American school system
SO GLAD I NEVER HAVE TO LIVE THROUGH THIS EVER AGAIN
In medieval culture, an event like a royal christening is not a private party; it’s the public social event of the year. To not invite any person of rank to such an event is a deadly insult.
Maleficent is certainly someone you wouldn’t want at a party, but she’s also someone powerful enough that only a fool would ever dare treat her with such blatant disrespect. The only way the King and Queen could possibly have gotten away with not inviting Maleficent was to not invite any of the fairies at all; inviting the other fairies and excluding her is explicitly taking sides in the conflict between the fairy factions.
Which means they made themselves her sworn enemies, and she responded by treating them as such from then on. If you actually get into analyzing the social dynamics of the scene, it’s very clear that Maleficent was willing to show mercy at first by giving the King and Queen a chance to apologize for their disrespect to her. She doesn’t curse Aurora until after she gives them that chance and they throw it back in her face with further disrespect.
And yeah, if the King and Queen had done the properly respectful thing and invited her, Maleficent would have given Aurora a scary awesome present. Moreover so would the other fairies, because at that point both sides would be using it as an opportunity to show off and one-up each other. What they gave her before Maleficent showed up was basically just trivial party favors by fairy standards.
How do you know so much about the social dynamics of medieval fairies
Elizabeth Short aka The Black Dahlia
(July 29, 1924 - January 15, 1947)
Elizabeth’s body was found mutilated, on January 15, 1947, in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California. Her severely mutilated body was severed at the waist and completely drained of blood. Her face had been slashed from the corners of her mouth toward her ears, creating an effect called the Glasgow smile. Short also had multiple cuts on her thigh and breasts, where entire portions of flesh had been removed. The body had been washed and cleaned and had been “posed” with her hands over her head, her elbows bent at right angles, and her legs spread.
More than 50 people confessed to the murder; 25 people were considered to be viable suspects by the Los Angeles Distric Attorney. While some of the original 25 suspects were discounted, new ones have arisen. Elizabeth Short’s death has remained one of the most famous unsolved cases in California’s history.
I apologize if this set disturbed you. The Black Dahlia is one of my favorite crime scenes, and I was so happy to find autopsy photographs.
Rest in Peace, Beautiful.