Friday, July 19, 2019

#FridayFlash - Stuff & Things

"Toy Story 4 really made me think."

"For once, I agree with you. The writers once again wove very mature themes into the narrative. The idea of finding a new purpose-"

"And I realized that there are quite a lot of movies with stuff that comes to life. I mean, like a lot."

"Well, a lot of that comes from the belief-"

"So I went online and did some research, and it turns out there's a whole concept about things that have souls."

"You don't-"

"It's called animousse, and so many cultures all around the world have it."

"Mhm."

"Which makes that whole scene at the incinerator in Toy Story 3 even more sad, because humans treat everything so disposably. It wasn't just the toys that were dying, but all the other things in the background that we didn't get to meet."

"You sound genuinely perturbed."

"No I'm not. Don't say something gross like that when I'm upset. I'm trying to share my feelings with you, and really open up."

"I don't know what to say."

"S'okay, I guess."

"Please, continue."

"Well, okay. As I was saying about this animousse, it's all over the world, and even in mythology. But it's really only humans that are so wasteful, killing helpless things by just throwing them away without even a farewell."

"If you want, we could start an education campaign. Help people to understand what they're doing."

"Well, I want to start here. At home. I already have, actually."

"Oh, no. No. This isn't about your chores, is it?"

"It's just not fair that I have to take the trash out. I don't want to be a murderer. It's wrong of you to expect this of me."

"You're not going to clean your room either, are you?"

"They're all my friends!"

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