Month: November 2015

Close Range Reiterates Scott Adkins As A Complete Fighter

close range scott adkins

When Scott Adkins (aka Boyka) emphatically asserted – I am the most complete fighter in the world – perhaps none doubted on it as cinematic exaggeration of the English actor. May be for some it was, but fans like me, he does hold that kind of acknowledgement. I don’t mean comparing him with other super-action stars, but Scott is absolutely and terrifically unique and adorable…just the way he is.

Fans worldwide always adore him to be one of the lethal fighters, and I, for one, am big fan of his agility, robust physique and somersault…though story-wise, most of his movies do not mean to be a real entertainer. I especially do not like his cameo roles and getting himself beaten up or worse killed by someone relatively amateur and physically less agile than Scott’s.

Close Range, I must say, is by far the BEST movie of Scott Adkins in terms of fight choreography. His deadly combat with goons in the elevator, cops in the jungle and bad guys….all over the movie, there is this breathtaking  fight choreography, appearing like the brute force of cinematic duel – one man versus all! …..STUNNING..!!

Close Range takes action-movie lovers to an ultimate level of cinematic delight, which to my mind, is very rare sight these days in Hollywood movies of action genre. But I still believe that Scott must be a bit selective in his movies, for most of them are nothing but senseless films, or something deliberately lay emphasize on street brawls.

Some movies that Scott did and which do not define the kind of cinematic image he holds for fans are –  El Gringo,  Re-kill,  and The Tournament. There are also some movies Scott appeared just in cameo. Well, if he’s doing these movies for money or for roles in movies, then I don’t think I should extend any bit of argumentation on that.

Still the bottom line is, Scott Adkins, no matter what movie he does or how shitty the movie is story-wise, he’s indeed awesome, lethal and brutal, and most importantly – looks just as naturally fine for its opponent as the lion for its preys.

Close Range did not disappoint me as usual, if action is taken into account.

CLOSE RANGE DEFINES NEW BORDERLINE IN ACTION-GENRE MOVIES..(sorry if I sound exaggerated, but that’s typical syndrome with fans, you know 🙂



In cognitive resonance with intelligence

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My cognitive resonance lies with the belief, that intelligence can also be developed through long-continued and dedicated academic pursuit. We must extend outright denial to the assumption laying the groundwork for this rather esoteric doctrine, advocating cognitive intelligence as autoimmune response of an advanced cerebral system, something typifying extraordinary ‘hereditary’ biological gifts (miracle).

I concede to this stereotypical precept, that intelligence honed/improved from the empirical insight of the erudite and learned while allowing oneself to tap on the resources available around, manifests cerebral improvement in relatively elevated scale.

Here, hereditary intelligence is of secondary importance. I concur, extraordinary compass of an elevated cognitive intelligence that most of us subjectively believe to be of childhood prodigy, is actually the reward of artificial way of practice through academic means supported by cutting-edge technology in an instructive environment.

These means factor perfect incubation of cognitive intelligence in kids, if you ask me.

For our posterity’s sake in terms of their better societal scenario than us, give today’s kids the quality education that is CREATIVE in its entirety. Give them the academic scenario conducive to their mind to stir creative thinking and devise unique solution to foster societal prosperity and worldwide peace.

Nothing’s as powerful as creative, quality education!

I’d disapprove to any doctrine escorting the belief that hereditary intelligence is the gift of divine, and therefore it can’t be acquired through otherwise academic pursuit in this materialistic world. Agreed, divine gift stands unquestionable, yet intelligence, in this context, can’t be victimised and confined to its own fate just because a doctrine asserts this otherwise.

Instead, the creative way must be sought to develop this in the mind of those kids with willingness to do more for their society and world. For sure, to evince better tomorrow, we must ensure betterment of today’s children. Creative education is their right that we must provide them. Also, we must forsake this doctrine towards cognitive intelligence as divine gift. Through right education in creative instructive environment, kids without the divine gift in their possession, can acquire the privilege of improved cognitive intelligence.

Vocabulary Is The Survival Factor Of Writing

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It was NASA’s amazing science-breakthrough, when this USA-run agency responsible for civilian space program and aeronautics and aerospace research, discovered the sign of water on the planet, Mars.

Apparently, it unearthed to the awe-struck Earthlings one of the (as of yet unsubstantiated) supernatural wonders in the history of extraterrestrial trek piloted by the science and technology.

The unprecedented discovery of the Martian water, on the one hand, softened the severity of the hypothesis held by some and that contradicted a rather hopeful belief held by the science about the (vestigial, though) existence of water on another planet, it, on the other hand, re-inspired or vivified the same belief, signalling the likelihood of human life on another planet just like Earth’s.

Right from the beginning, when the ‘Water on Mars’ discovery received global spotlight, all the discussions, debates, in-favor and counter arguments,  and how the breakthrough was perceived as science’s greatest extraterrestrial achievement, were interestingly revolving around the significance of core subject – WATER!

We know that science views water as the most potential ingredient supporting survival of human race on any planet. And this is a truth already proven, scientifically. Therefore, conclusion that discovery of water on the Mars foretells semblance (possibility) of Maritain life crept up in the mind of scientists. It conclusively brings us to this naked reality, that water is the most important survival factor of the entire mankind and creatures. Obviously, water holds considerable importance.

Now come to the main point which I’ve been evading until now…

Just as water is the key survival factor for all the creatures and human species on the Earth, vocabulary, in similar context, is one of the vital aspects for your writing.

To be more precise, it is the survival factor of writing.

Well, I am not gonna elaborate or rather write a comprehensible dissertation focusing on this ‘vocabulary is the survival factor of your writing’ theme-story. The reason, I don’t think my subjective comprehension (about importance of vocabulary in writing) will concede to the discretion of everyone, or rather yield unanimous consent from almost all the (more erudite, well-read and intellectual than me) readers. Of course it is my belief that is subjective and opinionated.

Yet, subjectively, I perceive vocabulary to be the lifeblood of any writing, a rather survival factor, to say the least.

As a matter of fact- writing is a melody composed in rhythm pattern of alphabetically-worded phrases and sentences, in such a fashion reminiscent of the yummiest cookie made out of great recipe involving all the different ingredients put together in a wise culinary fashion.

Get the drift.

Why Creative Writers Are Lonesome?

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Writing is a writer’s creative expression. A good writer never grants plagiarism considering it is the most anathematic aspect of writing. Moreover, the writer is well-acquainted with the fact that creative writing involves considerable thinking, contemplation on diverse but unique ideas, and how to integrate and translate those ideas into an informative, readable and graspable content, so that readers get the benefit of knowledge and an improved understanding on a subject.

These things, if spoken otherwise, demand intense concentration and focus, which literally are the efficiency sweet spots for a writer.

Concentration, for example, factors determinedly an improved creativity level in the artwork of a writer. Technically speaking, a mind devoid of outward commotion or clamorous environment is bound to yield best work, as the writer finds in his serene aura the rhythm suitable for his creative disposition. Coziness is another reward that comes from serene environ.

It helps writer craft his work uniquely.

Don’t you think that these essentials for creative writing can’t be acquired if a writer remains exposed to outward circumstances?

What I mean to say, the creative writers are lonesome who appreciate their forte and who staunchly believe that there is nothing which can better afford for their creative expressions the required support than a peaceful environ. And this peaceful environ is the dwelling place for deep concentration and focus for the creative writers.

Here, lonesome is just rhetorical reference. It doesn’t mean to cast negative impression on the ability of a creative writer.

Another reason why creative writers are lonesome refers to the fact that creative writing requires inspiration. And this inspiration is achievable if the writer avoids getting assimilated with external circumstances, and should seek a rather pleasant and clamour-free den or certain (clandestine) source (sanctuary) to derive the needed inspiration. This further leads to improvement in the writer’s creative work.

From the way I present my viewpoints, it may sound like I am trying to advocate the maxim, that a creative writer is habitually a brooding introvert and therefore, his introversion is the best and safest place where his creativity blooms.

If you think so, then I find no room for argumentation at this point, for even though I don’t mean to denote this maxim, I, however, do believe that most creative writers are introvert and their creativity dwells in their deep-seated introversion.

From psychological standpoint, most writers lay siege around their creative aura (intimate zone), blocking external vibes (which are of destructive types for creative work) from gaining entry to their creative territory.

Application of this rather esoteric method later creates for the writer the much-needed opportunity to boost his productivity.

Some, in this context, may argue that music is another creative-enhancing factor for a writer. If you ask me, I can’t approve to this belief. Creativity is intangible and flow of anything into its direction towards a writer’s productivity can cordon off its course or likely to create diversion. This I call in other words, distraction.

‘There is always a room for improvement – it is the thought that whirls in the mind of a creative writer oftentimes. In fact, he is obsessed with the idea of improvement in his creative niche. Therefore, elite writers are often those bookworms who prefer studying alone. Their academic study is of serious nature, too. Their study involves curating areas that need improvement; they upgrade their knowledge and skills to keep abreast with the world, and they pedantically observe their work-progress and fine tune it, if need be.

Practice is always an inseparable part seated deeply in the DNA of creative writers. They perfect themselves through practice and they work their fingers to bone to hone their creative skills.

Thus, if you conjure up the idea of creative writer as being someone lonesome, then make no doubt that most of them really embrace solitude and develop their creative niche. For the world outside, it may seem eccentric, but for them, this is an established truth of their life.

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