Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!




The sun rises again, another day comes. But today is not just any day. The sun shines brighter. It's Christmas.

I remembered making that collage last year dedicated to my readers and most especially my loyal followers. (By the way, thanks for commenting on the post last year, Shena) I didn't make a new one this year, since I've been gone on vacation and I just came back. Hope you guys like it.

There's not much to say. Just enjoy your holiday, and think of Star Wars every now and then like you always do.

How has your Christmas been? I'd love to hear about what you want, what happened, and how happy you all were. This is mines.

Here it's sunny; always sunny. Even in Christmas time. My family doesn't really celebrate Christmas, but when December first came I set up a small old Christmas tree I had from my childhood. The lights made it look so magical. For one moment I can pretend that nothing happened since then, and maybe I was even back at the time when I was so eager to grow up. 

Which reminds me, I want to share a song or two with you guys. I know that you guys aren't really crazy about Taylor Swift and singers and so on, but these two songs are really good. It's not Christmas songs (though Frosty the Snowman is really good, makes me feel like I'm five). One is about childhood, which is what I was talking about, and the other is about how a man just wants to find special things inside of him and didn't want to be a hero. Please take your time to listen to them! 

Warning: It can make you cry. Sometimes it does to me.






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I would give anything for a Christmas as magical as the one here in the Great Hall. I don't tell anyone here though, they think I'm just deluded to believe Harry Potter is real. To me, it will always be real in my heart.


This is how I look like seeing something I want for Christmas. I don't have lots of things I want though, and I don't think about what I want often because I just want to be content with what I have. Sadly, we don't really do exchange gifts in Christmas time. I got a few things this month that I will consider Christmas gifts, though technically it's not.

I got not one, but TWO of my first ever Star Wars shirts from my mom (even though she just brought it with me in the store, not gift-wrapped), which freaked me out. One is a hipster Yoda listening to music, all in black and white except for the pink in the cool shades. Another one has Vader saying 'Join the Dark Side, we have cookies'. There's always The Hobbit too. That was a really nice gift- to go see it in the theaters. I have to thank my parents for the tickets! A friend gave me a nice keychain and I got LEGO Star Wars death star (which is now hanging as a Christmas ornament) and TIE fighter to assemble. I'm really grateful for that. 

The only thing I actually want for Christmas (that I didn't get) is something that can't be gift wrapped. Well, except for maybe the One Ring which you can buy off the Internet, but I'm saving that for my engagement ring. Hehe. Anyway, I want to learn to play piano or guitar. I want to play and song or a soundtrack. I wanted it for some time now, but it's pretty expensive to learn.

I have other things that I want but are pretty impossible to get, like horse riding or taking a trip to New Zealand to see The Hobbit productions. I won't even go into that.

I gave some presents, including a cute, small hippo doll to my 15 year old brother. He still likes dolls, especially ones with fat noses, which everyone finds a bit weird. Usually I hate him, but hey, it's Christmas. He also got a gun that shoots out small plastic balls that won't kill you, but hurts like a rubber band.

Here's two versions of Harry Potter "Twelve Days of Christmas" I want to share with you guys.


Version #1


Version #2
On the first day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the second day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the third day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....
three epic snowball fights, two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the fourth day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....four exploding cauldrons, three epic snowball fights, two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the fifth day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....FIVE HUNDRED POINTS! Four exploding cauldrons, three epic snowball fights, two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the sixth day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....six detentions, FIVE HUNDRED POINTS! Four exploding cauldrons, three epic snowball fights, two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the seventh day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....seven pissed-off Slytherins, six detentions, FIVE HUNDRED POINTS! Four exploding cauldrons, three epic snowball fights, two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the eighth day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....eight toilets a-flooding, seven pissed-off Slytherins, six detentions, FIVE HUNDRED POINTS! Four exploding cauldrons, three epic snowball fights, two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the ninth day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....nine Elves a-dancing, eight toilets a-flooding, seven pissed-off Slytherins, six detentions, FIVE HUNDRED POINTS! Four exploding cauldrons, three epic snowball fights, two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the tenth day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....ten stampeding Centaurs, nine Elves a-dancing, eight toilets a-flooding, seven pissed-off Slytherins, six detentions, FIVE HUNDRED POINTS! Four exploding cauldrons, three epic snowball fights, two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....eleven trees a-burning, ten stampeding Centaurs, nine Elves a-dancing, eight toilets a-flooding, seven pissed-off Slytherins, six detentions, FIVE HUNDRED POINTS! Four exploding cauldrons, three epic snowball fights, two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, the Marauders gave to us....twelve destroyed paintings, eleven trees a-burning, ten stampeding Centaurs, nine Elves a-dancing, eight toilets a-flooding, seven pissed-off Slytherins, six detentions, FIVE HUNDRED POINTS! Four exploding cauldrons, three epic snowball fights, two cranky professors and a food fight in the Great Hall.

To sum it all up, Merry Christmas, Happy Life day and Merry Force be with you! And depending on your fandom, May the blessings of the Elves and Men be with you, May the odds be ever in your favor, etc. :D

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Hobbit Review

Wow... Where do I start? 

This is what I expected. I expected that I won't know what to expect. But this is beyond that too. This brings back the magic of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. There is always things that enchant us, but there are few things that goes out of its pages or frames and delivers to us an experience that would last a lifetime. The book have never seemed so alive to me. This is much better than my imagination.

The Hobbit won me over on the first frame. In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit. That simple sentence means started so much. Bilbo Baggins was an ordinary hobbit, an ordinary person, just like us.  He never held a sword, he was never a hero, he just had a peaceful life. Until he sets out on an unexpected journey.

The movie adds much more to the book. Ragadast, the Necromacer, and the company was brought to life. Martin Freeman seemed to breathe as Bilbo. The animation was excellent, and I especially like Gollum's innocent look. The music was also awesome. I heard an echo of Rohan theme and others in LOTR, and also a completely new hobbit music. Connections to Lord of the Rings makes me feel more inside the story; more familiar with it, and more... at home. This is truly part of me now.

The plot of the story was simple to follow, yet it was complex. There was non stop action, and every event seemed to follow another almost immediately. There is humor every now and then, lighting up the dark story.

It seems impossible to find one bad thing about it, since "bad" and "hobbit" can't be fitted in the same sentence properly. I can say, though, that sometimes the camera movement is so much like a roller coaster ride. It makes it more real, which is good, but it'll also give you a headache if you're not careful.

In conclusion, this is something I will be thinking about over and over, marveling about how much my life seemed to change. It dazzled me with its sheer, utter brilliance. Once I stepped out of the theaters, I had more appreciation for the meaning of home. This is something you don't see every day- a story with passion and unexpected heroism woven on a journey.

So this is me right now, trying to take it all in, and my heart went over to fangirling.


I won't say more, since it will spoil the story, and I know this review would look poor describing the movie, no matter how hard I try to capture it's epicness. Since this is Lord of the Rings stuff, May the blessing of the Elves and Men be with you. Thanks for reading this, and hope you enjoy the movie! Please leave a comment; it'll make my day.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Book Tag

First of all, before I do anything, I would like to thank you all for giving me 70 followers! You guys rock!

Now that that's done, let's get on with the book tag. Thank you Rebecca for tagging me!



What is the working title of your book?

Sapphire's Blood

Where did the idea of the book come from?

Several places. It started with one sentence actually, which I owe to Star Wars, not for the first time. "Every Saga has a beginning" somehow really inspired me. So I wrote the fan fiction with that as a starting sentence, but then I wanted to do much more. I found a quote on Facebook saying "It is darkest just before dawn". Before I knew it, a whole story was forming in my head when I lay in bed.

What genre does your book fall under?

I'm not really sure but I'd guess it will go to Adventure and Young Adult, though it has a bit of Sci-Fi/Fantasy.

What actors would you choose to play in a movie rendition?

This one's easy. ORLANDO BLOOM. At least, as one of them. Shena, you would be nice in there too... I have a character in mind for you... Who else? Jennifer Lawrence is nice as well as Keira Knightley and others, but I don't know for sure. Just as long as Orlando is in there. If I can be in there, I would be too, though I confess I'm not that good at acting as I want to be. I'm good at lying though. *guilty look*

What is one sentence synopsis of your book?

I'm not that good at this, but here goes: Sirita's destiny is certain, but can she follow it when she unknowingly gave someone enough love-and power-to break the core of who she is? 

That doesn't even come close to what it should be, because she doesn't even know if her destiny is right for her. But I guess that will suffice.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

I'm leaning towards self-publishing.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

As I said, two words: Star Wars. Other books like Harry Potter and LOTR may bring a part, but mostly Star Wars.

What else in this book might pique the readers interest?

I'm not sure... but I guess there are somethings that may be different from other books. Firstly, the main character the EVIL. She's heartless, she kills without a second thought, and she could make a perfect Sith. Of course she would undergo changes in the story, but still. This tale is about choosing what is right and what is easy, and choosing between duty and love. To make things more complicated, what exactly is duty to her? She always thought she knew, but it's time for her to stop being naïve. I don't wanna give away too much.

The tagging!

Shena... and whoever else want to do it. I'm not sure if there are any other writers that aren't already tagged.

That's it... May the Force be with you!



Happy Birthday Voronda!


I wish you a VERY happy birthday!!! May the blessing of the Men and Elves be with you! And of course, May the Force be with you too!


How lucky we are to have found one another,
I couldn't spend so much time with any other.
I will always be there to watch over you,
To keep you safe and happy too.


Well my dear I wish you Happy Birthday once more,
An abundance of good wishes for you are in store.
A new year filled with lots of happiness and laughter,
And only the very best for you from here on after.




Today let's just smile and be friends like this.

But when you're birthday's over we'll go back to fighting him like this.

Hehe! Since we both want the same man, let's not look beyond today right now. I'm really glad to have you here, Voronda!



I hope you have a belated birthday and an awesome year to come!


PS- That doesn't change the fact that Legolas is MINE. :P Forget I wrote that. Just enjoy your birthday.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Announcements and A Necessary Bond Review

Hey guys! I noticed that I haven't been posting anything much other than reviews, but I'm not sure what to post. From the number of comments it seems as if you guys enjoy other things more. Do any of you have ideas? I'd love some, but of course I'll keep doing reviews. I'm thinking about doing a writing post. I need that to organize all my thoughts together.

Next thing... Christmas is in the air! I always get excited for this even though Thailand doesn't really celebrate Christmas. I put on some snow animations and Christmas lights, as you may notice. Thank you Rebecca for these animations! November and Thanksgiving passed so quickly! I didn't do a post because they don't celebrate it here, but I'm thankful for so many things that you probably already know - I thank George Lucas for creating Star Wars, I thank books for always being there for me, my family, you guys, etc.

December has always been my favorite month, even more than my birthday month in September. This is because there are so many things happening, especially this year. December the 1st is your birthday, Voronda, if I'm not mistaken. December the 5th is the king's birthday here in Thailand, December the 13th is Taylor Swift's birthday. That's a whole lot of birthdays! December the 14th the Hobbit is out! I can't wait! December 15th is the first post on my blog!



Next thing... I'm not sure when it has passed, but this blog is over a year old already! I remembered I started this blog sometime around here... so yeah. Happy Birthday to POTF (: I thought this funny gif would be nice.






Now, A Necessary bond. I thought it was a very good episode and it had a lot of surprising turns.

The action at the beginning was exactly what I wanted. Then there was action throughout the story, which was awesome too. I have nothing much to say here. I want to keep it spoiler-free.

Then there were the characters! As much as I hate to admit it, I am kind of seeing Covert Knight's point about Ahsoka, which is a bit negative. Obi-Wan was as good as awesome, and the ending reminded me of The Three Musketeers. Hondo is hands down my favorite here. His constant mood swings, Jack Sparrow-ish kind of dialogue, and the ending smile. I thought the youngling was going to hug him.

I was so afraid one of them was going to die- I even feared Ahsoka's life- since they played this sad kind of music sometimes. Without realizing it this episode got me to the edge of my seat.

I wanted more character development, and a few lines on Ahsoka and Grevious about their last confrontation so long ago. I would have liked it better if Grevious was *spoiler* outraged at the end because of their escape, rather than laughing that evil laugh. Slave I appeared out of nowhere and I wanted to know how that is. Did I miss anything? *spoiler ends*

When Obi-Wan said 'welcome home' at the end, the weird thing is that I really felt at home. Which means it doesn't really matter to me anymore whether Disney owns Star Wars or not, because George Lucas thought it was best. Star Wars, to me, would always be that place that will keep me sane.

I just had to say that.

Anyway, I can't wait for more of season five! Please comment below, it makes my day! May the Force be with you!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Top 10 Lightsaber Battles: Guest Post by James the Movie Reviewer.

Thanks Solace for asking me to write a guest post on your blog. I am James The Movie Reviewer from the Star Wars and all around film geek blog J and J Productions.
The Lightsaber and Lightsaber duel, one of the many iconic aspects of the Star Wars franchise. There have been many Lightsaber battles throughout the Star Wars franchise from the films to the Clone Wars TV series, many of which are among the best action scenes in cinema history. I am counting any action scene that uses a Lightsaber for this list and it can be from any film, TV series or video game. The scenes are being ranked by choreography, use of the environment, and importance to the franchise.


At Number 10: General Grievous Vs. Multiple Jedi (Clone Wars)

Note: This does not include the training battle with Dooku near the end of the video.
General Grievous' introduction into the Star Wars universe and it remains one of the best. Unfortunately, Grievous has never reach the heights of greatness since this original Clone Wars series. Although vastly different than many of the other battles on this list, the build-up added menace to Grievous making his intro all the more powerful. Not only does it feature popular Jedi Ki Adi Mundi, Shaak Ti, and Ala Secura, the animation in the action is amazing.


At Number 9: Count Dooku Vs. Ventress and Opress (Plus Opress Vs. Obi-Wan and Anakin)
Note: This Lightsaber duel include the fight that continues after this first one as well.
This was the first action from The Clone Wars were I was just thinking "Wow!" throughout the whole battle. Not only was "Witches of the Mist" my favorite episode of the series at the time, it featured the best Lightsaber duel of the entire series as well.

At Number 8: Yoda Vs. Count Dooku (Plus Anakin and Obi-Wan)

Although Yoda finally has uses his Lightsaber, I have always considered this the weakest major Lightsaber duel of the films. Not entirely sure why I do not like this fight as much as others, maybe it was too short. However, it is still awesome to see Yoda and Dooku fight as well as Anakin briefly using two Lightsabers against Count Dooku.



At Number 7: Grievous and Guards Vs. Shaak Ti and Jedi

Another battle from the magnificent Genndy Tartakovsky Clone Wars series as it leads into the opening scene of Revenge of the Sith. Possibly Shaak Ti's best moment from the Star Wars sage, her valiant fight to protect Chancellor Palpatine from the clutches of General Grievous and his Magnaguards. Again the series shows its amazing choreography and animation style in this scene. It very well could be the best action scene ever 2D drawn animation. The sense of speed and motion is excellent. Finally, Shaak Ti's final stand against the Magnaguards is truly incredible. Plus this is General Greivous' best moment of the entire Star Wars Saga.



At Number 6: Obi-Wan Vs. Darth Vader (Star Wars)

While it might not be as flashy as many of the Lightsaber duels later in the franchise, it was the first and no doubt deserves due respect. "If you strike me down I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine." Is one of Ben's many memorable quotes and the moment were he sacrifices himself to save Luke is one of the best of the Saga. It must have been an amazing feeling watching this for the first time at the theater in 1977.

At Number 5: Obi-Wan and Ventress Vs. Maul and Opress

Thus far, this is the best most impressive action scene of the series. The Clone Wars team really went all out for fight, the choreography is amazing and the animation is very fluid and realistic. Adding some hand-to-hand combat to the fight changes it up with a unique angle. Plus the witty banter during fight was fantastic.



At Number 4: Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon Vs. Darth Maul

No question the best moment from the Phantom Menace, the Duel of Fates gave us the first taste of the brilliantly choreographed action scenes to come. Darth Maul reveals his awesome duel bladed Lightsaber for the first time and Maul's unique fighting style really worked a lot better than one would think using a duel bladed weapon. This fight made the Phantom Menace completely worth watching.


At Number 3: Luke Vs. Darth Vader Vs. The Emperor (Return of the Jedi)

The ultimate final battle between the Dark and Light Side for the fate of the Galaxy. The Saga could not have concluded any better, the perfect ending battle to the perfect trilogy. The music is perfect, the choreography fantastic and the end were Vader throws the Emperor into Death Star's core brilliantly finishes Vader's character arc and turn to the Light Side.  


At Number 2: Anakin Vs. Obi-Wan (Revenge of the Sith)

If you are going to make a list of best Lightsaber battles, Anakin Vs. Obi-Wan or the next duel on the list has to be the top two, no question. The battle completely blew my mind, amazing choreography, inventive use of environment and stunning special effects. What more could you ask for in a final duel?


At Number 1: Luke Vs. Darth Vader (Empire Strikes Back)

As Vader would say this choice was "All too easy." From the choreography to the visual effects everything in this duel is perfect. This is my all-time favorite Duel from the Saga and I doubt that it will places on my list. Ending with the ultimate plot twist, not only is this the best Lightsaber duel, it is the best moment in film history.

Honorable Mention
Obi-Wan and Anakin Vs. Ventress (Season 3)
Ahsoka Vs. Pre-Vizsla and Bo-Katan
General Grievous Vs. Ventress (Plus Zombies)
Kit Fisto Vs. General Grievous
Obi-Wan and Vos Vs. Cad Bane
Anakin and Ashoka Vs. Ventress (Clone Wars Movie)
Dooku Vs. Nightsisters
Obi-Wan Vs. Jango Fett

What are your favorite Lightsaber battles? Please comment below.



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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Bound for Rescue Review

Okay, we'll keep this short and sweet. 

Stilwater, thanks for the picture. Hehe. :)

Okay, so to start off I kind of liked this episode, but it could be better. It's the best episode of the arc so far. This may contain possible spoilers.

I liked seeing the different younglings come in, as well as Obi-Wan finally back. Gungi's lightsaber looked really awesome. I liked the action somewhat at the beginning of the episode too. Hondo drunk... that was pulled off well. The acrobatics of the younglings... another cheer. Grevious appearing badass here is one of the best things. I feel sorry for that poor clone. 

I wasn't very surprised that there was a dug, but I was surprised that he was in a ship full of acrobats. I wondered that, if Ahsoka was sold to him, would he be able to handle her?

One thing: there were only blue crystals in the came and how come one of them had green color? And how come Obi-Wan warned Grevious? That was totally out of line. Somethings like this make me feel that I won't enjoy the episode a lot, or maybe it's just the back of my mind that tells me to stop procrastinating homework.

I can't wait next saturday for the new episode, even though I'd get to watch it on Sunday at Mastertoons. I haven't done much other than reviews for awhile... so I guess something will be coming up as soon as I can think of it. Maybe something on my book, or poetry like Tolkien's and song lyrics, but I don't think it will make a decent post. Any suggestions? 'Til then, May the Force be with you!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Test of Strength Review & Guest Post Announcement!

Can contain possible spoilers...


The quote. The thing that struck out most is the quote. "The young are often underestimated" is something I can totally relate with. I was always like...

Heck yeah.

Anyway, I've been meaning to do this for awhile but I was so busy. I had French Camp on the weekends and I had a math project due, as well as AMC test (which is very important to get into high school advanced math), play rehearsals, and now that all that is gone, I had just played ping pong, ran a mile literally, played soccer, and swam 1.5 miles. Literally. My eyelids are so droopy and ideas are bursting in my head so fast I can't write it all down at once, which is so frustrating.

Okay, I'm done ranting about my life, so let's get on with this.

This episode was a very interesting one, and pretty awesome. It was a different style from the last.

I loved how they showed something other than the golden trio (even though I want to see them in action again. We didn't get enough of that in this season yet). The younglings are my heroes. They are more relatable than perfect jedis, even though that's what we all are aiming to be. I hope they don't die... but I have a bad feeling about this...


Hondo's back! He's portrayed as a bad guy here, and I can't wait what's in store. I got a bit uncomfortable at the last line... uh oh...

The EU references like the lightsabers were one of my main highlights. I wanted to know all about Jedi Culture and everything as much as possible (that's why I kind of liked the last episode). The wood part was my favorite. I was a bit taken aback when the droid came as much as the younglings, since droids couldn't communicate with the Force, but it all turned out well.

I was wondering where Yoda is the whole time, though. Also, Ahsoka's fall echoed Steela's, and even though it was done very well I still think it's a bit weird. I have to admit that in this episode Ahsoka wasn't my favorite... but forget I said that. More action would have made it better. Other than that, it was awesome.

Overall, the episode was great. I'd give it an 8/10 because I was expecting more action but everything else is fine.

My head is drooping now. So, guest posters, I won't be on often with everything on me right now, so come in and feel the spot whenever you want! Now would be a great time! Thanks to everyone who volunteered!

So... may the Force be with you!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Gathering



The Gathering was okay for me. I can understand if some people didn't like it, but for me, I like it. It was different from other episodes and I was a bit disappointed by the lack of action but it did entertain me.

Getting a peek into Jedi Culture is a huge reason why I didn't dislike this episode. I almost thought that Yoda would recite the whole Lightsaber Crystal Construction poem in his funny talk but unfortunately that didn't happen. There were some things that didn't go according to EU cannon- they said that the younglings are supposed to build the lightsaber in the caves of Ilum, and that you go in alone, that you are supposed to be a Padawan when you build your lightsaber, not all crystals are blue, and so on.

I find the younglings pretty cute, even though they are a little annoying. I think the Tholothian is my favorite- she displayed courage and she still acts like a kid. The Ithiorian came second- I love how he feared but he still got on with it. His attitude reminded me of Jar Jar but I love him- it's a bit comical and added humor to the dark situation. Petro seemed to have learnt a valuable lesson- going in that cave again. They all learnt a lot and we can relate- that's another reason why I like this episode. 

And Yoda... his wise self. The turn at the end was unexpected.

And the animation was incredible.

The third reason can all be explained with this picture:
SHE IS SO CUTE! That totally is Ahsoka holding Koon's hand and I always wanted to see her like that- not in fan art drawings. 

That's it... May the Force be with you!


Monday, November 5, 2012

Catching Up

This post is long overdue. I mean, way long. I've been so busy I'm typing this in class. Anyway, it's better late than never. Three things I wanna do today.

First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHENA!!! YOU ROCK! (sorry it's overdue)


I wish you the best birthday ever and May the Force be with you for this coming year and beyond!

Now, off to the next topic, which is also so incredibly long overdue. The Disney owning Star Wars. I found out on Halloween. October 31st. To me, it's the day James and Lily died (protecting their son, Harry Potter, from Voldemort).

Now, it seems to my heart that it is also the day that Star Wars died.

Now I may be too overdramatic, and after that first thought that was my second thought. Still my heart is heavy. I have to admit that I haven't been involved in Star Wars a lot in a couple of months; actually I am in my normal way but I haven't read the books and I really feel out of place without reading them (as I went to re-read the LOTR series and The Hobbit as well as the whole Harry Potter series and some other books). This makes me feel even worse.

Now, October 31st is also the day that Ron, Harry, and Hermoine became friends.

This could lead on to new friends, new opportunities, and a new part of Star Wars. Star Wars will never die. George Lucas did this so that it could be passed on to the next generation.

As I read on, it made me feel better. George Lucas, after all, created Star Wars, didn't he? Didn't he give us one of the best things in life? Isn't that enough to trust him?

When the prequels were out, didn't we still stick to Star Wars? Actually, I'm a bit of an exception because I came to be a huge fan after the prequels came out. But the point is, we stuck. We stuck together because we are a family. We have promised ourselves to be a true fan, and so we will be. True fans stick with the fandom until the very end, no matter what happens. Star Wars is like our best friend. William Shakespeare himself said that a friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.

Sure, Disney may mess up Star Wars, but "mess up" is like a point of view. This is not the worst thing that can happen. Disney made some really good movies- Avengers, Pirates of the Carribean, and so on.  I guess I'd trust it.

Now, I don't know what to think. But my opinion won't change a lot of things, so I guess I'd stop here and pick up a Star Wars book to be caught back in the magic. 

Thank you all who read this and May the Force be with you! A review of the latest TCW episode coming up.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tipping Points Review




Thank you James for the picture!

The quote at the beginning was good. Made me think.

I don't have a lot to say about this episode. I think it's pretty good, but my mind is still a bit numb, and I just literally ran a mile in the hot sun at school followed by dreaded soccer. I'm hungry, sticky, and I have so much homework to do. But I'm gonna do this to escape from life awhile.

May contain possible spoilers.

As James mentioned, I would think the Clone Wars team would dare to kill off Steela. It was a moment of suspense and I thought for a moment that she was actually going to be saved. Why? Why her? It was kind of left in my mind. Yeah, it was a good conclusion, but it saddened me. I was expecting someone to die, but definitely not her. Hondo was awesome, but he should have had more screen time. Anakin... he's as same as usual. Ahsoka was great; I'm glad she managed to do this all alone. Obi-Wan and Anakin appearing at the end is a bit odd though.

The animation and things were amazing, although Steela's hair seemed a bit stiff. After living three years in Africa, I still think it's too stiff. But oh well. Doesn't really matter. The rebellion, now a full scale war, was really great. I was really smiling at the beginning. I love the birds, the technology, and everything. The ambush-gone-wrong was perfect. In the end I was disappointed to see how Lux and Ahsoka never resolved what was between them, but I thought it was good for Lux's intentions. Hopefully we'll know, but I want them to move on since Ahsoka is a Jedi, and Lux... well, he's with Steela, isn't he? Since she died I guess he's grieving for her and never want another girl. Which suits me well. Lux is human and Ahsoka is togruta, for crying out loud.

It all fits into place... the king dying, Dooku finally retreating, and they all are happy. But this isn't helping the Clone Wars in any way, unless this adventure will help Lux fight for the republic later. I want more story, but I guess this will do for now.

Anyway... I better get going. Until next time... May the Force be with you!

Monday, October 22, 2012

My Edits #8 :) & Stuff


Hey Guys! It's been more than a month since I did a post on my fan art. So here it is. Not only photoshop stuff... but I have more on this post... scroll down to see.
Anyway, we'll start with fan art.

This is a Facebook cover I created for myself with all my fandoms. I especially like the way Taylor turned out, since she seems like a hero she is, standing like that. I wish Star Wars would have a bigger space but there's none. Harry Potter turned out well; I like the deathly hallows tied together with my favorite heartbreaking Hogwarts scene. Hunger Games and LOTR was pretty good too.

I never did a tribute to them, and one day I found a lovely eye one Facebook that reminded me of Tahl's green and gold striped eyes. I wish I did Qui-Gon's more carefully. The star background was really awesome for me, so I just wanted to use it in something and this seemed like a perfect choice.

Nothing much to say about this. I named it Wrath of the Past. The zooming gave me a headache, but on the other hand it did deliver a nice effect. Vader would look better in the middle but I don't know exactly how to put it without messing it all up.

*Suppress urge to scream* THEM. THEM. THEM! THE PERFECT FATHER AND SON COUPLE OH MY GOSH THEY LOOK SO GOOD TOGETHER! EEP! Okay, now that I got that all out... I was fangirling about the Hobbit and I found this very erm... hot picture of Thranduil and he was Legolas's perfect father! Voronda, you can have him but Legolas will always be mines. *cough*
So... yeah. I made this picture out of excitement.

When I was small I slept with a tweety doll. It was my best friend because it was silent and it seemed to understand everything I said. And it was so CUDDLY. I still have it. This and Legolas is the only thing that was a girly part of me. So anyway, I suddenly remembered this so I did an edit of it, considering that it's real easy to make because of the background that's so easy to crop.

I was playing around with photoshop and this is what I got. I added "Always" which is my favorite word since it means a lot in many of my fandoms.

Below are Taylor Swift fan art... and the Stuff.

This one has sparkles like the previous piece... I played around with it a bit. 


I was playing with photoshop shadows and I saw a nice picture of Taylor Swift- easy to cut out, fairy looking, etc. I wish I refined the edge more though.

After seeing Legolas fade to black and playing with the burn tool, I got this.

I decided to take it one step further and make this.

And even one more step further. This may be my favorite.

I made this for a friend's timeline. Didn't turn out how I expected though.


~~Now~~


It came out! Her new album just came out! I've been waiting like forever for her new songs and I looked at every youtube video and FINALLY it's here!!!

Swifties: Speak now, Stay Fearless, and Love Red!!!

I'm crazy on GIFS now.

Love her!

I was like that

And now I'm going like that.

And that.

And when people look at me weird, I go like that.



Because I feel like this.

And this.

And this.

And now every Swiftie that hears my story would be like this. I'm wearing a red T-shirt (actually a Harry Potter one) to celebrate it.

And that

And that

I feel like singing this, even though I never had a boyfriend, I feel this carefree.















Other gifs just to celebrate...

You Belong With me- Sang that for school show.

Safe and Sound- Hunger Games.

Both of us- I love this song. I found out I can rap with this.














Sad Song: Ronan... Below 






And in the end of the day I'd be like that.



Those of you who aren't big fans of her I hope you're not going like...

Don't worry, there's another thing to celebrate!

Happy Birthday to our dear Princess Leia!!!





















Anyway... this post is getting too long... so bye!



And till next time... May the Force be ever in your favor!