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Applesauce and Ice Cream

Well so much for doing anything exciting for the second half of the holiday...

Here I am in the living room typing this on Optimus, and in a lot of pain. There'll be no partying tonight, but that's okay because in all honesty, I prefer to spend my New Year's Eve inside where it's quiet and comfortable. Never was in to big parties that take place at someone's house or the town square.

I am recovering from my wisdom teeth surgery yesterday morning. My dentist almost decided not to do it because I nearly gagged getting used to the laughing gas, but I told him it was a normal reflex and that I would eventually relax, so he took all 4 of those teeth out, plus did a few fillings. I was awake but less alert during the surgery, completely tuned out watching Cinderella on the ceiling TV and listening to my iPod on shuffle. Most of my friends who have had it done claimed they were asleep.

Double Jedi Dates

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It's not easy being caught in a love triangle in the Star Wars universe. Sometimes I can't decide who to picture myself with more, for whatever the reason when I feel like daydreaming.

I mean, Plo Koon and Kit Fisto are both loved greatly by the fandom, as they are considered probably to be two of the most nicest Jedi in the Order.

Well, I had a dream about them both last night where I went on dates with both of them, but not simultaneously.

Rock Legacy Lives On

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This year has been a difficult year for everyone. We've lost a lot of iconic people in music, movies and even video games. Earlier in the year Leonard Nimoy (best known for playing as Spock in the original Star Trek series), Christopher Lee (best known for his roles as Dracula, Count Dooku, Saruman, and more), Satoru Iwata (CEO of Nintendo, and he died so young too, only 55 years old!), and others.

Now we have lost another iconic legend in rock n' roll.

I really need to start writing more about heavy metal, as that was the only main focus I had back in the day when I first started this blog.

Reporting for Duty

It's me again.
After getting things unpacked, I spent this morning upgrading and setting up Optimus.
That's right, Optimus. I decided to name my new ASUS tablet after the leader of the Autobots that changed my life and met his princess (me), the best moment of 2015. 
I gave it that name because it's apparently referred to as an ASUS Transformer book. Brilliant idea.
Is Optimus meant to replace my laptop? Hell no, how else would I be able to play Battlefront? (the REAL Battlefront)
This'll definitely allow me to write more often as the app for Blogger on my phone sucks and I need an alternative on the go.
I'm pretty happy with it to use for work and basic 'net surfing.
-Emily

Christmas at the Cottage

Good evening.

 It's been a while. This year's holiday was a little different for me, as it's the second time I'm spending Christmas away from home. The only thing missing up here is snow!

 My brother got me two custom alien related shirts and my parents got me a new Windows Tablet. That'll come in handy on campus, so I don't have to have my laptop weighing down my book bag, or having to unsuccessfully search for a free computer. Oh and it could be for blogging on the go! Merry Christmas sentient and primitive beings. I shall return to Mantle's Approach (home) on Sunday!

 -Emily

Episode VII: The Force Awakens

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A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, I wrote my thoughts on all movies in the Star Wars saga, and now I get to write to you about the 7th.

Warning: what you are about to read contains spoilers, so if you haven't seen the movie yet.....do not proceed any further!

Alright, I warned you, so without any further ado...

Iconic Christmas Characters

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With Christmas only 5 days away, I've grown up getting to know many characters in children's Christmas stories. But there are a few that always stand out.

Everyone knows Santa, Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman, the Grinch, and many more. But who was my favourite growing up?

At Last We Return.....

Ever since the leak almost all the way back in 2014, I had been counting the days until I would get to see The Force Awakens, and now it's finally here!

Tomorrow afternoon I'm going to see it and I can't describe to you how excited I am.

So will I be reviewing the movie? I most certainly will, however, to avoid giving out spoilers to thousands of fans who still want to see it, I won't publish it right away. But, just like with my previous reviews on the last 6 movies, I will go over brief plot summary, character analysis highlighting the ones that interested me the most, my favourite moments, what I think about the antagonist, and one thing that made the movie great or any flaws that should have been addressed.

Habits

I find myself going from one thing to another on nights like this, and it's basically everyday.

I was going to study until 8:30 tonight but found myself drowsy at 8 so I stopped. I don't know what to write about, so I'm sitting here writing anyway because I want to keep you all coming back for more no matter what, even when I don't make something really interesting.

I like to sit and type sometimes as if someone is actually wanting to know what I am saying. I can be a real chatterbox in real life depending on what we are talking about. I could go on and on for hours how much I like science and shite, or what music I like. Call it specifics.

I might be going Internet dead on Friday because of The Force Awakens. Must avoid spoilers at all costs because I'm seeing it on Saturday. Facebook now allows you a lightsaber profile picture feature, and I'm just sitting here not bothering with it because I've got my totally awesome lightsaber from Ultrasabers to use in…

Monthly Updates!

Listen up primitives!

I've got a few new changes coming on here in the new year! Can you believe that 2015 is almost over?

Christmas is 10 days away, shopping's all done, 3 more final exams to write and celebrating completion of 1 out of the 4 semesters of this program by going to see Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens on Saturday.

But enough of that, you may have noticed I have added the featured post app that Blogger has recently come up with. So, this month's featured post is my review on Shadow of Intent if you have not check that out.

However, starting in January 2016 I will pick a post to feature here on the first of the month, hoping to do this one time as well with Metal Monday as long as I can fit it in to my schedule with my college workload.

So keep an eye out for that change every month, officially at the first of every month in the new year!

-Emily

This Love is Not Blind

Ever had someone get at you for defending something you're passionate about? That's how I felt last night.

I sometimes can NOT stand negative opinions of things I love, even if I try to control how I feel about that. It still comes out as me saying something like "You better take that back!" and this often gets perceived as defense but to not get too blinded to not accept other people's views of it.

But there'll be times when we are deeply in love with something that has either been important to us for years, or something we just started loving.

We're so caught up in the moment that we don't like it when anyone says anything about it, no matter what it is.

And Then The Half-Jaw Sang: A Shadow of Intent Review

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Okay, I don't know where to begin on this because once I started this little novella yesterday, I couldn't put it down. It's a short story but easily a memorable one with a straightforward plot.

Centered around Rtas 'Vadum; the Half-Jaw Sangheili Shipmaster of the Covenant Assault Carrier, of the same name as the book's title, I was sure for certain something was going to prevent him from getting the well-deserved rest after the battle for Earth.

Rtas Vadum has been one of my favourite characters in the Halo universe since I was 17 or 18, that I have already engrossed myself in his backstory; from his birth, all the way up to the end of the war in 2553 on Halopedia. But I wanted more! I really did, and Joe delivers it quite well.

The classic idea of the San Shyuum (spoilers!) Prelate wanting revenge, for Rtas supposedly being responsible for killing his family when the Flood spread throughout High Charity, sets out to lure our lovable Half-Jaw into a trap. Who's e…

Multi-reading Problems

The digital novella I've been waiting for all year is finally being released on Monday, and I'm faced with the possibility of taking a break from what I'm currently reading to binge read this.

Rtas 'Vadum has been one of my favourite Halo characters for years, and I was flattered about the number of people who liked my post on here about how I made an announcement of the novella's cover and synopsis revealed.

Sci-Fi Fashion Overload!!!

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I haven't written all week, mainly because I'm starting to prep. for finals. I think I over-prepare myself a LOT when I don't need to. I do know when I should stop, but still, I find myself doing too much sometimes.

My early Christmas presents arrived on Wednesday! That makes my week better than I thought it was going to be. Always nice to get a good deal on a Black Friday.