Blog-Friend Award

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Award time! God I missed doing this, they’re so fun, plus I’ve never done this one so yay! I was tagged by girlonrainbow, thank you very much! Make sure to check her blog because it’s honestly the cutest thing ever. I love her photos (like really, really love them haha) and the fact that english isn’t her native language and she still has an english blog like me it’s really cool!

Rules

  1. Talk about the blogger who nominated you and give your readers an idea of what their blog’s about
  2. Answer the questions (unlimited) given
  3. Nominate some bloggers (or you can make an open nomination). g. anyone can do this award!
  4. Let the bloggers know that you nominated them (if you picked specific bloggers!)
  5. Give your nominations some questions to answer (unlimited)

Let’s start answering!

1) What’s the Thing you love most about Blogging?

I think what I love most about it is writing about the things I like. You know when you want to profoundly talk about something but nobody will hear you or they will hear you but just a couple of minutes and then get bored and change the subject? Well that can’t happen when you blog. You get to talk about what you love and if other share that love they can get into the discussion.

2) What’s your dream-holiday?

Italy. I don’t know why but right now I’m so into going to Italy. Or Hawaii, I’m open for that too, haha.

3) If you could buy anything you want, what three things would you buy?

  • I think it would always change, right now I want a MacBook Air because I’m currently using my grandma’s mac and it’s amazing. I was always so against Mac’s I have no idea why because after using one my life changed haha.
  •  Hamilton tickets, of course.
  • Bed sheets? I’m moving soon and I need some new ones.

3) Favourite breakfast?

waffles with bacon.

4) What do you do when you’re really really angry or sad to calm down/ be ok again?

I lay down and listen to music or watch something to calm down (YouTube videos of an interview with a favorite actor/actress or a Parks & Rec or The Office episode)

5)What Kind of blog posts do you read/write most likely?

Usually personal ones, ones with pictures, favorites of the [month], movie reviews and book reviews.

Lovely questions!

My Questions:

  1. Favorite social media?
  2. Favorite movie of the moment?
  3. If you could get a tattoo what would it be?
  4. Favorite celebrity at the moment?
  5. How would you describe your style?

I’m not going to tag anyone and just keep it open for anyone who wishes to do it! If you do it let me now I would love to read your answers!

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Everyone loves her

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The life of others often interests me, I like being an observer in life, well, what I mean is I’m a really curious person who is always trying to understand everything, always trying to find reasons to why things happen, so people intrigue me. Where I’m going with this? I have no idea.

Oh wait I do, I do. Because people intrigue me, famous people who are always in the spotlight intrigue me a lot. When I was 16 I found a quote of Milton Greene’s (Marilyn Monroe’s personal photographer) wife, Amy Greene and I loved it. Marilyn Monroe always keeps me thinking, her life, her tragic end, she’s such and interesting person to know about. Anyway, I’ll leave it here for you to read.

“I’ll never forget the day Marilyn and I were walking around New York City, just having a stroll on a nice day. She loved New York because no one bothered her there like they did in Hollywood, she could put on her plain-jane clothes and no one would notice her. She loved that. So as we we’re walking down Broadway, she turns to me and says ‘Do you want to see me become her?’ I didn’t know what she meant but I just said ‘Yes’- and then I saw it. I don’t know how to explain what she did because it was so very subtle, but she turned something on within herself that was almost like magic. And suddenly cars were slowing and people were turning their heads and stopping to stare. They were recognizing that this was Marilyn Monroe as if she pulled off a mask or something, even though a second ago nobody noticed her. I had never seen anything like it before.” -Amy Greene, wife of Marilyn’s personal photographer Milton Greene

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What I’m into at the moment

Hello! I thought a lot about what to talk in my next post. I was going to talk about Disney and Universal but then I decided not to because it would be kind of boring just mentioning what rides I went to. The reason I wanted to talk about it really was because of some issues we had with my family in Universal Studios which was going to bring the whole subject of discrimination and all.

Instead I’m going to talk about what things have I been into in my winter holidays. So here it goes…

Tv Shows

In last “What I’m into at them moment” post I was into Grey’s Anatomy and about to start Elementary. I stopped watching Grey’s… not forever just momentarily because it was the only thing I could watch at the moment and I got a bit bored. I started Elementary and I think it’s great but I didn’t continue with it either. Instead what I’m obsessing at the moment is Bones.

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Bones is one of those shows that never caught my attention, I was honestly not interested in watching it at all but because I was missing that Mulder and Scully vibe (I actually miss watching The X-Files) I thought maybe it was going to be something like that. I don’t know, I seem to have a thing for those kind of relationships between characters. I wasn’t disappointed, it’s pretty good. I lost my temper with Brennan and Booth’s relationship I was like “get the hell together already!!!”Some of the cases are a bit boring but the characters are great and I’m all about characters and relationships… and dead people.

Another  show I’m into at the moment and constantly thinking about re watching it is Stranger Things, yeah I know, pretty obvious since everyone loved it.

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I feel this show is like Twin Peaks meets The X-Files (I really miss watching this show) plus something new. When I started watching it I was not sure I was going to like it. Well obviously I was wrong. I loved the show, the theme, the plot though I was constantly putting my “wtf” expression, and the characters. All in all I think it deserves all the hype it’s getting because it’s pretty amazing.

Music

I have not been listening  to anything but Hamilton, it’s like a really bad obsession I’m having at the moment. At first when I heard about the musical a while ago I had three songs but then I started downloading more and more. Every time I listen to music I listen to the album and when I put shuffle on my music I pass all the songs until a Hamilton one is on. How awkward would it be for someone to ask me what I’m into the moment, I gained all this knowledge while listening and reading the songs in Genius.com, It’s not even the story of my country! I mean, what do I do with all this information about the US now? I started talking to my grandparents about Hamilton telling them about everything I learned about the dude in the 10 dollar bill… and that’s not even my country’s currency…

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Books

The Diviners by Libba Bray, I have been waiting for this book for a while now. I spent an entire hour trying to find it in a book shop in Miami and when I finally got it I almost started crying of happiness. It’s just that every time I wanted to buy it in my own country they only had it in one book store and they were always out of stock so I gave up trying to get it and decided to wait for a trip to see if I could see

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I’ll leave the goodreads summary

Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult.

Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.

As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfold in the city that never sleeps. A young man named Memphis is caught between two worlds. A chorus girl named Theta is running from her past. A student named Jericho hides a shocking secret. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened.

Movie

I was really excited to watch Suicide Squad but the reviews took a bit of excitement. I know better that to read the reviews of the movies because they said that Batman v Superman was not good and I personally thought it was a piece of art.

On the other hand I saw Ghostbusters and loved it, I really want to watch it again.

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Clothes & accessories

I never was into Disney pins because I know that if I started collecting them I would end up broke, I always wanted though. On my last visit to Disney however I took these three and I love them.

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And then I finally  bought a Hufflepuff scarf at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal. I use it all the time since it’s cold here.

 

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I also bought a lot of clothes but I’ll show you that another time.

Hope I entertained you, see ya!

 

(movie) REVIEW: Ghostbusters

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Just came home from the cinema which means: yeah, another crappy review. I hope you know that when I do reviews I just want to talk about the movie I just saw, not about the good or bad qualities the movie had in a cinematographically speaking way.

Anyways, I just saw Ghostbusters which was a film I was so desperately waiting to see. Though it has 73% of rotten tomatoes, here in my country it wasn’t so popular apparently because it’s only been two weeks since the release and there was only one function at 11pm

Honestly I don’t understand why because it was AMAZING. It was so funny and great and it makes me so happy that it got such good reviews and critics because people (white men probably) where trying to sabotage it. I also know before coming out they were criticizing the special effects of the movie but let me assure you they’re pretty great. And not only they were not happy about the protagonists being woman and the special effects of the movie but they also bullied Leslie Jones up to the point where she had to leave twitter. How mean can people be to bully a woman for being in a movie and criticize her about her skin color and body? That is so sick! Leslie was amazing in the movie and definitely made me laugh a lot, honestly she was a highlight.

I’m going to be honest, I watched the other ghostbusters but never kind of got into it. I did like the catchy song though. When I heard they were doing an all woman remake I got really interested and even more when I found out Kate McKinnon was going to be there because I love her a lot, she’s so funny and cool. She was so good in the movie making all the audience laugh with everything she did.

Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig were also amazing along with Chris Hemsworth who I was also glad to see in the movie, he made me laugh a lot, besides being Thor I think he should also focus in comedy because it suits him.

In conclusion if you haven’t watch it go and do it because you will laugh and you won’t regret it. There are some awesome appearances of the original cast too so that’s a plus.

 

REVIEW: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

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OH BOY! This is going to be the crudest review I ever made since I just finished reading the play. I’m still feeling things and coming up with thoughts. I do warn that this is a review with spoilers. I’m going to try to not make many though (it won’t work I’m sure)

So being a fangirl is really difficult. Being in fandoms is difficult. Usually what I struggle the most in them is with opinions and critics of others. There are people who don’t have any trouble critiquing what they love, which I think is great because even if you love the thing you acknowledge that they did something wrong. Since the release of the play I have read and seen some harsh reviews. And before reading it I was thinking I wasn’t going to like it but even if it was like that I was going to love it because I just can’t hate Harry Potter, I’m a head over heels potter head and I just can’t hate it.

This is why I didn’t hate The Cursed Child. Did it had some really bad stuff? Yeah, I think it did, did I hate that stuff? hmm… nope, right now the answer is no. Reading this play was like reading a weird but cool fan fiction.  That’s how I would describe both the play and the experience. It was like seeing a more serious version of A Very Potter Musical without the musical part. It had really good  and funny parts that for me were really crazy to read, for example most of the scenes where they were all together with Draco Malfoy and getting along were really weird but in a good way, like a really good fan fiction you read when you wish everyone could just get along.

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Let’s start with the beginning. Writing this I feel this is going to be a long post, I’m warning you guys.

Okay so first thing worth mentioning is that Albus is a Slytherin. I know I say I can’t hate Harry Potter but if there is something I… strongly dislike is stereotyping Hogwarts houses. I even thought about writing about it here because I honestly ha… strongly dislike it. I don’t like that if you’re Slytherin then you must be really mean and if you’re a Gryffindor you must be really brave, if you’re a Hufflepuff you must be really nice or stupid and if you’re a Ravenclaw you’re a nerd. The fact that you stick people to  just one word doesn’t work for me.

That’s why I love the fact that Hermione who is really smart and worthy of being in Ravenclaw is also worthy of being in Gryffindor or Neville (my favorite character) who you could consider to be in Hufflepuff is a Gryffindor as well. Or Luna who is a Ravenclaw could also have been easily confused as a Hufflepuff. I live up for kind Gryffindors and smart Hufflepuffs and brave Ravenclaws even if those are not their house’s mottos.

And so though I was a bit sad that Albus wasn’t with this brother James and in the same house his father and mother were and basically his entire family, I was happy that he got sorted in Slytherin. And I was so happy that he became best friends with Scorpius because boy! that kid is so nice and so different from the rest of the Malfoy’s and for some reason after I finished the seventh book I thought Scorpius was going to be a really mean kid like Draco… probably because of his name, Scorpius… poor child. But Scorpius and Albus being friends was the first step of this play looking like a fan fiction because honestly I read fan fiction like this and because I wouldn’t have imagine for Jo to write it.

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Moving on we have Albus and Harry’s relationship. This was probably the most real scenario I imagined. When I first heard the name of this play I thought “The cursed child” was supposed to be Albus and the curse of living in his father’s shadow. I imagined something like this was going to happen with their kids.

I felt bad for Albus and his experience in Hogwarts being so different from the others, even from fans who wished to go. Because up to now we all wished some extraordinary event would happen and we would get our Hogwarts letters, how cool would be to go to Hogwarts but then we meet someone who doesn’t want to go and it makes it more striking that this kid is Harry Potter’s son. With Harry we grew up thinking of Hogwarts as a home because Harry felt like it but Albus hates it there, they make fun of him and he feels like a disappointment. This  difference was really interesting to read for me.

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Then we have Ron, Hermione and Rose. Ron and Hermione were really cute. But I think they could have made Ron a bit more serious cause even if he’s managing his brothers joke shop I didn’t expect him to be such a comic relief. He was funny sure, I laughed a lot reading him but he was more silly than young Ron. I could say I felt this was a little bit out of character. Actually one of my favorite youtubers said she felt everyone was out of character and even though when I read it I was sensing this I decided to take it as something of the character aging, being different because they’re adults now, they have kids and different responsibilities. It sounds silly but I tried to explain this difference in the same characters with that.

The fact that Ron was drunk on him and Hermione’s wedding is a huge disappointment and kind of sad but I tried not to pay too much attention to it because it was a detail. I was also a bit disappointed that Rose and Albus became distant and had to pretend in front of the adults.

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I didn’t expect Cedric Diggory to have such an important role here which was interesting since we only get one really short scene with him. I do get though that even though it was about saving Cedric it was also much more than that. It was seeing alternative endings to the things we read in the book. It was about Albus testing himself and reconnecting with his father. Understanding a bit of Harry’s struggle as well and of course Albus and Scorpius friendship.

Speaking of friendship and these two, let’s get real for a minute. Friendship was not was I was sensing at all. Through the whole play one thought was always constant and was that J. K. Rowling (John Tiffany and Jack Thorne too) was clearly queer baiting us hard. I could imagine the people reading these two character and shipping them together because I did it myself, it was so obvious!

I think that what, for me, was most fan fiction material was obviously Delphi being Voldemort’s child that wanted to change the past so Voldemort could come back. That was so fanfic cliché dude! And the fact that she was the daughter of Bellatrix?! What?! How?! When?! Did they just informed us that Bellatrix and Voldemort did it?!?!?! EW! It didn’t make sense either because of the 5 W’s (what, why, when, where and how)

About the boy who lived, we get some really emotional and intense scenes revolving around Harry. For me it was really intriguing to see grown up Harry and to some this might be surprising but I actually liked him. From what I read most didn’t. I know he said some horrible things to Albus and made some mistakes too and that was not okay but this was the only character I didn’t feel like it was out of character. And believe this was surprising for me because I’m not Harry’s number one fan. I read that one of the most debated subjects was actually this, the fact that this was no like Harry at all.

For some strange reason I could imagine Harry getting angry enough to say something like that. I think they didn’t wanted to make it look like something Harry would say but as something a parent, any  normal real muggle world parent would say. Parents often might say things that hurt and don’t mean it, even if they’re supposed to be the adults one in the discussion. I think I understood the struggle (Of Harry and Albus) on both sides. Well have in mind you’re dealing with someone who doesn’t have really good parents figures (I’m talking about me). I’m not saying that what he said to Albus was okay though, I’m not justifying it,  just trying to understand it, I know it was horrible and if I was Albus I wouldn’t be able to forget it.

I will say though that the way he treated Minerva was NOT OKAY! What the hell dude!?

Another scene with Harry that was really emotional for me was his talk with Dumbledore. It was a bit silly, he was talking to a portrait after all but I imagine in the theater it would sound and feel more real (check pic below) I even cried, don’t laugh but Dumbledore telling him that he should have told Harry that he loved him, the whole scene was an emotional mess… I mean me, I was the emotional mess. It was cliché but I don’t care I got into it anyway.

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The saddest one was probably Harry having to hear his parents being murdered and not being able to do something about it. It was so sad! I started crying here too.

Ginny was great, a little more quiet than I expected, more motherly. I imagined she would be more outspoken but I also enjoyed this Ginny. I have the feeling she was more like movie Ginny rather than book Ginny or maybe a mix of both. She might also have been more mature. People change after having three kids you know.

Snape’s appearance was also a surprise. I have difficulties with this character because I know I shouldn’t like him, he was a bully, what he did with the kids was not right and though, yes he helped Dumbledore I like to see it more like his interests happened to be the same ones the good guys had. But I grew up liking him and then becoming aware that the way he treated children was not okay was difficult. So I always say that I like him as a bad guy. And here in the play we had him so different, and though it was an alternative universe this didn’t convince me. He made me laugh a little but I didn’t like it that much because he was totally out of character and I couldn’t justify him by saying he was older because he was the same age, these scenes with him were honestly fan service in my opinion. And believe me I would have loved to like them specially since they give me a reason to like Snape but it didn’t feel real.

On the other hand we have Draco. In the books I had a similar view of Draco and Snape because one was a bad guy who was helping the good ones and the other one was just a kid who had to grow up without a choice. They both struggle, they both were kinda mean. I liked Draco more though. In the play Draco grows up to be so different from what I expected. His story was so nice, marrying someone so different from what I imagined who tried to show him the light and who loved him. I would have loved to read more about Astoria, such a pity she didn’t even appear. And his relationship with his son and the way he cared about him, I loved that. even if it was kind of fanfic like I didn’t care.

I know Harry Potter and The Cursed Child didn’t change anything. I know it had some big plot holes, out of character behaviors, plots that were worth of fanfiction.net or archiveofourown.org but for me it was more about receiving something new of Harry Potter, feeling that the story wasn’t over even after all these years. It was the laughter that brought the play and the tears at the cliché moments. I do think though that people who are going to see it in the theater and don’t want to spoil themselves by reading it first are going to enjoy it more and are probably going to be more positive about it.

I only wish I could go and see the play now, though I know it’s impossible. I do love the actors though, I though they did great casting. Hopefully one day we might get to see it on YouTube or somewhere illegally.

I’m back!

I just arrived from Miami and I’m back home, freezing myself to death. I wanted to keep writing after my last post while being on my trip but my sister found out about my blog and I had to stop.

What’s wrong with her founding out? Well, the thing is my blog is sort of my secret. Yeah, I know I’m really bad at keeping secrets, I always wrote in front of my family but they never seemed to notice and when they saw me they would ask me if I was doing homework or some paper so I said yes, plus they don’t know english but my sister does, she saw me writing about the cat and started wandering so I told her. No big deal though, she didn’t say anything and she dropped the subject.

My trip was amazing and definitely something I needed to do to come back home with a little more energy. Highlight was definitely Disney and Universal (which I will talk about it later) because after that we took it easy in Miami. We did a lot of shopping since the clothes in USA is a lot more cheaper. My older cat dying was obviously a downer but I’m better now.

Anyway, I’m back and ready to keep up with this blog!

See ya (like really really soon)