Over on my blog, I talked about two questions that I was attempting to answer: How did I get here and what were the things I read that made me the reader and writer I am today? This is in light of the panel on writers as readers at today’s Filipino Readercon, where authors talked about the books that influenced their writing. So I guess I just wanted to throw my (very, very, tiny and insignificant) voice into the conversation.
(I couldn’t find a decent trailer of the documentary, so here’s a Chameleon Circuit song for you instead.)
So in leading up to the seventh season of Doctor Who (the seventh season since the revamped version in 2005; also see Doctor Who series re. timey-wimey terminology) BBC America’s doing a bunch of documentaries highlighting the different aspects of New Who. So far, they’re released two: The Science Behind and The Women of Doctor Who, respectively.
So I really wanted to like this film.
To be fair: I hadn’t watched any Cinemalaya film in years, owing to the fact that I seem to have been stuck in another era for the past five years and it’s only now that I’m trying to shift back and catch up with the things I’ve missed. This includes figuring out how to get to Makati, the local music scene, and local indie films. And I wanted to go into watching this film without knowing much - I’ve heard things about it, about how it’s the post-EDSA 2 generation’s movie, and how it represents those who are now in their early and mid-twenties, those going through their own quarter-life crises. But I had no clue about the storyline, about the characters, about the people who were involved in making this film.
Dear Mr. Green,
I have recently read your passionate argument against piracy, and while I agree with your main claims that piracy does not benefit the creators directly (i.e., the relationship between the consumer and the creator), I would also like to address the reasons behind why I think piracy is a more attractive option than purchasing legally.