perception tv

For several years, I had been bored. Not a whining, restless child’s boredom (although I was not above that) but a dense, blanketing malaise. It seemed to me that there was nothing new to be discovered ever again. Our society was utterly, ruinously derivative (although the word derivative as a criticism is itself derivative). We were the first human beings who would never see anything for the first time. We stare at the wonders of the world, dull-eyed, underwhelmed. Mona Lisa, the Pyramids, the Empire State Building. Jungle animals on attack, ancient icebergs collapsing, volcanoes erupting. I can’t recall a single amazing thing I have seen firsthand that I didn’t immediately reference to a movie or TV show. A fucking commercial. You know the awful singsong of the blasé: Seeeen it. I’ve literally seen it all, and the worst thing, the thing that makes me want to blow my brains out, is: The secondhand experience is always better. The image is crisper, the view is keener, the camera angle and the soundtrack manipulate my emotions in a way reality can’t anymore. I don’t know that we are actually human at this point, those of us who are like most of us, who grew up with TV and movies and now the Internet. If we are betrayed, we know the words to say; when a loved one dies, we know the words to say. If we want to play the stud or the smart-ass or the fool, we know the words to say. We are all working from the same dog-eared script.

It’s a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless Automat of characters.

And if all of us are play-acting, there can be no such thing as a soul mate, because we don’t have genuine souls.

It had gotten to the point where it seemed like nothing matters, because I’m not a real person and neither is anyone else.

I would have done anything to feel real again.

—  Gillian Fynn, Gone Girl
please help!

calling to all human beings!! I would appreciate it so much if you could fill out my questionnaire about the influence of television on perceptions of same-sex relationships, and it doesn’t even take ten minutes. please complete and share!!! 🤓

The show has a very transcendent and religious atmosphere. Was this something that interested you or did it make you go “ugh”?
I didn’t perceive it as religious, as you said, but I took it as a better understanding of our world, a way to connect our daily life which we all live simultaneously. So it is a better perception, somehow. Finally a TV show that in fact really deals with the world.

My Perception Fanfiction

So I wrote a Perception Fanfic a while back, and felt like posting the link for my tumblr friends to read, and for fans of the show to get over that Post Season Depression. Enjoy, and be sure to check out some of the other Perception Fanfics as well as the show it’s self.

Why My Life Sucks.

So I’ve been dying to make a Perception AMV for MONTHS now and I finally downloaded the entire first season onto my computer. Well, I started chopping up the episodes in Windows Live Movie Maker since it’s the only thing I have, and the file somehow gets corrupted. I nearly died. I had put like four HOURS of work into it. It hadn’t been finished but I was pissed needless to say. So I start again, and after like SEVEN HOURS of work, I finally finish it. It is AMAZING like so fucking well done I couldn’t believe it. So I try to turn it from a project into a finished file format and it’s corrupted. AGAIN. I nearly had a heart attack. So NOW I have to reformat ALL of the episodes so this doesn’t happen again, and completely redo it from scratch. KILL ME NOW.

This is basically how I feel having to redo all of it.

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OMG Perception, why would you do that to me? I am a big ball of emotions right now, I seriously have tears in my eyes, with a big smile on my face and am terrified of what is going to happen next episode. I don’t think i’ve ever been so emotionally distraught over a television episode before in my life. I don’t even know if I have the right gifs to describe how i’m feeling… just… ;_;