Tuesday Top Ten-Hottest Animated Crushes

 So lately I’ve been running out of ideas for the Tuesday Top Ten, for sale and I’ve been wanting to make them more than just book related. I’m trying to bring people in to make sure I’m not always writing about books. And the biggest fan of this particular segment is my dad, information pills easily. So I asked him for help and he gave me a really good one: cartoon crushes. Of course, store he had a stipulation and it had to be characters NOT in Disney movies.

I tried. I really did. And I failed miserably. So sorry, Dad, this is my Tuesday Top Ten of cartoon crushes, that includes Disney characters :)

I’ve always discovered…I have weird taste…

Seriously though, if you have Tuesday Top Ten ideas, please please PLEASE help me out :) Until then, enjoy my top ten!

10. Ash Ketchum from Pokemon

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I feel like this a little bit awkward because Ash Ketchum is supposed to be like ten years old but I’ve been obsessed with Pokemon since I was a kid so let’s just go with that. I always thought it would just be the coolest thing in the entire world to be able to have a Pokemon and go on adventures and all of that. I still watch the first season (I have them on DVD!) and love them. Its cheesy and ridiculous but I love it. I think my “crush” on Ash comes from wanting to be his traveling buddy. And maybe I could keep him from always getting rid of his Pokemon…and maybe even steal that cute little Pikachu!

9. Li Chang from Mulan

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Come on, is it any wonder that Mulan falls in love while pretending to be a guy and trying to save China? Shang is the tough, often shirtless captain of a team of hopeless soldiers and yet manages to whip them into shape. And yeah, he gets super pissed off when he finds out that Mulan is a woman, but he doesn’t kill her, like the law demands, and eventually he realizes, awww, he loves her too. That’s pretty badass, and let’s just say, Disney? Way to go with those shirtless scenes. Seriously. Way. To. Go.

8. Dimitri from Anastasia

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I know that I was not the only girl to totally fall head over heels for Dimitri in the movie Anastasia. Okay, first off, the name Dimitri just SCREAMS hot guy. Then he’s totally the boy who saved her life and then brought her home, and he does it for reward money but then realizes its actually her and can’t do it, and its too sweet for life. Then, as I got older, I realized John Cusack, the ridiculously adorable John Cusack did the voice for him and I fell even more in love with this animated hottie. Dimitri. I would runaway from a princess title too to be with that guy ;)

7. Prince Phillip from Sleeping Beauty

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I love that every time I bring up my crush on Prince Phillip, my boyfriend points out that he doesn’t talk for majority of the film. And hey, maybe that’s the appeal there. It would be nice to have a boyfriend who just swept you off your feet, danced with you in the woods, saved you from a crazy dragon lady and never said a word to argue with you. Works perfect for me. He has it all, the good looks, he’s a great dancer, fabulous fashion sense and he must be a good enough kisser to wake Aurora up from her sleep. I probably wouldn’t say no to a stranger that hot who came up to me and wanted to dance with me in the woods.

6. Twister Rodriguez from Rocket Power

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Okay, this one is weird and I completely acknowledge that. I blame this on my obsession with this show when I was a teenager. I think it was a hint at what my taste would be like in the future. I don’t like the popular boy, the one that always gets all the attention. I like the best friend, the goofy one. I like the one that maybe not everyone notices right off the bat, but then as time goes on, you realize that he’s the bets one of them all. Twister was kind of the joke character of the show but I loved him! He was goofy and hilarious and I loved that he hated to be called by his real name and I loved him WAY more than Otto Rocket. Way more. So yes, I know this is a weird one but don’t judge me haha.

5. Roger Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 

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Okay, I know, I’m so weird! I LOVE Roger Rabbit. I love how ridiculous goofy and hilarious he is. So yeah, I totally have a crush on Roger Rabbit. So sue me. Me and Jessica Rabbit obviously have something in common, and she’s on every top animated girl crush list I saw out there so…ha! Okay, that was a ridiculous argument, but I adore Roger. He makes me laugh and he makes all these ridiculous mistakes but in the end, he ends up a hero and when I was a kid, I loved that. I also really loved the ride at Disneyland so voila, Roger Rabbit. Don’t judge me.

4. Batman from Batman the Animated Series

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Okay, nothing against Christian Bale, because seriously I think he is a SUPER hot Batman, but the hottest Batman there is is the Bruce Wayne of Batman: The Animated Series. I watched the hell out of this show as a kid (and have been wanting to watch it again lately) and I always had SUCH a crush on Batman. Maybe it was just the voice of Kevin Conroy, who also voiced him in the two Batman Arkham games, because I was just always super into Batman on this show. Plus he also always saves the day, and without any actual super powers and his Batmobile is the BEST.

3. Flynn Rider from Tangled

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I’m sorry Rapunzel but I just can’t call him Eugene Fitzherbert.  There is absolutely nothing sexy about the name Eugene. But come on, Flynn Ryder is SO hot. He is the bad boy gone good for LOVE. Its cheesy as hell but its amazing. He has an awesome sense of humor, is cocky as hell but is brave and adventurous and falls in love with Rapunzel and gives her the best 18th birthday a girl could ever want. Oh yeah, and he totally saves her life and she saves his life and its all super cheesy but its a Disney movie so we excuse it. But I love Flynn Ryder, and all the super attractive boys cosplay as him, and so that’s a win-win situation in my book.

2. Howl Pendragon from Howl’s Moving Castle

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Oh, Howl. Oh, Howl, Howl, Howl. You heartbreaker. He goes around, breaking hearts, stealing them but in the end, its a plain girl named Sophie who ends up stealing his. He’s magical with a fantastic taste in clothing and a bravery that comes out at the best moment. He’s selfish and vain and stubborn and spoiled but he’s real. He’s such a real character, and he’s kind of an emo boy and I’ve always kind of had a thing for emo boys, and when his hair turns black instead of blonde, I kind of found myself cheering a little bit. Then there’s the whole magical powers thing. You’ll win me over anytime with magical powers.

1. The Beast from Beauty and the Beast

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Honestly, there’s one huge reason why Beast (not Adam) gets the number one spot and that is because Belle is my favorite Disney princess, because I always felt the closest to her as a girl, and he gives her the best present a boy could ever give a girl. I’m serious, what a better present than giving her an ENTIRE LIBRARY!!!!! I would have fallen in love with this huge, monstrous bear, lion man if he gave me an entire room, stacked to the ceiling with BOOKS. Okay, and the Beast is also really cool too. He overcomes his anger and selfishness and all that, and becomes a better person and breaks his curse, but ends up being way more attractive as the Beast than he ends up being as Prince Adam. I’m just saying. Look at him in the spiffy blue and gold outfit he’s got on. Totally looks better as a Beast. And he gives her a LIBRARY! Enough said.

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I hope you all enjoyed this absolutely ridiculous edition of the Tuesday Top Ten :) I hope that you are able to check out some of the previous Top Tens here.

What are some of your animated crushes? share them in the comments!

The Tuesday Ten: Favorite Pixar Movies

One of the best things about being a nerd is that you get to act like a kid, viagra 100mg and there’s a bunch of other adults who are acting like kids just like you. Its the best part, treat easily. Its like John Green said, side effects you don’t just say “hey, I like stuff”; you get to jump up and down and yell and squeal and get excited. There’s no holding back and its GREAT. You get to show all the excitement you feel for things and it makes you feel like a kid.

And being a kid is fun. And being a nerd is the best of both worlds: I get to be an adult without all those rules of being little but I get to have and enjoy things like we all do when we’re kids. I’m still going to cover my walls in posters and photos like I did when I was younger but instead of NSYNC and the Spice Girls, I now have Harry Potter and Doctor Who on the walls.

But that kind of inspired my Tuesday Top Ten today. One thing that has always really drawn me to Pixar and their movies, especially as an adult, is how you really can have the best of both worlds in their movies. You have all the awesome and fun of a kids movie, with the humor and silliness, and fun stories but you also have these very adult themes, and these incredibly touching moments and lessons.

Over the years, Disney has produced okay movies, but I was a child during the amazing golden years of the 1990s (Aladdin, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Rescuers Down Under, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, etc). So while movies that have come out in the last ten to fifteen years are good, none of them with the HUGE exception of Tangled, have really jumped out at me the way they did when I was a child.

The exception to this (besides Tangled) is the Pixar animated films. Ever since I first watched Toy Story when I was a child, I have enjoyed each and every one that has come to pass and I have as an adult as well. Pixar captures the amazing stories of a kid and an adult and you can enjoy them and love them no matter what age you are.

Sounds a little bit like a nerd kind of thing, doesn’t it?

So that brings us to this week’s Top Ten.

10. The Incredibles 

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Robert Parr, a.k.a. Mr. Incredible, was used to a life of action and worship as a superhero, and he completed the circle by marrying a fellow super, Elastigirl, and started a whole super family. But superheroes are forced to go into hiding, to acclimate into normal society. But Rob doesn’t want that, he misses the day of being a superhero and when he finds an opportunity to get back in the game, he jumps in. It doesn’t take long to realize his enemy has reeled him in and its a race for survival, and to save the world one more time. Everyone wants to be a superhero so whats not to love about this movie? Its a funny, family movie that has its humorous moments (Dash is probably the HIGHLIGHT of this movie-“We’re going to die!”) but it also stresses the importance of family, and appreciating the love you get from the people you care about, and less about the applause you get.

9. A Bug’s Life

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I swear, this Pixar movie is the most underrated movie of the Pixar collection. I feel like everyone forgets this one when listing Pixar movies but it is is so awesome. Flik is a little ant, determined to make a difference, to be different from all the rest. And he’s also determined to protect his colony from the evil grasshoppers who terrorize them. He finds a group of circus bugs and convinces them to pose as warriors to save the colony, to convince the colony that his inventions and ideas are not crazy. Of course, the secret comes out and the colony isn’t happy…but then they realize that together, they can stand against the grasshoppers and eventually defeat them. Its a super sweet movie, and the story teaches us just as the others do: if we can stand together, we can accomplish so much. We should believe in ourselves and think out of the box. Anyone can be hero, no matter what size you are…which is one of my favorites. As a little person (I’m nearly 25 and only four foot eleven), those kind of lessons, that sort of themes, well, they’re awesome.

8. Ratatouille

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Isn’t that picture cute? Its a rat that makes food. A RAT that makes FOOD. Put those two together, and it sounds like something awful. We had rats in our house a few years back and it was awful. Remy is a rat living in Paris, where some of the most delicious food in the world exists, but he is surrounded by his family, who will eat whatever they find. After sneaking into a kitchen and preparing a soup, he is spotted by garbage boy, Linguini, and they pair up to become awesome chefs, to bring back the glory to a formerly five star restaurant. But this movie has so much charm, and its so deliciously French. And it involves food. I love food. Who doesn’t love food? Dumb, skinny people. I’m kidding. But this movie is so CHARMING. Its the first word that pops in my head when I think of this movie. The characters are all lovable, the storys is unique and great and its a fun movie to watch. And it teaches us that you can judge people on what they look like, or your preconceived judgements. Remy is a rat, and you definitely wouldn’t let him into the kitchen, but it turns out he is a great chef, a fantastic one, and he would never have gotten the chance if it wasn’t for Linguini believing in him.

7. Brave

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In response to the fact that Pixar did not have a strong female character, they created this most recent movie, Brave. Brave follows the character, Merida, who is the princess of Scotland. However, she isn’t quite the princess material, not like the princesses we know of previous Disney movies. She likes archery, eating, belching, riding her horse. She wants her freedom and she wants to break the rules. Of course, this doesn’t endear her to her mother, and they disagree often. Then when her mother is transformed into a bear by a spell, they have to work together to fix it and they both learn a little about ecah other. I love this movie because straight up, Merida is badass. Its about time we get a REAL princess. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I love Belle (BOOKS! She gets a library from the beast!) and I adore Rapunzel, but they’re so classically beautiful and skinny and perfect. Merida is short, has amazingly wild flaming red hair and can shoot better than anyone in her kingdom. Its a nice movie to show little girls, showing them that they can accomplish anything.

6. Toy Story

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As the first Pixar movie I have ever seen, as the first one to come bursting into our hearts, it has to make my top ten list. I don’t know anyone who didn’t wish their toys would come to life when they were a child. I don’t know many people who didn’t think they actually did. Wouldn’t that be absolutely wonderful? Woody is a cowboy toy, the favorite toy of Andy, and he enjoys being basically the king of Andy’s room. That is, until brand new and hip space toy, Buzz Lightyear comes into the room and everything changes for Woody. In the end, friendship conquers everything as Buzz and Woody realize that despite their differences, they are friends first and foremost. This is a story about friendship, hands down and you continue to see this sort of theme in the other two movies.

5. Finding Nemo

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I LOVE THIS MOVIE. My boyfriend doesn’t really like this one (He’s got this sort of negative bias when it comes to Ellen DeGeneres…and oddly, Kevin Costner) so I don’t get to watch it as much as I wish I could. However, I have seen it several times and I adore it; it really is a jewel in the Pixar family. Marlin is an uptight and overprotective father to son, Nemo, after his wife and the rest of their potential children are killed. One day, Nemo defies his father, in order to gain some freedom and is “kidnapped” by a fisherman. The movie continues as Marlin embarks on an epic journey to track down his son and bring him home, making friends and enemies along the way. I have always been into sea creatures, and I love that every creature in this movie has such a personality from Marlin to Dory the fish, Crush the turtle, Bruce the shark, and so on. And it really teaches us that we have to get out there in the world, experience things. We should always approach things with caution of course, but we won’t experience life or live life unless we loosen up a bit. Brilliant movie.

4. Monsters Inc

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I know a lot of people who would put this a lot lower on their list (Dad!) but I adore this movie. Its monsters, but unlike we’ve really seen them before. We learn of Monsters Inc, a company that uses the screams of children to power their city. They have “scarers”, monsters who sneak into kids rooms and scare them in order to get the screams and the energy. They don’t do it because they enjoy terrorizing us; in fact, they’re kind of scared of us. They just need the energy. Then one day, something goes a little wrong and a little girl, Boo, sneaks into Monstropolis and chaos ensues as Mike and Sully try to get her back home. I like this one because of Boo, mostly; she’s damn adorable and even though she’s a toddler, she’s fearless and she’s able to change the views of everyone in Monster world. It goes back to that idea of preconceived perceptions; they thought children were evil and hazardous but it turns out that they’re not, of course (I mean…most of the time…) and that laughter is actually a better source of energy than screams. I am still waiting for the sequel where we see an older Boo but I can’t wait to see Monsters University this summer.

3. Wall.E

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THIS MOVIE IS SO DAMN CUTE! It is one of the cutest and most romantic movies in the whole world and there isn’t even a lot of talking in this movie. Wall.E is back on earth, an earth of the future, where we have trashed it to pieces and have abandoned it for space. Wall.E remains, cleaning up the mess because that’s his job…until one day, EVE appears and he falls madly in love with the female robot. He follows her into space, on to the great ship where the humans are, and we see them try and convince them to come back, to bring the earth back to where she used to be. Its a beautiful story. First and foremost, its a love story and its one of the most sincere love stories I’ve seen in awhile. Most love stories nowadays are so chaotic and tragic and this one is just so simple and awesome. Some people think this movie is a little preachy but I like it. It may be a little bit extreme but the movie shows a lot of the truth. We need to take care of this planet, no matter how badly it gets and we should never abandon it, because it takes care of us. I also think the whole fat people in hover chairs on the space ship was a little dig too, that we need to get outside and enjoy life more often. I hope that I am able to do that and I know sometimes I am not. Another fantastic Pixar movie.

2. Toy Story 3

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This is one of the most emotional, raw movies I have ever seen…and its an animated childrens movie. We have now reached the end (or so we thought until they brought up Toy Story 4), and Andy is about ot go off to college. The toys haven’t been played with for years and they’re feeling neglected. Woody is going off to college with Andy but the rest of the toys are going to be put up in the attic…until the accidentally get donated to a preschool, and they are suddenly under the tyrannical rule of Lotso Huggin Bear. It really gives the toys a chance to think about their lives, even though their toys, and whether they need to hold on or move on. The scene where the toys hold hands together as they are heading toward death…tears. One of the most mature and real and raw portrayals of death and the acceptance of death I’ve ever seen…and in a children’s movie. The scene where Woody makes the decision that the toys should move on, go on to make a new child happy, and Andy realizes how much the toys have done for him…beautiful. I first watched Toy Story when it come out back in 1995 and to come full circle with these characters that I fell in love with as a child in 2010 at 22 years old is a wonderful thing.

1. Up

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I have seen this movie a hundred million trillion times. I can quote this entire movie. I quote this movie randomly throughout my daily life. (“I like you temporarily”. “But its a talking dog!” “Tomorrow, come back tomorrow and I will have the bird”) Its a sweet movie, it has romance and adventure. It begins with Carl as an adventure loving child, who meets Ellie, another adventure loving child. It shows their entire life together (to the tune of “Married Life”, which I am totally walking down the aisle to…and is the BEST part of the entire movie) all the way up until Ellie’s death, before they are ever able to go on their adventure to South America. Then we see Carl as an old man, stuck in his familar world, afraid to move on, talking to Ellie as if she’s still alive…and then he decides to go on an epic adventure, tying hundreds of balloons to his house, and taking off to Paradise Falls, meeting young Russell along the way. The movie shows an epic romance, a traditional classic romance that we all wish for, and it shows the sadness after the romance is over, after your partner dies. But it also shows us that we can find love in other ways, in the way that Carl finds love in Russell, and he is able to move on. Its such a wonderful, beautiful movie and I will never tire of it. Never ever. There is a reason that this movie (along with Beauty and the Beast and Toy Story 3) is one of the few animated films to ever be nominated for Best Picture.

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So there’s my top ten. I am so eager to see what else Pixar brings us in the future. They have never disappointed me (except maybe in the case of Cars 2, but I’ve never seen it so who knows) and they continue to make fun, and life changing movies.

I left off Toy Story 2, Cars, and Cars 2. I adore TS2 and Cars very much, but they just didn’t quite make the list. I also have never seen Cars 2 because, well, I don’t really have a desire to see it :/ However, I am very, very excited for Monsters University this summer!

Coming soon: post on Gallifrey One! I know, its so LATE but its coming, I swear! This month is insane! SO much going on. Its my birthday tomorrow!

What are YOUR favorite Pixar movies? Share them below!

MidSeason Finales: Once Upon a Time and The Walking Dead

I both dislike and like midseason finales of shows.

I like them because they usually wrap up some part of the story that has been conflicting since the beginning of the season but then they introduce something new that is a cliffhanger that literally leaves you going WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED??????

Which leads to the reason why I don’t like midseason finales. They always leave it off in a torturing cliffhanger that makes you desperate to find out what happens next. And of course, viagra approved the show won’t return for a month, two months, three months. It’s completely horrible. Some of the greatest TV writers can drive you insane. (I’m looking at you, Steven Moffat).

So two of my favorite shows just had their midseason finales yesterday: Once Upon a Time and The Walking Dead. And I was actually pretty impressed with both.

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I love my Once Upon a Time but I will say this: stories have been dragging like crazy. For instance, I think that Snow and Emma were stuck in the old world for way too long. I feel like it just lasted way too long, and they kept introducing new characters, with Hook and Aurora and Mulan. Don’t get me wrong: I like them but it seemed unnecessary. And Aurora annoyed the HELL out of me in the beginning. I wanted to see all the characters we already know deal with the curse breaking and all that. One of my favorite episodes so far this season was Child of the Moon, where Ruby deals with finding out she’s a werewolf in the past, and deals with her first transformation in Storybrooke. That’s exactly the kind of episode that I was hoping for this season.

So finally, in this episode, things are finally getting wrapped up. Regina is finally starting to show some changes, helping to bring Snow and Emma home, even though she knew how much Henry wants Emma as his mom. Emma and Snow finally make it home. Hook and Cora are on their way to Storybrooke. Honestly, if the whole Hook and Cora on their way to Storybrooke on the ship was supposed to be a cliffhanger, its not. They were going to find their way in, somehow or another. There was no way they were going to stay behind. They’re the villians this time around, since Regina is on the path to goodness.

However, we’re left wondering whats going to happen with Prince Philip. We know that he is not completely gone and that they is a way to get him back, so that is the mission of Aurora and Mulan. Okay, I admit that’s kind of exciting because there’s obviously an adventure going to happen there. But here’s the thing: Mulan and Aurora are both in love with Philip which leads me to my least favorite thing ever: the dreaded love triangle. My honest opinion on that whole storyline? I ship Aurora/Mulan :D We could use a homosexual couple in the show and I’m down for that one…and it avoids the ugly, unnecessary, annoying love triangle.

And hello? What the hell happened to August? You know, Pinocchio? He was kind of a big character and we saw him turn into wood at the end of last season and when Geppetto goes to see him, he’s gone. And that was it. We’ve literally NEVER seen him again. I mean, I thought he was the love interest for Emma, but then we have Hook and it’s just all weird and doesn’t make sense and its annoying. So I’m hoping we see more of that coming in to play in the second half of the season.

I’m glad we’ll finally get to the topic of Baelfire though, Rumple’s son. It’s about time for that one as well. This is obviously the first thing that Rumple wants to do as soon as the curse is broken, but he can’t leave Storybrooke without forgetting who he is. Which could be a problem because then he’ll forget WHY he left Storybrooke in the first place. So I’m excited to see if they can find a way to leave Storybrooke without losing their memories, in order to find August or Baelfire. Hopefully, if Rumple finds Baelfire, it’ll help him to become a better person.

I also hope they start showing others lives, now that they know the curse is broken. I want to see Ella again and Hansel and Gretel maybe, Leroy/Grumpy and his little fairy love and so on. I want to see more of Emma, Snow, Charming and Henry’s growth as a family. I want to see more of Regina’s change. I want to focus on the characters we already have, and less on new characters.

Once Upon a Time returns January 6th, 2013. 

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The Walking Dead-Made to Suffer

The newest TWD episode, the last one of this half of the season, was actually probably my favorite of the entire season. There literally wasn’t a moment where I was like “my god, please make it stop”. Finally, some action is going down, and finally I’m starting to care what is going on with these people.

And Walking Dead…they know how to do a really great cliffhanger.

The scene with the Governor and his daughter Penny just further solidified my thoughts that the Governor is insane, but that he legitimately believes in what he is doing. That is the most dangerous of all. It’s bad enough that he is pretty evil, but that he doesn’t think of himself as evil is the most dangerous part. It’s like Dolores Umbridge from Order of the Phoenix allll over again.

But Michonne, man, that girl comes in and kills his daughter and stabs him in the eye! Oh my, that was so disgusting. I don’t know why Michonne felt the need to go in that room. I’m not sure what her obsession with the Governor’s daughter was…and I don’t know why she was so surprised to find his daughter as a zombie. I mean, she didn’t see that coming? Even if you didn’t know, it seemed pretty obvious. She was making the noises that the walkers usually make and yet, Michonne doesn’t get all freaked out until she takes the bag off her head. Huh?

I’m getting super pissed off at Andrea. She acts like this badass, who can handle a gun and handle all of her shit but I think she’s a scared little girl. Instead of hitting the open road, she stays with the creepy people in the town, even after she finds out that they have a sick zombie killing sport, even after she finds out that the Governor has a tank of zombie heads and a zombie daughter. I don’t know; she’s annoying as hell. She watches the townspeople cry out for the deaths of Merle and Daryl and she just SITS there. I mean, I can see why she wouldn’t say anything; she doesn’t want to die herself. But I would be out of there so fast if I were her but she just SITS there.

I’m not quite sure how to feel about this new group of people that have come in to the prison. I’m not always the biggest fans of new characters because sometimes I just don’t see the point. There is enough going on now in the story for me to not see a reason to bring in new characters. Unless they feel the need to replace all the ones that are dying. But even then, I just don’t get it. I feel like its the farm family all over again, where we’ll pick and choose characters that will stay and be important like Hershel and Maggie. I suppose we just have to see.

But that ending…leaving with Daryl and Merle’s lives on the line. I’m just saying right now: if Daryl dies, I’m done. Daryl is my favorite character; I think he’s a lot of people’s favorite character. He is badass, with that crossbow, and his southern twang and his affection and loyalty at the same time. Here he is, with that redneck accent, stabbing zombies in the face and just being plain badass. But then he turns around and searches for Sophia and Carol and goes and gets formula for the baby and feeds her. Its freaking cute…and kind of sexy too. Ending the midseason finale with the possibilty of some bad things happening to Daryl was a fantastic way to do so. I can’t wait to see what happens next in the town, what happens to Daryl and Merle, what happens at the prison and so on.

The Walking Dead returns February 10th, 2013

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The Tuesday Three

I know, healing I’m the worst blogger in the entire world. I totally introduce the idea of a weekly post called the Tuesday Three and I haven’t done it in weeks. I’m horrible. My only excuse is that I’ve been working hard in school and working hard to bring you awesome blog posts.

So here it is: The Tuesday Three :D

 1. Arrow: The Season Premiere

Okay, can I just say that my motivation for this show half about the fact that it was a superhero show and half about the main character, Oliver Queen, is portrayed by the extremely sexy Stephen Amell. I mean, have you seen the guy with his shirt off? No? Just look at the picture above and that will be enough to entice you at least a little bit. Not really into dudes? Okay, well, go ahead and look at Katie Cassidy, who plays the female lead, Laurel Lance. Now, of course, Oliver Queen is a billionaire playboy until a tramatic event (a shipwreck that leaves him stranded and preceived dead for five years) changes his outlook on life. He returns to Starling City, ready to right the wrongs that the rich, including his own family, have done to the city. The first episode follows him as he takes down Adam Hunt, a corrupt billionaire. The story is a bit cliche and corny so far but the action is there, the sexiness is there and the story has enough to keep me interested. So far, I’m ready to watch every Wednesday night.

2. The Walking Dead season 3 premiere

Season Two leaves us off with a super pissed off Rick. Rick did what he had to do; he had to kill Shane, his best friend. And yet everyone reacts like he made the biggest mistake ever, including his stupid wife, Lori (come on, I can’t be the only one who wants to punch her in face…). Rick is over being Mr. Nice Guy and he is taking over this group. Season three fast forwards a good amount. Lori is SUPER pregnant, ready to pop, the group has survived the winter, pillaging abandoned houses, Maggie and Glenn are still together and somehow, Carl and Carol are trusted with guns. I liked the beginning of this season because of all the zombie fighting, and the whole idea of the jail becoming a safe haven for them. I’m still annoyed at Lori; I kind of want to tell her to shut up. I miss Good Guy Rick. But I’m intrigued at how the prison is going to work out; its crawling with walkers and now there are actual surviving prisoners in there too. Can’t wait to see where it goes!

3. Once Upon a Time: Episode Three

The first two episodes of the season had made me very very nervous. I liked them, don’t get me wrong. I was all giddy at the awkwardness between Emma and Snow and Charming. I do entirely love this show. But Aurora was annoying me and Mulan was kind of a random, weird character. Episode Three, however, totally changed my mind. There were three different stories going on: Storybrooke, the Enchanted Forest and the flashback of the Enchanted Forest. Henry is spending his time in Storybrooke, trying to figure out a way to make the hat work again. Snow and Emma are trying to figure out a way to get back to Storybrooke, with the help of Aurora, Mulan and Lancelot and, in flashbacks, Snow and Charming are trying to take back the kingdom until Charming’s mother is poisoned. I loved the interlocking stories again; I live for those flashbacks. I also liked that Emma and Snow were finally starting to make a little bit of a connection! And Snow got to be badass again. That was great. I almost cried at the reunion between Jefferson (the Mad Hatter) and his daughter, Grace. THE FEELS! And the fact that Cora, Regina’s mother, is up to no good…well, I just can’t wait til next week.

See you all next week for the Tuesday Three :) Whats been rocking your nerd world this week?

Once Upon a Time Returns!

I love fall. I love fall because it has Halloween and Thanksgiving. I love fall because the weather starts to finally cool down (not today though, viagra dosage it was up at about 104 degrees today!) and I can put on cardigans and jeans and boots but not freeze my butt off. And I love fall because some of my awesome favorite television shows come back.

Doctor Who has come back and we allll know how I felt about that.

I’m still awaiting The Walking Dead and Suburgatory. I’ve enjoyed the beginnings of Switched at Birth and I am intriqued, if not completely sold, on Revolution.

Once Upon a Time though…that’s a great show.

I watched all of season one from the beginning and I fell in love with it as soon as it aired. The basic premise is this: we all know our favorite fairy tale characters, Snow White, Prince Charming, the dwarves, the evil queen, Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jiminy Cricket and so on. But do we know them as well as we think? This is an alternate view of all the fairy tales, but its also a modern view too.

The story begins with a woman named Emma, celebrating her 28th birthday. As she celebrates alone, she makes a wish and her son, the son she gave up for adoption ten years earlier finds her and brings her to the town of Storybrooke, Maine. Her son, Henry, says he brings her here for a reason, a purpose. She has to set all the citizens of Storybrooke free, for they are trapped fairy tale characters.

Rewind a little bit: the fairy tale characters live in their fairy tale world. But instead of getting the happily ever after she’s always dreamed of, Snow White is threatened by the evil queen. The evil queen is creating a curse, a curse to take all the people of that world and take them to a world without magic, our world, without any memory of who they are. Their only hope is Emma, the newborn daughter of Snow and Prince Charming, who they send into our world to come back to them when she turns 28 years old.

Usually an episode focuses on a conflict in the real world while flashing back to a conflict of that character as their true self in fairy tale world. The season ends with Emma breaking the curse and the people of Storybrooke remembering who they are. However, they stay in Storybrooke and the evil and cunning Rumplestiltskin brings magic to a land that has none. The season ends.

I couldn’t handle that kind of ending! How do you do that! Think about all the unanswered questions! What is it going to be like for Snow and Prince Charming to finally meet their daughter and know its their daughter? What is that going to be like for Emma, who has been friends with these people for so long? How are all these characters going to act on the evil queen, Regina, who brought them there? What is going to happen now that the magic has returned? SO. MANY. QUESTIONS.

I was very happy with the season premiere of season two. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. They created such a fun and altnerate universe. How would this translate into the second season.

The Good:

I liked the way Emma reacted to Mary Margaret and David becoming Snow and Prince Charming. And I loved the way they reacted back. They are so insanely excited to see her again. The last time they saw her, she was only an hour old? Maybe? Now she’s 28 years old and they are so so happy to see her; she found them and she saved them. But Emma is so reluctant. She’s been friends with them for so long, she’s seen them as equals so its kind of weird for her. It’s extremely real. I liked it so much. Its really awkward and realistic. They are feeling so much and Emma literally has a perpetual “WTF?” sort of attitude about it.

Rumplestiltskin and Belle. I mean, need I say more? Cutest thing ever.

The fact that they just don’t kill Regina. Even though she literally has made their lives a living hell, both in fairy tale world and in real world and she deserves the worst punishment possible, they don’t do it. I feel like it makes them the better people. I also hope that means they make her life a living hell before she does eventually go. The fact is, they didn’t return to their world and they’re in our world with magic and they’re pissed, everyone is pissed at her and it makes for an interesting story.

The Bad:

There isn’t a lot of bad. The only bad about this episode was the kind of messy “flashback” fairy tale parts. They are flashing to Aurora being woken up by Prince Phillip, who is weirdly accompanied by Mulan. Technically these parts are happening about the same time, instead of being flashbacks. When Regina enacted the curse, it left some parts untouched and there were some people left untouched. They hint at a safe haven where the survivors have banded together in a world torn apart. That part is interesting, kind of a little teaser for the rest of the season.

However, the Aurora, Phillip, and Mulan story with the wraith and all that was so confusing and kind of weird. I know this is alternate fairly tale, but Mulan’s presence was random and her being in love with Prince Phillip really bothered me. I also didn’t like Aurora. She was super pretty and her acting was fine but the character itself was really annoying. She was super weak, too much the damsel in distress, not at all the way they portayed Snow and Red and Cinderella. And she has this weird jealousy. She seemed very stereotype. I wasn’t into that.

Besides that though, I definitely enjoyed the episode and I am most looking forward to the rest of the season. I can’t wait to see what happens with Regina, and I can’t wait to see the sort of family bonding that happens between Emma, Snow, Charming and Henry. Its going to be a good season and I can’t wait.