Wiping it under the bridge

The Railway Bridge, Riga, Latvia

“It has nothing to do with us”

There was a British comedy show from 1979 to 1982 called ‘Not the nine o’clock news’ and it was a big break for a certain Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean for you who doesn’t know) It was a show with sketches and one of them had that line. There are videos of it on Youtube if anyone’s interested. It’s really hilarious. If you’re into British comedy I totally recommend that.

That line is also too familiar in the real world. Some people think they can’t do anything about worlds problems so they don’t even try to make it better. They just complain or don’t care. “It has nothing to do with me” is their only thought. Actually there is things you can do because this world is yours too. You can’t just wipe things under the bridge. Like Tolkien wrote, “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future” Everyone can do something. It doesn’t have to be anything major. Just picking up trash from the ground is something. You can’t just expect others to do your dirty work. Not by only thinking about the environment but also about other subjects. Instead of spreading hate, spread love. The reason some people don’t care is because no one has ever cared for them. They have no respect for nature nor other people. Maybe living in denial is better. But the fact is, we all should care for this world because we’re all part of it.

It’s so easy not caring what goes in the world. In away it’s understandable. If something happens in a country far away, you don’t care much since it doesn’t happen to you. But you can’t totally ignore it. No one wishes to be in their shoes. If people would educate others to think differently, maybe this world would be a better place. If you spread negative thinking, kids never learn to be positive. If you keep telling them you can’t change anything, then they start to believe it. There are things that is out of your control but attitude is something you can do something about. Even adults can learn to think differently. It can be harder but if you don’t try, you never know.

One of my peeves are “it always been like that” So what if it has? You can change cultures or attitudes. It doesn’t have to be like it always been. If you go with that attitude you can never change anything. You don’t have to live like your parents or grandparents did. You don’t have to do anything that has always been like that. For example in Finland the alcohol culture has always been a big part. It goes from generation to generation. If you don’t drink to get drunk, you’re a lame person. You can’t party without it. But we’re not at war like our ancestors. Maybe alcohol was used because war was horrible and people wanted to forget. It doesn’t make you forget, it’s just a temporary escape. They serve alcohol everywhere because it’s always been like that. But it doesn’t have to be. You can change things. It’s about attitude but if you can’t change that then we got a problem. When I hear someone say “it’s always been like that” I get agitated. If no one wants to change, who will. Someone must take the first step and others will follow.

Denying problems, yours or others only makes it worse. It seems people stopped caring. Luckily there’s still people who wants change and their doing something about it. That’s what the world needs, someone who encourage others to do the same. Like Michael Jackson sang, “If you wanna make the world a better place. Take a look at yourself, and
then make a change” That’s something everybody should remember. Wiping problems under the bridge is not the right way because we have to think about the next generation that comes after us. It might not sound important right now but selfishness will destroy it all. A changed attitude is better than no change at all.





Rearranging story lines

stack of books
Books I own

I’m not a book reader even though I’m an introvert. I wouldn’t want to write one either. But what I love writing about is fiction in an alternative universe. In other words RPF (real person fiction) I wrote a post about that before but this is for those who just joined in (sounds like a radio program there 😀 ) I’ve written a few about characters from movies. Well Lord of the rings and The Hobbit. I also have a blog about those so you can try to find them if you like. I prefer writing about real people. Actually it’s not about them, it’s just the names that are real and how they look like.

When I come up with a story, I think about it in my head. I usually write as I go along. Real author’s probably write their ideas down and changes their stories several times. I mainly write for pure entertainment. People seem to like to read them so it’s also for them. But it’s usually for my own pleasure. When I get an idea, I really write them and not just think about it. If I’m really pleased about it, I post it online. I have stories I haven’t even finished but I use some of the ideas I had there. Since I write as I go along, I can rearrange the story lines. For example at the moment I’m writing a story where I suddenly got an idea that I didn’t even consider when I started. The story is going to a total different direction. It can change rapidly. When inspiration struck, I can’t stop writing. Sometimes I even stay up all night because the ideas keep flooding in. I always read them through several times because there is always some spelling errors or I want to write them in a different way. When I’m satisfied, I post them online. I don’t get the reaction from readers the way I want to and sometimes it bugs me but I still post them despite that. I assume some don’t have that analysing look on things and I’m OK with that. Maybe they don’t understand what I’m trying to say. It can be anything but I don’t dwell on the matter for very long.

So where do I get inspiration from? Sorry I can’t tell you because then I have to kill you. Joking a side. I get ideas from everyday life, movies, music, actors but mostly about men I like at the time. I written about athletes but mostly actors since I have a thing for them. My first ever fan fiction was about an actor but I only wrote it for myself. I’ve read it later and I must say, I really have improved since then. That’s one of the reasons why I write in English. It sounds so much better and I learn the language at the same time. It also stimulates my brain cells and improves my imagination. I like making up plots and creating storylines. I’m not really good at describing in detail and I rather concentrate on the characters feelings. Maybe it’s not the best way to let a reader imagine how the atmosphere is like or what the characters are wearing but that’s why I’m not a book author. I write what I want to read because there’s so many different tastes. Some like reading details and someone prefer the story line. I can’t really know unless someone tells me. I want to know what the characters are doing and saying, not what they wear or the what the interior looks like. It might work in books but in fan fiction it should be faster. That’s the way I write and I like it. Great if someone thinks the same.

I also read other people’s fan fiction but most of them are about things I don’t really care about. I began to write my own because I didn’t find things I wanted to read. But reading others makes you find English words you don’t know what they mean. Sometimes it’s difficult to describe something in English. Sounds are difficult to put into words. I don’t even know them in my own language. I use Google a lot because of this. I’m really interested in human behaviour. Why do certain people act the way they do? Is there something in their childhood that made them they way they are? Why are these people so damaged, they act like they own the place? Questions like that are very helpful in writing and why not in real life. There are great fan fiction writers out there. I wish my English would improve so much I could use those words for my own advantages. Writing in any way is a great hobby so no need to rearrange things there.