We humans are fragile. But still convinced we are immune towards life cruelty, bruatality and sickness. We are dumb in that way, living our life thinking that nothing, or no one, can beat us. We are immortal. Or at least, so we think. And we walk the crooked path of life acting like we know all there is to now. We take risks and challenge the laws of nature. Humans are stupid. But yet, it is our stupidity combined with our brilliant master homo sapiens mind that makes us so fascinating creatures. We are dumb, but smart. So clever that we do stupid choices to avoid boredom and spice up our life. And dumb enough to think that we will always come out on the right side when we jump of the path that faith has drawn for us, looking for a better way of living. But in the end we are just masses of meat. Flesh and bone smashed together into a human shape. We are fragile. Mortal. And don’t you forget that.
‘Jiha’, she screamed, while kicking the lazy lizard named Lizzie in the belly. Lizzy, who by the sound of her name obviously was lazy, did not move a muscle. Instead a yellow and green delicious looking flying bug caught her attention. Unfortunately Lizzie did not see much since her eyes where placed on each side of her scull and on top of that she was squinting with both eyes. Therefore Lizzie randomly stuck out her sticky, red tongue, slapping it around in hope of catching the yummy looking fly. MayPaj, who was getting very annoyed by the lazy Lizzie, let out a loud sight before she started yelling again. ‘I said Jihiaaaaaaaaaaaaa’, she yelled irritated, and kicked the lazy lizards belly as fast as she could. But Lizzie just ignored Maypajs attempts to get her to move on, and continued licking randomly in the air, still hoping to catch a snack. And so it went on. First for hours, hours turned to days, days turned to a week, and when all hope was lost, and MayPaj saw death in the eye, Lizzie the lazy lizard finally got the snack she had ben waiting for so patiently. ‘Glomp’, and the yummylishious bug was eaten up. All on one piece. And it kept on buzzing and brumming inside Lizzies big lizzard belly. It tickled so bad that Lizzie got a move on, running as fast as she could towards their final destination, the rainbow. MayPaj enjoyed the gentle breeze and the speed. And she smiled from one ear to the other, because she was certain that Lizzie the lazy Lizard had never ever run this fast before.
So just started testing out cartoon series. Here it goes!
Once upon a time there was a girl named Maypaj who lived in an old beer bottle in the woods. A beer bottle you ask? yes, she did in fact live in a Leffe beer bottle. You see, Maypaj was not like the rest of us. She was very tiny. She used to be 165 cm high, but when she turned 15 years old her body was tired of growing and instead Maypaj had shrinken and become so small that se could fit in a bottle, or a grown mans hand. Anyways, Maypaj enjoyd her environment. The green forest, the beautiful river running right besides her house – the beer bottle- and all the animals who lived in the forest, the beaver, the clever bastard fox, the friendly ferret and the evil snake keeped each other companied despite their differences so that no one would feel alone. Maypaj had grown very fond of her fuzzy friends, and she used to lie in the green, green grass staring at the stary sky with the fox in the night, go swimming with the beaver in the morning – 8 o clock sharp! And she had a hard time keeping the snake and the ferret from eating each other. A 24/7 job.
One day when Maypaj was out swimming with the beaver she noticed something strange. A huge man was sticking his finger in her house, shaking the Leffe bottle roughly while he was trying to empty it to get his fingers on her belongings. Maypaj found this very strange. After all, she had no stuff of value, just stuff that had value to her because of personal affection, and she could not understand what and why this strange man was ruining her house. She swam to the shore and took specific, quick steps toward the big man. – Hey you you fool! What do you think you’re doing, she asked with anger resounding in her voice. The man looked confused around, searching for owner of the womans voice he just had heard. – I’m down here, Maypaj shouted while waving her tiny arms, and after much squinting the man caught the eyes of the raging, tiny woman standing on the riverbank. – Woah! Whoah! The mushroom I ate cannot have been a champignom he said to himself and rubbed his eyes before he took another look. Maypaj was still upset with the strange giant of a man who just had trashed her home. – I said, what the hell are you doing ruining my home, she shouted to him, while she folded her hands and stomped determined with one foot. The beaver was also finished with his swim and came to the riverbank as well.
The man looked shocked. A tiny woman and a beaver!? Oh no, must have been some magic in that mushroom. He sat down and buried his face. Maypaj, who was tired of the strangers nonsense poked him in the belly. -Yo I asked you a question, she said, and the huge man lifted his face and saw straight on her. -You are real, he said astonished. -Of course I am real, Maypaj replied quickly, and the huge man touched her with his finger to check the facts. – Get your finger off me, Maypaj said, and marched into the beer bottle. -Hey, hey, don’t go! The man shouted while he got up and went after her. Maypaj, told him to piss off and rolled her eyes when she was the mess her house was in. -Hello? The man looked straight in through her front door. Maypaj poked her tiny fingers in his eye. -Look at the mess you have made, she said sad, now leave before you ruin anything more. The man sat down on the riverbank and tear started streaming down his face. – I always make a mess, he said. Thats why I left the city and came to the city in the first place. I was gonna go camping and have some alone time, and I was just looking for a place to set up my tent when I saw the bottle, and I thought it was a secret message hidden in the bottle. You see, I have been waiting for mail from the King for a week now, with the instruction I need to proceed my misson, and I thought the bottle was from him. Maypaj raised an eybrow. What king are you talking about, she asked curiously, and what is this mission your taking about? The huge man had stopped crying. Han He wiped his face on the brown wool sweater before he spoke again. -What king, he said before he continued, what plannet are you on woman. I am speaking of Thorunarsson of course. – Thorunarsson, Maypaj thought for herself. Who the hell is that?
The big man laughed. -Hahaha, the whole world is almost going under due to the bees dying of climate change and you dont even know that nor who the king of this forest is? He nodded his head. Maypaj was no longer angry. Just curious and embaressed. – Tell me more about this whol ’the word is going under thing’ and what your mission is, she said. The huge man looked her straight in the eyes. -Maypaj could not help but notice his beautiful brown eyes. Well, its a long story, the man said while rubbing his beard, but in short I have been chosen to find the King of the forest and ask him to produce more bees. Maypaj was stunned and confused. First of all the big man was a hero (now what are the chances of that) and secondly she had just learned that there was a forest king who magically could produce bees. The beaver snuk up on them. – Hey, whats this giant doing here, he asked while looking at the guy with strange beaver eyes. The man looked back at him. – Whoa, a talking beaver? He was speechless. Maypaj updated the beaver on the information she had been given. The beaver, who had always wanted to be a hero after reading to many books about though men rescuing damsels in distress, looked at the huge man with big, blue eyes. -Im in, he said. Im gonna help you find the forest king so that he can produce more bees. Im gonna be a hero as well! Juhu! Maypaj, who was also fond of adventures, nodded her head before she grabbed the mans finger. – Do we have a deal then she said, shaking his finger. After all you ruined my house today, she added just to make the man feel guilty and to pursue him. The man looked at the beaver and the tiny woman. Hm, I guess I could need some help saving the world, he said. Maypaj and the beaver cheered! Yey, im just gonna pack my bag, the beaver said. Me too, me too, Maypaj said before she ran back to her chaotic home excited to begin her new adventure.
*TO BE CONTINUED*
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Then I went home and had a shitload of food. Mmm. Refill!
And now I am currently enjoying the lovely sun in Amsterdam plus a Leffe beer ❤
So far this day has been great!
Day three of the datasprint is going good. It is actually nice to be back at school again. Specially since I am hanging with these cool guys, Serkan, Sander and Mitch. Plus Michael and Jennifer of course (who did not attend the awesome group picture I wanted to take).
Anyways, as you can see we are all very engaged. The topic of the assignment we are working on is Dutch Jihad Facebook groups, which we are doing a social network study of to reveal how social media is used to recrute and spread information within real life and online networks. Interesting! Wish us luck!