The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969.
I actually remember being in 10th grade when I first watched a movie with a gay character in it. It was a random movie I had on an equally random movie list I’d made. But it struck a weird chord with me – like one of those movies you remember for a long time just because of a small random detail. That’s what a gay character did to me. This was a time when I hadn’t even known I’d study law, and still I remember googling what rights my country gave to this community.
Over all these years, anyone who knows me knows what I feel for the LGBTQ+ community. Pride month doesn’t mean to me what it means to a lot of people. In my own little way I’ve realized that I’ve started to think of sexuality as fluid – mostly I’ve started to think that if I liked a boy being honest and caring, I’d like a girl being honest and caring too. And that is what pride month means to me. Its not a lot and its not huge but it makes me feel that I can learn to see the way other people see it. I know that over the years I’ve grown because I can vividly remember a time when I couldn’t comprehend a boy wearing nail paint, until one day I could.
happy pride month!
Netflix’s new original The Society is a 10 episode show about high school students in the town of West Ham who go on a camping trip only to come back before it starts because of a storm. Turns out, the students come back to a town where everyone has disappeared and the only people left are the students themselves!
The Society is unlike any show you’ll ever watch. With a crazy good cast and crazy good storyline, the show quickly becomes addictive as you cant help but know whats going to happen next. The show runs with various sub-plot lines – the gay best friend deciding to father his best friend’s unborn baby, or the town loner setting up house with the town bad boy.
Like every other show I’ve watched, I’ve made favourite characters and couples here as well – Kathryn Newton’s Allie Pressman is by far my favourite: with her sarcastic dialogues and her constant need for validation by the people she cares about instantly makes me like her much, much more than I did in Detective Pikachu. Jack Mulhern plays Grizz Visser. Grizz is a football player and automatically falls in the “protecting everyone” category. Grizz however is a big softy who always knows what exactly to say to people and you can’t help but be excited everytime he comes on screen!
With the last episode ending with atleast 5 different loose ends, the show ends with the exact same excitement that you start with.
Today, I visited a book sale – and I bought 30 books (oops) and so here’s a quote keeping in tradition with that happy feeling!
I’m not really a fan of Binge watching. It makes my head hurt and keeps me away from civilization for so long that I’m not a complete fan. This however does not mean that I haven’t binge-watched anything because I have and here’s a list of those lucky shows:
1) Thirteen Reasons Why Season 1 – I watched 10 episodes in a single sitting and then decided to shut it just before had to attend my morning class. (I sat all night with this!)
2) Stranger Things Season 2: Watched the entire season in one day along with my brother and we were shocked at how fast we got through it.
3) Shadowhunters Season 1: I watched 12 episodes in a single day (this season has 13) – I started while eating lunch and never stopped. Also, side note – this was two days before my final exams (I should be ashamed but I’m really not).
What have you binge-watched?
I’ve spent the first month of my summer really, really productively (I’ve finished watching How to Get Away With Murder (S05), This is Us (S01), Special, Selection Day and SO many movies!) – but really, my favourite part has been that I’ve read 14 books this month and here’s a list of them so you can get inspired to read them as well :
1) 40 Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
2) Is everyone hanging out without me? by Mindy Kaling
3) Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
4) Who says you can’t? You Do by Daniel Chidiac
5) City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
6) The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha
7) City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
8) Does my head look big in this? by Randa Abdel-Fattah
9) City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
10) One flew over the cuckoo’s nest by Ken Kesey
11) City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
12) The Constant Gardener by John le Carré
13) City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
14) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson