Stranger Things 2: Dart the Demodog-Flirting with Danger

By: John D. Pepe

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For me Dart represents how things in life sometimes grow out of control. These “things” usually begin innocuously. Harmless and experimental, a new discovery in our lives, just like Dart, who was a new life form the party had never seen before. Dart, at first, was meek and docile. Just a cute little pet.

Then over time this small, innocent discovery, begins to feed and grow. And grow. And grow, until it begins to grow out of control.

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Even when the others, Mike, Lucas, and Will, could see that Dart was no longer some tame flirtation with a new pet but was morphing into a true threat, Dustin clung to his new friend, failing to see how dangerous Dart was becoming, not only to himself, but to those around him. He hid Dart from the others, not wanting them to take him away. Almost becoming co-dependent, in the hopes of claiming Dart as his personal discovery to impress Mad Max.

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Dart represents anything in life that we as humans let get out of control. Drugs, sex, video games, the Internet, dieting and exercise, or even God and religion. Dart doesn’t have to be something society deems negative, it can be anything that we let ourselves become obsessed with to the detriment of ourselves and those around us. I believe that we must always be circumspect of the “Darts” in our life. They can set us on a path of destruction and our desire to have them can cloud our very judgment about their deleterious effects, just like Dustin with Dart. Once our Dart gets too big, unmanageable, and uncontrollable he may just eat your cat-metaphorically speaking-and we certainly don’t want to let our obsessions get to that point.

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Now, I’m not advocating that you never have a sip of alcohol, or that you shouldn’t go on a diet to lose a few pounds, or that you shouldn’t go to church and have God first in your life. What I am saying is that things in our life, even things we deem as positive or harmless can become detrimental. Just stay vigilant with your behavior and know when these “things” might be turning into Dart the Demodog.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. jdpepe says:

    Thanks for tuning in Kevin! I appreciate the like

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  2. gpavants says:

    Hi John,

    Yeah, gotta watch those Darts. Great point that little things can sting. God help us keep an eye on those deadly little biters. Thanks,

    Gary

    On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 11:45 AM God Among Geeks wrote:

    > jdpepe posted: “By: John D. Pepe For me Dart represents how things in life > sometimes grow out of control. These “things” usually begin innocuously. > Harmless and experimental, a new discovery in our lives, just like Dart, > who was a new life form the party had never see” >

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  3. dear JDPEPE

    I liked your post on Stranger Things 2: Dart the Demodog-flirting with Danger. i like how you talked about even things we deem positive and harmless can become detrimental. my question is how did you enjoy stranger things 2?

    From Geo

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    1. jdpepe says:

      Geo,
      I really enjoyed both Stranger Things and it’s sequel, I think in part because it was very nostalgic for me. I grew up in the 80s and was one of those nerds who played Dungeons & Dragons (still do). Plus it was a big mishmash of ideas I think the Duffer brothers drew from which were very 80s. The music, especially the second season, was great-all 80s. I also like the fact that most of the actors were brand new, and if not a lot of them had acting careers that started in the 80s. But beyond all the 80s stuff, I think it was a well thought out, written, and directed series.
      Thanks for reading my post Geo. I really appreciate it.
      JDPEPE

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