MovieReview- Rise of the Guardians (2012)

So…I saw this random post on 9gag about how Jack Frost from the Rise of the Guardian’s was a lot like Elsa from Frozen, and I REALLLY wanted to watch the  movie then.

I had wanted to watch this movie since it was first up in the theater, but I remember that my parents were fed up with the cinema being so far away from our house that they weren’t willing for me to go with my friends, and were too tired/lazy to take me themselves. And I kind of forgot about it til I saw that post. And decided to watch it after all.

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It was an adorable little film all about hope, belief, fun, and fear. It was brilliant. I absolutely ADORED Jack Frost himself, so much that I am willing to assign him a date.

Oh? What do I mean by that? Every Guardian (but the Tooth Fairy, but she’s a hummingbird, so meh.) (..and the sandman…)(OK, so HALF the Guardians) have dates or holidays assigned to them. Easter. Christmas. SOMETHING of the sort.

And even if the other two don’t have set times or seasons, who cares? Sandy’s time was night time when the kids slept and dreamed. Tooth Fairy’s thing was teeth gathering so…whatever to that.

[Although I TRULY appreciated that the teeth had some sort of deeper meaning to them. Memories! That was utterly brilliant. I found it perfectly fitting for the teeth to hold memories from our childhood- and the best and most important ones at that. This was something I really could sink my  teeth into- Oh wow. That really was an unintended pun. If it weren’t, I would have really taken credit for it.]

And so, Jack Frost, the dude with the fun and snow, I’m giving you a date. Your season is obviously winter. So now, your date should be even more obvious. It’s pretty important. It’s the Winter Solstice. The 21st of December. The shortest day, but the longest night to think up pranks, tricks, and create a blizzard. (I’m not a hundred percent sure that’s factually correct about the time though..) Perfect.

I like having my own personal Guardian to my own little holiday =3 It’s name is the only thing I don’t own. And the Guardian too, course. But then again…Frosty is pretty great too..If only I were believed in >.> <.<

Aaah, it’s late, and I have a Rehearsal on the morrow…Er, but I haven’t even typed out the actual review of the movie…um, I’ll try finishing this up quickly.

But there really are a bunch of similarities between Elsa and Jack that it’s startling. Or, predictable.

Just like this movie- Ooooh. But then again, it’s a kids movie, so a happy and perfect ending is suspected and expected from the very beginning. But it’s still worth watching.

I like it’s animation better than Frozen’s though. But I found Frozen’s utterly adorable! And Frost is a much deeper character. I’m not just saying that cuz his hair reminds me of Killua’s or that he’s cute. Or that he’s mischievous. Seriously, Elsa was pretty shallow- there wasn’t any character growth *semicolon* she was just stagnant as a character.

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And his FEARS! Now that’s what I call realistic. As a literature student, I adored how universal and understandable it was. Or at least, made to be relateble and believable.

I just wished the Man on the Moon wasn’t given such a godly state as heavenly moonlight and would’ve been SHOWN to us. I really would. Plus, they never did resolve how Jack’s memories were literally stolen from him. He didn’t recall his past, so he couldn’t find his “centre”. (Pish posh, what’s this? I spell with a single British spelling, and spell check is on my case…huh. I guess being half American and yet being in British schooling would be confusing sometimes…) Nor did they resolve or show how he handled the silence from the Man on the Moon after so long, and about such important matters. I mean, the poor guy was having an identity crisis for over 300 years. That’s no light matter.

La la la, but really. I loved this movie. Maybe not overall as much as Frozen, but I do like Jack Frost much more than Elsa. But she is easily the better architect, sorry about that, Frost. Just being honest.

But, fear not, you are the 21st of December. So cheers to that!

Oh, and of course, I just HAVE to compare this part of the animation- which had better ice, frost, snow, snowflakes? It’s pretty tough- I’ve decided that both movies win a few awards there. Frozen gets best overall ice and specifically snowflakes. But Rise of the Guardian’s gets frost, easy. But then again- cuz of Frost’s name, there wasn’t all that much focus on ice either, nor individual snowflakes, so it’s not like you’re exposed to terrible ice animation throughout the film.

I say watch it. Definitely. Compare to Frozen, too. I’m sure y’all will. I’d love to hear comparisons and other responses to the movie too.

Did you find the Russian Santa cooler than any other like me? Wish you had seen a six foot one bunny too? Or maybe wished you had Sandy on your charades team? Found Tooth a bit creepy with her feathers and half-hummingbird-ness? Found Frost cute, but strange that he didn’t wear shoes for no apparent reason?

…I actually forgot the hashtag I had for my literature ness D=
*cue identity crisis*

-Frosty
the cool as hell snowman that inspires not one, but all.

 

Howdy to a lil’ Holiday DIY SnowGlobe

‘Tis the season of giving, sharing, and- why not?- MAKING!

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Wait- it’s the Winter Solstice and it ain’t snowing? And of course, it’s not the same if there are no snowflakes! But do not fret, we can change that up a bit with this simple yet gorgeous DIY I found day before yesterday, but haven’t had the time nor materials to try yet. But here goes anyways.

View the original blog I found this DIY at too, it’s pretty cool =D Plus, you can order a special kit to get all the materials to make this DIY if you want from their site too! Disclaimer- all these photos are from the original blog, Brit+Co, unless otherwise stated.

So, get down with Frosty, and create your own magical winter wonderland, complete with snow in the form of a girl’s best friend, glitter!

Snow-GLobe

I mean, just loook at that spectacular show of shimmer! #EmphasisThroughAlliteration

So let’s get started, now shall we?

Materials-
I Airtight Jar(s)
II Glitter
III A form of SuperGlue (Elfee, or UHU, or E-6000 glue.)
IV Stuff to stick on your jar- like a Christmas Bauble, or other decoration item, like a small tree, or a small figurine, etc.

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Step I- Unscrew your jar lid, and glue whatever you will be putting in the snow globe onto it.

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Press down firmly to make sure it’ll dry securely. Now let it dry properly. To be on the safe side, I’d recommend you to leave it to dry overnight, or to be on the super-safe side, dry for 24 hours. If you’re super giddy to finish the project, then I guess you could shorten the wait to 4 hours, but I’m not sure how well that’d turn out.

Step II- Fill your jar with as much water as possible. Now comes the fun part- adding the glitter! As much as you like, with as many colors as you’d like. Although, you do end up with a snow globe that might have glitter clump in it every now and then. I’ve heard of this tip that’s supposed to fix that up, which is to use hot/warm water in the jar, then use glitter glue instead of glitter as it dissolves in the water more uniformly, yet I haven’t tried this out myself, so I can’t verify whether it works or not. I’ll try this out, then get back to y’all if it does or doesn’t.

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Step III- Shake and enjoy! Have fun making these, and I hope you liked it =D I mean, this is a cute little DIY you could do with kids as a fun little project to lift the holiday spirit, or for those who are homesick without snow this season could be cheered up a bit (I know it worked on me!), and these little guys would make awesome gifts too!

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Just have fun with it, and you can use loads of different stuff instead of tiny Christmas trees. I was thinking of making an Alice in Wonderland themed one myself, honestly. With a lollipop, a peppermint candy cane, and other candies, and a figurine of the Cheshire Cat. I was  thinking of making a Christmasy/Winter Solstice one with Christmas baubles, and plastic snowflake ornaments too. I can’t wait to try this out myself! And soon, I hope!

-Frosty
the cool as hell snowman that brings inspiration to all.

Exiled From Ireland&The Irish Love Me

Obviously.

Anyways, i have a dream where im in this plain boring area, with hills and a sun above them, and nothing else. all in shades of yellow, green, and orange (yes, even the sun.) and yet somehow i know im in ireland.

Scene shift. at this absolutely gorgeous mountain top, with magnificent mountains as far as the eye can see. its a crisp winter morning, but insanely sunny. my perfect winter weather. we’re in this amazing manor, castle, thing. all grey carved stone, and beautiful. its brilliant. and then, there are all these random people scattered here and there. and theyre about to announce who got shuffled into which team with who. anyways, ayesha and i are super excited, but ayesha’s flipping out with insane hand gestures and everything. (so very un ayesha like). shes going on about how cool itd be if she gets an actual french person on her team and they become great friends. and i want to make friends with whoevers on my team.

anways, they announce the teams, and group us all together. we then are supposed to hang out together as a team to improve our teamwork and get to know each other more. after a debate and all that time, i become really close friends with this irish guy on my team. we become bros. its awesome =) and then after that, when we get our own free time to spend with whomever we choose, i go find ayesha. shes ecstatic cuz she has a french chick on her team. so thats cool, sure why not, were both happy.

later on, i see ayesha hanging out (bothering) the frenchie girl, and its pretty obvious that shes  irritated. yet ayesha being oblivious to this, continues her pursuit of being best friends with the Croissant Lover. she goes on about our (ayesha and mine) lit references, how shes the Lady of Shallot, how she has always considers herself french, and french worthy, blah blah blah. anyways, im then hanging out with Irish-Guy (and i dont remember what he looked like much- possibly blonde with green eyes? im not sure…but i do remember that he was hot. buuut i wasnt into him. not then. yes, there IS a sequel dream! =D ) and we become closer friends.

the next time i see ayesha, she has irked the french chick to a terrible extreme where she snaps at ayesha. ayesha gets stunned and a bit confused and tries to appologize and then go on about how theyre such good freinds and forgive each other. Madam Mustache (..no she didnt have one..but-but still =P) gets more annoyed, and tells ayesha shes not worthy of calling herself french let alone being french, and how shes just an annoying little wanna be. ayesha gets angry now, and they proceed to a full scale riot yelling match fight thing. then this girl sues ayesha, and takes her to the french embassy. there, all the french also hate ayesha, and tell those in charge of our debate tournament training thing (the debating TTT =P ) that they hate her and will not tolerate her being in ireland where shes happy and where currently there are a lot of french people or something. the irsih are totally chill and are just like, ‘yeah, sure, cool, why dont we just exile her, yeah?’ and thus ayesha gets exiled from ireland.

now, we;re at this scene where ayeshas crossing the boarder. once again, in all shades of orange, green and yellow, strangely. so ayeshas leaving and she asks me to cross over with her, you know, lets ditch this popsickle stand kinda thing. (i would never call ireland a popsickle stand but you get the idea right? no offense..) and im fine with leaving (since i can come back. no exile for me =) ) but all these random irish people appear and they say no, i cant go because they like me and are attached to me. aw, im loved by the irish ❤ anyways, as this happens, my irish guy friend was standing by my side the entire time and when the ayesha asks me to leave with her, he hugs me. like, NO. she wont go. it was cute.

all and all, this is a pretty morality type dream of mine.

the irish will love me. the irish are cool and chill. ayesha doesnt belong in ireland. ayesha is to be hated by the french. and, apparently, ayesha doesnt have what it takes to call herself and to BE french. yowch. and obviously, the sun is secretly green, orange and red in ireland. i feel so much more enlightened now. =)

The Deaths of the Deer

(plural of deer? what kinda collective noun do you use for deer? a pack? a flock? a…HERD! thats it, right? so happy i got it! =) but now i cant say ‘grammar nazis unite!’ anymore =( pooh.)

A funny story concerning collective nouns: my best bud, ayesha’s younger bro has some interesting kids in his class (the 6th grade). they were doing an exercise on collective nouns. and one of those interesting kids…wrote for a ____ of tigers…he wrote…a FLOCK. yep. just imagine. geese are migrating south for winter, and then majestically, a tiger swoops over to gobble them whole, with its gorgeous wide spread eagle wings. hahahaha, hilarious. i love kids sometimes =D

Oh, want the best snack for winters? A grill cheese sandwhich. JUST KIDDING. minus the cheese. totally serious. PLUS nutella. such melted warm goodness =3 *drool*

Anyways, the deer now.

i went to a debate practise session today, at Hoti’s place. now, as soon as i entered i was confused as to where to go (she hadnt answered her door, but her worker/cook/person dude there did) since there are two staircases; one leading up, and one down. after i say hello..? and my friend ayesha and my coach tell me to climb the stairs, i do. and the wall touching the sorta spirally stairs was – COMPLETELY covered in atleast eight, i shit you not EIGHT, deer heads. super huge ones that looked fake, normal ones that looked real except that it looked like they had twigs on their heads instead of horns, and even -AW! =( – baby deer! (filly? no, thats a horse…) it was sad. but i was chill when i got up to the session, and i didnt act creeped out by this, and everyone was shocked at my reaction, my lack of reaction, my utter chillness, and acceptence. sure, who ever did it was and is a heartless beast for doing so, but its not my place to say so. i mean, i know that but i still would have, if id known who had done it (no one but the debaters where there, the host/hosts were not present. breaking and entering…just kidding, they were in another room, s’all =P

And then we discussed the debate topic, and agenda. and now on tuesday is the actual debate. but cuz of timing clashes with my tutions, i am now going to come late (only attend the last hour). and thus i getting to JUDZGE. random z typo. but it looks cool, so ill just leave it there =P yeps, im weird ^_^

and it gets weirder. (and you thought i was done…ha!)

as we were leaving, i noticed something else in the main entrance room. there were about three/a bunch of rooms to my left as i entered the house, and the stairs on my right. so now, i noticed something on the top of the door frames. i guess i didnt notice it before cuz i was just nervous (entering someone elses house for the first time does that to me, especially if i dont know them. dont know why, just does. =S is that weird? am i the only one?) or something (ha, not really =P theres no point pretending to be normal now…) and i missed it but i pointed it out, and apparently i was the only one to notice it too. (im usually a lot more observant that this. just saying.) there were deer heads there too. no, wait thats incorrect. they were SKULLS. *shudder* super creepy. ugh.

now how the hell am i supposed to go to sleep? -.-” i really shouldve written about That Typo Bus before going to sleep instead…*Sigh* oh well, now ill just listen to 1D and go to sleep =P

Ciao~

yeah. im italian too. deal with it =P B) 😉

On Themes and Christmas Nicknames:

recently, ive been going on a themes rampage. =P haha, yeah, ive been changing the theme of this blog from my fav artsy one to that chocolate brown one to this pink christmasy celebration one. all in the grand span of one week, barely =P

thing is, i wanted to deviate from my usual thing, and i thought id use a more wintry them. and that choco one reminded me of a coffee place’s menu so i chose that. doesnt get more apt (with this blogs name and all..) and the whole having a hot cup of coffee in this crisp cold wintry windy weather. so yeah.

i was actually fed up with that dull one and thought id go back to the usual colorful and bright one but then i found this one. Christmasyyyy! yaay =) theres even an ELF! haha, though im gonna call it a leprechaun to show off and underline my non-existing Irish lineage =D 

i shall now be using my nickname Frosty more that the Wattson thang =P hee hee

actually, i inspired christmas nicknames with all my friends. (one day i kinda just went ‘hey christmas characters are so cool, i wish i had a christmas nickname =(‘ or ‘wouldnt it be fun to have christmasy nicknames?’ or something along those lines, and tadaaa~ it hapened =P ) i got dubbed Frosty, my friend amna got rudolf (yeah, an f. since she seriously thought it was spelled that way, *laugh*), and ayesha, dainty little fancy formal ayesha, got the polar bear from the soft mints ice commercial =) yep, a desi christmas character ^_^ since that polar bear lacks a name, we knight her for what she’s famous for. ‘Sharingaaa!’ xD 

Once a pal of mine, suleman, got a terrible flu but his mom still sent him to school. so his nose was all red and my entire group started calling him rudolph. now, the original rudolf, amna, was peeved at this cuz she thinks he is no where awesome enough to deserve her nickname (..and that he’s too ugly to have the same nickname as her =D that was mean of her, but still she and he arent even friends. barely on speaking terms since they dont really know each other). we still joked that amna got her title as head honch of the reindeer taken away and stolen by the Flighty Flu Wonder (aka suleman, since reindeer can fly.)

singing christmas carols all year round, wohoo!

-Frosty

School ReOpens =/ Winter Holidays Fin

bleh. school reopens, and that means i gotta get up early tomorrow morning. atleast theres one thing to look forward to: its colored. oh, yeah, i go to a private school so we’ve got to wear uniforms, but the terrible cold combined with the gas shortage (which means no operating heaters) enables us to wear our own warm kapray/ clothes =) yippeee. except ive got only one thick, long coat thats not fancy and its been seen by everyone already =/ pooh

my mom uncovered my gloves from when i was in third grade and they still fit me =) sure, theyre just a bit tight, but still fit ^_^ having tiny hands totally rocks ❤ im trying to come up with an awesome outfit for tomorrow. and i just did, but it involves my highest pair of heels, so i think ill wear it on Friday, which is a half day. but for now…God knows what i’ll wear. ill just leave it. whatever i see first thing in the morning, ill just wear that =P

awww, im gonna miss watching Chuck, sleeping, eating, drawing comics, reading manga, reading books, doing nothing, etc, alllll daaaayyy now. ugh. studying seriously T_T pshaw. oh yeah, i might even get my result tomorrow, so eeks to zat =O 

and and, my parents were invited to school tmrw to discuss some sorta debate related thing. maybe its cuz i wanna take part in the National under 17 tournament (as ive said before, i am 9 =P) well, there is that intrigue. especially since i happen to be free the time at which they called my parents so i can go spy and find out what its all about too. 

remember how i last posted about  scarf tying? well, today, i visited this awesome website and found totally new and unheard of ways (and some old ones too) to tie scarfs. tomorrow ill be showing off those tying skills by wearing a four-in-hand-ed scarf =P (not sure what to say after the four-in-hand part, since its not a knot =P )

huzzah, i have an outfit planned out! yaaay!

ok, now i gotta go do some lit reading as an act of having acknowledged that school is there in the morn. especially since no one did the lit hw (not too sure as to what it even was…), we/i might as well just do the meanings of the chapter we’ll be reading in class tomorrow. 

Ciao~

hope i stay awake in most of my classes, thats all i can hope for at this point! ^_^

Tying Stylish Scarfs

Tying Stylish Scarfs

Disclaimer: i take no credit for this picture, or the ideas, or the blog/website you will be leaded to if you click on the picture. i just enjoy tying scarfs in fun ways, especially experimenting between shawls and mufflers for fun winter looks =) i found this on google, and i think its pretty cute and the ideas are greaaaat. theres a link embedded (hee hee, i feel so techie =P as you know, technology isnt my forte) in the picture that’ll lead you to the original blog where this picture came from and give you some instructions on how to dress up your scarfs like zat =D id just like to point out that some of the instructions are way too vague for me to understand so if someone could please explain some to me in a more detailed way, please do <=) oh, and id just like to point out that by looking at the picture one can (or atleast, i can) figure out most of these ideas and how to do it quite easily so i attached the picture to the post, and put the link as an optional thing/resource. hope this is interesting and cool and fun and unique and helpful and pretty and cute and and and…you get the picture =P