Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Screen Review 4. Cowboy Bebop

Show: Cowboy Bebop
Season: 1
Number of Episodes: 26 (24 minutes)
Stars: Steve Blum, Beau Billingslea,  Wendee Lee
Release Year: 1998
Rated: TV-MA

Synopsis: In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police (ISSP) set up a legalized contract system, in which registered bounty hunters (also referred to as "Cowboys") chase criminals and bring them in alive in return for a reward.The series' protagonists are bounty hunters working from the spaceship Bebop.

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

"Nothing good ever happened to me when I trusted others. That is the lesson."

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Screen Review 3. Mob Psycho 100 (Season 1)

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Show: Mob Psycho 100
Season: 1
Number of Episodes: 12 (24 minutes)
Stars: Akio Matsuda, Yuki Nagano, Jun Fukuda
Release Year: 2016
Rated: N/A

Synopsis: Shigeo Kageyama is an average middle school boy, nicknamed Mob (モブ means background character) for lacking a sense of presence. Although he seems like an inconspicuous person, he is in fact a powerful psychic. As he grows older, Mob realizes his psychic powers are dangerous. To avoid his power getting out of control, he constantly lives a life under emotional shackle. Mob wants to live just like others, but a barrage of trouble comes to him. With the suppressed emotions growing inside Mob little by little, his power threatens to spill over its bounds.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"Listen. Just because you have psychic powers doesn't make you any less human."

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Review 45. The School for Good and Evil

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Book: The School for Good and Evil
Series: The School for Good and Evil (#1)
Author: Soman Chainani
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Pages: 488
Published: May 14th, 2013

Synopsis: This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good & Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an enchanted world her whole life. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, she knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Meanwhile Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks, wicked pet cat, and dislike of nearly everyone, seems a natural fit for the School for Evil.-
But when the two girls are swept into the Endless Woods, they find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School For Good, thrust amongst handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are…?

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

“Only once you destroy who you think you are can you embrace who you truly are” 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Next Up On Base 3. December 2016


Haven't done this in a while, but I have 3 books I feel I really want to finish this December, so here they are!

(Also, update on my annual reading challenge: I set out to read 52 books, and I am not doing very well on that one, let me tell you...)

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Book Review 44. In Cold Blood

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Book: In Cold Blood
Author: Truman Capote
Genre: True Crime
Pages: 343
Published: January, 1966

Synopsis: On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.
As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. In Cold Blood is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

“I thought that Mr. Clutter was a very nice gentleman. I thought so right up to the moment that I cut his throat.” 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Book Review 43. Winter

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Book: Winter
Series: The Lunar Chronicles (#4)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Pages: 832
Published: November 10th, 2015

Synopsis: Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.
Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend--the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter is"n't as weak as Levana believes her to be and she's been undermining her stepmother's wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that's been raging for far too long.
Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?

★ ★ ★ ★ 

"Broken isn't the same as unfixable."

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Book Review 42. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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Book: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Series: Harry Potter (#8)
Author: J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne
Genre: Fantasy Play
Pages: 327
Published: July 31st, 2016

Synopsis: It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

“Those we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch.” 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Screen Review 2. Kubo and the Two Strings

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Movie: Kubo and the Two Strings
Director: Travis Knight
Runtime: 1h 41m
Release Date: August 19th, 2016
Stars:  Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey
Rated: PG

Synopsis: A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

"If you must blink, do it now. Pay careful attention to everything you see no matter how unusual it may seem. If you look away, even for an instant, then our hero will surely perish."

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Screen Review 1. Fight Club

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Movie: Fight Club
Director: David Fincher
Run Time: 2h 19m
Release Date: October 15th, 1999
Stars:  Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf
Rated: R

Synopsis: An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

"The things you own end up owning you."

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Character Choruses 1. Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow


Hey! I make playlists for my favorite characters all the time, so I thought a good way to keep this blog alive is to post some of them on here! 


My first playlist is for the character Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, from the Marvel Universe. This playlist is titled "Love is for children, I owe him a debt."