Remember, remember the 5th of November…

Remember, remember the 5th of November. The gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot. 

Happy Guy Fawkes Night – evidently the Brits are proficient at preserving their grudges…

Guy Fawkes was brought back into popular culture by the 2005 film V for Vendetta which it is based on one of my favourite book(s)  – the lesser known comic V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd.  It was published in 10 parts from 1 September 1988 to 10 May 1989 which have since been collated into one volume.

Whilst a fantastic film, it shaves off a lot of the depth from the comic.  In particular, the book toys with the readers perception of V.  He is at once a terrorist, leader, murderer and revolutionary who is charmingly witty and narcissistic whilst in the movie he is simply a revolutionary hero.

Here are some of my favorite passages and graphics:

Involuntary order breeds dissatisfaction, mother of disorder, parent of the Guillotine…

Noise is relative to the silence preceding it…

Happiness is the most insidious prison of all.

I disagree on the last point and think its contentment brought on by happiness rather than just happiness…

Love A.

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