Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Vampire!!!!

I'm so tired of all the Twilight hype!!!! I finally saw the first film and was bored out of my mind!!!!! Vampires have been done better in both book and film!!!! For all you Twilight kids who think you've discovered vampires, think again!!!! The myth of the blood sucking immortal first reached mainstream world culture in 1897 via author Bram Stoker's "Dracula". The book is a wonderful piece of Gothic literature that I would recommend to anyone in the mood for something well written and more adventurous in theme compared to most English Literature of the period; its generally considered the "Bible" when it comes to the vampire myth. Second, Vampires first came to film in the 1922 silent "Nosferatu." I would have to say that the Dracula like character of Nosferatu is by far the most frightening vampire ever to grace the silver screen!!!!
Finally, when it comes to "sexy vampires" Catherine Deneuve is the final word. Not only is she a better looking woman than Robert Pattinson is a man, but she's a better actress as well as a screen and fashion icon!!!!! 1983's "the Hunger" is a far more erotic and artistic look at the vampire myth that is superior in acting, direction, plot, and COSTUMING!!!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Get up, stand up....

The other day I had a conversation with a friend that greatly disturbed me. This friend is the same age as me and said they had no real political views simply because they felt disenfranchised from the US Government. I think that most young people feel unimportant and without power when it comes to their government, and because of this they sit back and ignore it. We can’t ignore our government!!!! I do agree that quite a few of the people in power have forgotten who they work for and only push their own agendas, but they still work for us! A few days after this conversation I accidentally came across a copy of the US Constitution, and while yes I had read it before and knew the basics of it, I re-read the preamble and its importance hit me. “We the people…,” well who are the people? I’m the people and you’re the people, and our government was instituted to work for us and by us. It doesn’t matter how much money or influence you have, you’re part of “we the people” and you have power. Don’t sit back and feel unimportant, get up a scream and yell if you don’t like what they’re doing to your government! I must admit that I too have in the past few months thought of politics as both helpless and upsetting, and in so doing I let the world pass me by. Never again will I let this happen, and a word of warning to those in power, WATCH OUT!!!! Because I’m going to be watching, watching like a hawk because you work for the people not yourselves!!!!!