Wednesday, August 20, 2014

And to the fellas over there with the hella good hair...

(Photo by Eva Rinaldi / CC BY / modified from original)

It's been about two years since Taylor Swift dropped a new album and in one day she surprised the world with a video, new album date and single. Everyone's trying to pull a Queen Bey. I'm not complaining though. I like surprises. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I gladly accept this nomination...

If you really haven't seen any of these videos, you're living under a rock. I mean, this has been posted seriously on every social media platform ever and it's causing a great battle on my Twitter feed. 

In case you're curious and you need a laugh, here are more celebrity #IceBucketChallenges. BUT! Here are the better ones... Which are the fails. 

Hit the more button for more about the great debate.

The monster is not in my face, but in my soul.

(Image Credit: KryptonRadio)

OK. I literally saw signage everywhere around Comic Con. They did it. They got their message across. So, naturally, I decided to binge watch the first season of Penny Dreadful this weekend. The first thing that drew me to the show was Josh Hartnett. Now, I fell in love with his face when he was in The Faculty and Halloween H20. For some reason, I thought he was in way more prepubescent teenage movies movies but... He wasn't. Either way, I knew I had to give it a shot.

Hit the more button to check the review. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Life is fleeting. And if you're ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night...

(Photo by BagoGames / CC BY)

I really never care THIS much about a celebrity's death, even one I've never met but this one hits close to home. Like so many others, I grew up watching movies Robin Williams starred in. Jumanji, Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Birdcage and most especially Jack

My eyes and ears literally cannot be taken away from the television screen. When I found out, I was scrolling through Twitter and the first thing I did was scream, "NO!" For some reason, I forget that people pass away. I always think we'll live forever. Positive thinking, I guess. For two days straight, I sat in front of the television watching the specials and all the newscasts that have anything to do with Robin Williams. He really was like everyone's favorite uncle. I cannot think of one person who absolutely hated him. If you're out there, I just need to ask, why?! 

It's so weird to know that he was literally thirty minutes or so away from me. He loved the Bay Area. A man that brought laughter to so many people was in our own backyard. What an honor. He was able to do something for all of us that made him seem like everyone did know him. It pains me to know that we couldn't be there for him in his times of need. He masked his suffering so well yet he always was able to bring happiness for everyone else. I'm gutted. 

It upsets me when people say, "You're only caring so much now since he died." Well, look. I didn't go around confessing my love for Robin Williams. I just knew it. It didn't have to be said out loud so get out of here with that type of thinking. 

Lately, I've been thinking about what I would have done if I ever met Robin. I probably would have given him the longest hug in the history of hugs and just thank him for everything. Maybe, I'd be too overwhelmed. Maybe, I'd have the best conversation in the world with him. One that never made sense. What I do know for sure is that it would have been the highlight of my life. 

Rest in Peace, Robin Williams.

COMPLETE SIDEBAR: I saw so much of the same characteristics he had in my own dad. It's crazy how much I think they're so alike. The next person I would dread to see pass away is Jackie Chan. I always saw Jackie Chan + Robin Williams = my dad. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

She says I remind her of her father...

My first Outside Lands festival is done and over with.

Granted, I was super tired after the festival (It took me about a day and a half to recover) I wouldn't have changed anything about it. OK, I'd change maybe one thing which is my annoying bladder that drew me away during Disclosure's set on Friday... But that's a different story.

21 years living in the Bay and I've never been to this festival until this year. That's sad. I even missed it when Paul McCartney was here and Stevie Wonder another year. What am I doing with my life?

Golden Gate Park is a HUGE mother trucker. I got the work out of my life and looking back, I still find myself saying, "I should have went to see this person. I should have went to see this band." Sacrifices had to be made........ and long walks.

If you're curious as to who I did see... I chose Kanye over Arctic Monkeys on day one. I'm sorry! I've seen Arctic Monkeys so don't get me wrong, I LOVE THEM. But I know in my life, I'll never afford Kanye. Seeing HAIM, Chromeo, Disclosure, Big Freedia, The Kooks, etc. was way more than I can ask for. One thing that always hurts is that their sets are always so short but I mean it's the price you have to pay for going to a 3-day, all-day event. So, I really can't complain.

(I guess I can complain how I didn't take that many photos... But I did witness a proposal!)

Needless to say, I'm coming back next year!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Post-Comic Con withdrawals.

San Diego Comic Con was about two weeks ago but I still talk about it like it was yesterday. I still can't believe I was fortunate to attend this year! (Can you hear my inner geek come out?) I had the unbeieveable chance to do a bit of coverage for the site I work for, The Daily Quirk.

Here are some things for your viewing pleasure (I mean, if you care and you're into these kinds of things):

  • VIDEO: Interview with Mark Ghanime who stars in SyFy's show Helix
  • VIDEO: Cast of The Maze Runner press conference 
  • VIDEO: A recap video about mtvU's First Ever Fandom Award Show
  • ARTICLE: An article about the cast of Penny Dreadful's at Comic Con
  • VIDEO: Interview with Vikings stars Travis Fimmel and Clive Standen 

I'm telling you now, there are tons of more videos & articles to check out here! ... Shameless plug.

ANYWAYS. If you've never been to SDCC, I recommend you go once in your life. I can go on and on giving you reasons on why you should go but you probably heard them all. I really wish I attended in the past when it wasn't so congested as it is now. Either way, this was something to cross off my bucket list. There were so many things I didn't get the chance to experience since I was stuck in the press area all day everyday... But I really can't complain. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Well, I'm secretly wishing it's not.

I realized spotting celebrities there was really like playing a game of Where's Waldo. The place was crawling with celebrities that I think I've grown out of my fangirling stage of my life.

....OK that was a lie. My fangirling-ness will never stop.

I can type for days on end about the event but I promised no more long posts. More poor quality phone photos after the jump! There were too many to choose from. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Game is On!

It's about 7:40 AM right now and I'm pretty sure majority of what I type will be edited like crazy due to my lack of caring at this moment. 

It's been about a month since I last posted and that's not because I've been massively busy. (OK. That's a lie, I've been a bit busy but I could get to that in another post.) But, it's because I felt as if this was a chore. Before you get started and start the whole "Then this isn't for you. Blogging shouldn't be a chore" speech...

Hold your horses.

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