All entries for Sunday 05 March 2006
March 05, 2006
Writing about web page http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/planetearth/
I can either say 'this series is intriguing' or 'television is truly manipulative'. Well, in this case, I prefer the former saying, otherwise let's put it in this way – it is interestingly manipulative. (Let's put the argument of to how far does media effect aside, and get into the topic.)
Animals, I like watching animals on telly. Either it the loveliest Penguins, the vulnerable giraffes , the funniest birds paradise , the chumby polar bears, the beautiful killer snow wolves and the amur leopards, or it the ugliest hunting dogs, I am so glad I get to see their existence somehow – they are like a compensation for my pathetic narrow heart, and limited experiences. They are no harm to me behind that thin screen, neither I am of harm to them – thinking of my experience of petting – one dead mini mouse, two dead mini tortoises and countless disappearing tropical fish, I must be a nightmare to those poor animals. Popular science programs are redemption to me. (Don't quote this in your research to support the proposition of how poisonous television is.)
Also, it seems to me, all the wild animals are great travellers. Travelling is the essence of their well being, and perhaps one reason to keep them going. They travel for water, for food, for warmth, for survival, while human travel for the thirst of getting out of boredom. Well, both good for keep on going!
I've run out of words, I have a headache. I need to travel back to my bedroom now.