Woke Feminism is Toxic Feminism!

The definition of ‘woke feminism’ is a hard one to explain.

I watched a few videos on YouTube talking about feminism and how it is growing increasingly toxic, one of which I took a lot of points from in this post called Everything Wrong with Woke Culture so check that out and do your own research and reading. 🙂

 

In recent years, there has been a rise in female empowerment in media, whether that be in film, tv shows, books, etc. But that’s not necessarily true…

Bad-ass, empowering, strong and brave women have been in the media for ages. Not as much as we would like but they have been there. These include characters such as Katniss, Black Widow, Mulan (cartoon), The Bride, Ellen Ripley (Alien), Trinity (The Matrix). However, in recent years, there has been a rise in many woman-led main roles, such as Captain Marvel, Ocean’s 8, Wonder Woman, Charlie’s Angels, Birds of Prey, etc. Although I do like a lot of these films, there is a serious issue within most of them regarding ‘woke feminism’.

 

These characters are designed to be powerful, strong warrior like people, but can also be very arrogant and act very entitled and toxic. There isn’t much growth and learning within these characters, too, displaying that women are born skilled and strong and invincible whereas, in real life, that’s definitely not true. We are raised and we grow to be strong and talented and skilled and brave, we aren’t handed that at birth.

But, Shay, they’re just films, not real life!

With my own experiences as evidence, I have always yearned for representation of women and women of colour in the media because as a young girl, growing and vulnerable to insecurities in this society, I needed someone to look up to and use as a tool to encourage myself to be confident in who I am. I think representation of women, of all backgrounds, colours, sexualities, etc, are important, for the reason being that young girls need that! That being said, we need representation of real women. That’s the whole point of this ‘rise in female roles’; it’s to increase representation. But their representations are wrong with this perception women do not need growth and do not need to work hard to earn their skills and rewards. Growth is important! And so is learning.

 

Something I find common in bad portrayals of women is that they can be very arrogant and entitled. How are these traits going to benefit younger girls and even older women in any way? We are not entitled just because we are women. Just because we’re women and demand equality and want to break down the patriarchy does not mean that we should be fed success instantly without working for it or having any reason to earn it. Teaching girls that they are entitled to anything and everything is toxic. There’s a contrast between the old cartoon Mulan and the new live-action Mulan. Old Mulan started off as this girl, who was a little anxious and had empathy and compassion but still strong and built up her confidence and bravery throughout the film whereas this new Mulan starts off straight away as incredibly strong and skilled. Very realistic. This is the same case with Captain Marvel, who barely worked to get where she was and was emotionless and kind of boring.  Yes, they are strong and brave but they’re boring, unrelatable and unrealistic because they’re so superficial and shallow. And it has nothing to do with them being women dominating the screen because Wonder Woman does it well and was a good film with an amazing female character! In general, using the excuse ‘I am a woman’ to explain why a character is so strong or basing her whole personality and motives on the fact she is a woman, or using society as the villain is tiresome. It’s great to hear the encouragement that ‘women can do anything’ since it’s so inspiring but that doesn’t mean we can do EVERYTHING. This can create a negative effect on younger girls and other women. Sometimes this can be done well, but done badly, it just takes us ten steps back in feminism.

 

The women written nowadays aren’t written as if they’re people, they’re written as an agenda to bring down men. That is not feminism. Feminism is not taking down men to lift ourselves up. We demand equality not world domination.  In fact, it’s almost insulting to women watching, seeing that these female characters are only elevated by belittling men as if that’s the only way a female led film can do well. For example, Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo in The Last Jedi is so condescending and hateful towards men and I understand that there was a need to display her as a strong woman with high power but that’s no reason to bring down a man. He just wanted to help. There is no superior gender, but these movies are making it out to force that. Hermione Granger is another example. The books describe a very dynamic, 3D version of Hermione, who is intelligent, strong but also loving and relies on her friends and is relatable whereas movie Hermione is very perfect and way better than her male peers, and although I still like movie Hermione, I can admit she was hard to connect and relate to.

Yes, there’s nothing wrong with having male villains; sometimes in real life, men are obstacles for women. But these ‘woke feminist’ female characters and movies are so obsessed with trying to take down men as a whole.

 

And when these films with poor female leads don’t do well, or people don’t like them, it’s because they’re sexist. No. If a film is bad, that film is bad. There are so many films with amazing women in that do well, so sexism is not an excuse. I have found that a lot of people find some female characters to be cringey when if a male doing the same thing wouldn’t be and that is sexism and discriminatory but if a character is cringey, arrogant, 2D, entitled, unrealistic and boring, regardless of their gender, that’s a problem with their production and writing not with sexism.

Take Mulan, for example. Why did the cartoon version do so much better than the live action one? Same concept of the character but different execution.

Of course, if an important part of the character for the sake of the story is arrogance and entitlement, etc, then fine, but we want confidence not arrogance and hard work and growth not entitlement. We need dynamic and different characters, not the same superficial archetype every bad-ass female movie has. WE WANT QUALITY NOT JUST “FEMINISM”!

 

I am grateful we have moved far from the ‘damsel in distress’ type ladies like old Disney princesses and the ‘fixer upper’ girls like Laney in She’s All That and Allison in The Breakfast Club but we might be going a bit far off course. Feminism is steering into a bad direction and it’s feeding into the stigma around it. I know SO MANY people, who do not consider themselves feminists or who judge me for claiming to be one, and I believe it’s because of this woke feminism. Woke feminism is related to elite feminism, where people believe that women are superior. In particular cis-gendered women too. NO! NO ONE IS SUPERIOR!

The feminist message these toxic portrayals are delivering aren’t going to be listened to. It is spreading the wrong message and creating more toxicity and stigma.

We need better female portrayals!

 

Do you agree?

-Shay

My Favourite Non-Horror Films For Halloween!

I recently posted about different horror films, that I liked, which I suggested watching for Halloween (or any old day you want to poop yourself) but what about the people, who don’t want to be scared on Halloween? So I’m back with a non-scary list of films but still quite spooky.

They’re all animated movies. I don’t know a lot about animation but I do like watching them so here’s a few of my favourites.

 

Monster House

Monster House is a film, set around Halloween, where three kids, two thirsty boys and a smart ginger girl, try and find the mystery revolving around an old man, who was rumoured to have eaten his wife, and his house. The only thing is, the house comes alive and attacks and steals from children. The old man ends up going to hospital, which leaves the whole house alone but vulnerable. The three kids end up venturing inside and exploring the horrors and secrets within the house.

I actually really like Monster House. It has a lot of puberty jokes, it’s funny and I like the animation. It’s kind of realistic but not like The Polar Express realistic. Despite it being a ‘scary’ film for kids, it has a warm cosy feeling to it.

The characters are loveable, including ones you begin despising. The characters are all very different, with different dynamics between them. It has an interesting storyline, backstories and ending too. I think it’s pretty underrated too. Give it a go!

 

Paranorman

Paranorman is about a young boy, who can see and speak to the dead. He has to stop this witch’s curse after a bunch of zombies arise from the dead and overrun the town.

I’m not gonna lie, this is a weird one. I, personally, like it because of how quirky and how spooky the animation is. The storyline is a bit more complex than Monster House. I think you have to pay attention to it a bit more but it makes it just that bit more interesting. The characters are very well detailed.

However, as much as I liked it, I can see it being a film you need to acquire a taste for. If you’re into The Sixth Sense, zombies and/or Tim Burton-y films, this one should fit your fancy.

 

Coraline

Coraline follows a young stubborn curious girl who finds a strange small door in her new house. Intrigued, she manages to open it to find nothing but a brick wall. But later, at night, after following a mouse, she finds the door leading into a tunnel that goes to an almost exact copy of her own house, except much happier, brighter and with altered yet ‘better’ versions of her parents and neighbours. However, evil lurks on the other side of the door, which she soon finds out and has to beat.

 

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Coraline! It’s probably my favourite from this list. Everything was amazing; the music (which are actually sung in gibberish), the voice actors, the personalities and appearance of the characters, the storyline, the ending, the animation style, the lines and quotes they say, was spot on. It’s the perfect film for Halloween too. Although I do not, I know that some people do find it quite scary. It is a creepy and spooky film but it’s manageable and very creative.

Go watch it. Now.

 

Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie is about a boy named Victor (after Victor Frankenstein), who owns and loves his dog to bits. Until it dies… Filled with grief, Victor, reassembles his dead dog’s body parts and resurrects him in an experiment (he’s a smart boy). His dog comes back alive but his classmates find out about his experiment and try to resurrect other dead animals, which has disastrous effects.

I watched this film right after my old cat died so I have mixed emotions about it. I like it for how spooky it is. I also like the original story of Frankenstein because I like gothic literature so it was already something I knew I’d like. It’s entirely in black and white, which gives this perception of it being old, just like the original Frankenstein story. The characters are very very unique and quirky.

If you’re into Tim Burton style films or you like the original Frankenstein, I think you would like this.

 

Coco

Coco follows a young aspiring musician, Miguel, who lives amongst a family that ban music. He isn’t sure why they hate music so much but all he knows is he loves it and dreams of becoming like his role model, who is a famous accomplished musician. Miguel ends up in the Land of the Dead, where all the dead people go after they…well die. He makes friends with this dead man and they go on a journey to find out why his family has banned music. However, Miguel’s time is limited in the Land of the Dead.

Coco is an adorable, warm, amazing film. It’s a Disney film so what do you expect. It’s colourful, bright, full of Mexican culture (I don’t actually know a lot about Mexican culture so I don’t know how accurate Coco is) and a genuinely good film. The characters, relationships and dynamics are in depth. The storyline is great and well thought out. There’s unpredictable twists and turns in the film and it’s not scary (it’s Disney so again, what do you expect ). There’s also singing involved.

If you love Disney (who doesn’t?) and colourful and bright animations, watch this!

 

Corpse Bride

The Corpse Bride involves a man named Victor (like in Frankenweenie), who gets dragged into the Land of the Dead (but looks nothing like the one in Coco) by a murdered bride. The murdered bride, who is the corpse bride, wants to marry Victor, who already has an arranged marriage set up in the normal world. His arranged marriage wife, Victoria, ends up being rearranged to marry this other evil man so Victor has to decide who he’s going to marry – the corpse bride or his arranged wife… (first place to me for worst explanation of a film ever!)

This film is very gothic, spooky, dark and morbid. It’s has a depressing vibe throughout the whole film but I lowkey love it. The characters are very distinct and unique. The ending is really good, with a twist, which I didn’t think was predictable but maybe it was. That being said, it’s not a film for everyone. Like marmite, you either like it or you don’t.

Again, if you like Tim Burton style films and dark vibes, this would be a good one for you.

 

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas focuses on Halloweentown’s pumpkin king, Jack Skellington, who accidentally finds the door to Christmastown. He explores how different, warm and bright Christmastown is compared to the scary, gruesome Halloweentown and decides he wants to take over Christmas since he’s bored with the same Halloween routine. He kidnaps Santa Claus and dresses up as him, taking control of his role. But it doesn’t all go to plan.

This is another film that I think you need to have an acquire taste for but no matter who you are, you should still give it a try. It’s definitely a spooky, quirky film, with kooky and crazy looking characters, all which are very strange and interesting. The characters also all have interesting backstories, you can figure out while watching the film for example how they died to end up in Halloweentown. Unfortunately, it has a pretty predictable ending.

Also, there are theories that The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride and Frankweenie are all linked together so you could try and spot clues and evidence for that theory.

It’s debatable whether this is a Halloween or Christmas film but I think it might be a little bit too spooky and dark for a Christmas film. Maybe it’s the perfect transition film between Halloween and Christmas.

 

So those are some of my favourite spooky but not scary Halloween films!

Comment down your favourites or any suggestions.

 

-Shay

My Favourite Horror Films for Halloween!

It’s Spooky Season, guys, which means PREPARE. TO. POOP. YOURSELF!

Since Halloween is fast approaching, I thought it would be the perfect time to suggest some of my favourite horror films ever, which you can immerse yourself into this week. I’ve been told I have a great taste in films so I hope I am able to prove that today…

 

It & It Chapter Two

It follows a group of loser kids (literally, they’re called the Losers’ Club) encountering and trying to defeat this demonic dancing clown, Pennywise, who eats children and projects each child’s worst fear. Sounds horrible, I know.

When I first watched It, I didn’t really like it since I thought it was very creepy and it sort of made me feel uncomfortable, especially having in mind what the actual book by Stephen King is like (it’s very sexual). However, after watching the second film and then re-watching the first, I have grown an appreciation towards both the films. The films have very 3D, interesting, unique characters, all with their own issues and struggles and I think the dynamic between each character is very in depth, which is explored more in the second film. The character development is also very good. The casting of the adult actors to represent the kid versions of the characters was spot on – they look the same! The storyline is pretty generic for a horror film – some form of malicious creature enters and a group of usually young people have to try and stop it – but I liked how Pennywise reflects on each of the kids’ phobias, which makes it a tad bit more unique and scarier. I think the second film was actually better than the first but I may be bias since it was the first horror movie ever that made me genuinely connected and attached to the characters and made me cry. However, it’s not a very scary film, in my opinion (my friend who held onto my arm most of It 2 would disagree).

If you’re into Stranger Things, Super 8, and films like that, It is a good pick for you!

 

Insidious & Insidious Chapter Two

Insidious and Insidious Chapter Two is basically one big film since you have to watch the second one right after the first. YOU JUST HAVE TO, OKAY?!

Insidious is basically about a family, who move into a new house that they come to believe is haunted. One of the young sons falls into a coma but appears to be possessed by some demon. However, there’s much more to the story than just that, which the parents, along with some psychic woman, come to realise and investigate.

Insidious is a very unique horror film, starting off as a usual horror film but trailing off into something unpredictable and very intriguing. It incorporates concepts like time, the astral plane and demons (of course), which brings you to the edge of your seat and not just because you’re scared. I think Insidious is scary, from what I remember, as it has quite a few jumpscares, but it really makes you think too.

This is probably in my top three horror films because of how unique I think it is. It’s hard to compare it to another film like it but if you’re into strange concepts like dreams and the astral plane as well as ghosts and demons, this is for you.

 

Incident in a Ghost Land

Incident in a Ghost Land seems like one of those small, low budget, crappy horror films at first but boy are you in for a rollercoaster.

A mum and her two daughters move into a house, they inherited, literally in the middle of nowhere. During the first day of moving, there’s a break in, where they are assaulted but seem to overcome and escape the situation. The film then jumps to years and years later where one of the daughters, who was really into horror writing, is a famous published author, retelling the events that happened when they first moved into that house. However, not everything is as it seems.

This film is one heck of a psychological horror film. It has so many twists and is very unpredictable. It’s rare to find a horror film like this, especially with how well they executed it. At times, it is a little creepy and uncomfortable, but to be honest, it only adds to the intensity and thrill. The whole film, beginning to end, is amazing. It’s a shame that not many people have seen this, let alone even heard of it, because it is a really good film. Highly recommend!

 

The Sixth Sense

Oooh this is a classic one. But because it is such a classic, I feel like everyone knows how this film pans out even if you haven’t seen it.

The Sixth Sense follows a psychologist (Bruce Willis) trying to help a young boy, who can see dead people. No one, of course, believes the young boy, which is why the psychologist is there to figure out how to treat him. Over time, the psychologist realises the little boy is telling the truth. And some other things too… (I know, I’m great at explaining)

This film, as you may or may not know, has a big twist at the end, which makes you want to watch the whole film again. I watched this one when I was very young so the twist was very unpredictable to me but as an adult, (ew I’m an adult now) I’m not sure if it is unpredictable or not. Anyway, I’ve said too much.

Give this one a go if you’re into big twists or you’ve liked films like The Others.

 

The Conjuring Universe

The Conjuring Universe consists of:

  1. The Conjuring
  2. Annabelle
  3. The Conjuring 2
  4. Annabelle: Creation
  5. The Nun
  6. The Curse of La Llorona
  7. Annabelle Comes Home
  8. The Conjuring 3 (out in 2020)
  9. The Crooked Man (hasn’t come out yet)
  10. A second The Nun film (hasn’t come out yet)

Although you don’t really need to watch in order (you can actually watch them in chronological order based on the timeline in the story) or you don’t really need to watch all of them, it’s fun to delve into every film and piece all the references and Easter eggs together. There are very very few horror films that scare me but The Conjuring Universe can definitely make me scream. It’s even scarier to think that it’s all based on true stories.

If you actually want to be scared this Halloween, I would suggest one of these.

 

Horror that Plays with your Senses

I’ve become a big fan of films that play with your senses such as:

  • A Quiet Place (the characters live in a world where these monsters are attracted to sounds so they can’t speak)
  • Hush (a deaf woman is harassed and attacked by a killer)
  • Birdbox (the characters commit suicide if they look at these creatures out in the world so they basically have to cover their eyes most of the time)
  • Don’t Breathe (a few people break into a blind veteran’s house but find that he is CRAAAZY so they have to be super quiet)

The great thing about these types of films is that it makes you think and consider situations without one of your senses, which is actually quite scary. All the films I listed above are very different from each other but are all very good. A Quiet Place is very well done, from the casting to the storyline, it doesn’t disappoint. Hush is an interesting one but a little predictable. Birdbox is very different but also quite predictable. I also don’t think Birdbox is that scary. Don’t Breathe is a really intense one and had me on the edge of my seat. It’s pretty scary and I think it’s unpredictable due to the ending.

 

Split

Split is about a man, with dissociative identity disorder (or multiple personality disorder), who kidnaps three teenage girls. His persoanlity alters a lot, from a serious man with OCD to a young boy named Hedwig, there are many different identities that are contained within him and are explored. This film is very deep. It explores what dissociative identity disorder is, which I think was so interesting. I’ve never really watched a film that explores the disorder like that. James McAvoy, who plays the main character, did an amazing job. Good on him.

This film, I think, is a hit or miss for people. I know lots of people who really liked this film and some who didn’t. I, personally, think it’s a really good film. The acting is amazing, the storyline, concepts and themes are amazing. The ending is great too because it leads into the film, Glass (I haven’t seen it yet but I’m sure it’s even better).

 

Cabin in the Woods

This film require some patience and a sense of humour. It starts off as the most convential, generic horror film ever, with a group of young adults staying in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, doing stupid things that you shouldn’t do in horror films like going out into the woods in the middle of the night. This can be very annoying to

begin with but as you keep watching the film, you begin to realise why the filmmakers wanted it to be conventional because let me tell you, the ending is definitely not conventional. It’s almost funny. I loved this film for its ending. It may seem silly but I think it’s quite clever.

If you’ve watched many horror films, particularly the classics like Scream, Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, etc, this is a good one for you to watch. I can’t say why because it will spoil it but just as a little hint, it kind of makes fun of convential horror films. BUT it’s nothing like the Scary Movie franchise, where it deliberately points out specific films and makes fun of them. It’s not that scary either.

And…if none of what I said can make you watch Cabin in the Woods, Chris Hemsworth is in it.

 

I hope you add any of these to your ‘Must Watch’ lists, whether or not you celebrate Halloween.

I’ll be back soon with a spooky but not scary list of films you can watch this Halloween.

 

Have you seen any of these films already? Please reccomend me any of your own horror films you think I would like.

 

-Shay

Avengers: Infinity War HAD ME SHOOK!

Last year, I was standing in the rain, with a work colleague (long story). We geeked out a bit about our love for superheroes and he told me about his excitement for Infinity War and, presuming he already read the comics, he described the superheroes in it and how it was a two part film and boy, I was bouncing off my feet. I couldn’t wait for it! Every time I watched the trailer, I grew more and more impatient. And that’s why as soon as I heard it had come out, I made instant plans with a friend to go see it, the day after it came out.

 

And it. had. me. shooketh.

 

The film was great and surprisingly very funny, much more than it has been in previous Avengers films (but that’s just my opinion) which I came to the conclusion was probably due to the fact that it was dealing with a serious, intricate plot, which would both bore non-fans and annoy a lot of people (if you know, you know). It also had me emotionally invested.

I recommend going to see it, even if you aren’t a big comic book fan, and just a small suggestion, wait until even after the credits roll.

 

DO NOT PROCEED ON WITH THIS POST IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN INFINITY WAR YET! THERE WILL BE SPOILERS!

 

For anyone, who has already seen it in cinemas, you already know what I’m going to be talking about.

 

Infinity War, to sum it up, is about the avengers (Hulk, Iron Man, our latest addition, Spider-Man, etc), including other heroes e.g the guardians of the galaxy and Doctor Strange, who join forces to fight and prevent Thanos, an incredibly powerful villain (in fact their most powerful one yet) from obtaining all six infinity stones and basically ruining the world and the universe and existence.

It’s pretty deep.

 

And my poor baby Loki died (for the second time) right at the very beginning of the film, before I properly even settled down in my seat. 😦

 

The Ending?

At the very end of the film, Thanos does manage to obtain the six stones, which seemed inevitable, especially as there was only one out of millions of outcomes where the superheroes were going to win, according to Doctor Strange, who also gave up his Time stone to Thanos. In addition, upon Strange’s “death” (along with many other superheroes, such as Spider-Man, Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, etc, and other people “vanishing-to-dirt-and-dust deaths”) he states ‘this was the only way’. I found it particularly shocking for Doctor Strange to just give up the stone so easily and let’s be real, he’s a smart guy. AND so, I think that maybe his act of giving up the stone may have seemed like a failure but in the long-run, may propel the storyline into victory. Also there’s a part two, which will be the final Avenger’s film, so I’m presuming there is some sort of success and “closure”.

 

When people started dissolving into dust, I noticed that it wasn’t random. Yes, well loved characters like the Guardians of the Galaxy, Nick Fury and Black Pather died but who was left to potentially salvage our beloved characters?

Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow and Thor.

And what does that mean…?

They’re all basically the OGs of the avengers, which implies that they will unite, like the very first Avengers team up, and together defeat the evil alien, Thanos. To support this, Infinity War is based roughly on Infinity Gauntlet, written by Jim Starlin in 1991, in which at the end of issue one, Thanos kills a vast amount of the universe and its existence with the snap of his fingers, similarly to the film. And that’s just issue one. After this, well known heroes team up to fight back, which is also very similar to our OGs surviving at the end of Infinity Way, hinting they will reunite and attack back. It also means there’s a lot of pressure being enforced on them.

 

Future Films and The Logo at the End!

At the very end of the film, like the very very end, after the credits that seemed to go on forever, Nick Fury and Maria Hill make an appearance, where they too dissolve but just as Nick Fury crumbles away, he drops a small, old fashioned device where the camera shows something being sent and then a small logo. And that logo was in fact the Captain Marvel logo.

 

 

So what about Avengers 4?
I don’t have much of a theory. I think that Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Thor and Hulk will be the ones depended on to save the entire universe and most importantly, saving Groot. I also believe that Bruce Banner will Hulk out and turn green since he did not in the first film and had a bit of trouble doing so.
I also think that Tony Stark will have a major role to play, not that he doesn’t already. As I said before, Doctor Strange is a smart man and even said that he would without hesitation sacrifice the lives of Peter and Tony if it means saving the universe. But he ends up saving Tony and giving up the stone to Thanos, which could indicate that Tony needs to be alive for things to proceed into victory for them.
I also think there will be a lot of time travel or at least, a lot of time related stuff.

 

Also, Peter Parker looked like he was discovering his spider sense, which also may be a hint into something, even if it’s not about the next Avengers film.

 

Although I strongly believe the characters who “died” will be back, I also think that there will be ones that remain dead: Loki, Gamora and Vision. RIP.

 

 And…umm…shoutout to all the people who weren’t in the epic crossover…

 

What did you think of the film and what are your theories?

 

-Shay

Fictional Bucket List!

I’ve seen loads of little posts on Instagram from tumblr and pinterest about things people would want to do with their favourite characters – the fictional bucket list.

I then came across InAMessyWorld ‘s blog post on her fictional bucket list so I got a bit inspired so credit to her for my inspirations 😀 (And I guess credit to Tomes with Tea, for inspiring her.)

 

My Fictional Bucket List:

Play wizard’s chess with Hermione Granger

 

Play hide and seek with Coraline in the other world (and we can twin cause I always wear a yellow coat)

 

Prank Dwight with Jim

 

Visit the Hundred Acre Woods (I’ve actually been to the place that inspired the fictional version)

 

Swing around NY with Spider Man (Tom Holland version obviously… XD )

 

Go to one of Gatsby’s parties

 

Go on an adventure in a shared dream with Cobb and Ariadne

 

Be mischievous with Gumball and Darwin

 

Travel across the multiverse with Team Flash (and meet my doppelgangers)

 

Go to one of Ross’ weddings

 

Solve a crime with Scooby Doo and the gang

 

Go crazy and let loose with Harley Quinn

 

Shoot some walkers with Carl Grimes (R.I.P Never Forgotten ❤ )

 

Reach the highest level of SAO with Kirito and Asuna

 

Make fetch happen with Gretchen

 

Fly around with Baymax

 

Explore Wonderland and have a tea party with the Mad Hatter

 

And…

Stare at Dylan O’Brien inside the Glade the whole time

 

What would be on your fictional bucket list?

 

-Shay

Christmas Favourites!

I thought to make this blog have more festive posts, I would do my favourite Christmas things like movies, songs, etc!

 

  1. My favourite movies?
    My favourite Christmas movies are :The Nightmare Before Christmas (It’s kind of me XD ), the Polar Express, Christmas with the Coopers, Rudolph the Red-noised Reindeer, The Flight Before Christmas and Home Alone! Yep, there’s a lot 🙂
  2. My favourite songs?
    Fore sure I have to include Carol of the Bells! And I also love Winter Wonderland, All I want for Christmas Is You and a few more, that I can’t remember right now. XD
  3. My favourite books?
    A Christmas Carol has to be one of my favourites but I also love reading (and watching) Harry Potter so I’ll include that! I used to love reading The Night Before Christmas, Narnia and The Little Fir Tree! And I’ll throw in How the Grinch Stole Christmas! XD
  4. My favourite foods?
    Everything, basically. Christmas is an excuse to stuff myself with food so… XD I especially love Hot Chocolate Cake, even though that’s not really Christmassy! This year, we’re replacing Christmas pudding with Hot Chocolate Cake because I made that suggestion! XD
  5. My favourite candles?
    I love the spicy Christmas candles and I can’t pick one but last year I would’ve said Christmas Cookie! It’s a little too sweet but it smells nice!

 

the nightmare before christmasI don’t know anymore I could say! XD

Comment any of your favourite Christmas films, songs, books, etc!

 

-Shay

Horror Films!

Well, I don’t know what you guys are going to be doing for Halloween, but I know I am going to be watching American Horror Story Season 4 (Freak Show) and Season 5 (Hotel)!

However, if you don’t have plans, unlike my very productive ones, I suggest you flick through my list of horror films, that you could potentially watch! 🙂

ilovehorrorfilmsIf you haven’t heard already, I LOVE HORROR FILMS!!!! I can watch them at night, in pitch black, I can watch them on Christmas (It happened once…not intentionally). I can basically watch them whenever because they don’t scare me anymore. It’s probably just created me into a fearless sociopath. XD I’m kidding! Just in case you actually thought that…

 

 

Horror Movies I have Watched:

  • Scream (all of them) (more of a comedy)
  • The Conjuring
  • Annabelle
  • Amityville Horror
  • Case 39
  • Mama
  • Insidious
  • Insidious 2
  • Sinister
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • Wrong Turn (all of them)
  • Sixth Sense
  • The Purge
  • Scary Movie (most of them) (
  • The Ring
  • Paranormal Activity (most of them)
  • Saw
  • Carrie (2013)
  • Final Destination (all of them)
  • Would You Rather
  • Zombieland (more of a comedy)
  • World War Z (More Science Fiction than horror)
  • Drag Me To Hell

 

There are probably loads I missed out but whose cares?!

To narrow it down, definitely watch Insidious 1 and 2, Sixth Sense, The Conjuring, Mama (It’s not scary at all), Case 39 and Drag Me To Hell!

A horror film I suggest you stay clear of is the Human Centipede! It’s not scary, it’s just traumatizing! I haven’t watched it, myself, but I know loads of people, who have. All of which regret watching it. The thing is with the human centipede is that even though it’s “just a movie”, someone came up with that idea. I question why Tom Six wanted to make that movie! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, google it. But I am warning you!

 

Comment if you have watched any of those movies!! Or your Halloween plans!

-Shay

Characters I’d Name My Child After!

I saw a post like this on The Loony Teen Writer and I was inspired to make a post like that, myself. So this is characters I would probably name my child after! 🙂

 

Clary from The Mortal Instruments:character 14
I love Clary, as a character, and I love her name. I think Clary is such a pretty name…probably because it sounds like clarity and I love the word clarity. It just sounds really nice.

Clary means bright, famous and I guess it’s a nice meaning so I think I would name my child (if it was a girl) Clary. 🙂

 

character 6Isaac fron The Fault In Our Stars:

I think Isaac is a nice name. That or I just think Isaac from The Fault In Our Stars is a nice character.

Either way, I think I would call my child Isaac! I don’t know. I just feel like I would.  😀

 

Laney from She’s All That:character 4

I think Laney is such a pretty name and the character, Laney, is such a cool character. She may seem like a nobody but she’s funny, artistic and smart!

Laney literally means road, pathway, lane…so not a great meaning but who cares? It’s a cool name!

 

character 12Christopher Robin from Winnie The Pooh:

Christopher is a nice name but Robin is a nice name too. So either one or both put together would be a good name. Although, I wouldn’t be that mean to name my child after a Winnie The Pooh character.

Winnie is a nice name too… XD

 

Beatrice from Divergent:character 5

I’m not a huge fan of the name Beatrice but I like the name Tris. Tris (just Tris) isn’t a common name but I think unique names are cool so what the heck.

Tris, the character, has a cool personality so naming my child after her would be nice. 🙂

 

character 3Charlie from The Perks Of Being A Wallflower:
I’m not going to lie…I preferred the movie than the book. I liked Charlie, the character, in the movie more than in the books. I’m not sure why but I would want to call my child Charlie. I like the name Charlie!

It means ceorl, which means man, so…yeah 🙂

 

Aria from Pretty Little Liars:character 7

I like the name Aria quite a lot and even though the character, Aria, can be a little annoying at times in Pretty Little Liars, she has a strong, likable personality so I guess there would be a possibility I would name my child after her. 

Aria is also a musical word and usually, I find words that could be names, related to music, are really pretty like Lyric or Melody.

 

character 8Rhiannon from Every Day:

Every Day is such an amazing book that I have to put a character’s name in this post. Rhiannon is a really nice name, too.

It reminds me of jewels and diamonds.

I know the side image to represent Rhiannon is Emily Rudd but there isn’t a movie of this book, although it would make an amazing film. However, Emily Rudd is featured as Rhiannon in the book trailer. 🙂

 

Sam from The Perks Of Being A Wallflower:character 10

Sam is a cool yet simple name and even though the longer version, Samantha, isn’t a name I’m as fond of, it’s still a nice name.

I’d definitely think that Sam would be on the list of character names for a child because firstly, Sam, from TPOBW, is soooo cool and she, with the rest of the characters, seem so adventurous and classy and infinite. 😉

 

character 1Tate from America Horror Story:

Tate is such a weird, psychotic, dark, mysterious character, that I just couldn’t leave him out! He’s not loveable but you grow attached to him, if you watch the show. And the name Tate just reminds me of little tea parties with fairy cakes…I don’t know why…it’s really weird, I know. That’s why I like it. XD

 

Skeeter from The Help:character 9

I know that Emma Stone’s character in The Help isn’t actually called Skeeter and that it’s just a nickname but I like the name Skeeter.

It just sounds really unique and it doesn’t sound girly or tomboyish or geeky or gothic. It has a range of personality and I just really really really like it! 😀

 

character 2Lyle from The Internship:

The name Lyle isn’t the best boy name ever but I somehow like it. It’s not one of the boy names like Bob or Steve or Bill or Sid. It’s different and is nicer compared to other names.

I’m running out of different words to describe names. XD

 

Ariadne from Inception:character 13

Inception is one of my favourite movies so I couldn’t leave my favourite character out from it. Ariadne is a really really pretty name, in my opinion! How many times am I going to say pretty!? XD

I’m not a big fan of names like Ariana, even though they are pretty names, too, but Ariadne just has a unique spelling and I like it. 🙂

Also, Ariadne is a cool character, with a great personality and mind and she’s creative so why not put it in the post!

 

Thanks for reading this long post! Comment a character you would name your child after! 🙂

 

-Shay