Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Current Obsession!

Recently I've really been getting into the new TV show called "Once Upon a Time." If you haven't seen it, get on hulu right now and CATCH UP! Haha.
Not only do I LOVE fairytales, but this show offers its viewers something that a lot of other series and sagas seem to be missing: heros that can actually compete with the villains!
What I mean by this is that, well, let's face it, villains ALWAYS seem way more interesting than the hero of the story. They have a dark past so they are much more emotionally and mentally developed, as opposed to most story heros who just seem to be good for the sake of "being good."
The evil queen Regina (Snow White's wicked step mother) is now my favorite character EVER. First of all, actress Lana Parrilla plays her character BEAUTIFULLY. She can even do an entire scene without any lines, but basically say an entire monologue just with her eyes. WOW. As for the queen character herself, though she's ultimately evil (even killed her own father!) there's a lot about her character that is unavoidably admirable. I mean, she NEVER gives up. EVER! If someone gets in her way, she always has something up her sleeve. She only shows slight fear in the scenes where she's truly alone. She is GORGEOUS too and carries herself with pride (which, let's face it, looks a LOT like confidence).
LOL I'm not saying it's alright to be evil or that we should look up to evil characters. But this whole experience has opened my eyes to something. We love villains because they represent us better than the heros. We all have something to hide, we all are imperfect, and we all wish we could have more power than we do now. We aren't evil; just imperfect.
Now, onto my point about the difference in the heros of "Once Upon a Time." These heros are actually easy to root for. The main character, Emma, was a teen mother, gave up her kid for adoption, and has definitely done things she's not proud of. Yet, she doesn't sink into herself when people like Regina get in her way. She spits it right back in Regina's face and fights for what she knows is right. She even broke into her house without hesitation, alarm and all, LOL. (That was awesome)
The other characters such as Snow White also seem perfect and innocent at first glance. But then you learn that snow once rode with the bandits and stole from the rich. Not to mention she essentially stole the prince away from the same girl twice! LOL. And yet, she's a totally noble and humble person on the inside.

So why do we need evil people in stories? Obviously to eventually remind ourselves that being good is the right choice. But it's at least comforting to know that there are others, even in storybooks who are imperfect, and with just a little love, even they could be transformed.

Anyway, hope you all are doing well. Love ya!

~Lady Luna

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Saturday Night Liars

Hi everyone! Sorry I haven't been posting in a while. Been SO busy. I know, lame excuses, let's stick to the subject! LOL

So I was compelled to write a post tonight because I just finished watching the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live. One of my favorite shows, and may I just say that guest host Daniel Radcliffe was AMAZING!! Okay, aside from all that, though most of my posts are positive on this blog, I feel the need to take a little detour for a second. I'm a little peeved at one of the sketches in this episode for several reasons. So peeved that I was literally spouting off colorful language at the screen (and that's just weird because I was all alone in my room while watching it, LOL). It takes a lot of personal offense for words to fly out of my mouth like that (which trust me, you will NEVER hear me do in person).
The sketch I'm referring to was the one entitled "You Can Do Anything," and it starred Daniel Radcliffe along with other SNL regulars such as Vanessa Bayer playing a mock-TV show host. The actors were great, I mean when Daniel Radcliffe started to river-dance I was completely LOSING it with laughter. (Which is also weird because once again, I was all alone, LOL). Anyway, the sketch basically went as follows:

-Two over-the-top TV show hosts introduce their faux talk show: "You Can Do Anything."
-They explain that the show features guests from the internet (And they specifically targeted YouTube)
who are internet celebrities but are completely untalented and uninteresting.
-Three phony guests appear on the show. The first was a man who claimed he had a popular website where people could watch him juggle. The only problem was, he had never juggled in his life, but took pride in his ability to throw juggling pins in the air and get hit with them. He is praised by the hosts, their comments DRIPPING with overly obvious satire, "That's right, 'cause you can do anything!"
- The next two guests are not very different from the first. One is a Twitter celebrity with no life, the other (played by Radcliffe) is a YouTuber who only has 1000 views on a video but believes everyone should know who he is and what he does; which is drawing pictures while river dancing... badly.
- The hosts do exactly what anyone would expect which is mention that people on the internet these days are really just useless people who chose internet fame over a "respectable" job such as being a doctor or lawyer, etc.

Okay. Yes, parts of this ARE very funny. And I'd never really diss SNL because as I said, I LOVE it. But what about those of us who are really working hard to make something of themselves on the internet? Do these TV writers not see the HUGE new job market for bloggers, videographers, and so on? Everyone has to start somewhere. I know of so many YouTubers who are seriously making it BIG. Totally Sketch has his new movie coming out soon called "Smiley," and it even stars several other YouTubers, boosting THEIR success as well. Even those who are not in the movie industry have at least appeared on television once, such as Shaycarl, LisaNova, etc. Lest we forget how worldwide superstar JUSTIN BEIBER got his start? Mmm hmm, that's what I thought. LOL

So anyway, I don't mean to bring the haterade, but to the SNL writers; COME ON GUYS!!! I understand that a lot of people in showbusiness get worked up when they see that regular people can become famous now, but it's certainly not for nothing and it's CERTAINLY not done just by themselves. The YouTubers I know, whether popular or just starting out, they all have one thing in common. They have something great to offer the world. People subscribe to them because they ARE talented. Sure, there are the idiots out there who make one viral video because they happened to be holding a camera at a funny moment, but those are not the people who end up making careers. Those people don't truly EARN their recognition. True YouTubers DO. The YouTube community is so close to being like one big family that sometimes I forget that it's really not. But it serves as one just the same. I'll never stop moving toward my dreams because I want to inspire people to reach theirs. Perhaps the SNL writers should think on that sometime.

Thanks guys. Remember that you are created for a purpose that is no one else's, and you can be successful in ways you never knew existed. Just believe, and DO. Goodnight everybody. <3