have likely never felt the flood of relief that there is a WORD FOR WHAT YOU ARE after spending years wondering if you were broken, what was wrong with you, feeling ridiculously isolated and having other people complain about things you can’t change about yourself. If there’s a word for it, that makes it a real thing.
Knowing that I am real, that I am not alone, has done so much more for me than this idea that homogenizing everyone by refusing to recognize our differences is supposed to. I felt invisible and/or mocked for most of my life by people who thought we should all just be “people.” Why in the world would anyone think that could be a good thing for me now?
“Why does everyone need a label, GAWD!?” is code for “I haven’t given my self and who I am much thought, and the fact that you have, and have had to, upsets me. So stop it and be more like me, dammit!”
That awesome feeling when you realize that oooh, it’s a real thing, you’re not completely screwed up after all! Labels are good if they help you understand who you are.
Not so much if you stick them onto others, though.
No matter who you are, what you have been through, how terrible you have felt, regardless of where you come from, what you do, what you look like, how you behave, always know that one thing above everything else is true.
“I love writing but hate starting. The page is awfully white and it says, “You may have fooled some of the people some of the time but those days are over, giftless. I’m not your agent and I’m not your mommy. I’m a white piece of paper, you wanna dance with me?” And I really, really don’t.”—
“Sometimes life is hard. Things go wrong — and in life, and in love, and in business, and in friendship, and in health, and in all the other ways in which life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do: Make good art. I’m serious. Husband runs off with a politician? Make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor? Make good art. IRS on your trail? Make good art. Cat exploded? Make good art. Someone on the internet thinks what you’re doing is stupid, or evil, or it’s all been done before? Make good art.” ― Neil Gaiman
1.) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 2.) Pinocchio (1940) 3.) Fantasia (1940) 4.) Dumbo (1941) 5.) Bambi (1942) 6.) Saludos Amigos (1942) 7.) The Three Caballeros (1944) 8.) Make Mine Music (1946) 9.) Fun and Fancy Free (1947) 10.) Melody Time (1948) 11.) The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) 12.) Cinderella (1950) 13.) Alice in Wonderland (1951) 14.) Peter Pan (1953) 15.) Lady and the Tramp (1955) 16.) Sleeping Beauty (1959) 17.) One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) 18.) The Sword in the Stone (1963) 19.) The Jungle Book (1967) 20.) The Aristocats (1970) 21.)Robin Hood (1973) 22.)The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) 23.)The Rescuers (1977) 24.)The Fox and the Hound (1981) 25.)The Black Cauldron (1985) 26.)The Great Mouse Detective (1986) 27.)Oliver & Company (1988) 28.)The Little Mermaid (1989) 29.)The Rescuers Down Under (1990) 30.)Beauty and the Beast (1991) 31.)Aladdin (1992) 32.)The Lion King (1994) 33.)Pocahontas (1995) 34.)The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) 35.)Hercules (1997) 36.)Mulan (1998) 37.)Tarzan (1999) 38.)Fantasia 2000 (1999) 39.)Dinosaur (2000) 40.)The Emperor’s New Groove (2000) 41.)Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) 42.)Lilo & Stitch (2002) 43.)Treasure Planet (2002) 44.)Brother Bear (2003) 45.)Home on the Range (2004) 46.)Chicken Little (2005) 47.)Meet the Robinsons (2007) 48.)Bolt (2008) 49.)The Princess and the Frog (2009) 50.)Tangled (2010) 51.) Winnie the Pooh (2011)
When you click to reblog, at the top of page where it says “Reblog Link” (and shortens the list), remember to click the “as…” button next to it and pick “as text” to get the whole list!
First off, I want to clearly state that these are simply theories and I’m working through my own thoughts still. Also, that this is not justifying Loki’s actions, but merely attempting to analyze why he did what he did. Here are the points I’d like to make:
Loki is flawed but his flaws are a result of a culmination of poor (if partially unconscious) treatment by his parents (mostly his father), his brother, and his peers. He is both a victim of circumstance and his own foolish actions.
Loki’s motivation is desperate desire for self-respect.
Loki is not a villain. He is not a hero. He is an anti-villain.
“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”
CARL SAGAN (via Advice to Writers)
Yeah. I always said that we don’t have telepathy yet, but writing is the next best thing.