Mars Base: Short Story

I have just got to mars.  The journey here felt like hell.  Three Hundred days of floating in the dark emptiness of space.  The only entertainment is a man who somehow made a radio that can connect to my radio.  Now that I think of it the International Space Station hasn’t contacted me for 100 days. I am starting to think that they forgot about me or a plague has hit the earth hard and nobody has informed me.  It’s different up here. It’s weird not having gravity for a year and then out of the blue having gravity pull your legs to the soil for the first time in what feels like an eternity. Of course, I have been doing my exercises and keeping healthy so my performance in mars is in tip-top shape.  At the moment this amazing planet is empty with no structures on it other than my own ship and the materials to build the Mars 2050 tent system, a system built by the smartest people on planet Earth. It tells me where the most important resources are and how to use them. It is built in a tent that contains oxygen in it so I can take my suit off and start the first mars base.  My ship also contained 20 bags of soil and also plenty of seeds to plant and plenty of water for me to survive at least a year. I think I have made plenty of progress in just the first day though I am not going to sleep in the tent because it feels like there are 1 million pins and needles in my body. It has been a great and productive day so I think I’m going to hit the hay until tomorrow.  

The strangest thing just happened to me last night.  I woke up to the sounds of static on my radio aggressively rumbling with the sound, like somebody was trying to contact me.  At first, I thought it was my pal that I met on my trip here but he had already contacted me when I had gotten to mars. I had to turn the dials a bit to get the message and I got the message.  I was shocked to hear the space station contact me ever since they abandoned me. It was so satisfying knowing that the space station was still running. I figured they hadn’t forgotten me because the man on the radio explained everything.  He told me that the station had to do renovations with their radios so they could contact me on mars. They told me that I could change the world. It was their main priority to start colonizing Mars with their first task being to survey Mars in person.  I exited my ship and stepped on the red soil there wasn’t much to see other than the rock formations and the dusty soil on the ground. I then saw a bright light come out of nowhere. I approached and found one of the most fascinating metals I have ever seen.  I told the station about my discovery and they were amazed. They had never seen anything like it. There is something about this metal. It feels extremely precious. I feel like smeagle from the Hobbit. I feel like this metal is worth more than my life. Is that why I’m here, to find a metal that the world could use.  I feel so powerful having this metal. Two hours have passed of me just planting all of my crops and placing soil down. I think I might go on another survey of the land to see what else I can find. I passed through plenty of hills looking like I’m in the badlands. I found nothing on my survey and as much as I would like to continue on my survey it is getting late and I need to sleep for health reasons so I will have to write more tomorrow.

Day 3 had passed.  Nothing really exciting occurred other than me staying in my tent helping my plants grow.  Though I am concerned, I have found a giant cloud of dust in the distance that looked like it had started to come closer to me.  This means my tent might be destroyed and I might get demolished by millions of tiny rocks. Worst-case scenario my ship gets crushed into a paste and I get killed by rocks penetrating my body.  Best case scenario the storm drifts off a different direction. Now that I think of it this could be the end of my adventure of me living on Mars. I can’t concentrate thinking that I could be dead by tomorrow so I’m going to sleep on it. 
I woke to hear my commander telling me that there is a ship coming for me and the metal I had found.  I thought that this would be the end of my trip to mars until I heard It would be another 3 days until it got here which I find surprising about the tech that had changed in the 300 days.  They now have ships that can go at the speed of light and get anywhere really fast. They have improved so much than when it was 2048. But that is how the world works and I have to do my job.  Today I felt like progressing farther than I could any other day. I put the precious metal in a scanner I found in my tent. I was amazed by what I could do with it. The scanner gave me options to build a new structure.  A metal structure that could withhold any blasts or damage taken by it. It was stronger than diamonds. Anyway, the scanner gave me an option to build a strong small box-like house that I agreed to make. Throughout the day a ton of drones printed the structure for me to live in.  I felt like it wasn’t enough to be a good living home so I used my resource finder from the tent so I could look for resources to turn into furniture. It was the greatest house on Mars that I have ever seen. I am going to sleep satisfied because I had made the first actual Mars base even though I did use a resource that I wasn’t supposed to.  I think I am going to sleep in my new base because the storm is really close to where I am. Before I forget I am going to bring my radio and other valuables inside my base.

I woke up to what sounded like rain.  When I looked out of my little peephole I found that the shuttle crashed and my tent slightly damaged because I had put a screen on top of it when creating my base.  I also got a message that the other shuttle will be early tomorrow. This scared me because of all the things I did that I wasn’t supposed to do, so I made a plan to stay on Mars.  So far Mars hasn’t been that exciting and my base was invincible so what I decided to do was lock my house door when they come. I also needed to move the plants into a base with indestructibility so I went on an expedition to find some more of that sweet sweet metal.  It took me a while but I did find some. I also found the Mars Curiosity rover and fixed it up to be like my friend in space. When I got back to my base I quickly built my structure over the plants and moved all the valuable things back into one of my bases. I went to sleep scared and anxious for the next day to come. 

 I woke up and realized today was the day.  I was either going to be sent back home or stay on mars.  The space ship had landed on Mars and was going to pick me up but I just stayed inside.  I locked the door. They knocked on the door telling me that my ride had arrived. He told me that if I didn’t leave now that I would be executed.  I stayed calm until out of nowhere he somehow started cutting down the door so I had no choice but to surrender. He surprisingly wasn’t angry that I had wasted the metal.  It felt like defeat when I boarded the ship. It told me that considering the consequences I should always do the right thing. I do feel proud that I was the first man on Mars which I count as a victory.

At last, my trip was over.  I feel like my time was wasted counting it took me almost a year to get to Mars but they took me back only a week later.  The good thing about this is that I am now a national icon and I was told I changed the world forever. I have been told I will be sent on more expeditions for the days to come but for now, all I can do is be grateful.

The Hero’s Journey in The Terminator 2

Many movies and books follow a certain pattern. A formula you could say. They all follow the Hero’s journey. The Hero’s journey includes the ordinary world, the call to adventure, refusing the call, crossing the threshold, tests, allies, enemies, the ordeal, the supreme ordeal, and the reward and journey home. One of my favorite movies that accomplish this is, Terminator 2: Judgement Day.  Judgement Day has some of the greatest actors that I know because he has accomplished so much in his life is Arnold Schwarzenegger.  The movies run time is 2 hours and 36 minutes.

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

The Terminator is a masterpiece in my mind even though it follows the hero’s journey. I believe this is because you can see the protagonist being the Terminator or John Conner. The terminator starts off with John Conner, the main character, living with his foster parents being a troublemaker while his mother, Sarah Conner, in a mental hospital. John and his friend go to an arcade with money they stole from an ATM which is where the call to adventure starts. A Terminator type T-1000 shaped like a police officer asks around if they have seen John because it was sent there to kill John at whatever cost. When John runs away from the “Police” he gets trapped in a hall cornered by two men walking toward him and suddenly one pulls out a shotgun and shoots the other to protect John from the “police”. John doesn’t believe that this is real and refuses to go on the adventure, refusing the call. He decides to call his foster parents and finds out that they were killed by the T-1000, bad things happen after refusing the call. I personally think that this is a great way to start the film.
This is only part of the journey with crossing the threshold, tests, allies, enemies, the ordeal, the supreme ordeal, and the reward and journey home left. The terminator convinces John to go to the mental hospital to save his mother and they go, crossing the threshold. They make it to the hospital and get to John’s mom. She had also escaped, herself by killing a guard. She sees the Terminator and runs, for he had tried to kill her before John was born. She discovers that the Terminator is their friend and trusts him and they go out the elevator to escape, but it turns out that the Terminator T-1000 had been there too so he could attempt to kill John again but is stopped by the Terminator, creating enemies. The band goes to search for help so they can help Sarah with one of her objectives to destroy a lab where the first Terminator Chip gets built, and succeeds blowing it up but there are tons of police outside of the building, the ordeal.
This is when my favorite part of the movie occurs. The terminator gets a machine gun to shoot all the police with. He terminates almost all of them except for the T-1000 hiding in the group. The T-1000 gets in a helicopter to follow them to try once again. The 3 on the adventure run from the T-1000 in a large truck, not semi-large but like an ambulance. They are followed by the T-1000 and they are almost hit except for the fact that they got in a crash with a semi storing liquid nitrogen freezing the T-1000. The 3 go into a large construction factory with a lava pit in the middle of it. What they don’t know is that the T-1000 isn’t frozen and gets into the building for one more attempt to kill John. There is a whole chase scene and a couple fight scenes between the 2 Terminators and the Terminator T-1000 almost kills the Terminator leaving him on the ground with skin ripped off of him only leaving the metal pieces on the ground. The T-1000 goes off to find John and almost kills him but out of nowhere the Terminator throws him into the lava pool killing him forever, the supreme ordeal. The only problem now is that the Terminator still has a chip that must be destroyed so he has to also go into the lava pool to kill himself for the world’s greater good. Their rewards being alive and having the T-1000 killed and their life goes back to normal for the time being. The reward and journey back.
I think that Terminator 2 is a masterpiece of a film because the film has many points of view’s that we can see. I love this movie even though it has the hero’s journey because it is so much better than other movies and has a better plot than them. When you hear that the movie is a hero’s journey you immediately think that it has the same vibe as other but the terminator is different for some reason but I don’t know why and that’s why I love it. The Terminator 2 is a cinematic masterpiece which is why I enjoy it better than any other.

My Dream House

There are many things that make a dream house into a dream house.  I would need plenty of rooms for space. My dream house of course is big, but it isn’t too big.  I don’t want a mansion, I want a villa house. A stylish private home where people look at that house and think to themselves,  I wonder who lives there.  

My dream house would have plenty of rooms.  Some of the rooms include my kitchen, living room, bathroom, home theater, sauna, and master bedroom.  My kitchen would be quite large with lots of places for storage and spices. In my kitchen alone I would have at least 200 different types of spices for my food.  I imagine my kitchen to be like the Jurassic Park kitchen but only half of it, but with more modern day ovens and fridges. My fridge alone would be the stainless steel silver samsung smart fridge with water cooler and ice dispenser.  And my ovens would be propane ovens because of tradition. The counters all shining silver and glistening for my 5 star home cook chef to cook me my meals.  

To live in my dream house includes me having a living room.  My living room would be amazing. There would be very little to no electric powered light for my entire wall is covered in windows for me to see my pool and all the other houses under mine.  My furniture would include a Poltrona Frau Kennedee Curved Sofa and a Clyde Sofa for comfort.  My TV in my living room is a simple C-SEED Entertainment System. The blinds on my window would block everything out.  They would be white and also very expensive. My floor would be made out of the Brazilian walnut to make the place seem more authentic and I would have a simple glass table in between my couches for placing my food and drink on.  

Having a bathroom is one of the most important things in a house but it’s even better when you have a bathroom in a sauna.  I think my bathroom and my sauna fit in the same category so I will describe both. My bathroom would be big. So big that it fits a sauna in it.  In my bathroom there is a door to get into a new room and that room is the sauna. The sauna has plenty of space with a hippo sofa made of stainless steel so it doesn’t get destroyed.  The highest temperature that the sauna can get to is 30 degrees Celsius. The sauna isn’t the best part. In my bathroom I would have a slush machine for when I’m sitting on my high tech Japanese toilets with a bade.  My house would have a 360 degree rain shower so my showers take as little time as possible. My shower would also have a miniature waterproof TV in my shower for when I’m in the shower for 2 hours at a time because I realize I’m lonely in my house and my only other friend is Gertrude my chef.  

My home theater is one of the main attractions, alongside my master bedroom.  My home theater includes Flex HR series seats and the screen is 5 meters tall and 8.5 meters wide with a wide variety of choices on it from the newest of the new movies, not illegally downloaded,  to movies before time was created. All movies and TV shows on the one gigantic screen. To enhance the experience there are 3D glasses and popcorn makers along with fountain drink dispensers. Right next to the theater is my bedroom with carpet flooring,  a California king bed, with memory foam pillows and thick blankets. Next to the bed is another stainless steel silver samsung smart fridge with water cooler and ice dispenser for midnight snacks and drinks.  

Of course the reality of having my dream house is one in a million  so I won’t get my hopes up. My dream house would be perfect to me and one of the best anyone has ever seen because of all my goods.  Of course I would need to be rich to have this house and I am far from rich at the moment. I would do almost anything to spend a whole week in my dream house.

My Dream Car

I imagine myself, zooming on the horizon in my dream car.  The engine roaring in the distance, the burnouts ripping off the ground.  The car pulling out two steps making people think there is a bullet on the road.  People turning heads to see my amazing car. The acceleration going from 50-200 in less than 15 seconds.  All things that I imagine myself doing with my dream car. Of course, the truth is, I probably will never have my dream car because of the price, but if I put that aside and I imagine myself having that car, there would be so much that I could do with just one car.  

My dream car has to look nice.  Not like the ugly cars that have 5 million colours on it.  It would be the shape of a sports car. The Lola T165/70 body to be exact.    The primary colour would have to be red for that is my favorite colour and the secondary colour would be black because that would make it look like a normal sports car, not like the silly ones.  My car would have controllable suspension so I could ride it on the dirt roads. The rims of the wheels would have to be custom made by me. They would be primarily black with a few lines of red.  I wouldn’t have a spoiler because it throws away the original design of the car. I would have the glass bullet proofed as well as the tires. The outside of my car would be the best anyone has seen.

The interior would be even better than the exterior.  The seats would be made of leather for the outside. On the inside of the seats there would be a small memory foam pillow built into the place your head goes and where you butt is when you sit making it a very comfortable ride.  The seats would have multiple functions on it. There would be the seat heater and of course the seat cooler for the summer. The functions would be on a large screen in the center of the control area with surround sound speakers with radio, Bluetooth, and wire connected audio.  I would have the entire interior designed to be as comfortable as possible. Foam grips on the steering wheel along with heating and cooling. I would have it look like the interior of the Jaguar F-Type SVR Coupe red style. The cup holders would allow you to take them out only when needed and they are extra large for myself and my 2 liter drinks.  There are no back seats because of the Lola T165/70 design in general.  It would be the most comforting car in my life.

There would have to be many things to consider in the actual inside of the hood of the car.  I would need a high power engine and a two step extension. For the engine I would have an 812 Superfast 12-cylinder engine.  I would have a two step attachment put on the engine for show.  For the suspension I would have only the best that could withstand dirt roads and snow.  I would have 4WD (4 wheel drive) for more control. It would be the most powerful car that I can think of.

With this car I would need plenty of other accessories.  For sure I would need my own private racing track. So I could actually go my own speed limit because my dream car can go top speed of 400kph.  I would need to be rich because everything about my car is expensive. There is no way I could afford to pay for a car like this in at least 89 years.  I would need my dream house, and a lot of other useless accessories.  

The thing about having a dream car is that there is very little chance that I will own it anytime in my life.  But with technology changing so fast my dream car might only be a very small amount of money compared to other cars.  Having my dream car would be like a dream come true but what I realize is that it is important to believe in my dreams and to keep optimistic about them.  Because you never know they might just come true. But you must work to accomplish your dreams because it isn’t going to be easy just to get your dream.

Rosiness or Gloomy Gray, Helen Keller

Helen Keller was a very amazing person that accomplished many things in her life.  She was a blind and deaf person and also the first blind-deaf person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.  She was an author and also a political activist that wrote many famous quotes. One of those quotes is, keep your face toward the sunshine and you can’t see the shadow.  This quote can mean may to people but I will only give my opinion.

Face toward the sunshine has very little meaning in just the 4 words but if you explore for the explanation of the very few words you will find that it has much different meaning.  Face toward the sunshine in just the four words itself is like telling you to stare at the sun and burn your eyes, but that’s not it. When you look for meaning you will find that it means to face toward the greatness of your life, always look on the bright side of life.  You should know this because the full quote tells us to look at the sunshine not the shadow. The sun represents the happiness of our life, the gratitude of life, anything good you have or will experience. It shows us that we need to keep open minds on what is happening and look on the bright side of it.  It is all we love and all the existing gratefulness we experience in our everyday life.

The shadow in the quote is the exact opposite of that.  The quote tells us if we face toward the sun we can’t see the shadow showing me that the shadow is all of the worst.  The shadow is dark, gloomy, depressing. The shadow is what brings bad and horrible thoughts into people’s heads. If we face the shadow we see the bad things, the things we don’t want in our lives.  THe dark gloomy thoughts that somehow turn happiness into darkness. But when we look on the bright side of these gloomy bad things the shadow disappears until we look at the dark side again.   

When you put the sunshine and the shadow together it makes a quite confusing quote that is also explainable.  The quote tells us to, face toward the sunshine, and you can’t see the shadow. This tells me that when you are facing the sunshine, happiness,  you can’t see the shadow, the darkness in our lives, then our lives will be off to a great start. The quote doesn’t say anything about being at a great start but I think it does mean that because if I always look on the bright side of things I would be pretty happy with my life which isn’t the same case for most people.  People always see their life as terrible because they don’t see things as amazing. They don’t realize that life is a privilege, which is why we should all be trying to preserve it by making the world a great place as well. If I could I would become the greatest person I could be. The people who do their part in the world are facing the sunshine and focusing on the best thing there is in life and that is life itself.  The sun can stop people from seeing all the bad things all they need is to realize that they are in the shadow not the sunshine. The sun makes us better and happy people while the shadow does the opposite.

The quotes that Helen Keller wrote can change a person to realize what they are doing wrong and right in their lives.  I now understand that I should be the best I can be and to always look on the bright side of life. I understand that I should face the light so I can’t see all of my shadows and wrong doings.  It surprises me what one person in this world can accomplish.