Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monthly Favorites ~September 2014~

Hey guys!

So I'm making a vow, and ya'll better hold me to it, that I'm gonna post SOMETHING next month, and not just reposting 1 thing randomly inbetween my monthly favorites. -_-'

BUT! Today's the last day of the month, in fact, the last hours of the month, so it's FAVORITES TIME!!!! Let's do this!


The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

This is what the movie from 2003 is based on. I loved the movie, so of course I was interested in reading the book, and BOY am I glad I did! It's quite good, though as an adult novel it's got some nudity and a rape scene. Check out my review HERE to see all my thoughts on it!


I recently started watching this season on Netflix, and it's AWESOME! Only on episode 6, but I really do like it!

Lab Rats

This is a comedy series that has really brightened my life while depressed or in a bad mood. It's funny, creative, and has a wonderful idea. I really like it for laughs and something fluffy. Even in situations that should dark it's hilarious!


Finally got to see this, and BOY it was worth the wait! So cute and well done, and I love how it set up the original!


Nancy Reads
Check out her channel HERE

I subscribed to Nancy Reads because she had a deep discussion without anger or prejudice about diversity in books. While her favorite type of books isn't mine, her discussions are very deep and fun to watch, as well as her other videos. She posted one video every day this month (except 1), which has only made me glad I subscribed!

Check out her channel HERE

Sasha is addicted to books, The Mortal Instruments, Jennifer L Armentrout, and Scotland. She's also hilarious, clever, smart, and fun to watch! I stumbled onto her channel like most booktubers I follow, and I'm glad I did. She's bright and full of energy while poking fun of herself and her fangirling.


Whose Line Is It Anyway was one of the funniest shows on TV in it's day, and moments like this make it the funniest I've ever seen. You've got to see this one, it's so well done!


Clinique's CC Cream

My mom accidentally got this in Very Light, which meant it made her look dead, but is a close match to me. When I first apply it, it looks like it's gonna slide right off my face, but after a minute or two it sets and looks GREAT. I really love it. But as an oily girl, I've GOT to set it or it does slide.

The Rocket Mascara by Maybelline

While I still love The Falsies, The Rocket is definitely a favorite! It's great at crazy length and volume, but it can get clumpy, and it's wet formula means getting it on my lids, upper or lower, is almost a given. I don't really like the brush, but I find myself grateful I got this. Just need to replace The Falsies, so I can go for drama, or DRAMA as I wish by bouncing between these two. :)



Boom Clap by Charlie XCX

While I'm still in love with Shake It Off by Taylor Swift, I think I listened to this more this month! I stumbled onto the music video while winding down for bed, and fell in love! I haven't and don't plan to see The Fault in Our Stars (I know, I'm weird, but it's too depressing!!!), but this song is making me rethink that...


La La Latch by Pentatonix

Number 2 is DEFINITELY this song! I saw the music video shortly after it premiered, and fell in love. It went live on Spotify, and I was hooked. Listening to it while I type!


Black Widow by Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora

This is kind of a strange choice for me, especially as the song curses, but I just mute it and enjoy the beat. I love the girl power behind it, and the video was pretty cool.

Those are my favorites this month!

What song do you have constant replay? Catching up on a show?
Let me know!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Why I'm Not a Feminist

This was originally posted on Tumblr, which is infamous for the cruel people claiming to be feminists. I realized I haven't posted a thing on here for a month, but wanted to share this.

This is a hot topic right now, with everyone from Emma Watson to Taylor Swift taking a stand. And I wanted to post my opinion.

I don’t claim to be a feminist. I never really have because my first introduction to one was a woman who used the male gender against those who have it. But I still was at least behind the idea because from kindergarten I’ve had my gender used against me in every way possible. It was just one piece of the hate that’s been thrown my way. I’ve been attacked over my age, gender, race, religion, skin color, class, and probably more things, but I don’t want to spend 2 hours trying to list every derogatory that’s been said with or without physical assault.

I may get hate for this, but I’m just gonna take a page from my religion’s book and say, “hate away and be damned.”

I’m not a feminist. And yet I am.

The original feminists demanded equal rights. They demanded that they’re gender not being put in the equation that people use to determine worth. They demanded that it not be there at all. The law states in the USA that it CAN’T be there for jobs, housing, things like that. But it is. It always is. Always has. They just don’t always vocalize it. The fact that it’s still there is wrong.

Something that keeps popping up, that’s pissing off so many is that the majority of feminists that speak up often turn out to be sexists in disguise. They use men’s gender against them. That is sexism. Just because you’re female does NOT change that. And yet, it still does.

I wanna talk about someone on Tumblr that I used to look up to, long because Tumblr existed. Tamora Pierce. She’s a women’s rights activist. Nothing wrong with that. But everything other thing she said was what a sexist male had said, with the gender term used switched from female or women or girls to male, men, boys.

Which disgusts me.

Gender should not be in the equation. Ever. For or against anything. It shouldn’t be there. Not listed, not used.

And it is. Every. Single. Time.

I’m saying all feminists are men haters or sexist. Just almost every one I’ve ever met since I was in elementary school.

Why I’m not a feminist is because the term is no longer as loose to encompass a grand idea anymore. Feminists should be fighting for ALL rape victims, male or female. Should be fighting for ALL domestic abuse victims. Male, female, children. They should be in equality for ALL. They should be ashamed of ALL use of derogatory things, whether it be against MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN. GAYS, STRAIGHT. ATHEISTS. RELIGIOUS. POOR. RICH.


Not ONE post, not ONE comment, not ONE speech have I EVER heard a feminist do this. Fighting for equality.

I’m not a feminist because I don’t want to bound by one side. I don’t have a political party for the same reason.

I want EVERYONE to be equal. I want a gender not to matter. Whether I wear skirts and dresses with high heels all time while wearing makeup, or wearing baggy pants, a hoody, barefaced in skater shoes. I’ve seen perhaps the best person who claimed to be a feminist ripped apart on here because she was engaged with a baby on the way. I’ve seen men torn apart because they want to be stay at home dad’s, or wear a man purse. I’ve seen people attacked for EVERYTHING I’VE LISTED.

By “feminists”.

So no, I’m not a feminist.

I believe in 100% equality for children, men, and women.

And while the women the could be beaten bloody by their husbands, fathers, and brothers, marched for equality for all, we’ve lost that. So I’m not a “feminist”. I’m someone that believes in equality.

You can say that’s being a feminist. But not according to almost every single one I’ve seen.

Go ahead, send me anon hate.

Hate away and be damned. I’m gonna be focusing on people that need help.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Monthly Favorites ~August 2014~

Hey guys!

So August has ended and September is here! Which means it's time to go over all of my favorites! Make sure to check out my YouTube channel HERE to see my Monthly Wrap Up focused on EVERYTHING I read this past month, not just my number 1 favorites.


Slaves of Socorro by John Flanagan

I am a HUGE John Flanagan fan. He hasn't written anything that I haven't loved! Seriously! His newest release is no different! It's fun, funny, a blast! I adored it!

Teen Titans: It's Our Right to Fight by Scott Lobdell, Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund

One of the MANY new 52 titles I read this past month, it's a stand out because of how fun it is. While many of the others were dark and twisted this was a blast and great fun! Reminds me a lot of Young Justice! I just hope it runs longer than the show did!


Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier

I managed to catch this just before it left the cheap theaters with my girl LA Knight! We both adored it so much she started another amazing fanfic about it! Also saw it another time...on YouTube. BE WARNED that one has about 5 minutes muted. -_-'
Expect this on DVD and Blu Ray soon!


Fullmetal Alchemist (original series)

This is the series that doesn't follow the manga very truly at all, but it's what got me into the manga back in the day! I actually missed several episodes and never got to see them, so it's been fun seeing the old stuff combined with new episodes entirely! (Watch this BEFORE you read the manga, otherwise you won't be able to finish unless your a diehard fan like myself)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars
The Lost Missions (season 6)

This is the first and only 12 episodes made for season 6, which never aired on TV due the transfer of the rights from Cartoon Network to Disney. It's on Netflix, and thanks to my girl LA Knight I'm now able to watch it! And it's GOOD! They TOTALLY set the stage for Episode III Revenge of the Sith. You see Anakin's downward spiral and they touch upon Order 66. I'm also not done with this, but I can't wait to get into it. I'll hopefully be done with it before Star Wars: Rebels (the movie) airs but probably not.


LA Knight's Once Upon A Time Trailer
by Nicole Godard

This is for LA Knight's fanfic of the same name, which you can read HERE. It's a Hellboy Fanfic I've been editing as Beta for YEARS. Because it's AWESOME! And this vid is awesome too!!!

Shake It Off by Taylor Swift

I've had this video on repeat ever since I heard it. I've already listened to it at least once today and probably will hear it a million times more. I ADORE it! It's so funny, and Taylor said it was about how you can just shake off the haters, and she showed it by getting a bunch of professional dancers and then throwing herself into the mix. So funny, cute, and I adore the message (if not the twerking).


Novels and Nonsense
YouTube Channel HERE

Sam of Novels and Nonsense actually subscribed to me first thanks to a video where WhittyNovels told her followers to advertise their channels in the comments. I did and she subscribed after telling me that we were about the same age and had the same interests. Of course I was intrigued and I'm OBSESSED! She's funny, quirky and awesome. Love her! Zelda and Doctor Who fans, SUBSCRIBE TO HER TOO! She's so nice. :)


Happiness by Red Velvet

Like two days before I got into Shake It Off (which is, let's face it, the number 1 song of the month) I found this weirdo video that's as random as the image above. But it's incredibly catchy despite being in Korean (ya'll know I love K Pop). When I looked up the lyrics I found it's positive message of looking for happiness, not wealth and power, uplifting. And then I got addicted to it, and it was barely not number 1.

Chasing the Sun by Hilary Duff

Another song I heard via the music video (which ya'll should check out because it's hilarious and cute!). This I also found myself just humming along to and I've heard it a million times this month now!

Edge of a Revolution by Nickelback

This song doesn't have a video that I'm aware of (if I'm wrong, just let me know!) but I got into it because of Spotify. And despite the fact they say the S word 3 times I can't stop listening to it! It's really powerful and with all the drama in the media this past month I found it quite fitting. Helped my rage come out and not overwhelm me too much through the sadness in the media.


Robin Williams

Sadly Robin Williams passed away this past month, a great tragedy. This image basically sums it all up.
If this has made you feel terribly sad and have some dark thoughts of your own, please check out my post about it HERE.
Rest In Peace, man. You were loved.


Boots Botanics Soothing Eye Makeup Remover

I have NEVER found a good eye makeup remover until now. This does have an oil base, and it isn't hypoallergenic, BUT! It's the ONLY eye makeup remover that hasn't hurt my eyes at ALL, it gets practically EVERYTHING off (unless I layer up my mascara, which is all but impossible to remove completely), and doesn't leave a sheen on my eyeball (which is FRUSTRATING!!!!). It's AWESOME! I love it! Yes, there's a bit of a shine on my eyelids after I use it, but that goes away after I wash my face in the morning. ADORE IT!

So that was everything I've been loving this month! Make sure to click my links, and be sure to subscribe on YouTube to see my videos, I upload 3 times a week (unless there's something going on, I may only get 1 up around Thanksgiving).