Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Originality



Good day en I wish you sunshine because it keeps raining here (of course, it's autumn, duh).

Confusing thought in my head.
What is originality? Does it even exist? Does not every thing come from something that came before, isn't there anything new under the sun?

Very confusing. If I dress like this and call myself original, is that even true? Or if I write this book on this or that subject, am I not unintentionally copying someone who has already wrote it before me?
Blah, I sound serious. Like, boring serious.
Is boring original?!
And now I sound utterly weird.

To get to the point: I thought about this a lot. I think everyone gets to a time when they think about it (I hope. Or not hope). Especially when it comes to writing. The fear of unintentional copy, fear you won't be able to say what hasn't already been said, the urge to come up with something new and bright and beautiful and NOT YET EXISTING.

That's probably where one stops because one thinks one is unoriginal and boring and will never become a writer (why isn't writing easy?! It's weird, because writing is 90% hard work and the rest is fun, but you can't just stop writing. That's ... impossible. And on the other hand I wouldn't want writing to be easy, because that wouldn't be right. Aaand now I'm off topic, let's go back, shall we?).

I think ... (here comes the wise opinion that is actually allready said a thousand times before ... that was sarcastic, sorry) ... one should not worry about being original, one should try to be oneself (is that even a word?). Like, write what you want to write, even if it has been written before, because when you write it, it will be different from the other person that wrote it when you where five years old and running through the yard with your little sister.
It's like that quote/saying/wise word: ''no one ever reads the same book.'' Two persons may read one book, but it will be different in their minds.
And since there is only one of you and everyone is unique what you write will allways be different.

Basically I wrote this post for my younger self and for my now self because I had the confusing thought about originality on my mind that I haven't actually answered.

Originality doesn't exist. Not in writing anyways. My opinion, though it may be brought to fall down again because someone comes with an counterargument that says original does exist.

It's still raining. I do hope for a bit of sunshine. Autumn leaves are beatutifull, and so are the sunsets and the fog, but not the rain!

Have a good day. With or without rain.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Winnie the Pooh + Writing

Sometimes writing is great. Sometimes it's horrible because it just won't come along. And sometimes it's a mix of a whole lot of things.


So here's a Winnie the Pooh post about writing.
(I realize it's not Period Drama or anything, but I like the Winnie the Pooh characters, they are all so divers and fit perfectly for this post.)


When everything goes perfect: your writing is perfect, your plot is perfect and you're just happy and want to dance around and shout and basically be like Tigger.



When you suddenly have to stop writing because you can't remember anything of the research you did yesterday on how to saddle a horse/when you get lost in all the details that envolve writing about how your story's geography works.



When you really need to write, but you can't start, and time is ticking by and you're sitting there and nothing comes and suddenly you doubt if you'll ever write anything good in your life.



When you read what you just wrote.



When you're writing and not really noticing what's happening around you.



The Eeyore mood you sometimes get for no reason at all



When you're eating and suddenly an amazing idea strikes you.




Despite that, you're secretly very happy to have finished your story, however short it is (I am at least!).


No also I will say goodbye. *quickly presses publish so I won't go talk nonsense that has nothing to do with this post*

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Animation Tag

Ruth from Amongst Spring Blossoms made an animation tag! Yay!






The Rules:
Nothing important, just tag some people(your own decision) and answer the questions(hey, it's not forced, remember that!)

Questions:

(Here we go!)

1. Who's your favourite animated herione?

Mulan. She's brave, but also realistic. Second in line would be Rapunzel, because of her enthusiasm, her lively nature.


2. Who's your favourite animated hero?

Eugene. Just ... He's funny, he is sweet, he is honourable (even though he is a thief and a liar in the beginning) and then the way he loves Rapunzel ... The way he changes from Flynn to Eugene, from his pretended him to the real him.


3. If there was to be a sequel(or even a third, fourth or fifth part)(and then I don't mean like Frozen Fever or Tangled Ever After, those short movies, but a real one) of an animated movie, where would you like it to be about?

Ehm. I would like a second movie from Inside Out.
 

4. Which couple from an animated movie do you think is higly underrated?

I don't know ..? I can't think of any Disney film being underrated that I think isn't. But I would like to have seen more of Ellie and Carl together, they are so sweet and happy. I know that doesn't really answer the question, sorry.


5. Which couple do you like the most?

Carl and Ellie. They are the sweetest, most real couple I have ever seen. Look at them! Their story was so beautiful, and they where so happy together.


6. Which song is your favourite?

 Colours of the Wind


7. And if you should choose a song that isn't likely to be chosen by you, one that didn't immediately come up in your mind, but is still a favourite, which one would it be?

To be honest, I don't really know that many Disney songs, so I couldn't answer this one.


8. What animation movie did you first think you wouldn't like, but eventually you did?

Cars, I think. But that was way back, I can't really remember. But I do know I thought Cars was going to be silly, but it actually has a good storyline to it. (Cars 2 excluded, I don't like that one).
 

9. Which two do you always consider as a couple, even though they are not a definite couple, but almost no one else does?

I'd agree with what Ruth said in her answer. I know they aren't a real couple, but there are certain moments in the two movies that I start to think: I could be, or could have been.
 

10. Which girl from an animated movie has the best hairstyle(s)?

Her hair is so beautiful! Not so very realistic though, but I don't care, it's beautiful.


11. Which is the best dress?

Do weddingdresses count? Rapunzels weddingdress is so beautiful!


12. Which sidekick is the best according to you?

Pascal.

13. What's your favourite Disney princess movie?

For now it's still Tangled.
 

14. What's your favourite animated movie(no Disney princess movies included)?

Up! (it doesn't have Disney princesses in it)


15. What is your Disney personality?

This is a great question, I like doing quizes like that! *goes off to do the quiz*

It says: You have a strong inner desire to express yourself, often in public speaking( no thank you. that's Horrible!)acting, writing, or singing (that's true, apart from the singing). You also yearn to have beauty around you in your environment (okay ...)
You tend to be quiet (yes), considerate (hope so),sympathetic to others and fair, though sometimes you  can be quite explosive (how did you guess so accurate?!). You are often very intuitive (oh, how fun). You like detail and order (not too much), and often find change worrisome (okay, that's not always true, I kinda like change). You may sometimes feel insecure or restless (again accurate).
This was so much fun. I'm glad I have some of Rapunzel, I like her.
 

16. Which animated girl do you think looks most like you(in looks, not in character)?




Anna, maybe. Though my hair is more brownish. So Jane from Tarzan could also be accurate.


17. Which statement do you think is true and which not(you know, those things on Pinterest that say ... For example: that Elsa and Anna are Rapunzels cousins, that Tarzan is Anna and Elsa's brother or that the oldest girl from Despicable me is maybe Riley's mom from Inside Out)?

Eh, I have no idea. I do think Elsa and Anna could be Rapunzels cousins. And I don't think the oldest girl from Despicable me is Riley's mom.


18. What animated movie did you exect much of, but turned out to be much worse than you originally thought?

Ice Age 5. Blech. Very stupid. Or the one with the weird white rabbit and the pets. Didn't like that one very much either.


Thank you Ruth, for the awesome tag. I enjoyed answering the questions very much! 

Actually I really want to write another post, but that will have to wait. Three posts in one day is too much. Two is already too much, I think. :)

So, so long!

 

A Long, long, long, long absence


And in the meantime, summer went by, and autumn came. Now, before I continue, I can explain (the words so often used in movies. They get kind of cliché.)
I forgot my password. (How very smart of me)
Then I tried multiple times to get into my account by entering passwords that I thought where right, but actually where wrong.
So I had to resign to never ever returning here. O sad, sad day that was ...
Then I found the right password in a notebook, stuffed somewhere at the bottom of a pile of other notebooks I never used. I was thrilled, till I found out my account (mine!) would not let me (its rightful owner) in!
Again I had to resign to never returning here. Another sad day.
And then, one day (today actually) I tried once more. Wouldn't hurt to try once more, right? Yes, right! Because now it worked and I got in (sounds weird) and I can blog again. After such a long and long time ...

This was weird to write. Maybe you all left, thought I abandoned this blog without a goodbye. Maybe not. But one thing is true, I am so happy to finally write some of my scribblings in this little ''corner of the internet'' again. *smiling idiotically behind the screen* It's good you can't actually see me, my smile is too big for my face.

And if you're wondering whether I'm a hacker who got into this account and now pretends to be me, there are some bloggers who know me in real life who can confirm that it's actually me (if they are okay with that). Because it's me.
(why would anyone do such a thing as the above, anyway? I wonder)

I think I might be one of the most forgetful people in the world, by far. (I really hope I'm not the only one though, it would be kind of lonely if that were true)

Well, like ma Ingalls said (if I quote correctly), End's well, al's well. (or the other way around, or with different spelling, I don't know. Whatever way I write it, looks wrong. So I'll go with this).

Rebekka

P.S
I'm so happy right now, writing a blogpost again!