Thursday, January 26, 2012

I've come to the realization...

As I was trying to think of what I would do my blog post on this week, I came to an important realization.

I don't have time to watch a movie every week. Nor do I particularly want to.

Watching movies is enjoyable, but not all the time. I came to realize today that watching movies isn't fun for me anymore. So I won't be watching movies for my blog this week, or any week in the future probably.

In truth, I thought up something I wanted to blog about last weekend, but before I got a chance it slipped my mind.

Then my friends provided me with something new to blog about.

Now, I don't like to bash on things since there are usually some people who like them. But today I have no patience for some things.

Last Friday my friends made me watch 3 hours of Robot Chicken because I'd told them I'd never really watched it before.
The reason I've never really watched Robot Chicken before? I don't really like it. I don't mean to be offensive to people who do like it, but the kind of humor in it just isn't my thing. That's also why I don't watch The Simpsons, Family Guy, Futurama, American Dad, and any other shows that are in the same boat as the ones I've just listed.

I'm not saying I don't partake in juvenile behavior and humor, and I'm not saying that I'm not occasionally offensive.

But I really, really dislike shows like this. 

That's one of the first things.

Second, I told them repeatedly that I didn't want to watch it (which might seem selfish, except none of them were watching it anyway). They ignored me every time. This is a pet peeve of mine, as it happens fairly often. I will speak to people and they will either ignore me, or can't hear me. After repeating something about five times, I give up.

You may have noticed that this week I am ranting. It happens on occasion that every frustration I am feeling will channel into one thing I am annoyed with. 

/End rant

In other news, I spend a lot of time online. I don't hide that fact.

And recently I've enjoyed a site called Etsy. is a shopping site, where people can sell a variety of items. I find it kind of  like e-bay, except with a lot cooler stuff.

I've only bought one thing off of there. A replica of the scarf Watson has in the new Sherlock Holmes movie.
This is the Scarf. It is awesome.

The woman (I'm making an educated guess) who I bought it from runs "Skybox Human Creations" on Etsy. There's an assortment of hand knit and crochet items - socks, scarfs, hats, etc. etc.

Here's the link for her, I'd suggest checking it out. The scarf at least is very well made, and really soft.

I think there is probably something for everyone on Etsy. (Everything will be linked in the captions).

Do you like Steampunk?

This is a USB stick OwO

Looking for a Valentine's Day gift for someone who likes unique things?


A hand made music box, is that not awesome?

If you're like me, you have a lot of friends who participate in goth/rave scenes. And if you live in Winnipeg like I do, you know how hellishly difficult it is to find things made for those sub-cultures.

Etsy is a good place for people like me and my friends because there is pretty much anything you could want.

Like this illuminated visor:

An AWESOME illuminated visor

But I'm off for tonight, bye!

Friday, January 20, 2012


Hello hello,

To be honest I didn't really know what to write about this week, I haven't seen any new movies, and the D&D group I'm in didn't meet this week... or for the past few weeks.

I did finish the last book in the Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks this week. It had a good ending to an interesting series.

It tied up loose ends, which I find great, because there are a lot of books that just leave to loose ends to flap in the wind. That's one of my pet peeves in books, when there are loose ends left flapping in the wind, mocking me, saying "You'll never know why this happened! Haha!".

I hate that.

And yes, my books talk to me.

I'm on a book kick recently, I find it's not as stressing on my eyes.

I got the book Hyperion for Christmas, and from what I've heard it's very good.

Does anybody else have any knowledge of it to give an opinion?

I'm off though, nighty night!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Second week back at school...

It's the second week back at school for the semester, and I've got what looks and acts like the flu.

I was fine until about noon Wednesday, and then this hit me like a ton of bricks.

So I haven't reviewed a movie for this week.

Other than this flu though, I've enjoyed classes so far.

But I must go sleep, so I can be healthy again soon.

Night all!

Thursday, January 05, 2012

First week back and a movie

School has started again!

It's not too bad so far.

But in movie news, I saw the American version of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last Sunday.

It was awesome. Like I said in my earlier post, I was worried they would ruin the movie, since the American version is a remake.

There was some random arty something or other in the beginning credits of the movie, which was weird, but tolerable.

The rest of the movie was just... it was great. It was on par with the Swedish movie, if not slightly better than it.

One of the reasons I think this version of this movie was better, for the North American audience at least, because from what I understand Swedish humor is very dry humor. This movie had the type of humor that is typical of American movies. Although it did keep some of that dry humor.

You can't see it, but her shirt has a lot of expletives.
Rooney Mara made an excellent Lisbeth. She pulls off a bit mentally unbalanced very well. Which is pretty hard to do without actually being a little bit off.

Daniel Craig also plays Blomkvist very well. I wasn't too sure about how he would work in this role; not because of his acting skills but because I couldn't reconcile his appearance with the one the books describe of him.

While there were some changes to this version of the movie, they weren't too bad, not did they alter the story line in  an unforgivable way.

I would suggest this movie to mystery lovers, as long as they don't mind violence, sexual content, rape and vulgar language.

Nighty night all!