[DWJ] (now with F&H spoilers)

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Sat Feb 3 14:04:08 EST 2007

Minnow had said:

>> Given the number of people on this List who recognise the nasty
> mother-figures in DWJ as being utterly true to their own 
> life-experience, I
> wonder why the Fantasy Goddess hardly ever manifests in Her Aspect as 
> the
> Bad Mother, neglecting, manipulating, smothering or eating Her 
> children.

And, on Jan 24, 2007, at 9:16 AM, Katarina Hjärpe wrote:

> My immediate thought is that this aspect tends to be "safely" put into 
> the
> Evil Stepmother stereotype instead. Maybe it's too threatening both in 
> fairy
> tales and fantasy if the real mother is the evil one?
> Katta

[I am only gradually catching up with this thread.  Working forty hours
a week puts a huge dent in my e-mail time ....]

Katta's remark certainly rings a bell with me.  I think having the real
mother be the evil one is very scary.


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