Things About Nothing.

radiosilence95's picture

Somebody ask me a question. About anything. Virtually anything, and I'll answer it as honestly as I possibly can. Really. Just do it. C'mon.

I've been thinking about how selfish I really am. Some of the friends that I talk to...if they're going through a hard time, I frankly don't care. For example, my friend Anna always bitches about how mean her boyfriend is, and I honestly don't give a fuck. She is not worthy of the fucks I could possibly give. Most people, I've realized, are not.

I know how egocentric that is, but that's how I feel. There are a select few whose problems I genuinely concern myself with, who I really truly care for. I think I am selfish. Yes. Very much so. Another reason why I need a girlfriend: I want someone to challenge me to become a better person.

I have an AP English project due Monday and I have to write a modern adaptation of Antigone, the play by Sophocles about the children of Oedipus. Very interesting story, but everybody dies by committing suicide, which I find ridiculous. I'm thinking of writing a screenplay for a soap opera, making the whole story as overdramatic as possible. I need to start working on that. Procrastination is my weakness.

I didn't make the high honor roll this quarter. Bummer. I had a C- in German and Calculus, so that's probably why. My mom bitched me out about it. I don't know why, but she's been a tad on the moody side lately. Every joke or remark I make is somehow offensive to her. Kinda annoying.

I'm excited. We're doing editor spotlights for the paper, which basically means us newbies interview all of the editors. AND I get to write about Brittany. So excited. I'm kind of nervous about the idea of interviewing her though. Hehe.

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MacAvity's picture

Can't think of a question to ask......

I'd hazard a guess that most of us are pretty much as selfish and egocentric as you - maybe it's part of being a teenager; maybe it's just part of being alive.

That Antigone project sounds fun... or annoying. I vaguely remember having read Antigone once; it doesn't seem like something that would translate easily to a modern setting. Procrastination isn't always bad, though - in my AP English class, we were supposed to be adapting Waiting for Godot, but all we did was sit around being procrastinatey and uninspired, until we realized that that's exactly what Waiting for Godot is all about, so our adaptation was an onstage reenactment of us sitting around being procrastinatey and uninspired. It was brilliant.

Hope things get better with your mom...

radiosilence95's picture

Yeah, the storyline is

Yeah, the storyline is relatively short and I don't have much material to go on. I need to learn how to properly format a screenplay and I'll just make it up as I go along. One group is adapting it to Jersey Shore, and my friend is drawing an entire comic book, so that should be interesting.

Waiting for Godot...that story sounds familiar. Never read it though. That is brilliant, though. If only procrastination always worked out that way.

stillgotlegs's picture

If a bear and a shark were

If a bear and a shark were in a fight, who would win?
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“Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?”

radiosilence95's picture

That depends on where the

That depends on where the fight takes place. If it's on land, the bear would win, seeing as sharks need water to live. If it's in the water, the shark would win, seeing as the bear would easily drown :P

stillgotlegs's picture

Pfff, that's a tricksy

Pfff, that's a tricksy answer! Say it was on a marsh-type terrain. Enough for the shark to be able to swim and snap at the bear, but enough for the bear to... y'know, be able to breathe xD

They put a bear up against a lion once, and I'm pretty sure the bear won.
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“Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?”

radiosilence95's picture

Well in that case, I'd put

Well in that case, I'd put my money on the shark. WAIT...what kind of shark is it? And what kind of bear? :P

Dracofangxxx's picture

I've never made honour roll!

And my report cards are always above B's except for maybe one C+... ridiculous...

If you could dye your hair any crazy colour, what would it be?
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That's redick!

radiosilence95's picture

That's...so weird. Huh. Do

That's...so weird. Huh. Do you take any AP or advanced classes? Because that's really what usually gets me on the high honor roll.

Oooh...that's tough. I'd probably look utterly ridiculous, but I'd say a vibrant, in-your-face blue. Or maybe a more subtle, darker red. I'd never really do it though :P

Dracofangxxx's picture

I take honours classes... And those CAN be the low ones,

But I take like 3/4 of them and i'm all B's or A's in those. So I dunno?
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That's redick!

Lehcure's picture

Can you write a twenty or

Can you write a twenty or less word fictional story? If so, please proceed off the top of your head.

radiosilence95's picture

An army of ninjas fought

An army of ninjas fought Blackbeard's crew on the Seven Seas. They won and the prince married the fair maiden of Camelot.

The end. I know that's slightly over twenty words, but I tried my best :)

Lehcure's picture

Pretty good.. How great

Pretty good.. How great being a ninja prince would be.

MaddieJoy's picture

Ramble...

I love Antigone! Not sure why, but it was the highlight of my lit class this year. Much more interesting than "The Bible as Literature." I love all those stories and fables, but The Fall is boring as heck.
I died my hair bright blue once. Then I showed up to rehearsal and my director freaked...that was the end of that.
Would you rather live at any time you wanted in the past or at an unspecified date in the distant future?

"It's a helluva start, knowing what makes you happy."
--Lucille Ball

radiosilence95's picture

Antigone was pretty good. I

Antigone was pretty good. I just think it's so irritating how in every Greek tragedy every character ends up committing suicide. C'mon, Sophocles. Be original.

Your director freaked, huh? The color of your hair isn't really any of his business, is it? I'd be offended if a teacher took so much offense to me coloring my hair. Not their hair, so they shouldn't care.

Hmm...honestly, the future is so frightening. Not my future personally, but the future of this whole friggin' planet in general. I don't want to know how much worse society gets from this point onward. So I'd rather travel to the past, maybe see my mom and dad in high school, or observe the moral struggles in Nazi Germany, or maybe get a glimpse of the 50s. I absolutely love history.

Tycoondashkid's picture

thats one reason why

I would kill for a TARDIS
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MacAvity's picture

Let's say I have a Tardis.

And I'll take you on one adventure. Where and when? Pick a destination.
One adventure, and then you have to go home.

Tycoondashkid's picture

can you take me to

Cpt Jack Harkness
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MacAvity's picture

Sorry.

'Adventure' limited to this universe - anywhere in real time and space. No fictional worlds, characters, or events. We could take you to meet a teenaged John Barrowman - or however old you want him, really - but is that really how you want to be spending your one Tardis trip?

Tycoondashkid's picture

ok then i want to go to the place

you got your TARDIS from
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SometimesY's picture

Body image changes are hard

Body image changes are hard when it comes to theater.. You are cast as something (often based on appearance) and you are expected to stay that way. It's almost like breaking dress code at work. Almost. If you're directing Le Mis, and Eponine showed up with bright blue hair, I can't imagine you would like that too much.

Tycoondashkid's picture

ill never make honour roll

ive only got a 1 in Latin like 2s for most of the stuff, 3 for chemistry, no 4s and a 5 in maths

question: if you were suddenly to wake up pregnant and you couldn't have an abortion what do?
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radiosilence95's picture

Oh yeah, you guys have a

Oh yeah, you guys have a different grading system. We learned about this in German. 1 is the best grade and 6 is the lowest, right?

I would give birth to it and give it up for adoption. The idea of being a mother is something that I cannot wrap my head around. I can't picture myself raising a little brat, not even when I'm older.

Tycoondashkid's picture

close

the german system is different
ours is 1's the best 9ths the worst
1 & 2 are Credit
3 & 4 are General
5 & 6 are Foundation
7 is a fail
8 & 9 is work at a primary school level, also know as Failing to the Max
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