What Can Freelancers Learn from the Joker Movie?


The moment you step into the (freelance) world, you have to pick sides.

Are you a Star Trek or Star Wars fan? Do you belong to the Marvel or DC universe? Your choices define you as a person.

Am I exaggerating?

I remember when I was trying to win a writing gig at one Swedish software company. My portfolio wasn’t enough, so I had to answer some questions in a Skype interview. Some of them a bit (un) usual.

What’s your favorite video game? Well, to be honest, I’m an old school. I still play StarCraft original.

Star Trek or Star Wars? Hm, I guess I’m more of an explorer than a Jedi.

MC vs. DCEU? Uh, I think we’re done here. But, for what is worth, DC is my AC/DC.

What happened? Luckily for me, it turned I was talking to a guy who was too old to be a Millennial and even more dark-minded than me. The next I knew, I was writing blogs for their website.

No worries. No need for spoiler alerts. There aren’t any in my Joker story you’re about to read. Here you can find what can freelancers learn from the Joker movie.

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You Don’t Need CGI To Climb Your Personal Mount Fuji

Just forget about CGI in the new Joker movie. Who could have thought that you could make a superhero movie without it?

Also, I used to think that you just can’t be serious enough about Joker after Heath Ledger’s why-so-serious. Joaquin Phoenix proved me wrong. He will probably do the same thing to you.

I don’t want to work on the biggest freelance websites because they’re overcrowded. Don’t bother. The best freelance seats are already taken. The freelance history has already been written.

The best way to prepare yourself for a role is to watch all previous Joker movies. Joaquin just wanted to do his own thing. And he did it. If you will create new prototypes, then you have to burn all stereotypes.

What Can Freelancers Learn from the Joker Movie

Don’t Be A Rich Freelance Bitch

Do you remember when the Flash asks Batman in “Justice League:”

What’s your superpower again?

I’m rich.

Back then, that was funny, but after seeing Joker not anymore. Why?

There are so many eccentric entrepreneurs and tech gurus who are doing the right things for the wrong reasons that it sickens me. I want to build a new app to make the world a better place, but I just want to be filthy rich. This isn’t one of the easiest ways to do it, but a sure thing, it can be one of the fastest.

You aren’t going to see a lot of Batman in the new Joker movie, but you’re going to get to know his family better. Mr. Wayne Senior, in particular.

Batman is every freelancer’s wet dream. Would you rather be a wealthy suit surrounded by all those gadgets or a tech-illiterate clown who is broke? Not a tough choice, is it?

I mean no disrespect, but Batman’s philanthropy is just a facade. As such, it would perfectly fit into the modern Silicon Valley culture of fake-it-till-you-make-it.

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Don’t Just Move, But Spark A Movement For A Change

We can argue all day long whether “The Dark Knight” is capitalism (not) friendly. Joker didn’t want to be another brick in the wall.

Batman has a cause (to fight crime), but he isn’t and will never be a rebel. Joker is a rebel with(out) a cause. He’s not attention and admiration seeking Diva, but rather an “ordinary” man who didn’t have a single day of true happiness in his life.

Batman is a self-employed James Bond who got carried away in his love for gadgets. Joker’s biggest crime is that he took the wrong turn at some point in his life. Can we blame him? Aren’t we all just one day away from madness or blessing?


Joaquin Phoenix Is Already The Winner, But It Has Nothing To Do With Oscars

I’m not sure, but I think Hermann Hesse once wrote that our journey into life begins not with the first “yes,” but the first “no,” we say. I did my best to paraphrase his thought as accurately as possible.

Among countless trivia about Joker, I could find out that Joaquin turned down an opportunity to be a part of the Marvel Universe. Why? Well, what he got was a multi-movie deal. That was not his thing.

There are Sinatra’s my-way-guys in the freelance world. They could’ve been successful and well-taken care of developers, but nothing more than numbers in some gigantic system. Instead, they’ve left the comfort of no-risk zones and embrace the insecurity of freelancing. Many have failed, and many are still trying to make it.

If the best-case scenario, as a member of Marvel’s crew, would have got two minutes tops in “Avengers: Endgame.” As Joker, he got two hours and two minutes all for himself.

From Zero to Hero

From Hero to Zero

One day you’re no one

Next Robert De Niro

One day you’re a CEO

Next leaving the bureau

From Zero to Hero

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4 thoughts on “What Can Freelancers Learn from the Joker Movie?

  1. I can definitely relate to many of the things you are saying here. Although I will say that it’s hard to maintain friendships with people who are still on these platforms because they aren’t as motivated as me in regards to putting work into the friendship. They are still getting their “being social fix” (so to speak) from their social media platforms so they don’t feel as much of a need as I do in regards to maintaining friendships that have a real-life element to them. I guess it’s kind of hard to describe. I just feel like I have left this “haze” that was created by social media and people who are still in the haze are somewhere. I definitely feel more alone but at the same time, my low moods are less often and much less intense. It’s definitely a give and take.

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