Author Archives: AliRaeOak

About AliRaeOak

Studied Environmental Science/Works in Medicine/Adores Fashion/Obsessed with music/Constant daydreamer

Escape Essentially

Someone made a comment to me the other day that made me realize how different people can be. People’s perspectives of the world can differ so greatly even if those people have grown up in relatively similar conditions, similar education, … Continue reading

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Begin Again – Film Leftovers

The greatest thing about Begin Again is its authenticity. Whether this is a result of great acting, great directing or the camera capturing real moments between actors doesn’t really matter. The chemistry and resulting bond that develops between Greta (played … Continue reading

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Only Lovers Left Alive – Film Leftovers

Plenty of movies warn of the destruction cause by humans if their excessive consumerism and disregard for the environment continues. The film industry is rather saturated with dystopian films, even when only considering those made in the past ten years; Cloud Atlas, Children of … Continue reading

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What Kind of Future

The evening I started writing this was the evening I realized that we are responsible for ourselves and our lives. Doesn’t it sound like such an obvious statement? We are responsible, in control of who we are, what we do. … Continue reading

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An Exploration of Terminology – Live Music

After some thought I’ve decided I really like the term “live music.” My initial interpretation was to dismiss it with the perspective that music, whether hearing it performed by a live band or through speakers, is live or alive. It … Continue reading

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Artist Inspiration – Donald Glover

There doesn’t seem to be much Donald Glover can’t do. Writer, stand up comedian, actor, musician, producer, all around artist, this self proclaimed outcast seems to have found his place in the world – doing whatever the heck he wants. … Continue reading

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Wonder

I find people make a lot of excuses. Excuses for not going out, not trying things, not opening themselves up to something new. I make them for myself too. My usual excuse is that I don’t feel like doing something; … Continue reading

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