- me: *trying to write a paper due in nine hours*
- my brain: hey remember that show Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
- me: please don't start this I have work to do
- my brain, utterly ignoring me: In the show, most of the characters we see were imagined by children who just wanted a friend to play with, but others were imagined by children with ulterior motives in mind, such as the monstrous ones kept chained up in the back or the ones imagined to look like food by children at weight loss camps who were on restricted diets. This has many existentialist implications about the purpose and nature of imaginary friends, as well as prompting questions about their society and culture.
- me: please stop
- my brain: How much of an imaginary friend's personality, by the time they are taken to Foster's, is shaped by the child who created them vs the culture in which they existed afterwards? Can an imaginary friend be taken forcibly by authorities and placed in custody of Foster's if they become a distraction to others or a threat to society at large? Can imaginary friends be specifically created for a certain purpose, eg with qualities that would make them suitable for thievery, etc? Can they change their purpose or personality, or are they forever trapped in how they were imagined? What about the nature of the imaginary friends themselves? This has broader implications about the existence and nature of the concept known as the "soul." If we presume that a soul exists, do imaginary friends have a soul? Is their soul wholly unique, or does it come from the human who imagined them, ie does the human impart part of their soul into the imaginary friend? Branching off from that, what is the religious structure like in the world of Foster's? Are there places where imaginary friends are worshiped as deities? Are gods just imaginary friends with supernatural powers?
How about.. David swears. Bring it any way ya want, just /David swears/. Sad? Mad? Accidental? We shall not know until CCITPFM writes something about it.