Alternative Ending, Guys?

4 11 2010

Check this one out!

 

How Lord of The Rings should have ended…. Seriously, that’s a great idea. I mean, the birds do exist even in the original stories, right? Why don’t they just wait for these blasted birds to come for around 30 minutes, and then fly to Mordor for 15 minutes. That will take 45 minutes to finish the movie, with additional few minutes before the meeting. Approximately, this story will be less than 1 hour—no need to divide it into 3 parts! 🙂

Of course, that’s a lazy alternative. Very quick, very short, and ironically very logical. What a shame….

Anyway, NaNo is now in progress. Have you thought of this kind of alternatives in your story? Is there a way to make your story no more than 3 paragraphs long? If the answer is yes, be careful. Just why does your character want to take all of the difficult adventures, with their lives in grief danger, if they can just fetch a ride and free from trouble? Very short alternative. No need for 50,000 words; it seems to me you’ve finished the whole novel.

“Well, that was incredibly easy.” Why, it’s true! 🙂

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What if God Went Online?

23 10 2010

I like this video. 🙂

I hope you don’t misinterpret this video as a blasphemy. In my opinion, this video just voices a hope of having God all the time, even in the internet. Is wishing a sin?

Online world is a very rough place. People from different places seek for money, sinful desire and such inappropriate information. It’s good if people just go online in order to have an entertainment. But if they sin in order to get that entertainment… well, that’s when the problem happens.

That’s why, in a rough world like this, isn’t it better to have God to help you?

But again, just as this song suggests, God is “just trying to take away some stress.” Many of us remember Him just when we have a trouble. We pray for our own good, for our need and for our want. We pray for Him to take away our stress. And “we” aren’t just a few people, but thousands and thousands of people all over the world. Personally, I feel sorry for God; He has worked so hard from the very first day this world is born. And He doesn’t get any holiday. If it’s me, I would have been screaming and sent to mental hospital for life.

But do we ever pray for God, even just for once? Pray for His safety, for His happiness and for His sake? Well, I don’t know how about you guys, but I don’t.

…That’s sad, really, to be Him. Praise for Your sake, God. 😦

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Phineas and Ferb – Disney Back to Success

18 09 2010

Continuing my previous post about YouTube, I’ll put several movies I found interesting in that website. The first one comes from my friend’s suggestion: Phineas and Ferb.

This one is not really my favourite, but it’s still hilarious. If you’re completely new with this film, this episode may be a good start. 🙂

I don’t know if you notice it, but until recently, most comments I heard about Disney Channel are very negative, including protests why Mickey and friends are now so lame in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse show (well, though I think it’s normal, as it is intended for children less than 5 years old) and why most of the other programs are just teen, teen and teen movies like Hannah Montana etc (well, I never watch them myself, so I’m not sure about this).

That is, until Phineas and Ferb came out. Since then, the comments start to be positive, and one of old fans even said, “This is the only film I watch in Disney Channel!” Well, I think that’s interesting. 🙂

As for myself, I would never watch it if my friend didn’t talk about it in his blog (thanks, Mr. T!). And as I don’t have access to TV, let alone Disney Channel, I then tried to type it in YouTube and… viola! I found it! Thank you, dear uploaders!

Anyhow, I then tried to watch it and immediately found out why they attract so many fans of all ages:

  1. There’s at least one song in each episode, aside of the title sequence!!! And, I must say, some of these songs are very catchy and cool. I’m positive about it. 🙂
  2. The story itself contains simple-but-smart gigs all over the movie. This includes altering a love, romantic song into music for the beloved nemesis (check this post for futher information) and… one of my favourite episodes: Does This Duckbill Make Me Look fat? (NOTE: You better watch at least TEN other episodes first before this, or you won’t get the gig.)
  3. Each episode contains two parts: what Phineas and Ferb create (the main plot) and their pet platypus’s life as a secret agent (the sub-plot). And, even though most episodes have routine, repeated things again and again (like their sister trying to bust them while the platypus was fighting an idiotically evil scientist in the sub-plot) the complete story itself varies in many ways and there’s hardly something boring in it. Wicked! 🙂

 

Well, if you miss classical Disney-style films, why don’t you try to watch this one? It’s fun! 🙂

 

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YouTube Power

17 09 2010

Okay, the first thing I want to talk about here is one of my favourite websites. Yes, I’m sure you have known it well: It’s YouTube!

There’re several reasons why I’m so attached to YouTube, and this is what’s so great about this website:

  1. I don’t have TV or DVD since I went to Australia to study. There is one at the living room, actually (I’m living in a homestay), but I can’t watch comfortably there, especially when my homestay mother is so busy working in the kitchen. It really makes me look lazy and unhelpful, doesn’t it? Anyhow, YouTube is great for people like me: those who’re unable to use TV or DVD, but have access to computer and internet.
  2. There’re so many things in YouTube, most of which you might be surprised to find. YouTube is not limited to what we always find in the first page—it’s far deeper than that if you want to explore it more! There might be very few (if any) a complete one-hour-or-more movie, but it’s so full of short films, varied from 3 minutes sequence to 30 minutes or more (though if it’s quite long, usually it’s separated into several parts). If you don’t believe me, try to watch this Mr. Bean movie in YouTube—no need for TV anymore! 🙂
  3. You can watch them anytime you want. Yes, yes, you can! Unlike TV, you don’t have to be bound by their film schedule or movie choice—you can watch anything, anytime!

 

…Well, in contrast, below are the reasons why you still need TV:

  1. TV is more complete—who can argue with that? Videos in YouTube depend on whether there are people who uploaded it or not, so they can be limited in many ways.
  2. On the other hand, YouTube is also too limitless. As people can upload anything they want (with consideration of the third one below), there are also so many junks in this website. What I define “junk” here is not boring video (it depends on your liking, as there might be someone who likes them well!), but the one with very poor quality that you can hardly watch. An example I have here comes from one of my favourite childhood cartoons, Fairly Odd Parents. I know at least there’s someone who upload it (and I really thank you for that), but it’s nearly useless if no one is able to watch them! Doesn’t mean to offend or anything, but just reconsider it again before using DV—I’d appreciate it if you can put it on a table or something to decrease the camera’s trembles.
  3. Many YouTube videos violate the copyright laws! As a matter of fact, I do believe that giving these videos for free is much, much better for an advertisement. However, if you upload the video, please at least remember that you still don’t own it. If the creators want you to remove it… well, what can you say?

 

In addition for the third one, I believe that uploading videos in YouTube doesn’t affect the sales at all, as people still wouldn’t be satisfied with just watching it once (usually, they will thereby want to buy the video—personal experience), even if they have watched the complete edition. And if your video is uploaded by the others, actually it’s the same with saying that they like it and ready to tell the others about it. YouTube is a much more efficient way to advertise yourself and your products, and it also determines how well your products are in the market! Wicked! 🙂

In the next posts, I’ll also post links and review films in YouTube that I found interesting. Well, though most of them are animations and cartoons, as they are the ones I’m really fond of. Nevertheless, if you want to recommend something you like in YouTube, just leave your comment here! It’s a pleasure to know something fun and new! 🙂