Tuesday, 5 May 2015

3D , Why bother

I still remember my first experience with a 3D movie and honestly, it was horrible. The Pirates of the Caribbean 3 had just come out and I think at the time only Sarit Center was showing the movie in 3D. It was all the fad and not wanting to be left behind being techno-savvy and what not I of course showed up on the premier weekend to soak in the awesomeness of Johnny Depp (No homo) wait , do people still say that or did it die a natural death like the show that spawned it.

That's besides the point, so I get there all excited and the cashier asks whether I want a front row seat or... the balcony. My face twists in fascination cause in my mind I'm picturing this secluded both atop the cinema from where I can look down upon the masses and wave. Rude shock alter, the balcony is a row of squeezed seats, heck even a matatu has more space that those so called balcony seats that cost a little extra (should have just bought popcorn).

The movie finally starts and I come to a realization, I really like 2D movies. The setup of the so called 3D movie is so that and image overlays another image to give an illusion of 3 dimensional object (epic fail FYI). Realizing I can't see diddly squat because of these overlays I take of the glasses, what's the worst that can happen right?

Fast forward 2 hrs and 20 minutes later as we are leaving the cinema hall and boom, a super migraine with vomiting and dizziness to boot. I barely made it home in one peace and continued to reel from the effects for at least another 12hrs.

So the Avengers movie recently came out and would you believe it, only available in 3D. I had to watch it but didn't stop me from cursing occasionally because of all the action scenes I kept missing because of the  3D effect. If you ask me, this must be the stupid invention anyone ever came up with, if I want to see 3D then I will look at the objects around me thank you very much. Its not a surprise the TV's didn't sell very well and yet people still make movies in 3D. Sometimes I really wonder about humanity and whether or not we truly are rational beings. Just SayinG

Sunday, 3 May 2015

My Little Addiction

Its almost 3am , I reach over for my phone eager to see if the troops and ready for battle. It seems I have become an addict to this fad of clash of clans. Its been about two weeks and I honestly think I've spent over 120hrs of my precious life trying to gain victories that hold no true value but then again not everything in life can hold value, right?

I had dismissed the game for long enough but due to a recent turn of events I found myself perusing apps on the Google play store and I thought to myself, why not give it a try, I had nothing to lose anyway. This has only equated to me spending countless hours watching timers count down so I can unlock more troops or gain elixir and gold much faster.

This got me thinking on the way we start to develop addictions, I once read that it takes 21 days to either acquire an addiction or break from one (don't take my word for it). I am yet to reach that day 21 but it is my belief that my fascination with this game compares to a new sound track that I will listen to over and over until it'll just stop being fun (I hope).

I'm starting to regret downloading that game but I know like cake, all good things must come to an end(Big fan of cake, big fan). So as I begin this new week I will try to slowly wean myself off the game by setting constructions that last more than 12 hours lol.

In conclusion ,if you're looking for something to pass the time and you don't mind a little addiction then to you I say play, play to your hearts content and I will see you on the flip side. Just SayinG