maandag 10 augustus 2015

Review: You're never weird on the internet ( almost ) by Felicia Day

So I already told you that one of my favourtie actresses from Supernatural is Felicia Day. After Jensen she was the person that I was most excited for to meet on JIBcon. So when I found out that she wrote a book I didn't hesitate and pre-ordered the book! I just had to read it and to be honest I'm not a big memoire reader.

Last friday I recieved the message that the book would be delivered and time went so slow at work! I knew I needeld to finish another book first but I didn't mind. That night I finished it and the next day I promised myself I would start reading Felicia's book. And I can tell you I finished it in two days! Okay it isn't  a book with 500 pages but the weekends are mostly filled with playing with the kids.

I just couldn't put this book down, it read like a novel and it made me laugh so many times. But I also had to shed a tear a couple of times. This book is just so good, it gives you insight into Felicia's life. How she was homeschooled, how she started writing the Guild and how she became an Internet sensation.

The book is filled with funny quotes, photographs and great stories. Most of it is very funny and I can't help but feel a little sad for myself that I didn't have a friend like Felicia growing up. The book also tells a little more about the fact that she struggled with depression and the aftermath of gamergate. I didn't even know what excactly happened at that time and Felica tells it all from her perspective.

After reading the book I just wanted to book a flight to America, go to one of het booksignings and tell her how much of an inspiration she is to me. How after reading this book I realised that if I really wanted to write my own book I just had to start. I have to sit myself down and make it happen, because nobody else is going to do it for me.

I don't think she's going to read this post but if she does: Felica thank you for writing this book and sharing your story! You're a true inspiration.

So what are you waiting for, get your hands on this wonderful book and read it!

vrijdag 7 augustus 2015

Five fandom friday

This week's topic is favourtie fanfic..... Well I'm going to come clean here, I don't really read fanfic. Why not? Well beside my kids, my husband, my work, reading books and watching my favourtie shows I simply don't have time to o through all the fanfic that's written. So I'm going to do this a little diffrent this time.....

What's your favourite fanfic? Tell me and I promise I'll check it out! Who knows maybe I'll be converted and start reading fanfic a lot!

dinsdag 4 augustus 2015

Harry Potter....

If there's one thing besides Supernatural that I absolutely love it's Harry Potter. I loved the books, loved the movies and love buying this that are Harry Potter related.

I didn't love Harry Potter right away, I decided that I didn't want to join all the readers and just ignore the books. Until the owner of the bookstore I visited nearly every week told me that she was sure that I would love the book. So I decided to listen to her and buy the book. Well after I finished it I was glad that I could buy the second book right away.

And after those two books the long waiting began, waiting for the next book to come out. I would get the book as christmas present. Every christmas I locked myself in my bedroom and wouldn't come out until I read the book. I kept this up until the last book, I went to a midnight sale in our local library. I had the best night of my life! Surrounded by all those other Harry Potter lovers.

The last movie I decided to do the same thing I went to a marathon of the two last movies. So before midnight they showed the Harry Potter and the deathly hollows part 1. After a short break they showed Harry Potter and the deathly hollows part 2. I had so much fun, cheering and laughing and of course crying with all the other fans. After the movie was done I felt hollow because it was the end, there wouldn't be any more movies or  books.

So to fill that void I decided to just re-read the books on a regular basis and just last week I got my own wand. My favourite character is Luna Lovegood, I just love her! So I decided to buy her wand and I'm just so in love with it! Also as I'm a ravenclaw I decided to wear my house pride and get a necklace. So I just keep my Harry Potter love alive with these little things.

Hopefully I will travel to London next year and do the Harry Potter tour!!

vrijdag 31 juli 2015

5 Fandom Friday: Five fictional pets I'd like to adopt.

Is it friday already? I feel like it was monday just yesterday. But friday means time for a new 5 Fandom Friday!!!!
This week a top 5 of pets I'd like to adopt. I really have to think about this one:

1. Hedwig from Harry Potter, because well it's Hedwig! I don't think I need to explain myself here right?

2. Stitch, yes I know he's not a dog but I just love him! He's so cute!

3. Mushu from Mulan, let's stay with Disney for a moment. Mushu is just so cute and sassy!

4. Salem from Sabrina the teenage witch, he was one of the best characters from the show!

5. Scooby doo, well I was a scooby doo girl I loved the cartoon and he's just adorable!

So that's my top 5, what's your favourite fictional pet?

maandag 27 juli 2015

What I thought about Inside Out

So last week ( I know I'm behind on my blog updates ) I saw Inside Out. Let me first confess that I'm a huge Disney fan so if I get the chance I see every movie. We also own almost all the Disney movies on dvd, and me and my two girls love to watch the movies.

So when I saw the trailer for this movie I knew I really wanted to see it. I really liked the idea of looking into the mind of a family and just see what they think and feel. So last week I finally got the chance to see the movie.

And to be honest I was really surprised by this movie, I'm not a big Pixar fan. I like the movies but they aren't my favourites. But this one is definitly on my top 5 list for this moment. The storyline is simple but you just get why she feels certain things.

So there are 5 basic emotions in the control room: Sadness, Joy, Anger, Disgust and Fear. They all have there own way of thinking and working together they are the basic emotions of Riley.

Fear made me laugh a lot, he sees the danger in everything. If you ask him to make a list be prepared for a long list.

Anger was another funny one, they way he acts and make Riley act is just really funny.

Disgust is just a teenager, she makes a sarcastic remark about everything.

Joy, I have to say I needed to get used to Joy. I love her but she's so bubbly that I sometimes just wanted to make her stop and sit down for a moment. But she is really the light of the movie.

For me the most awesome character of the movie was Sadness, I just loved her! And let's face it she's kind of the hero of the movie. I love the fact that after everything they've been through Sadness and Happy realise that they need each other to make Riley happy.

There's a lot of humor in this movie, humor that most adults will recognize, but I do believe little children will enjoy this movie as well. They will love joy and the adventures she and Sadness experience.

So yes I really liked this movie and the end credits were so funny, with the busdriver and the cat... If you haven't seen the movie what are you waiting for? Go see it now!

vrijdag 24 juli 2015

Friday Fandom Five: Vehicles I'd love to travel in

Aah another friday again? Well time for a fandom friday it is. This week five vehicles Iwould love to travel in.

1. Baby from Supernatural, did you expect anything else from me? I don't think so haha. But I would love to drive around in that car, Dean can drive me becasue I don't have my drivers license haha.

2. The Delorian from back to the future, a little bit of time travel sounds like fun!'

3. Ecto 1 from the Ghostbusters! I would love to join them haha.I can't wait for the new movie to come out.

4. The bat mobile, I just think that's a cool car!

5. A princess carriage, well together with my two girls.

maandag 13 juli 2015

Why I can't watch the series I like on television

I love watching series, there was a time when I could binge watch a whole season but being a mom now this just doesn't work anymore. So the time I have for myself I try to read, watch series, blog and do all the other stuff I want to do. 

Besides the fact that I have less time for myself there's another thing that keeps me away from watching my favourite series: The fact that the only shows they keep airing in the Netherlands are the police shows! NCIS, CSI, The mentalist, Castle they're all the same. 

Everytime they try to introduce a new show here like Once upon a time, Sleepy Hollow, Supernatural it just doesn't get picked up. So to watch the shows I like I have to turn to the internet. We have Netflix here but as it is with a lot of things in the Netherlands they are behind on a lot of shows.

Luckily for me there are two shows I can watch on my tv. The walking dead and Game of thrones we get the new episode just a day after America. So I keep away from twitter and facebook until I've watcheed the episode. But those are the only two shows I can watch on dutch television. 

I'm always wondering why the other shows just didn't last, because I was at Dutch Comic Con this year and there are a lot of people liking the shows I like. So why do we get stuck with all those police shows? 

I do believe a lot of it is about timing, when they aired Supernatural it was on a monday at 23.30 at night. No one is going to watch that on that time! But of course they just thought you know what we'll just stop airing the show because nobody is watching. I believe that there are a lot of dutch people out there that would love to see something else than the police shows. But they just need the right kind of marketing and of course the right time to air it.  

So I watch a lot of my favorite series online, because for me it's the only way to watch them.