I saw this article over the weekend and I thought that it was definitely an interesting perspective and kind of one I agree with (please read it first) and then discuss it.
Why I love J.K. Rowling (and wish she’d stop writing sequels)
I can completely understand how the writer has this point of view. It’s like the way that I feel with JRR Tolkien and his son writing books, and trying to continue the series. JRR Tolkien’s son books just do not have the same appeal too me as the ones that Tolkien wrote himself.
For me more personally as well I don’t like when she randomly comes out with “Oh no, the character is this, or the this character is that” Then the Potterheads gets on anyone’s case who doesn’t think of a character like that. That’s the thing that’s supposed to be about books and people’s imaginations, it’s all a very personal thing. I do respect that Rowling will speak out on important matters.
I wanted to start this post off with saying “Yay! I thought of something to write” and I’m writing it in a hurry so hopefully I don’t get my English all mixed up!
Also though, when did a meme become a “fact” or a representative of a whole community? There are some good meme’s out there, I also know though in my mind that a meme doesn’t represent a community as as whole. So I have HUGE issue with the meme that is pictured below.
This meme tends to come up a lot when you see the fat vs skinny debate. I don’t know why people think this ONE meme represents an entire community, or that it’s some kind of evidence, because I know it’s not true. The majority of guys in my family, especially on my Dad’s side are all tall and skinny. My Dad’s nickname when he was younger was “Bones”. Now I get asked A LOT if my brother, cousins and Uncles are eating (generally by bigger people as well) BEHIND THEIR BACKS and through private messaging. So I know it DOES happen.
Also though and quiet frankly, someone SHOULD be talking to this guy. I don’t know why bragging how no one seems to care about your health is a good thing, or proves a point either? I would also be willingly to bet that people talk about it behind his back. He doesn’t mention as well though how everyone comments on how great he looks either.
As a society we are becoming bigger, it’s just a fact. Each person’s health will be different and it will depend on a lot of different factors. I’m not obese, but because of my families issues with high cholesterol. I do have high cholesterol, so I have to be aware of that all the time. So although I am not what people would call “obese” I know my body can become unhealthy very quickly. I do wonder though if people who do get so upset so quickly about their weight by strangers, might be feeling guilty? I always feel guilty when I eat bad food, because I know I probably shouldn’t.
It’s an interesting topic, I get called skinny by some and fat by others. Yet I never get upset about it. I don’t know why. I guess in some ways I know if I REALLY wanted to do something, I could. But it wont be because of someone else’s meme or opinion of me…Except for possibly my Doctors point of view,lol
*I still hope someone talks to this guy*
In case you hadn’t noticed there’s been a lot of social conservation between certain celebrities. On top of that though some celebrities seem to be coming under attack if they don’t do what the public thinks they should be talking about. I’m starting to feel sorry for people in this “celebrity” industry.
This is the thing about becoming a celebrity, 90% of the time it’s pure luck that people will love you and like what you do. It’s not like with politics where they have a background in dealing with others, negotiating, that sort of thing. A lot of the time a celebrities that will send messages on their account on their behalf.
I do find it interesting how one can do or not do the same as another and one get completely condemned, while the other is hardly mentioned. If you hold one celebrity accountable, surely you should be holding the others accountable? Do we need a reality check on what we are asking these people? If they had to talk about every single issue there was out there, they would have to literally hire someone 24/7. I get that celebrities have this amazing platform, but what happened to speaking up for causes ourselves?
Did Martin Luther or Ghandi sit around waiting for a tweet telling them what to care about? No, they just spoke up for themselves. Maybe it’s time to take our power back, for ourselves…Why in this age do we keep relying on outside influences to tell us what to care, and what to do. Why? If there’s someone who you think should be saying more, don’t harass and shove it down their throats…That NEVER works…SHOW THEM!
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This or That #44
This week I want to know if you prefer reading books that are in:
A single character’s perspective
One of my favourites author is Jodi Picoult and I think that pretty much every single one of her books has each characters point of view. I love the notion you can get all points of view, which means you can see all parts of the story. Even with the characters that are deemed the “villain” at the start of the story, you start reading it from their point of view and you feel, sometimes, sorry for them and see they are the victims of a much larger scheme.
So I would have to say that I enjoy a multiple perspective story. Although the only downside really is that, depending on the writer, the story can get confusing. I have noticed that with Jodi Picoult books, depending which which character they are focusing on at the time. They will write that particular character in a specific font. They are written in chapters, but with each characters “chapter” comes a specific font.
I love Jada Pinkett Smith, I think she is such a powerful and unique individual and I have a lot of “mummy friends” and one of them posted them this video. Although I do not have children myself this is how I imagined being a mother would be like. The challenges, constantly trying to find the balance but also the rewards that come with being a mother.
(Not sure who wrote this, but it is beautiful…If someone knows please let me know).
So I had an interesting talk about “respect” with a close male family member of mine tonight. Well I say “talk” it was more him texting me saying how I don’t respect him because I didn’t drop all my plans, even though we went out of our way to make other plans, it just wasn’t possible, because he’s family and I was told to “grow up” and he’ll talk to me then.
Respect is an interesting thing, it makes me curious that people who NEVER treat you with respect, expect it in return. It’s an interesting thing when a person will try to passively aggressively publicly ostracise you, but then turn into a whimpering mess when you hit back at them. It is interesting with how many people will say “Oh well, that’s just them” So it’s alright for them to do that, but it’s NOT alright for me to stand up to them, because that’s who I am.
I think in this world of today, you really have to know who you are. People these days seem to change with what ever works easier and no one wants any “drama”. Then I go and watch a show like “Band of Brothers” and think to myself “How would these guys feel about the generation of today” Would they think “This is what we died and suffered for? So someone could post a picture that isn’t even there own picture, and not even there own words to prove how there better than somebody else”…It’s pretty pathetic really.
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Published on 15 Dec 2012
All the interviews with the soldiers from the amazing tv series Band Of Brothers. I’ve never had any direct experience of war and i found these interviews really compelling and deeply moving.
Talking with the girls (as one does) and we were talking about which ex’s do we regret the most. I’m not sure that I actually regret any of my past relationships, however there is one relationship that has an interesting way to view it and I wonder if I am alone in this.
My last relationship I felt like he was lying so much about who he was, that he never knew who I was. To me there is not way that he could possibly have cared about the real me, because if you don’t know who a person is…How can you possibly know what can hurt them? How would you know what they would consider to be a betrayal?
I put it down to this, it was like dating an actor, but dating their amazing fictional character and then realising, disappointingly, you were dating this whole other real reality. It’s the best way that I can think of to explain my last relationship. I think that’s why I find it so hard to get over what happened…Who did I date? Did I date the man, or the character?Any ways…Don’t matter no more ~.^ hehe