Dabbling with Death: Philosophy in Flatliners

✍Halloween Philosophy 👻🎃💀Post 1 The film raises the concept of ‘unfinished business’ and how a guilty conscience can manifest into hallucinations; tormenting a person until a moral situation is remedied. We’ve all pondered for at least one moment of our lives, what will happen when it ends. Some say there is nothing, others say thereContinue reading “Dabbling with Death: Philosophy in Flatliners”

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”

Here’s to the Fools who Dream: Philosophical Thoughts from La La Land

A heavily awarded and highly acclaimed 2016 musical romance, La La Land seems to be one of the most enjoyable…and annoyingly frustrating films of all time. It feels pure in it’s originality, it’s soundtrack is gloriously addictive and it is one of those movies where you don’t associate the actors with their previous work. But asContinue reading “Here’s to the Fools who Dream: Philosophical Thoughts from La La Land”

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”

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”