❝ Jenna’s heart swelled. She felt hyper-aware, suddenly, as Adam’s words washed over her like a wave. She saw the five o’clock shadow dusting the line of his jaw, the little crinkles at the corners of his green eyes, the tilt of his lips, the curl of his hair against the back of his neck.
After reading some theories, I saw that a lot of you didn’t really understand the real point about Demian which is really sad because this book is really really good. I won’t make a theory about the live teaser but I hope that this lil explanation will help someone!
In a lot of theories, people linked Demian with the Wings album in a wrong way. Demian isn’t about “EVIIIIIIIIIIL, I CHOSE THE EVIL PATH BECAUSE THATS WHERE I BELONG, CAN U SEE HOW DARK I AM”
No, it’s not that. And I totally understand why you can think this is the meaning of this book! If you only read some pages you won’t understand!
To understand Demian you need to understand Nietzsche and the theory of the overman.
Why Nietzsche? Well first of all it’s him who wrote the “
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star”quote that you can see in the MV but also in the album pics. But theres a second reason: Herman Hesse (the author of Demian) loves Nietzsche, he actually took inspiration of the overman theory for Demian!!! (plus the characters of this book talks a lot about N. just saying)
So what’s the overman theory?
“to reach our own inner freedom beyond the good and evil, beyond the rules they imposed to us” That’s the overman theory, and that’s the real meaning of Demian and of course (i strongly believe) the Wings album.
In the beginning of the book, Sinclair feels that he is strongly attracted by the evil world. (Boy meets evil). But then he found out that in reality the good and evil worlds need each other and are linked, you can’t have one without the other (abraxas the god of both evil and good). Demian teaches Sinclair that you need to recognize and preach the existance of the good and evil, and not only the evil part. (the overman theory). That’s why this book is amazing.
If they chose Wings as the interlude and the song in the live teaser it’s not for nothing, look at the lyrics of Wings:
I go places they tell me not to, Do things they tell me not to do, Want things I shouldn’t, Get wounded again and again You can call me stupid Then I’ll just crack a smile I don’t want to succeed With work I don’t like I push myself Word
I trust myself, Since the reason why my back hurts Is so that wings can sprout I believe me, you, though the beginning may be humble, The future will be prosperous Fly fly up in the sky Fly fly get ‘em up high This is the path you’ve chosen kid, don’t chicken out This is only the first flight after all
They are choosing their own path, beyong the good and evil. And I’m sure that this will be the theme of the next album, a liberation.
If you think about it, this links HYYH and Wings together: experiment, find your path, then your own liberty and finally you can fly.
So if you’re reading this, I hope you will fly one day.
Chapters: 1/1 Fandom: The 100 (TV) Rating: Teen And Up Audiences Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply Characters: Bellamy Blake, Baby Bellamy Blake, Bellamy’s father, Aurora Blake, Jacapo Sinclair, Jake Griffin Additional Tags: Father-Son Relationship, Tiny Bit of Angst at the End, Family Fluff, Fluff, Fluff and Angst, Domestic Fluff, family life, Prompt Fic, Based on a Tumblr Post, Tumblr Prompt Summary:
Based on the following headcanon: Bellamy was actually adored by his father. As a baby Bellamy’s dad used to brag about him everywhere he went and he even picked out the name Bellamy for him.
Bellamy’s father took pride and joy in his newborn son. Caring for Bellamy in the morning was one of his favourite activities of the day, if not to say a privilege. Their morning routine was something he wanted to keep as long as possible. Yet, everything has come to an end someday.
ParapluiePliant proudly presents (Ha! Alliteration. I love it!):
El’s first Valentine’s Day is the color of pastel candy conversation hearts. It’s soft and gentle—her way of, as Nancy described it to her, doing nice things for someone you love very much. It’s buying those little cheesy drugstore Valentines with cartoon characters on them to give out to her classmates and favorite teachers. It’s getting her fingers all stuck together and her overalls covered in glitter and a bit of permanent marker on her face when she makes handmade paper heart cards for the people she loves the most. It’s insisting that, yes, all the boys get Valentines because they’re the Best Friend Kind. It’s personalizing Hopper’s card with a loving drawing of the two of them and Lucas’ with a carefully cut camouflage paper heart. It’s poring over new books from the library to find just the right words to express her boundless love. It’s riding her bike into town with Dustin the day after for all the chocolate that’s on sale. It’s the proudest, brightest smile on her face when she shows Will the drawing of their family that she did for him. It’s El’s sweet giggling that lights up the room when Mike sheepishly reveals the delicate flower crown he braided together and places it in her fluffy hair. It’s the moment right as their friends are heading home when Mike hands her his own homemade Valentine and recites the dorkiest, heartfelt poem that he wrote specially for her, while his cheeks turn redder than the heart shaped lollipop taped to the back of the card. Perhaps when they’re older, Mike will put together an elaborate plan for a romantic Valentine’s Day with his El that will be ultimately scrapped in favor of cuddling under a pile of blankets and pillows while watching movies and eating dollar store chocolate because El came down with a cold. Perhaps El will take Mike gently by the hand as they visit all the little spots around Hawkins that have been important to them over the years, ending in a miraculous and hidden field of flowers in which they spent days of their childhood picking flowers and tellings stories. But for the first one, Eleven reciprocates all the love in her life with a warm embrace
OKAY WHILE I WAS IN THE WASHROOM THINKING ABOUT STRANGER THINGS I REALIZED NOVEMBER IS THE ELEVENTH MONTH. STRANGER THINGS TAKES PLACE IN NOVEMBER. ELEVEN IS NAMED ELEVEN. LATER ON WE SEE WILL IN DECEMBER(THE 12TH MONTH) HAVING CHRISTMAS WITH HIS FAMILY AND WHEN HE USES THE WASHROOM, HE COUGHS UP A SLUG AND IS TEMPORARILY BACK IN THE UPSIDE DOWN. WHAT IF THIS IS SUPPOSED TO SIGNIFY THAT WILL IS NOW ‘12′