Showing posts from 2016

Writing: Getting It Out

Hello, everyone. I'm back with a little update as to how the writing is going. If you think this post is going to be filled with the joys of writing and the wondrous progress I've made, I'm sorry to disappoint you. Yes, I have been writing, but I would hardly call my progress wondrous. Though, I guess I just did. Twice. Well, let's talk about my actual progress. Shall we?

I've written a few pieces since the last time I've written a post. Some I'm... well I wouldn't say "happy" with, but it's the closest approximation. So I guess I'll have to go with it. And of  course, there are some that need so much more work.

But I feel better.

Wow. That was a weird thing to write. But that doesn't negate the truth behind it. I feel better, despite how horrid I felt when I started writing, creating. It hurt at some points. I was trying to pull the words out of me, to write about experiences that I had thought I put behind me. But I hadn't r…

Why I Write and Haven't Been

Hello, everyone! Long time, no see, and all that. I know that I'm terrible for waiting several months before writing something down and sharing it with the world. I'm sure quite a few of you have given up on me, and if I'm honest, I'd just about given up on myself. I've been feeling a little lost these past few months. Maybe you want to hear about it. Maybe you don't. But I just wanted to warn you of what you're about to put yourself through. 
That's right. The inner musings of a twenty-three year old going to college (again) who loves words but is too guarded to use them. They're tattooed beneath my skin. Forever ingrained as a part of me without anyone being allowed to view them. 
So you know. Lots of fun stuff up ahead. (I can't make anything too serious. So expect some sarcasm as well.)
I find words innately beautiful. It's how we make connections with loved ones. It's how we express ourselves. And yet, I find that people treat word…

Updates: What's Been Happening!

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to do a quick update! Things have been picking up again. I've been pulling weird shifts that have me up at odd hours, but I've been trying to pick up extra naps here and there. I've just been recommended a book that I really want to share with y'all, so be on the look out for a special post later this month.

I'm still trying my best to keep up with Shadowhunters, despite its flaws. I have watched the latest episode and have taken notes, but it may be a hot minute before I can write a review because, that's right, I'll be working the entire weekend.

On a more positive note, I did make some time to go see How to Be Single, which turned out to be a pretty good movie. I went with my roommate, and I have to say that its a good girlfriend movie. You know, the type of movie you bring all of your friends that happen to be female to. I might even see it again with my mama. We'll see.

I'm starting my observatio…

Shadowhunters Episode 5: "Moo Shu to Go" - Review!

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to review the fifth episode of Shadowhunters, "Moo Shu to Go." While trying to scope out some clues on her mother's hidden past, Clary and Simon get kidnapped for the illusive Mortal Cup. No thanks to Alec. Meanwhile, Jace and Isabelle try to discover what happened to the Seelie scouts after Maryse Lightwood, mother to Alec and Isabelle, shows up unannounced to the Institute. Now, we are getting into spoiler territory, and if you haven't seen the episode yet, turn back now! Otherwise, let's get onto the review! 
So here's the episode were the werewolves finally make an appearance. No hiding behind dumpsters and coming out bloody for no apparent reason. Just full-on werewolf action. We learn that there is a pack in Brooklyn, and, guess what, they want the Mortal Cup just like everyone else. That part doesn't really bother me considering we've now established that the Cup is basically a McGuffin for the s…

Shadowhunters Episode 4: "Raising Hell" - Review!

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to review the fourth episode of Shadowhunters, "Raising Hell." Just in case you weren't aware, this review is going to be heavy with spoilers, and if you rather not know what happens, don't read this review! With that in mind, let's get started!

In this episode, we get a better introduction for Magnus Bane, the High Warlock of Brooklyn who stole Clary's memories and feed them to a memory demon. He's a very flamboyant, confident, but caring character. He tries to congregate all of the warlocks to a safe house in order to protect them, which says a great deal about his character. But sometimes, he takes it a bit too far.

The part where Clary "saves" a warlock child because it's the right thing and not out of a sense of duty is probably one of the most ridiculous conversations. Like, we saw everything that just happened! We can figure some of the emotions behind the scenes, if you give us an oppo…

Update - Feeling Like an Adult

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to give an update. Things have been a bit crazy this past month. Maybe it's just my own emotional turmoil holding me back. Maybe I just feel like not growing up quite just yet. Either way, it's thrown my mind into a tailspin that I have yet to come completely out of. I feel... I don't know how I feel. Confused, probably. I can't articulate anything anymore, which is really unpleasant.

I don't even know why I'm putting this out here. I just want to yell and whisper and curl up into a ball and everything just feels wrong. Ugh, I'm started to sound ridiculous. I just wanted to say that I'm going to get back on schedule. It's good for me and for the readers who are hanging in there for me.

I've gotten some help from friends and family and a wonderful community that is willing to piece me back together. I hope to be on a better page with y'all soon.

That's it for this post! Comment down below w…

Shadowhunters Episode 3: "Dead Man's Party" - Review!

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to review the third episode of Shadowhunters, "Dead Man's Party." Yes, this review is extremely late, and I'm hoping to tell y'all why in a later post, but I felt that I should review this episode before the next one tomorrow. This review is not going to be spoiler-free, and you don't want to know what's happened, don't read! With that in mind, let's get this review started!
So the last episode ended with Simon's kidnapping perpetrated by a couple of vampires while Clary was discovering some of the truth about her past. "Dead Man's Party" continues with the gang coming up with a plan to get Simon back without anyone finding out.
Let me just say this, none of the conversations are getting better. No matter who is talking, everything just feels forced, awkward, and not natural. There's a whole subplot with Jace and Alec having an argument, and there wasn't a minute where I be…

Allegiant "Tear Down the Wall" Trailer - Reaction

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to react to the new Allegiant trailer that dropped this past Friday. Just in case you haven't read one of my reactions, I'm going to put the video for the trailer down below, and I'll leave comments as the trailer plays. This is the first time I've seen the trailer, and I'm not sure what to expect. But enough about that. Let's get onto the reaction!

Okay, so we've got a voice-over and a group of misfits that probably hate each other. My guess is that we may hear this voice-over again. 
Alright, we're into some really weird territory. We've got Earth looking like Mars again. 
Four and Tris are in some weird red bubbles. Why is everything red?
It looks really really advance - technology-wise. 
Except the fire, the one thing that is naturally red, is blue here.
Tris burning her clothes mirroring the first movie, perhaps?
They really like showing these people naked. Now, I just feel pandered to. 
Well Fou…

Winter by Marissa Meyer - Book Review!

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to review the conclusion to the Lunar Chronicles series, Winter by Marissa Meyer. This novel continues with Cinder's plot to start a rebellion on Luna. She's going to start an uprising against Levana by revealing to the Lunar citizens that she is the rightful queen and leading an army to Levana's front door. Hopefully Cinder and the rest of her companions won't die in the process. But enough about that, let's get onto the review! 
In one of my classes I took in college, my teacher would begin a discussion on the book we were reading by asking, "Did this book leave you feeling satisfied." When it comes to Winter, I would say, "Yes, yes it did!" I was so happy with how everything turned out, all of the twists and turns, and ultimately the way the book left me feeling. Granted, if you loved the first three books, you're going to love this one. No worries about that. 
I love the diversity in the c…

Shadowhunters Episode 2: "The Descent Into Hell Isn't Easy" - Review!

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to review the second episode of the Shadowhunters television series, "The Descent Into Hell Isn't Easy." This episode picks up where the last episode left off with Clary's mother being kidnapped and her finding out about the demon word. Now, Clary and the gang have to gather more information in order to figure out what happened to Clary's mother and how to stop Valentine. But let's get onto the review!
So we're getting some more backstory in this episode with the focus on the Circle and it's former members. I'm just hoping that they'll get through this part quick enough so that we can get to some of the more exciting parts. 
I cannot get over how perfect Simon is. His interactions with Jace and Izzy are some of my favorites out of the whole show so far. He's acting more of the fish out of water than Clary is, which is saying something considering most of the action is revolving around her an…

January To Be Read - List!

Hello, everyone! I'm back with a late post! It's late in two ways. One, I usually do my TBR lists earlier in the month. Two, this post was meant to got out on Monday, but I've been so busy over the weekend that it didn't happen. But I'm here and I'm going to tell you want I'm going to try to read for this month! Considering it is so late in the month, this list is going to be kind of short. But any amount of books is always appreciated! So let's get onto the list!

The first book is Winter by Marissa Meyer. I'm currently in the middle of this book, and I'm hoping to finish it up before the month ends. I know its going to be bittersweet because as much as I want to know the ending, I'm going to be incredibly sad when it's time to say goodbye to some of my favorite characters. 

The second book is Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. There has been so many good things said by several BookTubers whose opinions I trust. I've been wanting to read i…

What's Happening - Update

Hello, everyone! This is going to be a quick update because I've been called into work all weekend, which is great for my wallet but not for my TBR list. I'm hoping to post more fun stuff in the coming week. I also wanted to let y'all know that all of my Disney posts will be set to private in one week! So read them while you can! On a current note, I also got my hair cut today in hopes that people will stop thinking that I'm twelve years old. But will see!

That's all for this post! I'll be back next week with some more cool material! Subscribe to the blog by adding your email address to the Subscribe Box down below or off to the right. Add me to your circles by clicking the Google+ Button on you right. Follow me on twitter @KK_Donna_Blog for up to date information on the blog and ridiculousness about my life. Follow the tumblr dedicated to the blog which you can find at this link. Read on, lovelies! I'll see y'all next post!

Shadowhunters Episode 1 - The Mortal Cup: Review!

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to review the first episode of the new Shadowhunters series based on the beloved Mortal Instruments book series by Cassandra Clare. I'm going to provide my overall thoughts on the episode, what I did and didn't like, and what I expect from the rest of the series. With that in mind, this is definitely not going to be spoiler-free. There will be an incredible amount of spoilers. So if you don't want to know what's happening, don't read! Now, let's get onto the review!
Overall, I liked the episode. There were a few things here and there that "irked" me, but I felt like it was a good beginning to a promising series. We've got some good character introduction, and I think that those who haven't read the books, can still get the full picture. I even like the changes that were made, for the most part. But let's take a step by step look at the show.
First, I have to say that I love the music choices…

Disney Diary Day 6 - Update!

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and I'm here to continue with our final day at Disney World, Day 6! Let's get started!

Today, we were heading to Magic Kingdom! So we started our day a little late, which is fine because our fast passes didn't start until 5:30. But we left the resort around 3:30 because we wanted to get some food that caught our eye the other day. 

So our first stop was the ice cream parlor. I got a double scoop of chocolate and mint chocolate chip ice cream. It was quite delicious!

Then we decided that we had time before our first fast pass, so we when and got pretzels. They were pretty good, but I wish that they had a bit more salt. Maybe it's my American palette talking, but what can I say.

After that we went to our first fast pass which was for the Dwarf Mining Rollar Coaster. There was a sixty minute wait, and we managed to get inside in about ten minutes. I love fast passes!

After we hopped off the ride, we enjoyed the day time dance show that Disn…