Mr. Matt: Somewhere between the kick + hi-hat.
So, yes, for the fucking love of God, movies matter. TV shows matter. Novels matter. They shape the lens through which you see the world. The very fact that you don’t think they matter, that even right now you’re still resisting the idea, is what makes all of this so dangerous to you — you watch movies so you can turn off your brain and let your guard down. But while your guard is down, you’re letting them jack directly into that part of your brain that creates your mythology. If you think about it, it’s an awesome responsibility on the part of the storyteller. And you’re comfortable handing that responsibility over to Michael Bay.
AKA Why Representation Matters.
"The point is, this is why stories were invented — to shape your brain in a certain way. A guy named Joseph Campbell wrote whole books about it, you should read them. These basic stories, these myths of the hero overcoming the odds, the great man who sacrifices himself for the greater good — they’re what make civilization go. In a society, the people and the buildings and the roads are the hardware, mythology is the software.
And while your ancestors had their heroes that they heard about around the campfire, you have Batman, and Luke Skywalker, and Harry Potter.”
In light of the upcoming shows, the awesome videos of the sets at Riot Fest and elsewhere, and the announcement that they are working on new material, I’m on a Brand New kick.
So I did this as a tribute to the one and only, Jesse Lacey. Lemme know if you like it. Thanks.
MATTEO DI SER CAMBIO
Statute and Register of the Moneychangers’ Guild
Collegio del Cambio, Perugia
Nature forging a baby. Brujas, Bélgica, fines del siglo XV
I did not expect to be me for an entire lifetime.
of being tired
of being tired
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt, The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Vol. 2 (via bokura)