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

Monday, May 4, 2015

May the 4th be with you!

      I've decided to do a few posts this week in the honor of May the 4th and Revenge of the 5th. I'll post some slightly embarrassing mid-puberty photos of myself decked out in Star Wars outfits in the days to come:) For today, here's what this universe has meant to me:

      Star Wars has been prevalent in my life since I was a child. My dad was a HUGE fan and instilled that joy into my own life. I was meant to be a geek, and with Star Wars as the first thing I got into, I knew life was going to be great! Star wars has given me a deep connection with my father, bonding over trips to Star Wars Conventions, and him helping me start my own collection of figurines and posters. Star Wars also taught me patience, and how to deal with loss. It geared me into a life of art. Watching videos on how they came up with characters pushed me to pursue a life drawing the infinite ideas I had on the inside. I believe Luke's personality inspired my own growth in confidence, and I couldn't have imagined the opportunities I now get to take part in because of trusting my instincts.