Today was a very productive day of shooting for Expect Squirrels. We shot all of episode 7 plus a small segment of episode 5. I'd like to thank all the extras that came out to help out today (though I'm pretty sure none of them read this blog). Tomorrow's probably going to be a long day. Most of us have to get up at 7 to go pick up our male lead and finish all of his scenes. Should be fun though.
I think I mentioned last week that I wanted to respond to some things in Sara's blog. Let's see if I can remember what those were.....
I feel like I wanted to continue the discussion of the subject brought up by Richard Fuller's quote. Though I can't really remember what I wanted to say....
It's kind of interesting that both he and Sara would probably agree that people shouldn't just waste away their lives doing nothing of substance. Sara's completely valid point was that people could waste their lives away only learning and never using what they've learned. Fuller's point, at least I think (I could be completely wrong, feel free to comment if you think so), is that people could waste their lives away doing pointless activities instead of bettering themselves (and, at least I hope, therefore bettering society). I mean, the world isn't really set up to actually make what he's talking about a reality. But the idea that we could all continue to actually live decently while pursuing what we what to pursue and continuing to learn is interesting and appealing. meh, I've reached the end of my coherent thoughts on this. Actually, I probably should have actually checked the source for the photo instead of just trusting the internet that he actually said what he has been put forward as saying. oh well.
Oh, I think something else I wanted to discuss was this whole "cancer book" stuff. While there are books out there that are absurdly depressing and cancer-ridden for the sake of being depressing and making readers cry, you can't just think that any book with a character with cancer isn't worth reading. Not all of them are like that. The quality of the story should be judged on the quality of the story and not whether the protagonist or their close friend has cancer. There are excellent books (not just ones written by John Green) that might be referred to as a "cancer book" by some, but definitely don't fit that "category".
And I also wanted to mention (because I haven't given myself time to the last two blogs and it'll be my last chance before the Olympics ends) that my favorite part of the Olympic Ceremonies was easily the lighting of the cauldron. KALKFHASDFNABNFONODNOALDKFNKAJSNH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh the feels.... with the young athletes running and trading off the flame and the bringing together of all the different countries' fires to make one giant blaze *sigh* I loved it. I mean, I get that some people were upset that the fire wasn't visible to the entire city (which is tradition) and it would have been nice if, after the opening ceremonies finished, they had moved the flame to the top rim of the stadium for all to see. But it was totally worth it to have the flame lit like that. So awesome.
Also, can I just say how awesome the Olympics have been this year? Way to go Great Britain with your most successful Olympics of recent history (I think ever actually). Then there's this. Poor guy. Gotta be one of the most embarrassing moments in Olympic history. But this is funny. And this. And I'll stop with my Olympics love here. otherwise I might go on for awhile (whichthenmightleadtoslightrantingonsomeafewissues)
But the memes resulting from this Olympics have been great. (I think the USA is actually in the lead again medal-wise for now, so that pic isn't really relevant, but still a little amusing) And Curiosity has landed on Mars! Just felt the need to include that sentence for the nerd-points. But it really is cool. Years of work have paid off for NASA. But something completely random, did you all know that apparently the on-board computer system of the newest robot-resident of Mars is actually less powerful than an iphone4s? Interesting.
Meh, I think I've written enough for one blog. Plus it's a bit more topic driven than I think it has been recently. So there's that.