Once a blogger, forever a blogger.

It was 2003.  I was 19 and was finishing high school.  I had just gotten back from two months in El Salvador.  I had broken up with one boyfriend and started seeing someone new.  I wasn’t sure what I was gonna do with my life.

That was when a friend introduced me to the wonderful world of blogging.

As someone who loved to write, blogging was the best possible invention.  I could write anything and post it where everyone could see, if I wanted them to.  It wasn’t too long before I became addicted.

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2012 Reading Challenges

This year I’ve decided to do a few reading challenges.  I’d never seen this before, even though I’ve been blogging for years.  Clearly I need to pay more attention to other blogs!!  Anyways, I plan to read as much this year, both books I’ve been wanting to read, and those I’ve read and love enough to read again.  Once I’ve read a book I’ll try and write at least a short review, in case some of you were wondering what I thought of it.

I’ll also make this a separate page so that it’ll be easier to update.  I’ll cross them out or change the font or something once I’ve read them.

I encourage everyone to at least take a look at these challenges.  Some of them are pretty good!!

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A short rant on celebrity stupidity

I try not to follow celebrities closely, as I don’t really feel their personal lives have anything to do with the product they’re selling me.  This doesn’t mean I don’t follow – it’s almost impossible, in our society.  But I do try to not comment on every thing they do.

Earlier today, however, I came across a story that made me incredibly angry.  It was talking about a remix of a song called “Turn Up The Music” by Chris Brown.  This particular remix features Rihanna, and was tweeted by the singer herself, pointing fans to where they could hear it.

I was able to find the originating tweet and have included it below:

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If only “Immortals” was as epic as it promised to be.

I love action movies.  I love fight scenes, and explosions, and cool-looking effect. And I love the hot guys that usually star in those, too.  I find that when you have all of those things together, with not a lot of gore (I am still a girl, you know), it makes for a really awesome movie.

Immortals” seemed to me like it would fit all of these requirements.  There were hot guys aplenty (Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Kellan Lutz, Luke Evans), hot girls (Freida Pinto and the Oracle attendants), fights, and incredible visuals.

But overall, I kinda wish I’d had my two hours back.

I like to think I’m pretty good at following movies, even where there is some complexity to them.  But for some reason, I spent the first half hour or so of this movie feeling like I’d missed the previous episode.  I’m not sure why, it’s not like the plot is overly complicated.  Maybe I just didn’t care enough??  Either way, I felt lost.  I had to keep clarifying things and I’m sure I was driving my bf crazy with questions.

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So freaking cute!!

I used to love cartoons when I was younger.  There was nothing better than watching cartoons before school, or even early saturday mornings. 

One of my favourite things growing up was X-Men.  Wolverine, to be specific.  He was just the coolest of the cool. I always wished I was as awesome as he was.  He just kicked ass, and in my mind, no one was more awesome.

Another of my favourite things was Pikachu.  Clearly, this one appealed to my girly side.  I didn’t care for the fighting or anything, just the adorableness of Pikachu.  Well, and Jigglypuff.  And Charmander.

And now, thanks to Marvel artist Benjamin Ang, I can now have both.

Say hello to Wolverchu.  Yes, you read that right.  Wolverchu.  And it makes me really happy that it’s Storm that’s holding him.  I know nothing about storm, really, but I love it.

Sadly, there isn’t really too much to say about this, since as far as I know it’s just a one-off drawing – no comic, toy, or cute stuffed animal to go with it.

I’ve looked through his portfolio, though, and he’s pretty awesome at drawing comics.  He draws some fuck-hot women.  I’m not gonna lie, it made me look at both Wonder Woman and Black Cat totally differently.

I also found one called Pandaelf, which I have no idea what he drew for, but I want one!!  I think it’s the logo for a company, but I can’t figure out what the company does.  Whatever, cuteness!!

Anyways, his drawings are amazing.  I’m not really well versed in comics, so I can’t say if maybe his are just average, or even if maybe they’re terrible, but to my eyes, they’re awesome.

So there you go.  I really just wanted to share these two über cute drawings with everyone.

And if someone happens to find them in a cute, stuffed toy form, please, please, please let me know!!  If I could get these as cute little smushy stuffed toys, my life would be complete.