Title: Teen Banshee category: teen wolf genre: future/aged-up, spinoff, romance, angst, action/adventure ship(s): married!stydia, married!scira, married!corason, married!liayden, aurora martin-stilinski/jessica whittemore overall rating: T chapter: 1- Enemy Count chapter word count: 10.1k work word count: 10.1k summary- Eight years after their second kiss, Stiles Stilinski and Lydia Martin get married.
One year after that, their only daughter, Aurora “Rory” Martin-Stilinski is born, and the Martin-Stilinski Detective Agency is up and running.
Rory’s grown up with stories of her parents’ supernatural adventures told to her at bedtime, at dinner, on car rides; tales of villains and heroes, good versus evil, and, above all, love.
After sixteen years of having only glimpses of the fairytales her hometown’s told, Rory is ready to write a story of her own- With the help of her parents, of course.
(aka: not the spinoff we’ll get, but the spinoff we deserve)
Good morning and Happy Saturday! How was everyone’s week?
Great, I hope. And I hope everyone has some fun weekend plans.
So first let me say that today’s post is not particularly
serious. What I mean is, as you can see by the title, these are more fairy tale
parallels. But these are just small details that @sparklepoodles and I like to
geek out about. There really aren’t enough of them for us to claim that tptb
are actually using these Disney fairy tales as a template. Most fairy tales
have similar themes (good vs. evil, true love conquers all, etc.) so we’ll
naturally see a few parallels here and there for most fairy tales.
@sparklepoodles noticed these and supplied a lot of the artwork
(as you’ll see below) so full creds to her. Like I said, these are mostly just
fun to contemplate and I hope they make you smile this weekend.
We’ll start with Tarzan. Yes, Disney’s Tarzan.
@sparklepoodles first noticed this parallel:
And it makes sense. We always like to say that Daryl is the
wild man that Beth tamed. That’s pretty much the entire plot of Tarzan. In
earlier seasons, we saw that Daryl really did used to run around in the jungle
forest with his brother. And let’s face it: we loved Merle despite his frequent
despicable-ness, but he really was an ape of a man. An interesting visual
parallel, specifically for this season:
I started reading The Novel of the Century today and these two quotes lead me to believe this will be a quality book. I mean, the reviews on the back (including one from Kathyrn Grossman) SAY it’s a good book and I believe them but you know, I’m picky.
The first: The summary of the story of Les Miserables is like a path through a forest- but the forest is as much the subject of the novel as the path.
GOOD I’m glad this is understood.
Then this bit: That’s why Hugo’s novel remains as meaningful today as when it came out 150 years ago. It is a work of reconciliation- between the classes, but also between the conflicting currents that turn our own lives into storms. It is not a reassuring tale of the triumph of good over evil, but a demonstration of how hard it is to be good.
I particularly like the whole conflicting currents bit, that’s a fascinating way of putting it, what with all the storylines colliding, and such. I hope the whole “how hard it is to be good” thing doesn’t develop into like “they are only good if they develop middle class values” but it doesn’t seem to be going that way, because he’s talking about how Les Mis turned societal ideas on their head, so. Fingers crossed!
THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Synopsis: In this harrowing tale of good and evil, the mild-mannered Dr. Jekyll develops a potion that unleashes his secret, inner persona—the loathsome, twisted Mr. Hyde.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Review: This book is a gift that just keeps on giving.
In both structure and content, this narrative is a work of art. From a technical perspective, it can be admired for its superb mingling of different literary devices. More important, for me at least, the story itself is a powerful depiction of some very important ideas about humanity and how we sometimes hide behind the veneer of civilisation.
Structurally, the novella crams, stuffs and presses a complete, fully-fleshed story in its scant 88 pages by using a brilliant combo of point of view changes, dialogue, flashback and epistolary components. In lesser hands, the amount of information and story contained in this tale would have required a lot more paper. In addition to being a model of conciseness, the change in style, in my opinion, added to the enjoyment of the story by allowing the reader to be more “present” during the narrative.
Content-wise, Stevenson really knocks the cover off the ball. Despite being written in 1886, this tale still stands as the archetypal fictional examination of the duality of man’s nature and the very human struggle between the civilised and primal aspects of our beings. The constrained, repressive society of the Victorian Period in which the story takes place provides the perfect back drop for the model of outward English propriety, Dr. Henry Jekyll to battle (metaphorically and literally) the darker, baser but still very human desires personified in the person of Edward Hyde. What a perfect allegory between the face people wear in public and the one they take out only in private.
Stevenson’s prose is engaging and I found myself pulled into the narrative from the beginning. I particularly enjoyed when Stevenson wrote of his characters’ reactions to being in the presence of Mr. Hyde and the palpable, pervasive but non-pinpointable sense of evil and dread that radiated from him. Overall, this is one of those classics that lives up to its name and rightfully belongs among the highlights of Gothic fiction. I am very very pleased that i decided to read this story and I give it the highest possible recommendation.
You are made of stardust and galaxies and I love you. Send this to your ten favorite people on this website. 💚💙
MARS, MARS, MARS ( yes, I am replying to this a million years later ) to you, such a beautiful soul. I do not know the odds of you ever seeing this. Maybe b o r d e r l i n e slim to none. could slam you hard. could bash you. & I don’t think you would ever know. the possibilities. insert // an image of me maliciously twiddling my feelings. the possibilities of malignity are too, too real. to use this surge of power for good or evil. the actual tale before time. what is my a l i g n m e n t again ???sighs forever. sometimes I hate myself for being of the good alignment. damn my conscience !!! such a sticky, inconvenient thing like fungus on a window. I love you, MARS !!! if you see this one day, then I am sorry for this incomprehensible ramble about nothing. xoxo.
Radio Raheem. Let me tell you the story of Right Hand, Left Hand. It’s a tale of good and evil. Hate! It was with this hand that Cane iced his brother. Love! These five fingers, they go straight to the soul of man. The right hand: the hand of love. The story of life is this: static. One hand is always fighting the other hand, and the left hand is kicking much ass. I mean, it looks like the right hand, Love is finished. But hold on, stop the presses the right hand is coming back. Yeah, he got the left hand on the ropes, now, that’s right. Yea, Boom, it’s a devastating right and Hate is hurt, he’s down. Ooh! Ooh! Left-Hand Hate KOed by Love. If I love you, I love you. But if I hate you…Mookie: there it is, Love and Hate. Raheem I love you bruh…
I think it’s interesting that in Tales of Phantasia it’s hard to tell who’s good and who’s evil.
especially since Dhaos was an emissary of peace at first and the Aselians refused to listen to him and called him a demon.
Cless and Dhaos are like mirrors, kinda like Luke and Asch. They both have blond hair and a red headband, they’re protagonist and antagonist, they would both destroy the world of the other if that means to save their own.
and I think that makes the Phantasia cast the opposite of the Abyss cast. Because the Abyss characters tried to talk to Van over and over again, even before the final battle. The Phantasia cast on the other hand is driven by hatred and they don’t even try to talk to Dhaos. When they fight Dhaos in the future timeline they fight an entirely different Dhaos. So this Dhaos doesn’t even understand why Cless is so pissed off. But Cless and the others don’t care because they want revenge and because they think it’s the right thing to do. So in the end, what Dhaos is doing and what Cless and the others are doing is the same thing
Those with their Moon in Libra can find that the harmony
they seek, the balance they rely on can be difficult to come by when it comes
to the emotional realm. The thing about this placement is that their own
emotional well-being can be heavily reliant on the well-being of the ones they
care for, taking others upsets and hurts for their own. The Libra Moon seeks
clarity, seeks a certain amount of logic and always tries to default back to a
sense of peace, yet their upsets can leave them resenting to world for not
being this fairy tale world, this place where evil gets punished and good gets
rewarded, because it isn’t as simple as that. I suggest that they try to
categorize their own worries from the worries of those around them, that’s not
saying that they should sacrifice that sense of kindness and care towards the
ones they love, but rather understand where one person’s cares end and another’s
begin. That way, they can understand individual remedies rather than trying to
solve their whole close communities’ problems. Anything that flexes their mind
will also help, especially if it is creatively inspired.