Short Musings: Thoughts

My Cat is My Child

Kika PawPets are family, or at least that’s what they should be treated as. For my wife and I it couldn’t be more true. Our so-adorable-it-hurts kitty is our only child and we love her like so. Unfortunately those out there just don’t see pets the same way. People think pets aren’t capable of any of the emotions humans are. They place them below everything else where in reality, we are all animals in the same kingdom. We share this world, we don’t own it.

Pets are meant to be part of your family no matter what animal it is. All animals are capable of love and appreciation. For our cat, every bit of love we give her she gives even more back which is really no surprise since she once was only a stray looking for a home. Ever since we became that home she has shown her appreciation for it each and every day. For a bit of inspiration I thought I would go ahead and tell the story of how we got our little princess. Prepare for a bit of a long post! Continue Reading…

The Solution to Gay Marriage, Abortion and Other Similar Debates

In light of the issues surrounding the Olympics in reference to Russia and their anti-gay laws, I thought it would be a good time to shed some light on this topic. Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people (and many others) have been protesting the Olympics being held in Sochi because of these laws. It’s an issue that is ever present even if it isn’t currently in some kind of spotlight. To me though, and I’m sure many others, the solution is simple.

While some may think (or many of you, even) that gay rights and abortion issues are in no way similar, you would be right. However, you would also be wrong. While the subjects do indeed differ, how people perceive and judge the argument seem to be exactly the same. In fact, the problem to both can be solved with the same answer. Continue Reading…

What People Severely Misunderstand about Book to Movie Adaptations

It has become quite clear there are increasingly common misconceptions about how books are adapted into movies. First and foremost I want to clarify that yes, everyone is entitled to their own opinions. I’m in no way trying to knock anyone. However I feel a lot of arguments made by fans of books are unfairly expressed towards the movie counterparts.

As an avid movie fan, I’m constantly reading up on the latest releases, box office, reviews and upcoming information on sites like facebook and online news articles. Wherever you will find one of these sites, there is always a comment section for the world to agree or disagree as fast and hard as their fingers can type. The term “everyone’s a critic” couldn’t be more true in these sections. Some understand the art and have legit arguments while others have apparently brought back the ancient method of simply sticking their hand and thumb out, turning it up or down and shouting incoherent obscenities. Unfortunately when it comes to movies based on books people seem to have a much more critical response than usual. But way too often am I seeing it because of misunderstandings of how movie adapting translates. This leads to too many unjustly angry people spreading unfair criticisms. Let me explain… Continue Reading…

 To Your Ideals, Stay True. Be Enslaved by Them, Do Not.

As I was binge watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars (because I’m a huge fan), a scene reminded me of an an all too prevalent issue among us people.

Our heroes were in a predicament of morality. On a large ship rigged to blow, the fates of everyone laid in the hands of the villain as he stood there with his finger hovering above the detonator. Before him stood the jedi Obi-Wan with his lightsaber and the Duchess of Mandalore with a rifle. Both hold the power to strike him down and save themselves and everyone on board, yet both hesitate. But the threat of the villain hitting the trigger isn’t what troubles them, it’s the very standards and ideals they restrict themselves to in which the villain explains and takes clear advantage of. Continue Reading…