Category Archives: MIND

Olive Hui a.k.a. Pineapple O [Super of the Day]

My first Super of the Day, Olive Hui, really is a Hero for every day.  So what makes her Super?

Who is Olive Hui, a.k.a. Pineapple O

She is the creator of New York Real, an actress, artist, musician, content creator, student and warrior of life, and human.  She’s been an inspiration and good friend to me for years.  I think I met her through acting, and we connected instantly as if our souls had known eachother from previous lives.  Right away when I met her, talking and connecting, I knew she was a super caring and thoughtful individual that experienced life deeply.  Since we met, I’ve always known Olive as someone who constantly was learning new things and discovering how she could put them to use in her life.  She would see something that inspired her, and she would investigate and inquire, always experiencing and connecting with new people to learn from.  She would take what she’s learned and make it a part of who she was, and set out to learn more.   Continue reading Olive Hui a.k.a. Pineapple O [Super of the Day]

The Super-Man #2 [Super For The Soul 3]

I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about for the third post.  At first I thought I might write about the Suicide Squad movie and Rebirth comic,.. but instead, I decided to do a follow-up to the previous post with the second issue of The New Super-Man.

The New Super-Man #1 [Super For The Soul 2]
What is “Super For The Soul?”

The New Super-Man #2
Publisher: DC Comics (Rebirth initiative)
Release Date: August 10, 2016
Written by Gene Luen Yang
Pencils by Viktor Bogdanovic

“Made in China” part two! The New Super-Man must face off against the Justice League of China? When Kenan Kong was imbued with the powers of Superman, he didn’t waste any time using them! Now it’s up to the New Bat-Man and New Wonder-Woman of his home country to bring our hero back down to earth—just in time to stop the attack of the deadly Sunbeam! – Official solicitation

Purchase this comic digitally here.

With the second issue, already we see that even though Kenan’s father slightly represented who Jonathan Kent was to Clark Kent/Superman, Kenan’s father is very different.  His father may have some of the ideals of a super hero like Superman, but he doesn’t see it as something that he’s instilling in his son.  Jonathan     Kent was there for Clark every step of the way as a child to help mold him to who he became.  Jonathan knew Clark was someone very special and that he would grow up to do great things for the planet.  Kenan’s father is absent and needs to be convinced that his son could perhaps one day embody the things he believes in. Continue reading The Super-Man #2 [Super For The Soul 3]

The New Super-Man #1 – Super For The Soul [SFTS 2]

This is my second “Super For The Soul” post, and my first official post not about ‘what it is.’  I haven’t really nailed down the format yet, and still playing around with what this will actually end up being even after having written a statement about ‘what it is.’
What is “Super For The Soul?”

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The New Super-Man #1
Publisher: DC Comics (Rebirth initiative)
Release Date: July 13, 2016 (On my birthday!)
Written by Gene Luen Yang
Pencils by Viktor Bogdanovic

Official Solicitation:
“MADE IN CHINA” Chapter One: An impulsive act of heroism thrusts an arrogant young man into the limelight of Shanghai as China begins to form its own Justice League of powerful heroes. Rising from the ashes of The Final Days of Superman, award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang and on-the-rise art star Victor Bogdanovic introduce readers to Kong Kenan—the New Super-Man! When the world needed a new hero, China made him!

There is so much that can be discussed about and explored about this book in general. like the cultural, societal, racial, political, and global contexts, and their implications in real life and within the DC Universe.  What does it mean to be a hero in China?  How does China view Superman?  Is he their hero too?  Does that effect China’s views on this New Super-Man?  All these questions, but alas, that’s not the focus of this post.

SPOILERS!    SPOILERS!    SPOILERS!

Continue reading The New Super-Man #1 – Super For The Soul [SFTS 2]

The ‘Super For The Soul’ Project [SFTS 1]

I need a super hero.  I want Superman back.

Of late, I’ve been really feeling that I need more hope and inspiration in my life.  Hope in humanity and in my dreams.  I KNOW there is hope in humanity, I see it once in a while, but I can’t even watch the news anymore, it’s so depressing.  Even our super heroes have gotten too dark.  I feel like I’ve gotten to a place in my life that I thought I’d never be, a place where maybe I’ll have to accept that the dreams I’ve grown up pursuing will not come true.  I’m very grateful for all I have, I’ve VERY lucky, but I have always told myself that I’d rather die than be depressed without any hope for my dreams, to live only to survive.  In my mind, there was no other outcome, no alternative. Continue reading The ‘Super For The Soul’ Project [SFTS 1]

Lady and the Tramp [Jaysen Headley’s Vault Disney #15 Companion]

This week I’m talking out of my ass about Lady and the Tramp.  I saw this when I was really little.  I think I actually saw it projected from a projector.

Vault Disney #15: Lady and the Tramp


The following are notes as I barely watched the film, and now adding in some annotations.  Missing the of whole point watching it YAY!  This in a way is an exercise in writing.  Bad writing, or just writing for the sake of writing for yourself without being judgmental.  If you actually want a post about this film that’s constructed with thought and provides a review of value (here’s that self-judgement), you should read Jaysen Headley’s post on Lady and the Tramp!  Continue reading Lady and the Tramp [Jaysen Headley’s Vault Disney #15 Companion]