However, I have recently been typing out my thoughts, feelings, and epiphanies. I can attest that it has been cathartic. The piece below is an honest, unfiltered, and raw journal entry.
Pixar likes to go against audience expectations, and just like all their previous films the story “Soul” ended up being about was not what I thought it would be. The film left me with tears, once the story and its themes came together at that perfect moment. The moment when you realize that the message of the story is so much more meaningful than you thought.
“American Idiot” was written and released during George W. Bush’s presidency, a time laced with fear post 9/11. In the title song “American Idiot,” Green Day sings about war propaganda and how America is “one nation controlled by the media, Information Age of hysteria.” Even in the early 2000s, opinion was greatly influenced by the various media floating through American’s democracy.
I decided that I wanted this for myself, for someone to look at my laptop stickers and understand my personality, maybe even use them as a conversation starter. I wanted a medium for personal expression, and the idea of this was perfect for that.
We live in a tumultuous time where politicians of powerful countries are against immigrants. Policies are placed to disrupt the lives of minorities, the people who make up the core of nations.