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Novella Nurney
@F M Shyanguya, I believe that is supposed to be the top of the bridge of the nose- they have NO EYES.
F M Shyanguya
Astute as ever. Stopped short of small pin-head as in Rome.
Ultraviolet
" they have NO EYES." At least none where we expect them...;-)
F M Shyanguya
Aaaah!
Novella Nurney
@Ultraviolet, I saw that movie just a few days ago again, and the interviews of the director etc. That monster is truly terrifying. Pan just didn't look right to me. I am too much corrupted by more traditional images of Pan I suppose, but his depiction was certainly memorable!
Ultraviolet
Same here. I had an identical impression of Pan. Our Catholic faith includes a number similar implicit judgements on things of this world, other cultures, the trappings of their pagan religions and so on.

I've seen all kinds absolutely groovy Buddhist artwork and sculptures in antique shoppes and I've passed on all of it because its pagan religious origins.

The same is true for Taoism and …More
Same here. I had an identical impression of Pan. Our Catholic faith includes a number similar implicit judgements on things of this world, other cultures, the trappings of their pagan religions and so on.

I've seen all kinds absolutely groovy Buddhist artwork and sculptures in antique shoppes and I've passed on all of it because its pagan religious origins.

The same is true for Taoism and those spectacular Asian dragons. Sure, they're cool. But they're formally repudiated by what's on my St. Benedict's medal: "Let not the dragon be my guide."
F M Shyanguya
@Novella Nurney and @Ultraviolet

If I may contribute to the topic of movies RE kids movies.

Before it was all subliminal or for the initiate [e.g. Monsters, Inc, which I quite enjoyed but which apparently is all about SRA & S].

I remember watching Coco with my children and noticing how movies were getting darker and quite macabre.

Now, spells, witchcraft, vampires, [taming of] dragons, …More
@Novella Nurney and @Ultraviolet

If I may contribute to the topic of movies RE kids movies.

Before it was all subliminal or for the initiate [e.g. Monsters, Inc, which I quite enjoyed but which apparently is all about SRA & S].

I remember watching Coco with my children and noticing how movies were getting darker and quite macabre.

Now, spells, witchcraft, vampires, [taming of] dragons, ...
Ultraviolet
@F M Shyanguya "Family" movies today are probably worse now than they've ever been. The "social engineering" and "message peddling" is non-stop. It's an outgrowth of Hollywood in general I think -Disney in particular.

Heck, there was female nudity in Disney's "Fantasia" and that's going back to 1940. Half a century later, there was "Mulan" trying to sell the idea "girls can do everything boys …More
@F M Shyanguya "Family" movies today are probably worse now than they've ever been. The "social engineering" and "message peddling" is non-stop. It's an outgrowth of Hollywood in general I think -Disney in particular.

Heck, there was female nudity in Disney's "Fantasia" and that's going back to 1940. Half a century later, there was "Mulan" trying to sell the idea "girls can do everything boys can -and better". Same garbage they pushed in the newer Star Wars movies -now also part of the Disney franchise.

"Now, spells, witchcraft, vampires, dragons, ..."

The cultural glorification of evil is a major problem for parents today. Children are exposed to that message non-stop from an early age. As you mentioned things like Disney-Pixar's "Monsters Inc." starts misleading children into thinking the foul creatures are cuddly plush toys. It's only a short hop up the age bracket from song-n-dance numbers with the Closet Monster to Conjuring 101 with Harry Potter at Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

There are ways of coping with this.

One childhood friend dealt with the Harry Potter craze by fighting fire with fire. She was home-schooling, but as every parent remembers, Harry Potter was literally -everywhere-. By design, of course.

When her children started getting exposed to that corruption indirectly from other tykes in the neighborhood, unavoidable at the time., she took a page out of the old-school way of breaking a smoking habit. Force the smoker to keep smoking until they get sick from the taste. Aversion therapy.

She asked if I remembered those "ghost story books" from way back? The ones that made Catholic schools cancel the book-club program with the publisher? Sure! Did I remember the name of the books? Heck, I could do better than that. I still had a set and she was more than welcome to borrow it.

That night she got her kids pumped for their new "Bedtime Books"

"You're are tired of the 'baby' books?"
"Yeah!" "

"You want stories about magic and witches and ghosts?"
"YEAH!"

"Okay...you got it."


Then she settled in and within a very few pages, they were tourists in the kingdom of evil...

Hi kids!
Welcome to our world!
Wanna be friends?
Tag! You're it!

Boo! Made ya jump!

She forced them to sit through the whole three volume set of Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark. Her children had weeks of night-terrors and bet-wetting afterwards.

But she turned it into a teaching vehicle. This is what Harry Potter is really about. This is how Harry Potter always ends up.

When Halloween rolled in, she asked if I had anything similar. She didn't want any "back-sliding". Naturally, I did. The way she told it, they took one look at the cover of the new"Bedtime Book," started sobbing and that was the end of that. They wanted a NICE book with GOOD stories.

I can't imagine why. ;-)
Fischl
serfs forever
F M Shyanguya
One-slit-eyed ones?