Random thoughts I've had throughout the day.
1. We watched Tristan and Isolde
in French class today. Well, we finished it at least. It was pretty good. I adored the costumes, the scenery, and the acting was pretty good. Then again, the original was in French and we were watching it with English subtitles, and some things seemed off. However, the story was conveyed. Very different from the original Roman Courtois, Tristain et Yseut.
In fact, you almost can't compare the two. Unlike Romeo and Juliet though, these two were a more serious couple, less teenage satire. Spoiler Alert: In the movie, Tristan dies, but Isolde lives, though the text says she disappears shortly after the battle.
2. I really don't understand why people will bash on episodes of a TV show for having a plot similar to an earlier episode of the same TV show, meanwhile Phineas and Ferb
does the exact same basic plot over and over again but NOBODY complains. SpongeBob
has an episode where SpongeBob and Patrick try to prank a few people? "THIS EPISODE IS RIPPING OFF THAT EPISODE!" Even if it's the basic, BASIC concept, people will say this. Yet literally every single episode of Phineas and Ferb
is a problem arises, Phineas gets an idea, Candice tries to bust them, Perry fights Doofenshmirtz and Dr. D's -inator cleans up Phineas ad Ferb's mess before Mrs. Flynn can see it. Maybe one or two episodes change it up a bit, but the average episode follows this formula to a T. Yet NOBODY complains, "THIS EPISODE IS A RIP OFF!" If anything, most people praise it for being creative. Granted, the concept is pretty creative, but I literally got sick of the show after three or four episodes. Is it because it FOLLOWS a formula that it can be the same episode every time? Is it because enough jokes are good for the audience to call it a good episode every time? Is it that the concept is so good for some that it literally excuses the writers from doing anything else? WHY HAS NOBODY ELSE COMPLAINED YET!?
3. The school has spent so much money on Chrome Books for every single Junior and Sophomore. When we came back from summer vacation, there were also new automatic soap dispensers in the bathrooms. The issue is that the school uses non-alcohol based soaps and hand-sanitizers, so we better hope the formula kills germs. The alcohol is what kills germs in the best hand-sanitizers. When I came back from summer vacation following Freshman year, the school had shelled out a lot of money for HD flat-screen TVs to hang on several walls, as well as four that hang from the cafeteria ceiling. Additionally, a huge air conditioning system was installed in the gym, but of course it doesn't work. Meanwhile, projectors are constantly breaking, textbooks and reading books are falling apart, weight room equipment is old and falling apart, and the soap dispensers are always out of soap. Also, everything the school does is online now, but their website is almost always down. The only wise investment they seem to have made was fixing the locker rooms, which were in DESPERATE need of a make-over. Now people don't have to get changed on top of each other anymore. Because of block scheduling, I haven't been in it yet.
4. There's a few interesting characters who sit at our table. The one who started sitting at the head of the table is the one we call Tiny Madonna, since not only is he a bit of a self-centered diva, but also because he donned a British accent out of nowhere one day. He keeps saying how it makes him sound like a gentleman, since all British people are polite. Then why is it that the British people I know have said that literally all British people are witty and sarcastic? He still likes to say they're all polite. I know a few who I communicate with frequently. However, he refers to another boy who sits with us. eHolmes97
calls him "Sherlock". He's 6'2" and was born in England, but has lived here most of his life. He dresses fairly nicely and is a bit soft-spoken, but won't resist saying "That's what she said!" if someone says something awkward. Another girl who sits with us is Piercevillierskawaii
. She is a serious CreepyPasta enthusiast. She's really nice, but quiet. Another boy is actually our doctor's son. We discuss a lot of things, like sexual orientation. It's a lot less weird if you're in on the discussion. eHolmes97
sits with us also. When she likes something, she LOVES it. She likes to entertain with stories of past adventures. She also knows nearly everything there is to know about Star Trek.
Another girl who sits with us a girl I've known since Elementary school. She's very practical, reserved, sweet, and caring, and enjoys thinking logically. Tiny Madonna is the only one who has ever driven her to her breaking point. Another kid who sits with us is a bit of a newer one I don't know much about. He is, however, the tallest one of us. He's 6'6". He seems very nice, likes to joke around, and is a bit of a goofball. He's kinda cute though, despite the fact that he is a blond boy and I usually don't think blond boys are cute.
5. One of the guys I work with like's Dad's idea of dealing with a zombie apocalypse. Dad says that we should just tie together the shoelaces of everyone who dies or gets killed by a zombie. The guy said we should do a short film about just that. It would be fairly humorous if someone did something similar to that. The last abstract solution to a zombie apocalypse I saw was in a book at the Borders in the mall. The book was called something along the lines of Unicorn Executions and Other Drawings My Kids Made Me Draw.
The best solution proposed was something like, "Fly over the zombies and drop Rangers ball caps on their heads. Lure them to city of Eagles fans."
6. I'm considering making a list of 100 things about me. The problem is that I don't know if I'd be able to think of 100 things. Not saying that there aren't 100 things. Why? I'm not sure, probably just to do something to kill time. My real name would definitely not be on it though.