My opinion on Disney’s Descendants movie so far

18 Jun

A few days ago Disney released their first cast photo (below) for the upcoming Disney Channel movie, Descendants. In a nutshell the movie is about the offspring of Disney villains who are given a chance to go to school with good Disney characters’ offspring. I was so excited when I first heard about this movie. I love anything that has to do with Disney moviesI don’t mind that it sort of bends the storyline of the villains (i.e. they’re not dead) because it’s clear that it’s a new take on the classic stories (like the showOnce Upon a Time and the recent movie, Maleficent).

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I gotta admit, this picture wasn’t what I was expecting, but it doesn’t look that bad. The only character that looks a little strange is Carlos (Cruella’s son, upper right). I’m not going to judge this movie prematurely based on what they’re wearing.

So I decided to do more digging into the movie. I found these photos on Tumblr of Mal (daughter of Maleficent, played by Dove Cameron) and Ben (son of Belle and the Beast) riding in a carriage.

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These photos made me so excited. This is what I had in mind.

Overall, I’m still pretty psyched for this movie and can’t wait for it to come out. Hopefully others will like it too.

 

Fangirl ★★★1/2

14 Apr

17286849So I just finished reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and here is my review of it.

I give this book 3.5 stars.

I didn’t like the first half of the book. It was boring and nothing exciting happened. The second half was a lot better.

This book wasn’t what I was expecting. I thought Cath was going to be more fangirl than she was. I thought she would be stalking her computer for any new Simon Snow news. Instead, she mainly just wrote fanfiction. Also, I was surprised that there was no fangirl lingo, such as shipping, OTP and feels. Cath seemed to get more fangirl-y towards the end of the book, which I liked.

I also didn’t like Levi that much. There was just something about him that I didn’t like.

Random side note: The Simon Snow/Baz ship kind of reminded me of Thor/Loki.

Aside from these things, it wasn’t a bad book. The characters were well developed and the supporting characters were Fantastic. The plot was good, and I was able to relate to Cath. The ending, however, made me go, “Wait, what?”. It ended rather abruptly.

Overall I liked it, just not as much as I thought I would.

 

 

Lana Del Rey’s cover of “Once Upon A Dream” is hauntingly beautiful

26 Jan

When I first heard that Lana Del Rey was singing Once Upon A Dream for Disney’s new movie “Maleficent”, I was so excited. I love Disney music and I love Lana’s songs. Put them together and I’m in heaven. When I heard the song today I was not disappointed. The song is dark, somber, but beautiful. It’s perfect for the movie (which I cannot wait to see). I even made my dad listen to it and he loved Lana’s voice. Listen to the song for yourself here.

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Katy Perry’s Grammys dress is so gorgeous

26 Jan

 

 

 

When I first saw Katy Perry in this Valentino dress I said, “OMG!” It’s so pretty. The musical notes on the dress are so fun, but the dress itself is very haute couture. It’s the perfect balance. I’m obsessed with this look. rs_634x1024-140126161058-634.katy-perry-grammy.ls.12614 katy-perry-grammys-2014-red-carpet-600

Quirky Kate Spade products I love

16 Jan
Quirky Kate Spade

LibraryThing vs. Goodreads vs. BookLikes

15 Jan

Two of my greatest loves are books and social media. Put them together and it’s heaven. There are many different social media sites dedicated to reading. The three most popular ones are Goodreads, LibraryThing and BookLikes. So the question is, which one is the best?

LibraryThing 

LibraryThing is basic. The biggest downside is that you can only shelve a maximum of 200 books for free. You have to upgrade if you want to shelve more. They have two types of giveaways, Early Reviewers and Member Giveaways. Early Reviewers have a lot of selection and are in monthly batches. So far I have won 1 book per batch. The Member Giveaways has fewer books, but are not in batches. LibraryThing has a lot of statistics about the books on your shelves. There is even a list of characters from the books you’ve read.

Goodreads

Goodreads is what many call the “Facebook” of all the sites. It’s very social and user friendly. They by far have the best selection of books in giveaways. One question many have is if the winners are picked at random. From my experience, I think so. I’ve once won 3 books in 1 day, but I’ve also gone through several droughts. Also, Goodreads has an app that lets you scan your books. It makes shelving your books a whole lot easier. Goodreads also gives you recommendations based on your ratings.

BookLikes

BookLikes is the “Tumblr” version. People can heart and reblog your posts. The dashboard is very similar to Tumblr’s. BookLikes also has giveaways, but the books are few.

My Verdict: Goodreads is my site of choice. I love the abundance of books available through giveaways. I also love how neat it looks versus LibraryThing. It’s super easy to get the information you need about a book.

Hiatuses: Agents of SHIELD vs. Once Upon A Time

15 Jan

2 shows. 2 very different hiatuses. Agents of SHIELD has the typical hiatus, going on a couple of weeks breaks throughout  the season. Once Upon A Time on the other hand decided to go on a 3 month hiatus to avoid this. At first I wasn’t a fan of it. 3 months is way too long to wait, especially after what happened in the winter finale (Spoiler alert: Is Rumple really dead!?!? Will Emma and Henry ever remember?!?!) Now that I’m experiencing the mini hiatuses that AoS are having, I think I prefer the long hiatus. At least with that, it will be on week after week.

I’ve won over 20 books from Goodreads and LibraryThing this year

3 Nov

This is just a post saying that between Goodreads and LibraryThing I have won 24 books from giveaways. Here is a list of them in no particular order.

  • The Disappearing Girl by Heather Topham Wood (won on Goodreads and it was signed by the author)
  • The J.M. Barrie Ladies’s Swimming Society by Barbara J. Zitwer (won on Goodreads and it came with a swimming cap)
  • Dollface: A Novel of the Roaring Twenties by Renee Rosen (won on Goodreads)
  • Facing Grace with Gloria and Other Stories by William H. Coles (this came with another book that I won on Goodreads)
  • Shorecliff by Ursula DeYoung (won on Goodreads)
  • Thinking in Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math by Daniel Tammet (won on Goodreads)
  • Pigeon in a Crosswalk: Tales of Anxiety and Accidental Glamour by Jack Gray (won on Goodreads)
  • Sucker Literary Magazine volume 1 by Hannah Goodman (won on Goodreads)
  • Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford (won on Goodreads)
  • Motherland: A Novel by Amy Sohn (won on Goodreads)
  • Lookaway, Lookaway by Wilton Barnhardt (won on Goodreads)
  • Somebody Up There Hates You by Hollis Seamon (won on Goodreads)
  • Sister Carrie by William H. Coles (won on Goodreads)
  • A Sinner in Paradise by Deborah Hining (won on Goodreads)
  • Tripped Up Love by Julie Farley (won on Goodreads and signed by author)
  • Watering Heaven by Peter Tieryas (won on Goodreads and signed by author)
  • The Outcasts by Kathleen Kent (won on Goodreads)
  • HomeSkills: Wiring: Fix Your Own Lights, Switches, Receptacles, Boxes, Cables & More by Various Authors (won on Goodreads)
  • Queen Bee of Tuscany: The Redoubtable Janet Ross by Ben Downing (won on Goodreads)
  • The Power of Citizenship: Why John F. Kennedy Matters to a New Generation by Scott Reich (won on Goodreads)
  • The Melody of Secrets by Jeffrey Stepakoff (won on Goodreads)
  • Good Girl, Bad Girl by Christopher Finch (won on Goodreads)
  • Half Moon Bay by Helene Young (won on LibraryThing)
  • Bullies and Mean Girls in Popular Culture by Patrice Oppliger (won on LibraryThing)

Robbie Kay: The perfect Peter Pan

29 Oct

tumblr_mv5giwmG6E1qdv0lco2_250Last season on “Once Upon A Time” they mentioned that Peter Pan was evil. I did not like that at all. I could not imagine how that would work. I kept telling myself that Peter Pan isn’t evil. It just doesn’t make sense. I was wrong. Every new episode of “Once” makes me love Peter Pan even more. Robbie Kay makes an amazing Peter Pan. He brings so much to the character and now I don’t mind that Peter is an evil boy. Robbie is the most perfect Peter Pan ever. Even better than Jeremy Sumpter in the 2003 movie. And let’s face it, we all loved Jeremy and thought he was super hot. Also, as a side note, I love that the lost boys act like the boys from Lord of the Flies.

My computer science classmates are very weird

16 Oct

In my computer science class we have a forum called Piazza where we can post questions. Well today some of my classmates decided to get a little weird. They were apparently looking for me during lecture. Very weird. I don’t even know these people. Here is what they posted.

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P.S. I was in the middle of finding inspiration for a novel I’m writing when they started posting these things.

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