Harmony (ハーモニー) is a 2015 anime movie from Japanese director Takashi Nakamura & Michael Arias under Project Itoh with Studio 4°C. Project Itoh is based on the writings of Japanese science fiction writer Satoshi Ito. Satoshi Itō died at the young age of 34 in 2009 from cancer. He is very much alive in his works of fiction which are being adapted as anime by different directors and studios. Harmony is one such brainchild of Satoshi Itō.
However easy it sounds, it is quite difficult to find characters you WOULDN’T want to trade places with. I thought how hard could it be? The answer to that question is quick enough, tough as Earth’s crust. I want to thank the Goodreads group – Top 5 Wednesday run by Samantha of Thoughtsontome and Lainey of Gingerreadslainey which has given me the opportunity to brainstorm about the books I have read till now and come up with a few characters I wouldn’t like to trade places with.
Characters you WOULDN’T like to trade places with
Me Before You… Usual story, girl meets boy. A tale as old as time itself. I believe, stories begin when we venture into the unknown realms of our lives & mostly we are thrown into those realms because of our circumstances. There is not one romance book lover who has not read Me Before You novel. In case you haven’t you can check out my review of the book, Here.
Me Before You movie begins with Will’s accident & then shifts to Lou losing her job. Lou is a sweet, easy-going small town girl with no worries in the world except she doesn’t think she will be able to go explore the world or do bigger things. She believes she will live and die where she was born. Yet, her light doesn’t diminish nor does she blame anyone for it. She has her problems but they are not bigger then her optimism.
Books I want to see as tv shows is the topic of Goodreads Group – Top 5 Wednesday for the second Wednesday of September ’16. The group was found by Samantha of Thoughtsontomes and Lainey of Gingerreadslainey. I read the post about Top 5 Wednesday on Megan’s blog Bookslayerreads. I loved her post on characters you want as family. One visit to the group and I instantly fell in love with the idea of writing top 5 things about something I love about the books! I recommend you checkout the group.
So without further delay here’s my Top 5 Wednesday post.
Books I Want To See As TV Shows
Animation short film began in the early age of animation, in fact it can be said that it’s where the birth of animation happened. Since our childhood we love animated objects on screens and they become our friends as we grow up. Animated characters become out heroes or villains, someone we look up to or someone we don’t want to be. We would argue with anyone who says otherwise.
As busy adults we break away from our childhood love, we start thinking I am a grown up now and watching these movies is childish. Nothing is sadder than that. Our daily jobs, personal chores keep us so busy we keep putting off the movies and books for later on. Yet, there are times when we need a hearty laugh or something to ponder on. So, here’s my top favorite short animation movies for those who are too busy for a full movie.
“Being writer who moves people with her writing is my aspiration. I am still practicing, not good enough.” I said with sparkling eyes. “Dude, seriously?” At an office party I found myself sitting beside a pedigree kid who has been talking about how his father’s huge clothing business and how getting into banking is so not his thing. Honestly, why do people do a job if they don’t need it and are going to whine about it all the time to those who want to do it?
I found myself marveling at the fact that human ignorance and self-righteousness actually knows no boundaries when I told a that I want to be a full-time writer someday. The prompt response I received was, “Dude! Seriously? Isn’t that borish? Sit and make things up? A total waste of your talents you know.” Not wanting to offend the man I racked my brains for a subtle answer. How could he know what talents I have in 3 months? “On top of that It’s too easy to write. Can you tackle a financial formula and give a loan? Don’t think so. I can write a novel if I want to but I don’t. Like I said, it’s borish.”
We all have a few advice that mattered to us as children but ones that we forgot as teen-adults and kept getting our butts kicked because of that. My one such advice was given to me by my sister. She used to tell me, “Look around. Learn from others. Their mistakes/failures/success/actions etc. You don’t have to do them all yourself. Learn from others. Whatever you want to do, believe in yourself.”
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child is based on the same theme as the previous Harry Potter books, LOVE. Anything more than this is not unnecessary.
Many of us have read the new book by now and can’t be happier even if there are some people who are not happy with its narrative style. The book is not in a novel format but a PLAY. Yes, ladies and gentlemen this work of art is presented in the form of a play. Therefore it misses out on the magical elaborated explanations and long paragraphs of a scene’s description like its predecessors. But none the less Harry Potter And The Cursed Child is as enchanting as the past ones.
Remember the first rule of being a reader?
“Always be ready to explore new ways of doing things.”
Specks of Stardust. That’s exactly what we are. We are nothing and we are everything…
Lose fear of Fear.
- I don’t want to live. What is there to live for?
- Not good enough, Big enough, strong enough, successful enough… ENOUGH! Will I ever be enough.
- Even I don’t know what I want and it’s driving me crazy, what should I do?
- The Universe is so big and there are so many people, I’ll never be noticed.
- I look like a scarecrow gone wrong. Look at her/him, they are so beautiful.
Tales as old as time keep finding its way towards our world like the waves of ocean, eventually crashing against the shores and leaving a hazy trail. One such tale, I found in the wreckage that I thought I would become.
My tiny boat wrecked on the rocks near the beach. The waves saved me, it brought me to the shore. Alive but alone. A week has passed by. It wasn’t tough to survive the island, it was tough to remain alive with the demons that hunted me every single day. How long has it been in this tiny boat that was expected to bring me to my death? I succumbed to my injuries and fainted even before the boat passed across the misty orange clouds of justice. Have I lived past those clouds or am I dead? What brought me here? I’m not sure of all that either. But I heard my people say, “No one survives the sea. Especially not magi people. Sea devours them.”