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:iconbluerose1plz::bulletblue:Hope everyone is well!:bulletblue::iconbluerose6plz:

I've been tagged in some journals but haven't had the time to type my own, so I'll do them together. I'm also sorry for not answering my mail but I'll clear it this week. Feel free to skip my ramblings and check out the feature instead :) No hard feelings.
Before I answer my tags I have one short comment about fairy tales.
A few weeks ago there was a dA article about fairy tales and their impact. I wanted to comment but didn't feel like an internet argument. It's been bugging me so I figured I'd say it anyway. This wave of "Oprahism" against fairy tales annoys the living hell out of me! Ever since that talk-show drama queen said they are a bad influence on young girls it has spawned a new breed of  self-righteous prats finding hidden messages in nothingness. According to them it creates unrealistic expectations of love, relationships, your role as a woman and the role of a man. However, when you apply this same backwards logic to lets say the porn industry and say that it creates desensitization of the subject which leads to escalation and depravity as well as unrealistic body image etc, you get the same buggers kicking in their heels in it's defense.
My father taught me that an intelligent person can argue a case for any evil.
I don't feel like typing an essay on the matter stating arguments and counter arguments - I have better things to do with my time. It's not about finding "Mr/Ms right" - it's finding "Mr/Ms right-for-you" instead of "right-now". Love isn't easy, there are obstacles to overcome. You'll learn there are monsters out there and sometimes you'll be lonely or hurt but it's not the end of the story. Blah, blah, blah...you get the idea.
Maybe if more adults protected the message of the fairy tale there would be less teens on this site flashing their tits and vaginas for the world to see?
Broken adults suck the innocence and beauty out of the last safe haven in this messed up world.


:icontrutze: Tagged me in a book game so here goes:
1. GREED What is your most inexpensive book? What is your least expensive book?
......Does free count? I went to a second hand book store and got Bram Stoker's "Dracula" for free because the cover was badly damaged. I restored it and it looks new :)
2. WRATH—What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
......I tend to only read authors I like but Mr. Stephen King was testing my patience when he said he didn't know if he would ever finish the "Dark Tower" series - he did and the ending sucked but at least I know what happened. :) I lived for that book. My obsession was so bad that I always left the last 2 chapters until the next book came out just in he didn't write another. That way the story wouldn't really end unless I wanted it too. I now collect the graphic novels.
3. GLUTTONY—What book have you deliciously devoured over and over with no shame whatsoever?
......There are several but I think I've read Dante's "Inferno" at least 4 times.
4. SLOTH—What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
......Hermann Hesse "Steppenwolf" - he was banned in our country years ago and I wanted to see if it was his subject matter or his brother's rank in the Nazi party that caused it. I read the first few pages but it's just been staring at me since.
5. PRIDE—What book do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader?
......Psh, stuff that. I read only what I like.
6. LUST—What attributes do you find most attractive in male or female characters?
......Male- stoicism. I like the strong, silent type  and he must be fearless :horny:
7. ENVY—What books would you most like to receive as a gift?
......I own all the classics that mean a lot to me but the current releases are lacking. I haven't had the time or money to keep up with any of the authors I like so anything really. As long as it's horror, science fiction, etc. I'm game.
8. Is there a book in your collection you are ashamed of?
......Why do I own Danny Sugerman's "Wonderland Avenue"? Where the hell did it come from?!
9. What 5 books would accompany you to a desert island ( no 5 series, actual single books)
......Dante "Inferno", Milton "Paradise Lost", any E.A.Poe collection as long as it includes "alone" and "the lake", The Bible and any compendium on mythology world wide.
10. What books are you going to read next and why?
......R.Rudgley "pagan resurrection"  a friend forcefully suggested it.
11. What is the first book you remember from childhood?
......Oooh plenty. I was sick often when I was little so I read a lot. There was a series of books called "Saartjie" about a little girl and her adventures. Loved it!
12. Do you owe an e-reader?/ would you like one?
......No I don't have one but it wouldn't be the same as holding a book. What I want is books on tape so that I can draw at the same time.
13. A book that truly changed your life:
......Again several. The first one that changed my reading habits was a teen horror called "the boy who reversed himself" - after that I couldn't bring myself to read any love story nonsense ever again!
14. A book you hated to read:
......THE GREAT GATSBY is a soul crushing pain in my @$$! Now they're making a movie of it :puke:
15.A book you would recommend to me:
......Well I shouldn't be allowed to recommend things, apparently I'm depressing. Stephen King's "gunslinger" It's short enough to read in a day and it's more fantasy than horror. It's simply friggin' awesome!


:iconkxushka: is going to have to forgive me for not following all the rules but I will answer her questions :)
1... In spite of my somewhat stand-off impression I suffer from a bad case of empathy. I often feel terrible for people I barely know. I make bad friendship decisions due to this and end up with ungrateful sods abusing my desire to help. It's one of my resolutions this year "no picking up strays!".
2... I'm Christian but I really don't care what anyone else believes. Don't preach to me and I won't preach to you.
3... Cat's rule! That is all.
4... I get caught up in political debates way too often and hate myself for being stupid enough to get sucked in every time.
5... I don't like chocolate unless it's milkshake.
6... I adore all horror and science fiction movies, even the bad ones.Oh and procedural crime shows (CSI, Criminal minds, etc)
7... If I were a comic character I'd be "Ghost Rider".
8... I have a tiny addiction to my favourite 80's kiddie shows and own dvd box-sets of Carebears, She-Ra, BraveStarr etc. (and they are next to my full collection of "Buffy").
9... I wish my hair was actually the cherry red it is now. It would save me a lot of money and effort.
10. I LOVE my husband even if he has the genetic predisposition that prevents him from putting his shoes in the cupboard!  

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Kxushka's avatar
Your tags are great! :D :D :D And of course I forgive you ;)
I think I barely read the rules myself!
Kitty-Cat-Angel's avatar
I agree. It's like the whole Barbie thing as well. I don't remember wanting to look like Barbie as a kid, I just remember admiring the fact that she could be anything she wanted to be and I realised that she was also a toy with unrealistic body proportions.

Parenting has become so lazy that we're blaming anything that is wrong with ours kids on entertainment when the real problem is with media and how REAL women are warped to look unreal, and the fact that parents aren't actually telling their kids what the difference between reality and fantasy is.
dreamarian's avatar
Sorry this is sooo late but that was well said. It's the lack of parenting that's the problem, not outside stimulus.
desdainart's avatar
Amazing features, as always-- found some new faves. We learned a little more about you haha.. I completely agree with you about the fairy tales. If people cannot distinguish between imagination and reality, then you should be institutionalize. I have more faith in humanity, more than I really should, to know that fairy tales are just stories. As Einstein said (not sure of the real wording): if you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales; if you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. Fairy tales are meant to be inspiring-- at least that's how I took it as a child and I spawned out to be very creative and imaginative. Nowadays people are always trying to find the hidden lines to be offended by every single thing it's so ridiculous.

Though I'm not a fan of Stephen King but the devilish me do love horror stories. My favorite book is "The Descent" by Jeff Long. Check it out sometime.
dreamarian's avatar
I know this is late but that book "the Decent" is it the same story as the movie by the same name? Coincidentally, a friend gave me the movie a week ago...but we all know they have never been able to make a good horror flick from a novel!
desdainart's avatar
Oh, noooo.. movie was shit. The movie is definitely not based on the novel. The setting does take place underground but the story itself is nothing like that stupid movie.
AdoraBell's avatar
Hear hear!!

I love me some Bollywood love stories, keeps the hope for love alive.

pbird12's avatar
I think the fairytale thing, to be blunt, is a load of old balls :facepalm: Most of them have been around for hundreds and hundreds of years and are about the inherant traits of good and evil ... but what the hell isn't? If you look hard enough, you find the good and bad in everything and I'm with you 100%, maybe if some morals and food for thought given through stories were more popular, we wouldn't have the obnoxious self absorbed world we live in :shrug:

It's such a ridiculous thing to say. Harry Potter is a worldwide phenomenon and it's essentially about good and evil in every shape and form, but it's fawned over, but Little Red is shunned! Pfft! I feel a rant coming on, so I'm going to shuttit now :D

Gorgeous feature! And, I'm about to go read all your tagged answers now too :la:
dreamarian's avatar
...a little late, I know...I think all these budding pop-psychologists should get stuffed! Most of today's parents are terrible and if it wasn't for fairytales there would be no representation of wrong vs right. The kids will just grow up to be like there parents...and have kids like themselves...who will grow up to be like them etc, etc, etc....
LadyChristina's avatar
Thank you for the feature, and an interesting topic you bring up - the fairytale and their impact. I hadn't even heard of that until you mention it here, but it would seem there is something there to be thought about. I haven't done that thoroughly, but I really don't see how fairytales can have a bad impact on anyone. As far as I know, people have been raised on them for hundreds of years, and I don't think it's very difficult to know the difference between them and reality (school hits you hard, doesn't it, when you'd much prefer to be sitting in your castle waiting for the prince and all). Either way, I'm with you, I think. Fairytales are not bad, fairytales are little places we can go and seek refuge.
Who is the bad guys, then? Because there ARE messed up teens out there, and actually on dating sites all girls refer to themselves (and their daughters, if they have any) as "princesses", which annoys me personally. I think many women, myself included, have fought hard for women's right to be independent, and I don't understand why someone would want a self-image where you need a man to supply. But that is their own business.
I do think the media just keeps turning up as the reason for all this. Because with the celebs, there isn't a line between reality like with fairytales. The celebs are real people, and therefore, many girls try to be like the celeb girls. And that is bound to fail. Either way - thank you for an interesting thought!
dreamarian's avatar
This reply is so far beyond late it's ridiculous - sorry :ashamed:

:iconpinklilyplz:My pleasure for the feature!:iconkokorox:

Some days I wish people would stop trying to find more things to bitch about. Hell, there is enough wrong with the world. I'm gonna make one of those viral Youtube vids like the one for Britney Spears and call it:
LadyChristina's avatar
No problem at all! :D And that sounds like a great idea with the youtube vid :D
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