New Semester… Last Semester
Its a new semester, indeed! Thankfully, it’s my last semester for my Bachelor’s. I’m not going to think about moving on to doing my Master’s right now. Baby steps.
I have some ranting to do - surprise! Not only about the usual fandom tirades and blasphemous tangents of recent days, but about a famewhoring new Hollywood couple - its sickening and desperate (and too bad because I actually had respect for the male half of the relationship). Maybe I’m just feeling added dislike towards the female half since I never liked her anyways. But I digress… until Friday, I will be unavailable to post anything.
Some things I can quickly state:
- Reminder that the Toronto International Film Festival kicks off the next ten days, tonight was opening night. Rob is attending and it is the North American premiere for “Maps of the Stars.” “Foxcatcher” is also featured and it is looking like many are interested in seeing the response.
- Rob DID (obviously, ICYMI) go to Bobby Long’s wedding this past weekend. An event I had not particularly researched thoroughly and someone messaged me about it being a rumor, which as I said, wasn’t. Its a good lesson in not only learning to trust my initial assessments and intuition, but also to post only what I - solely - believe to be the truth, thereby merely weighing others’ information against that of my own and the results of my personal research. I love getting messages (that aren’t attempting to instigate) - private or public - and always appreciate new info, opinions and perspectives. I’m also always willing to explain, expand, discuss and inform when asked. So, not sticking to my guns on that was my bad.
- Why the hell did Kim Kardashian (eyeroll) West get British GQ’s Woman of the Year award? Over.rated.
Lastly, to students…
Have an awesome semester! May you all have great experiences, fair tests (if there have to be any, lol) and inspirational teachers/professors! Keep cool and don’t stress :)
Anonymous said: I can't understand why people like you have to make a point of talking shit on people like Kristen Stewart. Maybe she's a poor actress, but millions of people seem to like her enough for her to be employed. And maybe acting is within her journey which leads to a new avenue of life that she's brilliant at. Nevertheless if she's happy and she's getting paid to do it, what does it matter? Don't watch her movies. Don't read her articles. And let everyone live out their own journey without shaming.
Oh, here we go. Yet another ‘holier-than-thou’ sentiment. Such a sanctimonious model of how we all must tolerate the fandom and a saint of all reason.
I didn’t know I was so significant in one’s life to prevent them from ‘liv[ing] out their own journey without shaming.’ I’m not going to get all philosophical about how weak societal norms have only made younger generations piss poor at taking criticism - because I definitely could - but, that’s not the issue at hand.
The quick, simple truth is… its my blog. I’ll say what I want. I’ll do what I want. Indeed, ‘what does it matter’ what I write to you? I’ll throw back your suggestion and if you don’t like it, don’t read it. For someone so consumed with the fact I’m ‘talking shit,’ how about you think about the fact talking or expressing my opinion no matter the subject exercises my right to say what I wish.
You’ve brought no enlightenment to the table with your comment, but you are free to try and sell that bullshit entitlement somewhere else. Good day!
Anonymous said: Hi: You've read the interview of Kristen for ELLE France? She re-appointed to Bear and Bernie, as if they were her dogs. You can understand that it after all this time, she continues clinging to Robsten?
I just read some of it, actually. Its from Vanity Fair, but I getcha. I didn’t read the whole thing, but I think I read enough to know nothing from her has changed. She still acts pretentious and the interview is either biased (because the voice of it reads subjectively) or the translation is worded that way. Could be both. I did find some parts worth noting. I’ll share.
KRISTEN STEWART, The rebel. And while this interview isn’t like the usual Vanity Fair France interview, rules are meant to be broken. Kristen Stewart is a real rebel. To describe this rebellion, she uses an image that I find funny: “I put my boxing gloves on with ‘no’ written on them.”
How is she a rebel? At all? She’s not. She’s actually rather cliche. No rules are broken here. An interview is an interview; they’re all the same. Unless she admitted and voiced all her wrongs, set everything candid and straightforward, its nothing but the same bullshit as usual.
Even if “On The Road”, the adaptation of Kerouac’s novel, that she loved a lot, came out in the US around the same time, she has more or less disappeared from radars since… As many Americans before her - From Gertrude Steing to James Baldwin, stopping by Nina Simone, who chose France to find the road to freedom -, Stewart found her own on the other side of the Atlantic.
Because the US is the hardest industry to break into. Its really the market big money is made. Audiences are the toughest, the meanest, perhaps more truthful. She can’t act. Don’t blame that on US audiences. You know who else has to try being a name overseas? Lindsay Lohan. I definitely would NOT put her amongst those name of Steing, Baldwin or Simone.
KS: It’s kind of crazy. Sometimes you have to look for the character. This one was on my knees, I had a lot of fun playing it.
Come on, do I have to state the obvious? Being on her knees isn’t something new.
[We suddenly hear dogs barking] What’s happening, guys?
KS: Bear, Bernie and Cole. My true security, it’s them (Kind of weird to translate this)
I can hear another far fetched, fictional narrative of the Robsten fandom being conceptualized as we speak. Prepare security for the crazies! Nice job, K. Keep holding on. Isn’t that a song? I believe it is.
If I have to work with someone, someone who doesn’t thrill me, or with someone I have to fake things, it’s sad and I act badly.
As I said, she’s a true pretentious narcissist. No one, it seems, can ‘thrill’ her because as she clearly admits… she acts badly. No truer words, has she ever spoken.
VF: What do you do when it’s bad? What happens to you?
KS: It’s really uncomfortable. It takes a few days, or a few scenes. At first, you tell yourself that it’s just because there’s a problem or rhythm. But once you’ve exhausted yourself trying to find out why, you put yourself in default mode and you act like shit. It’s not funny. And it’s not good. When I looked back at those scenes, I’m just like “ew”. I don’t like to see this.
Welcome to all of our lives, K. Again, she admits it. Its not other people in the scene, its not the direction, its not the script, its that she’s a shit actress. And its ALL bad! She has nothing to really compare anything to, realistically. Its never good. One day, she’ll realize it. Its not a problem with a film or its theme or lack of audience, its that her work blows and audiences hate shitty actresses.
KS: I never tried to influence the opinion of people on myself, which is what a lot of other people do. Some artists, some actors, they do everything to fit into the image of a certain type of actor or artist, and I’m really not like that.
LMAO! Even in text, she’s a shit actor. A hypocrite, as we know…
I could go on, I’m sure, finding new gems, but I won’t. Bravo interview, K! *snickers* Thank you for constantly solidifying my opinions about you.
Anonymous said: You know the sheep are butt hurt because their hope that he would go to Japan was a fail. The fact of Bobby Long getting married is a rumor. There is no info out there confirming this rumor. You should know in sheepland, nothing ever is confirmed or proven, they make it up as they go. Of course, Rob is due to go to Toronto at the start of Sept. and also the NY Film Festival with MTTS and perhaps he decided to go hang with his friends. They are always connecting dots that are no longer there.
Ah, so it was a rumor? Noted.
I haven’t had to time to properly track the details down, so I didn’t want to say it was confirmed or anything. Thank you for the info!
The epic sheepland… it’s incredibly vast and never ending, no? I’m not surprised by anything they hoped and I still find it hilarious and increasingly pathetic. Her PR still holds tight and therefore, keeps the mentally incompetent fandom alive.
So proud of Rob though and these successes. Toronto is the Cannes of Northern America; this side of the pond. Its a huge accomplishment. I honestly cannot wait to see Maps to the Stars.
AS A REMINDER, THE ROVER IS NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD ON ITUNES!!
I haven’t seen it myself, but in due time. Trust. I’ll most likely give my brutally candid opinion. Excited to see Rob and how much he’s grown.
2014 Updated Reading List
Evidently, I’m still on a single genre bender and now, being the end of July, that hasn’t changed. Though the books I’ve been reading have had a tad less smut and a whole lot of intensity. My goal is 75 books this year; I’m 91% there! Only 7 to go!
I always love discussion, suggestions, reviews and recs! One day I’ll get to singling some authors out - both good and bad. In any case, I’ve updated with a couple word/phrase review because SO many of the book blog recommendations have been unreliable…
Updated this list on 8/25, titles are in Italics
Gabriel’s Redemption - Sylvain Reynard
Hopeless (Hopeless #1) - Colleen Hoover
Losing Hope (Hopeless #2) - Colleen Hoover
The Redhead Plays Her Hand (Redhead #3) - Alice Clayton
Beautiful Player (Beautiful Bastard #3) - Christina Lauren
Slammed (Slammed #1) - Colleen Hoover
Point of Retreat (Slammed #2) - Colleen Hoover
Protecting What’s His (Line of Duty #1) - Tessa Bailey
The Edge of Never (Book #1) - JA Redmerski
The Edge of Always (Edge of Never #2) - JA Redmerski
Driven (Trilogy #1) - K. Bromberg
Fueled (Trilogy #2) - K. Bromberg
Raw - Belle Aurora
Axel (Corps Security #1) - Harper Sloan
Mine (Real #2) - Katy Evans
Crashed (Trilogy #3) - K. Bromberg
Fixed on You (Fixed Book #1) - Laurelin Paige
Found in You (Fixed Book #2) - Laurelin Paige
Forever with You (Fixed Book #3) - Laurelin Paige
Archer’s Voice - Mia Sheridan
Fading - EK Blair
Twisted (Tangled #2) - Emma Chase
The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence #1) - Jessica Sorensen
The Redemption of Callie & Kayden (The Coincidence #2) - Jessica Sorensen
Song of the Fireflies - JA Redmerski
Wanted (Most Wanted #1) - J. Kenner
A Million Dirty Secrets (Million Dollar Duet #1) - CL Parker
A Million Guilty Pleasures (Million Dollar Duet #2) - CL Parker
Escorted (#1) - Claire Kent ~READABLE, DECENT~
Frenched (#1) - Melanie Harlow ~OVERRATED, BUT TOLERABLE~
Number Thirteen - Bella Jewel ~MEH, THOUGHT IT’D BE BETTER~
Veiled Innocence - Ella Frank ~SO, SO OVERRATED!! UGH~
Damaged (#1) - H.M. Ward ~PRETTY GOOD~
Damaged (#2) - H.M. Ward ~AND… CONCLUSION FELL SHORT, BOOK 1 WAS BETTER. STILL READABLE~
The Proposition (#1) - Katie Ashley ~LIKED IT, KINDA CUTE~
The Proposal (The Proposition #2) - Katie Ashley ~STILL CUTE~
Alpha (#1) - Jasinda Wilder ~GOOD STUFF, LIKED IT~
Mystery Man (Dream Man #1) - Kristen Ashley ~EXCITING! LIKED IT~
Cage (Corps Security #2) - Harper Sloan ~STORY IS BLAH, LOVE THE CHARACTERS IN THIS SERIES A LOT!~
Beck (Corps Security #3) - Harper Sloan ~LOVE THIS SERIES & CHARACTERS~
Wild Man (Dream Man #2) - Kristen Ashley ~SUCKED. FAIL! #1 WAS WAYYY BETTER~
Lick (Stage Dive #1) - Kylie Scott ~MEH, NOT BAD~
Asking for Trouble (Line of Duty #4) - Tessa Bailey ~LAME! OVERRATED AUTHOR!~
The Thrill of It (No Regrets #1) - Lauren Blakely ~SKIP, LAME~
Every Second with You (No Regrets #2) - Lauren Blakely ~DOESN’T GET BETTER, STILL LAME~
Bad Things (Tristan & Danika #1) - RK Lilley
Rock Bottom (Tristan & Danika #2) - RK Lilley
Lovely Trigger (Tristan & Danika #3) - RK Lilley ~^^THIS SERIES^^ HAS SOME FUCKED UP SHIT IN IT; HEARTBREAKING; GOOD. IM AN RK FAN~
Come Away with Me (With Me in Seattle #1) - Kristen Proby ~UGH. TOTALLY RIP OFF OF ROBERT PATTINSON’S LIFE IN THE EYES OF A FAN. EYE ROLL~
Law Man (Dream Man #3) - Kristen Ashley ~BETTER THAN #2, LIKED IT~
Heated (Most Wanted #2) - J. Kenner ~IM A KENNER FAN TOO. LIKE THIS SERIES!~
Cooper (Corps Security #4) - Harper Sloan ~AGAIN, LOVEEE THE SERIES AND FAN OF THE AUTHOR~
Play (Stage Dive #2) - Kylie Scott ~HILARIOUS!!~
Forever & Always (The Ever Trilogy #1) - Jasinda Wilder
After Forever (The Ever Trilogy #2) - Jasinda Wilder
Saving Forever (The Ever Trilogy #3) - Jasinda Wilder ~SERIES HAD A SCREWED UP SITUATION, LOTS OF CONTROVERSY FROM REVIEWERS, NOT BAD~
Breaking Nova (Nova #1) - Jessica Sorensen
Saving Quinton (Nova #2) - Jessica Sorensen
Nova and Quinton (Nova #3) - Jessica Sorensen ~SO MUCH ANGST! CRIED SO HARD; LOVED IT, BUT #3 WASN’T AS GOOD~
Night After Night (Seductive Nights #1) - Lauren Blakely ~ I HATE IT; LOATHE! WILL NOT BE FINISHING THE SERIES~
Stinger - Mia Sheridan ~EH, DECENT, I GUESS~
Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell #1) - R.L. Mathewson ~WAS HILARIOUS THEN TURNED JUST… NOT APPEALING QUICK~
Fast Track - Julie Garwood ~THIS IS MY WOMAN! READ ALL HER CONTEMPORARIES AND LOVE THE CHARACTERS~
Lead (Stage Dive #3) - Kylie Scott ~BEST OF THE SERIES! FUNNY, WITTY, HOT~
Perfection (Neighbor from Hell #2) - R.L. Mathewson ~AGAIN FUNNY & REALIZED, MISOGYNISTIC, MUCH?~
Checkmate (Neighbor from Hell #3) - R.L. Mathewson ~LAST CHANCE, STILL ENTERTAINING, LESS MISOGYNY, DECENT~
Maybe Someday - Colleen Hoover ~HIGHLY RECOMMEND COLLEEN HOOVER! BOOK WAS FRUSTRATING BUT GOOD~
Ugly Love - Colleen Hoover ~NEVER DISAPPOINTED. TEARJERKER~
Hunted - Jaycee Clark ~NOT A ROMANCE. SUSPENSEFUL. DARK AND STRONG CONTENT~
Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths #1) - K.A. Tucker ~HAS BEEN ON MY NOOK THE LONGEST AND… IT WAS GOOD, BUT NOT THE RATING GOODREADS CLAIMS~
Willing Captive - Belle Aurora ~CURRENTLY READING, SO WITTY AND ITS GETTING GOOD~
If interested in what I read last summer/early fall (48 books, so proud), CLICK HERE to see my earlier post :)
#ALSIceBucketChallenge Master Post Update 4
There are so many its hard to keep track, so I put this together for fans to see the latest of who has done the challenge. I’ll be adding and reposting this hopefully daily to keep up ;)
- Seth Meyers (after hosting the Emmys)
- Viggo Mortenson
- Leonardo DiCaprio
- Jennifer Aniston
- Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie
- Matt Damon
- Kate Hudson
- Helena Bonham Carter
- Peter Gallagher
- Kit Harington, Lena Headley, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
- John Mayer
- Jeremy Renner
- Michelle Dockery
- Howard Stern
- Sammy Hagar
- John Grisham
- Minka Kelly and Mandy Moore
- George R. R. Martin
Apparently there’s celebs that have took the challenge but I can’t find. I’m so tired tonight lol.
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