Peter Pan - 46

July 4th, 2012, 9:14 am

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TriaElf9,

July 4th, 2012, 9:14 am

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One of the best lines ever ^_^

Also, some of you may notice that the word "star" is missing. Here's why.

"It is reached by flight, and Peter gives its location as being "second to the right, and straight on till morning". In the novel, it is stated that Peter made up these directions to impress Wendy and that they found the island only because it was "out looking for them". Barrie also writes that it is near the "stars of the milky way" and it is reached "always at the time of sunrise", so it could be in the sky or in space. Walt Disney's 1953 version Peter Pan presents this possibility, adding "star" to Peter's directions: "second star to the right, and straight on till morning" and from afar, these stars depict Neverland in the distance. The 2003 film version echoes this representation, as the Darling children are flown through the solar system to reach Neverland."

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snow crystal (Guest),

July 4th, 2012, 8:00 pm

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You really researched that, I'm impressed! I still think that Peters description is the best xD
I once asked a three-year-old where his kindergarten was, and he said "you have to go up the hill and then turn where the big tree is". Later I visited this kindergarten and couldn't find a tree at all... but that's just the way children see the world, and what reality can't give them, tey just fill it up with fantasy. Although Peter isn't three years anymore, his character has somewhat parts of every age a child goes through; just nothing further than that. It's part of what he is, and it makes him so adorable. I think in that scene it's just part reality what he tells; at least, you HAVE to fly, and the way he describes is ONE way to find the island; even if it's really not the only way and will only work if neverland is actually willing to find YOU. So, it's PART reality. Part is made up by his fantasy because his brain assumes there just has to be a description of how to get to neverland, and this is the first he makes up. As always, it are thoughts that just cross his mind and he happens to speak them aloud; Nearly everything he says is like that. And well, I think the reason he says something like that at all is that it is incredibly important for him to always make impressions at others, especially at Wendy, who happens to be the perfect compromise between the things he can have to his hearts contents (playmates, children around him, childhood) and the things he secretly crwaves for but can never have (a girl, a family, a MOTHER).

Also, thank you for this update and the last! They are great as ever, I can tell you really put your heart into that!

TriaElf9,

July 4th, 2012, 8:14 pm

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@snow crystal: Thanks! Yeah, I discovered this bit of trivia when someone asked me why there was no star in the quote, and my brain went "wait, what? There should be a star, but it also seems normal without the star." I'd chosen the book version, for obvious reasons, but whenever I quote it without star ^_^ Now that I think about it, I think the addition of "star" makes it waaay to specific for Peter :P

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