The Gray Bunny (graybunny) wrote,
The Gray Bunny
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Coraline

Saw Coraline last Tuesday. Paid $10 to see it -- ack! Fortunately I have a gift card left over from some work thing, so I wasn't out any cash, but movies are really getting too expensive to justify.

I enjoyed it quite a bit. I wasn't scared by it, and I'm not sure I would have been even when I was young, but it certainly was creepy. I've been trying to think about the difference between creepy and scary, and came up with something like this: Scary involves actual, demonstrable danger of some sort of harm or loss. It doesn't have to be physical, nor does it have to be to you -- danger to someone or something you care about can be even scarier than danger to yourself. Creepy, on the other hand, is when you know something is probably wrong but you can't prove it, so social norms prevent you from doing anything about it.
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