Saturday Morning Quote

Attachment is forbidden. Possession is forbidden. Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is essential to a Jedi’s life. So you might say, that we are encouraged to love.

Anakin Skywalker

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Saturday morning/evening quote (Aaaaah! I forgot what day is today!)

I missed to post quotes this morning. My father came to see me after couple of months and we spent the day together at a book fair. It was awesome. 

“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and…bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant.”

-The Doctor

“She’s never seen Star Wars? Ted, the only people in the universe who haven’t seen Star wars are the characters in Star Wars. And that’s ’cause they lived them, Ted! That’s ’cause they lived the Star Wars.”

-Marshall Eriksen

” It was pity that stayed Bilbo’s hand. Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play yet, for good or ill before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many.”

-Gandalf

” I try to believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Count them, Alice. One, there are drinks that make you shrink. Two, there are foods that make you grow. Three, animals can talk. Four, cats can disappear. Five, there is a place called Underland. Six, I can slay the Jabberwocky.”

-Alice

Summary

– The Walking Dead 3rd season premiere. Carl, you son of a *****, stay in the house.

– I miss Doctor Who from times when it was a good show (1-5th season).

I’d pay to see this.

– One Piece is a good anime and I finished it. This one made me more sensitive to movies and stuff. Now I can cry whenever I want.

– I got good at poker. And, I bought a poker set. 😀

– My boyfriend bought a guitar belt that says “at least I’m not a drummer.” I reminded him of an article about a wedding where bride took off with a drummer.

– Han shot first?

– I am going to watch Empire Strikes back tonight.

– Grand Admiral Moff Tarkin is way cooler than Darth Vader.

– Luke Skywalker is a whiny b****.

– You should read The Walking Dead comic.

Only because of this panel. 🙂

How I ruined Star Wars forever

You know, it’s not every day that bloggers have the privilege to write their 100th post. Some don’t even get to that point. When I wrote my last post, I found out that the next one will be special, at least for me. So I looked for a topic that is cool enough, waited for some event to come up, but nothing happened. And last night, while I was shuffling through Star Wars soundtracks, I came up with this one.

As I said many times on this blog (not that I have another), I am a huge Star Wars fan. Do you know why? Beside that awesome, epic story about young Anakin Skywalker (face it, people, it’s all about him), there are so many things that impress me every day once again.

When we watch a movie, it’s not only about what we are seeing, it’s also about what we hear. I experimented with movies: I closed my eyes while watching some movie, and then I watched it without sound. As long as I hear something is going on, I feel those same emotions that are there when I watch movie normally. But, when there is no sound, it makes me feel empty.

My best experiment ever was watching “The Ring” while some children music was playing. Fellow readers, that was the best comedy I ever saw.

The same thing is with Star Wars. Music is epic.Those soundtracks are the most listened on my playlist. I just can’t imagine that “universe” without that epic music. But there is something else…

How often would you hear that humming of the lightsaber before someone in the movie turned it on? Blaster shots? Everything? Yes, those sounds are the core of the Star Wars franchise. Would R2-D2 be so cute if he couldn’t make those cute whistling sounds? Of course not. What Star Wars fan doesn’t know that sound of the TIE fighter?

 

TIE fighter

 

 

Wait, something is not right… TIE fighter makes sounds? That we hear? No, that is not possible. Every person on this planet knows that, but just didn’t realize it until I just said it. Thanks to Ben Burtt, we took those things for granted.

You see, there is no sound in space. At least that is what scientists say. I often heard them saying: “Sound is a wave. It needs something that would allow the wave to travel. Something like air, or water. Anything. In space, there is nothing, when we don’t count stars and other planets, asteroids etc. That is why we can’t hear Sun.”

 

Universe is just big, cold space

 

 

So, there I was, laying on my bed, listening to that awesome music, thinking how my most favorite movies were ruined just because I was thinking about sounds. Each one of those sounds in space shouldn’t be there. If they are, that is insane. The Law of the Universe is broken. If they aren’t there, the movies suck.

And that is how people ruin things. Just by thinking. I always need to know how things work. Even George Lucas wanted that people explain him how those machines work. He came to them and said something like: “I want you to make me a space ship for my movie. Also, I want you to tell me how it’s going to move like, how many laser cannons work, how will people go from one to another in space, how it lands, what fuel does it use, etc.” If I were Lucas, I would demand that too.

 

The less you know, the better, Lucas

 

 

But, the sounds… Those sound effects were everything. And now, for me, half of them are gone. From this post onwards, Star Wars will never be the same. You lied to us, Lucas.

Just if you think I’m overreacting, here is the Top 10 list of Star Wars sound effects. Now, eliminate all sounds in space and see how many are left.

Anyway, I can go on and on about this one, but I am going to stop here. No need to ruin this, and every other Sci-Fi movie. Except for Firefly (Serenity) where there is no sound in space. Actually, there is little space.

 

Do I want to be a super hero?

A stereotypical caricature of a villain.

A villain! Fear him!

This is something everyone daydreams about. Why not? We’ve all read many comics about our favorite super hero and wished to capture villains side by side with them.

Even I was one of those people. I always admired Marvel heroes. They were so unusual and not always acting like a hero should. Spiderman, Fantastic Four, X-men… Oh how I wished to be a mutant like Rogue or Storm and change the weather if I didn’t like it. Or to be like Mistique, who could change her appearance into any person she wanted…

But, then, I started realizing some things about villains. The only one villain who looked a little smarter was Magneto from X-men. I know that is because we have to see our heroes win, but, that is not right. Even enemies deserve respect, if not love or compassion (that is not an option). And these thoughts I had, became much stronger when I got this video game Evil Genius.

It was a fine game that places you in the role of a super villain that threatens to conquer the world. I enjoyed it so much and I even wrote a post about it called “I wish I was“. After that I started dreaming of being a smart super villain that no one could outsmart.

So, while others played the role of the hero, I tried to conquer the world. That was very strange, because kids often fought to save people, but I gladly took the role of the bad girl.

Not to mention that, as a big Star Wars fan, I have a favorite villain – Darth Vader. He is the best one I ever saw. Smart, powerful, strong, with rough past, with that helmet, he always looked so fearsome. Others were afraid of him. My brother often teased me that, if this guy existed, I would marry him (Ha. Ha. Very funny).

And people have admit that he would be an admirable opponent.

Oh, what about you, guys? Would you be a villain or a hero? Don’t forget that some people are considered villain just because they make some rough choices for the greater good.

What would it be? Hero…

Or a villain?