This will be a challenge for me. If anyone likes this idea they are welcome to do their own version of it, but I am not asking anyone to follow as I know it’s a bit of a personal challenge.
First, let’s talk about one of my flaws. Because, truly, who talks about their virtues?It’s all much related to dramas… promise!
One of my biggest flaws and one my closest friends know very well and scold me for, is that I procrastinate, and with procrastination comes failure. For example: I start a hobby and I put my all into it, so much that it becomes an addiction, and just as passionate as it starts, it ends. I never finish what I start, or dedicate more than a decade to it; or do it just enough that stays as my hobby day to day. In short, I don’t commit forever, instead I give my all right away, and just as fast I stop caring. Thank God it does not apply in everything I do or feel. 😉
In my life I have had many hobbies that ended this way: anime; gardening; cooking (although I still have to cook, and trust me, I don’t look forward to it); philately…Well, dramas are just starting to become one more failure. Yep. I have been jaded for a while now. Mostly because most dramas I watch –thinking that I pick very well from the bunch and that as I have been watching for a while I should trust my taste and experience in picking dramas –prove not only to be exactly what I should not watch, but a weight on my resolution to keep this one hobby alive for as long as I can, even against my own desire to quit.
I say to myself: I SHALL NOT DROP THIS HOBBY. NEVER. I WILL –FOR ONCE –KEEP THE FAITH. But I keep on doubting that resolution, and I blame this on… nothing. I have nothing to blame this on. If there is something to blame, I really have no idea what it is. I just say I’m jaded, and that should do it.
So pretty soon I will reach 200 completed dramas. And is not really a big number to drama fans that have been watching far longer than me, or that dedicate more time of their lives to watching dramas. Neither is a bad thing, on the contrary, I bow to them. To put this much effort and commitment into something is truly an accomplishment, and a virtue; one I lack – so now I talk about virtues hehe.
I find myself thinking: Have I learned anything from 200 dramas? Maybe out of that many, only 10 mattered. Maybe none! Yet I still want to find my motivation to keep watching, you know? I want to find this hobby raison d’etre.
So, I have come up with an idea that will surely be a complete failure or will teach me a great deal about not only dramas, and life, but about my drama friends. The people I share my addiction with; the ones who have made it possible for this hobby to come this far. I wish to get to know these friends better; I want to understand their addiction in a more personal way; I want to know who they are. Because I believe a person is what they watch… well, part of who they are anyway. 😉
Okay so challenge rules:
-Make a list of all the drama friends I have experience dramas with through discussions, group watching, and eye-candy sharing in a period of time. ^^
I have already completed this one!
List of drama friends:
-Watch all their top 5 dramas if I have not watched them yet.
-Write a review once a drama is completed
-Give my thoughts on what changed within me after watching said drama, and what it tells me about said drama friend. ^^ (I think this would be the fun part for my friends haha)
Yeah. I know; I don’t have to do this. In fact, I don’t have to do anything if you think about it this way: Why care about what others think? Why take things personal, right? 😉
But, as Meg Ryan’s Kathleen Kelly said in You’ve Got Mail: “All that means is that it wasn’t personal to you. But it was personal to me. It’s *personal* to a lot of people. And what’s so wrong with being personal, anyway? — Whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal.”
I will be posting the first person I picked out of the bunch (picking is totally random). Their list of 5 dramas, my thoughts on the ones I have already watched and progress on the one/s I need to watch. Will I be able to go through dramas I swore never to watch?? :O