Posts

Showing posts from November, 2017

9 Books That Stuck With Me

Image
In my spare room I have a bookshelf. They're everywhere in my house, but this one is different. These shelves aren't quite like any of the others.

When I first go to bed in a new house I perch on the edge of the mattress and take in my surroundings. If you do that in my spare room you'll see a whole array of books staring straight up at you. To look at them you would say that they were put there for lack of another place to store them, but each of them is there for a reason, my reason.

Jokingly, I describe this bookshelf as the most intellectual in the whole house. That may of may not be true, but all I mean is that there's a story to almost every one of them. Those books have been smiled at, cried over and howled at with laughter. Those are books that I love, and I would love you to love too.

Truth be told, I can't remember the whole story line to a couple of them. There are specific memories though that are just stuck in my brain from when I read them.

People fre…

Selfishness, It's All About You

Image
Selfish:
(of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for other people; concerned chiefly with one's own personal profit or pleasure.
synonyms: egocentric, egotistic, egotistical, egomaniacal, self-centred, self-regarding, self-absorbed, self-obsessed, self-seeking, self-serving, wrapped up in oneself, inward-looking, introverted, self-loving;
That all sounds kind of terrible doesn't it? While only ever doing selfish deeds might indeed be some of those things, you shouldn't let it stop you making selfish decisions.

I'm looking at a word with this meaning:

Selfish:
making a choice that is for the benefit of your own well being.
As children we're taught that we should be nice to others and always be considerate. That's exactly how it should be. From the beginning our parents are there to make all our major decisions for us, but at some point we learn to fend for ourselves.
As adults we're stuck with using our best judgement, and for most people (it…

Magic In Mind

Image
I went to London to see the queen... well, the queen of children's fiction, J.K. Rowling.


The British Library opened their Harry Potter A History Of Magic exhibition last month, and today on Sirius Black's birthday, I went to see it.

Muggles wouldn't think anything of it, but when you enter the exhibition you have your bag search by a group of wizards... how did I know this? Well the "security guards" have wands with lights on the end to poke through your bags... I mean, I didn't hear them say lumos, but you've got to imagine that they're so good at it that they don't need to say it out loud anymore.

Look up
One of the things I like to remember is to always look up. If you don't look up while you're in the gallery then you're going to miss something quite magical.

When you queue for entry, look up and you'll see a swarm of winged keys. In the journey portion of the exhibition look up and you'll see open books flying across the …

Movies Of 2017 - October Recapped

Image
Already getting this month off to a good star by pre-booking my Thor ticket, and the Unlimited screening of The Death Of Stalin. Although I have since seen the 3D trailer of Thor and, well, ladies... I feel like it needs to be seen in 3D... no reason. Honestly. Purely for cinematic values... not for perving reason... we'll see. I've got the 2D ticket, but I've worked out I can come out and then go to the 3D screening too. Ha. Anyway, I need to stop drooling at that.

---
Blade Runner 2049
It's 2049 and bioengineered humans are a mainstream part of society, essential to keep the human race going. Newer models have been created to obey humans, and K works for the LAPD as a blade runner. K's investigation leads him to a farm where he retires an old model replicant. While searching he finds a box buried beneath a tree that contains the bones of a human body, a woman who died in child birth. When the lab investigates the remains they discover that they are in fact of a f…