Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Ministry; welcomes geeks

SO we have a very extremely highly anticipated week this week. Don't we? HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, Day of the Doctor November 23, season 3 of Sherlock November 24. I mean we just don't get any rest do we? I spent all day watching the Doctor Who Takeover Week on BBC America and I couldn't help but feel absolutely giddy! What will you be doing to celebrate the day of the Doctor, or the 75th Hunger Games? I am so freaking excited!!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Ministry; encourages communication

So I've been reading lately (I know shocker) and I've noticed I have been gravitating towards books with correspondence outside face-to-face realms. Like "Roomies' by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando with e-mail pre-meet with future roomates, "This is "What Happy Looks Like" by Jenifer Smith with mistaken e-mail adress that turns into something more, and "Dash and Lily's Book of Dares" by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn a red moleskin journal placed to be found with a quest and a note so as to lead to future correspondense.
All e-mails or notes to people they know about through chance and the beauty of human communication grew into friendship. But something more as well, something cool natural  pure? Not, 'oh your mom knows my mom,' or 'we are in the same class' or 'you like that book too?' But, 'oh! look your a human I'm a human lets make something out of nothing and see how it goes!'
Doesn't that sound wonderful? Freeing?
And a little depressing... because something like that can never actually work. I can't send an email into the matrix and expect a life altering and awesome friendship, ya know? But what about those moments you just want to say something and to a certain degree you don't care who you tell but you want to know you are telling some one?
I've been thinking about this a lot, because I have a best friend clear across the country and as much as I love her it gets awkward and as much as I love my sister I can't just go and talk with her about every little thing that comes to mind. The kind of communication I'm looking for is fairy tale and improbable I know. Its wishful thinking and a bit like the Doctor ("I am and always will be- the optimist the hoper of far-flung hopes. The dreamer of improbable dreams.") But entirely human, and slightly ordinary. So ironic, there are so many people out there hoping for the same kind of thing I am (at least five other people) but it is widely regarding as stupid.
I've considered doing it. To a certain degree. There's a quaint little used book store I love a few minutes away, it'd be so easy to drop of a little red moleskin journal. a little note, maybe a bit of a quest and see what happens. But I'm lacking something needed to actually carry it out, courage? Belief? Happy Thoughts? I am really not sure. What do you think? I've been think in viscous cycles and weird voices and I want an outside opinion. My mom just laughs. So here I am, "Hello Void! This is my shout to the wind. Some help please? Thanks."
This is a little melodramatic for my first ever post, I know. But I was just thinking...