Sunday, January 10, 2010

On Black Hats Vs White Hats:

I watched a cartoon the other day. It was ‘Pearly.’ This cartoon is about two fairy cousins living in a garden called Jubilee Park. Pearly a bright eyed, white haired, sweetness and light, helpful fairy, and her cousin Safirah (or Mistress by her minions) is a squint eyed, black haired, mean and demanding, greedy fairy.

What caught my eye was Safirah’s clothing. Black and purple and spiders web. Things I myself like. I was hoping that it was not that old cliché of evil/black, good/white.

In this cartoon, Fairy magic is used to make the world a better place. Pearly uses her magic for everyone’s benefit and Safirah uses her magic for her own benefit and to try to make the downfall of Pearly.

It is all evil is easy to recognize. Black and rats and bats are bad. White and flowers and sparklies are good.

Thou the lessons that are being taught about being nice and helpful is better to be then greedy and mean.

The lesson of not judging a book by its cover or that bad things can come in pretty packages is lost. Isn’t that how child molesters catch kids? With candy and fun games or helplessness?

I like cartoons for the most part and prefer the ones that have a life lesson. But lessons of ‘You’ll know the bad guys when you see them.’ keeps kids away from good guys in black hats and playing with the bad guys dressed in the white ones.

A lot of Goths have heart’s of pure gold.


Mouse said...

I fully agree with you. I used to get very tired of being looked at like I was some sort of horrible person just because I dressed in black & spiderweb lace.

Anonymous said...

Good point. I use to be more of a punk when I was younger, but only in clothing and most of my friends were the same. But when given the chance, me and the rest of the "freaks" like me were way more mature, friendly and responsible then a lot of the "nice" looking kids. Cliches are weird things, and it's sad that people take so much at face value.

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

you are very right.. look at Ted Bundy. he was very handsome. But an evil killer. I think these thoughts so often.
xoxo nita