Meeting the younger me

Reply to the daily prompt :

Good Tidings

 Present-day you meets 10-years-ago you for coffee. Share with your younger self the most challenging thing, the most rewarding thing, and the most fun thing they have to look forward to.

Hello there little girl!!!!
Here , I brought a chocolate for you. Yes, I know you don’t drink coffee, you are the 12 year old me remember. So , you want to know about the future , the challenges , rewards and the fun part.
        I know child you are going through hard times, world around you has gone topsy-turvy , life isn’t as you knew it and this is where you stop believing in miracles. Loosing someone so close to you is not easy to deal with.You are too young to be experiencing such things but you are also one of the bravest kids.Trust me you will pull through it ,just don’t let negative thoughts get you, be the optimistic person that you are.In the future whenever you face challenges trust yourself , you will take the right decisions for I have not done anything yet that I had to regret. Don’t underestimate yourself.
         The most rewarding thing for you is your childhood itself. Enjoy your school life ,pursue your dreams and yes don’t be shy or scared either , open up to the people you trust. Preserve your innocence and humanity ,they are your best traits , the best gift from your parents.
          The fun part begins in the second year of your college, that is when you come out of your shell and venture out. You get to explore the outside world ,the world apart from the books that you have been immersed in for so long. The new friends that you make will be the best achievements of your life ,treasure them.
      That’s all for you child, just follow your dreams ,take your decisions, it’s your life, take the lead.

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The minion madness

I don’t know  about others but I  for sure am spellbound by the magic of minions . What’s there not to love….the childlike behaviour, the gibberish and the giggles, the odd innocence ..all of it and many more endearing acts.

For those few who aren’t familiar with minions ,they are henchmen of Gru the criminal mastermind and protagonist of Despicable Me movie.Eric Gullion the art director of the movie is their creator ,they have been voiced by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud . Also minions are the official mascots for Illumination Entertainment . In the new trailer of upcoming movie “Minions” we find that they have existed since the time when  dinosaurs roamed the earth and have been searching for the most despicable master to serve since then. Well ,since I don’t want to spill the beans rest of the story you can find out by looking at the trailer.

It is said they have come from  same strand of mutated DNA. In appearance minions are similar in shape and size i.e. small, yellow  cylindrical in shape having one or two eyes with slight variations in height hair etc to tell them apart. They wear goggles accommodating their eyes , have only three fingers and go by many English names.

Now as for the personality these impulsive ,hard to control ,noisy ,creatures are extremely loyal to their master i.e. Gru . They are almost too willing to help with any evil plans and love trying new things . The idea of a heist or anything as such titillates them.  But , at the same time they are friendly and fun-loving.Don’t let their small size and simple-mindedness fool you for they are also extremely capable of building  weapons , operating computers , even driving .

If we look at why the Minions have become so popular with the audience worldwide ,there are numerous reasons .

First and foremost is their appearance , their behavior which is quite childish , the simple-mindedness makes them more adorable.Unlike others Gru and Minions share a relationship that is much more than a criminal mastermind and his henchmen. Gru knows all of them by name and even accedes most of their requests (including good night kisses :D)

The second is their unique language, the famed gibberish. Though they express themselves more through actions, one can notice few evident English or Spanish words in their jabber.Other languages such as French, Russian , Korean can also be heard in their speech.

In today’s humdrum where we are always dealing with immense workload and multiple deadlines , curbing our desire to have fun and enjoy ourselves ,minions get to play and party almost ever day. They are not bothered about anything, living their lives to the fullest. Thus our sub-conscious mind appeals to it because we too want a life like them devoid of any care and responsibilities.

Their impulsive nature is another reason, they don’t ponder upon the consequences of their actions. They are quite determined ,once they have made their mind about something they just go for it without waiting another second. We on the other hand think twice before acting, even if our heart desires for it.

The above reasons are only a few to mention, each one has their own for their likes or dislikes as I have mine. The first time I saw the Despicable Me movie I fell in love with the minions (sometimes even become one, talking in gibberish, singing the banana potato song…call me crazy :D) and that has compelled me to write this article.

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