2003-04-07 10:39 a.m.
Ok, I don't like the Happy Tree Friends so much anymore. The first five or so animations I watched were great. But after that they got to be too violent. And, I was surprised to see how upset I was by this violence—even though it was just cute little cartoons!
I mean, I normally won't watch movies with violence in them. It goes beyond just violence, too—I usually don't even like to see fictional scenes of mere anger. Hatred, anger, violence, rage—all things I don't want poured into my eye–holes. The afflictive sentiments in such scenes attach into my mind and come home with me. They haunt me in my sleep, they poison me slowly like trace elements of toxins in my mind's water source.
I don't want that sort of thing in my mind's diet, thanks.
The weird thing is that I really got a kick out of the first few Happy Tree Friends! I laughed so hard! So, I was really surprised at how uncomfortable I felt as the animations escalated from cute–and–sarcastic–with–a–hint–of–violence to a nonstop–dismemberment–and–disimbowling–extravaganza of the adorable, fluffy pink cartoon animals.
Don't get me wrong, I was not offended or anything. I still thought the cartoons were hilarious—the artists did a great job of making them ironically funny. But, I couldn't watch them anymore. I could taste the mental poison that radiates from images of violence, and I didn't want that stuff lingering in my thought processes.
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