This is the 2nd part of the countdown.
Writing 101 started and so did my new feature One Line Sunday. One sentence only. It hasn’t really catched fire yet. But Halt and catch fire did. For a while. I learned what flash fiction is and how to write lyrics. Also that you can write something reasonable with 50 words only. Writing challenges really are useful.
This month I got confused. To see Guardians of the Galaxy or not. One thing was for sure, I would go and see Monty Python’s last show at the movies. Not only that was fun. Also tennis player Novak Djokovic winning in Wimbledon made my day.
It wasn’t much of a shock that I would see Guardians of the Galaxy after all. But it was a shock to hear Robin Williams had died. He was such a wonderful person. Unlike those smelly cats, smokers.
It was a slow month. All I managed to do was watching 2 new TV shows, True Detective and Legends. Much more excited than Halt and catch fire. Sorry fans and Lee Pace. What was even more exciting was the first meeting in Helsinki Design School. Will maybe write a “report” how the studying is going. If I have time.
I made my 200th post. I also went to see Into the storm and no it didn’t have Lee Pace in it even thought I wrote about him. Something terrible did happen. The F1 driver Jules Bianchi crashed heavily and there still no sign for recovery. That’s an awful blow to a sport that is supposed to be safe and no one shouldn’t get hurt. Forza Jules.
The long waited 4th season of Game of Thrones arrives. Online though. It wasn’t as painful as going to the dentist which was a pain to get an appointment to. But that’s Finnish health care for you. I reached 200 follows which is a record for me. Thanks for that. It isn’t the last goodbye. Expect for the 3rd film of The Hobbit: The battle of five armies. This month also the first signs of winter arrived to Finland which ended as quickly as it came.
And here we are, last month of the year. Still a movie to see and a school meeting to go. No one knows what else it will bring.
It was a shock when I read about Robin Williams death last night. I was watching TV late at night and I saw the news that he had died. I just couldn’t believe it. Even though I never knew him, it still felt like I’ve lost a friend. For me he was the king of comedy. He was the one that everyone admired. He was a great actor and a great person. His interviews were never dull. Even if an interview were about serious topics, he still could lighten up the situation. Maybe that was his downfall. Everybody expected him to be funny all the time. His talent was both a blessing and a curse. It must have been overwhelming. I sympathise with his wife and his children since I know how it feels like. No matter what way a person dies, it’s always sad. Let them mourn in peace.
Suicide is never the answer but if you’re deeply depressed, it can feel it’s the only solution. No one really knows what a person is really feeling. You can have everything but still miss something. I can’t even imagine how it feels to be that depressed since I have no experience of that. Everyone feel depressed sometimes, me included. But I get over it by watching comedy. Watching Robin Williams. Maybe there should have been someone like him for him too.
Like his wife, Susan Schneider said in her statement.
“As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
And boy did he make us laugh.I don’t remember exactly where I saw him for the first time. It must have been in Mrs Doubtfire. I’ve seen that movie a lot of times and it still makes me laugh. I also love him in The Birdcage with Nathan Lane. So hilarious. He could also do serious characters. Like in One hour photo and Good will hunting. I recently saw his appearance in Law and order: Special Victims Unit where he played a creepy guy. The episode is called Authority in case someone wants to check it out. There you can see what a versatile actor he was.
I’m not gonna feel sad about his death. I want to remember how he made us laugh until we wet ourselves. He’s gone but we still have the memories. We should celebrate his achievements and the person he was. We should all look up to the stars.
RIP Robin Williams. Your table’s ready.
My favorite genre is comedy (other is action) People find different things funny. And some have no sense of humour. I laugh at almost anything. What I don’t find funny, is things like Jackass. Grown men doing stuff where they get hurt, looks childish to me. The only thing that is funny, is how stupid they look. The American Pie movies are childish as well. Not my kind of thing at all.
But I must admit, below the belt jokes are kind of funny. Only when they are tastefully done though. Like Austin Powers. “Do I make you feel horny, baby” Suggestions kind of things. Not really saying it out loud. Difficult to describe in English (in any language to be precise) I hope you understand what I mean.
I mostly laugh at funny faces or someone falling over. I love British comedy. Monty Python, Mr Bean, The Fast show, just to name a few. I think older sketch programs are better than new ones. Even though Little Britain is kind of amusing but not as good as older comedy shows. I absolutely love Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson, Billy Connelly and Hugh Laurie. They really have become big stars outside the UK.
Most comedy shows and movies I like are Americans. They just happen to be something I find funny. And they are very good at it. I’ve been watching The Golden Girls lately and it never gets old. They just don’t make those kind of shows anymore. Move over Sex in the city. You’ll never be as good as The Golden Girls! I tried to watch Sex in the city but I just didn’t find it funny. There were something funny but I don’t really care about relationship and that kind of TV shows.
I did write about what I like last year and humour was one on my 5 favorite things. Jim Carrey is my favourite but I also like Robin Williams. He’s really talented. His interviews are never dull. He can also play serious roles and still be believable.It’s also a pleasure to watch Conan. A shame it’s not shown on Finnish TV. But thanks to Youtube I can always watch the best parts. It’s much better than Jay Leno. Even though his show is not bad either.
I’m really glad older comedy show that I used to watch when I was a child are released on DVD. Which reminds me, I should really watch that Love Boat DVD I bought weeks ago. I hope I don’t die laughing.