A little more of this, a little less of that.
We all have them. Some are ambitious, some are farfetched, and some might even be attainable. This week’s assignment for the League of Extraordinary Bloggers…
I have a dream…
As I see technology speed ever so quickly towards the future, I see everything that has made me* who I am being left behind. This makes me sad. Everything is "e-this" and "i-that." Toys are left in their packaging. Comics and sealed in bags and never read. Entertainment becomes more about who's got the better CGI and the biggest explosion instead of great storytelling and character building.
I have a dream where in the future kids still play with action figures. Where they get excited seeing their favorite character, hero or badguy, on the shelf and can't wait to get it home and rip it out of its packaging and play with it. And years later, when they find said figure while cleaning out their garage, it brings fond memories with it. So much so that the figure finds a new home and not thrown in the trash.
I have a dream where kids will buy comic books and enjoy reading then again 10, 15, 20 years later. Where meeting their favorite creator is more about asking questions and learning and less about "sign this" and putting it up for sale on eBay. Where those comics inspired them to reach for the stars and hopefully try to make themselves a better person.
I have a dream where movies will be more "Hope" and less "Menance." Where TV will be more "I Want to Believe" and less "reality." A future where watching "Tombstone" or "The Empire Strikes Back" for the 500th time is the norm.
I have a dream where cosplayers won't be judged. Where the "hot" cosplayers can go and hang with everyone else at the con and not have to worry about being hit on by every "XY" that walks by. And maybe, just maybe, cosplayers will influence the high fashion in the fall.
I know that I am probably over-reaching. And this is probably more of a rant than a blog. But, hey, I can dream, can't I?
And for dreams around the League...
Random Nerdness probably understands how I feel. Needless Essentials wants to go back home again. Who doesn't? I'm not sure I would want to live in Thirtyishyearoldboy's future. And I'd be right there with G.I. Jigsaw and the day he open his museum.
* - And if you are reading this, I'm sure it influenced you in some way also.