I write about pop culture and life in a philosophical way. Main topics include Skins, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, The Big Bang Theory, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Ed Sheeran. I will also include anything else that tickles me. Feel free to say hi. Always glad to hear from all of you.
Thank you for existing.
“If I’d just met you, Anwar. I’d rather slit my wrists than give you one.”
“Is that it? Are you the only person in the world that’s been let down? The only one that’s been hurt, abandoned. Are you? So what gives you the right to act like you are?”
“I’ve been thinking about what Chris would have wanted me to say today. The advice he’d give me, which’d be something like, ‘Know what, babe? Fuck it. These guys know all about me. Tell them about someone else.’ So I thought I’d tell you about a hero of Chris’s, a man called Captain Joe Kittinger. In 1960, climbing into a foil balloon, Captain Joe ascended 32 kilometers into the stratosphere. And then, armed with only a parachute, he jumped out. He fell for four minutes and thirty-six seconds, reaching seven hundred and forty miles per hour before opening his parachute five kilometers above the Earth. It had never been done before, and it’s never been done since. He did it just because he could. And that’s why Chris loved him - because the thing about Chris was, he said yes. He said yes to everything. He loved everyone. And he was the bravest boy - man - I knew. And that was - he flung himself out of a foil balloon every day. Because he could. Because he was. And that’s why - and that’s why we, we loved him.”
“If you can’t talk to your best mate about it, then maybe it’s not awkward but completely fucking shit.”
“I think I’ve finally realized what it means to be a grown up. I always wondered, you know. But it’s easy. It’s when you have to decide, one way or another. And nobody can help you. If I do nothing, six months from now I’ll have a baby. People need to know that…But they’ll be hurt and angry and I’m petrified. That’s probably why I’m having a little difficulty taking this exam seriously.” (in Spanish)
Top 5 Jal Moments
(2x8) Jal during her Spanish Exam: The reason I adore Jal is that she has a good head on her shoulder and she sees things for what they are. Why? She is a strong person. In her Spanish exam she not only rocked fluent Spanish but she summed up what I feel being a grown up truly is. Making decisions. hard ones. Then having to deal with what comes from those decisions head on. This moment Jal truly becomes the woman she was inevitably going to become. A wise and feisty one at that.
(2x10) Jal’s Funeral Speech: It is hard to speak at funerals especially when you lose someone who means the world to you. Jal speaks from the heart and is strong enough to endure her words. To remember Chris. It is easier to breakdown and give in. However to remember makes you a fighter and it means your love is the fighting kind. This moment made me sob.
(2x5) Jal Stealing the Hat: I loved this scene because it showed a side of Jal we never saw before. A fun and rebellious side. There’s more to this talented and intelligent girl. She can be full of surprises.
(2x5) Jal in Response to Chris’s Presentation: Again strength. Sometimes people excuse bad behavior due to tough challenges in life. The truth is we all have challenges in life it is what we do with them that makes us who we are. Our stories are there to explain why certain things are hard for us but they certainly should not be used as an excuse. Jal pushes back at Chris giving him perspective. She’s a wise one.
(2x4) Jal Holding Court to Miserable and Pathetic Boys: All the boys have an issue and they are telling Jal about their issues. She gives them advice and also judgment. I like this scene because she really is the quiet mama bear of the group.