Yes, I'm sick. Tons of fun. -_-
Anyways, I'm up this morning (7:30 promptly, regardless of the fact that I can sleep in... sigh), with a terrible cough, a headache and stuffy nose. Again... totally fun.
But here I am with my awesome MacBook Air typing away... but of course not actually writing.
I think I hit a road black. Have you ever done that? Writing anything; an essay, an email or whatever, and that very last paragraph you wrote just sticks you in the mud? I do that. All the time. The only solution I've found so far is to delete the paragraph and/or anything leading up to it and try again. Unfortunately that's a total pain since you actually have to delete stuff. Lol.
I don't think I'm a very good editor. lol. I have taken a few creative writing courses at the college level, and yet... despite the constant reiteration of the rules "Write, Edit, Rewrite, Edit, Rewrite..." etc. etc... I do not edit. Hardly at all. Often if you are to read my completed work... at least half of it is unedited. First draft even. I should really get better at that if I have so many books left to write. lol.
So moving on... I'm talking with my sister about the stupid TV shows we watch. lol. And there are some cheesy ones. Surprisingly enough, I have never seen a single episode of Doctor Who. Doesn't that seem like my kind of show? Yeah, I think so too! But I have never started it. Really should. lol.
I have however watched every episode available of DC Comics' The Flash and Arrow (well actually that's not totally true, because I never finished season 4 of Arrow). I'm not even a DC Comics person!! *note: Marvel Rules. Sorry DC Comics fans. XD
So, anyway... :)
How are you guys? Hope everything's okay in your own worlds. Isn't it weird how the world is so different, depending on the person who views it? You'd think people would be basically the same. We all have heads, shoulders, knees and toes (okay, mostly) and brains that process things in basically the same way... and yet we have such variety of opinions and beliefs... And so much of it is formed by past experience, be it bad or good. It leads one to wonder what would be the belief, or the overall opinion of the human race, if nothing good or bad ever happened to any one of them.
Just a random, abstract thought for the day. lol.
Okay, now I'm going to yell a little. ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY WAS NOT BORING. Idk who it was who thought that just because a movie didn't move at exactly the speed they thought it should move, it was boring. Same with the movie Arrival. I loved both of those films, and they moved much much slower than your basic Star Wars and alien movies.
*Warning: Following passages may contain Spoilers (but I'll try not to)*
Okay, I'm going to ask you a question: What was the Rebellion? You're probably thinking something along the lines of "A group of people fighting against the Empire", and you would be correct except for one thing. When you say "A group of people" do you actually think of individuals? Or is it more of a distant organization that just happens to contain Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa (among so many others)?
Did you actually think of all the people who fought for their lives and freedom from the Empire? Really? I don't think you did. Because I didn't either. Until I watched Rogue One.
I think the point of Rogue One was to humanize the Rebellion. In my opinion. Yeah, maybe I'm just the only cold-hearted, unfeeling Star Wars fan who didn't see every single soul involved in the effort, but somehow I get the feeling that I'm not.
I think Rogue One totally succeeded in making you feel something for all the people who lived through or died in the struggle against the Empire.
Okay, I'm kinda ranting. Kinda. lol. I'm holding out on you since I don't wanna give spoilers. lol.
Alright, so I'm gunna conclude the normal section of my entry here, lol. Love you all!!
Definitely contains SPOILERS!! Seriously, DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER unless you have seen ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. Do you understand? DON'T.
If you're still reading this and you haven't seen Rogue One, then you have completely disregarded my warning, and your fate is no longer in my hands. D':
I seriously cannot believe that every single one of the main characters survived. I mean really? You'd think they'd kill at least one of them just to make everything seem a little more realistic. It was a little lame that everyone lived. The characters around them just dropped like flies and NOTHING BAD HAPPENED TO THE MAIN CHARACTERS. I'm totally happy that they're all alive, don't get me wrong, but I also love the tragedy that would have been offered with at least one death.
Sigh... okay, I'm gunna get serious now. If you've seen Rogue One and you're very confused right now, then you can keep reading. I'm gunna say ONCE MORE, If you have not seen Rogue One PLEASE STOP NOW!!! Ugh.
Hopefully those reading right now all know that the main characters do not in fact survive the movie. They all die. All of them! That section above was just for those who can't peel their eyes away from the words! XD
I was shocked. But it was beautiful. Again, Rogue One's purpose, I believe, was to humanize the Rebellion. And they succeeded in the utmost. You loved Jyn and Cassian, and Bodhi and I'm not going to name them all but you loved ALL OF THEM! Because of who they were as people. Individuals. And they knew there was the possibility that they wouldn't make it. The movie completely stripped away the safety-blanket of "This is a movie and these are the Main Characters so of course they're going to survive the most unlikely of scenarios".
I loved that. Of course it was awful and UGH but it was amazing. The way they all gave their lives to save the lives of others was so touching. I already loved the Rebellion. But I'll probably never look at it the same again. No more "distant organizations". Fathers, brothers, mothers, sisters who actually died for what they believed in.
All just " A Star Wars Story" of course, but a beautiful one.
Having trouble with my comments feature. Hopefully you can comment to let me know if you agree. :)