If you just learn a single trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
class is over, from now on we meet separately.
I'm gonna miss this class, I always looked forward to whatever would happen, and the delicious treats we'd get every week. But on the other side, I might get to use that time in a very productive way, and when I say productive I just mean that I will be working on something and still behind in every class. This year has been like the endless race in which you run with all your strength and might just to keep up with the last person. Frustration pours out of my veins, I slave myself day and night (come by the fifth floor at midnight to say hi) yet I'm still behind in every class. I thought about quitting my job, but I need to eat and pay rent, so that's out of the question. Some friends from other mayors ask me to come have a drink with them, to come party, and are usually disappointed when I say no, they all think I'm an overachiever but all I do is drown. I think this lyrics from Blue October fit quite perfectly:
I want to swim away but don't know how
Sometimes it feels just like I'm falling in the ocean
Let the waves up take me down
Let the hurricane set in motion... yeah
Let the rain of what I feel right now...come down
Let the rain come down
...I want to buy a one way ticket to Vermont.
NOW-asides from all the art student angst, Procrastination:
I used to be a great procrastinator, as a matter of fact... I think that "Procrastination" was considered by my parents as one of the names they'd give me at birth, I'm glad they didn't. But then again, that would be a pretty cool ice-breaker, I wonder how that would have affected me, especially since I'm one of those people who strongly believes that your name makes half of your personality.
But I digress, I don't procrastinate anymore, I just can't afford to procrastinate with this inhuman workload plus job. Even tho, sometimes I think that I would be able to procrastinate if I were to make some time in my calendar for it, just schedule a good one hour of procrastination for me to roam around complaining about work, and once that was over, back to work. That could be a good way to end procrastination, give yourself to it, but just for a set time.
Movie of the week: Tekkon Kinkreet (2006)
Yes it is an animated movie, Japanese animation or Anime, but please don't make the awful mistake of thinking less of it because of that, I have many friends who do not watch "Anime" because they feel it's childish or just not good enough, bad bad mistake. I do agree that there is much shitty animation out there, and most of the Anime is made just to sell, but once in a while comes a masterpiece that changes your entire views on what should be considered cinema.
I used to think that Anime was all about Pokemons and Dragonballs, endless TV sagas with shitty stories and bad animation, but along came "Princess Mononoke" (1997) a movie..NO! A masterpiece that stole my heart in every way and climbed to the top of my all time favorite movie list and has stayed there ever since. What a movie my god, cinematography, story, characters, music, it is just an absolute, outstanding achievement in every aspect. After watching Princess Mononoke, my hunger for this new-found cinema grew stronger and I looked up and watched every movie by the creator of Mononoke, Mister Hayao Miyazaki, I was not disappointed, these are the first movies I would ever bring home to my children.
But enough of the praise, the movie in question right now is Tekkon Kinkreet, based on the graphic novel by Taiyō Matsumoto. This is one of those movies that grips you from the first scene, a wonderful piece of eye-candy with rich colors and impressive highly-detailed backgrounds and scenery (all hand drawn and painted.) The story is that of two brothers, two orphans raised in the streets of the beat-up metropolis of Treasure-Town who rule the underbelly of the huge beast of a city that raised them. But that's all I'm gonna tell you about it, I'll let the trailer try and do a bit of justice to this amazing flick:
And here's the one for Princess Mononoke:
...I got shivers