Angel and Shadow

a shadow sees with its hollowed eyes
an angel shining bright and white
a dream which it can’t reach
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Power

With great power, comes great responsibility.

Power is a funny thing. People seem to crave it beyond any logical reason. People fight over it. Oftentimes using any means necessary.

Once you’ve felt the touch of power, you can’t seem to get enough of it. Always seeking more, and more, and a lot more. That feeling of power draws you in. Entice you with fulfilled wishes. Seduce you with broken promises of a brighter future.

To what end?

I have no idea.

Responsibility, on the other hand, is something most people try to ignore. A major invisible burden. A side effect when people come to power. Thus, as with most side effects, people avoid it. At. All. Cost.

Addiction

Addiction is an escape.

It feels so damn good because the alternative is the one we’re running from.

It’s a distortion of reality.

A shot at temporary happiness.

Or rather, a distraction from unacceptable truth.


#SeriesSunday: TNT’s Rizzoli and Isles (2010-2016)

Another week, another crime series for me to write. You’d know by now that I fancy crime and police-procedural series. A lot of them have been made since CSI, and plenty of them are so much better. Each of these series has their own specialty that made them unique to the genre. I’ll write about them more in the following weeks.

Rizzoli and Isles is in one of my top list, mainly because the main characters are both accomplished female at the top of their fields (Who-hoo! Girl power!) Set in Boston, Homicide Detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) works together to solve various murders with Boston Police Department homicide squad.
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#Review: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

It’s been 7 years since the last release of Harry Potter book series and 5 years since Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part II was screened on cinemas. The fantasy stories written by British writer, J.K. Rowling, was so captivating that kids and young adults around the worlds were caught up in it. Back then every one I know who loves reading have read them, and since its first movie adaptations in 2001, I’ve been waiting in line year after year to watch it on the big screen.

Harry Potter was so phenomenal that after the stories ended with Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows novel in 2007 and the movie adaptations ended 2 years later, the magical world just keeps spinning. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park was built by Universal Studios in partnership with Warner Bros in 2010. Two other wizarding worlds were soon built in Japan and Hollywood. Several books were launched in companion with the series, such as The Hogwarts Library set, which also contain Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (currently adapted into a movie starring Eddie Redmayne). Pottermore website was launched in 2012. It contains Rowling’s thoughts, unpublished stories and notes, and also book chapters. It was an interactive website where user can enjoy an in-depth experience of Hogwarts and the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Although, in 2015 the website went through a complete re-design and removed plenty of its amazing features. Such a pity. 😦

Rumor has been around since last year that an eighth book of Harry Potter was to be released. As it turns out, the eighth story was created exclusively as a play by Jack Thorne. It was premiered in Palace Theatre, London on July 30th. On July 31st, Potterhead (a term used to describe Harry Potter fans) all around the world rejoiced as Harry Potter and The Cursed Child script book was released worldwide. Since it’s highly unlikely that the play will be brought to Indonesia, I guess the script book will have to do. 🙂

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#SeriesSunday: ABC’s Pushing Daisies (2007-2009)

In the world of crime-drama series, one of the most unusual and quirky was Pushing Daisies. I heard about this series around 2 years ago, but hadn’t got around to watch it until recently.

The series has one of the most unique premise I’ve ever heard. A Pie-maker, by the name of Ned (Lee Pace), has an ability to bring the dead back to life with his touch. One touch to bring back the dead, another to make them dead forever. He uses his power to help out a private investigator, Emerson Cod (Chi McBride), solve various murder in the city of Coeur d’Coeurs in exchange for reward money. One day, his crime-solving job brings him to meet Charlotte “Chuck” Charles (Anna Friel), Ned’s childhood sweetheart who was murdered during a cruise ship she attended. Ned brings her back to life to ask about her murder, but he can’t bring himself to touch her the second time to keep her dead. He ended up bringing Chuck to his apartment where they now have to live together without ever touching each other to keep Chuck alive. The couple quickly fell back in love and things got interesting as more mysteries between them unraveled.

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