Posted in ACG is Weirdo Who Demands Some Things Get Categorized While Claiming to Dislike Labeling, Movies

Another Post About Movies

Hey, y’all! Good evening (or night, rather, but that sounds weird, though that is a conversation I’m sure we’ve previously had). Tonight’s topic is movies since seeing as this past week was spring break for ACG and I we have found ourselves at theaters this weekend yet again. The first time we were together; this time, not so much. I went with my mother to see My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. I would say “conversely” but these things aren’t diametrically opposed so much as just blatantly different. (AJA uses big words and hopes they aren’t incorrect, ahem.) Anyway, I saw Batman vs. Superman with both of my parents, mostly for my dad’s sake, and ironically although ACG and I weren’t together we both went to the same theater to see these movies. It would be cool if it were the exact same theatre but that is highly improbable due to the fact that they have both been in theatre in their respective spaces to make it easier.

Not being super into superheroes, I can only talk plot about one of them. AJA will have to take the other. She told me what was going on, and I only sorta followed.

I’m not going to dissect the plot on here or tell you how awesome it was because frankly the internet might eat this blog if they saw a positive review of it, or call us fake nerd girls when in fact only one of us is really a nerd girl about superheroes, and yo maybe I am a little fake but I really just saw a movie. Ahem. I thought it was really good, even though a lot of people seem to think it was too much to fit in one movie. I mean, it was a lot, but it was good and I followed it, and I have no attention span, so… Also I was emotional. And that Lois Laine and that Wonder Woman. Yo! I’m psyched for DC’s future movies, and I’m more of a Marvel girl.
Anyway, now it’s ACG’s turn to talk about something I know or understand nothing of… 🙂

I heard that MBFGW2 was below 50%approval on rotten tomatoes, but I’m not sure why. It’s hilarious. Completely, utterly, and absolutely. They had a lot of references and actors from the original, and it made the experience richer, seem more accurate. Those women are doing their jobs of wives and mothers, but they don’t take the job lightly and demand the respect they deserve while doing so. They shame the guilty, encourage the blue, and entertain everyone paying half a mind in the process. It is very much a chick flick, and it is also very much worth it. Two thumbs up, I would not hesitate to see it again. ❤

In conclusion (I say as though this is a book report), although we saw very different movies, our experiences both were great! So for now I must leave you with a reminder to drive safely to your nearest theater and see one of (or both) these two fine films. ❤

Keep your nose in the pie and your hair in the rain. 😀 🙂 😛 :O ❤ 😉 ;P

Posted in Fiction Land, Life and Likes, Reading, Senior Year, The Future, Writing

Allegiant….o.O

Hey, y’all. I would like to say that tonight’s topic is because we have done the two previous movies before this one (technically we’ve only done the second because this blog was not around right after the first ;), but… it is still tradition whoops). It will not be a review, just a bit of commentary on it. As you may know, yesterday was the release of the third Divergent movie, “Allegiant.” The quotes are both grammatical and ironic (in the colocalized use of the word). This movie was definitely…a movie…based (sort of) off a book.  

Being the slight tech geek that I can be from time to time, the future tech and special effects were amazing. In my opinion, they were wasteful and irritating, but I guess they were sorta pretty. The movie in itself was not necessarily bad, it just really did not need to be called the third in the series. It seemed to have become the playdough version of the clay model–being the plot from the book–which means it did not dry as well so when it was moved into the camera, it squished and deformed a bit.

Okay, we disagree entirely because I thought it was a bad movie overall. I mean, it wasn’t awful, but if you hadn’t read the series to understand why a few things happened I can’t imagine it made a ton of sense, even if you had read the book it didn’t make a ton of sense. I wish I were an objective viewer, though. I’m pretty sure I’m bias. I don’t know. My feelings were hurt. I was disappointed. I don’t know why they’re prolonging the end of the series. I don’t understand that part either. They could’ve ended it on this movie. Easily. I keep going back and forth on how I feel about it when I separate it from the books or compare it to them. As a fan of more than just the series and ultimately the writer behind the series, I’m grateful that this is happening for Veronica Roth’s sake and the fact it gets the concept of the work to to other people (and encourages them to read the actual books), but personally I wish there weren’t movies at all to wreck this amazing series.

My sense of details is not strong enough to be a good person to really give an opinion because a lot of it is based on the fact that it was pretty (sorta) and the graphics were high quality (like basically all movies are now, but still). I will share my favorite quote, though. It is from Christina: “Keep your hands to yourself or I will throw you out.” They were about to take off in basically a helicopter. It was very her and very amusing. The first movie stuck to the plot line pretty well (well, kinda well–Uriah, Lynn, and Marlene have been missing the entire time), and as a reader of the series, I wish the trend would have been continued. Uriah is a whole other can of worms I try not to think about, though.

Remember when escaping from a bizarre airport turned research lab to drive safely. ❤

Keep your hands, feet, and all objects in the vehicle at all times and your toes in the air like you just do not care. 😀 🙂 ❤ 😉 😛 :O :/ 😦 -_- ;P

Posted in America, Challenge, grain of salt advice, Life and Likes, Senior Year, Writing

If I Were Famous (Media, Social)

Aloha! I would like to ruin the mood for everyone right off the bat: we lose an entire hour tonight. We are cheated! VICTIMS OF A HEINOUS CRIME, I TELL YOU! (Thanks, Benjamin Franklin.)

Hey, y’all! I will add to that by saying that I really wish I understood when the minutes of the hour just started back at zero and went through the same hour again. However, I have never stayed up to find out, and that would probably be lame anyway. Truly, it’s not that lame–okay, it kinda is. BUT, I have done it. Just…sleep instead. Please. But, that means that we get sunshine for longer (YAY!!!), too, at nights.

That is not the only news from the week. I have now been corrupted (slightly) by the internet {social media} and AJA is to blame for the poor, poor socialites that have to deal with me now. Oh, please, you’re doing a better job than I am and I’ve been working on this for YEARS–like, legitimately six. SIX YEARS, MAN! (Why am I yelling this entire post? Who knows.) Maybe…it’s a lot of banter with the fashionista drama queen version of myself from the other side of the county. Either way, it feels strange, and Twitter is a weird little bird all its own. I mean, I strongly dislike Twitter because I’m not witty enough to be effective in less than 140 characters, but she is doing well! No one should doubt ACG’s abilities.

Awww, thanks. ❤ I’m honored. I still feel a little weird telling anyone who has bothered to hit follow random facts about where I am and what I’m doing that I’m 90% sure no one really cares about, but I am getting to the point where I at least like to think about cool moments that people would care about if I were famous. I mean, that’s basically what social media is for. You just pretend that everyone is hanging on your every action and press post. My main problem is that I prefer to live in the moment than try to post about it, so I don’t post often on social media. Most of the time it happens when I’m bored and there is something other than my face to post a picture of or talk about. o.O Not that you can’t do both, but I feel distracted often. BUT… We’ll see how this goes from here with ACG contributing to the world’s mass communication with itself.

 

Don’t tweet and drive, which is another way of saying “drive safely.” ❤

Keep your thumbs on the bulb and your hair out the window.
 ❤ 🙂 😉 😛 :O :/ 😀 ;P

Posted in ACG is Weirdo Who Demands Some Things Get Categorized While Claiming to Dislike Labeling, Senior Year

Unfamiliar English

Aloha! Hola! Bonjour! Today’s post is all about language, particularly one horribly terrifying old language (or…form? of a language? Something like that.)–old English.

Pure old English isn’t exactly what we are talking about, or at least I do not think it is. This was inspired by some well preserved non-translated middle English. Whatever it is, it is kind of incredibly nasty. Annnnnnnnnnnnnddddd we have nine pages of it to read by Monday. (I’m not crying! You’re crying!) Don’t remind me. I don’t want to think about it. However (I’m probably going to disagree), translated older English is a bit more bearable (I disagree) than the original versions. Okay, it may not be more bearable, but it at least gets the message across a LITTLE better. If you aren’t like me and can’t understand any of it and therefore make a 50 on a quiz and are struggling to not cry every day for the rest of your life but that’s a totally different story……………………………………….. Seriously, though. I do not like it, Sam I Am. It is totally okay to not like it, but there are some people out there that do like it and I would like to be the shining optimist that encourages everyone to give it their fair shot at least once. After that, form your own opinion, but at least try it. I do not like it with a mouse or in a house. You let me be! I have found this entire class to be quite painful. I really, really hope it becomes easier soon. It’s making me question my entire identity.

The point of this is that everyone has their own opinions about things. AJA enjoyed the poetry section at least a little, and I’m strangely more into the other things than she is. (I really was only “okay” with the poetry section, just like ACG was also. She should be studying English post-graduation, not me.) Even more than just showing that, it is what makes the world go round and neither of us are more right or more wrong to like or dislike what we do from this class. Okay, but honestly this entire class is terrible and I don’t know how you get off with it. I’m teasing… If it floats your boat, go for it. I’ll be in the corner having an identity crisis. 😀

Until next week, drive safely.

Keep your doors open and your eyes closed. 😉 😛 🙂 😀 ❤