Friday, January 28, 2011

Movie: Igby Goes Down

'Igby Goes Down' is a very intelligent and unnervingly funny movie which showcases human psychology in it's weirdest forms. The protagonist, Igby, is a troubled teenager from a dysfunctional family. He asks the most intelligent questions, cracks the funniest jokes, and gets beaten up by everyone he knows. How he deals with (or does not deal with) his family, and growing up, is what makes up the movie. The ending was a pleasant surprise to me, since I expected the worst (from the title).
Definitely recommended watching.
My Rating: 8.5/10.

Quotes from the movie:

Igby: "If heaven is such a wonderful place, then how was getting crucified such a big sacrifice?"

Igby: "I'm drowning in assholes."

Sookie: "You have a huge crush on me, don't you?"
Igby: "Fuck off."

D.H.: "I believe, that certain people in life are meant to fall by the wayside; to serve as warnings to the rest of us; sign posts along the way."
Igby: "To where?"

Tommy: "Basically, it's like reverse Darwinism. A situation in which a lesser evolved species is more equipped to survive than a more evolved creature. Which, if you think about it, isn't really reverse Darwinism so much as big picture Darwinism, if you will..."

Igby: "The thought that I'm going to live my life without ever having told her to fuck off, is pretty goddamn infuriating"

Thursday, January 27, 2011

"And it's warm and real and bright, 
And the world has somehow shifted..."

- I See the Light, Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Introductions etc.

So here I am, finally, finally starting this blog.

I just finished giving my III Major MBBS exams, and have been dreaming about this blog for months now (while staring at the textbooks, of course). When you spend half your day thinking about how whatever happened in the other half of the day would make a great blog post, you know you gotta start that blog.

Why Gentian Violet? Well, it's a flower (a gorgeous one at that), a very interesting colour, a dye, a drug, an important part of standard medical education....and it's uncommon enough to give me a good URL. I love how it sounds, too.

What's this blog going to be about? We'll see. I'm just going to let the blog decide. I suspect it will cover a lot of photography, medicine, and song lyrics. Right now, it's going to include about everything under my sun, apart from poetry, for which I run another dedicated blog, Revelations .

So welcome to this blog, and to my journey into the medical world. I'm hoping it's not too much of a roller coaster ride.