Saturday, December 28, 2013

College Writer Blog Tag

Laura tagged me in this college writer blog tag, so here it is. (Although in Canada, college is where you go for vocational training and university is the same as what Americans would call college. Anyway)

Also I'm kind of the same as Laura, most of the group of high school/teenage bloggers I used to follow kind of disappeared. So if you're a college-age blogger I'd love to follow you! Leave a link or tweet me @asherlockwrites. :)

Now I have to answer some questions!

What year are you?

First year! I graduated two years ago, but I took a year off last year to work at an international school in the Philippines.

What's your major(s)/minor(s)?

Um, nothing, yet... will let you know later.

What types of writing do you do?

Tweets. Blog posts. Haha just kidding I do more than that... although I haven't really been writing at all since this summer, really. I'm really bad at making writing a priority when I have lots of other things, like school, on my plate. When I'm not stuck in a rut, though, I like writing anything that I have ideas for. I have a harder time writing contemp, though, and while I love pure YA romance I cannot write it without it coming across really cheesy.

What are your plans after college, both career-wise and writing-wise?

Who knows? My vision of the future is very short sighted at the moment. I basically want to be doing everything. Travelling the world, saving it, what have you. I'd love to be working at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights though. For writing... hopefully by then I'll have had the courage to go back and fix up my book and actually have something decent.

What is one thing you've learned about writing while in college?

Well so far I've had one semester, so not much. Hopefully I will learn from my mistake of not writing at all this entire semester though. Any tips for me??

Well my answers are definitely very different from Laura's but that's one thing about college-age bloggers is people are at very different places in life! I think it's pretty cool.

Are you a college writer blog? Answer the questions!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Lord of the Rings: Opinions Then and Now

A few months ago, my brother and I started watching the Lord of the Rings. I'd watched it once before when I was fourteen. I was doing a kids club in a small town during the summer, and for a couple of nights at our host's house we watched it. When I watched it then, I thought it was all right. It was a very epic story but very straightforward, journeying from Point A to Point B, which in my opinion was kind of boring.

This time, it took my brother and me a while to finish all three movies since we would watch half of each one every few weeks.

By the time we were done, I was in LOVE. They are AWESOME. I was choked up by the end of the third movie, and when everyone is in the square of the city at the end and the hobbits go to bow to Aragorn and he says, "My friends, you bow to no one", well, that was the best part of the whole series.

I'd expressed my previous feelings towards LOTR to my dad and he commented that that was interesting, but why the difference? Why do I like these movies so much now, when I didn't before?

Who knows? Maybe it's because I've read a lot more and come to a greater appreciation of character and story development. Maybe it's because of the too much time I spend on the internet reading people's crazily in-depth analyses of various movies, TV shows and books that they love. Maybe it's because last time my expectations were high, and this time they were low.

I don't have an answer. I just think it's interesting how tastes change over time, from a variety of factors, even mixed factors. Every experience in our lives influences other aspects or our lives, or the way that we consume art. I just find the whole concept fascinating.

So I ask you, is there any sort of media or art that you used to hate but now love? Why do you think your feelings have changed?


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