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!  🙂

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.

Eternal struggle

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Thoughts trapped inside my brain
Are the culprit of terrible pain
That erupts within my heart
And causes it to split apart.

Thoughts trapped inside my heart
Are the culprit of terrible pain
That erupts within my brain
And causes it to split apart.

The two most baffling organs which continue to perplex and disorient us on our quest for clarity, while we give our all to pull it together.

Which of them are we to follow to lead a happy and contained life? Its highly unlikely that i will be finding the answer..