Sick movies have been around since before The Fault in Our Stars, but somehow it seems to get the most popularity. There's A Walk to Remember and My Sister's Keeper. The latter got me crying like a baby about most of the movie.
Affronted by a highwayman. Learning and mastering archery. Deceived by a haughty high-elf. Escaped from a jail. Mistaking a feral skeever for a harmless squirrel. Murdered a King. Didn’t escape from jail. Talked to a dragon. All these I have done in many lifetimes as characters in Skyrim.
The Red Pyramid is the first Rick Riordan book that I read, instead of Percy Jackson. My brother picked it up because he was interested in there being two main characters, a brother and a sister (just like us!). I haven’t enjoyed that kind of adventurous reading in some time – with all the Harry Potter books already published – so it was a welcome experience.
I read some of the reviews online for this movie, and they're right, you know. It is great entertainment, but it may be a bit different from what's advertised. It's a surprisingly good difference for me, though, and I wondered if they'd be better off advertising it as is, and I think not. At any rate, I enjoyed this one more than Anything of the Titans.
The $1 one-time seller verification fee was what really attracted me into joining Society6 (not the 'Join or Die' campaign). I always wished I could have somebody that can make my design available for print and send them to the customers, and Society6 is made for that. Here are some stuff I discovered as a new seller in both worlds...
I picked the game where my brother left it. How could I not? One must save the girl.
I’m building this playlist for driving – but it’s not complete yet. Make it and listen, and if you know where I’m going with this, I’m all ears for your suggestions in comments (I’m about 3 to 5 songs short).
One of the rare manga/anime in which the characters have wardrobe.
Heads up guys, this is the manga that taught me ‘Dreams Come True’. On the surface, it’s a pretty clean manga (zero gore, zilch inappropriate amount of skin - don’t assume that if the characters are kids, they’re clean). But some parents might want to be warned about, perhaps, the more dangerous ideas suggested between the pages. Love between two souls, for example.
When I say ‘souls’, I mean that the love that seems to transcend some bodily limitations, say, sex and age. Yes, you will find a ship between Romeo and Romeo, student and teacher, human and I’m not sure what, and the two main characters themselves, although a girl and a boy, are barely 12 in Card Captor Sakura. Not as extreme as a girl and a hundred years old vampire, I’m sure, but there you go.
The artwork is simply stunning. The first 3 books might not seem like it, but Clamp justified themselves the rest of all 12 numbers. Sakura is very likable, of course – I spent the best part of my 10-12 years thinking I was her. The storyline is enjoyably fascinating, and the characters are richly developed.
Magic, love, saving the world – quiet the recipe for a good story, in my opinion.
I wasn't in on the Twilight Saga phenomenon. I looked at the book, and asked my brother what it's about. He said it was pretty famous, this book. It has gathered quiet a fandom. Well, I've never even heard about it. Pretty unusual when he knows more about a book than I do. When I asked about the story, he said this human girl fell in love with a vampire. I forgot what my reaction was, word-wise, but that premise didn't interest me enough to buy it.
Then this poster came out with the movie, and I decided I wanted to watch. Good looking girl, good looking guy - I gotta watch the movie. So I did, and my impression was:
Watched Twilight. Feel like I need to fan myself all-movie-long, the cinema's air-conditioning not withstanding. ... The romance was intense -
Was I, then, an instant recruit to the fandom? Not really. I was certainly smitten with Mr. Cullen, and I wanted to buy the boxed set books, but somehow I didn't. I made a point to watch all the movies, though, but I only bought the first book years later, after all the movies came out. I was looking for a good read, and figured the book is usually better than the movie, and I like the first one best, so I know I'm in for a treat. The second and third movies didn't make sense to me, so I never bothered. But when I found Breaking Dawn on sale I bought it, mostly for the 'Part One' fun of the wedding and honeymoon.
Maybe I only like the movies with Bella's Lullaby in it. The enchanting soundtrack by Carter Burwell is, to, er, live forever for.
Thanks to the internet, it's easier to share and discover day-to-day life-saving tips. Take shoe-breaking for example.
I refuse to believe that I am the only person in this world whose ankle got cut when attempting to wear flat shoes (disgusting band-aid disaster - I won't go into details). However badly I want that casual, put-together, feminine look only those shoes can provide, after a couple of retries, I decided no longer will I subject the delicate skin on the back of my poor ankle to achieve that look.
Walking is painful. Showering is agony. So, goodbye, closed-back shoes, however beautiful you seem at the store. Until, I found... this.
Only a bit less than pristine, I had a few pairs that would be perfect for trying out the tips. Let's just say that by now, I can buy those kind of shoes again. Every shoe-breaker experience are different, but here are some extra tips from me (having done the basic):
- My mom got me a particularly elegant -but very tough- pair. One breaking session isn't quite enough, especially for my left feet, which happens to be bigger. What I did for the second session was stuff an extra sock (folded in half) at the back of my ankle. Now I do this for the first time around.
- Avoid tear-inducing showers by covering up cuts with small, folded tissue (save you pain from taking off the band-aid) before securing with a wide band aid. Then, with your ankle flexed, waterproof the whole area with wide sellotape. Make sure it fully covers the top part, blocking the path of water to the band aid. Happy showering!
Now go conquer those shoes!