Hey! It's Hannah, Hannah Baker!! Settle in, cause I'm about to tell you about the story of my life. More specifially, why my life ended. And if you are listining to this tape, you are one of the reasons why! Just open the pandoras box of secrets and sooner or later, the truth will come out and set you free. A masterpiece that you can not only watch, but also feel. Get ready to dive deep into the abyss of human emotion. WELCOME TO YOUR TAPE!!
Play the Game, don't let the game play you!! Be the player, not the played!! Murphy's Law is in full effect. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Every problem has a solution but every solution causes a brand new problem. Thats what this show is all about. The only thing better than the elegant cinematography is the brilliant writing. The only thing better than the brilliant writing is the exquisite acting. AKA Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore, enough said!!
LOST IN SPACE
DANGER Will Robinson DANGER!! Ironically, every great story begins with the end of the world. Earth maybe coming to an end, but humanity is not. There are other worlds in the universe where humanity can survive. The story maybe cliche, but the show is not. After getting lost in space, they discover a new place, that they can finally embrace. Crash land while they steer, onto an alien sphere, but have no fear, because the ROBINSONS are here!!
THE LAST OF US
I have never really cared much about the story in video games, that is until I played THE LAST OF US. I have always liked video games based on graphics and gameplay only. THE LAST OF US completely changed the game with an unforgetable story. The game starts with a movie like prologue involving the main character Joel and his daughter Sarah. The prologue breaks your heart and sets up the game beautifully at the same time. When the epidemic breaks out, it becomes into a game of survival. As the story progresses, several new characters are introduced including the one and only, Ellie.
Ellie is not only my favorite character in THE LAST OF US, but she is my favorite video game character of all time. I have played the game several times now, but every time I reach the point in the story of the game where Ellie is introduced, I get the chills. Even though she is young and just starting to understand life, she is forced to grow up fast by the unusual life circumstances around her. Due to this she considers herself as an adult and does not want to be treated like a child anymore. This makes her character very relateable. Watch this scene below and you will know what I mean.
She's gonna walk through the valley of the shadow of death. She fears no evil, cause she's blind to it all. She's gonna find and she's gonna kill, every last one of them. Watch Ellie in this bone chilling preview of the much anticipated sequel to THE LAST OF US.
SOUTHPARK season 20 recently concluded and I wanted to take this opportunity to finally blog about one of my favorite shows. In my opinion, season 20 was one of the best seasons ever. It gave me motivation to express my appreciation for it. The writing for the show is beyond brilliant. My favorite aspect about the show is the sense of humor. I really appreciate that they are not afraid to stretch the limits of comedy. They have been there, done that, and then some.
I am not a big fan of animation, but SOUTHPARK is different. I did not start watching it from season one onwards. In fact, since it was an animation, I was not really interested in watching it at all. However, a long time ago I saw a promo. It was a promo for the internet episode. In the promo, there was a tag line, "there is no internet to find out why there is no internet". That was the moment! It got me! I decided to watch that episode and I have not stopped watching SOUTHPARK ever since. This is chapter one of my SOUTHPARK story.
THANK YOU Trey Parker and Matt Stone for sharing your creative masterpiece with the world. Your sense of humor is appreciated more than you will every know.
THANK YOU Comedy Central for keeping SOUTHPARK around for twenty years and allowing them the freedom to create this masterpiece. Hoping for another twenty seasons and more.
GOING DEEP INTO THE SHALLOWS
A thriller! A Chiller! A Killer! A Winner! This movie does it all and does it really well. It chilled me to the bone and thrilled me to the core. It took me on this journey to a wonderful place that only existed in my dreams. It made that fantasy into a reality by capturing the amazing visuals that make earth a beautiful planet. This movie is an excellent example of cinematography at its finest. From the anatomy of the ocean to the anatomy of a human being, it is a visual masterpiece. A simple story of survival that makes you feel that emotion which makes us all human. Thats what makes this a must watch feel good movie for everyone. The depth is in The Shallows!
SURFING THE WAVES WITH BLAKE LIVELY
She is a Fighter! She is a Survior! She is Courageous! She is Fearless! She is Blake Lively! Blake plays the character Nancy in The Shallows. Nancy goes to a secluded beach with a broken heart to reminisce the loss of her mother. All she wanted was to say her final goodbye and get the closure that she very much needed to mend her ailing heart. It was supposed to be a perfect getaway but it turned into a terrifying nightmare. Her will to survive will inspire you to believe!
I have always liked Blake Lively even though I have only seen her in one movie. I have been wanting to see her in other projects, especially title roles where she can shine as a performer. The Shallows is exactly what I have been waiting for. The movie blew me away because she blew me away. She delivered exactly what the role demanded from her. I will forever associate this movie with Blake Lively due to her unforgettable performance in it. Now go watch her slay!
GETTING WET WITH BLAKE LIVELY
Humorous, Hilarious, Funny, Witty, Entertaining, are some of the words that can be used to describe stand-up comedians. Nikki Glaser is all those things and more! Much More! PERFECT is my all time favorite stand-up special. Initially, I found the name PERFECT, to be not so perfect. I felt like it is very generic and maybe even a little conceited. However, I did not feel that way after I watched the entire show. Yes, she was perfect but there is a very specific reason why she chose this name and its a really good one. I encourage you to watch and find out. Without giving away spoilers, it actually has a sexual meaning. Oh No! Did I give away too much or too little? Damn It! Now I surely gave it all away. She certainly gave it her all and I really appreciated that. HUMOR takes on a new disguise in the form of NIKKI GLASER : PERFECT!
Lets talk about SEX! Nikki loves sex and loves to talk about it as well. She made a perfect point that we all have sex but are hesitant to talk about it. Its perfect to talk about it, its perfect to joke about it, its perfect to laugh about it. She talks about several sex topics which include, Sex Positions (lazy walrus), Watching Porn (hot reluctant sluts), Dirty Talk (you own this pussy), Anal Sex (enter the mud room), BDSM (cum slut masks), Vaginal Hubris (paper cut pussy) and more, much more. Her sexual humor brings all the boys (and the girls) to the yard. It certainly brought me to her yard (no pun intended) and this is the reason why NIKKI GLASER is my favorite comedian and PERFECT is my favorite stand-up special. I really look forward to enjoying more of her comedy and any other projects that she plans to do in the future.
TELL US ABOUT TELLUS
What I saw here ?
ROCKS! So many ROCKS! All of the ROCKS! Earth is known as the 3rd rock from the sun. And, it is composed of an incredible variety of rocks in itself. Rocks may not sound very exciting but it is almost overwhelming to learn what this planet is made of. I found the display of the polished spheres to be absolutely captivating.
What surprised me the most ?
THE PERODIC TABLE! The presentation of the Perodic Table was very impressive. Along with displaying the elements and their origins, I really liked that each element was represented with an object that uses the element in the real world. For Example: Computer Chips were diplayed in the Silicon[Si] element box, Toothpaste was displayed in the Florine[F] element box, Batteries were displayed in the Lithium[Li] element box, etc...
What I will never forget ?
PHOSPHORESCENCE! Emission of light from a substance when it is exposed to different wavelengths of radiation. In other words, glow in the dark rocks. In a dark room, a set of ordinary looking rocks were displayed, but when they were exposed to ultra violet light, they came alive with a mesmerizing array of glowing colors. This phenomenon is known as Phosphorescence and it was an incredible sight that I will never forget.
What I saw here ?
FOSSILS! So many FOSSILS! All of the FOSSILS! Earth is known to have existed for more that 4 billion years. And, there was a long period of time when dinosaurs ruled the world. While they were eventually exterminated due to the ice age, their fossils still remain in the depths of this planet to this day. I found the display of all the dinosaurs in their original size to be absolutely fascinating.
What surprised me the most ?
The Underwater Dinosaurs! Everything was displayed to scale, including the underwater dinosaurs. The Loch Ness Monster is a myth today but imagine a world where the oceans are dominated by a variety of Loch Ness Monsters. I can hear the ocean and it is screaming to be saved from these colossal beasts. There is something in the water!
What I will never forget ?
TYRANNOSAURUS REX! A Lizzard, A Big Lizzard, The tyrant king lizzard that is the largest carnivore in all of the land! Well, That Escalated Quickly! As I boldly stood there right in front of the enormous T-REX, I stared right into its eye sockets and said, come at me bro! Dropped the mic and walked away. More like ran away because for a second I felt like it started to move and actually come at me. The T-REX, such an intimidating creature that even its fossil makes your deepest fears come alive.
SCIENCE IN MOTION
What I saw here ?
VEHICLES! So many old VEHICLES! All of the oldest VEHICLES! The original vehicles look absolutely ridiculous but they are the ones that paved the way for the vehicles that we have today. It is actually fascinating to see how the first vehicles were created to solve a problem. And the problem was, how do we go from one point to another, fast and conveniently.
What surprised me the most ?
How the original cars looked like back then compared to how they evolved to look like today. The old cars were basically the hoverboards of today. You know, those ridiculous 2 wheel things that catch fire spontaneously. I am sure that people with those old cars were laughed at back then. Well, look who is laughing now. Laugh all you want now, but those spontaneously combustible hoverboards could become the future of transportation someday.
What I will never forget ?
The full scale replica of the first successful airplane with controls created by Orville and Wilbur, better known as the Wright Brothers. I have only seen it in old pictures so I had no perception of the size. It was much bigger than I had imagined. While it had basic flight controls, it did not have any seats. They just had to hang on to the airplane just like Tom Cruise did in Mission Impossible!
TELLUS SCIENCE MUSEUM
GIF VS JIF
The reason why I decided to blog about this age old debate is because I relate to this subject very closely. I really enjoy animated GIFs very much. They capture a moment in time that a simple picture just cannot. As much as I like watching GIFs, I enjoy making them even more. There is an art to making GIFs and I treat every GIF that I make as a masterpiece. Now, lets get to the debate shall we!
GIF stand for Graphics Interchange Format. What it stands for is not significant but the important part to note is that it is an acronym, not an actual word. Since it is an acronym, it does not have an official pronunciation. Which means that the pronunciation of GIF is an opinion, not a fact. Having said that, logic dictates that the correct pronunciation should be GIF, not JIF. The debate is over, go home!
But wait, there's more! When the format was first released, the creator actually pronounced it as JIF, not GIF. Due to that, I have been pronouncing it as JIF for more than 20 years now. Even though GIF is the correct pronunciation, it sounds very odd to me. I dont have a problem with people who pronounce it as GIF but I will continue to pronounce it as JIF until the end of time. Now seriously, go home!
I HAD A DREAM
DREAMS WILL BE DREAMS
Dreams are how brains archive memories. Just like most people, I dream every night. My dreams are not only pleasent, they are actually a lot of fun. Most of my dreams are cooler than watching movies because I am not only having the dream, I am also a part of the story. Unfortunately, I forget all of my dreams when I wake up or within a few minutes later, as I start my day. However, there is one dream that was so unique and cool that I will remember it forever.
THE UNFORGETABLE DREAM
In this unforgetable dream, I was an astronaut. Along with other astronauts, I was traveling through space in search for life. The mission was to not only find a planet that can sustain life, but possibly find intelligent life that we can communicate with. After much travelling, we found exactly what we were looking for. We knew there was intelligent life on this planet because it was surrounded by a lot of sattelites and huge space stations. There were many spaceships flying around just like airplanes on earth.
We began our approach towards the planet, carefully navigating through the chaos and slowly began our descent onto the surface. We found an open area to land our spaceship and successfully made a touchdown. Looking through the windows of our spaceship, we saw trees and water around. The conditions looked very similar to earth so we collectively made a decision to get out without putting on our spacesuits. As we stepped out, we found that we could breathe normally just like on earth, and the gravity felt very similar too.
With all the trees and water around the area, we did not see any people. However, there was an isolated building not too far away from where we landed. We decided to walk towards it, hoping to find someone there. As we got closer, we found that there were no vehicles around the building and it looked like a scientific research facility. Not knowing what to expect, we approached the front door carefully and found that is was open.
Based on the size of the bulding and the front door, we figured out that the people on this planet are approximately the same size as us. As we entered the building, we found that the lobby area was completely empty with no people or furniture. However, we heard some speaking noises coming from the inside. This was it, the moment of truth. That defining moment when we were going to make first contact with another species. Just before we were about to make contact, before that life changing event happened, I woke up from my dream.
It was all just a dream. I know you must be disappointed reading this story not knowing what happened next. Imagine my disappointment having had this unforgetable dream and living my life without closure. Regardless, it was a wonderful dream and I do not have any regrets about it being the only dream that I have ever remembered. It was a memorable adventure with an important message. The future of life is unwritten. It can be whatever you want it to be. Life is a journey and not a destination.