The original character descriptions of Friends!
THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING AT THE RELEVANCE OF STUDYING BRITISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURES FOR FILIPINO STUDENTS
Patricia May B. Jurilla
1. It is not relevant at all. That is precisely the beauty and the lure of it. The study provides an escape into lands and lives sometimes so refreshingly removed from ours here and now.
2. “English literature?
What will you do after college? Think about your future, anak.
Ang tali-talino mo pa naman. Mag-doktor ka na lang.”
3. Of course it’s relevant!
4. To question the relevance of studying British and American literatures is to question the relevance of studying literature in general. It is to question a “liberalizing and humanizing pursuit.”
5. The empire must know the center to write back to it. How can the empire question, come up against, and break away from what it claims it is bound by yet which it does not know?
Translation: You can’t diss the canon if you don’t know the canon.
6. Why is English worth studying at all?
According to Terry Eagleton, in the 1930s, the study of English was so highly regarded that the question for scholars then was why waste time studying anything else: “English was not only a subject worth studying, but the supremely civilizing pursuit, the spiritual essence of the social formation.”
You are a student caught in a hopeless time warp, unable to adjust to the crazy 21st century, and so you study English.
The word ‘indie’ is meaningless now. It’s so over-used that people think it simply means green hair.
Steven Patrick Morrissey on “indie” (via morrisseyforever)
Not to mention, in the realm of film, all it means is a shaky camera.(via zenymayrecidoro)
Detached || Immersed
download link: http://0saffv.1fichier.com/en/
Click the image or right here and scroll over the characters to see their animations. The dialogue accents are really awesome and spot on! The rotations are really fluid and smooth but they have enough texture that they don’t feel floaty. By texture I mean there’s variations in the timing between the characters but also within each acting piece. Slow and quick head moves, staggers etc that are all dictated by the dialogue.
This awesome thing was made by Dave Besnier
The thought of suicide is a great consolation: by means of it one gets through many a dark night.
It is necessary to fall in love, if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway.
Grief, when it comes, is nothing like we expect it to be.
I feel about my sad self the way I think most people think about their drunk self