He is, however, perfectly willing to fuck with time and reality.
And also steal your infants.
He didn’t steal anything. She literally asked him to take the baby. Don’t make him the bad guy just because she was a shitty sister.
I think you are severely misinformed as to how baby ownership works.
It was not her baby to give.
David Bowie is unquestionably the villain.
Which do you think existed first, modern custody legislature, or the goblin king?
The girl was entrusted by her parents with the care and custody of the child. By the laws governing the goblin king and his transactions, the girl was the current rightful owner of the child and made a deal with the king to take the child. Perhaps you’re not familiar with english folklore. Fae have rules, they’re tricksters, they can be sneaky, but they never break the rules.
Slammin’ it down in the Labyrinth fandom tonight, kids.
look it my kitty
…the whole point of the movie is that Sarah is her own villain, for crying out loud. The villains are all inside her, whether they’re her parents or specifically her stepmother or her brother for being inconvenient or Jareth. That’s why it’s a coming of age story. Her quest, her growing up, is about seeing others for who they are—whole, real people, with real reasons for what they do—and not obstacles or nuisances or interruptions. Coming to value the world around her as much as her interior one. (Which does NOT mean giving up her interior world—that’s why it ends with the “should you need us” scene.) Her whole arc with Hoggle is basically a fable-ized version of that exact coming to terms.
Also all of the above stated is true re: Jareth and fairies and rules, of course. But the key with Jareth, as it usually is with fairies, is consent. He can’t do anything she doesn’t agree to, though he can make navigating that consent very tricky. Which is the other half of the above realization, of course—in order to see people as people and not as villains, Sarah has to realize that she has power over herself, her actions, her choices, her perceptions. This moment of her growing that little bit up is a transitional moment, which is why the entire episode is catalyzed by fairies, but fairy tales are very rarely really about the fairies. They’re about the results thereof.
Stabs & Snipes //
Quick personal piece of my main ladies, Tripp and Imani! I can’t say enough good things about the character designs from my coworkers here at Motiga. Every hero looks like the embodiment of what they do, and the natural diversity of cast is a point of pride.
The character designs and animations for Gigantic are my latest art obsession. My favorite is the fox/deer/archer/thing’s run cycles.
Redraw of some very very old sketch
When I was a kid I thought your 20s were supposed to be fun, not filled with perpetual anxiety about financial stability and constantly feeling like an unaccomplished piece of shit.
That’s because it was fun for baby boomers and they basically gave us this impression it would always be like that, but then they ruined the economy.
Auruo’s death really got to me.
This whole time I thought he was a condescending, arrogant douchebag who probably took on so many solo kills because he wanted the glory for himself (Auruo has 39 solo and 9 team kills) but after seeing the way he looks at Petra and reading people’s headcanons about how he probably imitated Levi so Petra would like him more, I can’t think about him the same way again.
I mean, what if he took on all those solo kills so that Petra would be in less danger? And the reason why he rarely assisted is because he was too busy watching out for her? Maybe he even pissed his pants during their first expedition just so Petra wouldn’t be the only one.
This guy even has Levi’s haircut and cravat down how much more obvious can he be?
Yeah, Auruo has a rather unlikeable personality, and he’ll never be one of my favorites, but thinking about how much he loves Petra makes me wish he could have been spared all the pain of his last moments: watching Petra die in front of his eyes, failing to slay the enemy that killed her, and dying knowing that, even with a solo kill count bested only by Levi, he could neither save nor avenge the woman he loves.
It’s the worst death he could have gotten.