So I was thinking (and I talked to TJ a little about this) about how it's cool how Pixar is using some every day expressions (or wordplay) that we use regarding the mind and incorporating literally into the world of the mind. For example, we know that inside Riley's mind is "Headquarters" (very clever) and that there will also be a "Train of thought" (also, very, very clever).
I began to think...what other wordplay could Pixar include and make into something literal/tangible? I thought of a few:
-"Memory banks" (this could be where the memories, like money, are stored)
-"Back of the mind" (you know, how when something is almost forgotten, but we still dwell on it? We say it's still there in the back of the mind. Possibly this could be a literal location like a vast emptyness?)
-"Mind games" (this could be hilarious, like kids playing checkers or hopscotch, normally not "mind games" but are when they're played inside the mind
-"Bear in Mind" (There could actually be a bear type thing that shows up, ha!)
-A "Load off my mind" (like load-lifters seen lifting crates of unneeded worries or stress and disposing of them?)
-"Memory lane" (could be a street name seen in the film)
-"Short term and long term memories" (could be like our real life short term and long term parking ha!)
-From T.J.- "Brainstorm" (could this be an obstacle that Joy and Sadness have to make it through during their time lost in the mind? It could be like or compared to a literal wind/rain/sand/etc. storm)
I could probably keep going, but I want to hear your ideas! What do you think? Imagine you're in one of Pixar's brainstorming sessions....1,2,3....GO!