‘A Pop Cultural Christmas’: More Posts to come this Holiday Season!

Keep a look out on AppleBelleBlog for some Christmas-themed pop-cultural and philosophical posts! From asking what Rudolph can teach us about society to questioning the existence of Santa based on philosophical premise, we will merrily ring in realisations on AppleBelle this year! Deck the halls with more holiday happiness! Look below for related posts…

The Scary Reason you Shouldn’t get too Deep into Philosophy

On Applebelleblog, I examine philosophies in a brief, fun and trivial way; arguably, it isn’t even really hardcore philosophy at all and is more-so ‘food for thought’. But what can happen when you get too invested in philosophy is a horrifying notion. In this article, we will explore the scary reason you shouldn’t get too deep into philosophy.

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?”

4 Flaws in CW’s the Flash

Flash fans, please don’t speed off because of this post’s title. I’ve always had a particular penchant for fictional super-beings who save the world. Despite their unrealistic nature, they enthral me: with their displays of power, moral struggles and internal conflicts against the forces of evil. So as a committed DC fan since birth, I speedilyContinue reading “4 Flaws in CW’s the Flash”

Who Cares? A Non-Whovian’s Commentary on the Upcoming Female Doctor Who

In our somewhat progressive society, people are applauding the show’s latest ‘feminist agenda’ and representation of women’s empowerment through making the lead a female. Others are complaining that the world today is simply striving to be as politically correct and inclusive as possible: altering the show’s principal formula and tradition, in order to gain aContinue reading “Who Cares? A Non-Whovian’s Commentary on the Upcoming Female Doctor Who”

What’s in a Name?

“What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet”. – Juliet  Act II, Scene II Romeo and Juliet Names: they seem to be significant, defining parts of every person’s identity. Someone without a name is seen to be forsaken, without a family, either really new (a baby) or really outdatedContinue reading “What’s in a Name?”

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”

We Come in Peace: Philosophy in Arrival

The other day, I rented a DVD entitled, Arrival, an acclaimed alien sci-fi thriller. I now intend to buy it after a riveting series of plot twists and philosophical notions. Keyly, it entails the ideology of time being non-linear and raises thoughts on the crucial nature of communication. Time: Everywhere and Always I’ve previously mentioned theContinue reading “We Come in Peace: Philosophy in Arrival”

July Issue ✍ AppleBelle Bi-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 “July Issue ✍ AppleBelle Bi-Monthly Blog Bulletin”

Digital Detox

 Perhaps I have broken the bonds of a digital prison I was in…yet, I cannot wait to pick my phone up in a week’s time, refasten the chains and bar myself from the rest of society. In our world of technological advancement and digital devices, the thought of being without one’s phone or Internet connectionContinue reading “Digital Detox”