Since The Last Time We Met

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“Since the last time we met, you have been looking so much prettier, they said

A few inches off the waist, more angular is your face, and my! Looks like you haven’t been tipping the scales!” they asked.

“That’s not all, I’ve also read a number of books since the last time we met; have been honing my brain without much rest,

Do you wish to know of all the new things I have learnt?” She said.

“Oh no, that’s alright, we are merely content at your pleasing sight, what lies within doesn’t matter!”

 

“Since the last time we met, your skin looks so much brighter, almost spotless and a delighter,

Tell us the secret, oh please do,” they said.

“That’s because I have found a new passion, there is a 903 year old alien who has become my latest obsession! May I tell you more about it?” she asked.

“Oh no, that’s alright, we are merely content at your pleasing sight, what lies within doesn’t matter!”

 

“Since the last time we met, your eyes seem so luminous, filled with amusement and so humorous

Do tell us how you have accomplished that,” they said

“I have found new friends, some just as playful and joyous as myself; they rarely sleep, and do constantly fret over the fate of various fictional characters. Do you wish to know more about them?”

“Oh no, that’s alright, we are merely content at your pleasing sight, what lies within doesn’t matter!”

 

She thought to herself- Then why do you ask, if knowing the real me seems like such an abhorrent task? Go on, merely examine me from without, and dare not delve within my mind since its many worlds and layers may relieve you of your pretentious concern and your constant need to dwell on appearances. And then where will you be, if not judging someone from without? Life will lose all meaning to you when one day when you will no longer be able to gauge a person’s worth based on their weight.

And off she went, back to her many worlds, and her endless obsessions, for the boy who lived nor the Doctor ever judged her for anything beyond her mental competence. 

The Drug that Never Fails

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Ummm, so what is that feeling? Those tiny butterflies that tingle in the insides of your stomach, and you are so restless and anxious all the time. What is it that makes you feel that way? Oh don’t get all gooey, I am not talking of the arrival of the love of your life, no, what I am referring to is the arrival of a book. Yes, a good old brand new book! Thanks to all the online shopping sites with their prompt delivery options, you can simply sit on your bum and acquire your favourite book without breaking a sweat.

Just yesterday I ordered The Complete Sherlock Holmes, and also Inferno by Dan Brown, and there in started the tingly feeling at the pit of my stomach that only abated upon their arrival today. Have you ever opened a brand new book, poked your nose in, and taken a deep breath, inhaling the smell of the pages? Man, there is no drug like that smell of those freshly printed pages.

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I have read most of the Sherlock Holmes stories, but never owned the volumes, and now I do! Its like finally coming face to face with a person you love, but have only spoken to over the internet. Dan Brown is one of the very few American authors I admire, and can’t wait to take the plunge into the book and lose myself in the depths of history that all his works promise.

Keep your eyes peeled for a review, however, it won’t happen for long, as I am going to cherish every word of the book to the fullest possible extent!

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Why Choose Books & TV Shows Over People

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Ever since I learnt how to read and discovered the world of books, I haven’t stopped one bit. I have devoured one book after the other, and have loved every second of it. I discovered TV shows, great TV shows that is, a little later, in my late teens, and blimey, what a ride it has been. Never one for small talk or random conversations, I was always content with a book, holed up in my room.

However, there were times when I wished that sometimes I would experience a great friendship, a unique bond, like the ones described in so many books. Come on, who wouldn’t want friends like Harry, Ron and Hermione? And I found friends, not like I didn’t, not that socially inapt I am mind you, but it was never quite the same. Its human nature to expect; and it is the same very human nature to move on to the next best shiny thing that life throws at you. So people left, yeah, and there I was clutching my books and my external drive with lots of TV shows in it, and a thought struck me: why am I running after people, when I have all the company and support that I need right here, in the palm of my very hands?

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That is the day I realised that there isn’t a single human being that is better than a good book and a mind numbing TV show, cos if you pay attention closely, they have the most marvellous things to teach you. Where else would you find someone like Dumbledore, who is the greatest of great men and yet is so humble, where else would you find someone like the Doctor who would make other people’s problems his own?

Any good book is like a teleport that can take you to a whole new world, and so is a great TV show. I know this for a fact, because whenever I watch Doctor Who or Sherlock or read harry Potter, I am instantly in a whole new world, and when I finish the episode or a chapter and return to reality, it takes me a few moments to get my bearings. Are there people on this planet who can make you feel this way? Nope!

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Books and TV shows do not judge. No matter whether you have shaved your legs or are sitting about in your bathrobe without a care in the world, it will not matter to them. Also, books and TV shows won’t leave. They will be there for you at even 2 in the night, and will see you through your tough times. There is no drama involved, no fights, no arguments, you simply pick a book up, or watch an episode if you feel like and you are all sorted out.

They are both great conversation starters, and will not embarrass you in front of other people. Say if you talk of being a Doctor Who fan, your ‘cool’ proportion increases by a million folds; whereas if you are in the company of person who eats with his mouth open and burps in public, you will wish that the floor beneath you parts and swallows you up. 

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Fandoms unite, they do not discriminate, and this very blog and the number of amazing people I have come to know through it is living proof of what I am blabbering about. I could go on and on, round and round the merry go round, but the bottom line is that there is not a single being on this planet that is better than your favourite book and TV show, unless it is a 903 year old alien in a suit. Very specific, I know, its not like I woke up one fine morning and had a craving! Allons-y Alonso! 

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