Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy (insert holiday name here)

It's 1 am on the morning of December 25, and I have nothing better to do, so why not blog a little? That's not sad at all, right? Right.

Christmas. Hanukkah. Ramadan. Kwanzaa. The winter solstice. Saturnalia.

Whatever you want to call it, 'tis the season for it. And boy oh boy, am I sick of it.

I'm not saying I'm sick of the cheer and goodwill that comes along with all of these- I'm tired of it being blasted in my face everywhere I go. I can't walk into a store without a hundred versions of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" playing from every speaker. I can't turn on the TV without seeing ads for the latest thing that you've never heard of and cannot possible have any use for, but trust us YOU DEFINITELY NEED. Includes shipping and handling.

It's barely even Christmas and already I want it to be over. The whole thing is just a big hassle.

Grumpy the Snowman

What, am I not in the Christmas spirit? You're probably right. Face it, no one is entirely tidings of joy and goodwill towards men 24/7.

I think my one wish for Christmas is that we could all just sit down, look at eachother and ourselves, and realize that deep down...

We're all kind of terrible people.

Happy holidays, everybody. Bah humbug.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Top 5 Characters Who Should Have Had a Happy Ending

Contains spoilers, obviously.

#5. Quasimodo (Hunchback of Notre Dame)

First of all, this guy rocks. Period.

So, it goes like this: Hero is kind and caring, but horribly mistreated and judged because of physical disabilities. He finally meets a girl who likes him for who he is, overcomes his self-doubt, and is accepted by the town. All that's left to do is have that victory kiss with the girl of his dreams, right?


Phoebus comes along and screws shit up for people. Yes I know he's actually a nice guy, and significantly more developed than most Disney princes, but still.

QuasimodoxEsmeralda shipper 4 LYFE.

#4. Severus Snape (Harry Potter series)

Enough said. Go read the books.

#3. Angela Orosco (Silent Hill 2)

Let's get one thing straight: I love Silent Hill. I refuse to hear a word against it. And with that comes the love of almost all of the characters. Even the antagonists have their qualities and I would totally hug any of them.

I stand by what I said.

One of my favorites is Angela. I don't think she gets nearly as much recognition as she deserves. I want everyone else to love her as much as I do.

And maybe she won't die in a fire.


#2. Alois Trancy (Kuroshitsuji II)

People have many different viewpoints on this character, ranging from "I will love him and hug him forever" to "He can go die in a hole."

Personally, I'm more toward "love him, but want to smack him almost every time he's on screen."

Mixed feelings, but nevertheless a very compelling and developed character. He just needs some love.

Can't you see how sad he is?

#1. Madame Red (Kuroshitsuji)

It was hard to decide whether to choose Alois or Madame Red as #1, but I ultimately decided on her because she legitimately is a wonderful person, and really cares about her family, even though she ended up losing everything.

Dammit writers, why can't you just let your characters be happy?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Abduction movie review

So I went with a friend to see Taylor Lautner's newest, a movie called Abduction, and thought "Hey, why not make a review of it?"

I'm not going to pretend to be an expert on this, or even slightly qualified, but I'll do my best!

***May contain spoilers***

So first off, Taylor Lautner has the starring role of Nathan Price, a high school student who finds out that his parents aren't his actual parents, and gets tangled in a web of confusion and lies involving the CIA and his true identity.

Don't hold Twilight against Taylor, he's a great actor and does well with the role (a few shirtless scenes don't hurt, either.)

The movie also has a strong supporting cast with Lily Collins as Karen, Nathan's neighbor and love interest. What I liked is that she wasn't always the classic "damsel in distress." She was level-headed and could get herself out of danger.

I'm a pretty die-hard Sigourney Weaver fan, and I think she did a great job as Dr. Bennett, Nathan's therapist and undercover agent. Not a lot else to say about that, as she wasn't in the movie all that much, relative to others. I would have liked to see more of her character, but that could be the fangirl in me talking.

The characters come off as real and likeable, despite their situations. Strong actors gave meaning to a sometimes rather bland script and convoluted storyline.

The plot kept me interested with a good soundtrack and exciting action scenes. I feel like there could have been more buildup to the climax, and the climax itself could have been a little more exciting.

The ending just didn't really do it for me- there was a huge chase scene, great choreography, and I was on the edge of my seat...and then it just kind of fizzled out, like the film couldn't keep up the momentum.

But overall I came away satisfied with the conclusion, and I'd recommend Abduction for fans of conspiracy/ action popcorn flicks- it's not exactly thought-provoking, but keeps you entertained.

The movie clocks in at 106 minutes, but to me it felt like less- that might just be me, though?

I think I'd give this one a B+ or so.

Thanks for reading, and I'd love to hear your thoughts on my first review!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

"Don't get my pillow wet"

So. My camping trip started yesterday afternoon, and ended about 3 am this morning.

It starts out with my mom telling me late the night before that we were all going on a 2-day camping trip.

Thanks for the notice.

The next morning, she yells at me to wake up and pack.

When we get there, she and my stepdad get pissed because I didn't bring a couple things I was apparently supposed to.

Might I remind them that they didn't tell me ANYTHING about what I was supposed to pack? I just had to do it from my head, groggy and half-asleep.

So when we get there, I'm feeling a little sick, but I figure I won't bother anyone with it because everyone else seems to be having a good time.

Then around 10 pm they tell us that there's probably a huge storm coming, and possibly a tornado warning.

By the way, my sister and I get to sleep in a flimsy tent. Good night!

So around 3 am, I wake up to eardrum-shattering thunder, to discover that everything in the tent is soaking wet and the tent walls are caving in from the rain.

I wake up my sister and we run to the smelly public bathroom outside the campsite because we're afraid the walls are going to fall down.

Eventually my sister wakes up my mom, sound asleep in her warm, dry car all to herself.

We do our best to dry off, wrap up in the wet towels and drive home.

My sister and I are huddled in the car; shivering, crying, soaking wet and terrified.

All I want to do is get some rest. I wrap the thin, damp towel closer around me and pick up the pillow that was on the floor, propping it against the window and leaning against it, closing my eyes.

My mom looks at us- shaking, miserable, tears running down our faces.

And she says to me

"Don't get my pillow wet."

So that's the story of the last time I will ever go camping.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Top 10 Worst Cosplays

Since Fan Expo is coming up in August, I thought I'd warn you about the kinds of things you might see.

These are not for the faint of heart.

I'll also post pictures of the actual character, for comparison.


So this outfit isn't...terrible...but she doesn't seem to be aware that when you wear a wig, IT SHOULD NOT SHOW HALF OF YOUR HAIR.

Also, I can't really tell what character this is a cosplay of, but I'm still pretty positive her shoes are wrong.

Bonus points for your excellent Gollum impersonation.


Actual character:
Rei Ayanami from Neon Genesis Evangelion.


Actual character:
Grell Sutcliff from Kuroshitsuji.


Either that or it's some horrific crossbreed between Grell and Raggedy-Ann.

In that case, nice job.

Mike Haggar from Street Fighter.


Actual character:
Nyan Cat

Sing to tune of Nyan Cat Song:
Fail fail fail fail 
fail fail fail fail fail
fail fail fail fail fail
fail fail fail fail fail fail fail fail fail
fail fail fail fail
fail fail fail fail fail
fail fail fail fail fail
fail fail fail fail fail fail fail fail
fail fail
fail fail fail
fail fail fail fail fail fail fail fail
fail fail
fail fail fail
fail fail fail fail fail
{continue until you give Ceiling Cat a cheezburger}


Actual character:
Pyramid Head from Silent Hill. a maid.

Jesus take the wheel.


Actual characters:
Ryo Bakura (left)
Yugi Moto (right), both from Yu-Gi-Oh.




Actual character(s?)
One of the eponymous robots from the show Gundam.
I dunno which one, I just posted a random one.

This isn't #1 because it made me laugh, and he might be joking here.


Hunny from OHSHC

I seriously couldn't tell what this was until I saw the picture in the corner.





Actual character:

L from Death Note.




That hair haunts my dreams, along with the bunny from #2.

I feel like I need to wash my hair from seeing this.

So that about wraps it up. Jesus, I'm a little depressed now.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Personal space, u gaiz

Heh, this is just a little doodle I did last night.

But a little story on this:
I have issues with depression and anxiety due to some bullying issues in the past. Due to this, I am very uncomfortable with people touching me without permission.

I'm doing my best to talk to people and become more outgoing, but still...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Germany? Well ok then.

So I was looking at my stats...and apparently some people in Germany are enjoying my blog. I have no idea how people in Germany came across my blog.

It's not at all that I have a problem with it, I love to know that people from all kinds of places are reading my little ramblings-on.

So...if you're international and you're reading this, I'm curious to know how you came across it. Leave a comment!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Top 5 Weirdest Children's Toys

#5: Baby Laugh-a-Lot

The premise of this 1970 Remco doll is pretty simple: a doll who laughs when you rock her back and forth. What makes it creepy is that borderline demonic smile, and how they did the commercial.
I think the doll is either channeling the underworld or the illegitimate child of Chucky and the clown from It. Either way, I'm running away if I ever see it.

#4: Pregnant Barbie

Again, the concept of this toy is pretty understandable- Barbie's done just about everything, so why not pregnancy? Although, Ken doesn't have to make that happen. I'm lookin' at you, GI Joe action figure...

#3: Who Cares About Disabled People?

To clarify, this book was intended to teach the lesson that we should care about people who have problems, it's just badly worded. And apparently "disabled" includes:

#2: You Can Shave the Baby

We all know Japan makes some crazy stuff.
I've seen katamari. *
I've seen seriously creepy commercials. **
I...honestly have no explanation for this. Not even a joke. Can we...can we just move on to the next one?

#1: Big Loo the 4-foot-tall Robot

Things it does:
-Speaks (barely) by someone turning a crank on the back of its head
-Its eyes stare into your soul
-Right arm moves

So all in all, I think Big Loo deserves the title of #1 weirdest children's toy. If you'll excuse me, I need to go scrub the horror out of my eyes.

*I actually love Katamari
**I am aware that this is cool and awesome. I just find it really creepy.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


If you like forum-based RPs and want to hear about the one I made, keep reading. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, just back away slowly.

I've had the idea in my head for a while- just a simple RP, the characters you use are OCs- no celebrities or copyrighted ones.

I'm not going to blather on any more, just click here, and revel in the geekery.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I always do this

I have a blog, update it for a while, then lose interest and forget about it. I'll try not to do that with this one, ok?

So guys, it's nearly summer. That is, it's nearly summer to you. I remember visiting my dad down in Georgia this past February, and we were already in shorts. But I digress.

A lot of complaints have been going around about how, as the weather gets warmer, the clothing gets...less there. Clothes that could pass as underwear. Clothes that probably are underwear.

But to be honest, I'm a little jealous of girls with such great bodies to show off. I wouldn't call myself obese or anything, but I think I could stand to lose some weight before we go into bikini season. I'm not that familiar with being...attractive.

Heh, if you're in the market for a bespectacled smartass with a flat chest and body image issues, I'm your girl.

Ok, whine-fest over, back to the funny.

I went to AnimeNorth last Saturday! Many things bought, not much money left. I went in cosplay, and a lot of people actually asked to take pictures of me! I think it was around 10 or so- which isn't a lot for really good cosplays, but it's around 10 or so more than I was expecting.

Oh, I also got a Tumblr! I don't really know what to do with it.

So that's all I got for now. I promise I won't completely abandon this, I'm back on :D

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Yay for weekends!

I love the weekends. If anyone starts quoting Rebecca Black's "Friday," I will stab you, and no jury will convict me. I am seriously tired of that song.


So, not really doing anything this weekend, mainly laying around and watching some movies.

Speaking of movies, is anyone seeing Insidious? I kinda want to, because being terrified to turn out the lights is always a good time :D

I'll need someone to cling to and crap my pants with, anyone wanna go with me? You can even pay.

Not much else to say...turned out I couldn't have my party the day I had planned on, so I'm still looking for a good time for everyone.

That's supposed to be a tumbleweed in the background. Please excuse my crappy mouse drawing.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Geekery and birthdays

There was a small anime convention today, which my sister and I went to. Wasn't that big or great, but I got some frackin' awesome stuff!

My favorites by far were the Konata and L plushies. I squee'd muchlies.

I also got a Suzumiya Haruhi keychain, pretty great :D

I also found a new soda called Ramune, and IT IS AMAZING. I also had a bag of cotton candy, so at the moment my blood is at least 80% caffeine.

I feel fine! I feel great! Everything is purple now!


It just sucks that I couldn't go there in cosplay, the only thing stopping me is the small fact that I don't exactly have any of it yet.

I'm getting the wig and outfit for my birthday, and I can easily find some shoes and socks to go with it.

Speaking of birthdays, mine is soon! The 25th. Mark your calendars.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Gratitude in blog form

Just wanted to thank everyone for the amazing comments, messages, texts, and hugs. All of you rock :')

I've had a lot of problems, and they still get to me, but everyone has been amazing and I'm glad I was able to make some people think.

So as long as I'm anti-bullying posterchild for the day...

I don't want to sound emo, or like I'm not extremely lucky, but I know how bullying can affect people, through the rest of their lives. I know what it's like to cry at night and have issues with talking to people and making friends even years later, just because of some stupid rumors and how much they made you hate yourself and believe they were true.

Every time I talk to someone, even close friends and people I know are awesome, I feel like they'll hate me and think I'm stupid if I say the wrong thing or act the wrong way.

And the thing is, I know a lot of other people feel like that too, because of comments made that really hurt, whether the person knows they're doing it or not. I'm willing to bet everyone has at some point.

I'm not saying everyone is a horrible person, or the world sucks, or anything like that. I'm just saying that sometimes people don't think about how offhand comments rumors can hurt people as much as they do.

So next time you say something mean or start a rumor, just think about how much it would suck if that was said about you, and what it would feel like if you had to take that.

Do it for yourself, for the people you care about, and for everyone who bullying has hurt.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Calling all geeks!

Anime North is coming up in May, and I WILL go. Don't have plans with anyone yet, but I will flap my arms and fly there if I have to.

I'm too lazy to color this. It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a cosplayer!

Speaking of cosplaying, I'm probably going to go as Miyuki from Lucky Star. I found a cheap costume, and a wig for less than $10. w00t.

But if I get lazy, I can just put together a sweet loli outfit...

Notice how not cosplaying isn't even an option.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

How to be a hipster

Step 1. Wear only clothes from American Apparel or the thrift store, if ironic enough.



Step 2. Only listen to music no one's ever heard of
Acting like a snob about it is also a requirement.

Step 3. Have a general air of disdain for fellow man.
You're not a good hipster if you don't act aloof and impatient with everyone you meet.

Step 4. Have a blog.
Doesn't matter what it's about, or if anyone reads it, just have one. Also use ellipses frequently....
To be truly underground, follow this blog. It's so obscure, no one even reads it!

 *Ahem* Yes, well.

I also rather like this video.

One last thing to remember: finishing blog posts is SO mainstr

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine Update

Just wanted to let you know I changed the picture a little, because I didn't have time to do all of it earlier.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Vital Organ Valentine

Well, Valentine's Day is coming up, and since I'm single I thought I'd ruin it for everyone else too.

I've always noticed that heart shapes are not shaped remotely like actual hearts. I know there's a lot of history behind why hearts symbolize love and emotion, but who decided that the actual shape of a heart wasn't good enough, so drew a weird lumpy thing and said that's what a heart looked like?

What could be more romantic than literally removing a vital organ from your body and presenting it to the object of your affection? None of this cards crap.

So every time I see heart-shaped chocolates, or those little Necco pieces of awesomeness, I'm reminded of my lifelong confusion at the hands of a naked baby with a bow and arrow. So then I eat the candy. Because, well, it's candy.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Exam Cram and Mall-ing

Time for exams at school! I've been cramming. A lot. I'm pretty sure I look something like this:

Fun times.

At least I'm not as bad off as some people, I actually pay attention in class.

In other news, I recently went shopping on a quest for makeup.

Now, I'm not usually a makeup person. It's considered a good day if I can be bothered to do something with my hair besides putting it in a ponytail, and chapstick is most of the experience I have with beauty products.

But I decided to give it a chance and look around, and went to Sephora. I didn't exactly have a good experience there, because the concealer I wanted was $40 to $50 for a tiny jar, and the cheapest lipstick was $20 per tube.

But I really felt I should buy something, because the salespeople actually paid attention to me, and tried to help me. The salespeople. In an expensive makeup store.

I think they're plotting something.

Anyway, I lied and told them I'd come back later. Whenever I go to the mall now, I will have to avoid the area by about a 50-foot radius. Which is what I do to the people at kiosks anyway, because they always try to pressure you into buying something.

Kiosk salespersons are dangerous in their natural habitat. The trick is to get close enough to look, but it can be dangerous if they spot you.

Run away in a Z pattern. They can do quick sprints, but will soon tire and return to their nest, in waiting for their next prey.