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09 June 2009 @ 10:08 pm
The universe is a vast and complex system...  
The realization has dawned on me that I'm attracted to anything dealing with religious/spiritual and morality-based themes; looking at my fandoms from Battlestar Galactica and Caprica, to Supernatural, Carnivale and Dollhouse, they all deal heavily upon those very issues. I mean, okay, it's hardly surprising since the more I read and research upon such subject matters the more fascinated I become. Since I love meta, reading it and writing it, and anything that involves meta is always a plus for me. But whether it's dealing with Heaven and Hell directly or analyzing the intricacies of human morality and the influences religious fanaticism and absolutism have on our world, theological discussions and whatnot trying to understand the meanings of the presence of religion in our world and how it shapes us as human beings, my interests have expanded to following these trends as I'm going through my own spiritual discovery myself. It's just absolutely fascinating to me.

In relevance to that, I also feel like this is the point in my life where I'm finding myself, a kind of enlightenment, through such research and expansion of knowledge in discovering my own spirituality. Like finding those hidden puzzle pieces to have a bit more clarity in life, you know?

I guess this is why the entire mytharc of Supernatural, with its biblical dealings and connections of Heaven and Hell and of faith and belief has intrigued me while others have been cynical about it. Or why I enjoyed BSG with mixing the scientific explanations with faith and religion; just having a certain belief and faith while never having a clear answer for everything, or really taking the time to think and question as a viewer these deeper philosophical issues that rare shows out there do nowadays. It kind of saddens me that there are some people out there that just don't do that, that don't understand the purpose of such issues and don't think outside the box, who don't think from another perspective and just take things face value. Again, this is why I appreciate meta, theories and speculations that explore these things. Allowing oneself to really look into something more, research it and just understand it from another point of view, it's fascinating. This is why having discussions with fans sometimes can get frustrating because I have many theories and tend to overanalyze a bit whereas there are those that just don't, and I guess it's odd to me that they don't.

And...this post is more me rambling. Forgive me, I just watched the repeat of The Seven Signs of the Apocalypse program and it kinda spawned this post, along with other influences in fandom. Heh.
 
 
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The Large Purple Weedtracy on June 10th, 2009 07:32 am (UTC)
I have nothing intelligent to add to this beautifully thoughtful post, but I just wanted to say that this is one of the reasons I adore you so much. ♥
Renée: Castiel. Love.rogueslayer452 on June 10th, 2009 08:25 am (UTC)
Awww, thanks bb. ♥ Perhaps I should say I tend to think too much, but that's not a bad thing. Right? ;p
she who hangs out in libraries: stock//a pair of suncloudsvelvet_midnight on June 10th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
This is a beautiful post. ♥

I, too, am attracted to stories of mythology, of religion, of spirituality. I, too, place it under the category of Wanting to Find Myself.
Renée: Castiel. Harp.rogueslayer452 on June 11th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
Thank you. ♥

It's nice to hear I'm not alone in that department, since trying to explain it to others is slightly difficult. I'm just at that point in my life where I need to understand where I am in life, who I am and what it all means. I'm finding it all through something simple, like fandom for example. Not that fandom brought me to that point, but it was the catalyst of what has been within me for quite a long time, and my interests sparked and I'm just finding that personal journey through that.
jirucloud on June 14th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
Umm... I know you're thinking about Heroes, too! Lol~ a lot of things are really good because they show another view of creation and the world around us. tee!

*huggles* ♥
Renée: Heroes. S1. Claire Bennet.rogueslayer452 on June 14th, 2009 08:17 am (UTC)
Eh, in a sense. Heroes has something like that, or had that potential, but they hardly ever focus on it much anymore. Not like the other shows mentioned, which those issues are tied with the mythos and the characters on that interconnected and interpersonal level. Heroes started off nicely enough with that creation in the beginning, but lately has continuity errors and repetitive stuff way too much for me to take seriously anymore. Or they try to have storylines that focus on the "bad or good" side of characters or situations which, in theory, would've worked, but were executed poorly, which is why I didn't add it to the list of examples which demonstrate my points directly.

Shows like Battlestar Galactica and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles continually revisit hard looks into our own moralities, at ourselves and make us question the world around us, so subtly (and even non-subtly with the subject matter) that we have to sit and pick apart what happened and making us think. For example, the issues of abortion and genocide in BSG, in what situation can these be justified? Or torture of an enemy, does this make us the bad guys or the good guys and in what context? Would this be dehumanizing ourselves or if we were to rationalize these actions to where we think ourselves as justifiable are we to be in the right? Where are the lines drawn?

That is where I'm getting at. Heroes has certain themes but it gets old, characters practically stay the same as do their situations and they don't push that envelope as they're playing it safe and that just doesn't do it for me anymore (that and the show is just blah to me now anyway).

Sorry if this comment is like, wayyyy longer than it should be. I'm in a rambling mood.
jirucloud on June 14th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I haven't watched Heroes in a long time either, so I was drawing more from the beginning, lol~~ I'm glad you're having fun with your other fandoms, though ^.^ It's always fun to delve into the minds of others, to what they consider rational and reasonable, fair and unfair, good and bad~