Thursday, July 13, 2017

Book Review 47. Saga Volumes #1-4

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Book: Saga Volumes #1-4
Series: Saga (#1-4)
Author: Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Genre: Adult Fantasy Graphic Novel
Pages: 600 (total)
Published: October 23rd, 2012 - December 17th, 2014

Synopsis: When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe.
From bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan, Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Doesn't matter if it's personal or professional, a good partnership takes work.”  

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Book Review 46. The Great Gatsby

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Book: The Great Gatsby
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages: 180
Published: April 10th, 1925

Synopsis: This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. Young, handsome and fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby is the bright star of the Jazz Age, but as writer Nick Carraway is drawn into the decadent orbit of his Long Island mansion, where the party never seems to end, he finds himself faced by the mystery of Gatsby's origins and desires. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life, Gatsby is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon, this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ +

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Screen Review 6. Love Stage!!

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Show: Love Stage!!
Season: 1
Number of Episodes: 10 (24 minutes)
Stars: Daigo, Takuya Eguchi, Daisuke Hirakawa
Release Year: 2014
Rated: TV-MA

Synopsis: With a father who's a singer, a mother who's a movie star, and an older brother Shougo who's the lead vocalist for the super-popular band "The Crusherz," Sena Izumi-an otaku college student-is the only dull one born into this super-famous and talented family. He loves "Magical Girl LalaLulu" and is working hard to become a mangaka, but one day he winds up appearing in a TV commercial he just can't turn down. There, he's reunited with Ichijou Ryouma, the super-popular young actor he costarred with on a project ten years prior.

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

"What's this...? Could it be... LOVE?"

THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Character Choruses 2. Takashi "Shiro" Shirogane


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 new playlist is for the character Takashi "Shiro" Shirogane, from Voltron. This playlist is titled "I am not as fine as I seem."

The playlist can be found here, on 8tracks!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Screen Review 5. After the Dark

Movie: After the Dark
Director: John Huddles
Runtime: 1h 47m
Release Date: October 10th, 2013
Stars:  James D'Arcy, Sophie Lowe, Daryl Sabara
Rated: R

Synopsis: At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

"If with incinerated grace, we still become the human race."

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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