If you are like me, you want to help with different causes. You really do. Unfortunately for many causes, you have to donate a lot of time and money, something that often times I cannot afford. Because of this, I am often times looking for different causes that don’t cost a lot of time or money for me to be able to participate in. One such causes that I found is the Animal Rescue Site. It is their mission to help animals that are in animals shelters with needs such as food and vaccinations. Understanding that not everyone can contribute large sums of money to them, on their site, they have a large purple button, that by clicking it, you can donate some food to some of the shelters that they sponsor. I make sure to have this site up all the time so that I can make sure to click that button every day. They also have a list of more free things that you can do to help them, and also have a store so that you can purchase some swag that can help them further if you are able to contribute more to them. By doing this, it only takes a few seconds to help an animal an animal in need. Just browse their site, so that you can see the variety of things that they do and see how you can help out more.
If you have other causes that are good to support, let me know. I’m always looking for more things to do, so being able to help out even with little things over a long time can make a huge difference.
I recently reread of book Moon Dance by J. R. Rain. I loved this series when I was a bit younger, not much younger, but it has been a couple of years. I stopped reading it because I got to the end that the author had written for it, which was about five books, so I was waiting for more to come out. While I was waiting, I, of course, forgot all about it.I was recently looking through my Kindle books, remembered this series, and wanted to see where it had gone to. Turns out that this series, titled Vampire for Hire has fourteen main books and a couple of spin-offs. Being the person I am (who loves vampire novels) decided that I was going to read the entire thing, no matter how bad it gets. And as a first entry, it’s a pretty good one. The story follows Samantha Moon, a recently turned vampire, who is trying to keep her family together by being a Private Investigator so that she can keep her own hours. From what I have read so far, it of course keeps that basic vampire tropes, (being unable to go out into sunlight, sleeping through the day, etc.), but adds the element that she it around her human family, taking care of her kids like the average mom, and at the same time trying to keep her secret (horribly at times, I will admit). So far, I think it’s really good, and I have a feeling that it’s going to add to it. Now, instead of reviewing every single book, I’m going to add updates as I read the rest of the books, to show how I’m feeling about it and then give a “full length” review again as I finish the series. At this point, I would suggest checking it out. We’ll just have to wait and see where everything goes.
I’m being quite literal with that title. In the anime Akuma no Riddle or Riddle Story of Devil, the Black Class of the prestigious school is made of assassins. What is their mission? To kill this one girl in their class. That’s right. It’s up to twelve different assassins to kill this one girl in their class. But there is a catch. There always is one. And is pretty good, all things considered. It’s kinda episodic with an overarching plot. There are times when I want to bash my head into the table watching one of the protagonists. She’s kinda cringe-worthy at times, but we put up with in for the sake of the show. She’s kinda like Usagi from Sailor Moon in many ways, except for the fact that she has experienced way more things before the start of the show, but doesn’t act like it. Another thing to mention if you are planning on watching this racy anime (because it can be racy at times) is that you have to watch every single ending. All of the endings are different and are there to represent the different characters. It’s amazing how well the songs and visuals capture the essence of everyone. It does a good job of humanizing a lot of the characters as well considering the fact that you may not see yourself emphasizing with a killer. But this anime makes it possible.
If you have not heard about net neutrality, you obviously have not been around the internet. Me, as a child of the internet, am always on it. Whether I am watching YouTube videos, streaming Netflix videos, or searching for random things via Google, usually pictures from my favorite manga and anime. For those that are not aware of this, particularly in the United States, if a company refused to pay extra money, their service would be diminished in terms of speed. What this could mean to me? It could take forever for my YouTube videos to load or for me to be able to stream shows among other things. Also, as someone who produces content for the internet, people might not be able to find my content, whether or not they would want to read it or not. You just it takes forever to load because I cannot afford to make sure that people can consume content at an appropriate speed. But don’t just take my word for it. Seriously, when I talk about the news, don’t just take my word for it. Do your own research. I could be biased, and I am well aware of that. I would personally suggest going to https://www.battleforthenet.com/. This website includes a couple of videos on the subject that discusses the subject of net neutrality. Also, go to other sites. If Congress getting rid of this affects you, please go to the FCC and other sites in order shout out why you don’t want neutrality. The internet needs you.
Recently, I watched the newest movie released by Marvel: Spiderman: Homecoming. I was excited for this character to come back to Marvel like I want many other characters to come back. After watching it, I was mixed about it. So mixed, that I had to sleep on it. Yes, sleep on it, and I woke up to the same conclusion: it was okay. I like the villain, I like the heroes (I consider chair-guy an important part of any team), and I liked the cameos. Everyone else, eh… The love interest was boring and uninteresting. Everyone else had pretty much on character trait: nerd, bully, random classmates that are there so that there are people around. There were also sections of movie where nothing happened and made me not care at all. I will admit that the cast of characters with speaking roles was diverse, and was happy to see. Also happy we didn’t have to go through the “with great power comes great responsibility” speech again. (I only wish Batman would do the same. We know how your parents died. Stop showing it.) Overall, I was happy with how the movie turned out, even if Marvel decided to be a complete troll. There were moments that made me laugh, and there were moments where I truly empathized with the different characters, both hero and villain. Do I wish that some things weren’t in there? Yes. I think most people do. Would I recommend this to younger audiences? Probably not. I feel like it is for those who know what high school is like. Also, if you don’t want to explain some of the things the other kids do, I wouldn’t let younger audiences watch either because high school is rough. But once again, welcome back to Marvel, Spiderman. Next up, the Fantastic Four. (Please tell me, you’re working on this Marvel.)
Recently I have finished reading The Princess Bride, the book that I have been meaning to read for a long time, but never did. Now that I have, I’m upset that I never did before. Can I say it was anything other than amazing? At this point, I’m going to cross between the book and the movie, because how can I not. I have seen the movie so many times, and I always loved it. I think that the reason that I didn’t read the book was that I didn’t want to hate the movie after reading the book. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The book was amazing, and it just made me love the movie even more, especially when I noticed lines of dialogue that I remember word for word from the movie (you know, that one thing that every fangirl and fanboy rejoices over). The one part of the book that I wasn’t a fan of was when the author would butt into the story. Since the book version that is well known is the abridged “good parts” version, it was helpful when the author explains why he took things out of the book (because there was apparently entire chapters were nothing happened). Other times… he spoils the plot. Had I not watched the movie, there are things that I wouldn’t expect from the genre. It was annoying, but I knew I wasn’t as annoyed as I would have been had I never learned the plot before. Since that is my only grievance, you can honestly skip his notes and pretty much miss nothing. Also, about halfway through the book, he says that he wrote an extra scene. There is no extra scene because of legal issues. If you look for it, all you will find is an apology letter. Trust me, I tried to look for it. But I would definitely recommend that you read this book.
Also, if you have some books that you would like my take on, recommend it to be in the comments. I’m always looking for books to read (even if there are about 1500 books currently on my GoodReads to-read list (I’m not even ashamed about that)). Also, if you want to check out my lists of books, go right ahead. Just know, my book list is a no-judgment zone.
So, I’ve been kinda obsessed with mobile games recently. This is a totally new development. Don’t you worry. (I’m totally lying. I love mobile games.) The most recently one that I’ve been playing at least a couple of times a day is called Polytopia. It is a strategy, turn-based game where your characters are people from older kingdoms, of course given random names because of … copyright(?). Each civilization has different starting points in the tech tree that you have. You start with four different civilization, but you can unlock more the better you get. There is even a pass and play mode so that you can decide who of your friend group is the best at strategizing. (It’s totally going to be you, right?) The graphics are the cute blocky design that I absolutely love and as a love of variations for a free game. And it’s available for iOS and Android.
I’m going to go and play more now.