Rachel Gracelyn takes a wrong turn on the school's football field and finds herself in a Magical Land of beautiful, kindly elves and charming fairies. Amazingly, she finds that she can communicate with them on a level that she was never able to achieve with her classmates.
You're not a neglected orphan sleeping in a cupboard! You're a wizard! You're the bestest wizard of all and you're also great at sports and you had rich, wizardly parents who loved you so much they died for you (but you've still got their money) and also, we brought you birthday cake!
Georgina: I've often wished that I could be just—well, just completely reckless and irresponsible, like—like—oh, I don't know who...
Hand: Like Opal?
Georgina: Well, yes, now that you mention it! Is that why everybody is so mad to read that silly book?
Hand: What are you being so snooty about? Why, that book is positively a boon to womankind! For two-fifty flat or three cents a day any Hausfrau in the land can identify herself with the most luscious yes-woman in all literature.
Georgina: Is that really what every woman wants?
Hand: All I can go by is the sales figures.
— Dream Girl
Much of fiction is not about what is, but what can be, or what you wish you could do.
— From "So You Want To Write A Kid Novel"
The appeal of these movies is not Paul Walker's character, it's being Paul Walker's character.
— Mr Plinkett of RedLetterMedia talking about The Fast and the Furious movies in his Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull review.
“Superman began as a socialist, but Batman was the ultimate capitalist hero, which may help to explain his current popularity and Superman’s relative loss of significance. Batman was a wish-fulfillment figure as both filthy-rich Bruce Wayne and his swashbuckling alter ego. He was a millionaire who vented his childlike fury on the criminal classes of the lower orders. He was the defender of privilege and hierarchy. In a world where wealth and celebrity are the measures of accomplishment, it’s no surprise that the most popular superhero characters today—Batman and Iron Man—are both handsome tycoons.”
— Grant Morrison, Supergods