One lovely blog award

This is going to be a very quick post. I am kind of busy but i wanted to share this and i didn’t wanna put this person off by not following the baton.

I was pleasantly surprised to receive this award presented to me by sheialanipov . The name of the award is “ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD”.

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Thanks for the LOVELY gesture sheialanipov! 😀

Heres the link to her lovely blog: click here

Now for the rules of receiving the award:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Display the award on your post.
  3. List 7 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 7 bloggers and let them know you nominated them.

Anyone frequenting my site will more or less figure out the kind of person i am. Lets see what i haven’t already given out in previous posts. Hmmm.. k..

HERE ARE 7 FACTS ABOUT ME (exclusively reviled since i received this award 😛 ) :

  1. I like reading physical copies of books not “Ebooks”.
  2. Sometimes I like doing nothing. Nothing like.. switching channels on TV for hours -ending up watching nothing,  stare out of the window, so yeah.. do nothing and waste  a lot of time doing nothing. 😛
  3. I Hate parodies (read “personality parodies”). Offending artists who made a song which you “modify” and then use to insult the same artist and gain popularity with crap lyrics is absolutely and honestly annoying.
  4. I Like watching documentaries and short/animated movies.
  5. However lame this might seem.. I believe Hogwarts does exist.
  6. I don’t know the secret to cure (read “get rid of”) cold/sickness/fever/flu within a day. (If anyone one knows the secret, please please let me know about it). In short i hate being sick.
  7. I thought this was going to be easy 😛

Sorry but i am not gonna follow the 4th rule.. present nominations. Selecting blogs to nominate takes considerable effort (Respect for people who actually do nominate blogs).. I don’t have the time right now to do that and also i feel let down if they do not carry the baton forward. So i will skip that one.

Hey.. thats another fact you can pull out from the above para..guesses??

Not proud of it.. but Yup.. I am a rule breaker. 😛 😀

Break rules

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ME post 2015

Hi wanderlusters,

Unlike many I do not believe that the “About” page in a blog should remain the same. You change as time changes and so does your personality. So why have the same about description for your blog year after year? One year can sure bring about a number of changes in a persons character, living, thinking, habits and what not. Continue reading to find out what has changed and what hasn’t.

I am a silent ranter a.k.a Thinker, still a reader, my brain still harbors a music library, brand new Potterhead, feminist and a self proclaimed opposite of a dimwit 😉

If you have had a talk with me recently or anytime in the year 2015, you will find I have become extremely opinionated. Confused and lost too!

I have found that being confused can make a billion things crystal clear once you see both the sides of the same coin. So be confused! Things will eventually clear up.

Internship changed my perception on a zillion things. Its one thing i will never forget about the year 2015.

Also oil pastels are now my tools for artistic expression.

Around August-September last year I started watching poetry slams. The performances were beyond expectation. I had no clue there existed a medium to express your opinions and views.. spin out stories with hidden morals.. to reach out to a larger audience. The topics they speak on range from childhood, bullying to depression, feminism and social issues. Its called spoken word performances. I have become a fan of this medium of self-expression.

I have started to observe how very much I am inclined towards the study of law, international relations, social sciences and human psychology. (Seriously why am i doing an engineering course?)

My infatuation for law existed since I was a teenager but what intensified this further were Social injustices in the society and a TV show – “How to get away with murder“. Though the TV show deals with troubled life of a criminal lawyer the social injustice which the twisted judiciary system adheres to everywhere is appalling and needs to be changed.

My fight against a world where EVERYTHING is digital is getting tougher.

Everyone wants everything automated with minimum manual human interference. Some of the latest tech accomplishments have been a joke. There is now a machine that will fold your clothes.It takes more time than a kid would have taken to fold a shirt. So what? Its a machine so it will cost you thousands of dollars and whats more? U can’t see how it folds it.

Everyone wants to roam about on streets with a brightly lit screen casting a ghastly glow on the faces of their owners ignoring the natural shine of the sunlight or moonlight glow which casts beautiful lights in the sky and on everything around us.

A humanoid robot is one more thing i call junk.. like why on Earth would you want a humanoid robot?! They would crash if they had a sense of feeling called confusion! Apple’s Siri is a different level of non-sense.

I have the utmost respect for tech inventions that really help simplify our lives (I sincerely do) but not to an extent where we cease to stop interacting with humans and disrespect the traits that make us human. W.R.T this I recommend you watch a TV show called “Black mirror” and a movie “Exmachina”.

Those are more or less all the things that changed me and changed the way i handle/react to things.

As always..this blog is.where.i.rant.

Finally i strongly recommend you to – once in a while – BE CONFUSED!  🙂

Year gone by 2015

The year 2015 officially comes to an end today. The past year has been everything i hoped for and occasionally things i didn’t hope for. What is life without a bit of everything?

 

It has been remarkable eventful, educational (in more than one way) and surprisingly memorable – for all the right and the wrong reasons 😛

 

I would describe this year as the almost deadly roller coaster ride that i am happy i enjoyed and survived. Most of it had to do with me entering the final year of my bachelor’s degree (Which implicitly causes a series of chain reactions), being social and the rest to “shaking it off” – like Taylor Swift asked us all to. It has definitely been a year of self reflection. In terms of realizing what I stand for – morally and professionally , building self respect, exploring new possibilities, jotting down goals and big chunk of it to identifying the people who make my life worth living and being thankful to them.

Also, I completed a whole year of blogging!! I never thought i would be able to make it.

In the end I would like to say that I am happy to be alive along with my loving family and friends, believe in a better future and a better world!
 

I wish this year has lesser disasters, lesser hate, lesser accidents, greater success, greater prosperity, better health and loads of love. Happy New Year!!

 

I am gonna leave you with this famous dialogue. I know most of you will be sick and tired of hearing this by now.. I am gonna say it anyway.. This new year MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU! 😋 😁

Trailers for book releases?

Recently there is a new fad in literary town. Authors are making trailers for their books. As a marketing strategy ofcourse. But why?

Video trailers for books are not new, but now its spreading like wild fire.

Books and trailers/movies are two different mediums of storytelling. One takes advantage of your imagination while the other builds an impression through sound scores and visual treats. Clearly both have different requirements/skill sets and a different audience. Then why merge both? If the books were to be made into a movie i understand. Authors want the story to reach a larger audience by shortening the time span of conveying the story. even though some compromises are made in terms of plots, they do happen to reach a larger audience.

  

But a trailer for a book? I cant get my head around this.

Thecreativepenn states that

Video can directly impact your marketing efforts because it is a “shareable” medium that can create immediate buzz about your book

When an author describes “She wore a bright red dress”, you have the liberty to imagine a bright red dress.. its up to your mind to set the color (just like the brightness setting on your phone). You can imagine it to be clingy or comfortable or backless.. a low cut, a knee length, a boot cut or whatever the hell you think will suit the character. But when it comes to a movie its a knee-length, first shade of bright red dress. Done. And you are left screaming in your head “BOOT LENGTH DRESS SUITS HER YOU YOU YOU.. MOVIE MAKERS”. You might not believe this but it messes up my brain.

If anyone is interested in reading a book then they will go through the plot summary. With all the book trailers i have seen the written plot summary and the trailer are remarkably the same. They have to be.. they tell the same story.

Never judge a book by its movie.

When we have an believe n quotes like these. What would make us change our perception? I am not even talking about the movie here.. its a trailer. How can publishers possibly imagine that we would jump right in for the book just by seeing the trailer. Maybe for an upcoming movie a short trailer might work, but a book? nah.

If you pick up a book just by seeing the trailer you are going to be disappointed either way. The book may not be as good as the trailer or the trailer may not be as good as the book. In most cases people tend to end up having the latter opinion.

According to thecreativepenn one of the reasons a trailer is made is to gain the attention of potential new fans. If the reason is potential new fans then yes, but isn’t there a possibility that if a person doesn’t have the time to read a summary then boy, how are they going to read the book?

Are publishers mixing up their target audience?

Any authors/publishers/booklovers out there.. please feel free to express your opinion on this below in the comments section.

ROOM OF FEAR

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “1984.”


You’re locked in a room with your greatest fear. Describe what’s in the room.


I walk into the room of fears on days i think i am ready to face it. Today is yet another day.

The room is represents me and locked inside are all my fears.

The room is filled with familiar things. Cause when is a fear unfamiliar? When is it unknown? Fear is being mildly aware of the outcome of a situation which would put one is trouble.

I see the a snake slithering from right across the room towards me. Its dirt brown in color, the same one i saw in the backyard. with my dad trying to help me plant my first sapling, It was the last time i saw my dad alive. Ophidiophobia

I hear a buzz. I look around to find its source. A honeycomb hangs from the ceiling, with bees in it. I loved the sweet taste of honey (like pooh). Until the day i climbed up a tree to juice out the honey comb for honey. Apiphobia

I see a thing object leaning to the wall on my right. I recollect nothing..

I see the reception of a hospital. Mom told me hospital is a place where loved ones are born. But thats also a place where the loved ones die.. Nosocomephobia

My gaze fall on the object again. Maybe its the drawing canvas.. Was it here the last time i came in?

I see a mike and two huge boomboxes. Loud noises.. they accelerate my heartbeat to the level that i can feel the heart pounding in my ears. Ligyrophobia

Object again.. this time it shines.. it emits a metallic light.. I recollect nothing..

I see the night i lost my freedom. Cause my freedom of expression was  curbed by a group of extremists. Eleutherophobia

Until now i could identify and tickoff all of my fears.

The object.. What is it? Why is it here? Is it a mirror?

I walk towards the it anxious about the new occupant of the room of fear.

I slowly make my way to the unexpected object in the room. I stand before it.. and i see me.

Its a mirror!

I stand still.. trying hard to recall what in my life brought it here.. in the room of fear.

Is it the mirror of Erised from that Harry Potter book? No.. I wouldn’t be seeing just me if it was it.

Me.. Mirror.. Me? Mirror?   ME!!

I fear me!

I fear the outcomes of my actions.. I FEAR ME!

Happy belated Halloween !!