Friday, October 31, 2014

I Suck

So please, bear with me. I hope I used the correct 'bear' there.
Okay, so I got a bit distracted and didn't post today. I'm the worst, I know. But here's the thing, I actually went out and did something tonight (which totally wasn't drink with my parents, so there).
However, I will have a shiny new update for you all lovely people tomorrow night. I swear on all that is right and holy, this will happen, so help me god.

Until Tomorrow, my lovelies, Happy Reading.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Back In Action

Alrighty, my friends. I finally got my laptop back. It's running great, so I'm going to be getting back
on track with updates. Expect one next Friday (yes, Halloween). I will see you all then!

Until Next Time, Happy Reading

Monday, October 20, 2014

An Updatie From Katie

Okay, troops . My oldest brother is finding me a new fan for my laptop as we speak. If all goes as planned, I should have it back by the end of the week. So, I may be able to post on Friday. If not, I'll post next week. Thank you for sticking with me during all this nonsense.
Check back Friday, there will be something new here regardless of laptop availability.

Until next time, Happy Reading.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Worst. Blogger. Ever.

So, my laptop broke. Until I can get it fixed (which, hopefully, will be soon) I won't be able to post an update on Shakespeare. I'm very sorry, but unforeseen circumstances are a bitch. I can't even post the 'I fucked up' cat gif! I'll let you all know when my shit gets fixed and I can return to my regularly scheduled ham-fisted swearing and nonsense.

until next time, Happy Reading.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hamlet Part 3: Late Night with Hamlet Prince of Lunacy

I promise you an update, so an update you shall receive! Yay for follow-through, I guess.

Act 2 Scene 1

This scene sees Polonius talking to one of his attendants about his son, Laertes. Polonius is increasingly painted as a fool. Here, he is telling his attendant to find Laertes in France and basically spread rumors about him. I think his aim to is get Laertes to come back to Denmark. I don't really know and he never really says. The attendant is pretty confused by the whole thing, too, but he agrees. I think he agrees mostly to shut Polonius up for a while. He basically just gives Polonius an 'okie dokie, dude' and leaves when Ophelia arrives.

Okay, so now it's Ophelia and her dad hanging out. Ophelia reveals that Hamlet has been making advances at her (how scandalous!). Hamlet showed up at her place all disheveled. Polonius suggests
Seriously, Polonius is a dick to Ophelia.
that he is 'Mad for thy love.' Ophelia can neither confirm nor deny, but they run with the idea. Hamlet had acted all mysterious. Polonius thinks that they should alert the king, because that solves everything and Polonius is a dumbass. He then asks a victim-blamey question, "have you given him any hard words of late?' Basically, what did you do to deserve this? She says that she only did what he, Polonius, her father, told her to do. He, Polonius, her father, than says that that is the problem and he apologizes to her for giving bad advice. They then leave to alert the King that his nephew/step-son is kinda losing it.

This scene was mostly filler and not overly necessary. It was short and mostly a waste of time and brain power for all parties involved. For that reason, it is typically cut from productions and everyone should be happy for that.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Insert the 'I Fucked Up' Cat Wearing Shoes Gif Here

Literally me.
So... I didn't post an update yesterday because I'm a bad bad blogger. You see, I fucked up and slightly forgot. In my defense, Tuesday is no longer my day off. As a result, I will be moving regular posts to Friday, which IS my day off. I promise, hand to whichever god you choose, I will post a goddamn update on that crazy motherfucker Hamlet on Friday, so help me god. Perhaps 'motherfucker' is the wrong term. He tends to REALLY hate his mother. But I digress...

So that's it. Come back Friday if you aren't already sick of my shitty blogging and my inability to keep to a schedule. I will be here with Shakespeare and snacks. But,  you know, only for me. I can't really share snacks through the internet. If I could, I would, friends. But, alas, 'tis not to be.

Until next time, Happy Reading.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Maze Runner Movie: Everything is Going to Change

That's not just the major theme of the book and the movie, it's also what they should say to you right before you enter the theater. Oh Boy. Where to begin?
You have been warned.

This movie was obviously not for the people who read the book. You know how I can tell? They changed every. single. fucking. detail. Nothing was the way it happened in the book. All the major happenings still happened: Thomas entered the Glade, he entered the Maze to help Minho and Alby, Chuck died, and they left the Maze, but the way all of this happened didn't line up with the book. Literally everything in between was fucking different. No, I take that back. The character names were the same. Aside from that, it was unrecognizable to the book reader.

I don't understand how this could so miss the fucking mark. I don't get how something could be so entirely wrong. I understand that James Dashner was involved in the making of this movie, but where? Fucking how? Why would he let this happen to his book?

This movie can only tenuously be referred to as an adaptation. It's just so goddamn wrong. I left the theater in a haze of rage. I woke up this morning and assumed I had dreamed it and had not actually gone to see it, because it seemed like a fucking fever dream or something your brain would make up as a worst case scenario. I wish I hadn't fucking seen it. I have seen a lot of shitty adaptations, but this one takes the fucking cake.

There are some good things, though. The performances were great. Dylan O'Brian as Thomas was wonderful. The movie was very fast paced and action packed. It's one of those movies that seems like it goes by really fast, although that may have been due to the boiling rage in my heart, to be fair.

I was so looking forward to finally seeing this book that I invested so much time and energy into finally come to the big screen. I have never been so disappointed in my entire fucking life and I have led a pretty disappointing life.

I can only hope the sequel will be better.

Oh! Also, the way they pronounced 'Minho' was really fucking weird. I do not approve of this fuckery.

Okay! That's enough rage for now. I'll check back in later this week with a Shakespeare update.

Until next time, Happy Reading.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

I Fucked Up

Well, there's no update again today. I thought I could do it, but I can't. Split shifts are going to be the death of me. I'm just going to take this week at a loss. I've been really discombobulated lately and I need to get my head straight again. As a peace offering, I will be posting a review of the Maze Runner Movie on Saturday (I'm seeing the movie Friday). Should be a good time. The movie looks absolutely nothing like the book, so my expectations are low. But hey, I made it through 8 Harry Potter adaptations, 2 terrible Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies, and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, so I think I can handle this. And no, I'm not complaining about any of those (except the sisterhood movies, those were shit). So I'll see you all Saturday? Please? Please don't give up on me. I'm really sorry. It's won't happen again*.

* - it will probably happen again.

Until next time, Happy Reading.