Sunday, August 26, 2012

Howl's Moving Castle. My new Obsession ^^

I know, I know, I haven't been here in a while. And I have neglected this post since Wednesday. It was just late that night when I finished the movie, and Paranormal Witness was on. That's my honest excuse.

 So, to get this started, here is my review for Howl's Moving Castle.

Okay, first things first. Howl's Moving Castle is a Studio Ghibli film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The release date for the USA was in June, 2005. I believe that Disney had Pete Doctor, from Pixar, in charge of dubbing it into English. It was based on a novel by, Diana Wynne Jones.

All I have to say about Doctor's work, is this.HE COULD NOT HAVE CHOSEN A BETTER VOICE FOR HOWL IF HE TRIED. I am serious. That was the PERFECT voice for that character. And I am not just fangirl-ing out! It was that good! The voice of Howl is a man by the name of, Christian Bale.

   Some Cast members include, (in English)
Jean Simmons -Grandma Sophie,
Christian Bale-Howl,
Lauren Bacall-Witch of the Waste,
Blythe Danner -Madame Suliman,
Emily Mortimer -Young Sophie, 

and Billy Crystal, as Calcifer... That was basically epic. 'Cept now, whenever I hear Billy's voice, I only think Mike Wazowski. I don't know if that's a bad thing, or a good thing. Lol. 

 All in all, the story was good. I liked the smaller elements, *Spoiler Alert* like when Howl had his melt down, (which was kinda pathetic, but I liked it just the same. It was funny. ^^) And other things, like the funny things Calcifer said, and so on. I don't wanna spoil it, so I won't say anymore.

 But the basic plot of the story was great. I read that it was a little different from the novel...So the original book will be on my list of books to read. 

 Now, don't get my started with the animation. Because I love 2-D animation. I love how the Ghibli films are just that. I grew up with the older anime and such. Little did I know at the time, that they were Anime. I was a child, so things like that were just, cool shows. ^^

 Anyway, I kinda went off on some memory lane there...Back to my point. I liked it all. The character design, music, animation, colors, script, everything. I know it may sound like everything pleases me, but there are some movies where I will just sit there and complain. But this was awesome. The minute it started, I instantly liked it. So- I was glad that is was almost 2 hours long. 

 I know only a little bit of Ghibli's work, sadly. Ponyo, and Kiki's s Delivery Service, and this one, are honestly the only films I have seen. My anime/movie watching had a rough time actually happening, but now I plan to see every one of the movies. 

 That's it. If it makes any sense. Haha.

In the end,  it was awesome, and I totally recommend it if you haven't seen it. 

 I shall be back. My foot has fallen asleep and I must go walk it off. That and Surviorman is on...hehe. 

 Later Days! ^^


Monday, August 20, 2012

The sweetest commercial ever.

 Every time I see this, I smile. It's really, really sweet. ^^

Goodnight, and may the odds be ever in your favor.


(Please note that this is not the continuing post to the other one. ^^)

I wish I may, I wish I might...Lists??

 So, this weekend was a great one. Spent Sunday in my sweatpants, on my couch, watching Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Pretty good, pretty good. That being my first time seeing it, I thought it was really good. Davy Jones's crew, however, were very creepy. But, there is nothing wrong with that.
  For breakfast, my sister made, okay, to explain this, I am going to need to break it down.

  •  First she made French Toast. Ya know, dipping bread slices in a egg/milk/spice mixture and then cooking it.
  • Then she put American cheese, and bologna between two slices of French Toast. Much like a sandwich. 
  • After that, she put the sandwich on the griddle and let the cheese melt.
  • Unsure how it would taste with syrup, we each cut a bit off and tested it.
  • Finding that syrup was, absolutely amazing with it, we covered the whole thing in the maple-y, sweet stuff. 
  • In the end, it was completely and extremely AWESOME!
To be continued...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Random knowledge, and other news.

 So, randomly, I Googled, Eric Church. Turns out, his full name is Kenneth Eric Church. I just thought it was interesting. Now I know something that I didn't know 12 hours ago! Tim McGraw's full name is Samuel Timothy McGraw...Just thought that deserved a place here as well.

  Today I saw the lyric video for Taylor Swift's new song, We will never ever get back together. From her new album, Red. The album is coming out October 22, 2012. I am really really excited. But I wonder if she is going more towards the pop route, and leaving Country...I don't know quite yet, but I think whichever path she does end up taking, the album will still be amazing. That's my opinion. I have heard every song from her 3 previous albums, and I believe that this one will be just as great, if not better. Does that make sense?

 While I am talking about music, Rolling in the Deep, by Adele is really really good. I can't express how amazing I think she is.

 Well, I am in the middle of a couple different things, so I will be back later. Maybe I will have something interesting to say.  :D

 Thanks guys ♥ Banana Pudding Ice Cream is the bomb!


PS: I am closing the Gibbs poll. Three people voted, and it seems that mustache Gibbs is a no no. Lol. I agree. The mustache was a little much, and lets face it, not Gibbs. Alright now. ☺

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Shark week, longest of times, and other fancies.

   I now realize that I am really terrified of sharks. Shark week is cool, but now I am scared. Good thing I am nowhere near an ocean...

  The reason I haven't been blogging is because of family visits and such. I have been meaning too, but I could never find the time. Between visiting, making ornaments, and reading, there is really not even time to sleep. But now the family has left and I can return to my previously scheduled life, and blogging! So, this was my week in a (rather large) nutshell.

 -I learned how to play Black Jack and Texas Hold 'Em. Pretty stupid at it, I need more practice. Although my poker face is pretty slick. LOL. Not really...I still need help with that as well.

-I decided that playing volleyball for a greater part of the day, in the rain, is one of the best things I have ever done. Besides the slipping as falling in the grass, it's all fun and games. (All worth it the first day. Next day, woke up in pain. No fun.)  Badminton is also fun when it is pouring. An even greater challenge for me because I had to take my glasses off. It was all blurry, wet, blobs of color. ☺

-I searched the Internet for Piano Guys, and got some really cool stuff. Observe:

What makes you Beautiful, originally done by One Direction. Pretty cool.

A Thousand Years, originally by Christina Perri. This was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! It blew my mind. Seriously. 

And then a Star-Wars thing, which was really awesome.

Other great things to look up from these guys, are The Pirates of the Caribbean theme, and the Harry Potter theme. Both incredibly awesome. 

That's about it. 



Friday, August 10, 2012

Nothing to do.

  This day only gets longer and I have nothing to do. I cannot believe that it is not even 3pm. The night was long and sleepless. I don't have to work today, and I have done everything else I would usually do. So now I am blogging/playing an online RPG.

 Yesterday I cracked into A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist. The second book I have read by this author. A Bride most Begrudging was absolutely wonderful. I love how it was written. And she makes the characters seem so real. Amazing read. She is totally going on my list of favorite authors. ^^

 Bored out of her mind,


Monday, August 6, 2012

Revenge, or a sweet crafting opportunity??

  Besides reading and maybe obsessing over Naruto...I have been on a crafting journey! A journey to PatCatans! I have been sucked into the world of MOD PODGE! It is the most wonderfully, sticky, thing in the world of glue!!


I have been testing my way to make Christmas Ornaments. My hope is to be able to sell them at craft fairs.  I made two so far and they turned out really good. 

And your Kakashi of this blog post. :O)


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Tonight's image search subject~Facepalms :D

 I typed in "Naruto face Palm" in the Google Image box...

 Lookit what I got :)

Somehow it drifted away from Naruto...But the other are still funny. :0) I think that it goes, Itachi, Dawn, Goku (?) Homer Simpson and the Stooges...

And that concludes this weeks Image Search!

Goodnight Ya'll.