Which One Is The Lie? (a tag)


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I always do my tags, it’s just that sometimes they’re late. XD Thank you for tagging me Maribeth! Everyone go check out her awesome blog Formidable Courage! I’ve been looking forward to this one!

RULES! :D

  • ~Write down three facts about you – one of them is WRONG. Let your commenters guess in the comments which one is wrong (and tell them in the comments after a while)
  • ~Answer the questions of the person who tagged you – make it all super random and interesting
  • ~ Leave a new list of questions (or just pass on the question list you answered) and tag a few people of your random choice (and say why you tagged them, if you have time!) (Be original and nonsensical in your question-creativity – make the blogging world a cheerful place.  And be disastrously random.)

Okay, here are three facts about me…but one of them is wrong!

A. I have seen all the Twilight movies and own several pieces of merchandise.

B. Last summer I developed a phobia for scorpions.

C. The Two Towers if my most favorite LotR’s film.

Guess which fact is false in the comments–I shall reveal which is false after several guesses. XD

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Now, onto answering Maribeth’s questions!

1) Have YOU ever written any fanfiction? Yes, but none from movies or tv shows! When I was twelve I wrote fanfiction for a children’s mystery series called Encyclopedia Brown–I completely stole the characters, added twice as many original characters, and made everyone friends. Each year I wrote a new book with those characters, everyone getting a year older…and this continued for several years! Those stories are very precious to me now and important to my writing story. :)

2) Who are your real-life heroes? What do you admire most about them? I had to think about this for awhile. Right now my big hero is my mom. She is very brave… but I don’t have many other real life heroes at the moment. Most of them are fictional at the moment. :)

3) What is your motto? What statement(s) inspire you in your day-to-day life? I have this statement hanging on my wall so I can see it every day.

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4) What is your most treasured possession? After counting my computer, as it keeps me in touch with all my friends (and the awesome internet) and all my stories which I keep on my computer, I can probably say my very very old teddy bear. I can not bear to throw him away, even though he is completely unrecognizable (and I mean this in the most literal way.)

5) Strawberry cheesecake…or a slice of Devil’s Food cake with a scoop of ice cream? Always gotta go with chocolate in the end…although cheesecake…cheesecake is awesome.

6) Top three things on your bucket list? Publish a book, work at an aquarium, and dye my hair two colors at once. ^_^ So random and awesome!

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7) If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your thirteen-year-old self? “You will NOT be married at age eighteen. Focus on something other than marriage now so that you’re not left aimless when that ideal falls apart. But keep learning how to cook, that proves very helpful and delicious later. Work harder at learning your math. Floss your teeth. And keep writing. Those characters will be your only best friends for years, so be sure to tell their story!” Stuff like that, I suppose.

8) What is your family’s heritage? (English, German, Italian, Jewish, Spanish, etc.) My family is such a mixed bag! I have German, Spanish, Irish, Dutch, and American Indian blood in my veins. My family is pretty sure my natural curls come from the Spanish blood, and I’m very proud of it. :D

9) Favorite social media network? ….I don’t know. I do know that I prefer Twitter over Facebook EVERY DAY but people seem more vocal on Facebook. Uhg. I’m warming to Google+… and Tumblr is always awesome but I’ve never done much “socializing” on Tumblr. Does Pinterest count as a social media network? My online life is a mess.

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10) Your favorite place in the whole wide world? (This can be something as big as an entire city or as small as a certain corner of a certain room.) Hmmm do I pick the sweet black and white store of See’s Candy or the germ-filled but comforting library or my messy room or the nearby Harkins theater lobby or the car when we look at Christmas lights…there are too many wonderful places in the world. I can’t pick just one. XD

I’m going to tag just a few people for this tag and I’m going to let people reuse Maribeth’s awesome questions, because I just did a big tag a week or so ago and I don’t feel like making up new ones. :P So today I’m tagging:

S from @A Free Mind || Victora @Stori Tori’s Blog || Faith @Princess Faith || Anyone else may steal!

~Jamie

Movies of Interest


I only have three movies to discuss this time, but I’m excited for all the summer flicks that are coming up! I’m sure I’ll be doing this blog series a bit more often! So many good movies coming. But for now, I’m still playing catch up with last year’s. XD
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Exodus: Gods and Kings | 3.5/5

After watching the trailer I knew I would want to see this. I was nervous that it might turn out to be a terrible adaption like Noah had earlier in the year. But I kept my fingers crossed, and was pleasantly surprised by the film that I got. In comparison, Exodus sticks closer to the original biblical story than Noah did…not super closely of course; I don’t go into Hollywood adaptions of biblical tales and expect a good adaptions anyway–you’re only setting yourself up for disappointment that way. The cinematography and effects were amazing though. I’ve been waiting for a movie to show the plagues and it be realistic, so that was definitely a home run. The overall technical parts of the film were simply fantastic. The only thing that really failed for me was that the characters themselves were flat and didn’t affect me as a viewer. To me, that’s worse than not giving a word for word adaptation. On an overall scale, it was an enjoyable movie for what it was.

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Unbroken | 2.5/5

Disappointed. Everyone was raving over the book and movie when it came out past Christmas. I’m sure the book is a lot better than the movie, or at least I hope it is. Mom and I decided to watch this together, as we were under the impression that it was an inspiring story. We were not that inspired once we hit the end. We followed this young man through trauma and torture for two long hours, waiting and waiting and waiting for that triumphant ending. Instead, it just…ended. Flatly. There was no triumph. There was no emotional punch at the end, like “Wow! He survived! He made it! We’re so touched!” The film completely failed to communicate any positive emotion at the end other than exhaustion. Which is how we felt when it FINALLY ended. No disrespect to the real man himself, please understand. I just think Angelina Jolie’s movie failed miserably at what it was trying to do. I’m sure glad I didn’t go see this on Christmas day.

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Interstellar | 4/5

While I got a few elements that I didn’t expect, Interstellar basically delivered what I thought I would get. Space. Wormholes. Family. Science. Overall it was good, if a bit long. It was much more interesting that Gravity, thankfully. The acting was on point, too; I loved Mathew McConaughy in the lead role! The only person who felt odd to me was Anne Hathaway. Not that she was bad, but because her face and name was distracting–I didn’t even remember that character’s name, I just remember “oh, and Anne Hathaway.” XD Overall, it was great movie, a little heady, but enjoyable in its own right. Was it the next Inception? To me, no. Inception was tons more fun. :D But if you liked Inception, you should definitely give this a watch!

~Jamie

What’s Up?!


How is everyone doing? Last week my schedule was busier than usual and I decided to let the blog rest for half the week instead of attempting to schedule something. Which leaves me writing this before I dash off to school. For GED stuffs. XD I’m just gonna ramble for a bit. :)

I’ve been on a big paint job the past two weeks, but I did a lot this last week–I guess if you follow me on Instagram you would have seen some of the pics, lol. I’m helping my mom clean out, rearrange, and completely deep-clean her old workroom where she used to sew quilts–it’s a big room with high ceilings too. She hasn’t been able to properly use it for years so I’m really excited to help make it clean and fresh again. Right now I have over half the room cleaned and painted, with only one end of the room left. I feel like all the painting is going to give me super-strength arms. XD

Comic-con is less than two weeks away! I’m so extremely excited, because this will be my big summer activity and I’ll be treating myself to special things as early celebration of my 21st birthday in July. I can’t wait to browse anime posters, I’m determined to find a Kuroko’s Basketball poster and Free! Iwatobi Swim Club poster for my walls. I’m hoping that I might see friends there this year, too.

It turns out that running two blogs takes a lot of effort than just one but I’m determined to handle both! I have a more concrete schedule for Jamie Talks Anime now so that in theory I have more time Through Two Blue Eyes. Anime has some amazing stories and characters and visuals to offer, so I have so much to say or write down about it; it’s really nice to have a separate blog for reviews and thoughts ’cause I know having that content take over this blog would drive most of you mad. XD Writing two blogs is definitely an interesting challenge, but I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone unless both blog topics were things you are passionate about–that way it doesn’t feel so hard to maintain both. :P

Well, I need to stop here and go find my shoes. I hope you’re all doing well–what have you been up to recently? Any big projects at your house? I look forward to hearing about them after school! :)

~Jamie

what runs through my mind at 8 AM when I walk the neighbor dogs:


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Let’s go for our walk!

Woah, Tinkie, woah!

You don’t know stop, but you do know whoa like a horse. Why.

Let’s look both ways before we cross the street, guys!

CAR.

Oh wait it’s not moving. It’s in park. Why do I always think the neighbor’s car is coming down the street? EVERY TIME.

Tinkie please don’t pull me across the street!

*shuffles sandals to half-jog across the street to hang onto two 80 lb dogs*

*gets leashes adjusted just right*

Time to get out my tunes!

Darn you earbuds. 

EVERY DARN TIME.

Clarence don’t pee on the neighbor’s new tree!

*finally gets earbuds plugged into MP3 player*

Finally, some tunes!

*instantly looks around to be completely aware of all traffic* Because I’m responsible for you guys!

*quiet*

Oh no, I completely forgot to reread that one blog post before scheduling it. Now people will grammar nazi that post and I’ll look like an amateur. Course I remember now when I can’t do anything about it, lolol.

*pretends to flip off the annoying, snarling neighbor dog who always throws a fit when he sees us pass by*

*quiet*

Good girl. Good boy. Let’s cross the street.

Let’s see how far I can get without Clarence pooping on me.

OMG I LOVE THIS SONG.

This is totally the trailer song I’m going to use for when my book series becomes a tv show.

I CAN PRACTICALLY SEE MY CHARACTERS.

What are you doing back there, Clarence?

DANG IT, CLARENCE.

And always in front of the really nice house too.

*quickly looks around while I pick up dog poop*

Of course here comes someone to throw out their trash, and a car is coming, and here comes three school children. This is just superb timing.

DEAR GOD THAT CAR IS COMING FOR THIS HOUSE WE NEED TO GET OUT OF HERE.

SO EMBARRASSING.

BY THE WAY YOU’RE WELCOME.

Tinkie stop smelling that plant we gotta keep moving!

*scrambles along with a bag of poop and tangled leashes*

*quiet*

I’m tired of this song. Next!

I hate walking past this house and their obnoxiously awesome mini monster truck. And their dogs used to never be kept behind the fence! 

HAVEN’T YOU EVER HEARD OF KEEPING YOUR DOGS OUT OF THE DANGEROUS STREET, PEOPLE. Poor doggies.

It is funny to see the kids trying to get up in the truck to go to school. lololol

Clarence isn’t your bladder empty by now?

Oooh, new song.

*inward gasp*

I’M SO SORRY, MAIN CHARACTER, THAT YOUR THEME IS SO TORTUROUS AND ANGRY BUT IT IS PERFECT FOR THAT FOUR YEAR GAP I CAN’T WRITE. GAAAAH.

Oh, hello Rose! *waves*

*quiet*

Good girl, good boy. You guys are doing so good! Tinkie you’re so cute today!! You’re eyes are so pretty!

Clarence stop walking in front of me! I will trip over you!

*suspiciously stares at workmen and workmen’s truck across the street*

After all. You could be KIDNAPPERS… or MURDERERS in DISGUISE for all I know.

God I should stop rewatching Scream at night when I’m alone.

Yeah. That’s not doing me any favors.

Tinkie please don’t eat that feather. Gross.

*Rounds corner and navigates around prompt traffic*

Thank God today wasn’t one of those poop-across-the-street days, huh, Clarence?!

*quiet*

Aw, I love this song but I won’t hear the end of it by the time we’re done.

Come on, guys. Let’s go home. Let’s go home.

*quiet*

Hold on, Tinkie, we need to stop at the trash to throw away Clarence’s package.

Tinkie please, just five steps over so I can lift the lid!

PLEASE TINKIE!!!

Okay, okay, we can go into the yard now.

Good girl. Good boy. I love you!

*lets them inside, closes gate, and tries to squeeze in that 30 seconds of song left into the fifteen second walk home across street.*

Oooh, I showed really go edit that post now. But first, breakfast!

~Jamie


This is a follow up post for that incredibly ancient one of about two years ago, from when I was scorpion hunting. Some of you will actually remember that one. ;)

Oh, before you leave, if you’ve seen Age of Ultron, you should listen to my latest podcast with James the Reviewer! We discuss our thoughts on the characters different elements of the film. Here is Part 1 on YouTube! :) (Careful, here lurk spoilers!)

 

Wolf Children || A Weekend Flick


Jamie:

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, a survivor and fighter. I don’t need to say much here, I wrote a personal card already XD. So for you readers today, I’m sharing my thoughts on today’s anime movie Wolf Children, which is the most perfect Mother’s Day movie. I don’t share too much of my anime content over here, but this movie is so special and beautiful (and sad!) that I definitely want to make sure everyone has a chance to hear about it! Really, do yourself a favor. ;)

Originally posted on Jamie Talks Anime:

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Today premieres my very second anime blog post series, A Weekend Flick: On one weekend day, an anime movie gets the spotlight! I’ve wanted to do this post series since the blog’s beginning, so I’m excited toput the idea in action!In honor of Mother’s Day, the first entry in this series will be one ofthe greatest stories of motherhood: Wolf Children byMamoru Hosoda.

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Wolf Children was one of very first anime films I ever saw. Itsimpact was very positive on me, as it demonstratedthe power of anime storytelling and its ability to capturethe human spirit, one woman’s in particular.

Wolf Children: Ame and Yuki

Slice-of-Life| Fantasy| Coming of Age

2012 | 117 minutes| PG

Hana meets and falls in love with a werewolf while in college, and the two form a loving family in which she has two half-werewolves, a spunky little girl, Yuki(the narrator of…

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To-Read List || Topic: Fiction


I’ve been using Goodreads more to find interesting fictional books… mostly fantasy. I’ve found several that I’m one hundred percent positive I’m going to read throughout the year, unless I find better ones along the way. XD

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All the synopsises on Goodreads intrigued me to a certain degree, so I think they’ll take me on some good adventures…at least I hope so! Besides these, I want to start reading the Harry Potter books too. Right now I have an audio book of The Sorcerer’s Stone that I’ll try listening to! :D

I completed The Night Circus awhile back, and I highly recommend it to all you book nerds. It’s book of many descriptions, very detailed and delicate but not exhausting to read; a major plus for me! Together they beautifully paint an enchanting black and white circus which is used as the curiously odd battle ground for two magicians. The genre is romance, but it actually took a long time for any of it to happen, which is fine by me. XD

I completely enjoyed it, and am desperate to find any book similar to it! ALSO IT NEEDS A HIGH QUALITY TV SERIES. *gasp* ACTUALLY THIS BOOK WAS MADE FOR ANIME OMGOSH *melts*

What fictional books am I reading right now? I’m on break at the moment, but I’m about to pick up The Scorpio Races from the library this week! It’s my next challenge! Have you read The Scorpio Races or The Night Circus? Have you read any of the books on my to-read list? Any bad apples in there I should maybe avoid? :D

~Jamie

10 Favorite Screen Characters


Victoria at Stori Tori’s Blog tagged me to list 10 of my favorite on-screen characters! So easy! To be more enjoyable and less predictable, I shall steer away from my obvious favorites like Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, Captain America, and Rocky. Y’all know I love those guys already. XD

Instructions: For this quick, fun blog hop, you just name your 10 favorite characters from movies or TV, then tag 10 friends (if you can) to do the same!

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Batman from The Lego Movie: The Lego Movie has a lot of my favorite things, including my favorite version of Batman. The film exaggerates that whole “Dark and Brooding” attitude of Batman. In a way, it makes fun of Batman in general–and I love it. DC’s films, although sometimes enjoyable, are way too gritty and dark for their own good *sings “De-PRESSING!”* However, when a character like Batman is handled in a spoofy manner, I can’t get enough of it. Here’s a big hand for Will Arnett voicing the best Batman ever!

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Shaun from Shaun of the Dead: I love Simon Peg’s title character of this rom-com this much: *tries to hug entire world.* Shaun is ridiculously lovable because while he’s kind of loser, his heart is softer and bigger than most guys you would find in a zombie apocalypse movie. While Shaun had struggled to infuse color into his dull life, zombies helped him figure out his priorities, and so he sets out to save his mum and ex-girlfriend. This movie is awesome because of its smart British satire, its huge heart, its thrills..and its wonderful lead. <3

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Riko Aida from Kuroko’s Basketball: I LOVE THIS GIRL. While I have only seen the first season, Riko Aida stands out in a mostly male cast of basketball players because her entire character’s worth rests on her mental strengths. This is very refreshing to see in a female character. Riko has the clear ability, wisdom, and smarts to drive, steer, and urge her team through competitions. I love that she’s has a super-powered type of eye sight and that her cooking is terrible because the of the vitamins she sprinkles on it. XD

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R from Warm Bodies: I love R. His character in Warm Bodies was, I believe, the first zombie that ever made me reconsider the genre as a whole. Beforehand I found the idea of zombies quite dumb, but R was endearing, contemplative, and quite sweet, for a man-eating corpse. I’m not crazy about story of Romero and Juliet, but Warm Bodies is definitely my favorite version, as R makes an intriguing Romero. XD And now, thanks to him and this rom-com, I really enjoy the zombie genre!

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Kuranosuke from Princess Jellyfish: Kuranosuke is one of the most enjoyable characters I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching on TV; he’s funny, talented, kind-hearted, extroverted, a people person, and a great actor. To keep distance from his political family, Kuranosuke uses his passion for fashion to crossdress. He knows how to use society’s expectations to his advantage and he really doesn’t care what people think of him. I really love Kuranosuke for two reason: He’s hysterical and he’s genuine…even if he fakes in his female alter-ego for most of the show. XD

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Pepper Potts from the MCU: Pepper still remains my favorite Marvel woman, even though Natasha is really awesome. I’ve loved Pepper’s quiet strength since the first Iron Man. Tony Stark has slowly reformed over the series of films to make their relationship work, which really speaks to her favor. I think in many ways she’s very underrated in the Marvel Universe. Not only can she kick butt as a business woman, but she’s a worthy action hero too!

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Lloyd Dobler from Say Anything: I have only seen Say Anything once, which is ridiculous because that movie was fantastic. It only took one viewing for Lloyd to steal his way into my heart and stay there, too. Lloyd is your every day guy, except better. He’s confident in himself without being an a-hole and he pursues the girl he likes with a steady confidence that wins us all over. Melodrama and hardships effect him but they don’t make him stupid either. He’s also expressive, blunt, romantic…I shall stop myself here. In short, Lloyd is just really awesome character that I’ve not seen replicated anywhere else. <3

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Gale Weathers from ScreamFirst you hate her. Then you love her. There’s really no in-between when it comes to feelings for Gale Weathers. Scream is such a fun film series, its bloody, smart, and completely aware of it’s genre’s shortcomings and how society sees horror. Gale isn’t the main heroine, but her go-get-em attitude and swift-on-her-feet reactions make her an awesome news reporter to follow as we witness the murders. She also has some great one liners. XD

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Kokkuri-san from Gugure! Kokkuri-san: He’s a lonely fox spirit who finds a home with a just-as-lonely little girl. Kokkuri-san is protective, hysterical, a good housekeeper, a great cook, and can even shape shift into a girl! Gugure! Kokkuri-san is a comedy and an extremely funny one at that and Kokkuri-san is a strong lead for such a show because he’s very quirky yet very genuine. Kokkuri-san is very loveable because he puts up with a lot of crap from two other spirits to care for and love on the adorable but seemingly emotionless Kohina. Kokkuri-san is about tied with Kuranosuke for being one of those male anime characters that have really affected me. <3

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Wadsworth from Clue: Clue is my most favorite movie ever (a cult classic!) and Wadsworth is one of the few characters in the movie that didn’t originate from the game. He plays an important role as he leads the murder investigation of the late Mr. Boddy. Wadsworth is smart, commanding as a lead among a cast of suspects, sympathetic, a good butler, and very funny. He’s also ridiculously cute and energetic once the murder happens, so I happen have a small crush on him. XD Out of all the colorful characters with all their engaging back stories and many one liners, Wadsworth, thanks to Tim Curry’s acting, is the most memorable, likable, and engaging character onscreen! If you love a good mystery show and haven’t seen Clue, definitely put it on your must-watch list!

It’s time tag a couple of victims! This is a pretty easy tag, so I look forward to seeing what people come up with! I tag:

Sarah | Maribeth | Ivy Miranda | Hamlette | Imogen | Moonstonemaiden

~Jamie