jane_and.the_dragon

 
joined: 2014-04-14
DUTY, HONESTY, HONOR, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY AND LOYALTY.
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WHAT IS WRITTEN MUST BE LEFT AS THE WRITER ENTENDED

You will find a link on my wall that a friend sent me last night. As someone who has written a couple books that I have not even tried to publish yet. The reason I have not tried to have them published is not because I am worried they will be turned down. It is because I have seen way too many stories and books changed from the author original intended. I think it is not just a shame , but it should also be a crime to change any character in any written story to another sex,color,nationality,or alien species. These stories were written the way they were, because the person writing the story wanted them to be as they are. Had they wished the male white lead in a story to be a female African American, they would have written it as such at the time of the works conception.
I will admit there are the occasional change that may work, as I have seen one such change that if I had not seen the original as it was written, I would have thought it was a good movie. The thing is so very often changes in characters are made not because it is necessary to the story. They are made to try to please some social, or ethnic faction that instead of writhing their own stories with any characters they please. They would rather take something that was written well years ago and gut it into something to pacify the people whining about the main character being male, or white or both. As the link I put on my wall says these actions DO NOT add anything to the franchise, it only destroys the original creates work.
I am about to make an analogy that I am sure many will not like, but it is still valid. When you take another artists work (it does not matter if it is written or made into a film, and change it) , it is as if you are saying their work does not matter. HERE IS THE PART PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO LIKE: If it were in your power, would any of you look at the world and say wow God made a mistake casting Adam as the lead in his story of creation. Lets make Eve the lead? I know you are going to say we are not talking about God here, but in a way the writer of a story that has never been told before ESPECIALLY IF IT IS SCIENCE FICTION is the creator of the world written inside his book, or play, or movie, so the comparison is valid on that level.
I just wonder how many of these people that think it is a good idea to change the sex, sexual orientation, or color of an established character would like it if they wrote something and someone came along and flipped EVERYTHING in it backward from the way they wanted it to be. Why is it so hard for this modern entertainment world to understand the old stuff should remain the same and new things with new stories NOT RELATED TO THE OLD STUFF with new characters should be written from scratch. You want a strong woman lead GREAT go write a story for her, DO NOT STEAL someone else's character and twist it into something the fans do not want to see anymore.
I do not see any point in ruining another writers composition. Could it be these people doing this know they are not as creative as the writers of days gone by? Could it be this modern video game world has caused would be writers to lose their creativity? Is that why some would rather try to change a character that has done well for decades into someone no one cares about anymore? Kind of a jealousy thing. Well I have probably said more then anyone wants to hear now. Just watch the link on my wall.🙂 The guy that did that had it right.


WHY LIE ?

I do not understand why people lie. The truth always comes out sooner or later. I was on skype with some friends today and I heard one of them straight up lie on me to someone else in his house. Most people when they lie on you will go to great lengths to make sure you do not hear them lie on you. I do not know if he thought because they were away from the mic I would not hear it. Like I tell everyone: DON'T LIE TO ME , AND DON'T LIE ON ME AND WE GOT NO PROBLEMS, but if you lie on to or on me we got a BIG PROBLEM.
What makes it worse is I was trying to help him with something he had asked me to help with, and he said I offered. BIG LIE! I would not have even know he wanted help with it had he not rung me on skype to ask for help. After I told him what would happen if he ever lied on me again, apparently he let the other person know he had lied on me. BUT THAT DOES NOT ERASE THE LIE. Why lie what is the point the truth is bound to be reveled in the end, and a lie could just end a friendship.


ARE THINGS FINALLY CHANGING ?

I saw a story on yahoo today that makes me wonder if things are finally changing. It was well written and really the way I like to see news reported, although I can not help but wonder are things finally changing for the better, of was this handled this way solely because of the people it was about? It was about a murder suicide where it reported that EX-NFL player Phillip Adams killed 5, then himself. Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69, and two grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5, were pronounced dead.
This is a honorably. It is possible that Adams may have had a reason behind killing the doctor and or his wife. I just found it really interesting Adams is African American, and the doctor and his family were not. So I just wonder if the colors had been reversed, and the killer was white and the family killed were not if the headline would have been something like EX-NFL player kills black doctor and his family?
I reallllllllllllllllllllllly hope the way this articular was actually written is a sign of things in journalism changing for the better and not just another example of the media sugar coating things put of fear of being accused of being predigest. Lets hope it is the media starting to wake up to the fact that the only time someone's color really matters in a news articular is IF there is a man hunt going on. At that time and only that time color would play a factor, because if you say you are looking for a specific race or color in connection with a crime, you can eliminate everyone who does not have the same race or color. Other then that color should not matter, so even thought it told of a tragic event it was done well and for once fairly. I hope it was not just a one time thing.


WATER IS NOT ALWAYS THE BEST WAY

I want to bounce something off you all and I am sure some will not agree, but i know what I am about to post is true? I was slicking a bit of ham today and the knife slipped and made a nice size silt in the end of my pointer finger. I am on a blood thinner so it bleed a bit.
I am sure many will disagree with what I did about it. Most people would have been running for soap and water to wash it, but I know something most people either do not know or ignore in favor of modern ideas on medicine. The human body is a wonderful thing with a great ability to heal itself. If I have a cut and it is bleeding well, I never wash it with soap and water at the time of the cut. I just take a clean cloth of paper towel and wipe the blood and any dirt of it. I rub it in the direction of the cut never into the opening. Once the two sides are pressed firmly back into place I hold it there till the bleeding stops. I then wrap it in gauze and tape it securely in place. I try not to bump it or cause it to start bleeding again for a couple hours. Most times the ends of the 2 sides of the cut will grow back together, and in a couple days you will not even notice it was ever cut. However if you use soap and water on an open cut the ends of the cut will curl up and shrink to the point it will not be possible for it simply to reattach itself, and you may need stitches to close it.
Most doctors either do not know or will not tell you because it would cut into their sages, that when the blood flows free , the blood itself will wash any dirt from the cut, and because the blood is part our your body your body does not recoil from it like it does water. NOW if the cut is minor and it has not bleed well you should definitely wash it as there may not be enough blood to clean it properly, and may need some help, but if it bleeds well there is no need to use water on it.
This is not the first time I have used this remedy before and even with a bad cut you can fix it yourself without stitches if it bleeds well.


A GOOD BOOK EVERYONE SHOULD CHECK OUT

I am a big fan of the movie/ audio/and book: "A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN ". It is a really good book and this audio link is really good > https://bookaudiobook.com/a-tree-grows-in-brooklyn-audiobook/ . I have been listening to the chapters for three days and am still not through it yet. The reader is really good at what she does. I find myself thinking in the pattern of the reader. 😁 It is odd is it not how hearing someone else's words long enough can make your own thought thoughts manifest in your own head in the voice and patter of another.
I love audio books because I may suck the words of the book into my mind and still do something else at the same time. With my audio books playing in the background I can paint, or look for photos on the net, or fold and put away clothes I have watched earlier, or clean the house. It is a joy to be able to enjoy good literature while you are able to get other things done too. I can only hope to someday be as good a writer as Betty Smith the writer of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I hope you all check out the link and enjoy it as much as I am.