Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's Turkey Day! I personally am not much of a fan of thanksgiving.... I'm so out of it! The noise was annoying... for the most part, I hid out in the car and re-re-read New Moon for something to do. Kind of a wasted day. I came back to watch Elf and A Christmas Story, two of the best x-mas movies ever. I'm kind of sad that Twilight's been getting some crappy reviews, but for the most part they've been giving it what I have 4/5 stars. ^.^ I think I dislike Thanksgiving so much because of the food - I can't stand gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie.... turkey is okay, but I definitely prefer chicken.
I'm just glad we have days off school. I'm exhausted lately, so I've been happy to curl up and read New Moon and teach my sister how to play trombone (although I'm sort of regretting this; she practices Mary Had a Little Lamb far too early in the morning). Also, I'm really lonely! All my friends are out of state for Thanksgiving (at least I've got pets to sit!) and the only one who's emailed me all day is my pen pal from New Zealand. I wish I could go shopping tommorrow, but I've heard it's really nuts and nobody but me would be up for it. *sigh*
Back to the brownies, pjs, and New Moon.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Twilight: A Movie Review

All the buzz is over. Twilight's out! And I'm proud to say I saw it when it did. It was worth watching, and I give it 4 stars out of five. :)
I laughed more than I expected to! A lot of parts were really funny! I thought that they would cut out stuff like the lion and the lamb catch phrase, from what I had read from some articles, but they didn't. Half the script is directly from the book. Every song on the track is included. :) They added some stuff, like the bad vamps killing more than one person. The reason I gave it 4 stars is because it is kind erractically put together and hard to follow for a non-Twilight-reader, and because it was so SHORT. I mean, I know it was a long book, but there was no meadow. Everything just kept jumping to the next thing too fast. They cut so much stuff out. And it didn't seem like they were in love. Robert looked good, but his acting wasn't too hot. Kristen was better than I thought she would be, though. It was a pretty good movie; worth the anticipation (the mobs, not so much :P).
Although most people loved parts like the first kiss, the fight (terrifying and rather grotesque), or his sparkly skin (kind of lame :(, I must admit), I abosolutely loved the part when they play baseball. It was awesome, just as I imagined it. =D
And, good news! The end kind of left off in a cliff-hanging, sequel-bringing way. Victoria staring out at Edward and Bella at the prom - the way it ends just makes you know they've got a sequel planned, and from what I've heard from multiple sources, they've got the rights to make New Moon and Eclipse (which will probably not be as good, and the popularity will go south like most movies, but oh well).
Worth the wait! And Harry Potter 6 was in the previews... lookin' good!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Wow, I just can't believe it's actually tommorrow. I am so excited, but strangely it feels wierd.... actually I think I'm just tired from riding today, and I'm sort of wierdly disapointed that I wouldn't come home and then go see it, because it felt exactly like a Friday! I have no idea what I'm going to do with myself tommorrow. Gah. I was too warm this morning to wake up! It's like, 20 degrees here in the morning, but today it got up into the mid thirties. Woohoo. Unfortunately, I have no coat (Christmas is a [snip] this year Dx) and two layers is not toasty enough. Especially because it's snowing. Ah, such woe. :[ At least I have a warm bed... that is like 60 degrees warmer than the rest of my room.... so blech....
A lot of the reviews say it is good, but doesn't live up to the book (what movie does?). Oh well. I am warming up to Robert, but I still hate the flat primadona playing the vital Bella. ='( She seems nicer off screen, I'll give her that, and she looked great on the Today show! But Rob seriously needs to figure out what to do with his hair. It looks terrible poofed out all over the place... it would look better shorter and kind of spiky, maybe?
I doubt I can blog tommorrow. I'm seeing it right after school, so yeah, busy-busy-busy. But I think it will be great!

Friday, November 14, 2008


OMG, can anyone totally not wait? Me!
I found the best Twilight trailer funny EVAR.

Check it out here!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

9 days!

Omygosh, I'm soooo excited, not because Pandora started out with a good song for once, but because there are only 9 days left 'til Twilight hits the theaters! =DD
I added some of my fangirly favorites to the blogs i enjoy gadget you see to your right of this page. =] Maybe you like some of these, too, and missed a post or two, like I constantly do. xD You can see why this is extremely helpful to me, right?
Well, anyway, back on topic - Twilight! I loved the book so vigorously that I just can't wait to see if the movie lives up to it. Every time one of my twilight fansites over there *points to gadget* reveals a new clip of the movie, I restrain myself from looking because I don't want to ruin the movie for myself! ^.^
Now, I'm not a big fan of the cast entirely, well, yeah, Edward and Bella are pretty-looking off the movie screen (except when Rob has, um, hairstyling issues), but Rosalie looks like a mom, Emmett looks like math teacher (I'm not kidding!), and Jasper looks like Beethoven. Alice is ok, but where is the spiky hair? She looks like Carrie Martin (Kim Rhodes, lol)! She definitely is not the Alice I expected, but she's pretty with her hair long! :]
Again.... 9 DAYS!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happiness is spoiled

I am totally in love with the new gadget thing I added on to the side of the blog - I can easily see if any of my blogs have new posts or not!
And *squee of fangirlyness* I'm going to see Twilight on the 21st! The happiness is spoiled somewhat by the fact that the real premiere is in California, and I live on the East Coast. Dx Oh, well, I can at least say I saw it on opening day, right?
And I've been rockin' my converse sneakies =D They're so comfortable for me, because I pretty much have the flattest feet on earth and the bottom of these things is almost as flat as my feet. The bad thing about having flat feet is that they hurt a lot and flip flops are not positives for me. The good thing is I can never apply for the armed forces - my feet are too flat!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Sharpie Shoe Movement!

If you aren't a major Twilight fanatic like me, you haven't heard about the sharpie shoe movement yet, right? Well - I'm not totally sure, as I've had only clues to pick up on here - but Bella wears Converse All-Star shoes to the prom in the Twilight movie, and so now it's a big sort of movement thing to write Twilight-related things on your Converse sneakies! I got a pair today, and I wanted to write Save Midnight Sun, but the cover's already out so I wrote Team Edward, 11.21.08, I <3>
My Converse tennis shoes are waffle-bottom and white lace all the way, baby! I got them in navy to wear with my darker jeans; I didn't really want black or pink. My parents laughed at me; they had these when THEY were kids. They're just coming back into style again, and I love them a lot! I needed a cute new pair anyway, and these cut it. =D Very funky, go with almost anything you wear - participate in the Sharpie Shoe Movement, Twilighters!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

SongRoll One!

Mk, sort of my little award listy thing goin' on here! I put little categories, but first up is the Overall A+ category - songs that are just good, like melody, beat, singing, lyrics... lalalala. All that. Here goes!

If I Were A Boy by Beyonce
Right Here (Departed) by Brandy
Dangerous by Kardinal Offishall
Untouched by the Veronicas

Best Debut
Crush by David Archuleta

Rockin' Out! =D
Let It Rock by Kevin Rudolf
So What by P!nk

Most Annoying Chorus
Womanizer by Britney Spears
Love Lockdown by Kanye West (could also go for most extensive vamping! >=P)

Wierdest Lyrics
Disturbia by Rihanna (and wierdest video!)
I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry (dude, the title alone should discourage you...)

Admittedly Good!
Scream by Zac Efron (I hate that I like a high school musical song! XD)

That's all I got. As you can tell, I really only like the stuff that is usually playing 20 on 20. Songs I can't stand? Paper Planes and Hey There Delilah. This was so much fun to do!!

Creepy Coincidences!

If you want your freak freaked, or are bored and ever wondered what happened on your birthday.... either google it or search the date (no year) on wikipedia!
This is mine.
And then I found this. My What's worse... their FIRST one was the day after! D=
I've never liked my b-day date much anyways! No bringing cupcakes into Elementary on your birthday, no parties because everytime you invite someone they're always on vacation, and it means you don't get an 8/8/08 birthday! It's so degrading to be 8/7/08! I even know someone with their birthday on this date! How unfair.
I don't like the Jonas Brothers. Period. They're overpaid popstars in tight pants kept afloat by screaming girls and Disney Channel.
That's just creepy! *shudders*
Ooh, and up tommorrow.... SongRoll. Best recent songs! =]

Kaye has spoken.

Monday, November 3, 2008

K'pinion on the Twilight saga

For the first time in a long time, I am going to do a K'pinion! (Kaye combined with opinion if you didn't know. Lol.) It's about a familiar topic.... TWILIGHT!
You must not know that I have a big crush on Edward Cullen. Um... yeah, I'm wierd like that. Fictional characters are my type, y'know??
And, for all you Twilight-haters out there? If you haven't read the book... then, well, you have no reason to dislike it. That's like complaining about the president if you didn't even vote! Now, we begin....

Well, we start off the series with a modest book offering you an apple on its cover. Not a scary cover. Nothing to judge by. Nothing to hint the contents of the book! Some people are still unsure of what the cover represents. Haha! Well, I know. =P Anyway, you take the apple and flip it over. If it's the paperback, you have no idea what any of the stuff means but if you're like me, you want to read it because everyone says it's a good book. So you buy/check it out/loan it/steal it/WHATEVER the book.
And then you read it. Nothing exciting has happened, but you find yourself flying through the pages, your eyes and brain eagerly consuming every word the text has to offer. It's that good.
I was near the end, at one of the REALLY GOOD PARTS and then we got to a store, and I had to stop abruptly. I was breathing really hard. My sister was looking at me strangely. I was like, wow, I've never been that engrossed in a book before! I felt right with the characters. I felt like I was there. And that's hard to do in a book.
Sooner than I wished, the book was over. In a day. I wish I could have read it slower, but I doubt such a task is possible! I spent the rest of my free time rereading the best/my favorite parts to savor them. Such a beautifully crafted story! I loved how it was vampires explained. Like, they're not all they seem to be. No capes and silver stakes and all that. Real reasons, twisted into myth. It's very creative!

Rating: Two thumbs up!
Very brisk and thrilling. Bella is easy for anyone to like, and Edward, is, well... you know. Edward! You're free to imagine what he looks like, but I personally dislike the one in the movie. :( The end is one of the most thrilling parts, and the meadow scene is a highlight for me. My abosolute favorite is when she sees him for the first time in the cafeteria! THE BEST in the whole series. Nothing is so complicated in this book!
New Moon
Rating: No thumbs
I hated this one! I mean, yeah, she gets to find the truth about Jacob, but it's not much a book without Edward. She's got a shattered heart (how could you not be when *Edward* leaves you?? Don't worry, he feels even worse than she does...) and Jacob takes a liking to her. I am not Team Jacob. I am sorry, very small percentage of people on Team Jacob. I do not like him nearly as much as Edward. He is fine when he is just a happy-go-lucky, growth-spurking teenager, but then Bella finds the truth and he's no longer a friend. He's competing for her over Edward! He wants to make a move. Ick! Unfortunately Bella sends Alice a mixed signal, which is misinterpreted and gets to Edward. He thinks she's committed suicide. And he instantly wants to kill himself, because he thinks it's all his fault. After all, he thought this would be better for her. So he heads to Italy to mess with a very powerful, very ancient force of vampires called the Volturi. He's gonna get killed, Bella's trying to get there in time, it's all very confusing from here, but I was like, Edward's back and that's all that matters.... uh, right? It's a whirlwind of confusion for me, but they survive with one condition. Bella knows about the Volturi... either she becomes a vampire, or dies. They head home and all is well again. Yayyyy. Well, I still hate this one. It's very hard to get through it. (Restrain from skipping ahead. You'll probably miss some detail.)
Rating: 3 out of 5
It's hard to remember Eclipse, but high school graduation's coming up! =OOO And then, dun-dun-DUM! Victoria's after her. This time, she's organized a large party of dangerous newborn vampires to get her, and they've been hunting in the cities. The police obviously have no leads. The werewolves and vampires have to call a truce and be allies to protect one thing - Bella. So Victoria wants to take Bella away from Edward, because he took James away from her, only James never really loved her. He just used her. So, she and the new army get destroyed and Bella is safe. YAAAAYYY. Well, the Volturi come. They're too late to anything but kill a surviving newborn. They take off, it's all happy again. Wahoo!
Breaking Dawn
Rating: 1 thumb up
Well, reading this one was kind of sad. It's the thickest, but you know that once you get to the end there will won't be any more books! :'( It's not nearly as rushed as the 7th Harry Potter - thank goodness! I did cry at the end, though. Well, the day has come. Bells are ringing, they're getting married. Jacob is there, woohoo *sarcastic* and goes ballistic for a reason I still don't understand (I was as confused as Bella on that one). They go on their honeymoon to Isle Esme, and have a great romantic time until THE NEWS COMES. She's pregnant. Obviously, they go into shock because this can't happen. There is no way, no how, it's not possible. Bella's rushed back home and falls really ill. The half-vampire baby is going to kill her and Edward is a wreck. Jacob's pack wants to kill it, and he won't stand for that. He realizes he's the true alpha, seperates himself from the pack, and goes off to protect Bella. Leah (my favorite werewolf!) and Seth join him. The Cullens want to save Bella by killing the baby, but encouraged by Rosalie, she won't let them. So, it comes and Bella lives and she turns into a vampire. =] The rest is less gross and slower, thank goodness. Resnemee is gifted and all is fine, until another vampire sees Renesmee and mistakes her to be an immortal child, which is a big no-no for the Volturi. And she tells them, to get back at them for killing Laurent. Big mistake. Renesmee is just half-vampire, not a vampire. So they gather up an international army of vampires, and they plan to stand up to the Volturi and save Renesmee. Well, it works. Bella discovers she's got a power, too - a mental shield! Alice saves the day, Resnemee and all the vampires we know and love plus the army of good ones are spared (and Jacob >=P), but Irina ends up getting killed for telling them the wrong thing. Revenge never ends well. =[ Renesmee and Edward and Bella are all happy. The end. =[
Midnight Sun
Rating: 4 out of 5
Oh, come on, I'm not THAT big of a spoiler!!

My overall rating for the series: 4 stars out of 5 (because I just can't stand New Moon!)
I concede that if you haven't read it, you need to (unless you are over 18 or male).

Kaye has spoken.