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So my mother decided at the last minute to give me a Christmas since I'm still living at home (I should have suspected judging by how many times she went to booksamillion). And I finally got to open my presents today!

I've been wanting Funko Pops for ages but haven't yet bought into the craze. Well, my mother sought to remedy that (probably after I reminded her that my obsession with Suicide Squad was not temporary). Imagine my amazement to receive both Harley Quinn (one of my favorite all-time characters), and my own little Eva Green!

Behold: Harley Quinn (Suicide Squad edition) and Miss Peregrine (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children):

I also received a Suicide Squad bookmark, a Christmas Snoopy mug with a Woodstock plushie, and a pack of my favorite G2 pens in lovely colors.

And, per request, two brand new books that made my favorite series (Richelle Mead's Bloodlines) collection finally complete!:

And with my leftover Amazon gift card credit, I finally ordered those two End of Green cds I've been wanting so damn badly (both of them brand new and one of them a box set!)     High Hopes in Low Places

Awesome Christmas for me overall! Hope everyone else's was likewise.
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So I'm trying to get some last minute writing done before the end of the year and then before the 5th as well, but I just stumbled upon absolute zero, then the laws of thermodynamics, then astronomy and through that cosmology (big freeze and heat death), and finally the fascinating concepts of entropy and thermodynamic equilibrium.

And ENTROPY... oh god, I could spend the whole rest of my life on this.
(And I suck at science btw)

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Supernatural (rewatch) - Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7 - All (6/6) (especially loved Season 7, and Season 6 was WAY better the second time around)
Lost Girl - Season 1 (6/6), Season 2 (5.5/6) - just 'cause something was missing this season)
The OC - Seasons 1-4 (Really happy how this show ended but really depressed that it ended :(   - Overall (6/6)
The Originals (rewatch) - Season 1 and Season 2 - both (6/6) :)
Black Books (5.5/6)


Age of Adaline (6/6)
Suicide Squad (6/6)
Deadpool (5.5/6)
Star Wars (new one) (4/6)
The Boss (3/6)
Batman v Superman (3/6) - just 'cause Henry Cavill... u still make me swoon ;)
Ricki and the Flash (5/6)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (6/6)
Green Lantern (4/6)
Ant Man (4.5/6)
Cabaret (6/6)
My Fair Lady (5.5/6)
Season of the Witch (4/6)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (3/6) - sooo disappointed
Funny Girl (2/6)

The Life Aquatic (rewatch) (6/6)
The Proposition (rewatch) (6/6)
Guardians of the Galaxy (rewatch) (5/6)
Revolver (rewatch) (5/6)
Inglorious Basterds (rewatch) (3.5/6)
Death Proof (rewatch) (4/6)
No Such Thing (rewatch) (4.5/6)

Up Next: The Secret Life of Pets, The Faculty, Allegiant
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Really enjoyed Suicide Squad.

Not only was the acting great and the characters fleshed out beautifully, but I thought the directing, special effects and editing were all amazingly well-done, despite so many saying otherwise. The fact that David Ayer was able to introduce all these colorful characters and still establish an interesting (and simple not an overly convoluted or boring and filler) plot and give the audience such a wild ride is just AWESOME to me.

I was expecting having a lot of fun watching this film and that's what it was... a ton of fun. And what wouldn't be fun about a group of quirky, antisocial misfits? Definitely worth the time and the money, and don't let anyone convince you otherwise. 

Oh, and just because I can't not mention it: Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and Joker (Jared Leto) were to die for.

And I was very pleasantly surprised by Will Smith's, Joel Kinnaman's and Viola Davis' performances as Deadshot, Rick Flag and Amanda Waller. Overall, what a fantastically fun and beautiful film. 

SS - Deadshot and Harley Quinn
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Sons of Anarchy - Season 4 (4.5/6), Season 5 (4/6), Season 6 (so far - 6/6)
Z Nation - Season 2 (6/6)
The Middle - Season 2 (6/6)
Supernatural (rewatch) - Season 1 (6/6), Season 2 (6/6), Season 3 (so far - 6/6)

Sicario (5.5/6)
Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 2 (3/6)
The Hateful Eight (3/6)

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So my time to get my Bachelor's is running down and suddenly things are getting a lot scarier. Pretty much since Elementary school I've always assumed I would get a Master's Degree, but now that I only have a year left I'm doubting it more and more.

First of all, I really just want to get another job and start working (even though the last one changed me and set me further back in a lot of ways and made me into a horrible person), since I'm miserable when I'm not making money. Second of all, I just found out that you have to take this GRE test and I've taken a sample and it's unbelievably difficult (even with studying), plus it's like $200, so now I just think that Graduate School is wholly unrealistic. My parents just told me that they were willing to pay for all of it, but this just makes me want to go less and less and less (since the guilt is eating me alive). Plus... writing is supposed to be my passion but I am really sick of writing papers and my motivation is dropping further and further every semester. 

Why does life have to be so goddamn hard? I have it easier than most and have all the support in the world, but I've been completely depressed and miserable since 2010 and there is no silver lining in sight. 


Apr. 1st, 2016 07:27 pm
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Well, this is the worst birthday I've had yet. To be honest, turning twenty-two makes me feel old anyway. 

I watched a couple episodes of Z Nation Season 2, which was great, and then I re-watched Insurgent after that. Unfortunately, it made me cry so much that my eyes are still itching... so probably not a good birthday choice.

I was bored the rest of the day so I decided to bake a cake. I never cook or bake because for some reason the food never comes out good, but my expectations for the cake were low enough that all I wanted is for it to have been edible... but no. Not even edible. The cake was more like bread than cake, and the frosting had no appeal. In addition, the sprinkles I got were too small, but at least I liked the dollar candles. That's what happens when you don't want to fork out $25+ for a cake. Dinner didn't come out that great either. 

So next, just to try to make my day a little bit better and because I haven't bought anything in months, I find two things I want on Hot, except both are sold out in my size. I'm also pretty pissed because I'm part of their rewards program and I didn't get anything for my birthday (even though I did last year). Also, every time I wanted to order something in the past year it's never been in my size (what's the point of selling things then?), and I live too far away from a store to justify driving the distance on the 50% chance it's actually in the store (and if you call them they're rude and don't give you a straight answer). Gonna scroll through amazon shit now. 

Here's to next year with my liter bottle of Mellow Yellow. 
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Charlie Countryman was pretty damn good, but I wish it had been longer and I think I wanted to like it more than I actually did. Except... Evan Rachel Woods was gorgeous (especially with accent), seeing a homicidal Mads Mikkelsen was a real treat, and Shia Labeouf is a fantastic actor (so much fucking emotion). 

Came home late one night and popped in Insurgent to re-watch. I saw it in IMAX in the theater and adored it then, and was pleasantly surprised that I loved it just as much on a second watch and on a second screen. Theo James is adorable as Four and Shailene Woodley is incredible as Tris (god, can she act). Plus TrisFour is just perfection. Still have to read the books....

Creed, the latest Rocky installment (and I am totally calling it that), was really good. I've never seen Stallone in anything I haven't loved, so I knew it would be, but he had so many scenes and I liked the other actors too, so of course I had to watch it again. 

Season 2 of The Middle was just as good and as funny as the first. Seriously, I have no idea how that show does it. I've been looking for a good comedy show for years and have tried plenty and have never found one even remotely as good as this one. 

Halfway through Season 2 of Z Nation and it's just as good as the first. To be honest, I like this series as much as I like The Walking Dead. I feel it's just as original and adds a certain lightness and humor that The Walking Dead doesn't have, while also adding in serious and heartbreaking scenes just as well as The Walking Dead. 

As far as books go, last month I read Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie for my Gilded Age class and adored it. Not only superbly well-written, but also almost a history book as it talks about the time period. One of the best books I have ever read. Frank Holt's Into the Land of Bones, a requirement for my Age of Alexander course, was also fantastic: easy to get through and interesting and Holt also making me want to attack his references and read more about Seleucid history especially. I'm currently reading Sinclair Lewis' It Can't Happen Here for my Fascism class and I hate it. Half of it is incredibly dull and the other half I can't even understand. I'm pretty picky on books in general, less so on Classics, and this book is gonna be hell to get through. 

And I finally read and just finished Richelle Mead's The Ruby Circle, and I swear to god that book was written for me. For those of you who aren't familiar with Richelle Mead's young adult books (her adult books are forced and terrible, okay, sorry), Vampire Academy is the first series and Bloodlines the second and a spin-off of Vampire Academy, with some major and some minor characters and even some new characters. Richelle Mead created this fully fleshed out and kick-ass world where half-vampire, half-human Dhampirs protect royal vampires, Moroi, from the evil Strigoi, or the evil vampires. If this doesn't sound awesome enough, she also creates the Alchemists, a religious organization that hides the vampire world from humans and work with the Moroi to do this (even though they claim all vampires are evil).

SPOILERS: These two series have EVERYTHING: resurrection, chases, vacations to Russia, wielding magic to heal and/or damage, murder, friendship, kidnapping, heart-melting romance and SO much more. The Ruby Circle, unfortunately, is the last book of the Bloodlines series. While VA started out as my favorite series (Romitri and Rose & Lissa), Bloodlines became my favorite by The Fiery Heart, primarily because of Adrian/Sydney. Sydney is a lot like me, especially with her obsession with ancient history, and Adrian/Sydney quickly became my favorite couple. Not only that but SPOILERS! by the end of the series they finally finally FINALLY get their happy ending and live in Northern Maine (so totally my dream state). See what I mean? Book totally written for me. They could have moved anywhere but they chose MAINE. Not only that, but it was totally my dream for Eddie to stay with them and I was completely expecting this not to come true and IT DID. Still crying over that ending, sobbing actually. 

Here's some music to brighten your day. 

Absolutely gorgeous instrumental piece. 

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So writing's been slow going lately. Music usually inspires me if I need a pick-me-up, but no luck no matter how much I push. I'm trying to continue with my Gabriel Big Bang but am just not feeling it. I'm even slowing down on femslashficlets and can't get any ideas for my rare pair bingo card or h/c_bingo for the amnesty period, even though I'm long overdue for Dean/Lucifer, Alice/Claire and even Dean/Gabriel. 

Update: Long overdue Ducifer here.

I can't get any ideas period

My movie and tv life has been just as uneventful. No movies, but I did watch Season 3 of Sons of Anarchy (and Season 2, which I don't think I posted yet). Season 2 is my favorite season so far. I wasn't really able to get into the Irish/IRA stuff in Season 3, despite wanting to, and I really expected more beautiful Irish scenery than was given. I really love watching Tara evolve as a character and Tig got some more screen time, which was awesome. I'm also watching The Middle on and off and am about to start Season 2. And I finished Season 1 of iZombie and ended up loving it, so looks like I'm definitely moving on to Season 2.

Up Next: Z Nation Season 2

Music post next. 
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Probably should wait to blog until I've actually watched more, but I'm in the mood so....

I've started watching The Middle and I have totally found my comedy show! Unfortunately, I tuned in at Season 3 and almost watched half the season, but starting today I'm gonna go back to Season 1 and then Season 2 so I can try to watch it in order. Anyway, such a charming and funny series and I love how they're so negative and just want to lay around the house all the time instead of doing social things (totally like me). 

Also started watching iZombie and it's okay. I like it enough to keep watching it but if it doesn't get better then I'll probably drop it. Usually I like CW shows (Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, Originals, Beauty and the Beast, Arrow and probably others I can't think of right now), but this one is just meh.

I totally recognized Aly from Aly and AJ though, and she is gorgeous. When she said that line to Liv though: "You're my heart," I totally thought they were dating or had dated until I remembered that guy named Major. Seriously? Why would you have her say that line when it is definitely a gay line? So that pissed me off.

Another thing that pissed me off was bringing in Ty Olsson (Benny in Supernatural!) and having him be so cute and charming and then only giving him a couple scenes and making him a bad guy. And the whole type of bad guy he was just didn't sit right with me. Why couldn't he have been a minor character in the show? Few episodes? Thanks for getting my hopes up stupid show! And I know he played a bad guy in Arrow too but I never thought he would be a regular and that somehow didn't piss me off as much in that show. Dammit. So... frustrations and I'm still watching. We'll see how it goes. 

Okay, end of rant. 

And some pics because he is a serious cuddly teddy bear.
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So I should probably update my movie and tv life. 

I binge watched Season 1 of Sons of Anarchy, and by that I mean really binge watched (as in 13 episodes in 3 days), but it's probably because this weekend was busy with homework and stuff. I seriously loved it. I've been wanting to watch the series for years now and my mom finally beat me to it and kicked my ass into gear once she finished all the seasons. I really love pretty much all the characters but am partial to: Gemma, Tig and Otto (Kurt Sutter is awesome, okay?).

And seriously, the bromance and chemistry between Tig and Clay is epic! 

I've been rewatching bits and pieces of The Walking Dead Season 5 and am still thoroughly impressed. I still find it so amazing that one of the best tv series ever created revolves around a zombie apocalypse... finally. But I am also really disappointed that there are not more zombie movies out there. 

As far as movies go, I've been pretty disappointed lately. The Last Witch Hunter was so disappointing considering how much I was looking forward to it, it just felt generic and boring and the more I keep thinking about it the more pissed I am.

Our Brand is Crisis was a lot better, I liked all the people/book quotes and Sandra Bullock was great, but it wasn't amazing or anything. It still felt a bit like something I've already seen before. The end definitely stayed with me though: getting off the carousel. 

Inevitable Spoilers below. 

Can I geek out over Resident Evil now? Permission?

I rewatched Resident Evil (the first one) because whenever I don't know what to watch I always go to my Resident Evil's, and was so relieved to still find it fresh, exciting and funny (that kick to the zombie doberman's head was hilarious and awesome, because killing zombie dobermans is a-okay). The acting is still believable and I love how Alice grows into herself (she seems much harsher in Apocalypse, though maybe because the events of the first film made her bitter, with Matt and all). I also love the creepiness of the film (I still think that zombies will not show up even though they inevitably will), the Red Queen (who I always expect to be annoying but never is with her 'you're all going to die down here,' and even the small details like Spence offering Alice his leather jacket :)    

Also, can I still ship Spence/Alice even though Spence is evil and there is still some memory loss? 'Cause James Purefoy is hotness... okay? (And what is it with me and het lately?). Video not mine btw.  

Still spoilers, people. 
Also am rewatching Vampire High episodes out of order (hopefully you can still find them on Youtube). 
Odd Man Out was nicely Marty-centered, with trying to make Essie fall in love with him (aww... poor neglected Marty) and Essie's serious jealousy issues and the dancing!
Both Sides Now is one of my favorites (love love love Merrill - and Marty too), and for some reason I totally forgot that doppelganger (though kinda not doppelganger) Merrill/Marty kiss (how could I? - biggest Merrill/Marty shipper). Okay, that kiss was seriously hot. And trying to deny all that hidden love for Marty in front of Professor Murdoch... Merrill, how could you? Plus, Murdoch totally knows. Video is also not mine. 

Next on the list: Sons of Anarchy Season 2, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, Sicario, Spotlight, Creed

Shipping status: Tig/Clay, Spence/Alice, Merrill/Marty
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Finished Season 6 of Downton Abbey and I am so depressed that it's ended but really love the season too. 

Some things I loved: Anna and Bates having their own baby, Anna and Mary continuing with their best friends relationship, Tom trying to kill himself (you poor baby you!), Carson and Hughes domesticity, Branson coming back!, Lady Mary and her relationship troubles and selfishness and patching things up with Lady Edith, and Lady Edith! OMG I finally love you!

I finally finished the 1st season of The OC and adored it. It was rocky there for a few episodes with Oliver (really hated him), but then it started to get really good again. I especially love Seth, Summer, Marissa and Sandy (even though it was sad to see Anna go). I'm gonna try to save the other three seasons for the summer while I start watching Sons of Anarchy. 

Tea with Mussolini was awesome (it's always great to see Cher). 

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The Judge was amazing. I am a total sucker for family films, especially when the family is dysfunctional and fucked up and there is so much angst and so many FEELS and this one really hit the spot for me. I'll never get over how emotional Robert can get and how believable he can be and he is totally perfect in this film. Like, I can't even. Too many feels. It's fascinating to watch him come back home to his brothers and father and struggle with his past and the belief that his father never loved him and the anger he feels. Even though this movie was over two hours I just wanted more. So painful yet satisfying. Robert Downey Jr., thank you so much for this amazing performance. 

Dead Man Walking was another superb film. Tim Robbins is a total god and I'm surprised by how much I loved this. Sean Penn's one of my favorites and I've always had a total soft spot for Susan Sarandon. Their performances were nothing less than stunning. Not to mention, this was a really hard to watch film and the best films always are (take Reservoir Dogs). 

Edge of Tomorrow I loved much more than I thought I would. Tom Cruise is another one of my favorite's (I have never seen him in a film I hated and that is rare), and he and Emily Blunt were a duo I didn't think I'd come to love. Great idea, great design of the monsters and great characters. I loved Emily in the badass role and Tom as a coward and sort of damsel until Emily forces him to step up (this was a really great route Tom decided to go in and proves that he is such a feminist... I can't even). As if Tom and Simon (Pegg) weren't enough, now I'm all Tom and Emily. 

So... I watch a lot of films, okay? And to think I used to watch more. 

Also, Season 2 and Season 3 of Ray Donovan are drop dead amazing. Season 2 - Jon Voight, you are killing me. Season 3 - Jon Voight and Liev Schrieber... you two are killing me all over again. And Eddie Marsan... can't forget about you :)
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So I have to make this post because I've been depressed and today was the best day I have had in years

First, I go to Goodwill Bookstore and find the last 2 Maximum Ride books I need (fucking love this series) and the complete series of The OC (4 separate seasons). Not only have I been trying to find this series for months now, but getting the whole freaking series for $20 at $5 a piece? Too damn good to be true. It's also a great sign too because this series really cheers me up, so the fact that I found it in its entirety means something. 

Then, I go to Dunkin Donuts to get my breakfast and lunch since I have classes back to back, and they're so friendly and I give them my coupon and something gets messed up and they're still so friendly... and they forget to charge me. Seriously, walked out with $7 worth of free food and coffee. 

Next I get to class and we're doing a group project and I get to talk with this girl who I like and who is actually super down to earth and nice. 

When I get to my next class I'm surprised how quickly the day is going, and my last class of the day this guy who I've kinda been crushing on asks me out. Seriously. And then we walk to the parking lot together and he takes my hand and kisses the top of it like a total gentleman and then gives me this huge bear hug ('cause that's what he's like... a big cuddly bear). Totally my day. 

And then I get home and my mom is super supportive (which she rarely is because she's overprotective and possessive), and she's like 'oh yeah, you can have the car all weekend' (which never happens w/o her throwing a bitch fit). 

And now Taproot's 'Shine' shows up in my head and songs always reflect my mood, not to mention usually try to tell me something too. And this is such a happy, positive, love-filled song for me. And one of my favorite bands, so very familiar :)

I feel like the universe is finally working for me :D

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Catching up for the past couple of weeks. 

Kill Me Three Times was pretty boring. I only picked it up for Simon Pegg but he didn't have enough screen time :(  
Back to Rogue Nation. 

Just finished watching Season 1 of The Leftovers and while I was skeptical at first, as soon as I got to the third episode I started falling in love. This is an amazing show. It made me remember how brilliant of an actor Christopher Eccleston is. And the other actors in the series are superb, not to mention it's a brutally fucked up series at times too. Seriously, watch it. 

Ray Donovan Season 2 was pretty good but I found myself liking Season 1 better, except for Jon Voight's scenes. He is a god. 
Looks like I'm going back to MI:1 also. 

Things coming up: Edge of Tomorrow, Tea with Mussolini and Ray Donovan Season 3. 
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Burying myself in homework in order to ignore everything else. 

It works. 
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Fucking done with the cut/read more feature on this site, I cannot figure it out. Also, every time I want to italicize something, which is a lot, I have to do it manually because pressing Ctrl + I does not work. 

Seriously, fuck dreamwidth right now. 
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Homework most of the day, but I did get to start reading Tempestuous, the third book in Lesley Livingston's YA faerie series. I always have to read books out of order, but this is the first series in a long while I've been able to read in order and all in the same year too... what a victory. 

Tomorrow I'll finish up homework and re-watch Buffy again and read more. Fuck writing right now, it's just too frustrating. 

Also... more Tori Amos. Video not mine. 

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Kinda in a down-slide again: not much sleep, depression, chewing gums, dry skin, hungry all the damn time, headaches, acne, no motivation or ambition, spacing out a lot. My school work never suffers much, just everything else. 

God, it doesn't help at all to point it out but I need to start remembering how I'm feeling so I figure it all the fuck out. 

Tori Amos is just the thing
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So my Fascism class is seriously convoluted and some of the stuff can get dry if you're not focused enough. Regardless, the ties with socialism, Marxism, liberalism and conservatism are pretty interesting, and Mussolini is just one of those ridiculously fascinating people. 

My Age of Alexander class is heavily on Persia, which is fine, for now, and my U.S. 1877 to whatever class is kinda a mix of a bunch of stuff, but at least the immigration stuff is pretty interesting. 

Think it's gonna be a good semester. 


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