I'm a law student with a love for the quieter things in life. I write on a variety of topics, along with the occasional short story or poem.
Give me a rainy day, a cup of coffee and a place to sit and write, and I'll owe you big time.
Game of Thrones: A Retrospective (Part I)
(SPOILERS FOR ALL 8 SEASONS OF GAME OF THRONES) The day was April 17th, 2011. At approximately 9 PM on HBO, people were greeted with a brand new TV show. It opened on three men on horseback riding past an open gate into a dark tunnel, only to emerge into a wintery wasteland. They encountered mysterious creatures, which proved to be their demise, and only one of the men survived. He fled from the scene, terrified, but eventually suffered the same fate as his comrades as he was executed for deserting his post. The man who sentenced him to death was also his executioner, and he told his son, "The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword", after the deed was done.
The Half of It: A (Mostly Full) Experience
Coming of age movies that center around young adults always intrigue me. They're one of my favorite genres of movies not only because of their unbelievable degree of relatability, but their capacity to tell wonderful stories about the range of emotions people can experience. Teenagers are volatile, for better or worse - they make wild decisions, try so many new things and can be very emotional, and these movies reflect that - be it the incredibly heartfelt journeys seen in movies like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, or the narratives that are intertwined with comedy, such as Superbad or Booksmart.
Top 5 Moments from Star Wars
When we think of movie franchises, it is hard to ignore Star Wars. From the time the first film graced our screens in 1977, the space opera saga has grown into the second highest grossing franchise of all time, beating out the likes of Harry Potter and James Bond, which house some of the most iconic films the world of cinema has seen in recent years. This alone should speak volumes of how successful this franchise has grown - and now, even after 9 full feature films, 2 anthology films, eight animated TV series', and a brand new live action series, it doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Admittedly, Star Wars has had its fair share of problems in the recent past and while the future looks rather uncertain for how it will be proceeding, nobody can deny its rightful place as one of the most influential film franchises to ever exist.
Extraction: A Flashy and Exciting Time
I don't really watch alot of action movies - for me, the story is an integral part of a movie experience and most action movies aren't known for their narratives or their complex character arcs. There are of course, notable exceptions to this (the Mission Impossible franchise comes to mind), but by and large, I tend to pass them over. Every once in a while, however, I'll find myself sitting down and giving one a watch whenever I'm in need of an escape from the real world for a bit, and when I sat down to watch Extraction yesterday, that's exactly what I got.
Some YouTube Channel Recommendations (Part 2/2)
Well, it doesn't look like the social distancing wave is quite over yet. We're still unsure for how long this pandemic is going to last, and as long as we're all (hopefully) staying safe indoors, a good way to pass time is to of course, browse the Internet. A while ago, I made a list of some YouTube channels that I thought were worth checking out, but it wasn't finished. Today, the other half of that list arrives, so without further ado, here are some MORE YouTube channels for you to explore!
Some YouTube Channel Recommendations (Part 1/2)
Let's be honest - the world is a bit of a scary place right now. Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, people all over the world have been encouraged to to stay inside their homes to prevent spread of the virus. While this is certainly a worthy endavour that EVERYONE should be following, it unfortunately means that we're going to be scrambling for things to do for the next couple of weeks. Now, while Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services are no doubt great companions for this kind of situation, to quote Yoda from Empire Strikes Back.....there is another.
The Final Goodbye
“You brought me all the way out here to kill me? For what; so that I could enjoy the sunset one last time?” The man holding the gun sighed. “You know, this would go by a lot quicker if you kept your damn mouth shut.” The man at gunpoint chuckled. “You know me, Harry – can’t resist the urge. Then again, if you really knew me, then you would agree to talk this out instead of holding me hostage.” The man named Harry didn’t respond, choosing instead to prod the person in front of him. “Start walking up the hill, Chris.” His voice was cold and detached, with no hint of empathy. Chris sighed, and started trudging up the hill, Harry in tow, his gun staying pointed at his back. He ventured another try at a conversation, hoping that there would be some semblance of recognition from the man behind him
'Frozen II': A Frosty Sequel
When I first heard that Disney had plans to make a sequel to Frozen, I was partially excited, but mostly kind of indifferent. It’s not like the first movie left us on a note that necessitated a sequel, but at the same time, I knew that a sequel presented a chance for a brand new world to be properly fleshed out, and the possibility of that intrigued me. Disney movies are exceedingly good at building entire universes, and they usually know how to present them to us in doses that are just right. Bearing this in mind, I walked into Frozen II having only watched the initial trailer that they released, and based on that, I was ready for a darker adventure that explored both the characters of Anna and Elsa as well as their relationship as sisters.