The difference between learning a modern language and an ancient language is that in first year French you learn “Where is the bathroom?” and “How do I get to the train station?” and in first year Attic Greek or Latin you learn “I have judged you worthy of death” and “The tyrant had everyone in the city killed.”

The first Latin I learnt was Caecilius est pater. Similar for Greek (different family, similar problems). Where the frak was my terrifying textbook!?!?!



#this line out of context seems like an excerpt from the kinkiest fic you’ve ever had the privilege of stumbling across #this like IN context also sounds like that #I’m sorry this is straight up the most sexually complex proposal ever heard in a so-called kids film #IN ANY FILM #i could write essays on the consent dynamics that this implies and the delicious world of possibilities it implies #for a grown up Sarah should she decide to revisit later on her own terms #(which is the only way Jareth would have it any way - hence the emphasis on her needed to choose) #(over and over and over) #left or right up or down stay or go take the crystal forget the baby look what I’m offering you #but none of it means a thing unless she chooses it #he’ll rig the game as far as he dares but when the message comes that the girl is at the gate on her way to get Toby #he’s genuinely scared - call out the guard! take the baby and hide it! - because he knows she is a danger #he’s an all powerful probably immortal wizard and king - but he knows that her choice is the pin that can undo him #KIDS MOVIE

Haven’t watched this film in ages. Need to.