I’m at school right now. yes you read that right - i’m at school and in the media rooms. waiting for files to render and for sounds to normalize.
The rain still hasn’t abated and the lightning has been dropping in on us for the last half hour now. I’ve got a media film due and all i can think of is taking up the camera and filming all of this. It all feels so real somehow and the jokes been going around that if we’re actually trapped here, where we can find bedding and food for the night.
chances are we’ll be fine. but this feeling, i can’t describe it, it’s a thrill being in school, with other people in my class racing to finish our films, the rain pouring and pouring outside of the windows, the glare from cars rolling past, the rumbling coming through the walls. It’s a nice reminder that life is HAPPENING.
some people have tried to leave already, braving the rain, in their new year 12 jumpers (which we all received today) god speed to them.
me, i’m going to get off tumblr and keep on editing and resist the urge to document everything around me. i don’t think i’ll forget it all that easily though.
and I listen.
Because, fuck, let’s face it
loud music is okay;
thoughts not so much
let them be, those loud thoughts
don’t bring them outside
or grow like weeds
that cover eyes
not that my eyes were open,
I’m more interested in the interior of eyelids
than anything else;
and your ears ring
with the purest thing
of expression, music
music that means nothing,
it’s not white noise, that wailing call
and (I) thought
that I should think
but those singers breathe
hands don’t hold onto forever
and songs stop
all this sonic consumption aids my ability to remember galvanic cell functions.
SPOILERS WILL PROBABLY OCCUR!!!! sorry in advance!
also apologies to everybody - this will be a one time thing i swear.
until we found out who the mother is at least… :3
DAMNIT GUYS WHAT HAVE YOU DONE.
Sweetness, sweetness I was only joking
When I said I’d like to smash every tooth
In your head
Oh … sweetness, sweetness, I was only joking
When I said by rights you should be
Bludgeoned in your bed
And now I know how Joan of Arc felt
Now I know how Joan of Arc felt
As the flames rose to her roman nose
And her Walkman started to melt
Bigmouth, la … bigmouth, la …
Bigmouth strikes again
And I’ve got no right to take my place
With the Human race
EGAD! sweet yashna, you are truly a font of inspiration and ideas!
over a short conversation about games on her netbook her speaking led me to think - what if; plants vs zombies and pokemon collided like two meteorites in the sky and spawned a pokemon/zombies tower defence game?
seriously though - popcap? any chance?
Where we explore the less publicized depths of our psyche.
“i would actually want to see you in a skirt”
I just want to help all of you. And I would, if in any way I could. I just want you all to be happy.
My ability to spontaneously log off of facebook seems to be improving recently, it started as a ‘oh dont want to let someone jump on and find it still logged on and make miscellaneous post about my predilection towards giraffe genitalia’ but now it just sometimes happens mid facebook browsing. There - i’m off now.
Now coming from someone who can wile away hours captioning friends photos i would like to say that it’s an improvement. However i seem to be on tumblr ever more so now - as evidenced by this post i suppose… You see when you have a school task due tomorrow about social values as represented in 1954 american films such as rear window and on the waterfront and tumblr is still churning out the little slices of instant gratification, dopamine releasing packages you know you’re in trouble.
What is a social value? Well it’s an unwritten cultural law that dictates how we as a culture thinks/feels and behaves. It’s generally a pervasive thing, manifesting in our media, our language and also our behaviour. Even on tumblr - which as a ‘social network’ - there are social values at work.
However, social values can be absolute just as much as they can be relative. While an absolute value is a must have value i.e. not posting animal abuse images onto tumblr, relative values are less strict and are values that SHOULD be had by the wider population. Things like ‘polite questions as anon’ is an example of a relative value.
It is important to note that the media as a source of influence on our social values can support or challenge these very values by representating them in a certain way. Much like the plethora of images that play on the pleasing aesthetic of the shape of smoke rising from a persons mouth, the social value of ‘smoking is bad’ can be challenged by the representation of smoking in the form of images that glorify smoking. Just as there are absolute or relative values, there can be alternative values as well as oppositional values, values that as their name implies run counterpoint to the established values that the majority hold.
Enough about social values! I will not tumblr away my revision! Next up on my itinerary this week is… THE SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY competition! Now this is one thing which i actually admire about my school is that for all students even up to year 12, the competing in the cross country event - a 5 kilometre run around a lake - is mandatory and failure to attend generally results in dismember-Detention.
You see, in my eyes; while having to run 5 kilometres as fast as i can may be distinctly unpleasant in the short term, i do believe that the act of the cross country is something that shakes up ones routine heading into the end of year exams. Much like the lactic acid jabbing at my legmuscles, the cross country feels like a point in the year where you get tapped on the shoulder and then get a hasty slap to the face to remind you that this is going to be; another event in your life, for the rest of your life.
There is so much to do, so much revision, course selections to make, plans to review and so little time to finish it all in. It’s a race we’re mandated to run that is what is going to have to be done.