Kinetic (short story part I)

“We’re all getting out of here.” Jones stated when he clipped my wristband off with a pair of metal cutters he stole from the supply closet. It was a nice feeling, to finally have that thing off, to feel like the shackles that have been holding you hostage for so long have finally been taken off and you feel like you’re free. It felt like the weight of the world was taken off of your shoulders, but there was still the anxiety of it. It still wasn’t truly freedom that at that time. We were all still in the building that we were locked in for a good portion of our lives, taken prisoner and told that we were a danger to the people around us, unless we did what they said to do. To be caught without the wristband, was to be put to death, or worse. They would brainwash someone who had taken off their wristband, to be fully under their control.

I looked around at the others in the dark and empty room, all waiting for Jones to clip theirs off and walk out the door to the outside. To escape this godless place once and for all. I brush off some dust from my dusty gray uniform, I want nothing more than to be out of this severely itchy and tight uniform and be back home with my wife and kids. It’s been three years since I was seperated form them. Since the Government agents kidnappped me and put me here, for experimentation, and eventually, to deploy me to another country the big bosses want to go to war with.

One by one, everyone else let out the same sigh of relief, the feeling of being free from those wristbands. Jones grabbed out a small disc and held it up so that everyone could see it.

“This is a copy of everything that the company has been doing,” he said loudly and clearly enough for everyone to hear. There were about twenty of us in this room. Everyone else in the building, about a hundred or so of them, either were brainwashed, didn’t want to risk getting caught, or were loyal to the company from the start. “About all of us, what we’re doing here, and what their plans are for us. It’s time we take a stand, to get rid of this travesty once and for all by getting this out to the media. To every single one that we can.”

“Most people won’t even believe it.” I stated. Knowing full well what is going to happen. Most people won’t, not without proof. And even if there’s proof on there, that there’s a few videos on there that shows us using our abilities, they’ll believe it more to be faked videos. “We need enough people to demand that the Government to stop with this program, otherwise, we might as well kiss our asses ‘good-bye'”.

Most of the members of Congress voted for the program. That we are to be rounded up, trained, conditioned, and deployed to some country that most Americans can’t point to on a map to start a war with. It was passed in the dead of night, when nobody would be up or even concerned with what their State Representatives and State Senators are doing. Let alone the White House and the Pentagon. If it weren’t for someone in Congress who found out about it though, it would have still been a completely top secret CIA operation. However, a lot of them agreed to keep it going and keep it top secret within the Government.

“This disc has everything.” Jones said, patiently. “Hard proof of us and others using their abilities, the Bill that Congress passed, and everything else that the Government has withheld from public view.”

“Alright, let’s try and get it to any media outlet that’ll take it.” I still didn’t believe anyone would really take it seriously, but everyone else seemed satisifed and willing to get it out to the public.

“Henry.” Jones walked over to me and handed the disc out. “I want you to take this, to be sure that it gets out.”

“W-why me?” I took a step back.

“Because you are more powerful than the rest of us. The one who’ll be sure to get out if here alive.” He said sternly, then looked around at the room at everyone else. “Does anyone have any objections to this?”

Everyone shook their heads, all save for one.

“Slesher?” Jones said sternly as he turned towards him. “Do you object?”

“Me?” He said slyly and slowly, his arms crossed. “Oh, no. It makes no difference, so I have no objections to Ragnaros carrying it.”

“Don’t call me by that name.” I demanded of him. I always hated that name. Ever since they gave me it. As if they were naming me after Ragnarok, the Norse mythology of the end times. Slesher lingered his gaze at me with his smug grin, the very look of him makes me disgusted. I grabbed the disc and dropped it into my breast pocket. “I don’t understand you.”

“What’s not to understand?” Slesher asked, his tone and voice more sly. “I’m here, willing to help and get out of here myself. I find this place rather a bit. . . Limiting.”

“What’s you mean by ‘limiting‘?” I asked quietly and narrowed my eyes. “Don’t you get free reign to kill as much as you want while in employment with this place? Are you even human?”

“Oh come now. That hurts my feelings, for you to say something so heart wrenching. Are you even human?”

“At least I don’t brag about killing people.” I said sternly.

“Come now, those were enemy people I killed. You know, people that want to do us harm and. . .”

That’s enough!” Jones yelled. His face red with rage, then turned to me and lowered his voice so only he and I can hear. “We can argue this when we’re outside, but for now, we must get out of here before they catch that we’re out of cells. And please, try to remain calm and try not to start a fight with him. He decided to help us. Although, I really don’t trust him either, but we certainly need his help. All right?”

I just nodded my head, then gave a quick meaning glance at Slesher. We walked out the emtpy room, then ran down the hall, up the street stairs, then to the exit. It seemed like it took forever, but was only about twenty minutes. It was remarkable that we didn’t even encounter any guards on the way. Jones opened the door, a waft of chilly air and snow flew into the hallway. Alarm sounds the very second the door opened, then we all rushed out the door. Slesher though stopped, as soon as about four gaurds showed up, two on each side. They pointed and shot their anti-telekinesis guns, one went down with body flailing, as if they were having a seizure. I stopped and crouched by them, tried picking them up as another one of their teathers from their guns whistled past my head.

“No use!” Jones said as he grabbed me by the shoulder and pulled me up. “He’s gone. We must go.”

I let go of the fallen kinesis user and ran, Another fell right when we started running again, a black haired woman who couldn’t have been no older than early twenties was hit. More came running and shooting away at us. More fell, such a terrible fate to be hit by one of those. Once cuaght and hit by one of then, everything that makes you you in your brain gets shut down, and you’re basically a livijg shell of your former self. Then they would take you, and put you in a machine where thet nake you waych something that turns you over to being a mindless zombie, fully understand their control. It’s truly a worse fate than death. I have seen a few in my time here, their eyes just stare blankly at you. Cold unwavering eyes that never blink and never show any emotions, or any sign of individuality and consciousness.

The gaurds came closer and even more came, more than there ever are at one time. People fell left and right, I’ve had more close calls than a busy street intersection with no street lights or stop signs and everyone just went when they think they can get through. The fence and edge of the property was finally nearing. I used my telekinesis and ripped a hole in the fence, nobody else would have been able to do that, however. Their fence was made to withstand telekinesis powers, but not strong enough apparently. I ran through the opening I created, the noticed that Jones, not anyone else was near me. I turned around to see guards running after me and my friends and others either shot, or tackled to the ground. Jokes mouthed “go” at me with an angry face. His gaurd punched him in the head qnd knocked him unconscious. I grabbed a boulder nearby and launched it at the fence to clock their way through. Then, I ran. Ran as far as my legs could carry me.


The Death OF Chester Bennington And How Serious Depression Really Is

The lead singer of Linkin Park left the world of his fans devastated (including me), and some of us couldn’t really believe it at first. I thought it was a bad joke at first, however, I’ve recently come to terms with it myself. Chester Bennington had some serious depression problems, stating once in an interview: “This place right here, this skull in between my ears. That is a bad neighborhood. I should not be in there alone.” There are however, a lot of people that are the same way. Many of the reasons for Linkin Park’s success, is that Chester’s lyrics are so relatable to many people. And he, like many artists, write their songs from what they feel and think. And many people have expressed that Linkin Park’s music have helped them through tough times in their lives.

Many people tend to commit suicide for any number of reasons, and a lot of those things can be rough to go through alone, especially when no one seems to care at all and they’re feeling like everyone would be better off without them. Not many people really do seem to realize, or even care to see how bad depression can be. That they never take it seriously, sometimes, some people will just say “get over it.” or “No you’re not, just change your thinking and you’ll be fine.” Even though, the statistics of depression and suicide show otherwise of how serious a problem it really can be.

What can help, is actively helping those who struggle with depression, get them to see professional help, or get them to eat healthy, exercise. Long walks in nature can be quite the anti-depressant itself, as well as owning a cat, or even a dog. As well as any number of other things like any kind of art such as, writing, music, or painting/drawing.  Any number of those things can help a person who is suffering from depression.

Writing… And Apology

I’m sorry for being away for so long, haven’t had much time in writing posts or looking at other’s blogs. Also, my laptop had to be reset, that took a while for me to get it back into working again and to get things that I had on it before back as well. But anyways, I’ve been getting some time to write my book at least though. Before, it was fourteen chapters with just over 20,000 words in it, and the story was almost complete, so I decided to rewrite it. It is coming along better than before. And for my second book, I’m going to do things a little different, I’m going to actually study some things for it, as well as plan the entire main plot and the characters out. Something I didn’t do with my current book. Which is taking me forever because of not doing that. Anyways, again, I’m sorry, and I will try to get to being active on here. More active then I ever was before as well. 

NASA Announces Discovery of Seven Exoplanets

NASA Announces Discovery of Seven Exoplanets

(Featured image credits to the Facebook page ICraveScience)

With how vast the universe is, with billions of stars in each of the trillions of galaxies in it. We may find life on another planet, eventually. It’s only a matter of time until we do find life on another planet.

NASA streamed a live event on February 22 in a press release of a discovery of a lifetime, seven planets orbiting a dwarf star. The solar system in which they discovered is called Trappist-1. Three planets of which are in the habitable zone of the star. Two are a little smaller than our own Earth, and the farthest planet in the zone is slightly larger than that of Earth. About 13% bigger. They all could potentially contain water on their surface. Two planets were first discovered in 2016, then five more were discovered.

Potentially, all of the seven planets could contain water, if they have the right atmospheres. However, the best chances of any of them, are the ones in the habitable zone.

The solar system, Trappist-1, is about 40 light-years (235 trillion miles) from Earth. Making it relatively close to our own solar system.

It is hopeful that in the near future, we will be able to see what the atmospheric pressure is on the three rocky planets.

The first planet (Trappist-1e), is the closest one to the star in the habitable zone. It receives about as much sunlight as the Earth. The second one (Trappist-1f), receives about as much sunlight as Mars. And the third one (Trappist-1g), receives as much light as between Mars and the asteroid belt. (As per what was said in the press release on Wednesday.)

Writing My Novels

I’ve decided, that after I finish writing The Dark Mage, my second book will be a dystopian novel. The book will be from an idea for a book that i had four years ago and had started trying to write it. The book is aboht a world that is in ruins from a certain kind of group of angels that didn’t fight when the war was started by Lucifer. They were going going ti be executed by the Archangel Micheal, but they all left and started being reincarnated as humans. They became known as “The Lost Few”.

The protagonist, John Warren, is a part of this group of angels. However, he decided to pick a side to fight on. While most of the others decided to take Earth as their own to rule over. John and the others tried to stop them. But failed. So now they are trying to take the world back from the fallen angels and try to help the humans recover from the ordeal of the fallen angels.

New Movie This Month: Assassin’s Creed

New Movie This Month: Assassin’s Creed

My computer’s fan is in need of repair and is in a computer shop for the repairs it needs. It has been making a loud, annoying noise that makes it hard fir me to focus on whatever I’m writing, so I’ve decided to write this using my phone. Which isn’t all that reliable, as my typing using my phone is a bit hard when auro correct doesn’t help that much. So please, bear with me on this.

While everyone is talking about the new Star Wars movie that has come out recently, I’m more excited about another possible movie franchise that could start with a movie that is coming out on the 21rst of this month. Called Assassin’s Creed. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a movie based on the franchise video games by the production company Ubisoft. Which has also published books featuring the stories of most of the games that have been released. The world of Assassin’s Creed revolves around an age old war between the Templar Order and the Assassin Brotherhood. The Templars have always tried gaining technology of a precursor race to the humans, to try and gain control of the entire world, the Assassins “hide in the shadows to serve the light” to stop them ay every turn.

IMDb rating is 9/10 pre-release. Some have high hopes for the movie, as well as me. I hahe played about half of the games that have been released so far (I have not had thw time nor tge money to play all of them, which all of them looked quite fun ti play!) And have read oje of tge books that has been based off of ome of the games, and have another book based off of another of the games.

The plot of the movie apparently takes place mostly in the present time, but also srill goes to one of the past members of the Assassin Brotherhood. Which would be one of the protagonist’s ancestors. Such as how the game’s plots are. The protagonist’s name in this one is Callum Lynch, who is taken by a company known as Abstergo Industries, which is the present time Templar Order, to find one of those technologies known as the Apple Of Eden. If you’re interested in this movie, here’s the latest trailer that has been released to date.

Anime Review: Tokyo Ravens

Anime Review: Tokyo Ravens

I’ve decided to start doing another thing for writing, reviewing anime. Which is another thing I like to enjoy doing, which is watching anime. One anime that I recently watched in the last few months is a fantasy anime called Tokyo Ravens. I will give a warning right now though, this has some plot spoilers, but not enough to ruin the entire anime. It has become one of my most favorite anime actually. It had everything I love to see in a story, magic, action, a bit of comedy, and some romance. I wasn’t sure of what to make of the anime when I first decided to watch it, but after I gotten into the first episode, I was hooked. The protagonist is a member of the Tsuchimikado family, who was born without the magical ability to see spirits and mana by the name of Harutora. The world gets protected by people such as the Tsuchimikado family, which are known as Onmyo mages. People who protect the world against evil spirits as seers and magic users who can also control shikigami.

As an English major, I could see things coming from a mile away. Even with some things I wasn’t so sure about. Like Haruta actually being the reincarnation of an infamous person known as Yakou Tsuchimikado. I felt like this was a great plot twist, seeing as how Yakou said that he would be reincarnated into the son of a main branch of the family, yet, Harutora was said to be born of a side branch of the family. He was actually switched at birth and placed a spell, so that he can’t remember anything of his past life as Yakou. Him not being able to see spirits or mana was a side effect of the spell. Anyways, I really enjoyed this anime, and would love to watch again. I feel as if it ended way too shortly. It could go on for longer than it did, which was 24 episodes. The anime was perfectly paced in my opinion, giving enough action, comedy, and foreshadowing to set the plot in motion. Coupled with plot twisting flashbacks that can make your head spin.

The character development of each characters were great, but felt a little slow at times. As it took Harutora a while to figure out how to see and utilize the mana in the air with his own. Despite training forever to learn how to.  His best friend, Touji’s character development didn’t seem like there was much there, but it was still great, as to what he had to go through in his past and what he was becoming. He wasn’t born into any Onmyo family, but he was caught in an incident in Kyoto that caused him to become a seer. Natsume Tsuchimikado, who was actually the one who was born of the side branch, was told that she was of the main branch of the family and was the one who convinced Harutora to keep his promise he made to her when they were younger, for him to be her familiar. However, her feelings towards him were much more than just wanting him to be her familiar. Which can be caught up on. Early on in fact, as she was the one who had made a shikigami to watch over Harutora when he was in a regular school. It took her a while to be able to reveal her feelings that she has towards him. She was a gifted Onmyo mage, however. And her character as trying to pose as a boy in their Onmyo school as per family traditions made her a hilariously lovable character.