Monthly Archives: May 2013

Do As I Say!

DISCLAIMER: This blog post was written in good fun. It does not reflect the views of anyone associated with this blog in anyway. In addition, it may contain some adult content and/or biblical mockery that may offend some people. If you are one of those people, read on at your own risk or don’t read on at all. Your choice. We all have choices and I choose to not take everything so seriously just as you, the reader, may choose to skip my Thursday blog posts. I am neither a heathen nor an atheist. As a matter of fact, I was raised in the Catholic Church and attended Catholic School for a number of years. Again, this is all in good fun – and laughing makes us all live a little longer. So if you’re ready to turn that frown upside down, read on.

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Looper: Self-Sacrifice, and two Joes.

***Movie Spoiler Alert!*** If you haven’t seen the movie and don’t want it to be spoiled, go watch it and come back. You won’t regret it. Awesome, awesome stuff.

People named Joe seem to be a powerful bunch of people. For once, I’m not talking about Joe Manganiello, though I really could talk about him alllll day long. This time, I’m talking about the Joes in Looper, a movie I watched about self-sacrifice.

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Now, I’m disappointed I missed the beginning of the film, because from what I’ve read, it’s brutal and creepy and freaking awesome. My best friend told me about the film a while ago, too. One of the Joes is Bruce Willis, and he goes by Old Joe.  The other Joe is Joseph Gordon-Levitt, so let’s have three cheers for hot Joes. Read the rest of this entry

The Underdog

imagesRocky, Rudy, Frodo Baggins, Lennie Small, Lisbeth Salander, Harry Potter, Oliver Twist, and many more…they are the underdogs.  We always root for the underdog.  The chips are stacked against them and the world mocks them, but we the reader know their struggle.  Plot lines in underdog stories usually involve an understanding of the underdog’s shortcomings, initial defeat, growth and gain, followed by a second defeat, contemplation of surrender, and eventual victory.  We associate our own shortcomings with that of the hero or heroine and reaffirm our conviction to never give up. Read the rest of this entry

Gluten-Free Jesus

DISCLAIMER: This blog post was written in good fun. It does not reflect the views of anyone associated with this blog in any way. In addition, it may contain some adult content and/or biblical mockery that may offend some people. If you are one of those people, read on at your own risk or don’t read on at all. Your choice. We all have choices and I choose to not take everything so seriously just as you, the reader, may choose to skip my Thursday blog posts. I am neither a heathen nor an atheist. As a matter of fact, I was raised in the Catholic Church and attended Catholic School for a number of years. Again, this is all in good fun – and laughing makes us all live a little longer. So if you’re ready to turn that frown upside down, read on.

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Dogma

When the fabulous Nola Sarina asked me to write a guest blog for this week’s post, I knew immediately what I had to do: review DOGMA. In case you’ve never heard of it, this is one of Kevin Smith’s greatest films, labeled a comedic fantasy from 1999.

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I feel the need to add a disclaimer. If you’re easily offended by questioning of religious beliefs or the somewhat excessive use of the F-word, it’s probably best not to continue and you definitely shouldn’t watch this film. But if you’re like me and sometimes question religion (not God—let’s not get it confused), use the F-word more than you should and have a great (if sometimes raunchy) sense of humor, then read on! I highly recommend this movie. I know it’s a comedy and not meant to be taken seriously but it caused me to think about my faith. A lot of the things brought up in the film make a lot of sense, if you have an open mind. Read the rest of this entry

Interview with author NOLA SARINA

I am so excited to share my post today and  do you know why?? Because I have had an awesome opportunity to interview the wonderful, amazing, and super talented Nola Sarina! Nola’s Vesper Novella GILDED DESTINY released this week and it is definitely OMG worthy!!! Congratulations Nola!!

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I asked a few questions and I am sure if you ask your own in the comments section Nola would be happy to answer yours also!

1. What inspired you to begin writing?

I’ve been writing since I was a little girl. I was infatuated with the idea of many people reading a story I told, something I created, and once I started it wasn’t easy to put down, though I’ve taken a couple breaks here and there.

2. What genres do you write?

I write paranormal romance, contemporary fantasy, and horror. I love the mix of magic, darkness, and reality found in these genres.

3. Who is you favorite character in Gilded Destiny and why?

You’re asking me to pick my favorite kid?! JAMIE! Haha jk. Levi is my favorite in all the books that Sychar isn’t in. But don’t tell Levi that, because I think he might devour me for it. 😉 Honestly I just love the fine line he tip-toes between light and dark. Levi always struggles to make the right choice, weighing the good and bad in the eyes of his master, his conscience, and the morals he cherishes. He also holds himself to the highest standards – way higher than the standards of anyone else. He seeks to be the best in any situation, while always recognizing his need to improve his ways.

4. Which of your characters are you most like?

I think Calli has a voice that’s close to my own, though we’ve certainly had different experiences. I think and strive for my personal bests like Levi. I talk like Calli, and love like her, too.

5. Do you have any writing rituals?

I have to have a scene really captured in my head before I write it. I have to be feeling the emotion before I sit down to type it out. Sometimes the mood to write a scene strikes when I have like five minutes until I need to go pick up a kid from school… so I can’t start it, because if I start it I have to finish it. If I don’t finish it the first time, I’ll re-write it from scratch when I next sit down to write.

6. What is your advice for other authors?

Listen to those who are trying to help you improve. They are not insulting you. It’s not personal. They want you to succeed in every way, and wouldn’t offer you criticism if they didn’t think you were worth the time and effort. Take the advice, pick which to take and which to leave behind (because it’s YOUR story and you CAN tell them thanks but no thanks!), and pay it forward to another author who needs your guidance and experience down the line. 🙂

7. Share something about yourself that most people wouldn’t know.

I have seen every single episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. 😉

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Spank Me…Metaphorically Speaking, Of Course

DISCLAIMER: This blog post was written in good fun. It does not reflect the views of anyone associated with this blog in any way. In addition, it may contain some adult content and/or biblical mockery that may offend some people. If you are one of those people, read on at your own risk or don’t read on at all. Your choice. We all have choices and I choose to not take everything so seriously just as you, the reader, may choose to skip my Thursday blog posts. I am neither a heathen nor an atheist. As a matter of fact, I was raised in the Catholic Church and attended Catholic School for a number of years. Again, this is all in good fun – and laughing makes us all live a little longer. So if you’re ready to turn that frown upside down, read on.

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I am about to delve into a story that kinda really freaks me out. Well, I don’t really want to get into the whole story, per se. I mean it’s cool there was an angel hanging around and all but the part that has me wondering if the Bible really and truly, encased within its leather-bound Holiness, just does not dig masturbation. Now before we get on our high horses, settle down – I’ve been disclaimered so technically, you can’t freak out on me for mentioning the Bible and masturbation in the same sentence. Read the rest of this entry

Constantine: Punching Angels In The Face (For Good Reasons!)

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Constantine is the story of John Constantine, played by the oh-so-YUMMM-o Keanu Reeves. He’s damned to Hell for committing suicide, although he was dead for such a brief period of time that he was revived and is granted powers that he uses as a guardian in an attempt to atone for his sin. But he ends up with cancer from chain-smoking (don’t wreck your pretty teeth, Keanu!), and fighting against time to send demons back to Hell. Read the rest of this entry

Hookman Review – Supernatural Season 1, Episode 7

Happy Mother’s Day!

First things first – here’s a hug to all you moms out there:

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The Hookman episode starts out in stereo-typical teen horror movie fashion. Boy takes girl down to the local make-out spot, scariness ensues: Read the rest of this entry

LOTR – More Than Symbols of Power

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Before I start this off, let me thank Amy Cavenaugh for the idea for this post! She mentioned Lord of The Rings in a comment on my last post about Samson’s hair and symbols of power. The One Ring is a FANTASTIC example of a symbol of power, especially one that both binds people together and tears them apart.

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Lord of the Rings has been debated as an allegory for so many different things that I tend to just watch it for the entertainment value, and not bother trying to look for the subtleties discussed by critics and fans alike. But Amy’s comment about the One Ring being a symbol of power got me thinking of the Biblical connections in LoTR, which end up being more representations of every spirituality and walk of life. But that’s one of the beautiful things about the series: every person can find at least one thing with which to identify in the series through the variety of characters and belief systems. Read the rest of this entry