Freaky Freakin’ Book!

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“Dark Matter” by Blake Crouch is one of the most mind bendy books I have read to date. I love parallel universe stories, and this one is delivering on the “makes you ponder your existence” thing. 😛

First of all, I am writing this and have not finished the book yet! lol I just feel compelled to talk about it today.

It is giving me weird dreams. Bizarro, freaky, weird dreams! I kinda like that, though. haha

It explores the theory of the multiverse, in a geeky way, and also a way that is understandable… I think so, anyway. 😛 It is like pondering what is beyond the Universe…just mind boggling to think about a new “branch” or new world being created every time we make a choice. When we don’t take a job, when we decide to get married, have children, cross the street, eat broccoli over asparagus one night, etc. etc. In some other alternate world, we chose the other thing, and life goes in a different direction. Every. little. thing. Infinite. EEK! It is so mind-bendy, but sooooo interesting too! It makes for a great story!

I have not finished it yet, like I said (I am about 75% or so into it), but things are getting super weirder now. They were bizarre before, but now…whole other level! haha It is a page turner, and keeps me up reading until I can’t keep my eyes open. Great for that middle of the night insomnia I get these days too…although my early morning dreams seem prone to be the strangest I ever have! The other night  I had a dream where I was trapped in a building, just trying to find the exit to get back to my family, and every staircase I took led to the same floor. Not exactly what happens in the book, but nevertheless, totally influenced by it! hahaha

Blake Crouch is also the author of the “Wayward Pines” trilogy, which also, btw, are great page-turny, mind bendy reads. I highly recommend the BOOKS, and not the TV show made from them. It did not capture my attention, and was not nearly as good. Deviated too much from the books, IMO. Blake is definitely one of my current favourite authors, and I will likely devour any book he writes from now on. 😀

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A Vision of Optimism

I am a huge Star Trek fan. Always have been. I have watched it ever since I can remember. It always sparked my imagination, then, and still does now. I believe that, even though when I was a kid it was merely entertainment to me, it helped to shape the person I am today…for I agree with it’s vision with every fiber of my being.

The thing with Star Trek is it’s vision of optimism. An ideal future full of hope, tolerance, non-greed, cooperation, and compassion…. with an eternal quest for knowledge and making things better. There is a philosophy in it, that non-fans, and people who scoff that it is just a silly TV show, just don’t see… and really….miss out on.

“The whole show was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate, but to take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in life forms. We tried to say that the worst possible thing that can happen to all of us is for the future to somehow press us into a common mould, where we begin to act and talk and look and think alike. If we cannot learn to actually enjoy those small differences, take a positive delight in those small differences between our own kind, here on this planet, then we do not deserve to go out into space and meet the diversity that is almost certainly out there. And I think that this is what people responded to.” ~ Gene Roddenberry

 

 

“Live Long and Prosper” 🙂

 

 

 

Misplaced

Seems to be parallel universe day in my mind today. Well, not really surprising since I do happen to think about them quite a bit. I also love movies and books that have to do with the subject. They intrigue me. I wonder sometimes if dreams are a window of sorts into seeing them….hmmmm. Food for thought.

I had a dream once, about one of the houses we used to live in. There were two of me. I watched “her” through a window. I couldn’t leave back to my own Universe. I was misplaced. I was trapped. It was freaky. It was a very Twilight Zone-ish dream. I wrote a poem about it the next morning….

MISPLACED

Wandering, but not really lost…
Lost, but things are familiar…
Misplaced was I.
Aimless.
Wondering what I should do…
The house was the same.
The street the same, too, but also not in little ways…
We had never moved from that house.
I live in it, and all is well.
I could not enter.
I don’t live there.
I wandered…
wondering what I should do now.
How to get back?
Where did the portal go?
The one hurtling me into this familiar,
but other, Universe…
There can’t be two of us, and I am lost…
Wandering.
Endlessly wandering in this familiar,
but unfamiliar, plane of existence.
Not fitting anywhere here.
And I am trapped…

©WD(sapphyreskye) March 2013

 

 

What If? Other Earths…

I have a surreal mind. I like mind bendy thoughts, and have them often! Too much sci-fi, maybe! hahaha! Or not. Who really knows….
I recently watched the Twilight Zone Episode, “The Parallel” (one of my fave episodes, btw), which is about an astronaut who goes off into space, encounters a flash, and ends up in a parallel world very similar to the one he left, but with some things that are “off”. It is one of my faves, because Parallel Universes fascinate me to no end.

Anyway, it reminded me of something I pondered about them the other day. What if….the other planets with life in the Universe(yes, I believe there is definitely other life out there) are all just parallel Earths? Similar planets with similar beings on them, or even “us”…the people on this one…, just repeated over and over again, but with things just different enough to not be exactly the same? What if there are no “greys” or “reptilian things” or other such really-different-from-us-beings? What if “aliens” are all really humans like us, living different realities….some maybe more advanced than us, some still underdeveloped technologically wise, some the same? What if the Universe is just a series of parallels, and each “Universe” to the people observing it, is theirs on their plane of existence, but unbeknownst to them, is running parallel to other Universes instead of there only being just one giant one?

The movie “Another Earth” is somewhat about this, although it isn’t explored in-depth, since the movie is more about this young girl and her struggles. Never the less…it had me intrigued enough to set my mind a-pondering. 😀

Happy Birthday William Shatner!

Today is his 83rd! Same age as my Dad! 😀

He “engaged” my imagination when I was a kid, and still now…is that Weird, or What? *giggle* Made me somewhat nervous to sit by the window on airplanes, too! 😛

I have fond memories of when I was a kid, sitting in the dark, in our basement, in the big old green overstuffed chair my parents had, watching Star Trek OS, and loving every minute of it….continuing to this day. 🙂

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