Black Mirror’s San Junipero: Questioning Love, Life & Death

If you haven’t watched or heard of Netflix’s Black Mirror, I highly suggest that you give it a glance. Each episode of creator Charlie Brooker’s anthology series features a new cast and plot which explores the negative implications of technology use. Some entries are insights to what the future of technology may become, such as “The Entire History of You” which sees the invention of a product that records every moment a person has have ever experienced, whilst other episodes may simply display how technology can be used for blackmailing. The show aims to be extremely thought provoking and prides itself a little on how much it can frighten its viewers once the credits are cued. Although all episodes effectively do so, I believe none have done this as successfully as the fourth entry in the show’s third season “San Junipero“.

At its core, this episode is a love story following two young women, Yorkie (Mackenzie Davis) and Kelly (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who meet in the party city. In true Black Mirror fashion, San Junipero quickly evolves past a simple romantic story and begins to explore the concept of life after death.

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Fictitious Future Fridays #3

If you haven’t already, feel fread to read the Fictitious Future Fridays #2 in order to participate in this week’s……

Now that you’ve chosen whatever location that magic spark has taken you and you’ve selected your tour guide, it’s time to face a crossroad in your journey. Whether you want to explore the galaxy with Han and Chewie, I’m looking at you Michael J. Miller, or you  simply want to visit a snowy park at nighttime, like me, your journey is now asking you to make a decision. A sign which writes “road to success” directs you to turn right. Another sign which writes “don’t go right” directs you left. The navigator, your trusted person you chose to explore your world with you, urges you to go right. Which direction do you go?

My answer: Given that my navigator is my late grandmother, my gut would tell me to listen to her and go right. But given the ambiguity of the sign going left that literally tells me “don’t go right”, I’d want to go left. Why shouldn’t I go right? It promises me success so what can go wrong? What’s there? On the other hand, the leftwards sign tells me don’t go right but doesn’t promise me anything if I choose to go left!!!!! The paradox …..

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Fictitious Future Fridays #2

If you haven’t already, feel free to read the last Fictitious Future Friday in order to participate in this week’s

The magic pink spark has taken you to the place you wished for last week. Not only does it have the ability to transport you across reality, space, and time but it also can tap into your conscious. In order to explore wherever it has taken you, the spark has selected someone that you know/knew to be your guide in this journey. Who is this person? Why do you think you have selected them.

My answer: I think it would be my late grandmother. I have slept with one of her bed sheets almost everyday since her passing (it’s been 7 years) and her spirit is somewhat a form of protection. She would be the perfect person to guide me in this journey….

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Fictitous Future Fridays

A spark of light falls from the sky and lands in some grounds near you. It turns out to be a glowing magic rock that has the ability to transport you across reality, space and time. You reach down and grab it. Where does it take you? Why have you chosen this place?

My answer: The spark takes me to a snowy park at nighttime. I think I have chosen this place as I’ve recently played in the snow without seeing it for years and realized how much I loved it. As for why in a park, it’s the perfect place to have fun in the snow.

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Chirrut Imwe- Now One of My Favorite Star Wars Characters [Spoilers]

When reading/watching most reviews of Rogue One, Donnie Yen’s Chirrut Imwe is always referenced as the standout character. Be it how he elegantly uses his staff to disarm enemy troops or the fact that he does so as a blind man, Chirrut is an extremely unique character.But what made him a standout to me was not his fighting skills, but his connection with the spiritual. Chirrut wields no lightsaber, nor can he use mind tricks yet he is as strong with the force as any Jedi Knight.

*Heavy spoilers of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story follow

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