Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Little More Hello Kitty Obessed than Usual

Because I don't already have enough to do and I seemingly lost my mind this semester, I'm writing an 8-10 page Researched Essay with my ENG 112 classes.

And you guessed it: mine's on Hello Kitty. I'm speculating causes of HK's popularity among grown-up women in the USA.

While researching I discovered one possible cause of her popularity: her mouthlessness.

Several of my sources claimed she was popular because her mouthlessness is like a mirror. Fans of HK can project their feelings on to her, and suddenly HK is feeling the same way as them.

I like this theory.

But what seems most accurate to it is that most pet owners do the same thing. I can't tell you how many times my little Bleu is happy, sad, frustrated, excited, yadda, yadda, yadda because I'm projecting my emotions onto him, even though he has a mouth. My little pet is my mirror.

And, for me, HK is my little pet in many ways too...


Katherine said...

Oh this is weird - just last week I drew a little kitten mouth on a Hello Kitty. It looked SO WRONG.

Anonymous said...

Found your post online randomly -- it's a very interesting topic that you have picked! I used to want to do something like that in school but I have long graduated. You must share your paper when you are done : )

From HelloMiMi - a super Kitty fans

bethany said...

Ms. Kitty is popular with me because I have Peter Pan Syndrome and do not want to grow up. She is a piece of my youth and having her around me make me feel youthful and not quite as old as I should be feeling at nearly 31.

She symbolizes innocence, carefree lazy days, and most importantly a time when I thought I was going to grow up to be Princess Leia. Dare to dream baby!

P.S. Our Rilo Kiley tickets came this weekend! Holla!

Hello Kitty Junkie said...

I would love to read your essay in completion -- sounds very interesting! :)