Harry Potter's books and films are useless. 'nuff said.
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Anyone taking part in NaNoWriMo(National Novel Writing Month)? I did, and now I have to write a 50,000 word novel.....
Here's the synopsis:
What if the world,as we know it,was really nothing but an illusion? What if,when we stop accepting the appearances around us as reality,they cease to be reality? Join Daniel Owens,an unassuming,regular 13-year old,who is about to get his perspective of the world turned around 180 degrees in his journey which starts when he meets John Adams,a mysterious guy who seems to have the keys to the Universe in his back pocket and continually insists that everyone else does too,only that they've tied their own hands with the ropes of illusions and that once they remember that the ropes are their own creation,they'll melt before their very eyes,showing them that they had been free all the time,it was only a matter of realising it.
Here's an excerpt:
"So,really? I mean,take this wall for example,"He spoke while tapping the white-washed wall in front of him,"You're trying to say that this wall is an illusion created by me and that the moment I stop taking it as my reality,it'll cease to be so?"He shot an incredulous look towards John.
"You hit the nail on the head,i'll give you an example,have you ever seen a hypnotist perform? Have you seen the way the subject thinks he is helplessly trapped in a cellar just by the sheer power of the hypnotist's suggestion while all the audience can see is an empty stage? Now expand that stage to the whole world,and there you have the explanation for life."
"But why would people hypnotise themselves into thinking they're helpless,sad,angry,irritated,or just generally worthless?"
"When you watch a well-made movie,don't you begin to identify with the main character? If something happens to him,YOU get sad. The same thing is happening on Earth on a larger scale,we choose to call it 'Life". The only way to get out of this is to remember that this is a movie and that everything you see is an illusion. Do you like movies with nothing but sugar-coated sweetness and happiness? No,you need drama,action,thrills,suspense,horror,tragedy and the like. And there's you answer to why people don't watch happy movies all the time."
He sat there for a while,eyes closed,digesting all this new information. Once he had processed it ,he slowly opened his eyes and saw what he had fully well expected to see,John Adams had vanished from the room,as quickly he had entered it. "Illusions,huh?",he murmured as he got up and walked to the door,"I wonder if that's a valid excuse for not turning in your homework."He chuckled as he envisioned the scene,his teacher's face swelling up like a red hot-air balloon-"WHAT DO YOU MEAN THE QUESTION SHEET DOESN'T EXIST?"Doctor Who/The Mentalist/Community/Sherlock
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