Sunday, July 22, 2012

[S] => Loren, Complain About the New Batman Movie

So I just saw the new Batman movie.
And guess what? I didn't like it. Let me tell you why I didn't like it.

Do not worry, I wont include any spoilers.
Also, this is a kind reminder that I am allowed to voice my opinions. If you disagree with me, thats completely fine, just don't be an asshole about it and come at me telling me I'm wrong. That is just rude.

I would like to take a moment to clarify, I am not a Batman fan at all. Nor am I a Christopher Nolan fan. I absolutely hated Batman Begins, I thought it was silly and a waste of my time.
However, on the other hand, I was pretty impressed with The Dark Knight, give or take the hype surrounding it due to Heath Ledger. My only issue with The Dark Knight was the brief screen time they gave Two Face. But let's not get into that.
Between my hatred for one, and my joy with the other, it seems as if this movie was destined to be mediocre in my eyes.

I guess I can start by saying I did not like Anne Hathaway as Catwoman.
Don't get me wrong, I love her normally, she's beautiful and a great actress, but as Catwoman? Yeah ok, how
Out of her costume, she was completely fierce. She plays a bitch really well, and looked stunning doing it.
(Also correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the point of Catwoman to be H.B.I.C. in costume, and, oh I don't know, modest out of it?).
However, in costume it was really unbelievable. While she is slim and nimble, which is ideal for a cat burglar, but her body type just made the scenes where she picked men up and kicked the shit out of them look really fake.
Also, from my 'fashionista' point of view, her costume was just ugly.

Moving on, while I did like the idea of the villain Bane, I thought he could have been...I guess the word I'm looking for is improved?
He was a cool bad guy. I liked him well enough and his face mask was really awesome, but the main problem was, he was really hard to understand. I got about 40% of what he was saying, which sucked because I'm sure the 10 minute speech with the camera circling around him, and him being super passionate about what he was saying was really important. But it was just really hard to catch his words.
My other issue with him was I found him quite funny. Maybe that was intentional, I have no idea, but I found myself laughing at a lot of his actions. Plus you can't see his entire face, just his eyebrows, which were very expressive. Cue giggling.

I will say that Joseph Gordon Levitt did a pretty good job as the cop in it. I liked him plenty. However the ending with him....? No spoilers but it was Two Face all over again. Brief screen time for something important and then the movie ended.

Really? Like...really?
You're just going to end a trilogy with an ending that open? I mean, okay, whatever makes you happy, but it sure didn't do much for me. I'm just saying.

I don't know. Clearly I'm not a movie expert or critic or what have you. But personally I found the movie boring, predictable, and very long.
Obviously you should form your own opinions about it, but don't be rude to me because you disagree. Apparently there was someone on Rotten Tomatoes that said it was an "alright" movie and received death threats.
Really pulling for that not happening.

Okay, go see the movie and form your own opinion now.
Thanks for taking the time out to read this!

Loren ♥

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

New Cosplay!

My boyfriend and I we're tossing around this idea of going to NYCC (New York Comic Con) in October as characters from Valve videogames. I believe if we do, he will opt to being someone from Team Fortress 2. I on the other hand, will not be from TF2.
And on that note, I am so excited to announce that I am working on a Chell cosplay!

For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, Chell is the main character from my favorite video game(s), Portal/Portal 2. She's pretty badass.

Basically in the game you play as her (obviously), and you are a test subject for Aperture Laboratories. There you test the portal gun-device, and eventually escape to earn your freedom. Go play it if you haven't.

Anyway, I was thinking about how cool it would be to cosplay her some day, but never really gave it much thought, mostly due to the fact I didn't want to blindly buy and orange jumpsuit off of online. But then I went to the mall Monday night with my best friend, and I came across these fabulous pants that are both comfortable, and perfect for a Chell cosplay!

I can't find a link where to buy them.
I'm super excited about this cosplay. The rest of the costume itself is pretty easy to make/buy, I just need a blue sports bra, an Aperture tank top, and maybe a wig to make my hair longer? (I just really like wigs okay.)
The only difficult parts I'll have to make are the long fall boots, and the portal gun.

I'm not too concerned about the long-fall boots, because there are a few tutorials online on how to make them from old boots. You just have to sort through google.
The portal gun on the other hand, that seems almost impossible to make (at least for me). They do sell replicas online, but I don't think I'll have that kind of money any time soon. If it turns out I can't make a portal gun, I will probably just opt to carrying around a companion cube. Which isn't a bad alternative.
Drawing of me hugging a companion cube, by me.
They sell plushies of them. And honestly they aren't hard to make. Just get your hands on a box and some paint!
Plus, I love the companion cube.

I will keep you updated on the progress of this cosplay, and, depending on how well the boots turn out, may even make a post about them!
Until then.

Loren ♥

Monday, July 2, 2012

Oh No, She's Posting About "Naughty" Things

[Side note: Why do I capitalize each first letter in the post title? Does that look weird?]

You know what been on my mind a lot recently? Sex.
Admittedly, it is on my mind a lot, but I've been really missing my boyfriend lately, and I think that has something to do with it.
Of course, I miss him for more reasons than I miss getting laid. I miss cuddling, and kissing, and holding hands, going to movies, eating dinner together, etc. I just want to see him and do silly couple things because...well thats what couples do. Its pretty great, not even going to pretend like it isn't.

But yes, I miss him because I also miss having sex.

And all this built up hormonal frustration has put sex on the brain. Not always in a naughty way though, of course those thoughts do occur.
But all this thinking has lead me to one conclusion; sex is a fucking weird act.

I mean, if you take a moment to think about the actual physical act of it, its kind of like "you want me to do what with my what to create...what?"
Honestly, I can't tell if this physicality is really beautiful or really disgusting. Obviously its a natural thing, but that doesn't help me in figuring out my feelings towards it.
And thats another thing that goes into it, feelings.
There are a lot of feelings that just kind of float around when it comes to sex. Some people are able to separate emotional attachment from physical wants, and some people aren't. I'm not really sure why some can and some can't. I guess its because some view it as an intimate thing, while others...don't.

Don't even get me started on the feelings that come with losing virginity.
Oh no, I'm getting started, here comes the ramble; obviously I know losing your v-card is different for everyone. Personally, I did the naughty before real feelings were involved. Do I regret it? No, like I said, I can differentiate physical needs from emotions. And what I learned is that Degrassi lied to me. I was told that I would have overwhelming emotions, cry before, during, and after, feel like a changed woman. Nope. All I felt was a little sore.
Thank you media for giving me false expectations for doing the naughty.

Thats the last thing I want to touch on, the idea of sex being "naughty."
I just...I don't understand. Some days I sit and think to myself "hey wow, this is an incredibly intimate act that should only be shared between me and my boyfriend/partner/whomever" and I blush thinking about it because its embarrassing.
Then other days I think "people should talk about this because its a natural thing, I don't get why everyone is so bashful about it!" Then I make posts like this on my blog.

This post alone has got me bouncing between "share/not to share." Part of me is going "hey no wait, don't press publish, what if someone important sees this post and gets all embarrassed about it?" And the other half of me is saying "be quiet, its a blog, you can post what you want. This isn't even embarrassing you just sound rambly. Plus sex is a natural thing people should be able to discuss freely."
The latter half of me also believes they should sell condoms like chapstick, available to everyone and up front near the candy bars in CVS. Not hidden away. How radical.

You know, this post was supposed to help organize my thoughts and help me figure out how I feel about this beautiful/disgusting/private/lets always talk about it, its fun, act.
And I just sound as confused as ever.
I don't know.
Its 2 AM.

I'm sorry if you actually read this post, but I'm going to bed now.

Loren ♥

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Home Alone With Make Up/Trickster Roxy

No one should ever leave me alone with make up.
There is photo evidence online that proves it doesn't end.....pretty. Pun intended.

Anyway, last night I was home alone, and I thought to myself "hey, when is a better time to test drive Trickster Roxy make up?" Trick question, the answer is 'never, last night was prime.'
So that is what I did.
Trickster Roxy design by duedlyfirearms
Of course, the design itself doesn't have a set look when it comes to make up, so I created a look based off the design that I will use when I cosplay it.
Unfortunately I don't have very good photos of the final face, it was dark and I only was able to use my web cam. /Frown.
I wish I had better photos!
Besides the lack of camera, doing this look was so much fun! I was able to play around with colors that I would never wear together otherwise. Also I got to put on a lot of make up. I looked a bit drag queen-ish to be honest!
The make up I used was the following:

  • Tarina Tarantino's Tokyo Hardcore eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay's Heavy Metal liquid eyeliner in Catfight
  • Maybelline's Great Lash mascara in Teal
  • Katy Perry false eyelashes in "Oh, Honey!"
  • and of course, my favorite lipstick, L.A. Colors in Black
Its not a very hard look to create. Basically you just load on a lot of the green eyeshadow, apply the fake lashes, coat (I mean it, 5 coats minimum!) your bottom lashes with the teal mascara, add glitter to the top and bottom of your eyes, and finish off with black lipstick.
Voila! Now you too can look like a cotton candy drag queen!

In case anyone also wants to cosplay Trickster Roxy, I grabbed the wig from right here, and added these extensions to it to make it look like cotton candy!

Loren ♥