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The Phoenix.

What started with me drowning in the depths of the eyes of Patrick Verona, the ‘juvie’ bad boy with his manly charm and brown curls never really ended, even though it’s been almost 12 years since those eyes lost the light of life.

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By the time I saw the Dark Knight, little did I know Heath Ledger was already dead or that he was the same 19-year-old who had stolen my heart in ’10 things I hate about you’. When I did put two and two together, it was too late to share the grief of his loss – people had numbed to his death by then while I was suddenly dealing with fresh punches to the gut, re-watching his films, reading the news pieces of his death with a face to it now, a face I recognise, a laugh I can’t seem to forget, and that wide smile that just melts me into a sloppy mess on a hot day.

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I sat to watch the Joker today, recreated by Joaquin Phoenix and team – still in two minds as the opening shots rolled in. I didn’t want to betray Heath’s memory but I wanted to know what the hype was about. As the scenes played, there were places when I imagined Heath in place of Joaquin or how Heath would have handled the scene or how different the body language would have been. Obviously, all of this is just mere conjecture of Heath’s image in my mind but isn’t that what fans do – juxtapose our idea of a celebrity onto their persona?

By the time the film ended, I had forgotten about both Heath and Joaquin – the character had taken over my senses, making me jump in my seat, spout expletives, rub off the goosebumps lining my arms. That itself speaks volumes about the absolutely stunning work the team has done! Maybe the film wasn’t such a bad idea after all.

But. Is Heath Ledger the Phoenix or is Joaquin Phoenix the one?

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Call it what you may – my fondness for Heath, or my first taste of blood being the Joker from Dark Knight, or a soft spot for the dead, or the relentless anarchist Heath’s character was, or simply blind fanaticism – but I’d still turn to the Dark Knight to watch my share of creep. Maybe Joaquin’s Joker seems too real, too close, too human? Or maybe Heath’s Joker explains the mania all of us have but are afraid to explore?

Never mind what I feel, the Joker is here to stay and go down in the rolls of history once again, for sure.

Graciously Yours!

Liebster Award.

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Archita has been kind enough to nominate me for the Liebster Award. Thank you! The young one writes amazing poems. You’d often wonder where she gets those thoughts from! Apologies for acknowledging the award so late!
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So here are the rules:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Use the picture for the award.
3. Answer the ten questions given to you.
4. Nominate fellow bloggers for the award to pass on.
5. Set ten question for them to answer.
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1. How did you came up with your first blog title?
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Honestly, my first blog was created in a haste of excitement and since I couldn’t come up with anything I just googled for blog name creators and chose the one I loved most out of what they churned out for me. Embarrassing, huh? Oh and this isn’t my first blog!

2. Who is your favourite hollywood star?

Julia Roberts.

3. What is the name of your favourite tv show?

Castle. Hands down!

4. If you were to have a library of your own, which genre of books would they have the most?

I think mystery and suspense thrillers. And all classics I can lay my hands on!

5. What type of food do you prefer the most?

Salads! And fruits. I love them!

6. Who is your favourite author?

I cannot name one! Alcott, O Henry, Saki, Ruskin Bond, Rowling! To name just a few. They’re the ones who come to mind first.

7. If you get a chance to go on a world tour with a celebrity (any field), who would that person be?

Someone who can talk well. Someone who can look good when not talking. Someone fit enough to try all those adventures on my bucket list. And someone who can do things I can’t (assuming we won’t be going with the celebrity’s entourage of assistants!).

Vikas Khanna.

Okay, fine! I’m only saying Vikas because he looks really good! And also maybe because his interviews make him sound sensible.

8. Who is your favourite blogger?

My all time favorite blogger has to be Prashant from Just Spoken Thoughts.
He has always uplifted my spirits and encouraged me in the kindest of ways! I miss him because he is busier serving the country these days, so I can’t even complain about it actually!

And current favorite? That is really, really tough! But I think I’ll go with Naima from Globalunison and Prateek from The Uncertainty Principle. Words just fluidly essay their thoughts and you never realize how far you’ve been carried away until you realize you’re happily lost. It’s always a pleasure reading their work!

9. Arrange these in your preference order: career, food, love?

Food, love, career! Simple logic – without food, I can’t live with my love. And in order to not be a financial burden on my love, I’ll be focusing on my career.

10. Which one is your own favourite post?
Taking the breath away!

The nominees will have to answer these questions:
  1. How did you land up on WordPress?
  2. Apart from writing, what are your other passions?
  3. Bungee jumping or scuba diving?
  4. Bollywood or Hollywood?
  5. Jhumpa Lahiri or Dan Brown?
  6. Online shopping or bargaining?
  7. One life experience which broke you then left you stronger?
  8. What is your favourite quote?
  9. What do you think is the biggest problem being faced by the world today?
  10. What is that one question you want to be asked?

I would like to nominate anyone who likes or comments on this post! Please acknowledge the nomination 🙂 The award is all yours!

Graciously Yours!