Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fun Television Shows

Things have been a little hectic around here lately, but there is always some scrap of fun to be had. Tayron made me start watching Farscape and I love it! Great characters, storylines and done with puppets and not cgi, I think it's fantastic. only partway into season two right now, I'm only allowed to watch it with Tayron, so it's taking some time with his work schedule.
The Legend of Korra is getting awesome with Amon moving into his end game, season one is almost over. Can't say much without spoiling everything, but I actually let out a fangirly squee at the end of the episode. So awesome! Great fight scenes with certain people, and rising tension between certain characters is just making everything better and better.
RuPaul's Drag U season three started up again last night, the show is as fun and inspiring as ever, with new Queens brought in from the latest season of Drag Race. I just love Manila Luzon's outfits! So coordinated and thematic.
One show I started watching on Netflix is The Secret Life of the American Teenager. This show is not as fun as the above shows. It follows the life of Amy Juergens, a 15 year old who gets herself pregnant at band camp right before she starts high school. I started watching this out of boredom and because Molly Ringwald is in it. I continue watching for the George and Ashley moments. Seriously, are you supposed to like/relate/sympathize with Amy? Every time she comes onscreen, I just want to fast forward to scenes with 'good' characters since she seems to not really grow out of being a selfish semi-spoiled 15 year old. It seems everyone else grows and matures around her, but she never really learns anything. And even when she does learn something, it's forgotten or brushed aside in an episode or two. The one thing other than Amy's character I didn't like about the show was Ben. Ben starts off trying to be a typical teenage boy, wanting to 'get with' one of the hottest girls in school, Grace. His friends talk him into going after someone who he could have sex with a lot sooner and with less effort, they choose Amy. In the space of one episode, after one date, he changes his mind and decides he wants to marry her and spend the rest of his life with her, and the sex plot that was a major part of his introduction takes a backseat to his wedding plans, getting only minor mentions sporadically. The only reason I may finish the series is to see the golden nuggets hidden within of the George and Ashley scenes, and Ricky's growth as a father. I mention all this since the first episode of season five aired last night.
Try to keep the comments a spoiler free zone, and I'd love recommendations below of other great shows to watch. I can't wait until Warehouse 13 comes back!
If you do want to chat with me more in depth about these shows or others I mentioned previously, you can email me at comicbookcutie@gmail.com. See you soon!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Perler bead goodness

People who know me know that I've been on a perler bead kick lately. I had gotten a ton of beads when I was younger for one project, and they've just been sitting around doing nothing until recently. I've mainly been making gifts now for relatives and close friends out of the beads but never posted pictures other than a few to Facebook since they weren't my idea. I go trolling around on Etsy and have folders full of things I want to buy from people when I have the money, or things I want to make for gifts since I have no money. All my creations with the beads up until today have been copies of other people's works, so I don't post pictures, they aren't 'mine'. Today a thought popped in my head and I started to work on some things that are more.....'original' in that I haven't seen anyone else on the 'net make/do them. The picture below is first in a set of magnets I'm making.

Update! Below are the rest of the magnets, and what language is that to do list written in? I haven't seen that in more than 10 years on my old pc. So your hint, just to be blunt, is that it's from an old computer 'thing' and it features an alphabet not spoken anywhere on earth. Please comment below with your guesses!

Update #2- It's come to my attention that there was an issue with commenting. Going into the setting, it was set to google accounts only, it's now been open to everyone, regardless of account.  I didn't turn off the captcha letters since I don't want to read spambot comments, just something we'll have to work with.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Apathy and confusion.

Now I'm not really into DC comics, I'm more of a Marvel girl. I love The Legion of Super Heroes though and do happen to know a lot about Batman, Superman and a few other "mainstream" comics/characters from my dad and crossovers with the LoSH. So this whole thing about introducing a gay character, I didn't really care about. More of a 'good job getting on the wagon who knows how many years after marvel' type of thing.
(Edit-Forgive me! I forgot Extrano from the New Guardians came out in 1988 and that they were DC)
So when an article popped op on my homepage about it being the Green Lantern, I thought 'Finally, Gardner's coming out. Like he could hide it with that fashionable vest thing.'
Reading the article, I got confused. Who now? Alan Scott? Who in the world is that? So in order to get headlines they say a major character like the Green Lantern is gay but it's one that only hardcore fans would know about? But that's just me. Who here knew who he was before the news came out? Leave a comment please!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Recent Events

So wow. Just finished watching the latest episode of The Legend of Korra. I have nothing to say that isn't a spoiler besides go New Team Avatar! As well as What the heck? No! Not possible! And a little bit of awesomeness at Tenzin's kids. They're great. (I feel like River Song writing these posts, so much editing to keep this a spoiler free zone. Email me if you want to talk more in depth about anything going on.)

With that mostly out of my system(won't be fully out until the next ep airs, GAH! so long to wait!) on to other things of note.
I know it was last week, but I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. Mine was a blast, got to have a picnic and pool time with relatives, then spent the night blowing glow in the dark bubbles with my niece. I wan to get more and take pictures with a different camera. My phone didn't get the best pics in the dark, you can't really see it glowing. This is a picture from the net to give some perspective.

Stuff is way cool. I got ours from Target, they're just marked as Glow in the Dark bubble solution.

I spent most of this week filling out more job applications and debating the merits/pros and cons of going to Otakon and wrote several posts to get opinions, deleting each one since it wasn't what I wanted to convey. I know now that I really want to go after seeing Little Kuriboh's newest vid on youtube, I've been dying to see him for years, and he's finally going to be at a con I'm able to go to. Squee! My fingers are crossed and I've continued work on Tayron's and my outfits to wear at Otakon. Definitely want to go with Yu-Gi-Oh outfits one day, and Avatar outfits another. Which characters from either Avatar series should we go as? I'm leaning towards Sokka and Suki, Sokka being my fave character but Bolin is giving him a run for his money. It also all depends on what I can convince Tayron to wear. Not going to be able to make him go as Ty Lee, so be warned before commenting. I look forward to reading them and keeping you all updated!