Julien the Child

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Julien the Child was formed in 2016 by Oliver Eldridge who has been writing songs since the age of ten, he is from Tampa, Florida and this will be his second album called Memory Flu and will be coming out this year.

Being a singer/songwriter for Oliver is:

Catharsis. There’s something pretty incredible about having the ability to articulate what you’re feeling through song and I try to be grateful everyday that I happened to be born with that ability. Listening to music you’ve made that clearly articulates what you’re honestly feeling gives a cathartic feeling unlike any I’ve found anywhere else. When I was young, listening to music gave me a really wonderful feeling but as I got older I realized that I experienced an even stronger catharsis when making the music myself. Now I use songwriting as a form of self-therapy and it helps me in ways that nothing else has managed to. Oliver Eldridge

Oliver loves writing and being a songwriter, it is his passion. I asked what inspired him.

Music has always been something I react to quite strongly. When I was a kid, certain melodies or rhythms could make the hair on my arms stand up or make me feel as though I was on the verge of tears. I never realized that about myself until later in life because I thought that was how everyone reacted to music. Nowadays I still feel those kinds of sensations when listening to certain songs, I’m just pickier about it. As my pickiness increased, my preferences as a songwriter and producer got more and more specific. I would find myself listening to songs from other artists thinking “they should have chosen this chord progression there” or “they should have said this instead of that at that part”. So, it wasn’t long before I felt the overwhelming compulsion to bring those preferences to life in my own songsOliver Eldridge

Oliver is a very passionate singer/songwriter and I find that very inspiring as a writer to find someone so passionate about their career, he loves doing it and wants to make something out of himself, being as passionate and devoted as he is I think he has a good chance.

Oliver Eldridge

The single “Self-Aware” debuted in the beginning of April. This has been compared to Bright Eyes, Dirty Projectors and Radical Face for similar sound but Oliver’s band is unique in its own way with different sounds and awesome vocals.

Here is the inspiration for “Self-Aware:”

I wrote “Self-Aware” during a time when I was reading a lot of essays and books by philosophers like Peter Wessel Zapffe, Arthur Schopenhauer, David Benatar, and Jean-Paul Sartre… Philosophers that would largely be considered pessimistic, or even nihilistic. Self-awareness as it relates to consciousness is a frequent subject within the work of those philosophers I mentioned and it was a concept I hadn’t much considered previously. I found a particular essay by Zapffe to be especially engrossing, to the point where it had my mind reeling for a several months after. I thought about a handful of particular philosophical concepts so obsessively that there were times when I felt like I was driving myself mad. I started deconstructing every aspect of my life in a way I hadn’t before, which caused me to question every assumption I could find lurking in the back of my mind. It made it hard to work a job and just be a normal person who thought about their day-to-day life. I was just trying to figure out the truth of things but there were admittedly many times when I wished I could have just turned my brain off. I remember writing the chorus lyrics for Self-Aware intending it to be more of a “cry for help” of sorts in light of the extreme discomfort I often felt when constantly reflecting upon the sheer degree to which I was aware of my own self-awareness… It’s not the most straight-forward thing to try to explain but it was a very claustrophobic time of life to say the least. Oliver Eldridge

I recently went on Julien the Child’s Youtube channel and I got to admit I love “Self-Aware” and after reading this quote I can see where the inspiration is coming from like this quote from the song “I WILL NEVER KNOW ENOUGH/YET IT’S STILL TOO MUCH/I AM JUST ONE MAN/YEAH/I THINK I’M THINKING TOO MUCH/OVERFLOWING LIKE A FLOOD/LIKE AN AVALANCHE/JUST LIKE AN AVALANCHE” I think this verse is pertaining to all the philosophical knowledge or just knowledge, in general, the world has to offer but we are just one person and it is overwhelming but at the same tine can be fun and joyful.

Julien the Child “Self-Aware”

I asked Oliver what some musical influences were for him and he answered this:  I’m not sure if I have direct influences (at least, not ones I’m aware of at this time) but I certainly draw inspiration from a myriad of artists. Philosophy and various forms of storytelling has been pretty influential on my songwriting for several years now but from a musical standpoint, I draw inspiration from pretty well-known artists like Tom Waits, Conor Oberst, Danny Brown, Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, Joy Division, The Beach Boys, The 1975, Car Seat Headrest, Kanye West and lots of other artists. I’m a sucker for a good melody with some interesting, substantive lyrics… That’s all it really takes for me to feel inspired.Oliver Eldridge

Oliver Eldridge

The use of piano and high pitched almost scratchy vocals makes the song interesting to listen to and gives the song an upbeat almost punk-rock sound but makes it unique throughout the song. I personally enjoy the song and think it is really good and has been growing on me when I listen to it.

The song is classified under Indie Electronic and Pop but in my opinion, it has a hint of punk-rock in it, just a tiny hint. I may be wrong, but it sounds like it to me or I could just be hearing things, though, when I hear Oliver’s vocals pitch with the piano I think there may be a tiny hint in there, or again it is just me.

While I was browsing Julien the Child’s Youtube I found some amazing cover’s done by Oliver, here are a couple I recommend checking out:

Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSV8VF971cN1X-qZvdNGaqA


Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/julienthechild/self-aware
BandCamp: https://julienthechild.bandcamp.com
Official Site: http://julienthechild.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/julienthechildmusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/julienthechild

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Hunt Cook: Catch and Serve (Android/Google Play Game)

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Hunt Cook: Catch and Serve

5 Stars Gameplay
5 Stars for Cute and Adorable graphics
4.5 Stars for Controls
5 Stars for Instructions because it is pretty self-explanatory
5 Stars for a great Time Waster
Recommended for all ages

Disclaimer: I am not promoting this game, only a review and the pictures used are for entertainment purposes only, the game belongs to its rightful owners. Thank you.

This game was originally a Japanese game then translated into English. It is a cute game where the dog is the boss and you are the hunter and the cook of the restaurant serving up delicious game you have caught. You get requests for different game and other requests to help you level up and get to higher levels to buy different equipment to hunt game.

The cook and your boss the dog

You get hunt points every thirty minutes and you get a maximum of three. When you are a low level (like me), pheasant is one of the main dishes people are after or cider, then rabbit which takes longer to cook (but if you have pheasant requests in between and do those or go hunting it goes by pretty fast).

After pheasant is caught

The game is also a great time waster and very cute. I love the little dog to death, he is so cute and fun. He also can fetch your ingredients when you are away and if you get a golden bone you get even more. It is also fun to try and get achievements and fill up the book of game and recipes.

All in all, I think the game is cute and fun. I love it and it is adorable and fun to play.

Japanese Trailer:

Gameplay video (spoilers to the game):


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Thirteen Reason’s Why (Show): Pros and Cons

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Thirteen Reason’s Why (Show): Pros and Cons

This article may be triggering to some it includes comments on rape, suicide, and self-harm. It even has a video demonstrating why this show can be devastating to some, please proceed with caution. Thank you. There is also spoilers for the show.


     Thirteen Reasons Why has brought up a bunch of conflicts since it aired on Netflix on March 31st, between the graphic rape scenes and the ending episode with Hannah’s suicide. The show has it pros and cons, I love and hate the show for many reasons. I want to discuss why this show can be bad for some people and why this show can be wonderful for others. It is a very big dilemma in one way and a very big eye opener to the next.

For some people, this show can be very triggering and can leave them emotionally damaged at the end. I, for one, am one of those people. I didn’t expect it to have such an impact on me but like others that I have read online about, I can relate to Hannah on a deep level. The feeling of loneliness in a big crowd, the bullying in high school (or even college and online), sexual assault and self-harm. This show can bring back either memories that are deep down and bottled up or just make you feel the feelings of loneliness again or even bring up memories if you are a suicide attempt survivor, then make the person explode in a bad way. I’m not saying the show is horrible in anyway and you should never watch it, I’m just saying this as a warning and that for some people this show can be a hard emotional experience.

For others, this show can open their eyes on how bullying and sexual assault really affects a person and tears them down on the inside and slowly kills them. The directors did the rape scenes to show that rape shouldn’t be romanticized and rape shouldn’t be made fun of and that the victim is ashamed at times and won’t speak up. They truly did an amazing job at this.

To open people’s eyes to a society that has “rape culture” gritted into it is a very good thing. There is such a thing as rape culture all around the world, women (just like Hannah) are sometimes viewed as objects instead of human beings. There are many guys like “Bryce” in our society, unfortunately, I’m not saying all guys at all, but, the wolves in sheep’s clothing are there and are very scary.

Rape culture is very relevant in today society, something I saw on Facebook the other day where someone posted a tweet from someone else (as it always goes viral that way) that women sending nudes is gross but when women’s nudes get leaked it’s amazing.  Makes you think right? Hopefully, the scene in the show when Hannah’s photo of her on the slide got leaked, made you think too, when that picture got leaked it ruined her life, it was the beginning of the end for her and males (some as I said) think women’s nudes getting leaked is awesome.

For people who have been raped or sexually assaulted and see the scenes in Thirteen Reasons Why it can be incredibly triggering and bring back memories that may have been buried for years and can really tear someone apart. These are the people I don’t recommend this show for. It can really mess you up and make you feel emotions you wish you never would feel again.

The other part I want to acknowledge that this show depicts in almost a good way is Hannah’s suicide. They say they made it painful to detour people from it, to detour people from doing and how it would affect their family. Yes, it is very good at this BUT it is extremely triggering. Yes, I know they gave a trigger warning but for people who have cut and stuff and don’t know when the scene is it kind of is like “whoa” and fast forward real fast.

Also, is suicide selfish to the person at the time? I don’t think so. I know I’m probably going to get shit for this but listen, people when they are at that time think it’s their only escape they are in pain, undisputable pain (mental pain, just as bad as physical and almost worse) and the only way out they see from this pain is ending their life. I know it is not the only option, it is not the only route, etc. but to some people at times it seems like it is because they are in pain. This pain is there every day, every hour, every minute, second, anytime your awake and is constantly bugging you and making your life hell. Think from their perspective before you go labeling them as selfish.

One last thing to add is there is help, in the show the depict there barely isn’t any help in this world. Reach out. Make online friends (half my friends are online, well probably more than half), feel less alone (write, journal, vent, scream into a pillow, talk to your pet), call hotlines, go to a counselor, talk to your parents if they’ll listen, just remember you are not alone.

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Suicide Squad Analysis: El Diablo

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Suicide Squad Analysis: El Diablo

With El Diablo and DC Comics, there are 3 renderings of him in this universe so it can get a little messy and complicated to explain. So I’m going to try my best and start in the beginning and hopefully get it right 😉

Disclaimer: I am using these photos in this post for creative purposes only and I do not own them and they are owned by the respected comic, DC Universe, and movie owners.


El Diablo, first started out in the 1970’s in the All-Star Western comic starting in issue #2, where he is an old west hero, his real name was Lazurus Lane in this rendering. He is dressed in black with a red mask and has a pure black horse. El Diablo saved multiple people in this comic, including a woman giving birth to her child and an older gentleman.

El Diablo’s powers came when he got struck by lighting and was put in a coma. A Native American shaman called the “Wise Owl” cured him with a catch of giving him the curse of raising hell, in a way, with his fire powers this was revealed in the 2007’s comic Jonah Hex Volume 2 issue #11. During this version, the Wise Owl has been made into a trickster and bad person all around and not what a shaman would be.

This was the first version of  El Diablo.

Another El Diablo named Rafael Sandoval who appeared in Secret Origins volume 2. #45, was a Texas councilmen who seeks justice as a vigilante. When he was growing his father was killed in an unjust construction accident and the man responsible got away with it. When he got older he became a lawyer and returned to his hometown to become a councilman but people keep stopping him from seeking justice. In his career as councilmen there were many arsons that he couldn’t prevent or get justice for but as El Diablo, he could.

Rafael Sandoval as “El Diablo”

Another rendering of El Diablo is Chato Santana and the newest one also, and the one I think the directors got their inspiration from for the Suicide Squad movie. In this version of El Diablo he was in the hospital paralyzed and was a gang member, next to him, was nonetheless Lazurus Lane. A while later Santana’s gang “friends” come in and shut him up and Santana is in the spirit world with El Diablo who is looking for a new host, so to cheat death Santana becomes El Diablo.

The old west El Diablo is still around, though, not seen as much even though with a different backstory and different everything then the new El Diablo that is Chato Santana which is the face of the Suicide Squad comics, which is why the directors choose him.

Chato Santana as El Diablo

The difference between Santana and the movie version of him is that he didn’t kill his wife and kid, instead he was seeking revenge on the gang members that tried to kill him by shooting him in the back and paralyzing him (which is how he became El Diablo), he is burning down a house that belongs to him but he soon realizes it has women and children. Like Suicide Squad he turns himself over to the police, he is given the death penalty, this is where Amanda Waller finds him and how he starts in Suicide Squad.

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I hope you enjoyed this insight into the many legacies of El Diablo and found it as interesting as I did researching it!


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Cat Café ~Raise Your Cats~

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Cat Café ~Raise Your Cats~

Graphics: Very cute 🙂
Gameplay: Great time waster and easy to earn coins to get new kittens
Controls: Very simple
Age Range: From kids to adults
My star rating: 4
Reasoning for 4 stars: I had a problem with purchasing a kitten and had to restart my game (not the whole game) 3-4 times.


So I got a new android phone, and I want to review some games I have been playing on my phone. I love animal games, Japan games, farming games, etc. (I do play Pokemon Go 😉 that review well probably be lenghty) and enjoy my new phone! I have issues with it but that is another story!

First off, is this adorable game called Cat Café ~Raise Your Cats~. You basically run a pet shop that is specifically for cats, you raise them from kittens then sell them to get more money to buy more kittens and try to unlock all the cats for each breed (I have seen you can get Cat Bus from Totoro from Studio Ghibli). The more expensive the kitten, the rarer the cat.

I haven’t been playing for long so I haven’t really figured out if each cat you get is randomized or if you can get what you want, my theory is it randomized. I also really haven’t figured out how to increase discipline, cat rating (when selling) or stuff like that. I’m slowly learning though!

It is fun to learn how to do discipline, cat rating, etc. with the cats and then see if you did it right. Yes, the guessing game can get boring but it can be entertaining as well (plus a great time waster). Even if you don’t achieve great discipline or rating you can still sell the adult cat and try again cause white kitten are only 1 coin and you can use them as guinea pigs to try and figure it out like I’m doing!

Here is a gameplay video: 

I defiantly suggest this game for children (or teens) who want a cat but have parents who are allergic, but, if you want a game to raise a cat or nurture it watch out for more of my reviews cause I’m going to do a list of animal games that are my favorite on the phone 🙂 but I still recommend this one!

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My Favorite Heroines of Literature

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My Favorite Heroines of Literature

My favorite book heroines from different genres and different areas of literature.


1. Hermione Granger

My first book series ever was Harry Potter and I always looked up to Hermione with how smart and kick-ass she was, she always had the boys beat when it came to book smarts. Hermione, though, knew how to stand her own ground and fight back when the time was needed. She struggled with being a sort of “outcast” with being a muggle born wizard but strove to be the smartest witch in her class which she indeed did.

The movies I adore, though, some of them make me grit my teeth with the inaccuracies to the books. The first one did the best in my opinion. I adore the cast selection and I will
always adore the movies. Emma Watson is always Hermione to me.

This video and song really shows what Hermione went through, especially toward the end of the series where she faced many hard trials and this video really showcases her strenghth and the song is perfect:

“Harry – you’re a great wizard, you know.” “I’m not as good as you,” said Harry, very embarrassed, as she let go of him. “Me!” said Hermione. “Books! And cleverness! There are more important things – friendship and bravery and – oh Harry – be careful!”Hermione Granger and Harry Potter 'The Philosophers Stone'

This quote shows how much Hermione cares for her friends and admires Harry’s bravery but she is really brave as well.

Hermione inspired me to love my friends no matter what and stay be their side in their time of need but to stand up for myself when the time is needed and not be a doormat.

Young Emma Watson as Hermione

2. Katniss Everdeen

I love, love, love Katniss, I read the books before they were made into movies and fell in love with Katniss the first time I read the books and I also fell in love with Jennifer Lawerence playing her when the movies came out. Katniss is a fighter, she’s compassionate, she’s loving, she’s selfless and a strong person in general.

With one sweep of my arm, I push her behind me. “I volunteer!” I gasp. “I volunteer as tribute!” Katniss Everdeen 'The Hunger Games'

This quote here proves her selflessness for not even thinking about herself dying in The Hunger Games but saving her sister’s life.

Katniss’s strength is pushed by the time we hit the last book, she is struggling to be sane after being put in another “Hunger Games” but being rescued and her home being destroyed but she fights through and is still the Mockingjay. For someone (even fiction) to fight like this is impressive. In the last book it also shows Katniss has PTSD and other mental disorder due to contributing in the games along with the other victors, so she is a survivor.

This is a fan video made from the book about how Katniss learned “The Hanging Tree” from her dad and first learned how to shoot a bow, it is one my favorite videos.

Katniss inspired me to fight my own PTSD and be a fighter no matter what the odds.

Katniss (Jennifer Lawerence) and Prim (Willow Shields) at the first reaping

 

3. Tris Prior

Another one that is overused, I know, but I started these books a little late (don’t get me started on the movie disaster at least after the first one argh, I don’t the actor/actress choices its the storyline), I was curious to what the fuss was about but fell in love with them. Tris (Beatrice) Prior caught my attention when I first read about her the fact that she doesn’t fit into a faction really sparked my interest and made me feel connected to her because I feel like I don’t really fit in anywhere as well.

Tris is brave and very selfless, she doesn’t think she is selfless because of not wanting to be Abnegation but that is not the case, Tris would do anything to protect the people she cares about, that may not be the true definition of being in Abnegation but if she tried she could do it.

Tris defiantly fits in at Dauntless due to her fearless attitude which I give her a jaw-dropping applaud too, especially when she had knives thrown at her!! That defiantly made me look up to her even more!

When Tris got her tattoo in Dauntless of the birds she says this about it:

“Three birds flocking toward my heart. Representing each member of the family I left behind”Tris Prior
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Tris would do anything for her family even though she left Abnegation.

My favorite video of Tris is with Four, it also shows a lot about her and defiantly makes your little feelers hurt if you’ve read Allegiant, I won’t give it away because that would just ruin everything but it does indeed show how selfless and brave Tris really is after you read it.

Tris, like the others, showed me how to be brave and selfless but she also showed me to show no fear to those who want to hurt me but not be stupid about it. Also, like the others she showed me how to love unconditionally but without saying any spoilers Tris showed me how to even if someone did the worst thing possible.

Tris Prior (played by Shailene Woodley) training in Dauntless

 

4. Clary “Clarissa” Fray/Fairchild

When it comes to the movie or the TV show of this book franchise, I am not a huge fan (the movie I am not a fan at all), I can stand the TV show, it is more of a guilty obsession more than anything. The book Clary well always be my favorite. I do love the actress choice in the TV Show and movie, they were both great choices and they play Clary well, I don’t really have a favorite perse but I do love them both.

Lily Collins on left (Movie Actress) and Katherine Grace McNamara on right (TV Show)

I read The Mortal Instruments series waaaayyyyy before the movie even was considered. I haven’t even touched the last book because I don’t want it to end yet, though, in all reality I need to read it because I want more Jace and Clary action.

Anyways, the parts of Clary I love are she is very brave and a fighter but very compassionate and loving, she is determined to do what is right but willing to break the rules if necessary to get the job done, and she is just a kick ass Shadowhunter.

What Clary taught me the most is about love, the deep love that knocks your breath away and makes you second guess yourself.

“When you love someone, you don’t have a choice. Love takes your choices away. Clary Fray

Clary’s journey to love is defiantly complicated but she never gives up and is determined and very compassionate about it.

This video is from the movie but shows the fight

5. Lissa Dragomir and Rose Hathaway

Okay if you ever saw the movie for this book Vampire Academy let me say it is so far off that it could fly to the moon and back, the casting is great but the storyline didn’t follow the book, I’ve wanted a movie for this book for years.

Anyways, the reason I included both these heroic characters into one is because Lissa and Rose are more together than apart due to the bond they share (magical bond) and I have learned a lot from both of these characters, I also can relate a lot to both of them.

Lissa doesn’t feel she can fit in anywhere because she didn’t find her Morroi power, but when she did it was different. I was Lissa who didn’t fit in for the longest time and still kinda am. I could also fit in with Lissa never feeling happy (though she lost her family, which I cannot relate too) but I could relate to never feeling happy.

Rose fit in more with the Dhampir but I could relate with her with wanting to protect her friends at all costs and become a stronger person.

Rose and Lissa both inspired me to become stronger at all costs (whether due to having to survive or just anything) and be there for my friends. Rose inspired me to be strong and have a sense of humor doing it and not to be a doormat to others, no matter what crap they throw at you. Lissa inspired me to be strong even when happiness is fading, Lissa also inspired me to look for happiness even when it seems it’s gone.

This isn’t the movie actors of Lissa and Christian but the video is really good and one of my favorites (if you click over to YouTube it says in the video descrption who the actresses/actors are):

Zoey Deutch as Rose and Lucy Fry as Lissa


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Suicide Squad Analysis: Deadshot

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~Spoiler Alert of Deadshot Comics mainly between 1950-2011 and some after 2011 but not as many after 2011, I’ll warn people when there is a spoiler of the 2011~

Suicide Squad Analysis: Deadshot

Deadshot first appears in June 1950 in Batman #49 which began in the 1940’s, he is wearing a trench coat and top hat in this first edition, he also offers his help to the police acting as a crime fighter while trying to kill Batman, it takes a while but Batman makes him lose his confidence in his shooting abilities and makes him confess. It was also revealed his name is Floyd Lawton.
Deadshot was shown in more Batman related comics and, also a show, it is also revealed in the Deadshot 1988 edition that Deadshot got out of jail and redid his costume to the one we see today, he went after Batman then, this is also a early version of Suicide Squad, the only well known character from the movie is Amanda Waller.

In the 1988 version he has a son instead of a daughter, in these issues the son was kidnapped by his own mother in the end his son died. In this comic it is also revealed that he had a therapist named Marnie Herrs who really cared for him and at one point in the comment he cared for her but after his son died he didn’t feel worthy of being cared for

Other volumes Deadshot was featured in was the Secret Six volume 1 and 2 series, Batman: Cacophony (breaking into Arkham to kill Joker), and there was also a 2005 volume of Deadshot, there are more to list because in this time there are parts of the Suicide Squad that goes including teammates like Waller, Rick Flag, and others. Thoug, all these facts are kind of irreverent because DC relaunched Deadshot in 2011, changing his origin story and other factors of this character. Since DC’s rebirth in 2016, it has relaunched mostly all comics making most comic readers not too happy.

Deadshot 1950-2011

(Spoilers for 2013 edition of The Justice League of America: Deadshot 7.1)

In a 2013 edition of The Justice League a new origin story for Deadshot is revealed. Deadshot’s name is still Floyd Layton but his family was killed in an “accident” when a shooting in the apartment near his family happens and there were sixty some bullets and stray bullets killed all of his family but none hit him only his book, he was now on a revenge streak and learned as a kid to shoot and vowed to killed the people who killed his family. He vowed never to miss, never not to get paid and never not to kill without a purpose. From then Deadshot was made.

In the Suicide Squad comics Deadshot is one of the most valued members, he gets the job done no matter what, though, he is very loyal to the people he cares about and his team members. Deadshot cares for Harley also, he can tell that Joker isn’t treating her right and tries to steer her onto a better path.

Suicide Squad

Unlike the movie, Deadshot is white, his suit is more mechanical and has more gadgets, he can practically fly and has a bit better morals I would say. It was revealed in the special features of Suicide Squad the movie that they went off of some of the older comics, which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense since Suicide Squad as a whole got rebooted in 2016 like most DC comics as I said. They used the post 2011 Deadshot costume also because after 2011 Deadshot’s costume was more armor then a “fabric mask” like in the old comics, Deadshot’s new costume was more “Iron Man” style then masked shooter.

When Deadshot got rebooted he has two daughters Suchin Lawton and Zoe Lawton, though, he did have a deceased brother named Edward Lawton which is a throwback to the old comics to Deadshot dead son Edward “Eddie” Lawton. He does have a daughter in the post 2011 comics but it isn’t known for a while, so the directors either took the 2011 edition (which I believe so because her name was Zoe in the movie) and just mashed bits and pieces together.

Altogether, I believe that the directors of Suicide Squad took bits and pieces from the comics and put it in where they liked it instead of staying true to the comics. Yes, Deadshot never misses but it isn’t revealed why. He has a daughter named Zoe, that’s correct but its pulled from one piece of the comic universe, his suit is pieced from the post reboot more then the newer DC reboot. I love Will Smith and all but Deadshot would have been better with an actor like the one who played Flag or someone similar, though, Will Smith did nail Deadshot’s personality, it is very well done.


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Five Fandom Friday: Favorite Droids

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Well to tell you guys the truth, I’m not a HUGE Star Wars fan but I know the droids kind of well but I have a couple surprising ones on my list that I think should count that are not Star Wars related!

These Droids are in no particular order, it’s just to show some love to these loveable robots.

  1. WALL-E

So does WALL-E classify as a droid? Well a droid by definition is a:

Droids, short for androids, or also called robots, were mechanical beings, often possessing artificial intelligence.
So I think this loveable robot from Disney’s movie named after this little guy counts as a droid, he certainly has artifical intelligence and is defiantly a robot.

Okay, maybe not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to space ships and other advanced technology, maybe not as smart as his girlfriend EVE with this stuff, but he has been stranded on earth for years with no technology like this. WALL-E has a huge heart though and is a loveable little robot nonetheless.

2. Rosie The Robot

Now, this robot dates back to the 1962 series The Jetsons. She is a lovable house maid for the Jetson’s but is also a robot.  She is more of a “humanoid” than an “android” but a droid nonetheless.

A humanoid robot is:

a robot with its body shape built to resemble the human body. The design may be for functional purposes, such as interacting with human tools and environments, for experimental purposes, such as the study of bipedal locomotion, or for other purposes. In general, humanoid robots have a torso, a head, two arms, and two legs, though some forms of humanoid robots may model only part of the body, for example, from the waist up.

So, Star Wars C-3PO could count as a humanoid being built to look like a human and function as a translator.

When I was younger I used to watch The Jetsons on Boomerang along with Tom and Jerry and other shows. I always remembered wishing I would have a robot like Rosie when I got older because she was so kind and also funny.

3.BB-8

Now we are heading to the great beyond to this bundle of cuteness named BB-8 from the new movie The Force Awakens. I got to admit this is one of the cutest little robots I have seen in film and I have fallen head over heels for him.

BB-8 is defiantly one of my favorites and will always be.

But the next two will never be beat….

4. R2-D2 and C-3PO

I know, I know, this duo is over done but I can’t get enough of these two. Ever since I started watching Star Wars when I was younger I loved them to death. I love BB-8 but these two will remain forever in my heart.

5. Battle Droids

I choose this one because I enjoy the humor they have in the Clone Wars cartoon series. They are just endless little workers trying to survive and their humor is just short and they are hilariously fun to watch.

Five Fandom Friday origin: http://www.thenerdygirlie.com/p/5-fandom-friday.html

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Why I’ve Been Gone

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Hey everyone,

I want to do a little info on why I haven’t been posting as much. I’ve been doing the number one thing you should never do as a beginning blogger (I told myself I wouldn’t do it but I did), I compared myself to others and let people’s opinions get to me.

I’ve read everywhere since beginning my blog to never do that because you are setting yourself up for failure and, trust me, I did just that I am realizing.

I also let my mental disorders get the better of me, my anxiety and depression to let me think that I wasn’t good enough to do this and my blog was nothing.

The reason I am posting this is A) I have a little advice for anyone starting out on a new adventure or business venue B) I felt like people should know that no matter what you tell yourself in the beginning that you won’t do it, well, shit happens.

My advice is, mental disorders are one of the worst things to combat because your combatting your own mind and people cannot see what you are fighting because essentially you are fighting yourself, every day, all day. I have learned that mine are the worse when I give in to them and let my inner demons essentially just run a muck. My actual advice is, do what you love and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

I was happier when I was working on my blog and not giving a damn what people thought about what I posted and doing it for ME and trying to keep it real. I was also happier when I just realized you can’t make everyone happy. EVERYONE has an opinion and some opinions differ from YOURS, so just let it go by and don’t let it affect you. (Easier said than done)

When you start something new it is very hard not to compare yourself to other people, but when you do it is the way to ultimately fail. Why? Because in your mind you will never live up to them, you are your own harsher critic, so in your mind you will NEVER be as good as them. Harsh? Yes? True? For me? Hell yes. Others? Not sure. I am not saying have goals but don’t look at someone who has essentially years or maybe way more experience than you and look at theirs say “I’ll never be that good” cause in reality, you can be it just takes experience. Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Something I also need to learn is patience, like I said above, Rome was not built in a day. If I compare my blog that started a wee couple months ago to someone who started their blog a year or even six months ago, I’ll never see my blog as good as I want it too. Goals are good, but feeling like crap cause it’s nowhere near there is not good.

Okay rambling over.

Now you know why I was gone and my big mistake.

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Suicide Squad: Harley Quinn and Joker

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   Disclaimer: I am using these photos in this post for creative purposes only and I do not own them and they are owned by the respected comic, DC Universe, and movie owners.

Suicide Squad: Harley Quinn and Joker


After watching many videos and reading quite a few articles on this movie, between the split between the comic world and the movie, then the cut scenes and how Harley and Joker’s relationship should have been portrayed, there are many parts to discuss, which I will do over several articles.

First Subject:

  1. Joker and Harley Quinn’s Relationship

First, my opinion Joker’s and Harley Quinn’s relationship is that it is abusive in general. Harley Quinn in my opinion, has Stockholm Syndrome for Joker, a love in her mind that is real but is sick and twisted which contains mental and physical abuse. They portray her in the comics as something broken, she keeps coming back for more but in reality, it is a mental illness. Joker is abusive, Harley is just as dangerous as Joker but not as abusive.

Harley Quinn made her first appearance in Batman: The Animated Series in 1993 while Joker came before Harley decades earlier. She captured the minds and hearts alike of her fans with her broken appearance and how she was Joker’s love. In a later addition, she made an appearance in a comic named The Batman Adventure’s: Mad Love in 1994, showcasing how she was Joker’s therapist (like in the movie) turned co-conspirator.

The Batman Adventures: Mad Love

In The Batman Adventure’s: Mad Love you really learn who Harley Quinn is and see some of Joker’s abuse toward her. Harleen Quinzel had an abusive father and Joker got to her this way by telling a story of how he had an abusive father (in their first session) and made them connect on a deeper psychological level and made her feel for him. Then he described himself as the victim of Batman’s “schemes” and tied his “childhood” abuse to that and Harleeen thought he was a tortured man caught up in the wrong places.

Near the end of the comic, when Harleen is transformed into Harley Quinn for some time she has had Batman captured but to get away Batman convinces her to call Joker who rushes over and gets angry, he hits her and throws her out a window and left her for dead. Batman even admits that Harley had him better tied up then Joker ever has and that his ego got in the way.

Joker yelling at Harley

Going on with the comics, in the Suicide Squad comics, the abuse continues. In one situation Joker hangs Harley on a wall where there are other “Harley’s” in the room showing his demented and twisted views of her.

In the iconic toxic waste scene in the movie Harley jumps in voluntarily, but in the comics (at least the 2011 edition), she is pushed in by Joker and is screaming falling in before being taunted by him with it, it is issue #15.

Issue #15
Suicide Squad 2011

These are only two of many parts in the Suicide Squad comics of their abusive relationship, Joker has been verbally abusive and also tried to shoot Harley.

In the Suicide Squad movie the abuse was more subtle than the comics and didn’t show the extent of how the relationship really is. In Suicide Squad (the movie) Joker keeps trying to rescue Harley out of the prison and get back his “love” when (as I have pointed out) in the comics he has tried to kill her, left her for dead (like in the movie in the drowning car), and insulted her. Joker probably would not have gone to these lengths in the comics or gone crazy about it, he probably would have left her there.

Harleen Quinzeel and Joker in the Suicide Squad Movie

In the movie there is a deleted where Joker supposedly tries to kill Harley in the helicopter scene which does show that the directors were debating with the extent of the abuse in the movie; below I have put a video of the most recent deleted scenes with Joker and sometimes Harley that would have showed their relationship more. Even though it is toned down, there is still evidence of the relationships abuse. Trying not to put too much on screen light on it was the Directors idea to not do so much violence and abuse, though, fan says it romanticized Harley and Joker’s relationship, which I agree.

What are your thoughts? Is it too subtle in the movie? Did they romanticize a relationship that is full of abuse?


   Disclaimer: I am using these photos in this post for creative purposes only and I do not own them and they are owned by the respected comic, DC Universe, and movie owners.

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