Superhero Standards: Unrealistic Role Models or Inspirers of Morality?

If we are to examine the worth of superheroes as models for our moral, behavioural physical behaviours, we need to understand that over time- as society’s expectations have grown even more impossible with technological advancements, photoshop and social media- so too have the unattainable, unrealistic nature of our superheroes. A childhood of flying men andContinue reading “Superhero Standards: Unrealistic Role Models or Inspirers of Morality?”

September-October Issue ✍ AppleBelle Monthly Blog Bulletin

AppleBelle was my childhood nickname that I still carry with me. Love, knowledge, wisdom, temptation, joy, death, nature, rebirth, luxury: the apple is a symbol of life and all its’ mysteries. A call to awakening, a realization: a bell heralds messages and pronounces. These meanings combined, AppleBelle is a symbol of an awakening and realization of life itself.Continue reading “September-October Issue ✍ AppleBelle Monthly Blog Bulletin”

Philosophy in Batman: Doctrines of the Dynamic Duo

Bruce’s parental authority shouldn’t be undermined for his own personal vendettas and vengeance crusades at night. Batman and Robin. Perhaps the most polar opposite partners of any comic book, pop culture or fictional world, the Dynamic Duo of teenage circus ward and adult billionaire orphan are an enthralling combination. One bright, the other bold, BruceContinue reading “Philosophy in Batman: Doctrines of the Dynamic Duo”

✍Philosophy in The Flash⚡️ S2 Earth 2

Earth 1 meet Earth 2. The philosophies here implicate that with a difference in setting, the people whom one surrounds themselves with and a variation in cosmic causation, the very definition of who we are, can be redefined. The idea of the multiverse ruptured by Barry’s singularity (introduced in Season 2’s second episode), is anContinue reading “✍Philosophy in The Flash⚡️ S2 Earth 2”

✍Philosophy in The Flash⚡️ Season 2

        Flash fans from far, from near, I have an announcement! I shall be continuing my endeavour to source philosophical notions from the CW’s hit TV show, The Flash. This time, I seek to investigate Season 2’s queries into identity, trust, double standards, the physical and moral consequences of time travel, the ethereal speedContinue reading “✍Philosophy in The Flash⚡️ Season 2”

Holy Minute Momentary Mind Insights! Batman

Today, it’s getting batty…and catty. It’s the sixth edition of Minute Momentary Mind Insights and as per usual, I am exploring some philosophical notions in pop culture: this time, that contained within Tim Burton’s gothic Batman Returns. The specific quote is derived from Danni DeVito’s incarnation of the Penguin: “You’re just jealous cause I’m aContinue reading “Holy Minute Momentary Mind Insights! Batman”

V for Vindication

“What was done to me was monstrous…And they created a monster” -V I think its safe to say I’m going through a dystopia phase. I recently discussed 1984 in minute momentary mind insights , have a post on the Handmaid’s Tale in the works and recently just re-watched the Matrix…for the tenth time. Perhaps, myContinue reading “V for Vindication”

Who Needs Men Anyway? Themyscira: The Women’s World

Symbolic of female’s empowerment…and consequently man’s invalidity, the Amazons manage just fine without men. Themyscira…sounds feminine, right? A self-sufficient society on a paradise island, the all women race of Amazons in ‘Wonder Woman’ survive and flourish without men. As one interested in Greek-mythology -where Princess Diana derives from (named after the Roman/Greek moon goddess)- the islandContinue reading “Who Needs Men Anyway? Themyscira: The Women’s World”

Wondrous Philosophy

So without delay, I bring you some philosophical, ‘deep Diana detections’ from the latest box-office (and villain) smashing, ‘Wonder Woman’. Symbolism of the Iconic Outfit   I only learnt this a while ago, when reading (up far too late again as usual) a Wonder Woman origin comic. It turns out, the silver gauntlets used toContinue reading “Wondrous Philosophy”

Philosophical Wonder Woman Writings

First of all, an apology for the title…I have come to notice my recent posts have a little too much alliteration. As an *English enthusiast* however, I must confess this occurrence will not seize. The fictional princess Diana has recently made her latest filmic appearance in a particularly likeable adaptation of the comic character. IContinue reading “Philosophical Wonder Woman Writings”