So I just finished 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley. More summer reading for school. The sad part is that I haven't even finished 'Watership Down' yet. I'm going to have to try to finish that tonight and get started on one of the other books too so that I'm not in big, huge trouble when I go back to English class. Ah me, the queen of getting things done at the last minute.
Anyway, I think 'Brave New World' kinda struck a chord with me. I guess I have an odd moral dilemma going on in my mind. I find things to be crass or commercial and worthy of making fun of. But at the same time I don't want to have to make fun of them; I find it so sad. It's as if humanity should have to make these excuses for the ills of civilization.
I just feel like we take these pleasures for granted and we never think about actual pain or suffering. So it frightens me, losing touch with actual human instincts and moving slowly toward a more and more uniform society, like in 'Brave New World', or a constantly supervised society, like in '1984'. I think it could happen, because these days the majority of people desire happiness and stability over adventure and art.
It's depressing, isn't it?
On the other hand, I finished a Laguna and Squall picture. Go look, please...for the love of god. Judge me! Give me worth!
'Please, Teacher, May I Have...?'
*Edit: Yeah, the file doesn't work. Fucking, fucking servers. Anyone know of someplace that allows even the slightest bit of offsite linking? >.< I can't even get the fucking personal image at ezboard to work. I hate this. Whaaaaa!!!
This pisses me off royally.
*Edit #2: But you know what you can do? Right click on the link and choose 'Save Target As'. That'll save the file to your hard drive so you can open it, take a look, and then delete it when you decide you don't want it anymore. If you'd really like to see it...