One of my favorite places to visit when I am in need of cheering up is the Tumblr feed Skeletor Is Love. I grew up during the 80s. I grew up with He-Man and Skeletor. Skeletor is a well-crafted villain. I am pretty sure I am not the only one that appreciated how some of our beloved 80s cartoon villains never showed their true face – like Cobra Commander, Destro, etc. It created mystery around the characters and allowed our imaginations to work over time to figure the ins and outs of characters. 80s villains weren’t exactly black and white, and they weren’t exactly brooding either. To some Skeletor was just an evil character that dabbled in black magic. However, Skeletor had goals and some ways exemplifies certain traits of an anti-hero. At some point, our villains started to exhibit more traits that would make them relatable and sympathetic – however, I think we can agree that in recent years ….Heath Ledger’s portrayal of The Joker kind of tossed that idea out the window viciously.
But anyways, the main reason behind my post and not to wax pop culture nostalgic, is the curosity that is Skeletor Is Love. Positivity from the corners of human imagination that we overlook. Skeletor is a villain, but yet, Skeletor Is Love makes him sympathetic because in the end what are we all looking for – happiness, personal satisfaction, success, and a long life.
Skeletor is Love is funny and humorous. It pokes fun at the human condition but also offers up sobering affirmations.