Isn’t it nice?

I started to write this post about mid-Feb. Mainly because I realised something, nice and made me feel it was easier to breathe.

Despite the Impeachment stuff.

Isn’t lovely and nice to not be talking about Trump and how he’s offending all these new people and/or how he tweeted something really stupid this month … daily. Now we just have that “Greene” woman.

Life Update: Expanding my Business, BookBrewed and Other Changes — Victorious Pages

Hello awesome nerds and happy Thursday everyone. I honestly don’t know how to start this particular post, so I’ll just go with the flow. It’s been almost a year now since this whole pandemic thing started and it literally changed everyone’s life. We can’t really do the things we used to, many of us are […]

Life Update: Expanding my Business, BookBrewed and Other Changes — Victorious Pages

Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Before I get onto asking so what are we going to read today. Something really odd happened over night, and was just trying to see if it happened to others too? I guess it was kind of like a fairy tale? Can’t possibly be real, lol

That was a nice thing to sign into this morning, but my goodness, I don’t believe it, haha. I think there’s been a bug somewhere. The views have mainly come from America.

Back onto topic.

Today is “Read a Fairy Tale” day and I would love to hear what some of your favourite fairy tales are. Are they ones we may not have heard of before, are they ones shared in your own family from generation to generation? Is there a Fairy Tale that you love above all other, is there a fairy tale that you love the lessons that are taught.

Personally, my favourite Disney one is Beauty and Beast, up their with The Lion King. One of the original type Fairy Tales, I enjoy is “Snow-White and Rose-Red”. This Snow White, is not the same Snow White in the classic Disney films. This Snow-White encounters a bear and only one dwarf. I believe the moral of the story is to help others, even those who are ungrateful, and of course, kindness is it’s own rewards.

Thursday Theories – Fairy Tales

Since Friday the 26th of Feb is tell a Fairy tale day. I thought it’d be a great time to have a more in-depth look at them.

I have always wanted to do a study into Fairytales, there are actual degrees and certificates for them. However, I don’t think I could ever justify the cost of studying them more, and what do you do afterwards? One day, when I win the lottery.

What are some elements to a Fairy Tale?

  • There is usually a good or bad magic element.
  • They usually take place “A long time ago” or, a “long time in the future”. They very rarely take place in the present.
  • There is usually a universal lesson.
  • There is more likely to be some sort of problem, curse or not
  • And they are usually a story where someone’s a hero or heroine, and a villian.

Fairy tales, like any good generation to generation story. Tends to change to suit that current generation, and that current era. Which means a lot of our current Fairy tale, normally made into movies by Disney, have strained away from the original tales. In my opinion, not all that bad really. If you take Hans Christen Anderson or the Brothers Grimm, their fairy tales are literally that … Grimm.

Their characters tend to go through horrible things, just to mostly die or have their heart broken in some horrible way. They are definitely not the family loving, good and love always wins of the Disney movies today! There are definitely Grimm Brother fairy tales, that would have been considered the “I.t.” by Stephen King standard, of yesteryear. The original Grimm Brothers fairytales would probably make for some fantastic horror films! So fairy tales are not just for the kiddies!

There are theories out there, that some fairy tales are based on real people and/or real life events.

Snow White:

Based on the life of Margarete von Waldeck, a 16th century Bavarian noblewoman. Margarete grew up in Bad Wildungen, where her brother used small children to work his copper mine. Severely deformed because of the physical labor mining required, they were despairingly referred to as dwarfs. The poison apple is also rooted in fact; an old man would offer tainted fruits to the workers, and other children he believed stole from him.

Margarete’s stepmother, despising her, sent the beauty, to the Brussels court to get rid of her. There Prince Philip II of Spain became her steamy lover. His father, the king of Spain, opposing the romance, dispatched Spanish agents to murder Margarete. They surreptitiously poisoned her.

Beauty and the Beast:

In 1537 there was a young boy named Petrus Gonsalvus who was regularly called a beast. Reportedly, this was most likely because he had a case of hypertrichosis, a condition that causes a person to grow hair all over their body, referred to as “werewolf syndrome.” Gonsalvus was 10 years old when he was taken from Spain, and sent to the King of France to operate as a type of court jester.

Eventually, King Henry’s wife, Catherine de’Medici (who took over after the king died), found Gonsalvus a wife — also called Catherine. Though it took some getting used to, the beauty fell in love with “the beast.” They were married for 40 years and had seven kids together, four of which also had hypertrichosis.

The Pied Piper:

In 1264, a pied piper had offered to get rid of the numerous rats in the Germanic village of Hamelin, as long as the town elders gave him a considerable amount of money upon the completion of this task. After he disposed of the rats, the elders reneged on their promise. Furious, the piper enticed the children of the village to follow him. They never returned.

The last time…

When was the last time you just looked out?

You sat on the grass/ground/floor and looked up?

When was the last time you looked up into clouds to see what shapes they made.?

When was the last time you read that favourite childhood story?

When was the last time you literally stopped to smell a flower?

When was the last time you stopped and listened to the birds?

Sat and looked as the sun sets into a ocean?

When was your last good laugh?

When was the last time you smiled about yourself, to yourself.

If you have to really think about it, then it’s been too long!

Want a free ride to “Heaven”

Just ask to be absolved of your sins, before you die. Apparently that’s why we all rejoiced the death of Rush Limbaugh, because we’re all jealous that he’s in Heaven and we’re not.

Seriously, is he’s up there…I’d rather be in Hell …

This is what bugs me about that kind of sentiment. If someone like Rush Limbaugh has a “free pass” to Heaven, why wouldn’t just as horrible people be there too? Why would anyone want to go to Heaven, when people like him are there? No punishment, nothing, just come on in!

At the best I thought maybe someone like him would be doing purgatory.

I’m not Religious, but it makes me feel depressed that someone like him gets to go, no punishment. He just gets to head on up there and share the space with the people he has harmed over his entire life. Just makes me feel so angry and “what’s the point”? If you can be a horrible person, be some of the worst scum on the earth, and then just go to Heaven. What’s the point of Heaven? Why should we be good people here, when all you need to say, at the end of your life is “absolve me” and that’s it.

Who holds the media to account, when the media don’t hold each other to account?

So, who does? Apparently it’s the public that do. What happens though, when the media decides that the public are wrong and wont listen to them? A question was asked by, I don’t think she’s even a Journalist actually, but she’s a Executive Director in Australia for Change Org you know that Organisation whose apparently for the voiceless?

She asked the question “Do people know understand what a journalists job is too do”?

Now, the reason why this was such a condescending question. Is because Australian journalists, decided that they needed to protect a particular female journalist, who had done a VERY stupid. So according to Sally Rugg, and the rest of Australian’s journalism and media personalities. What journalists do “do” is:

Journalists, target ONE Premier, not others, and not in their own states. Fly Interstate to question said Premier, because she can’t take a hint, under the guise she was there for a friends birthday. Especially since that Journalist has been targeting that ONE Premier, not even in her own state, for months. Never attending her own states press conferences about the virus. Just to ask the SAME questions, that not only has Peta Credlin (think Fox News) asked. But the same questions that have been asked for 12 + months by Victorian journalists. Didn’t I mention this journalist has never ONCE attended her own states premiers press conferences. Which would appear to be odd, no? Especially since that state had a huge cluster around Christmas time, and no one was told where it started from, you know vital information.

And then there’s this…

I don’t know if I wrote about this previously, but the BBC said that they will fire members of staff who turn up to Pride and BLM, even on their days off, as they don’t want to appear biased. Then they keep doing shows about trans people, without actually talking to a trans people. This is their response to the many complaints.

What is the POINT of getting rid of Murdoch, when the people who are paid by the tax payers to broadcast non-Murdoch “stuff”. Are doing the exact same things that Murdoch does.

Social Media

I randomly take breaks on social media, and they’re randomly timed too. As an example, I’ll take a whole week off of Twitter, however, I will go onto my account if I feel something I’ve read or heard is important. So I come on for about 5 minutes, have a quick scroll through, post and then come off again. That way I’m still getting info out, but not going down the rabbit hole. Other times, I’ll just stay off.

I guess in a way this is a continuation to a post that I wrote first, but is being posted tomorrow. Of who holds the media accountable, when they wont hold each other accountable.

The positive and good thing, I have noticed. Is the PEOPLE are starting to hold more people too account. Thanks to places like Twitter, like Facebook, we are know seeing the damage some people in the media do. Have always been doing, but now it’s a lot harder to cover up what you’ve done. There are lot ways to cover what someone has done. Most of the time the morons expose themselves on places like Twitter and Facebook.

What do you think?

My mum made a really interesting point the other day. Why was it when 9/11 happened, the world managed to come together. Although it happened in America only, we still felt it globally. We came together, and also came together to protect the Muslim people.

So why hasn’t that happened this time?

Why do we seem more divided than ever? I do think we all want the same thing, for COVID to be gone. Yet, some people are going a really ODD way of showing that way. So many anti-something people. I do think they want COVID gone, but I also think they’re more worried about being “right” (when they so often are not), or they want to look better (when they don’t). Instead of being like 9/11 and just being there for people. You will always have those anti-something people, but it seems to be to a extreme this time.