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posted by letter shredder @ 11:59 a.m. on 1/20/2006
"Great art is about conflict and pain and guilt and longing and love disguised as sex and sex disguised as love..."                                           -- Lester Bangs, Almost Famous
Superman Returns premieres today and I'm watching it in IMAX 3D this Sunday! We actually bought tickets three weeks ago and by then, most of the screening schedules were already full.
When I was a kid, I've always been intrigued why most girls older than me (say, my teacher) call their boyfriends or crushes "Superman." I mean, why does my teacher want her boyfriend to become a comic character?
I've always thought it was cheesy. Aside from the fact that it's "me" they are talking to, Christopher Reeves does not belong to my generation. I like Superman but I'd probably want to become a Bioman. Instead of wanting to become Lois Lane, I've pictured myself as Chloe Sullivan.
Superman has never been gone, but I was just able to identify him in his role in Smallville and in his contributions to the Justice League. By the time I got interested in comic books, Archie was on my desk.
This weekend, I'd probably be able to familiarize myself with Superman in a different (and definitely larger) point of view (all fun pun intended). I'd be able to see the man who popularized briefs over pants and how he survived saved the world (while in them).
Let's see how 3D works. *wink*
I also had my own share of being addicted to Superman -- Smallville, actually. When I was still staying somewhere along Katipunan (yes, the Areneo area), school was just a jeepney away. Before I go to class, I'd watch several episodes for an hour or two.
I have a copy of the soundtrack and I listen to it even until now, often on my way to work.
One scene I cannot forget is the funeral of Whitney's dad scored with Eva Cassidy's version of Tima After Time.
Whitney grieves. Lana assists Whitney. Clark stares at Lana. Chloe stares at Clark.
Can't comprehend it? Well, I can't either. But this post might help.
A coworker sent me a link yesterday. After checking it, my world spun for a while and then completely changed. Julia Stiles in Mona Lisa Smile asked, "To be sexy or to be intellectual, why can't we (women) be both?"
Well, we can probably say it's a matter of social justice. Hehe.
Now, if you want to understand social (in)justice, spare 3 minutes and 15 seconds of your time to watch this lady perform. I've provided the original music video on my sidebar as well.
Yes, yes. I know I've not posted for a long time. I am having problems with blogger. It just won't load as fast as it used to and I often end up pissed off.
Aside from that, I am SUPER busy with a lot of activities including a project that could help many Filipino children. However, I am not ready to discuss the project yet. But I would really ask for your support and that you do pray that I may have enough courage and that the people I talk to be open about it and pay attention to these children.
I've talked about Mr. Black Hole many times and the incomplete issues I have with him. We've talked and I've learned to realized that things have really changed and that it would be all up to me whether I would accept them or not.
We've talked about all the things that happened before and he no longer questions the things I do. He told me about his new girlfriend and then he ends up telling me I need a boyfriend.