Friday, December 24, 2010

Broken Laptop, Reading, and Twilight Fans

It is official. My laptop is broken. I will not go into detail about how it got broken but I will say this... If you buy an apple laptop, go with a uni-body.  My screen has been busted open and I am kinda sad because it will cost me a considerable amount to fix it and I am currently jobless.

What really sucks about this situation is that I never realized how many sites I had bookmarked until I started to borrow mom's laptop. I also have considerable amounts of writing done on my laptop. Like twenty rough drafts of novels... and story ideas...

I had some really good ideas jotted down that I was going to weave into a certain series. You have no idea how frustrating it is to have a sudden bout of inspiration and have to search for a notebook to write it in.

On the bright side though I have the opportunity to read more now. I am already 410 pages into my 572 page book so that is good. I did forget that I can read long novels that aren't on the internet and if I want to I can polish off a book in a night. It's somewhat less shameful to stay up late reading a book than staying up late surfing the web.

You guys have no idea how many books we have in our house that have been read devoured by my mother and I. OK so my collection is mostly manga but I do have all the Harry Potter books... somewhere. I will admit I have read the Twilight series when I younger. If any obsessed Twilight fan who thinks Edward is real tries to use this against me I can simply say that I did it so that I could  know my enemy. I have been accused of secretly liking the books on the Gaiaonline forums.

"If you hate it so much than why did you read them?" they ask me.

I will respond with.

"I admit I used to like them, then I went to high school."

I can deal with people enjoying reading Twilight, it's just the fans who are so obsessed with the entire series that they believe Edward is real.

I also don't like what Stephanie Meyer has done to the image of the vampire. As a little girl I was fascinated by vampires and even invented a imaginary boyfriend who was one of these dark creatures... and looked like a young Johnny Yong Bosch, the actor who played Adam the second black power ranger... and was named after Rocky the second red ranger... Don't judge me....

Vampire Rocky didn't struggle with the whole worry of draining me dry, then again I was seven and such an idea wasn't present to me yet. I still was fascinated by the idea of a creature that survived off the blood of others. What really made me grow to hate the twilight series was the fact the so called vampires were sparkly among other things.

. Meyer could have kept Edward's desire to kill Bella in the story but changed a few things. Like making Edward and his "family" Fae. Fae can be just as scary as a vampire and it would be plausible for them to be sparkly in the sun. Meyer could have given Bella a personality. Bella as she is now is a copy and paste character, the reader can copy and paste themselves into the story. Hence why the series is popular now, but as we know popularity does not, a good book make. I really want to know why all the students of Forks High want to be her bestie or get into her pants. Actually, I want to know why Edward wants to date a girl who is the vampire equivalent of crack? Why does the world revolve around Bella?

I am aware that the book is told from Bella's point of view but seriously, part of me thinks that Bells is making most of this shit up. Wait... that would explain a lot. She has rewritten her human life cause she realized she was boring.

I have to talk about the stupid baby who I hated from the moment Meyer started to flesh out her character. Renesemee Cullen is the type of character who I make into the villain in my writing. She is way to full of herself and I wanted the Volturi to kill her. And another thing.. The imprinting of a teenager on a baby... WTF MEYER? That is gross... No! ILLEGAL! GOD STUPID BOOKS MAKE ME ANGRY!! RAIN SMASH!

Sorry about that... I have watched all the movies thus far and I will continue to do so until they run out of steam. Why? Because, I want to see Charlie. He is by far the best character in all of the movies. I say in the movies because he doesn't have much personality in the books. I want there to be a movie about him and his dealing with his stupid daughter who wants to be sucked dry by Eddiekins.

You know what is a good example of taking the vampire mythos and changing it. The Intertwined books by Gena Showalter. The vampires in Intertwined are actually menacing and the Vampire love interest, Victoria, actually eats humans and she isn't a whiny. She actually drinks off of her boyfriend who is human and the reason she just doesn't turn him because it might very well end him forever. Not just because she doesn't want to damn his soul. But you know why these books are so great? The main character, Aden, is not loved by everyone and he has issues. He lives at a ranch for troubled boys because people think he's crazy because there are four human souls living in his head. This actually makes his reaction to the concept of  the existence vampires makes more sense. He was already introduced to the of the supernatural. Also want to know how long it takes him to start kicking butt? The first chapter. How long did it take Twilight?  18...

The bad guys both appear later in the books but Showalter actually mentions the bad guy before he appears even if it is only in passing. I just realized that both books have vampires named Victoria and both of them are more interesting than any of the Cullens.

I have to add that in my opinon the reason why Twilight is so popular is it doesn't make people really think. There is little to no foreshadowing and the end of the entire series is highly disappointing. I am still reading the secound book in the Intertwined Series but so far it's a trillion times better than Twilight.

Oh and Jinni, you are more awesome than Victoria ^^ I <3 you.... like a sister.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


college has once again stolen all of my attention. This past week has been finals and I have spent the two weeks with my face in books. Now I have to deal with selling my books back to the school... So I have to find the answer booklet for the math text book... fun. It also doesn't help that I am going to have to us my mom's car because mine is easier for Grandma to climb into... And now I am mad cause I have a feeling they are going to got the the bridal store without me.... again.

I am not looking forward to standing in an insanely long line... Then again... MONEY! So in short... Comic will be back on Wednesday.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Yankee Swap

It is getting close to that time of year when my family gathers round the Christmas tree in one of my uncles homes and participate in our family tradition of stuffing ourselves silly and picking numbers out of a hat.

Rather than spend hundreds of dollars buying presents for twenty people the adults used to pull a name out of a hat on thanksgiving and buy a gift for that person. The children all got presents from the adults cause we are spoiled little darlings. A few years ago our family tried something new. We started to do a Yankee swap. A Yankee swap is when everyone brings a present and we pick numbers out of a hat. One unwraps the first present of their choice and waits for two to go. If two likes the present 1 has they swap then ends the round and we move onto three. Basically the more people unwrap the more choices to be had. In the end 1 gets their pick of all the presents.

One is the best and two is the worst...

The first year we attempted it was rather... interesting. I have always had a hearing problem. The doctors say I'm fine; I can hear the tests they give me really well, but put me in a loud room and I go deaf. Well this would be my downfall.

It was my turn to go up and pick a present. I picked up a heavy box going for weight over size. I didn't hear my uncle tell me I should pick a different present and went back to my seat. I unwrapped the gift and pulled out beef jerky, which I could not eat because of my retainer. I had already decided I was going to swap with mom who had unwrapped a sundae kit. It was the next thing I pulled out that sent roaring laughter ripping through our family. I pulled out a huge bottle of Colt 45 A.K.A. Hard Liquor.... I was about twelve.

When the laughter died down I turned to my mother seated next to me smiled and said. "Well if you like it so much... Here you go." I said placing the box on her lap and taking the kit a smile on my face.

My only regret? We didn't film it cause I am sure that we would have gotten ten thousand dollars.

This year I plan on contributing a mug to this years Yankee Swap with the picture below as a sort of inside joke among my family... And I sort of want to see my uncles fight over it like they did the Leg Lamp Ornament from A Christmas Story.

I can't sleep

I have inherited my sleeping habits from my father the wanderer.  I can stay up late and if I have to function on coffee for the day. There have been times when Dad and I had to get up early so we could get to the airport with enough time to get through to security and sit around for an hour. Which was fine by me because night driving in interesting for me (when I am not the one driving).

Well, the staying up late bit can become a problem when I have to repeatedly wake up at 8am so I can get ready for class and drive a half hour. It is mornings like that I am thankful I don't wear makeup. I just roll out of bed and walk the 12 steps from my room to the bathroom and pick out a shirt from the mountain of clothes next to the washer/dryer tower then I am pretty much set for the day. I have even made it easier on myself by keeping my Tue/Thurs school supplies in my car. I am dressed in 10 mins. and I surf the web for the next 20 before I leave for school.

Anyway... I spent most of Thursday (12/9/10) finishing up three essays due the next morning at 11. I am a firm beliver in the fact that if i can write 6 3-paged essays in 2 days I can write 3 2-paged essays in one. I must have looked interesting sitting on my bed wrapped in my comforter, quilt, and a fuzzy blanket like they were a huge cape because it was 15 degrees outside and my room is comprised mostly of windows. The heat was leaking out of my room out into the cold of OOB. The fact I was cold might also have something to do with the fact that my mother moved the dresser that was keeping one of my doors from moving. I have a set of french doors for a wall and I have always kept the door without the handle closed so I have an inkling of privacy.

I did get the essays done before my bedtime, which ranges from 1am to 3am. I printed out the essays then went to do the damn dishes because I was starving after not eating and I couldn't find a clean bowl. I ate dinner at 2am because I wanted stew goddamn it. I tried to go to sleep afterwords (in retrospect I shouldn't have eaten because that supposedly keeps you awake) but I couldn't. I even tried to use Georgette as a pillow but nothing was working. I did manage to fall asleep for about 20mins. before I was snapped awake suddenly. I grumbled as I wandered about the house trying to tire myself out so I could get at least a few hours of shut eye. I made a grumpy face at mom and informed her that I couldn't sleep (It was around 5 so she was already awake because the dogs so pee at 4). She told me to take out the trash and recycling because it's trash day. So I put on my jeans and mom's boots and did as she asked.

I spent the next few hours working on a story idea that I have been working on for the last few days and drinking mom's coffee (it's her blend, I drink it cause it's already made). So now it is 8:38 and I still haven't gotten a decent nights sleep and I have to start thinking about bringing my boggs into the house so they can warm up before I head off to school in the 12 degree weather.

I feel I must inform you that Georgette has decided to sit on my coat. I am going to have to give her a cookie for warming it up later. lol