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Call your dentist. This sweetness is going to give you a cavity. More dress-up & playtime with the " and the Red Baron" traveling exhibit from the , on display thru the Christmas holiday season until 2/02/2020.

I'm craving for reading "Disappearing Earth" the debut novel by Julia Phillips. But I hope the proper paperback version doesn't take too long to be released.

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“Souls have complexions too: what will suit one will not suit another.”

- George Eliot, Middlemarch

Movies compared with literature until I get a good mark in this subject #1: Joker (pt.1)

@vesco-theirongiant don’t hate me, it’s interesting I swear.

✨Let’s begin!✨

I am a sucker for literature and philosophy, and a teacher is stressing us out bc she wants us to make some parallelisms between Italian literature and contemporary culture.

Here ya go, Mrs. Capogrosso.

So, I’m going to talk about the first movie that inspired me some parallelisms as far as I can remember, Joker. I remember that when I went to the cinema to watch it with my best friend, we stayed a lot of time talking about the masterpiece it is, for this year at least. But then a terrible thought was launched through our minds: we had to have a Literature oral test the following days. So we began to talk about Giacomo Leopardi, an Italian poet, and talking about the poor hunchback guy we found out that his poems and his philosophy could be mixed well with the movie one.


Oh, I forgot: everything I’m going to write is something that I thought, none of these parallelism are canon, k? K.

  • First of all, the two poor men have their life desire in common. A lot of people think that Leopardi was pessimistic and depressed and sad and gloomy etc…they’re so wrong, bc he had yes a pessimistic view of the world, but he had a great willing to live and desires still burning on his soul, so he wasn’t depressed. In the same time, Arthur had depression, because pseudo-bulbar affection (his condition) gives him depression, but in almost the entire movie, he wishes for things, like love from his crush Sophie (he stalked her shh-) or a better life condition, or the people’s laughter. So they are not totally depressed.
  • Second: The relationship with the mother. Leopardi and his siblings had had a cold, mean, severe mother that was morbidly attached to religion and didn’t gave them enough love, but this doesn’t mean that she didn’t love them. In the same time, Penny Fleck did love Arthur, but I’m pretty sure she didn’t gave him love enough and we all know she was totally obsessed with Thomas Wayne the dickhead. And they both died ;D.
  • Third: Their broken illusions. In some poems, Leopardi expressed the break of his illusions, just like A Silvia, where he talks about an indifferent, evil nature that doesn’t give us what it promises; or A Se Stesso (To Himself), where every illusion is broken, he wrote this poem after having been rejected from his crush, Fanny Targioni Tozzetti, and he described in the lines that a man without any illusion and any desire is a dead man (he basically said it, I don’t remember the exact concept of this). On the other hand, the more Arthur goes ahead, the more his illusions are broken, and just like the poet, the last broken illusions is the love one; he first had some bad events, like the fact that he was fired out (FIRST BLOOD!); he heard from Alfred that his mother was crazy, but he didn’t trust him; he discovered that Thomas Wayne was his father, (so DOUBLE KILL! but bonus illusion that he actually has a father); then Arthur discovered that Thomas wasn’t his father and that his mother is actually crazy (TRIPLE KILL!); Then he goes to the hospital to find out about his mother ’s story, and he discovered that he was adopted and that his mother’s partner abused him (PENTA KILL!); then he realized that he imagined every date and met with Sophie, and even the laughter of people at Pogo’s (KILLING SPREE!); the last things, the friendship illusion with Randall and the fact that Murray was an asshole that wanted to mock him (LEGENDARY!).
  • Fourth: The last common point to me, the human natural state. Arthur/Joker has a condition that influences every side of his life, so this fact brings him nearest to nature than every single mf inhabitant of Gotham. This is because our mind tells us not to laugh all of a sudden, or act like there is actually somebody next to him when there’s nobody (I know, the imagination thing may not be part of his condition, but it’s due to his condition that he’s alone, so he imagines things with or without PBA), and even when he’s Joker, he laughs when he kills Murray, because of his instinct, not his reason. Leopardi said something about the human natural state: he embraced the Rousseau’s theory, and said that reason could be damned because it separates man from nature, making him corrupted, just like Gotham inhabitants.

I know it’s veeeeeeery long, but I worked hard on it so please appreciate my study.

I wanted to make it with another italian writer but who cares, I will do it in another part of it cause it is way more interesting.


Te busqué una vez, no pienses que lo volveré a hacer, eso sucede una vez en todo el multiverso, soy el único Mauro de todos los multiversos que cometió el error de buscarte, maldita sea de los maldita seas, soy el más débil de los “yo” que existen.

Mauro Solderini

I think the finest works are those that provide joy to those who see them or read them- be it work of art or a scientific explanation of a natural phenomenon. It’s like when one reads a beautiful piece of literature that strikes a literary chord in hearts of readers and makes them want to write something themselves. Similarly, a nice scientific explanation that lures people to read more about sciences. Or that piece of art that makes one want to try out art too because the derived aesthete is overflowing. Finest works are those that help the others find a piece of themselves in them…….