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Baking my noodles.

It is kind of weird, is it not? Critics telling us which movies are worth spending our hard-earned cash on; which music CDs are worth more than a spin on our players.

And the thing is, we are often swayed by their words. Just a swipe of the pen, a few strokes of the keyboard – and such power to send people by the droves to the cinemas and music stores.

Can we ever make judgments of our own?

But for now, nothing is as mind boggling as having someone going through my entries and pasting whole paragraphs, word by word, into Google.

What, what are you trying to do?

Are you trying to prove that I plagiarised someone – or are you trying to plagiarise me instead?

I am watching you.

A dragon awakes from her slumber...

Okay. She is supposed to be in flight – so kindly disregard the oddly-shaped legs and fingers.

Heck. I have not drawn anything for a very, very long time.

Details of this entry.Saturday, December 16, 2006, filed under Personal.
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  1. Hmmm… if that dragon is meant to refer to the current movie in our multiplexes, I’m afraid I have to be a spoil sport. It kinda sucked for me. But you would probably go see it anyway, so you can judge for yourself

    Mint81 | 18/12/06 07:58 PM



  2. Mint81 – Yeah, I expected as much, actually – somehow, movies of the fantasy genre don’t quite work (not unless Peter Jackson has a hand in it, I suppose).

    I’m going just to see the dragon. :D I’ve read only the second book though.

    Strizzt | 18/12/06 08:34 PM



  3. What’s to do if a 2-year old demands to watch a movie with a flying lizard?? Even if you know it WILL suck? Bummer. Maybe can distract the kid with the talking cows…

    And dragons have no legs nor fingers. Think they are called… umm… appendages… Ha!

    Wong | 19/12/06 09:45 AM



  4. if anyone did that to stuff from MY blog (cutting out paragraphs and googling them i mean), they’d discover that some lazy-ass journalist from a certain daily newspaper here has plagiarised the blog before. COUNTLESS times! hehehehe.

    It’s a movie based on a book by a (then) fifteen year old. One look at the synopsis and you’d already know what the whole damn movie will be like… hehehe

    eyeris | 19/12/06 05:51 PM



  5. Wong – Your two-year-old actually demanded to watch the movie? :o You’re teaching him well, and early too, ahem… now we know who the fantasy books should go to next.

    Eyeris – Heh. I’m certainly very bewildered that someone’s taking whole paragraphs and googling them (for what, to pass time?)...

    No lah, the supposed “plagiarism” in your blog isn’t all THAT obvious, really. :P

    I find the second book simple, predictable, and draggy at times – but it still makes me look forward to the third book just to see how the story will wrap up.

    Strizzt | 19/12/06 07:34 PM



  6. actually, it’s not weird at all. last time i checked, people still make up their own damn minds and no matter what ciritics said about it, fergie still managed to go platinum.
    opinions carry weight but decisions are made by individuals who can be as smart or stupid as they want.

    soporific | 23/12/06 02:37 PM



  7. Soporific – Yes, but there’s no denying that reviews more often than not exercise influence and sway one’s choices. Or perhaps it’s just because I happened to have been reading stuff in the lines of “great, now I know I can save RM8 by not watching this movie” etc.

    Strizzt | 23/12/06 08:08 PM



  8. of course they have influence but not as much as blanket advertising and cleavage.
    after all, how many of us base our cd-buying on reviews rather than MTV?

    soporific | 24/12/06 09:10 PM



  9. Soporific – Music channels are a thing of the past… for me, anyway.

    Strizzt | 25/12/06 11:20 AM



  10. well, you’re an army of one, then.

    soporific | 28/12/06 10:46 PM



  11. Soporific – Hmm, yes, I’ve been missing out on a lot more than just the latest music videos…

    Strizzt | 29/12/06 08:58 PM



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