Merlin’s Beard!


That title? A little Harry Potter joke to commemorate the best-est Media class ever, which I had today: our teacher played a Half-Blood Prince on the laptop while he had one-to-one sessions with each student. Oh, and by the way, I’ve got a Distinction. Can anyone say booyah!?

But, surprising as it is, this post will not be about Harry Potter. It will be about this amazing thing right here:

Colin Morgan, you flawless human being (Series 5 of Merlin)

I am serious. This show just kills me — and I mean that it the nicest way possible. What sucks about following TV shows is that there are breaks in between series (I know, shocker). It’s a little known fact that I’m not a patient person… I’m inherently selfish when it comes to my TV shows. I like watching them all in one go. Sometimes, I deliberately wait until a season ends before I watch it. It’s a strange habit, but there you go.

Anyway, the wait for “the proper shows”* to air again is positively harrowing. Merlin, Doctor Who — and don’t you get me started on Sherlock. As a big fan of the three shows, it’s safe to say that I’m part of the fandoms more or less.

My favorite hangout is Tumblr… and the occasional LiveJournal community.

The thing is, I’ve seen so much hate surrounding the Merlin series. Something about the poor narrative arcs and acting… and you know what? Who the hell cares? You can say all the bad things that you want about how badly the writers have treated Lancelot, how cringe-worthy Morgana’s heavily-made-up-face-and-smirk routine going on, and how there’s homoerotic tension between Merlin and Arthur, but at the end of the day you can’t escape the fact that it’s a successful show.

Having dabbled in the fandom, I’ve seen the fans that the show has. The show must be doing something right.

Okay, that’s my rant pretty much over and done with.

Bottom line:

  1. Colin Morgan is flawless
  2. I’ll be eagerly waiting for the fifth season of Merlin to air, and
  3. How about the third season for Sherlock?

Over and out.

*This is just a reference to the shows I consider “improper”… like reality TV. And competition shows. It’s just not my thing.

Music, and the Emotions It Evokes


They say music is what feelings sound like, and I honestly think it’s true. I’ve been listening to Yiruma lately and please allow me to sigh in the beauty of his music, particularly Poem, which broke my heart and healed it again in the span of three minutes.

Want to hear more heartbreaking music? Listen to this:

It’s short. It’s poignant. It’s… undeniably passionate, and it makes me love Sherlock even more. And while we’re on the topic of BBC shows, here’s some lovely music that I rediscovered recently. It’s slightly out of season because I think it’s a Christmas song, but still. I listen to it as often as I can. I mean, can you hear his voice?!

 

I can just cry for Ten. Isn’t it powerful and bold and so very, very tragic? (Note to self: swallow a dictionary and/or a thesaurus before trying to describe music.)

Okay, moving on from my fandoms, here is the song I seem to be singing and dancing to lately:

I know I’ve recommended it before, but the song has stuck to me. I like it, what can I say? It’s inspirational and loud and I can listen to it while I do the dishes. Yup.

And finally, it’s not quite music… but it’s heaven on earth:

So while I’m in this music-loving mood, has anyone got any to recommend? I am seriously considering extending my tastes beyond the indie fandom songs, the ones without lyrics and the what-the-hell-is-Marty-doing kind of music. I would like to branch out to the music my peers seem to like, but I’m afraid to wander too deep into the mainstream pop music and accidentally find myself singing to Bieber’s Boyfriend”… *shiver* I’ve managed this long not listening to it, ha!

Over and out.

The Wonders of Escapism


es·cap·ism/iˈskāpizəm/

Noun:
The tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, esp. by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy.

I don’t know about anyone else but when I was a kid, school was completely separate from my personal interests: in school I learned my ABCs and arithmetic, while at home I watched television and read all the books I wanted. Growing up, those interests became a big part of my life and, as most of you know, the teenage years is the time when you question who you are as a person.

Essentially, you’re finding an identity that is wholly yours. I haven’t found mine yet (I think), but safe to say I understand where my interests lie. And it’s quite astounding, to think about it, that I can mesh my interests in Doctor Who or Harry Potter with my lessons. Because of this, I can’t view these interests as only entertainment anymore… I’ve read journals and articles about the technicalities of the show, the intricacies of character developments and their effects on its audience.

Quite frankly, it’s terrifying.

I liked having school-life and personal-life separate. It provided some sort of structure for me. But then, I came across the term ‘escapism’ and it shattered my understanding of things. I went, so this is why I like so-and-so a lot… it’s because it’s completely different from real-life. I understood that in some level, but the term made it even more real for me.

And it frightens me to know this facet of my personality, that I’d much rather prefer to dwell in an imaginary universe instead of real life. (What is real life, anyhow?)

I don’t know. Maybe I’ve spent too much time thinking about this. Maybe I’m just high from the chocolate crisps I’ve been munching on. I really don’t know. Still, I enjoy these imaginary worlds. Real life problems are so boring, aren’t they?

Over and out.

Boredom, And What It Does To You


I know there’s no need to state the obvious, but… it’s Monday. It’s Monday and I’m already bored. See? This is why I don’t like term breaks. While I appreciate the freedom from teachers and school and the general efforts to come off as a decent human being, I despise not knowing what to do.

And I always never know what to do during term breaks. I mean, it’s only the third day in and there’s only so much reblogging you can do in Tumblr. YouTube’s all well and good, but if you spend too much time there… well, your brain will turn into mush.

So yes, in the past hour or so, I’ve devised a cunning plan to cure my bored. And when I say cunning, I mean a little bit witty. What can I say? I was bored.

What happens when you have a teenager, take it’s current boredom and mix it with the irritation borne out of the inability to find a part-time job? This.

13 Reasons Why… (You Should Hire Me)

It’s a power point depicting thirteen reasons why, a shout out the current book I’m reading, you should hire me. Seriously. Check it out, I’m quite proud of it.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today


This is not me, nor is this my German friend. This is some random girl that I shall name Molly.

Well, what’s happening today? A Lord of the Rings marathon, that’s what!! My friends and I are hanging out in order to spend more time with another friend who, after ten months, is going back to Germany. She’s an exchange student, so yeah…

There’s nothing like a LotR marathon to send someone off! Just add some crisps, coffee chocolate and ice cream, and it’s a part-ayy!!

Damn, we’re so lame -_-’

Oh well. Watch this video. It never fails to lighten the mood.