I am a fan of Jewel Pet Tinkle and have recently picked back up watching it. It is a magical gurl anime where normal people are selected by jewel pets to come to a different world and learn magic. In one of the episodes a lesser character has a falling out with his jewel pet and is warned that to break off friendship with his jewel pet is to not be able to come back to that world. This almost makes sense, but he could just stay in that world. Now what bothers me is that he cannot use any magic without his jewel pet even though HE along with the other chars are there in that world TO LEARN how to use magic...
When I was very young, I could see myself trying to keep the game of pretend hopeful by creating some rule about how nothing from "pretend land" can work in "the real world", but when "pretend land" is something that doesn't follow the rules of physics anyway and everyone can see how it could NOT happen, why do they have to crush dreams further by adding that little, "oh yeah, and the stuff you see here, you can't have even if this was real, so there"?
Anyone who talks to me knows that, despite the lack of evidence -for others-, I believe in many unseen forces and unconfirmable phenomenon. Some could call this magic, but there is a logic to these forces: superphysical abilities are like gymnastics for the spirit in that manipulating the universe comes from understanding the task and having the strength to overcome the opposing forces. It is not possible to transfer these abilities which could be called magic to another person any more than it is to directly transfer gymnastic skill.
When watching Jesus Lion 3, I was appalled to hear this line, "Nothing from Narnia can pass into your world." Why not? For Edmund, the character who wanted to take something back, knowing this, he should have stayed in Narnia then, keeping his title as King and having all the goodies and magic that comes with that, but the stupid fucking bastard for the THIRD TIME leaves Narnia, get this, OF HIS OWN FREE WILL! Again, I have to call shenanigans on this because NO ONE who complained as much as he did about not being somewhere would leave that somewhere, where ever it is. I see this as another part of this unwritten, but ever present, asshole-writers' dogma system.
It's almost like people believe that because they were born human, it is their DESTINY to live in the world as it is.
Could someone direct me to a visual media where a character comes into greater power and doesn't conform to the AWDS?
7 years, 5 months ago
23 Aug 2011 09:16 CEST