Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Addictions and Subtractions

When you get caught up in the mistress that is law school, you need to have some sort of release. With the removal of much of your social network, your family/significant other disliking your lack of interest in them, and dead pets due to incredible neglect, you need to have some relaxation. As a result, some people become addicted to drugs as they try to find that release. Some become addicted to alcohol. Others become addicted to the thing they probably should not get addicted to, studying. In a recent issue of Student Lawyer, the editor essentially said to maintain your oxygen levels as you are submerged underwater. You will meet some people that will seem like a gleam of light when they are actually finding out all about you so they can chew you up and spit you out. Like this fish:

Others will not be as nasty. They will look different, but, once you get to know them, you will see that these people have great personalities. Unlike this blob fish:

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure the blob fish is a terrific and fascinating creature. And you should do whatever you can to network with all sorts of people. The blob fish, for example, is from off the deep coast of Australia and lives with other interesting fish. These fish could probably be what you want!

I am not addicted to fish. I have decided to become addicted to Spider-Man comics. I have been a fan of Spider-Man since I figured out that Superman was not even human, so being his fan was not the patriotic thing to do. Batman was just a guy with a belt and pointy ears, no superpowers. Because he had no "super"powers, how could he be a "super"hero? I rest my case. Spider-man, however, was just like me. Teenager, average problems, nerd, and all that. I am taking my love for Spider-Man (in essence, love for myself) by investing in the comics. I am starting with Marvel Civil War. This idea, this comic book event, is completely amazing. Superhero against superhero, battle after battle, trying to battle with reason but the stubborn nature leads to battles of epic proportions.

I yelled a long, terrible yell when *spoiler alert* Spider-man unmasked himself in front of a live television audience. I felt so betrayed. He had joined the wrong side. But *spoiler alert* he got his act together and joined the good side. *Phew*. There are a wide variety of artists involved in this, so there is always a different version of drawings. The storyline has a habit of being pretty fantastic. It is so awesome.

But then I remember that I have contracts homework. Crap.

1 comment:

Emma and Eli said...

Weird and neat