Random Snippets (again)
First thing first: welcome to TF Creatives Ria, Ars, and Shelly!! :) :)
(^^ that’s like my first work in After Effects =)) Fair enough. :)) )
Summer’s supposed to be about chilling and all, but I had this extremely brilliant idea to have summer classes (sense the sarcasm). To be fair, my subjects are really interesting however, it’s just so dragging that you have Monday to Friday classes and around two hours of each. It’s like high school but worse — because now, I barely have breaks, I only have three classes each day, and of course, the heat. It’s just so tiring. I mean, I have judo already then I have to climb 5 and then 3 floors. @-)
But okay, let me make it sound lovely (because it really is, except that it’s tiring and my body’s on summer mode already):
I have French 10, Judo, and English 11. French 10’s fun despite the fact that I can’t motivate myself to study this at home… HAHA. (Now you can sense my laziness HAHAHAHA). Judo’s really fun and I have a nice prof (who’s celebrating her birthday today, btw) except that, for a person who survives a day without drinking water, I can finish 2 liters of water in around an hour and a half. It’s that tiring. (Consider the heat in the dojo plus the gi). And then English 11… Our professor gave a really good set of reading materials. Apparently, my body’s too tired to read them or to listen to him. I almost always sleep during his class. Buuuutttttt, I learn:
We were discussing the elements of Greek drama and how it’s used with stories, how Greek drama’s all about catharsis (and I almost laughed when he mentioned this word, reminiscing when that person told me I need three things in life: sex, DoTA, and catharsis (they work for guys, that is, according to him HAHAHA)). And we went on with Rashomon (admittedly, Ryunosuke Akutagawa’s work is great but the fact that I’ve read this back in second year high school made me want to sleep more) and then Margaret Atwood’s Happy Endings.
Here’s when the realization comes in, and I shall quote her for the perfection of what she said:
You’ll have to face it, the endings are the same however you slice it. Don’t be deluded by any other endings, they’re all fake, either deliberately fake, with malicious intent to deceive, or just motivated by excessive optimism if not by downright sentimentality.
The only authentic ending is the one provided here:
John and Mary die. John and Mary die. John and Mary die.
So much for endings. Beginnings are always more fun. True connoisseurs, however, are known to favor the stretch in between, since it’s the hardest to do anything with.
That’s about all that can be said for plots, which anyway are just one thing after another, a what and a what and a what.
Now try How and Why.
Read the entire thing: http://users.ipfw.edu/ruflethe/endings.htm