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Rest stops on highways are liminal spaces where the veil is thin and nobody can tell me differently
The explanation is that liminal spaces are in between places that bridge Here with There, so in fairy tales we often have the Fairy Ring, the Forest Clearing, the Sudden Misty Foggy Forest, the Bridge, the River, graveyards, in some cases
We also have a ton of american urban mythology around famous roadways and sites off the sides of roads
Archetypes like these occur to mark the places in the world where the veil goes thin and humans can have extra-worldly experiences, out of the ordinary way of living
So why wouldn’t transient spaces like rest stops where everyone is just passing through from one place to the next, never stopping for too long, not be a liminal space where spirits frequent, too
Especially since nobody would know if they were real or not
i forgot what i was doing
saw a gif of this but i can’t remember where i saw it fff if anyone knows, please tell me!
EDIT: FOUND IT
There’s not much to say here, I think a lot of us know what this feels like.
it’s cold and dark out there, now. I’m thinking a lot about hiding and never ever ever ever coming out.
The Room (Tommy Wiseau, 2003)
I was checking out a new show on a friend’s recommendation. The first episode revolved around a crossdressing man/trans woman (unclear/conflated in the show) with all the wonderful humour that comes with normative perspectives on gender expression. The second episode centred on a dating service and was no better. I stopped watching there.
It’s cool if you enjoy shows. We all need something to decompress, and pretty much every piece of media we have to consume is problematic in some way. I get it. There’s just something insidious and sad about humour and jokes that amplify problematic attitudes and reenforce norms. The Fool mocks the king and the court, not the peasants.
All is not lost, though. I’ve enjoyed Brooklyn-99 thoroughly. It is not without it’s faults (there’s a fat-shame-y episode that isn’t great…), but a bunch of it’s humour is around dismantling stereotypes and exploring unique characters and relationships.
It’s storming in New York City.