wish-fulfillment love



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  • That this sequence is no longer regarded as a bullet train to what Ms. Friedan called "the problem that has no name," but rather as the substance of dreamy, wish-fulfillment television, tells us just how far behind we've left the old battles and barricades.

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  • An insane true story about an unemployed Army veteran and crystal-meth addict named Shawn Nelson who stole a tank from a San Diego military base in 1995 and went on a rampage, "Cul-De-Sac" sounds—in abstract, at least—like an appealing piece of wish-fulfillment fantasy.

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  • In commercial strange fiction exploiting/manifesting wish-fulfillment and paranoid neuroses that seems fairly common.

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  • But with narratives designed to enact reader/writer wish-fulfillment and paranoid neuroses, the role of monstra and numina is pretty self-evident; it's of more interest when these quirks are part of the narrative dynamics.

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  • Such readings rather strike me as having an air of wish-fulfillment.

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  • Maybe there is a bit of wish-fulfillment in both situations.


  • That rating is a shame, since I think younger boys, 12 or so, would get more out of this wish-fulfillment action comedy.

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  • One fan site blames the marketing, which they think should have made clearer it was a “violent vulgar r-rated geek-fantasy wish-fulfillment story”.

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  • I have this confidence in your work precisely because it seems like it is work and art for you, and there is true content rather than wish-fulfillment fantasy.

    Being A Realist « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

  • Currently, Americans, in particular, even with the latest financial difficulties, now live in a society whose dreams are not based on the “work hard, persevere, and you will eventually succeed Horatio Alger philosophy” of earlier generations, but more upon reality TV and lottery instant wish-fulfillment.

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