[DWJ] (now with F&H spoilers)
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
> Bad Mother, neglecting, manipulating, smothering or eating Her
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
> Evil Stepmother stereotype instead. Maybe it's too threatening both in
> tales and fantasy if the real mother is the evil one?
[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.
All lives should have nine cats.
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