January 17, 2017

Endings, Trust and Daydreaming

And there I was, eating popcorn, drinking soda and freezing to death. Big mistakes, all of them. After all, what kind of person who recently got high blood sugar on his blood test asks for sodas and popcorn? What kind of person goes to a movie theatre wearing shorts and a short-sleeve shirt? Humble as I am, I'd say a daredevil, your opinion may vary. The movie? Assassin's Creed. Don't worry, no spoilers.

A good movie can't have a bad ending.

Besides the struggles and tribulations of getting a group of people together to do any given activity, it was a nice day, and, in retrospective, it was an 85% good movie. The first 2 hours of the movie are very enjoyable, lot's of action and eye-candy, specially for fans of the franchise. The last 20 minutes are the worst, most incoherent scripting I've seen in a while. Granted, it's a video game movie, it's a well known fact that video game movies suck stink, they just do. But video games are becoming so big now, they're no longer a lifestyle for a niche of the population, they're everywhere! You would expect the movies based around them to get better. Assassin's Creed was close to it, it lacked a bit of background for those unfamiliar with the games, and it definitely lacked an ending, it's like they ran out of ideas and wanted to push some random plot for a possible second movie, one that can't do better if it's gonna follow the plot of this one.

And so it hit me, it doesn't matter how great most of anything was, if it doesn't end right, you can't make a good review of it, nobody is gonna like it and it's not gonna be a good memory. So, what makes a great ending? I'm a big fan of cliffhangers, but the real ones, the ones that actually leave you craving for more, not the ones everyone and their mums can guess what's coming next. Do you guys remember the very first episode of Game of Thrones? When Jaime pushes Bran off the window? That's what I call a cliffhanger, there were SO MANY ways it could've turn out, it made me go read the book. Of course not everything in life can end with a cliffhanger, a cliffhanger means there might be more to come, sometimes you need to really close that door. If you do, close it right, make it memorable.

The title of the post mentions trust and daydreaming, let's get into that. My grandfather, the best man I've ever known, he's always telling me stories about his adventures when he was young, and I've heard a couple of those more times than I've watched The Devil Wears Prada (and that's A LOT). Most of his stories end up with the same moral, always trust in people, up until the moment they fuck screw up. It's basically not to assume the worst, that the world isn't always out to get you. I try to apply that in my life as much as I can, but it's a long road and I'm not quite there yet.

Daydreaming can kill you. Proven!

Once you've seen something, there's no going back, and you might not always like what you see, regardless of how much you wanted to see it. Curiosity got the best of me, as it so often happens, and I saw something I might not have wanted to, and, inconclusive as it was, it started spinning in my head, painting a whole bunch of possible scenarios, I was daydreaming, and not necessarily a good dream, is "daynightmaring" a thing? I have nothing about daydreaming, except that you should do it on your free time, don't be like me and start doing it while you're sparring with a fat dude. That's all it took, a second of distraction, hit on the side, floor. In a bit over 24 hours I went from freezing in a movie theatre to freezing in an infirmary. Nothing's broken, but it hurts like hell, maybe boxing isn't my thing.

The truth is, if you don't know all the facts, stop assuming. Go get the whole story, ask if you want and can, or be creepy and dig deeper, whatever works. I, for one, will just wait and see. But as long as you don't know the truth, give people the benefit of the doubt. I still don't know what's going on with what I saw, I might learn about it sooner rather than later, but there's no telling. Maybe that punch was life's way of telling me not to assume the worst, let's just hope it doesn't prove me right after all.

In a nutshell, end things right, trust in people, and daydream in your free time. See you! :)

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