Monday, September 24, 2007

Mamba Reborn

"An essential characteristic of the superhero mythology is, there's the superhero, and there's the alter ego. Batman is actually Bruce Wayne, Spider-Man is actually Peter Parker. When he wakes up in the morning, he's Peter Parker. He has to put on a costume to become Spider-Man. And it is in that characteristic that Superman stands alone. Superman did not become Superman, Superman was born Superman. When Superman wakes up in the morning, he's Superman. His alter ego is Clark Kent. His outfit with the big red "S", that's the blanket he was wrapped in as a baby when the Kents found him. Those are his clothes. What Kent wears, the glasses, the business suit, that's the costume. That's the costume Superman wears to blend in with us. Clark Kent is how Superman views us. And what are the characteristics of Clark Kent? He's weak, he's unsure of himself... he's a coward. Clark Kent is Superman's critique on the whole human race. Sort of like Beatrix Kiddo and Mrs. Tommy Plympton."
- Bill "The Snake Charmer" "Kill Bill Vol. 2"

I wished and hoped and prayed that I didn't have to be the superhero anymore. I slipped for a moment and thought that I could finally put her to bed. I don't know why I always have to be wrong.

I'm precisely two months away from my 31st birthday, and I still can't get it right. And the fucked up part is that no matter how sad, or hurt or angry I am, it doesn't really matter because: 1) it won't do a damn thing and 2) I have to many responsibilities to take any type of "break." It just doesn't pay to be some people.

Damn you El Chupacabra. . .you win again.


BLESSD1 said...

Man....just put on you cape and get ready to fly back into the maw of this monstrosity that we call life. I gotcha back, Breez!

Breez said...

@blessd - no cape
just a sword

maybe one day i'll discover that i'm the highlander.

BLESSD1 said... the comics, mutants usually displayed their powers for the first time around 13. I spent the entire year I was 13 trying to move stuff with my mind. One time, I concentrated so hard that the only thing that moved was a fart that sliped out. *SIGH* It appears that my only superhuman ability is to apparently have a nack for giving TMI! LOL!

Another Conflict Theorist said...

I was hoping to get around to framing this exact quote, along with the one from The Matrix when Mr. Smith starts out, with "I'd like to share a revelation..."

Among the best movie quotes of ALL TIME.

OK. So put down the sword now and pick up that cookbook - if that's not too chauvinist of me.