Why I love to write

26 January 2014

I love to write, because there is nothing more exciting and infuriating, as organising your incoherent thoughts and putting them to paper. I love to write, because there is always a challenge involved in the process, weather its perfecting a particular sentence, finding the right adjectives to describe the atmosphere, or creating the perfect setting to describe a particular scene, for the characters you've crafted together in the depths of your mind. I love to write, because in my over active imagination, I dream up a different reality to my own life, and characters that either resemble or differ from the people I know in my everyday life. I love to write, because I get to meet and craft new characters who I've never known before. I love to write, because exploring these characters through the actions they take, and the way they conduct themselves in their fictional realities, can be so entertaining and fulfilling. I love to write because my imagination can take me anywhere; its a place where I am able to create fictional worlds, where almost anything is possible - just believing is key. 

I love to write, because it is a chance for me to explore my thoughts and feelings, in a place far away from judging eyes and hushed whispers - a place where I am heard and where my voice is always key. 
I love to write, because I'm able to document the ever changing thoughts and emotions I find myself entangled in. I love to write, because it's my way of making sense of the world, through exploring the nature of people and their characteristics, by seeing their relationships develop between other characters, their passions and attitudes towards the things in life, and their interest in the world around them. I love to write because it gives me the opportunity, to speak to millions through the words of language, and share a platform of discussion with the unique minds of many. Without words after all, how on earth would we be able to communicate?

003. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

19 January 2014

'The Lizzie Bennet Diaries'  is a modern adaptation of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'  in the form of a web-series. Told through video logs, Elizabeth Bennet verbally explores the life of her sisters, post-graduation plans and her undeniable feelings for Darcy.

It is amazing how this old tale, that has been retold countless amounts of times, has been appropriately adapted to fit into modern day life. This approach makes the story more accessible for people who don't necessarily relate to the world of 19th century as well, in my opinion. It isn't easy bringing to life an old story into a modern world, but Hank Green and Bernie Su did an incredible job of making it believable. There are so many incredible plot lines that bring this story into the 21st century, such as modern notions of educated and working females, and Lizzie vlogging her frustrations through the use of digital technology. 
This web-series is so brilliantly constructed, and beautifully crafted.

We manage to get a feel of all these characters we get a small glimpse of throughout the series by Lizzie's impersonations and their appearances as well. The impersonations were such an inventive and creative to incorporate new characters into the story, and Lizzie's feelings towards them. I enjoyed experiencing every single character, especially through Lizzie whose impersonations were just so perfectly executed and so very very entertaining to watch! Ashley Clements, who played Lizzie Bennet, did an amazing job in this series. To say anymore, I feel would only just ruin the suspense. And to be perfectly honestly, this series was just done at an incredible standard that I myself could never have accomplished. Hank Green is a genius who I will always look up to, and everyone involved with this series did an amazing job of bringing to life of an olden tale with a modern twist. That Emmy was definitely well deserved. I highly recommend this web-series, and I assure you the only thing you'll regret is not seeing it sooner!

Upcoming Films in 2014 to look forward to!

11 January 2014

Congratulations - you've survived the past two weeks of January, filled with deadlines, last minute revision, back to work routines and all with a pinch of frostbite! It's always pretty hard to get back into routine after the festive period of the year, when you've gone from watching Christmas movies, spending time with the family and lovely food to satisfy your festive cravings, back to the monotonousness routine of the working the day - or at least the attempt of it. Now you really can't wait to see the summer sun, especially with the winter weather we're having these days.  But don't fret! There is a lot to look forward to this year, including some awesome new film releases staring some very interesting figures!

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