2016年11月13日 星期日



This weeks’ topic is quite hard for me to read. I read a few stories. 

Discuss about distinguish the different genre. I personally agree that distinguish is an important matter in literature. Why is that meter? Through the history of the human, we had already created millions of stories. By the imagination people, there are billions of ideas, story, and great works to create. After all the story with had been through, slowly we create the term of writing genre. Each topic has their purpose of discussing and having their history of story style.

Yes, somehow it limits the creation of the story, by the story we already create, there are ways rule and stereotype. This made each genre go in the specific way that we could imagine.  
However, this is the only limitation for people who people have not enough of creation. There are always things to create, rules are the only reference, the curtains ways of stories can be breakthrough and all the stereotype are not even a problem. The ideas of creation are to add new idea upon all the old ones. This is how the ideas create.

 The ideas of distinguishing the genre are the history of the story ideas and the great works. We build up the world for a style of story and make it grown in a certain field. Like how we distinguish different sports on Olympics. Different type of story has each beauty. It is hard to tell is horror better or comedy better because they are just different.


As a script writer myself. I often stock in stereotype, are worry how to make the story unique. Every time I breakthrough the wall and has ideas that I like, I feel so happy and satisfies. However, this idea isn’t just fly in mine. The reason that why I get it is inspired by the great work I had read through. By the classic of the topic, the story writer can build up new ideas. This makes each genre never stop growing.

2016年11月7日 星期一

Bloodchild three questions


1.
I personally do not really in love of this story.  However, I do feel the unique and interesting test from the story.  I get in the world of this interesting stage happen in the story. Why and how the monster enter the human society is the huge question in y head. The story did not explain the answer for me. To the very end I still wonder the background setting. This is why I do not like the story this much. 
2.
The story tells by a kid perspective. Every thing comes from this kid personal view.  The connection between the story and I is the personality of the main character. I feel the character’s reaction, emotion and what is he thinking. I think the story did an amazing job by building the personality in while telling the story by his view. Also, I dose feel about the family relations in the story. Under this interesting setting, the special relation between bloodline is also very unique and relatable.
3.

If the story can change a media I would definitely say comic would be this best idea. First of all, the story would have a very interesting visual view by the monster. Therefore viewing it visually will be really excited. However, the budget will be high by doing the special effect. That’s why comic would be a very good idea. By drawing, this story can build up a great view and also keep the production easy. Second, the story is telling by personally point of view. Comic can do a really great job on this kind of story ways. Finally, I think novel to comic is one of the most efficient media changes. Comic tell the story by picture the action frame by frame, this bring the action and visual interest in the story. Also, comic tells the story by using the words. I think it will be a good idea to transfer the story in comic.

I had read the short story “I live with you.” It is a really interesting topic of a story. The whole story comes from a perspective of a mystery person who enters a women’s Nora house and lives with her secretly. However, the creepy things aren't only of her enter the house. This person starts to change the life of Nora. The inserting things of the story are the author never really explain what is going on, why and how these things happen and what will it become. When I was reading the story I tend to believe that the secret women are another personality from Nora. Something like the movie “fight club” is happening. However tell the end this idea never confirm.
Taking about the diverse position of science fiction. What is the different about the diverse position’s value and perspective different from the majoritarian? Personally, I do believe there are a huge different. First of all, what is the majoritarian? Majoritarian is what the most people read, the style follow the market and get the most of the recognition. Diverse position’s novel in other hand come from different culture and therefore a different perspective to a novel. Like Japanese and American have the different idea from science fiction, the diverse position such as African etc have a different value of what is important and the view the world. Therefore same ideas with a different perspective will end up a different story.

What make diverse position interesting is we can see the things in different perspective and get a new idea from another culture’s view. Like the story “I live with you.” If it is a majoritarian, I can easily see how will the story going, either a creepy person end up the be caught or an different personality doing the things for Nora. However, in the story neither of them didn’t happen. The story left so many question for the audience. That is rare to see form the most reading I had read before. And I tend to like it.

2016年10月31日 星期一



Snow crash is a very interesting science novel I had read recently. The topic of postcyberpunk was a new and cool idea that bring out after the internet has invented.  The idea of the world in inside the internet, is different from the real world. People have lots of ideas and want to know what will happen in there. Today it is not as mysterious anymore because we already have an idea what the internet world looks like and what is happening. However back in days it was an unknown world.
In the story the main character (Hiro protagonist). Was a pizza delivery boy. Who deliver pizza for the gangster. However, he was also a brilliant hacker in the internet. He accidently notice there is a virus called “snow crash” that will cause the computer crash. He and a mysterious girl are on the adventure to stop it. Some part of the book is pretty hard to read. There are some very complicated setting. However after the “explanation”. Things are clear and I figure out it is very interesting.               
There are two part I want to bring out. First, the idea of two world in the story. The main character has two identity. In the real life he is an ordinary person, with the most normal job. In the world of internet, he is a super hacker with cool Japanese swords skill. This somehow made an interesting character. Today many people like to play online game or have a better life on social network. This main character really refer the idea of today’s people’s life. Which make this story interesting too many people.

Second, I really like how the story talk about the two different world. The world in real life, and the world of the future fantasy. The internet world in the story is not about coding. The author use metaphor of swords and enemy to refer what a hacker fighting for. This make the world so much interesting. Like the movie The Matrix. The main character neo fight the enemy with gun and sword. In the internet world people can be everything’s.   

2016年10月16日 星期日


The Martian is a very interesting and popular novel. It also adapt to a movie in 2015. The story is simple but so interesting that made me nonstop reading. I watch part of the novel and also watch the movie. I think both are excellent works. When the main character Mark been accidently abandon in Martian. How should he keep himself alive and wait to next time people come to get him? Base on this beginning, the auteur bring out a story very simple, but also professional. Mark is at the Martian along, no one can help him to survive. However, he did not give up the chance to survive. With a strong and humor personality. The reader follow Mark to survive on the planet.
 Why is this story interesting? Even though he is all along, there are no other people on the planet to talk with him. There are no relationship to talk in the story. ( At least before he get contact to Earth)The story still festinated, all the reader is welling to see how would Mark do next to survive. In the story Mark is a scantest and profession on plants. On the Martian he plant potato by stool, copulate the oxygen he need. Plan out a schedule to survive. Also, he has to fight with loneliness, fight with depress and scare. When I read through, I am so amaze by those idea. I did some research and figure out the author is actually scientist. That made the story more interesting. People tend to like the feeling from zero to the goal and this story bring it out amazingly.

Martian is a very well written fiction novel. Unlike most of the fiction story talk about adventure or horror. It is a simple survive story, just like Robinson Crusoe. Also it bring out the love of human, to save Mark. Movie bring the story more fluency and bring the path much faster. However, there are much more detail in the novel. The thinking from the main character, all the feeling and adventure. This novel really bring out an interesting style of a fiction story. 

2016年10月10日 星期一

Week Eight

Week Eight: Mythic Fiction and Contemporary 

 

 Mythology in the contemporary world is always a really interesting topic in the fantasy world. Went all the setting is in real life world, people tend to feel the fantasy and can relative there selves more. I really like the style Neil Gaiman gave in his novel. It is humor and also kind of scary in same times.  The books talking about the African god’s Anansi son: Fat Charlie. Story begging with Fat Charlie his father suddenly die. He went to the funeral and then he slowly figure out his father is actually a god. Then he also notice that he has a brother. The conflict between him and his brother begging.
The story is actually kind of a typical Hollywood kind of story. The very unlucky main character who is not happy about his life. Suddenly he figure out his real identity and fall in more trouble. Finally the trouble solve and he find out the life he wants. However, I still have really a good time reading it. The reason for that is because I the well storytelling and also the humor in it. The typical story become a typical because it is classic. How can you made the story interesting upon it that is the point. I really love to see every time the main character fall in big trouble and finally find himself back.
Another point the books brings out is the relationship between brothers. Brothers is an interesting relationship. Unlike parents and kid, brothers are partner but also opponents. The main character find out he has a brother after the death of his father. However it was not really a good start. His brother is tall and handsome. And he also stole Fat Charlie’s wife. This looks like a very horrible relationship. Through the story progress and things go by, two brother slowly become partner. It is really fun to watch. The early part of the book are actually mostly talking about the brother’s relationship. Even though it was not a good relationship, but the blood still made them goes together.

The mythology in this book, for me I feel it is just a back ground. It made the story interesting and also made it the world attractive. It also brought out the topic of the novel: character growth and relationship of brothers. 

2016年10月2日 星期日


The reading suggestion Night Circus is really interesting. Although I just started, I feel the story and the plot is so attractive that made me really want to finish the book. According to the topic, I feel the moral issue this book has bring up is the pressure to the next generation. The main characters in the books has force to train themselves to become the greatest circus star and have to beat the other. That is there destiny till one of them are dead. However, love happen between them. I feel this is kind of Romeo and Juliet plot. Two opponent side and the main character fall in love to the other side’s person. It is a huge conflict and would not be acceptable. How will the character solve the problem? Which way will they pick? Will they chose love or shoes to stay with what they were? It is interesting and I really want ot see what will happen next. I really like this book and I am sure I will finish it.


The moral issue for me is how the people pressure the next generation to finish their dream. Some parents wants to be a doctor but they didn’t make it. Therefore they force their children to study real hard and ignore what they really want to be. Some parents had a dream to become a sports star but somehow they did not make it. Then they train their kids so hard to become the sports star. Many of the parents force their kid to do what they want them to be. However, they did not think of the child. What is the real dream of the child? Did they really want to be who you think he should? The story brings up this question for me. Fall in love to your opponent team is a extreme example. However it still brings up the same question. When I am reading it, I really feel the struggle and I really want to see what the character will end up to do.