Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tunes Tuesday

Hey y'all!

I'm so glad I'm back. Honestly, I've been so stressed and go-go-go 24/7 that this is something really relaxing that I love to do. Anyways, here is this week's favorite song!

The Heart Wants What It Wants by Selena Gomez

I have to admit, watching the AMA awards on Sunday, I really only watched Selena's performance as I had just gotten home from the Texas Renaissance Festival and it juuust do happened that she started her performance when I got in the door. Literally.

So I watched her performance and was blown away. Oh my goodness, there was so much in that performance I wanted to bawl just like Taylor Swift did, apparently. (Just kidding, there was just pics of T. Swift getting emotional. Love you, T!!)

I then proceeded to go upstairs to my room, listen to the song on repeat and watch the music video. I tweeted how I felt horrid and that my heart pretty much was ripped out of my chest and so that's why this week is dedicated to her.

I'm not current on her love life (and honestly, I don't hope to be unless I am a personal, good friend of hers. I think it's kinda creepy about that stuff but I completely understand cooing over relationships and whatnot) and so I'm not sure if the song is about Justin Bieber or not, but whoever it is about, I am HERE for her. She should not have to go through this alone. At all.

As it is, I can't get over this song. Personally, I see it as even though the relationship is destructive that the person singing (whoever, really) is still in it because of their heart. I know, I'm a weirdo. But, this view has actually inspired me creatively (a huge amount) and so I should have some stuff written out and drawn (maybe) soon.

Hope y'all enjoy the song just as much as I have!


"This is a modern fairytale/No happy endings"
-The Heart Wants What it Wants by Selena Gomez 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Movie Monday

Hey y'all!

Okay, so first off, I apologize profusely about being MIA for over a month... Unexcusable and it was honestly my pure laziness. I am back for sure and hopefully will never miss another day, ever!

This week is all about The Hunger Games.

Mockingjay: Part One premiered on the 21st and I didn't go see it.

I'm crazy, I know. I had a chance and I didn't take it. Then I had work on Saturday and on Sunday, I went to the Texas Renaissance Festival (which if you've never been, you're missing out my friend. You are miss. Ing. Out. Because it is fabulous) with one of my best friends and his family. I had an amazing time and got some great souvenirs.

Back to today's subject!

So, to be honest, I have not seen this movie, but I just wanted to record my doubts, thought, theories and whatnot.

I'll be blunt, the romantic aspect of the entirety of this series never appealed to me. The actual Hunger Games was my absolute favorite part of both The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. Maybe I just crave chaos and insanity or something but I loved those parts of the book. Personally, I think I'm just an action-kinda girl and I am okay with this.


Okay, so having said that, so far, my favorite movie is The Hunger Games. There was soooo much about the actual Games that I was like, "Yeeeeesssssss." I was looking forward to a lot in Catching Fire and then got maaaaybeeee 30 minutes of footage. I was horrifically disappointed. I thought they spent a lot of time on the tour and what happened in the Capitol. I also cannot watch this movie all the way through again because *sigh* of Cinna.

He was my absolute favorite character.

Y'all, I loved him. Truly. I thought he was a great ally for Katniss so I flippin' bawled when I read about his death in Catching Fire. Watching it in the movies was noooo different. I sobbed. Even thinking about it is bringing tears to my eyes and I'm ridiculously exhausted at this moment. (Which explains this horrible state of the post but I just typed this out in possibly 10-15 minutes to have something to post. I apologize most profusely for its state)

I'm glad that his death affected Katniss heavily, though. That made me feel better.

Which brings me to another death.

I wonder when Prim will die.

That was such an important part of the book and, really, it defined how the book was going to end and who Katniss really could choose to be with.

I thought Gale could have been the one but after the whole bomb thing, I was like, "Oh, jkssss..."

So seeing her end up with Peeta was kinda a foregone conclusion.

Poor Peeta though. Before the Revolution was over, I mean.

The whole brainwashing thing? I thought that was the worst. I always kinda wondered if he was able to see himself tell the lies and he just kinda had to watch without being able to do anything about it.


You always knew that he was a guy who truly cared for Katniss, for nothing other than Katniss' strength was something he deeply admired as well as her fierce love for her family and desire to provide for them.

That was something I always thought was suuuper sweet of him.

Lastly, here's a bombshell to completely rock y'all's worlds. :)

I dislike the character Katniss.

What's that? You didn't quite catch that? Here, let me make it easier for you to see.

I dislike the character Katniss. I dislike the character Katniss. I dislike the character Katniss.

I think she's incredibly stubborn, selfish, way too reckless in that she really doesn't think through things- I just-argh.

Just argh.

There are other reasons, but I can't list them. That'd take forever and I can't think of them at the moment because again, tired.

Do I have something against Jennifer Lawrence and her flawless acting skills, you may wonder? My goodness, no, what's wrong with you? JenLaw freakin' slays.

I just legitimately dislike a character in a novel for reasons that are my own and I'm pretty set in this viewpoint. Please try not to change it.

Okay, love y'all and see ya tomorrow for Tunes Tuesday, PROMISE!!

"I believe in you, Girl on Fire."
-Cinna, one of the greatest characters, Catching Fire