September 29th, 2009

Buffy - red and terrible and red

Dollhouse = Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Being a doll is kinda like being diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (or Multiple Personality Disorder).  The Core personality and the alters.  The Core is sometimes aware of the alters, sometimes not. 

I was watching the season premiere of Lie To Me and the emotions of the character with DID kept making me think of Echo and the dolls.  Huh.  This girl fears that one of the alter personalities will just take over and she'll fade away.  Isn't that just like Caroline/Echo?  This girl keeps returning to her Core consciousness in odd places, uncertain of how she got there.  Isn't that similar to when Echo glitches and finds herself in a new place and confused about how she got there?

Taking this a step further, DID is believed by some to not exist.  Kinda like how people believe the Dollhouse doesn't exist.

Anybody see any more parallels here?
Buffy - red and terrible and red

If you call a rant a rant, is it still not okay?

I'm just wondering, is it not okay to rant?  To have an emotional reaction and post it in the moment?  Emotional reactions, by their nature, are irrational. 

The rant is venting.  The moment passes.  Sometimes you just need to release it.  And later on you regain a measured perspective. 

Does anyone else feel like titling it "rant" isn't enough?  That saying you're upset and this is how you feel and you need to say this and it's okay if people disagree but just let me say my peace might not be enough?  Sometimes a rant is met with the "well, you're not exactly approaching this with an open-minded perspective" response.  Well, yeah.  I know.  I'm ranting.  :)

Maybe we need a new disclaimer for it.  "Here lies a rant.  It is extreme and charged with emotion.  It is not generous and open-minded.  You will likely find sweeping statements within.  You will not find my arguments made in a zen state.  The zen post will follow later on (if I can find the zen state).  kthanx." 

There's one thing I would change about my rant last night.  I'd take out the joke from Xander's speech about just letting the comics go.  People get to read what they want and think what they want.  But can I please have a rant, too.