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Old 08 March 2008, 10:57 PM
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Artemis Artemis is offline
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Plus, it's not a Disney thing--it's a story convention. Look at the kids in old fairy tales--either they're orphans or they have terrible parents. Well looked after, white picket fence kids don't make for the best of stories. Terrible things, or the threat of terrible things, have to happen for a story to be halfway decent.
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