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Ketchup…catsup….whatever.

Hello! So I realize that I didn’t blog at all last week and that is because I was super busy! BUT I have returned and we will catch up (get the title now?? eh!? haha I know, knee slapper, right?)!

So we’re going to talk about something that I’m sure will drive some people crazy and others will be way too excited about.

The Twilight Saga

In the case of the novels by Stephenie Meyer, I must say that I’m a fan. You may have read my blog earlier last month where I said a few words about Twilight. Well, I’m going to say it again, just so that we are all clear on the subject – I may not have been among the very first to read Twilight, but I was close.

I was in Barnes and Nobles with my parents in either Omaha or Lincoln Nebraska, browsing through the young adult fantasy/fiction. I saw the cover for Twilight and New Moon and read the back and inside cover. I decided it looked good enough and asked my parents for both in case I liked the first one. (By the way, this is when the second book had just been released.) Anyways, I read both and was stoked. Then I forgot about them after a while until I saw an advertisement for Eclipse at Hastings Book Store in Kearney, Nebraska and told my mom that I had read the first two of the series and was excited for it. In fact, I had to re-read the first two so that I could remember the story. Then after I got and had read the third one, people started freaking out all over the nation and it was Twilight explosion.
My point in telling you all this is to show that I wasn’t just caught up in the hype, I was way into vampires long before that, and that even though I’m a fan, I’m not obsessed over it and can realize that it really isn’t good literature, at all. I mean, Stephanie Meyer IS NO J.K. Rowling or Tolkien. It’s a guilty pleasure series. It’s not difficult to understand, there are no intricate sub-plots or details that make you wonder. It’s fairly predictable and very cheesy. I still like it, but it’s just really not the best thing on paper. The only reason I’m glad it blew up is to show that everyone can like fantasy novels, that vampires aren’t just for goths and emos, and it gets people who don’t read to read – because EVERYONE should read. Seriously.

Now…on to the newest movie installment.

New Moon

Yes, I went to see New Moon at the 12:10am showing with two of my roommates and needless to say, I was excited because Robert Pattinson is hot. I wasn’t expecting it to be good at all considering the first movie was HORRIBLE. Don’t even get me started as to why (the list would take forever). However, I was pleasantly surprised. Kristen Stewart’s acting was better (which honestly, I don’t know how it could have gotten worse) as was Pattinson’s and Lautners. The special effects are very good and the vampire running was done more smoothly. Veronica and Alice’s hair styles/colors are more accurate, too.

Taylor Lautner definitely makes this movie because he is HOT. Don’t get me wrong, I’m officially on “Team Edward” when it comes to the books, but in this movie, you’ll be rooting for “Team Jacob” because Taylor does such a good job.

There is a lot more humor in this one, too. Which is nice considering the last one was all about falling in love and had lots of almost revolting cheesy qualities to it.

Overall, New Moon is still a kinda blah movie, but for fans of the books and for those hoping it would be better than Twilight will be fairly pleased with it.

Fangs and ego trips,

Mary Jane Morgan

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All I Ever Wanted….

Because I had a spot of time and needed to get my mind off of all the homework I have to do, I decided I should blog a little earlier than planned.

KellyClarkson

If you happen to be a huge Kelly Clarkson fan, you might recognize the title of this blog as it is the name of Kelly’s tour. Now I won’t go into all the reasons why you SHOULD be a Kelly fan (amazing voice, fun and unique pop tunes, smart, beautiful, herself, the first and BEST American Idol…), but you should know that her tour is making its way across the Midwest. In fact, it’s coming to my home state of Nebraska! This talented woman is performing at the Pershing Center in Lincoln this Thursday, October 29th…. and I’M GOING TO IT. So obviously, this is what I’m obsessing over at the current moment. I will be giving you the low down on it all for sure this weekend (including the song list, opening bands, and a lil background info just to really show you how awesome Kelly truly is).

On the other side of the pond, Halloween is this weekend! And EVERYONE should be excited about it. So to get you uber pumped, I’m going to list some of the best/worst costume ideas I’ve seen/heard, discuss why Halloween is awesome, and why everyone should enjoy it, no matter what they believe.

BEST COSTUME IDEAS

1. Anything Harry Potter: Not the most unique, but certainly still cool because it’s Harry Potter. In fact, I’m going as Ginny Weasley and my roommate iscmsBlog21-180px-WheresWaldo going as Hermione. The coolest part, it’s cheap!

2. Waldo. Yes, the famous “Where’s Waldo” books’ leading man. He’s dorky, he wears stripes, it’s easy to reproduce, and it’s nerdy chic.

3. Lego. Get yourself a cardboard box and paint it a bright, obnoxious color and add some bumps, grab a partner and you have the best pair costume I’ve heard of in a while. It’s very inexpensive, and it’s unique and interesting. One of my roommate’s best friend came up with this idea. Pretty awesome.

4. iPod. C’mon, this is hilarious. Get a big cardboard box and make it look like a giant iPod, with you in the screen! Too funny.

5. A burrito. Hot dogs and hamburgers are overrated. A burrito would be way better/funnier. Don’t ask me how to do it, but I’m sure that it wouldn’t be too hard to make.

WORST COSTUME IDEAS

1. Anything Twilight. Over done, over thought, and totally predictable. ‘Nuff said.halloween-costumes

2. French maid, cop, nurse, fairy, etc. See above reasoning. Unless you made it so that they looked authentic, then it would be different (aka, no super short/tight outfits; perfect example to the right).

3. Mad scientist. Unless you are actually so nerdy that you are scientist (no offense!) then you shouldn’t do this. It’s a snoozefest.

4. Sexy zombie. Really? Zombies aren’t supposed to be sexy. They’re gross. So either go all out, or don’t go out at all.

5. Anything 80’s. Too easy and also too overdone. It’s just boring.

Why EVERYONE Should Enjoy Halloween

First of all, it’s FUN. What other day of the year allows you to dress up anyway that you want and it’s completely acceptable to society? No other day! And it would be pretty un-American of you not to join in, since it started here in the good ol’ US of A. You also get to carve pumpkins and go to pumpkin patches! Messy pumpkin guts and hay rides are always a good time.halloween2004_1280

Second of all, there’s candy. You get to go around, get free candy, and eat until you get sick. Always a plus.

Thirdly, it’s for all ages! Halloween is enjoyable from birth to old age. And it’s appropriate for all ages, too. Halloween can be softened up so that younger children don’t get scared and at the same time be amped up to really get your fright going if you’re in high school or college. If you’re a grown adult, you can always have a social adult party with spiked liquid brains, awesome decorations and costume contests.

Also, there’s the movies. Watch a scary slasher (Texas Chainsaw), a great thriller (The Ring), a funny zombie flick (Shaun of the Dead or Zombieland), or something just plain awesome (pretty much anything Tim Burton or Harry Potter).

Finally, there’s one thing that is very annoying, and that is all the parents who freak out because they think that celebrating Halloween is the celebration of the devil or it isn’t holy enough or something. I’m pretty sure that in most religious texts, they do not forbid people from participating in dressing up as something else and eating candy. And, being somewhat religious myself, I am fairly certain that it will not turn you away from your beliefs if you participate, even from a small age.

And that’s why EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN AMERICA (well anywhere really) should enjoy and celebrate Halloween. Go take a break and have some fun!

More to come on Halloween, Kelly and other obsessions tomorrow and this weekend. Until then….

Spooky plots and hit singles,

Mary Jane

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