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The Powerpuff Girls Cosplay



Here's a clever cosplay by a man named Alex showing Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup with their father/creator Professor Utonium. It's perfect! Link -via Look at this Frakking Geekster

Not a fan generally, but took an interested in "Him" (His Infernal Majesty?). There is a lot of symbolism in this cartoon. An episode named "See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey" a clear reference to Tommy. What disturbs me most about children's entertainment is the dichotomous personification of good and bad as belonging to different types of people. If you are a monster you are bad. If you are a little girl you are good. It gives a false impression of reality and one that probably many adults believe; that there is types of people who are good or bad. Not that everyone is both good and bad depending on the circumstances. The PPGs were even created to be perfect which further adds to the extreme nature of the dichotomy.
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What's worse, and probably you think I'm taking it too far, but then maybe you are also of that mentality, is that Him feeds on negativity, which reflects the postmodernist hogwash of optimism. Nevermind that the PPGs periodically get angry and hateful towards the "villains". That negativity is apparently overlooked as if it were some kind of righteousness. It is okay to get angry as long as you perceive a threat. My own personal philosophy is that anger is an emotion which arises out of delusion, when a duality between good (self) and bad (other) is strictly perceived, and that the only justified state is love. If the observer could observe clearly the other then they would naturally be loving toward the most heinous of villains, but because they are deluded they are filled with hate, anger and violence.
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Whoa there, I do NOT feed on negativity.

People these days. They don't even know you and they make random assumptions.
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"That negativity is apparently overlooked as if it were some kind of righteousness."

Come now, how many episodes have you actually seen? in Bubblevicious, Bubbles tries to be tougher, but goes too far, and is admonished by her sisters and some townspeople.
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Or you could agree with me that children's entertainment generally depicts a dichotomy of people. I have watched PPG episodes on youtube and was initially torn. I like the references, even the idea that Satan is a cross-dresser. Though I'm surprised that got aired. I just don't like the Good-Guy vs Bad-Guy schtick that characterizes pretty much all popular entertainment. E.g. Autobots vs Decepticons, Humans vs Machines, etc... None of it has anything to do with reality generally. That "Good people" do bad things is pretty well proven by Milgrim and Zimbardo's research. But people almost always overlook it as unimportant. Nevertheless, as adults we are killing each other, robbing each other and disregarding each other. I thinks it humorous that we poor all this idealism into children's entertainment in hopes of raising good little children, but then we aren't good so our idealism is problematic. Instead we project our evil onto a perceived bad person or bad type of person.

Speaking of consumption; who is being fed or what part of them is being fed? Maybe the whole culture is awash in gratuitous sentimentality with the consequence of not thinking clear enough.
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Where you perceive a villain or a savior; I perceive another human being.

“Look down at me and you see a fool;
look up at me and you see a god;
look straight at me and you see yourself” - Charles Manson

“These children that come at you with knives, they are your children. You taught them. I didn't teach them. I just tried to help them stand up.” - Charles Manson

“I'm not your executioner. I'm not your devil and I'm not your God. I'm Charles Manson.”
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Man, sometimes you make good points and sometimes you just talk in circles. I showed objective (assuming acceptance of standard villian/hero archetype of entertainment) evidence to refute your two main claims and now you're talking about my perceptions (as if you know them) and quoting Charles Manson. Oh well, you can't have structured arguments with everyone.
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