Let me tell you story. Picture it. It’s summer in 2010. The sun is shining. It’s time for the yearly cycling competition. It’s held in a city somewhere in Finland. The race takes place around a river. Over a bridge to the other side of the river and back over another bridge. The race has 50 laps. Viewers better not get in the way because they are going very fast and the competition is tough. Even though it’s summer, it’s not that warm. As a matter a fact, it’s kind of chilly.
Here I am standing with my camera in my hand. I’ve watched this competition before but without a camera. I have tried many times to take pictures of fast-moving things but they haven’t turned that good. I’ve tried different set ups but I’ve never found the right one. Maybe I have the wrong lens. I’m using a EF-s 17-55 mm but that’s all I own but I’m trying the best I can. I usually keep the Mode Dial at P because it’s faster and I don’t have to think what set ups I should use. Now I try the Tv and M but the cyclists are going so fast so I don’t have time to think about set ups. It’s now or never. Click, click I go. I move to another place and do the same. I don’t care about the set ups now. Who has the time? I’m here to take pictures and not practising photography. I take pictures and hope for the best. I’m not one of those people who take hundreds of photos of one thing. It’s not like I’m a pro photographer. Even though that was my dream at the time. Not so sure anymore. Who wants to hire me anyway? I don’t even have a driver’s license. Like that’s important.
When I get home and look at the pictures on the computer. I must say, not bad after all.
I decided to watch The Oscars after all last night. Even though I didn’t plan to. Usually I wouldn’t care much about it. First of all, it’s usually just a show-off party where celebrities dress up and feel important for a night. And secondly the nominations are quite boring. Those that really deserve a nomination are never nominated. Also there’s too many awards. Who really cares about those less important ones. Face it, all that people care about is who wins Best Actor/Actresses and Best Picture.
One of the reason I watched the show was because Ellen was the presenter and she’s really funny. She did a great job. But what was this ordering pizza thing? Were they trying to fill the time with this nonsense? That was really boring and silly. That ‘Selfie’ thing was OK but that pizza thing wasn’t. I was more embarrassed for the actors who took part in it. It was different but still unnecessary. The rest was great. Ellen wasn’t chosen to be the presenter for nothing.
What makes a farce of this show is the nominations and the winners. The Academy has never appreciated trilogies or movie series like Bond and such. Those kind of movies never get nominated. The people in the academy seem to have been stuck in a rut. They don’t want anything new. “It’s always been like that” they might say. OK, whatever. Time for a change in “your policy”
This years The Oscars were unpredictable. What annoyed me the most was the same movie winning awards; ‘Gravity’ I never hated a movie I haven’t seen but this one really got on my nerves. If it was a person I would strangle it. I was glad it didn’t win Best Picture. That would have been so wrong. Even though I find 12 Years of Slave a bore, that’s better then bloody ‘Gravity’ And even Benedict Cumberbatch won the award. Yay.
Even if I like Sandra Bullock as an actress, I was happy she didn’t win Best Actress. That was an award I was happy Cate Blanchett won. Not only because she’s also in The Hobbit movies but also because she really deserved to win.
Best Actor was the only award that got the nominations right. All 5 deserved the award. Yet again, no award for Leo DiCaprio this time either. But he doesn’t need an award to prove what he’s worth. Same goes with Christian Bale (looked great btw). Matthew McConaughey really deserved to win. Especially after all the great effort he did for the role.
‘Gravity’ is the curse word of today. Especially for the Best Visual Effects. That’s injustice. The Hobbit should have won that. Smaug is the most impressive creation ever. And I’m not just saying it because I love the movie. ‘Gravity’ is nothing compared to that.
But maybe next year, The Hobbit will get the nominations and the wins. Well, it did happen to Lord of the rings so why not now.
Since I saw ‘Snow White and Seven Dwarfs’ at age 3, I haven’t liked creepy stuff. I never been into vampires, monsters etc. kind of movies or TV shows. The likes of ‘True Blood’, ‘Supernatural’ nor ‘The Walking Dead’ just creeps me out. Even the Orcs or Uruk Hai’s in ‘Lord of the rings’ were creepy. At the start I just couldn’t look when they were on the screen. I’ve watched X-Files a few times and even then, I just looked away. I just find it disgusting. I’ve never watched ‘American Psycho’ with Christian Bale because of the creepy stuff. Even seeing scenes from the movie, is difficult. I just can’t do it. When watching e.g. CSI where they show dead bodies, makes me look away as well.
When I was 7, I watched a movie in secret from my parents in my room. In it, there was a dead body with its eyes opened in a trunk of a car and the killer with a wrench in its hand. I saw nightmares a few nights after that. I still remember it. Those creepy dead eyes. Yuck. That’s what you get when you’re curious. Now I have to pay the price. I can’t even watch Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ video. I always look a way when I see those zombies and the werewolf.
There’s a trailer with the upcoming movie ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’. I could not watch the movie even if Lee Pace is in. I rather not see it because of the possible creepy stuff. Even the thought of the creepiness, is agonizing. First of all I don’t like to look at mutated things and secondly horror stuff are a bit silly as well.
I’ve never understood the fascination with horror and creepy stuff. When people talk about these ‘popular’ TV shows, it just bores the hell out of me. I just have nothing in common with people who like that kind of stuff. Just keep all that creepiness away from me, please.
OK, you’re all busy. But whatever. I continue writing to myself then I’m having 2nd thoughts about this blog. It feels like a waste of time. But then again I got too much time on my hands so why not keep it. I’m just bored, bored, BORED. (I know how Sherlock feels sometimes)
Twitter and Facebook are crap. WordPress is crap. Tumblr is crap. My followers are crap. No offence. Leave if you want. I don’t care. This is MY blog and I write what I WANT. If you can’t take it, you don’t have to stay. You got my permission to leave without an explanation. That will just prove you were not worth having. I won’t lose my sleep over it. No point asking any questions as it seems no one replies them. But have it your way. Don’t bother commenting. It seems so difficult to people. Or maybe you think your life is more important than mine. Maybe it is. You’re busy, OK I got that. * rolls eyes * DO I HAVE TO SHOUT TO GET PEOPLE TO NOTICE MY WRITINGS. Hello, anybody there?! I’m asking you a question, you bastard. Didn’t your mother teach you anything? Answer me damn it! [/rant over] Sorry, my disappointment took it over a while. Don’t take it personal. It’s just me ranting
In the blog world, the main subject is about personal things. But I don’t want to be like everybody else. I refuse to follow that route. My subjects might not be as popular as, let’s say fashion but at least I’m saying something. It might feel like nobody cares what I write but there must be someone. Why would I have followers otherwise? I think I look at the stats too often. I shouldn’t take them so seriously. But somehow I guessed, the Zero to Hero challenge wouldn’t increase my blog’s traffic. It was just a while and now it’s back to square one. Maybe I should change the subject to something else or maybe I just have too many interests. Come to think of it, nah, I’ll just leave it as it is.