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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I'm Working On A Freudian Children's Book!

It's called, The Ego On Its Own. It's about the central character there, The Ego!

The Ego has lost its two friends, Superego and Id. Can The Ego survive on its own? Let's find out, through all the adventures it has! And perhaps by the end, a lesson is learned. Or perhaps by the end, some sort of socially unacceptable impulse is sublimated.

Okay, okay, it's not really going to be a children's book. It's going to be a thinly-veiled satirical lambasting of Freud's psychosexual theories of personality development!

But what better format for that, though, right?


Mel said...

Yo mom's a children's book.

Garnet said...

Can the ego alone be afflicted with penis envy? Does it find a 19 cm penis enviable? *giggle*

dogimo said...

@Mel: Little-known fact: Freud was the original inventor of the "Yo momma" joke. He wasn't that good at it, though. He'd always follow up by asking you how you feel about yo momma.

@Garnet: I believe, probably not! In the story, the middle dude (The Ego) is lost without his buddies (Superego on the left, Id on the right), and it tries to go through all these adventures trying to find them again. But without Superego, it's not sure how to act. And without Id, it's not sure what it wants! Poor dude ends up in the HORROR OF ALIENATION....but don't worry, there's a happy ending!

Mel said...

Freudian flip