Thursday, May 17, 2012

Under the Greenwood Tree

If you've read couple of my last posts, then you would know why I love this song of Shakespeare's.
The more of crap you see in buzzing families, this song beckons me.
I repeat it to myself, and even when I was falling in love with Plettenberg it use to ring in my head;
''Come hither, come hither,''
There's so much in it beside the charm of it, it reminds me of so many things, especially books like Baker's Hawk.
Its an open window whispering to you to leave the stuffiness of it all and go with the breezes.

Under the greenwood tree,
Who loves to lie with me,
And tune his merry note
Unto the sweet bird's throat,
Come hither, come hither, come hither;
Here shall he see
No enemy,
But winter and rough weather.

Who doth ambition shun,
And loves to live i' the sun,
Seeking the food he eats,
And pleas'd with what he gets,
Come hither, come hither, come hither;
Here shall he see,
No enemy,
But Winter and rough weather.

Friday, May 11, 2012

“This is not you…”

When a person says that to you, are they insulting or complimenting you?

The one who this phrase is directed to, prickles, but what does it mean?

If whatever is crowding our minds, troubling our conscience, pressing our wallets, in turn making us lash out at others…as scapegoats…It’s not justified. No way.

But under normal circumstances we wouldn’t pick and jump at any spontaneous annoyances, but some people are like that; jumping at every little provocation, whining, squealing about their day’s troubles, muttering and slamming doors until they get the attention of people around them. What I’m trying to say is ‘that’ behaviour is normal for some super sensitive people.

But get this, these super-sensitive-whiny complainers telling you (relatively calmer people of fewer word and slams) when you’re in a fury or amidst an especially heated rant, “this is not you.”

How do you react?


Family with a capital F.

I'm not talking siblings and parent type family, oh no.
I'm talking, uncles, blasted cousins, aunts that type of crappy Family.

That type of family you spell with the same F as F***.
That type of Family is either a blessing or a curse.
In my case its the latter. You cringe to own them as relations to you.
Rotten luck. Rotten heads. Rotten people.

Its these types of Family that makes one understand quotes like:
'friends are God's apology for relations'

So true.

But the worst part is not admitting that you own this relations,
not even when strangers may step back with frowns when they ask,
'You're the niece of so-and-so?' or 'You're first cousins with them?' and then with raised eyebrows, 'No kidding! we'll be seeing you..' and you'll never see them again.

But when you see the flash of 'something' in your parent's eyes(the parent who owns this relation of course) that closely resembles hurt. Or when us siblings rant about what arseholes said Family is, and then the same parent says, 'He's still my brother you know...' and laugh it off.

But its not a bloody laugh.
Its a pity, that your parent has that excuse for a sibling with such a rotten brain.

So there all you imaginary folks who can sympathize, nod vigorously and rant along with me!

See ya!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Its what I call 'Gripping On'

Why do authors do this with their series?

I  like Morganville series a lot, but take a look at this:
"BLACK DAWN is a staggering #12 in the series, but it’s not the last! In fact, there will be at least 15 novels in the Morganville series, and the next, BITTER BLOOD, is already under construction (and almost done)."

See that?
Once authors make a bang with their books, they don't want to leave their bloody series alone!
I orignally thought this #12 book, Black Dawn was the last in this fabulous series, but NO, it will its now escalating to a whopping 15 books!

I get it, almost most of the mysteries are solved... the machine that keeps Morganville safe, why the vamps chose a town in the sun as apposed to their 'health reasons', the bishop diseas scenario..oh lots got solved, and now what Rachel is bringing in the #13th book?


Remember Vampire Diaries?
Exactly! That series never ended!
There was the Vampire Diaries four books, and then the Return sereis camo out if I'm not mistaken, and probably the books' still going on now with the Tv series version are also out in books...

Why can't authors just leave their books 'fresh'?
Even if it is ten books, make a blast into the market, and make a dramatic exist, rather than this stale slow never ending death of a promising sereies.
Instead, now they will eventually just wither into oblivion with the rest of 'incapable of ending books!'

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ahh Muhammad Ali!

You gotta love his quotes. Man, he's smart!

Check out my all time favaourites:

“I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get
used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours;
my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.”
Muhammad Ali

“I Ain't Got No Quarrel With The VietCong...No VietCong Ever Called Me Nigger.”
Muhammad Ali

“Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.”
Muhammad Ali