7D/7A – It’s A Mystery, Mystery I Say!

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Yes, it truly is. My road towards the Oscars continues today. It is only day two, I am aware of that and it is many more days to go but still. Todays award is a complete mystery to me. Chizurue of Chizurue (yes, that is the name of the blog) has given me this mysterious award and I will do everything to shed some light on who I might be so that I don’t seem so mysterious to them anymore. Thank you Chizurue for this award!

There are rules. There always are. One has to live with them I guess.

  • Put the award/logo on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Tell the readers 3 things about yourself. 
  • You have to nominate 10-20 people. 
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions with one weird or funny question.
  • Share a link to one of your best posts. I am not good with these kind of things, to decide what I have done best and such. You be the judge of that.

Okey, 3 things about myself then… I could go the easy way and point to the post below but nah, not gonna do that. Let’s see, what to share today. (as if yesterday wasn’t hard enough)

1. I am in love Okiayu Ryotaro. For realz in love with him. Well, his singing voice (and maybe at least his Prince of Tennis Tezuka voice) Also, the fact that he does Asahina in Junjo Romantica adds like a million attraction to his voice. Just saying.

2. I wish from the bottom of my heart that someone wants to make Neil Gaiman’s Sandman into a tv-series. A part of me is scared to death someone will actually take it upon them to do it though, because really, who will play Morpheus? There is no one I can think of that is not dead already, like Brandon Lee or a young version of Alan Rickman. So yeah, please do it but really, don’t.

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Death, Destiny, Dream, Destruction, Desire, Delirium and Despair – Who’s gonna play them?

3. Once upon a time I used to work at a big phone company’s customer service. I worked on the phone all day with the most ungrateful customers in the world. Sort of. It was a shitty company who couldn’t really live up to their promises to their customers so I get why they were mad. Well, that job has helped me a lot in the fight against whatever company I have had to deal with. I know just the way to handle a customer so thus, I know how to manipulate the customer service as well. Very handy. I usually get what I want because in the end, better give the one customer what they want than fight and lose several.

Questions, there are. I am just gonna take the ones Chizurue answered since there were no others:

HOW DOES YOUR BACKGROUND INFORM YOUR WRITING?

I really can’t say. I am an impulsive writer, I write about what first pops into my mind and if I see an interesting cat on the street I probably write about that in some form, be it that cat remind me of something I have seen or just the fact that it has a crooked tail. I think that comes from way back when I first made up stories. I have always been like that, making up stories in my head. I have always had a thousand stories going on. I also write about real stuff obviously and of course everything has made me what I am now. Ugh, I am not even sure I am answering the question now.

HOW OFTEN DO YOUR REAL-WORLD RESPONSIBILITIES GET IN THE WAY OF BLOGGING?

Never, more or less. I have too much time on my hand so I can combine the both without any disturbances.

WHAT DO YOU WANT YOUR BLOG TO BE?

A place where I can just write whatever I want and a place where people can find a little bit of fun and a little bit of seriousness (that last part I might have to work on though because I am not that much of a serious person I think).

HOW HAS BLOGGING SHAPED WHO YOU ARE TODAY?

Hm? Hard question, I don’t really know. I’d like to say that I am more open maybe but I don’t really believe so. I have always been pretty open about everything, be it my mental health or crooked toes or my political stand point. I don’t bother too much about what others think about me. So yeah, I don’t know.

WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH IN THE FUTURE?

Oh, nothing really. I just want to stay alive.

So, let’s stop for today… 

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Oh, Shadow my darling, this is only number 2. 😎

18 thoughts on “7D/7A – It’s A Mystery, Mystery I Say!

    1. That’s true. But who will they be. Sometime we play that game at home, choose the cast to a book or a comic. We almost always get stuck on Sandman. That is one comic I don’t want to fail. Then again, I was skeptical about having a brown girl playing Tulip and that turned out perfect so, who lknow. As for director… who could it be? Someone who treasures the art. Who loves the story.

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      1. Yeah, fantasy casting can be tricky. I realized you were talking about Preacher which I’ve never seen or read. I looked Tulip up to see what you were talking about. It’s good that you think Ruth Negga did a great job, but why is her being brown an issue? She’s a biracial person just like me even though I’m not Irish and I’m not sure if I have Ethiopian blood or not. I’m still not sure who would be a good director. So many tough choices…

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      2. Preacher is awesome, I just have to say that! The issue would be that Tulip in the comic is a blonde, white girl. I don’t typically have an issue with it, it was just so surprising that they chose someone that was the total opposite appearance wise. I am happy though that someone dares to change race and go against what people expect. It’s the same with American Gods. Gaiman, as far as I know, never mentions Shadows color in the book and I always imagined him as a white male, (which I think a lot of people did and maybe colored people thought of him as colored. I think that’s how the human psyche works, if you aren’t told say the color of ones skin then you make that up yourself and you go for that closest to you if you don’t have any other additional information like that he was a slave for example. Does it make sense?) probably because I am white myself so to me it was surprising when Ricky Whittle was playing Shadow. Again, it’s not a bad choice, on the contrary, it’s perfect but when you expect something different it can surprised you a bit and I know many might be disappointed as well. I know many got disappointed about Tulip (and most likely Shadow too.). i don’t really care as long as the actor does the character justice.

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      3. Gotcha. I did see pictures of the comic and TV show versions of Tulip, so I knew what you were talking about. It’s good to know you don’t have any issues with it because I’ve seen some trolls get mad when it comes to casting decisions or seeing a predominantly ethnic minority cast (see some of the reactions to Black Panther). Interesting point about American Gods. The thing is “white” can be the default especially here in America, but I can see that happening in Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. It was a bit rough since I didn’t see many well written characters who looked like me, so to speak, but I’m certainly not going to bash on a movie or show because of an all white or majority white cast if the demographics are accurate to a certain country. Shoot, I really liked the Finnish/Swedish movie Mother of Mine for example. I’m glad to have an intelligent discussion with you on this matter. Thank you.

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      4. Hollywood; the white mans world. Yeah, I know what you mean. It’s sad but I guess it goes way back when it was only white people who made the movies. I mean, look at Asian movies, their casts are all Asians.If Japan was got get more mixed, like America is today, I wonder what the movie industry would look like? I actually haven’t read that much about Black Panther since I have as a rule to not read about the movie I am gonna watch and that includes all things and I most definitely don’t read stupid people “debate” casting (I didn’t read that much about the casting for Death Note either although that was hard to avoid since it was all over the anime world so some I knew before I watched that half hour I managed to get through). I think it is silly. Someone decided that a particular actor was the right person for the role, deal with it. But as you say, Hollywood in particular should broaden their horizon and look a little further than only their white actor stable. It’s not only white people who watches movies any longer, it hasn’t been for decades. Make movies everyone can find a character to identify with. As for Mother of Mine; it would be hard to have anything but white (Swedish/Finnish) actors in that since there was more or less no immigrants in either country at that time. It’s more of a piece of our history dramatized. So yeah, “force” ethnic minorities into a movie like that would be completely wrong. But most movies I can’t really see how they cannot have people from all places really.

        Well, thank you. Many people get so upset about this subject. I don’t understand why though but then again, I have understood these past years that I am quite alone in thinking that people are people no matter where they come from.

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      5. Yup. Even my film history professor has said that when I was in American Cinema. It’s quite true going back to short films, the race codes, and unfortunately…Birth of a Nation. That’s an interesting point about what Japanese cinema would look like if more ethnic groups were represented. The Black Panther stuff got bad because some people were butthurt about having a majority black cast even though most of the movie takes place in a fictional part of Africa. The American Death Note remake has a defensible point because the nationalities were changed like how Light Yagami becomes Light Turner. Regardless of the quality at least the filmmakers were more cognizant than how the Ghost in the Shell remake turned out by having Scarlett Johansson playing Motoko Kusanagi without changing her name or ethnicity. I wholeheartedly agree about Hollywood needing to broaden their horizon. It’s part of the reason why I mainly focus on indie films and foreign films. I even agree with Mother of Mine. I seriously doubt that a movie taking place during WWII Finland and Sweden would have any non-Caucasian minorities.

        No problem. It’s a subject I’m passionate about, but some people get so upset whenever I bring up stuff like that or mention historical things. There needs to be more people like who who see people as people regardless of their skin color. Seriously, as someone who’s been discriminated and derogated because of my mixed heritage, I really appreciate it.

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  1. Gaiman hasn’t given up on the plans to adapt Sandman that were announced last year as far as I know although I’m not sure how far it has gotten. The success of Ameriacn Gods probably brought a fair bit of backing to the project I would think.
    Also great post!

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    1. Thank you! Yeah I haven’t heard anything about him not supporting a project should it happen. As you say, American Gods has got good reviews. I think though that Anansie Boys would be the next logical steps since that book has ties to American Gods. But first there’s Good Omens. Boy do I look forward to it. Both my favorite authors on screen, together. That collab is one of the best collabs ever. Says the person who loves more or less all thing both Pratchett and Gaiman.

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      1. Good Omens is one of my all time favorite books but I’m not sure how well it will translate. I use to read it as a bedtime story to me sweetie and just reading it out loud was tough.

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      2. Oh, it’s one of my favorites too! I have my doubts too but seeing how good American Gods turned out and seeing pictures from the shooting has made me more positive. Also the fact that Gaiman is involved is a huge plus for me. I just wish Terry Pratchett could have been here to see it.

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  2. Aaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!!!

    I’ve never read Neil Gaimans sand man. When I first heard of it I was probably too young and now I have so many other things that I don’t think I’ll ever get to it. I know quite a bit about it, in passing knowledge, such as knowing who all those characters pictured are and how they generally fall in the rest of the dc universe, or used to. My info is a good 7 or 8 years old now.

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    1. You should really read them, they are so worth the time spent. Completely magical I would say. They means so much to me. That’s why I am a bit worried about wether or not they should be made into tv or not. 😳

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