Saturday, September 28, 2013

WORD OF THE DAY! 9/28/13!

mother figure [muh-ther-fig-yur]
1. A woman embodying or seeming to embody the qualities of an idealized conception of the female parent, eliciting from others the emotional responses that a child typically has toward its mother.

EX. In anime, mother figures take weird forms.

In Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke (pictured above), Moro is the only real mother figure in the film. She is a wolf goddess with two natural born children and her adopted daughter, San "the wolf-girl". Except in some small moments of gentleness between her and her children, she shows cold intelligence that can snap from being social to vicious in a moment. To her enemies, she is a bloodthirsty monster. For her daughter, she would kill and die.

Who's your favorite anime mother?

Also, don't think I don't plan to talk about the convenient "negligent mother" syndrome in anime at some point. Maybe I should do a top ten moms in anime, at some point, as well. Hm...

Also, random question: do you guys remember when Rabbit took care of the baby bird on the New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh? HRK!

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