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In the grand scheme of things…

NYE

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Well, the last 12 months has been an eye opener of familial life, career, bullying, patterns of life, responsibilities and all the past memories or experiences I have gone through and still go through.

There are some memories I cannot wipe away but manage them on a day to day, month to month basis. Some memories like tonight, where I look at the clock at 12:20am and remember on this New Year’s Eve like every other for the last six years; you are no longer in my life. I cannot celebrate another year with you, go shopping with you, tell you about all the exciting moments in my life or share the partner in my life with you. We are no longer a family unit because the glue that held us together is no longer there.

We may have argued, hurt one another, spoken harsh words but isn’t that what…

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The class division themes of Wreck-It Ralph

The Film Game Guy

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Wreck-It-Ralph is a film about division:

  • The Have and Have Nots.
  • Good and Evil
  • Heroes (and glitches) and villains.
  • The bourgeois and the proletariat.

The Nicelanders live off Wreck-It Ralph’s misery as the villain and Fix-it Felix’s fame as the hero in a rigged game. I nickname it the Programmer’s Joke. Shintoist feelings that everything has a spirit definitely are present in this Toy Story for video games story.

Groupthink and just wanting to fit in is a key theme in this film and maybe even most Pixar films, influenced by the American Dream. Wreck-It Ralph is this film’s Buzz Lightyear, becoming his own Neo/Morpheus and decide to take the hero pill instead of the villain pill: he starts his own journey into finding his own path, like that of a Joseph Campbell hero, instead of what his programmer, God, etc told him to do.

On the other side, there is the Agent Smith of the game…

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