Quality Quotes #8

Three posts in a day! Admitted, this and the last weren’t very time-consuming, but still.

Anyway, I found another quote that rather appealed to me. And with my bad memory, I would forget about it within the hour. So, I’m just going to put this here.

To succeed in life, you need three things:

A wishbone, a backbone and a funnny bone

-Reba McEntire

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What’s Your Favourite Feeling?

What’s one of the best feelings you’ve ever had? For me, it’s the exhilaration at having finished a new series of books, the sense of completion at having ended what has taken hours, or days. It’s the feeling of longing for the story to have gone on for a bit longer, it’s feeling my eyes hungrily devour the words on a page. It’s tapping into the emotions of the characters on the pages, feeling happy when they’re happy, and sympathising with their pain. It’s the awe of seeing in the mind’s eye the spectacular performances of one’s heroes, the crushing sense of despair at the loss of another life in those black-and-white pages that contain so much more than the words that entertain us. They contain the heart of the author.

I just finished Pittacus Lore’s Lorien Legacies series, and boy-oh-boy was it an awesome ending. The story wasn’t any less either. Each twist in the plot, each new development had me aching for more. Alas, all good things come to an end. Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance cycle was –and still is- the best series I’ve read so far. But Lorien Legacies has come as close as no other. At least, none other that I can remember.

To be truthful, I’m writing this because for once, I’m inspired to write something and have no homework bogging me down. Also, once my VMC classes start, I don’t think I’ll have time for much else other than, “Eat, read, sleep”. Don’t worry, though. I’ll do my best to keep this blog up to date.

This was mainly an outpouring of whatever was going on in my head after finishing United as One. I would’ve ranted on longer but was called to do a two-minute job. It broke my stream of thought. No matter, this miniature rant is getting long enough. I hope you enjoyed. I certainly did.

What happens when I’m bored

What’s up everyone? I’m enjoying that one week of freedom we schoolguys get in India before we start the next grade. Anyways, I was bored as hell, so I started to do weird things to music. I imported them into Audacity, and applied some effects. Turns out, every song can be sung by chipmunks with two minutes’ worth of work and a bad sense of humour. I thought I’d upload the results of my activities on Side To Side by Ariana Grande. The file (.wav) as exported by audacity is 40MB, for some reason. And exporting as an mp3 is a process I haven’t got around to implementing yet (I need to add some DLLs). Anyway, you can find the file right here

Long Time!

Hey! I couldn’t post because I had (have) exams. Also, learning Python takes time, but is well worth the effort, and that’s actually what I’m up to in this little week I have. Keep checking back to find more stuff that I’ll post. Thinking of a QualityQuote. In the meantime, Adios!

Doomsday

Here’s a new one. I wrote this a couple months ago, for my exam, and I really like it. Enjoy!

Doomsday

He could see the smoke rising from the factory and spreading over the town. It had been doing so for the past two days and would continue to do so for two more, till it had covered the city. The presence of a greenish tinge to the foul substance betrayed the presence of chemicals not usually present in common factory smoke from a few years ago.

It was 2116, and the world was dying. Everyone knew that, yet denial made it seem that the unavoidable truth could be delayed further. Yet, alas, nature – or what was left of it – does not conform to the whims of mankind. The Boole-Hasbergen Law formulated five years ago, confirmed it and even predicted the date. It was frighteningly close, approaching fast, and no-one could stop it.

The world was in tatters. Water was only for the filthy rich, and all food was little more than synthetically prepared nutrients in colourful packaging. The world was one large city. Most oceans were little more than lakes, and forests were virtually non-existent, and rapidly increasing population consumed whatever resources remained.

Diseases were common, and most were deadly, as science could not keep up with bacteria as it mutated to counter each new antibiotic. Life at home was tough. On the streets, it was deadly. Each man, woman and child had to fend for themselves, and dead bodies were found every day, eaten away by scavengers and sometimes the poorest of the poor. There was no government, as each one fell to terrorist attack or was besieged by the needs of the poor.

Nothing could stop the end of the world. This was how humanity would leave the Earth. This would be its legacy, with none to remember it. Earth, corrupted by nuclear waste, ravaged by war, torn apart by endless mining, would continue to orbit the Sun. Another plant, one in billions of billions, would nearly be destroyed.

Yet, as humanity was wiped off the planet, other forms of life would survive. Life would pull through, as it had for billions of years. This only marked the end of an aeon, and the beginning of a new one. Something would remain.

All was not lost.

Help me write!

I got a new idea, guys! I’ve been getting a lot of activity on my stories, and people seem to appreciate them a lot, so I thought I’d put up more of them. Problem is, I don’t have many ideas. Help me out and put a starting phrase or sentence down in the comments below. I’ll write on the one’s I like best.