Stephanie (honoumiko) wrote in egl,
Stephanie
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Of course it isn't sexual! Right?

We all know that Lolita came from Nabokov's novel, and that it is really a bad name for this fashion because it's modest, etc etc....

Something just occurred to me.
And it's not that all of my posts here are around 2AM.

I've always been pretty indifferent about the obsession with Alice in Wonderland (even though I used to pretend I could read it to my teddy bear when I was two, and later named her Alice). Perfectly innocent book, right? I don't know how many of you know about Lewis Carroll rumors. For those that don't know, there is a huge debate on whether or not he was a pedophile. He dedicated the books to a girl named Alice Liddell, and... well, I don't know this photo he took of her pretty much creeps me out - it may creep some of you out too, so be careful. Not nude or anything, just... weird. I'll place even just links under the cut.

http://people.virginia.edu/~ds8s/carroll/alice02.html

More weird ones, not of Alice: http://people.virginia.edu/~ds8s/carroll/constan.html

And, this reclining pose is sort of odd for a child, but her outfit kicks so much ass that it ALMOST doesn't matter: http://www.lewiscarroll.org/xie1.gif


I don't think there's anything in the book that can be construed as sexual, but even still - he dedicated it to this girl that he was so fond of. No one can prove just how "fond" he was of her, of course, but I wonder what would happen if we say... overanalyze this and conclude that we subconsciously are obsessing over something that isn't sexual, but in reality it represents being a victimized child?

Curiouser and curiouser...

EDIT: I am in NO way saying that this is the case with all of us who dress in Lolita clothing. I'm just throwing out an idea. People are taking this too seriously.

FINAL EDIT:
I know I pissed a lot of people off, and I'm sorry.
I'm not sure why so many of you are taking this so personally. It's not too difficult to keep the personal attacks to yourselves. Perhaps that's too much to ask over the internet.

One of the comments did bring up a good point, and perhaps my reply to it would have been what I'd said begin with if I knew better than to expect to sound articulate while running on little sleep, feeling moody, and at 2AM.
That comment is here. http://community.livejournal.com/egl/8764012.html?thread=143056236#t143056236
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