"Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet." The infamous quote from the "Matrix", that inspired thousands of people (including me at some point in the past) to deduce that humanity would better wipe itself off the face of the Earth, and soon. Misanthropy is the general hatred, distrust or contempt of the … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 22: Misanthropy and why it’s stupid.
Wow, part 18! This means that T.B.C. is an adult now! Yay, drinking and voting! And, since this series is now old enough to legally step into a strip club, it's time for a hard truth: Everyone and anyone will judge you. For whatever reason. They just will. This works both ways. You will judge … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 18: On Criticism.
Reality shows share a common trait: they are easy to digest. The audience is well aware of the fact that there is actually no conflict (save when it comes to the prize), and that most of the participants are playing roles. Now that I think of it, the term 'reality show' is misleading... They gained … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 15: The usefulness of reality shows.
Woo, have I missed you, everyone! How have you been? Realism, Naturalism and the dark corners of our psyche. Things that scare us, make us cringe, mentally and emotionally scar us. They are as much a part of our everyday lives as everything else. And they inspire us, in a weird way. Themes such as domestic … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 14: A smile from the Shadows
'Huckleberry Finn', 'Beloved', 'Gone With The Wind'. Influencial, controversial, censored. Why is it that, even today, people will still try to bury works of art written and read at the time of our great-grandparents? (Pause for exaggeration, but you get the point.) The first thing to notice in some of these works is the blatant racism. … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 6: C********p
You are at your local comic book store. The new issue of "Batman" is out! You take it, look at the cover, marvelling at the prospect of a brand-new chapter in your favourite caped crusader's story. You go home, open it carefully, and start reading, admiring the incredible artwork at the same time. Now back … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 4: Yes, they are the same!
You are, with a 98.23% certainty, a human being. If not, hail to the Supreme Lizard Overlords! Humans (or S.L.Os for that matter) build societies, complex systems not unlike a spider's web. Each stroke on this web can send off vibrations which affect the entire system. How did we do that? Dull, boring answer incoming: … Continue reading “Thoughts before coffee” Part 2: We don’t communicate anymore.
Caped crusaders, men of steel, witty web-shooting university students; we all know them, we all love them. But, are superheroes a modern concept? Or can we trace them somewhere back in time? Let's start by defining the word 'superhero'. Typically, a superhero, or a superheroine, is "a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers; also: an … Continue reading Are superheroes a modern thing?
Dear Alien, if you are out there, I'd like to ask you a few things. I must tell you, I'm not afraid of you. In fact, I'd like to meet you. To see if your skin is really green, if you actually have big black eyes, if you have antennae on your head. If you … Continue reading “If you are out there…”