Are Ghosts Real

So, this mostly just started as a rant. I was thinking about how much I hate getting up early in the morning while the ghosts that lives in my apartment pushed on my door. Then it all spiraled to the fact that time is a social construct. But, all of that got me really thinking. What is real? And, can we rank the realness of everything?

What I have written below is a tiny scale of what is real. Of course, this is all based on my own opinions, or whatever. It begins with ghosts and ends with time.

GHOSTS: Definetely Real

Here’s the thing: ghosts are real. Maybe I have not “seen” one. Maybe, there is no “scientific proof” of their existence. That does not matter because I know they are there. Ask any, ask my grandma. They all have some kind of story or encounter.

MOONLANDING: Possibly Real

The thing about the moonlanding is that I would love to believe in it. For the most part I do. The Mythbusters busted the myth that the whole thing was a hoax! Jamie and Adam would not lie to us. However, there is that little part of my brain that watched all of those conspiracy videos nagging at me. It yells “But what about the flag blowing in the nonexistent wind?!”

TIME: Not Real

            Time is not real. It is a social construct. Humans gave the different positions of the sun assigned numbers. I should not have to wake up at 7:30 every Friday morning! The sun does not dictate my life. Unless we talk about astrology, which is science. Therefore, real. Time, on the other hand, absolutely fake.

As I said above, this is all based on my own opinions. I mean, some people do not believe in the moon. Maybe for them, the order would be “time, ghosts, moon.” Who knows? Everything is relative. Nothing is real and morning classes are bad!

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This is The Greatest Show! Man!

Last December, a movie that stole my heart and moved me to tears came out in theaters. Granted that I am a very easy crier, this movie just hit me right in the heart. From the cinematography to the music, from the characters to the choreography this movie musical had it all. Of course I’m talking about The Greatest Showman.
Now I wanted to see this movie because I absolutely love musicals but I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t listen to any of the music before seeing it so it just all surprised me during my first viewing. That first viewing had me so overwhelmed I literally cried within the first 20 minutes of the movie.
The music was everything you would want in a movie musical. You can dance to it, sing it at the top of your lungs, and even cry your heart out.My personal favorites: A Million Dreams, From Now On, This is Me (which won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar), Never Enough, and obviously Rewrite the Stars.

When I say that everyone’s vocals were at the top of their game I mean it. For someone who only saw the second half of Les Mis I was very surprised that Hugh Jackman was such a strong singer.
As for Zendaya and Zac Efron, absolutely phenomenal. We all know Zac Efron is no stranger to musicals with High School Musical and Hairspray under his belt, while Zendaya has a few songs under hers as well. Their song together, Rewrite the Stars was one of the most beautiful duets I’ve listened to in a long time. I mean its an actual duet where the people are singer to each other and not just singing different verses. The choreography for that scene was insanely beautiful and I’m getting butterflies just thinking about it.
As you can see I was absolutely smitten with this movie. If you haven’t seen it, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! Watch it right now.

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How Tobey Maguire Ruined My Life

It’s not his fault, really. Tobey Maguire did not personally ruin my life. I may be a tad bit overdramatic. But, I have talked about it with other people. Most of them agree with me.

I try to not bring it up, as it still haunts me, a little more than a decade later. That one scene. From the third Spider-Man movie. You know it. The one when Tobey Maguire swoops his hair in front of his face and does that “dance”.

Before I get into how this scene ruined my life, I would like to take a moment to thank Maguire. Not to say that he started the whole super hero movie genre, but those Spider-Man movies kind of kick-started them. I am no movie history buff, so I do not know exact details. It does, however, seem like Maguire’s Spider-Man was the beginning of all these more recent blockbusters, though. He also gave us that iconic upside down kiss in the first movie, so thanks for all that.

Now, back to what we are here for. If you have not seen this movie (from 2007!), this is your spoiler alert. Venom, basically, the bad version of Spider-Man, takes over Peter Parker’s body for a bit in the middle. This is when things get, let’s say, weird. Peter starts to strut around town. He wears all black, he has his hair covering half his face, he has this strange confidence. Then, he dances.

This is the scene that ruined my life.

I saw this movie in a theater! Little 11-year-old me was scarred for life! The amount of second-hand embarrassment this one scene gave me was enough to keep me away from any other Tobey Maguire movies. Well, until The Great Gatsby came out a couple years later at least. Even then, I had vivid flashbacks throughout.

To this day, when the movie comes on TV, I have to change the channel for that one part. Spider-Man has always been one of my favorite Marvel characters and Tobey Maguire played the part really well. He just, you know, ruined my life a little bit.

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Rock n Roll is Dead

For a long time now I have noticed that there isn’t many rock bands in this day and age. While listening to KROQ, a rock station in LA, I noticed that most of the music they were playing was classic rock or songs from the early to mid 2000s. Almost simultaneously, me and dad turned to each other and said “why are there no rock bands anymore?”. We went into a conversation that lasted about an hour reminiscing on the height of rock music (which I wasn’t even alive for) and the decline of it.
My dad said “name a band right now that is releasing music that you think is rock?” I personally couldn’t think of anything. Yea I thought of Panic! at the Disco, Fall Out Boy and The Killers but their height was in the early 2000s when pop punk was it. For me, personally it takes a lot for me to get into a new artist so maybe there are some bands but how many of them will be held as rockstars.
I grew up taking after my dad’s and brothers’ music taste which is mostly classic rock. Names such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Animals, and Queen were always listened to. These bands are still my most listened to on Spotify (behind Harry Styles). I love watching documentaries on bands from the 60s-80s when Rock was the main event. People went crazy over these rockstars. And that is no longer around. Maybe I miss the counterculture of rock that I wasn’t around for.
This also isn’t just an opinion. As of now Hip-Hop/Rap is the most popular genre as opposed to rock which held the number one place for decades. Now, I do agree that times change and its time for something else to be on top I must admit that I miss Rock n Roll.

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