my brother says i look like a crazy person cos im listening to mozart while conducting an imaginary orchestra with my eyes closed in front of the computer
What is your favourite quote?
“Why is the measure of love loss? - Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body
I love it how boys shrug off my accusations of their sexist behaviour as invalid. “If you say so….” indicates that my words don’t matter. It indicates that it’s okay if I’m offended and that it’s not a big deal. They’re not even interested to find out why a girl gets offended by their speech.
If you could live off one food and one beverage and for the rest of your days, what would they be?
Chinese tea and rice rolls with sweet sauce. Yours?
Sometimes my visceral reaction towards certain things still surprise me. I can tell myself to be opened minded, and I know that I know I’m unfazed, but maybe some things never change at its core.
Towards the end of a film, one of the protagonists drove off a bridge with the bad guy. It was revenge for killing his entire family and leaving him maimed. And I gasped when he had a prosthesis - not the realistic, skin coloured kinds - the mechanical, “futuristic” kind. I know I didn’t gasp because I thought he was maimed, it was because of how unreal he looked. I mean, if we’re going to talk about reality, which commoner real life has a prosthetic forearm like that? In that last 20 seconds, the film choose to put him in an bloody eyepatch and not let him talk, smiling as he drove off the bridge; certainly upping the monster factor here. However unintentional, the film did demonise and portray them as half humans (in a sense?). But I think it brings some lessons across as well. Maybe I am thinking too much.
It’s funny how something as unrelated as the subject of bodies could appear in a Chinese film about eavesdropping and commercial crime. Film watching is always an interesting experience.