My sister asked if the events of “The Labyrinth” are meant to be Sarah dreaming, or are they real? Although my primary reaction was that she shouldn’t put that much thought into any children’s movie (or any instance of David Bowie in tight pants), I’d like to take this opportunity to put so much thought into this children’s movie, that it’ll blow your mind.
So why is David Bowie kidnapping a child from an underage Jennifer Connelley?
In a time long long ago a sorcerer named Jareth fell in love with a girl named Sarah. Sarah’s father and step-mother would not let her marry Jareth because they wanted her to keep her, as a servant, to care for their other child. In a fit of rage Jareth kidnapped this other child and spirited it away to the fairy world. In this new world Jareth built a palace for his Sarah. He turned the spoiled child into a goblin, and kept it to be a servant.
Many stories of the fairy world tell us that time moves differently there than in our world (Rip Van Winkle for one). In the time it took for Jareth to build his kingdom, which he may have thought was little more than a few years, Sarah grew old and died.
Overcome by grief and addled by a lifetime spent in a strange world filled with monsters, Jareth goes mad. He refuses to believe that he has lost his love. He searches the mortal world from his castle, looking for her.
Sarah is Hebrew name. So, it is common, and has been in use for thousands and thousands of years. It does not take long (for him) to find a dark haired girl named Sarah, who has a younger sibling, and who feels that she is treated unfairly by her step mother. In a fit of rage he kidnaps this other child and spirits it away to the fairy world. Perhaps this new Sarah dies in the quest to find the child, perhaps she wins her sibling back and flees.
Jareth searches the mortal world from his from his castle, looking for her.  It does not take long to find a dark haired girl named Sarah…
This is how Jareth becomes the goblin king. Every goblin in the goblin city is a child Jareth has stolen, who was not recovered by a Sarah. (he told the current Sarah that Toby would become a goblin if she did not find him in time)
This is why he builds the maze. The magic bog, the junk yard of useless treasures, all tricks to slow Sarah down. Because if he can only have his Sarah for the time it takes for her to regain the stolen child, he will make it take as long as possible, keep her as long as possible.
This is why there exists in our world a book containing the story. Because it has happened before. So many times. At some point some lucky Sarah must have returned to our world to tell the story.
This is why when the most recent Sarah first meets Hoggle at the start of the labyrinth, and introduces herself; “I’m Sarah”, Hoggle responds “That’s what I figured.”
Because of course she’s Sarah.
They were all Sarah.

Aw shit.

ho’damn.
though i prefer my theory that it’s an extended metaphor for growing up. but yeah. that’s amazing too and i’d totally love an actual book with that kind of story.

unclewhisky:

glamdamnit:

My sister asked if the events of “The Labyrinth” are meant to be Sarah dreaming, or are they real? Although my primary reaction was that she shouldn’t put that much thought into any children’s movie (or any instance of David Bowie in tight pants), I’d like to take this opportunity to put so much thought into this children’s movie, that it’ll blow your mind.

So why is David Bowie kidnapping a child from an underage Jennifer Connelley?

In a time long long ago a sorcerer named Jareth fell in love with a girl named Sarah. Sarah’s father and step-mother would not let her marry Jareth because they wanted her to keep her, as a servant, to care for their other child. In a fit of rage Jareth kidnapped this other child and spirited it away to the fairy world. In this new world Jareth built a palace for his Sarah. He turned the spoiled child into a goblin, and kept it to be a servant.

Many stories of the fairy world tell us that time moves differently there than in our world (Rip Van Winkle for one). In the time it took for Jareth to build his kingdom, which he may have thought was little more than a few years, Sarah grew old and died.

Overcome by grief and addled by a lifetime spent in a strange world filled with monsters, Jareth goes mad. He refuses to believe that he has lost his love. He searches the mortal world from his castle, looking for her.

Sarah is Hebrew name. So, it is common, and has been in use for thousands and thousands of years. It does not take long (for him) to find a dark haired girl named Sarah, who has a younger sibling, and who feels that she is treated unfairly by her step mother. In a fit of rage he kidnaps this other child and spirits it away to the fairy world. Perhaps this new Sarah dies in the quest to find the child, perhaps she wins her sibling back and flees.

Jareth searches the mortal world from his from his castle, looking for her.  It does not take long to find a dark haired girl named Sarah…

This is how Jareth becomes the goblin king. Every goblin in the goblin city is a child Jareth has stolen, who was not recovered by a Sarah. (he told the current Sarah that Toby would become a goblin if she did not find him in time)

This is why he builds the maze. The magic bog, the junk yard of useless treasures, all tricks to slow Sarah down. Because if he can only have his Sarah for the time it takes for her to regain the stolen child, he will make it take as long as possible, keep her as long as possible.

This is why there exists in our world a book containing the story. Because it has happened before. So many times. At some point some lucky Sarah must have returned to our world to tell the story.

This is why when the most recent Sarah first meets Hoggle at the start of the labyrinth, and introduces herself; “I’m Sarah”, Hoggle responds “That’s what I figured.”

Because of course she’s Sarah.

They were all Sarah.

Aw shit.

ho’damn.

though i prefer my theory that it’s an extended metaphor for growing up. but yeah. that’s amazing too and i’d totally love an actual book with that kind of story.

manamana6672:

missespeon:

outofcontextarthur:

can we talk about how this fucking pbs show aimed at little kids easily talked about how anxiety is stressful but normal

Ok no but can we talk about this entire episode? 

It was called April 9th, and it was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks. It didn’t talk about the attacks themselves, but rather focused on teaching kids to deal with the all of the emotions that they might be feeling as a result. They set up a situation that might evoke similar emotions in children: a massive fire at the school.

Arthur’s dad was in the fire, so (as you can see above), Arthur is constantly worried about his dad’s safety.

Sue Ellen is grieving because her journal, which contained a huge amount of precious memories, was destroyed in the fire. Muffy is confused why she can’t just cheer Sue Ellen up by giving her a new journal.

Buster wasn’t at school that day, and feels confused and guilty that he isn’t sad about the fire like the other kids. He then befriends the school janitor, who has to retire due to an injury that, at his age, is pretty serious.

Binky actually saw the flames, and is constantly traumatized by the event. He doesn’t tell anyone because he feels like he would lose his tough-guy reputation if he admitted that he was scared.

The episode teaches kids that all of these emotions are perfectly normal and natural, that there’s not one right way to feel, and that even if it takes a while, things are going to be okay.

The thing that makes this show so great, in my opinion, is that it knows that kids are intellegent and strong enough to deal with these things if you present them in the right way. It doesn’t hide them, it doesn’t sugar coat them, it just presents them in a way that children can understand and shows them how to deal with them.

caskett-copop83:

This is like the cutest thing ever. It’s from the gif-set I reblogged.

Taking its first steps, and after successfully doing so, the chick goes “Yay!”

image

It’s so freaking cute.

beerburritowhiskey:

reallylameblog:

They’re coming

We have seen their kind before:

beerburritowhiskey:

reallylameblog:

They’re coming

We have seen their kind before:

medievalpoc:

k-ingsfoil:

spoopyfag:

keyboardwarriorprincess:

takethespearandpuncturetheflesh:

incisiveredneck:

Once they had a ship, the pirates elected their captains, and made all their decisions collectively. They shared their bounty out in what Rediker calls “one of the most egalitarian plans for the disposition of resources to be found anywhere in the 18th century.”

They even took in escaped African slaves and lived with them as equals. The pirates showed “quite clearly – and subversively – that ships did not have to be run in the brutal and oppressive ways of the merchant service and the Royal navy.” This is why they were popular, despite being unproductive thieves.

Oops, turns out piracy is pretty much always a term like terrorist that gets slapped on whatever we don’t like despite being a general reaction to the status quo. And nothing’s really changed.

And when african pirates were captured by the British they were forced into the slave trade.

Horrible Histories taught me about pirates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwn5K89dE5c

They were generally democratic, disciplined, communal - they even had pensions! If you wanted out of the pirate life, you would be taken to a destination of your choice (anywhere in the world) and given a lump sum to help you with your new life.

interesting

Honor among thieves.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU YES i’ve spent like two years studying piracy (back when i had time to devote to reading and research) and yes pirates are actually all very interesting and democratic and great

Reblogging since someone recently sent me an ask on this topic (although now it appears to be lost somewhere in my inbox).

smile-shy:

xxthesmittenkittenxx:

ivorylungs:

never trust anyone with all het-ships

um how about no

People can ship whoever the heck they want to ship. Whether their ships are canon or not, the point is to have fun. THE SAME APPLIES TO PEOPLE WHO SHIP NOTHING BUT CANON/NONCANON HOMOSEXUAL/BISEXUAL/ETC. SHIPS.

Never trust anyone who doesn’t let people ship who they want to ship.

keeping that tag because its the truth.

lemonsharks:

nerd4music:

You know, two characters disliking each other doesn’t mean underlying sexual tension. Sometimes people can’t stand each other, and there’s damn good reasons for it. Constantly reducing a character’s valid reasons for hating someone to “sexual chemistry” or hidden feelings to justify your ship is side-eye worthy, and questionable at best. Cut that shit out. 

#sif/loki #sif/loki #sif/loki is fundamentally out of character from the premise right down to every execution you could hand over 

teaspoon900:

redneckotaku:

will2bill:

paarthurnax-forever:

garethbyrd:

the-shortest-sunflower:

evening, sir.

MOONSTACHE

I just had to reblog. because moonstache

This need a Moonacle.

This is how Batman signals for Alfred…

You just made my day

teaspoon900:

redneckotaku:

will2bill:

paarthurnax-forever:

garethbyrd:

the-shortest-sunflower:

evening, sir.

MOONSTACHE

I just had to reblog. because moonstache

This need a Moonacle.

This is how Batman signals for Alfred…

You just made my day

magicalpoptarts:

chuuponpon:

hiyoko-hime:

stars-not-aligned:

chocoboco:

the-vagrant-of-love:

the-pokemon-emporium:

nauticalamity:

warden-constable:

Dragon/Poison, best stat = HP.  Neato.

psychic/rock h e l l y e s ? ? ? best stat’s hp but w/e psychic rock!

Fairy/Fighting: with High Defense. I’m gonna be the strongest and cutest bastard in all of Kalos

Fire Rock with high HPI am actually very okay with this

Psychic ghost with Sp.Def

Psychic fairy with HP hellz yeah

Fairy Rock.


immma rock rock

Psychic Fairy with High HP, Def, and Sp. Atk stats!! OvO

flying rock. 
and my best stat is defense.

magicalpoptarts:

chuuponpon:

hiyoko-hime:

stars-not-aligned:

chocoboco:

the-vagrant-of-love:

the-pokemon-emporium:

nauticalamity:

warden-constable:

Dragon/Poison, best stat = HP.  Neato.

psychic/rock h e l l y e s ? ? ? best stat’s hp but w/e psychic rock!

Fairy/Fighting: with High Defense. I’m gonna be the strongest and cutest bastard in all of Kalos

Fire Rock with high HP

I am actually very okay with this

Psychic ghost with Sp.Def

Psychic fairy with HP hellz yeah

Fairy Rock.

immma rock rock

Psychic Fairy with High HP, Def, and Sp. Atk stats!! OvO

flying rock.

and my best stat is defense.