I have privatized my twitter account for a little bit after a bad experience. I will be back though! No worries. 🙂
I have privatized my twitter account for a little bit after a bad experience. I will be back though! No worries. 🙂
I really enjoyed this show. I love a good period piece and drama/horror is totally my bag, so this was a match made in heaven. Luke Evans plays this lushy playboy and Daniel Bruhl (who always has a face I want to punch) is this very fastidious, cerebral doctor. The juxtaposition of the two is great and might have been enough, but the show goes one step further with Dakota Fanning. She really makes the team what it is. Also, I still can’t get over the fact that she hasn’t stayed permanently 5 years old. Is that just me?
I finally finished reading IT which is just a monster of a book in more ways than one. I honestly don’t know how I feel about it, but I thought it deserved a place on the list because it is definitely a powerful piece of writing. I will say that reading the book gave me a great many gripes with the new movie though. It makes me angry that they marginalized Mike even more than he already is! He’s the historian. He pulls them all together. He joins the group and makes it the magic, sacred number 7. He’s crucial to the defeat of It, and you’re going to make him this nothing character and give Ben the historian role? Not cool. Also, having Beverly be this damsel in distress when she’s 1) the crack shot and 2) the reason they escape It the first time around is just lame. I did like the movie — very Stand By Me — but when compared to the books it is a hard pill to swallow.
I just got this and I’m having a blast playing the games I did as a kid. Donkey Kong and Super Mario, in particular, give me the feels. I want to start playing the games that I never got to as a kid, but I’ve been caught up in the nostalgia of the others. Anyway, it has been fun and well worth the purchase.
I started reading Sharp Objects recently. I loved (to hate) Gone Girl, and I think I may love this book even more. I think Flynn is very talented and just gets right to the meat of people — their thoughts, their feelings, their secrets. She explores all the ways our different relationships (be it with spouses or parents) twist us into knots. Can’t wait to watch the show! I love Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson. That is a dream cast. And I can’t wait for more Flynn books.
If you’re in the LA area, you should check this place out. They’re a vegan donut shop, but I’m telling you, even if you’re not vegan, this place is rad. I feel like because there used to be so few options out there, people started to feel like the word “vegan” was this uppity hipster bullshit word synonymous with “garbage.” It soooooo doesn’t have to be. Try this place and you’ll understand. The MC5 Spice is my fave out of the few I’ve tried. Can’t wait to eat more when I have a cheat meal some time in the future (for now I’m on a bit of a diet :/).
As always, thanks for reading guys!
I am a big Donald Glover fan. I think he is an amazing person — such a mega-talent. So I’m ashamed to say that I was late getting aboard the Atlanta train. At first it was because I didn’t have a streaming service it was on, and then I just got overwhelmed by all the other shows I had been catching up on. I am thoroughly on board now though and loving it!
I certainly have no idea what it is like to be a PoC, but I do know what it is like to be poor, and so much of it feels so true to that life. Highly recommend!
I just got back in to this since getting my iPad. They say crossword puzzles and word games are good for your brain because they help fight neurodegeneration. I would play them even if that wasn’t the case though!
The only thing I’ll say that I don’t like about the game is that cheating seems to be pretty popular among online players. I’ve matched with folks that bust out words that I reallllllllly doubt are things they just know. Azotes? Really? If you cheat at a game like that…who even are you?
As for what it actually is? It’s kind of like pecan pie without the pecans — but shhhh, don’t tell Tossi that. Apparently she hates when people say that. 😛 In any case, it is a giant glob of sugary buttery goodness.
A way to help with all that though, is goals. Not ones tied to your weight or calories or anything that might make you feel frustrated or obsessive. Rather, fitness-based goals. I think short-term fitness goals are great and can help keep the grind exciting, but long-term is where it’s at. Train for something months out. Try a new sport with a goal of playing a game or competing.
I signed up for a 5k myself about a month back. That’s not very far to a lot of people, but I have a not-so-great knee and I hate cardio, so it’s a good “fun” goal for me. I’ve improved my endurance in a very short amount of time, and feel really good about that. Woohoo!
I love Patton Oswalt, and like everyone else, my heart broke when his wife passed away so suddenly. It seemed so unfair for a person who brings people joy for a living to lose his own. I wasn’t familiar with Michelle McNamara’s work, but felt I owed it to Oswalt to read her book when it came out. I was blown away.
The book is so thoroughly researched, it’s mind boggling. She finds a way to be warm, personal, and respectful of the trauma these victims went through, and yet, she doesn’t skirt around the facts. She lays them out for you. The book is made even better now that they’ve caught the piece of garbage responsible for so many sleepless nights. It’s a must read.
Thank you for reading this list, pals. I haven’t been on top of this blog for a while. I’ve been busy with my 9-to-5, as well as freelance writing and doodling. So thanks for hanging in. 🙂
I had a great time at Long Beach Comic Expo this past weekend!
First stop was a stop at The Mighty Luchador booth. I tell ya, it really pays to be positioned near the door, because people pass by you when they arrive and right before they go — double the shot at a sale. I was that sale! I bought a shirt for my friend’s upcoming birthday and the lovely creator of the comic, So Electric (clearly his Christian name, right?), threw in a free signed comic and button! Check them out here.
A little ways away, I snagged a beautiful Bride of Frankenstein pin from the Psycho Swami booth. I have a Frankenstein from Yesterdays, and I think they’re going to look super cute next to each other on my leather jacket lapel. I like the juxtaposition of something creepy or bad ass with fun colors. I guess that’s why pastel goth appeals to me.
Moving on, I stopped by the Karate Pet Shop booth. They may sound familiar because I saw them at the last con I hit and we spoke for a bit. They have some really cute books, including one about a kid who has to make the naughty list in order to save Christmas. This time, I noticed a new book: a Rikki Tikki Tavi graphic novel with the original Rudyard Kipling story in the back! Yeeeeee! My nickname growing up was Rikki (my dad still calls me that when he phones), and it was just too perfect. I bought one and the author, Norm Harper, signed it for me. 🙂
As expected, I saw some wonderful cosplay as I walked the floor and the outer courtyard. Here are some of my favorites:
Finally, got to see some famous faces. Joe Keery (Steve from Stranger Things), Kimmy Robertson (Lucy from Twin Peaks), and Sherilyn Fenn (perhaps best known as Audrey Horne from Twin Peaks) were among them.
To move in order…
Yes, Joe is as cute as a bug’s ear — all that gravity-defying hair included. He seemed very nice to all his fans, though I didn’t personally talk to him. He seemed quite busy as you’d imagine, and I thought I’d leave him to his hoard of adoring fans.
Kimmy was so quirky and cute. Again, I didn’t speak to her personally because she was about to go somewhere, but I definitely made note of her colorful hair and outfit. It totally matched the way I had pictured her to be in real life. Maybe it’s her voice? She just seemed very pixie-like. She had some rad blue-teal hair going on and a rainbow sequin backpack — the mermaid scale kind that changes as you pet it.
Finally, Sherilyn was very sweet. I actually got a chance to speak with her for a while. She said my hair was a beautiful color and pointed out that it was the same as Kimmy’s. (I wish she had said “Isn’t it too dreamy?” but I’ll take what I can get ;)) On a sadder note, she mentioned that her dad had passed away just a few days prior, but that the con was helping her stay busy. I gave my condolences and agreed that it is sometimes best to keep your mind active during those times, or you might just end up sitting at home, living in the sadness. She said she knew her dad would be happy that she was out, especially spending time with fans. My heart just went out to her. Even if it is expected (I have no idea if it was or not), it doesn’t make it any easier.
Before I end the recap, here are a few artists I think you should all check out. They caught my eye at the con for one reason or another, and I wanted to show them some love.
That’s it! So happy to have attended and look forward to next year’s LBCE. 🙂
I’m happy to announce that I will be at Long Beach Comic Expo on February 17th. I won’t be in costume most likely, just covering this time. I’m super excited that Joe Keery (Steve) of Stranger Things and Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne) and Kimmy Robertson (Lucy) of Twin Peaks will be there. Two of my favorite shows! ❤
See you there!
Hello lovelies! We’re getting into February and so it’s time for me to wrap up last month with my five favorite things. This past month was filled with a lot of craziness for me, so my mind is a bit scrambled. Here are the five I could come up with while looking back at it all.
I will be sharing these little doodles on Instagram, but I’ll talk about that more later!
I’m really looking forward to watching The Post soon and getting more of my Hanks needs met. 😛
It reminds me a bit of some of the characters in Alice: Madness Returns. The first time you encounter some of the baddies and that battle music comes on, your heart is racing. I tend to get weirdly macho and start shouting expletives — “I’M COMING FOR YOU, B*TCH! THAT’S RIGHT! OOOH, YOU GOT A WEAPON? I DON’T CARE!” 😀
That’s all for January! I know we skipped December because of the holidays, so thanks for coming back after a lapse.
Hi all! Happy belated Turkey Day. Here are my five favorite things for the month. Thank you for reading! I hope you discover something fun and new.
I prefer the red and green or white ones and not crazy dancing Santas and whatnot. I don’t really want a Pink Floyd laser light show. Just classic Christmas.
This is coming a few days late because it has been a wild week or so, and I’m now contending with a horrid cold.
This month will bring five more things I enjoy. Can’t wait to share them with you all.
Hi all! In addition to the October Create-A-Day challenge, Stranger Things party, and LACC, I managed to fit in Halloween fun! Check out my Halloween in a nutshell below.
I tend to go overboard when it comes to projects, especially anything Halloween-related since it is one of my favorite holidays. This year I was on a budget and really wanted to make an effort to re-use pieces I already had for this year’s costume. Play it smart! And what better choice for a costume than the ultimate Ghost With The Most?
I’ve done a couple versions of Beetlejuice now that you’ve seen. The first was a femme Beetlejuice with a little umbrella and skirt for Son of Monsterpalooza. The second was with pants and a striped top and definitely more masculine. I did a very messy brow and Oreos in the teeth for extra ick-factor. 🙂 This time around I went kind of in between. Masculine wear but a slightly femme face and a pair of jazzy green heels (left over from Poison Ivy cosplay!)
Also, my lovely friend went as the Lydia Deetz to my Beetlejuice and she KILLED it. We gave her spidery bangs and she used her Dad’s vintage camera as a prop.
As a treat I made these “Graveyard Cups”. Very similar to “Worms and Dirt” or “Pumpkin Patch” treats but with a minor candy tweak. These are just chocolate pudding, crushed chocolate cookies, and little candy skeleton parts. They’re colorful, tasty, and I got all the stuff from the dollar store. Cost me a total of $6! Cute, huh?
Oh, and don’t forget the pumpkins!
Happy belated Halloween, boys and ghouls. I hope you made this week a good one.
This year I participated in an October drawing challenge. There are a lot out there — Drawlloween, Inktober, etc. — but I went with this one because it was the first I had seen and a few artists I follow on social media were also doing it.
Here are the prompts that I followed and a collection of my work in order. Oh and sorry for any poor quality. These have been size adjusted and cropped many times over at this point.
(The last one is David S. Pugkins btw)
Thank you for taking a look!