May The 4th

May The 4th

Today is #MayThe4th. Find out below why this is important and why we should celebrate it and invent more special days to celebrate!

And do check out my friend Sara Modig’s reason to celebrate and become more Force Attuned here: May The Force Be With You!

Why do we celebrate holidays?

It’s quite easy. We humans need regular reminders of things that are important. Things to think of and things to rejoice in. Both bad & good. And we need more celebration. To celebrate both the small and the big. It is part of being human. I supposed we celebrated when the tribe brought back a big hunt or when we found a tree full of delicious fruits. Even my dog, Lord Milton, gets super excited every day when it’s time to feed. As we started living in more fictitious worlds were most of the things we do, are very made up, we came up with more creative ways to celebrate.

And today is a very crazy celebration. We celebrate Star Wars DayMay The 4th. If you have to ask the guys in Big Bang Theory will explain it to you.

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Happy Star Wars Day from Captain Future!

It’s all made up

As made up holidays goes, this one is a really big one. Even Facebook made a special celebration link for it. Since Star Wars is one of the world’s biggest stories. And us true fans are as fanatic as the fans of the big old stories about Jesus and Jebus 😉

You see, story unites us. It’s the only thing that ever has. And since the J-Guy has so man holidays still, it’s about time we invent new ones for the characters that really moves us. Like Yoda and Obi Wan (Or Lord Vader). I think we need a lot more of these new kind of holidays. That can really unite us behind values we believe in.

It’s not often talked about. But Fairytales has always been the main carrier of the common beliefs that sets the standard on how we build our societies and how we behave. We have just forgotten in our modern busy & busy societies, where somehow we have gotten the idea that Fairytales should just be a way for us to distract and entertain us. Do you even know what entertain means? And the big Fairytale-Companies has jumped on the idea that stories are just for making money, in most cases anyway. There are exceptions. Those how don’t buy or spread the Blockbuster Myth.

3 and a 4th

For me, there are 3 major modern Fairytales and Fairytale Universes that set themselves aside from the rest of the movies. Movies that hover above the rest. That are more than movies. That only get better the more you watch and delve into them. For me as a Geek, they are Star Wars and Marvel CU and The Matrix. I will explore them each below. And there is also a “4th!” Namely Star Trek. Star Trek The Next Generation had a major influence on my as a young adult with its values and it’s core beliefs in build a better future. It’s so sad that modern Star Trek has gone a little away from this and more into the action story. Still there is hope for a new frontier into the future where money doesn’t run the world if it ever has 🙂

Star Wars

When I was young I sometimes tried to move an object with the force. This because, since the first time I saw the first Star Wars movies I fell in love. There was so much there to love. And I’m not the only one. And I have not yet succeeded in either moving objects or hovering in the air. Except in my dreams where I often can fly or levitate in some form. And of course being a Jedi stands for using all your abilities to do good in the world. Something needed in so many more people in the world today. We can’t get enough Star Wars and what it teaches us.

To dream, to invent, to fly and to be nice!

Marvel

What Marvel Studios have done is nothing short of amazing. They brought so many of the superheroes alive for us. And in such a good way. The characters are charming, filled with energy & humor and just amazing. And they try to do the right thing for the right reason. I am of course talking about the movies with Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Falcon, Ant-Man, Dr.Banner, Loki and Scarlet Witch.

They both celebrate what is to be a hero and using your powers for good.

With great powers comes great responsibilities – Stan ‘The Man’ Lee

The Matrix

TheMatrix

This is the story, that together with Ghost in the Shell, that have had the most influence on my life above anything else, I think. I tell most of my story of me here: Living in The Matrix for 17 years. It opened my already half-opened eyes for a completely new way to view the Reality around me. I now thought it possible to hack my own reality. I made my own matrix hairstyle, my own family name [Sillion] and eventually 15 years later, re-invented my whole life into the journey, that I am now on. Appearing as my Residual Self Image.

I am Captain Future!

And the fact that the world is filled with people who constantly refer to The Matrix, like Tom Bilyeu on Inside Quest who’s mission in life it is, to unplug people from The Matrix. Just like I want to do!

And the awesome panel of 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Is the Universe a Simulation? with Neil deGrasse Tyson. There are so many concepts in The Matrix Movies that explore what is to be alive today on Spaceship Earth.

When is Marvel Day and The Matrix Day?

Let’s Celebrate!

To sum it up. There is nothing strange about celebrating holidays built on Fairytales. Every holiday we have been built on some fictitious event or made up a reason to celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with that. In a global world, we need global stories to come together too. We just need to make sure that the ones we celebrate are in some way taking us further as a species … Together.

I think we need a lot more holidays that celebrates the good parts of being human. To bring us together … as families, as tribes, as societies and as a space faring species on Spaceship Earth.

Let’s Celebrate!

MayThe4htBeWithYou

/Lord Sillion
I’m Captain Future!

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Morpheus R2D2

Take Me To Your Leader

Take Me To Your Leader

Where are we going? Who is our leader? If someone where to come to you with the classical line “Take me to your leader”, where would you take them? 

Oh and if you are Marvel and listening. Take me to your leader so that I can join in the Civil War campaign 🙂

Take me to your Leader … Now!

Agent Coulson - Take me to your leader

Agent Coulson – Take me to your leader

Protect The World – Be The Shield

I’ve just finished watching season 2 of Agents of S.H.I.EL.D. …

I know! I’m bit behind and I wonder why it took me so long. I was on track for season one in time for Captain America: Winter Soldier. That movie is one of my favorite movies in recent years. So is it that wasn’t in time for Avengers: Age of Ultron (also a new favorite) last spring. I guess season 2 got of on slow start and it slipped through my fingers. Because the rest of season 2 has been a blast with me doing at least one episode per day. I’m not really a binge watcher, because my mind usually spins up after me watching anything exiting and I need to do some creative writing or blogging after that.

So here is why I’m so exited. It’s all about changing and protecting the world. For all the right reasons and with all the right methods. And the hardship and the dilemma in doing just that.

And the question how we should be led into our future. As we are witnessing all over the world democracy is having some problems right now. With all sorts of un-democratic people and political parties rising to power.

The mass media who is supposed to watch the power and what the power are doing has been shooting the world in our foot for so many years now that it has gotten out of hand. Because what happens when all the headlines are filled with fear and catastrophes, for as long as we can remember, we think the world is burning in the end, and that triggers Authoritarianism, as it turns out.

We need a new type of leadership and visionaries to lead us into this emerging future. And we need Guardians and Custodians of Spaceship Earth to make this future.

So who should we put in charge of leading Spaceship Earth into a prosperous future?

A Future Dojo – School

I dream I have is to create some form of Dojo or school where we can train all those Future Captains, Planetary Guardians and Planetary Custodian we are in such dire need of. And apparently there are many millions of us who would be interested in making Planet Earth a better place to live. They are called Cultural Creatives.

Are you interested in starting a school for this Future heroes as well? 

I will dive more into this in coming episodes of my podcast: Framtidspodden

A Moral Compass

And Agents of S.H.I.EL.D. is not just another pointless action series without any real storytelling messages buried inside it. It’s the real deal filled with questions and philosophy. For all of us that longs for a time when Captain Picard was our moral compass.

Jean Luc Picard

Captain Jean Luc Picard

We Don’t Need No Civil War

And it all wounds up for what I think will be this years both most important and best movie – Captain America: Civil War. If it can stir up as much thoughtful storytelling as Winter Soldier, Age of Ultron and  Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. all have.

In the words from Cold Hand Luke in the Guns’s and Roses song:

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.
Some men you just can’t reach…
So, you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it!
Well, he gets it!
N’ I don’t like it any more than you men.”

“I don’t need your civil war
It feeds the rich while it buries the poor
Your power hungry sellin’ soldiers
In a human grocery store
Ain’t that fresh
I don’t need your civil war”

I’m Your Captain, Marvel

I will not dig into Season 3 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and catch up well before Civil War in time to think more about and also host some great events around it.

Twitter and Facebook is already in the go with the #TeamCap and #TeamIronman campaigns.

Are you #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan?

Are you #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan?

I think Captain America stands for true leadership and the way forward into the future.

What would be cool for me as a Future Captain and Ambassador of The Future, is get in on the action and make all the GALA premiers of Civil War to awesome, thoughtful events. Or any more of the coming Superhero movies. I’m very interested in Ghost in the Shell as well 🙂

So Marvel if you are listening. Please Contact we me! For the sake of Spaceship Earth!

/LordSillion – Captain Future

I’m #TeamCap!

 

 United we stand - Divide we fall -- Captain America: Civil War - 27 April in Sweden

United we stand – Divide we fall — Captain America: Civil War – 27 April in Sweden

 United we stand - Divide we fall -- Captain America: Civil War - 27 April in Sweden

United we stand – Divide we fall — Captain America: Civil War – 27 April in Sweden