Series #30: Guidance Season One

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  Last time I wrote about television I was talking about shows I was really enjoying. I mentioned Guidance which I watched on Hulu. Produced by and starring Michelle Trachtenberg. If you are new to my content, I love to write, I was introduced to journaling in the 2nd grade, and a little later, Harriet The Spy, came out in theaters. It is still one of my favorite films, You can thank that character for my love of blogging, quite honestly. So whenever I see Michelle, I generally watch whatever she's in. Putting my fangirlism aside, let's get into what I loved about this show. 

  The gist of the show is that the popular girl walks into school to find out that "provocative" pictures of her have been released to a popular disappearing photo app. You follow the guidance counselor as she interviews anyone who would have had something to do with the release of the photos, or just generally hate her. I was sucked in because it appeared as a mystery, but it was really just a show about a game of eliminations. 

  The show was well put together and Michelle produced well, but there were a few moments that were cringe-worthy. I was annoyed that no one really gave the guidance counselor a chance. At every turn, it seemed they were patting her head and telling her to do better, with no real listening to her hunches or newly found clues. 

  I felt some way about the entire show. I enjoyed it, but it made me think. They absolutely went off the deep end about the pictures of this girl. I get it, the girl in the pictures didn't release them herself. My issue was with the tone of the series. It was very judgy, which I can sort of understand, because she is a high schooler, so she may not be 18 and legal. At the beginning, I just felt uncomfortable about how judgmental the tone of the show was, but it didn't occur to me that it might be because she was underage, until I went back and read through my notes. The Victim Shaming tone for the first two episode just made me really uncomfortable. 

 The character, Bridget, was a bit of an oxymoron. She wanted to create a feminist club at her school but gladly destroyed another girl just because. There is a special ring in a hell for women that don't support other women. You can disagree with other women, you can decide that you don't like the way they do something surely. However, to create accounts to bully them, to join in the cyber bullying about them that are already going on, is not. She enjoyed making Miriam's life miserable just because she could and that's not ok. Women should support women, we should be lifting each other up, not tearing them down. 

 I felt that it was an interesting twist to make the bad guy who they did. (Don't want to spoil), One of the things that irked me the most was that the villain never apologized, they were never sorry for the pain and loss that they caused Miriam. They were sorry they got caught, they weren't sorry for the damage done. They were more concerned with other people understanding why they did it. 

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Nerdette Minute #57: Eco Friendly Earrings *Sponsored*

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 I thought I would re-animate the youtube with a video about these awesome earrings! I was sent two pairs of earrings to review by the lovely people at Green Tree Jewelry. All pairs are Laser cut wood pieces, and their packaging is completely eco friendly, and 90% made of recyclable parts! 

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July Favorites

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 Can you believe yet another month has passed? Where is 2017's speeding ticket? Time's ability to pass without me really paying attention is starting to get out of control. It's now August and that brings us the close of another month and my list of things that I loved. 

 - I wrote about the insensitivity in The Dead Inside on my Goodreads, and then the author apologized!

- Getting my 5th tattoo on my 26th birthday. 

- Having the opportunity to practice my portraiture. 

- Trading in older games (10) and getting new ones (4). Root Letter is easily my favorite right now. 

- Going to see Spiderman: Homecoming. I liked this one a LOT more than I thought I would, I felt like it wasn't an origin story, they just created a story that had Peter Parker in it, and I thoroughly appreciated it. The inclusivity was pretty great too! I fell in love with MJ's Devil May Cry Attitude. 

- Getting the opportunity to travel to California, with my sister and my mom. Don't worry, I took all the photos, you'll be seeing posts soon. 

- Finishing The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner. The plot was so wild, I don't think I've read a mystery so crazy! I loved every minute of it, and for a debut novel, that's pretty wild praise. 

- Starting Elementary She Read by Vicki Delany, I am definitely a Sherlockian, and when I found this sitting on the shelf, I knew I had to read it. The protagonist owns a shop all about Sherlock and discovers a valuable collectible in her shop that wasn't there before, there's a murder, and her detection skills are on point. I'm loving it already. 

- I finished Guidance this month, and I am absolutely loving the Bold Type right now! 

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Hey Spokhette! What's new?

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 I missed you guys! Sorry about that little break, my sister, mother and I took a week long vacation to the amazing state of California, checked out San Francisco and more. I've been wanting to move to California since I turned 18, so it was a dream come true vacation. I didn't get to explore as much as I wished I did, but it was definitely better than nothing. I was so excited about the vacation and the chance to brainstorm somewhere different, I didn't queue up any content for the week away and I apologize for that. 

 But! I'm back, and so is my content! After some deliberation and voting from the super helpful readers of my twitter feed, I have decided that I will keep doing Youtube Videos. I guess I was just having a rough patch because as soon as it was halfway through the voting process, I was like...I want to make another youtube video! Nerdette Minute is here to stay and will be updated every Thursday. Nerdette At Large will continue to update Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I'm currently writing for Her Story Arc, a monthly series, Fangirling about Fictional Female Role Models and Quirktastic as a Geekery Intern. Soon you will be able to find my content on The Sonic Breakdown!

  I've been reading a bunch since joining Goodreads and I'm on book 11 of my 40 this year challenge! I'm working on Elementary She Read by Vicki Delany and just recently finished The Perfect Husband by Lisa Gardner. It was AMAZING! The mystery kept me enthralled until the very end. You may have noticed my Instagram has turned a bit bookish over the last couple of weeks. I just don't take enough notes while reading to do entire blog posts about them, but I'm more than comfortable writing a few sentences in a caption, so you can find what I'm reading and what I like on Goodreads and Instagram if you're interested in that kind of stuff. 

  A lot of my traffic comes from Twitter. I've had twitter longer than most of my social media, it began in the early days of my blog and college career. I'm pretty opinionated on my blog but I'm unabashedly so on twitter. A close to my heart cause is Sexual Positivity. I write about it on Twitter a lot, and I'm very interested in introducing that to Nerdette At Large. This could be anything from interviews with other sex positive creators such as Feral Creature, Vex Ashley to personal thoughts on how sex positive women are viewed and their content utilized online. 

 In the Gaming category, I am currently working on Project X Zone for the 3DS and Root Letter/Sorcery Saga for the PSVita. You may be wondering why I am working backward in the PXZ series, see what had happened was... I had bought the original, a LONG time ago, and found myself unable to get into it. So it sat and sat and sat some more, and then I bought the 2nd one and it just seemed to move faster. So I picked it up, and never quite put it down. Now that I've finished it, I figured I should play the first one.  It definitely moves slower, but it's still pretty fun, I've just hit chapter 4, I'm being introduced to a bunch of characters that I've never seen before, but there are the crowd favorites like Morrigan, Chun li, Ryu, and Ken. I'm looking forward to getting to know the new guys. 

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Series #29: Television I've been enjoying lately

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  I know it's been a really long time since I've just written about tv since Riverdale, and before that is was a crazy long time. With the amazingness of Hulu, CrunchyRoll and Netflix, You would think that I've been watching tv like there was no tomorrow, but I'm currently only babying about 5 shows. 

 With Pretty Little Liars ending, my heart kind of heart. I followed that show for so long, I watched every special, I watched every episode, It took a good chunk of my life. I was rooting for the girls, I was trying to solve the mystery, man, you guys I was invested. I'm not saying that the Series Finale was lack luster, but it just wasn't what I expected. Not bad, just different. 

 I recently just finished a couple of shows as well, so this will be a pretty small list. If you guys are enjoying anything that you would think I'd like, make sure to leave them in the comment okay? I finished Guidance, a series produced by Michelle Tratchenburg about figuring out who leaked a student's provacative photos. Castlevania (Netflix) Which wasn't difficult because it might as well have been an OVA. 4 episodes 20 minutes long. It was beautiful and gory, but I got to the end, and I was like what do you mean it's over? Dear White People (Netflix) I absolutely loved it, I was so sad when I realized it was over, Season 2 needs to hurry up, I need to know what happened to Sam and Gabe. STAT! 

 Shows that I'm really into right now are: 

The Bold Type (E4) I'm watching it on Hulu as I don't have cable, but I really am LOVING the content Freeform has been putting out, I've been watching since they were AbC Family but no matter whose running it, there is always something that will capture my attention. I love The Bold Type, because of the diversity, so far I'm counting 5 in the revolving cast of characters. Kat has quickly become my favorite character, and the last episode where they talked about female content creators getting death threats online, was done beautifully!

Rizzoli and Isles (s7) (Hulu) This is the last season and I'm pretty bumbed about it, I'm taking them pretty slowly so I don't get to the end too soon. I haven't really had a police procedural capture my heart quite like Criminal Minds, but it's pretty close, especially with Frosts Death, I cried for dies, like I actually knew him. The pang that I had for the loss of Fictional characters surprised even me, that's how well the episodes are written. This season, R and I are on the hunt for a crazy criminal mastermind, hell bent on destroying Rizzoli, (again)

Guilt (S1) (Hulu) I just started this yesterday, I needed another mystery after Guidance kind of left me with less than to be desired. This one though, has me gripping the seat. Another Freeform original, we follow an American in London, Grace, who is dating a druggie art boyfriend whose french, where they room with an Irish girl named, Molly and A DJ of Color, Roz. They come home from a night of partying to find Molly stabbed 17 times in the kitchen. One thing that makes this show shine is that the amount of suspects. Out of all the mysteries I've watched and read, I've never seen so many suspects in one case. 

Stitchers (s3) (Hulu) This season seems to be all about relationships. Cameron and Kirsten, Linus and Older sis (her name is escaping me), and more importantly, Camille and Amanda. Camille is bisexual and she is dating Amanda, the ME, who is played by Youtube phenomena Anna Asana, who is just great. I'm always wishing for more scenes with them. 

Blackish (S3) (Hulu) I just recently started watching this show. Everyone had been talking about it, and I don't know if it's just me, but that just makes me want to watch it less. Now that I've started, it is so adorable!!! I see a lot of my family in the show, which makes all the jokes even funnier, although I do feel some way about finding the character that represents me the most, is Junior...(I really am a dork.)

Hawaii 5-0 (s4) (Netflix) I've been moving through this pretty quickly, but with the issue of non equal payment for Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim exiting the show, I doubt I'll be watching it for much longer. I absolutely loved the cast of characters and the mysteries were pretty legit, but I can't stand by a show that refuses to pay their actors of color equally, and since they've left how do they even have a show left? Oh Hey, we're a bunch of white police officers with ultimate control in Hawaii, Pretty sure that's just history!

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Nerdette Minute #56: Fourth Of July Shenanigans

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 I finally got around to editing all the footage I took during the Fourth Of July, I bought copious amounts of fireworks and invited my cousin Bri over, to help me light them. Ridiculousness ensued, including a fireworks/wand battle. 

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