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Countdown

August 1, 2008

I know my blog has never been updated regularly or even occasionally, but this is that once-in-a-blue-moon kind of day when it actually happens.

I’m officially no longer a student of PS and now my loyalties lie with Sastra. I’ve adjusted very well here, quite to my own astonishment, really. I can actually drink the water here without having second thoughts, and that’s saying something. Turns out I’m as good in oratory and jamming as I am in quiz and dumb c. šŸ˜€

It’s been exactly one month since I came here, and a LOT has changed in this one month. People, attitudes, schedules, almost everything I knew or thought I knew in my life.

Well there’s a lot to speak on that so I’ll save that for another day. This post is not about all that. This post is about time.

Ever since I was a little kid, I was very much intrigued about the concept of time and the fantasy which was time travel. I believed in it with blind faith and hoped that it would be possible someday. Hell, I even hoped that I would be the first to discover how to travel in time.

As I grew older and older, my obsession with time also grew. I did my fair share of research, I obtained a lot of info as I journeyed through life. I learnt a lot as time went by.

Once, in my 8th std. IIRC, I read about John Titor. This man’s claim was totally different than most others. He actually gave valid proofs for what he said. Though our timeline might have split into an altogether new one than the one he came from, we still experience a bit of what his would have if ours had progressed into its path. Too confusing for some, but not for me. I believe in his predictions and what he had to say.

One main thing he said was, in his time, the last Olympic games that took place was the 2004 one. His timeline was in the middle of war, so that was perfectly acceptable. But fortunately for us, ours is not. So the only thing with a slight chance of happening is some problem or controversy with this year’s Olympics so that it MAY appear to be cancelled of some sort. That brings us to my countdown to 888. August 8th, 2008, 08:08:08.
Also it’s when I will be returning to Chennai for the first time after coming here. For Scintillations. Something that I worked my entire last year in school for. Something that I hope continues to be a tradition and whose legacy will be carried on for generations to come.

PS: There is yet another reason for my countdown. Only one other person is aware of it I assume, and comparing my memory to anyone else’s is just plain insulting it. šŸ˜€

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The best nightmare I’ve ever had

January 30, 2007

I never knew I was this imaginative, but if I could possibly dream about my dislike of my parents’ mania for homams, LB, Chrono Trigger, Alaipayuthe and all, at the same time, then I must be mental.

This happened after 5:30 AM this morning. I know cause I woke up and my mom told me it was too early.

Dream scene 1:

Me, a guy and a girl (names not mentioned) and Robo (from Chrono Trigger) are in some kind of apartmentĀ  seeking shelter, I presume, with my parents (I think it was them).

Something my parents said made me say “Ridiculous” to which the girl responded it sounded exactly how Kartik KumarĀ  says it in Alaipayuthe. Then the guy also says something and the topic is changed. Later my parents want to conduct some homam and call some 12 sages or something. There is a knock on the door and the 12 of them are already here. They leave some 6 odd shaped objects on the outside. I let them in and the guy and Robo stands guard inside the house while me and the girl stand guard outside.

There is a blast inside, and we get thrown out. The girl gets blasted off farther away than me, and everything is pitch-black. The girlĀ  shouts out to me saying that
I have to light those 6 objects or something. I go to each of them and light 5 of them and then ask, shall I bring Robo for back up? She says how can you when his head is in my hands. (Apparently Robo had also been blasted and his semi-circular head was being used for protection)

I light the last object from where I was (at the 5th one) using the last matchstick I had, Sudarshan style. (You know, just scrape the matchstick on the box with your thumb and fling it)

But the time it takes seems so long and then I realize the horror of my mistake. It is eventually lit, and then it all seems so obvious. I realized what was so special about this symmetric arrangement.

The girl stood up and she hadn’t been lying (it was the head of the guy, not Robo in her arms). She transformed into this mega-boss and attacked me.Ā  She was taunting to kill me, and I betted her to. She did and instead of dying I woke up in my bed (this is also in the dream only) . Many people I knew were there, INCLUDING LB!!!!! Then I get an sms from Sharanyan or something to go to school, so I go there. There I meet Shridhar who wants a book from me, to which I say I didn’t have. Pradhum and Sharan were there as well. That’s all I remember.

Really crazy dream.