Symphonic Saturday – Jung on Music

music1Rather than spending a large amount of time writing my own piece, I thought I’d share this one I stumbled onto about Carl Jung and Margaret Tilly.

It’s also Cinco de Mayo today, so whatever you do, remember to avoid drinking and driving. It may also be Revenge of the Fifth if you celebrated Star Wars Day yesterday. If you just continued partying, you’ll get your hangover this evening or tomorrow.

And it’s the season opener of the newly formed Ottawa Valley Roller Derby tonight at 5:30 PM at Brewer Arena! I’m excited about this as I no longer have to choose which games to go see ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy yourself and be safe.

R~

Merry Monday – Christmas Party Season

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I’m sorry. I totally sucked this weekend in regards to blog posts. Christmas Party Season has started and made me rather busy on top of school work.

I saw Star Wars on Friday. I love it despite some seriously WTF moments. The music is fantastic, as usual. There were several awesome combat scenes. I felt like some things came too easy to certain individuals and you’ll know what I mean when you see it. I won’t say anything else because I’m not the spoiler type. I don’t know if I’ll do a lengthy review at some point or not, but maybe.

Also on Friday, I boosted my own car! Life skills leveled up. And then I had to boost it twice more because I couldn’t drive it long enough to charge the battery between getting gas and going to Star Wars. After Star Wars, I drove across town to get Sensei and Sempai some sake. That has brought Pixie back to life so far. The Eliminator boosting thing I got for $99 at Canadian Tire is now my favourite car thing. I feel much more at ease about traveling in the winter.

Saturday was spent on homework and our dojo dinner. I had a premium sake sampler. Many of the shots were rather strong like vodka, but I was feeling pretty good by the time dinner came.

Sunday was the Christmas edition of B-Movie club and I almost really messed up because I had forgotten I was bringing a potluck item. I hurriedly invented a rice stuffing recipe from several Internet recipes. I put the rice in the rice cooker while I showered. It finished shortly after I was done and I rushed to the store to get the rest of the items for the stuffing. We watched the Star Wars Holiday Special and that has to be one of the most painful things I’ve ever seen. I get to try and top it next month.

But I also got to spend time with my little buddy. We chatted about Iron Man, Spider-man, and Star Wars. He walked about with his “phone” which was apparently telling him jokes. He also made sure I knew he is now 4.5 years old and told me tales of the toys he had when he was young. Yes, that’s how he phrased it. Too adorable!

Oh, AND I conquered my hand wash dishes. My kitchen is close to clean!

It was a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

This week, I’m finishing up a few things before heading off to visit the family. I’m not sure if I will have the second act of my South Park episode written, but I’d like to try. Each assignment I finish early is one less for the last couple weeks of school. My 10-minute play needs a little more work. I talked about it with my teacher today to get ideas on how to make it a little longer. Hopefully I can figure it out.

Off to wrap gifts and do laundry.

Guid cheerio the nou,
R~

 

Theatrical Tuesday – My Star Wars Theory

TuesdayAre you ready for it?

I’ve been thinking about this for a while.

I haven’t searched to see if anyone else has thought of this.

It’s just in my head and I want to get it out before the movie.

After seeing the trailer forย The Last Jedi, my mind got spinning.

At first I freaked out. Then I calmed down and thought.

What if Rey’s name isn’t Rey?

What if it’s actually Rain?

They sound similar enough to me that it’s possible it got lost in translation or something. I mean, I’ve heard so many variations of my own name over my life so far that I really think it’s possible.

If that’s the case, then we may be seeing the rise of the first female sith, Darth Zannah.

Other things to think about include Rey’s original weapon of choice being very much like a bo staff. Darth Zannah uses a double lightsaber configuration like Darth Maul. I think Rey would prefer that.

Anyway, that’s my Star Wars theory.

Don’t worry, I won’t spoil stuff if I got it right.

Guid cheerio the nou,
R~

 

Theatrical Tuesday – Gearing Up for The Last Jedi

TuesdayIf you were to ask me what my favourite fandom is, I’d have a hard time choosing between Star Wars and Harry Potter. Despite being a founder of the Ottawa Harry Potter Society, I’d probably choose Star Wars.

There are some serious problems with both when you look at characters like Anakin and Snape. Both have abusive tendencies in them. Dumbledore wasn’t a particularly good guy either. I mean, he was better than Voldemort, but Voldemort is kind of wimpy in actuality. I mean, all he had to do to get rid of Harry was delegate killing him to another person. You could even debate the reasons why Anakin went bad. Anakin had serious lightsaber and piloting skills that made him a formidable foe.

A lot of the head canon in Harry Potter is annoying to me. And the need to ship people gets to me too. I like letting the thing be as it was created to a degree. I’m way not on board with the Ginny haters. I find people who are into Star Wars are more into letting it be as it is and I like that. There’s less drama involved. There is a group that are a little extreme when it comes to costume realism that I’d be into if I could afford to be. I’d like to make a jawa costume and a couple of other ones. The jawa would be great for a couple of reasons. I’m tiny, so it would be realistic for me to be one and with my face hidden, I can avoid certain exes at Comiccon hahaha.

I know the Harry Potter lore better than the Star Wars lore, but I’ve been getting into it a lot more lately. One of the reasons why I love Star Wars is because I’ve been watching it for decades with my brothers. In 2015, between the premier and while visiting my family, I saw The Force Awakens multiple times in the theatre. I don’t usually go see a movie multiple times, but I couldn’t get enough of it. Rey was awesome!

This year, I’ve been questioning everything in this world. With Star Wars, I used to stalwartly state that the Jedi side was the best side. I recently asked myself why it was that I felt that way. I’ve since learned that many times the Jedi kill people for the wrong reasons. Then I realized that one of my main reasons for choosing that side of the force had nothing to do with morals or values and everything to do with a lack of strong female characters. I mean, Captain Phasma was a bit pathetic in my opinion.

A thing I love about both franchises is the music. I’m hearing the march in my head right now. I think I actually have trumpet sheet music for both. I should make it a point to learn them now that I have my stealth mute…

There is so much canon for Star Wars that I’m looking forward to reading and seeing. I have some of the Clone Wars, but haven’t watched it all yet. Despite homework, I decided to start reading the scripts.

The hardest choice was whether or not to go with Machete Order, Chronological, or Numerical. With Machete, The Phantom Menace becomes optional and there is a reduction in the appearance of Jar Jar that I quite like, so Machete Order all the way! I don’t have a copy of Rogue One or The Force Awakens yet, but they’re on my Christmas List.

Back to the heart of why I love Star Wars so much.

My parents are getting up there in years and likely won’t be around much longer. They’ve had some health scares in recent years too. Star Wars is something that keeps me connected to my brothers despite living in another city and that’s important to me. Superhero stuff too. Actually, a lot of things I like, such as South Park, I first watched with them.

Star Wars means family to me.

I’m also sure that watching Princess Leia fight the way she does helped make me the strong woman that I am today. Maybe it made me a weird girl that got bullied because I wasn’t into some of the garbage other girls were into, but it’s quite possibly what also helped me discover iaido and many of the awesome friends I have today.

And I gotta know whose kid Rey is. Plus, what was with the ending of that trailer?!

Guid cheerio the nou,
R~

PS – The theme for my film is letting past hurts go, so you can build a happy future. Maybe that’s a bit deep for a horror film, but I don’t plan on beating people over the head with it. There. I said I’d talk about it. I didn’t say the next post would be all about it, right?

PPS – I’m also looking forward to the next Fantastic Beasts movie, but it’s not coming out until November 2018 and Star Wars is in 9 days!