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Denim Overalls

2 Oct

Hey guys, do you remember that time I put really outdated information in a post? As in, information from two whole years ago?

That was hilarious. I mean, that was a riot.

If you don’t remember it, then forget I said anything at all. I deleted that post, along with a good chunk of my dignity. No big deal.

But ah, I was so young and naive then. I can still remember that post as though it were yesterday. Or even, like twenty hours ago.

(On another note, it’s easy to ignore those little dates on the bottom of the google results.)

For those of you who happily missed it, I was basically whining about conflicting information regarding the development of the newest Narnia movie – yes the newest Narnia movie.

After some not-very-difficult research that I should have done earlier, I now know that The Silver Chair is currently in pre-production. Mystery solved.

Excuse me while I don the cone of shame.


But as Cecil Baldwin would say, “Let’s not dwell on our corpse-strewn past!”

As Disney’s Meet the Robinsons would say, “Keep moving forward!”

And as I say as of this exact moment, “They better not be kidding about The Silver Chair this time.”

After Voyage of the Dawn Treader back in 2010, I was stupid excited for the next one, and more than a little bit disappointed when it didn’t happen. My reaction to the news of a Silver Chair movie is slightly more reserved than it was three years ago.

I just don’t know if I’m ready to trust these people again, you know? I’m still hurting.

But I have to say, nothing would heal me faster than a cast list for The Silver Chair. (Except for fresh bagels, but that’s another point entirely)

You may notice that this post is far more casual than I usually intend my posts to be. In that case, as my train of thought has been totally derailed because the engineer overlooked doing her research properly before setting everything in motion (dang it, self), I’m going to turn this post into a denim overalls post (multi-functional and all-encompassing, though not very attractive).

Without any further ado,

  • A new Agents of SHIELD episode aired last night

    This is Ward. He is pretty cool.

The episode was about seventeen seconds underway when my mum said she thought Agent Ward was boring. Then she went and watched Grey’s Anatomy.

This has been Mum’s Reviews. See you next week.

But seriously, what did you guys think of it? I enjoyed it, but I have a couple of things to say about it – first, dangerously low cabin pressure is dangerously low cabin pressure. A thin sheet of vinyl does not change that. (if you didn’t see the episode, I’m speaking gibberish, in which case akdhf;af) Second, due to the copious amounts of cliched conversation between the two, I can now confirm that Skye’s and Ward’s relationship is heading… Skyward.

#SorryNotSorry

  • From Up on Poppy Hill is out on DVD

This actually happened a few weeks ago, but just in case a few of you have not seen it, I’m reminding you. I’m sure there’s a few of you anime fans out there. Just watch it. Watch it and giggle about how adorable and awkward everything is.

  • Poll results

In “Socially Involved,” a post I published several weeks ago, I asked if social media A) brought you closer to people, B) brought you closer to some people and make you want to Hulk-smash other people, C) made you want to Hulk-smash everyone, or D) I am Loki of Asgard and I have no time for shenanigans like “feelings.”

Most of you said B, only one person said A (I’m surprised that it got that many), and fourteen said D.

You guys are awesome.

[However, at least one or two of you is lying.]

  • Hiatus

I’m going to be taking a short hiatus from my blog soon, in order to both enjoy the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and to attempt to focus on school a little better. It’s not because an obscure, yet sinister, government operation is after me and I have to cover my tracks. It’s not that at all.

Stop even thinking about it.

Also, send help.

And have a spectacular day.

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Knockaround Update

3 Jun

I have a lot of unrelated things to say today that I can’t organize into a normal posty-post.

So let’s get this show on the road!

        Uno: I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger award by Gemma (author of Remain Insane) and nominated for the Sunshine award by Kayla (author of The Thousand Lives)!

Thank you, my dears! And the rest of you – check those girls out. They are winners and their blogs are fabulous.

Now to re-assign the awards! I’m not sure how many awards I can give to one blogger at a time, so I’ll just give one to each for now.

I pass on the Versatile Blogger award to the Voyager for her blog The Ultimate Voyage. This clever young lady has run an exceedingly magnificent blog for over a year now, and you really ought to treat yourself to her nerdy, thoughtful, theological goodness. My favorite of her posts is Cumulus Boni Et Mali.

Also, I would like to throw a VB award to Kayla of The Thousand Lives! If you have a fully functioning memory span, you’ll remember her from four paragraphs ago. She mainly writes about writing (very well, too), and my favorite post of hers is Write to Learn. 

I present the Sunshine award to Kirelion for her blog For the Win. She is a fairly new blogger, but her posts are still full of incessant loveliness and fangirling, especially my favorite of hers, The Great McGregor. I know this girl in the real world, and I can say confidently that you would love her.

Also a Sunshine award to Rika, the Awkward Geeky Girl. That blog name tells you everything you need to know! My favorite post of hers is The Shy Girl at a Party.

And now, according to the rules of accepting these awards, I have to answer the following questions about myself.

Favorite color: TARDIS blue. Otherwise known to normal people as royal blue.

Favorite animal: Turtle.

Favorite number: 30367.

Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Guava juice. I only ever drank it in Hawaii, but the day I forget the taste of that heavenly elixir is the day people stop using the phrase “when pigs fly.”

Favorite alcoholic drink: I’ll let you know when I find out.

Facebook or Twitter: Facebook has endowed me with the unwanted and despised knowledge that most people don’t know the finer points of grammar or spelling, but Twitter is a such a communicational downgrade (140 characters? For reals?) that I would have to say Facebook.

My passions: Stories and storytelling. You should not be surprised by this.

Giving or receiving gifts: Bit of a toss-up (who doesn’t like receiving gifts?), but if I must pick one, it would probably be giving. I’m a fan of bribing people for affection.

Favorite city: Bend, Oregon. Because, to quote Allie Brosh, the author of Hyperbole and a Half,

” … it is quite possibly the best place on earth and just breathing the air here is like huffing joy and celebration.”

Favorite TV shows: Come on guys, you know this. Doctor Who, Sherlock, Psych, White Collar, Phineas and Ferb (don’t judge), and Gravity Falls (please don’t judge).

Let’s move along now.

       Two: Remember when it was announced that Matt Smith had signed on to do season eight of Doctor Who? Well, due to the fact that we live in a fallen, broken world, this is no longer applicable. My Doctor is regenerating this Christmas.

No, no, no, just kidding. My actual reaction is

And I need a hug.

       Trois: I recently returned from a three-day trip to my state capitol with six high-school strangers who were, though wonderful people, not geeky at all. It was hard. I saw angel figurines and I blinked. I saw cracks in the wall and I didn’t point out our likely demise. I discussed investigation techniques and didn’t quote Sherlock. I hiked through a forest and didn’t reference Lost. My driver had a stetson and I whispered, “Stetsons are cool.”

No one heard me.

       And forty-three: Two kids were picked from that predominantly non-nerdy group to go to Washington DC, and I was blessed to be one of them! Something good came out of my pain after all. Lord willing, at the end of this month, I, along with the other winner, will be in the nation’s capitol, giving speeches in front of representatives, touring museums, debating with strangers, and continuing to choke back my well-placed fandom references.

Should be interesting.

That’s all for now, folks. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled program soon.

Don’t forget to be awesome!