[DWJ] Con stuff (Was: Re: Dwj Digest, Vol 46, Issue 11)
hallieod at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 07:20:29 EDT 2009
Hi Liz! Glad you delurked so you'll be recognizable as a lister next week.
Charlie *just* took me up to the Frenchay campus to see where the rooms
we'll have are, where the food will be, where the bus stops are, etc. It
was nice to see it ahead of time, so I know where everything is - not that
it's at all Hotel Babylon-ish -- so far.
On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 12:19 AM, Liz Christie <blueyeti at gmail.com> wrote:
> Don't worry, Mark, the average tween experience did contain some Fear Of
> Highly Obvious Bowie Crotch. Not sure it that is evidence for the trauma
> Labyrinth, or the underlying watershed.
> *awkward wave* Hello, I'm Liz. I'll be coming to Bristol, so I thought I
> should stop lurking.
> Message: 8
> > Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 10:44:36 -0500
> > From: shawyer at mail.utexas.edu
> > Subject: Re: [DWJ] short complete quest fantasies
> > To: dwj at suberic.net
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> > Quoting Mark Allums <mark at allums.com>:
> > >>> Are you familiar with Labyrinth?
> > >>
> > >> OMG yes. A friend of mine says "I hit puberty to that movie"
> > >> which I think is a pretty accurate representation of how lots of
> > >> tween girls at the time felt about David Bowie, Androdgynous King
> > >> of the Glam-Goblins.
> > >
> > > Oh yeah, *goblins*. Not fairies. I think fairies Are Generally
> > > Regarded As hating goblins.
> > >
> > > Mark Allums
> > >
> > > (Deeply embarrassed by the thought of girls hitting puberty as a result
> > > of viewing David Bowie in tights. Or any costume whatsoever. Do not
> > > want to Go There. The horses and unicorns thing is bad enough.)
> > >
> > Oh dear, Mark. I'm afraid there is a whole generation of young ladies
> > who had that experience. *waves hand*
> > It is not just the tights, although they do contribute. It is the
> > whole narrative arc of refusing to grow up/wanting to grow up as well
> > as the temptation dream scene in which Sarah wears the ball
> > gown/bridal gown. Also, the Goblin King's overall androgyny (tights
> > notwithstanding) helps temper fear of the Other/male.
> > I do not want to further your embarrassment, as you seem like a nice
> > person, but I did want to say that, in my experience and from talking
> > to other female fans, it seems fairly common that Labyrinth was a
> > watershed adolescent moment.
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