Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hello, the cute girl network (A comic review)

Hello, the cute girl network

I saw you on a shelf at a book program for local libraries and I flipped though your pages. Your cover was adorable and your inside artwork even cuter almost

"Scott pillgram" like it was very cute but I knew nothing about the story really and wasn't sure what to expect. I put it on the list as we needed more graphic novels at the library and what we have does well.

Another book reviewer whom I don't think is in to graphic novels like you so you don't know her named The Page Sage does reviews with demerits, while this isn't how I work I know a few she would probably label you with. From the get-go the males are pig headed sexist jerks all but our "lead" the females are no better having a network to shame the boys they date after breaking up with them, to share the negative and none of the positive. This network could be used for good to call out the pigs and dangerous types. Instead they focus on the MC and the MCLI, The boy in this story Jack is to dumb to live at times you would swear they are not making this as realistic as they could no one is THAT dumb. Jane our Main girl isn't much better. its not that she is dumb its that she is to man to be girl. what I mean by that is Jane gets treated as one of the guys up till she gets to work or the sake park then she is all "girl power" and calling out the snark remarks made at her.

I think the worst flaw you, the cute girl network, has though is that every other word is sexist, about sex, or about people worring about others relationships. This is mostly about girls being called Bitches by men, women trying to get another girl to break up with a guy whos a bit dense, sex, and then the girl finally standing up for her relationship. 116 pages are of other women telling her how long they dated him and why they broke up and why she shouldn't even give him a chance, his sexist pig headed roommate talking and telling him really bad things, then 8 pages are about them having sex and the afterword sleeping together, the last 27 of the 179 page graphic mess is....I don't even know.

I really can't wait to break up with the cute girl's network it was a foul mouthed uncomfortable sexist book shoving nothing but twisted messages rather then an actual plot at people. I would never recommend this one

My rating: 2 of 5

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Suicide and letters

Suicide and writing letters to people seems to be the up coming trend in YA nitch now a days it seems 
I'm reading "love letters to the dead" which is written in letters and about suicide then you have "sure signs of crazy" which has letter writing to fictional people in it 
and yeah 
just noticed that was a trend now 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Toy hunt log

My camera died :/ as such I couldn't do a blind bag photo shoot but I did get one haul picture in before the battery went and I plan on taking a picture of what I got in the blind bags as well. 

I was to chicken to actually do a toy hunt video or photos (which my video camera is horrible at) so I'll just write about it. 

I went to Target, Hot topic, and justice. Originally it was just going to be Hot topic and target, but Target didn't have Ever after high Dexter charming and I searched and looked, also the prices were more then I thought they would be, but I got three MLP blind bags (only realizing later that they are doing the Sparkle covered ones and I hate those and try to avoid them, also realized after that I got the same pony twice) I felt something fat in the bags and thought I hit a mistake and two ponies in one bag no such luck. So I then went to hot topic and no funko ponys :( but they had three How to train your dragon 2 funko blind bags. I left planning on going back after seeing what justice had.
I went to justice (used to be limited too) and looked. I won't spoil the hual picture but I scored in justice ;) Also they were having a sale :D
Went back to hot topic and got a funko how to train your dragon figure and they were also having a sale so I nabbed another blind bag pony

I still have money on my one gift card you guys
that is how well my day went.

Once my camera charges I'll get pictures of what I got in my blind bags

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Narrowing down my hunt list (wants and want wants)

If I were to get everything on my list it would be $138.84. That is way to much money to be spending on toys and such, as such I'm narrowing my list down from sixteen items to wants and wanting wanting. the "want" is just "oh thats nice but I can pass" and wanting wanting is "it has to join my collection"

Ever After High Dexter Charming Doll ($19.99)
Monster High New Scaremester Invisi Billy Doll ($19.99)
MLP blind bags (unknown)
Funko MLP blind box (unknown)
Adventure time playpacks (price unknown)

Magic clip belle (unknown) 
Disney Key Chain Blind Bag Figure $5.50 (or if on sale $4.40)  
Adventure Time Mystery Minis Blind Box Vinyl Figure ($10.50 or if on sale $8.40)
How To Train Your Dragon 2 Mystery Minis Blind Box Vinyl Figure ($8.50 or if on sale $6.80)
Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze Abby (at target on clearence for $9.78)
Monster High Frights Camera Action Black Carpet Cleo De Nile Doll ($12.99)
Monster High Frights Camera Action Black Carpet Lagoona Blue Doll ($11.39)
Disney blind box ($5.95)
Funpack MLP comic ($3.99)
Ever After High Getting Fairest Madeline Hatter Doll & Accessory ($14.99)
Ever After High Getting Fairest Apple White Doll & Accessory ($15.24)

 When I go on a toy hunt I'll be looking for the boys mostly I have a venus and drakulra who I'd love to give boyfriends too. Weather I'll get one ($20.00) or both ($39.99) depends I might just opt for one as well as one girl and a blind bag of some kind I still have money on a hot topic giftcard. 
I'm still working it out I'll see what happens I'll most likely go with one boy and see if I can get another doll I don't have any Every after high girls I never really liked thier feet but I'm warming up to them. 

There is my list I'll make a post about my hunt when the time comes

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Toy reviews yay or nay?

I'm horribly tiered right now but figured I'd write a small post asking something. 
I'm considering doing toy reviews on this blog things like 
-Toy hunt posts 
-Blind bag week/polaza
-Hual posts 
-Reviews of dolls/figures I get 

Would that be interesting in photo format or not?
Would anyone want to see that?

I ask because I realized I still have money on some gift cards I want to use and have a list of items I'd love to get and I've been watching channels like
Bins toy bin 
Chad alan (not subscribed to yet)
My froggy stuff

As well as the occasional Mommyandgracishow and RadioJHaudry I love watching these reviewers and I love Toys and dolls myself, I also thought this might motivate me to get back into photography. 
So love it or hate it I might do some things like that for a little bit till my card/s run out. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dear Sinner (A book review)

WARNING: This book causes P.A.B.D (http://www.thebookrat.com/2010/03/be-my-guest-tara-of-25-hour-books.html)

Dear Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater

Isabel, Cole I've missed you guys. It's Funny St.Calir, when I first met you in Linger I couldn't stand you after you stopped Grace's father and defended Sam sayingYou're a son of a bitch. He belongs here more then you do.” I warmed up to you much more, by forever I was wondering how you made it and if you and Isabel would have a romance. People are saying your story is “Angst” but I don't see it like that. There are also people who want to just dive into this story and are upset when the background to you two and your relationship isn't there. I admit it's sad people see this as angst. This is a slow burning countiueing character study of a book and this isn't a book you would want to hand to someone who is reading shiver for Sam and grace. This isn't angst either this is a book of hard words and harder lives of breaking and fixing and finding. To anyone finding this and reading this if you have read and loved Shiver, Linger and Forever Sinner is not that. This will turn a lot of people off, Cole was never Sam his story was never fluffy and lyrical despite the prose in linger and forever, this is more his story, and Three books written in hard words, and crushing cliffs, dead and rich things, have shaped this from the earlier Maggie Mercy Falls books this isn't a bad thing. This is a slow paced book and not one for readers who want fast paced stories. This is a riggid story about broken people for lost people. This isn't a book you can pick up and read, this is a book to be analogize, to read as slow as possible to get the meaning behind every scene and every word. To read it as slow as syrup because want to hear from old friends from mercy falls.

Speaking of old friends Sam? Grace? I've missed you. It's because of you two that I found the relationship I wanted so I was more then happy when you both  were mentioned and make small cameo's and your lives are explored in a line or more but it's enough to make it worth while. I won't say anymore. Similar to the first three books in the series this is a series that needs to be explored yourself. Is it wrong that the parts that got me excited where when Cole is talking about the suicidal parts of himself how messed up is that? Cole and Isabele both drop to their lowest point but its okay its how they grow.

Sinner? I want to thank you for two other things as well. One, Thank you for awnsering my question of if tamatos are bad for dogs. I had dropped a cherry tomato that night and picked it up before my dog got it concerned but unsure if it was bad but not wanting to take chances. I read that two hours later and admitly this being a work of fiction I know Mrs. Stiefvater does her extensive research on things thus I fully trust this is correct.
And secondly thank you for getting me excited for California, I'm going on a trip soon and was dreading it but the way you discribed it with the characters you chose made me excited for it.

“I want you to love this book or hate this book no in between” the author said and I think that is how this book is, not many people will love it but thats okay. I Loved this book. I think it's just because I relate to the characters both on such a level. This book makes me want to make, This book makes me want music. This is the Mercy falls book that gives us the spark of cole and isabel and makes it into a flame hot and passion and back and forth. Some will love it some will hate it but like California or music its something that needs to be Experienced for ones self

Love, Ghost

My rating: 5 of 5 A++

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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