Previously: The Greedy Baron Game. Should one sing it, you see — especially at night — one might summon any number of hantus, as ghosts and spirits are known in Malay culture. More specifically, one might summon a kuntilanak or pontianak — a moniker which has referred to a few different entities over time, but which is most commonly understood these days to be the angry spirit of a woman who died while pregnant. Indeed, more often than not, the song is brought up not as something one should sing, but as something one should avoid singing. You see, according to some sources, the song only very recently gained a reputation for its supposed spirit-summoning abilities — and that reputation came from a fictional source: The Indonesian horror film Kuntilanak , also known in English as The Chanting. Believed to have been written by Sunan Kalijaga , one of the nine Wali Sanga saints, essentially of Indonesian Islam who lived between and , Lingsir Wengi was traditionally sung after the evening prayer to repel demons, devils, and other evil-doers. When Kuntilanak, which was directed by Rizal Mantovani, came along, though, it repurposed Lingsir Wengi in such a way as to totally change its meaning. Regardles, it is interesting to me that Lingsir Wengi began as one thing, but is now more widely known for something else. The evolution of folklore will always fascinate me, whether it happens more gradually or as the result of something as overtly fictional as a horror film. The folklore feeds into the film, which then feeds into the folklore, and so on and so forth.
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Follow the footnotes and you start to find the lies. Leave her so you can both find people that youre more suited for. It does kick your butt!. I agree she should be able to watch a movie or do her own research.
If you can't, then it's best to move on. We'll have to discuss that, now that I actually know some things about some things. Sometimes I think he is the man who shouldn't have had a family but just a career too late for that now though.