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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Why do German Films Always Keep Me from Sleeping?

Happy November Readers! It's cold outside, the leaves are brown and crunchy and I can finally wear jeans, cardigans and waist-length peacoats without having to strip down to a t-shirt halfway through the day because the weather changes 30 degrees from 9am to Noon (Thanks Ohio Weather).

I've been pretty frantic these last couple of weeks, which is why the blog posts are so slow coming. But, I made myself a promise at the start of this quarter, saying that I would never blog when I had a paper to write. So on that note, for entertainment's sake, I'm going to note that as I am typing this sentence it is 10:34pm and now I'm going to go write a paper. When I finish said paper, I will return, as blogging has now become incentive to get my homework done (and yes, you can call me a nerd for that sentence, I can recognize most facts).

(2 hours later)

It is now 1:34am. I've been writing a film paper on the movie M by Fritz Lang, which stars Peter Lorre as Hans Beckert, the protagonist/serial killer of children. It has been two hours, and I am approximately 67% finished with this paper, which by the way only has to be between 2 and 3 pages long, and after reading about the film and re-watching parts of the film, I am beginning to whistle the theme "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Grieg, which just happens to be the same theme the murderer whistles as he is in the process of attempting to abduct children.

I'm really hoping I'm not turning into a serial killer. Or worse, Peter Lorre.

(Approximately half an hour later)

OK, I finished my paper. Which is great because I can cross it off the to-do list for this week, which is pretty extensive.

Also, German films are weird. This one was particularly disturbing, and the last time I watched a German film for film class (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) it made me afraid to fall asleep because I was worried I'd be murdered by a somnambulist as part of an elaborate ruse to help a fortune teller keep up appearances.

This is probably as good of time as any to bring up that I'm considering double majoring in Film Studies and English with a minor in Creative Writing, just because English major on it's own wasn't quite a ridiculous enough of thing to throw away one's education on. If I'm going to go through 4+ more years of schooling to end up jobless living in my parent's house, I want to really study as much worthless material as I can. That being said, I'm really excited about this, because 1. Film Studies is awesome, and 2. This extra major will keep me from graduating a year earlier than normal, which is great.

Complete subject change: I went as Rachel Berry from Glee for Halloween this year. Here's a picture of me with Princess Peach (AKA Sammy). And even though you can't see them in this picture, I want it known that my costume came complete with gold stars and many signature Rachel Berry phrases, including among others: "There is nothing ironic about Show Choir"

I should probably reread some sections of Macbeth for Shakespeare class tomorrow, but I think I'll just go to sleep. I mean that worked out so well for Lady Macbeth right?? (haha, just kidding) If you don't understand the reference, GET OFF YOUR ASS AND GO GET SOME CULTURE!!


  1. Well written but after 4 years I find it REALLY hard to believe you would WANT to live here.