What did you do for Halloween? Brian and I ended up staying in (Brian was in his house and I was in Brian's imagination). For some reason, Brian decided to watch Spider-Man 3 on Halloween night, "because he had never seen it outside of a dubbed version of it in his high school German class." But seriously, what sort of an idiot watches a Spider-Man movie on Halloween? Sure, it was scary how dopey Peter Parker was when he was wearing the emo Venom suit, but this guy owns so many movies about freakin' vampires (no Twilight), yet his ultimate decision was to watch the adventures of Lt. Commander Data pretending to be a REAL Spider-Boy. (Seriously, though, as good as the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies are, Toby Maguire often has Data's blank-faced idiot vibes from early seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation.)
Wait.......Did I just make a semi-specific reference to Star Trek?!? Jeez! Why did I have to be created by such a freaking nerd? I could have been created by some maladjusted artiste, who has immense disdain for all things enjoyable and would probably draw me with no clothes and armpit hair long enough to braid. Instead, I'm the product of some geeky dork who thinks pretty-much anything with the word "star" in the title is at least worth checking out and thought it would be fun to draw a "sk8er girl" who always has a bare midriff and whose hair is some sort of weird mullet thing…I mean, I guess that's okay. It means I exist and don't have to be French!
(Did You Know?: All French people are required to spend most of their time naked and have lots of armpit hair? Don't believe me? Watch some of their New Wave cinema from the 1950s and '60s and tell me I'm wrong!)
Speaking of the…Thhhhhinematic Artsthhhh (that's "cinematic arts" for people who don't want to sound like a mock-pretentious snob), Mad Max: Fury Road is an okay movie, but it has shockingly mediocre cinematography. Like, it wouldn't be bad for a student film (it would actually be quite good in that case!), but is it really a movie that was released by Warner Bros. in 2015? It looks like a slapdash car commercial, only with monster trucks instead of overpriced Toyotas with L's on them. Then again…I guess if you can't afford the other four letters in "brothers," you have to just distribute movies that are actually reasonably well-made but a fictional skateboarder takes obnoxious potshots at because the images are oversaturated and center the subjects in the frame without any of the quirky charm of a Wes Anderson movie. Oh well! At least Furiosa's cool!
And, now that you've read my commentary on a six-year-old movie that totally isn't just Brian's random opinions after watching it for the first time a few days ago, can we talk about how stupid it is when people think that "focusing" on just one thing is somehow a sign of "seriousness" and "intelligence"? Not only does that presuppose that being serious is a worthwhile trait, but it also reeks of reasonably intelligent people just being mad when considerably intelligent people can do more things than they can and thus throwing shade at those whose lives can be filled with more things. If you want to be a pigeon and curl-up in your cozy, little assigned hole, so be it! But, consigning yourself to a hole to cushion the ego of middle-aged men who've devoted their entire lives solely to dry, boring shit that nobody actually cares about? No thanks! Even if my name is Libby Sk8er Girl, I don't have to just be riding a skateboard all the time! I have many facets and they're all worth randomly exploring in varying detail. That's not being a dilettante, it's being a goddamn human being!
So, as you finish reading this all-over-the-place Scribb1e, remember: Don't limit yourself for the sake of other people. Don't be a dick about it, but like…just because someone disparages something you do, that doesn't automatically make them right or you wrong. If it brings you joy—and doesn't place stupid burdens on other people, harm other people, or aim to erode the fabric of society to the point of bringing about the collapse of all civilization*—you're probably fine! In fact, by having multiple interests and exploring them, you may even come up with cool things that make the world a better place and would have never been thought of by the one-trick ponies who think they're fancy for shitting on any activity that's different from what they do.
Now, with that, I'm done! There's nothing more to say today. (Oh, except for the fact that Brian clearly had a hard time drawing a belching mouth for me today…Personally, I think it makes me look cute, but I just have two little dots for eyes, so maybe I'm not the best judge…)
* If one of your interests is writing caveats to acknowledge the obvious exceptions to generic inspirational statements that are clearly made for rhetorical effect, you may actually be doing all three of these things at once!