|Multiplex by Gordon McAlpin|
-- Devi on Jason
Multiplex is one of my favorite Web comics -- along with Theatre Hopper and Joe Loves Crappy Movies. Because it's all about movies -- and everyone who knows me, knows film is my first love. Other than that, Jason, one of the lead characters, is a Filipino and the resident Multiplex movie snob critique who happens to sound a tad like me. Hence, I like him. Though I have to admit, his level of knowledge and taste in movies are something I doubt I would ever reach.
So when I read Devi's line about Jason, a swarm of flashbacks in metric montage like images hit me in the head. Yes, I have been into countless arguments about movies, TV, anime and basically almost every form of literature. And these, I enjoy fairly well.
I'm not as eloquent or articulate as Jason. How much I want to become as eloquent and articulate as he is, is beyond any gauge or ruler available in the market. And yet, I still find myself in Jason's shoes. Why is that?
It's not because I am a snob. So, go figure why. However, I will admit, "I am a Snob, Not Only in Fact, But on Principle"1
1. by George Bernard Shaw