“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
Leo Tolstoy — Anna Karenina
It has been declared as the greatest novel of all time.
Tolstoy’s epic novel, Anna Karenina, set in czarist Russia is considered as a pinnacle in realist fiction.
It also can be seen as an interesting portrait of the pitfalls and joys of the Temperaments in the lively and deadly game of romance, or simply put: LOVE …
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NERDS REJOICE: The largest media conglomerate in the world (Disney) bought Lucasfilm last week and immediately announced that a fresh new trilogy of Star Wars films WILL BE HAPPENING starting with an Episode VII in 2015. Yesterday it was confirmed that Oscar winning screenwriter Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3) has been hired to pen Episode VII as the film begins pre-production. No word yet on who will direct or be cast in the films but personally I am optimistic, as Hayden Christensen already ruined one trilogy and will not be allowed to ruin another.
The new triumvirate of films will reportedly focus on the rebuilding of the Republic, with an aged Luke Skywalker becoming the premier Jedi and training a new order of Jedi Knights. The series will reportedly culminate in a final confrontation between Skywalker and the Emperor. Obviously many of the overarching plotlines have yet to be imagined:
Another epic storyline with four main characters? NO WAY! You must be saying. Let’s take a look.
Continue reading Intergalactic Synergy
October 27, 1992
His voice was bubbly and full of enthusiasm: “You know it’s tantalizing. — I feel I’m on the edge of something.”
That was last thing he said to his wife.
“In considering the relationship between the finite and the infinite, we are led to observe that the whole field of the finite is inherently limited, in that it has no independent existence. It has the appearance of independent existence, but that appearance is merely the result of an abstraction of our thought. We can see this dependent nature of the finite from the fact that every finite thing is transient…”
He had developed his own interpretation — a non-local hidden variable deterministic theory, the predictions of which agree perfectly with the nondeterministic quantum theory. His work and the EPR argument became the major factor motivating John Bell‘s inequality, the consequences of which are still being investigated. [Wikipedia, revised]
Continue reading Within the Edge of …
A Justice League of America film will now officially compete directly with The Avenger’s 2 in the summer of 2015. Warner Bros. green lit the project and will reportedly ramp up development on it following a decisive legal victory involving the rights to Superman. Opening the door for competing super squads of epic proportion. A CLASH OF TITANS if you will. Okay. Maybe I got a little excited there. It is looking pretty legit though as DC/Warner Bros. has made it clear they want a high caliber director at the helm. As for the cast, let’s hope they go for a little more depth than Megan Fox. Why does WB want a super-squad of it’s own? Perhaps a better question is: Why WOULDN’T they want a super-squad of their own.
Can Batman go toe-to-toe with The Hulk? Could Superman beat up Captain America? I don’t know. I’m not a rocket scientist. The two superhero teams will indeed clash at the box office in the summer of 2015, as Warner Bros. looks to sign a director and all star cast within the near future. Having had talks with The Wachowski Brothers and Ben Affleck about directing, it seems they are willing to spend a pretty penny on bringing a Hall of Justice to the big screen in top class fashion. Why are all the cool kids making movies about superhero teams these days? Because effective team synergy is a powerful thing. Let’s take a look.
Continue reading Super Brawl
He was undecided.
He didn’t know what to do.
Politics or Religion? Of course, it was a time when it really mattered and could have a huge future impact. They both could be honorable occupations, for honorable and honest people.
With a little nudging from his friend, he didn’t have a chance. For that friend knew him well. The strategic friend knew which choice was to be made. The friend knew what would make him chose — politics. The friend knew he would be a Champion for the cause.
Continue reading Amazing Grace
He: “At this moment I pass a new law, unalterable.”
She: “I rejected the real, and rabidly devoured the ideal.”
Mating and Dating is a dangerous game, for those who are serious.
With the Kindle release of the Pygmalion Project: The Idealist, people have an immediate opportunity to learn about how Idealists regard their mating relationships by downloading the ebook to their Kindle App. Dr. Steven Montgomery, who directly worked with Dr. David W. Keirsey on the Please Understand Me Series, uses examples from literature to illustrate some of joys and sorrows of dating and mating of the Idealists.
Continue reading In Thought through New Regions
The MTV Video Music Awards aired this week and did I not get the memo that we’re back to having boy bands? FFS. Thought we grew outta that one. Speaking of pop teenie type stuff along with the show aired an MTV exclusive clip of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. Introducing the clip was the director and cast of the film, with a noticeable absence from actress Kristen Stewart (right). Hrrrmmm. Wonder what thats all about. Despite infidelity rumors (on Kristen’s behalf) actor Robert Pattinson (left) seemed in good spirits. Though the couple’s non-fictional relationship may be in dire straits at the moment their fictional relationship is quite the opposite.
For those of you who do not know The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is the concluding film of a series of movies based on romantic novels of the same title. The series chronicles the life if a young human Bella and her romantic encounters with a vampire (Edward) and a were-wolf (Jacob). She ultimately falls deeply in love with the vampire (Edward), and marries him, which creates some mildly entertaining dramatic plot points. The focus of the series however is the deep love connection that blossoms between Bella and Edward, as one of the most important and appealing concepts of the saga is the idea that true love transcends time, as Edward is over 100 years old and yet falls deeply in love with the young human Bella.
What IS true love you ask? Why, a simple matter of synergistic pairings. Diametrically opposed inherent mindsets that spark the romantic ideal that we know as true love. Whether it be ‘Rational and Idealist‘ or ‘Artisan and Guardian‘, people all around the world find “true love” every single day. What does a “true love” couple look like? Let’s take a look.
Continue reading Eternal Romance
…there is no other shelter hereabout:
misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.
I will here shroud till the
dregs of the storm be past.
They couldn’t be stranger bedfellows.
They couldn’t be more different — in Temperament and upbringing.
But there they were. Bound together in tragedy and purpose, at this point in time.
They needed each other, and they wanted each other’s help.
Continue reading Misery Acquaints
Warner Bros. is ramping up their JLA efforts after Ben Affleck recently shot down reports that he might direct the film. The studio has reportedly reached out to The Matrix Trilogy writers’ and directors’ Andy and Lana Wachowski to take the reigns of a Justice League of America film;
“According to Moviehole, the sibling directors behind the Matrix trilogy, Speed Racer and the upcoming sci-fi epic Cloud Atlas are on the studio’s list of possible contenders to helm JLA, which was scripted by Gangster Squad’s Will Beall. The site claims the studio is “apparently jazzed with Cloud Atlas, and love that it’s as much a spectacle as it is a showcase for the immense ensemble involved, so it makes sense the W’s are under consideration. Justice League needs to be as big on character, as it does bells & whistles, and the Wachowski’s could probably offer that.”
It’s no secret that Joss Whedon put a large emphasis on “character” in The Avengers, and given the films success, it seems WB will be attempting to follow suit. Given DC’s roster, it seems like they’ll have a good shot at giving Marvel a run for it’s money. What roster? You ask? Let’s take a look.
Continue reading Symbiotic Justice
Ben Affleck may direct a Justice League of America film as he has reportedly been sent a script by Warner Bros.: “Affleck is the only candidate who’s been sent Will Beall’s Justice League script.” The Bostonian actor/writer/producer/director has recently only directed movies that he also stars in. Leading some to believe that he might even don some superhero tights if he takes the project on. Sources add that the JLA movie would be slated for summer 2015, meaning it would go toe-to-toe against it’s direct competitor The Avengers 2. Speaking of The Avengers 2: Joss Whedon has signed on to write and direct the film, as well as an Avenger’s TV show of some kind for ABC. Though Affleck’s camp is trying to downplay the news story; Warner Bros. does well for itself to put the idea out there that a JLA film is indeed happening and all they need now is a Director. Why does Warner Bros. want a JLA film so badly? Why. Because anyone who’s anyone has their own well-balanced Super-Squad. Super-Squad, you ask? Let’s take a look.
People are different in fundamental ways. They want different things ; they have different motives, purposes, aims, values, needs, drives, impulses, urges. Nothing is more fundamental than that. They believe differently, they think, cognize, conceptualize, perceive, understand, comprehend, and cogitate differently. And of course, manners of acting and emoting, governed as they are by wants and beliefs, follow suit and differ radically among people.
— Please Understand Me p. 2
Continue reading Synergetic Justice