The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the second installment of Suzanne Collins’ wildly popular young adult novel series. The film takes place after Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) have come home to District 12, riding the waves of their victory from the Hunger Games. Being home post-games has its fair share of problems and not everything is exactly rosy for Katniss.
ABC’s hit fantasy drama show Once Upon A Time is currently in its third season run, and to say the show is taking all sorts of twists and turns with the characters of Storybrooke is an understatement. Considering this show is created by the writing team of Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis who came out of another successful and popular TV show (Lost), then you can see where they might have gotten their influences from. If you aren’t currently swept under the spell of Once, making the attempt to jump in now would have you feeling…lost.
Every time the fall season arrives in NYC I’m always excited to start breaking out the various types of boots I have in my closet. From knee-high boots to ankle boots, I can practically wear boots all year-round if I had my way. Depending on the height of the heel, boots are pretty comfortable while looking chic as you walk the city streets. All New Yorkers rely on walking to literally everywhere in this big city. It’s important for a girl like me to look good while being able to walk easily and comfortably all day long without wincing at my poor battered feet. When combat boots started to become an added trend to the fall boots collection, I instantly fell in love.
When it comes to shojo you think of super girly artwork, sweeping romances, and hunky shojo leading men worth drooling over. Shojo is also considered to be a sub-genre of anime and manga that largely targets a female audience. When deciding if I’ll purchase a manga title for my own reading pleasure, I personally find the artwork to capture my attention first before checking the back of the cover to see if the story will ultimately persuade me to purchase it. If you love everything shojo and are in love with the artwork that comes out of this sub-genre, you may want to consider supporting the Kickstarter project of Hana Doki Kira.
November is here once again and this means my little blog that could has turned two! Can you believe it? I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for two years now. I’ve always loved writing and the only reason I kept at it is because in one year, I’ve been able to reach people with my words and shared interests or experiences. With the simpleek blog reaching the two-year mark, a number of really amazing things have happened not just for this blog, but how it shaped my personal blogging experience thus far.
The folks over at United We Game have decided to do a Simul-tober month where the contributors for the site guest blog on each participating person’s personal blog to write about horror and video games. Halloween is in the month of October, so what better way to celebrate than trade stories about what scares them in games or which horror video games they have played and liked the best. I, unfortunately, am not participating in Simul-tober month at UWG, but I have been reading my fellow bloggers’ own take on the horror genre. Be sure to read them too if you want to get into the spirit of Halloween. One particular post that got me thinking about scares and video games was The Duck of Indeed’s guest post over on CheeeseToastieandVideoGames’ blog.
Bisco Hatori’s manga series Ouran High School Host Club is a different type of shojo title in how it appeals to not just a female audience, but to a male audience as well. Most series under the shojo genre tends to put a great emphasis on the romance or love triangle between the main heroine/hero and their chosen love interest(s). As Ouran’s focus isn’t on just the obvious canon couple of Haruhi Fujioka and Tamaki Suoh, the series tends to pay more attention to the friendships between Haruhi and the Host Club, as well as the crazy, slapstick humor this series has an abundance of. It’s the kind of series that has a little bit of everything for everyone. What’s particularly great about reading this series is how the usual gender definitions doesn’t apply.
New York Comic Con came and went this past weekend and it has been a blast as always. The more times I keep going to this convention, the more I feel as if this convention is getting more crowded every year. As much as I barely want to tolerate the congested streets of New York City on a regular basis, I’m willing to put up with the crowds at NYCC. There’s always lots to see and do at the convention, and I’m going to detail the biggest highlights of my convention weekend with photos!
I’m back from vacation feeling refreshed and ready to bring you more content on my blog. It just so happens that this weekend is New York Comic Con and I’ll be attending it once again! I’ve been going to NYCC for the last three or four years maybe? I would consider myself a seasoned convention goer by now. Well, I do need to expand my convention attendance beyond NYCC, but I’ll get there. Conventions like NYCC, no matter where you go, is literally the social event of the year for all geeks all over the world. It’s considered geek mecca. It’s our sacred place, our oasis, our––well, you get the idea.
What does this old Christopher Cross song have to do with my hiatus? Aside from showing my age by referencing this song, plenty! This is my cute way of saying my blog will be going on a little hiatus for the rest of September.
I’m going on a lovely Mediterranean cruise in Europe and it’s a long overdue vacation I haven’t had in a while. It’ll be nice to be away from my job and to take a small break from blogging. This also means my weekly posting duties on Tuesday nights at Geek Force Network will be a bit quiet too until I return. Don’t worry though. I’ll be back the first week of October, but you may not see any new posts until the second week of that month at least. Maybe. Hey, I’m going to be tired and jet lag when I come back. I’m dedicated to blogging, but not that dedicated.
October will also be an exciting month not just for myself, but for the blog as well. I’ll be attending New York Comic Con that month and I’m going to try to cover all the things I do at the con from the panels I attend to all the amazing cosplayers and showroom stuff I encounter. It’ll be geekiness galore come October. Keep an eye out for that because you won’t want to miss it. Also, be sure to head over to Geek Force Network later today to get my last post on the site before I sail away.
See you all next month!