Today is October 21, 2015, the day in the film Back To The Future: Part II where Marty McFly and Doc Brown travelled to the future… well to the present which will turn into the past after today… It’s all very confusing if you think about it. Anyways this blog post is actually a training exercise to see why I do what it is that I do, such as dress up as Marty McFly (If you look at the image I posted you can see what I mean, and if you, the reader, is curious as to what I’m doing in that photo, I’m trying to flex the wheel fast enough so it can light up).
As mention before, today was the day the hero of the film, Marty, arrives into our present which is his future to set everything right and as a way to respect the passage of time of when the film was first release to now, (which is 26 years) I had to dress up. However, as I continued to explore my mind as to why I would ever decide to dress up as him, I started to realize that his experiences mirror mine own.
So when we first met Marty McFly, he’s just a student trying to follow his musical career dreams but he has self doubts about his future like any sane person would. I’m a student that is trying to follow his art career dreams with plenty of self doubt. But as I further analyze my character idolization I soon realize that both of us have mentors that taught us a valuable lesson with a single sentence that we often recite when we face adversity. Doc Brown taught Marty,”If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything”. My professor taught me that “if you commit to an idea, you should commit to it fully”. Ever since she told me that statement, every time I do an art project her voice instantly plays in my head and I start to give it my all. Next, we both have to look into our past families’ lives for inspiration to solve the problems in the present to change our future into something we want. But lastly and most importantly, Marty and I are stylish cats so it only make sense that Marty is my one of my favorite heroes even if he’s a fictional character.