The Man And His Mysterious Kitten

This is a fictional story and has the potential to be part of a bigger story.

hello kitty

There is a very beautiful fluffy big-eyed white kitten sitting quietly on the cabinet right next to John’s office desk staring at him. She is dressed as the hello kitty. John just arrived in his room at 7:00 am. He usually gets here before everybody else. He is surprised to see this cat. Where did she come from so early in the morning? John has a soft corner for kittens. He picked the kitty up in his arms and found a typed up note which said:

” A gift for you, from someone from your past.”

This must have been a prank. John does not like drama. Is it possible that his wife is testing John, whether he has a past or not? His coworkers are not really prankster-type.

John tried to put the cat down on the table, but the cat just hung on to his shirt buttons with her little paws. John hugged her again and the cat seemed very content. John sat on his chair with the kitty in his arms. He kept thinking, “Who could it be? I hope Karen(supervisor) doesn’t see this cat.” He then thought, “What if Karen herself brought it for him? But why would she do that?” He got up with the kitten earnestly hugging his kneck, to check on Karen’s room. Karen did not arrive just yet.

Even though the office starts at 7:15 am, most people come around 7:45 am to 8:00 am and some leave the office very late. John lives very close to walking distance. He thought about taking the kitty home and coming back. His wife is at work too. But what if someone lost the kitten? But who brings a cat in the office? This kitten seems really well-groomed. It cannot be a stray cat. As if someone put a lot of thought into it and he or she knows that John will like the cat.

He gently placed the kitten down on his table and she snuggled near the keyboard. Aww! It’s so cute! Where should John inquire about the cat? What if someone claims it?

John texted his wife, “I found a kitten on my desk. Are you playing a prank on me? It says this is a gift from the past.” His wife probably left for office. She will drop their toddler to the day-care before heading to the office. So it will take some time for her to reply.

He thought, “If I take the kitty home, where will I place it? Is she potty trained? Is she hungry?”

It is 7:30 am already. Nobody came to the office yet. It is strange. All the cubicles nearby are still empty. Is everyone playing pranks with John?

He picked the cat up, drove to Walmart, bought a bag of cat food, two bowls, litter box and drove home which is across the street to Walmart. He put out two bowls in his hobby room: filled one with water, another with food. He moved his hobby stuff from the table to the top of the cupboards so that the kitten could not climb on the table and knock things off. He locked the room and drove back to the office.

It is 8:30 am now. By now most people are here. He saw his supervisor passing by. John out of his guilt told her even though he was not asked, “I came early just like all the other days, but had an emergency. So I had to run back home.”- to which Karen gave a fake smile like she understood and cared.

He still has not asked anyone yet about the mysterious cat. All this means that he already liked and accepted the kitten and he does not wish to lose her.


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অন্য ভুবন – পর্ব ১

এটি একটি কাল্পনিক গল্প। এর সব চরিত্র ও ঘটনা কাল্পনিক। যদি বাস্তবের কোন কিছুর সাথে মিল  খুঁজে পাওয়া যায় তবে তা নিছক কাকতাল মাত্র। 

আমি আমার বান্ধবী এবং মানুষিক চিকিৎসা বিশেষজ্ঞ ড. জেসিকা হ্যানের অফিসে আমার সেশনে বসে আছি। আমার মেডিকেল টেস্ট রিপোর্ট গুলো দেখে ও বলল, “সব কিছুই তো নরমাল মনে হচ্ছে। আমি কোন হরমনাল ইম্ব্যালান্সও রিপোর্টে দেখছিনা।  এমনকি সেরেটনিন, ডোপামিন লেভেলও স্বাভাবিক। তোমার আসলে কাজের চাপে এবং অফিস পলিটিক্সের কারণে অডিটরি এবং ভিসুয়াল হালুসিনেশন হচ্ছে বলে মনে হয়।”

আমি না সূচক মাথা নাড়লাম। ও বলল, “এধরনের ঘটনা আগে কখন হয়েছে?”

আমি উত্তর দিলাম, “না”।

জেসিকা বলল, ” তোমার অবচেতন মস্তিস্ক তোমাকে বিরতি নিতে বলছে। তুমি এখনকার কাজটা ছেঁড়ে দাও, নতুবা তোমাকে এই চাকরি শেষ করে ফেলবে।”

আমি বললাম: “আমি তোমাকে বোঝাতে পারবনা। আমি চেষ্টা করছি ছেঁড়ে দেয়ার কিন্তু পারছিনা। আমার মনে হয় খুব শিগগিরি আমাকে চাকরি থেকে বাতিল করা হবে। অনেক দেরি হয়ে গেছে। আমার মনে হয় তা হতে দেয়াই ভাল। চাকরি থেকে ফায়ার হয়া সমস্যা নয়। আমার সুপারভাইসর আমার রেপুটেশন এবং আমার ক্যারিয়ার চিরতরে নষ্ট করার চেষ্টা করছে। আসিফ শুধু আমাকে সাবধান করছে যে এরকম টা হবে, আগেই প্রস্তুতি নেয়া ভালো।”

জেসিকা ঃ ” তোমার এক্স-বয়ফ্রেনড তো হয় হারিয়ে গেছে নয়ত মারা গেছে তোমার দেশে। সে কিভাবে যুক্তরাষ্ট্রে তোমার ক্যালিফরনিয়ার এপার্টমেন্টে দেখা দিবে? তুমি হালুসিনেশনের কারণে ওকে মাঝে মাঝে দেখতে পাও। তোমার করমস্থল খুবই টকসিক তোমার মানুষিক এবং শারীরিক স্বাস্থ্যের জন্য। আমি তোমার পরিবারের লোকজনের  পুরো হেলথ হিস্ট্রি জানতে চাই। যেহেতু তুমি মেয়ে তাই তোমার আর  তোমার প্যাটারনাল  ডিএনএ রেসালট দরকার। আমাকে এটা বুঝতে সাহায্য করবে  যে তোমার কোন স্কিযফ্রেনিক জীন আছে কিনা। এধরনের সিম্পটম অনেক সময় ফামিলিতে রান করে। সাধারণত স্কিযফ্রেনিয়ায় অডিটরি হালুসিনেশন হয়, তোমারটা মনে হয় স্পেশাল কেস।”

আমি আর কিছুই বললাম না। দীর্ঘনিঃশ্বাস ফেললাম শুধু।

আমি এর পর যাই বলি তাই অযৌক্তিক মনে হবে। যদিও ডাক্তারের কাছে কিছু লুকাতে নেই। আমি ইঞ্জিনিয়ার হয়ে যদি এসব বিশ্বাস করি, তাহলে জেসিকা মনে করতে পারে আমি চাকরীর ব্যাপারটা নিয়েও বানোয়াট কথা বলেছি।

জেসিকা যোগ করলঃ ” তোমার প্রাইমারি ফিযিশিয়ানের কাছ থেকে আমি তোমার টেস্ট রিপোর্ট নিলাম। এখানে তো তোমার ভিটামিন ডি ডেফিশিয়ান্সি ছাড়া প্রায় সবই স্বাভাবিক। তুমি সত্যি কোন হালুসিনেশন রিক্রিয়েটিং ড্রাগ নিচ্ছ নাতো? আমি তোমাকে নিউরোট্রান্সমিটার ডোপামিন কে ঠিক মাত্রায় রাখার জন্য মেডিসিন দিতে পারি। কিন্তু নিশ্চিত না হয়ে দেবনা। তোমাকে দেখে সুস্থ মনে হয়। তোমার হেলথি লাইফ স্টাইল টা তুমি মেইনটেইন কর, ছেড়ে দিয় না। তোমার ঘটনার কোন লজিকাল ব্যখ্যা আমি খুঁজে পাচ্ছিনা। তোমার সাথে আগামি সপ্তাহে আবার দেখা হবে।”

আমি হ্যাঁ সূচক মাথা নেড়ে উঠলাম।


চলবে …

পরের পর্বের জন্য এই ব্লগে সাবস্ক্রাইব করতে ভুলবেননা। এই ব্লগের পাতায় নিয়মিত চোখ রাখুন…

 

 

Space Dream!

Inspired by a true event.

I did not know cats can have tonsillitis too! Weird! I had that once or twice during my childhood. My kitty Lory has been crying with a runny nose near the doorway for the last couple of days. We are residing in a giant space pod as the test subjects in a space colony parked on high earth orbit. Right now there are a lot of flat irregular shaped giant space pods surrounding the earth with many test subjects- humans, animals just like ours. They look like some gray space rock from afar. I signed up for this with my pet for some extra cash. I am broke after my graduation and did not land a job right away.

I called the hotline and found out there is no vet in our pod. The next day I was informed that we are staying in a sterilized organic oxygen-producing environment and we are being checked every day everywhere. So if the cat caught tonsillitis that means there are some unknown bacteria in the space pod. So a team is coming to take us back to earth for a few days while they take care of the cat and clean or check the whole space vehicle.

The next day a group of four people came; one lady and three gentlemen from the earth. We went back to earth and parked the vehicle on a beach during the day time. They said my cat is being taken care of and I must leave immediately, it will take only tonight to fix everything and tomorrow morning we can go back in mission.

I followed the lady and the guys’ team who brought us back. We had dinner together and we small talked a little bit. It became dark quickly. After a while, the lady said let’s go. I was following them but I told them that I need to go to the bathroom. After I came back I did not see them. I started panicking a little bit. I have dyslexia with direction sometimes. If I do not pay attention I cannot find ways back. I was still trying my best to follow a direction that I thought was correct. I was walking towards the wooden pier. At the end of the pier, there are these two stairs going down and I believe that I have to take the left one. As I was walking down, I heard some people coming towards my direction talking about a parked space pod and an escaped suspect! I asked them what they were talking about and they said, they heard some guy ran away from a hijacked space pod near the beach and pointed their fingers where I was heading. I thought this couldn’t be right. So I must go in the opposite direction; there must be more than one space pod parked and not just ours.  Because I did not escape from our mission!

At this point I woke up from my dream. I slept really late last night, around 3 AM and now it’s almost 12pm. OMG! The dream was so vivid but obviously it was a dream that’s why a lot of things had missing pieces or did not make sense at all. But in the dream everything seemed logical. Also I noticed that I was a guy there even though I am a female. I don’t recall watching any Sci-Fi movies recently. Where did the plot come from in my head? I am sorry guys, if you somehow found this blog post bizarre.

What “Bran The Broken” Can and Cannot Do.

In my last blog I spinned some crazy fan theory towards the end accusing Bran of conspiracy against Dany.  I did not even research this fiction topic before writing that piece because I was overwhelmed by how the show ended, and I am seeing some conflicting views about what Bran Stark, currently known as the King of the Six Kingdom in GoT show after the season finale, is capable of doing as a Three-Eyed Raven. So I am pulling all the things together here which I found online plus my own deduction. Some spoilers ahead.

These are speculations and no one knows for sure since the show did not go over much on what Bran did or did not.

Bran refers to himself as the “memory” although per the definition of Greensight he is, in fact, able to foresee some future “glimpse” through prophetic visions/dreams since he is the Three-Eyed Raven. Getting some cryptic clues about the future is not quite the same as foreseeing the future clearly. Because what you do in the present can change the parallels of what you foresaw as a vision of a future, the only catch is that you need to decipher it in order to be able to warn others to change the outcome. But over time, if you become good at understanding the clues in your visions, you become more and more of an intuitive expert. And it is possible for you to influence things the way you want. That is what I am assuming happened in Bran’s case.

Even before he became the Three-Eyed Raven he sensed all the present and near-future events correctly in his dreams (like his father Ned Stark’s execution around the time when it happened). But the problem with that he did not know why he saw his father in the crypts of Winterfell where all the statues of the past deceased Stark members were there. Even if he knew that his father was being executed, he did not have the means to stop, since it is a distant event.

Plus as the TER he can warg into animals and per the link below he warged into young Hodor’s mind going back in time, hmm.. quite some superpower!

Also read: Game of Thrones: Here’s What Bran Can and Can’t Do With His Three-Eyed Raven Powers

An Investigation Into Whether Bran Stark Knew His Game of Thrones Fate All Along

(Note: I have included hyperlinks, so you can read from where I am taking my assumptions).

I would believe that through experience Bran has become good at deciphering future clues. From another perspective of timelessness, perhaps there is no difference in past, present, and future since they all already have happened. So trying to change the future timeline could as well change the overall harmony of the timeline. BTW Bran warged into young Hodor’s mind as I said before, observing him going mentally unstable over the future event when Hodor dies “trying to hold the door”! I am not sure if, as a TER in the making, whether Bran had the choice not to go into Hodor’s mind back in time, then what would happen to the present Hodor at that moment? Then he had to be a normal person which would destroy the past-present harmony. Quite a paradox!

Plus Bran also calls his father in the vision going back in time to see Jon’s birth, where Ned Stark looks back at hearing a voice. If the past cannot be changed and the “ink is dry” then at that present moment Bran did not have any choice but to call his dad because it was tied to the past event.

In the final episode, when Bran said to Tyrion after being nominated as the King of the six kingdoms, he said, “Why do you think I came all this way?” It is an implication that he knew he was being crowned as the king, plus Brienne as his new head of the king’s guard was wearing raven sigil in her outfit. So he came prepared.

Bottom line, as  TER he has the ability to time travel through perception, but either intentionally or due to some limitation to TER’s ability, he let things take its course. He does not wish to mess with the timeline. So it will remain as a debate about whether he let Dany go mad following her fate or if he had a direct part in it.

So reading all this, what part do you think he plaid influencing the course of events in the season finale? What is your opinion on this? Write below in the comment section.

Here is my own take:

Did Bran Influence Dany’s demise?

 

 

Game Of Throne Season Finale Honest Review- (SPOILER ALERT!!)

SPOILER ALERT!! If you did not watch GoT Season Finale or anything at all then STOP reading and go watch them before you proceed.

I planned to write episode by episode review for GoT Season 8. But just as the plot development of this season was so rushed, my review is crammed up and rushed too, because “ain’t nobody got time for that!”

This GIF is basically what the summary of my review, but if you still wish to continue reading then go on. Although I am rambling and venting here there are some good points ahead. Check the highlighted lines at least. You can skip through by episodes but I am talking about things that are related but beyond each episode. So it might be worth the long read.

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GoT Season 8, episode 1 & 2. What were they BTW? Oh, Dany felt entitled and Sansa didn’t like her from the beginning. Also, Dany didn’t care about Jon being her nephew, she was more worried about his claim to the  (ugly) iron throne, blah blah, etc. But episode 3 and 5 were complete shockers. And I also read the leak of final episode 6 before it was aired.

So I would talk about episode 3 onward. So without any further ado.

Episode 3: I asked this important question in my previous blog post (link below) already. How TF Arya just jumped out of nowhere at the Night King? I thought there was some hidden theory behind this, but just as the show proceeded afterward, it seems like we had to take things as they were without expecting logic. After all, the showrunners D&D might at one moment thought about bending the law of Physics or expected common logic because it is a fantasy show, but when we could use a few ideal closures from a fantasy series (like the king and queen happy endings), they decided to keep it real instead! I will elaborate more in the next points. But nonetheless, The Battle of Winterfell was beautiful and captivating. Arya is my favorite character and I loved her killing the Night King. But the plot was not well-written, and Jon/Dany seemed kind of useless despite putting their fair share of efforts.

Game Of Thrones- Season 8, Episode 3, and Avengers: End Game- What’s the catch!? SPOILER ALERT!!

Episode 4: There is a very practical conversation between Lord Varys and Tyrion Lannister about the rightful owner of the Iron Thrones, and how men usually have better claims to kingdoms just because they are men claimed by Varys. This argument is fair, although termed by many as sexist, matches the real world scenario. There are many strong female protagonists and as the show ended, you would have noticed that it did not benefit who it was supposed to. So calling the show sexist is at least pointless even though there are many plotholes.

What else?

Cercei chops off Missandei’s head and ticks of Queen Dany really bad. And why not? ‘Cause Cercei is a b*tch. But some of us still took the mother of Dragon’s mercy and kindness for granted a little bit even though Missandei’s last word “Drakarys” was a good hint towards what Dany was about to do.

Episode 5: I was so shocked that I vented right after watching the show on Quora:

What is your review of Game Of Thrones S8E5?

I personally always thought Daenerys Targaryen’s character was slightly over-rated. She put on a philanthropic benevolent mask to get to the point of conquering King’s Landing which she always thought of as the ultimate destiny, but deep down she was really hungry for power. She has Targaryen blood (her daddy was the mad king after all) in her and her previous dialogue from past season about “I will take what is mine with fire and blood” should’ve been a strong cursor. But still, it was just too much to bear just in one episode. Most viewers said they didn’t mind Dany turning into evil showing her true colors, but her “mad queen” character arc in season 8 was very drastic and that is where the main issue lies. Like, I do understand that up to episode 3 or 4, she came out to be too entitled, and always demanding others blind obedience. She turned out to be quite annoying but I already had a sense since season 6 or 7 that for her it was more like a journey than the ultimate destination (i.e ruling the seven kingdoms). But on a scale of 1 through 100% on negativity, if she was 20-30% bad in first three episodes of the season finale, in 4, she became maybe 40% bad and you cannot blame her for that as I am about to describe why, but from 5 she is like 150% rotten evil. Like WTF! Did someone do some magic to her? 

Dany sacrificed too much, she had lost half of her armies in the battle of Winterfell, two dragons, close loyal friends like Jora and later Misseandei because of Cercei and she was turning more and more people into enemies as some people by default disliked her including Sansa. Some people put her on a pedestal as well like Jon and Tyrion because of her display of (albeit tactical and fake) benevolence. And then his lover Jon appeared to be his nephew plus a legitimate claimer of the iron throne. Still, ultimately, she burned down an entire city for no apparent reason, even after clearly winning. This part I cannot accept. She already executed Varys for treason and it was vicious enough. But after the battle was won and when the bell rang, she could’ve taken her Drogon straight in front of Cercei and burn her down. I know the show plotted and hinted everything up to this point that she might snap at the last moment. But it was too much to bear.

I read the article where the show makers saying that Dany felt empty at that point when the bell rang! WoW! What logic! She had been feeling empty for quite some time now and her atrocities could have continued well after the battle was won. But she went full-on displaying her pilot skills and 1 dragon army power burning innocents who were not necessarily disloyal to her and they hated Cercei too.  Cercei already planted wildfire as backup plans, in case Dany’s army broke into the Red Keep. She already thought about killing her innocent civilians while burning the enemy soldiers. But she underestimated that Dany could do far worse.

And yet again Cercei dies a romantic death in her brother-com-lover’s arms. I read that the show makers thought since they came together in this world as twins, they are leaving the world together as well. WoW! Sounds beautiful! But my complaint from GoT from the beginning is- when innocent and great heroic characters die barbaric death, somehow the evil characters die some lame (not so satisfying) death. Like why Joeffrey died by poison!? Her mama Cercei the b*tch, who is one of the nastiest characters could have died being barbecued by Dany’s dragon. But no! Killing Cercei alone is justified since Cercei tested Dany’s patience and executed Missaendei.

There were a few other things in the show like the CleaganeBowl but they were nothing of my interest. And also the appearance of the white horse at the end to take Arya. Who knows perhaps it was Bran trying to help her sister via that horse. I am just disappointed that Dany who had so many accomplishments under her belt had to sabotage her success because she lost her patience at the last moment. Because showrunners remember she is the mad king’s daughter (so she must be mad) and blood speaks louder than the personal character as they didn’t find any other reason why Dany could be denied the seven kingdoms besides just being a female contender (oh wait, that would be typical and sexist). Her father Aerys did not become crazy overnight. A lot of things lead to that point, plus his family’s long lineage of incestual DNA could make him crazy. He became a fan of burning people and things. It seems like Dany just got started with that hobby by burning disloyal Lord Varys alive and on the next, she went down burning millions. BTW completely off-topic, Aerys had similar planning like Cercei with wildfire (read the link).

I thought Dany came out of fire intact with her Dragon babies in the previous season. At that point, she was a superhuman, who should not have been painted as a mere mortal mad evil at the last moment. 

Also, I do understand not all prophecies can come true and some partly come true. But the showrunners threw out most of the prophecies previously depicted in the show from the book out of the window.

Episode 6 (The last one): Probably because I already read the leaks online, this episode seems kinda fair and logical. Which makes sense why some people took episode 5 pretty normally since they knew the entire season 8 plot leaks from the beginning. As if the writers of GoT tried to tie the loose ends for good or bad in this episode. Tyrion gets caught for treason. He indirectly manipulates Jon to kill Dany, and so does Arya warn him because otherwise he would be killed by Dany as a throne contender. And just when poor Dany is about to sit on her coveted throne, she gets into a lovey-dovey conversation with Jon and gets stabbed in the heart. Her Drogon melts the iron throne with fire in grief as if-if his mother cannot keep it, no one can! Fair enough! I thought it was quite intelligent for a dragon! I wish the dragon could use his common sense to not burn so many innocent people in Kings Landing but that would’ve been disloyal to his mother which could cause him death penalty as well.

But Jon just didn’t kill Dany, he verified her twisted sense of fairness before doing so. She is talking about freeing people, yet still, seems dead set on demanding loyalty. Then how is she freeing everybody from the wheel/chain? When she was asked why she burned the entire city, her logic was Cercei underestimated her. Her friend was killed! Sounds legit! She could’ve burned Cercei alone as I said before. But then she added something important, “the world we need won’t be built by men loyal to the world we have”. At this point, it is quite clear that she has been heartless all along and she went too big picture in her head. She didn’t want to verify which civilians were still loyal to Lanisters and which were not. She straight-up burned everything so she can build things from the ground up. Causing massacre is no big deal for her if she has to, even though she freed thousands albeit, in exchange for loyalty, she never flinched to kill anyone who she thought were deserving.

But again Cercei’s wildfire would’ve killed most people if soldiers tried to enter the Red Keep, so if she didn’t do it, Cercei’s planning would do it. Dany is getting all the bad names. But anyway at this point, the show writers tried to make it clear why she must be murdered.

”Bran The Broken” gets to be the king of six kingdoms because The North stays independent and rightfully under queen Sansa’s command. Fair enough even though it made a lot of fans dissatisfied. But even though he is surrounded by advisers/whisperers, he can fact check for himself with his Three-Eyed-Raven superpower vision, plus he is not entitled to the throne and he does not need to. Arya could be a good choice but her hands are tainted with blood. Show writers do not want any kind of murders or wrongdoers in the realm as I suppose because people have had too much of it, although Dany, Arya, Jon all of them were favorite potent contenders. I like how it went down to a Stark kid and coincidentally someone who was pushed out of the window by Jamie. Basically, Bran won the throne doing nothing and sitting on his chair. Bran cannot father an heir as well as pointed out in the show by Sansa and Jon was sent to the wall to be the nights keep even though he seems to leave beyond the wall with wildings and I thought the wall melted down by the frozen dragon. I like how they are trying to keep it as a democracy and diminishing all possibility of an heir from any of the eligible males whether it is Bran or Jon. Even though Jon turned out okay, thanks to his Stark blood, he still has Targaryen blood from dad’s side which can bring more mad off-springs. The showrunners don’t want any of those possibilities at this point. Otherwise, Dany could’ve been killed by Arya using her faceless skills. She wouldn’t get caught and still could escape to the west which she did anyway and Jon could’ve been the king just fine. But the writers don’t want to hurt Arya & Tyrion’s future as both remain intact and get a second (or I forgot to count how many) chance(es). And as I explained, Jon has partial Targaryen blood. At this point any Targaryen means proven madness, no more cities/civilizations need to be burned. Even if he is a good man, his next generation can turn crazy. Jon was not a result of incest as Dany, her brothers and their father Aerys were, even Joeffrey is one such example even though he was a Lannister. I think the book and the show hint towards the abnormalities among children from incestual relationships. Since Dany was dead, Jon at this point didn’t have any chance of having an affair with another Targaryen family member. But what if the Targaryen bloodline itself carries some abnormal genes due to being a unique family tree? If the show makers decide to somehow make another surprise season later, we might see Jon’s bustard popping in the future to claim the heir, even though he is not supposed to father children. But well, you know he is going to have fun with the wildings.

Sansa is the only person I truly am happy for (and I am happy for Ghost reuniting with Jon Snow). I read an article where they were comparing car models with GoT characters. Very funny! And they mentioned Sansa as Tesla model 3- went through production hell and difficulties but still is a fine car and keeps getting better and smarter as it acquires more experience(could not be apter). So Sansa with her regal and fashionable gown looks splendid as a queen in the north. She does look like an updated smarter queen.

After the last episode, I see what the show writers wanted GoT to be. Game of Thrones-where no one ultimately gets the thrones, those who tried very hard hurt themselves. And those who didn’t care, plus a handful of the show writer D&D’s personal favorites are still lives.

Moral of the story: Keep it real and keep your feet on the ground. Don’t act all kind and merciful if you are not and don’t feel entitled to your dreams/positions/power (hinting towards Dany).

Oh! Don’t work hard, work smart! Or do nothing at all (talking about Bran Stark)!

Or maybe the plot twist is Bran went into people’s head and did all these messes so that he gets to be the king. Doesn’t he say he was waiting for this all along or something? Because of the way the Night King was lured towards him and killed suddenly by Arya and how Dany went completely cray-cray without notice burning everything to a crisp- is the only “plausible” explanation in this hurried season that Bran connected with the Night King and possibly went into even Dany’s head. If he can warg into animals, because he is the Three-Eyed Raven now, can he not warg into people? Or maybe he is the one who controlled Drogon burning King’s Landing civilians, otherwise, why did he not warn anyone about this event? Since he can see the future. Now he is about to warg into Dragon’s mind to find out where he is at.

Read it here: Why didn’t Bran warn about Dany?

Bonus: The number of blunders observed- coffee cups, Jaime’s grown hand and plastic bottle underneath Samuel Tarly’s chair. Well, he invented plastic because he was stopped from almost inventing democracy. Just kidding!

Thanks for reading…

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Game Of Thrones- Season 8, Episode 3, and Avengers: End Game- What’s the catch!? SPOILER ALERT!!

Disclaimer: If you did not watch any of the aforementioned show/movies in the title, please go ahead and watch them. Because I am about to spill major spoilers ahead!

TL;DR

Grab a drink or some popcorns.

Okay, so I watched GoT Season 8, Episode 3 last Sunday and today (Wednesday) I watched the Endgame in the theater. First of all, I don’t like crowded places. So I always wait until Avengers/Marvel Movies or any good movies stay in the theater for a while. But even on a humpday (in the middle of a week), it was pretty crowded.

I wanted to write a separate series of articles just on GoT season 8. But today I cannot contain myself and I cannot wait until the next Sunday for another GoT episode or for season 8 to be over altogether. By then perhaps a lot of my question will be answered. But, I can update this post then and write other posts.

I am so glad I didn’t watch GoT season 1 through 7 on TV, trying to patiently wait for each Sunday. Instead in 2017, I literally binge-watched GoT all seasons and episodes except season 8 of course (which is airing right now). Hardly anything gets me very excited and gets all my hair raised these days. And thanks to the GoT author, casts, and crews- I had plenty of those goosebumps experience.

But this last Sunday when Season 8 Episode 3 happened, I lost all my words. Battle of Winterfell is the most well-done and beautiful battle I have seen in Game of Thrones. From the very beginning, I was completely glued.

But I just need to point out that Avengers: End Game has been released on April 22, 2019. And Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 3 aired on April 28, 2019. I have not read GRRM’s Song Of Ice And Fire, upon which the show is inspired. But how likely it is that the screenwriters of GoT made last minute changes to the script? Maybe not. But is it possible that they somehow knew or had access to End Game’s storyline? Or maybe it is the other way around?

A number of fans are asking where was that “Azor Ahai” reference in the battle of Winterfell as the red witch aka Melisandre referred before. And some are pointing out how it was not Jon Snow, or Dany or anybody else but Arya Stark was being prepared for this very noble cause of killing the Night King in the show.

Probably in the next few episodes, more doubts about this will be cleared. For now, I can’t help but draw some parallels on the key point of both Avenger’s Endgame and GoT, SE08EP3.

First of all in EndGame, when Tony Stark aka Iron man gets a hold of the infinity gunlet and he destroys Thanos and his armies into ashes. The real question is how did he do that when it was clearly in Thanos’ possession? It almost seems like the movie might deliberately didn’t elaborate on this part. But just when Tony gets the emulated gunlet, he looks at Dr. Strange who points his index finger. What does that even mean? I think he helped Iron man in some way. But I did not understand how exactly. And then the movie goes on to a bit of unnecessary drag with other parts, especially with Captain America at the end. I am familiar with this type of storylines after watching many series on Netflix and everywhere. This usually means that there are more to it and will be perhaps cleared in the next installments of Avengers. Because we need to understand exactly what was Dr. Strange doing in that battle scene, or why did he even give the green stone to Thanos in the first place, when he is referred as the best among the Avengers by the Ancient One (his mentor-that bald lady)? There are already several fan theories online stating how he purposely did it because he anticipated there has to be a full-fledged battle against Thanos uniting all the Avengers. Did he also anticipate that they would have to go back in time? Alright! Enough of me spilling all the beans. But you should’ve stopped reading at the beginning if you didn’t watch End Game. Sorry!

Now can we draw a parallel between this and the GoT scene where the Night King is assassinated by Arya? The lady of light aka Melisandre-the red witch seemed to play a pivotal part in that episode. Even though she did a lot of wrongdoing in the past and was rightfully in Arya Stark’s hit list, she did her part to repent in this episode before she died. She helped the Dothraki solders by lighting up their swords with flames which helped kill a lot of white walkers, she also fired up the walls of that Winterfell fortress which created a shield against those deads for a while, and last but not the least she inspired Arya with some wise words which perhaps lead Arya to run where Bran was waiting for the Night King under the red tree.

But the real question here is, out of all the white walkers standing behind the Night King where did Arya come from? It seemed like she jumped out of nowhere. Did she climb up the red tree and was hiding in the branches? Was the Night King exactly under the red-leaved weirwood tree? I didn’t pay attention to it. Someone, please comment. Some people claimed online, Arya could be blending among the white walkers, wearing one of their faces after killing one of them since she is trained as “no one”- which sounds very unlikely. Because I am not sure you can blend among the white walkers being alive, ripping apart and wearing one of their faces. She almost dropped the dagger from one hand and caught coincidentally by another hand before stabbing Night King.

This spoiler showed that she actually did not jump from the tree above but from behind:

You can also read this well-written post, on how sudden this Arya Stark plot twist part was, it also talks about other loopholes in that episode:

Where did Arya jump from? The Game of Thrones battle was riddled with problems

Keep reading till the end for another of my twisting theory.

So the Night King who I assume was made out of ice could not be burned (since Dany could not burn him with dragon fire) but could be punctured and cracked with a pointy Valyrian dagger which is not even a dragon glass? I thought everybody was prepared with dragon glasses, but all it took was just stabbing the Night King with a dagger which not only killed him but took the lives out of all the white walkers at once.

But the parallel I am trying to draw here between the two franchise episodes is basically on a few points.

  1. Tony Stark vs Arya Stark? Same last names? Coincident much? I know it seems lame.
  2. Unclear assassination process both in the End Game and in Got SE8EP03. As if both of these characters were destined to kill the main villain, especially Arya Stark seemed to be chosen by the writers laters. Who read the real book by JRRM- The Song of Ice and Fire? Can anyone tell me, how did the Night King die in the actual novel? How did Tony Stark get a hold of the gunlet when Thanos was still holding it? How did Arya Stark appear in front of the white walkers behind the Night King?
  3. Was Dr. Strange the same to Tony Stark (Iron Man) as what the red witch aka Melisandre was to Arya Stark before they killed their respective villains- which is an influencer? Dr. Strange is a master sorcerer and so is the red witch.
  4. Thanos’ lifeline is connected to his entire army. Similarly, Night King’s lifeline is connected to his entire army of white walkers. Killing them kills their entire teams along with them. Isn’t it too coincidental that two of these major stream of fantasy series almost followed the same idea? Night-King burst into pieces of Ice when stabbed by Arya, along with his white walkers being collapsed simultaneously. Thanos powdered into ashes along with his entire army, when the Iron Man wore the gunlet.

Are you going lunatic by now reading my post? I am sorry if I am bringing too many cross-references. And I also apologize if I am misinformed about certain details or brought some wrong terms. Please provide your opinions, ideas and correct me in the comment section.

*Peace*

EDIT: I finished watching episode 4 of Got Season 8. I think the next episode will be about the war against Cercei, so the show might won’t have much time to go into detail about how Arya did it. But I will still keep you guys posted if there is anything new related to this.

So here we come about the last theory. I don’t know if you guys remember anything from Season 5 where Arya Stark was being trained as an assassin in the city of Bravos. There was the last scene (I forgot the episode) where Arya was just about to be killed in the dark cave where the light goes off. But instead in the next few episodes, we see Arya survived, meaning she was able to kill that girl. Is it possible that Arya is not the real Arya Stark but that other girl from that Bravos Training camp, posing as Arya wearing Arya’s mask who possesses supernatural skills of going invisible or appearing in places out of nowhere? Her only purpose is to fulfill Arya’s mission to avenge the people who did wrong to her/her families. Or did Arya learn a lot more than just killing and face shifting people in that weird place of Bravos defying the laws of physics?

Check this link from the past written around the time when this episode from season 5 aired:

I HAVE A CRAZY GAME OF THRONES THEORY—AND I’LL BET IT’S RIGHT

EDIT: No that theory is not right actually. You got what you saw. At least this is how it went for the last few episodes. You can read this:

Game Of Throne Season Finale Honest Review- (SPOILER ALERT!!)

 

Subscribe To T-Series Please! And Why Not?

This post had been collecting dust for months in my drafts section. I was thinking about writing on this PewDiePie Vs T-series Youtube Subscription battle fiasco back in December 2018. The reason why I retracted from this a couple of times is that I never wished to make my blogs about entertainments stuff, especially I never wanted to write about PewDiePie.  If you have read my other contents and my avatar description then you will find out that I just casually write here about lame paranormal/metaphysical/intellectual/psychological topics. But my blog name is “My World“, so I guess there is always room for everything.

I do know a few things already before anyone points this out to me-

T-Series is a giant Indian Music label, they are not in direct competition against PewDiePie or anyone. They are just doing their thing, making music, making videos and uploading them in their YouTube Channel. YouTube is one of their many media outlets and only a small portion of their overall income comes from YouTube. The fact that PewDiePie is able to hold his position over them this long is a miracle and not the other way around. It is just that most of the western world didn’t know about T-Series or most of the other Indian music channels up until more recently. So thanks to PewDiePie! Because the more he cries about this subscription race, the more viewership T-Series gets from all over the world.

I know T-Series does not need my help or any individual’s help to promote their music to win this battle. PewDiePie is trying to use any help that he can get. T-Series does not even need to do a fraction of all these if they wish to stay on the top. So good for PewDiePie that people are coming to his rescue – it has become like that ice-bucket challenge type trend.

I also do know that most people are trying to support PewDiePie as an individual content creator against a giant corporation, and since YouTube was predominantly about individual creators. But honestly, if it was about another individual Youtuber (not Logan Paul or his brother or any other racist douches) vs T-Series, I might go with the other person as long as this person created positive contents free of negativity, racial slurs, and other garbage. In that regard, PewDiePie is a f**king scumbag. He showed traits of psycho/sociopathy frequently in his content (I do not know about his childhood background, so cannot narrow it down) with a high level of narcissism.

First of all his contents (even with a lot of added variety) is still pretty bland. It is tiring to see him in his !399 chair playing games or making animated meme review in fake American(ish) Swedish accent, and every once in a while accidentally (!?) blurting racist/sexist/derogatory remarks. I don’t have time to list all the resources here to show what I mean. All the 9 years old armies (Pewd fans) out there, you can easily find out what I am talking about. He is not necessarily that great. I don’t even know why people like him. He is entertaining but not deserving of his current most subscribed Youtuber position.

T-Series or any music label of a similar kind produce high-quality content. They add a variety of entertainment minus all the unintentional (but completely intentional) viciousness of people like PewDiePie. I am not Indian, but I find PewDiePie’s diss track on T-Series very offensive to all Indians (not trying to promote his garbage, hence not linking it). I know, even some Indians on Quora claiming that those lines in the lyrics are sarcasm, blah blah, etc and PewDiePie donated to some Indian charity to show his philanthropic side after dissing T-Series/India. But it seems more like a white dude trying to help some poor people from a third world country because obviously, he is not racist- he just jokes all the time!

I still would not speak about all these as I didn’t care. But finally, I have to break the silence after seeing Elon Musk hosting meme review for PewDiePie! Really!? I have huge respect for Mr. Elon Musk as one of the most innovative serial entrepreneurs of our generation. In fact, I frequently write about him on Quora. But a while ago he was sharing an Indian song From Eros Now on Twitter from The movie Bajirao Mastani. and now he hosted meme review for PewDiePie. I think we have had enough proof of how erratic Elon Musk can be from the year 2018. It could all be part of his business strategies- meaning, he does all these different varieties of stuff for more attention catering all kinds of the public and young generation, or he is going through some kind of mid-life crisis. People might find him dynamic, hip hop and cool- smoking pot on a show, exhibiting his love for anime/comics/game, etc, but I seriously find him childish and unsettling. I think this meme review thing helps his image more than PewDiePie. He is probably not even taking any side but doing this sort of things from a purely promotional point of view- at one point he is targetting Indians showing his love for a Hindi Movie song –spurring speculations about his next business move, at another hand he is hosting meme review targetting the huge 9-year-old army or PewDiePie fans (predominantly younger generation) audience. He wants to keep an image of the most “hip-star hop-star” entrepreneur that ever existed. Nothing is wrong with that, except it is alarming! Elon Musk’s behavior is worrisome. Again I am not linking that video, you can search for it on YouTube if you wish to find it.

But don’t worry, all the 9-year-old armies of PewDiePie! Just because Elon Musk tried to help, it won’t bring any significant boost to PewDiePie’s subscription number. Well, it did for the first few days, but the subscription gap will diminish and T-Series soon will overtake (if God is willing). In other words, this effort of Elon Musk will tank just like his last year’s effort of making an impractical submarine to rescue some cave victims (and you might remember his tacky fiasco with the diver guy calling him a “pedo”). When you do something purely for your own image branding purpose, it at the end helps no one, including yourself. Maybe Elon Musk already realized this truth that PewDiePie will be overtaken but trying to help him can at least make him look good.

So if a guy as busy as Elon Musk (who works 100-120 hours a week saving the world and mankind) can take the time to promote PewDiePie doing meme reviews, then why can’t an ordinary mere mortal like me spare a few spaces on her site to promote T-Series? I love T-Series, I grew up watching T-Series content. I will watch them any day over some gamers. Isn’t it enough for me to promote them? I know they do not need my assistance. But I will still do it. Maybe we can all do it.

Let’s start by sharing one of their recent songs. The beat is sick! I love it. I will share more in the next few posts.

Feel free to comment and share your thoughts below.

EDIT: Since I have written this post many things happened following PewDiePie vs T-Series feud. Long story short, T-Series just posted Pitbull feat Guru Randhawa song “Slowly Slowly” which is getting many views. T-Series is getting a lot of international attention. Check out the song below:

Introducing eBook Series For INTJ

Hello,

My fellow INTJs. I have written and continue to write countless Q&A on Quora about the INTJ personality type. And I also occasionally write here on my blog about it.

So in addition to all that, I just decided to publish this eBook which might help answer some of the most common questions I get asked all the time. The most important question is, how do you practically develop your Jungian Cognitive Functions as an INTJ on a daily basis? This short read eBook answers that.

Link to purchase for only $2.99:

Of, By, For The INTJ

EDIT: A second part has also been published which is more comprehensive than the last one. This part is only $5.99

Link to purchase: Of, By, For The INTJ: PART 2

Is Twitter A Career Killer?

“Is Twitter a career killer?”– before asking this question we should try to understand why celebrities use Twitter? Well, perhaps mostly to increase their “brand value” or “individual value as a brand” by staying closely connected with the current affairs. Now, there are a number of tech entrepreneurs who either do not have or care to use Twitter very frequently. They might be considered old school but their establishments do not quite depend on their reputation or popularity. Moreover, some people like to stay out of trouble with media gossip by keeping their personal opinions private. We talk about “freedom of speech” but no one talks about the consequences of such a privilege. Giving too much information (TMI) through a continuous conversation or making bold frank remarks has caused a lot of people negative publicity in their career on public platforms.

Our “beloved” President Donald J. Trump is in the news quite often for being too impulsive and giving TMI on Twitter. However, (perhaps following the same footsteps) the person who has been completely insane on Twitter this year is none other than Elon Musk. No other CEO’s company finance depends so much on their own personal reputation as Elon Musk’s reputation does. His recent “pedo” comments and a false (rather unofficial) claim like “funding secured” for Tesla going private have been causing Tesla stock a lot of misfortune. He is almost losing his position as a chairman from the board as of right now.

And those are just two of the basic examples of his recent tweets. I am already assuming you guys have heard about the whole fiasco with him recently, so I’m not elaborating on that. But why is he behaving so erratic lately? It might be due to his workload. After all, trying to achieve too many ultra-ambitious goals simultaneously is hard even for a superhuman type genius like Elon. But it could also be that he is deliberately trying to get out of Tesla’s board. He is overwhelmed and bored with it.

I am not going to question his mental state or the reason for his recent eccentric behavior. But I think people are also putting undue weight on their personal conduct more than the service which he provides to society. Everyone is turning to behave police for him as if each and everyone is a prophet themselves. This is another perspective of the corporate monkey story where Elon Musk is the proven trailblazer monkey in town and all the old monkeys are waiting to drag him down with every opportunity they can get.

So don’t make a bad tweet today, the world does not have the capacity to hear your brutal honesty or crude sarcasm in the name of “freedom of speech”. And especially if you are a potential outlier, be ready to be heavily scrutinized by society.

keep calm

EDITING TO ADD: Despite having a rough year (2018) Tesla has proven to be profitable, putting all the naysayers to rest (well, at least for a while). I should say, this experience has been part of Elon Musk’s personal learning curve.


Top Writer 2018 on Quora

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What’s up everyone!? It’s been a lo-o-o-ng time since I had written something here in this blog, because I am very very busy in real life. This year particularly has been off to a great start. As if I have woken up in a parallel reality where I am my best productive version.

I got a promotion at work, started a new entrepreneurial venture which I am not openly talking about, and this thing at Quora…

I have been an avid writer at Quora since a very long time. And if I remember it correctly, I have been writing since my college sophomore days. Even before, I became one of the Most Viewed Writers in topics related to electrical engineering, computer engineering, academic and college/career advice. These topics are heavily niche based at Quora. Although there are many Q&A from many writers from around the world, the academic/STEM community is not that big compared to the vast majority of the generic topics.

And I never actually cared that I am only focusing on my specific areas and not generating enough likes or popularity. I go to Quora to read other people’s opinion more than I would like to write. I write in a very casual, (sometimes with slapstick humor) and no-nonsense manner. My writing style is very direct, much like how I am as a person in real life.

I do try my level best to provide information and share a new perspective when I find it is necessary. Because I believe that is the true purpose of a knowledge based community like Quora.

The only thing which has changed in the last couple of years is that I have written a lot of answers about Jungian Cognitive Functions/MBTI and particularly about the INTJ personality type being one myself. It is still heavily a niche based area, but Quora has a massive following of INTJ related Q&A.

As of right now, I had almost written a thousand answers on Quora. So it is not clearly stated in the above notice of Quora’s March 2018 Top Writer Email, exactly which of my answers made more contribution. So I won’t take a guess. There are far too many popular writers at Quora who generate thousands of upvotes from one simple answers. My contribution thus might have been the little value I have been trying to add in the STEM and Jungian Quora community.

Sometimes life surprises me with things I have no expectation of. This top writer thing is one of them. I probably won’t subscribe to the NY Times, won’t buy any Quora gear or go to any top writer meetups. But I still take a bit pleasure thinking that I have a top writer badge on my profile for this year.

So I just want to say thanks to the Quora community for selecting me as one of the top writers this year, also to fellow Quorans for reading my answers and the followers for following me.