Friday, June 20, 2014

Why cosplayers shouldn't get their cosplays dry cleaned.

So when I attended AnimeNext on Saturday I wore my Tsunade cosplay. My cousin had bought me ramune to drink and I asked my friend who was cosplaying as Kirito to open it for me since I couldn't move out of my chair to do it myself (my feet were killing me). He opened it for me and it exploded all over me, which is not his fault at all!

I said "Well okay no real biggie" and when I got home put it aside to bring to the dry cleaners. This past Sunday I dropped off that cosplay, a gown, and my Princess Serenity cosplay to be dry cleaned. I picked up my order on Tuesday and upon returning home and unpacking everything noticed that my Tsunade jacket was completely ruined. The emblem that is on the back of the jacket was puckered and torn in places, so now that part of the cosplay is completely ruined. I was upset and went back to the cleaners who informed me that it wasn't their fault, I asked for them to clean it and that's what they did. My advice to all of you cosplayers now is: don't dry clean your things unless you have to and even then be very careful. If your cosplay consists of something that could possibly be ruined by heat, water, etc. then hand wash it yourself since only then can you actually be able to be careful of the places that could be ruined.

That was my fun, has anyone had a similar experience? Feel free to share!

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Official Trailer With English Subtitles

Oh my god my childhood... MY CHILDHOOD!!

Watching the trailer reminded me exactly why I love Sailor Moon so much, because it's utterly awesome! As soon as I turned it on I got chills and continued to have them the entire trailer. It was beautiful, the art was fantastic and the Japanese voice actors for Usagi and Luna fit perfectly!! I can't wait to watch the show when it airs July 15th, hopefully crunchroll will have it available to watch and if not I'll find a way! "In the name of the moon, I will punish you!!"

Delirium Pilot

So after 41 minutes of screaming at my computer I finished watching the Delirium Pilot. The actors were great and dedicated to their roles but I didn't like how they went about this series. The Pilot basically skimmed over the entire first book and parts of the second book, normally this isn't done when a book is being turned into a TV series as seen with True Blood, PLL, and Liars Game. (or even Vampire Diaries) Honestly I would love to see where this would have gone but am at the same time very happy that it wasn't picked up to be a show with more than one episode. How can you have a successful show when you went over most of your material in the Pilot episode?!

Overall I wasn't too impressed with the show as a whole, but the sets that they used, the clothing, and the actors made it very promising. The music that was used was very nice and I enjoyed the little twist with Lena's father was very interesting considering it was originally (in the book) a twist with her MOTHER. The Delirium Pilot is free to watch on Hulu's website so go check it out for yourself, hopefully you will appreciate it like I did (or more-so then I did).

Thursday, June 19, 2014

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

Finally I'm getting around to writing a review for this. I had gotten this a few days after it came out from the event she went to in PA. Right after that I started reading it, taking my time to get through it and fangirling over scenes with Magnus and Alec (or Magnus, or Alec).

Okay now that that's out of the way let me get into reviewing this mass of a book. So besides fangirling over scenes where Malec were concerned (and listening to First Love by Utada Hikaru which fits them so perfectly!) I fangirled over Luke, and Sebastian... Because those are my two guys. They're awesome even if one is evil.

So to some of the stuff in the book... It was awesome to read about the twists and betrayals that were put into place by Sebastian especially because of the fact that the others didn't know about it until it was almost too late. Jace was as sexy as ever which is obviously no surprise since he's always sexy, period end of discussion. Clary was also as awesome as ever and it was nice to see how she would do anything for Jace which we already knew but was pushed back into our faces throughout the book.

Now onto the ending of the book... Wow. Amazingly awesome and I can't believe what happened. I can't say WHAT happens since that would give everything away and be totally unfair to those who haven't read and or finished the book. Let's just say that the person who dies isn't who you think it will be. Oh and if you didn't know someone was going to die then... Sorry to spoil that but now you have something to obsess over until you finish the book.

I can't wait for the Dark Artifices series because I just know it's going to be epic!

Seamonster Novella by Amalie Howard Cover Reveal!!

Wow!! This cover is different than the other ones but it does fit the yummy Speio! I love Speio because he's just awesome and sexy and yummy and perfectly awesome. Honestly I can't wait to read this because of how much I love Speio. Amalie is such a great writer so honestly I know this novella is going to be amazing. GO get your copy from Amazon right now because I know you won't regret it!

They say that love is the death of duty …

Speio Marin is land-bound, tied to the side of the Waterfell queen-to-be, Nerissa. There's only one problem--she wants nothing to do with any of the Aquarathi or her undersea kingdom, preferring instead the freedom of pretending to be human. Torn between his own desires and his duty to serve his future queen, he spirals into an abyss of malcontent. Speio’s mistrust of humans is no secret, and he sees them only as a threat to the existence of his people.

Until he meets Anya Delmonico--a mysterious and enigmatic girl, teetering on the edge of survival. Anya is sedate and secretive, yet reckless enough to brave a hundred-foot cliff jump. Caught between a dark past and an ex-boyfriend who refuses to let her go, Anya knows that getting involved with anyone new is the last thing she should do. But when her past catches up to her, Speio turns out to be the only one she can trust, refusing to let her face her demons alone.

When Anya discovers the truth about Speio, putting her life in mortal danger from the Aquarathi as well as her own sinister pursuers, will he risk everything to protect her? Or will he choose duty above all?