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  1. /cry

    Such a sweet boy… I will never understand how people can so easily hate what they don’t understand.

    1. We hate what repels us. Things which are outside our understanding often cause a gut reaction of distancing ourselves from them. Integral and differential calculus are things I both do not understand and also hate.

      Yet, if someone helped me to understand them I might still find them difficult, but I doubt I would hate them.

  2. There is, I suppose, a stark inevitability about this short film. It intends to portray imbecilic brutality and it achieves that.

    The idiot father acts as if he would be violent if the lad missed his homework, got a B grade instead of an A, cheeked his mother and so forth. It fails to show the man’s violence as a direct result only of his son’s coming home with a doll. We needed, instead, to see him as a decent man who snapped when he saw the doll. And he is not shown that way.

    The boy is also too cute, pleasant as he is to behold. These films need to be made about the unprepossessing children too. Ugly kids are T just like cute kids are T.

  3. ❦Thanks Josh, a very sweet film…

    @Only Me🇬🇧
    “It fails to show the man’s violence as a direct result only of his son’s coming home with a doll. We needed, instead, to see him as a decent man who snapped when he saw the doll. And he is not shown that way.”
    “The boy is also too cute, pleasant as he is to behold.”

    ~The film showed the father as having issues with the boy’s nature prior to his coming home with the doll. There are more than enough ‘people’ exactly like the father depicted and they react precisely as this one did. Regarding the boy’s comely looks, in some cases that’s not as helpful as one might think and sometimes isolates them even more. IMO using this particular boy actor well served the film’s purpose.

  4. Two things immediately set the tone in this short video:
    … 1. The cut on his lower lip (which is either very good makeup or a perfectly-timed cold sore) showing he has been (at least) bullied or physically abused … and
    … 2. His internal fear and need to to destroy the flower after his desire to dress up his hair (because of the bullying and/or abuse).

    Markankhamen:
    “I will never understand how people can so easily hate what they don’t understand.
    … what they fear. Yes, but WHY are things and thoughts misunderstood and feared?

    It’s Only Me:
    “We hate what repels us.
    … Yes, but WHY do material things (like the doll and flower in his hair) and thoughts repel [us] … or more accurately, the person(s) taunting [us]?

    The answer to both: RELIGIONS and the TEACHING OF RELIGIONS FORCEFULLY AND REPEATEDLY through the previous generations and continuing.

    “We needed, instead, to see him as a decent man who snapped when he saw the doll.”

    I understand what you said, but just HOW is a man considered “decent” if he “snaps” just seeing a doll in a boy’s [his son’s] hand?

  5. Kid shudda listened to his father. Boy needs a good shrink…maybe two or three shrinks.

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