pluto is a planet again it’s like the time sir arthur conan doyle killed off sherlock holmes and the fans terrorized him into bringing him back
Folg mir nach, vertrau der Nacht
I might be stating the obvious here, but I think Tanz der Vampire is basically a metaphor for society’s irrational fear of sex. I mean, vampires are a metaphor for that, really.
But where does the irrational fear come from?
This might sound kind of strange, but the society’s irrational fear of sex is depicted in Tanz as the rational fear of vampires. That might not make sense, but it’s kind of hard to explain. Plus, it’s just a matter of interpretation. Chagal is afraid of men taking Sarah from him and treating her like a “whore” as stated in “Eine schone Tochter ist ein Segen”, so he hides her away all the time. I understand Chagal’s fear, but in historical context, it’s a little odd that he was hiding Sarah instead of trying to find a good suitor for her. In the 19th century, most peasant or village girls would have been married off by the age of 18 if not earlier.
Then, Krolock shows up with super tight pants and serenades Sarah while staring at her naked body in an effort to seduce her. Yes, I understand that Krolock was trying to seduce Sarah because apparently that makes blood taste sweeter. I am not really sure how to interpret that… But, when a vampire bites someone, there is penetration and a fluid exchange. Sound familiar? Then, Chagal scolds and spanks Sarah after learning that she put herself at risk of being bitten by a vampire. To me, that symbolizes a man who still sees his 18 year old daughter (or maybe she was still 17? I don’t remember) as his little girl, and the thought of her having sex terrifies him.
Also, the lyrics of “Du bist wirklich sehr nett” obviously poke fun at masturbation. I mean, Sarah says that it’s healthy to do at least once a day as she caresses herself. I know she’s really talking about bathing, but it seems that metaphorically, she’s talking about masturbating. Alfred asks her if her father knows about it, and she says he doesn’t have to know about it. If Chagal knew about it, he would blow a gasket because metaphorically speaking, he would not be able to bear the thought of his little girl having sexual fantasies.
In “Wenn Liebe in dir ist”, when Alfred and Herbert are wrestling, Professor Abronsius asks something along the lines of “Ah, what do we have here, sodomy? Have you no shame?”. I think this reflects society’s fear and misunderstanding of love and sex between people of the same gender. Yes, I understand that Alfred and Herbert weren’t really having sex, but that’s what it looked like. :P I totally ship them, by the way.
I apologize for my lengthy explanation. I hope I didn’t offend anyone in any way. I probably over-analyzed, but it’s fun to look at things from a metaphorical perspective. It’s funny that I could easily type this thing up, but I have difficulty writing essays for school. :P
Vampire stories have been an allegory for sex since Dracula, so it’s not far-fetched at all. I doubt it’s possible to write a vampire story without anyone able to see something sexual in it.
I was just curious about your thoughts more in depth.
Personally I don’t think sex and the fear of it is the main theme. It’s too thinly veiled, too obviously linked to the whole vampire story, since it’s a parody of the genre it has to be in there, but I think it’s more about insatiable appetite for things that in the end don’t really matter and coming of age.
Gotta agree with the Sir here. Additionally I’d say there is some not so thinly veiled criticism of society’s nihilism, and the concept of insatiable appetite pretty easily converts into greed and consumption that cannot satisfy it.
From zero to “are u serious”
It’s so fluffy and soft and warm, and I admit I am looking forward to answering the door wearing it. :D
some days I imagine I’ve finally reached adulthood, but then the Jedi Master bath robe I had ordered arrives and reminds me of the truth.
I Am a Bride
A short comic inspired by Finnish werewolf folklore in which it is many times the wedding couple and/or the entire wedding party that is bewitched to turn into wolves by a resentful guest or family member.
Finland is winland.
some like to live dangerously
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Monopoly oli aiheuttanut neljä murhaa vuoteen 2012 mennessä.
ei mutta jos pelaat Monopolia keskiyöllä täydenkuun aikaan, Alexander Stubb ilmestyy kotiisi ja laskee korkeimpien tuloluokan tuloveroprosenttia ja leikkaa sosiaalitukia.