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3rd Jun '17 11:28:33 PM 793ws
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I have tried talking to other fans and even Mr. Craig McCracken himself, but so far there has been no answer.

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I have tried talking to other fans and even Mr. Craig McCracken himself, but so far there has been no answer.answer.


[[WMG: Bloo was responsible for Terrence's StartOfDarkness]]
1st Jun '17 5:37:05 PM nothereforlong004
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[[WMG: Mac has a [[BigScrewedUpFamily]] and is a severe [[StepfordSmiler.]] Also, his relationship with Frankie.]]
I have a very deep and complicated love-hate relationship with this show. I adore it for its concept but utterly despise it for its execution. However, that is a rant for another different time.

Mac has a special place in my heart. I take the theory of Mac having Aspergerís Syndrome very deeply into consideration because he and I share many similar qualities. I donít know if that is just me tooting my own horn, but I closely relate to Mac. I, too, have AS, and Mac and I both are very intelligent, have a broad vocabulary and excellent deducting skills, are very imaginative, and have difficulty making friends and acting in social situations. I am a 25-year-old man and I have many imaginary friends and I wish to become a cartoonist sometime in the future.

A long time ago, you see, I had one of the strangest dreams. I had a dream in which I found myself competing in some sort of race to reach something before everyone else. Well, I was ahead of everyone else until I was then stopped by a gate. For some reason, there was this feeling of excitement and anticipation rising within me as I was unlocking the gate. The gate opened to reveal a path leading into a cave and I ran inside before the pack could catch up to me.

I traveled deeper into the cave before I found the finish line in the form of a door marked with graffiti. Inside rested, get ready, a corpse of all things with a knife placed beside it. I had to stab the corpse with that knife to win the race and I did so without a second thought. I know things could not have ended in a more morbid way, but here is where it gets very sad. Following the victory stab were no cheers for my congratulations, but hot tears pouring out uncontrollablyÖ which were mine.

I cried in my sleep that night for the oddest of reasons. The other racers were there to offer their comfort, but what those tears meant confounded me. I talked to my friend about it a few days later while waiting for a psychiatristís appointment. I donít think that I have ever cried since middle school where I had to put with a lot bullying for how I expressed myself with my Aspergerís Syndrome. I wanted to try and ask for the psychiatristís opinion on what the dream meant, but we were already in the middle of different discussion and the opportunity never came up.

It was then that I suddenly realized what the dream meant. Well, when I got home I learned that my dream was an interpretation of me racing toward a new life. The race represented my mood, the corpse represented an old dead part of me that needed to be buried, and the knife was interpreted as my anger and other negative emotions going into that corpse. The tears that I cried out that night were both tears of pain over what I to go through in my old life, which was represented by the corpse, and tears of relief that I could now move on to a better life. Looking back, I am now very thankful to have had that fateful dream because that very dream is what has inspired me to both write a new comic series and this rant

Truthfully, how professional this rant is typed out is sadly but a veneer that is covering up righteous fury. The reason I love Mac so much is more than just because we have similar traits. The reason I live him so much is because I feel his family situation is punch square in the gut.

My theory, or whatever it should be called, is that Mac has been raised in an incredibly abusive household. Let me talk about how simply his family life is so screwed up and then let me go into deeper detail. According to Mr. Craig McCracken himself, Macís father is implied to be either dead or divorced. The reason why is never explored and I believe the show missed a wonderful opportunity to discuss that. However, this more than about a non-existent father for this rant mainly covers two of my most loathed characters besides you-know-who.

Macís unnamed mother and Terrence.

I hate these two with a burning passion and I will tell you why.

I have never met a character so cruel and hateful other than Terrence, a person who seems to hate imaginary friends so much that he is even willing to kill one. However, I believe I have reason to understand that he hates Mac twice as much. His cruelty was taken to the extreme in ďDuchess of Wails,Ē and I explored the aftermath of this episode in a what-if.

The what-if goes deeper into Macís psyche concerning what he must put up with at home, and it is not pretty. Mac reveals, for instance, that he has no earthly clue of how to sort his motherís bank files or whatever he said he could do in the episode ďFranky, My Dear,Ē and that it was all pushed on him. Two chapters in, it is revealed that Macís mother and brother are both stuck in denial and anger respectively over the death of Macís father, and they both project it onto him. Whatís worse is that Macís mother has grown to hate, yes, hate her childís sense of imagination, wanting him to grow up and understand that life is not a beautiful as it seems, and that she harbors a prejudice towards imaginary friends.

Thankfully, Frankie steps in and decides to help Mac run away to Fosterís. Macís relationship with Frankie has always been more intriguing to me than his relationship with Bloo. I suspect that Macís ďromanceĒ with Frankie was all just a clever cover up. He was simply acting like he had a crush on her, when in reality, he was so ecstatic to actually find someone who legitimately treated like a son/ little brother.

If itís one thing Mac excels at, itís saving face, both in a good and bad way.

Mac has every single damn right to run away. Frankie no longer has that luxury because she is an adult and I could the say the same for Macís mother, come to think of it. The problem is that Frankie is an adult who has stated that she is in her early twenties. Iím sorry, but as far as I am concerned, adults do not have the right to run away from their problems and responsibilities. There is a lot that I want to say on this subject of Mac's family situation. I feel that I have kept to myself for far too long and if keep myself quiet any longer then nothing will change. I feel that must call out my piece so things can possibly change for the future.

At the beginning of the series, Macís mother forces her 8-year-old child to abandon his imaginary friend so he can ďgrow up.Ē The problem is that Bloo, Macís imaginary friend, is a living, breathing, thinking thing. He is just as human as the person that created him and he is being thrown out like heís an extra mouth to feed. Later, to make another long story short, Terrence tries to go so far as to have Bloo killed.

In that very dream I talked about at the beginning of this rant, I felt that I was suddenly in Macís shoes. I felt that my life was going nowhere with a careless mother and a hateful older brother, not that my own family situation mirrors his. Both of those were represented by the corpse that symbolized my older life and I was severing that old life.

The least thing I can say about Macís mother and brother, is that they both served as nothing but tools to the plot.

You know what? I could even compare Macís situation to Woody's in "Toy Story 2." Woody ran away because he was afraid of never being loved again by Andy, why doesn't Mac do the same? There is a complete and utter lack of sympathy to Mac's situation I feel both in this fanbase and in the show.

Having been around the block a few times, it's my firm belief that children can be much smarter than most adults anticipate, and Mac is no exception. I used to wonder if Mac was made to suffer what with his careless mother, bully older brother, and implied to deceased or divorced father. I used to believe that Mac never had a choice in what went on around, but after looking to other places, I realized that I was wrong. Mac has always had a choice and he never realized it himself until he went to Foster's and met everyone. In my opinion, Mac is so much smarter than most kids his age and that is what is supposed to make him unique, and it greatly irritates me when others say that he is just a kid and that bullies like Terrence are "misunderstood."

Mac's mother has always been in the wrong in every decision she has made. From forcing her child to give up a living being and possibly security blanket for his father to threatening to move out, she is someone I would not like to have as my mother. If Mac's mother knew any better, she would realize that she sorely underestimates her 8-year old son and that it is Terrence who needs to have an eye kept on. Mac's mother had no right to force her child to grow up when it was clear that he was already mature for his age.

The three of them, Mac, his mother, and Terrence, all need to see a therapist ASAP. I personally consider it downright abusive to project all your problems onto your youngest child, force him to grow up when he barely is getting used to his childhood, and make him subject to an immature and hateful older brother's bullying and make Mac responsible for it. I talked to my own mother about this and she agrees with by saying that she would nothing to hurt so unlike Mac's mother, who wanted a living, breathing, and thinking creature tossed out because she thought she was an extra mouth to feed or an object.

All of this came from my head, not someone elseís, I swear.

I have tried talking to other fans and even Mr. Craig McCracken himself, but so far there has been no answer.
11th Apr '17 6:19:57 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: Bloo is Mac's ShugoChara]]

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[[WMG: Bloo is Mac's ShugoChara]]Manga/ShugoChara]]



[[WMG: ''Every'' imaginary friend is/was/will be someone's ShugoChara/would-be self]]

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[[WMG: ''Every'' imaginary friend is/was/will be someone's ShugoChara/would-be Manga/ShugoChara/would-be self]]
22nd Mar '17 8:46:04 AM Jatboy1000
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*Also. it's worth noting that at the end of Good Wilt Hunting, Coco acts motherly towards her two adopter, with fixing Douglass's hair and cleaning Adam's face.
22nd Mar '17 8:00:18 AM Jatboy1000
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*Alternatively, Mac ended up working at Foster's as an adult.


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[[WMG: Coco was created by Mac's mom]]
In House of Bloo's, Mac's mom brought up that she once had an imaginary friend, who she had to leave as she grew up. Mac's mom however had no idea about Foster's, so it's likely that she abandoned her friend. Coco was found alone on an island by Douglas and Adam, who stated that she had no signs of a creator. Given her adamance over having Mac get rid of Bloo, it's possible that she probably feels guilt over leaving behind her friend on what was probably a vacation.
5th Jan '17 12:17:01 PM SeptimusHeap
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This theory has been popular for a while and is even mentioned in the Foster's Wiki. Bloo completely fits into this part of Freud's model of personality, except that he rarely displays sexual lust... Then again, he does in ''Frankie My Dear''. Maybe FreudWasRight after all.

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This theory has been popular for a while and is even mentioned in the Foster's Wiki. Bloo completely fits into this part of Freud's model of personality, except that he rarely displays sexual lust... Then again, he does in ''Frankie My Dear''. Maybe FreudWasRight after all.
14th Nov '16 11:59:19 PM MrMediaGuy2
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Madame Foster's age suggests that people have been creating imaginaries for a long time, since at least the Jim Crow era. It's possible that many kids during the 30s, 40s, and 50s created friends based off of the kind of racist imagery that was common at the time, such as Blackface caricatures and "Injuns" that speak in TontoTalk. Since imaginaries don't age, that means that these friends are probably still running around today. Obviously, people wouldn't want these friends around, since they're a reminder of our ugly past, which makes me wonder what Foster's would do with them. Would they lock them up like with the Scribbles? Would they be banned from Foster's completely?

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Madame Foster's age suggests that people have been creating imaginaries for a long time, since at least the Jim Crow era. It's possible that many kids during the 30s, 40s, and 50s created friends based off of the kind of racist imagery that was common at the time, such as Blackface caricatures and red-skinned "Injuns" that speak in TontoTalk. Since imaginaries don't age, that means that these friends are probably still running around today. Obviously, people wouldn't want these friends around, since they're a reminder of our ugly past, which makes me wonder what Foster's would do with them. Would they lock them up like with the Scribbles? Would they be banned from Foster's completely?
25th Oct '16 7:18:30 PM MrMediaGuy2
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[[WMG: There are [[ValuesDissonance racially-insensitive]] imaginary friends out there.]]
Madame Foster's age suggests that people have been creating imaginaries for a long time, since at least the Jim Crow era. It's possible that many kids during the 30s, 40s, and 50s created friends based off of the kind of racist imagery that was common at the time, such as Blackface caricatures and "Injuns" that speak in TontoTalk. Since imaginaries don't age, that means that these friends are probably still running around today. Obviously, people wouldn't want these friends around, since they're a reminder of our ugly past, which makes me wonder what Foster's would do with them. Would they lock them up like with the Scribbles? Would they be banned from Foster's completely?
24th Aug '16 7:17:32 PM Johnny2071
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[[WMG: Mac will adopt Bloo, as well as Wilt, Eduardo, and Coco when he is an adult.]]
By then, his mother will have ''zero'' say in his association with imaginary friends.
16th Aug '16 2:11:00 PM Morgenthaler
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[[WMG: The show is a prequel to BluesClues.]]

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[[WMG: The show is a prequel to BluesClues.Blue's Clues.]]
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