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Julia The Bookworm

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Re: CONFESSIONS.
« Reply #23820 on: May 20, 2019, 02:20:56 AM »

Confession: I don't know how to keep up with the changes that keep coming my way and I'm at a point where I almost want to do nothing just to fade into the background for a moment so I can catch my breath but I know that's not a possibility so I kinda just have to act like I'm on top of everything and it's all fine
I've been there, if you ever need someone to vent tolet me know.
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Reenie-La

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Re: CONFESSIONS.
« Reply #23821 on: May 24, 2019, 10:18:46 AM »

I'm at the weird stage where I know my voice matters,
but don't want to use it for things that don't matter,
so I end up saying hardly anything at all.

How do I stop questioning everything?
My perspective.
My impact.
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Julia The Bookworm

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Re: CONFESSIONS.
« Reply #23822 on: May 24, 2019, 12:56:44 PM »

Just do it. When I start getting that questioning State, I remind myself that I have zero chance of making an impact if I don't even try.
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Reenie-La

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Re: CONFESSIONS.
« Reply #23823 on: June 19, 2019, 11:38:45 PM »

a decade this summer
reason says I'll never see you again
I know that I will not listen

and always secretly hope to run into you
in some crowded bookstore
or firework space
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GeeBeezy

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Re: CONFESSIONS.
« Reply #23824 on: June 21, 2019, 10:40:12 PM »

WARNING, JOHN WICK SPOILERS AHEAD.

My crush was talking to me earlier about the "stuffing the girlfriend in the fridge" sensation that's taken the time to sweep the nation once more [stay classy D&D] and I've been watching Everything Great about John Wick Chapters 1 and 2 and I just felt really sick when the dude doing the voice over mentioned that John's dog getting killed was a stroke of genius because the whole "dead wife thing has been done to death". Admittedly John Wick Chapter 1 is one of the few movies that's emotional and believable enough to make me actually take a character I've only just met losing their spouse seriously and with genuine gravity [it's Up there with Up in that regard also see what I did there] and the loss of his dog was legitimately heartbreaking but it's just really gross that the dog's death was considered necessary to make us feel something for John. Because we've seen so many wives die to fuel their brooding antihero husbands that we're almost immune to caring about it. Granted, it is true that people are more likely to have lost or to have a beloved pet than to have lost a spouse to disease, so it does make sense that it'd hit more close to home for more people, but still.
Now that I think about it I would really have liked it if they'd made it so instead of his wife dying, she got kidnapped. John Wick was very unashamed in its references to mythology and legends and one of its biggest questions asked is "Can John find redemption after his life of sin? Is there any hope for him?" so to have the woman who's his hope and redemption taken from him BUT with a chance of getting her BACK would I think be an even more emotional and genuinely moving plot. I mean, his wife was named Helen, fighting to get her back would add a whole new layer of myth references for them to play with [maybe he could save her from a mob hideout in Paris :DD]. They could have even done a thing where you never actually got to see her face, like they originally planned to do with Helen in Troy, as opposed to having her show up for two minutes just to fall over and die. So, like in Troy, we would have been able to imagine "What sort of woman could possibly be worth this much bloodshed?" and you know what? Maybe we would have never seen her and maybe that'd be okay? Cause it's like how John said in the first movie, it wasn't the dog that triggered his rampage, it was what the dog MEANT TO HIM. It's not about what Helen looked like, it's about how much he loves her.
Anyway that's just my take on it. I still love John Wick. It's a great series of movies and actually manages to make you not like the violence, which I think is something we need more of in cinema, or even in most media maybe.

EDIT: Also every actor in these movies does an amazing job with their role. And I mean everyone. I was gonna list my favorites but then I realized they're all my favorites. Charon and the Sommelier deserve their own buddy cop murder buddies movie series though.
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Catvomitsky

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Re: CONFESSIONS.
« Reply #23825 on: June 29, 2019, 05:40:06 AM »

Earlier this week I had to move out of my apartment because my roommate basically bullied me out. And she got no consequences. In fact, she was thrilled to have successfully intimidated me and to now have a single. I know logically that one day her shitty attitude will bite her in the butt, but she also got exactly what she wanted with no reprecussions by being a jerk. That really is the world we live in, folks
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GeeBeezy

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Re: CONFESSIONS.
« Reply #23826 on: June 29, 2019, 08:48:42 AM »

I'm so sorry Cat. How did this happen? Where are you going to live now??
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Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzcQxRr1cSw

Eraisuithiel

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Re: CONFESSIONS.
« Reply #23827 on: June 29, 2019, 10:35:08 AM »

I had something similar happen to me a few years ago and it's terrible. Hopefully she gets what's coming to her, and you find a better living situation
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Catvomitsky

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Re: CONFESSIONS.
« Reply #23828 on: June 29, 2019, 01:58:42 PM »

Thanks guys. They let me move into another room in the building, and Im glad I did, but bleh. Shes a bad egg
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GeeBeezy

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Re: CONFESSIONS.
« Reply #23829 on: June 29, 2019, 02:09:04 PM »

I'm glad you're okay my dude. :-\ A bad egg. Is she Veruca Salt.
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抹茶のマーブルレアチーズケーキ

Matcha marble cheesecake

ジャガイモはセクシーで

and suddenly I wasnt a fish anymore I was omnipresent

And chacha real smooth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fBK7kCTgU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzClLu8DXlM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzcQxRr1cSw

Julia The Bookworm

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Re: CONFESSIONS.
« Reply #23830 on: June 30, 2019, 08:51:48 AM »

Unless Cat's ex roommate is the color blue, probably not.  :P

I got to go blueberry picking with my family today, and I'm going surfing again tomorrow!!
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Re: CONFESSIONS.
« Reply #23831 on: June 30, 2019, 08:54:29 AM »

But violet was the one that turned blue not Veruca
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Julia The Bookworm

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Re: CONFESSIONS.
« Reply #23832 on: June 30, 2019, 10:19:17 AM »

Oh yeah
I also thought this was the what are you doing right now thread.
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Re: CONFESSIONS.
« Reply #23833 on: July 10, 2019, 07:00:17 AM »

i can't move forward. i'm stuck in memories. and what ifs...
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Emma-la

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Re: CONFESSIONS.
« Reply #23834 on: July 10, 2019, 07:27:55 AM »

I was so close to passing out today after I donated blood and it really is making me rethink whether I should keep doing it. I want to so badly, its like one of the very few good deeds I can do, but it always bodies me for at least a day and this is the second time its made me almost pass out.
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