Story time: Scream

Hello all! I was thinking about what to blog about, when I remembered a funny story from when I was a little tiny tot.

At the time, I was terrified by everything that happened, but it’s really funny when I look back on it. I still can’t watch a scary movie alone though. Even with other people, I need a giant pillow that I peek over and as I morph into a little ball.

So here’s the story of when I called the cops on my brother….

Two siblings, one who is around six and the other is around eleven, home alone watching Scream at night.

At the time, the younger sibling was getting really tired. She was only watching the movie, because she’d never have the chance to watch it when her parents were home.

Being so little, the tiny girl fell asleep, but not before hearing her brother say Scream would come get her if she fell asleep.

The girl was woken up by her elder brother dressed up as Scream right in front of her face. She looked at the clock to see them set at twelve, but in reality it was only about nine. Her brother had changed the clocks. For some reason, midnight was a scary time.

The child ran for the front door, but was met by another kid dressed in a costume similar to Scream, but this one had blood flowing down the mask. This boy happened to be her elder brother’s best friend and neighbor. After slamming the door shut she ran upstairs and hit in her parents closet.

Once she thought it was safe, she crawled underneath her parents’ bed only to then call the police; however, she hung up as soon as they answered, because she was scared that Scream would hear her.

When she heard her parents downstairs she sprinted down and sobbed into their legs. Meanwhile, her brother was laughing on the stairs, still in his costume, but the mask was off now.

Of course, the doorbell rang, and there stood two police officers. That only made the elder child laugh more.

The girl hid behind her parents, scared of the police officers, thinking they’d be mad for wasting their time. She wouldn’t even take the sticker they gave her.

Let’s just say the older sibling got into a lot of trouble.

Forgotten Birthday

Hi guys! Happy New Year! Yes, yes, I realize I’m a bit late. Oh, Happy Christmas!

…I just said said Happy Christmas instead of Merry Christmas…. Don’t know where that came from. Probably some book I’m reading. Anyways!

I have my finals next week. I’ve lucky enough to have gotten two done, so I won’t be too dead next week. Actually, I only have to take… two finals. Awesome, right? One of them is going to kill me, but that’s okay. My other classes don’t really have finals.

Okay, so the real reason I’m blogging today is due to a weird realization I had yesterday.

Yesterday was my brother’s birthday. I didn’t realize it until about four in the afternoon. I wrote the date plenty of times, but it just didn’t hit me. Usually, I think about my brother’s birthday for a solid week, especially since I haven’t had much contact with him. It was so weird. I think I remembered it coming up on New Year’s Eve, but it slipped my mind after.

I guess, I was just caught up with school, but that’s no excuse. I did remember to text my brother, but part of me felt so guilty. How could I forget the birthday of my own brother? Heck, I’ve thought of getting it tattooed (but decided against it since my mother would die). I felt like such a horrible sister.

Then another thought came into mind. Maybe it was a good thing I didn’t worry about it. I still remembered, didn’t I? Maybe me not thinking about it showed that I was moving on.

That thought alone made me smile, but also scared me. It’s great if I’m moving on, but I don’t know if I want to. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to rekindle my relationship with my brother, but I do cling to a sliver of hope. I don’t want our relationship to consist of us texting “Happy Birthday” to each other. I know it’s something, but is it so bad to want more? He’s my big brother, for crying out loud.

Ugh, well that’s been on my mind all day. I guess that’s it. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this, or if you have something similar going on.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Yeah, so I finally finished Rise of the Tomb Raider.

I do realize it’s getting overlooked by many other games, especially Fallout, but Rise of the Tomb Raider is exactly what I was excited for: adventurous, suspenseful, and a good story to go with it.

I was really into Origins, which is what got me into Tomb Raider. Granted, I don’t know everything about Lara Croft, or how to even say her name correctly half the time, but I love what I know of her.

She’s daring, brave, smart, strong, and strong-willed. I do have to say I liked Origins a bit better than this one, but I really liked how in this one they tied in Lara officially embracing the tomb raider side of her. I also love how they ended it, because that means they’re making another. Hooray!

If you haven’t gotten into the game yet, it basically picks up from where Origins left off. Now that Lara is finally off Yamatai, no one believes what she witnessed. She’s soon off on another adventure to prove a point and save the Croft family name as well. She isn’t surrounded by friends this time, but Jonah is there for her. I don’t want to give too much away, so I’ll leave it at that. One more quick thing, the history in both tomb raider games is really interesting.

If you want to check out a fun, easy to play, on your toes game you should give Rise of the Tomb Raider a chance. If you do, or already have, leave a comment down below about your thoughts. I’d love to hear about it. If you can’t play, but want to watch it on youtube you can watch it on this awesome channel called theRadBrad. Until next time!

 

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

Okay, so if you’ve followed my blog a while or if you just know me, you know I love Assassin’s Creed. I’ve basically played/watched all of them except for Rogue, which didn’t seem all that great to me.

I know people have been complaining ever since the Assassin’s Creed 3, but I’ve liked almost of all their games. I also thought the ending for Syndicate was pretty good. Who am I kidding? I loved all of Syndicate. It did have a few glitches here and there, but I loved it.

Most people love the games with Ezio (I mean, who doesn’t?), but a lot of people also liked the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. That was with Edward, and I honestly got really bored of that one until a certain character died like 2/3 into the game. I loved the ending of it, but not most of it.

I’ve been waiting for Syndicate for a while, and I know people are always going to be saying how they didn’t like it, but I loved it. It had a pretty good story line, and I thought the characters were hilarious and lovable. I also really liked how you had to play as both Evie and Jacob. I think one of my favorite parts was just that it was set in London. I love London. Enough said.

For me, the game was pretty awesome, so if you like the others give it a try. I know it’s been out for a bit now, but I don’t care. Oh, by the way, there isn’t a lot going on in the real world until the end.

I think that’s it for me. You can definitely expect another video game post once I finish the new Tomb Raider. Haven’t started it yet, but don’t worry.

Halo 5 Guardians

So… can I just cry for a minute? No? Okay.

I just finished watching the gameplay for Halo 5… IT WAS SO GOOD! The rest of this may contain spoilers, so you’ve been warned.

I wasn’t a huge fan of Halo 4, but I’ve liked most of the others. I never played Wars, but I played all the rest. Halo 4 was cool, because they brought in some new things, but Halo 5 was so amazing.

I’m actually dying. Plus, they sort of left it open-ended, so they better make another one. I haven’t done any research yet, but I will later.

Man, watching this game was so sentimental to me. I, for some reason, can not hate Cortana no matter what. I have always loved her and I still like her a bit even if she is crazy.

Cortana and Halo in general is such a big part of my life. I grew up watching my brother and cousins play it while I ate popcorn and pretended I was watching a movie. Wow, I’ve changed so little.

I really want to go and buy the first three Halo books now. Those are the ones that focus on the initial games. There’s the forerunner saga as well, but I’m not too crazy about that.

Ugh, right now I just want to replay every single Halo game. Halo has always been one of my favorites, and always will be. Okay, I think I’m done fangirling. I hope it didn’t shine too much through the words I typed. I’m trying to stay calm, but I had to blog about this. Okay, good night!

5 things to look forward to

Five things I’m looking forward to in the future:

  1. College! A new life with new people and reaching out into the big giant world. A brand new experience I can’t wait to jump into.
  2. Traveling! I don’t care if it’s across the country or across the globe. Being able to experience what’s out there has always been a major part of my bucket list. The thought of it always fills me with joy.
  3. Finish reading all the books I own. I actually made a list the other day, and I have a lot more to read than I expected, but it makes me somewhat giddy. I’m such a dork.
  4. Finally getting a dog. I have wanted a dog as long as I can remember. I love them so much. I’d probably get a rescue dog, but let’s be honest. There’s no way I’m only going to have one dog.
  5. Starting my career. I won’t have to rely on my mother all the time, and it’d be such a big step in life. Scary? Of course, but what isn’t nowadays? I’d be able to prove the people who doubted me that I did it.

“Be yourself”

“Be yourself.”

I’m sure we’ve all heard this, but what do you actually think of when you do?

I know that I tend to say this a lot to other people, but when people say it to me I question who I even am.

Am I a teenager? Am I a girl? Am I American? Am I Indian?

I’ve even heard someone say I was funny the other day. I don’t think of myself as funny. Weird? Definitely.

I don’t know how to define myself. Weird? Unique? Strange? How about all of the above?

I’ve had to describe myself a few times and the words above are definitely things I include, but what else does it mean to be me?

When I tell people to be themselves I want them to embrace who they are and not care about what other people think. Just have fun and do what makes you happy, you know? So tell me… why is so hard to listen to my own advice? I do that for everything. People say I can give awesome advice or inspirational talks, but I never follow what I say. Oh well.

How about this? Tomorrow we all try to just be ourselves. I mean, I do try, but sometimes it’s easier knowing that you’re not the only one working at it.

Does that even make sense? I really hope so.