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Lorax 3: The Secret of the Truffula Seed

Posted in Environmentalism, Ethics & Morals, Fictional Stories, Multimedia Communication, POB Audio, Poems, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2019 by Drogo

The Wisdom of the Lorax Strikes Back!!!

[based on The Lorax by Dr Seuss, this is fan-fiction]

“I hoped that the Lorax would tell me the secret of the Truffula Tree.” – a whisper that has waited for the Lorax Part Three!!!

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The Lorax, the Mytak, the Menoo,

The Larkar, the Dundar, the Spagoo;

these were the spirits of the trees

they could come and go from tiny cells as they please

towers of cells serve them well

near where the last of the truffula trees fell

on the ‘Street of the Lifted Lorax’,

around the Onceler’s house full of cracks

 

I stood on the stone platform ‘Unless’

and lowered my head for the Lorax to bless

but the Lorax shook his mustache “no, no”

I asked “Will you tell me the wisdom you know?”

“I speak for the trees, of you they are pleased.

For taking a chance with the seed that you seized.

You knew what to do

and you did it too!

To fight evils of hate and greed,

the most we can do is plant a weed.

Our words were hopes one would do what you could,

and you did what you did as we hoped that one would.

Tell others of the stories we weave,

tell them they have been told at least once,

and then leave.”

 

We now know the secret, yes we do!

When you tell others, tell them who:

The Lorax, the Mytak, the Menoo,

The Larkar, the Dundar, the Spagoo,

the Onceler, the towns-people, myself and you!

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AUDIO Recording

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Lorax 2: The Return of the Dryods

Posted in Cartoon Comics, Environmentalism, Ethics & Morals, Fictional Stories, POB Audio, Poems, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2019 by Drogo

[based on The Lorax by Dr Seuss, this is fan-fiction]

THE LORAX IS BACK!!!

“We wanted to know what the Lorax would do, we wanted to know what the Lorax knew too!!”  – One of which happens in the LORAX Part TWO!!!

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Once the Lorax vanished from sight,

The Onceler was left in his poisonous blight,

but he gave a seed to a lad

who grew a tree and was glad

He let out a call to proclaim he was proud,

so loud that the Lorax heard it high up on a cloud.

The clarion call was heard by Dryods one and all!

 

So the little furry fellows came down

Some were red, some were orange, and one was brown.

They told the boy “We are here to protect the last hope!”

With their colorful voices they asked for twigs and rope.

Magic of clover helped get seeds from all over

The people created a garden owned by none,

and protected it for the future of everyone.

 

A forest grew too, just like new!

The barba-loots came back in their barba-loot suits

and also again came the fish and the birds

all due to actions from a very few words.

 

The Lorax retired under a hill of trees

and you can visit him there for tea, if you please.

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AUDIO Recording

Six States World

Posted in Cartoon Comics, Fictional Characters, Multimedia Communication, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2019 by Drogo

The World of Six States is populated by 6 types of elemental beings with their own state countries: Gas, Fluid, Solid, Fire, Life, and Death. Life leaders have run a unified Kingdom of Partimons for hundreds of years, but peace is being threatened by the terror of Death. Death claims they are not a ‘state of being’, and so deathmon conspire to kill those who consider themselves beings. These stories take place during the Six States War; a time of chaos and changes.

 

The planet is larger than what is depicted as the ‘6 States World’, and may contain other biospheres or countries involved in their own things, that are not included in the first stories, so there is room for inclusion and expansion.

 

There are no males or females, only mons.

 

Partimons are politicians and leaders of state countries. Partimons are often named to represent individual particle elements and their state (example – Oxy Airga).

 

Fluxors are hybrid combinations of basic beings, or beings in a process of change to another type of being. The longer a being stays in flux, the more social pressure will be put on them to pick a type. Some fluxors stay blended between states as born or altered mutant hybrids and blends.

 

The 6 State national colors are: yellow (gas), blue (fluid), green (solid), red (fire), white (life), and black (death). Other colors exist in minority, including blends between states (grey, purple, orange, etc), and fluxor hybrids with other colored parts.

 

Thousands of years ago all 6 states of being were unified into a mass entity known as Univox. Univox grew in power by consuming other worlds, and became omnipotent in the Galaxy. However to maintain complete control of the Galaxy, Univox had to keep consuming others, and this was an unsustainable threat because not all who were consumed were content sacrifices, Universal outside powers demanded more growth, and if growth continued there would be no other beings left to consume. This power problem was called ‘The Great Dilemma’ and a desire to resolve it resulted in Univox hiding the secrets of their power, and dividing into 6 states of being; thus reducing their power impact on the Galaxy. The Six States warred for hundreds of years during a dark age, which greatly reduced their population and area of consumption again.

 

A prophecy of ‘Infinivox’ calls for reunification of Univox after a final battle, and to follow an exponential growth plan, which would result in infinite universal power.

 

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Captain Marvel and Shazam!

Posted in Cartoon Comics, Fictional Characters, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 18, 2019 by Drogo

The history between the DC and Marvel characters named Captain Marvel, began long before those companies formed; and is worth researching. Many conservative male critics thought that the recent Marvel version should not have been female, but that is stupid considering Ms. Marvel has already had several incarnations. Also culture is more than ready for more heroins.

Regarding snobs about Captain Marvel, I think people often forget that culture and politics have always been tied into popular comic books; from Captain America to Superman being an illegal alien with a secret identity, raised by a poor family and his enemy being a rich maniac (Luthor), written by jews using the german ubermench idea with dark hair instead of arian blonde. By studying writers like Larry Hama fans can learn how CIA and social themes drove their plots and characters. Shazam is funny for sure, I like the whole Captain Marvel history from the times before DC and Marvel; it really shows how copyright is constantly challenged because inspiration comes from pre-existing sources, and even fans start pushing the boundaries with public domain. Also the original Ms. Marvel was in this Shazam series version way early on.

Being way too wound up as a nerd to enjoy anything that someone else makes, makes us disappointed with most things because high standards can easily make us snobs. When we feel better than everyone, we stop enjoying simple pleasures or quality dept. Our glass will always be more empty. I think life is worth trying to enjoy, despite all the flaws that we can dwell on. Keep thinking, but dont ever forget to find the things you enjoy!

Incredible Hulk Psychology

Posted in Cartoon Comics, Fictional Characters, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2019 by Drogo

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This essay is from a SCOD video on the Marvel Hulk comic-books. Is the system working for you? Do you work for the system? Do you have a balance?? Dr. Banner worked within the nuclear science field, and was cursed with the alter-ego of the Hulk after a gamma-bomb test radiation accident. The main over-arching human theme of the ‘System vs Individuals’ originated because the military industrial complex created the Hulk, and Banner uses technology to handle his Hulk problem, but he is always chased by the military as a terrorist because the The Incredible Hulk was very aggressively anarchist libertarian (in effect by savage nature, not due to political ideology) due to his resistance to authority and desire to be left alone. In ‘Marvel: Five Fabulous Decades of the World’s Greatest Comics’Les Daniels addresses the Hulk as an embodiment of cultural fears of radiation and nuclear science. He quotes Jack Kirby: “As long as we’re experimenting with radioactivity, there’s no telling what may happen, or how much our advancements in science may cost us.” Daniels continues, “The Hulk became Marvel’s most disturbing embodiment of the perils inherent in the atomic age.”

The main character core theme for individual psychology is obviously anger (but also fear) as one part of the aggressive/passive dichotomy paradigm; because anger is the main catalyst for his change, and calmness allows the beast to sleep within him again. A third theme might be danger/safety (violence/gentleness), survival regardless of emotions. A fourth theme could be the stoic sadness of living with guilt and responsibility for problems. Humans are animals, but we seek to control our id, ego, and emotions for the sake of society and civilization. The Hulk deals with debates about man and monster, where does one personality end and the other begin??  Oddly enough, his rage doesn’t make him evil or the antagonist in the story. Can he be both a hero and an anti-hero?? Originally the Hulk transformed at night (1962), then randomly. It was not until after about the 30th comic book (1966) with Hulk in it [Tales To Astonish #80], that ANGER became his main catalyst for transformation. Hulk influenced popular culture so much, that the term ‘hulk out’ means to get enraged and rampage. “Don’t make me angry; you won’t like me when I’m angry.” – Dr. Banner (TV show)

Dr. Banner is a scientist dealing with some serious mental issues. As he evolves, so does his monstrous manifestation. The egos of the various incarnations exist within Banner, as Banner exists within them. The metaphor being that our different personality aspects and phases of life exist within us. Who we ‘really are’ does not have to be limited to just one personality, or set of emotional responses. I actually cannot think of a depiction that does not consider them within each-other as they are obviously connected, even if they are also beings in their individual ways.

The Jekyll-Hyde story is not just about literal appearance differences; also about mental disorders and addiction, physical (chemical) and mental bi-polar and border-line… all kinds of things to think about with split-personality concepts (not the diagnosis but the reality of how emotions can be overly intense with many people, making them seem like different people when they experience them).

[More will be added later to this article, like illustrations of the Evolution of Hulk; and more story plot points and descriptions.]

Youtube video:  Incredible Hulk Comics 1970-1990

Youtube video:  Incredible Hulk fan tribute collage – ‘evolution montage’

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basement Dwellers

Posted in Fictional Stories, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 19, 2019 by Drogo

The People In the Basement

Troglodytes in Harpers Faery

 

When I was a kid we lived in a large three story house with a full basement. The people in the basement where enigmatic, and could only be seen surreptitiously. Were they obsequious knockers or spiteful sprites? Were the mysterious people good or bad; benevolent or belligerent? Most of our family friends did not realize we had a basement, since we rarely showed it to company on house tours. The basement was a place of forgetting, where my parents would put things when they did not know what to do with important things or messes. Our basement was an oubliette of mathoms.

The people in the basement stayed hidden most of the time in cabinets that they would close themselves into. My mother and my friend were the first to tell me about them, because I had not seen any strange things like that in the basement myself (when I was awake). I had many nightmares of being chased by monsters in the house, and very vividly real dreams of seeing ghosts; but as far as i could recall i do not remember actually seeing those things while awake. In old houses strange noises are common, as well as ghost stories. so I assumed that what they had seen we’re ghosts. my mother insisted that they were real people.

One day I asked my mother to describe these basement people to me in detail.  she said ” well they only come out at night and move around when no one else is there. There are  animals also, I’ve seen them come up from the Cellar Door outside. your father and I had been up all night cleaning the basement, when out of the corner of my eye I saw a person walking on the other side of the room. As I turned to look at them they opened this bottom drawer here, stepped inside and pulled the door shut. I think they drink bottles of Visine, because I found an empty one near the cabinets.”

– written by Drogo Empedocles

 

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The Princess with Colored Hair

Posted in Fictional Stories, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2019 by Drogo

There once was a princess who was born with an unusual color of hair. Every night when it was time for bed, her mother the Queen would put lavender under her pillow. The magic smell of lavender reminded her that she was safe and helped the Princess to sleep. This ritual tradition was very comforting to the Princess, and she practiced it all her life.

 

One night her mother was not home and no one remembered to put lavender under her pillow. Everyone had gone to bed but the Princess, but she remembered that lavender grew in the garden below her window. So she opened her window and grabbed hold of the lattice work with vines to climb down. Guard dogs began to bark across the garden courtyard. She told them to hush, but in the moon-light the dogs could see her colored hair and thought she was a witch so they barked even louder! Oh no, she thought, i will get in trouble with my father the King for sure.

 

However some trooping goblins also saw her hair in the moon-light and thought she was a witch. Goblins love witches so they cast a spell to silence the dogs. The Princess reached the lavender bush and picked some stems. With sticky hands she thanked the goblins and climbed back up to her window. She put the lavender under her pillow, and fell fast asleep. From that night onward, The Princess was never without bags of lavender which she stored with her clothing in cabinets, to always have some lavender to put under her pillow every night; whether her mother was with her or not. In fact the secret of magic of her lavender spell was that the spirit of her mother was always with her so long as her herb bags were full.