Happy greetings everyone!
I hope everyone had a great Summer season...and a great Winter season down in the Southern Hemisphere.
Mine wasn't so bad....I did work to earn a little extra money, and to keep myself from going crazy with boredom.
It's been challenging, working with metally disabled or "slow" children as well as autistic, but I'm actually kind of glad, because it's taught me to have a lot of patience and understanding for children, normal AND special needs.
This school term, I started working full time hours, which I haven't done in a while. I was a little nervous at first, since I have a condition that makes me tire easily, but it's not as bad as I thought it would be. Thank goodness for coffee!
Other than that, nothing all that new. I did catch a couple of movies I thought would be fun to review:
The Last Exorcism - Okay, growing up, I've seen and loved the movie The Exorcist, that iconic 1970's movie about demon possession. This.........didn't even come close to it. While it had it's scary moments, it barely came close to the epic creepiness, the tension, and the chills of The Exorcist. One of the biggest distractions from it was that it was filmed in a "mockumentary" format, and it just lost the illusion of the story. It just didn't seem to fit. I think if they would have worked on it a bit more, I'm sure it would have been more successful. But then, that's just me.
The Expendables - WOW! What an amazing movie that was.
Lots of action, adventure, and very thought provocking. The only thing is that the dialogue could have used a little work, as well as the plotline, but it wasn't too bad to the point where you didn't know what was going on. I really enjoyed the idea of mercenaries going around the world to keep tabs on bad guys, and it makes you consider that is the real cause of countries being so poor. Another thought is that you consider that ANYONE can be a terrorist, from ANY country. So yeah, it was a cool movie, and I'd see it again.
Okay, I know I'm just a bit late with this news, but in case you've all been living under a rock or something, there's been an announcement that there will be a new spin-off for the popular Nickelodeon show, Avatar: The Last Airbender. It'll be called Avatar: Legend Of Korra, and it will focus on the new avatar, a young girl from the Southern Water Tribe called Korra and her adventures in the Avatar world about 75 years after the series ended. If you would like more information, you can go here:[link]
Personally I'm excited about this, because I was a HUGE fan of the show!
And no, I'm not afraid to admit it, I was a big Kataang (Katara and Aang) fan as well, and was double excited when they won, as they shared a sweet kiss in the end of the final episode.
So yeah, looking forward to that.
In another announcement, a good friend of mine, Jeff, is holding a contest on his site, and he's giving away some awesome prizes. Not only that, but he has now finished the second volume to his new manga, Namaka Hamou: Legend Of Ningyo. It's a pretty cool story of a more realistic mermaid and her adventures with her human family and friends. Please drop by his site and enter his contest AND read this story, it'll be fun.
You can visit it by clicking here:[link]
I also want to take this time to thank everyone who has so far been reading my newest original novel, An Angel's Prayer. The support and encouragement I've gotten has brought tears to my eyes at times, as I'm so happy to know that some people are actually READING.
As I've stated before, I've been having A LOT of trouble getting readers and feedback here on DA, so any little bit of support, I'm truly greatful for. Please stay tuned for lots more action and adventure in An Angel's Prayer, it's only just starting.
That's it for now. I hope everyone had a safe, happy, and relaxing Summer, and please keep visiting!