On Literature, Culture, Society, and Class Theory

Recently I was on my literature class, and my professor, possibly still working on the introductions on the subject, started teaching regarding on how the society ‘canonizes’, or recognize a certain work of writing a ‘literature’. He showed three criteria on how to verify:

  1. A literature must be printed/published
    • Obviously, to recognize something it must be accessible, and observable, either on print or published online
  2. A literature must be read by readers
    • At this point, having written and published your work, if it’s not publicized, it cannot be canonized along the glut of other literary works
  3. A literature must be critiqued
    • A critique is a detailed analysis and evaluation of something, particularly a literature. This is the crucial part of a written work. Though it was already published or read by many, without a critique, it cannot be ‘canonized’

We are aware that in this postmodern world, the populace of the entirety of the world is growing exponentially. The state of growing abundance of creative force derived from the growing population is worrisome, as the significance of every piece of work is getting, in actuality, more and more lesser, the more literature is recognized the less their prominence become. Continue reading “On Literature, Culture, Society, and Class Theory”

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Liebster Award

Well, thank you for nominating me Juansen Dizon. It’s pretty interesting so why not try doing things like these.

The Liebster Award is an award which is given on the internet,by bloggers to other bloggers.The main aim is to let other bloggers know about your blog as well to encourage fellow bloggers for their piece of work as well.

The rules which are to be followed are:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Display the award on your blog.
  3. Answer a set of 11 questions provided by the nominating blogger.
  4. Post 11 random facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 11 blogs with less than 1000 followers.
  6. Create your own set of 11 questions for your nominations to answer.

First off I’ll answer these 11 daunting questions Juansen asked:

  • What did you wish to accomplish by starting a blog?
    • To share my genial thoughts through literature, poesy or prose and to hone my writing skills especially in English.
  • What is your passion?
    • My passion is to have a passion.
  • What is your MBTI personality test result?
    • MBTI is a farce. It has no concrete evidence and it was derived from partial speculations. However, I did take some and it has different results: ISTJ, INFP, INFJ, INTJ. I daresay I am an introvert.
  • What is your favorite memory?
    • As a man of little to nothing accomplishments, I could say my favorite memory is with my first girlfriend, we had some good times.
  • What is your meaning of life?
    • Nothing but opinions and uncertainty.
  • How do you want to be remembered?
    • Having a wikipedia article for being an author of a critically-acclaimed literature.
  • If you could master one skill you don’t have right now, what would it be?
    • Playing the oboe.
  • If you were to create a piece of art, what would the subject be?
    • Vanity and vanity.
  • If money was no object, what would you do all day?
    • Eating food and worshiping the sun for light; the clouds for rain.
  • Do you think/feel that love can exist without condition?
    • Yes, there are few people who love like that.
  • Do you think/feel there’s such a thing as a perfect day when nothing terrible or sad or ordinary happens?
    • Perfection is in the eyes of the beholder.

11 Facts about myself:

  • I’m a male human with interests in women.
  • I’m currently studying BSc. Psychology in a university.
  • I’m currently 16 years old
  • I’m a self-absorbed angsty teen
  • English is not my mother language
  • I have severe apathy to strangers
  • I build my own eccentric opinions
  • I am a skeptic and an existential nihilist
  • I love reading philosophical theories, especially Lebensphilosophie
  • My height is 178cm
  • My weight is… secret.

People that I will nominate: (sorry people, i break rules, and I don’t wanna bring more to perish too)

@leighortigas’s blog (hey, do this shit for me 😛 )

11 questions for you:

  1. What is the purpose of your blog?
  2. Why choose that domain name?
  3. Do you like answering this kind of bullcrap?
  4. Your favorite hobbies?
  5. Favorite music?
  6. Your passion in life?
  7. Favorite food?
  8. Favorite actor?
  9. Favorite film?
  10. Favorite book?
  11. From the things you know about me, am I good enough?
  12. In your opinion what kind of theme should I write in my succeeding works?
  13. If I am to include you on a certain story, what kind of character would you be?

Well, reader, I also ask you these questions, please answer them by commenting below! Thank you very much for your precious time reading.

Time Travel: Grandfather Paradox and Alternate Timelines

 

We all thought about Time Traveling. We all dreamed about it, contemplated about it, at least at some point of our time. It happens when we regret.

Regrets – we are rueful about something that failed to happen, or something happen beyond our will. We regret for the things that we have done, and things that we didn’t do. Then we thought about going back in the past and do what must be done.

This kind of trope has been ages, since the early ages up to the contemporary. With or without a machine that we sometimes call ‘Time Machine’, that has been popularized by H.G. Wells on his science-fiction novel of the same name, time traveling is always thing on our imaginations and in the science-fiction genre. Continue reading “Time Travel: Grandfather Paradox and Alternate Timelines”

“A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!”

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To commemorate William Shakespeare’s 400th Death Anniversary, Let’s remember one of the remarkable quotes the legendary playwright had.

“A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!”

This outrageous statement is definitely a farce. Who is the sane scion who would trade his own kingdom – an invaluable possession – for a common, cheap horse? and it’s just a horse – a single horse, not a multitude of it to suffice the value of a kingdom.

But even the most worthless thing in life could be invaluable when in dire need.

This quote is the most remarkable quote that will add to my philosophy. Nothing be worthy when it is needless; but anything will be when needed. The value of something is not intrinsic and fixed as it varies on the need and the usefulness of it.

Pokémon: Poké Balls grant Immortality?

2000px-english_pokc3a9mon_logo-svgPokémon is a popular media franchise owned by The Pokémon Company. Pokemon franchise started back in 1996 with a video game of the same name developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo. While this game had become a commercial success, the franchise didn’t just stayed on their gaming enterprise, and was adapted numerous times into Japanese animation under the same name.

Continue reading “Pokémon: Poké Balls grant Immortality?”