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Monday, 16 September 2019

Monday MishMash: Goodbye My Friends



Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme created by Kelly Hashway for sharing what's on your mind.

I have decided to close down the blog for good this time. I did in 2018 but changed my mind earlier this year. But it has become clear to me that my taste has changed and so have my writing priorities. Writing fiction is my top focus. With plans for querying agents and more on the horizon. September 2019 is the final month I'll be posting on this blog. It has been a great ride but some journeys come to an end. Thank you to all the readers who have visited over the years. I appreciate every single one of you. Take care. 

Friday, 13 September 2019

Netflix Dragon: August 2019

Yes I'm a bit late on this one. The listing for September will be up at the end of the month. What movies have you streamed lately?

Replicas



This film was a mess. One that in my opinion were three different movies smushed into one. Not very good but if you like watching bad movies then go right ahead. Or if you love seeing anything with Keanu Reeves. The subject of cloning was interesting but their take was way too ridiculous to believe.

She-Ra Season 3



We get to go on more adventures with Aurora/She-Ra and company. It was a pretty good season overall. But I felt a few creative choices made it fall from being a great one. Still, recommend for fans of the series. 

The Perfection



I have heard some praise this film and I agree there are some interesting storylines, visuals, and horror. But I was not a fan. There are ableism, racism and other undertones or outright obvious decisions that were a huge turn-off. Including making losing a limb seem like a punishment worse than death. People are actually born with missing limbs. It's not just via attacks or accidents. Making it look like there's no future for individuals like that is very damaging. I have seen films tackle that topic carefully but this was not one of them. I won't even go into a white student targeting a black student she met a child. The racism is nauseous, more so when the film tries to make it seem okay. Just no, and then having a white majority cast but somehow the two biggest victims (aside from the white female protagonist) in the film are black and Asian? Yeah...bye. 


Once Upon A Time Season 7


I was not a fan of the new direction that Season 7 took. But the storyline eventually grew on me enough to find it a decent conclusion. Might have been wiser to try something else since it ended up being the final season. Feel free to check it out if you feel the urge. 

Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling


I was not a huge fan of this series and only saw some episodes in the past. The movie was a nice time and they covered some important issues. But seems more for those with knowledge of this series.

Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus


This was an absolute masterpiece. Dib and Zim match wits again in a movie deserving of Invader Zim fandom hype and dedication. A must watch and epic movie conclusion to the series.

Other Shows/Movies:

Zootopia: Had a great time rewatching this film.

Let's Be Evil: A decent mind-bending sci-fi film with Children of the Corn vibes.

The Smurfs: Rewatching these old cartoon episodes are interesting, to say the least. Gargamel was even creepier than I thought.

Black Mirror: There were a few leftover episodes from previous seasons I had missed out on.

Rurouni Kenshin, The Bye-Bye Man, Sextuplet, When the Bough Breaks, Tau, Don't Watch This,  Sing.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Waiting On Wednesday: Shatter City



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that allows us to spotlight books we are eagerly anticipating to be released.

I actually forgot about this book. It's a sequel to Imposters by Scott Westerfeld which is a new continuation of the Uglies series. Which I'm a proud fan. 





Release Date: September 17, 2019

Blurb: When the world sees Frey, they think they see her twin sister Rafi. Frey was raised to be Rafi's double, and now she's taken on the role . . . without anyone else knowing.

Her goal? To destroy the forces that created her.

But with the world watching and a rebellion rising, Frey is forced into a detour. Suddenly she is stranded on her own in Paz, a city where many of the citizens attempt to regulate their emotions through an interface on their arms. Paz is an easy place to get lost . . . and also an easy place to lose yourself.

As the city comes under a catastrophic attack, Frey must leave the shadows and enter the chaos of warfare - because there is no other way for her to find her missing sister and have her revenge against her murderous father.

Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, 9 September 2019

Movie Love: Angel Has Fallen


Listen, Angel Has Fallen was A LOT, maybe even TOO MUCH. I had a swell time overall and the movie was pretty good. But the violence, especially those explosions and kill counts was just too much for me. Which says plenty because I love action. But I've been a war movie kind of girl and this went deep into that territory. I don't even have that much of a review other than if you enjoyed the other films, this is up your valley. But be prepared for WAY more violence. If you thought London Has Fallen was violent, then you are NOT prepared for Angel.

The movie takes us on a crazed misadventure of what would happen if dark forces took over the United States government and doesn't give you time to grasp the concept. The explosions are massive and non-stop and the kills are gory. I'm so glad my mother decided at the last minute to stay home. She did not need this mess at her age. I recommend you decide your violence factor, especially when it's made realistic, before going to see this. Swell movie, hella traumatizing. Yeah, recommend only if you feel safe with this type of film. I'm still shell shocked and it's been nearly a week since I saw it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Waiting On Wednesday: Jackpot



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that allows us to spotlight books we are eagerly anticipating to be released.

Nic Stone's an author to watch and with her upcoming novel Jackpot. We get more insight into characters from different backgrounds going through life's ups and downs.



Release Date: October 15, 2019

Blurb: From the author of the New York Times bestseller Dear Martin --which Angie Thomas, the bestselling author of The Hate U Give,called "a must read"--comes a pitch-perfect romance that examines class, privilege, and how a stroke of good luck can change an entire life. 

Meet Rico: high school senior and afternoon-shift cashier at the Gas 'n' Go, who after school and work races home to take care of her younger brother. Every. Single. Day. When Rico sells a jackpot-winning lotto ticket, she thinks maybe her luck will finally change, but only if she--with some assistance from her popular and wildly rich classmate Zan--can find the ticket holder who hasn't claimed the prize. But what happens when have and have-nots collide? Will this investigative duo unite...or divide?

Nic Stone, the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martinand Odd One Out, creates two unforgettable characters in one hard-hitting story about class, money--both too little and too much--and how you make your own luck in the world.

Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, 2 September 2019

Movie Love: Dora And The Lost City Of Gold


I saw the movie last Saturday and it was an adventure in and of itself. Dora was a young fearless teen willing to go above and beyond for friends, family, and adventure. It was great seeing a girl going for what she wanted with self-confidence and attitude. Yes, some considered her strange but she was willing to be herself. Even after having a sad moment when the teen was made to feel bad by her own cousin, Diego. This girl from the animated series for children turned live-action film, was a badass.

Dora translated from animation to live-action did a spectacular job. Even keeping her catchphrases and quirks. It was fun seeing others look at her strangely when she spoke to the screen breaking the fourth wall like in the animated series. Plus they did a magnificent job with Swiper. The CGI fox looked and sounded real. The monkey, Boots worked as well and had his own moments of hilarity. The cast did their job providing a fun and adventurous experience that will be loved by children and translate to adults like myself. My theater cheered and had fun with what happened on screen. Children and adults alike. The stakes were both funny and serious. Though a grand twist was seen from miles away. The challenges Dora and company faced were satisfying to watch.

If you want a fun adventure film to bring the family together. This is for you. Hell, even to curl up by yourself and have a bit of danger. 

Are you a fan of Dora? Have you seen the film? Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Waiting On Wednesday: The Shadows Between Us



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that allows us to spotlight books we are eagerly anticipating to be released.

I saw a review for this book last week and wanted it yesterday. The story sounds so deliciously dark and the cover mesmerizing. 2020 can't come fast enough.



Release Date: February 25, 2020

Blurb: Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power:

1) Woo the Shadow King.
2) Marry him.
3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself.

No one knows the extent of the freshly crowned Shadow King’s power. Some say he can command the shadows that swirl around him to do his bidding. Others say they speak to him, whispering the thoughts of his enemies. Regardless, Alessandra knows what she deserves, and she’s going to do everything within her power to get it.

But Alessandra’s not the only one trying to kill the king. As attempts on his life are made, she finds herself trying to keep him alive long enough for him to make her his queen—all while struggling not to lose her heart. After all, who better for a Shadow King than a cunning, villainous queen?

Thank you for stopping by.

Monday MishMash: Goodbye My Friends

Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme created by  Kelly Hashway  for sharing what's on your mind. I have decided to close down the blog f...