How do you even define "nerdy"? I'm just going by what 'people' say or react like, even though I don't even notice much what people's opinions are (who has the time to consider them?)! Still, there are many things
normal common people do or like that I don't do or like.
When it comes to movies based on books that I've read these past 2-3 years, I feel differently. I admit to acting like a demented hypermaniac when the Harry Potter movies released. I had to watch them and get the movie DVDs on birthdays. I had to watch them countless times whenever I had time, but they were awesome movies, you've got to see! I don't feel the same for movies-based-on-books right now. It's weird, really. I used to be so excited about watching a movie replaying the same story I read, but in the past few weeks, watching trailers made me nervous. I wasn't so sure that the movies would stay true to the books. I suspect they'd give in to commercialization, which, I don't like.
I didn't much enjoy the Catching Fire movie, then I was all, " :O Why do Rose and Lissa look like glamorous dolls in this movie poster?" for the Vampire Academy movie (which I'll nevertheless watch, but still). Then the trailer for The Fault in Our Stars came out. I was excited, I wanted it to be awesome! It was, at least for many people. I don't know how I felt except that now I feel like granting access to the movie only to those people who've read the book. Don't ask why, I don't know. I feel like the others wouldn't understand. And one word any non-reader utters against the movie Is. Going. To. Suffer. -_-
|Last year's b'day achievement :P|
The way I pass my "extremely-limited" free time would include:
1. Randomly going through books I have.
2. Browsing Goodreads or Flipkart or Amazon.in (how can I not see the Indian version of Amazon? Even if it looks cent per cent like the international site? :P)
3. Thinking of ways in which that huge carton that brought with it the new washing machine, could be folded and converted into yet another book holder.
4. Updating the list of books at home. In my special Books-only notebook. Checking how many have been lent, and thinking of ways to get them back asap. :P
6. Emailing the nerdy friend(s) about 'smart' things I got to know. Mostly stuff from books that made me think deeply.
7. Browsing through HBO, WB, Star Movies, World Movies, etc and stopping to watch a Narnia movie.
Other stuff I do:
- Collect quotes, mostly in a notebook dedicated to bookish-updates.
- Collect smart-ass phrases to be put on tees (although I just have one tee that says, 'Don't let the muggles get you down' gifted by two awesome friends! *_*)
- Make stuff like papier mache objects, cards and simple bookmarks.
|Papier mache thingy and I|
- The only kind of apps I use include: Angry Words, Notes, Duolingo, Kindle, Feedly, Blogger, Goodreads!
- Use four different colored pens while taking down notes in class. And the colors should include pink and purple, or else it'll be too boring!
- Add cuttings of Natasha Badhwar's column to the folder with other newspaper cuttings, including Sonal Kalra's column!
- Re-read old posts from this blog. God knows how much I learn about myself like this. :P
- Make progress with some online course I'd be pursuing (this is a recent add-on).
You get the gist. -_- Now who has the time to go shopping or gossiping when there is so much to do? Who wants to stay back in a wella college when I'd rather find peace doing all these things? Which lately includes being in denial and shock and crying over the end of the third book in the Vampire Academy series. I mean! It's going to be three days! I have no idea how to get over it! I've even started reading something else entirely, instead of moving on to the next book!