New section time. Every week or so I’ll post things I have learned from a certain thing. This week it’s things I have learned from Rocky Horror.
Don’t dream it, be it:
When you’re watching the movie, you get distracted by the fact that everyone is swimming in a pool, making out with each other and the fact that Columbia’s boob is popping out during this part of the floor show so you don’t really pay much attention to the words. Afterwards, however, the message really sticks with you. You can go through life dreaming about what you want to be, what you want to do, where you want to go, but never do anything. Sure, dreaming is fun, but to really enjoy life you need to simply be it. Be what you want to be, do what you want to do, go where you want to go, and have fun 😀
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover:
This is quite a common saying, although you don’t often hear it followed with “I’m not much of a man by the light of day but by night I’m one hell of a lover.” In the context of Rocky Horror, it is said (well, sung) during one of my favourite songs, “Sweet Tansvestite” to Brad and Janet, telling them that yeah, he’s a creepy transvestite, but don’t judge him. In the context of life, we really need to apply this saying more often. Susan Boyle is ugly but is really kind and has an amazing voice. The quail and mushroom risotto at my aunty’s wedding looked like vomit, but tasted amazing. My sister’s keeper has a boring cover but is the most exciting story. If we ignored everything that looked bad, we would certainly miss out on an awful lot.
When you break down, call the NRMA, don’t go into a creepy old castle:
Did you see what happened to Brad and Janet when they ignored this advice? They ended up eating a human roast, having gay sex and watching pretty much everyone in the house die, and those who didn’t were the murderers who then blasted the castle off to space. Yeah. The NRMA is a much safer option, even when there’s no creepy castle around to go into. We’ve all seen what happens to people who let randoms pull over and help them. Most of the time, they get viciously murdered. Brad and Janet’s main mistake was missing their turn, so the moral of that story is buy a tom-tom. Or a navaman. Or even a map. Something that tells you where to go anyway, although I did read a story about some people in Mexico whose TomTom told them the wrong direction and the ended up in gang territory and got murdered. Maybe a TomTom isn’t the best idea. ..In years past it was harder to get help, with no mobile phones and all, but now we honestly have no excuse. If you break down and can’t fix it yourself, phone for assistance. I’ve warned you, and so have Brad and Janet.
Don’t steal Frank’s thunder:
Just after Rocky was ‘born’, Frank was singing ‘I can make you a man’ when Eddie rudely interrupted him by breaking out of the deep-freeze on a motorbike and singing ‘Hot Patootie’. Frank then killed him and ate him for dinner. In life, although we may not get eaten for doing it, no-one likes being outdone or interrupted. If someone is telling a story and it reminds you of a cooler story that you want to tell, wait until they have finished theirs before you begin. If someone gets an answer wrong, or tells a story wrong, don’t correct them harshly or loudly, say it kindly and quietly. If someone has a new bike, but you have a new car, don’t boast about it while they are still showing off the bike, it will just hurt their feelings. Sure, most people won’t even say anything, they will feel hurt/ angry and if you do happen to do this, apologise or be at the mercy of their wrath. You never know, it could be as bad as Frank’s…
Never ignore the help:
At the very end of the movie, Riff-Raff and Magenta (the servant and maid) bust out, kill everyone and take the house back to transylvania. After everyone is dead, Magenta says something along the lines of ‘But I thought you liked them. They liked you.’ to Riff Raff, to which he replied ‘They didn’t like me! They never liked me!’. This goes back to my post about school shootings the other day; if you are mean to/full on ignore a person, they could get so hurt by it that they attack. It never, ever hurts to smile at a person, to say hello to a person, to value a persons opinion. Frank learnt that the hard way. Will you?
frangipani princess xoxo