Rough Night | Film Review #1

Hey everyone!

So, I’d like to start doing these things called film reviews on my blog, along with my book reviews. I also want to watch through seasons 1-8 of House and make a seasonal review of that, too (which will be a larger project over the course of this next year).

Technically while this will likely be the first PUBLISHED film review, it’s not actually the film that inspired this series. That film, Demolition, will be having its review within the next month. I will probably do them out of order as I’ve recently made a list of films to review and want to get them going and really, order doesn’t necessarily matter (it’s just an excuse I use to keep myself from working on these blogging projects and I’m getting tired of doing that, as it’s only kept me from updating and writing rather than getting it out and published).

Any who, there MIGHT be spoilers ahead so if you want to watch this film and NOT see my review, then well, don’t read this post, silly!!! (I lied, I don’t mention spoilers, BUT the comments section may include people who have seen the film in which I may engage in deeper discussion with them about it, so, for that section, you may want to avoid it if you still want to see this movie before reading about it!)

I will follow a similar style and format to my book reviews for these film reviews: A summary of the film, what film/year it is, reference to important characters, spoilers or non-spoilers may abound, anything that stuck out from me (depending on where I found/watched the film) and a recommendation score based on my audience (i.e. people with mental health conditions) from a scale of 1 to 10. 🙂 Let’s jump in!!


Film Review #1:

Rough Night (2017)

About My Experience Watching this Film:

So I’m about 99% sure this is the first movie I’ve gone out on my own, AKA alone, to see EVER. I heard on the radio that some people were thinking of this movie as a “chick flick”, I’d say it actually has a lot more substance than that! (Nothing against ‘chick flicks’).

It took me a little while to get into the movie, for me, it was hard to see Scarlett Johansson as her character (Jess) rather than herself. I’m not sure why, but Scarlett is a beautiful woman and her hairstyle in this film is so very striking (short) and she pulls it off SO well, maybe that’s why I was finding it a little difficult to see her as JESS and not herself. (Which is not to imply I’m a major fan of her which is also NOT to imply I’m not, just that I don’t know well enough about her to distinguish her from HER rather than the intricacies of the character she is playing…if that makes sense. What I mean to say is, although I’m not a major fan of hers to watch every interview or anything like that, though I am also familiar with some of her work (Lucy/the MCU), I can’t quite explain why I saw her as herself in a character she was playing as I don’t know who she really is beyond some handful of roles and characters she’s played. You know what, never mind.)

Off the tangent! If you can get past the initial sex/dick jokes and the outstanding amount of substance use in this film (see trigger warnings down below) which, in some ways, normalizes the idea of substance use, glamorizes it and puts across the idea that in order to have fun one can only be wasted/high to do so (let alone plan appropriate next actions, or should I say, inappropriate next actions)–all of that considered, I rate it pretty well, still!

The basic summary without giving away the details of the plot (which I found to be unexpected and why I do NOT consider this a ‘chick flick’ and why describing it as such hides the humor, friendship, triumphant love and nay say against procrastination in life) is that it’s about 5 old college friends who meet up again for the weekend to have a fun time with Jess who is about to be getting married some time in the near future. They go out to have fun and have a–you guessed it–rough night to say the least!

If you’ve also seen this film and want to talk about it in the COMMENTS section, let’s do it! Otherwise, I’d prefer to NOT give anything further away which is pretty much the rest of the whole plot, which there is a lot of.

I WILL say that I totes called it from the start of how things were going to go. Maybe that makes it predictable, I’d say it makes me badass. (I’m still very novice at understanding the intricacies and complications of films and so for me to anticipate what was going to happen is a HUGE accomplishment ;))

 

Trigger Warnings:

  • Substance use and a LOT of it (alcohol, Adderall, cocaine, meth)
  • Sex worker/sex/penis jokes (and paraphernalia)

 

PS There’s an activism character and LGBTQA+ stuff too, which I enjoyed, naturally 😉

 

Themes in the film:

  • How to maintain longstanding friendships, especially after college, and how things are inevitably going to change and unless you change with them, expect some bridges and connections to fall away to the wayside
  • As people change secrets start to form by accident or on purpose. Maybe there is some acceptance of this that needs to be taken place?
  • Keep track of your priorities: Make time for your roots/where you came from and who brought you up when you get high up on the ladder of life.
  • How love withstands, and friendship too
  • Near death experiences can change us, we hope it’s for the better
  • Don’t procrastinate, we’re not giving a set amount of living time.

 

My Recommendation Score:

With everything I’ve stated considered, I rate this a:

8 out of 10 movie.


I hope you enjoyed my first ever film review!! I’ll be adding the category tab to the bottom of my blog page soon! (Once I remember to do it again). I’ll have more posts up and ready this weekend, including some SHOPPING that I did :D)

 

Thank you so much for reading!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

Let me know what you’d like to see from me next! 😀

 

Worth It | Avengers Fanfic

Inspired by June 13th 2017’s daily prompt: taper

*I do not own these characters. All rights go to Marvel.*

Worth It

Summary: Loki removed the shining silver utensil from the nearest table. “That may have been Hel frozen over, but I am not known to fail on a mission.” In which Loki goes to the ends of the world to get what he wants.


A low hiss sounded in the dark abyss.

“Please, d-don’t,” came the hoarse whisper as pain settled deeply into the man’s bones. Jet black hair lay in a tousled heap, sweat sticking the loose strands to the man’s flushed cheeks. Rivulets of the liquid mixed with the man’s tears as they became one on their way down slender cheeks. The man’s lips were parched, his throat a mess of raw tissue and red staining wine. Except, of course, it wasn’t wine, but rather the blood of his heart that circulated through his body, pouring out from his open mouth as he spat feebly in response.

The pain, by the Norns, was the pain unbearable.

Electric shocks zapped through his body sending him into reigning spasms, uncontrollable quirks of his tissues as they shivered and shuddered. His hands, weak and useless by his sides, tingled with the shock that was working its way into his system. His palms itched, his fingers cold to the touch and his veins were pronounced–protruding outwards like high-rises.

His brain was sludge, barely working, barely functioning, and he, he was barely breathing. Thoughts rumbled into one another with a force so heavy he thought he might dry heave. Scattered were the remnants of his memories as flashes of a red cape, lightning and a blonde, blue-eyed face appeared in his vision. There were pieces of a brightly lit rainbow, a helmet man, an eyepatch, red and gold and so, so much green.

He felt the bile in his throat rise as he rasped out again.

“P-please, d-d-don’t,” he begged quietly. Forming words on his cracked lips was nearly impossible, but he thought maybe, just maybe they had come out all right. Maybe, just maybe, the Norns would grace him with repentance and kindness–just this one time.

But he was never so very lucky.

“–orry Reindeer Games,” the voice, rough and gravelly, didn’t sound so convincing. It sounded strained, as though difficult work lay ahead and the man felt fear rise unsteadily in his chest.

If this was just the beginning, he’d rather not be around for the climax.

“P-please, j-just k-k-k…” he felt his energy zap away from him as though he were a machine that had been startled from being pulled out from its energy source.

He felt so very, very sleepy.

His eyes wavered in their blinking motion, green orbs unfocused as the world swam around him.

“-ey, ’ey! Stay with me, okay?” The voice, whoever was speaking, sounded a lot more concerned this time around, even if the slowly losing conscious man noticed a hint of malice in their tone.

He violently wanted to complete his prior thought, but the sentiment rolled away from him like spilt marbles on an escalator. He watched in mild fascination and severe distraction as they glimmered like diamonds, like the jewels he once collected from Vanaheim.

Jewels, gems, Mother.

Oh, how the universe was ever so cruel to him! Why could he not be within the arms of his lovely mother, a mother who loved him dearly despite his abhorrent nature?

Green eyes rolled uselessly in their sockets, a cry of pain escaping his lips as the pain drilled onwards. Deep, deep into the flesh of his flesh, the bone of his bone, his brain could not comprehend the atrocity of what was occurring, but somewhere deep within himself he knew he was responsible for the pain.

He knew somewhere deep down in his heart that he was getting off easy with this flavor of punishment.

Maybe the Allfather had finally given him the reprieve he so wished for, just in the most brutal and terrible of ways.

Maybe, just maybe, it wouldn’t be long for him now. Maybe he’d be finally allowed to let go of this haphazard wasteland of a life that was so cruelly cut out for him when he was found, abandoned, on that icy rock. Maybe it was time for him to finally breathe again, by way of no longer being.

The trickster felt all of these feelings, raw and pure and immobile, as he lay wherever he lay, in a world he was uncertain of, with a purpose long lost from his reckless fingertips.

His eyelids began to flutter shut, as the cool embrace of nothingness encompassed him, but as always, he was never let go of so easily.

“Brother!”

The trickster could not even suppress a groan.

The bumbling buffoon came running to his side, wherever that side may be (he certainly couldn’t tell), clasping one of his icy hands in a fiery bath of warmth.

Loki tried to pull away instinctively, but the older demigod refused to relinquish him from his grasp.

“Loki, what is the meaning of this?”

The urge to yawn strangely swept through the younger sibling before he could stop his mouth from opening and spilling out the breath he had unknowingly been holding.

“Friend Stark, why has my brother taken to sudden illness?” Thor’s expression hardened as his eyes narrowed in suspicion; “Has something gone on while I was away?” his voice was low, as though issuing a threat, which Loki was surprised to hear from his not-brother.

The aforementioned individual raised two hands, palm open, in the air.

“Whoa there, Point Break, I was just helping out. I figured you’d be pissed if we let Reindeer Games,” he gestured to the limp figure on the cushioned table, “die.”

A frown and look of confusion etched its way into the features of Loki’s face.

“I’m-I’m not–” Loki reconsidered his words carefully, “is it over?”

His words were measured, controlled almost, and whispered delicately as if their utterance would result in a swooping motion of reapplied pain.

He waited a second, two, three, but the pain was tapering off. He felt himself regain control of his once trembling limbs, his fingers feeling warmer than before (except for where Thor held his hand, which he still grumbled about and tried to pull away from) and his head clearing considerably.

Of course, leave it to the Allfather to give him a sudden illness only for him to wish for death then take away the opportunity straight from under him.

“What happened?” Loki asked next, seeing as how the Man of Iron had yet to answer his previous question.

Tony Stark quirked an incredulous brow upwards and snorted to himself, pouring himself a glass of scotch while holding up a torched, smoking circular object.

“This thing was the cause of your plight,” he tossed it lightly to the demigods. “Would you like to keep it? I can probably score one of those medical jars that doctors keep record breaking tumors in from Pepper, if, you know, that’s your thing.”

Thor looked to the object in equal amounts of confusion. Before he could ask, the memory clicked in Loki’s mind.

That is what caused all of this?” He sounded dismissive and hardly believing some metal bracelet around his ankle was capable of so much damage.

“Well, you were on house arrest. What did you expect? You can’t just show up a few months after New York and picture Fury welcoming you back with a pink ribbon and a Pride parade.” Tony took a swig from his scotch. “You gotta earn that last one.” He remarked, winking.

Thor cautiously picked up the device. “What–?”

“Lokester was on house arrest; meaning he wasn’t allowed outside twenty-five feet from here to, well, anywhere. Fury wanted to make sure the ‘subject’ remained a part of the tower and only the tower,” Tony shrugged, “we needed something nearly indestructible and he wanted me to tamper with the thing. Never thought we’d have to use it, but Reindeer Games here just couldn’t stand another night without peppermint ice cream.” Tony gave a pointed stare to the offending victim. “Cue the bright lights, party anthems and the ferociously bad ailment, and voila, here we are!”

Thor sent a curious glance towards his brother.

“All for this…peppermint ice cream?” he questioned, gaze lighter than it had been in years.

Loki half-shrugged then smiled mischievously.

“Don’t tell me you’ve never had any,” Loki chided, smile growing wider. Before his not-brother could reply, Loki removed the shining silver utensil from the nearest table. “That may have been Hel frozen over, but I am not known to fail on a mission.”

“Except when–” Tony began about to point out the obvious failed mission of recent news but Loki shot him a glare that silenced the man for now.

“What do you say…brother?” Loki challenged his older sibling with sparkling green eyes.

Looking back at his brother as though he’d just seen him alive for the first time, Thor let a small smile form upon his lips.

“I call forth for another!”

~x~


A/N: This fic was brought to you by my sleepy musings of Loki wearing an anklet which turned into an ankle bracelet mixed with WordPress’ daily prompt on June 13th 2017 “taper”.

Ta-Da! Something serious that just turns silly.

Additionally, I’d like to thank you all for reading! I’m back with notes on all my stories and soon to be published pieces although, I’ve recently gotten a puppy and inspiration is dodgy at best. Regardless, expect many writings over this summer! Thank you so much, peeps!

Also, if I had to go through an immense amount of pain before I got ice cream mine would be Ben & Jerry’s Boom Chocolatta. So worth it! What would you choose?

And I don’t own these characters!!

Written June 13th & 14th 2017.

My Solo Time

Daily Prompt ~#~ Distant

I’m on break for about an hour. By 9p I have to feed Galaxy (my hamster) and by 10p go to sleep. Probably will take out the pupper before going to sleep, and just chill before I fall asleep, too. I’d like to read a little, but most definitely I’d like to sleep. Sweet, sweet sleep.

And yes, you read correctly: We got a PUPPER!

We’ve renamed her Mocha.

I would say more but, I’m awfully tired. ^^; Woke up at 4am with her for her to go potty (she’s only had two pee pee accidents in the house so far) and was awake still around 5am before falling back asleep and getting up around 8am.

Grandma and myself and Mocha went for a BIG walk early at 9am. We stopped by our elderly neighbors to show her the puppy, it was sweet.

Mocha took quite a few naps (all mainly on my lap) and we chilled outside on the porch for a while too.

Then there’s been meals and more naps and playing with toys and eating my hands. LOTS of eating my hands. She’s teething and her bites can quite hurt! D:

She’s about 4 months old, the Labrador retriever mix. Her eyes are grey and soooo beautiful.

She’s learned sit already (Grandma’s help!) and she LOVES her treats. She was learning ‘beg’ today, the sitting position where they balance on their back legs and hold their front legs up.

She also learned the stairs and when my Dad got home, RAN with excitement up them (uh oh!!!)

She came into my lap yesterday when I had a bad cough attack. That was very sweet. 🙂

She’s pretty calm and is still a bit timid of other doggos, and likes people. I got her some cute ice cream plushie toys and she’s pranced around with them so far. I’m thinking of getting her that chew toy rope thing that has cooling ice to help with the teething. She’s had a bone, an ear and the little dental chews already, so far.

I’ve been a bit paranoid about ticks and bites but so far, no incidences.

I had a little bit of a tough time with mental health last night. It went away though.

Also, she snores!! XD

Yawn. Any who, the distance is set a little bit, although I just want to keep observing and watching her to make sure she’s all right! Must be what having a baby is like. My parents are watching her right now, but man, I don’t want to miss out on the action that’s happening (or not happening)!

I’ll be on again tomorrow, when I get a chance. We’ll see when that will be.

Here are some photos SO FAR! (Not from my camera yet because I’m lazy)

Mocha 1

Mocha on her first day with her chew for dental hygiene. 🙂 Aren’t her eyes GORGEOUS?

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A sleeping Mocha today.

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Another sleeping Mocha (once I moved)

Mocha 2

First day, Mocha and I cuddling while she slept. 🙂

Mocha 3

Not the best quality but what we looked like from afar.

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On the way home first day!

We’re getting a better crate for her, in the future use, so don’t panic–Internet! She was REALLY good the way home on Sat. So far since, well, there’s this loud piercing high pitched noise she does…. XD

Now, I’m paranoid about mosquito bites but that’s all for now! Hope you enjoyed this post, and I hope I can do some of the things I want to do, too, throughout the week!! 🙂

See ya, peeps!

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Getting Ready for Saturday June 3rd

It’s nearly 10:30p and I’ve just finished getting ready for tomorrow’s big day.

I hung out with Elisia today, which went swell!!! We made safety plans each of us on fancy stationery paper (I’ll put a slideshow below, they’re from Google!), got me and Galaxy some more food, and TOYS that are ADORABLE for le doggo, and money and gas out from the bank PLUS a little bit of stationery and some metallic markers (that I quite like and were cheap!) and some other markers that I don’t like especially for its whopping $10!!!! So, I’ll be returning those this WEEK.

Any who, I’m tired and exhausted for sure.

I wanted to just write a little before bedtime.

I typed up the directions for the place, since it’s at the end of the world in Rhode Island. I printed out my adoption application and the paper that says to bring my ID, ze money, a crate/towel and … that’s it.

I’m nervous!! Mainly for the drive there…

We’ll be leaving at about 8am to get there at 10a. Yep, gonna be THAT long.

If we get her tomorrow, we’ll have to stop by the pet store (I’m hoping for PetSmart it’s waaaaaayyyy better than Petco, and so much CHEAPER!) to get her doggy food and some of the essentials for right away. Then there’s the licensing for later this week and going to the vet and most definitely getting the anti-tick spray. NEED THAT FOR SURE (I don’t want to get Lyme disease!)

It’s one of the FEW things I DON’T have.

Any who, I should head to bed.

This may be my last night alone ❤ Here’s hoping! ❤ ❤ ❤

PS Her current name is Pocket

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In Which I want to blog but can’t think of Anything to Say…or, How to say it

Daily Prompt = Portion

Oh god, you know you’ve been away from blogging too long when you can’t recognize or remember which key is the link key D:

So I have things to say but I don’t know how to say them. It’s been a while. It’s been a while…

I haven’t been up to much, actually. Read two books. Completed one book review today, woot!

Been coughing and coughing and taking things for it, and still coughing.

Been drawing a bit.

Been writing letters to my pen pal.

Hanging out with friends this week.

Going to treatment appointments: Saw my therapist and my psychiatrist this week.

Was lazy as fuck last week, and procrastinating blogging and reading, until I cracked on Friday and gushed over an AWESOME book.

Then I spent a few days this past week not online much at all, not even on le Twitter.

Been counting down the days since Day 11 for the pre-adoption event happening

THIS SATURDAY

at the end of the world, in Charlestown Rhode Island (which I can’t even imagine nor want to what THAT drive is gonna be like) for a

PUPPER

That’s right! I’ve convinced the parents about the concept of getting a doggo. Beseechingly they don’t want a puppy but ah well. They’re hard work I’ve been warned, we’ll see how that goes in ACTION.

I don’t want to spoil her picture until we get her FOR SURE, but she’s adorable as fuck. We MIGHT rename her as “Midnight” though she’s not dark furred. She’s approximately 14 weeks old and a Labrador retriever mix. She’s got them grey-blue eyes (my Mom thinks it’s green pppfttt)

Oh! I’ve been hella enjoying some Hello Kitty socks this past week. They’re pretty cute, even though I don’t fancy Hello Kitty much.

Other than that I’ve been bored as fuck.

I had reorganized and cleaned my room a couple weeks ago to doginize it. That was good.

I want to type up what I have pre-written of my novel to be (one day) to work out what I want to do with it and brainstorm on here with you guys ’cause I….well, that’s the only sure fire way I’ll know what I’m doing with it. Plus, maybe you guys will give me some dazzling new idea. 🙂 It’s called “The Cards We’re Dealt” *nods*

I’ve done some IOS, nail painting and those drawings to update you guys with, too. Also, some more new video work on my Youtube channel.

Elisia and I are going shopping tomorrow! 🙂 I also have to get out the BIG BUCKS for the adoption event, too. I’ll show you what I get later in the week.

Although it’s no longer May, I want to still finish #SADIM. And not rename it. I can do what I want, I figure!

I also have to brainstorm and notate my fanfictions because there’s a lot of them and I can’t keep track of what happens in which one and where and details and all that jazz.

Hung out with Elliot yesterday! It was all right.

Finally found that Boom Chocolatta ice cream again. And ate all of them today….

 

Any who, I’m going to take the meds I forgot to take this evening, stretch and do some light reading before bedtime.

Hope you guys are doing all right!!!!!!

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

PS This had absolutely nothing to do with portions, unless you count the implied, here’s an update about portions of my life 😉