Hi everybody! I've been away from the computer for a while and checked the Lex only briefly because of some health problems. I ended up in hospital twice before the doctors understood it was just a simple virus that could be cured in a very simple way. I'm still at home and probably until tomorrow...the only problem is that it's the third time I take this virus this year and the doctors don't have a clue about the reasons why my stomach is so weak and delicate. I'll end up becoming something like a vegeterian myself - and not in the Cullen's way
I'm realising right now I have two questions to answer, mine and Una's. QOTD1
Regarding bad boys I have to agree with both Una and Bac. Your "theories" sounds both good to me...I personally think we are attracted to bad boys because they are different but also because, more or less unconsciously, people who are meek and quiet would like to go "bad" sometimes. I think what I call the red-cross syndrome plays a big part especially in women: it's in our DNA (usually, there exceptions to the rule) to care for other people and try to cure them, at any level. A friend of mine used to say every woman's dream is to be her man's last woman: it may be a bit too strong but there some truth in it. Unfortunately, there some bad boys that cannot be changed and that's why, I think, we keep talking now and then about this issue and why we are attracted to ambiguous - in the sense they have a dark side - characters like Jace, Edward, Jacob.QOTD2
I don't have to think a lot about this question because I perfectly know which movie stands out among the dozens I used to like when I was a child: The Mission
with Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons and Liam Neeson. I don't know if the movie is famous in the States but it was a must see for a while here in Italy. Apart from the beautiful landscape and the wonderful soundtrack, it was the story that hit me so much I cried each time I was the movie. I've been educated in the Catholic faith so the story obviously hit some hidden cord in me but, apart from the religious message and meaning of the movie, what I will remember forever is the strength and dignity with which the Jesuits in the movie took the side of the Indians, giving their own life to preserve what they believed in. I guess my care for the problems related to colonisation and stolen generations was positively influenced by the movie. Some of the scenes are really strong but what I remember isn't the blodd but the resolute expression of those who faced death for a right cause, being it either the chance to live in the forest or the permission to keep the mission going.
I've just realised it's hard to follow my words if you're not familiar with the movie...you can find all the information on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091530/