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25 June 2016 @ 02:59 pm
Star Wars: Before the Awakening
Greg Rucka

This was a well-written book, totally worth buying on Amazon because I was too impatient to wait on a hold list at the library. My only quibble is that the poor author did not have a lot of leeway or material to work with, and I feel the stories suffered for it. Everything had to be painted in broad strokes, especially with Rey, and I just wanted to know SO MUCH MORE about everyone.

Spoilers abound!Collapse )
Current Mood: restlessrestless
Current Music: say you will - evanescence
19 February 2016 @ 11:48 pm

This rendition of a classic song is so powerful, so emotive, I feel almost moved to tears whenever I hear it. Been playing it quite a bit the last couple weeks.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
05 January 2016 @ 03:29 pm
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
25 November 2015 @ 09:36 pm

Hope you all have a lovely day tomorrow, whether you observe the holiday or whether you don't. For everybody working customer service Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, may the Force be with you!
Current Mood: thankfulthankful
Current Music: apocalyptic - halestorm
27 July 2015 @ 01:05 am
. . . and wow. The feels, man. THE FEELZ. I had been working up to watching this movie for months. That included a few weeks in which I listened to an audiobook of Laura Hillenbrand's novel (which was poignant and beautiful and brilliantly done). Any films to do with wars that actually took place are very hard for me to sit through, and this one was too, but I'm so glad I did.

Rambling review ahoy!Collapse )
Current Mood: dorkydorky
Current Music: akatsukizukiyo day breakers - gackt

Over the last 2 or 3 months, I've been immersing myself in the world of Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter X Hunter. I've watched the entirety of the 2011 anime and 1 of its companion movies, I'm slowly making my way through 1999 anime with my mom and sis, and I've read a couple chapters of the manga. This stuff is addictive, and very, very compelling, though I do have issue with a few things here and there.

The first couple episodes of the 2011 anime were your typical boys-go-adventuring story. Very much like Pokémon, only with less girls. (There aren't a whole lot of girls in the 2011 version, and there's even less in the 1999 version. I didn't even notice until my mom pointed it out, since I was the only girl for 12 years in my family. It's weird when you start counting how many stories have x boys + 1 girl, and I don't like counting.)

Now for main cast introductions!Collapse )
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: siberian sleigh ride - trans siberian orchestra
12 July 2015 @ 12:06 am

You tell those gents, Mrs. Hudson! :D
Current Mood: artisticartistic
Current Music: helios - matenrou opera
07 July 2015 @ 06:55 pm

This is beyond cool. I can't wait to try it!
02 July 2015 @ 09:48 am
. . . that Jane Austen temporary tattos exist. No, really, they do.

And I didn't know I needed such a thing until now. Mercy me.
Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: i will not bow - breaking benjamin

Frozen was almost an instant favorite with me. The first few times I watched it, there was a familiar quality to the story that I just couldn't put my finger on, but I dismissed it, and sang along to "Let it Go" for the thousandth time. Then it hit me:
Elsa's and Anna's personalities parallel the personalities of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood.

To feel or not to feel . . .Collapse )
Current Mood: energeticenergetic
Current Music: arcadia - jupiter