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True Detective is definitely one of the most bizzare yet brilliant shows I’ve ever had the enjoyment of watching (similar to NBC’s Hannibal, check it out). On this past Sunday, the first season came to an end. So, being the devoted blogger I am, I thought it was appropriate that I write some sort of post about it. However, I had no idea what to write about. As I was skimming through episode summaries, scavenging for some sort of information that could provide me with some vague post topic, I noticed something: True Detective is exactly like Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.
Earlier in the year, both Austin and I posted on this Netflix original series. I admit that it has been a long wait for season 2 to be released and we have been anticipating it. It was well worth it. I’ve been able to get a couple episodes of the new season under my belt and I’m loving it thus far. For those who haven’t watched the first 3 or so episodes and don’t want things to be spoiled, than I’d save this article for later.
In school we have been participating in BRAWLs(Battle.Royale.All.Will.Learn) and it got be thinking about my favorite type of film, fighting movies. History is filled to the brim with fighting movies, some of them are great, however, most of them are not. The genre is littered with unavoidable cliches, a man trains to be a champion, sometimes he loses, sometimes he wins, but no matter which way it ends, the audience is completely enthralled and is throwing punches right up along side the protagonist. Warrior is one of those great movies that come along once every blue moon.
The other day I read several blog posts that dealt with sports and various characteristics that can grow when participating in sports whether it be high school, college, professional or even recreational. Traits like perseverance, determination, resilience, etc. were discussed and are definitely key contributors to success. However, the most important gain from playing sports – especially team sports – is camaraderie.
Ever since the beginning of freshman year, I’ve always celebrated the end of the week (Saturday) with a movie. I would finish my homework early in the morning and buy snacks at the grocery store across the street in anticipation of my favorite day of the week. However, sometime last year, the tradition broke under the weight and stress of AP Classes and formal testing. Now that my senior year has begun to die down in terms of workload, I decided to celebrate my returning freedom by resurrecting my favorite thing of all time: Saturday Movies. I decided that since we had started reading Conrad’s Heart of Darkness in class, what better way to begin the routine than with Apocalypse Now.
Recently I saw The Lego Movie, and let me say just one thing, everything was awesome. In fact, if you have yet to watch the movie, I recommend you go watch it immediately. Seriously. Drop whatever you’re doing and catch the next showing at your nearest theater. Please and thank you. Anyways, on with the post.
Almost 5 months ago, a group of friends and I set out to do something that has never been done before: to hold the first Ted Expo at Fountain Valley High School. After a crap ton of planning and stressing, we pulled through and the event was a huge success, raising over $500 for the school’s senior class. Although Tedx felt like madness during its creation, the whole process had a sort of method to its madness, sort of. So, in order to decipher the confusion, I’ve decided to break down our innovation project into six action-packed steps. Enjoy!