Backing up our memories seems like a logical concept to reflect on, considering that they are often unreliable and erroneous; the mind often having a mind of it’s own. We are able to remember obscure and minute occurrences, while forgetting the majority of events that happen throughout our everyday lives. This being said, memories also play a huge role in the make up of our skillset, language, and overall development. We are inspired by our experiences and continue to shape and reshape our attributed personalities from what we are exposed to overtime. If it is these memories that solely make up who we are, then how far does this fluidity go when taking into account other’s perception of ourselves?
Some people really enjoy the idea of having a home out in the middle of nowhere. The isolation, away from the hustle of modern urbanity, the quiet. Those are aspects which are so unappealing to me that it’s hard to even try to imagine why someone could potentially appreciate it. Not to mention the fact that being alone in a house in the middle of nowhere is incredibly creepy.
Time travel stories allow us to imagine a way around the linear progression of time. The ability to choose differently is something so appealing yet so impossible, that we go over and over those possibilities in our fiction. Who wouldn’t want to invest in that stock, or skip those last few beers, or go to those piano lessons, or tell that person how you felt?
It’s never easy moving into a new apartment. Besides the hours of unpacking and settling in, there’s always the question of your neighbors. Will they be nice? Will they play music until four in the morning? Will they be sociopathic killers? Unfortunately, when the protagonist of Gnaw, Jennifer, moves into a new home, she finds that her new neighbors include both the best, and worst, of what you can experience.
My father became quite unnerved by a woman who was extremely friendly and gave me candy at the gift shop. The realization that we were in a town that was populated by over two dozen Tony-Alamo-owned businesses that were staffed by Tony Alamo's followers made Dad uneasy. In what seemed an irrational fear and overreaction to me at the time, Dad was concerned that my younger sister and I would be kidnapped and brainwashed -- we hightailed it out of Alma, putting as much distance between the town as we could that afternoon.
In need of some movie ideas for the upcoming weekend? Here is a list of some of our past screened films that are available for free streaming online through Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.
Last night, the shocking news broke of the tragedies that befell affluent sections of the Los Angeles area. News has been spreading that this was not an isolated incident and that the same type of event has happened throughout the country. Details are still scarce, but it appears that individuals associated with a controversial program known as “The Invitation” held dinner parties where the attendees were comprised of their close friends and people special to them.