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15

Oct

I am an artist, please God forgive me.
I am an artist, please don’t revere me.
I am an artist, please don’t respect me.
I am an artist, feel free to correct me.
Bo Burnham

14

Oct

Taylor Swift’s new song ‘Out of the Woods' is stellar!
I’m absolutely in love.
It has a synth, echo-y, sad, ethereal quality that I really dig.
Very Madonna/Bangles/Cyndi Lauper/Bonnie Tyler/Eurythmics…You can tell she was inspired by the 80s.
I really hope Taylor does a music video for the song!
She posted an Instagram photo, seen above, in anticipation of the single dropping last night and I think a video with the same sort of feel as this photo would be absolutely amazing.
I can totally picture her running through a dark, foggy forest.
Maybe swinging on a swing-set in the trees at one point.
Strobe lights, timed with the drum beats of the song, that distort the nature/fog and make everything seem shadowy, scary, and confusing…to metaphorically represent a wild, crazy, adrenaline-pumping, uneasy, fragile relationship.
Kind of like Snow White in the Haunted Forest…to go along with the “monsters turned out to be just trees” part…
What I’m really trying to say is I want to direct your music video, taylorswift.
I have so many ideas. It would be beautiful…

Taylor Swift’s new song ‘Out of the Woods' is stellar!

I’m absolutely in love.

It has a synth, echo-y, sad, ethereal quality that I really dig.

Very Madonna/Bangles/Cyndi Lauper/Bonnie Tyler/Eurythmics…You can tell she was inspired by the 80s.

I really hope Taylor does a music video for the song!

She posted an Instagram photo, seen above, in anticipation of the single dropping last night and I think a video with the same sort of feel as this photo would be absolutely amazing.

I can totally picture her running through a dark, foggy forest.

Maybe swinging on a swing-set in the trees at one point.

Strobe lights, timed with the drum beats of the song, that distort the nature/fog and make everything seem shadowy, scary, and confusing…to metaphorically represent a wild, crazy, adrenaline-pumping, uneasy, fragile relationship.

Kind of like Snow White in the Haunted Forest…to go along with the “monsters turned out to be just trees” part…

What I’m really trying to say is I want to direct your music video, taylorswift.

I have so many ideas. It would be beautiful…

I love Barry and Iris’ friendship…

They’re such loyal, caring friends. They know each other so well and they’ve been through it all since they were kids. 

Just adorable…

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Plus, there’s plenty of room for a little romance in their future.

I mean, he’s already totally and hopelessly in love with her.

And we know they get together in the comics…

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Kudos to Grant Gustin and Candice Patton on their amazing on-screen chemistry!

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THE FLASH PREMIERE!!

The Flash is my absolute favorite show on TV right now!

Granted, I was already a huge fan of the comics to begin with and was ready on premiere day with one of my favorite T-shirts, so I guess I’m biased.

I’ve been on board with this show from the first introduction of Barry Allen back at the mid-season finale of Arrow.

They did everything right.

His origins and story were accurate to the comics, with few, minor changes. Grant Gustin plays Allen smart, funny, and nerdy, as opposed to cocky.

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Barry is likable and relatable, and Gustin is an excellent actor.

Then, after a small introduction, they split The Flash from Arrow, and waited until this fall to continue with his story, rather than try and parallel the stories of two superheroes in one show. Good move.

After seeing the first episode, I think The Flash already has the potential to be the best TV superhero show ever. (Sorry, Smallville)

They cut right to the chase in the first fifteen minutes of the show giving Barry his origins story, flashing back to Barry as a small child who just wanted to be able to outrun the bullies.

Then, TRAGIC BACKSTORY (…as you do in superhero land). Our hero watches his mom die at the hands of a crimson and yellow blur and watches his dad go to prison, blamed for the death of his mother. This gives the audience a sense of where Allen’s hard work, moral fiber, and justice streak come from.

Now we get to the good stuff. Back in present day, Barry is running late to investigate at a crime scene (Irony!).

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Allen shows off his intelligence in the case. Then, when he and Detective West arrive at the police station we are introduced to our leading lady, Ms. Iris West, who is beautiful and perfect! 

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Barry and Iris go to the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator unveiling event. Just before Dr. Harrison Wells turns it on, Barry runs out. He is chasing a man who stole Iris’ computer, but fails to catch him (MORE IRONY!). He decides to head home.

He gets in from the crazy storm brewing outside just as the particle accelerator, from a couple of blocks away, begins to go haywire. A wave of energy explodes from the lab headquarters. While Barry is shutting the sky window in his studio apartment, he gets struck by lightning mixed with the particle accelerator energy in the atmosphere (As shown previously on Arrow).

BAM! The Flash is born! 

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In the rest of the episode, we see Allen wake up from his months-long coma, meet his new S.T.A.R. Labs friends, and tackle his new powers & first villain, Weather Wizard.

Not only is the show is intelligent, mysterious, fun, witty, and accurate, but the production value is crazy awesome. Seriously, the special effects are so good, I feel like I’m watching a movie, not a TV show.

My favorite parts of the first episode:

Barry and Iris’ beautiful friendship

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The classic, funny ‘Superhero Learns About His New Powers Montage’

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"Can I keep the sweatshirt?" (I want one too, Barry…)

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Green Arrow being Barry’s sensei and hinting at Barry’s superhero name…what a cheeseball

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The introduction of “Detective Pretty Boy” aka Eddie Thawne (Who could possibly be Eobard Thawne aka “Reverse-Flash” aka Barry’s future arch-nemisis…) Either way I don’t trust him. He looks like he smells like beef-and-cheese and sits on a throne of lies. Be careful, Iris.

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Barry’s unrequited love for Iris…and her total obliviousness to it

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Detective West getting to old for this s***

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Barry stopping Weather Wizard in the most badass way possible

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John Wesley Shipp playing Barry’s dad! 90s Flash Throwback!

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The beautiful, touching scene between Barry and his dad. Kudos, Grant Gustin, on those acting chops..

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The strange and cryptic end scene with Dr. Harrison Wells

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Can’t wait for the rest of the season!!! (The promo for it looks sweet…*cough Captain Cold, bitches cough*)

YAY FLASH!!!!!!

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07

Oct

Barry Allen: On your left.

Steve Rogers: …

Got my Flash shirt on!!
So pumped for ‘The Flash’ TV show premiere tonight!!

Got my Flash shirt on!!

So pumped for ‘The Flash’ TV show premiere tonight!!

06

Oct

Bruce Jenner is starting to look like the plastic surgeon character that Rob Lowe played in Liberace.

05

Oct

STYLE SUNDAY: Fall/Winter Fashion and Beauty Tips

It’s officially October. The leaves are starting to change color and fall. The air is much colder and crisper.

And this means that it’s time to get ready for the changing seasons.

Here are some Fall/Winter fashion and beauty life hacks that I think everyone should know:

1. Don’t pack away your summer-type dresses just because fall is now here. Add some tights or leggings, throw on a colorful cardigan, put on some cute boots and BAM! Fall outfit.

2. To save yourself time, only shave your legs just up past the knee because let’s be real you’ll be wearing pants most of the time during fall anyways and when your not you’ll have on knee-length dresses and skirts. On second thought, once it gets to a certain level of cold just give up all together because you’re going to be wearing tights and leggings and pants. So why bother.

3. Don’t even think about wearing a ridiculous George Costanza puffy coat. Instead I would opt for a Marty McFly puffy life jacket vest.

4. Layers. Layers. Layers. 

5. Is your favorite sweater all pill-y? Take a cheap, disposable razor (that doesn’t have soap/lotion strips) and go over the sweater with it. Voila! Instant Smooth Sweater.

6. I don’t know about you but I love adorable knit caps. But, there’s nothing worst than getting inside, taking it off, and having your hair stand on end like you just touched a static ball at the science museum on your fourth grade field trip. My advice is hairspray. Spray your hair and the inside of your hat before putting it on, so when you take it off all your hair needs is a good fluff and you’re back in business.

7. Are all your tall boots saggy, loosing their shape, and making a mess in your closet? Go buy one or two cheap pool noodles, cut them into little pieces and stick them into your boots to keep them standing tall.

8. Fall can be a very wet season sometimes. Every once and a while you get caught in a storm without rain boots, which can only mean one thing: Soggy Sneakers. A good tip is to stuff old newspapers into your shoes tightly. Come back after a few hours and replace the soggy paper. Do this until you hit dry shoe.

9. Cut out wool shoe inserts and stuff them into your rain boots for insulation to keep your feet warm.

10. Chap-stick is great for your lips. But, it’s also perfect for easy application to the cracked skin on knuckles and cuticles that everyone gets when the weather gets colder and drier. Just make sure you don’t mix up your chap-sticks. You don’t want to go to soften your lips and end up using your germ-y, flu-ridden, hand chap-stick tube.

11. Take short, lukewarm showers. This not only conserves utilities which is good environmentally and fiscally, but it gives your skin less of an opportunity to dry out.

12. Use moisturizer with sunscreen on your face. It may be winter, but the sun still emits harmful rays. Plus, if your face is protected and moisturized it cuts down on windburn for those blustery days.

13. With clean hands, rub your make-up tubes (concealer and mascara) and eyeliner pencil tips before applying. They can get stiff and clumpy in colder weather and this makes them easier to apply.

14. Put lotion on your hands and feet before bed at night and then put on clean, cotton gloves and socks. Leave them on all night and you’ll have baby soft hands and feet by morning.

15. Don’t be afraid to embrace the mixture of fall tones in your wardrobe. Red, Rust, Orange, Brown, Tan/Camel, Maroon, Mustard and Hunter Green. (Especially Hunter Green! Hunter Green is very IN this Fall 2014 Season.)  

Happy Fall, My Little Fashionistas!

04

Oct

Watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in my twenties now and remembering that I still haven’t gotten my letter to Hogwarts…

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03

Oct

'Gone Girl' comes out today and I can't wait to see it!

The novel was KILLER (pun intended) and I loved every thrilling, suspenseful, crazy, creepy moment of it.

I just hope the movie can live up to the book!