Google searches are also secretly poetry.
The original story of the little mermaid is that she must kill the prince in order to be human, and in the end, she loves him too much and kills herself instead.
The artwork is too great not to reblog.
Ok, ok - important expansion: she only has to kill the Prince because the deal was if he fell in love with her she could be human forever, and he didn’t. By which I mean, he was a good person and genuinely nice to her, but he didn’t fall in love. He fell in love with someone else, also perfectly nice - not the seawitch in disguise, fu Disney. The Mermaid is told she can only return to the sea now if she kills the Prince. She goes into the room where he and his lover lie sleeping and they look so beautiful and happy together that she can’t do it.
That’s why she kills herself. And because it was a noble act she returns to sea as foam.
One moral of the story was that women shouldn’t fundamentally change who they are for love of a man, and in theory Hans Christian Anderson wrote it for a ballerina with whom he fell in love. She was marrying someone else who wouldn’t let her dance.
I want this painted on my wall.
Meanwhile in China of the Day: “Big Yellow Duck” and “Today” Banned from Weibo
In preparation for the anniversary of the 1989 Tianamen Square protests, Chinese censors reportedly blocked several search terms on the country’s top microblogging site Sina Weibo, including “1989,” “in today,” “anniversary” and “big yellow duck.” The odd water fowl reference was banned in response to a viral photoshopped version of the iconic 1989 photograph “Tank Man,” which Weibo user Weibolg altered by replacing the tanks with superimposed photos of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s famous Rubber Duck floating sculpture.
Day 14: A scene that made you realise how much you love a character ★
Rachel McAdams and Armie Hammer as Rosalind and Robert Lutece
Comstock has sabotaged our contraption. Yet, we are not dead. A theory: we are scattered amongst the possibility space. But my brother and I are together, and so, I am content. He is not. The business with the girl lies unresolved. But perhaps there is one who can finish it in our stead…