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A little less than a happy high
komos
komos
This too is about control
I ask for so little. Just let me rule you, and you can have everything that you want... Just fear me, love me, do as I say, and I will be your slave. -Jareth

There are days when I feel a lot like Sarah near the end of Labyrinth, only as the clock ticks inexorably towards thirteen, I cannot seem to find release from Jareth's paradoxical demands. It is a dream world, to be sure, but whatever elements are drawn from my mind/desire/will are hopelessly altered into something foreign to me. Fantasy cannot be too divorced from reality lest it turn unconvincing and unappealing.

I mean c'mon... no one really wants to see me pretending to be a teenage girl in a long gown, right?
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cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: November 26th, 2003 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

I mean c'mon... no one really wants to see me pretending to be a teenage girl in a long gown, right?

Right!
komos From: komos Date: November 26th, 2003 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Truth be known, I can think of more terrifying things, but only if the moon is right and the Elder Gods are restless.
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komos From: komos Date: November 27th, 2003 06:28 am (UTC) (Link)
It's not that I can't see the appeal of what Jareth proposes, it's just that there comes a point where escapism ceases to have its charm. This is the theme that most strikes me, and it is layered throughout the story. The whole reason Sarah entered Jareth's realm was because she wished for something she thought she wanted, but it turned out to be entirely different than she envisioned.

There's a fine balance to be struck there, I think.
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