Not exactly the best V ever, but I think he looks kind of cute!
But that's beside the point.
Today is the 5th of November, and for those of us who are ultra geeks that means showing our geeky trivia knowledge and sharing it with the world (Though Guy Fawkes is far from trivial... he's historic). Before I go into significance, I want to start by saying that this combines three of my favorite things: Hugo Weaving (awesome actor), Alan Moore comics (also awesome), and history that no one puts in effort to remember. I decided to do this because so many people at my school make references to V for Vendetta and Anonymous that I get annoyed when they give me funny looks upon the mentioning of Guy Fawkes.
Which brings me to my next point. Most people who have seen V for Vendetta have absolutely no clue as to where the plot is derived or the background information. For those who have seen the film, you may recall the introduction with the whole poem thing that went like this:
Remember, remember the 5th of November
The gunpowder treason and plot
I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot...
It was a reference to Guy Fawkes. If you do the simple research (known as clicking the blue links scattered throughout this little ditty), you'll understand the film better. I'm not going to put all of the basic alignments and allusions to keep this short and spoiler free. Basically, Guy Fawkes was the leader of a group of Catholics who had planed to blow up Parliament on the 5th of November (the gunpowder plot/treason in the aforementioned excerpt).
I also wanted to go ahead and put this out there... If I get one comment about Anonymous, so help me, I will make a long bloggity blog about historical significance (Guy Fawkes tried to blow up PARLIAMENT for Vortex sake!)
Thanks for reading if you did, I would have made a blog but felt that a skin would be more fun (But I'm not afraid to use my blogging powers if someone does chose to waste my time with Anonymous rather than taking in my history lesson of the day).
I don't support terrorism or destruction of government buildings. I'm just a history geek who thinks more people should know historical significance behind modern events and cultural subjects.
Also thank you for being one of today's lucky 10,000.