Saturday, October 8, 2016

In love with Stranger Things

Of late, everyone has been raving about Stranger Things. It is a show currently available on Netflix. Stranger Things is a show set in the 80s and features a group of middle school children, a single mother who is distraught because of the disappearance of her child, a girl named eleven and a super secret super evil government agency. In short, it has a bit of E.T., Poltergeist, and every other govt conspiracy movie. That being said, it is awesome.

I saw the first episode yesterday and I am hooked. Visually it will make you wonder if it was really shot in 2016. they have done a fabulous job in portraying the 80s. All the child actors are good. Adults are not bad either. The storyline is gripping and you feel transported to their world. The screenplay is good and the writing is crisp. I have high expectations from this and it will be interesting to see what happens next in season two which airs in 2017.

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All in all, if you love mystery/horror/sci-fi, it is for you.

Books, I'll Leave Behind

Most people want to leave something behind; a legacy. It is a reminder of their existence on this overpopulated planet. While in the end, probably, none of this will matter, but it is a comforting thought. Personally, I don't think I'll leave behind enourmous wealth, estates, stories etc but I do want to leave the gift of knowlegde. I have been collecting books since I was in 16 years old. I want to leave a delectable collection of books that will shape the thinking of young minds. Hopefully, if in the future people still read, someone will read them and it will help them out.

I collect books which I find interesting. This includes all genres, from fiction to econimcs, science, arts, astrology, astronomy, anything and everything. Till now it has been a bit difficult to buy physical books, especially of foreign authors as they are very expensive and I'm a student on a budget. I hope I reach my goal of at least two thousand books by the time I bid adeu to this world.

I want them to be donated to an orpahnage for kids when I die. All of them, for I cannot think of a better use for them. Also, mom I am sorry if all the mess irritates you now, but hopefully I'll find a better case for them soon.