Another Day, Another Blog

August 6, 2009

Random haikus

Filed under: when natures strikes back, writer's block — iamza @ 5:34 pm

Snow falls: travelling

through cold night skies unaided,

no need of a ship.

. _._.

The northern lights: a

magneto-charged romance

between earth and sun.


August 4, 2009

Hello, my name is Normal

Filed under: curiosities — iamza @ 5:16 pm

Eschew obfuscation normality.

Is there such a thing as normal? Aren’t we all slightly bent in different ways? Isn’t that part of what makes being sentient such an adventure? If we all thought the same, if there was only one way of viewing the world, what would be the point of reading novels or going to the movies? We’d be able to predict exactly what was about to happen, how the heroes and villains would behave, because they’d think the same way we do.

It’s our abnormalities and differences that make us interesting, both to ourselves and to others, and gives rise to creativity and inspiration.

Normal is vanilla, generic, bland. Why would anyone want to be normal?

Current cogitations

Filed under: curiosities, the joy of life — iamza @ 12:09 am

Why is it that space exploration is suddenly the network flavour of the month? All of a sudden, the new in-show seems to be one that includes a space-ship, a small group of slightly incompatible crew members, and a strange other intelligence guiding things from behind the scenes. (See also: Virtuality, Defying Gravity, and Stargate: Universe).

Is this just a subconscious reaction to the 40th anniversary of the moon landing?

Also, why is it that all the publishing houses are busily churning out books about vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, and/or ghosts? And let’s not forget the sudden spate of tragically romantic vampires and other assorted monsters on screens both big and small! (See also: Twilight, True Blood/Sookie Stackhouse novels, Moonlight, The Vampire Diaries, Blood Ties/Henry Fitzroy novels, Supernatural, Being Human, etc.)

When do we get a vampire who is neither tragic nor romantic, but rather a bit of a buffoon? “Hey, meet my friend, Jack. He’s funny, with fangs!”

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