Sometimes watching Aeon Flux episodes (especially in the case of "utopia or deuteranopia) I wonder which writers would inspire a person like Aeon if she existed in reality. I know, I know, Aeon doesn't have an agenda set by a certain ideology etc... but some of the ideas that seemingly can explain the motivives behind Aeons actions can most definetely be found among real writers and philosofers. I have a suggestion, after reading 2 of Ayn Rands books recently I've noticed certain parallells between Aeon and Ayn.
Anyone else got a suggestion?
― nalle, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 04:44 (twelve years ago) link
Just thought of something, I think the problem with "utopia or deuteranopia" is that it ends by telling the viewer that ultimately Aeon just had to control Trevor and keeping him on a leash rather then just getting rid of him. The problem is thou that politically this doesn't really concretisise what we should promot in order to keep a person like Trevor under control. I think that if Peter wants the episode to be taken serously as a political episode it would have needed to tell us more about what we can do as a people. The episode really only tells us that people like Aeon is going to keep the struggle going but nothing stops us from expanding if you think about it. I think thats the type of things about Ayn Rand, the author, that speaks to me very deeply, she really showed us the true extent of the hipocripsy in our governments and she gave a very passionate and rational argument for expanding capitalism, strenthen our human rights, and be objectivists, etc.
Utopia or Deuteranopia is simply to vague in it's message to be seen as one of the better episodes of Aeon Flux.
― nalle, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 20:54 (twelve years ago) link
would love to see these two lez it up!!
― max, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 20:55 (twelve years ago) link
i agree w/the rand comparison. also jem and the holographs has some strong objectavist undercurrents.
― jhøshea, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 20:58 (twelve years ago) link
By the way, I'm new to this forum. My name is Maguns, born in -85 and although I remember watching the show as a kid I've only been a fan for 1-2 years.
― nalle, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:35 (twelve years ago) link
hi, im max, i was born in '78 and my girlfriend barb-e moderates these forums!
― max, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:05 (twelve years ago) link
I always wondered, is there a large Aeon community?
― nalle, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:22 (twelve years ago) link
not as large as there should be!!!!!!!!!!! ;D
― max, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:24 (twelve years ago) link
― Confounded, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 23:27 (twelve years ago) link
NALLE IN 1ST THREAD WE ALWAYS POST
(1) PIxXx OF URSELF
(2) FAV AEON PIxXx
lol nalle this is counfounded, everyones fave poster and probably the #2 biggest aeon fan in the world!!!! (no 1 is my girlfriend barb e LUV U HON!!!!)
― max, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 23:29 (twelve years ago) link
hi i dint kno that!! i love barb-e ia m jealous max!
here is me
fave aeon pix:
― chaki, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 23:36 (twelve years ago) link
CHAKI THAT TAT IS BAD AZZZZZZZZ
― Confounded, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:10 (twelve years ago) link
A link to a picture of me: http://cid-688b5cb865a00605.spaces.live.com/photos/cns!688B5CB865A00605!153/
My fav. episode is " The Purge"
― nalle, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:14 (twelve years ago) link
NALLE IN 2005 AROUND THE MOVIE RELEASE I WENT TO KOREA AND CAMPED OUT ONE NIGHT OUTSIDE PETER CHUNG'S BIRTHPLACE IN SEOUL, PRETTY KOOL RIGHT
― Confounded, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:15 (twelve years ago) link
PRETTY KOOL RIGHT?????????
― Confounded, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:19 (twelve years ago) link
YOUR PIC IS NICE, U LOOK NICE, CAN I HAVE YOUR AIM
hey nalle u a big ayn rand fan?? i <3 her so much, shes probably the smartest woman that ever lived (besides my boo barb e, luv u snugglebear)!!! maybe we should start an ayn rand top level board what do u think guys??!
― max, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:20 (twelve years ago) link
Thank you Confounded, and you are of course right about the coolness in your statement, its pretty badass. :)
I recently started to read her books so i haven't been a fan for long but I really liked the 2 books Iv'e read so far. And yes, she is indeed very smart.
― nalle, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:40 (twelve years ago) link
these are my favorite ayn rand books in this order:
1) the fountainhead
2) atlas shrugged
3) night of january 16th
4) The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution
5) the da vinci code
here are some people influenced by ayn rand:
Numerous prominent individuals have acknowledged that Rand greatly influenced their lives, including: Harry Binswanger, Nathaniel Branden, Barbara Branden, James Clavell, Edward Cline, Chris Cox, Mark Cuban, Paul DePodesta, Steve Ditko, Terry Goodkind, Allan Gotthelf, Alan Greenspan, Hugh Hefner, Erika Holzer, John Hospers, Angelina Jolie, David Kelley, Billie Jean King, Anton LaVey, Rush Limbaugh, Frank Miller, Ron Paul, Neil Peart, Leonard Peikoff, Ronald Reagan, George Reisman, John Ridpath, Robert Ringer, Tracey Ross, Kay Nolte Smith, Tara Smith, John Stossel, Margaret Thatcher, Clarence Thomas, Vince Vaughn, and many others. Rand's philosophy of Objectivism continues to influence workers in the arts, business, and science. "The Atlasphere," an online community devoted to admirers of Rand, maintains a blog citing Rand's influence on popular or newsworthy figures who cite the influence of Rand's works on their lives, while "Randex" updates a list of recent media references to Rand or her work.
― max, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:46 (twelve years ago) link
Sorry I don't have AIM
― nalle, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 03:56 (twelve years ago) link
HOW CAN WE GET CLOSER ONLINE
THIS IS CLOSE-KNIT AEON COMMUNITY
― Confounded, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 23:23 (twelve years ago) link
AND U SEEM SO NICE AND KOOL 2
― Confounded, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 23:29 (twelve years ago) link
FUK I MISS U NALLE
― Confounded, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 23:32 (twelve years ago) link
I feel like scarecrows have started dancing around in a library reading room.
― J. F. Aldridge, Thursday, 29 November 2007 00:19 (twelve years ago) link
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