Art Appreciation

Do you need to agree with an artist’s lifestyle or politics to appreciate their art? To spend money on it?

No, not at all. Understanding the difference between one’s work and one’s views is important, which most people fail to see in multiple scenarios not limited to this. Why would I bother with what an artists does apart from his work which is the main reason I’m a fan of? There might be more aspects worth admiring, but if there aren’t, well that is simply none of my business.

Movies are not the Monsters

People are.

A common, very misguided question in belief is Does watching violent movies inspire violence in the real world? Now this also extends to video games, believed to make children/adults violent, and even others like books on such topics (which are labeled controversial)

Now how I find this personally is, absolutely ridiculous. Sure movies and other such media play a big role in our lives varying from different scenarios, and one can always argue that if these can provide some sort of inspiration in the positive light, at the same time it can also negatively influence a person. While that is very true, but often in most cases, it’s deemed as movies themselves are the root cause of the problem? Which leads to ask me – are you a fucking retard?

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Let’s say a violent movie is the root cause of the problem. In that case, if I may compare it to a recent problem regarding gun regulation, it was the fault of the gun manufacturer and the gun itself, an inanimate object, but not the person who actually pulled the trigger right? The gun attracted and seduced the person to get it and pull the trigger resulting in killing or whatever hell they did?

timthumb.php.jpgHeck why guns? Let’s take something which is found in almost every household, a kitchen knife. That which is used to prepare food and also result in a gruesome injury and possibly death, so every person who has a knife in his house must be quarantined because of possessing a potential murder weapon.

Now doesn’t all this above sound ridiculous? Then why does the same thing in the context of movies and this culture becomes something worth of discussing? Just because your pathetic mind is incompetent of comprehending what all this is about? And by you, I meant all those idiotic people so called politicians, ministers and ‘law makers’ (more like self pissers) and those people who share this thinking. What a pathetic mindset.

Movies like others are a form of art, and is the biggest way how the ‘artists’ connect with the people. For many it’s a way of life. They are just a representation of our real world with a mix of the powerful imagination of creative minds. What happens in many movies are actually in a way what happens in our real world! Let’s say, we lived in a utopia, free of violence, crime, corruption and suffering. There is only peace and harmony. Only all the possible good in the world. How drastically different the world would be? But do you think in that case movies or anything else won’t be made, because there is ‘nothing’ to talk or show about? That’s where you are wrong. Even if we lived in a so called perfect world, there would be minds who would think of all the present existing evil there is. In that scenario, that would be their fiction. Just like we have countless of our own – medieval, fantasy, magic, sci-fi, et cetera to name a few.

The shooting last year around the time of release of The Dark Knight Rises was very tragic. Many (fools) instantly jumped on the issue claiming for the dark movies to be the cause of it, making the lunatic who was later found to possess an arsenal of dangerous weapons to do it, resulting in lot of pain and death. The movie or a character which was creating and existing for over 70 years since  1939 wasn’t the problem, the problem was with that guy who needed medical attention and good parenting. And some brains if I might add.

There are enough problems which actually need solving in our planet, so why not spend our time and energy towards them instead of fulfilling someone else’s agenda without any rational thinking, shall we?

Cringe-Worthy

Do you feel uncomfortable when you see someone else being embarrassed? What’s most likely to make you squirm?

Well it depends again on the situation and level of embarrassment. It’s no big deal like someone split their drink or say fell down. But people can be assholes as we all know, turning something nothing to a big fuss. Well if there is someone who deserves it, or at least if I feel so, then apart from a little bit sadistic pleasure I couldn’t care less either. What only annoys me when people show their hopeless selves pricking on someone more than a certain limit.

And coming to me, well I don’t know. Although nervous might not be the correct word, I often squirm when I’m waiting for something for too long without being able to do anything about.

The early bird catches the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Early bird, or night owl?

I remember writing for this exact question before but can’t seem to find it. Regardless I’m mostly a night owl, but why mostly and not declaring myself completely one is because I do get up early many times (even with hardly any sleep). So I come in both categories I guess, but practically don’t we all?

Besides I heard this brilliant quote recently:

The early bird catches the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese.

ImageI later found out there’s a book of that name, and I might read it sometime soon. Coming to what I said, the quote cleverly attributes that while it’s good to start early for success, sometimes ‘misfortune’ (something which I still question) can lead to undesirable outcomes. The second part of the quote in a way mentions how procrastination in fact, can lead oneself from being saved for better results in the future. Like the first mouse could be killed/trapped and the second can learn from what happened to the first. And/or claim the cheese as a reward for itself, as the trapped only worked and won’t again. But what if the cheese is rat poisoned? Then in that case even the 2nd mouse is doomed despite learning of what befell the first if it went on to take it.

So you see it all comes down to the situation at hand. I find it naive to call myself or someone else a night owl (many accused me of being a dog or well, an asshole but this is something strange I say) or someone else for that matter, who stays awake more than others or late hours mostly. That’s something I can stop doing , something purely my own decision, but today won’t be that day, nor will it be tomorrow. Okay, that was a quote by Batman, and I’d rather be called Batman than a lame owl. I like owls more than bats though. Oh well.

 

Wall to Wall

What do you display on the walls of your home — photos, posters, artwork, nothing? How do you choose what to display? What mood are you trying to create?

My mood or what I think doesn’t matter here. As it is, with lot of shit I’m already living as a liability here my parents put it, and considered lucky not on the streets or kicked out despite with what I have. Someday in a house of my own, which I would 110% be able to call home I’d like to do lot of crazy decoration. For now this is what the walls of my living room looks like.

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Again and again

Tell us about a book you can read again and again without getting bored — what is it that speaks to you?

I don’t know what to answer for this. Actually there are many which I’ve read multiple times. But I tend not to do that as I rather read new and more stuff than the same ones again. Besides in recent years didn’t do a lot of reading so need to focus on that first.