Rynne’s Random Blog #1
I’ve been asked by Ellie to be a guest blogger, so here I am. Hope this is random enough for ya.
When I first started my own blog, and told some people about it, the first thing that was said was, “Is your life really that interesting?” To that, I replied, “No, it isn’t. It’s for my writing.” Which is true. It is for my writing. Yes, I’m one of those. I write fanfiction. No, I don’t write Twilight Fanfiction, or Dr. Who, or even Supernatural. I write Star Trek fanfiction. Yes, you heard me right. I am a Trekker. But not only that, I’m a child of the science-fiction genre.
It’s taken me over twenty years to admit it, but it’s true. My first experience that I remember was sitting in a dark movie theatre and watching the first scene of Star Wars, the classic trilogy. My three-year-old eyes taking in the blockade runner racing across the screen with the massive Star Destroyer lumbering after it, laser blasts hitting the hull of the small ship. Seeing the characters in life and death situations, and finally beholding the terrifying vision of Darth Vader, probably one of the best movie villains of all time was a life-changing experience. When I saw all of it, was when I fell in love with the movies. Not only did I fall in love with the movie itself, but I fell in love with the craft of making movies, especially science-fiction. Let me explain.
Making movies is not only a job, but it’s an art form. It’s not just a process, but it’s a journey. Crafting a character takes time, skill, patience, and a little bit of luck. The only reason why I know this, is that I did some classes in college and a play, so I am, by no means, a professional. To see what goes on behind the scenes is magic to me.
To me, life is like the movies. I know…I know. You’re probably thinking what does this person know. She’s not even a professional. Well, before ya’ll go off on me, let me defend myself.
Life is a journey, a process, if you will. No, it’s not scripted, but if you figure things out just enough, you can make that journey worthwhile. Yes, there may be bumps in the road, and situations that you don’t know how to handle, but if you think of yourself as a character, it helps you thing of ways to cope through some of the hardest things that you have to face.
My happiest place on earth, growing up or even now, is sitting in a darkened movie theater or my darkened living room, and watching the heroics of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, or Han Solo, or the rebellious antics of my favorite captain of the Starship Enterprise, James T. Kirk, (personally I like Chris Pine’s version, but then again, I just like to look at Mr. Pine, but the acting ability that he has is definitely a plus), and the rest of the crew, or the seductive nature of Gary Oldman’s Dracula.
Life is one giant action sequence. You have to grab hold and ride it for all it’s worth. Don’t be afraid, because unlike the movies, you don’t get a second take.
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