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.

Thursday Theories – Friends, not so friendly?

I now have a theory about friends. That they are not friendly friends at all.

I am pretty certain that I have written, how if and when now, I watched Friends, I really wouldn’t like it.

The only one, I think is any good is Rachel. That’s mainly because she’s the only character really, that makes any changes, and becomes better. Even with being a little materialistic, she still “blossoms” into a lovely character.

Ross is probably the worst character in the whole show, he’s controlling (even with his own sister) he’s easily jealous, the whole episode with his song playing with dolls.

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Even Phoebe, people used to say Phoebe reminded them of me. However, she’s not really that great of a New Age “hippy” hippy. Sure, she does that classics “vegan” type things. Other than that, she’s not actually that nice. I’m thinking of the episode, closer to the end, when she, Monica and Mike go karaoke. Monica has no idea that the reasons she’s popular with the crowd, you can see her boobs. Not only does Phoebe not tell Monica, but then keeps making “remarks”, and never tells Monica. Women shouldn’t do that to a enemy, let alone a “friend!”.

Have you ever had friends, like “Friends”? I’ve known and know a Ross and a Phoebe.

The reason for this is not a real, mystery type theory. It’s more how we have all had friends in our life, that are like those two above? I have a theory we all meet a Ross and a Phoebe in our lives. The “good guy” that’s not really that good, and the hippy “love everyone and peace” friend. Who part from them maybe all on the outside a good and peace hippy type person. But she’s not really.

Thursday Theories – Alcatraz

Probably one of the biggest mysteries of the 20th and the 21st century.

What inspired me to write about this one mystery, did any of them actually survive the escape? Funnily enough watching the 80’s classics “Unsolved Mysteries” with Robert Stack prompted me to write this. They did a test to see if it’s possible if any of them could have made it.

Frank Morris, Clarence Anglin and John Anglin remain the only people who have escaped Alcatraz and never been found.

What Unsolved Mysteries did, was to experiment with a long distance swimmer and also a raft. Too see if either of them could make it across. The long distance swimmer actually made it across, fairly okay, but he was an experienced long distance swimmer. The raft, didn’t do so well. So, technically, if they swam, they could have made it. There’s no evidence though, how experienced swimmer they were, or how much exercise they were able to do beforehand. There is evidence that they at least attempted to make the raft though, so that’s why they think they probably drowned.

The FBI officially closed its case on the Alcatraz escapees in 1979.

“For the 17 years we worked on the case, no credible evidence emerged to suggest the men were still alive, either in the U.S. or overseas,” the FBI stated.

However, the Marshals Service has continued to investigate leads and said it will do so until the men are proven deceased, or until they turn 99.

Washington Post A.Wang 2018

A man claims three Alcatraz prisoners ‘barely’ survived a 1962 escape — and that he’s one of them

Thursday Theories – Aphrodite, Venus

This is the theory that actually inspired me to write about Theories.

You can get the link here, where I first became really interested in writing about these topics. I needed to do more research into other theories first, so I had more than just this one. Fantastic thing though, I am in love with programs from National Geographic. Always an interesting starting point

This blog post is about the Goddess, Venus.

There are three different Gods, they talk about. The one that spoke to me most though, the one that really got me, was the episode about Venus.

As you probably all know, Gods and Goddesses are generally taken from other cultures. So Venus, is more than likely based on Aphrodite.

The biggest reason why this particular video, episode of the series fascinated me was because, and in case you hadn’t noticed, I consider myself to be a trans ally. Now I had tapped the three episodes at the beginning of 2020, but didn’t actually get around to watching them until closer to the end, because we needed more space.

When I got around to watching it. The Professor, begins in Cyprus, the goddess’s birthplace, Bettany decodes Venus’s relationship to the Greek goddess Aphrodite, and, in turn, Aphrodite’s mixed-up origins both as a Cypriot spirit of fertility and procreation – but also, as a descendant of the prehistoric war goddesses of the Near and Middle East, Ishtar, Inanna and Astarte. We start to see the Venus is about desire of all kinds – malign as well as benign. Hughes meets world experts who reveal the mysterious and obscure ways this ancient goddess was imagined and worshipped (including as a bearded, gender-fluid woman and even as a giant, sinister, volcanic rock).

Which is obviously a far cry from the “set in stone” so to speak, image of Venus being a all “natural” woman. It really did peak my interest, considering how many TERFs out there, use Venus/Aphrodite as being nothing more than a woman. When you really get into it, Venus, Aphrodite, Ishtar, Innana and Astarte weren’t necessarily worshiped because of love and chocolates. But more they were worshipped, because of the strong feelings they invoked in individuals. Strong feelings of love and hate, of desire, of sexuality.

Share Your World…30/9/19

Share Your World 30/09/19

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QUESTIONS:

Earlier this week Rory asked a question that I found so interesting, I thought I’d share it.  Another question, similar to this one was asked in August, but this one is unique.

If confronted with a violent crime against a single individual in progress (severe beating, rape, assault) do you try to do something about it (phone authorities or confront the criminal, stop the crime) or do you figure it’s none of your business and walk or drive on by?  Worse (to me) would you record the crime for social media use without doing anything else? 

I just actually watched an episode of SVU. Where the whole story line is around a woman is raped, and everyone heard her screams in this unit block, but for one reason or another didn’t even call the police. Except for a woman who had been attacked earlier, but they had threatened this other woman.

I hate to say it, but other than calling the police. I think the most I’d do is shout out that I’ve called the police. It also depends on how many people are there. If it’s a group of people, I’d call the police and shout out. But if it was one on one, I’d call the police, see what they say I should do. If they think I should go out or not.

Okay now we got the heavy stuff out of the way, let’s get to some less stressful questions.

If someone asked to be your apprentice and learn all that you know, what would you teach them?

What a great question, and it has me stumped. I guess it’d have to be how to be a kind person. Making sure that you don’t forget to be kind to yourself in the mean time.

First think of a product. Now, what would be the absolute worst brand name for one of those products?

I don’t even have to make one up. I’m not sure how far this particular commercial/product has gone out globally. The product is called “V.I.P” It stands for Very Important…Poop…I’m not even kidding, and the commercials for it are unbearable.

What ridiculous and untrue, yet slightly plausible, theories can you come up with for the cause of common ailments like headaches or cavities?

Bad joo joo =D hehe


GRATITUDE:

If you’d like to, please share a photo or an example of gratitude that you have.  Thanks!  🙂

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Share Your World – April Fools Week 2019

Share Your World – 1/4/19

Share Your World

Rhetorical Questions, but feel free to answer if you’d like:

Why is it called “beauty sleep” when one wakes up looking like a troll??

If anyone is like me, the reason it’s called a “Beauty Sleep” is because of Sleeping Beauty. Sometimes when you sleep, it can feel like you’ve slept for an age. That’s just my theory anyway.

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Why do they sterilize needles for lethal injections?

I guess it’s just a standard? Here in Australia, even though we don’t have lethal injections anymore. I would guess that they would still need to be sterilised, as some sort of standard practice. If who ever encounters the needle gets stabbed themselves, for whatever reason. Then they wont be infected either. There’s a lot of clumsy people out there. I managed to get a paper bag cut while food shopping the other day.

Why do most cars have speedometers that go up to at least 130 when you legally can’t go that fast on any road?

That one I have absolutely no idea. I actually talked about this a few weeks ago with my partner. He said he doesn’t really understand either. There comes a speed when you can’t even control the car after a certain speed…So who knows.

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Did they purposely make dyslexia hard to spell?

Yes!lol…I actually suffer from dyslexia myself and it took me a while to remember how to spell it properly. I always feel stupid if I get the letters mixed up.

(Rather naughty):  If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

Test…ical =D lol


Odd but a bit philosophical or personal:

What are some things that are okay to do occasionally but definitely not okay to do every day?

Eat a whole pack of nacho Doritos…I’d like to be able too…But, probably, not the best idea for me.

What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever worn?

I actually wrote about this a few weeks ago. I was helping my Pa build a bit of a dingy years and year ago. I wore these legging that were really baggy, like really badly baggy. But I wasn’t wearing them to make a fashion statement. However my brother and cousin are really into Fashion and would not stop paying me out.

In your opinion, what’s the best type of cheese?

Jarlsberg Cheese…It is so freaking good! I feel like drooling just thinking about it.

What are some fun ways to answer everyday questions like “how’s it going” or “what do you do”?

I honestly have no idea.


Miscellaneous:

Have you ever sent a text message to the wrong person?   Details please.

I have actually, but it really wasn’t that serious, which was lucky! … Or not depending on you look at the situation. I have accidentally sent a text to my Dad that was meant for my partner. Which could have been truly horrifying! As you can imagine! Luckily all I was texting my partner about was dinner that night. I say, not so lucky, because then I ended up having to talk to my Dad. Talking to my Dad is always a chore, he sort of expects you to talk to him. So he’ll send a text that usually wouldn’t require a response, but he expects one.

If you could make a rule for a day, and everyone had to follow it, what would it be?

Before you post or reply to something online, you have to wait at least 5 minutes AND do some actual research before you post. No posting a picture with words on it, ie, memes. You HAVE to be able to back it up with some actual facts.

You are about to get in a fight, what song comes on your mind soundtrack?

There are so many and it depends who you are fighting and why you are fighting, or am I thinking about this too much?lol

Ex-friends – Kill them with kindness – Selena Gomez…Namaste…lol

General person on the street – Eye of the Tiger – Survivor…Well I assume this one, this has never actually happened to me,lol…I have never gotten into a fight with some randomly on the street.

If it’s my Mum – Mama – Spice Girls…lol


Share a joke, if you know a good one!

Best Not…Don’t want to lose my “cool” image =Plol

Share Your World, Wk3, 2018

Share Your World – 10-15-18

Share Your World

What’s the biggest screw up in the kitchen that you were responsible for?

Well people who know me would make fun of me just being in the kitchen. I am just not a cooker at all. Mainly though because no one ever let me cook really. If I tried people would get frustrated with me because I was slow, but that was because no one would let me cook. At least I didn’t burn two minute noodles! The biggest screw up in the kitchen I’ve “done” is breaking the bin…But I knew it was going to happen, because it was already over filled and when that happens the lid gets stuck. Since we had people over Mum decided to get everyone to look at me and say “Shows you how often Lauren takes the bin out”. It was so awkward.

What, in your opinion, makes people believe absurd conspiracy theories?

I think it’s both a lack of life experience and not getting out enough and someones upbringing. As much as I despise generalisations, they are there for a reason.


In 40 years what will people be nostalgic for?

I think we’ll be nostalgic for what we are nostalgic for now. The circle keeps spinning. They have just recently been bringing back all my old childhood toys. It’s been weird!lol

Is a hot dog a sandwich?  

I think so. It’s got bread, in a roll form and it had a filling.

What wonderful thing happened to you this week that you’d like to share?  It can be a gratitude moment or something that just made you feel very happy at the time or made you laugh.

I have had a really good week. I was told that some of my ex friends were talking shizzle about me on their Facebook pages and I didn’t care. I expected it, they’ve been doing this since High School, they still stalk their ex’s pages. It was though the first time I realised how sad they are, they are supposed to be going through the happiest time of their lives right now…and they’re talking about me? Making other people feel weird and uncomfortable, showing who they truly are.

Clicks 3 – “Patriot”

It freaking clicked!

Why Trump supporters just cannot admit the fact that Trump has been a racist and IS still a racist.

Using Kanye a POC doesn’t mean he is not a racist.

However I digress!

I have gotten into many, many arguments with Trump supporters who REFUSE to acknowledge the fact that Trump has done racist things. From the 80’s right up until today. Every time I have shown them proof, not only do some just not read it. Some keep claiming that they’ve all been debunked, Which they haven’t.

However, it just “clicked” in my head one day. This is my “theory” on the matter…Views are entirely my own!

I think it’s because they’re SO racist themselves. If they have to acknowledge that POC are fellow Americans too. Then they wouldn’t be able to call themselves patriotic because they are allowing fellow Americans to be attacked. Then they wouldn’t be able to ignore their plight anymore.

Just another day…

I promised to myself that I wasn’t going to have a “conversation” with ‘gun nuts’ anymore…but I recently wrote a thread on Twitter, mainly because I am SO over people blaming the FBI and mental health…When their “leader” took away the ban that stopped mentally ill people from buying a gun in the first place.

It was ironic in a way as well because as I was tweeting with this guy…There was a news report of another teenager being arrested because they had brought a gun too school.

His repsonse was about how come the ban didn’t save the kids of Colorado, Sandy Hook…etc…My response:

Also this…I guess you can click and see the conversation: I also did mention the FACT that Trump STILL hasn’t put that ban back as well as continuing to dismantle the mental health system…Then I realised half way through… Maybe he’s placing the blame squarely on the FBI and does nothing to help with mental health…Because then the FBI might feel obligated to have to do a check on all the gun owners who have made threats towards the American people (which lets face it, is a lot…I mean I have seen literal Twitter accounts with memes saying if they try and take my guns away they’ll shoot those people)…Taking their focus away from the Russian Collusion…Clever boy!

How do you tell the difference between a young kid making threats and a grown ass woman making public threats and placing targets? Both have guns, both have access to guns, both made threats and placed targets. BOTH are upset because things aren’t going THEIR way.

Dana Loesch threatens disturbing new bizarre NRA commercial