Monday, March 21, 2016


A generic pizza from google
This isn't necessarily a post about pizza in literature or movies or media. But if it was I would say that pizza is vastly unappreciated in media. Most people will eat pizza hot or re-heated in the microwave but rarely do we meet those few in movies or television shows where they eat the pizza cold & it's not seen as something strange. Real people eat cold pizza, from the fridge not pizza thats been sitting on the dining room table since last night gross pizza, but pizza that has sat in the cold refrigerated air & then they just take it out & eat it. This is normal, so are olives on pizza. Its like the only pizza that exists in movie/television world are the generic pepperoni or meat lovers with the occasional vegan joke. Olives on pizza are normal like pineapple & squid ink, which is yes a pizza topping. You google pizza & look at the images & the first one you see is your every day pepperoni pizza, yes its familiar but we aren't watching the show/movie for something familiar that we can see in everyday life. We're watching it because it intrigues us with how different it is. People actually stalk other people or have secret club meetings or magic schools, who's to say that they eat the same sort of food as everyone else? Not everyone likes the same taste so why portray it that way when you could have characters that eat eggs on their pizza?
My friends & I have been playing Skyrim lately & recently they've been introducing me to mods, which is great because now I can be upset over bone meal pizza mods, glow dust pizza, bear claw pizza, I mean for creativity sake if you can bee's & troll fat why not put them on a pizza? I mean if there's a mod where the dragons are turned into Thomas the Tank Engine why not have one for really weird pizza flavors?

In short the media has a poor representation of pizza & it is vastly unappreciated. Also Skyrim should have pizza mods.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Media Over the Break

Over the break my media usage was something like: scroll through Facebook, check Tumblr briefly, while talking with people over Skype & Facebook.
I also re read the amazing Throne of Glass series which is about an assassin & a prince & someone is really a queen of a country thats been destroyed but that's spoilers. Its a good read but a long series & i reread it since the title for the fifth book was released. The intention was to make it last until the book itself released but somehow it didnt work.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Story Game(s)

So one of the things I find interesting, now that my friends have gotten me into games, is that there are games that are stories and the story progresses by what you say or choose to do. By which I mean your character is given a dialogue option when talking to another character & based on which option you choose the story progresses. 
This is the main layout for
the entire game
One of the potential photos
you can earn through
purchasing story lines.
I downloaded one out of curiosity & found that it basically tells like a story with three different possible endings for each character you choose. Of course being a game there are other options, dressing up the avatars & such but the main part of it was reading the story & choosing options to get closer to an ending.
Throughout the story different pictures of the avatars can be earned through purchasing things to progress the story. A way for the game to discreetly get money, a pay to play if you will, in which the game makes the player want to pay money to get the desired photo and ending. I thought it was a clever layout for the company to get money & the players to choose different stories. As a story it was enjoyable enough & the artwork is really good for it but there weren't many options to choose from as far as dialogue, mostly the story was set in motion & you choose which path to take at the end of each chapter.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Some Fun English Words

Yes these are real words in the English language & they are glorious.

Defenestration: the action of throwing someone out a window

Over-morrow: The day after tomorrow

Ere-yesterday: The day before yesterday 

Rhotacism: Excessive use of the letter R

Lingible: Meant to be licked

Whip-jack: a beggar, specifically one who is pretending to be shipwrecked

Yerd: to beat an object with a stick

Roddikin: The fourth stomach of a cow or deer

Balbriggan: a type of cotton, most often used in underwear

Cornobble: To slap or beat another person with a fish

Aposiopesis: A sudden breaking off in the middle of a sentence, as if from inability or unwillingness to proceed.

Kerflooey: to cease functioning, especially suddenly or completely

Aeonien: eternal or everlasting

Ludic: playful, in an aimless way

Hebetude: The state of being dull; lethargy

Unputdownable: So interesting or suspenseful as to compel reading (I swear I'm not making these up)

Stelliferous: having or abounding with stars

Fugacious: Fleeting; transitory

Bibliotaph: A person who caches or hoards books

Those are just a few words I thought were kind of fun, I have a dictionary app that gives a word a day & some of them are featured here. Most of these probably haven't been used in a very long time but they're still fun to look at. :D

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Murderous Water Horses (In Addition This Is A Post About My Love of Maggie Stiefvater)

So the very first book I read by the amazing author Maggie Stiefvater was The Scorpio Races. The book was recommended to me by my little sister, who somewhat shares my love of all things fantastical & well-written.
The Scorpio Races is very well-written, set in Thisby, a town that runs mostly on fishing we get to know two very different characters. Sean Kendrick, a quiet stable boy who takes care of horses & Kate "Puck" Connolly, a fisherman's daughter who is outspoken but also a point.
Thisby has an interesting tradition. The first of November marks the start of the Scorpio Races, a race of death, survival, & possibly lots of money- if you win.
The Scorpio Races are all about capturing or buying one of the capall uisce (copple ooshka) & racing it along the beach against the water horses to win. The problem lies in the capall uisce being murderous horses that come from the sea, they drink blood & kill cattle every November when they rise from the sea. If you can train them & ride them you can enter the Races.
Sean Kendrick has been a part of the Races since he was ten & his father died racing a red capall uisce he had caught. Since then Sean raced Corr, the very same horse, in every race along the sea's edge. & in every race he has won as the other horses hear the call of the sea & long to race into it, dragging their riders down with them, but Sean Kendrick is as much a part of the races & Corr as they are of him.
Puck Connolly is different, as a girl she's automatically discouraged from participating the races, but her house will be sold if she doesn't do something. She enlists Sean's help & with her small pony Dove enters the races as the first girl & the first with a horse that isn't one of the capall uisce.
It's definitely a book I recommend reading & remains of my favorites. Although I may be biased as I have a love of Maggie Stiefvaters' work & continue to be on the edge of my seat as I enter into a world she's created.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Post 1

This is the first time I've made a blog that's not tumblr & I honestly have no idea what I'm doing.

Mikeala & Yuichiro Hyakuya
from Owari no Seraph
I watch Anime but also Dan & Phil (danisnotonfire & AmazingPhil) & crime shows on TV. I read all the books.
Here is a video where Dan falls off his chair.