I’m going to discuss a villain of a movie whom I find interesting. The villain is a man, and he always goes outside with make up on his face. He was played by Heath Ledger, and he plays a significant role in Batman: The Dark Knight. Yes, he is Joker. I’m not a big fan of Batman, but I’m a big fan of Christopher Nolan, the director of The Dark Knight. I don’t know if there are differences between The Joker from The Dark Knight and any other Batman movies, but the Joker I’m going to discuss here is the particular Joker from The Dark Knight.
Joker is a mad guy who covers his face with make up in such a way that made him look like a clown. He has scars around his mouth, which form a scary wide smile. He dyes his hair green, and it looks like it’s neglected. He wears a suit with purple coat, tie, and a dark green vest. Joker’s real identity is completely unknown. No one knows where he comes from, even polices couldn’t trace his fingerprints or find the matches of his DNA. On the movie, he described how he got the scars on his mouth. In the first story, he took a razor to his cheeks in order to assure his wife, whose face was cut in accident, that he still loved her even though her appearance was damaged. In another story, Joker’s father, who was told to be abusive and alcoholic, was the one who created the scars on his mouth. They are the only past event stories that Joker ever tell about himself, unless they were lies.
Joker killed innocent people in order to reveal the true identity of Batman. Besides, he was hired by the Mob, the criminals of Gotham City, to get rid of Batman. But later we found out that Joker’s only motive was he wanted to prove that everybody is as ugly as him deep down. He trapped all the citizens of Gotham in two ships loaded with explosives: one ship full of ordinary citizens and one of criminals. He gave the passengers of each ship the detonator of the bombs of the other ship and claimed that a ship would survive if they detonate the other ship first. Joker also succesfully made Harvey Dent, the newly elected district attorney, became evil.
There’s something that makes Joker fascinating, and that’s the reason I chose him as the villain I’m most interested in. He’s different from most criminals since he doesn’t care about money or power. He even isn’t afraid to die. His strange motives couldn’t be put in logic, and he made the greatest crime when he succesfully turned Harvey Dent, who was praised by the citizens as the “white knight” since he has put many mobsters to jails and the city’s corrupt officials, to a bad guy. Joker succesfully made him evil, and made Batman have to take the blame of his evilness in order to preserve Dent’s public image as a good prosecutor and make the citizens not to lose hope. People like Joker just want to watch the world burn, as what Alfred, Bruce Wayne’s butler said.
Irony is a bliss. Batman who in the first place wanted to protect the people of Gotham City instead ended up hated by them, and Harvey Dent, who did the crime, got the honor. The good guy is judged as the bad guy, and the bad guy get away with people praising him. It’s only Joker who can create such madness.
I thought all this time I didn’t have clear visions of my future yet. I never realized I have decided what I want to aim in life until Diah asked me to be interviewd. The interview was about the future, and what I picture myself will become in the future. The writing below is the result of the interview written by Ni Nyoman Diah. I hope you guys will enjoy reading it!
Do you remember, there was a time when people were saying that 21st of December 2012 is the doomsday. Well, today we live in 2014. It looks like the world won’t stop spinning anytime soon. We have a future that lies ahead of us, a future that (I hope) doesn’t seem so bleak now. My friend, Dinda, pictures her future really brightly.
Dinda’s faculty in our university is Faculty of Industrial Technology. When I asked what major she would like to take, she firmly answered Chemical Engineering. She elaborated enthusiastically that by being a chemical engineer she can help a lot of people, especially in exploring alternative energy. Dinda is interested in biomass process, which can turn something that seems unessential to something valuable (sounds like alchemist, right?). She wants to research our natural resources to find a renewable resource to be Indonesia’s primary energy sources. Hopefully, the new energy source won’t have any dangerous impact and at the same time cost cheaper than oil and gas. That way, a lot of people can be barred from poverty and lung-related diseases.
However, Dinda doesn’t want her time to be spent only in engineering-related things. Dinda told me excitedly that she wants to be a chemical engineer who also writes in her spare time. When asked what kind of writing, she said that she wants to write novels, scripts, or even news articles. At first, what she interested the most was being a novelist. She like to read fictions and thought that it’d be awesome if she could write something like those. Dee (author of the best-seller Supernova trilogy) is the one who inspires Dinda. According to Dinda, Dee always researched so much before she wrote her book. Her well-researched writing comes out in her books, which contained so many intricate details which make her books even more realistic. Other than books, Dinda’s interest also lies in movies. She joined Liga Film Mahasiswa and enjoyed the activities regarding making films by being a scriptwriter there. Aside of those interests, Dinda also wants to be a journalist. She hopes she could help raising people’s awareness about the world as it is as to make it better.
I imagine years later, Dinda’s name will be on newspaper. Her story of how she and her team has found the new primary energy source is written on the front page. Then I’d turn the page to the books and movies review page, and Dinda’s name will be there too. I hope that my imagination will come true, and Dinda’s future will be as bright as the sun!
I’m doing an assignment for my english class involving my blog, in which I have to post some of my essays here. For now I’m supposed to write a welcoming post, but since this blog isn’t new and I’d written one already a long time ago on my very first post on this blog, I need you guys to pretend that it’s my very first welcoming post, okay, please? :)
Let me introduce myself first. My name is Dinda, I’m on my freshman year in Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia. I post everything here: my cheesy writings, my thoughts, and mostly my reblogs of stuff I’m interested in. Why do I put my assignments on this personal blog instead of creating a new one? Because
I’m too lazy to create one I hope I can increase this blog’s quality by putting some useful, worth-reading writings, instead of just filling it with random stuffs I reblog from my dashboard.
I hope you visitors will like my new writings. Thank you so much for reading this!
Malam ini langit sepi
Kilau bintang mengalah pada pijar lampu
Lampu berkelap-kelip, seakan bintang sedang turun ke bumi dan memijarkan cahayanya
Malam ini langit membisu
Layaknya anak kecil, ia seakan sedang duduk manis sambil menyimak dengan penuh perhatian hiruk-pikuk di bumi
Ikutkah kamu mendengarkan?
Gurauan, tawa, petikan gitar, dentuman cajone, lantunan lagu…
Semua berbondong-bondong berusaha mengisi kesunyian
Aku membisu di tengah hiruk pikuk ini
Aku sepi di tengah keramaian ini
Di bawah sini aku tak berkutik, hanya bisa menjadi diriku walau dalam raga manusia
Aku adalah langit, terdampar di bumi untuk suatu misi
Di dekatmu cahayaku padam, ditelan oleh kilau terang matamu yang menyilaukan
Di dekatmu aku bisu, takjub dan terlena oleh suara renyah tawamu
Setiap gerak-gerik tubuhmu begitu memesona hingga diriku terenyak
Guratan yang perlahan-lahan muncul di wajahmu saat kamu tersenyum lebar
Matamu yang menyipit saat kamu tertawa
Aku ingin lebih dekat lagi
Ingin menjadi alasan senyum dan tawamu
Ingin menjadi alasan matamu berbinar
Aku tak lagi mau menjadi langit
Aku ingin tinggal di raga ini dan berada di sampingmu
- surat cinta yang ditulis di tengah-tengah syukwis LFM