Sunday, June 1, 2014

Excellence & Entertainment

I was travelling from my college back to my home for my summer vacation. I travelled in a bus- a rickety old bus that was so slow that I could literally watch cycles whiz past us. Bored as I was I looked around to see my neighbor take out his Asus T100.


It was so sleek and wonderful in design that it caught my eye. At first I thought it was a tab but then noticed the guy take out a keyboard from his backpack and attach it in. Pretty cool, huh? A 10 inch tab or a frikking laptop.


He did some official work – or so I thought, because I saw him working on Microsoft Office 2013 on Windows 8.1. On asking him, he replied that the software was in-built and that he got them when he bought the tab-cum-laptop.

He then proceeded to gaming. Amazed at his audacity, I asked him about the battery backup and the processor speed. “11 hours and Intel quad core” he replied with a smug smile.



Intrigued, I proceeded to ask him about the device. After learning that it supported USB 3.0 and had IPS screen with 1366 x 768 resolution, and also supported reading mode which helps in creating lesser stress for the eyes, I decided what I want for my birthday… the Asus Transformer Book T100.

This is fiction written for the Indiblogger contest - Time to Transform.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Game That Changed Her Life

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NightQueen wandered through the plains of Sholazar. She and her allies were looking for some Hyldnir to kill.

Night Queen was a level 79 Blood-elf Mage (spell-caster) along with her allies consisting of hunters (ranged weaponry and beast taming), druids (metamorphosis) and rogues (Stealth and melee). She was on the verge of her last quest to level up and become a fully-fledged level 80 Mage which unlocks a plethora of spells and attacks.

The entire faction followed NightQueen because of her decision making and because of the fact that she could easily kick each of their butts in combat with ease.
NightQueen led her faction into the Brunnhildar Village where the Hyldnirs were found in abundance. As they progressed into the village, as surreptitiously as they can, they spotted a Hyldnir oblivious to their arrival. Quick as she was, NightQueen spotted two others, not far away. But sadly, the same could not be said about other members of her clique.

Before she could communicate with the others, one of them, a druid called BlackHand, whose powers include transformation, quickly altered into a bear and launched an all-out attack on the unwary Hyldnir.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Sniper

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As the sniper sniped,
Through his scope, he watched
As his victim, the sergeant, gave his orders
In order to conquer borders.

He watched him drink,
He watched him pace.
A smirk on the sniper’s face,
As he watched him, without stealing a blink.

As he prepared to take aim,
On his enemy, his game,
He put his finger on the trigger
His eye only on the sergeant’s figure.

In the act, he took pride
Onto the trigger his finger did slide,
A blinding flash of bright light,
And before he knew it, the sniper had been sniped.

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Better Half

Tonight was the big night. Richard had waited so long for this. Emily had finally said “yes”. He prepared the bed, fluffed the pillows and readied the mattress. He went over to the cupboard and brought the red velvet sheets. He thought about the woman he was going to make love to, as he spread the sheets. He went into the living room, opened the second drawer of his dresser and picked up the bouquet. He plucked every single petal off of every rose and flung them onto the velvet covered mattress.

Then he went over to the mirror on the wall and slid it upwards. It came right out of its frame. He took the small video camera out of the frame on the wall, checked it and placed it back in. This was going to make him rich. These kinds of tapes, if authentic, could cost millions and he knew it. Tonight was special.

Suddenly, the phone rang.