Life

If fear was a superhero…

If fear was a superhero its power would be to paralyse and he would be able to become more powerful by feeding off all our fears. It’s easy to call someone brave or be inspired because we doing it from behind our comfort zones. We can live vicariously through others and we can distance ourselves when they fail and silently be thankful that we didn’t take any risks, but this would be living half a life. I was listening to a song called Fear by Jazmine Sullivan (lyrics below) and it made me think how we allow fear to hold us back. It may be a normal human emotion but it is meant to fuel and propel us to greatness.

“Fear”

I’m scared to try cause I’m scared to fail
I’m scared to die cause I’m scared of hell
I’m scared to kiss scared to hug
I’m scared of sex cause I’m scared to touch
I’m scared to look cause I’m scared to see
I’m scared of you cause I’m scared of me
I’m scared to fly cause I’m scared to crash
I’m scared to move on so I live in the past
I’m scared to fight cause I’m scared to bleed
 I’m scared of love cause I’m scared he’ll leave
I’m scared of drugs I’m scared to drink
I’m scared to swim cause I’m scared to sink
I’m scared to learn cause I’m scared of truth
 Don’t wanna gain weight cause I’m scared of food
I’m scared to think that the label dropped me
I’m scared to think of my album flopping
This may sound silly but it’s true
So don’t pretend it ain’t you too
We all afraid of something here
Cause you ain’t human without fear
I’m scared to start cause I’m scared I’ll quit
I’m scared that people won’t like my shit
I’m scared of fame and paparazzi
Rumors starting and people watching
Scared to grow up cause I’m scared to get old
Scared of the dark and being alone
I’m scared of war I’m scared of jail
Scared to share a secret cause I’m scared you’ll tell
This may sound silly but it’s true
So don’t pretend it ain’t you too
We all afraid of something here
Cause you ain’t human without fear
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Humorous, Uncategorized

My smelling senses are tingling

Why is it that when you are fasting you have a keener sense of smell? I mean you are already depriving yourself of food and water, so why must it be the one sense that appeals to your hunger is the one that becomes heightened? I can smell what someone else is eating from metres away, and not only can tell what the person is eating but I can identify each ingredient used. Cruel and unusual punishment? Or a superhero in the making? Move over Spiderman. Alternatively I could hire out my services to the police station to sniff out cocaine and drug dealers.

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Books, Life, movies

Harper Lee’s To kill a mockingbird

This is without a doubt one of my favourite books and one of the main reasons I love it is due to Atticus Finch (played by Gregory Peck in the 1962 film adaptation). I was raised by my mother and grandmother (they did a brilliant job by the way) and I always thought that if I had to have a father I would have wanted a father like Atticus. He is kind, wise, intelligent, extremely fair and allows his children enough freedom to make mistakes and learn from it. He also has a love for reading which he instills into his children from an early age.

He lives with integrity and has the courage to do what he believes is right even though the whole town scorns him for defending Tom Robinson, a black man, who is falsely accused of raping a white woman. He believes one must not judge anyone until one has walked in that person’s skin and seen things from their perspective. And even though he is older than the other fathers in Maycomb County, wears glasses and will read instead of playing a sport he surprised Jem and Scout by being able to shoot down a rabid dog with a single shot. Only then do they discover that their father is “the deadest shot in Maycomb County”.

So to me Atticus Finch is a more than just a gentleman or great father figure he is also a superhero.

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adventures, movies

Unbreakable – best superhero movie ever!

I think it started with Spiderman starring Tobey Mcguire which was a huge box office hit and then of course this was followed by sequels, and threequels, cos they’ve got milk it for every penny or Million dollars they can get right? The public was loving it so Marvel and DC comics then went into overdrive.

Soon afterwards other movies followed (almost all of ’em with sequels or prequels or some kind of spin-off): Ironman, X-men, Batman, Hulk, Blade, Superman, Fantastic Four and more recently Thor. Daredevil and Elektra being pathetic attempts. The less said about those 2 fiascos the better.

And these movies all wanna blow you away with special effects, hot girls and guys with bulging biceps. And to enahance your experience, NOW IN 3D.  Yes it’s sometimes fun to watch and I’ll admit I’m a Spiderman fan although I do get tired of seeing so many 4 year old boys dressed in Spiderman costumes(they everywhere) in shopping malls terrorising their moms.

My all time favorite superhero movie which might I add is extremely underrated is Unbreakable starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. It’s a slow quiet movie and there is no fast paced action scenes or special effects. I don’t profess to know much about movies or anything but I think it was beautifully told and there was actually a storyline one could follow. I hope someday it will have a cult following like all cool movies.

Another personal favorite is Scott Pilgrim VS the world, all the battle scenes are awesome esp the one with the twins – I just have one word for the movie f***ing hilarious. Oops my bad that’s 2 words.

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