July 28, 2010 - Narcissism is Necessary

Archive | July 28, 2010

Inception and what inspires me.

I am currently suffering from writer’s block. I had written so much things in the past few days; advertorials, press releases, proposals, blog posts that my brains are incapable of churning out anything anymore. So what’s the obvious thing to do? Whinge about it on Twitter of course and hope to receive some suggestions. And suggestions were exactly what I got.

Lainey asked me to write about Inception, the Christopher Nolan’s mind fucking thriller. This is a topic I actually rather not touch on because frankly, I don’t think I’ve fully understood it and I seriously do not want to come across as a pseudo-intellectual fool LOL. I watched it only once and was more thrilled by the premise of the film than the film itself, if you get what I mean? There were some parts that I couldn’t get, like how does the Architect work? Does she have special fluid injected into her that allows her to landscape other people’s dreams? The film didn’t address this, or if it did I didn’t catch that part. And then the part where Cobb decided to stay back to rescue Saito who’s in limbo? How could he have made that decision as the “kicks” were already in place and he would be forcefully brought back to reality? Confusement max!

Then Joe asked me to write about my writer’s block and what inspires me. To be honest, I think evil inspires me. In my opinion, most of my best writings emerged from anger and hate. How do you not write with passion when driven by those emotions? Nice things are great but they are also soooo boring to write about. That’s probably why it’s really hard to blog when you’re contented and satisfied with life. Luckily or unluckily for me, I’m in a good place now. Being angry and hateful is exhausting and damaging to my relationships with other people, so I’m just trying to be open-minded about everything and give things the benefit of the doubt. Seriously, it’s a constant struggle for me not to fall into that “I WANT TO CUT YOUR FUCKING FACE” mode.

Okay, I’m done here. Gonna grab dinner.

Posted in: Entertainment Bites, Random Musing - Continue Reading