Category Archives: Geek

A Superhero Power I would Not Want

I was looking at the WordPress daily prompts that they give and I stumbled across this one.

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The prompts says you can only pick one superhero power out of the three:

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Things Aren’t Fine, Fine Bros

Today we are talking about the internet, more specifically youtube. Before I share my actual opinion, I am going to try to present as much information on this subject as possible in this one post for you to see. Since trying to find all this information in one place is like herding cats.

After that is all done, than I will share my opinion on this matter. Grab your popcorn, get something to drink ,and get comfortable.

All right, let us begin!

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If you don’t know who The Fine Bros are, they created a bunch of react video series on youtube. Kids react, Elders react, youtubers react, teens react,etc. It has always been pretty popular.

Well, not anymore.

This past weekend they uploaded a video to youtube (which they have since taken off their channel). This guy below does a reaction video to it and has the whole video in this video as a result. He is well spoken and really cool to listen to btw,  one of the few good things to come out of this fiasco.

As a result of this announcement, many people were outraged and expressed there feelings on youtube, some were pretty calm like this guy. Others used satire.

Some youtubers were just downright angry. This next two videos uses curses and flips the bird, so be warned.

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Book Review: The Beast Within

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I grew up loving Beauty and the Beast. I have read many different versions of the tale. I have read modern adaptations and I have read different cultural adaptations. I will be talking about the book in length, so there will be spoilers.

Having Read Fairest of All, and having enjoyed it a lot, I had high hopes for The Beast Within. I was disappointed. At times it felt like I was reading bad fanfiction(and I like fanfiction, there is a lot of good fanfiction out there). Page 22 is a good example of what I am talking about.

There was a character by the name of Tulip Morningstar, that made my eyes roll. Tulip Morningstar? That was the best name the author could come up with? She was supposed to be the name for one of the love interests that the Beast meets before he meets Belle. Really? It sounded so stupid, I couldn’t take it seriously.

Circe being the witch/enchantress, a pig farmer’s daughter, and having three sisters (making me think of Macbeth) was another Wtf moment.

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50 Classic Stories to Read (Instead of 50 Shades of Grey)

These books are stimulating and there is usually more than just romance in the story. There is this crazy thing called plot and it just happens to be well written too! In fact you might learn something. Some have happy endings, while others are tragic. Either way, you don’t need badly written erotica to learn more about yourself.

A List of Classic Stories that I would read over 50 Shades of Grey any day:

  1. Pride and Prejudice
  2. Persuasion
  3. Northanger Abbey
  4. Emma
  5. Mansfield Park
  6. Sense and Sensibility
  7. Wuthering Heights
  8. Jane Eyre
  9. Romeo and Juliet
  10. Much Ado About Nothing
  11. The Great Gatsby
  12. Les Miserables
  13. Gone with the Wind
  14. Anna Karina
  15. Their Eyes were Watching God
  16. Madam Bovary
  17. Casablanca (it was a play before a movie)
  18. Dangerous Liaisons
  19. Oliver Twist
  20. Fathers and Sons
  21. The Color Purple
  22. Vanity Fair
  23. I, Robot
  24. Growing up Rich
  25. Foundations Trilogy
  26. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  27. The Hobbit
  28. Of Mice and Men
  29. Tender is the Night
  30. Slaughterhouse-Five
  31. The Man in the Iron Mask
  32. Atlas Shrugged
  33. Heart of Darkness
  34. The Sun Also Rises
  35. Moby Dick
  36. The Count of Monte Cristo
  37. Cat’s Cradle
  38. The Picture of Dorian Gray
  39. The Rum Diary
  40. The Pillars of the Earth
  41. Ender’s Game
  42. Persepolis
  43. Maus
  44. I Know Why The Caged Birds Sing
  45. The Three Musketeers
  46. A Lesson Before Dying
  47. The Scarlet Letter
  48. Little Women
  49. Dracula
  50. The Bell Jar

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OOTD: Feeling a Little British

I believe this is my very first OOTD (outfit of the day) post here on my blog! I am so excited.

The reason why I am doing this is because I was given a great honor to review a product.* I loved the look of the product and it felt great. More of my quick review on the product here!

When I first got this in the mail, I was very excited. I knew I wanted to wear it and give an example outfit to help people out. To be honest my first thought was, ‘Oh God, I don’t know how to wear this.’

It sounds weird, but it is true. If it was up to me, I would usually just pair it with jeans, and since it is cold and rainy out, wear a sweatshirt (which would defeat the purpose of the OOTD post, cause I wanted to showcase it) or I would have worn a really thick rain jacket. I had to wait for a day that wasn’t too cold, so I could just wear a jacket underneath. Eventually I decided just to wear a long sleeve underneath.

Now to the outfit itself!  IMG_5796

Top: Jordandene
Jacket: Forever 21 (2 years old)
Grey Jeggings: Walmart (2 years old)
Brown Boots: Thrift Store
Umbrella: My moms (she doesn’t remember where she got it)
Earrings: no idea, they are the oldest thing I’m wearing!

Looking back, the only thing I am still not sure I like when it comes to this outfit is the shoes with the grey jeggings. I didn’t have a pair of black boots since they were destroyed last year by the snow, they were stained and it already had some hole damage in them that even though I loved them so much I had to say goodbye. I had to stick with the pair of brown boots instead. Not perfect, but hey, I am just getting started in this part.

Another thing upon learning to do my first OOTD blog post is that I need a better camera, for now I will have to stick with my boyfriends new iPhone until it is possible to get a new camera. Can I just say that it is really awkward having someone take your picture while there are other people around you staring at you? It is very awkward.

Dying to have this shirt…well I have a giveaway  for you. Click Here

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*I am not being paid to review this product or sponsor it. I am reviewing this with complete honesty. If I didn’t like the product or how it felt I would have returned the product immediately after I had reviewed it. If unable to do that I would have given it away.

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Too Excited for Star Wars

My reaction when I saw the new Star Wars trailer

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As a result of seeing the trailer I have a few questions & thoughts that I am sure many others have thought of and may have answered already.

My Observations:

  1. We know that there is black man playing as one of the storm troopers and since we know from the prequel trilogy that the clone troopers were originally clones that weren’t black.
  2. I swear I heard the same spy droid you hear in Star Wars V while they gang was on Hoth.
  3. I don’t think that droid is attached to a soccer ball. Although that would be really cool.
  4. Those new guns look awesome!
  5. That’s a badass lightsaber.
  6. The Millennium Falcon is back!

 

Questions as a Result of My Observations

  1. -What is the lifespan of a clone? If they are able to survive all those battles?
  2. When did that alien race stop producing those clones?
  3. How long has The Empire been hiring people to be clone troopers?
  4. Is the Empire still in control?
  5. If so, who is in charge?
  6. Why is that Cloontrooper freaking out and looking panicked?
  7. Who is after him?
  8. Why is that droid chilling on a soccer ball?
  9. Who are those group of stormtroopers after?
  10. Will those new guns help them have better aim?
  11. Who is that girl?
  12. Is she related to Luke Skywalker? (Please let this be so!)
  13. Is she on Tattoine?
  14. If not what planet is she on?
  15. Who is in the X-Wings?
  16. Who are the pilots in the X-wings fighting?
  17. Who are they about to fight?
  18. Is it the empire?
  19. Is that the  new Sith?
  20. What’s his/her name?
  21. His history?
  22. Is Han Solo piloting it in that moment?
  23. If not, who?

I don’t know what to expect from this movie, but I would love to hear theories about it.

What did you think of the trailer? What are your thoughts?

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