Superman is Dead, Vampires are Alive!

It seems that our notion of heroes have changed in the past few years, mainly heading to the dark side. Has anyone noticed that Superman is absent from the heroism scene? No hit movies (yes he returned but no body cared!), series (I am not counting Smallville because he is yet to call himself Superman and fly around with a red cape), or cartoons even! Yes, superman became very uncool. Who wants an alien pretending to be a normal human being as a hero! We want dark human beings who aren’t normal with super powers. Vampires are what’s “in” now: Twilight, New Moon, The Vampire Diaries, True Blood, etc. It’s all about a hero who is a vegetarian nice living-dead vampire; sure because it would be too sick to love a vampire who kills humans. Even Spiderman had to go dark in his last feature to appeal to the masses.

Now the question is: how do we use that trend for our advantage? Simple. We hire vampires as our marketing people. We feature vampires using our products. We create products customized for vampires and vampire lovers. We open social communities for vampires with restaurants that offer “Tru Blood” and open buffet from willing volunteers. We maximize the marketing and creating of night life services…

Oh wait… VAMPIRES DON’T EXIST! Alas, that would’ve been a successful marketing niche.

I wonder what the next trend would be… zombies of intelligence, advocating for zombie rights?!


Something to Blog about

So I’ve started this new blog of mine hoping I’d be able to speak my mind out about various things, and mostly change my habit of being a silent observer to becoming an active participator. I’ve always had this “problem”, if it really is a problem, as my mother told me when I was a child I didn’t start speaking as early as normal because I was so busy observing the world around me and probably trying to form a perception of it. I was contemplative even before I was talkative =P.
However, since I’ve started this blog I haven’t come to decide on a topic to discuss, not because of the lack of topics but because of my other habit of over-thinking where I need to plan and think of something thoroughly down to the last details before I can do it. Then I just remembered something I read in an article a few days ago about being a better copywriter. The author basically said that writers have to stop that inner voice in their heads that tells them what to write or what not to write, how to write it, and most importantly that they’re not good enough to do something. He also added that to get the writing flowing, they should just write about anything until they get inspired. What I liked most in the article was the very beginning:
“We all have the potential to create whatever reality we could possibly imagine. Impossible is a word that limits our actions and behavior.”
Strangely enough that was what I have always believed in. I truly believed and advocated that our world is only made by our own perceptions. Something is only as sweet as you think it as or sour as you believe it is. Everything is possible because when you can’t control everything around you (and most certainly you can’t), you can at least control your thoughts and views. When you truly master this ability, the world becomes a different place “in your eyes”.
However, recently this has been something I doubted, and therefore lost the ability to do. For a little while perhaps I had that inner voice controlling me and my actions, but now I want to gain power and claim back my spirit (LOL I know I made it all too dramatic). I need to turn off my inner editor that’s been editing away my life and start playing a bigger part in it, it’s my life after all! And how am I going to be doing that? By blogging about nothing as something to blog about.

Sometimes the most precious thoughts are precious not in their value but in the fact that they were shared, and heard. Could that be the reason why when we are angry, we scream at someone that we hate him/her, even though we don’t, using that as a cue to let him/her sense what angry thoughts infest our minds? I would leave that to another post on some other day.

Nature is Like a Really Cool Desktop Background

How often do we look at our desktop background really? Even though I know that most of us pick a really cool picture of something we like, or a photograph of a good memory, we still are never really using our laptops to look at the desktop. That’s how nature started to feel like! We love to have a good view and good weather but we are rarely just out there enjoying it (unless you are one of the lucky few whose jobs are to do fun work outside, like that n#1 greatest job in the world where the guy has to live and have fun on a tropical touristic island and then blog about it to promote it!). Just like we glance at our desktop background from time to time when we have just turned on our laptop or turning it off, we quickly glance at nature on our way to our car or back to the house. And sometime we are even too busy to look around us. If you are wondering what has inspired me to write about this, well I’m not in any better shape, I rarely enjoy nature as well. I’m always inside with my laptop doing whatever is socially required these days or working. However, 10 minutes ago I had the craving for a hot pancake juiced with syrup. Then I thought, why not add some good weather to that and make it a happy night! And so now I’m sitting outside, with my legs crossed on the table in front of me like I’m the queen of my world but what am I doing? I’m all occupied with my phone sharing this with you. I guess it’s going to take us a few steps before we can really adapt back to nature and all its pleasures…