Today I’d like to write about a subject that may be viewed as highly controversial. Maybe I’ve covered it on this blog before – I know I’ve certainly touched on my own opinions in distant posts that have receded far in to the past. This is a ‘topic’ that isn’t to be taken lightly and yet, it’s something I’ve never felt comfortable talking about with counsellors or even a close friend, for fear of judgement, a lack of understanding and, well, there’s always the fear that I would ‘convince’ someone it’s the right thing to do…
In spite of recent questions and fears for my own state of person, I managed to remind myself last night (with the added reassurance of a friend’s words) that I am still alive and un-zombie-like.
If you haven’t seen the film Interstellar then I implore you to watch it.
Don’t go off watching trailers or Googling for any informations at all (unless you’re shopping)… You really do not want to risk spoiling an ounce of the experience.
Because that’s what this production is. This film is far removed from your generic ‘space adventure movie’… There are no aliens, I didn’t see any guns and, most importantly, I cannot think of any other film (including Marley and Me, here) that has made me cry and feel so much all throughout.
I know I am alive today because this music raises every hair on my body each time I listen to it. It’s now been a year since I experienced Interstellar in the cinema and I regularly relive these emotions thanks to the DVD.
By all means, listen to the music and see how you feel. But also watch the film. Embrace it, welcome it. Don’t research it. I’m sure that 99.9% of you will not regret it, if you haven’t already done so. :-)
It’s also regarded as one of the most scientifically-accurate space films, for those of you who like your science. If you don’t feel like crying even once though, it possibly means you’re more of a man than I am… Or not? ;-)
Thanks for reading.
I return to this space for the second time in less than a week to ask myself the question:
Why am I okay with this, right now?
Hello, it’s me again! :-)
As I find myself frustrated with a person I have come to feel very close to, I also find myself wanting to vent and share directly with them… But at the same time, I’m more fearful of their perception than any potential reaction at this time… So, uncertain of what to do and how to handle this, I find myself reconnecting with my pseudonym to write it all down here.
Hello! How are we all?
It’s been so long since I’ve sat down to write here that it felt remarkably strange, entering my user name to log-in to this unforgotten place.
I hope the title above these words doesn’t alarm anyone as I have mostly positive points to share.
It’s been another long time since my previous post and I’d like to begin by wishing a warm and Merry Christmas to everyone who happens upon this post! :-) Oh, and I also wish you the very best of success for 2015!
A friend of mine often writes about inner critics (of course, she’s not the only one) and I’m no stranger to effects of self-destruction and low-lying self-esteem.
For while now [to put that in to perspective – I think I first entertained this thought sometime before my last post!], I’ve had it in mind to re-assume writing down my thoughts and until very recently, I’ve been brilliant at creating every excuse not to do this… Then, last week, I finally bought myself a notebook and over the weekend, I grabbed a spare pen to place ink on the first page!
It’s been a long time but I’ve been doing alright. Another absence; lots that has happened; other things that have yet to change but I’m getting by. Without further ado, I’m going to press on with this post!
For a while now, I’ve been a fan of Hank Green‘s work in front of the camera. I knew him first as a presenter on SciShow (as in the video below) and more recently, I’ve discovered that he has a more personal channel (Vlogbrothers) with his brother John (who seems to actually be pretty famous for someone I’d never heard of) and then there’s Games With Hank, where he plays a selection of computer games on a near-daily basis.
Below, I’ve chosen a video that represents everything I believe to be awesome about this guy as a presenter (I think he also produced it, which is even better). He’s talking about a taboo subject and yet he makes his points clear, he has a charismatic way of capturing the audience and I find it hard not to agree with him on this. Please watch the video below and I don’t think I’ll need to say anything more.
As a humorous sidenote to end; did you ever watch Boy Meets World in the 90s? Do you agree that Hank looks like a grown-up version of Stewart Minkus?! ;-)
Thank you and please share the video.
PS. This is me being pedantic and perhaps misunderstanding… But are these terms actually psychiatrical (if that’s even a word?!) and not merely psychological?…