Friday, October 29, 2010

Why Poetry Sucks

Poetry sucks; well 99% of it, anyway. I hate poetry; even the 1% that doesn't suck as much as the rest. I can recall only two poems that I've actually ever really liked(and they were not in any way based on sadness). Usually it's too vague, too depressing, and most of it doesn't have a clear message.

All the poems that you'll find strewn all over the internet are something else: usually it's a combination of some glittery anime picture or a sunset picture with a couple standing there, or just any revoltingly romantic picture and a few non-rhyming lines with words that you'll never use while writing or talking squeezed in there just for the sake of it. Of course, it has to be about either death or love. And the basic principle is - the less you understand it; the better it is. Kind of like modern art all over again, huh? It's depressing to see so many people waste so much time on being depressing!

I don't deny that it's hard to write: all the haikus and acrostics and all. But why write it, right?! Why does anyone need to write a poem with "17 syllables divided into three phrases of 5, 7 and 5 syllables" which is what I think a haiku is?! So what if it's difficult; writing with your feet is difficult - doesn't mean it has a point!

My views on poetry are basically summed up by Jess Mariano in Gilmore Girls: "I can’t get into poetry. It’s kind of like, geez, just say it already, we’re dying here."

Sunday, October 17, 2010

"One word, made up: Douchepocalypse."

Lately, what with having fractured my hand (isn't it cool how I can type, but I can't write or do any other important work?), I have had pretty much nothing to do. Naturally, I sit at home, glued to the computer, all day.

Now, if you are as crazy about How I Met Your Mother as I am, you have probably recognized the title as a dialogue from the episode Robots vs. Wrestlers. Yep, that's what Barney Stinson says about a party full of 'stuffy, pretentious snoots'. There are two things that totally crack me up in that episode: first, the part where Marshall says that William Defoe sounds like a frog talking to a parrot(it totally does!); and second, how totally excited Ted is about meeting the editor of the New York Times crossword. That's what I was watching today, when I realized that I've never ever tried solving a crossword puzzle!

A few months back, one of my best friends wrote a totally inspiring blog post on how she loves solving rubik's cubes. I've never tried solving one; and I don't think I'll be able to, either. I was obsessed, though, with playing all sorts of word games a few yea
rs back. My sister and I used to literally spend hours solving word jumbles together. I remember one time we were playing Word Challenge on Facebook; and by the time we were ready to stop, my hands had turned into claws and her eyes were hurting! So, quite confident about it; I decided to try solving a crossword today, you know, just to see if I could.

I wasn't quite pleased with myself, though, when after a few minutes, the only two things I had managed to "solve" were: ''Four letters, Red Planet'' and ''___, humbug''! Even after some time, it just got worse: I only got two more words, one of which was a name. As you can imagine, it didn't take long for me to realize that I suck at solving crosswords. A lot. Maybe it'll take lot more time and practice for me to get to the point where I can solve an entire crossword, or understand what Ted says about the whole lyric baritone thing.

At least I know I still have a long way to go before I reach that level of ultimate douchiness. That's definitely a relief!

BlogJunta - An ode to the Blogosphere

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Graffiti

I have always been obsessed with all the awesome graffiti people draw on that Graffiti application on Facebook. Mine never really managed to look that cool - today, I finally got the hang of it (yay!) So here's one of my favourite pet kittens!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Tabula Rasa?



It's been a long time, more than a month actually, since I posted anything. There're two reasons for that; first, I've been very busy in a very long time, and second, I couldn't think of anything to write. You can call it writer's block - though it didn't stop me from doodling about it!


I remember the reason I had started this blog, about four months ago. I remember why I had decided to call it Tabula Rasa! A lot has changed with me since I started writing this blog- not that I have actually turned from a reserved, likes-to-keep-to-herself kind of a girl into a social butterfly!! But I have turned into a much better version of me, and that's good right?

I haven't kept updating my blog - it hasn't been much active over the past couple of weeks - but I'll try to change that! I just thought it was worth writing that the reason that I started this blog, kind of worked!!