Oct 24, 2014

Should I Let My Child Read Twilight?

Hello all! So Twilight is a series of books that is known to be controversial for a number of reasons. Here's the down low of what you worried parents all need to know.

Is it inappropriate? Is there sex/drugs/profanity etc.?

Not really. There's kissing, but nothing graphic. There are minor swear words like "damn" and "crap." There might be some very minor references to drugs somewhere in the books. Overall, I would suspect anything ever remotely bad would go right over most people's heads. If you're child can understand the vocabulary and not be bored by the story, I don't see any real reason why they can't be allowed to read it. Romeo and Juliet has more inappropriate themes than Twilight. So are most young adult books

But I hear it's really bad. I don't want my child reading some crappy schlock!

Well have you read it yourself? If not, you can't judge it. I found that the plots and characters were a bit belabored, but the writing itself wasn't that bad. Honestly, I thought Lord of The Flies was a bad book, but that doesn't mean I have any right to tell people not to read it.

But the main character, Bella, is portrayed as weak and makes poor choices. I don't want my kid to reflect on her!

Bella is exactly that, a character. Not all females are strong and smart and noble. Even main characters. Not all main characters are meant to be looked up to. You know who else is a main character? Harry Potter. Overall he's good and all that jazz, but during some of the books he's extremely moody, rude, and makes very poor choices. We all do. Bella doesn't represent all females or people. It's not a good enough reason to keep your child from reading the book.

Do we really need to expose our children to so much romance? Aren't they too young for romance?

There's romance everywhere. Practically all Disney movies are centered on romance. Even little kids love romance and want to have boyfriends and girlfriends.

Overall, you may not remember what it was like to be young. I can tell you this: things are not nearly as complicated as we make them out to be. And children are highly intelligent and they aren't naive. There are five year olds that have seen R rated movies and they ended up alright. It won't ruin your child's life if they read Twilight.

Aug 31, 2014

Superhero Politics

Okay, so humor me. Let's delve deep into the comic book characters' politics.

1. Batman is a Democrat

As you can see, Batman is completely for gun control. During the early shaping of his character, he did carry a gun, and that was his sole weapon. But then they decided to make him the awesome dark knight that we know and love by making him a hater of guns and a user of all sorts of cool gadgets. In addition to his anti-gun policy, Batman also has a no-killing policy, which may suggest he is against capital punishment. All this evidence aside, Batman also has a gay son who he loves and supports indifferently. (Won't tell you which one, though). Plus, he works along side homosexual Justice League members. You know it's true.
Batman is not sexist either. It doesn't matter if you're a man, woman, or transvestite, if you are an evil super villain he will punch you in the face.

2. Spider-man is a Democrat

Okay, this one is a bit more obvious. Growing up in a middle-lower class family. Being taught that if you can, you should always help other. It's no duh that Spider-man is a democrat. He even goes to a school that's big on activism and rallying (Berkeley, perhaps?). He grew up in New York, believing fully in science (he ain't no creationist, bitches). I think we can continue without any controversy on this one.

3. Lex Luthor is a Republican

Because let's face it, he's basically a bald, cartoon version of Richard Nixon. He's evil, conniving, greedy, and uses his money and power to get away with murder. He's Chris Christie and George Bush's love child.

Aug 25, 2014

Top Good Guys Turned Bad

Oh, the agony of when your favorite character takes a 180 and goes completely bonkers. We can only hope that eventually they work out their angst and return to the good side. Here's a list of some of the top good guys that have gone rogue.

1. Darth Vader
Probably the most memorable, everyone misses young, naive Anakin Skywalker. At least at the very end he was redeemed.

2. Morgana Pendragon

For those Merlin fans out there, I speak for myself when I say that I was very sad that Morgana went insane and never came back. She was my favorite character at the beginning of the series. She started out as a compassionate, righteous heroine to a bat-shit crazy, snake-haired, murderous, bitch.

3. Raimundo Pedrosa

 Anyone remember "Xiaolin Showdown?!" Yeah, I barely do either. But as a kid, I remember that this character was the first character that I remember who was "good turned bad." But he quickly became good again, I just don't remember. That was a good show. Maybe I'll revisit it again someday...

4. Slade

As a DC comic book character, Slade has appeared in multiple shows,comics, and everything else. The reason he went rogue varies. In the popular show, "Arrow," Slade Wilson had turned evil due to the Mirakuru corrupting his brain. In other versions, Slade was always evil. Sometimes Slade appears as Jericho, a used-to-be hero who changed for also various reasons. Either way, you've got to be wary of Slade.

5. Sasuke Uchiha

This one is the saddest one for me. I love Naruto. Sasuke started out as a naive kid who was struggling due to his loneliness from his entire family being murdered by his brother. So yeah, he already was hanging on the edge of good and bad and had some serious family problems. All he wanted in life was to kill his brother. Then, he met Naruto and the rest of his team, cell 7. Slowly, Sasuke learned to have fun and love his friends. He realized that there were more important things than revenge. Next thing you know, Orichimaru comes in and fucks shit up. He corrupts Sasuke, making him crave only power and revenge. Sasuke continues to spiral down a path of darkness. Constantly trying to find someone else to blame for his pain. My favorite part about this story though, is how Naruto isn't willing to give up on him. Unlike so many other tales where everyone believes that a character has become evil and isn't going to change, Naruto refuses to give up hope. He refuses to kill Sasuke, even. And every once in a while, we also see that glimmer of hope, and we see that we can get Sasuke back. So yeah, it's a pretty crash story.

6. Jason Todd
Jason Todd was the second Robin, who was then beat to death with a crowbar by the Joker, AS PER REQUEST BY THE FANS! So, when he came back from the dead and was pissed at everyone for killing him off, we really have no one to blame but ourselves.

7. Angel
Oh yes, don't forget Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer! He started as a mysterious hero, who was actually a vampire whose soul had been restored to him. But then he had sex with Buffy and he lost that part of his soul. So the show went from, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" to "Angel the Buffy Killer." Do not fret, for he had his soul restored to him, two seconds before Buffy killed him and locked him in a demon dimension for all eternity. For some reason though, this didn't stop him from coming back and making things peachy again. It was a little late, though, because Angel had already killed so many of Buffy's friends. It's okay, they got couples counseling and worked things out.

8. Governor Chris Christie 
The Republicans loved him. The Democrats tolerated him. He was funny and brutally honest. Or so we thought! Dun, dun, duuuuuh! Here's the full scoop of the Bridge Scandal: The Full Scoop. The basic gist is, a three lanes leading through a bridge leading to Manhattan to Jersey was closed for about 4 hours. Just another traffic jam? Nope. The order to close it came from Christie's deputy. Emails were also found putting Chris Christie as a culprit for the bridge closing. Why does it matter? Parents couldn't get their kids to school. Stores lost all of their customers for the day, which in this economy can be a death blow. A 91 year-old lady even died because the paramedics couldn't get to her in time due to the traffic. And why would he do it? Emails and conspiracy believe that he did it for revenge. A mayor who used to endorse him, stopped, so he screwed the mayor with this traffic jam. One of his email reads, "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee." Yet another case of somewhat good guy turned evil.

Well, that's all for today. Tune in another time! Bye!

Apr 12, 2014

Feb 20, 2014

The show I'm watching breakout kings

So I'm watching a show called break out kings. ITS SO FREAKING GOOD!!!! But it's only 2 seasons sadly because it was cancled. :(   Any way here's a description it's not mine by the way!!

A squad of U.S. marshals team up with cons (former fugitives) to work together on tracking down prison escapees in exchange for getting time off their sentences.

ITS SOOOOOO GOOD!!!! But beware it has swearing, sexual themes, lots of gore, violence, TV14.
It falls under categories of: drama, crime, action/adventer, Crime Fiction, thriller. 


Jan 15, 2014

Funny T-shirts

     Hey all! So Blackrabbit-san and I just had a funny T-shirt contest. Whoever can find the funniest T-shirts wins! So now all you have to do is tell us in the comments who you think had the funniest shirts. Thanks. :)

Here are Blackrabbit-san's awesome shirts:

And now here are my (Lulu's) shirts!

Be sure to let us know which one is your favorite AND who you think won. See ya!