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I was reading a discussion on how LoTR and The Hobbit movies are far removed from the book and hence do not respect Tolkien's work on Middle-Earth.

I know that it's very easy to make such a judgement call, I do it sometimes too. However, I can't help but think - is it truly worth while to debate about such things. Is it truly worth the time to moan about how adaptations don't stay true to the original work?

I mean, I'm not one to enjoy "fan additions" myself. I remember when Frozen was all the rage, there was this wave of people saying that a fan written song should have been in the movie - Elsa singing that she would indeed like to build a snowman. I don't believe it should, while it fits into the story, it distracts from Elsa's state of mind and situation. It takes away from her feeling of isolation and makes Anna's journey questionable - people who feel isolated don't reach out, they run away. If Elsa wanted to reach out, it wouldn't make sense for Anna to have made her journey. Not to say that Elsa wouldn't have thought about building snowman with her little sister - but Elsa is someone who was running away, from her fear and isolation. While the whole fan written song was nice and did fit, it wouldn't fit into the movie itself. Can it be canon? Of course, it could but it doesn't mean it "should" be in the movie.

Just as how Tolkien fans criticise Peter Jackson for deviating from the original works of Tolkien. How he added in Tauriel and Legolas into Desolation of Smaug. I have yet to watch both Hobbit movies - but I think to nitpick the changes he made for the LoTR movies is a little pedantic. Every medium is limited - movies can't last longer beyond a certain point neither can they be too short till they can't tell the story. I guess, often I find that you can't feel too entitled to want someone else's work to fit your views - there are those who dislike Tauriel because she's not a Tolkien character and the reason of adding her is silly. Yet, I can't help but think if they didn't add her in, there will be those who complain that there are no female characters - thus labelling the movie sexist. (Knowing the current climate of heavy scrutinising media about the portrayal of women is under right now.)

Maybe my point is, it's very easy to say what you, as an audience member, feel should be in and shouldn't be in. But until you get on the other side of the stage and become a content creator, director, play wright or writer yourself, all of what I am saying is just grumpy artist talk.

Self Portrait - Experimentation by Jounka
Self Portrait - Experimentation
I've recently decided to go back to experimenting with my self-portraits. For a long time, I only took photos to document the makeup that I have done - as a record for me to look back on. Now I decided that maybe I could explore more photo editing in my photos that I have taken of myself. To see how my editing likes and styles have changed. 

I decided to go for a more sepia-toned look because I thought it would be really nice to contrast against my blue toned makeup and contact lenses. I also blurred the background a bit more and made sure that the shadows were a bit more pronounced. No airbrushing as usual, but I'm sure all the filter effects and stuff covered up some of my skin textures. 

Makeup wise, I've worn this look before but I tried a different technique. Instead of applying my eyeliner first, I did my eyebrow highlight first before anything else. I also applied my eyeshadow before my eyeliner, I usually do it the other way round. I've recently changed the way I do my contouring and highlight as well and really liking the final look!
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Self Portrait by Jounka
Self Portrait
Decided to play around with my camera and my photo editing software.

I decided to cut my hair short - after deciding to grow it long for a few months. I never really liked long hair.
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Shironuri Inspired makeup [02] by Jounka
Shironuri Inspired makeup [02]
I record a lot of videos of myself as I do makeup. I never thought it would help me improve as much as it did. I was pretty surprised to find out that my brush skills had improved - I never fancied myself great at art or painting or drawing. It makes me want to practice even more! 
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Shironuri inspired makeup. by Jounka
Shironuri inspired makeup.
My practice at Shironuri, the first time I really decided to do neat detail work. I'm not very good at art- so a lot of times I find it very difficult to make very intricately designed looks with beautiful detail work. Of course, this still has a bit of my own makeup style in it. This was a look I stressed out a lot on because I wanted to get it right - it's a little sloppy but nothing I can't fix. Maybe the next attempt will be much better!
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An entity, interested in little bits of make up, music and gaming. Greatest achievement is being alive since birth! An enthusiast about Visual Kei and Cosplay styling and make up.
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  • Mood: Optimism

I was reading a discussion on how LoTR and The Hobbit movies are far removed from the book and hence do not respect Tolkien's work on Middle-Earth.

I know that it's very easy to make such a judgement call, I do it sometimes too. However, I can't help but think - is it truly worth while to debate about such things. Is it truly worth the time to moan about how adaptations don't stay true to the original work?

I mean, I'm not one to enjoy "fan additions" myself. I remember when Frozen was all the rage, there was this wave of people saying that a fan written song should have been in the movie - Elsa singing that she would indeed like to build a snowman. I don't believe it should, while it fits into the story, it distracts from Elsa's state of mind and situation. It takes away from her feeling of isolation and makes Anna's journey questionable - people who feel isolated don't reach out, they run away. If Elsa wanted to reach out, it wouldn't make sense for Anna to have made her journey. Not to say that Elsa wouldn't have thought about building snowman with her little sister - but Elsa is someone who was running away, from her fear and isolation. While the whole fan written song was nice and did fit, it wouldn't fit into the movie itself. Can it be canon? Of course, it could but it doesn't mean it "should" be in the movie.

Just as how Tolkien fans criticise Peter Jackson for deviating from the original works of Tolkien. How he added in Tauriel and Legolas into Desolation of Smaug. I have yet to watch both Hobbit movies - but I think to nitpick the changes he made for the LoTR movies is a little pedantic. Every medium is limited - movies can't last longer beyond a certain point neither can they be too short till they can't tell the story. I guess, often I find that you can't feel too entitled to want someone else's work to fit your views - there are those who dislike Tauriel because she's not a Tolkien character and the reason of adding her is silly. Yet, I can't help but think if they didn't add her in, there will be those who complain that there are no female characters - thus labelling the movie sexist. (Knowing the current climate of heavy scrutinising media about the portrayal of women is under right now.)

Maybe my point is, it's very easy to say what you, as an audience member, feel should be in and shouldn't be in. But until you get on the other side of the stage and become a content creator, director, play wright or writer yourself, all of what I am saying is just grumpy artist talk.

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static--death Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the favorite!!! :icondurrhurrplz:

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Beyondtheye Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
beautiful
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Demonic-NiK Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Thank you for the favourite!
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hennyka Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the :+fav:
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BarbieNailArt Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave!!
Hope you watch too, there's more cool nail art soon ^-^
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jmusicluvr13 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
I love your work! I love visual kei like the band Alice Nine. You're so adorable too >///<
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Jounka Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Thank you! ^_^;; My favourite band is the GazettE personally!
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jmusicluvr13 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
pleasure! my cousin likes that band. i shall add the Gazette to my band list. n_n have you always been interested in doing cosmetics?
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Jounka Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
I actually started out hating make up. *laughs* I only started after I discovered Visual Kei about 4 years ago. Even then, I just wore eyeliner because my mother was a bit cautious about the whole style. But she never stopped me! So I continued~ But I only got serious about it 2 years ago? When I really started doing make up the way I do now.
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Miss-Reptilian Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the :+fav: hun! You have a lovely gallery :)
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