Sunday, January 17, 2010

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


The elite, we all want to be one of them whether we freely admit it or not. Even if you are one of those free-thinkers that no one understands because you like it that way and you spend your days traveling with a unique crowd, there is still a secret part of you that wants to be a part of the social and intellectual elite.

There are those, oftentimes in a high school environment, who seem to think that they ARE the elite, and so they act as such, gaining followers and a snobby attitude in the process. But the thing is, they are not the elite. Are they royal? Are they socialially recognized as superior by anyone other than their friends and oh-so-brainless followers? Of course not. Because, in truth, they are nothing but sniveling ignoramuses.

It is these wannabe elitists that I absolutely can NOT stand. Those that put others down because they got the silly notion into their heads that they are better than everyone else. Those that will only associate with others they feel are at the same level, or kiss up to those supposedly better than them.

My newest frustration when it comes to this topic, is the theater. Where the elitism has become such a strong aspect of the actions there that it's enough to make any sane person (and I sometimes tend to classify myself with such people) sick. Where actors who for the first time have gotten a lead, or a least a decent, role, are whisked into the clutches of those actors who feel themselves in the top flakes of the upper crust. The new actors, as impressionable as there are, suddenly find themselves in a new social world, and easily look down on the rest of us for fear of losing what they've gained. But something they never notice (that everyone else can, I assure you) is that they are not the elite, and acting as such will only cause them to push away those that care about them. Well when the curtain comes crashing down as there's no one left to come sniveling back to, it's their loss.

And then there's the supposed "top flakes" the one that yes I admit, have some talent, but waste it. They have the gall to talk down to their fellow thespians when only last year, they were in our place! If they can not even appreciate the journey it took to get where they are, then their success was surely in vain.

So, my take on elitists? They are worthless, vile creatures that waste their time putting others down and kissing ass to gain more of what they already don't have. Our world would be much more better off without them. This isn't the 16th century after all. There's this new power wave going around that's much more effective. It's called democracy.

This is my take, now go and make you own!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Gay Vampires

Ok, so this take is for a good friend of mine who apparently really wants to know what I think of gay vampires. I'm at odds as to why THEY even have a take on gay vampires.

Vampires were once, in days long since past, viewed as creatures of legend. They were mythical beings that striked fear into the hearts of everyone. I'm sure Dracula helped to ease those fears alot . . . not. There were dangerous villians of the night, who came out to suck the blood dry of innocent and beautiful women. They feared silver, were repulsed by garlic, and couldn't stand the sunlight.

But these days, our world, especially our teens, take a much more different view on these vampires. If you go into a Borders, almost every single book in the young adult section is about vampires. There are multiple vampire TV shows, and countless vampire-oriented anime and manga. But none of them seem to have any effect other than to make teen girls all over the world squeal. Sexy vampires babes, the new sensation.

Now here comes the ringer, someone got it into their mind to introduce a whole new kind of vampire into the world, the gay vampire. Don't get me wrong, I have absolutely nothing in the world against gys and would gladly fight for their rights anyday, but that is beside the point. Who in their right mind is going to fear a gay vampire? (Other than a homophobe?) I have never met a gay man that has any wish to become overly violent and scary, and I just don't know how it works.

There are several gay vampire characters in books and manga these days including (but not limited to): Damien and Jack of the House of Night series, the manga Until the Full Moon, and some even go so far as to argue that Edward Cullen is a gay vampire. (I don't know if this is because the don't like him or they just think he's queer, but that's for a whole nother Take.)

Does that mean males are the new generation of vampire prey? I personally don't know.

As funny as I think they might be, my take on this is that gay vampires are pointless, and are clearly nothing more than a spat of boredom from the mind of some guy sitting in the basement of his mother's house having never been on a date with a pretty girl. The original vampires of legend were scary, and fun to hear about, and I want them back.

Seriously, if gay vampires don't run around all day and night terrorizing innocent people and sucking handsome men dry, what the hell do the do ith themselves? They have no choice but to become average members of society. And that, is no fun at all.

This is my take, now go and make your own!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


For some, anime is a way of life, for others, simply entertainment. Others argue it is an excuse not to read a book. To them I say, manga are hardly books. Don't get me wrong, i'm an avid reader of both, but don't come arguing to me that a bunch of pictues bound together is a manga.

So here's my take on anime, it's not just a cartoon, it's a form of art. And those who demote it with such a name as cartoon clearly don't understand how much work and artistic skilll go into creating an anime. They are beautiful, and if i could draw half so well, I wouldn't be sitting in this desk chair right now questioning my own sanity.

The hardest part though, is if an anime is based off a previously created manga. Then, there is the challenge of keeping to the original story, while still filling the entertainment need of others. But most do well.

If you really want to read my take on an specific anime, don't hesitate to let me know. I've seen so many series out there, i've probably at least heard of the one you might want. And if i haven't seen it myself, i'm sure i'll find a way to.

This is my take, now make your own!