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obsessive and addictive love and "The Last Unicorn"
October 5, 2006
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i had a breakthrough in therapy last night while talking about my ex fiance.

i'm trying to work through my feelings of obsessive love, i know they are separate from my feelings for the ex. he didn't deliver love to me, it was all fake, all lies, he couldn't show love properly.

whenever i think of my thoughts of obsessive love for him, or from anyone from my past, i think of the movie "The Last Unicorn." If your'e familiar with that movie, the King gathers all the unicorns in the world with the help of a mystical "Red Bull" and drives them into the ocean. Then , he watches them from his castle. He says that they are the only thing that makes him happy, that they are beautiful.

And while he watched the unicorns in the ocean (they were afraid to leave because of the Red Bull) and talks about how they make him happy, he says very sadly and emotionally "the first time I felt it, I thought I would die."

I feel doomed like the king. I dont' know why this scene from this movie (cartoon) strikes a chord with me and my feelings for my ex, but it does. I know from my journal that my ex did not make me feel good about myself, that at times i questioned if i did love him bc of how cruel he was to me. however, i still chase after that love that always escapes me because its somethign i want so desperately. THe only kind of love that I feel is real is the desperate kind that always eludes me.

Does anyone want to talk about this?

October 5, 2006
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no one knows this movie?

October 5, 2006
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i dont know the movie but i can see where you are coming from.

October 5, 2006
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I loved that movie as a kid. My favorite part was the beginning when they talk about how the unicorns protect all the other animals in the forest.
I haven't seen it in a long time, but now I want to see it again.
Thanks for reminding me of it.

As for how you are feeling and how this seen bring out certain emotions... this happens to me too in a variety of ways- could be movie or a song or anything that I relate to. I think you are relating to the king because you want to capture love, like he captured the beautiful unicorns. But by taking all the unicorns- he didn't actually find beauty and he deprived the rest of the kingdom of the unicorns while he tried to control something that wasn't his to control (the unicorns). While I don't think you deprive the world of love by obsessing about your exboyfriends- you do deprive yourself of real love by trying to capture something that is out of your control. Like the king you are capturing love/unicorns- but are not really satisfied by it. But this is just my take based on my fuzzy memory of this movie and the little bit I got from your post.

It has been a while since I have seen this movie- but isn't there a wizard who helps the king see the error in capturing the unicorns and helps him set them free? I also remember that the last unicorn becomes a woman for a while... but it is so distant.

I hope they have it at Blockbuster? Did it ever make it into DVD?

October 5, 2006
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I know that movie - wow, it brings back memories. I remember thinking how sad it all was, when I was a kid watching it.

I too, understand, that desperation - sometimes I think I need to have something dark, something destined to rip apart any relationship I have...I certainly don't go for those who are open and accessible - I seem to subconsciously, maybe, crave some sort of torment, some sort of anguish, because that somehow makes it more real, more meaningful? Like if I could conquer this thing, I would finally be happy...

Sound familiar?

October 31, 2006
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They played it on various movie channels a few weeks back on Dishnetwork.

You can rent it form Blockbuster or dl it from "Those Horrible Illegal Sites".

The book is even better then the Movie and the movie is a CLASSIC! My first introduciton to 70's and 80's animation of that style.

I'm glad I'm not alone in loving this wonderful movie.

October 31, 2006
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What do you suppose the symbolism of the last unicorn was?

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