I just supported GREEN TECH FOR THE FUTURE on @ThunderclapIt
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.
Saw the video floating around so I gif’d it for anyone who doesn’t wanna actually watch it haha.
the last one though. so accurate.
Reblogging for Antheia.
Going through my likes, this might be a second reblog.
I want to be good at this tumblr thing. Granted I have even less time now that I am a manager and thus working full time. I am thinking about getting on here when I get home from work at 1 am. Err, more like when I get home at 2 am since I never get off in time. Then sporadically over the weekend since my schedule is all screwed up. Gotta run b efore the kids kill each other,
Diets are tricky for me. If it requires me to buy special things, I can’t do it. There are days were I don’t eat lunch so I can stretch out the loaf of bread for the kids. Hoping that will change now that I am working full time, but I still won’t have money for special diet products.
Transistor - Uncommentated footage, by popular demand (by TotalHalibut)
IS THAT JACKIE TYLER IN THE BACKGROUND!??!!!
also are we just ignoring the fact that all three of them have a pizza to themselves and theyve drank more coke than i have in my whole life
This is how you promote Doctor Who to other people. Because that was so perfect I think I shed a tear.
crying, i’m actually crying - this is amazing!
Okay, THIS is Doctor Who. Absolutely brilliant!
my heart hurtrs
THIS IS PERFECTION, OKAY?!
My mom said if this post gets 500,000 notes nothing will happen.
But if this petition gets 500,000 signatures we can get federal laws preventing rapists from suing for custody/visitation of their victim’s children.
You guys accomplished Operation Fluffy Chicken
How about putting in an effort to Operation We’re Finally Taking Rape Seriously?
On August 1, 2010, nine days after giving birth Marissa Alexander was attacked by her ex-husband Rico Gray. The Florida mother of three, Marissa fired a “warning shot” into the ceiling of her home in defense. No one was injured during the incident also evidence shows that Marissa fired the shot in the direction away from her family. During her attack Marissa “had no legal duty to retreat.” She believed the state would support her legal claim under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” statutes. Marissa was condemned to a 20-year sentence under Florida’s 10-20-Life law. According to her attacker’s deposition that already listed a history of protective orders against him Mr. Gray admits to prior documented cases of domestic violence against Marissa that the courts never considered.
tumblr if you can get someone a fluffy chicken you can save a woman from being wrongfully imprisoned for 20 years