Christmas At Pemberley Manor

img_2395-1I’m a sucker for Hallmark movies. Come this time of year when the Christmas movies come out, I’m definitely all for it. If you have gotten to know me, you know how I love Jane Austen and all things Pride and Prejudice.

Not only is there one with the theme of Pride and Prejudice, but there is two this year for movies. The first new movie to kick off the Christmas movies was Christmas at Pemberley Manor. I couldn’t watch it live, so I made sure to record it for later.

Sunday, I got all comfy ready to watch my favorite fictional couple find their way to each other. I’ll admit it, I was excited to know who would play George Wickham’s character. There is just something about Wickham. You know you shouldn’t love the bad boy. But, you can’t help it. Of course, you know in the end you won’t love him. But, it doesn’t matter how many times I read the book or have seen the different movie versions. I have a soft spot for Wickham until he turns into a complete jerk.

Back to the movie. I want to give this a positive review, but I can’t. The only way I can give it a positive review is if it had nothing to do with Pride and Prejudice.

The only thing that it had to do with Pride and Prejudice? Character names and the name of the manor. But, the manor? It was more like a house, not a mansion.

Darcy is my favorite all-time male character. The guy I would love to have if he were real. I didn’t fall for this Darcy. I can fall for the one in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. But, this one? Not even close. I even liked the Darcy from the other Hallmark movie, Unleashing Mr. Darcy. The Darcy in this movie? He was just a typical business guy. No one special. He was nice from the beginning. We need some tension coming from Darcy. He and Elizabeth are to get off on the wrong start. I didn’t even feel that from the beginning.

Elizabeth is also to have some judgment in her. She was way too nice.

Caroline, Elizabeth’s boss? She started off nice, and she did turn a little mean in the movie. But, she turns around and is nice again. That’s not the Caroline we know and love to hate.

George? George was way too friendly to be Wickham. Unless he’s not supposed to be based off Wickham. Which I might be able to see the more I think about it. Because this George had no hatred towards Darcy. And his feelings towards Elizabeth seemed real.

Now I worry about the next movie based on Pride and Prejudice. I’m hoping it will be better because that one is actually based off a book that was released, I believe last year? I read that book and liked it. It had a reverse role where it made Darcy, female. So fingers crossed on that one. I can’t remember when it airs. So, keep your eye out for that post.

I hope I didn’t discourage you from seeing this movie. If you are a Hallmark movie fan, I think you might still like it. If you are a Pride and Prejudice fan? I would love for you to see it. Would love to discuss this with you. I would be curious to see if there are any Jane Austen fans who liked this.

Killers of the Flower Moon

I’m always up for learning about history. After reading Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, I am IMG_2164really shocked this was never talked about in school.

I will do my best to not spoil the book, but is it really spoiling it, if it actually happened in real life? I am talking about the Osage tribe, back in the early 1900s. The FBI got involved when members of the tribe had been murdered.

With as many deaths in the tribe, I feel like we should have learned about this. It was also sad to read about these killings. To see it through the eyes of those who saw their loved ones killed to even the descendants having the memories of what happened in the past.

When going into the book, I thought there would be more of Hoover in this. After all, he is one we all learned about in school. If you didn’t learn about him in school, you learned about him in some other way. The book follows Tom White as he tries to find out who is responsible for all the deaths. Tom White is one I never remember learning about.

I felt so bad for Mollie Burkhart. She lost her loved ones because of these killings. She wasn’t the only one, but we got to see more of her sufferings. And compared to others, this hurt her the most. After the tragic events and to go through all this? Knowing what your husband did? How others in the tribe saw you?

You do learn what became of those who were responsible for the deaths. Why am I not surprised they did get away with it in some ways. They should have been punished a lot worse than they were. I know it was the early 1900s. When you think about it though, there are still many who can get away with it and not get the punishment they deserve.

I could go on about this book, but that could make this post a lot longer. If you want to discuss more of it. Please feel free to comment below. Especially, if you have read it.

I’m definitely interested in reading some more from this author. Please check out this book. It’s definitely a topic that should be in the history books.

Killers of the Flower Moon

Sunday Night Television Part 2

The+CW+Orders+More+Scripts+For+CHARMED+Reboot+And+OthersAfter Doctor Who last night, I decided after much thought to watch Charmed. Not just the old Charmed, but the new Charmed. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it because I was a fan of the original. Thinking, how could they reboot it? But, again. So many other shows are being rebooted. Some with new cast or old cast. This one has an all-new cast.

Now that I’ve seen the episode, I can say it’s not exactly a reboot. Yes, there are similar things from the original. But, I think they can make it on their own without copying the original too much. There is the white lighter, three sisters, and book of shadows.

I have to watch the original again and I feel like I should know this because of being a fan of the original. Maybe I was tired, but it looked to be the same house on the outside. Definitely different on the inside.

The powers seem to be similar, except the youngest sister can read minds. The original, the youngest sister had visions. The only other thing I can think of that is similar. Is that one sister is actually a half-sister.  

If you are a fan of Game of Thrones and see the demon of the week. I’m sure you’ll think what I’m thinking. He looks very similar to a character from Game of Thrones.

The white lighter, not sure what to think of him yet. There is something about him, I feel like we can’t trust him. But, there is a reason for that. I don’t want to go into that due to spoilers.

I do hope to do spoiler posts eventually, but I’ll warn you when I do.

For Charmed though, I could see me liking it. I just hope it doesn’t get backed up like all my other shows. Hopefully, I won’t be binge watching it over the summer, lol.

 

Sunday Night Television Part One

Doctor-Who-season-11-spoilers-Jodie-Whittaker-in-her-Doctor-costume-1551894So I meant to post last night after watching both Doctor Who and Charmed, but sleep overtook me. 

I also meant to write my thoughts on the new Doctor Who last week, but life got in the way. As of right now, I am really liking the new Doctor. I can’t wait to see where they take her. I liked Peter Capaldi, but now after two episodes of Jodi Whittaker’s Doctor. I might have to move Peter Capaldi down. My bestie might be angry, but if Jodie’s Doctor keeps it up. Matt Smith will be moved down next. I love her outfit. Her screwdriver? Not sure on how I feel about that yet. Maybe, that will grow on me.

Now, last night’s episode.

It was the conclusion to last week’s episode. I don’t want to spoil it for those who might still have to watch the episode from last week. But, it does pick up where it left off with the Doctor and I’m guessing her three new companions. Although, that might change. Anyways, they have to go on a race against time to get off a planet alive and find the Tardis. I don’t think I’m spoiling it on her looking for the Tardis. Even if you didn’t watch the last episode of the last season.

So, she did find the Tardis and it changed for her style. I liked it. Which is funny because if you look at the screwdriver, it looks very similar in some ways and also remember I’m not a huge fan of the screwdriver yet. There was one part I didn’t get where a treat popped out. I guess that will make more sense when the show goes further along. Maybe. Unless I’m also missing something from previous Doctors that involved the Tardis giving out treats.

In regards to the companions. I’m not sure what to say on them yet. None of them have grown on me, but again it’s been only two episodes.

Okay, this is turning into a longer post than what I thought it would be. So, I’ll make this a part one, because I also want to discuss Charmed from last night.

Uppercase Unboxing Sept ‘19

So, I decided to try out Uppercase again. It had been awhile and I kind of missed it. It’s been maybe a year?

Let’s get started.

First off, we have this cute scarf. I love it and I can’t wait to wear it. I am ready for fall.

We got a preview for an upcoming book that is to be released in April 2019. I’ll have a link to the book below.

I love pins, so I’m happy for this one. I’m assuming the feather has to do with the book this month.

Which brings me to the book of the month. I’ll have a link below. I haven’t heard anything about this book, but it sounds interesting. It’s sci-fi and we follow an outlaw. Can’t wait to read it. By the way, sorry if you hear the fan in the background. It’s a hot day and I wasn’t about to turn the fan off.

Ignite the Stars

Descendant of the Crane

Anime Con Part 2

So apparently I had this post scheduled for October. Didn’t notice until today. So sorry for the delay. But, onto the second part of Anime Con.

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So, Saturday we packed up our suitcases and threw them in the car before heading over to the convention center. Like the day before, we got lost. But, that could be because we had to find the panel rooms this time. Mainly it was for me at the moment. They actually had a Star Wars panel.

The Star Wars panel turned out to be good. It was mainly about the hate that has been going on in the Star Wars world. When I realized that, I wondered if I would want to walk out. Apparently those of us who don’t have hate for anything Star Wars were the only people there. I was fine with that.

Once that was over, I headed back to the autograph area to wait for bestie. While I waited, I did a lot of people watching. I usually lose myself in my book or phone. But, it was hard to not people watch. Comic Con cosplay is definitely very tame next to Anime. There were still a lot of great costumes though. I give one woman credit for wearing a board on her back that held wings. That would have driven me nuts. If bestie and I go again next year. I think I could get away with a Star Wars cosplay. I did see a few as Jedi or Sith.

Once bestie and I met up, we did some Subway before we figured out what to do next. Bestie wanted to do a panel for Fairy Tail but we saw the line for another autograph she wanted. So, she got into the line instead. I picked up my book and watched some Noragami while I waited. Here we were thinking she was safe. She was in the top 100 to get the autograph. Well apparently, there wasn’t enough time and she never got the one she really wanted. She did get someone at least that she liked. I know she was disappointed. I felt so bad. In the end, she did get to see the voice actor she waited in line for. Just not for an autograph. There was a panel that we went to and there the voice actor got people from the audience and did some improv. Bestie and I didn’t dare volunteer.

After that, we pretty much headed back to the car and towards the next hotel we were staying at. We did get some yummy Olive Garden. Once we were at the hotel for the night. We watched Fairy Tail. I’m still working on season one. But, so far I’m liking it.

Sunday, there isn’t really much to talk about. We got up and went to an outlet mall. After that, it was time for home.

Overall, I had fun. By next year, I should have seen some more anime. I already have been wondering if I can mash Star Wars up with Anime for cosplay. Time to Pinterest I think.

Anime Con Part One

So, this past weekend I got to experience my first Anime Con in Columbus. Not just mine, but it was also my Bestie’s. She was more excited, but that’s because she is the anime fan. Me? I’ve seen a few episodes in the past thanks to her. Why I never continued on with them? Not sure.

We arrived on Friday afternoon. Once we were checked into the hotel, we set off for registration. I have to say looking for the registration room and even where everything was going to be? It made me think of high school.  The freshman who can’t figure out where they are going. We asked for directions but still got confused. The convention center in Columbus was a lot more difficult to get around than Cleveland’s convention center. Maybe, I’m spoiled though. I’ve been to the Cleveland one a few times.

As we were looking for the autograph area. We got suckered in by a guy sitting at a table to do a quiz. Of course, I had to pick Star Wars. No way would I know any anime. We won both a button and a movie poster. The movie poster has landed in the trash can. The button is still sitting on my dresser. I don’t even think the button had anything to do with anime. The poster? One, I never saw the show on Netflix and it wasn’t worth it to save. I might have also not been paying attention when I threw the poster in my bag. Let’s just say it might have gotten ripped or folded.

Bestie got some of her autographs. While she waited in line, I sat down and read my book. It might sound boring to some. But, I was happy. Give me a book and I can be lost for hours.

After the con, we went to a pizza place that was across our hotel. It felt like Chick-Fil-A. If you said, “thank you”. The waitress would say, “my pleasure.” Not a bad thing, but you can only take so much of those. Or, maybe it’s me. But, at the same time. It’s always good to thank them. I guess it’s a no win-win situation. The meal was great. I, of course, didn’t do pizza. But, I’m thinking I should have.  The chicken sub was yummy and spicy. But, with fries? Let’s just say I didn’t starve. I could have taken it back to the hotel for what I didn’t finish. But, greasy food is never great the second time when you microwave it. Unless someone knows a trick?

Once we got back to the hotel. The rest of our night was pajamas and anime. We did a few episodes of Noragami. I watched the first episode without her last week and liked it. But, after a few more episodes. I was hooked. I might have binged watched the first season yesterday.

So this is turning into a long post and this is only for Friday. I’m thinking, I’ll do another post for Saturday. I’ll have more later.