Yep, already one year! It was November 5th of last year  that I felt compelled and inspired to write this blog after seeing all those worldwide  protesters wearing those Guy Fawkes  masks from  the “V for Vendetta” movie and book. It seemed like every news channel was showcasing them. And as much as I respect the Wachowskis and their movie, I gotta say I much prefer the excellent book by Alan Moore and David Lloyd.

For those not familiar with the material, Guy Fawkes is the British revolutionary of the failed gunpowder plot of 1605.In which  he rented the basement of the British parliament, loaded it with gunpowder barrels, and as the story goes, he was caught just as he was about to light the fuse, with the entire parliament in session upstairs. And ever since then, the British celebrate Guy Fawkes night, also known as bonfire night, on the 5th of November.

” Remember, remember, the 5th of November, the gun powder plot and treason, I see of no reason, why the gun powder plot and treason should ever be forgot”

And has it turns out, November 5th is also my birthday. The “V for Vendetta” graphic novel got published in the early 90’s, and it stayed a cult favorite for some time. Until 2006, when a major motion picture brought the story of ” V for Vendetta” to a global audience. And it didn’t take long after that for real world militants, like the occupy movement and the Anonymous hacker group, to start using the pop-culture imagery of the Guy Fawkes mask in the context of their real world protests.

And up until then my birthday had always been ordinary. But since those Guy Fawkes masks went viral, all of a  sudden, my birthday is the same as international Guy Fawkes day. And I remember this day last year, I was sitting around feeling inspired to do something political, and that’s how this blog ended up being created.

So, yeah, a year later, I’m still at it. I haven’t given up on it yet. Although I am thinking of mixing it up. Possibly take this blog in a new direction. Maybe try new angles, maybe drop more pop-culture related references in my  articles. We’ll see…

Here’s to another year!


NATNOTE: As much as I think “V for Vendetta” makes for great entertainment, I do not associate myself with the politics of the main character. I prefer to see successions in political systems that are done without violence or property destruction.

16 responses to “t4d 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!

  1. Happy birthday and happy T4D anniversary! And keep it up.

  2. Thanks for the feedback, Anonymous. BTW: Next time you guys hack the ps3 network, can you give me a heads up? That way I can remove my payment info beforehand… ^_^

  3. Congratz on the 1!!

    Way to go keep it up!!

    Just a little side note.. personally come here for brain stimuli.. Not that I won’t enjoy any pop culture references or suggestions on things that you really appreciate .. I’m just always eager to see new controversial material will inspire me to engage in hardcore debates…lol

    (…Unfortunatley, not everyone in my direct social circle shares the same political penchant or fervor…)

    Happy Anniversary

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