Wednesday, August 27, 2008


A while ago, I had this huge fear of death. Not so much the dying part but what happens after. I feared that no one will come to my funeral. I feared that no one will mourn my death. I fear that the time I spent on this earth will be nothing but a blip because I will be forgotten. Sadly, my fears were another person's reality.

This obituary was published in the Vallejo Herald Times recently. Click to enlarge.

May she rest in peace.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

Book 2...finished in about 6 hours. I have to say that Meyer's writing has slightly (very slightly) improved. I still have a problem with her central plot line. Most of the book seems dedicated to introducing werewolves into the mix but they had no significance whatsoever to the plot that drives this book. I fear that Meyer is so intent on drawing a picture of the world that Bella Swan lives in that she loses focus. She gets carried away in the intimate details of this world that most of the book, like Twilight, is just fluff. I guess I prefer my authors to be straight to the point...a little bit more concise and less verbose.

The other problem I had with New Moon (and I guess with Twilight as well), is that there's really no action. It feels anti-climactic to read vampire fiction without the gore and the guts. I guess that's just purely personal preference.

Am I masochist enough to endure a third book? Probably so. Curiousity gets the best of me. In the meantime, I think I'll enjoy one of my other books before I have to succumb to another disappointment.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

I just finished reading Twilight this morning. I'm still not 100% sure about how I feel about it. I've always liked vampire myth. I have several books on the subject. When talk started building up about Twilight, about how it was the next Harry Potter, I gave in and bought a copy.

Since it's geared toward a pre-teen audience, I have to agree with JJ that the writing is a little elementary. Still, I gave it a chance and read the book all the way through. I'm not exactly sure if it's the writing that bothers me or the slow pace of the book. More than half of the book is dedicated to the budding romance between Edward and Bella. I guess it's fine if you're a gushing teenager but I think the book could've still worked if half of it was thrown out.

Another thing that bothered me about the book is the fact that Bella is such a damsel in distress that it's bordering on annoying. And she seems pretty slow too. If anything irks me more, it's a weak female character. So much for feminism in Meyer's books.

Lastly, and I'm sure this is the worst offense (at least in my opinion), the sub-par plot complication of the tracker vampire, James. I guess I've read too many vampire fiction that I was totally expecting a kick-ass fight scene. Nope. The fight scene probably lasted a half a page. Wait, the fight scene was an afterthought. It was merely mentioned and not even described. What took it's place? Poor Bella and her near-death experience. Give me a break.

To say the very least, I was underwhelmed and extremely disappointed. But because I'm such a sucker, I bought the second book as well. It's turning out to be a teeny bit better than Twilight but I'm only halfway through.

**Note: I'm extremely disappointed in the casting choices for the movie. The vampires described in the book are gorgeous and perfect. The actors cast for the parts...not so much. Especially Esme.

Monday, August 11, 2008


Why do I feel so unmotivated and uninspired? I want to just crawl back to my bed and sleep. *Sigh*

Photo courtesy of a google search.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Vote for Super Cr3w!

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So Real Cru CANNOT win!!! They suck!!!

It should have been Fanny Pack and Super Cr3w in the finals. Vote for Super Cr3w and send the lame So Real Cru home!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Nerve of Some People

I don't understand how simple concepts like decency and consideration escape some people.

This guy, AK, broke my heart (relatively speaking) about a year ago. Then about a month or two ago he gets into a fight with his parents and asks to move in with me because his new girlfriend lives too far. Um, excuse me...are you f*n serious?!!?

To top things off, he's throwing a big 3-0 birthday bash at his new girlfriend's apartment and he asks ME to shop for the party booze with him! He-llo?!?! What the f* is wrong with you?

Is it just me or is he being totally inconsiderate? Needless to say, I'm f*n pissed. Not because I still like him or anything (because trust me, I don't). I just don't understand how someone can be so inconsiderate. But in retrospect, he always was just a tad bit inconsiderate. I guess I didn't notice it then.

Ugh, why must I be surrounded by lame boys?