“In this society, I would rather be a scientist.”

The last question is, would you rather be a mad scientist or artist genius? Why? Mad scientists, I would rather be a mad scientist I suppose, because I want to do something good to the world, but I guess I could do that with art too. So, an art genius would be pretty good, except that my parents wouldn't call that a very successful career. So yeah, I don't think I could really -- yeah, I mean, in this society, I would rather be a scientist. Plus you can just make so many things and you can still do art while being a scientist. So yes, I would be a scientist, and you can come up so many different things too, like I could, I don't know, figure out a way to go to space or something.

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“I still believe it was the right thing to do and it was hard.”

So a time that I told the truth, even though it was hard to do so was when a friend of mine was dating someone else and they really, really liked them but I saw them hanging out with someone else, and I knew my friend didn't know about that. And so I -- it was hard for me to tell her because I knew it was going to affect her relationship and kind of felt awkward because I didn't really feel like it was my place to say that. But I think it was important for me to say that because it ended up that he was cheating on her. And so I still believe that it was the right thing to do and it was hard, to be honest, just because I like -- I did't want to hurt my friend, but the truth comes out, it's gonna come out anyway, so I thought it would have been better for her to know when I knew, just so that later on she wouldn't be mad that I knew the truth and didn't tell her. 

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“It was so bad we had to keep watching.”

It was four AM one day, and we were just, we're in the mood to start a TV show or watch a full-blown movie. We just wanted something quick to entertain ourselves 'cause we were all a little bit low on energy. So we were on YouTube and for some reason, my friend's laptop had the Barbie movie come up on the recommended, because her little sister was watching some Barbie movies earlier on the day on her, like laptop or something. And so we put on Barbie movies and they were so -- like the quality was so bad 'cause they were made so long ago and, like, the animation was just so, not what we're used to these days where the animation is so beautiful and they -- like the movie itself just is so aesthetic these days, but like back then they didn't have of course, that technology. So the animation was quite bad and the dialogue and the characters and the plot. It was just, it was just so bad that we had to keep watching and we just like, giggled our way throughout the whole movie. And, of course, we skipped some parts because we wouldn't have been able to survive that otherwise. I'm trying to think of, like other recent movie examples that I didn't necessarily enjoy, but I just kept watching. And sometimes I just need something to be on while I'm eating something. Like if I came home from school and I'm eating a snack or it's like Saturday night, I just made a bowl of pasta or like some sort of dinner, like, instant Ramen or something. I usually like, watching something to entertain myself because it's like, no one else is eating dinner with me because everyone else already ate and I'm just sitting here alone at a dining table. That's not fun. So sometimes I just need something to watch and for those times. I might just put anything on. Because again, at that point, I will take anything just to entertain myself. So in those situations, sometimes I keep watching things even though they're bad.

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“I hate it when people call it the greatest love story of all time”

I can do that [pull quotes from a show] with Romeo and Juliet. That one I also love, maybe because it portrays young love at a time when I was -- I read it at a time when I was just falling in love, so. Though to be fair, the love in Romeo and Juliet is much -- I don't know if it's really love, so to speak. It's infatuation, though I'm never sure, the language is beautiful, but there seems to be some genuine connection there. But at the same time, it's hasty and impulsive at the very least, just the point that people never seem to get, I hate it when people call it the greatest love story of all time because that's not really what it's about. But regardless when I watch dialogue from that play, I've -- that's one of the, that's the only Shakespeare play I've seen in, like, performed in theaters. I've seen it performed a couple of times and for my English class freshman year, we staged it as a class. So I played Friar Laurence in act three, scenes three through five as well as Lord Capulet. We were divided into groups, and each of us were assigned a certain collection of scenes and we performed the whole play, which was actually quite fun. 

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“The ocean is huge and I’m so small”

This audio contains language that has been redacted in the transcript but not in the audio file. Whales do take my breath away because they're overwhelming, the sense of -- they're awesome in that sense of awe. Like, do you ever get that feeling sometimes where you’re just like so overwhelmed by --  I don't know, the thought of whales, perhaps, that it's just like holy s***, how can I even be alive at the same time a whale is alive?  Sometimes I feel that way, like about the ocean. Like, ocean is so huge and I am so small. Like, I can hardly bear it if you know what I mean. Do you know what I mean? I can hardly bear thinking about whales sometimes. It's like, they're scary. They're huge. They're so f****** huge. And yet, you know, most of them are like gentle, and not, yeah, they're not monsters. And yet they could totally kill you accidentally, or on purpose. It's just like -- I feel like if whales were just a little meaner, they could just kill us all, or if they had legs or I don't know. It's like the closest thing to a dinosaur, you know, that you could run into if you were in the ocean. Yeah, I'm in awe of whales, that's for sure. 

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