RWBY Volume 5 Episode 6 – Magic is Real

As always, spoilers. I’m sorry, I abandoned you all last week. I completely forgot to review Episode 5 and frankly, I can’t see myself devoting a whole review post to it. In a nutshell, Ruby and Ozcar talked and more Menagerie stuff happened that didn’t seem particularly noteworthy. Also, winged Fauna are canon and Ruby…

The Mother’s Day Special – RWBY Volume 5 Episode 4 Review

Hello, I’m back!  I’m so glad Harold took over the blog last week while I recovered from being a live-in nanny for some, er, highly energetic children.  Without further ado, let’s try to get back into a normal posting routine. 😀 As always, spoilers alart.  (Sorry Harold, that’s a keeper.) In a mere allotment of…

*Oscar x Ruby Intensifies* RWBY: Volume 5, Episode 3 REVIEW ft. Harold

Before anyone asks, “Allison, what’s with the bad joke revolving around a worse mistranslation?”, I feel like I should specify that I am not Allison. I am Harold, a.k.a the “Tumblr correspondent”, acting as a guest writer for this week’s review. Because she (the published author) has a lot of important things to get out…

Is Adam Taurus a Racist? RWBY: Volume 5, Episode 2 REVIEW

SPOILERS. This next episode of RWBY slows down, pacing-wise, but not egregiously so.  Its primary focus is Weiss Schnee, whose powers get fully utilized and shown off to stellar musical cues from all her in-show songs thus far.  With the help of the reluctant pilot she bribed to take her out of Atlas, Weiss takes…

RWBY: Volume 5, Episode 1 – Welcome to Haven REVIEW

SPOILERS ALERT. At the suggestion of my friend Harold (of Water Ninja Productions infamy), I’m going to try making episodic reviews of RWBY Volume Five. With Junior Detectives RWBY Chibi and the sporadically released trailers for Weiss, Blake, and Yang just barely keeping the fans at bay, I’ve been positively hyped for the first new…

My BH Cosmetics Purchases

Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored in any way, by BH Cosmetics or any other entity. The opinions you read below this point (and above it) are thusly mine alone. I buy makeup about as often as I wear it.  The most product I’ll wear on those rare occasions is a clear lip gloss and…

The One about Joss Whedon

Full disclosure: I never liked Joss Whedon, based on the little I knew about him as a person and for his work.  I am as non-Whedonite as they come, even though some of my best friends are Whedonites, “browncoats” (fans of his show Firefly), et cetera.  Being friends with his fans doesn’t justify me verbally mopping…

Boston South Coast Comic Con!

Formerly Northeast Comic Con, the event relocated to the Hanover Mall in Hanover, Massachussetts, which is about 45 minutes south of Boston, so the title is definitely more accurate.  Last winter, I attended the winter NECC event by myself back when they were operating out of a stonemason community center.  I had a blast this…

Review: Sacred Hearts Club by Foster the People

So I found “Pumped Up Kicks” mildly amusing for some reason. I listened to it on repeat for a while because it sounded neat.  That’s the extent of my Foster the People exposure.  (I think I tried one of their older albums once, but didn’t like it so much.  Can’t remember.) On a whim, I…

Guardians of the Galaxy II Review

It took a while but I finally watched Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.  The reason I hesitated to see the first one was because of how many crass jokes made the cut, and this second film’s parental advisory on IMDB made me hesitate even more.  But somehow, I managed to sit through this sequel,…

My Thoughts on Doctor Who Series 10 [SPOILERS]

Yesterday, the season finale for the tenth season (or series) of BBC’s Doctor Who ended, and I think now’s a good time to share my thoughts on Steven Moffat’s final acts as showrunner. The nicest, most optimistic way I can say this is, I loved it. The more blunt way I can say it is,…

Evolve by Imagine Dragons

I’ll note, I did not like Imagine Dragon’s last album.  After Night Visions, the Tolans left the band and I felt like Imagine Dragons didn’t sound quite the same.  The harmonies on Smoke and Mirrors lacked a woman’s (or simply a soprano’s) touch, if that makes any sense.  (On the bright side, a bunch of my…