Cinema #39: Incredibles 2

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  After a 14 year wait, The Incredibles 2 was released on the fifteenth and I definitely wanted to go see it! I woke up Saturday, asked the boy Wonder if he wanted to see it and we were off. We went to our favorite theater AND saw it in 3D. 10/10 defnitely recommend. i'm going to talk about a few of my favorite things, and I'm going to try really hard to leave out the spoilers.

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 Instead of talking about what happened, I think it will be easier to talk about what I enjoyed about the film. I'm going to keep it down to three things that I want to expand on. One of the biggest things, I loved about Incredibles was the music. It was so much livelier than the original film. I found myself tapping my foot and very interested afterwards because I streamed the soundtrack, while working my night shift. 

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 The growth of the characters. We waited 14 years for this movie and in that time the characters needed to grow with us. While the actual time in the film isn't too far forward from the past, the actual growth of the characters are more emotional and the way they problem solve, rather than actual time passing or aging.  Especially Violet and Bob, in the original story they are very upset with their way of life, and the way things are going and superheroes being illegal, in this film, with the way they're trying to deal with being oppressed and in particular Violet dealing with high school stress on top of it, the way they muddle through is heart warming. 

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 Finally, the actual story line. It's pretty rare that a story line blows me away. That's not what happens in Incredibles 2, HOWEVER, I can say that I did very much enjoy the story, the plot and the twists. I felt that the characters were well developed, and not just the core group, and I was intrigued and interested in how the story was going to develop and what was going to happen, I wasn't necessarily on the edge of my seat, but I was definitely engaged. 

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Comics #33: Bee and Puppycat Vol. One

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  I’ve been a fan of Adventure time for quite a while now, and I’ve even talked about it a bit on the blog. My favorite part of Adventure Time is Fiona and Cake. I really wish there was more of them. It only has slightly to do with how awesome Fiona is, and how hot Marshall Lee is, plus he’s voiced by Donald Glover, like what more could you need? Bee and Puppycat is written and illustrated by Natasha Allegri, who is also known for the Fiona and Cake Graphic Novel. 

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 When I first discovered Bee and Puppycat, I was interested immediately, I had only seen clips and art on Tumblr but I hadn’t actually gotten the chance to experience it. I randomly thought about it the other day and went to see if I could get it from the library and there it was just waiting for me!  So I devoured it in an hour and now I need more, and I’m ready to delve deeper into the story! I couldn’t have any better timing as Cartoon Hangover has announced that Bee and Puppycat will be back in 2019. 

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  I loved two things about this graphic novel. Bee is so relatable if she wasn’t so lazy she would be me. Lying about, spending time with her cat, always hungry? And when they go off searching for Wallace, and she’s practically dressed as Sherlock Holmes? What more could you need?? I love references like that, and they just don’t come along very often. 

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  I think this volume was super interesting because each one was written by and illustrated by a different person. Each story may have looked different but they captured the essence of Bee and Puppycat, and that’s honestly what made it so cool. I love comics because they introduce you to people, stories, artists, and fictional worlds you may never have seen before, and if you have, then it's like welcoming in and catching up with old friends. Now I'm off to binge all of the cartoon episodes before 2019 so I'm ready for the next season. 

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May Favorites

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  May went by in the blink of an eye, someone needs to get that month a speeding ticket, this is getting ridiculous. 2018 is halfway over, where is the time going?! May was a pretty cool month for me. I got to do some pretty cool stuff. Here’s the favorites of the month. 

- Finally getting to watch Hotel Transylvania. I've been pretty interested in watching this film after I saw the trailer for the second one, and I just happened upon it at Half Price Books, during their 20% off sale, making it $3, there was no way I could pass it up. I brought it home, watched it and fell in love instantly! Mavis is adorable, but I've got to say I'm in love with the fact that Frankenstein mails himself to the hotel, and the mummy definitely doesn't get enough love. 

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- Getting to see old friends. My Friend Emily, Drove up to visit family (and see us). We had lunch, went to a comic shop, bought books, and just caught up with each other which is always fun. 

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- Falling in love with Splatoon 2. I've been playing Splatoon pretty steadily for the past several weeks. I'm currently level 22 and plateauing quickly, It may be my settings, but I seem to always be killed, and it's almost like I've gotten worse, It's gotten to the point, where I've started playing with different weapons because my splat roller has let me down on several occassions. I also stream it on Twitch, if you wanna join.

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- Changing my Gamertag.  For the longest time, my gamertag and names in games, had been spoxie, mostly because 9 out of 10 times, there wasn't room for Spokhette. I've been doing that for about 7 years now, and I wanted a change. I'd been watching Teen Wolf, and I'm finishing up Season 6, and they introduced the dread doctors, and I fell in love. My new name is La Bete, which is French for The Beast, and I just think that's so badass, so there it is, that's my gamertag, and the new link for my twitch! Make sure to add me!

- Getting to shoot twice! This month was pretty awesome, I got to photograph twice which is pretty rare, just because everyone is so busy. I did two fashion shoots, one on a bridge and one in Eden Park, because I am determined to see all of that damn park! 

- I finished knitting a pillow! At the beginning of the year, I talked about this year being a more creative one, so I bought a knitting book and attempted a hat, it was terrible and I was very aggravated. I thought a good way to ease back into knitting (haven't done it in over a year) would be to do a very easy project, I had some scrap yarn I wasn't using or saving for a big project and I decided to make a very simple All Stockinette stitch pillow. It turned out so well, that I made another one for my sister, and my second attempt at the hat isn't an absolute abomination, so I'd say that my plan worked. 

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- Falling in love with Battle Chef Brigade. Guys, Battle Chef Brigade is the absolute best. You are Mina, a girl from a small town that wants to be part of the Brigade. That's an army of chefs that battle monsters, take their cut off body parts and then cook them using a 3 by 3 matching system, and whichever chef creates the most appealing dish wins, It's absolutely amazing and addicting and literally, everyone should be playing.

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- Being Rini for a day. As much as I love my hair, it's way too much for me to be able to pile on top of my head like usual, so when I halved my ponytails and resembled Chibi Moon, I thought it was pretty cute. 

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- I drew quite a few things this month. May was Mermay, and although I didn't keep up with the whole month, I drew quite a few things digitally, and I was super happy with them. I think I did 5 mermaids and The Hex Girls (favorite), all on my Ipad Pro. 

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What did you get up to this month? What was your favorite?

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Spokhette On Youtube #80: Riverdale Season Two SPOILERS!

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  I know I’m a little late, but I wound up missing an episode or two and had to wait until it was on Netflix in order to catch up. When I finished the season, I had so many feelings that I couldn’t be bothered to try and type them up, I knew they wouldn’t have made any sense, so instead, I recorded them!

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 Which is super new for me, I generally don’t talk about my feelings on camera, and I hardly ever do my season reviews on camera, mostly because I never remember, and it’s easier to type up. I filmed this video 8 minutes after finishing the season and it turned out to be 30 minutes, which after editing I was able to bring down to 17 minutes. 

Since this video has me baring my should and feelings, straight off the top of my head, I can NOT guarantee that this post and video doesn’t have spoilers. So please if you haven’t finished the season, don’t watch or read the rest of this post!

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   Here are a few of the things I talk about in this video:

- Jughead joining the serpents

- Cheryl becoming more crazy than usual.

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- Josie getting more screentime

- Archie being a junior gangster

- Hiram being an actual Mobster

- Toni and Cheryl being together

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- Whitewashing the history of Riverdale

- Sisters of Quiet mercy 

 And other wild things that happened! Don’t forget to like and subscribe!

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Novels #26: Book Haul #7

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  Half Price Books will be the death of my wallet. I just know that my wallet hates them, I always spend way too much money when I'm there. My Friend Emily, Author of the Silver Codex Series, came up from New Orleans, and of course we had to hang out when she was in town. Claire, Emily and I headed out to several places before my wallet was just like weezing...

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  The First place we stopped was Comics 2 Games, which was nice, however, I didn't realize they don't do returns, so now I'm stuck with a graphic novel, I don't need. *Anyone wanna take it off my hands?*  I bought Zatanna Shades of the Past by Dini and Chiang, because you can never have too much Zatanna, she really doesn't get enough love. I got Betty and Veronica by Adam Hughes, because his art is absolutely gorgeous and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to own some. I also picked up Betty and Veronica's Vixens by Rotante, and Betty Page by Avallone which I had been looking forward to for a while. 

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 The next place we headed off to was Half Price Books, because they were having a 20% off sale, but I was proud of myself and didn't go too crazy. I picked up a few dvds: Hotel Transylvania, Entrapment, The Phantom Of the Opera and Spectre. In Novels, I picked up Blood Will Tell by April Henry, Want To Go Private by Sarah Littman, The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender, who also wrote, Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer, which I talked about in the last book haul, and A Taste For Monsters by Matthew Kirby. 

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  I've been slacking a little with my reading, and I'm switching back and forth between Beautiful Creatures and the Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter which is in E-book form. 

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Spokhette On Youtube #79: Weekly Vlog #9

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  I'm still alive and kicking. I am so flipping proud of myself for keeping up with these weekly vlogs, it doesn't even matter how much content I've actually been filming throughout the week, i've managed to grab at least something, and I'm super proud of that. I've been staying on task, which is hard for me, because I'm so easily distracted. 

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  In this vlog, I did some of the following:

 - Got my hair done.

- Began knitting again.

- Cut my hair.

- Drew two different things on the ipad. 

- Re-organized my comic collection.

 

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What did you do this week?

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