Category Archives: LITERATURE

/COLLECTION: RANDOM RADNESS #1

So post serves as a double – an announcement about a new series of posts I will be be doing, and the first post of said series: Random Radness. This series will simply be posts comprised of a random collection of rad anythings that have been found online, with no specific relevance other than their radness. Hope you enjoy!

*Click on each image for its source.

For more Random Radness, go here:

RANDOM RADNESS ON RATHER/RAD

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/NEWS: DISNEY TAKES OVER LUCASFILMS AND STAR WARS

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So the whole interwebs is ablaze with the news: Disney has bought Lucas Film and the rights to the Star Wars franchise for a whopping $4.05 billion. Obviously, this brings with it a whole debate and discussion. Disney has announced that they plan on releasing Episodes VII, VIII and IX (and perhaps more) at a (hopeful?) rate of a movie every two years. George Lucas himself said:

I’m doing this so that the films will have a longer life. So that more fans and people can enjoy them in the future. It’s a very big universe I’ve created, and there’s a lot of stories that are sitting in there… I get to be a fan now, which is what I was saying before, and I’m looking forward to it. It’s a lot more fun actually.”

On the one hand, there is positivity because this means that there is a future for the series (beyond cartoon TV series, games and merchandise), but on the other hand a shadow of doubt is being cast because of the fear that Disney will “spoil” the series.

In my opinion, its awesome. Sure Disney has made some serious flops and stuff-ups before, but after watching TRON: Legacy and TRON: Uprising (its parrallel TV series), am I totally confident that Disney won’t let something as big (in terms of following and cash-pulling) as Star Wars go to waste. Worst comes to worst, its a chance to see more of R2-D2 and C3P0’s universe, if you don’t like it you could always ignore the new movies and just pretend like the series ended at Episode VI.

EDIT: Has everyone simply forgotten that Disney also runs franchises like Indiana Jones and The Avengers? – if you ask me, they’re pretty rad. I’m not defending Disney, just saying that people shouldn’t be hating until they’ve seen these new movies, and in the very least give them a chance to be made and released first!

For more, check out:

STAR WARS OFFICIAL SITE

DISNEY OFFICIAL SITE

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/ANNOUNCEMENT: SORRY FOR THE DELAY

The title says it all . . .

Truth be told RATHER/RAD has been dormant for too long; but fear not for it is back with a passionate vengeance.

Aiming to bring you more of the same radness and awesomeness; keep tuned for fresh new stuff from yours truly. In store for you we have tons of treats, and are currently working on a lil upgrade…

So much excitement!!!

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/POEM: THE 14TH DALAI LAMA – THE PARADOX OF OUR AGE

THE PARADOX OF OUR AGE

We have bigger houses but smaller families;
more conveniences, but less time;
We have more degrees, but less sense;
more knowledge, but less judgement;
more experts, but more problems;
more medicines, but less healthiness;
We’ve been all the way to the moon and back,
but have trouble crossing the street to meet
the new neighbor.
We build more computers to hold more
information to produce more copies then ever,
but have less communication;
We have become long on quantity,
but short on quality.
These are times of fast foods
but slow digestion;
Tall men but short character;
Steep profits but shallow relationships.
It’s a time when there is much in the window,
but nothing in the room.

The 14th Dalai Lama.

Wise words.

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/WRITER: KAMILION_G

“I’m interested in finding the ultimate question. I know the answer’s 42 but “What is six times seven?” doesn’t satisfy me.” This is how this young dude introduces you to his WritersCafe site. His philosophical and poetic prose and stories are based on a variety of different muses, and although they differ greatly from each other, resonate with a strong and distinguishingly unique style.

The guy’s already received his first WritersCafe badge, for having been chosen as a WritersCafe contest winner. Pretty much, keep an eye on him, or more importantly, on his writing. In fact, screw that; because won’t need to – I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of it anyway. Enough with the banter, here’s a little piece of his;

My personal favourite, “Purple Girl”: 

Purple girl,

You’re the one that makes my head twirl,

The one that makes my thoughts swirl,

Makes my emotions unfurl,

Makes my stomach curl,

Beautiful purple girl,

Deep purple, through and through,

The colour that describes you,

Speaks of the side of you that’s enigmatic,

And the side that makes my heart beat erratic,

A swirling, deep purple, it’s true,

Of all different shades, tinges of pink, red and blue,

Eyes of dark, sultry mystery,

Feelings with a confusing history,

I love to spend time in your presence,

As painful as that is at its essence,

I enjoy nothing more than your nessness,

You amuse me,

Confuse me,

Enthuse me,

Confuse me,

Confuse me,

Confuse me,

To describe you as perfect would seem utterly fake,

Yet an outline of your flaws is difficult to undertake,

Purple girl,

How I wish you would succumb and let things play out,

But you resist seemingly for my sake,

And that makes it clear beyond any doubt,

That there is nothing for you I would not forsake,

Beautiful purple girl.

 © 2011 Kamilion_G

So yeah, its really really rad.
Support him and checkout some of his other writings on:

KAMILION_G OFFICIAL WRITERSCAFE PAGE

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