Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Happy Star Wars Day

May the Fourth be with you...

Well... as predicted I have got to be the worst blogger in the history of blogging!  And I was off to such a good start.

It has been almost a month since I wrote anything here... I am unsure where I want the direction of this blog to go.  I like the idea of a "personal" blog, but I do not want to share alot of personal information with the blogosphere.  On the other hand, I do not want to limit myself to just one topic...  What's a girl to do?!

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Excuse me? A were-what?!

I know... I am a little behind in the times when it comes to comic books and graphic novels.  Bad geek.  But it's never to late to start collecting, right... So here we go!

I love iZombie.  The show makes me smile and laugh.  I adore the characters.  It's a much lighter take on the zombie phenomenon, unlike The Walking Dead or Z Nation. I knew the show was based on a comic book series, but until recently I hadn't given the books much thought.

While out on a geeky shopping expedition with my current boyfriend, we decided to expand my comic collection.  I finally decided to start collecting the Walking Dead books.  Then I saw it... staring at me from a few shelves over...  iZombie.  I wanted it.  I had to have it.  Since I already had a pile of Walking Dead products I just grabbed iZombie: Dead to the World and proudly marched up to the cashier. I was a happy little geek.

That night I got home and unpacked my findings.  While my children played Minecraft, I started to read my new book.

What the fluff?!
What the hell is a were-terrier?!  Seriously.  

I'm only about 12 pages in... I am enjoying the comic, however, take note it is not like the television show.  Lesson learned.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

I hate Waiting...

So it's been a while since I have blogged... I've told you before, I am a terrible blogger.   Deal with it.

Now, I am a fan of the Walking Dead... but I do not over analyze the crap out of each episode, so I may have missed things or overlooked others.  Regardless, let's get into this...

*** This post contains SPOILERS.  You have been warned ***

The Walking Dead.  I know not everyone watches this show... but I believe the majority of us knows of the show.  And if not, where have you been for the past 6 yrs?!

Season 6 ended with the cliffhanger of all cliffhangers.  Outrage crept across the internet as fans were infuriated by the choice made by the Powers That Be, to end the season with a death... and not let us know which character met such an ill fate. Honestly, after watching this I felt nauseated.

Seriously people...  it's 2016 and this is arguably the most popular show on TV.  The creators can do whatever they want and they know we will blindly keep watching. All good shows have cliff hangers.  Dynasty, Friends, 24, The Simpsons, Lost, Dallas.  As infuriating as the cliffhangers are, they bring us back.  That's what good writers/shows do - they keep bringing us back.

Am I upset about the finale of The Walking Dead - Sure... in the sense that it is such a LONG wait to find out who died.  There are theories floating all over the internet... I am leaning towards the Eugene and Glenn theories.  I honestly do not think that Daryl will be leaving us via Negan's Bat. And I simply cannot buy the theory that it was Carl who met that fate.

Okay -- Here is a quick rundown of my thoughts.

My reasoning for believing it could be Eugene (even though he is not in the list I mention below) is simply because he gave Rick the recipe for making bullets.  We really don't *need* him around anymore now that Rick can figure out how to make bullets. 

It's not Daryl... simply because he IS Daryl.  He does not exist in the graphic novels.  The writers have free range with him.  I find it hard to believe they would use such an iconic scene on a character that does not exist in the comics.  Although this character is so well liked, using this method of death certainly would shake things up for the fans.  It should be noted though, the Powers That Be, do like to mix things up.  On the show Denise suffered the fate of Abraham from the comics.  Let's face it, Daryl likely has the largest fan base of any of the characters, killing him off could hurt ratings.

Despite this picture that has been flying around Twitter, I do not believe this is a silhouette
of Carl before getting smashed with Lucille.  I think it is some type of trick with the shadows that just appears to be shaped similarly to Carl's hat to throw fans off.  Negan looks to his right briefly and states, "Anybody moves, anybody says anything, cut the boy's other eye out and feed it to his father."  Now, IF Negan were killing Carl 1) he would be able to take the eye out himself and feed it to Rick and 2) he should be looking to his left, where Rick was located in relation to Carl.  Since Negan glances to his right (indicating this is where Rick and Carl are located) the victim is someone to Rick's right... indicating one of the following Maggie, Abraham, Michonne, Daryl, Roista or Glenn.

I have no theories on Maggie, Michonne or Rosita because I simply do not believe any of them died in this scene.  Maggie is suffering some kind of sickness, perhaps from the pregnancy and fans have been told we will learn Maggie's diagnosis.  If she were the one to have been killed, I don't think we would learn what was wrong -- it's not like they customarily preform autopsies on this show.

So... Glenn.  I do like the character of Glenn, and it is sad to think the show will carry on without him but is my belief that the creators will stay true to the comics, and Glenn will be the one to meet death by bat.

Audio clarity in the final scene offers clues to support this theory.  Or you could simply use a visual analysis and deduct that Glenn is the unlucky one.  Time will tell...

What are your theories?  Comment here on the blog, or join my discussions on Twitter...

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Chimichangas All Around

Anyone who knows me - at all - knows that I am a huge Deadpool fan.  I have been waiting for the movie for YEARS.  Literally... years.

If you don't know who Deadpool is - where in Hades have you been?!  Under a rock?!   Deadpool is a fictional anti-hero created by Marvel Comics.  He is known as the Merc with the Mouth.  He is rude, crude and I absolutely love him!!

23 ReasonsEveryone Should Love Deadpool << Click that link.  You know you want to.

I have been itching to go see the movie since it came out!!  However, craptacular weather has prevented me from seeing it.  Hoping to get out this weekend.  With my luck, land-locked Ontario will be struck by a rogue tsunami.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Music for Life

I've said it before... Music play a big part in my life.  I am constantly listening to something... anything really.  Musical genres make little difference to me.  Music is music.

There are tonnes of songs that would be on the Mix Tape of my life.  Blank Space & Shake It Off (by Taylor Swift).  Want to Want Me (Jason Derulo).  What Do You Want From Me (Adam Lambert).  I Like It (Enrique Iglesias).  Most songs form Marianas Trench.  Sucks to be You (Prozzak).  No Surprize (Daughtry).  This could be a very long mixed tape...

Boyband confessions... Well of course I grew up listening to New Kids... but my favourite band was Take That.  Does anyone remember them?!  Robbie was my favourite - Loved the Everything Changes video.  I was devastated when he went off on his own, but I did follow his solo career.

The best video they ever made was about 8 minutes long... they were babysitting an adorable red-headed girl and had a party after she went to bed.  I can't for the life of me remember the song (or find the video) but it was awesome.

A google search just informed me three of the members have gotten back together.  Boy, am I out of the loop...  Good for them!  I'm still sad Robbie isn't one of the returning members. 

What's on your mixed tape of your life?

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Friday, 5 February 2016

Little White Lies

We all do it -- little while lies that we tell ourselves or others.
 We don't do it to be mean or spiteful.  It's just a little white lie...

I think the biggest lie I tell myself is "I don't need to write that down - I will remember it."

My memory is horrible.  If you want me to do something, make sure I write it down - or you will be reminding me.  Possibly several times.  I cannot count the times I have wrote a grocery list, left it at home, then tried to remember everything I needed while I am at the store.  Fun game.

In general, I think the picture to the left sums up white lies told by almost EVERY woman.  I know I have said them all on more than one occasion. These statements are meant to hurt you, more often then not they are to spare the other person's feelings or hide your own.

What about you -- what lies do you tell yourself?  Have you used any of these "common" girl lies??

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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Allergies Rule the World

I read an article today about a mother who has a pre-teen son with a peanut allergy.  I am not going to link to said article, because quite frankly, while I believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I believe what was written was very narrow minded.

That being said, food allergies are not uncommon in our household.  My eldest daughter and I share a peanut allergy and my youngest in intolerant of nuts (this means her body reacts violently to ingesting nuts and nut products... she vomits. Profusely.  Everywhere.  It's a mess).  The daughter of one of my closest friends has a newly discovered dairy allergy.  I have a cousin who is allergic to shellfish and various seasonal fruits. Believe me when I say, allergies are not uncommon around here.

Now this article, while it did make valid points about the rise in nuts based milks (due to the increase in dairy allergies), it seemed as though the author was placing her son's allergy in a higher priority than people with dairy allergies.  This is not a competition... no one allergy should out weigh another.

I do not envy anyone with a child with a dairy allergy.  Dairy products are literally in EVERYTHING.  Chicken fingers.  Hot dogs.  Baby formula.  Baked goods and pre-made mixes.  Cereal. Candy.  Potato chips.  Dairy and milk proteins are hidden in many places.  While I need to be diligent in reading labels for peanuts, it seems people with dairy allergies have to be even more so.

When it comes to the school board, they are VERY accommodating for peanut allergies and I appreciate this to no end.  Peanut products (and even Wow-butter, due to it's similar look to peanut butter) are banned.  What about dairy allergies?  Milk products are not banned.  We have milk and pizza days frequently.  So what happens to the poor children whose bodies cannot handle dairy proteins.  Our school (and specific teachers and Home & School Members) have been very diligent in protecting my friend's Kindergarten daughter from dairy.  They are learning to keep an eye out for dairy - Kudos to them!

However, this is where we get into a very sticky situation regarding allergies.  We simply cannot ban every food that is a potential allergen for children.  Since there are air-borne peanut allergies I understand that schools (and some work-places) must be a peanut free zone.  Is an air-borne dairy allergy even a possibility (I do not know,maybe I should look that up), but that does not make any single person with a peanut allergy more deserving of protection than that of any other kind of allergy.

Children with food allergies should be taught what foods they should avoid - and so should friends and family.  It should not be up to society keep a watchful eye out for the safety of your child.  That is your job as a parent.  If you see nut based-milks don't buy them if you have a peanut allergy! It's as simple as that.  Just remember that child with the dairy allergy would like to have "milk" on her cereal too...