Sunday, August 31, 2014

So dies the youth, so dies the fairest maid

Sorry for the lack of updates! It's been an ENTIRE MONTH and I am kinda overwhelmed by how quickly time passed since school has started!

As you may probably know, I chose to plan and go along with the shittiest timetable anyone can have for this semester and here I am, mentally drained and exhausted from all the traveling and studying.

Romeo and Juliet (1968)- What is a Youth


Have been fangirling over Franco Zeffirelli's (1968) version of Romeo and Juliet (yes, I'm studying this) and it's SO BEAUTIFUL.

The song, What is A Youth (by Nino Rota) , is especially apt and performed with such enchanting tunes. Even though it's considered quite an old version, its authenticity and cinematic touch makes it  (in my opinion) the most magical portrayal of the timeless classic.

THEM LYRICS. THEM LYRICS!!! I JUST CAN'T GET OVER THE LYRICS!!! The composition and words....so wonderfully written. It foreshadows the entire tragedy and love of Romeo and Juliet and makes you tear up so badddddd.

The actors and actresses, though they were so young at the time of filming, were so talented (STILL ARE) and gorgeous! I can't even.... I never thought Romeo and Juliet can be THIS good looking!! Which is saying alot hahaha. And yes, Zac Efron resembles Leonard Whiting...ALOT. The energetic youthfulness they exude and the depth of emotions they portrayed captivates audiences till this day.

GO WATCH ONLINE!!!!! IT'S WORTH IT!


*

Also tried watching the Baz Luhrmann (1996) version, but the only thing I can focus on is the handsome young  Leonardo DiCaprio......I am too disoriented and weirded out at the conflation of modern and rowdy mafia theme with the Shakespearean language. My face is 0_o throughout the movie. Nonetheless, it is still a brilliant attempt at modernizing the Shakespeare classic.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

School, please just start already

Just broke camp a few days ago! Man, I was really exhausted.

UOC camp was pretty exciting; partly because I actually had quite a few things to do.
Productivity feels really good, especially because the numbing inactivity of the three months holiday is starting to take a toll on me.

Like wow, I am actually complaining about freaking holidays.

The post-camp syndromes are starting to eat at my boredom too; I am glad to have the EOY 2014 cosfest to look forward to.

Yes, I know that some of these "exciting social events" are temporal and can be pretty pointless, but I insist that I must learn from and go through many more new experiences-before I sign my life away to the working world.

Maybe it's hard to believe since I always prioritize other events before it, but I really do miss church.

I long to listen to the life-giving and energizing words of the word and the fellowship of my brethren. It has been too long. Most important of all, I miss the connection with Christ.

Spare me the weird look, but Christ is very real. I can vouch for that.
He is always with us, loving us and directing us, whether you "think it" or "feel it" or not.
It has always been comforting and peaceful in communicating and praying to Christ. But as I get more and more caught up with my worldly activities, I feel like I have disregarded many of the things he has directed at me, and chose to do things my own way.

In other words, I am very spiritually sian now.

I can't wait school to start soon, so that I can get back to my weekly schedule of going for our English Youth Forum.

But then again, I have probably the shittiest timetable anyone can have- a five day lesson week with the weirdest timings everrrrr. So it's with mixed feelings that I count down to the first day of  new semester.

And OH I forgot that I am no longer a freshie now. Like great, I can't afford to get lost in school as much as last year again.

*
Diabolik Lovers

I have finished watching the anime version and dear me...

I AM ABSOLUTELY MIND BLOWN BY THE STORY.

AND BY MIND BLOWN I MEANT

MY MIND FELT LIKE IT HAS BEEN BUTCHERED AND DROPPED LIKE BIRD SHIT FROM THE SKY.

I think the story was supposed to be portraying some kind of super psychotic love.

But the problem is, it was too erratic and random to the point that any element of plot twist and "surprises" no longer have any effect on me because I can't even take the story seriously anymore.

The protagonist and main love interest of this harem story, Yui Komori, makes female protagonists like Isabella from Twilight and Anastasia Steele from 50 shades look as though they have the best personalities ever. SO DEEP. WOW. SO MUCH CHARACTER.

NOT.

The art was pretty nice but that's it. The characters are literally soulless. The attempt for a story plot was as lazy as Shu Sakamoto.

I followed the entire story till the end, hoping that there would be a mind blowing episode explaining the chaotic and irrational behavior of the vampires but hell no, there was absolutely no sense of a closure.

What makes me so mad is that the story COULD HAVE BEEN ULTRA AWESOME. But no, they decided to butcher the story and cater to lotta fanservice. 

Lo and behold there was also the game version: Diabolik Lovers- Haunted Dark Bridal.
Which had a total of about 24 alternative endings. From what I've read, only about like 4 endings or so from the game are not fucked up.

Okay I will be fair and I'd say, the storyline for Subaru Sakamoto and Shu Sakamoto in the game seems to be almost decent. I thought I would ship Ayato with Yui but his cray crayness is a big hellllll noh.

The thought of checking out the manga just makes my blood run cold.

Monday, July 14, 2014

A short update and Tobuscus- Literal Trailers

It's two more hours til the Grand Finale of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™.


I am really excited for this match! Germany's got a really impressive lineup of team players, with the record breaking match against Brazil. On the other hand, Argentina has key player Lionel Messi and talented players as well.

I'm not siding any team; I just want an exciting match! The wait is killing me. I hope I'll have a sleepover party in the next FIFA World Cup; it'll be so fun.

*



I love Toby's Literal Parody of trailers; they're simply hilarious!

I know that some of these have been uploaded like, 4 years ago or so (and you've all probably already watched them) but some things are just timeless classics.

Basically, Toby creates wacky 'lyrics' that goes along with the tune of the theme music from trailers.

I used to memorize the 'lyrics' with my brother. He can still remember most of them. I am sad to say that I don't have his spectacular memory so this is like a 'revision' for me haha.

LITERAL Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Trailer

 His Assassin's Creed series (yes, there's more of these) are my favorite coz they're super catchy and they've references to each other. JUST WATCHHH

"Nod at the bird and PEOPLE DIE.

EVERYWHERE.

PEOPLE.

DIE!! "

LITERAL Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Trailer Parody

Everything with Harry Potter is good.

LITERAL The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

This is so funny, I just cannot. Tank.

"If you sneeze on me, I'll take a bath with you sometime" 

LITERAL Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

I think this may be one of his most catchy trailers yet.

"Fallin' and fallin' and fallin' and fallin'..

And

LAND IN A LAKE!!!!!!! "


 

I still have about 40 minutes of waiting time....Wonder how many other people also stayed up for this match...