Saturday, December 16, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is even worse than the prequels. There, I said it


Okay, long rant on Star Wars: The Last Jedi (TLJ) incoming. Major spoilers incoming, so do give this status a skip if you have not watched the movie.

With that said, let's get into the movie.

I hated the fact that they made Luke kissed his sister! And that Darth Vader was Luke's father!

Okay, I kid, but major, spoilers. You have been warned.

I had really high hopes for the movie and the trailer looked good, so I thought The Last Jedi will build and expand on the story set forth by the Force Awakens (TFA), which I felt was really lousy story writing.

But there were interesting premises set forth in TFA, like Snoke's identity and Rey's parents, and I felt TLJ is the chance to at least make the new trilogies right. I didn't like TFA, but decided that TLJ deserved a chance. Maybe the writers had interesting concepts in TFA that are worth exploring. Maybe TLJ will be like Empire Strikes Back.

Except it didn't. It sucked. MAJORLY.

It's like the people in charge of the TLJ story asked themselves what is the best way they can utterly ruin the vast and rich story of the Star Wars universe and decided to do even worse. The whole TLJ story felt like the storywriters decided to take a huge dump on all the lore that the Star Wars universe has been patiently building over the decades.

The movie is okay if you watch it as a standalone movie. They have a lot of intense moments. The acting is enjoyable to watch and the visuals are breathtaking. But it isn't. The good things in the movie can't even begin to save the cons. I hated A LOT of things in the movie.

Again, major spoilers.

Here are the things I hate:

1. The might of the First Order (FO) and the lame-ass Resistance

A lot of questions are left unanswered about the FO. How did they get so powerful? How after the destruction of the two Death Stars, the decisive battle of Jakku with the Rebel Alliance's victory, can the remnants of the Empire still be so powerful? And you would have imagined that with the destruction of the Starkiller base, the FO would at least be weakened, but no.

In TLJ, the FO still has control over so many starships while the Resistance is reduced to one pitiful Cruiser. And at the end of the movie, only like less than 40 members of the Resistance remained. The current state of the Resistance is even worse than when the Rebels Phoenix series first started. It is not logical at all how a force that has been consistently scoring so many victories be left in such a sad state?

It feels like all the past victories against the Empire and FO counted towards nothing. TLJ essentially spat at everything that the good guys achieved. Or what we thought they achieved. The sheer strength of the FO doesn't make even the slightest sense in the established lore of Star Wars.

I know you would want to make your enemy as scary and intimidating as possible, but the FO is just absurd.

Maybe the writer of TLJ might as well be a stormtrooper in hiding.

2. All the unnecessary deaths, ala GOT style

Snoke, Luke, and almost the entire Resistance got killed off in this movie. Which I really don't understand the need to. I know the writers are really hung up on the "Let the past die" part, like the emo Kylo Ren they are, but they felt poorly handled.

Like Snoke, for example. You spend so much time building him up in TFA, cast him in such mystery, have everyone question his identity for two years, then give a big middle finger to the fans but having him killed off in such a pathetic way. No battles, nothing. Just a stupid cheap lightsaber trick.

Again, the writers of TLJ didn't even have an ounce of concern over what the story has achieved so far.

Luke's death also felt forced. If I would have done it, and if I would want Luke to die, I would have let him left up his X-Wing from the sea, travel to the planet and go out Obi Wan style when Kylo Ren struck him.

It would have been such a strong symbolism, having him lift the X-Wing after meeting Yoda, showing how much he has progressed since his day at Dagobah, and then letting him go out like his master. But nope, instead, he force projected himself and came up with a cheap hologram trick instead.

And don't even get me started on how they off-ed Admiral Ackbar and the whole leadership of the Resistance. Do these people have some sort of grudge against anything that has to do with the past of the films? Their deaths all felt forced, shoe-horned in. The most ironic thing is how they could have killed off Leia as well, but for some deus ex machina reason chose to only retain her out of all the old cast. Oops.

I have a lot more dislikes about the movie.

Like how Captain Phasma is again a token character. Nuff said.

How Finn and Rose travelling to the casino world can completely be omitted from the movie without making a difference. And how they are essentially the reason all the transport ships got destroyed. I mean, shouldn't have them been let in on the plan to use the cruiser as a decoy, so they don't accidentally cause the demise of the rest of the Resistance forces? Plus Poe, Finn and Rose should be tried as mutineers who put the whole plan to jeopardy.

How Rey's parents' identity felt like a giant troll move to the fans. You don't tease so much of her ability in TFA and then choose to say, "Uh-huh, we're just kidding. Rey's parents are no one!" It really felt like the decision to make her parents no one is a last minute move.

In short, they rushed the entire "let the past die" premise. It felt forced and unnecessary, like they just wanted to start anew without caring how logical the new story would turn out. Without caring how TLJ fit into the whole Star Wars universe.

This is my biggest gripe of the whole film: TLJ writers are not really fans of the Star Wars franchise. Maybe that's why there's such huge discrepancy between the critics and the fans' score on Rotten Tomatoes.


If I could say, TLJ felt worse than the prequels. At least the prequel's storyline made sense.

Monday, December 11, 2017

By My Side (JinnyBoyTV, 2017) Movie Review


I bought this movie from iTunes because I wanted to support JinnyBoy's first movie and it's probably my best purchase off iTunes. Granted, it's my only purchase off iTunes, but still, JinnyBoy did amazingly well for this movie. #MalaysianCinemaGotHope

The story mirrors the premise of the widely popular Taiwanese film Apple of My Eye (那些年,我們一起追的女孩), a story our first loves and growing up, this time told from a Malaysian's point of view.

The story hit home on a lot of fronts, about how we eventually grow apart, how we move on in life and how things change in life, and manages to balance out the humour and the emotions. Watching the movie made me think back on the path that I had taken since leaving Malaysia, and how life had changed so much since the last I was in the white and green uniform.

Love how the story got told, simple but yet strong on the message at the same time, and how they concluded the story. The movie didn't feel the need to explain everything in it, they just show the important parts and leave it to the audience to fill in the blanks. No long boring expositions.

Really beautiful and tear-jerking. The 2 hours of the film felt too short, to be honest, but I guess this is what good stories do. They always leave you wanting more. It got me sad too, reminiscing of my own story, my own regrets and what-ifs. But like how we choose to look at life sometimes, I like how the story ended off with a hopeful but yet bittersweet ending. That our first love is but a chapter in our life. It is not the end, you just have to just keep flipping the pages.

I highly recommend it for my fellow Malaysians who left our home to find a better life elsewhere and also to anyone who has been through relationships and goodbyes. And a very well done to JinnyboyTV for putting up such a superb movie. $20 well spent.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Disney / Pixar's Coco (2017) Film Review

"Watch this movie, I tell ya!"

This movie was wholesome and entertaining.

It's a shame that Disney/Pixar didn't put more money into publicizing this movie, as it has a solid story and cinematography from the start, balancing all the light and heavy parts in a way that only Pixar knows how. Of course, wonderful twist as well.

Would easily rate it a 9/10 - my only complaint was that climax was resolved rather quickly and expectedly - but it was minor compared to how the story looked as a whole. Loved the colours and culture, loved the relatable story and loved the message of family and memories.

Definitely a Christmas movie worth watching with your loved ones. Tearjerker moments involved as well.

P/s: I  think this is way better than Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Justice League (2017) Film Review


[Spoiler-free review]

Went in expecting a mess like BvS, given the fairly negative reviews, but walked out somewhat satisfied that they didn't completely burn the whole movie down and am somewhat looking forward to the next one in the series, which should be more or less confirmed given the end credit scene.

(P/s: There are two end credits scenes so be sure to sit all the way to the end!)

Personally, I liked this movie more compared to Thor: Ragnarok, which was too comedic for me. I felt that there was a good balance between the dark and light elements in the film, contrary to the consistently dark theme that is the signature of Synder's films. Thank God they brought in Whedon, I guess.

The story is coherent without the film trying to inject too many tidbits and I enjoyed the team dynamics of the group. Miller's Flash is quite the comic relief while Momoa's Aquaman is just badass. Out of the entire group, I think that Miller and Momoa are cast quite aptly - Gadot's Wonder Woman is also without a question also one of the best cast - but Batman, Superman, and Cyborg are just meh. But 3/6, so I guess it's not too bad.

The final fight scene is a bit of disappointment, will elaborate later, but on a whole, I enjoyed watching the movie, unlike BvS where I was squirming in my seat. Between Avengers and Justice League, I would currently prefer Justice League now, because when it comes to movies, I prefer a little sense of realism in it.

Justice League, for now, is able to straddle this balance. There are deaths in the movie when the bad guy attacks and you can feel that there is a stake involved. Unlike the Marvel movies where the entire New York can get attacked with not even one mention of casualties, I prefer the approach that Justice League took. That you know, there are costs and loses when heroes fight.

Just don't go the Synder extreme of extremely dark and imposing.

Now on to the spoiler review.


[Spoilers ahead]

Thanos is secretly Thor's older brother. Just look at their names. Okay, but jokes aside, this review is gonna have spoilers. You have been warned.

I didn't like how Superman is constantly being portrayed as so OP in the movie. It's like the team could not function or defeat any bad guys without him. The film is about the Justice League, not Superman's League.

When Batman suggested bringing Superman back and when the presence of Superman essentially won the entire final boss fight which the whole team was struggling with, it kinda killed the mood of the movie. I mean like you guys are useless without Superman?

I mean I know how Superman is literally like the DC God, but seriously, his OP-ness is just taking the fun away from the movie. I would really love to see how each team member brings their own weight to the fight and having Superman carry the entire team is boring. If I want to see 1 person carry the entire team I would have watched a Dota Match.

Still, there are many nice moments in this movie. The part where the badass looking Aquaman started blurting out all his true feelings without knowing that he was sitting on the lasso of truth, it makes the movie feels so much more authentic and relatable. That these people are in fact a team. And it was fun to watch. That scene is perhaps the most memorable out of the entire movie to me.

I also liked how the movie featured the plight of a normal family living near the lair of the bad guy and how essentially the superheroes are their only hope of staying alive. Rather than just portray everything from the heroes' perspective, the movie chooses to highlight how all the big fights impact the lives of the smaller people, which I feel is something that is unique to the DC films, and drives home the theme of how a superhero fits in a world of normal people.

[Spoilers end]

Tbh, I do enjoy the direction that the Justice League movie took and I think it's worth watching. I just hope Synder won't turn it all around and make another cringey movie that is Batman vs Superman again.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

[Short Story - Lame] Fastest Reaction

Original Prompt: You have one of the fastest reaction in the world. Your body reacts to something before your mind even realizes it. One day, your hands start doing the motion as if you were catching something. But you couldn't catch it. You do this for many years. After 10 years, you finally succeed.

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"You know, if you're feeling cold, you can head into my house and warm up. My parents aren't home," Lucy smiled as she said that. Her finger twirled in her blond hair.

My heart skipped a beat seeing her smile. Out of all the girls in school, Lucy had the most radiant of them all. I looked into her house, then back to her. My hands dug deeper into my jacket. Lucy's invitation was tempting, but my mum's lessons on being a gentleman echoed in my mind.

I shook my head. "Nah, it's okay. Wouldn't be good if I do that."

"Oh," Lucy simply said, before going back into her house. Her smile was no longer there. "Goodbye then."

"Goodbye," I tried to say, but the door closed in front of me. I walked away, feeling proud of myself. It was a good date that evening. I had brought Lucy to the skating rink and the movies, and we both enjoyed our time together.

A few feet away from her house, however, my hands started to swing upwards, as if it was trying to catch something. It happened every fifteen minutes or so, palms outstretched, but never catching anything. And it continued throughout the weekend, then months, which evolved into years.

The condition baffled my parents and I. Doctors were not able to come up with an answer as well. Because of it, I was withdrawn from school, and I never saw Lucy again.

It was not until 10 years later, when I was browsing an AskReddit post, arms flinging beside me, when it hit me.

"She was asking me to go into her house so we could make out!" I shouted, alone in my mum's basement. My arm stopped shooting upwards, finally catching Lucy's intention.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

[Short Story - Action] Kidnapped Heroine

"What?" Captain Justice's face contorted into a shape that I had never seen before. I could hear him breathing heavily, perhaps trying to keep his anger under control. Probably the first time someone ever talked back to him. But as the constantly kidnapped victim, I figured that I had at least earned that right.

"You've heard me," I said as I freed my hands from the ropes that bound me earlier. "Since you're complaining so much, let me be the hero instead. You be the kidnapped heroine."

Captain Justice opened his mouth to say something, closed it, and walked away. He kicked one of El Loso's thugs in the process, sending the poor guy crashing through the nearest cubicle. Groans of pain followed. At least someone was having a worse week than mine.

I followed Captain Justice to the edge of the floor, near the broken window that he broke through. He was staring at the skyline below, the great city of Ipoh, the city under Captain Justice's watchful eyes. I could tell that he was still unhappy at my earlier outburst.

"Look, I'm sorry for what I said earlier," I placed my hands on his shoulder and squeezed it. "I shouldn't have asked you to be the kidnapped heroine instead."

"Besides, even if you're kidnapped, I'm sure you'll be out in a jiffy," I chucked at my own joke, trying to lighten the mood. It has been a long day for the both of us. El Loso, one of the Captain's many enemies, tried to turn the city's residents into Human Tacos for his latest plan.

To delay the Captain, he kidnapped me as a distraction. The fifth person to do so in a week. Unfortunately for El Loso, he severely miscalculated the Capatin's superspeed, and like many before him, was given a good beating even before he could say 'What?'

Captain Justice shook his head, still refusing to look at me. "You're right. For someone without powers, I cannot even begin to imagine how would you feel if you're constantly kidnapped to be used a a leverage against me. You have every right to be angry at me."

"Well, it's not that I-"

"Shhh." The Captain placed his finger on my lips. I felt the warmth of my blood rushing to my cheeks, as my heartbeat increased. He leaned in close to me. I could smell the sweat, and had to resist the temptation to run my hand down his back. Despite the inconveniences of being kidnapped, I did enjoy the thrill of being saved by perhaps the most eligible bachelor in the city.

"You have a right to be angry. And I am sorry for complaining about you being kidnapped every time by my enemies. They do think that you're my girlfriend, after all," the Captain whispered, his voice suddenly as sweet as honey. His finger moved from my lips to my hair. "I know how to finally make things right."

My heart wanted burst out in anticipation. I had hoped that all those kidnappings would be worth it, and finally it was coming true. "Are you asking me to be your girlfriend?" I gasped.

The Captain grinned. "No. I'm solving both our problems."

Before I could react, I felt a strong push from my back.

"Goodbye," I heard the Captain whisper, as I lost my balance and plunged from the 67th floor of the building.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

[Short Story - Wholesome] The Secret in the Ring

I still remember the day we exchanged rings. I asked Michelle if there was any reason why mine was thicker than hers, but yet lighter at the same time. She laughed it off, said that I was thinking too much, and threatened to leave me for her pet Maltese if I continued to pester her with stupid questions.

I responded by pulling her into my arms, locked her lips in mine, and shouted the loudest 'Yes' in my life. And that was it. The ring followed me ever since, for fifty straight years, right until the day Michelle passed away.

Looking at how the ring broke into two, I finally understood. Why my ring felt lighter than hers, even though it was supposed to be made of solid gold. It was hollow inside, with a note hidden in it.

"My love, if you're reading this, then I must be dead," the note read, in a handwriting that was painfully familiar. It was amazing how Michelle managed to fit a piece of paper into a place so tiny, but that was Michelle for me. Always slipping surprises into places that you would least expect. Lunch boxes, freshly ironed clothes pockets, even in my toothpaste tube.

"Just wanted you to know that marrying you was the best decision in my life, I love you," the note ended. Oh Michelle, even in death you're still able to surprise me. I put down the note on the table, my chest suddenly feeling heavy. The house never felt quieter, lonelier.

I never knew how much I would miss the sound of her voice nagging me to eat breakfast, the sight of her sitting in her favourite chair, the smell of her favourite shampoo. All I was left with were the memories with her. A bittersweet reminder of what I no longer have.

I picked up the note, wanting to read the message again. As the note hovered over the window, I noticed writings on the other page of the paper. I flipped the note to see another sentence written on the other side. "But if you happen to find this note a little too early, then oops! Still love you! <3 p="">
The date was signed on 14 September 1965. The date of our wedding. Michelle had written the note on our wedding date, not knowing when I would find it. I chuckled at the message. It was one of the many small little pranks she would play. "Looks like I found this just when you intended," I muttered, looking at the urn beside me.

I folded the small note, and placed it in a box together with the gifts that she has given me over the years.

The note in the ring was not the only note Michelle left me. Over the course of the next few months, I kept finding other notes around the house, hidden in places that Michelle knew I would not approach when she was alive. In the washing machine, the cabinet where she kept her sewing kit, the drawer filled with our bills.

The notes were more elaborate than the one in my ring, detailing experiences that we once shared. "Remember how you swore never to touch the washing machine after the mini flood you created?" read the note she had placed in the detergent box. It was like she had prepared for this her whole life.

I kept all of the notes in her box, labeling the place where I found them carefully. When it is my turn to leave, I will bring Michelle's box with me, together with all the notes, so that when I see her again, we can laugh and talk about all of them, just like how we have always done.

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Original prompt: It has been a year since your spouse mysteriously died. You are fidgeting with your wedding ring when a compartment opens and a note falls out. It starts, "My Love. If you are reading this, I must be dead...

Sunday, July 30, 2017

[Short Story] Six Kills

"Department of Statistical Measurement, Purgatory Division, may I know who's calling?"
"Yes, this is Alan here, calling about-"
"I'm sorry Alan, sir, you'll have to be more specific, we have tons of Alans coming coming into purgatory every day. What is your full name, date of birth and country of birth?"
Sorry, my name's Alan Tan Jie Shen, date of birth 20 May 1960, born in Singapore."
"Give me a second sir, as I try to find your records."
"Alright."
Death metal music plays softly in the background.
"Okay, Mr Alan, I have your records. Can I confirm your father's and mother's name please?"
"Tan Bo Seng and Patricia Wong Siu Lee."
"That is correct, Mr Alan. How can I be of service today?"
"Yes, I would like to complain about the statistics that you've measured for my life. You say that I have killed six people before, but for as long as I lived, I never killed anyone. I don't recall any of it. And now you guys want to send me to hell?"
"Hold on a second Mr Alan... yes according to our records, you have indeed killed six people before. We believe it's in a place called Numbani."
"What? Where the hell is that? I have never left Singapore before my entire life! How could I go to a place such as Numbani?"
"Ah, Mr Alan, we believe that particular place where Numbani is located is called Overwatch. That's where you made those kills. We even have records that you killed this woman called Mercy three times as well."
"Wait a minute, you're referring to that stupid computer game that my son tried to make me play? That isn't even real?"
"Mr Alan, are you a Christian?"
"Yes I am, but I don't see what is the connection here to-"
"What is commandment seven, Mr Alan?"
"What the hell? Like I said, I don't see what's the need here to-"
"What is the seventh commandment, Mr Alan?"
"Oh my fucking God, I don't have the time for this. I demand to speak to your supervisor! This is all one sick joke, I don't deserve this stupid standard-"
"The seventh commandment is 'Thou Shall Not Kill', Mr Alan. The commandment does not make exception. Thou shall not kill whether if it's in real life, in your fantasies or even in a game. So according to our records-"
"Stop! Stop right there! I demand to speak to your manager! This is ridiculous, I am not going to go to hell just because of imaginary people I killed in a game!"
"I'm sorry Mr Alan, but rules are rules. You yourself said this when you're alive. What the bible says is final and absolute. Games involved."
"No! Where is your manager? Ask him to talk to me, right now!"
"I am the manager, Mr Alan."
"Right, and I am God himself. What is your damn freaking name?"
"That is blasphemy, Mr Alan. My name is Simon Peter. I guard the gates."
"..."
"I'm sorry, Mr Alan, but given your records, you are doomed to hell."
"No, this must be some mistake! Please!"
"Goodbye Mr Alan, and thank you for calling."
Death metal music begins to play again, as Alan's screaming voice is swallowed by the portal that opened beneath him.

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Prompt: When a person dies and reaches the afterlife they can see their life's statistics which determine if they go to heaven or hell. Ex. How many people had crushes on them, how many swears etc. You die and find out you killed 6 people and have no recollection of it.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

[Short Story] Catchphrase

"Alright, alright, how about 'Shazam'?" I write down the phrase on the paper, below a few other dozen crossed words.

Nick shakes his head. "You can't. It's copyrighted. Captain Marvel, by DC."

"Ah, no wonder it felt familiar," I stare at all the words we have crossed out on the paper. I had imagined discovering a superpower would be more exciting than sitting in my room all day, brainstorming. "Wait, shouldn't Captain Marvel be Marvel's copyright, not DC?"

Nick gives an exasperated sigh. "Look, Amy, we've been here all day, are you going to do this, or what?"

"Alright, alright, I'm sorry," I say, as I cross off the word Shazam as well. Nick was right. The sun is already setting outside the window. We have been sitting in the room all day.

I write down another phrase on the paper. Nick laughs almost immediately. "Are you serious? Meow? That's what you're going for?"

My cheeks turn red as I quickly cross off that phrase as well. "I thought it was... cute."

Nick notices that I am angry, and quickly quiets down. His arm slowly slides behind my back, and pulls me closer to him. Despite feeling frustrated, I still love it when he does that. "Come one Amy, why can't you just shout anything that comes to your mind? I am sure what you shout is nothing to compared to your powers."

I lean my head on his soft shoulder. Nick is everything that I have in the world, and his shoulders have been my support for far too many problems that I have faced in life. When I first found out that I had teleportation powers, Nick is the first and only person I told. "I don't know Nick, a superhero has got to take care of her image, you know? What would all the other villains think of me if I scream something like 'cheesecake' or 'pooping' during a fight?"

"I think that is absolutely charming," he says, with that smile of his. "Speaking of cheesecake, don't you think it's time for a little break?"

I nod. All the thinking has made me quite hungry. I crumple the paper on the table and fling it to the wastepaper basket. "Seriously, what good is this power if I can't find an awesome catchphrase?"

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Prompt: You just found out that you have the power of teleportation, but it only works while you are screaming. You quickly learn the drawbacks to your new found superpowers.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

[Short Story - Action] To end all journeys

There were a hundred of us. Spread throughout the earth when it was created, with no knowledge of where we came from, or who created us. We watched as the earth boiled, cooled, and life slowly sprang up. We were there when the first bipedals emerged, slowly evolving until they resembled us. The homo sapiens.

Then we realized that we may have been put unto earth for a greater reason, and so we integrated into society. We helped produce the fire, invented the wheel, built great structures like the pyramid. We thought that it was our divine purpose, to lift the homo sapiens to a greater plane of existence. We were treated as gods and kings.

Rightly so too. Because we were given the gift of immortality. The hundred of us shaped the course of humanity as we saw fit, creating civilizations, ending them, starting wars, writing history. But that was so long ago.

We thought we were doing good, preparing the humans for what was intended for them. We thought we were the conduit to salvation, enlightenment. But they never came. As the humans grew, they began to see that our gift as more of a bad omen, and started to hunt us down. I was there when they captured Annika. The few of us saw how they tortured her, pushed her limits, just to see the extent of her powers.

It was the first time we knew how immortal we are too. Burning, drowning, dismembering, even blending, we could survive all that. She tried to kill herself numerous times, but we were also immune to our own attempts to take our lives.

When we saved her, even though her body was intact, her mind was gone. She was... broken. It was then when we discovered that we could kill each other as well. It was Jareb who put a pole through her heart in frustration. To our amazement, Annika's wounds did not heal. She remained dead, like a normal human. More than half of us chose death that day.

The rest of us, we walked away. Too cowardly to finish each other off. Too selfish to lose what we had. The rest of us went into hiding, and that was the last I ever heard from anyone. Our decision that day did not leave any room for those who had a change of heart, which I did.

After a few centuries of living, I was bored and tired. Humanity, despite all the technological advancements, were still dicks. I tried to make the world a better place, but no matter how hard I tried, the world remained rotten. There were things that even an immortal cannot do.

Sick of everything, I wanted to call quits. But the remaining immortals, I did not have any idea of how to find them. With seven billion humans around the planet, there was no way I could accurately narrow anyone down. It was then when I devised my plan. To once again influence the course of events of the world.

"Sir, sir? There seems to be a dozen missiles headed our way, and our defenses are not built to stop them!" a voice interrupts me. I turn to see the worried face of General Lancaster, beads of sweat already running down his face. The alarms are going off around the base, and I spot several red dots on the monitor behind him, headed for our location.

General Lancaster is not wrong to be worried, as the missiles launched Russians and Chinese as a response to our all out preemptive attack will surely decimate our location. It is what I am hoping for,after all. I grin at the general. "I know."

He opens his mouth to ask me a question, but a loud flash of light interrupts him. A loud blast follows promptly, and I see him, along with the rest of the place, slowly disintegrate before me. Everything is over in an instant.

After the blast, my body slowly begins to recover, each cell bonding with each other. I feel my body rebuilding itself, like how it has always been. Just that I have never been annihilated in a nuclear blast before. Two hours passes and before I knew it, I am standing in what used to be my office, a brand new person.

As the dust settles around me, I walk out to the open field, and admire the ash filled sky. Even if any normal human being survived the initial blasts, the resulting nuclear winter, in the next couple of years, will surely kill them. And then, I can finally set on the journey to find my brothers again, and beg them to finally end my life.

I am sure they will.

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Prompt: You are an immortal, tired of living. With the knowledge that no one can kill an immortal but an immortal, you set out on a journey to end all journeys, literally.

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