Investigating Ubergal from an "Occupy™" poster the red, black and white colour choice stood out.
It reminded me of a graphic character called ' Emily the Strange '
Blood ritual reimaginated as a form of prepubescent empowerment. Sure looks human, maybe its Caylee's!
It seems to incorporate elements of sadism, voyeurism and pedophilia. it seems a long way off empowerment, unless by empowerment one means gleefully sacrificing fellow humans.
The following is from the 'creator' of Emily in response to the possibility of the Emily character being derived from a character called Rosamund from the 'Nate' books written and illustrated by Marjorie Sharmat and Marc Simont respectively, in the mid-70s.
Except for the extra 4th cat the composition has the cats almost in a mirror-image while the strange girl has almost the same stance and aspect - sheer unadulterated coincidence!
"Today Cosmic Debris prides itself on what it has become over the years: the creative design house that is responsible for providing consumers with strong messages about feminism, empowerment and individualism. Through years of development, Emily the Strange has grown from simple graphics into a concept that reaches far beyond design. Through our fan forum, I have learned that Emily has comforted the suicidal, helped people accept their sexuality, and get through very taxing personal situations. This is all in addition to making everyone know it is okay, and even better, to be different. I am very proud of this, because that was and is my goal: to make the world feel more comfortable in its own skin.
We applaud your interest and hope you continue to stand up for what you believe— that’s what Emily would do.
Mr. Rob informs us that she provides very strong messages about feminism , empowerment and individualism which describes accurately the Occupy Ubergal at the head of this post.
So young girls are being fed those ideas by a man. Fair enough if it wasn't overly popular but apparently, going by comments to the post about Mr. Rob's possible plagiarism we find :
" U r all haters, y do u hate Emily enough to 2 waste even a second of ur lives trying 2 kill her when that’s obviously not going to happen? Emily rocks! "
Anyhow the issue of plagiarism has been resolved since the article was written.
So , despite being ink on paper the wee one has a vociferous and loyal following.
Perhaps the plagiarism thing isn't a important as the fact that a cartoon character is compulsively repeated in various situations with 'her' [ Mr Rob's alter ego ] cleverly strange, glib comments , to later 'develop' into a comic-heroine , with a shop full of clothes and accessories all printed with the image, talismanical, to finally morph into a movie.
To help young girls adapt themselves to Emily's persona the services of actress Chloe Moretz will be called upon.
Chloe , a 14-year old, has played in other 'girl-empowerment' roles:
'KICK ASS' AS HITGIRL
NOT FORGOTTEN' as TOBY BISHOP, a girl who eventually gets initiated into Santa Muerta a preparation for the future killing of her father.
Some words from comments in the previous post ' Apple Eye a Little ReCon':
' [I] am familiar with the black red scheme, i used to wear those colours alot, but i seemed to attract the wrong type of attention, since then i've toned down a tad.
With the emily the strange and poster gal theme, it's interesting to note that the girl/woman in between, is the reality of women not growing up,of staying in a immature state of being. Infantized and sexualised to be immature beings that want want want, and me,, me, me business..
which is what sells.
The base instinct..why do we see all of these so called mature women in their 40's plus, getting face jobs, boob jobs, the works in order to stay youthfull, to attract boys/men..the cult of youth.
'agree also on Emily the Strange -- twins the Occupy Goddess, Childe and Woman, theyve conquered all civilizations and rule unopposed but are as isolated and bereaved as the Earth
Yeah youve gone to the finest schools all right Miss Lonely etc'