Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Supernatural: Our Little World

For last week's episode of Supernatural I put my reactions up on "The Fangirl Initiative". I will be moving my reactions for Supernatural and Walking Dead onto that blog. I'll continue my discussions and questions on here as they come to my head. Sorry about not notifying you all, but now you know :)

Here is the link to last week's reaction: Read me :)

Friday, November 6, 2015

Supernatural: Thin Lizzie

                         SPOOKY WOOKIE DETECTOR!!!! That should be the review, just that.

      I've been re-watching the series with my mom, and this episode reminded me of how much I love episodes revolving around ghosts. Yes, I know there wasn't really a ghost but soul-less people are pretty close. Interesting twist, and I also enjoyed the mention of Ghostfacers.

      The Lizzie Borden house is where last Wednesday's episode of Supernatural took place. My love for episodes where they can go on smaller hunts while it still ties to the bigger threat, knows no bounds. Lizzie Borden is a favorite of mine, and I felt a connection to Len the fanboy. Okay, I don't stalk buildings that I'm not allowed to go into...wait I do that. Well I didn't lose my soul, sorry Len. Len was a cool guy, and his whole deep reflection thing sparked some of my own. Supernatural, you always have do that to me.

      I'm happy to see that the boys are trying to grasp onto their original mission "saving people. Hunting things. The family buisness". Though the Winchester's can't do a 180 and be who they were before (hello purgatory and countless vessels), they can apply their original passion to what is happening currently. It's refreshing, and it pleases my fangirl heart.

                                                  It's okay to have a "fetish for serial killers"

Monday, November 2, 2015

Supernatural: Baby

      I'm still lost in the beauty that was last week's episode of Supernatural. I've spent most of my free time reading and watching the Supernatural casts' panels at various conventions. These guys are such humble people, it makes me very happy to be a part of this family. This being said, I'm marking this episode as one of my favorites. Top 25:)

      Seeing an entire episode from the Impala's perspective was refreshing. This episode had me squeeking. You read that right. Sometimes I make a noise I can only describe as squeeking, when I'm overwhelmed with joy. I mean, come on! Don't deny seeing close ups of the army men, legos, and carved initials didn't get to you.

      This episode with the not-ghoulpires (though I would totally call them that if that's what they were) reminded me of the evil dead movies. The scene where Dean is doing every possible thing to kill the creature, and the campy-ness of it is where I'm coming from. I know people tend to hate filler episodes, but this show needs the somewhat peaceful-relief. When darkness is all that consumes the brother's lives, a simple hunt and a storyline that follows the only home the boys know, it's welcomed with open arms.

      I'm also reminded of the tears I let out at the end when the brothers talk about them being home in the Impala. It got to me, and reminded me of all of the lessons I've learned from watching the two of them fight through the hard times.

       As a final note, I finally convinced my mom to watch the show:)))

                                                         Have a thrill-filled week!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Autumn Reading Mission

A wonderful group of ladies/writers for a fantastic blog called The Fangirl Initiative started a Autumn Reading Mission and I'm excited to participate this year! You can find their Goodreads page here. The goal is to read 6 of the 10 prompts that I will list below. Join if you would like to! Here is the list of books that I have come up with:
1. Read something spooky, gothic, paranormal

2. Read something pumpkin related. (This prompt could be a book about pumpkins, a book with a pumpkin on the cover, a book the color of a pumpkin, anything. Feel free to be creative.)

Friday, October 16, 2015

Supernatural: Form and Void


      This season is starting off wonderfully and I can't wait to see where it ends up (not in Heaven or Hell as we found out).

     Psychic Sam appears to be a thing again, which I approve of because those were "good" times. Weird phrase to use when speaking about this show but you know what I mean. I also forgot to mention how shocked and happy I was to hear Sam confront Dean in the first episode, about how the job has changed them and that they need to get back to saving people. It's this kind of character development that makes my heart swell.

      Castiel is tortured and unravels Hannah's plan, pushes the dreaded pins of the mind reading contraption out of his skull, and kills all of his betrayers. Sir, you are developing nicely. Note: Hannah's death was jaw dropping in the most literal sense.

      While Dean is away, we get to meet a new reaper named Billie. If I haven't said this before, I love the idea and the presence that reapers have in this series. They make my top 10 list of favorite supernatural beings. Billie mentions " the old Death" and I wondered if there will be a replacement. Sam learns that the forces that be plan on making their current life their last. No more coming back. It'll be interesting to see how that turns out. Sam turns to God in the chapel and prays for a sign, he has a vision of him in Hell. Like I mentioned before, I would love to see the return of Psychic Sam. Sam also discovers that holy oil and fire may be the cure for this rabid human disease.

Amara has shown that she has the power to move objects. She can also write out words in English by chucking building blocks into the wall. Nest time a child writes something with marker on a wall, be thankful. Jenna calls Dean to tell him something is wrong, and by the time he arrives, Jenna's grandma has called an exorcist. Father Crowley *claps like an idiot*. Jenna checks in on Amara and gets put into a possession-like state and kills her grandma. So I questioned if Amara was going to be full-blown evil baby or just a baby with a dark side. Well we found out she's evil and she eats souls. Lovely.

                                                                  See you next week darlings!

Supernatural: Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire

      We heard over the break from J^2 and Jeremy Carver that the show was returning to the basics for the brothers, which I'm not complaining. I loved the monster hunts, and unexpected evil. By the looks of the big, dark question mark that the Darkness is, the classic theme has returned. I'm sold with whatever they do, so yes this probably sounds biased. On with thoughts about the premier...

      Satisfaction guaranteed, The Darkness has come, no one has a clue what it is or how to cure it. The humanoid creatures that the people become kind of reminds me of croatoan. Which is FANTASTIC! Rabid humans that have no set progression to the illness and die if they don't consume another being. RAD. We meet a brave cop named Jenna who took out a construction crew of these vainy humans. I really like her character so far, and I'm hoping she lasts.

      On the other hand, Crowley leaves his vessel and temporarily inhabits a female. Not going to lie, I was slightly upset and thought Mark Sheppard was finished. But no fear! he returns to his normal body after some repairs by his minions. Castiel is trying his best not to go rogue and ends up being captured by Angels seeking revenge. I'm liking this dark Castiel, it's nice to see Misha showcasing the multiple personalities and dimensions he can offer to a character.

      Meanwhile Dean, takes Jenna and Amara to Jenna's grandma's house. Side note: Can we please see Dean change a diaper again??? Sammy gets it when his hide-in-a-closet-until-they-die plan fails. He just got done saying that it might be passed through the fluids, and he gets a mouthful of blood from the closet creature. The episode closes with us finding out Amara's birthmark is the Mark of Cain.

      So that leaves me to wonder if Amara is evil completely, or just a child of ill-fortune who is going to have to work hard to overcome her inner darkness? Could she be like the Amazon baby from season 7 Ep.13 (the Slice Girls) where she ages rapidly?

                                                               Loving evil babies since 2005,

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Walking Dead: First Time Again

      And we're back with an amazing, blood-pumping season opener! I finally was spooked again by a walker, and I enjoyed it. Though I highly doubt I would want that in real life! RIP Carter. We picked up this season right where we left off: Porch Dick was killed as well as Deanna's husband Reg. We then get to see some of the most interesting flash backs I've witnessed on television. Way to go production team for not making it another run of the mill flashback episode.

      While I'm at it I want to proclaim my deep love for the black and white footage. I wish there was a way I could watch all of the previous seasons, as well as some of my other television shows, in black and white. I have a weakness for this kind of footage. I could see everything clearer and the details were PHENOMENAL! Someone needs to find a way to do that, or hey, maybe I will!

      I was happy to see some new/familiar faces last night from the comic books, as well as the breathtaking shot of the zombie pit.

      It was nice to see some of Rick's humanity return to him, or should I say start of apocalypse personality... either way I believe Morgan's return will be a blessing.

      I can't wait until the next episode, what am I saying?!?! THIS SEASON! It's nice to return here. I promise the Supernatural reviews are coming, and just so you know I don't have cable and these reviews will be up the day after their release.

                                                                Don't drop the jam!!
                                                                -Erinn Leach

Monday, September 28, 2015

Book Review- You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

*insert hoards of heart-eye emoji's here* I want to start off by saying that I'm writing this review as I eat pancakes. You'll know if you've already read this charmingly witty book that Felicia mentions many meetings she's had that involved pancakes, and I couldn't resist ending this great read with a stack of those nummy things!

I first witnessed this wonderful creature on Supernatural (big surprise!) and knew it wouldn't be the only way I got to watch Felicia be who she is. My friend Morgan turned me to The Guild, and then to Felicia's Instagram. So when I found out that she was going to be releasing a book I couldn't wait to get my hands on it!

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day
Published By: Touchstone
Pages: 272
Genre(s): Memoir

This book spoke to me on many levels. Though my hardcore Lord of the Rings Playstation game play days are currently on hold due to attempting to adult with a job, the desires are there clawing at my brain. Even if you haven't found yourself glued to a screen raiding, you may relate to her anxiety pressure that makes you feel like you have to do everything on your own and push out any relationships in the process. This book isn't a how-to when it comes to the gaming world. It showcases the beauty (and horrors) of socializing and making a name for yourself on modern platforms.

      I couldn't be more pleased with this novel, and Felicia sure knows how to make a girl laugh... as well as do some self-reflection (though not on purpose), You're Never Weird on the Internet (almost) will find it's home on my bookshelf and will be returned to someday when I need a good bit of motivation. I'd recommend this to anyone that enjoyed Chris Hardwick's book, or anyone who would relate to a quirky geek girl who double majored in math and violin.
                                                  's that good :)

Flooding your feed

      I'm going to wrap this apology/explanation up real quick. I took another break, not intended, but none the less it happened. I read a few books, started some new shows, more on that in a bit, and I've been working. And cut!

      As you all know, fall is my television thriving time. Reviews will be, like the title suggested, FLOODING YOUR FEED. I've missed being on here and I wasn't quite sure if any of you would be interested in reading reviews for shows that have been canceled...Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mad Men, Ghost Whisperer, X-Files (although it's coming back *excited spasm*), and The Following (technically). I've just decided to post those reviews regardless, because even though we don't really need more shows to watch, we will anyways :)

      I, stupidly, didn't know there was a name for the beautiful creatures like Bigfoot, Mothman, and the Goatman. So upon falling down rabbit holes I discovered Cryptozoology, and I can't get enough! It's like the rush of knowledge I get from episodes of Supernatural when they encounter the Wendigo, or even Fairies. I'm reading real-life accounts and falling in love with the unexplained.

      I'm going to be taking part in a new podcast coming out relatively soon called "Arcanauts", where me and two of my lady friends will be discussing all of the fantastical things that occur on this earth and beyond.

      And final piece of awesome news, I've decided that I want to recreate John Winchester's journal. Lucky for me, there have been a few people that have posted their research on the Internet and are thus making it less difficult for me to achieve this task. I'll link everything in future posts, and I'll post current updates/tips on how I'm doing as far as re-creating this masterpiece of a journal.

                                                 Here's to the upcoming months of FEELS!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Raving about Bates Motel

      I feel like I'm late to this game but Bates Motel has only been around since 2013. It still feels late in my mind. Anyways, I started this beautiful piece of a television show and got caught up in three sittings. It's that good! I'm trusting that you all know the story line of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. Take that masterpiece and spread it out into a possible 5 season television show. I'm so elated that I've checked into this series!

                                                             Mother is watching you! -Erinn xx

Friday, June 19, 2015

Five Fandom Friday: Favorite Fictional Dads

Well Erinn's getting on schedule! 
Favorite Fictional Dads...THERE ARE SO MANY, but here's who I've narrowed it down to:

1. Andy Taylor (The Andy Griffith Show)

Good ol' Andy. I grew up watching this show and seeing how this Dad juggled family time with running the town jail. A single father who raised his son to be a respectful man, and a guy that earned that same respect by putting others first.

2. Atticus Finch (To Kill A Mockingbird)

There's so much about Atticus that reminds me of my father. Most of all, that he never bends his beliefs when people oppose him. How he never discriminates the people around him.

3. Harry Morgan (Dexter)

Harry accepts the dark side of Dexter and helps him work through these emotions. I adore seeing a father figure on television that doesn't treat their children like foreign matter.

4. Bobby Singer

Let's go on a hunting trip boys! I know that Bobby isn't a father (though could have been as speculated by many of us in the fandom), but /he was a father to Sam and Dean. Teaching them to function in the chaos around them. A tough man with thick skin, but a heart bigger than most men in the supernatural field.

5. Henry Spencer

Finally, Henry Spencer, This dad reminds me of Harry Morgan but with a son whose life revolves around fanatics. He supports his son but makes sure his motives are in the right place, All survival skills aside, his genuine concern for his child, even in retirement, warms my heart.

Thank a man in your life that has helped you make it through various situations, whether it be through mental, physical, or emotional support.
-Erinn xx

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Book Review- The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life)

Try to ignore Castiel creeping in the back...that sneaky little angel. I fished up this fantastic book today and decided to review it ASAP because many of you may like it as well.

The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life) by Chris Hardwick
Published By: Berkley
Pages: 304
Genre(s): Autobiography, Humor, Self-Help, Nerdgasm

A self-help book geared toward the nerd brain. Compartmentalizing, blowing things up bigger than reality, obsessing over things, long hours lost, and fun times are literally written all over these pages.

I went into this novel blind. I would have realized that it was in fact a self-help book for nerds if I would have looked a little closer, but this oblivion was a blessing in disguise. It turned out to be just what I needed having recently graduated from high school, reading this was a great passage into the weird buffer that ends with adulthood. So nerds around, pick up this book and share in the fun with me!

Friday, June 5, 2015

May/June Book Haul!

      Hello lovelies! This is something new I decided I was going to post since my bookcase is ever changing. To keep more up dated on that you can check out my Goodreads page. Without further adieu here are all the books I recently purchased at my local Goodwill and Clothes Mentor:

-Erinn xx

Friday, May 29, 2015

Five Fandom Friday: 5 Fictional Characters You Most Identify With

ohhhhh yessss I'm excited for this one!

  1. Sam Winchester (Supernatural):

Though I see parts of my personality in both of the boys, I definitely identify with Sam more. He's a self-sacrificial person, making his will to protect his family at all costs. Book smart. Constantly craving new information. Mostly non-confrontational. Slightly awkward. Constantly wanting to please others and that causes him to put himself last most times. But when he has the push from Dean, he proves his skills aren't useless. I, like Sam, find my confidence boosted when I know others are happy.

2. Donna Pinciotti (That 70's Show):

That sums me up haha. This flannel-sporting lady is me both outwardly and verbally. Outwardly because I'm not one to dress up, and on the rare occasions that I do, I feel uncomfortable. I connect with Donna's constant pursuit of her passions and never letting people talk her down from things not many support. Verbally I tell it like it is to the people I love. Jokes and sarcasm are second nature to me.

3. Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer):

This is a man that surrounds himself in books, drinks his tea, and, oh yeah, TAKES THINGS SERIOUSLY. Giles is constantly disregarded when it comes to his warnings given to the Slayer. I feel linked to his ability to devote all attention to the completion of tasks to satisfy others. When it comes to personal tasks, I tend to set them aside. Also, his subtle witty remarks that fall to the wayside. I'm thinking there's a pattern here.,,

4. Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins):

Amen sister! I always try to find joy in the things I do, and if there is none why am I doing it? Sounds harsh but I can find fun in difficult tasks if I know someone will find happiness with the end result. If it's all doom'n'gloom it's a waste of effort. Her tact and polite personality are also social skills I uphold.

5. Charlie Bradbury (Supernatural):

This is an obvious one. Constant references to fictional characters, excitement when involved with seemingly adventurous things, and untapped knowledge that's waiting to spew out. This girl is stronger than she thinks. 

I hope you're enjoying these posts, and I would LOVE to hear who you connect with! Let me know in the comments :)

In the wise words of Sam Winchester...
-Erinn xx

Monday, May 25, 2015

Well this made me feel lame

      I thought it would be a great idea to mark all of the books I haven't read yet with little orange stickers...I had more unread books than I suspected. Now it is my quest to finish a majority of these books before I move on. That means I'm on a library ban for a little while, but it'll be satisfying to see the threatening orange stickers dwindle.

                              Off to read more, and Percy Jackson review will be coming soon!
-Erinn xx

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Supernatural Season 10 Finale

So I finally calmed down enough to post the FEELS that happened last Wednesday. "My Brother's Keeper" was genius. To anyone that has taken a break or found it hard to push through season 9/half-way through season 10...please just continue. It was emotionally satisfying and FULL of Character development.


I do realize that I have also haven't posted since before a certain charming geek girl passed. RIP Charlie I loved her beautiful madness and I will miss the constant verbal references to other things I love. Charlie was a character that I wish would have had more time on the show, but each spot she had was gold. Thanks again Felicia Day for portraying the beloved character, you rock!

I really enjoyed the Styne family, despite their fatal decision to kill Charlie. They were almost like the Leviathan in the sense that they killed (mostly) for survival. Their back story was fascinating, and I like the twist that Mary Shelly came to their house, saw the horror, and wrote a book that no one believed. They were such an interesting group and a great addition to the last half of this season. Shout out to Eldon Styne and his dapper fashion sense.

Now to the mind-blowing Finale. Dean just kills all of the people. Angry Dean is a favorite of mine, not gonna lie. Then we have the Crowley/ Rowena confrontation. Now I do wish that it would have gone down different, I'm not a big fan of her and what happened to demon Crowley?? I want his eyes to glow red again like in the previous episode :( I'd say that was my only disappointment with this episode. Then I cried like a child when Death died. Dean, why?!?! I do understand why but I just like to question motives for the sake of being a fangirl. Death was also one of my long-time favorites on the show. AND THEN WE HAVE THE LIFE THREATENING BEAUTY THAT IS THE DARKNESS.

My friends...oh my friends. I am in literal awe of how disturbingly beautiful the darkness is. The whole idea that God locked up the darkness to create the world. That the Mark of Cain was the KEY to locking/unlocking said darkness. That Lucifer was given said key and THAT is what corrupted his senses and lead him to jealousy, falling away from God, and being cast from Heaven. Finally giving Cain the mark to bear for spilling the first blood to show all the crime he committed. That right there is written genius. GAH I don't think I could love these writers more. They have found a way to write in these Biblical stories without blaspheming any of it.

Then the darkness strikes and rises out of the ground pillowing out in a black mass to slowly cover the earth. Season 11, here we come! I am BEYOND stoked for season 11, and if this is it, I feel that it will be the most satisfying series conclusion I've ever witnessed.

Blowing minds further: Let's just connect these happenings to previous encounters shall we

this was Michael possessing John Winchester's vessel telling Dean that he could have possessed anyone in their family line, further emphasising the fact that everything that is happening to Dean s.10 was meant to be and there's not a thing that he could do remove himself from this destiny.
and here we have Lucifer using Sam's vessel to let Dean know they have a plan for him. Something that won't change. I know I know, this conversation involved convincing Dean to give himself to Michael for a vessel but you know how sneaky those writers are. And guess what season this is from...season 5.

If Death is dead, can anyone die? Who will collect the souls?
-Erinn xx

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Time for a Book Review!

Today I am here to tell you about The Accident written by Chris Pavone. I received this novel through the Blogging For Books program for an honest review:

In short, this novel follows the character Isabel Reed who finds a manuscript full of secrets that could potentially destroy many of the people holding high authority positions in our government. Pavone also writes in short chapters about each individual involved with this situation, and how they are trying to stop or encourage the publication of this novel.

Now for the opinions. 
Books can be dangerous and used as weapons, don't doubt the power of a good book. 

The cover is beautiful, very Sherlock-esque and it feels nice. I like the colors and the simplicity. There lettering doesn't distract the eye, and adds a seriousness to be expected within the pages. 

This book is fast paced once you get into it, and I believe I particularly enjoyed it because of how many people were involved in the danger surrounding the manuscript. I think that this novel may be difficult for some because of that reason, especially if they aren't used to confusing plots. If you watch shows like Game of Thrones, or Criminal Minds it will be fairly easy to follow in that sense. 

I also enjoyed the challenge that came along with paying attention to details, with me being fresh out of school I pick up on these sneaky bits and get all happy inside. Chris Pavone did a marvelous job, and I will surely pick up another one of his novels in the future.
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars!

Keep reading, you must.
-Erinn xx

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Five Fandom Friday: Favorite Fictional Moms

...more like Five Fandom Sunday night...
Guys there's SOO MUCH stuff for me to catch up on here, so many tears, too many feelings. I really enjoyed the 5FF for the past two weeks that I decided to do them despite their lateness. Mothers day was just as lovely as ever, there was even a rainbow here! So let's here it for these particular moms:

1. Lorelai Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
This momma shows that being best friends with your daughter has benefits and disadvantages. Either way she made the show cheery with her wit and sarcasm.

2. Roseanne Conner (Roseanne)
I grew up with this show, and this household is pretty much my childhood on screen. Roseanne didn't baby her children, but she was unstoppable with her stories of growing up and the hilarious ways she handled the annoying people in her life.

3. Mrs. Gump (Forrest Gump)
This beautiful mom is one strong individual, that reminds us to stick to our gut feelings and do what's best for you. She is set in her ways, completely independent, even in her old age, mixing both new and old traditions set by mothers.

4. Mary Hatch-Bailey (It's A Wonderful Life)
This classy lady shows the joy and provision that comes out of continual support of others. Doing a million things at once, but getting little thanks. Ultimately receiving thanks by seeing smiles on the faces of her loved ones.

5. Kitty Forman (That 70's Show)
This woman delivers brutal honesty in the nicest ways. Ahhhh I can't get enough of her :) Need I say more?

Give your mom, or mother figure in your life some love. It shouldn't be a one-day thing.
-Erinn xx