Sherlock: The Tormentor Tormented

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The wait is nearly over. The dawn of the year 2017 will set us on the trail of the brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes. The Abominable Bride shocked and awed us with its brilliant storytelling and an unpredictable ending. We know that Sherlock got off the plane because somehow Moriarty managed to haunt Sherlock’s homeland. However, is it really Moriarty or another vile villain gleaning off some of Moriatry’s notoriety to facilitate his own devious plans? Or perhaps it is Sherlock himself who orchestrated the whole show, ensuring his release from exile.

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The official trailer of season 4 shows us a more vulnerable, nearly unstable Sherlock. A man haunted by the demons he had time and time again so efficiently managed to brush under the rug. He is clearly tormented, but why? That remains to be seen. January 2017 cannot come soon enough!

Sherlock Season 4 Official Trailer

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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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To Date or not to Date a Whovian

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Chillaz guys, this post is not about the pros and cons of dating, oh wait it actually is, well sort of. It is about what it would be like to date a girl who literally worships Doctor Who. What would the relationship be like? Would it drive you up the wall, or want to travel to and settle down on another planet in order to escape the madness? Do you have what it takes to deal with the intense passions that she will portray, and intense she will be because no girl could show such devotion to a TV character and not be passionate or intense by default.

One thing you can expect from a girl who is crazy about Doctor Who is to show you endless loyalty, to put you on a mighty pedestal and worship you, as she will be picking her lessons from Rose Tyler herself. She will follow you to the end of the world and beyond, all you have to do is ask. Also, she will be extremely intelligent and smart, as no pinhead would even be able follow Doctor Who in the first place, so you might want to watch your IQ there, and make sure that it’s a match.

She will expect you to say the three magical words all the time. Only, they won’t be the usual ‘I love you’, instead, they are, ‘I’m the Doctor’. Yep, no kidding. Anytime you have an argument, simply mutter these words into her ear, and she will be putty in your hands. If you are looking for the kind of love that will last beyond time itself, then who better to love than the fan of the Time Lord herself?

Lemme warn you though, it is not going to be fun and games all the time, she will also have high expectations in return of the kind of devotion she deserves. She will expect you to defend her should the occasion arise. Mind you, she will be no damsel in distress, but she will occasionally need your help, and when she calls out to you, she will want you there by her side. She will want you to be romantic enough to burn the sun in order to say a goodbye. 

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Well, I never said it was going to be easy. You cannot have the best of the best without reciprocating along the same lines. It just doesn’t work that way. Things will be hard, sometimes you may not get the things that drive her, make her cry, or the things that she obsesses over; but if you hang in there you will have a lifetime full of passion, romance, love, devotion, loyalty, intelligence, and unmatched values that are so missing in the best of the people in this time and age.

 

A Job Description for a Lazy Personality

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If you are reading this then the title probably struck a chord, and you thought, “Finally! Someone is gonna tell me what I can do, because of course I am too lazy to think of something.” I worked the corporate scene for a year and then some, and figured that it just isn’t for me. Had to wake up too early, catch just the right train or you would be at the risk of being thrown off of the train without the ‘This is Spartaaaaa!’ preamble, slog all day long like a donkey, with no creativity whatsoever, and then feel like a douche at the end of the day. Hang on, I have always wondered why being a douche was such a bad thing. I mean, after all a douche spends its life servicing places that are nothing sort of paradise, so wouldn’t being called a douche a good thing?

Never mind that, as of now let’s concentrate on making life a little easier for my fellow lazy people.  What could you do that would be enjoyable and won’t make you want to zone out in the process; something that would get you through your boring corporate slavery and preserve your sense of individuality. These are some things that I feel I would be a hit at without tickling my lazy bone:

  • I will read books every day. Yes, I could manage that in my sleep if I had to. There is nothing better than reading books all day. And if laziness doesn’t get the better of me, I could probably muster out a review. Yeah, I can churn out more words everyday than Rumpelstiltskin could churn out gold from a hay stack.

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  • Watch TV shows all day, even between your job; come on, get a little sneaky. Also, besides that I could probably hold seminars for the lesser intelligent species of the human race, explaining the brilliance of the shows that they may not be able to grasp owing to the fact that they possess only a fraction of a human brain.

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  • Rally for a separate stand titled “Horse Shit” in every bookstore to display the Twilight series and the 50 Shades of Grey series. Also, every time a person buys any one of the book, hand out these bookmarks along with it

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  • Craft a wooden Elder Wand, carry it along with me, and every time I find someone who says, “Twilight is better than Harry Potter,” I am gonna jab that person in the eye with it. Why hasn’t anyone come around to doing that yet? It would be therapeutic.

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