Monday, August 27, 2012

Annoying Facebookers #2


File:Facebook.svgSeems like the 'Annoying Facebookers' post I did last year was not enough to cover all the shit that happens on Facebook, so I decided to do another one!


- People who delete statuses and comments.
Basically, they post something stupid and someone comments on it and that makes them realise how retarded it was so they delete it to save themselves the embarrassment.

- Excessive PDA. Couples who communicate via Facebook.
I honestly don't get this one. I mean, it's great that you two are happy and blah blah, but seriously, aren't relationships supposed to be more personal?
I don't get why couples these days are always writing on each others walls or dedicating personal statuses to each other. I mean, if you have something to say, I'm sure you have each others phone numbers. You can have these conversations in private instead of with the rest of the world.

- People who are fake/ attention seekers.
There are so many examples of this but the one that bugs me the most is when people write something like:
"Happy birthday mom, I love you so much, you're the best!", when they don't even have their mom added as a friend on facebook -.-
Please show your love in real life and not on a social media site just to get attention.

- People who are obsessed with their children.
There's nothing wrong with loving your kids but uploading photos of them all day and writing a status about EVERY cute or adorable thing they did that day can get kind of annoying.

- People who fish for compliments.
They upload a photo of themselves and caption it 'no comments, I know its ugly'. Well then you shouldn't have uploaded it in the first place. I usually ignore such people but if baffles me when their friends comment things like 'no way, if ur ugly then what am i?' or 'you're gorg hunny! xx'. (These are actual comments I saw on such a picture last week).

Do you guys find these things anoying too or am I just being overdramatic? :P Anything else that bugs you on Facebook?

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I finished reading The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. It was amazing, definitely the most quotable book I have read. Have you guys read it? Let me know in the comments what you thought of it! :)

“So, I guess we are who we are for alot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them" - Stephen Chbosky

Friday, August 3, 2012

Every book does not need to be made into a movie.

Is it just me, or does it seem like every well-known book is being adapted into a movie? A lot of times when I talk about about a book I have read or want to read, the response I get is:
"Have you watched the movie version?" or "Did you know they're making it into a movie?"
To this, I have two reactions. Either I'm a) happy because I think it will be interesting to see how the plot will be adapted onto the screen OR b) confused and frustrated because people don't get that some books should be left alone.

Popular books have an already existing fan base which means higher potential profits and viewings etc, I get that. And yes, a lot of the time, the movie actually encourages people to read the book. But a bad movie adaptation can easily ruin the book. 

Movies and books are two separate things and we shouldn't be merging them together all the time. I'm not saying we should stop turning books into movies; some books are great as movies but others are better left untouched. There are certain stories which can't be captured on film as well as they're written on paper. Books are mysterious and obscure, which makes them more personal. Because how you understand or imagine the story is all up to you, so everyone who reads that book has a different experience with it.
What do you think about books being made into movies? I admit that movies like A Walk To Remember (based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks) are great, so I'm not completely biased in my opinion :P
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If you were wondering where I disappeared to, I was on a family holiday. I haven't been doing much since I came back home over a week ago. Even though there is so much stuff I need to/want to do. And one of them is catch up on your blogs, I'm always falling behind :/