LostInTheMovies wrote:I'm not sure about the Little Man. I think the reason people see him as evil is that in FWWM he's laughing with Bob ... But in the same film he is clearly battling against Bob, and the role he plays for Laura is a positive one. (Also when else is division a GOOD thing in Twin Peaks? This leads me to doubt Mike's bad arm story.)
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liked your series on YouTube. I can't be sure how much my opinions actually derive from your videos. Anyway ...
Cooper himself says in Twin Peaks that MIKE (that is, Mike without his Haloperidol-based drugs) would have been a Shaman in a different setting. Mike's a decent-ish guy now, and it seems arbitrary to dismiss his conversion on the road to Damascus, although all such events are highly suspect aren't they.
LostInTheMovies wrote:And on the show he is cryptic but still helpful in providing clues for Cooper. As the show hints and the film reveals, he and Laura's spirit are allies. I can see him being a somewhat amoral force, but I don't see him as evil.
It's OK for The Little Man to help out, the game is over for Laura, she's now beyond karma - The Little Man has bigger (i.e. alive) fish to fry. Speaking of karma, perhaps The Little Man's modus operandi = incite bad / feed off the consequences of bad, and then screw over all the actual real-world human enactors of it as a way of redressing the balance and thus escaping karma.
No doubt that he's evil if you look at the exegesis (in block capitals) for this excerpt of Missing Pieces: https://youtu.be/sExXXC16SbU?t=235
(note: the sequence of events in the video was reversed by the uploader, you need to read the notes in reverse order)
Rami Airola wrote:The Little Man giving "clues" to Cooper doesn't necessarily mean anything. He could very well be something like Hannibal Lecter who gives clues to Clarice even if he still is as evil as he has always been.
Yeah that's another perspective: It could be ego, an extension of being bad and uncaring, just wanting to be the centre of attention. Milking every last drop out of the crisis re: Laura.
LostInTheMovies wrote:As for the giant & the Little Man...I go back & forth on this but I kind of like the idea that when he giant says "one and the same" he isn't ONLY referring to he room-service waiter, he's maybe also referring to the Little Man.
A lot's been said about that. One thing: Perhaps the Giant was tracing Cooper's thoughts, that the Giant is a good spirit, what's he doing in the Black Lodge? And so the Giant butts in to explain that both the Black and White lodges are the same location (others have said that the Black & White lodges are both the same).
Still, it's all up in the air for me, way too cryptic.
Rami Airola wrote:How is the Little Man battling against Bob? All he does is he unites with the One-Armed Man to get the garmonbozia from Bob. I think they unite because as it was said in the series, the only one Bob is afraid of is Mike.
Agree. The Little Man is a hunting partner of Bob's.
Maybe the Little Man has that special connection with Mike, being his arm.
Maybe MIKE and The Little Man probably both possessed Mike.
MIKE became a good spirit but still, everybody does bad things from time to time, and maybe revisiting The Little Man was a relapse for MIKE. I'm not just ad hoc-ing here, this is how we all are.
As for the Garmonbozia, surely that's just out and out evil? I don't get why MIKE wants any if he's changed his ways.
Maybe like a drug addiction, Garmonbozia's just pure evil. Maybe MIKE can't get over the addiction (just like an addict popping by his former dealer's house).
Or: Maybe it's an essential food for all ethereal beings BUT: the source doesn't have to be humans, it could also be from the suffering of fellow evil spirits hence OK for good MIKE to eat.
Rami Airola wrote:
If what Mike said is true, I wonder if we ever see who God and The Devilish One are. If he wasn't lying, then in the world of Twin Peaks there is God, something that is the ultimate authority, the highest of all that is good. And there is someone Devilish who has been the ultimate influence for Mike when he was still evil. I don't think he meant Bob, as he said "I too
have been touched by the devilish one", so I think Bob was also touched by that same being. What if The Little Man actually is the Devilish One? What if Bob also cut his arm off, there would be another Little Man walking around? Oh my, what if the Doppelganger of The Little Man is actually the arm of Bob!
The tattoo, as l recall, was some sort of talisman, l think MIKE describes it as a geometric pattern? So, that would make The Little Man = The Devil himself, because the tattoo is really just an extension of "The Devilish One", just like a foreign embassy is actually an extension of the country which it represents. That would explain The Little Man's iconic red dress, like a red devil?
Jonatan Silva wrote:key to understanding Laura's murder and where Bon and Mike came from. We know who killed Laura but it's not clear why it happened.
I read that all of the spirits came from a planet itself named Garmonbozia, which is full of corn plants. I read that "Garmon" = seed or little plant, or growing, like "germination", and "Bozia" = corn? Interesting results translating "Bozia" into different languages e.g. Basque, Polish etc.
It wouldn't be the first myth about aliens preying on humans. Earth girls are easy, Mars needs women, something like that.