Tuesday, February 21, 2006

I'm Pretty Sure the Childlike Empress' Name is Darren


Darren!
Originally uploaded by Jorge Ragtime.
It's not the most beautiful name ever, and you'd think a little boy as equally creative and insane as Bastian could do better, but it's become clear that the Childlike Empress had to live out the rest of her life with people calling her Darren. It beats having The Nothing eat you I guess, but any girl named Darren is going to have problems finding a man who wants her for anything other than her childlike body.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for clearing that up! I always thought her name was "rosh-nosh-na."

maximillion loves the gmork said...

It's worth considering whether she's actually a grown woman, sexually and otherwise, but just happens to look like a child. Hence the name "child-like". She could teach Bastian things, dirty things, that he couldn't read in any fucking book. Anyways if you want to ask the actress you can find her at a yoga studio in Brooklyn.

Buff Tan Honky said...

I know a guy who would have paid a cool million to see her put both legs behind her head. Not now of course, but back then, in the Ivory Tower. He would have paid another million to add his own pearl to her forehead. Do you think the Nighthob ever stole her underwear?

Buff Tan Honky said...

That photo is fucking priceless.

maximillion snorts anthrax said...

I got that photo blown up to a 45x30 inch size and framed. It's hanging in my dining room.

Anonymous said...

That boy is a pillow biter.

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000sundancer000 said...

ACTUALLY... the Childlike Empress was not named "Darren." It is hard to tell in the movie because the thunder is loud and the music crescendos. But if you read the book (which I did and it is amazing) Bastian names her "Moonbeam" after his mother. I never understood why the film makers didn't do a re-take so that the audience could hear the name. Maybe they wanted the audience to guess or name her themselves or come up with crazy ideas of what Bastian might have shouted like "Darren!" Who knows?