So I saw The Spectacular Now yesterday with the ladies and there has been one thing that has been bothering me about one of the characters.
And if she had been written a little differently then this film would have been that much better, I think.
I really dislike how Aimee played a role in Sutter’s obvious drinking problem. Instead of realising that hey…taking a drink of hard liquor from your flask every time you’re nervous or EVERY TIME EVER is probably not a good sign and something is not okay.
BUT instead of having any notable character development at all, she just continues to make his habit her habit.
And I think that destroys most of the evidence that she is a strong character.
And after seeing how his dad is an alcoholic she doesn’t even bother to stop to try to help Sutter.
Just a lot of lol lets poor some of our drink into cups every time we can because lol we’re so rebellious.
I do love how Sutter refuses the drink Aimee offers him at graduation. You can see that he had a huge development.
But it just bothers me about Aimee. Her making his bad habit hers is not good character development unless something during the film (or book) she realizes how this is not helping her or him.
Yeah they’re kids, but it was seriously almost every scene they took a drink out of their flask. It was almost like one big drinking game.
But the film did have a really good conclusion theme. You can live in the now, but don’t worry too much cause there will be another now tomorrow. But you have to stop and think about the future and dream and that’s okay.
But dang. Cause I really liked Aimee at the start if the film and then I really disliked her at the end. Heh.
Tell ten facts about yourself then pass on to ten of your favorite followers.
I’ll take the challenge.
1) The word duty is funny. I giggle every time someone says it out of context. Or in. Whichever. It’s all laugh-worthy.
2) My right ring finger is slightly curved from a Volleyball incident pre high school years. Sometimes I look at it and say, “Whoa. My finger is bent. Sweeeeeet.”
3) I was the pink ranger for Halloween once. One of my more proud moments.
4) I’m pretty pretentious when it comes to my beer and coffee. I’m not picky when I have no control over who is serving it/ etc, but I do have certain brands I like and certain brands I’d like to try. Though I love tasting new beverages and I’m open to anything. (John Egberts coffee is really great, by the way)
5) I am married to my coffeemaker. This is a true story. He wore a hat a our wedding.
6) My boo (A to the dam) and Royal’s catcher Salvador Perez are a thing. I secretly hope he’ll make me a maid of honor for their wedding.
7) I have a dream to collect cool looking coffee mugs from my travel adventures. I don’t want the touristy mugs. I want mugs that I’ll find in cool little shops run by cool little old ladies.
8) Montana isn’t a real place. I refuse to believe it until I get a chance to check it out for myself. You never hear about Montana. Why is this? It doesn’t exist, that’s why.
9) Vine is the best. If you want to laugh and probably pee your pants (though don’t do that), get the vine app and go to town.
10) People are amazing. And lately there has been bundles of evidence that this is the case.
There is no doubt in my mind I want to be a cartoonist.
My dream is to keep working on stories and ideas and hopefully get to a point where my full time job is making comics.
I know, I know. It sounds insane and also probably idiotic concerning my chances. But if there’s one thing I have, it’s that spunk that if I really put my mind to it I can really create something amazing.
And if this can allow me to stay in the area and get a job that allows me to live (whether related or not) and travel every now and then. Then I’m all game.
And a bonus if everything else works out how I hope it will.
I kinda feel awful right now. Because everything about me seems like a huge mess. And something I should have starting doing a year ago slipped away from me and now I don’t even know who am I and if I’m a good person or not.
As much as I have always said Ill get out of Kansas one day.
To be honest…there’s something that has always kept me here. And I really don’t want to leave.
And it’s like I want to travel everywhere. But if what ends up happening is that I can make my own comics and stories and have a good enough paying job to help my family live and use it as a tool and live happily with this guy who I want to have a life with for a very long time. Then that’ll make me the most happiest person in the world.
My late cousin was in my dream last night. It was kind of bizarre. And maybe it’s because her birthday is tomorrow so I’ve been thinking about her, but it was absolutely weird.
The weird that was that she was in the hospital and she was getting chemotherapy. But in real life she didn’t have cancer. She had a very rare immune disease. And everything was kind of loopy and I gave her this unauthorised drug that hadn’t been approved yet, but it was shown numerous times to help destroy cancer cells more quickly and easier than chemo drugs.
And so the only parts of the dream I remember is me sitting in the room with her as she had two ivs in each arm. And she was really peppy and happy and the drugs weren’t affecting how she was feeling.
And another weird thing is that she looked like she did a few years before she got really really sick back in 2010/early 2011.
And it’s always weird in dreams, I think, how you can hear voices but when you try to remember the voice after you woke up it sounds muffled.
I don’t know. It was a weird dream. Maybe, somehow, it was her trying to tell me he’ll be okay and he’s a trooper and he’ll get through this.
Hehe I had a funny though (this is a change of pace from those last two bum sounding rants)
But I think my kinda pretentious alcohol choice has been hinted at ever since I started drinking coffee and became kinda pretentious about my coffee.
Hahah. Makes sense. Cause Im all for trying different things and get what beer is good for party party and etc. but man when it gets down to it I like my cool wheat beers and apple ciders and stuff. That is where it is attttt.
This is going to sound really bitchy and I aplogize. On a normal day I wouldn’t complain about this, but every now and then I get frustrated.
I’m so tired of driving. I’m so tired. I think I’ve spent more time with my car than anyone in my life.
And I would move closer to school, but I don’t know that many people plus the money to pay for a place is something I don’t have right now. And if I did I kind of would rather save it away for a few years and then get my own place.
But holy shit. And this is going to sound awful, but good god if someone at least fucking offered to at least meet at a closer place to my house or something. That’s it. I’ll decline 99% of the time and say let’s go with the original plans if it was further away but it’s that thought of someone giving a fuck.
And it’s not really as big of a deal as I’m making it, just every now and then I get so tired of driving and I get so tired of being lonesome so in order to not be lonesome I have to drive someplace.
And there’s other stuff right now that’s an exception and ill driving wherever and whenever for that without a doubt.
But just the other stuff.
I just needed to rant. I’m probably cranky and ill delete this tomorrow. :/
Is it a bad thing that I’m kinda putting the entire religion thing on hold?
I was born into a catholic family and was a practicing catholic until high school then I became more casual then my junior year I was like you know what I don’t know right now. And I still don’t. I don’t know. I just kinda don’t wanna worry about it right now and I kinda feel bad about it. And this will probably sound bad…I mean I think the faith side of religion is really awesome and how it helps people is really awesome….I just don’t really like the entire worship part of it. And it know from growing up in a religious family that that is a big part of it. But it’s like….I would be more down with religion if it was accepted more to just do it on your own time and in your own mind with people you love then having to go to buildings and stuff. Idk. :/ that probably sounds terrible and lazy but idk. And to bring this up…I respect you no matter what you believe in and do. This is more with how I feel personally.
I don’t know why I’m feeling bad about this. Especially now. :/
My family and I went to dinner at The Olive Garden. When we began to look over the menu I heard my mum say,
"Mum, see anything you like?" to which my 93 year old grandmother replies
"Yeah, he just walked pass."
I don’t think I have ever heard a table full of random strangers next to us laugh so hard. A gentleman leaned over and gave my grandmother a high five. For the rest of the night she felt so pleased with herself.