Don’t celebrate holidays for what they are. Celebrate them for what they could be or what they mean to you.
I just read a note about how some person hates Valentines Day for various reasons. But don’t celebrate someone who is or could be in your life. Celebrate the very existence of Love. Celebrate the fact that you CAN love and that you will love again. It doesn’t have to be about romance. I love my friends, and I would love to spend the day with them on Valentines Day celebrating that love. And you can’t throw out the origin of Valentines day, say St. Valentine would hate the way we celebrate his holiday, AND celebrate St. Patricks day the way you do and go shopping on Black Friday…..
Ok….please don’t take this rant to seriously. It’s about a movie series. It’s about Vampires and Werewolves. Whatever.
I am a huge werewolf fan, and I loved that they were making werewolves a main plot point in the movie Underworld. Now, as it turns out, the werewolves were and oppressed race of shapechangers held in thrall by the Vampires. I realize too that at some point through the movie that the main character realizes that the Lycans have been suffering unjustly and goes out of her way to bring some semblance of justice. The problem being, the main character is a vampire. The main character that also happens to be a werewolf (changed by the head terrorist werewolf) is also a half vampire (changed by the vampire with a change of heart). He’s brand new to the supernatural world and can really bring no awesome to the picture. The werewolves are at best scary one on one against a vampire. Other than that, they just hide in the shadows. It takes a hallway full of wall crawling werewolves to scare the lead character. Boo.
It takes until the 3rd movie, which is set in the past, for the Lycans to really shine as a people and a movie creature. I haven’t seen the latest flick, but again it looks like the vampires are bringing it to the Lycans.
Now how am I supposed to look at this. An oppressed people who apparently don’t have the strength to stand up for themselves, must perform some secret eugenics project to create a half vampire, half werewolf to even stand up to the vampires, and even then, can’t bring the fight to the vampires without the help of a vampire. Boo!
There is no semblance of order to this post. It’s really late. Im really tired. This is what you get. Blame the preview I saw.
So, yesterday, I started the process of bettering myself. I finally got the invite to Fitocracy and my copy of the Insanity Workout came in the mail. It’s really….really tough. I’m very out of shape and I’ve had to stop throughout the workout multiple times. But I’m counting on myself to get better.
This process comes after much soul searching. At 32, I’m still what I would consider to be young, but not young enough. I’m at the point biologically when things are going to start slowing down, and it’s going to get harder doing strenuous activity. Strenuous activity is what it’s going to take to get these pounds off and get my cardiovasvular system back to where it needs to be. The longer I wait the harder it will be. I’ve seen plenty of older folk, chair and bed ridden because they’ve become too old to carry around the weight they’ve amassed from not wanting to move.
I have a daughter, and I know what a child could go through for having fat parents. I’m already going to be the weird parent. Pagan, going to game conventions, etc. Slap fat on top of that and there will be plenty of horrible thing said to and around her. I also don’t want to be that role model. The one that teaches complacency through example. I want to eventually do fitness challenges, and it would be awesome if she would come and cheer me on.
Finally there is the subject of my failed marriage. It was not sudden, but it was caused by my complacency. I was content to sit back and let life happen, instead of forcing myself into it and affecting it. I had lost most of my willpower to just be me. I was doing enough to keep my daughter happy, and that was it. This drove my wife away and the damage may be done, but I can fix things for myself. Now, this is not some ploy to bring her back to me, though if she does find she wants to accept me back into her life, I would be happy with that. Until then, I will take this lesson and not allow complacency to rule my life anymore.
I will embrace the Warrior aspect of myself and I will fight to be the better me.