The Month of Doom (And Twilight)

Bonjour! Hey, y’all!

As many of you yourselves may know…this is The Month of Doom and Freedom AKA May AKA Our Last Month of High School Month. Yeah, we’re on the three day countdown (or something like that, I’ve lost my ability to count ME TOO! (10+5=25)). I have pretty pureed feelings about it, well blended to the point of super tiredness.

So, to celebrate, what did we do? Of course we watched the series that grew with us through the years of our friendship. (This is the part where I dissolve into tears.) Well, the last couple grew with us, the original ones were out before we met, and I am not talking about Star Wars. This famous (or sometimes more likely infamous) series was none other than Twilight. Yes, we were those girls. We were obsessed with the love triangle of the lipstick-wearing, vegetarian and the vaguely pedophilic, hot headed werewolf. We were a little late to the game, but we made up for the debate by debating other logistics of the execution instead. That turned into reliving the memories from eighth grade on after we finished watching them, though. Neither of us cried, but we also did not acknowledge the countdown exactly, either. It’s hard…to think about the end. I cried watching the last movie for the first time in 2012 because it was the first movie series I’d seen come and go, and it’s hard to see high school come…and go, but those movies still exist and are still watchable and debatable and we still had so much fun watching them and we will still exist after our Tuesday night adventure and we will still have each other and this blog and we will still have so much for and I’m…having to think about it that way, I think. I’m trying not to think about any of it, honestly. We will still have those things and everything else. It won’t all change, even if it feels like it.

Keep your caps in the sock drawer and your gowns in the fridge, fellow graduates of 2016!!! I love y’all and hope we all get through it without too much trauma! ❤ 🙂 😀 😉 😛 :/ 😥 :’D :O 🙂

And no matter what this month is for you, remember to drive safely. It’s road trip season.

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

Throw it back ten years…(bonus points if you get the reference)

Werewolves. That’s all I have to say about it. (Not really, though. Hey, y’all! I just needed to get that out there.)

Hot-headed, over protective, moon maniacs, she means. Ahem. (Shut up, they’re not all bad.)

It’s throwback time. Tonight, we will raise the age old question: vampires or werewolves? *waggles eyebrows as if that’s a thing actual people do* We know my opinion, so let’s get AJA’s out here before we discuss the real pros and cons.

Back in the early days of my discovery of werewolves and vamps, I’d have totally been a crazy, Jacob fangirl. However, today… I must say vampires slay.

To be fair, the weres I’m talking about aren’t completely from Twilight.
One of my main reasons that I like them better is kind of because I already have cold fingertips 94% of the time anyway and don’t have the desire to forever like cold people…? If that makes sense?
There are also all the other cool things about them. They’re strong, protective (they care deeply *cough* overly so *cough*), and they live in packs to stay healthy. There’s always someone else close to you because pack is family.

Basically, the notion of vampires is deeply romantic…and a little sensual, but that’s beside the point. Ahem. It all depends on the vampire’s lifestyle as to how they would be in a relationship. While vamps get a rep for being “cold” (I meant literally cold ^ up there) and “soulless,” it truly depends on the mythology behind your vampires. There are vampires that seek to retain humanity, those who are totally monstrous, and even a few who walk a line between the two. My argument behind this would be that, vampires–if you so choose to believe they retain their souls–are deeply tortured, which is problematically associated with being attractive. So, there’s that. Also, I just really want to have my blood drained, okay?!? Is that too much to ask?!?

“You wouldn’t have to change for me, Bella…” “Flesh, and blood, and warmth…” Okay, I’m done quoting.

Technically Edward didn’t want to change her. Bella and I connect on that level in the wanting to be changed. Like, real talk if she could have Jake and be a vamp, I’m not sure that wouldn’t’ve happened.

Yeah, idk, I like my blood in my body for the most part. Call me crazy, I just think it’s nicer in there. 🙂 😀 😉 😛 O.o ❤

Anyway, whatever side you choose, make sure to drive safely…because neither of these “creatures” are likely to do so, being relatively invincible and all.

Broken Toe

Hey, y’all!  

*awkwardly waves from a dark corner*

I really don’t want to see another paper(printed)  picture for a LONG time. Almost as long as I want to sleep right now. (photo album galore clean out thanks to family)

I…am not really sure where I am or what’s happening, so I’m just going to say: send good vibes ACG’s way. Also my parents may or may not have been inspired by her family and are going through old stuffs, too, which is just…odd.

I apologize and don’t wish to influence anyone to take on that monstrosity just because, unless you’ve wanted to for some time and in that case, ha ha we did it, y’all can too! But really, I wasn’t encouraging that.

In related news, ACG almost broke her toe. I mention that mostly so that we can title this post “Broken Toe,” but…also to encourage sympathy and love towards my friend. But seriously… That’s how this post got (is getting?) its namesake.

Awww, thanks. It hurt. Badly. But that’s okay because I’ll survive and…yeah, not sure what else is “good” about it. Other than it became a namesake.

Well, this has been a post. The pictures may have been paper, but obviously this post is not. (Ahem. We saw Paper Towns Friday. I was trying to be clever, but……..)
Keep your pictures in your phones and your toes away from chair legs. 🙂 😀 😉 😥 😦 :O 😛 🙂
Oh, and if per chance, you go on any sporadic road trips to find a girl who doesn’t want to be found, please drive safely. ❤

“O.” “O…” “O!”

Hey, y’all! Hola, aloha, bonjour… To be even more blunt: hi.

Can I just give a big shout out to everyone out there who faces their problems head on and doesn’t run away from them? No, seriously, that’s an amazing thing to be able to do. Because if you don’t run away from them, those problems are a lot less likely to terrorize our planet and reverse gravity with the simple twist of a space ball looking thing (it actually looks a little like one of those baseball practice reaction balls, anyway I digress). And to all the people who never eat the blue mints. 😉

Basically, she’s talking about the movie Home that came out a month or so ago. It was super cute, and I may or may not have cried. I may or may not admit to having almost cried.

The Boov are my favorite thing in the cutest way. I loved how they changed colors and the concept of important and not important was hilarious from an animated alien’s perspective. They had the innocence of children when it came down to human problems but the vocabulary and knowledge of an average person, in my opinion.

So, like, I appreciated that it was obvious English was a second language. Because they have kept having for to do the talking. It was adorable. They were adorable. Most importantly though the child who sat somewhere in the vicinity of above my left shoulder, who kept giggling, was adorable. (Okay, that’s not the most important thing, but it was pretty cute!)

There was also a pep talk I got from a guy who wanted me to do something for him and had seen it too. It went about like this:

“Come into the out, Anna! Come see the purpose of your face.”

So, I think we’re essentially saying that the movie was great but it’s even better than just the movie because it’s one of those movies that touches people’s lives and sticks in the real world. (Maybe? Or did I just make this up? I probably just made this part up. Never mind.)

It’s a really cute movie with a lot of emphasis on family and facing your fears. (Plus how can you not admire the animation for Tip! I mean, she’s so real and so gorgeous!) 10/10 would reccommend. Definitely!!!!

 

Keep your plugs in the sink and your faucets in the outlets. (Or don’t.) 😛 🙂 😀 😉 ❤

Drive safely ❤

The Mysterious Rectangle of WHAT EVEN WAS THAT MOVIE?!?

Have you ever gotten an ice cream cone and dropped it on the ground after only one lick? That’s essentially the same emotional crisis you suffer when a book you love gets turned into the worst movie of the year. Okay, maybe it wasn’t that bad. But it was still almost laughable.

Well hi there. If you haven’t noticed, we saw a bad movie last night. Well, the movie itself had a couple of good points… If you don’t think of it as really having any relation to the book it was “based” on. Or any relation to humanity.

Basically, it was okay if you enjoyed vertigo, under developed characters, and so much fighting it became borderline ridiculous. And don’t forget the added in, almost forced all into one scene overboard stuff like language and random vest unzipping then a black screen. There was a really irrelevant sex scene, okay? It was pointless, and Shailene (We weren’t seeing a John Green book-to-movie movie so there’s another clue to what the movie was. It was Insurgent. No more being polite. I was beyond disappointed.) must be perfect and not need a bra??? Which was just…weird and very confusing. That aside, the scene didn’t make sense in the first place. Tris and Tobias’ relationship in the movies was already suffering and poorly developed. This didn’t fit into their dynamics. Besides, as a fan of the books, I have to point out that the this scene wouldn’t’ve even happened until Allegiant.

If I had to pick just one thing to hate though, it would be the fact that the side characters literally served no function. They weren’t even introduced. Uriah, Marlene, and Lynn are a favorite, core group in the books, and while I understand not every detail can be observed in an adaptation, this was a huge huge huge disservice to these characters. Even worse, it was mostly just confusing.

I would have to say that mine was the fact that, minus a minor confrontation at the beginning, everyone seemed to adjust almost entirely too well to wherever they were. There were no weird frustrated zen moments with an Amity or no spirited debates with a Candor over anything even though if you know even the least bit about Faction interactions, we know that Candor make everyone uncomfortable and Dauntless like to yell at them generally. And we had Dauntless switching to Erudite and becoming lab techs as if it were the simplest thing.

For me none of those things were really problematic because everything else was so terrible(I needed my own thing to not like about it, too. Understandable. I’m just saying.). If anything else had been remotely okay, I would’ve probably been a little irked as most book fans are when things have to be altered in movies.

But I just… I can’t. I’m sad and disappointed. (possibly spoilers??? stop now if you want to live??? I mean, what?) The redeeming quality was Tris having to forgive herself to unlock the mysterious rectangle of power or whatever that was supposed to be. Oh! And the little tiny that was almost shot. She was precious. Otherwise, I’m not okay with it. At all. Maybe if I ever watch it again, I’ll feel better about it, but with first impressions in mind, I’m disgusted and hurt.

OKAY!!! Everyone is safe again from spoilers. Don’t just take us at our word for it if you’re feeling skeptical. There’s enough trippy (ha…trippy… she’s being nice) to go around, we won’t be greedy. 😀 🙂 😉 😛 ❤ :O

AJA’s moral tonight: drive safely and quickly away from Insurgent the movie. (Sorry! I like the book(s)! READ THE BOOK(S)!)