Peter Pan - 133

May 8th, 2013, 9:11 am

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TriaElf9,

May 8th, 2013, 9:11 am

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Sass: Peter is full of it :P

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reynard61,

May 9th, 2013, 3:28 am

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Feeling homicidal already, eh, Peter?

(This is one of the things that I *don't* like about the book [aside from the casual racism]: Peter's equally casual willingness to kill someone -- even if he *does* happen to be an enemy -- who 's not doing anything to him at that particular moment.)

TriaElf9,

May 9th, 2013, 3:47 am

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@reynard61: Actually, pretty much everyone in the story is willing to kill their enemies (the pirates when they slaughter the natives during the raid on the underground house, and then the boys killing off almost all the pirates in the final battle).
I always took this sort of violence as that which comes in all fairy tales, like all the Grimm versions. It's violence, but it's also not, if that makes any sense.
And to be fair, this is the only point that he suggests killing anyone not in battle. (and in the next comic, he announces that he'd wake the pirate up, he's not about to murder him in his sleep)
I do agree about not liking the blatant racism, I'm going to be completely cutting it out, for sure.

snow crystal,

May 9th, 2013, 8:16 am

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This is one of the things about Peter that make him to who he really is. He's the soul of a child, and he is that completely, without leaving out even the tiniest bit that makes a child into a child. Children, especially young children (and in my opinion, Peter's behavior differs in age) do not have a clear picture of what "death" means. The average child can love and hate with it's full heart, but does not understand fully what it means to love, because the thing it loves the most will always be itself. Children get emotional easily and fast, and they act on their emotions without thinking; that's what makes them children, all those pure feelings that lead to their actions. Every action depends on which emotion is the strongest at the moment, and Peter is a charater who seldom lets anything different from from joy and excitement take that place, which is why he is always so full of energy and looking for an advendture. Children remember strong emotions very well, the good ones as well as the bad ones, and they are not easily proved differently. They tend to hold on to a certain picture they have of someone or something, in this case, a pirate. A pirate is an enemy, an enemy should be killed, that's the way Peter's world works. He doesn't really think about anything deeply, he just acts like he thinks it's right, and he loves to win. The fact that he almost always wins (partly because he tends to change the rules to his liking ^^) makes him always search for another fight to fight, for another adventure to live, for another thing to conquer. At this moment, he has not fully conquered Wendy which is why he continues to talk to her and ask her about things she'd like to do; but he's also feeling the excitement of a new adventure calling, and it's hard for him to withstand it. That's how I think he thinks ^^ or rather, feels.

As to "I can"; of course Peter can see what others don't see! He is Peter, and he's part of the soul of Neverland. It's not the least bit surprising that he's able to see that pirate ^^

TriaElf9,

May 9th, 2013, 9:32 am

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@snow crystal: Wow, really well put! I teach a lot of kids, so I often see these qualities in them ^_^ It's pretty normal.

snow crystal,

May 9th, 2013, 12:06 pm

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@TriaElf9: Wow, thanks! :) How come you teach a lot of kids? Are you some kind of teacher? I'm going to be a kindergarten teacher in August! :)

TriaElf9,

May 9th, 2013, 6:22 pm

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@snow crystal: I used be a summer camp counselor, and until last year, I used to teach English out here ^_^
Ooh! I wish you luck@

Onasaki,

May 9th, 2013, 9:16 pm

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Exactly. A child acts on their own emotions without much of a thought, until a parent or guardian calls them on it and teaches them how not to act. Peter's never had parents, and therefore, does what he wills.

And cutting out the violence would kill the entire point of telling the story, the violence is usually the main /point/ that gets a child's attention. The thoughts of climactic swordfights, and crazy battles with terrible odds on both sides.

It gets the blood running, and gets the children in question excited to hear what happens. Especially if you describe it in the most gruesome, gross way possible. Most kids (especially boys) like gross. XD

Children in general are sadistic, bloodthirsty creatures. Simply, as it was said, because they don't have a real concept of death. It's human instinct, too.


On a side note, I'd like to be an Elementary School Guidance Counselor.

And don't cut out /all/ the casual racism. Some of it's funny. XD

TriaElf9,

May 9th, 2013, 9:27 pm

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@Onasaki: Yeeeah, the only problem is that I wouldn't call the racism casual, I'd call it really very blatant. It was excusable in the early 1900's, but not really anymore. I can't really avoid using their name, but I'm going to avoid the more offensive terms that are used, and just mostly magnify the badass aspects of the tribe that Barrie attempted to talk about, even if he did do it in a super uniformed way ^_^;;

snow crystal,

May 10th, 2013, 4:14 pm

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@TriaElf9: Whoo, how cool!! And thank you ^^ I'm very busy with it at the moment, so I can definitely need the luck ;)

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