I want the vamp to be the heroine

When I read Gone With the Wind I knew I liked it. My mom gave me one of the reasons why.

It has really strong characters. Even the nanny has a personality. It makes the book fatter but that much better to read. J K Rowling took 7 years to give Harry some character. But other than that he was just a normal guy we could all relate to. Anger, jealousy, crushes, love, fear, and the inevitable maturity which comes after each of these phases.

Now compare this to say Malfoy, who had one particular dominant trait which recurred through the books and for which he was rewarded with a receding hairline in the end- he hated Harry.

All this will make sense. Wait.

If you’ve seen Delhi Belly it might strike you that Imran Khan gets to do all the cool stuff like the girl and chase the car. The humour and wit (and the shit) are reserved to his sidekicks.

In Sex and the City, Samantha is the free and confident woman, Charlotte is the uptight one and Miranda is well, just plain tight. We are told this right from the beginning. But Carrie, whose real name comes first in the credits, is mostly the one who is just asking questions- a mere observer with more dialogues and boyfriends.

Why are the main characters always the same? The safe ones. Non-controversial- the oh-so real ones. The answer of course is to make them relatable to everyone. To make these characters so flexible and undefinable that everyone can see a bit of themselves in them. We don’t want to be like the sidekick do we? After all that person with deplorably generic characteristics is still the hero/heroine and gets the fairy tale in the end. And the more number of people who want to be like the hero greater the viewership/ readership. This means more money.

I don’t know how this thought affects anyone but still my belief is that in real life we like to typecast people into one bracket- the good, bad, weird, smelly, creepy. In farewells we have this one tag given to us that apparently defines what we are in just one word.

I don’t know how any of this makes sense- just another thought I had. Oh! Let me stop analyzing and watch the next episode in the series. It still is good fun.


all life goes towards randomness

Sometimes the mind is just blank.

Or worse than that filled with fluff.

I don’t why I had to get into a place from where I’ll either have long lasting happiness or another story to tell to my friends. This sort of permanency bothers me. I’m not at all for it. I’d rather have just fun and then forget about it. But this is just another evidence for the theory that you get exactly what you don’t want.

A watched pot never boils. As soon as you get in the bathroom the phone goes triiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing.

I guess this is just one of life’s quirks which we have to bear.

I wasn’t a very good student in school (even now in college actually) but I sort of remember studying in Chemistry that all particles always try to achieve randomness in their structure.

I think this is true for people also. How much ever people try to bring order and discipline in their life, their plans go awry and they are more often than not left in a mess which they ultimately realize that they’ve created for themselves. This is called unnecessary complication.

I strictly try not to repeat the rest of the world’s mistake and do not listen to my parent’s advice of disciplining myself. And to my consternation I find that I rather like the predictability of an ordered life when everyday resembles the previous one. It makes the special days stand out more.

This is just one in the long series of posts already written and yet to come when everything I do doesn’t add anything to my life. Zilch.

I guess I should be pleased when I’m not writing anything.

Of ends and lies.

The scientists say that the world is about to end. Global warming and all.

I, too, say that. Because very soon the world will be full of people who are going to make sure that the people who still survive almost want it to end, spare themselves the misery..

But Samwise Gamjee says that even if you don’t survive the fight, there is something good still left in the world worth fighting for.

The greatness of man can be seen best when he is fighting for what he believes…The fact that there is a war is the proof to the weakness of the other lesser men. And where man fails  is that he  doesn’t  realize that if he doesn’t do something now then his end will come fighting those who got there first because he didn’t stop them.

There is this really cheesy line..I don’t really know its origins but I link them to sms and email forwards.

It says that if it isn’t a happy ending then it’s not the ending at all.

So, maybe, when the world ends it will not be the actual end at all.

 Or, maybe, that line is not true at all.