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On Whang Od: Social Justice Warriors React!

In Uncategorized on October 23, 2017 at 7:44 pm

In the cacophony of voices, one voice remains silent: the center of the controversy, Whang Od herself. Some say she was exploited, others claim that she was given justice and the art was properly showcased. Again, the best person to answer this is Whang Od herself.

Did she feel exploited? I think that she is wise beyond her years to know if she is being taken advantage of by the organizers of the event. Or maybe people assumed that since she is a katutubo, she does not know when people are using her! Come on, you are giving too much credit to yourself and making her appear the fool.

I know the importance of the cultural context by which people get the tattoos from her. But do we have to do the same? Do we have to kill another person, present the head, and get the tattoo as a symbol of a successful hunt? In that case, what the tourists do, whether local or foreign, is misappropriating the proper use of the tribal markings. Some would say that you need to journey to Buscayan to be able to be worthy of the tattoo, as if it is a price that is coveted but if we compare this “sacrifice” to the effort that they put in this endeavor with what the headhunters do, these tourists would not be worthy of the tattoo as well!

You do not have to go to Buscayan to appreciate her culture. What we need is to study and preserve this indigenous art. Showcasing her skills and artwork in the Metro would be the best way to do so.

Devil May Cry: Realization

In Uncategorized on October 17, 2017 at 10:15 pm

Did any of you play Devil May Cry 4 (?). It’s the one where a guy with a magic arm named Nero is the protagonist. Dante is the usual main character (and you will be able to play him later in the game). Well, the game started of with Nero being part of this “religion” which worships Sparda (Dante’s dad and the devil who rebelled against his programming to help humanity).

Nero does not believe in this savior narrative and he does not want any of those BS. At the start of the game, he seems to be attending some sort of worship service but he is the only one not in white cape (eerily similar to those used by the KKK) and he appears to be bored out of his mind. In a later encounter with one of the games minor characters (with sever lack of clothing but bountiful amount of bosom), he scoffs after she said “May the savior be with you in your journey.”


Why the hell do they still keep Nero around if he does not believe in their core tenets?

My position is that Nero once believed in what the Order worships but somewhere along the line, he lost his faith.

Who knew that some videogame would teach so much in life!

Mood: sexually aroused AF

PS— Holy smokes, this things do come in pulses! In bits and pieces. Writer’s inspiration works that way.

Like One of Those Instagram Hoes I Follow

In Uncategorized on October 17, 2017 at 6:51 pm

Starbucks Somewhere. Accessible by foot or by vehicular transport.

Pros: near my place. Lots of plugs so I can charge my appliances.

Cons: squatter kids beating the system. Just an hour ago, a ragged group of kids with skateboards in hand, just went to the counter and got free water. Good thing is the mist children did not last long enough to cause trouble. Another one (IDK if it’s a girl or a boy because it has a short haircut), just strolled in the place like it’s nobody’s business and used the bathroom. The gall of the wanker!

Mood: Like-One-Of-Those-Instagram-Hoes that I Follow

The Post-modern Voyeur

In Uncategorized on October 9, 2017 at 1:33 pm

Art is in the eye of the beholder. Art is subjective whether it is a fully fleshed out Medieval statue or a abstract painting from the modern times. Historians argue that art is a product of the day and age in which the artist lived while philosophers argue that art, in itself, exists on its own once created, independent from its creator.

In this controversial opinion, some would argue that what is being done is simply voyeurism. One could argue, that the act is not different from that of the paparazzi. The question therein lies on the delineation between the voyeuristic and the artistic endeavor. Should there be a difference? Ancient painters and sculptors have nude models but they cannot be said to be malicious in nature. The sexual undertones are very strong.

The difference does not exist. The artists of the old used oil and canvas to elevate the beauty beyond the subject and the new artisans use the lens of the camera to capture and preserve a moment in time that would never happen again.