Spokhette On Youtube #78: Weekly Vlog #8

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   I've been trying to film a little bit every day. I recently got a smaller video camera to put atop my Pentax K 1000, so I can now film when I go out to shoot film. Before I had to take video of the area I was in with my cell phone, and then pick up my Pentax and then go back through the area and photograph, it was a little tiring. 

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 I did a lot of things in this week's vlog. I explored the Southbank. I drew digitally. I started Mermay, and since the pro records the screen, I figured it would be cool to include the time lapse for my work. 

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Handheld Mistress #43: Squad up!

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  I wrote about my new capture card in my April Favorites, and one of the games I've really been wanting for a while now has been Splatoon 2. A multiplayer game that I could take online, and the nkling characters were just absolutley adorable. I missed the chance to play it on the Wiiu, so I had to grab it for the switch. 

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 I want to stream more, and I've been managing to do it at least once a week, and its all thanks to the new capture card. I can hook it up to the computer or do it while mobile so I'm not stuck in one spot. I headed to Gamestop about a week ago, and picked up Splatoon 2 and Puyo Puyo V. Tetris. I wasn't really sure what to expect with Puyo v Tetris. It's just two very different puzzle games put together. 

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 I really like it though! Each game has it's own planet and back story, and the tetris blocks are called tetrimino's and there's a robot whose a dad, and they have a space ship and they learn how to pop puyo's and clear tetrimino's and it's just really a fun time! The levels are mildly difficult, I only have to play through twice or three times before moving on, so not highly difficult, but a decent challenge. 

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 I'm currently switching back and forth and drooling over Donkey Kong. When I went to go buy the first two games, I realized that Donkey Kong didn't come out until the next day, and I didn't want to spend all that money in one spot. Switch games are still about 50$ a pop despite the system being out for more than a year. I've got my eye on Donkey Kong though, I'm hoping to be able to pick it up next paycheck, because I think it would just be a blast to stream. 

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Cinema #38: Bat-man Vs. Two Face!

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  I’ve been writing about comic characters and their media since the inception of my blog 10 years ago. Batman has always been a staple in my comic diet, and I’m in love with almost every animated film he’s ever been in. Batman ‘66 will always have a special place in my heart, I own the entire series on Blu-Ray and Have a very belovedly used dvd of the film. 

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 So when I was the store the other day and came across Batman Vs Two-Face on the shelf, for a decent price, I knew I had to get it. I’d seen Return of the Caped Crusaders last year and I absolutely loved it! So what better way to follow it up than by watching the next ‘66 inspired film?  This film was released before Adam West’s passing, so it has original voice actors. West as Batman, Ward as Robin and William Shatner as Two-Face. 

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  Batman and Robin meet Hugo Strange, Dr. Quinzel, and Harvey Dent in the State Penitentiary for a brand new experiment to suck the evil out of the super criminals that inhabit its walls. Of course, the experiment goes awry and the machine explodes causing Dent to become Two-Face. This particular version of Two-Face can be recreated by using the complete evil collected from the machine. Two months later, the most renowned surgeon is able to reconstruct Dent’s face, and it looks like everything will go back to normal. However, the surgeon can only fix the scars, not the true evil.

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  My favorite thing about this film was the cast of characters used. I’m always super partial to the animated films because they will literally throw anyone in there they deem fit and it’s a great way to see characters either you didn’t know about before or ones you hadn’t seen in a while. One of my favorite ‘66 villains is Bookworm, and other than his couple of episodes, he doesn’t really get much love. I love the burgeoning romance between Batman and Catwoman, even though Catwoman is behind bars. 

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  Another thing I loved about this film is the comedy. The comedy in both ‘66 based films is hilarious, the spaces that the leave between mentions that Dick is Bruce’s...ward, or that they do love their fishing trips and nudging just kills me. It’s almost like they want your mind to wander. The rumors circulating around the “real” relationship between Bruce and Dick has always had certain conations and I think the writers taking time to poke fun at it, is awesome.  

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Cinema #37: Infinity War Part One

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 I’ve seen Infinity War twice as of writing this. I kept debating on and off if I wanted to write about it. It’s difficult to write about the finale of 10 years and 18 movies without spoilers, without giving something away, and the one thing I don’t want to do is spoil this film for someone. So I figured I’d do something completely different.

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 Last year I did my first after film rant. It was dark, it was terrible, and I slightly spoiled something for someone. This time, I’ll only be talking about my emotions throughout the film, and what I hope for in the future. Hopefully, this way, no one will be spoiled, and I can get rid of these Thanos based thoughts that have been swirling in my head since Thursday.  

  When I walked into the theater I felt excitement and hope. I was thinking how would they culminate 10 years worth of story telling in two hours? What would happen next. 

 A quarter way through the film, I felt, very very stressed. There was a lot of death and mayhem going on, and I was hoping for a quick resolution. My stress was only sliced by a sliver of excitement as all the characters were meeting each other. 

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 Half Way through the film, I am just utterly stressed. I can’t talk about what happened because I don’t want to spoil it, but my bottom lip had a groove in it, from pressing my teeth into it for half a film. 

 3/4 of the way, and I was pretty sad, but hopeful that maybe the gang would be able to turn it around. 

At the end of the film, I was angry, sad, and disappointed. It wasn’t necessarily that I didn’t enjoy the film, or didn’t think it was good. I just was not prepared for the culmination of the series in this way. I was not prepared for this film in anyway, every twist and turn hit me like a ton of bricks. I must say that this film should have made me cry, but I was too angry to cry. Once I actually started processing what had happened, I cried a little, but not as much as I expected. 

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  Despite the downward dip in my emotions towards the end, Infinity War kept me enthralled the entire time. I was on the edge of my seat, biting my lip, and my nails, and the popcorn, because all the craziness was making me so concerned for what was going to happen in the film. 

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Spokhette On Youtube #77: Weekly Vlog 7

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  I'm so hyped that I've been keeping up with one video a week, not gonna lie, I'm pretty proud of myself. While I was editing the older Nerdette Minute videos, I didn't post anything to my channel, but that didn't mean that I wasn't filming. This "weekly" vlog covers the month and a half that I didn't post anything new. 

 Follow me around my house, as I reorganize my DVD shelving, copious amounts of DVD buying and more! 

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Novels #25: Book Haul #6

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 I had the awesome chance to stop by Half Price Books the other day. I was looking for a used java manual. I didn’t come across any that would help, because we’re running Java 10 and the most updated book was for 6, but I decided to tak a look around anyway, and I found quite a few novels in the Ya section. They had a whole slew of L.J. Smith collections, but I’m specificallly looking for Dark Visions and they never have it! I read it from the library once when I was younger, after finishing the original run of Vampire Diaries, and I fell in love, I must have checked it out several times after it, and even after all this time, I still remember specific sections of the novels. I need to add it to my collection. 

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 I want to have my own collection of books, even though I read way too fast to make it viable. I’ll have read the books and then they sit there, unless I want to read them again? Where as getting them from the library costs no money unless you’re late to return them and then you move on. I feel like Half Price Books is the perfect alternative, because when you’re done with them you can even sell them back! Plus, they’re super affordable to begin with!

  I picked up The Fallen Series part one, which includes The Fallen and Leviathan by Thomas Sniegoski. I remember the terrible mini series on Abc Family, I’m hoping that it is super loosely based on the books, and that the books will be better, because 90% of the time it’s true.  Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, because I’ve watched the movie 80 bajillion times and I really love it, and if a movie based off a book is really good then generally the book is great. 

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 Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Alender because Look at that title, what more could you need? Generation Dead by Daniel Waters, at this point I had been looking at books that either dealt with death, supernatural creatures or the undead, why not continue? Finally, I picked up Swoon by Nina Malkin, which is presented as a super dark, and twisted love story between a psychic teen and a vengeful spirit who takes over her cousins body. Yeah, I definitely don’t need to delve any deeper with that one. Also needless to say, I’m currently reading Swoon.

 I went out with my friend Robin the other day, we ended up at Walmart, and they had a copy of Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur, which I’ve had my eyes on for a while. I had to pick it up before it slipped away again, and I proceeded to finish it in an hour. It’s a book of poetry split into four parts, Hurt, Love, Healing, and Relationships. It was so good, but it made me kind of sad as well. 

My favorite line is “Our backs tell stories no books have the spines to carry.” 

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