Saturday, July 9, 2011

Never Been Kissed

Yes, Drew Barrymore's film, Never Been Kissed pretty much sums up my life at the moment. Except that I'm not a super geeky, nervous girl who is an undercover journo.
What I am though, and yes I'm admitting it finally, is a 16 year old who has never been kissed.

Eh, watch out, my next post is going to be called 40 year old virgin.

I kind of feel pathetic just talking about this, but I have good reasons...I think.
  1. I go to an all girls school. That doesn't mean I'm hopeless in front of guys, I have a lot of guys friends. But you know, meeting a lot of guys, that aren't just friends of your friends is kind of hard these days. And all the guys I already know are of the brother type, if you know what I mean.
  2. I'm really kind of picky. Which I know is a really bad thing. But I have my whole mental check list as many other girls do. I don't want to be the girl that is suddenly in love with this guy she just met because he's into her.
  3. I'm not the kind of girl that needs to be with someone. Not with how things are going at the moment. Finishing school and keeping up with everything else people expect of you, including trying to figure out how I'm going to get where I want in life.
I'm still kind of pathetic aren't I? Well I can deal with it for now. One of my biggest fears at the moment, is maybe in a few years, when I'm going into an acting job, I'll be expected to kiss a guy and know what I'm doing. Oh how depressing! My first kiss could be a stage kiss!

I've been thinking about families lately, my own family. Yeah I know, big jump from first kiss, but it's just been on my mind lately. Here's the background on my family - my mum was also an aspiring actress, a stage actress, and then she met my dad and put her dreams on hold. Now my parents are getting a divorce, and my mum is always sneaking in comments about how I should never let a guy distract me from my dreams. Result of that? I'm not going to get married until I'm 40 or so. Yes I really am the making of a future 40 year old virgin.

I've really had too much time to think about things really, as you can see. I shouldn't though. I'm drowning under work to catch up with boring subject, and edit a short film I've done for my english ext. class. I've got less than a week before I go to Queensland for holidays, and then I'll never get anything done. Thanks for being my temporary distraction, as I am a chronic procrastinator ;)

Tell me, what are your little fears? Not drastic ones like spiders or heights, but things like how I'm afraid that my first kiss is going to be a stage kiss.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

You're not famous until my mother has heard of you - jay Leno

What makes something so famous and popular?

My granddad has given me the next instalment of the Harry Potter series every year for my birthday until i had the entire series. Now, I'm not usually one for not
reading a book i own, but it was something about the popularity of the franchise that made me want to hide it deep in my book shelf. It's something I've always done when it comes to things that are HUGE in popularity. I have no idea why, it's just something I've always done. I did attempt to read the goblet of fire before it came out as a movie, but I just couldn't get through it. But now it has come to an end. Maybe I'm sad because I've grown up with the stories and the movies, that's why I've dug up the books and decided to read through them all as fast as
possible before I see the last movie. Or maybe it's because I want to
know how J.K Rowlings created something that is internationally known and loved, that has made millions from its name? If I could ever create anything half as famous that is 100% mine, I'd be happy. Not only is
the writing fantastic, but the story is just so brilliant and original.
I used to think that the plot of the series was too strange and complex for my liking, and I thought that other parts of it was random and unnecessary - like the Horcrux, I thought I must have missed a movie perhaps, because when I watched "part 1" i had no idea what was going on, except for the fact that harry wasn't at school anymore. My friend, theHarryManiac got sick of explaining what was going on about 15 minutes into the movie. But now I'm half way through the first, and I've realised that J.K Rowling is actually a fantastic writer. And I'm understanding a few things that I didn't get before. Of course I'm not going to be half as obsessed as some people are, like one friend of mine
who knows all the spells off by heart and what they do, but just knowing what's going on in the next movie would be nice.

I've been looking up the actors to see what they're doing now, and it's kind of weird to see them doing other projects. I mean, they've grown up on my dvd case and now they're completely different people. I know that's kind of stupid to say, because they're are tonnes of actors I've seen in different movies, but this franchise has been going on for so long, it'll just be surreal. Daniel Radcliffe is going to be in this horror film which comes out next year called, "the woman in black' which looks kind of interesting, except that the trailer is only half done, so i really don't know how it's going to turn out. all i know is that dan has got wicked 19th century sideburns and it's kind of funny.

"Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend." — Stephen King

One thing though, that I have hated since it came
out and still hate today is the twilight series. There I have no explanation for why it is so popular, except for the fact that the entire female tween population has been blinded by the never ending forbidden love between the pasty vampire that looks like he's eaten a lemon every time he talks and and human girl that looks like a vampire and sounds emotionally dead. Actually, come to think of it, they're pretty perfect for each other.

Stephen King's quote above sums up exactly how I feel about the two stories. I read the first twilight book before the movie came out, not really knowing what I'd expect. It was sort of forced on me to read it before the movie came out so that my friends could have another screaming fan to take to all the "twilight" events. I would consider myself a pretty fast reader, but this book was so hard to get through that it almost took me two months to finish.
No, not because of its immense complexity, but because of its lack of complexity and because how many times i read something completely nauseatingly cheesy that I wanted to thrash my head against my wall. Twilight was written for 12 year olds. The content might not be typically liked by that age group, but the writing style is something that everyone could read. And I mean everyone, and that's not always a good thing when you want to deliver a more substantial story.

As for the movies and actors, one ironically from a harry potter movie, I have grown to dislike them as much as I dislike the books. Maybe for the fact, that as a typically romantic story I expected maybe a little more of an emotional connection, but no, the characters could be found in a zombie movie with little questioning from the audience.

And as for the fact that Edward refuses to have sex with Bella makes me want to slap some good sense in that stupid hundred year old brain of his, because seriously, he's the only guy in the world who doesn't. And Bella still likes him over Jacob??

Well, tell me what you think? Are you obsessed with either of these? Or do you hate them like they're the scum of the earth?

Monday, June 27, 2011

I Aspire to Nothing

I'm at a point in my life where I can see my future in all its glory, but unafraid of it because I'm still safe knowing I still have time to relax while at school. (Also what makes my life 100x better is knowing now that the university I want to go to doesn't need to know the score I got for my ATAR[finals]) I went to a university expo with a friend on Saturday in the city. I wasn't really overly excited because we've beento these at school, and I can never find a university that I'm satisfied with. But I've realised that at the school things, they only offer the major universities in the area - so like Sydney uni, UTS, NSWU and so on. But, like it was meant to be, the first booth I saw was the New York Film Academy. I think I'm in love. I'd be studying film production for two years on the sunshine coast in Australia (where they're now setting up a campus) and I'd be able to write and produce (and star) in 8 of my own short films. EIGHT! It's amazing :)
But then I look back and see all those friends I'd be leaving behind and all my friends I see who have no dream, what-so-ever. They're fine just cruising through school until they finish. I don't know how they can stand it. My biggest fear is my future, and I've made up for that by always having a plan, even if it changes all the time. Before film I wanted to be a biochemist or a geneticist and before that I wanted to be a writer. I've always had dreams, big dreams, and no matter how hard or outlandish they may seem, no matter the annoying looks people give me that say, "poor girl, she doesn't know what she's getting into" I've always pushed it and kept up with my plans. But I've met others that don't think that way, and I just can't understand. But maybe that's just me.

My friend told me once that she also had wanted to be an actor, but she thought that she was too fat. Firstly I thought how could she think like that? Either she didn't want it enough or she didn't have the will power to lose it. Secondly I though, if she thinks she's too fat to be an actor, what does she think of me when I'm probably her size or more. But it makes me kind of sad. I have other friends who just don't know what they want to do in life, including my sister.

I'm never sure of what my life's going to turn out like, and if I could ask the world anything, it'd be to know if I'm going to get to where I want to be. But since I know I won't get that, all I have is God and knowing that I'll push through no matter how hard it gets.

I'm excited and scared for life, but how about you? Have you given up or do you still have your dreams?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Is Perfect Real?

PERFECT: conforming absolutely to the description or definition of an idea type.

In my philosophy class last year, which I was only half awake for, we learnt about a philosopher - Socrates I think - who said we come from a before time where we have seen a perfect place and perfect people, and that we are only a imperfect mold of this perfect person, left to live in our world which is obviously less that perfect; horrible and disgraceful one might say.

I'm a christian, so what the bible says I believe, I guess. But being a very lazy christian, I haven't really gotten around to reading much of the Bible as of yet, so whatever it says about where we came from I don't know. So I have my own version which follows sort of how Socrates believed it to be. I believe that in the before time we saw God and His perfectness, so when we come to earth and see all its not so perfectness, we go desperately searching for it. That's just it, isn't it? We're all searching for some sort of perfectness that we're not sure exists at all. We're all trying to look and act perfect, to know everything or everyone, or just simply to find that perfect person for us.
And people wonder why depression is a big thing.
Perfectness is a subjective term - no one opinion is right, but still everyone fights against that statement. I guess that's the world's down fall - everyone is opinionated.

"One man's perfection, is another man's not good enough"

A guy on Yahoo answers described perfection like this - perfection is when everything is in its place and correct. i find that seeking for perfection is a beautiful journey and knowing it can never be reached is even better .. because once it is reached ( not that it ever will be ) there is nothing else there , no learning , no searching , no excitement
give me seeking every time .. i don't want the journey to end.

But when does striving for perfection become too much. When does skipping another meal to stay skinny become your down fall. When does staying at work all day and night to finish projects ruin your family life. And when does the pressure dealt out by everyone else to be perfect destroy everything we are?
A lot of people really believe that it's just the girls that are obsessed with the idea of being perfect, but that's just because guys don't talk about it. Trust me, I've seen enough guys on the verge of breaking down under the pressure. They just won't admit it.

So what is perfection? Is it even real or achievable? What do you do to reach perfectness or do you even believe in it?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Get to Know

What do you really know about me?
What do I really know about myself?

I have created this blog for myself, after a bit of a possibly life changing night, to maybe figure out what I'm doing and where I'm going. Maybe you can help me out, or maybe I can help you out too. I haven't lived much of a life as of yet, as I am only 16, but I always feel like time is slipping through my fingers every time I glance at the clock.

I have this thing with being remembered. People have called me an attention seeker or arrogant if that's all I think about life. But I want to be remember still, for being great, for being different, but I'm always just a little bit out of eye sight to the world.

In my little bio to the side, I've said how I'm an aspiring actress. Also writer and director. Anything in film would be amazing actually. It's silly I know, to believe that I can have it all in that business, in these times, where everyone wants it too, and, as of yet, I don't really know how to distinguish myself from the rest who wish the same. I hope that through the next year or two I can really figure that out.

Next year I enter my final year of school. That starts in exactly 106 days, and just the thought of it makes me sick. I have watched many times all the girls from my school (as I go to an all girls school) who have finished, they all cry and hug and are excited and happy. I think I'm going to be the one that just cries hysterically because she doesn't want to leave. Tonight I went to this lecture about studying at Kings university in London, which would be amazing, but I seem to just be coming up with excuses for not going.

I'm scared I'll blink one day and I'll be 50 and it'll all be too late.

Question: What do you really want to be when you grow up, or what did you want to be and didn't have the chance?

My One Opportunity

Hello, nice to meet you. Have I met you before? I'm sure I've seen you somewhere. Welcome none the less, it's great to have you here. If you don't know me, I go by the Queen of Hearts, but others just call me Hannah Jane. I'm opinionated, like every other somebody out there. You don't have to listen to me - I really don't expect anyone to listen to me really. But I have some words you might be interested in; some stories of a life not lived yet, and dreams of a girl who lives in the bubble of her imagination. But I hope you enjoy it.
I'd like to start making a mark on this world by making a mark on your brain, so please help me along, comment if you like, I'd like to talk to you if you're out there.
Let me inspire you as I plan to inspire for a life time with this one song I can't get out of my head.