If you are one of the very few people actually stumbling in here occasionally (usually by mistake, I'm sure), you might have guessed that the previous post was, in fact, about a new job. I'm currently at my new job and four months into it I can honstly say it's the best job I've ever had thus far in my career. Studying and doing research seems to be my thing.
Other things worthe mentioning might be that I'm striving for a motorcycle licence this summer, the bike itself is already aquired but it does not start.... yet. I inherited it from my uncle, who is a pedantic so I have no reason to believe it will require much work, but it has also not been used at all over the past thirteen years.
Four to five months in between posts on this blogg, one might wonder why I can't let it rest in peace? Well, perhaps it's there more as a reminder of a wish to become a writer. I probably never will be (apart from a scientific one that is, if that doesn't happen as well, then this new job is all for nothing), but there is that dream to become one. I also have this urge sometimes to write, I tend to have inner monologues with myself on a daily basis and I also have this weird idea for a fantasy/steampunk/sci-fi book that just won't go away. Unfortunatly I also know that actually writing that book(s) will require an amount of dedication and persistence that I honestly hesitate to ascribe to my person.
Perhaps the reason this blogg won't go away is also beccause in it, I see the necessary tool to implement a re-occuring habit of writing, from what I've read from other authors, an absolute key to becoming successful at all. It's a reminder of one of my dreams in that aspect I think, and one should never give up on ones dreams, isn't that what Hollywood tells us?
Dreams, symbols, heroes, super heroes, legends and myths, I honestly can't pciture a life without them. To me, they deliver that sense of wonder that makes you want to get up in the morning, that tickling sensation that you tend to strive for in everyday life, whether it be in relationships, work or spare time.
For some reason, the trend in movies, litterature and tv-series is moving away from the hero. Like the very concept is out-dated. Very strange, I think the world needs heroes, it has always needed heroes and it will always need heroes, but today you occasionally get the feeling that they are out-dated. The most critically acclaimed series (examples from my experience are Game of Thrones or A Song of Fire and Ice or Breaking Bad) are praised for their gritty presentation and "grey" characters (pitch black if you ask me, I have yet to find a character that I actually care about in them), the implication almost becoming that there are no such thing as a good person. A bit sad right? I miss my heroes, the ones I can root for, the ones that doesn't completely buy into that whole "it's a crappy world, I'm just trying to live in it" kind of mentality.
I used to be almost addicted to tv-series and fantasy, but as of late, I've started thinking allot about the very author that got me started on reading books without pictures and probably as well the whole sci-fi/fantasy track. The late great Jules Verne. Might be a reaction to my dissapointment with todays fantasy or a result of my home computer breaking down and it looks like I have to resort to books for a couple of months...
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2 years ago