The Big Bang Theory

When I first heard the news that Stephen Hawking was dead, it almost felt like a shockwave hit me. He was 96 years old.

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He was the most incredible scientist the world has ever seen. Why? The answer is clear: he was something called an Astrophysicist. A scientist.

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An astrophysicist is a scientist that looks up into the stars. It doesn’t matter when, or where. The stars were mystifying at night. So beautiful, so many things to constantly count. Until one day, those stars went dark.

When Stephen Hawking was born, he was a visionary. Sure, the kids picked on him, called him a nerd. In fact, it didn’t bother him at all. For he had a dream in his head that he couldn’t stop seeing. When you dream, anything is possible in your head. You imagine things, daydream, and the ideas simply come to life.

I’m a writer. Not that it matters, but just like Stephen Hawking, I had a dream. One thing we have in common is that we are extremely shy people. You’ve seen those nerds before. Always wearing black, making ugly faces, but no one knew that someone out there was secretly, secretly judging them. Jealously? Hah! I think not.

Vision this Rock

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It’s just a harmless rock. Doesn’t really mean anything, right? Well, you were wrong. You’ve seen people skip rocks over the water. Skip, skip, skip. Bloop.

Skip, skip, skip, bloop.

Skip, skip, skip…

Bloop.

Well, that rock is out of the way. Certainly. It drops to the very floor, in a lake somewhere, far, far away. So far away, you’d never hear it.

Well, speaking of rocks…

Look at this Water

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Drip. It’s harmless. Totally. Who doesn’t like a clean, refreshing, cool glass of water in the middle of a hot, hot day? It’s summer. I will not lie, some people enjoy the heat. It can be very relaxing, comforting, warmth. So warm. When you feel it in your chest, it’s like…the heat centers in the middle of your chest. Ah, that’s amazing.

Then here comes the sweat. Ugh. Sweaty, and it beads up right at your temples. It’s getting a lot warmer in here. Then, the beads of sweat slowly, not even realizing it, drips down your neck, perhaps into your collar bone. That’s how the body cools itself on such a hot day. Yes?

Sweating feels pretty good after a while. Not even realizing it, your body starts to cool off. If you’re right handed, you feel that sweat beading up at your right temple. Then, you kinda feel it on your left temple, and being left handed, you scratch it.

Well, while you’re keeping yourself busy, here’s something you didn’t notice: it’s getting a LOT warmer in here. It’s 100 degrees outside. You kinda feel like you’re going to die, but, that’s not true, so you tell yourself. Constantly.

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BOOM!

It’s like a shockwave has hit you. Let me tell you a tiny little detail about Steven Hawking: When he was daydreaming on such a hot day, he didn’t realize that in the middle of his forehead, something hit him. He was young. He didn’t realize it, but, as he was at the very top of the stairs in his own home, sleepwalking, he fell. Hit his head at the very bottom of the stairs.

It took a while. A very, very long time. So, what happened exactly?

He felt something called a shock wave. When you get shocked, you open your eyes, and you’re like: oh my god, what just happened? You feel something irritating you right at the center of your forehead. What is this, some kind of game? No.

You touch your forehead to scratch it for no reason. Silly.

He saw stars for a moment. He saw them. Then, lights out.

In the morning, more than likely, he found himself in the hospital. He wakes up, sees the doctors and nurses there, gently but sternly helping him. Little pinches in his arm to get blood. It already happened, it’s in the process of getting results. He doesn’t realize he’s awake, but he soundly goes back to sleep.

This is Lightning

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You decide to watch a movie one day. You ask a friend. You kinda know what you want, but you ask them anyway. All this daydreaming has given you an idea. A very good idea in your brain. No one knows it, but it’s coming.

Your friend says: let’s watch horror! Huh? Are you serious?

Why, of course! I love a good thrill this early in the morning. You don’t want to, but, you get up when your friend calls, answer it, and you say okay. They pressure you to drive them. Okay, okay, okay. Sure, sure.

You go take your friend to the movies. Whether you like it or not, Steven Hawking and I were visionaries. Like, imaginary directors. No one knows it. It’s always in our minds. No idea, but we keep dreaming. Little stars. The stars become brighter. It’s almost magickal.

The movie is about to begin. The theatre goes dark. 1, 2, 3, ACTION!

You hear something wiggling at the very tips of your ears, and the movie begins with your eyes opening. This looks dumb. Remember that preview? You saw it so quick during television, turned up loud in the middle of the day without realizing it. You hear it, clicking. Now you’re getting interested.

You look closely. It’s a little terrifying, but the suspense is killing me. You see a dark room. Not enough light in there to see anything. You see a shadow. It’s pretty creepy. Very creepy. You see it, then, it’s gone.

All you see is any light you can find. Any light at all. Zip, zoom. Zip, and it’s gone.

The suspense is getting pretty wild. Too wild, but you’re so into the movie now that you can’t stop looking. Keep looking. I think I see something.

There. The light.

It’s so sparkly. So pretty. It’s quite amazing despite being in darkness for so long. Dark.

The electricity is flowing right through your body, making your heart race. It’s beating hard. Feel your chest.

You swallow. This cannot be good. Not good at all. No. No. You calm yourself in the suspense, but, you’re still looking, right?

The electricity sparkles. Woah. You feel your body and soul vibrating, but you don’t feel it yet. It goes extremely dark. You don’t realize it, but slowly, the suspense drowns you. You’re drowning.

You hear something, take a gasp. It’s too dark, and you take a deep breath. Even deeper. Even deeper than ever before. You think you’re getting some oxygen. Have a cigarette break, because this is getting good. You sit and listen. You think, but you listen.

Without a sound, it goes dark. What happened? Wait. The sound is gone too. It’s gone silent.

Silence.

It’s quiet. Too quiet. You feel your chest vibrating. You kinda think it’s your phone for keeping it vibrating in your left pocket for so long. You feel it in your hip, but you don’t pay any mind to it. Watch it. Watch the movie.

The suspense is so much that you’re getting very scared. Hit the brakes! SCREEEEETCH!

You gasp. And it hits you. You scream!

You got spooked. It was a ghost, and your face was getting white for no reason. You thought you had a heart attack.

The spirit looks at you. Very menacingly. You shiver, the tingle going down your spine. If you’re a dog, you hide your tail between your legs. If you’re a cat, you back up, arch your back, hiss, and the prickliness irritates your back. The cat looks at you. You see a black cat. The green eyes look at you and it hisses. Dumb cat.

You swallow. You take a sip of your coke, and it’s over. It’s gone dark. You keep watching. You hear a screaming girl in the background, and a crow cawing. You hear it, but you don’t see it.

The suspense happens again, and it’s almost like a dark shadow comes to sit next to you. You think it’s just a guy sitting next to you, right? Yep. He sits pretty loudly, you feel the earth shaking. Boom.

As he sits, it hits you. The guy next to you sits down. Almost like a coincidence, a bright light smacks you in the eyes. What the…?

A very loud, male scream. You’re taken aback. Another jump-scare. One that leaves your knees bucking. You’re in your seat. Watching. You’re deeply afraid now.

A long beep from a heart monitor. It’s so loud and eerie that you can’t concentrate. The nurses and doctors rush over, Code Blue, to come revive there person. Ready?

CLEAR! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ-SHOCK! It’s still no use! Revive him, revive him! ZAP! It’s not working doc, we’re losing him! Rubbing the metal together, he hears a loud beep, and ZAP!

Boop. A heartbeat. It stops. Beep, beep. Beep, beep, beep.

The heartbeat is there. The monitor dings, and after a nurse comes to verify by giving a quick nod to the doctor standing by in his white lab coat and check board, he looks at it himself, and confirms to the paramedic that the person is alive. He comes to investigate, looking at the man’s chest, presses his left hand to his chest, and checks the clock. He finds the pulse on his left neck.

15 seconds goes by. He’s alive. For now. Does quick math in his head.

READ ALL ABOUT IT! BREAKING NEWS, STEVEN HAWKING IS IN THE HOSPITAL

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Stop the presses. It’s a headline on the news. At first you think, wait, who’s dead? Oh. Just some guy. The men who know him knows exactly who he is. He’s pretty young. He looks 24.

 

Christ. There’s nothing wrong with him. The dude’s paralyzed. The paramedic leaves, and the doctor already knows. He leaves the room with the nurses following behind him. Hawking was alone. He’s sick, alone…disease. Let’s leave. Viruses. No. Stop. Keep reading. Keep watching.

He’s paralyzed, sound asleep. Poor boy. Eh. Whatever happened, the doctor will fix it.

Breaking a sweat there? So. Gunshot to the head.

The man was killed. That’s the end of it, as far as the news says. Listen. Keep watching.

The sweat feels good. Amazing, even. Phew. Coffee sip, swallow. That was pretty interesting, gotta tell ya. What’s next?

Why was Steven Hawking paralyzed? Stay tuned. May Steven rest in peace.

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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – A Masterpiece Worth Every Minute

If you love learning about science and be fascinated by realistic, 3D animated images of space and the microscopic world, this is the show for you. It is on Netflix, and comes on ABC.

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Join astophysicist Nail deGrasse Tyson on a journey through history, space, and time. Answering questions about what came to be, how it came to be, and what may come in the future, through stories of humankind’s quest to answer scientific questions with no easy answers. Enter the unknown realm as you explore galaxies right on your couch, witness historical scientific breakthroughs, and gaze at the beauty that is the universe.

I was awed from the first five seconds into this movie-like show. The images are mesmerizing, detailed animations of epic stars, planets, galaxies, and the like, and the soundtrack is so like Seth MacFarlane–orchestrial music will send shivers down your spine. If I could give this a 6 out of 5 stars, I would, because a 5 out of 5 wouldn’t be enough. This is truly a masterpiece.

Moana Review – The Soundtrack Makes Me Want To Cry

In an ancient world, Moana is a princess next in line to lead her village on the island. She longs to travel across the ocean, explore what lies there beyond the horizon. However, her family forbids it in fear for her safety, initiated by a tragic event that banned all boats as well as people from going near the water. When a curse reaches Moana’s island, she sets out to find the only one responsible for her villagers’ demise: Demigod Maui.

Out of 5 stars, this is a 4 out of 5 for sure. Without giving out spoilers, Moana has a detailed, emotional script, as well as an astounding soundtrack that Disney is known for. The main reason this did not get a full 5 stars was that some things within the movie left holes in the back-story. I feel that a deeper explanation would have made the movie more memorable in general.

Coco Movie – An Unforgettable Story

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Miguel had a dream to become a musician. His family, however, banned music ever since his great, great grandmother started the trend after she was betrayed by her own husband. He focused on his music career more than his own family it seemed, and when he left her and their daughter, Coco, the mother got rid of all music in the house and raised their daughter on her own. Ever since, the family despised music–however, Miguel wasn’t going to give up his passion.

Out of 5 stars, this definitely deserves a full 5. Charming, funny, suspenseful–this movie was amazing. The people who created this movie worked hard to provide something as wonderful and eye-catching as this. You can tell that every detail was made with heart, and every word in the script was written with soul. Coco was made with pure passion. I highly recommend this incredible, cinematic experience!

The Golden Girls: A Classic That’s Worth Every Second

 

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A popular TV show that began in the mid-80’s, this sitcom of an older generation will make you laugh, even in moments where you’re supposed to cry. Witness the wisdom of Dorothy, a divorced and lonely substitute teacher, Blanch, a sexy woman living her own fantasy, Rose, a sweet yet firm country-girl, and don’t forget Sophia, where her shenanigans and sarcasm will make you roll on the floor screaming. One way or another, every colorful character is relatable, regardless of your age, in this unforgettable classic.

Out of 5 stars, this deserves a 4. It was a hard decision not to rate this a full 5. The only reason this did not receive a full 5 stars is that of the narrow-mindedness in the show, e.g. racism, sexism, fat-jokes (however, it is understandable as they have come from a different time, and the sensitive topics are often served as a life lesson).

Princess Jellyfish Review

 

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This anime was an accidental find–and I don’t regret it one bit.

Princess Jellyfish is about an 18-year-old girl named Tsukimi (sounds like zucchini), who lives in Tokyo, Japan, and has a strong interest in everything about jellyfish. Tsukimi became inspired by them due to her late mother, who showed her the tenticly creatures in an aquarium when Tsukimi was a little girl. Living in an all-female dorm, whom all share the quality of being “otakus”, or nerds, she eventually meets a cross-dresser, where his true gender is only known by Tsukimi.

Out of 5 stars, I’d give this a 4. Read below to find out why.

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Trolls Movie Review – Why I watched this movie over 3 times

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Yes, I know this is a kid’s movie. BUT–it is such a great movie that it just lifts my spirits every time I watched it. It’s colorful and silly, yet it has room to teach us about our basic human emotion–happiness.

The main plot is about a world where two creatures exist–small ones called trolls, who love to sing, dance, hug and just be happy, and big ones called bergens, who are relatively miserable creatures that don’t know how to be happy on their own. One day, bergens discovered that they can be happy by eating trolls. Thus, the bergens captured the trolls’ tree, where all the trolls lived, and once a year they held a festivity called trollstice to eat trolls. However, on one trollstice day, the trolls escape and the royal cook responsible for conducting the feast is banished from Bergen Town. Twenty years later, the trolls are rediscovered, and some get captured. It is up to Princess Poppy, the heir to the throne of Troll Village, and Branch, one troll who doesn’t want to be happy, to save their friends from the bergens.

Out of 5 stars, I give this movie a full 5. Read below to see why~

Gentle warning: there are some mild spoilers and hints, but I promise to be as vague as possible.

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The Big Bang Theory – Is It Worth Watching?

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From left to right: Bernadette Rostenkowski (Melissa Rauch), Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg), Raj Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar), Penny (Kaley Cuoco), Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki), and Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik)

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A hilarious sit-com of seven individuals in their 30’s, six being college-educated in some sort of science, this series is mainly about the lives of Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter, whom lived quite comfortably in their introverted, scientific lives at first, before an attractive waitress named Penny moves into the apartment across the hall from theirs. Along with the trio, friends of Sheldon and Leonard are introduced into the series, and all of their personalities intermingle and shift as they spend time together with their shared interests in what would be considered “nerdy” and “geeky”.

I give this a full 5 out of 5, and there are a few reasons why:

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Fairytail – Quite the adventure, but nothing too serious

I had some fun watching this one. In fact, I watched nearly 2 seasons of it–nearly.

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A traveling mage named Lucy Heartfilia meets Natsu Dragneel, a mage searching for his foster parent that happens to be a dragon named Igneel. By Natsu’s side is a talking cat named Happy. Not long after their meeting, Lucy is abducted by Bora of Prominence, who posed as Salamander of Fairy Tail. She was to be sold as a slave when Natsu rescues her and reveals that he is the real Salamander of Fairy Tail–possessing a form of Lost Magic called Dragon Slayer. Natsu offers Lucy membership to the well-known Fairy Tail guild, by which she accepts without a second thought. Within the guild, Lucy, Natsu, and Happy are partnered up with Erza Scarlet, one of the strongest members of Fairy Tail, and Gray Fullbuster, an Ice-Mage. Together, they venture out on missions, performing duties depending on what adventure they partake. 

Out of 5 stars, I would give this a 3. Here’s why below. Continue reading “Fairytail – Quite the adventure, but nothing too serious”