Aug 20, 2014

Super Summer Comic Con + a vlog!?

We're back from our short trip to Windsor for the Super Summer Comic Con. And we had a lot of fun! Not only was it a visit back to Windsor where Justin's family lives but the con itself was held in our old college. So it was nice seeing the school again and some familiar faces. Also we met some current students from our program. Cool!
I did something a little different this time around... I vlogged. I made a vlog. I did a vlog. Yep... Obviously it's not super great but I wanted to try it out because I like the idea of video diaries. Too bad I find it a bit weird to talk to a camera in a crowd of people, so I didn't do too much talking. But I think my favourite part is the end with the costume contest. So, you should watch the video below and let me know what you think. Also give me tips!? I think I may do something like this for Fan Expo too maybe...

What would you guys want to see if I did do a vlog during Fan Expo? Any questions? Have you been to a convention?

Aug 16, 2014

New things I made

Whoa I haven't made a post on my blog since that start of the month! I promise, I have not forgotten about my little blog here. It's just been sort of busy here. Some late nights at work... some late nights at home sewing... you know the usual. Not much as been going on with me, and that means no new posts. But I did just finish a bunch of new stuff! (to be sold at conventions.) So why not show those off?
These are the newest hair bows I've made. (These aren't all the bows, just a few from each pile) I am in love with the yellow Simpsons fabric. I may have to get more for myself. Maybe make a skirt or something.
These are super new! I made some headbands. You know, the ones that you wrap around your hair sometimes? But mine don't have wires in them. (Never was a fan of them but If these do well/people ask for wired headbands I will make them) I have no clue how these will do. I'm still trying to figure out how to display them on the table so people know what they are.
And lastly, I made a couple of neck ties. Neck ties are hard to make. They take a lot of fabric and a lot of time. I've always wanted to try making them and I've been told a few times that I should sell them. So this is the year to try! I wonder if I'll sell any, and if I do... which one will be my first neck tie sale? Justin thinks these will do well, for some reason.
If you're reading this now, we're already on our way to the little convention in Windsor. It's the first summer one there at our old college (where Justin and I met) So I don't expect it to be super busy but it'll be nice to see some old faces. Wish us luck! :]

Aug 4, 2014

Review: July Movies

Transformers: Age of Extinction
I wanted to like this movie. I was like, 'oh all new actors...this will be great. I can't wait to see some cool robots fighting and what not.' I really did not like this movie. Not one bit. The main problem for me was the horrible scripts. The lines the characters said were just so unnatural and weird. The first 20mins of the movie I was cringing. People don't talk like that to each other! The acting wasn't too great either. Lots of plot holes in this movie. I mean at one point everyone was fighting and it cuts to a shot of Mark Wahlberg's character and he does a freakin' slow nod. What?! Are you serious? There were also a lot of times where it was a serious moment in the movie and we just bursted out laughing at how bad the acting was mixed with the bad writing. This movie was also super long, way too long. 

Recommend? No! 
Re-watch? Never
Tammy
We went to see this movie on one of those days where I just wanted to laugh. And this movie did the trick. I did laugh a lot throughout this movie. It was good. Not amazing but good. It had a weird story, the flow of the movie was all over the place, it felt very slow at some points. Lots of talking but about nothing super important. So we'd laugh a bit, then we'd wait a bit... then we'd laugh some more, then it would get really cute, then something serious happened and then it went back to being funny. I guess it wasn't a movie about anything really, just a movie about stuff happening. Kind wanted something more out of this one but... meh.

Recommend? Probably no. Maybe wait to rent? 
Re-watch? Nah.
Lucy
We got a free movie pass (advanced screening, we saw this a few days before my birthday) for this movie. I didn't see anything about this movie until Justin came home with the free tickets and played a trailer for me. I was interested in the idea behind the movie. I thought it would be a fun movie to go see, plus I like Scarlett Johansson... and... this movie blew my mind!! I was not expecting it to be this good. Wow. The first like, 20 minutes of the movie had some great acting. (I miss when actors actually get to act in movies.) And the effects were beautiful. There were some really freaky parts too. Some parts reminded me of watchmen. Definitely worth a watch! 

Recommend? Yes!! 
Re-watch? Yes!
 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
This was pretty good. I enjoyed this movie a lot more than I thought I would. There were some part where the CGI was 'meh', where you could tell they were just rushing it but overall very well done. Decent story and great emotion shown in the apes. Also a bunch of great one liners, like "run". Haha. 

Recommend? Yes 
Re-watch? Maybe?
Hercules
I don't have much to say about this movie. It was fun and I enjoyed it but I probably won't ever see it again. Just one of those, one time fun time movies I think. The movie is nothing like the trailer. The trailer, as usual is showing all the interesting part of the movie, there's a lot of other things that happen in this movie. Overall not disappointed that I went and saw this one. 

Recommend? Maybe? 
Re-watch? Probably no
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