Jackemmenjaser wrote:Negative on where George Lucas got the idea for Star Wars. It was actually a direct interpretation of Carl Jung's ideas on The Archetypes and Collective Unconscious.
This isn't really an argument for either side (Though I do feel Woot has its head up its own ass on this one), I just like to point out that Star Wars is not original whenever I get the chance. It's just another stolen idea that made it farther than the original. (Read: George Lucas was Steve Jobs before Steve Jobs was Steve Jobs)
Somewhere L.Frank Baum is spinning is his grave.
Here's the Introduction to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz word for word:
Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal. The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other human creations.
Yet the old time fairy tale, having served for generations, may now be classed as "historical" in the children's library; for the time has come for a series of newer "wonder tales" in which the stereotyped genie, dwarf and fairy are eliminated, together with all the horrible and blood-curdling incidents devised by their authors to point a fearsome moral to each tale. Modern education includes morality; therefore the modern child seeks only entertainment in its wonder tales and gladly dispenses with all disagreeable incident.
Having this thought in mind, the story of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was written solely to please children of today. It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.
L. Frank Baum
Chicago, April, 1900.
I guess woot doesn't want modern fairy tales. It may have been a good idea to state this in the rules.