Monday, June 29, 2015

Nerdette Daily: Television

Hi Gang!

 I've got a whole bunch of stuff going on behind the scenes at the moment that I can't talk about but I decided that I would pop off a quick blog post before getting back to work. So here is what I'm currently watching on TV (internet, I don't actually have cable or even the regular channels, so everything I watch is streaming.)

Adventure Time: Alex and I watched the first two season on Netflix, but had issues finding the rest, until I realized that HuluPlus had it, so I got a subscription. We're zooming through Season 3 and on our way to Season 4, I love when the episodes take a more intimate peek into certain characters lives. I love the episodes with Marceline the best, and even though I have only seen one Fiona and Cake episode, I am hoping there are soo much more in the future, (Plus, I think I have a crush on Prince Gumball)

Sleepy Hollow: I watched the pilot, when it first came out, but it's overlooking of very very simple occult lore, annoyed me the first time around. The second time I watched it I was just as annoyed, but thanks to +Jamie Broadnax and her Twitter Time Line, she keeps making me think that maybe I should give it another try.

Say I love you: The art reminds me of My Little Monster, which I really REALLY liked, and I know it's romantically inclined, so I don't have to wait for Alex to watch it, he won't be interested. I really missed watching Anime, when I was in College, I actually used to finish entire series, and then move on to something new, but now, with the blog picking up and baking and my job, I just dont have the time to bingewatch like I used to. This will also be the first anime I've continued to watch after not liking any of the themes.

Pretty Little Liars: What I originally got Hulu Plus for, I had just finished Season 5 on Netflix, and I was so floored by the season Finale, I had to know more, and then I realized that there were episodes on Huluplus and they update every tuesday, welp, that's where I've been for the last couple of nights.


What shows have you been watching lately? I love talking about TV, just make sure you add #nerdetteatlarge to it, so I can find it on Twitter!

Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel,

 ~Gabriella!~

 Twitter // Instagram // Youtube // The Noire Menagerie

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Haul: Books, Gauges and Totoro!

Hi Gang!

  So it's been quite a while since I did a haul post! This weekend I got some shopping done and I can't wait to show you what I got, so lets just jump right in!

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 I hit the library the other day, because I wanted to have lots of things to read during the weekend, because all it was supposed to do was rain, and I knew I wouldn't be able to go to the flea. I got: knitting Vintage, The Portable Dorothy Parker, The Tempest, The Tent, I want you to Shut the Fuck up, Canon EOS 70D for Dummies, Falling for Hamlet, The Bunnicula Collection ( False advertising, it only has 1-3) and Batman No Man's Land, on AUDIO! It is SOOOO GOOD! It's literally as if a comic book came to life.
 I was also able to stop by Spencers and Hot Topic, after breakfast with Alex's father. I got earrings, finally able to move up in size. A bamboo hat (I wanted a hat that wasn't a snapback) a peterpan makeup bag (I'll be using it for earrings) three pairs of socks, GiGi, Totoro and Mice and Men. (Which now that I'm looking much closer look like marijuana leaves. :( Not my kind of thing.) They were having a huge buy one get one 50% off in the entire store, so of course I had to grab some t-shirts! I picked up Sailor Moon and Baymax. I love the Baymax one because it looks like blue prints for his flying suit.
 I had so much fun on Father's Day and I was so excited to give my father his gift! If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter you'll see the envelope, because I honestly couldn't wait. The day's start gave me a huge headache, but once it was gone around 3:30 ish, (My headaches are AWFUL) I watched Alex and Gi kill zombies in Resident Evil 5, (I deserve a prize, I stopped into Gamestop, and DIDN'T buy anything!) My grandfather fell asleep on the couch. We had delicious homemade meatloaf, buttered potatoes, greens, cornbread and brownies, the food put gramps out!

 If you keep scrolling you will see something amazing attached to this post!

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Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel,

 ~Gabriella!~

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Gamer Famelle: Gladys of Usagi In Wonderland

Hi Gang!
  We're starting this week off with a bang! I was able to interview Gladys of Usagi in Wonderland over the weekend. Make sure you guys go give her lots of love on her blog and twitter! Read on for awesomeness.


Playstation or Xbox and why?
 I lean a lot toward the Playstation. I had a PlayStation 1 and when the Xbox came out, it didn't grab me like the PS platforms did and as they came out with systems and most the gamers were available on both, I just kept going with the PS. I still own my 360 but never upgraded, I finally broke down and got myself the PS4.

Name your top 5 games.
 Animal Crossing (Any of them)
 Duck Hunt
 Marvel V. Capcom 3
 Resident Evil: Code Veronica
 Mickey Mousecapades

If you would be any character who would you choose and why?
 Lara Croft. She gets to go on all these crazy adventures and discover things.

If you had to live in a game's environment, which would you choose?
 Animal Crossing!! I get to run my own town, decorate my home, fish, catch bugs, plant flowers, hang out on an island.

Are you a fan of Pokemon? If so, what are a couple of your favorites?
 I am, but I only know the first 150. Mew is my favorite of all time.

Do you have any limited editions of Consoles?
 Pikachu Nintendo 64, Hello Kitty Dreamcast, NES Controller Gameboy SP, a Puple PSP, the 20th anniversary PlayStation 4.

Are there any games that are popular overseas, that you wish would be brought to the states?
 As of right now, I don't know of any, but I am a fan of the rhythm games that require you to have something. I have a game on my PS2 that uses a tambourine. It's a rhythm game with songs from a famous girl band. I have the pad for Pop n Music for my PS2, they are all imported.

Is there any game-related memorabilia you cherish?
 My Hello Kitty Dreamcast, I think I am one of the few that love the Dreamcase and to own a Hello Kitty version is really cool.

 You aren't the only one, I was so in love with my Dreamcast that when it stopped working, we bought three more before giving up. I was ecstatic when I found Jet Set Radio in the Playstation Store.

Do you get a lot if any flack for being a female gamer?
 I've been lucky not to have any kind of flack. I only game with friends online, otherwise I play alone or Co-op with the Boyfriend.

If someone was new to gaming, and you wanted to get them hooked, which game would you suggest they play?
 I'd take it old school and get my Nintendo out and have them play Super Mario Bros with me. Sometimes, I'll recommend Disney Infinity. I try to start them off slow but I have made the mistake of saying GET RESIDENT EVIL PLAY IT NOW, and then they don't ever ask again.

What would you tell parents, who don't let their children play video games?
 I think gaming is fun for all ages and with kids, let them do it in doses or as an reward. My stepdaughter games with us and sometimes on her own. She isn't glued to the TV playing hours on end, even though sometimes we do get stuck playing LEGO Batman 3 for five hours, and then "oops, it's bed time." A lot of games are really great for creativity like Disney Infinity. We get the chance to build levels/worlds and she has a blast with it. I call her a game designer and that could be something she may do in her life.

If you were going to get a gaming tattoo, what would get  and what's it's significance to you?
  I have one! It's Bullet Bill from Super Mario. I love the Mario games it was the NES that got me into video games. Boo's my favorite character but white doesn't work on my skin, so I went to the next best thing.

Do you enjoy games, even when there aren't any playable female characters?
 I do, but I really wish there were more games with lead female characters.

What are some up and coming games that you are looking forward to?
Assassin's Creed because of Evie Frye. Star Fox Zero. Animal Crossings: Happy Home and Amiibo Festival. DOOM. Fallout 4. Disney Infinity 3.0. Star Wars BattleFront. LEGO Marvel's Avengers and LEGO Dimensions.


 Make sure you guys go give her lots of love! If you have any questions for her leave on the twitter!
   
 Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel,

 ~Gabriella!~

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Now Gaming #2

Hi Gang!
  Thanks to folks going on vacation at work, I was unfortunately round up in a whole slew of extra shifts that took away from my blogging opportunities. Fortunately, I picked up a new blog planner over the weekend, and hopefully, I'll be able to stay more organized in the future. I got the urge a couple days ago to play Professor Layton V.S. Ace Attorney again. I stopped a while back because of course with my luck, I got super excited about saving Espella from being convicted as a witch, and wound up hitting the cartridge which released the game from the system, and of course not saving all of my extremely hard work. I was incredibly depressed, I hadn't touched the game since. I have also been exploring some of the games in my Mame Emulator, and came across a Keroppi game in Japanese, which is fine, because it isn't especially difficult, there are three levels. Level One: Hop around like the frog that you are and capture Candy falling from the Ceiling. Level Two: Jump over beach balls and barrels within 30 seconds as you travel down a grassy knoll on your way home. Level Three: Play open the treasure chest, and hope that there is loot inside.
 I also came across Magical Drop, the original. The one that I'm addicted too and have completed is Magical Drop Three, I had Magical Drop Two on my old cellphone, and now I have an emulator version of the original, which was called Chemical Reaction here in the states. The game play is the same albeit MUCH slower than the newer versions. I posted a photo on Instagram and a lot of people thought it was Bust-a-Move. Although, the game looks and type are similar, the actual mechanics are completely different. In Bust-A-Move, you have a creature holding a bow and arrow of sorts that
shoot a ball forward, you want this ball to attach to balls that match the original color so they explode, you continue until you clear the board. In Magical Drop, you have a jester who captures a marble or group of marbles of the same color from a column and moves it to another column to explode. This mechanism actually makes the game extremely easy and enjoyable, because if there is something in your way, you can simply move it to the other side and continue winning the game.
 I also got to play a decent amount of Ultra Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter X Tekken. It had been quite some time since I was able to relax and relish a couple of rounds of  one of my favorite arcade fighters with one of my absolute favorite rivals, my father. He and I get so dramatic when we play each other. I'll have to have Alex video record one of our battles. We jump around, talk mass shit and gloat ridiculously when we win.

What have you guys been playing lately? Lets talk about it on Twitter!!! Hashtag #nerdetteatlarge !!

 Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel,

 ~Gabriella!~

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Nintendo + Square Enix walk into a bar...

Hi Gang!
 I was able to catch Nintendo's Digital Event and Square Enix's Conference yesterday afternoon, and I have lots of feeling about it so I'm gonna write about it! It's all over Twitter and if you guys wanna strike up conversation Please DO! I love talking to people about things, especially video games, and I'd love to hear what you guys have to say! Make sure that if you hit me up on twitter you use #nerdetteatlarge !


- I could not be more excited for #Yoshi Woolly World! As a knitter and a gamer, I am so in love with the fact that knitting has come so far in mainstream media. There are sections of levels that can be "frogged" and result in large wound balls of yarn following your character. Walls of knitting are being held up by two knitting needles, I will buy a Wii U just for this game. There are also the options to be yarned versions of other nintendo characters such as Mario! Creating more reasons for me to gather a few amiibo's.

- I squealed soo loudly when I saw Level 5 but alas it is not another Professor Layton, it is called Yokai Watch, and it has an air of Pokemon and Yugioh to it. I don't know much but I can agree with everyone else that the characters are super adorable and I hope to learn more about it in the future.

- I absolutely love the adorable intro to Nintendo's Digital Event, three major players of Nintendo transforming into characters of StarFox, to burst right into Star Fox Zero for the WiiU! I've never played Star Fox, but it was definitely a favorite to a lot of people and the Tree House Live allows you to see game play!

- I can't believe its the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Brothers, Nintendo didn't disappoint, Super Mario Maker, with levels that not only you create but can then share globally? Mario Tennis and Mario Luigi Paper Jam, we were thoroughly marioed in, this event! I'm actually really excited about Mario Luigi Paper Jam, to bring two worlds together like that, just looks amazing!

- I started watching Square Enix's Live Conference to hope for bits and pieces of Kingdom Hearts 3, but it was not the adorableness I was expecting especially after spending an entire hour with Nintendo's Puppets!

- I have tried #Zelda twice. The first time was for the Game Boy Color, Then the 3DS, both did not bode well, but with the announcement of Zelda: Triforce Heroes, third times the charm, the ability for multi-player AND co-op and the adorable Totem powers, you need to rely on the different options to complete a level or even the game, it makes me itch to try again.

- I really wanted to learn more about the Japanese Dance/Music game that they Showed, but I only gathered FE and a release date of 2016, I'm hoping that there will be more information soon!

- Between +Mia Moore and the online conference, I am building up the urge to give Animal Crossing another chance. They introduced Happy Home and its seems to carry on the adorableness factor that people have come to know and love.

- I am interested in learning more about the new project from Nier for the PS4 that Square Enix showed in the beginning of their conference, which started a minute after Nintendo's, no time for breating at E3! The 3 seconds of the beautiful graphics was enough for me to look for the original one from 5 years ago to see what it's about.

- They are going to remake Final Fantasy 7, a pc version will be available for IOS and Android. The adorable chibi Version World of Final Fantasy available for PS4 and PSVITA (I wanna get it) seemed super adorable and renewed my faith in Final Fantasy, I really wanna try it out. They also revealed Kingdom Hearts Unchained Key for Cell Phones, I was not a fan at first because I thought it was the only Kingdom Hearts I was going to see, but now that I know Kingdom Hearts 3 is alive and well, I'm willing to give it another chance.


What new titles got you excited? Lets talk about it! Hit me up on twitter, or leave a comment below!

Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel,

 ~Gabriella!~

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Monday, June 15, 2015

5 Fandom Friday: Favorite Fictional Fathers

Hi Gang!
 In honor of Father's Day, I thought I would talk about my favorite fictional Fathers. My family and I are really close, and I enjoy spending time with my dad a lot, so this topic is right on the money. Lets get started.



- The Muffin King: Better known as Dad from Dexter's Lab. He was equally loving and clueless when it came to his children's behavior. He was one of the first fictional dads I actually came across, who I liked, and the way he fought those chipmunks for his wife's muffins, was one of my favorite episodes.

- Wayne Fields: Emily Field's father from Pretty Little Liars, the candidates for great dads is SEVERELY lacking in this television Show. Both Aria, and Spencer's father's Cheated on their Spouses, and Hanna's just left them in the Dust. When Emily came out, he was the first one to say hey, it's ok. If that's how you feel, then I'm down. When he isn't out and about protecting "american liberties" he's right at home, for dinner, Christmas or each other.

- Ryoki Fujioka: Haruhi's Father from Ouran High School Host Club, is definitely one of my favorite fictional fathers of all time. His over abundance of Love and Care that he has for Haruhi is something that a lot of fathers, fictional or otherwise should look up too. Sure he's a little unconventional but that doesn't mean he doesn't have the necessary attributes to be a proper father.

- Jim Gordon: Although, he didn't have the common sense to get out of Gotham while he could, or after several incredibly terrible things happened to his family. He is still an upstanding father figure not only to his police force but also to his daughter, Barbara Gordon, who goes on to become Batgirl and her final form, Oracle.

- Arthur Weasley: Latest and greatest. I feel like he literally is the epitome of a perfect fictional father figure. Not only was he able to take care of his family, but he had enough love and space in his heart to adopt Hermione, Harry and the others in his department. I love the admiration he shares for his wife Molly and the love he dotes on his children.

I know I'm a couple of days late, but unfortunately, my work schedule is not being very conducive to blogging. Luckily, this week things will be back to normal!

Who are your favorite Fictional Fathers? Use the hashtag: #nerdetteatlarge on Twitter!

 Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel,

~Gabriella!~

Monday, June 8, 2015

Gamer Famelle: Mia of XOMIA!

Hi Gang!
 Oh my gosh you guys! I am so excited to introduce Mia for our Gamer Famelle Interview today. I have been such a huge fan of hers ( I devour her blog) and I honestly can't believe she said yes! I'm movin up ya'll. If you don't know, She's a blogger and Cosplayer from Texas and run Superheroesque. Read on, to find dropped knowledge.




Sony or Nintendo for your mobile gaming?
 Nintendo all the way! I'm not big into action or fps games, and Nintendo has a lot of family-friendly I.P.'s that I really enjoy.

What do you like to see in your games? What about them makes that game your favorite?
 I like games that relax me, rather than stress me out. For some reason, I find most games really stressful! I don't like anything that is super time sesitive or reactionary because of that. I'd rather play a game like Animal Crossing or Mario Party -- Fun, Colorful and Chill!

Do you have a gaming role model? If so, who and why?
 One of my favorite inspirations in general is Felicia Day, because all her successes have come from going against the grain. Her show, The Guild, focuses on things from her real life, like being socially awkward and playing MMOs to escape reality. She's lso an incredible businesswomand and has managed to make herself into a brand that people relate to -- a huge inspiration to me, for sure!

Name your top five games.
 This is tough, but I love Animal Crossing: New Leaf, The Sims, Portal, Left4Dead 2 and Pokemon.

If you had to live in a game's environment, which would you choose?
 Can I just answer Animal Crossing for all these questions? Haha. But really, I love Animal Crossing. I'd love it if the background music was really present in my everyday life!

Are you a fan of Pokemon? If so, what are a couple of your favorites?
 Absolutely! Some of my faves are Flaafy (do androids dream of electric sheep?) Drifloon and Sylveon.

Do you get a lot of flack for being a female gamer? Have you ever had an harrassment issues online, blogging, vlogging, gaming or otherwise?
 I don't usually identify myself as a gamer online -- I'm more of a geek of all trades rather than any single geek hobby. I think that's helped me avoid a lot of flack for being a lady gamer. I will say that I've had a few negative comments to me cosplaying from a video game. 

If someone was new to gaming, and you wanted to get them hooked, which game would you recommend?
 I think it depends on what they like in media. Are they about character development, story, action? Are they looking for excitement or relaxation? If they just want an addictive game to play during downtime, I'd say Animal Crossing: New Leaf. If they are story-driven, I'd suggest any of the Telltale games, especially if they are already into the property (i.e. Game of Thrones fans should try the Telltale Game of Thrones game!)

What would you tell parents, who don't let their children play video games?
 I think people who are against children playing video games don't see games as just another form of media. Research has shown that gaming helps with motor skills and making quick dcisions. I think it can be really valuable! If the concern is the content of the games, then make sure that the games your child is playing are education in some way. This doesn't mean they have to play a game about grammar, but almost every non-fps game has some kind of puzzle element.
If you were going to get a gaming tattoo, what would you get and what's the significance for you?
 I think if I got a gaming-related tattoo, it'd probably be from Animal Crossing, since that's been my favorite game for years. To me, Animal Crossing represents the kind of fantasy life I'd love to have -- all the neighbors know each other, and the goals are things that are attainable in real life, like building and decorating a house you love, helping others and building friendships. I'd probably get one of the symbols from the game. 

When you aren't gaming, what are some of your other time-passing hobbies?
 I love all kinds of geeky media -- right now I'm really into TV shows (Game of Thrones and American Horror Story are my current faves) and comic books (Bitch Planet and Rat Queens). I also love creating stuff online -- I blog, recently started podcasting and I'm about to start working on my Youtube channel more!

Do you enjoy games, even when there aren't any playable female characters?
 I have before, but I think it's become a bigger thing for me now. One of my favorite games was Team Fortress 2 and there are only male characters and while I didn't enjoy that, it didn't bother me. Now, I think it's a bigger factor in whether or not I even play a game. There are few and fewer excuses for not including female characters, even if they aren't playable,


 Make sure you visit Mia and show her some love on her twitter and Instagram !

 Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel,

 ~Gabriella!~

   Twitter // Instagram // The Noire Menagerie

Friday, June 5, 2015

Five Fandom Friday: Comic Characters that deserve T.V./ Films

Hi Gang!
  This topic is going to be so easy for me! I am forever talking about characters that I wish I could see on the big screen, and with all the commotion of people wanting more representation, my choices are going to be all over the map.


#1 Misty Knight: She is my first choice. If anyone asked me this, she's the first one to pop into my head. Misty Knight is the first black heroine. She premieres before Storm, and is known for her work with Iron Fist and Luke Cage, as a mercenary for hire. I'd rather have a movie than a television show, because then it could be all about her.  We could get an origin story, and one of her first battles and maybe some type of collaboration at the end that could lead to another movie for another character, like Valkyrie, that could be cool.

#2 Storm: Yes, she was in the X-men movies, but the portrayal was so terrible, that honestly, I don't really count those! I'd love a movie based off her solo run by Greg Pak, I just figured that her run would be awesome! The story was a favorite of mine and I would love to see it brought to life on the big screen. Maybe she could even team up with Misty Knight and give all of her fans everything they were missing.

#3 Batgirl: I'd love to see a movie about Barbara Gordon. As much as I love new Batgirl and I do, but for the movie I would love to see her transformation from Batgirl to Oracle and would love to the see the relationship between Dick and Barbara blossom on the big screen, to transform from sidekicks to their own heroes would be great. Or a television show where she solves mysteries and beats her father to the punch. That would be awesome.

#4  Wonder Woman: I'd be cool with a television show that explores her origin story and OTHER AMAZONS ON THE ISLAND! Like Nubia, A duo/team up for those two ladies would be crazy awesome. Kind of like a mystery solving show, I think that would be really neat.

#5 Gotham Academy: The story is just so unique and the art is exquisite! I would absolutely love to see a Gotham Academy Television series! Mystery solving, multiple characters of Color, Ghosts, and something about Gotham that doesn't center/revolve around Batman would be awesome. I like Batman as much as the next person, but he really isn't the only hero out there. This tv show would prove that, and since the story features villains more, you could have more indepth looks into their character and find out what makes them tick.

What are some Characters you'd like to see on the Big Screen? Lets talk about it on Twitter!!!

 Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel,

~Gabriella!~

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

May Favorites!

Hi Gang!
 I can't believe that its already June you guys! Where in the world does the time go? If you haven't gotten a chance to read my interview with the lovely Ashlee of Dream Crochet, go check it out, and now I am writing up my favorites for the month of May!

- Free Comic Book Day

- Finishing Sly Cooper

- Pokemon Rumble

- Bab Tarr's Batgirl

- The Sirens of San Francisco

- The Super Girl Trailer

- Spot the Bolt Haul (Hancock Fabrics)

- Being followed By Regine Sawyer, if You don't know, educate yourself.

- In Need of Romance, a hilarious K-drama

- Rediscovering Secret Squirrel

- Discovering Lim Kim

- Reading Feral Creature

- Watching Cheyenne Wise

- Rage quitting over Jet Set Radio

What were some of your favorite things coming out of May? What are some of the things you are looking forward to in June?

Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel,

 ~Gabriella!~
 Twitter // Instagram // The Noire Menagerie

Monday, June 1, 2015

Nerd Out: The Dream Crochet Shoppe

Hi Gang!
 I was able to touch base with the lovely Ashlee and she agreed to an interview! I've been reading her blog since it's inception and her shop is full of beautiful hand crafted pieces, I just had to share her with you guys!


- Tell us a little bit about yourself and your shop.
 I am Ashlee Elle and I have a shoppe which is called The Dream Crochet Shoppe. It is where I create originally designed handmade crochet items from scarves, to hats,to graphic sweaters and even dresses! I started crocheting a little bit before I attended College. Crocheting entirely became such a relaxing form of art where I found that I could create whatever I truly imagine. At first, I would solely create handmade items for friends and family members as gifts for special life events as well as holidays. Though as the years progressed, I swiftly discovered a beautiful community online where others held the same love as well as admiration for Crocheting as I hold to this day. From that point, I started sharing my work online within my blogs and it's been quite an educating and joyous experience, I absolutely love every bit of creating.

Whose your favorite Comic Book Hero?
 My favorite Comic Book Here would have to be the one and only, Batman. Hands down. A close second is Aquaman though my love for Harley Quinn (who is a Villain) trumps both heroes!

- What are some of your go to places/things when you have a creative block?
 Some of the places I like to go when I have a creative block would be going for nature walks, reading books that inspire, listening to a handful of my favorite bands as well as perusing local thrift/vintage stores for garment inspiration. Also, coffee helps a lot too! All of those pieces truly help the ingredients of solving a creative block for me and I'm quite thankful for all forms of art that can help produce as well as inspire.


What's your advice for people who want to learn to crochet?
 The best advice I could offer for those who want to learn how to crochet would be to Experiment. Create what you would like to see, what you would like to wear, there are no rules to creativity, you have the all of the power in your hook. Just go for it!  Also, Youtube tutorials are a lifesaver for starting out!


What's one thing about you/ your products that you would like people to know?
One thing I would like others to know, is that I have a strong love for this art form, crocheting is a passion of mine and I truly hope it reaches, that it inspires those who love to create as well. I truly hope that passion, that emotion is perceived throughout each item and project that I put out.


- What's your design process for a finished garment?
The design process starts with a small seed of inspiration, which grows to my book sketches of the particular design, then I gather the materials necessary and go to work! A lot of the time, my designs are purely experimental so I'm not entirely sure how the garment will come out, but its such an adventure that I favor it more than actually planning out a specific design. The excitement of finishing a garment is quite overwhelming to be honest, the notion that this finished product that I created with my own two hands, is now an item that I can wear or someone else can create, is simply astounding.


- If you could create anything without having to worry about copyright infringement, what would it be and why?
 If I could create anything without copyright infringement, I would entirely recreate Harley Quinn's exact costume from Batman: The Animated Series and utilize the garment for Cosplay!


- What are some of the things you Nerd Out about?
Some of the things I nerd out about would be : Detective Comics (DC Girl) I love reading Graphic Novels, Secret Six and Aquaman are at the top of the list, All things fantasy driven, Willow (my favorite movie ever by Lucas himself) Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Star Wars, Hunger Games, Harry Potter Game of Thrones and just about every game ever made on Nintendo 64 (especially Mario Kart 64!)

 Make sure you guys visit Ashley and give her some love on her instagram!

 Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel,


 ~Gabriella!~

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Attention: The Blog Shoppe is OPEN!

Hi Gang!
 I just popped in to tell you awesome people that there are some things for sale in my shop. I am trying to declutter this summer and make some extra money to put towards the blog which is awesome for you! I wanted to bring attention to the fact that the shop is open and running, people were emailing me off and on wondering when it would be back up! IT IS!
 Inside the shop you can find:

- Video Games: The games range from Playstation 3 to DS and 3DS. They are games, I have completed, or games that I am finished with, and they deserve a good home, why not with you?!

- Board Games: A year ago, I attempted to try something different and bought two table top games, these games are in Mint Condition, and all pieces are there, some of the pieces are still in wrapping. These table top games just didn't capture my attention the way that video games do and alas, there is no room for them in studio.

- Yarn: I'm actually finishing up tons of projects that were in the middle or just plain left behind and that is leaving me with a lot of yarn I am not using, I plan on destashing very soon, and you will find all the yarn at the shop. All yarn will be sold with original packaging or label. There isn't any partial skeins of yarn in the shop. I will keep those and use them for projects. I just wanted to let you guys know that the yarn in my shop is not used at all. Honesty is the best policy right?

- Comic Books: With my huge re-emergence into Comics, I wound up buying some duplicates, and starting stories that I'm no longer interested in, and therefore I need to start making room in my long box, for the awesome stuff coming in June (Black Canary Hello!) I already sold Ms. Marvel, they're going faster than I expected, and I wanted to make sure that my Glorious readers at least got the opportunity to grab what they wanted first!!

You can find all the awesome mentioned above here at my shop! All transactions are through Paypal, and everything is shipped with a tracking number!

Hope to see you guys soon,

Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel,

 ~Gabriella!~

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Monday, May 25, 2015

5 Fandom Monday: 5 nerdiest things I've ever Done...

Hi Gang!
  I've been a part of the FGB community on Google for a while, but I never got around to participating in the 5 Fandom Friday Posts, because I usually only write two posts per week, and very rarely do they fall on Friday. I really want to start participating because the topics are epic, and so, I have decided that I will do them on Monday, only a couple days late, but that way it fits with my schedule, and you lovely readers won't be soo confused!


1. My Professor Layton Tattoo: It is still (to date) the only tattoo I have. I am a huge Professor Layton fan. I own every game, the movie, and all the soundtracks. THere is just something awesome about an archeology professor traveling the world with an "adopted" child/protogee teeming with chivalry and respect and solving mysteries. If I was a cartoon/video game character, that is definitely how I'd like to spend my time.

2. A "split-decision" trip to Motor City Comic Con: MCCC was held in Novi, Michigan, (8 hours straight) other than the trip for Alex's Family Re-union in Washington State, it was the farthest I've ever driven. An old girlfriend and I were in the comic book shop and as we in the check out lane, I happened to glance to my side and saw one of their cards lying there. I was ready to go as soon as I saw Walter Kroenig, but she wasn't convinced until she saw Norman Reedus. We literally went home with comics, packed our bags, worked two more days and then shuffled into my car and hit the open road. Since, we were going to be there only Saturday, I wasn't concerned with Pre-ordering tickets, even though, I'd always made sure to do so in the past. Once we got into that ticket purchase line, it was over, I ordered the tickets while standing in line and then we went to go pick them up. The Full post can be found here.

3. DDR Club: When I was in high School, I was an activities coordinator for my local library. I decided that we should have a Dance Dance Revolution Club that would meet every Monday. I loved that game soo much, I had almost everyone for the PS2 and I used it every morning to work out. I think this is definitely the most nerdy thing I'd ever done, and it only had three members not including myself, they were all guys and it didn't really last that long. I think we made it two weeks.

4. Superhero inspired hats: When I was starting College, (surprisingly) I had a lot of free time, and I used it to crochet. When I met Claire, she taught me how to Knit, and that took over. But I loved crocheting hats. I made a bubblegum pink aviator hat, and the attraction was lit. I was making hats for everyone that wanted one. I was a hat making machine. It got to the point that I wanted to start making nerdy-related ones. I made a Hulk, Booster Gold and Pikachu. They just went to family members, I was going to sell them but Etsy seemed to be teeming with Crocheted hats, and I couldn't see room for me.

5. Finishing Magical Drop 3 in Arcade Legacy: There is this awesome one stop shop arcade in town called Arcade Legacy. They have a game in the back corner that I literally just happened upon, and I was so addicted. The first time I played it, I was with my cousin and little sister and we were probably there for four hours, and I just kept playing this game, I was so engrossed in it, that when my sister was tapping me on the shoulder, people were leaving by the droves, the store was closing, and here I was still trying to beat Story Mode. When I left that night, I had six levels left. I continued to come back and attempt to beat it, it was the only game I played. When I finally completed it, two weeks later, I had a whole photoshoot, with the credits rolling, every time I pass the arcade I stop in for a few rounds of the game, and have faithfully been looking for an emulator/mobile version ever since.

For others that are late like me, what are some of your favorite nerdy past activities? We can talk about it on twitter.

 Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel,

~Gabriella!~
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Friday, May 22, 2015

Whose Nominated? This GAL!

Hi Gang!
 I'm so excited you guys! Gladys over at Usagi In Wonderland nominated me for a Liebster award! I am too hype! Normally, I only post twice a week, but I couldn't let this simmer over the four day weekend, I had to get my thoughts and excitement out NOW! My Answers, My Nominations and My Questions!


1. If you got the chance to hang out with one character (movie, book, tv show, comic, etc) who would it be and why?

 - This question is so freaking hard for me, I spend so much time pretending that I am hanging out with a fictional character, that choosing one is freaking difficult! I can only choose one and that would be Frankie Charles
from Tarr/Stewart Batgirl. First Character of Color I've seen in D.C. Comics in a while, that isn't just a toss away, and she seems hella chill, we could chill on the couch watching movies and laughing at things we've read on twitter. 

2. Favorite amusement park snack?

- French Fries! Potatoes are my go to food. Period, Amusement park or no amusement park, If I want a snack, it is potatoes of some kind. 

3. What book are you currently reading/just finished and should I read it?

- I finished The Profiler by Chris Taylor, was the last book I read, it's a mystery/thriller it was pretty decent. 

4. Besides Jurassic World and Star Wars, what movie are you excited for this year?

- I'm actually excited for neither. I'm really over reboots/remakes/rehashes. I'm looking forward to Dope, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, Mr. Holmes, Paper Towns, and Victor Frankenstein.

5. What is your favorite quote?

- To Each their Own Kero, One must live their lives as they have no regrets- Tomoyo from Cardcaptors

6. What would be the opening song for the soundtrack of your life?


7. What 3 wishes would you ask for if you found the lamp?

- That I could fix any piece of technology with ease. I'm so tired of breaking/repelling technology. 

- That my Family and friends also live comfortably, so we can spend the time we would have been working together. 

- That I could live forever, and Only age once every twenty-five years. 

8. If you watch them, what's your favorite horror film?

- It's a tie between Halloween (original), Friday the 13th (original) and Fright Night (original).

9. Which is the most used app on your phone?

- Would have to be Twitter, I eat breathe and live it, I've had it longer than any other S.M.* and I am on it every day. My morning Newspaper, my News outlet and where awesome nerdy gals reside. It's perfect. 

10. Non Marvel/DC comic that you are currently reading?

- Capture Creatures, published by Kaboom Comics (Bravest Warriors/Adventure TIme/Bee and Puppycat) Has characters of color that aren't male and the comedy is up to par. Close to pokemon, but no battling as of yet (Only on issue #3)

11. What's something fun that is coming up for you?

- Looking forward to the responses to these kick ass questions, I just spent two and a half hours creating!


I nominated the following Kick Ass Ladies:

Jamila from Girl Gone Geek

Mia from XOMia

Stewie from Darling Stewie

Glady from Usagi In Wonderland

Heather from The Nerdy Fox


Here are my eleven questions (This post is becoming really long):

1. If you could take the helm of any hero (same powers, same universe) Who would you choose and why?

2. What is one video game, you have no issues playing over and over again?

3. If you could live anywhere in the world where would you choose and why?

4. If you could only eat one food what would it be and why?

5. If you were going to have a Girl Gang, who would be your fictional backup?

6. Who would be your fictional Villain? (Can Cross Universes ex. Marvel + DC)

7. If you could meet any creator (Artist, poet, writer, producer etc) alive or dead, who would you choose and what would you say?

8. Choose one character you love D.C./Marvel/Image/Dark Horse, who doesn't get enough love.

9. If you were stuck living in a fictional universe, which would you want and why?

10. If money was of no consequence, what would be a cosplay, that you would just HAVE to do?

11. If you could have a fictional characters closet/wardrobe who would you choose?


  I honestly can't wait to read the responses ladies, so get on it! If you are reading and aren't one of these lovely ladies, I'd still like to hear your responses, leave 'em in the comments or on the twitter!

Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel,

~Gabriella!~
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

April Favorites

Hi Gang!
 I know that this post is super late, but I was having trouble figuring out cool things that I discovered in April, and not just the beginning of May. Once, I compartmentalized the two, the rest came very easily! Both Shows can be found on Netflix, if you'd be interested in watching them as well.

- Pokemon Shuffle: A downloadable game for Nintendo DS's, I'm so addicted, it's been all over my Snapchat and Instagram. I have an alarm that goes off when I have another heart. It's the closest thing I have to the original Puzzle Challenge, which is one of my favorite games of all time, I haven't gotten rid of my GBA just so I can keep playing that game.

- The Crazy Ones: A short-lived comedy. It has Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar in it, it's pretty funny, I laugh at something every episode so its definitely doing a good job in the comedy department.

- Feral Creature: I have been devouring Eugenie's Blog posts! I just love her looks and styling. I have so much wonderlust because of her and ClothesEncounters!

- Pink Samurai's Al Lewis: An Art blog that I just came across, put up a cat doodle of Al Lewis ( The Grandfather in The Munsters, one of my favorite black and white TV shows, I just had to share!

- A Different World: A spin off of the Cosby show, it follows Denise through her years at the prestigious Hillman College. The characters are hilarious, and there are lessons taught that still have value. Plus, Dwayne is hilarious, the poor guy only wants one date. Cut him some slack.

What are some of the cool things you liked this month? Keep the conversation flowing on Twitter!

 Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel,
 ~Gabriella!~

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Nerdette Lately....

Hi Gang!
 I'm getting a late start to this week, but I have been so busy you guys! I interviewed two gamer ladies, and am in the middle of putting together a third interview with another lovely Nerdy Shop owner. I discovered this thrift shop w/ furniture and I swear its my favorite place to be now! I bought a leaf table, it comes with two so it can sit up to 12 PEOPLE! Then, I got the most adorable antique chairs with a harp on the back of them, and a small antique yellow night stand, to go next to our brand new bed, the Watchtower, is under massive upheaval/ re-organization.
 I sold my Ms. Marvel #1 from the shop over the weekend! So geeked, I'm going to start putting up more and more stuff, so make sure you go and visit so you don't miss out! Over the weekend, I bought Jet Set Radio, The Sly Collection, Hercules, Crash Bandicoot and Sonic Adventure from the Playstation Store. I am so stoked about having these oldies but goodies on my PS3's hard drive! I spent the entire weekend finishing Sly Cooper #1, I had it for the Playstation 2, but never got further than a level or two in Mz. Ruby's Lair. I was very proud of myself. I finished it, with
minimum raging, and absolutely no research! I got about as far as the introduction of Cube and Combo in Jet Set Radio before Ragequitting, I haven't picked it up since, I'll probably do some more during this week when I'm off, or this weekend,
since I have a 4 Day WEEKEND!
 I scored a complete Mame Emulator, and Thousands of Roms for it, so I'll start doing some retro gaming and writing about that too. Technically, I am a retro gamer, since it's very rare for me to buy a game as soon as it comes out, ya know my wallet just won't let me, that's besides the point. There's a version of Magical Drop on there, that I'm literally itching to play, I'm being an adult though, and making sure all of my blogwork is done before hand (see what I did there?)

What have you guys been up too?! I want to interact more with you guys, so comment, or hit me up on twitter!

 Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel,

 ~Gabriella!~

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Nerd Out: From Zombies With Love

Hi Gang!
 I wasn't completely slacking that week I was sick. I was able to secure an interview with the genius designer of From Zombies With Love, an adorable indie shop, that makes the world's most squishiest Plushies. Without Further ado, I let Sasha introduce herself!

- Tell us a little bit about yourself and your shop.
My name is Sasha, a 25 year old living in Orange County, California. I am the creator and owner of From Zombies With Love, the outlet for all my creative energy-- I make all sorts of items ranging from plushies to pins to accessories. I've only recently rededicated myself to managing an online shop, which is something incredibly rewarding and challenging, working a full-time job and managing to have some semblance of a social life!

- Where do you get the inspiration for your creatures?
Truthfully, inspiration comes from everywhere, and at random. My brain is always on, even in dreams, which is where the idea for my batties came from. More recently, the ideas for my Klawnarok creatures came to me when I was bored and doodling on post-its at work. I'm also pretty big into the idea and art of mixing things deemed 'creepy' or 'odd' with cutesy/kawaiiness. I've been very inspired by the art of Junko Mizuno, my favorite artist. 

- Are you a self-taught seamstress/Plushmaker?
Absolutely! I didn't have the good fortune to know someone who could sew, so I taught myself when I was about 17 or so, because I really wanted to try cosplaying. From there, I began trying to figure out how to make plushies, mainly to use as props for my costumes. I eyeballed things a lot, and just did things the way I thought they should be done, occasionally turning to tutorials or youtube for help. Even up until now, I rely a lot on trial and error, which I honestly think is a good way to learn.

- For future plush makers, what would you tell them?
For all my future plush making peers, the best piece of advice I can give is to always push yourself and not give up, as cliche as that may sound. Creating alone, let alone plushies, is no easy task. There will be just as much frustration as there will be feelings of accomplishment. Don't say something can't be done, but instead ask yourself HOW is can be done. 

- If you could create a plushie of any character, without consequence, who/what would it be and why?
Oh man, I would make so many if I had enough time/energy/material. I really love Pokemon (and always will!), and I would love to make a giant Gyarados just because of the sheer size and detail of it. I'd also love to make all of the Minutemen from Watchmen, as that's my favorite graphic novel.

- What is your design process for your plushies?
The design process is a fairly basic one-- once I have the idea set, I'll draw out a pattern for all the major pieces. From there, I'll cut and sew them all out and play around with the detailing, such as expression (or in the case of my voodoo dolls, the stitching, rips, and tears). If I'm unhappy with a certain aspect, such as its limbs, I'll scrap them and start again. 

- If there was one thing you would like your customers/followers to know about you and your business what would it be and why?
From Zombies With Love is my pride and joy-- it's definitely been of roller coaster of ups and downs over the years, and there was a point where I honestly thought I'd never make anything again, but I am super appreciative of the support and love that I've received for my works and on a personal level. My greatest joy is seeing that someone is happy with what I've made. I believe that my purpose in this life is to bring joy to others, and my way of doing it is with what I am able to make.

- What are some of the things you Nerd Out about? 
I nerd out about so many things, it's borderline ridiculous! Just to name a few, comic books (particularly Marvel, Dark Horse, and Image), anything zombie related, video games, Pop! vinyl figures, plushies, and of course, any handmade goodies! I always love to look at my Instagram feed and check out the amazing hand crafted items and art my peers make.

 Isn't she just darling?! Make sure you guys check out her Instagram + her Shop!

 Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel,

 ~Gabriella!~

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Free Comic Book Day Haul!

Hi Gang!
 It feels so good to be back you guys!! That cold put me out of commission for an entire week, but I refuse for it to get another one out of me! I'm finally getting around to writing about Free Comic Book Day, I got a pretty decent haul out of it, so I thought I'd explore it on the blog.
 I visited Queen City Comics and was able to get two of the free comics offered. The All-New, Different Avengers and Pokemon. Since it was the first time, I'd been in a comic shop for the past half a year or so, I decided that I would seize the opportunity to grab up some comics I had been hearing so much about.
 I picked up Gotham Academy 4,5,6 and the Annual. Batgirl #35-39 (I picked up 40 at C2E2). Storm #1. Spider-Gwen 1-3, Capture Creatures 3 and Scooby-doo Team up 2. So far, I've read all of Batgirl, I hate that I have to wait until June for #41, but I guess it isn't so bad, since I can pick up #1 of Black Canary at the same time.
 I realized I wasn't as big a fan of Spider-Gwen, as I thought I was. The art is kind of all over the place, and I wasn't very impressed with the story line. So I have decided to put issues One through Three in the Shop. I was really depressed that my local comic shop was out of Silk #1, It was probably the  one I was looking forward to the most, since they didn't have one, I decided to not pick it up.
 Wish I had ignored the responsible voice in my head and the ten issues of Storm like I wanted, I finished the first one, fell in love and now I want MORE! I accidentally picked up issue three of Capture Creatures instead of Issue two, so now I can't read it until I get the one that came before it. The only other comic I haven't read yet, would be the Team Up of Scooby-Doo.


What did you guys pick up on Free Comic Book Day?! Tell me on Twitter!

Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel,
 ~Gabriella!~

Friday, May 8, 2015

Overview: Pokemon Shuffle (3DS)

Hi Gang!
 A couple of weeks ago, I decided to completely restart my Pokemon X game. Everyone had played it but me, and I honestly didn't know where I was in the game, I had hundreds of Pokemon, and 7 badges but I felt lost, So I traded the pokemon I wanted to keep to Alex, and I pressed the ridiculous series of buttons to erase the previous game. After that, I updated, like the good little gamer I am and was rewarded with a gift, a free copy of Pokemon Shuffle on my 3DSXL's harddrive!
  I've had the game for about three days, and I'm already on lv. 28, four expert levels, and I've caught 24 out of the 28 pokemon I've come across! I only have two complaints with this game.

1. The time limit: The game levels aren't timed, unless you are playing expert. My issue is that in order to play any level, you have to give up a heart. every half n Hour, you are rewarded 1 heart. If you don't play for a while, and come back to it, you will have a total of five hearts. You can buy more hearts with jewels, but they are so far and few in between, they are hard to find unless you go to the Nintendo E-shop, and buy them with (REAL) money! I am not a patient
woman. I find that I am constantly waiting so I can play one more level. I am not patient enough to play this game without raging, everytime I am ready for a round two and realize I have to wait another half an hour to gather another heart. I feel like this game is parents answers, when they tell their children to go play outside. They'll play for the 30 minutes they have to gain another heart. Well done nintendo. Well Done.

2. The Catchability mechanism: Every level has a pokemon attached. The more effective the 4 sometimes 3 pokemon in your party are againt the wild one you're battling with makes it easier to defeat them. The faster they are defeated, the more moves you have left over. The moves are translated into pokeballs, that raise the catchability of a single pokemon, meaning the higher the catchability is, the easier it should be to catch the wild pokemon. Unfortunately, that doesn't always work out. In fact, I have an easier time catching pokemon with a lower catchability then a higher one. Plus, you only get one try per turn, which if you try again takes up another heart, and thus, you are still stuck waiting 30 minutes to continue your game.

 Overall, as a puzzle gamer. I thoroughly enjoy this game. It is on my hard drive so I don't have to worry about data corruption/ or fortgetting to save or anything of the sort. It saves automatically by itself, if you keep your DS connected to Wifi, like I do, you can check-in, and be rewarded with coins that go towards cool things like adding moves to the set you get at the beginning of your level. Checking in also allows you to keep up with the cool stuff the game can do, like add new special levels, or Meowth's PayDay level, which if you match enough coins, you can get extra on top of whatever you get for completing the level. It allows you to play a competent puzzle game with newer generation pokemon, and allows you to keep up with your "adult-life" responsibilities.

 If you have a Nintendo ID it is Free for you as well, just stop into the E-shop, log in, and revel in the awesomeness. Also, don't forget to add my friend code if you want to play with me! I'm always looking for new people to play with! I'm also working on Pokemon X from the beginning as well, So I'm up for any newbies that wanna battle!

 Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel,

 ~Gabriella!~

 The Noire Menagerie

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sick Letter to My awesome Gang!

Hi Gang!

Alex has gotten me sick, and its so bad, that I can barely comprehend the comics that I am trying to read. It has slowed me down tremendously, I am apologizing in advance for any lack of posting, lack of Social Media presence and lack of Online gaming.

I have a post queued up for Friday, and It will go live. I haven't even been able to write about my comics haul for Free Comic Book Day, I saw Age of Ultron on Thursday/Sunday and it still didn't get written until Monday Night, and it didn't go live until Tuesday! This Cold is kicking my kiester!

I sincerely, adore you guys and I just wanted to let you know that hopefully, this cold will be gone by Monday, and Nerdette At Large will return to her nerdy regular scheduled programming.

Thanks for sticking with me,
Stay Nerdy Fam,

~ Gabriella! ~


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Rant: Avengers Age Of Ultron (SPOILERS!!!!!!)

Hi Gang!
 This weekend seemed to BE the weekend for Nerds! Thursday/Friday Release of Age of Ultron and then to be followed by #freecomicbookday! I was so active this weekend, I am just plum tuckered out! But I saw Avengers twice premiere night and then Sunday, and we had to do a later one, because the one we wanted was actually sold out!I have enough awareness to write about it! So without further ado, heres what I did and didn't like about the film. In case you missed the title, there are SPOILERS! Please be aware, if you haven't seen it yet.

- I'm a little confused about how Stucker came into command of the staff in the first place? I'm just assuming that it was smuggled out in the destruction of Shield/ Hydra in Winter Soldier.

- I am a huge fan of Thor's flying in this film. As a comic book reader, I love seeing him twirl it before it tosses him into the air. *geek alert*

- I absolutely love Black Widow's New suit!!!! I think it looks way better than her first/original suit and I love that it comes with electromagnetic Baton sticks!

- I felt like there was much more comedy this time, the first one was funny, but AOU was almost teeming with hilarity.

- I felt like it was really stupid for Tony to leave his suit in Sentry mode, and then just walk around a newly raided warehouse all by himself, with no weapon.

- I adore Widow and Banner's relationship. How he is literally the top in his field, but misses every cue that is thrown his way. Plus, the fact that she has a lullaby to turn him from Hulk to Banner is the epitome of adorableness.

- I also want to know how Strucker was able to come into possession of not only Loki's Spear, but also an ENTIRE Alien/Metal Robot/Monster Vessels things that the Chitari were coming out of in the first one. Who is in charge of Inventory for Shield, because they really suck at their job!

- I am both Happy and Sad about the Wakanda Tie- In's.  This is Black Panther we're talking about here, there is no way, that if a thief got branded, that T'Challa was just gonna let him leave with billions of dollar's worth of Vibranium... C'mon NOW!

- I was a huge fan of the scene where they are all sitting around talking about Thor's Hammer, and then he gets super nervous when Cap moves it an inch. I was cracking up.

- I loved Stan Lee's Cameo, how they had to carry him away, talking about Excelsior.

- I wanna know what worked for Ultron to become alive? What was so special about Test-77?

-  I thought Ultron's first suit was super creepy! It was disturbing, I dunno if it was like motor oil, or blood but how his footsteps look foot prints, and how there were dozens of strings hanging. they did a great job of making him super creepy!

- I almost felt a little sad for War Machine, when his story killed at everyone else, but not with Tony and Thor.

- I freaking loved how sassy Ultron was! It was really great to finally see a villain with his own personality (albeit, a foundation from Starks). It's kind of true what they say, A hero is only as good as their villain.

- I thought Ultron's escape through the internet was freaking brilliant!

- It kind of pisses me off that Literally Stark fucks up three times, and gets away with it each time. The creation of the bombs that killed Pietro + Wanda's Parents, then the creation of Ultron, THEN AGAIN the creation Vision. Aish, He is literally the reason, the movie has a villian, but he just gets to ride off in the sunset in an audi car? Bullshit, I wanted him to be accountable. I also want to know why it was NOT discussed about His bombs, it wasn't even brought up again after Wanda explained it to Ultron.

- I had a few favorite One liners from the movie:
 Go To Sleep, Go to Sleep, Go to Sleep!
 Order and Chaos are the Same
 Only when I create a murder-bot
 Unbearably Naive, well I was born yesterday.
 Multiplying like a Catholic Rabbit.

- Renner Ruined Hawkeye for me. I liked how they tried to make him a likeable character with a backstory and family, but by then it was too late, and I saw him as one dimensional.

- I love the flashbacks into their lives. I want to know why they didn't do a Black Widow movie, it's not like they aren't going to make money off it, and there are dozens of little girls starving for representation Marvel, DO YOUR JOB!

- I wanna know why Cap's words didn't stop Tony from Creating Vision. I mean, it's not like he hasn't lived it! Every time, someone tries to stop a war before it starts, countless PEOPLE die. This movie only gave me more fuel, for my "I hate Iron Man" mobile.

- I love when they are on the floating Salvage Yard and Quicksilver attempts to grab Thor's Hammer. That expression he had as he was flying through the air was beyond hilarious.

- I love how Hawkeye's wife asked Stark to look at their tractor. It is literally the OLDEST tractor alive. It is the mother of All Tractors!

- I was a little scared of Scarlet Witch, I was really worried that they were going to mess up one of my favorite characters, but Elizabeth Olsen did a great job! Plus, she had points about certain characters the whole movie, and I was a little annoyed how easily everyone but the Cap ignored her.

- The line that Tony has when he's convincing Banner into creating YET ANOTHER robot with A.I., and he says that they are monsters, that they are mad scientists. NO, you're supposed to be heroes, not gods. Quit trying to stop trouble before it gets here, why didn't he listen to Cap, he would have been saved a lot of trouble.

- My favorite character has to be Quicksilver, (This Version is SO MUCH BETTER than DFP) His boyish Charm, Good Looks, and the genuine love and concern for his sister. I hate that he died. I hate that after everything that they go through, Quicksilver Dies and Iron Man, gets to go off into Glory. I also hate, that even though Helen Kim can create tissue, and Thor is the God of thunder, but they couldn't keep him alive?! Another huge issue for me, is DUDE, You are at TONY STARK's LABORATORY, why did he NOT have Bullet Proof ANYTHING?!

 Over all, I enjoyed the movie. Even with all my grievances with the movie, it kept my full attention, so much so I had to go see it a second time in order to write this. 4/5 Stars!
What did you like and not like about Age of Ultron? Comment Down below, or Hit me up on Twitter.

 Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel,

 ~Gabriella!~


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