If it's in a word or it's in a book You can't get rid of the Babadook. If youre a really clever one You'll know just what to see And you can be friends with a special one A friend to you and me His name is Mr. Babadook And this is his book A rumbling sound and then three sharp Knocks Ba BA ba dook, dook DO OK This is what he wears on top He's funny don't you think See him in your room tonight And you won't sleep a wink I'll soon take off my funny disguise Take heed of what you've read And once you see what's underneath You'll wish that you were dead I'll make a wager, yes I'll make a bet The more you deny me The Stronger I get You start to change when I get in The Babadook growing right under your skin Oh come and see what's underneath
Have you heard of “The Babadook”? Many say it is the horror movie of the year, having received rave reviews (96% in Rotten Tomatoes!) and great buzz from the recent Sundance Film Festival. This movie is also the writing and directorial debut of Jennifer Kent who graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney.
They tell me about the symbol of LGBT "I actually really hate the "gaybabadook" meme because its just being used as a comedic way to hide bierasure. The reason that isn't okay is bisexuals already get erased from the LGBTQ during pride month (and every other month). The only time I've seen the Babadook portrayed it's always very Mainstream Gay™ and being inserted into the B slot. We have to fight to "prove" our place in the LGBTQ community, we have to fight to show that we've been involved in LGBTQ history. I fully think bisexuals should claim the babadook as a comedic symbol for ourselves if it's going to keep being used as LGBabadookT, because we have to hold strong to our place in the community. If that means reclaiming something as simple as a meme, then so be it. But the more I see it used as a "comedic" replacement of the B the more erasive it gets".
I'll soon take off my funny disguise (take heed of what you've read...) And once you see what's underneath... You're going to wish you were dead. - Mr. Babadook, The Babadook