Tuesday, January 01, 2008

The tattoo of a flower on a broken wrist

I am starting this thing up again in hopes of maintaining sanity and staving off boredom. Dusty old thing, this mind of mine. Get 'er done!

The dead. Why are they so horrifying? Bodies decay and look gross, get over it. It's natural. I just finished reading the novel The Lovely Bones, and because the narrator is a 14-year-old murdered girl (it's quite alright, she's sweet and in heaven), I feel that much at ease with the normalized idea of human spirits and ghosts. Can't say the same for the living. [B+]
Also watched The Sixth Sense tonight for the first time- yes, I'm waaay behind the times, but I lost the desire to see it after someone told me the ending years ago. It was okay. And precocious little children who see dead people? "The Shining" did it earlier and better. I think that the dead shouldn't haunting the poor living like that. But I guess it can get boring at times if you never cease to exist. It was a pleasant surprise to see Olivia Williams in it, although I'll always regard her as the lovely 1st grade teacher in "Rushmore" who charmed the socks off Max Fischer (immediately) and myself (after a repeated viewing). [B-]
Also saw Once, the (correction) Irish semi-musical with documentary-like camera shakes. The film music was moving, because there is something magical about writing and playing songs with someone you care about who loves music too, but there's no way that I would have looked up the songs and downloaded them off an mp3 blog if I didn't see this movie. Standing alone, they belong in the sappy folk-rock category. Not impressive. I also felt that the ending left something to be desired. Perhaps I am an escapist these days, but if I want reality, I'm not reaching for a dvd. [B-] And my heart is simultaneously pleased and creeped out that Glen Hansard and Marketa Inglova, the two stars, are a real life couple and are 37 and 17 years old. I wonder what's it like for him to be so close to having youth again. It's something special, for sure. But I think that the young should enjoy the young. It's a different sort of appreciation. Someone said, youth is wasted on the young .. but what are you supposed to do with it?

When is it absurd to continue on being patient? Because I want to kick someone/something with the way things are now. Please remember that alcohol is a depressant. You've gone off the rails

More interesting posts to come, soon. For important topics, read the paper. Because if you aren't interesting or important, what are you?


Rachel said...

It's actually Irish... & I agree, the soundtrack is a little to be desired, but I felt it worked wonderfully with the plot & stayed true to the theme of the movie. The ending was what is considered widely as "anti-hollywood" in it's obvious sway from the cliche & probably desired ending... & I quite like that they acknowledged the special quality of their connection without letting it overrun the reality of their lives... but... I am a HUGE fan of Once so this could all be bias. In any case, I'm glad it at least achieved a "B" with you. It is definitely "A" in my book, however.

Rachel said...

its... not it's...
aaarrrg grammar.

racher said...

Ooooh man, as soon as I woke up I was like, I LEFT A DUMB/MEAN COMMENT IN FRANCES' BLOGSPOOOOOT.

I was tipsy & bitchy last night. Sorry friend!

Fern said...

oh that's OK, badger. i wasn't offended. and you were pretty meticulous (grammar!) for being tipsy..