Archive for December 2011
I wanted to say thank you to Nae’s Nest for nominating me. This is the second award I’ve been nominated for this week. Wow!
Okay here are the rules on how to nominate and get awarded:
1. Thank the award giver and link back to them in your post
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs you enjoy reading
4. Contact your bloggers to let them know about the award
So here are 7 things about myself.
1. I love writing stories, fanfiction, poetry, personal journals, and pretty much anything I can think of. I have a lot of ideas in my head
2. When I’m not writing I like to go to the movies, hang out with friends, read, travel, photography
3. I love taking pictures, especially of people wearing costumes at events like Comic Con. I’m a real shutter bug
4. I’ve been to a lot of places over the years: Hawaii, London, Paris, New York, New Mexico, Canada, Disney World and Australia
5. I like to collect things. I collect Christmas ornaments and novelty pins (you know with the goofy pictures or weird sayings on them, I have over 1,000 buttons)
6. I like to read science-fiction books and also gravel novels (like X-Men, Batman to name a few) and manga (like Death Note).
7. My top five places I want to visit before I die: India, Ireland, New Orleans, The Philippines and Verona
Now it’s time to nominate the ones I think are deserving of this award.
1. Snippets and Glimpses
2. Good Morning C-Town
4. Source of Inspiration
5. Vampire Weather
6. Art Epiphany
8. Brooklyn Bloke
9. The Fire in My Eyes
11. Matt & The Art of Motion Pictures
12. The College Life
13. The Poetic Goblin
15. A. W. Omyn: Writing Adventures
I hope you like the nominations. You guys really deserve it. Take care and have a Happy New Year too!
I would like to say thank you to trinzic for nominating me for the 7×7 Link Award! I haven’t been blogging here long but I hear it’s a big honor. When I first joined this site I didn’t expect my blog to make any kind of impact whatsoever. I’m just a simple California girl, who enjoys writing about…pretty much anything. From stories, poetry, journals, blogs, the list goes on and on because I have so many ideas going on in my head that I have to write them all down.
Okay, first things first. There are three parts to doing this and the first part involves me telling everyone something that no one else knows about. So here goes.
When I was in pre-school I was the odd girl out. I was always talking to myself (I was going over story ideas out loud) or sitting quietly in class. I was pretty shy and I didn’t know how to act around the other kids. Yet it didn’t stop the kids from making fun of me. Even when I tried to be more outgoing the kids still made fun of me because they thought I was weird.
One day it was raining and the kids wanted to play outside. We were stoking wet, but we didn’t care, we were having so much fun. One of my classmates wanted to play hide and seek. As she counted to ten we all ran and tried to find a hiding place. I was hiding under this big wooden jungle gym. I called it The Giant Wooden Castle because it had so many slides and little rooms that you can play in. It was the best jungle gym I’ve ever seen. I was hiding for a good ten minutes until I figured out no one was coming for me. When I came out, it was raining cats and dogs. I found my classmates back in the classroom, laughing and playing without a care in the world. I felt like such an idiot. Those little bastards forgot about me. I was a five-years-old and they just left me out there in the rain.
This was the first of many incidents where I was picked on for being different. It took me years to finally find myself. I’ve come along way from the shy little girl in pre-school that get left out in the rain.
Okay, next is part two. I have to list seven of blogs for various reasons.
1. Most Beautiful Piece: All Hail Thor
2. Most Helpful Piece: Gaslight Gathering Steampunk Convention 2011
3. Most Popular Piece: The Hangover 2: The Wolfpack is Back
4. Most Controversial Piece: X-Men Prequel Has Class
5. Most Surprisingly Successful Piece: Status Quo
6. Most Underrated Piece: The Blame Game
7. Most Pride Worthy Piece: Death by Friendship
And finally I have to nominate 7 bloggers who I feel deserve this award. Despite being busy with their own blogs they take the time to visit mine and this my way of saying thank you.
Ryan Allen Kelly
The Poetic Goblin
A. W. Omyn: Writing Adventures
The Gentleman’s Harvest
Where We Dawn
Matt & the Art of Motion Pictures
“Transformers robots in disguise. Transformers more than meets the eye.”
The Transformers were a popular cartoon show in the 80’s about giant alien robots with the ability change into cars, planes and any other technology here on Earth. There were two races: the Autobots, the good robots who protected us and the Decepticons, the evil robots who want to take over the universe. The show ran for 1984-1987, but the franchise only grew over the years.
Dark of the Moon is the third movie in the film franchise and despite people having mixed feelings about this film, I enjoyed it. I will admit I wish they would have filled in the blanks on a few things, like what happened to Mikaela, but it was still good.
In the film Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf), who recently graduated college, having trouble finding a job. I think it’s sucks that after everything he’s been through he can’t even get a lousy interview. You would think saving the world would be an impressive thing to have on your resume. And if unemployment wasn’t bad enough, Sam has to deal with his new girlfriend, Carly Spencer’s (Rose Huntington-Whiteley) amazing job and her very close relationship with her boss Dylan Gould (Patrick Dempsey).
Sam isn’t the only one with problems. Optimus Prime (voice by Peter Cullen), Lt. Colonel William Lennox (Josh Duhamel), leader of the task force NEST and the rest of the Autobots discover a long kept secret about the first mooon landing in 1969. The real purpose of the mission was to investigate an alien ship that crashed on the moon. The ship was called The Ark, a Cybertronian spacecraft that was piloted by Sentinel Prime (voice by Leonard Nimoy), the leader of the Autobots before Optimus. He invented these Pillars that would create this Space Bridge between two points to teleport matter. It would have won them the war but the ship disappeared and it was never heard from again, until now.
It was great to see some of the old characters. There was Robert Epps (Tyrese Gibson), former NEST major who now works at a space shuttle. I remember meeting him once at Comic Con International. He was promoting this little comic he was doing. He was a nice guy. There was also Seymour Simmons (John Turturro), former agent of Sector 7, who was now rich. Simmons was funny! He was still the same conspiracy nut from the first two films. Also, Sam’s wacky parents. Those two are always good for a laugh, especially the mom. LOL!
And let’s not forget about the Transformers like Optimus, Megatron, Ironhide, Starscream and Bumblebee. I love Bumblebee!
However, there were a couple of new characters I didn’t like. There was Charlotte Mearing (Frances McDormand), the Director of National Intelligencel. Oh my god! She acted like she had a filing cabinet up her ass. I hated the way she treated Sam like he was a some dumb kid. It was Sam that killed Megatron (voice by Hugo Weaving) in the first film and traveled all the way to Egypt to save Optimus in the second one. Where the hell were you lady? Filling out paper work.
Another one was Gould. I knew he was snake! He was helping the Decepticons. I was so happy that he died in the end. His death was considered a mercy killing compared to what the Decepticons would have done to them. Did that idiot actually think once it was over, the Decepticons would let him live along side them as if they were equals? They would have crushed the little insect.
Not all the new characters were bad, though. I liked Carly. She was way better than Sam’s old girlfriend, Mikaela (Megan Fox). Okay, Carly and Mikaela are both hot women, there is no denying that, but the reason I like Carly more is because not only was she pretty, she was smart too. I mean, it was her convinces Megatron that he’ll be “Sentinel’s bitch”, replacing him as leader of the Decepticons. All I’ve ever seen Mikaela do was hot wire a couple of cars. That and look a bit trashy. Seriously, my eyes would go directly to her cleavage. With Carly I can actually look at her face. Plus, she didn’t care if Sam saved the world or not, she loved him just the way he was.
There were a few actors I didn’t expect to see in these movie, like Ken Jeong from the Hangover movies. He played this paranoid software programmer at Sam’s work. Also John Malkovich, he played Sam’s oddball boss and Alan Tudyk, who played Dutch, Simmons’ personal assistant. I loved him Serenity and Dollhouse.
Those of you who think this movie is stupid, but haven’t seen it yet. Please take the time and and watch it. You won’t regret it.