Some thoughts on The Croods.
First and foremost, that B- from AV Club is bullshit. If you place stock in professional reviews, it might help to check out of them and instead turn to peers. Most people who like the film haven’t been critics, but just, you know, average people. I’m not sure where the disconnect is, but there appears to be one.
We (by this I mean me and my roommates) saw the trailer for this movie back in, oh, November or so, and decided we wanted to see it because it looked pretty (but boy did I think the name was dumb). Prettyness does not a good movie make, and I was initially wary of it because the reviews seemed to be “meh” about it. But Ace liked it, and people from Brad’s crew liked it…so how “meh” could it really be?
(Slight spoilers but nothing major.)
Why Can’t You Leave Me Alone Already
Sleep-deprived writing due to today’s self-esteem crush and my own inferiority complex.
I Should Be Sleeping: Owl City
I’m good at late-night ramblings. If this becomes a series, expect the same title.
Apparently one of my stranger attributes is my crippling addiction to Owl City, a band that is only one guy and who is predominantly known for two songs: “Fireflies”, if you remember 2009, and the summer 2012 song, “Good Time”, which was done with Carly Rae Jepsen. If you don’t know his music beyond those two, then I don’t…blame you. He’s not exactly a popular act - known to an extent, but pretty much written off as a one-hit wonder who somehow keeps getting work.
Yeah, that’s the thing - Owl City is still around, and was still around in-between “Fireflies” and “Good Time”. His most recent gig was dueting with Malaysian pop singer Yuna on a song for The Croods called “Shine Your Way”. While we’re on the subject of animated films, he also performed the credits song for Wreck-It Ralph, “When Can I See You Again”.
I’m already off track. The point is, why do I like his music?
That Annoying Friend
A short and random piece that hit me while coloring my school project; not very well thought-out or plotted in the fact that it just sorta ends. Morose by my standards, pretty standard fare to like, poets and stuff.
An Illustrator Story, Part 2
The sequel to the last one. Again, I have snapped and lost my mind.
Another language warning, although a pinch less than last time. Not that it makes much of a difference.
Guess who’s online before class my God it’s early
Just to continue the saga.
An Illustrator Story
Summary: Adobe Illustrator is sentient and irks me. I have lost my mind.
Short and sweet. Lots of swearing. I give this warning because I don’t normally write the language I actually am not averse to speaking. >_>;
I wrote this last night in the 2am shift after wrestling with Illustrator for hourly patches throughout the day. I thought I’d share.
That Stuff From The Sky
K | 2,813 words | Friendship | Sasha & Milla | Complete
Ohhh shoot I wrote another fanfic. These two are my new Amy and Rory…I’m so sorry world…
A random thing inspired by the awesomely-named winter storm Magnus that gave my area snow. A young(er) Sasha just wants to get coffee and fulfill his Tuesday morning ritual, but a certain Brazilian is more interested in this snow-stuff falling from the sky.
Rating: K, to use the FF.net standards.
Genres: Friendship, Humor (dangerous classification), verrrry light Romance.
Characters: Sasha’s PoV, with Milla as his fairy that keeps popping up.
Summary: “Contrary to what the campers and other agents joke about, Sasha Nein is not a robot. He merely lacks the social graces that come so easily to them, and is frankly not very interested in such activities. Why does he have to talk to people anyway? It’s not like much good can come from it.”
Status: On-going (last updated 2/19)
I understand that the fanfic scene of Psychonauts is a little quiet? At least on FF.net; the first page has stuff last updated in 2011. So I’m throwing my hat in. …Yeah, that’s the face I would make too.
Basic idea behind this is “Sasha has to interact with people”. Tested the waters with some made-up characters, so far have written with Raz, Lili, and Truman. Timeline starts about a week before the game and goes from there.
English 302 final, if it can be called that. Really it’s just a piece I wrote to read for my class tomorrow night, since that’s essentially our “final”. To me, that means I get to dialogue like crazy.
It was inspired by both this prompt and my professor liking to call me out as “that person who uses italics a lot”. She never cited it as a bad thing so much as “that thing [Kat] does that nobody else does”. I think it has to do with how my style is much more influenced by TV shows and movies than actual literature. Aha…ha…>_>;
Anyway, thanks for reading and commenting on my writes from this semester, folks. Much appreciated.
Open Road Song
The most plotless and meandering thing I’ve ever written - just like half the things I have to read for English 302, HEYO!
Three people are in a car, headed towards a destination, seemingly on a roadtrip. That’s it. Somewhat inspired by a story called “The Bridle”, but that’s a stretch. Also a language warning, but nothing you haven’t seen on Tumblr, and not nearly to the extent that Tumblr uses it. Further warnings on my brain’s inability to write present tense these past few days.