Message to a Graduate
2 seconds of this played before it crashed and i was already crying with laughter.
I graduated today. It was fun and hectic and kind of/sort of sad. A good sad, but still, sad. One of the biggest highlights naturally came when I was going to receive my “diploma” (or rather, the ceremonial memo that my diploma would be mailed at a later date). The Head of the English Department shook my hand and, said, “wow, those are a lot of medals.” Needless to say, it was a very proud moment and a reminder of everything I’ve accomplished in college. I managed to do everything I wanted since Freshman year—check! And now, I’m moving on. It’s been an absolutely fantastic past four years and, though I am certainly nostalgic, I am really excited to start the next chapter of my life. :)
Vincent Van Gogh - Blossoming Almond Tree
Currently working on the last paper I’ll probably ever write for college. My procrastination level is at an all-time high. This may be the toughest paper I’ve ever had to write.
i want to cry
He tried so hard. And got so far. But in the end. It doesn’t even matter.
I wrote all day today. Well, most of today. I had this scene in my head and really needed to put it on paper.
It’s just a random scene. Something I’ll come back to later when the time’s right. I would say that doesn’t work, but it does and it really helps me when I’m working on a longer work.
Part of the reason I love Silver Linings Playbook is due to the Hemmingway scene. If you’ve seen it, you know it’s good. For those of you who haven’t, it’s the scene where Pat finishes reading Hemmingway’s “A Farewell to Arms” and is so disappointed by the ending that he chucks the book through the window (breaking it) and then proceeds to wake up his parents at 4am just to rant about the book, declaring that Hemmingway should apologize for the book. Though I’ve never done that, the feeling is definitely mutual.
Now, for instance. It’s mutual now.
I just finished reading the “Hannibal” by Thomas Harris. I liked “Red Dragon” and “Silence of the Lambs” a lot as well as their film counterparts. Heck, I even liked the “Hannibal” film for the most part, though I felt it was a bit slow at times. And for the most part, I liked “Hannibal,” but the ending, I did not like. Definitely a controversial move that didn’t quite seem to fit. I thought, after reading it, why didn’t someone (perchance an editor) say, “hey, that’s a little strange and doesn’t make sense,” or even, “hey, that might not be the best ending.” But no, that didn’t happen ‘cause the ending’s there. In print. For the world and my eyes to see and trust me, it’s strange. I really liked Agent Starling, but in the last part of the book, I didn’t know what happened to her and I resented that her character just disappeared in the book’s climax and was replaced with some…you know, I don’t even know if I could call it a character. But it wasn’t Agent Starling and that was sorely disappointed. I’ll admit, part of me wanted the end result that the book produced, but I guess I sort of expected it would work out in such a way that Starling would keep her character and things would just fall into place. But they didn’t and I’m just disappointed.
If you’re not tired of my rant and have time to read this part of the post, I’m going to tell you to watch “Hannibal” the movie if you’re interested in the “Silence of the Lambs” sequel. The ending is different from the book’s and may not be very satisfying either, but it maintains Starling’s character and, on the whole, makes a lot more sense than the book.
“He threw all those parties, hoping she’d wander in one night.”
Uh…it’s like getting a cold for my brain. I find myself wondering if this block would subside if I slept all day and drank lots of fluids…’cause that normally helps me get over a cold. >.<
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