My Monsoon Playlist.

Its July, 2018.

More importantly, its July in Mumbai. News flash for people who’ve never stepped foot in Mumbai in July: Its pouring here. All day, every minute and every second. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. I love the rains. I live for the rains and cancelled college classes. The rains are actually a weird route to self-discovery. They make you read more. They make you binge watch netflix more. And they make you discover tons of great music.

This is my Monsoon Playlist for July rains:
Girls Like You – Maroon 5
Is this Love? – James Arthur 
Budapest – George Ezra
Lie to Me – 5sos
Start Again – OneRepublic
Call me Sir – The Train

And here’s my new favourite Hindi songs!
Dilbaro – Raazi
Rangdaari – Lucknow Central
Dhadak title track

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Love, Simon (2018)

To say that I was excited to watch this movie is an understatement.

Love, Simon is based on a book called Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda – I read this book back in 2016 and I clearly remember it being my 2nd favourite book of the year. Becky Albertalli’s writing is addictive and easy and fun to read. Now, since I had already read the book (and LOVED it), I was extremely, totally excited when I saw the first trailer for the movie.

The movie is directed by Greg Berlanti (the creator of The Flash, Riverdale, etc.) and stars Nick Robinson (who’s had tons of movies this year and is so cute and adorable and tall), Katherine Langford (Go Hannah!), Jennifer Garner, Josh Dunhamel (MAN CANDY), Keiynan Lonsdale, amongst others. Despite being a relatively new cast, the acting in the movie is superb.

The basic plot of the movie revolves around Simon, a 17 year old closeted boy who finds the confession of another closeted boy at their high school on their confession page of the school (thats what I think it is!) – Simon emails this boy and they start talking and soon fall in love.

The best part about the book is that there are various chapters about these emails and was they write and talk about and so you can actually feel them and see them falling in love through the pages of the book and its amazingly beautiful.

Now, if you’ve read the book (just like me!) – then you already know who this mysterious closeted guy is and that makes watching the movie even more fun along with people who are clueless!

The movie is simple and cute and beautiful and a true win for the LGBT community and quite literally, a must watch (EVEN MY MOTHER APPROVED OF IT).

On top of everything, the movie has a GREAT playlist. I’ve found some of my new favourite songs and let me just bless your life with these:
Strawberries and Cigarettes – Troye Sivan
Wild Heart – The Bleachers
Love Lies – Khalid

The movie has the cutest ending scene and a happy ending which is so very rare in gay movies (I mean, Brokeback Mountain, Call me By Your Name, etc, etc, etc)

GO WATCH THIS MASTERPIECE OF A MOVIE IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY BECAUSE I’VE REWATCHED THE SCENES A MILLION, TRILLION TIMES.

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500 Followers!

SO, the first notification that loaded on my phone once I was back home and connected to my faithful wifi was this –  that I’d crossed 500 followers and my tally now sits at 501!

WHAT?

Lets take a moment to take this whole thing in: There are currently 500 different, real, actual people sitting and sometimes reading all this random shit that I write and come up with.

FIVE HUNDRED
FIVE FUCKING HUNDRED

I’M SO EXCITED AND HAPPY AND JUST GLEEFUL BECAUSE I HAVE TONS OF NEW CONTENT FOR ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE GIVING EVEN 3 SECONDS FOR ME.

I’m in love with you guys.

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Did I just read an e-book?

I’m usually, as a general rule completely against e-books. They’re not the same and they’re not actually books. So, I’ve actually stayed away from a Kindle for a long time. Funnily, I ended up downloading AND reading an e-book!

Last year, I ordered two books b Adam Silvera from Amazon. I always read at college, mostly during lectures because they’re super boring and we have really clueless professors (I mean seriously, there was a guy once rolling a joint on the last bench!)

So, obviously, I was reading in class. And as I was reading in class, my idiotic friend kept talking to me. Now teachers will never ever ever notice you reading in class. You’re sitting in one corner of the class, you aren’t making one iota of noise, so they never notice you. Now, when someone is talking in class, they always notice. Every single time. So, my genius professor caught us and conveniently confiscated my book.

Now the biggest problem with this whole thing was that I had only 20 pages left to finish the book! So I did the only sensible thing to do was (obviously) download the book and finish it, because how could I not?

So, I downloaded an e-book and I read it because the circumstances demanded it and I proudly finished it!

The only Positive Parts of the Riverdale Season 2 Finale

Huge, major spoilers down below! 

Riverdale’s Season 2 has been below par for me personally. The episodes haven’t been as gripping as the first season and there’s way too much Archie for my liking. The finale was mediocre and felt like a long overhaul on a bad season, however, it still had a few taking points and scenes that made me happy and giddy and were cute:

  1. Jughead becoming the Serpent King – I mean, really, ABOUT TIME.
  2. Cheryl joining the Southside Serpents, and that red jacket. WOW.
  3. Moose and Kevin kissing! Keeping all my happiness aside, Kevin Keller deserves some happiness after all. He’s never had a proper relationship and I’m rooting for one.
  4. Archie finally realizing what a crazy town Hiram Lodge is and LETTING HIM GO.
  5. The whole of Riverdale High standing up for the Southside students.

 

Riverdale returns in the Fall and to be super honest, I’m not strongly looking forward to it. Cole Sprouse is my number one reason for going back to this show.

My Summer Watch List!

On Saturday, I finally got done with my fourth year finals exam (after what seemed like a decade!)
I have now successfully found a ton of material (shows/movies) to watch this summer before I go back to college for fifth year. Here’s an inconclusive list of what I plan to start binge watching soon:

  1. 13 Reasons Why (Season 2): This is kind of a no brainer. I’m a huge fan of the book and the first season and I can’t wait to see what this new season brings especially since the book runs out after the tapes. I also really want to see Julian become an all-out hero for Jessica.
  2. Greenhouse Academy (Season  2): I had started the second season before I started with exams, but I still have the whole thing to go through with. The show revolves around an elite high school with super competitive students but also a high tech crazy conspiracy. I’m actually low-key obsessed.
  3. The Alienist (Season 1): Netflix actually recommended this show after I finished with The Mindhunter (mind blowing af). The show is a psychological thriller about a serial killer and studying him and I’m so excited. I can’t seem to get enough of the genre.
  4. Spiderman: Homecoming: Yes, I haven’t watched. Yes, I plan to really, really soon. Its fair to say that I’m already a huge fan of Tom Holland and his adorable little face.
  5. Omertá: Omertá’s a Hindi movie based on Pakistani terrorist Omar Saeed Sheik, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks played by one of my absolute favourites – Rajkumar Rao. I was really looking forward to watching the movie on the big screen but dam you exams!