?

Log in

birddi
25 September 2012 @ 02:46 pm
Honestly, I love the background / history of the story better than the modern understanding of the story Little Red Riding Hood.

I want to share why I love this story so much and maybe by understanding what makes me excited by it, you'll find something that resonates. 
I guess I've always liked the notion that Red is just as scary/crafty as the wolf, if not more so, because it gives back the power to the traditional victim. Which is what I like about the character Stiles from Teen Wolf, who is one of the few normal humans on a show made up of almost entirely super-human or enhanced individuals but still can hold his own. He's cast as an easily victimized person (and we do see that in the show) but he's not just a victim; he's the unsung hero.  
My absolute favorite thing about Little Red Riding Hood is that it's an allegory for rape/going to bed with people who might be dangerous. It was a story to keep young girls away from men/beasts who'd take their virtue - and in the middle ages, essentially ruining their family's honor. The red hood can also be read as a symbol for a female's menstruation or the hymen. The version by Charles Perrault even states: "The wolf, seeing her come in, said to her, hiding himself under the bedclothes, 'Put the cake and the little pot of butter upon the stool, and come get into bed with me.' Little Red Riding Hood took off her clothes and got into bed." That's probably more than you need to know about me - but I like using stories like this to get over my own issues/not-good memories. And then there's the whole knotting, fur, dub-con, kinky thing possibilities that come with werewolves, period. ;) It's cliche but some of the best things are.
However, or the sun and the wolf symbolizes the moon. In Cox's Comparative Mythology Little Red Riding Hood is interpreted as "the evening with her scarlet robe of twilight," who is swallowed up by the wolf of darkness, the Fenris of the Edda. It appears to me that this explanation may suit the color of her cap or hood, but is at variance with the other incidents of the story. I am inclined to look upon the tale as a lunar legend, although the moon is only actually red during one portion of the year, at the harvest moon in the autumn. Red Hood is represented as wandering, like Io, who is undoubtedly the moon, through trees, the clouds, and flowers, the stars, before she reaches the place where she is intercepted by the wolf." - I enjoy the notion that Red's character is a symbol in the sun vs. moon thought process. I always analyze the hell out of things.

To me, 
the wolves represent wildness/instinct and the huntsman is society's control/order (what the Argent's essentially play in the Teen Wolf world - with codes that aren't always followed) and Red is the unpredictable third party. There's versions of the tale that the huntsman/hunter cuts the wolf apart to free Red and her Granny; and in others all three (the wolf, granny, and Red) are killed with the huntsman going on his merry way. 
Also, I've always been drawn to the blood-play and bodily transformations hinted at in the original tales. For example: the grandma's nightgown the wolf wears... I've read a recount where it says the wolf pulls on her skin - like her actual skin - which is a little related to the wolf/man transformation of a werewolf.  It's body horror in a way. Red is clearly linked to the association of blood and I'd like to see how blood is going to be further addressed by the Teen Wolf (canon and fandom).

Others have Red as the one who kills the wolf through trickery - she tricks him into eating stones, thinking they were food, which weighed him down and she escaped. In some where she turned him into a coat! Perhaps a little Silence of the Lambs but it goes back to the body transformation of wolf-human and human-wolf. 

Maybe there's even one of the 'huntsman' killing and skinning werewolves? *shrug* It would make sense with the Argent-Hale storyline.
Likewise, I've always been interested in the cannibalism of the story, too. Whether the wolf literally eats the grandmother or in one version the wolf leaves the grandmother’s body/meat for the girl, who then unwittingly eats her own grandmother! Or if that 'eating' of Red is a little more sexual - that's fine too! I'm totally down with that. 
some of my favorites:
Non-Teen Wolf Little Red Riding Hood 
My all time favorite retelling of the story is actually a scifi supernatural-rpf space!au. Even if you don't like the show, it's worth a read. http://archiveofourown.org/works/302311 

Other adaptions:
And one of my favorite poems ever (which has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AT ALL, NADA, ZIP, NILCH, to do with red riding hood except everything and all the feels I have for both): 

“i like my body when it is with your
body. It is so quite new a thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
i like your body. i like what it does,
i like its hows. i like to feel the spine
of your body and its bones, and the trembling
-firm-smooth ness and which i will
again and again and again
kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like, slowly stroking the, shocking fuzz
of your electric fur, and what-is-it comes
over parting flesh ... And eyes big love-crumbs,

and possibly i like the thrill

of under me you so quite new.” - ee cummings

 
 
birddi
16 September 2012 @ 12:43 pm
Shrek-Forever-After-Fiona
 
 
birddi
23 June 2012 @ 08:31 pm
*FLAILS*

 
 
birddi
Originally posted by aimmyarrowshigh at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by truexillusions at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by kelzies at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by crystalchain at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by lk737 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012

According to this article, dated March 15, 2012:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/webnews/major-isps-turn-into-copyright-police-by-july-says-riaa/

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."


The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox news confirms this:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/17/us-isps-become-copyright-cops-starting-july-12/

Youtube video explaining this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OG0R-yS-c



The end is nigh, folks.

I hate everything.
 
 
birddi
Originally posted by stir_of_echoes at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by sasha_dragon at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by a_phoenixdragon at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by windscryer at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Or, How RIAA Seduced Hollywood Into a Murder-Suicide Pact.

Originally posted by tahirire at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by roguebitch at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by nrrrdy_grrrl at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by mangacat201

All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Seriously. WHAT THE FLYING FUCK WORLD.

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox news confirms this:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/17/us-isps-become-copyright-cops-starting-july-12/

Youtube video explaining this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OG0R-yS-c



I Use and will continue to use BT Guard for as long as it is useful.
 
 
 
birddi
22 February 2012 @ 06:31 am


PROMOTE THE AWESOME! \o/

Teenwolf is still a small fandom but it's an awesome one! Share the love and promote the community, [community profile] derekstiles.

The more people who know about it, the more stuff there will be to enjoy and that's just awesome.




 
 
birddi

All We Have Left is Our Memories

So this is my harlequinkradam post, based off the prompt:

Kris Allen wakes up in the hospital having lost his memories of the last six months of his life. The one thing he remembers is Adam Lambert, and the love they share. Adam takes Kris home from the hospital to the home they share, but things feel strange to Kris. What happens when he remembers the truth, that Adam left him for another man and has just been playing a role to help Kris get his memory back? Can Adam convince Kris that he truly loves him? Can Kris trust him?




A/N: First fanvid, ever. Woot. I recommend listening to either Kwan's Unconditional Love, Sivan Shavit's Kiss Me, or some equally angsty songs of your choice. Nothing is owned by me. Various clips and photos were found around the internet to make a fanwork which claims NO copyright and was only meant to explore the capabilities of movie making on my computer.
Tags: ,
 
 
birddi
27 December 2011 @ 10:45 am
Fanfiction.net is a scary place. Y/y?
 
 
birddi
08 December 2011 @ 11:30 pm
Title: We Were A Different Story (A Romance of Complications)
Author/artist: Birddi
Recipient's name : the_physicist
Rating: R
Series: Reboot
Pairing/Characters: Gaila/Jim Kirk, Nyota Uhura
Word Count: 8,000+
Disclaimer: Do not own. Sadness.
Summary: We were a different story. Not in love. Not soul mates, but fascinated nonetheless.

Warnings (if any): Mature Themes
Author's/artist's notes (if any): I wrote the majority of the plot out on the cheap version of paper napkins. It was awesome. First time I've ever attempted hetrosexual coupling. What Kirk writes on the fountain is a quote by Jean-Michel Basquiat, the one by the sink is by Chuck Palahniuk.

--
Click To ReadCollapse )




Tags: , ,
 
 
birddi
Title: Merry Christmas from the ISS Enterprise
Artist: Birddi 
Series: STXI Mirror Verse 
Rating: Standard Parental Advisory Notice 
Warnings: Music that may be harmful to your health. 
Preview:
Link to Art: http://birddi.livejournal.com/28340.html
------
Art Under CutCollapse )