Friday, November 23, 2012

Evolution of heroes

Throughout history it has been only natural for the humanity to idealize the ones who were mightier, stronger or possessed some desirable characteristics. In every civilization there has been some mythical or god like being which other people worshiped and idealized as superior to them. The Greek gods, spirits, pharaohs, mythical or fantastical creatures have played a significant role in molding the thinking and ideas of people. There have been so many examples of superior beings idealized on the basis that they were stronger or graceful than others, that  has not vanished in time, rather that idealization has just altered and have became a little modern and a newer version of the same thing. There was a time when Achilles and Hercules were worshiped for their indestructible characteristics but now it is the idea of a character such as like Edward Cullen that have become the symbol of  heroism.
 In the modern times the vulnerability of heroes like the fact that they may fall in love with mortal girls or vampires that (God forbid) walk in sunlight and sparkle have became a major factor of attraction rather than other characterizes. This fact have become so common now a days that even old lore, myths and fantasies have been altered to fit such idea of today, taking the example of vampire myth that started in Romania from “Vladimir The Impaler” (although there are other conflicting stories as well that suggest it started from a certain allergy of skin that rendered people unable to go in sunlight) and then after the origin the idea of vampires became famous from Bram stoker’s Dracula. Originally the idea of these immortal creatures was grotesque and stories about them were filled with bloodshed, pain and regrets (for example “interview with a vampire”) but now the same idea has been changed to fit today’s demands presenting series like twilight saga, cirque du freak, vampire diaries, blue bloods, vampire academy and numerous more, each with their own new ideas and facts; that are deviated and altered from the original. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Battle Royale and The Hunger Games

I do accept the fact that I have seen the movie Battle Royale way too late than most of the people, In fact I also accept that I saw this movie AFTER I heard the rumors that the idea in the books and movies Hunger games by Suzanne Collins was kind of copied off from Battle Royale. I wanted to check out for myself because the series hunger games is one of my favorites.
 So moving on , I saw the movie Battle Royale and I was kind of surprised at the high ratings given to it at IMDB, I do appreciate the idea because that was undoubtedly original but since idea isn’t the only thing that makes something awesome, and that is where the my conflicting opinions come in. I thought Battle Royale was good in its idea but it was somewhat lacking in refinement. Also the fact that the acting in the movie was plain terrible! I haven’t read the book Battle Royale, I just saw the movie so therefore I will compare both movies and Battle Royale and hunger games rather than books.
Battle Royale gave the idea of collapsing economy where children were starting to get ruthless and employment rate was dropping and what not so therefore the government passed a bill called Battle Royale that randomly selects some class to be shipped off to some deserted island and made to fight to death. Three days the students are supposed to fight to death till one stands remaining or they all simply die. In the movie the class which is chosen gets right down to business and starts killing with their randomly given bags which could posses any type of weapon for them, ranging from axes to GPAs to even pot lids. There are many things that struck me as plain weird in the movie. First what is the point of the battle?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fifty Shades Of Grey by E.L James : A Review.

Fifty Shades Of Grey By E L James
"When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.

The unworldly, innocent Ana is shocked to realize she wants this man, and when he warns her to keep her distance it only makes her more desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her - but on his own terms. "

Cristian Grey; " I'm fifty shades of messed up , Anastasia" ,
 No Cristian don't be so hard on yourself, this WHOLE BOOK is fifty shades of messed up!!!!

There are many books that fall in various categories, like the ones you read just once even though you loved them, some you read all the time, some you read just once and forget, some you read in secret and never tell others you've read them more then once. This book I'm afraid falls in the category of the ones who make the reader want to die a horrible, bloody, horrendous death when your reading.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

A Literature world; where everything merges together.

Reality is always more disappointing then the fantasy, that’s what I believe in. It’s as if even of the things that happen in real life that are the exact same copy of a fantasy it will be more disappointing then before, somehow reality makes all the attractions a little blurred or maybe the patience level more low. Whatever it is, the exact same dreamy fantasy in real life is not very catchy and swooning as you make it out to be in your head. I didn’t always believe that. To me, my fantasies weren’t always so disappointing. I used to think the exact same opposite to what I believe in now.
The world where, every fantasy and every fact in literature or movies becomes reality, The world where there is Idris, Narnia, Hogwarts, NeverNever, capitol, Mordor and many more, a world where there are hobbits, goblins, elves, vampires, demons, faeries, warlocks, werewolves, witches, wizards, angels, zombies and even hunters . I live in a world where everything merges together. It’s not yet dystopia or apocalyptic but it will be in sometime I believe, humans are not the most superior of species when there are so many others in every corner. It’s believe that goblins are very smart, Elves very beautiful, vampires immortal and shadow hunters have angel blood, how does someone compete with that, it’s hard to argue the fact that shadow hunters call us mundane, when we are mundane in so many ways. Everything that made life normal and human is now gone, everything that was once in a previous life was considered unreal and absurd to believe in is now a norm on earth.  I’m a hunter; I hunt demons, vampires, zombies and everything that can hurt or destroy others. Someone has to keep balance in society and keep the world from becoming a dystopian wreck it is bound to become anyway. We’re fighting a losing war but we have to keep going.

Did Cassie Clare plagiarized? not by the looks of evidence we are given...

One late night I was surfing the Internet because there is only so much studying you can do at 4 in the morning.  So anyway during that time I stumbled across the blog on tumblr that declares that Cassandra Clare plagiarized her way to the top.

"Welcome to NastyClare
This blog is run by Gossip Girl, L, Mockingjay, Rita Skeeter, Wonder Woman and Stansfield to expose the plagiarizing, manipulative, lying and shady side of Cassandra Clare, previously Cassandra Claire- the side you might not know about.
Others may have forgotten, but we haven’t.
This is not a hate blog. We don’t go around saying we hate her and hope she gets hit by a bus, etc. We don’t make fun of her appearance or talk about her personal life or any of her personal information, as some anons have accused us of doing.
Stansfield and Mockingjay are TMI fans, so this blog isn’t only for haters. Most of our followers are fans as well. We don’t care if you like her books and we won’t be rude to you if you do. We just want to make sure everyone knows the truth. Most of the stuff we’re posting is public knowledge that’s been on the internet for years. We don’t make any of it up.
We’re open to submissions and our ask box is open. You can submit anonymously by signing out first.
Gossip Girl, L and Stansfield"

First let me just start by saying that signing off as "XOXO gossip girl" might be the most cliche's way of signing off.
Second they claim not to be rude, even if you are a fan. HAHAHA honey all people have got to see the reply you guys write to people to know how that’s not the case.  Case in point:

Anonymous said:
Are you seriously so pathetic that you made a hate blog about Cassandra Clare? I know that she plagiarized, but i love her books, so i read them. I care about the story, about the characters. I start reading a book because it seems interesting, not because of the writer. I respect that you hate Cassie Clare, but please don't make such a pathetic blog about it, and get a life.

Truth blog, not a hate blog.
I honestly don’t give a flying fuck if you like her books and like her stories and her characters or whatever. That’s great for you. Nobody is saying that you can’t. Go ahead for all we care.
I respect that you like Judith Rumelt/CC, but please don’t make such a pathetic ask on anonymous thinking that it’s going to change our opinion on things or delete.. Pretty sure we can voice our opinion all we want.
Now please gtfo.

Now I might be brought up in a more civilized environment, but when someone tells me to GTFO I actually consider that rude. Also "I don’t give a flying fuck"?  yup my dearest blogger you guys are really not rude at all…

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Friends and How I Met Your Mother : A Comparison

friends comparisn
 how i met your mother comparisn
How I Met your Mother
There are many shows that go along the same line, either in the story lines or the character building because when creating a show the creators select a target audience. There are only so many types of shows that can be created that satisfy a certain targeted audience. Likewise there are many shows that are created to target the audience aging between teens, young adults and people in their early twenties.   
The sitcoms; Friends and How I met your mother are also targeted for a specific kind of audience. They also happen to share some similarities as well. Both shows have been rated very high and have been quite liked by the people. But like so many other shows along the lines these both shows follow, they share some mutual characteristics in story, Characters and setting.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The dheaon dheaon song (mujh say fraandship karoge) ; either its epically deep or its secretly written by Rebbecca Black.

My friend made me watch this movie called ''mujh say fraanship karoge'', now the movie itself is literally a whole new story but one thing that i just couldn't resist making post about is its song called Dheaon Dheaon, well i think its a bad case of words Down Down but i wouldn't bet on it. well i though i would just get the lyrics off of the web and analyze them as this song needs the analysis like instant noodles need water..:P
 so here are the lyrics;

Boys and girls , It’s show time
Know what I’m saying
Everybody raise your hands
Theres about to be a party 

Yes i do know what you mean , it isn't rocket science.

Riding the big bike and - Shaping with pen knife and
Shaking the high five and

I would comment on this i swear if i knew what it meant. riding the big bike? and shaping with pen knife, it would help a lot if it elaborated as to shaping WHAT with a pen knife. ad who ever heard of SHAKING a high five? how do u shake a high five anyway? and than randomly yelling ATTITUDE ...yea totally makes sense.

Girls of the institute - 69 latitude
Instead of gratitude
Attitude... So what

The girls of the institute are more or less 69 statute miles part, so instead of being grateful they show attitude? So what??  

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Annoying Seatmates

annoying seatmate

I generally hate flying.  Not because I am a nervous flyer, oh no nothing like that.  Its just being trapped in steel cage for hours and hours makes me a little uncomfortable and I can't even sit in one place for more than half hour let alone fourteen frikking hours!!!!  And of course how can I forget the bad food, the bad company and the bad seats. The only thing that could make the flying experience worse for me is someone with a toddler, or more accurately a toddler who refuses to shut up.  Oh how those people infuriate me.  I know its mean but dude come on!  Put a sock in that thing for a while will ya?
annoying seatmate
Every flyer's nightmare!!!
On a recent flight however I was lucky enough to avoid the crying babies, but instead I was forced to found out that the only thing worse than crying baby is the person sitting next to you.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Dedicated to the person who returned my wallet

Dear random person who found my wallet and gave it to the information desk.
 I dont know you and you dont know me (or maybe you do considering my wallet had my ID card) but thank you from the bottom of my heart for returning my wallet.
When I first realized I had lost the most precious thing my stupid good for nothing bag had I honestly thought the worst! I even though whats the point in looking for it by now someone must have took it. But you opened my eyes and made me realize that there are some good people in this world.
So since I couldn't thank you personally, I will dedicate this post to you, whoever you are!  =)

Pantheons review

Pantheons (Book 1) by E.J. Dabel
Pantheons (Book 1) by E.J. Dabel


On the streets, they call fifteen year old orphan Isaiah Marshall the “Indestructible Diamond”. Isaiah is the leader of the “Red rovers”, a group of teenage misfits consisting of his friends Jeremy, Monty, and Pipsqueak, but when they trespass into “Kaliber Academy” to get even with the arrogant Jason Ollopa, they are in way over their heads. 
Principal Webb enrolls them into the High School and Isaiah soon learns about the existence of the gods of the Ancient World. Because the gods have refused to fight the last War for fear of the Mysterious Dark, the Powers-that-Be have stripped them of their spiritual bodies and given them mortal, teenage forms. 
Isaiah discovers he's not only a god, but that he's the child of the Greek goddess Metis, the son destined to overthrow his cruel and sadistic father Zeus, the Darkener of the Sky, and become the greatest god in all the Pantheons. 
Isaiah is thrown into a world where the democratic Olympians, war-mongering Norse, Gothic Celts, firstborn Egyptians, the enlightened Hindu, the animal-like Aztecs, the martial artist Asians, the intelligent Babylonians, the great spirits of the Native American Indians, and the fierce Finnish will war against one another for the greatest of all prizes: the Dominion.


If you have ever been fascinated with Zeus or Amun and the awesome super powers they possessed well then the Pantheons is just the right book for you. Now I will admit that it took me a while to finish the book and even longer to write the review (I apologize for that) but that isn’t because the book was boring, it was because of my studies…yes damn you studies. Anyway back to the book. I loved like literally loved the story plot. I have read a lot about Egyptian and Greek gods, but I have never stumbled across a book with a similar plot line. This book makes you imagine the “god world” like you have never imagined before...
I thought the way the main character communicated with his gang members was very *Cough* hot :P I liked the way he just nodded or said so many things with just a killer and yet very hot glare! :P though I would be very irritated by him if I was in his gang, but that’s just cause I am never the follower :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa
Iron Fey Series
The iron fey series by Julie kagawa is the latest seires we have finished reading, its debut novel, the Iron King was published first in's one of those series that leave you wanting more but it's fourth and last book just came out and the series concluded.the series has four novels, and two novellas.
it's basically about a girl, Megan chase, who finds her little step brother to be kidnapped by someone and things start to unfold and a whole new world she never believed in comes into view. she finds that her brother is in the fey world and she might have no other choice but to go after him into the unknown world of fey or faerie. I'm not gonna give any spoilers here because those who have read it don't need explanation to why its awesome and those who haven't wont want spoilers. but let me tell you this though that the world described in this books is very much amazing and imaginative. the new creatures and the world made by the author is epic. there are two courts that is summer court and winter court are described to be present in the fey world of nevernever, yes that's the name,YES and i know its a weird name.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Like I said in my previous post, our (meaning me and Aisha of course) criticizing skills are damn good when we watch or read something together! And this time it was no different. After years we decided to watch Thumbelina again, you know as a sort of reminder of those good ol’ days! But this time somehow the movie was kinda more on the trampy side than you know the magical place it was once in our childhood!
Shocked aren’t you! I knew it! Whenever we tell someone that, their first reaction is “yeah right!” but we swear we are not kidding! It even shocked us, so we watched it twice and both times we came to the same conclusion and that is “damn Thumbelina is such a @#$!” We are damn serious! Ok let’s start from the beginning.


So.. We are well into the year 2012 by now! According to Mayan belief we will, well to put it bluntly, die in December. Personally I don’t believe in this crap, but most people do. And most people who do believe in this stuff is because of the movie 2012, which by the way was

a very crappy movie, don’t know why we didn’t review it though. So you know what lets review it now!
When we first watched the trailers, this is what our reaction was:

Yes exactly that because it looked so freaking awesome! :P, anyway me and bud here decided to watch it together(our criticizing skills are very much to an advantage when we watch or read something together) and oh boy did we have fun laughing our ass off! The story was so damn ridiculous!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Just some randomness...before exam!!

Why is that whenever its the exam time even the most dire of things start to look interesting? That discarded novel you never wanted to read, that long 2 dvd version movie about a boring person you always avoided even holding. Even writing in your blog when you are suffering from writers block is more appealing then opening those God forsaken notes that give you information and promise to take you on the road to success.
I like many others have an exam tomorrow and again like many others the tissue box on that table is more interesting then the book I'm suppose to be studying. In my defense though, the book is very redundant and insufferable. Who needs to learn infinite amount of dates anyway? Its not like when I am in my professional life someone is going to come up and ask me "hey who created the AM (amplitude module) for radios?" it was Lee Fossenden in case you didn't knew ( Wow, looks like one point is guaranteed if they ask me that tomorrow) and who in their right minds name their kid Lee Fossenden anyway?? Its like his parents names him solely for the purpose of confusing the future generation who will have to learn his name.
I demand justice, or an Xbox whatever is easier to supply.

P.S : I do realize that this ough to have been my journal entry rather then a wecritcs blog post but I can explain this act: I couldn't find my journal and I'm lazy!

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Yes yes, we know!.. we are a little late in the wishing department.. but its the thought that counts right?
So from everyone here at We Critics, we wish you a very happy new year!!
Hope this year will be as rocking as the last one!! 

Friday, January 6, 2012


A few days ago, my friend and I were discussing if it makes us sadist if we like dystopian books more than the utopian ones? Well this is what I think.
Utopian books are the books about the magical world where everything is perfect. Perfect government, perfect policies, perfect rule and perfect everything. This is the place where we dream of living one day. We wished we lived in a world where there were no wars and no hatred. The dystopian books on the other hand are the total opposite (As if you didn’t know that already).


6th December 2011, a date that I had marked in all of my date books (yes I do have more than one, and yes I know it doesn’t make sense but it does to me). It was Clockwork Prince release date and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book. But as the cruel fate would have it, my finals unfortunately started on the same date! So I started reading this book after my finals (yes, as much as I love reading novels my grades matter a lot to me).
All I can say is that it was well worth the wait! Clockwork Prince turned out to be everything and more! Though I still can’t make up mind about Jem or Will, they are both so amazing!! How can you decide between the two of them is just out of my comprehension. And the fact that now, probably, one of them will be left with a broken heart is such an unbearable thought. Oh why can’t they both be happy! Its like watching Damon Salvatore die again! Choosing between Will and Jem is as hard as choosing between the Weasley twins.