While I struggle under the weight of this burden of learning, I have a bajillion non-course-related thoughts but no time in which to contemplate them and turn them into meaningful blog posts. But they need an outlet. So, here is a small bulleted list of thoughts. *flourishes*
1. This Poem Perfectly Describes My Sentiments on Fall
2. I'm Thinking of Switching My Major to Poli Sci.
*wards off rotten tomatoes*
3. Kissing vs. Words
I have a question. I am not one of those bloggers that normally asks the readership questions. But I have a question. WHY is it that at the end of every movie people just kiss instead of using words to resolve the romantic conflict? WHY IS THAT.
This has minorly bothered me during the last few minutes of practically every movie I have ever watched. But it wasn't until I finished the finale of Avatar: The Last Airbender that I crossed the line of tolerance. Because after riding a full three seasons of romantic tension between Aang and Katara, all we got was A KISS. No conversation about the falling out they had had in a previous episode, no apologies, no setting of relationship boundaries, no nothing. Not even a romantically mushy cliche line. Just a long, drawn out adolescent kiss. Sorry, but is it just me or does the audience deserve more of a dialogue?!
|the only conflict in The Last Airbender that anybody cared about|
Oh so Aang defeated the fire lord? DID HE MARRY KATARA??
4. Why Classic Alice Explains a Lot
It has come to my attention recently that in today's culture there is a severe misappreciation of the true meaning of a classic. The misappreciation mainly revolves around one flawed principle that guides much of contemporary literary analysis: we must love everything. We must love the books! We must love the characters! We must love the endings! Love, love all around! And if we don't love it, it's automatically bad. Enter Classic Alice, a new webseries. A webseries wherein a nerdy, classically minded English major models the actions of classic heroes and reenacts classic stories in her own life.
Let me be clear. Not all of the actions of characters in classic novels/stories are supposed to be condoned or modeled. Not all of the heroes or heroines are models of exemplary quality and virtue. There are problems in classic novels for a reason. A classic is trying to send you a message. Whether or not that that message is intentional, it's a classic because it has that element. And the characters have to suffer for the sake of that message. The point is that the characters suffer so you don't have to.
Alas, there is no time to continue. I must abruptly end this bulleted list after point number four. Until next time, then. A bientot!