"Further, such a structure of contrasts seems to establish commercialism and the consumer mentality as the true reality, a state of normalcy in which one can trust and feel stable. It reminds us of a “real” (read: constructed) outside world, in a sense, by contrasting it repetitively with a undeniably constructed fantasy world."
I was just thinking about how fairy tales and fantasy worlds used to exist "outside," "in a place far far away," "somewhere over the rainbow." Now they are made to fit within the boxes constructed for them...in the media that can provide definite edges, secure limitations. Its a security measure.
Although my dreams exist in my mind, they exist unbridled on the outside. I project and splatter paint my multi-colored imagination all over the god damn place.