Are you fucking kidding me with this? Other than the fact that this movie looks like the biggest piece of shit of all time, THEY'RE TRYING TO COP WHAT DREAMS MAY COME. I mean, c'mon.
Granted, the central stories are different, but jesus christ this made me mad. Especially 'cause What Dreams May Come is actually a really, really good movie (I know it doesn't look that way from the trailer, but you got to trust me on that).
Movies keep getting shittier and shittier, and no one seems to care. And in a way, that makes complete sense since there are bigger things to care about at this point in time. But fuck. That doesn't give The fucking Shack the right to be made. Makes me so mad.
I kind of wish they wouldn't force you to read great books in high school. There's so much else going on in a teenager's mind, and nine times out of ten - kids that age won't remember and/or appreciate whatever they're told to read. Am I wrong?
This is the only book I remember actually enjoying. And to be honest, I watched the movie first because of course I did. You don't earn a 62 in grade nine English by reading the book. My point here? I really liked the story, which made me want to re-read it now. Here are the best parts.
- "We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at least one which makes the heart run over."
- "Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine."
- "In the morning he would not have needed sleep, for all the warm odors and sights of a complete country night would have rested and slept him while his eyes were wide and his mouth, when he thought to test it, was half a smile."
- "Don't ask for guarantees. And don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing that you were headed for shore."
- And this drawing, good god look at this beautiful drawing.
Okay, maybe I take it back. It's good to force this kind of stuff on kids. How else would they want to re-discover it later and enjoy it even more? I wish I could remember if I liked it as much back then as I do now. I also wish I understood One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest better. People in my class seemed to love that book so much and I just sat there like a moron thinking, "What the fuck is going on?"
Could not be more proud of this man.
You might give me grief about writing a new years resolution post ON FEBRUARY 10TH, but you know what? That's cool. It's cool of you to try and keep me in check. Truthfully it took me this long to come up with some (in my opinion) good resolutions. OFF WE GO.
- Read at least one book per season.
- Go to the gym or do pilates at least ten times a month.
- Juice at least five times a month.
- Get at least three haircuts this year.
- At least once a month, go to a fancy restaurant that you've never been to before.
- Make one Chrissy Teigen recipe (from Cravings) each month.
- Take Baby Dog on at least one dog date each month.
- Try at least one new hairstyle every month. (God, these are low/sad expectations, BUT THEY MINE.)
- Properly go on a date Nathan at least once a month.
- Finally go to Staten Island for pizza. See what the big deal is.
This New Yorker cover makes me feel so many things, it couldn't be more powerful.