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.

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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.

Appendicitis

I had decided to go to the ER yesterday morning at around 9 am CST, for stomach pain that started around midnight and never went away. They found that it was possible that I had an acute appendicitis. So I went through surgery later in the day. They told me that if I would have waited for another day to go in, it would have become a full blown appendicitis.

I’m out of the hospital a day later now. Having just got home. Feeling sore all over my stomach now. Despite the pain and soreness, I’m glad I went in when I did. This was my first surgery, I hope that I will never have to go through another one again.