Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Photoshop Fun with our Avengers Pictures

So remember that Avengers: Age of Ultron photoshoot some friends and I did?

Well I have another friend who, upon seeing the pictures of facebook, decided to do a little "editing" on them.

Needless to say, it was very entertaining, and he did a great job!

I got a good laugh out of it so I thought I'd share.



The gun. lol.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

10 Favorite Screen Characters Tag

I was nominated for the 10 Favorite Screen Characters Tag by Hamlette, so thank you!

This tag looked like so much fun, but seriously how in the world am I supposed to pick my 10 favorites? You have given me a difficult task. But I think I've just decided to list 10 OF my favorite characters cause there's so many and I'd hate for one to be offended because I left it out. I've also tried to just pick one from each movie or series, cause otherwise I'd list every character on Sherlock and I'm attempting to make this list as diverse and interesting as possible. So here's 10 characters, I could think of, that I thought are pretty cool.

 Clinton Barton (Earth-199999)

 Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) from the Marvel Universe. He's smart, quiet, has mad archery skills, and a great sense of humor. Hawkeye is the type of person you can depend on and would want to be your best friend. He's that guy you know you could fight side by side with. And I'd love to take a few martial arts and archery lessons from him! I really love what they did with his character in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

 ONCE UPON A TIME - "The Crocodile" Preview Pictures

Killian Jones/Captain Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) in Once Upon A Time. I love a good redemptive story. And a pirate. And a guy with swagger. Seriously how could anyone not love Captain Hook from this show? The character development they have Hook go through is really a great piece of writing, probably my favorite of any character from any show. Heartbreak and revenge turned to love and loyalty, this guy has seen a lot. (and somehow still come out the other side with a great sense in fashion.)

I think this picture basically describes him. :D | Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett) - Stargate: Atlantis

Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlitt) in Stargate Atlantis. What can I say? I like smart people. There's more than one genius on this list. McKay is that quirky annoying character you can't help but like. He gets the best science-y dialog in the show and more often than not makes me laugh. There is never a dull moment when Dr. McKay is around. (he also may or may not have something to do with my liking of astrophysics...)

Amy Pond

Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) in Doctor Who. I love how fearless, adventurous, and independent she is. She's not afraid to fly off in a spaceship and save the world. She is also loyal and would do anything to protect the ones she loves.

 Which "Sherlock" Character Are You?<----- How in the world did I get Mycroft?

Mycroft Holmes (Mark Gatiss) in Sherlock. I really debated which of the Sherlock characters to put down here, cause I obviously had to put down at least one. Sherlock himself is probably my favorite but I'm also a fan of his older brother Mycroft. Having read the books, Mycroft is just as brilliant if not more than Sherlock. Only he has slightly more common sense and prefers not to do the "leg work" as he calls it. I admire Mycroft's brilliance and his ability to solve problems and direct people with logic. Not to mention his interaction in the show with his family is actually quite funny. That awkward family of geniuses.

Richard Greene as Robin Hood in The Adventures of Robin Hood 

Robin Hood (Richard Greene) in The Adventures of Robin Hood. This black and white version still stands as my favorite portrayal of Robin Hood. (Though I am liking the guy on Once Upon A Time) To me this is what Robin Hood should be, fun and lighthearted. Most versions today portray only the dark and decaying side of the middle ages. I'm not saying that it wasn't, I just like seeing the fun legend of Robin Hood that we all grew up reading about. A bit more fairytale and a little less dark.

Spock (Zachary Quinto) from Star Trek. I feel so nerdy for finding him attractive. Lol

Spock (Zachary Quinto) in Star Trek. I love Spock's logical personality. Also how he tries to convince everyone that he is only Vulcan and does not have emotions. But he's only half Vulcan and I love when the human side comes out in him. Zachary Quinto also does an amazing job portraying him. Making Spock my instant favorite in the film. The first time I watched the rebooted Star Trek movie I was blown away. Despite the solar flare thing, I think they did a phenomenal job making this movie.

Michael Caine-Loved all of his Movies from Georgie Girl to this day. You can tell a great actor if they don't look like they are trying.  He's a natural. 

Alfred (Michael Caine) in The Dark Knight Trilogy. Otherwise known as Batman's butler.I just like this guy. And he makes some great inspirational speeches in those movies. I love how he is always there for Bruce no matter what stupid thing he does. This guy makes me wish I had a loyal butler. Maybe I should become a vigilante and hire him...

 Naomi Scott as Maddy Shannon in Terra Nova

Maddy Shannon (Naomi Scott) in Terra Nova. She is not your typical "teenage girl". She is really smart. She's sweet, brave, and the right amount of girly. And she's  not afraid to take on a dinosaur or two to protect her little sister. I love the family dynamic in this show, and I really wish they had made more seasons of it.

well I do deserve a king instead of a prince after all! I got Thranduil! Which Male "Lord Of The Rings" Character Would Fall In Love With You?

Thranduil (Lee Pace) in The Hobbit. There is more to this elf king than meets the eye. My favorite part of the entire that movie his the exchange between him and Tauriel as the end. You just know there is more to Thranduil than he is letting on. Lee Pace does a great job playing him. He ended up being probably my favorite character from the movie. Not to mention he has some pretty great costumes.

     And there you have it. I think I ended up with a pretty diverse list, as I was trying to be unique. 
     And that took me longer to write up than I care to admit... Haha... 
     Until Later!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Lessons from the Farm

I actually live on a farm. You may not have known that. Granted it's a small farm. Nothing commercial or anything. We grow some blueberries to sell at farmers markets. We had dairy goats for several years. Even a milk cow once. I've raised chickens, rabbits, pigs. We actually just got some ducks for the first time, and they are super cute. But you have I idea how weird ducks are. Cute but weird.

My current thing is that I own a couple of horses. I call them my ponies, really only one is a technical pony though. Lately with all my school stuff and graduation plans and life I haven't been able to spend as much time with them as I'd like. But each night I go out to put them up by the stable for the night. Generally they are always waiting by the gate but tonight I was later than normal and they were out in the field. But that was actually quite nice. After a long day it was relaxing to walk out into the field underneath the stars to retrieve my ponies. There is something about the smell of horses to me. It's so good. Like immediate stress release and burst of happiness. I totally recommend just hiding your face in an equine mane and take in the scent. Maybe it doesn't do it for you, but I have so many happy memories associated with the horse smell it just makes me happy.


I hear someone has actually made a horse scented candle. I should buy it.

Then there were strawberries. Now we have a few strawberries. Just enough to make a strawberry shortcake every once in awhile. But this morning we headed out to a local strawberry farm owned by some friends. Why, you ask? They needed people to pick the berries. You pick they pay. I like money. Hey, who doesn't? But when it came right down to it, it was less about earning money and more about the principle. I suppose I just wanted to prove to myself that I could indeed get up early on a Saturday and go spend all morning in a field. It was hot. You're in the dirt. I'm not the most robust person in the world. Health dealt me a few bad cards. But in the end I did accomplish it, and I'm proud of myself. I picked a lot of strawberries. I honestly didn't know one could pick that many strawberries in a morning. With all that said about farming, I'm really not a farm girl. I kinda like heels better than boots. So I suppose the point of all that is to prove to myself that I am still capable of getting down in the dirt and working hard. *mentally high five-ing myself*


Needless to say I came home and painted my toenails and watched about 3 episodes of Person of Interest while lounging in my pajamas. Give a little take a little. 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron Premier and Photo-shoot

Okay, can I begin by saying how AMAZING AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON IS!!

Completely epic movie. I just can't. Say. How. Awesome. :D

It adds a lot of depth to certain characters. (example Hawkeye and Black Widow) Though I'll try not to write any spoilers. :D But I have to say I was pretty surprised, but I really like what they did!

There are some epic action sequences. Like. Wow. The special effects are amazing, and the action is so well done. I loved it!

And the humor in this movie! LOVE. Without it, I think Age of Ultron would be pretty depressing. But it has some great, witty humor that literally makes you laugh out loud. :D

And the new characters introduced. VISION. I won't say more, but loving the new characters.

AND THOR'S HAMMER you'll know what I'm talking about when you see it

So. This movie. Epic. Go see it.

Anyways! Enough about the movie. (I could go on and on...)

Before we headed to the theater for the premier of Age of Ultron we decided to do a photo-shoot. Cause we obviously dressed up in costumes. And let me say, we had some pretty awesome cosplays going on.

Like I said in a previous post, I decided to cosplay Agent Peggy Carter. (Complete with an attempt at pin curls, which ended up looking more like an 80's hairstyle but whatever. lol)

We also had a fem version of Captain America and the Avengers newcomer Scarlet Witch. And with three cameras going we got lots of pictures. I obviously didn't take the pics of myself, so photo credits go to Beth and Amber!

Head over to The Adventures of An Elven Princess to see the full totally awesome Captain America photo-shoot when she posts it. (And some of the pictures I took!)

So without further ado I present to you my version of Agent Peggy Carter!

Attempting to tame the mane. The wind and my hair that day. lol

Ready to save the world!

I'll have to post more pictures later, as this is already a really long post. (But hey that's good right!) We have some really awesome group shots as well as some pics from inside the theater! (Not to mention a few more of my favorite Agent Carter photos.)
       So until then! (And go see the movie!!)