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Zodiac (2007)

(Written on 16. 9. 2014)

So I’m watching the movie Zodiac from 2007 where one of the main cast is Robert Downey Jr.

(Continued on 17. 9. 2014)

Well, seems like I stopped after just one sentence. Well, I guess the movie was way too captivating for me not to watch. I did finish watching it though. And I have to say that the second part was not really that interesting. Yeah, that morron was running here and there trying to find out who Zodiac was, but hey, I was watching it because of RDJ and in the second half, he has one flimsy appearance… Not cool at all!

But still, I did enjoy the movie. All the cyphers and codes and the hunt for the killer. And one more thing, Mark Ruffalo (is that how it’s spelled?), the guy who played Bruce Banner in Avengers, was playing in this movie. That’s another good thing. well, he’s one of those in whose movies i haven’t yet looked, but I will.

So, if you like crime and mysteries, I think you would enjoy the movie. It was not amazing, but it was pretty good, that’s for sure.

However, I can’t say I like the females that were in the movie. I mean, I can understand the guys had wifes, but seriously, I don’t much like women… There are exceptions – mainly from Marvel. But that’s another thing entirely.

Okay, I should probably stop, as I’m writing complete bulshit.

~AnnElfwind

How to train your dragon 2

About two days ago, I managed to force myself to watch the second How to train your dragon movie. And man, it was awesome! Okay, I admit I didn’t like Hiccup’s helmet, but other than that, it was amazing. And there were some really funny scenes too!

The gist of the plotline is that Hiccup is flying around and stumbles upon a dragon trapping band. Then, a bunch of dragons take him and Toothless to a frozen spiky kind of a dragon cliff and he meets an interesting dragon “master”. It turns out it is his mother and she’s been living in the cliff with the alpha dragon there for 20 years straight.

The dragon trappers are connected to this evil overlord that comands another alpha dragon and the two alphas clash. During that, Hiccup’s father is killed and the bloody bastard goes and attacks Burk (is that the correct spelling?). However, since the “evil” alpha defeted the other one, it also took control of the dragons, so they have to improvise to get to Berk.

Thankfully, there are still the baby dragons, which will not be controled by anyone. Not alpha and not really by a human either.

So they get to Berk and Hiccup regains control over Toothless – through their friendship.

After that, Toothless challenges the “evil” alpha and wins, thus kinda becoming the new alpha for all the present dragons.

The movie was amazing and I loved it very much. Mainly all the aerial tricks. As well as the battle of Toothless vs. the Alpha. It was simply great!

After this, I did a bit of a research and found out there will be a third movie, which I just can’t wait to see, seeing as Hiccup become the village leader and I want to see how that will turn out. I’m also interested in what new tricks on dragons there will be.

Can’t wait.

Uh…. Is it just me, or am I really bad at writing reviews? I think I’m not really that great at it, but I love writing it. It’s just… Apart from the storyline and a few sentences about my thoughts, I don’t really have anything to write…

Okay, but seriously, if you’re into animated movies, I think you should watch this one. It will blow you away!

Enough said. I’m now gonna go and rewatch the first Iron Man movie.

~AnnElfwind

The Saddle Club

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Yesterday, I saw the last episode of the series Saddle club. I’ve been watching it on and off for a while now. I’m not sure which season I like the most… I mean, all have some better and some worse episodes. Though if I really had to choose, I’d probably pick the part where Dorothee is. Which means the first part of season 2. But I prefer the actors from season 3. At least for the saddle club girls. And I like Simon. He livened things up. 

On the other hand, I was kinda missing Red and Kristie from the last season. Though Trouble the donkey more than made up for them. And Jack wasn’t bad either. 

So, what is the series about anyway? 

It is about three girls who love horses and form a club together. During the series they encounter different problems, be it Veronika, the annoying rich girls or some problems between them. 

Each season has a strong ending, and most of the episodes are pretty interesting. If I remember correctly, I only skipped one episode. And that was because that one didn’t interest me. 

Sure the show is ment for kids, but it is pretty decent. It’s definitely watchable even if you’re not a kid. On the other hand, the books it is based on, are pretty terrible. I gave up after not even a full chlapter. If I were to say what it was like, I’ll qoute my mom: “It’s a badly written horse-riding guide.”

And I agree with that.

The books are not worth it, but the series ain’t bad. 

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So, the main characters are Carrole, Stevie and Lisa. The main antagonist (who sometimes does the right thing) is Veronica and then there are some of the more minor characters. In the first series it’s Red, Kristie, Melanie and Ashley as well as Phill (NOT COULSON :D). In second series, we gain Dorothee for the first half and some other characters make repeated appearance. 

And finally, in the last season, apart from the cast being completely new, we have no Ashley, but gain Jenn as well as Trouble the donkey. We also switch Red for Jack and gain Dezi during the season. 

Oh, and for Thor maniacs, in one of the episodes (I think it’s in the second season), young Chris Hemsworth plays a new vet. Well, young… Younger. But it’s interesting. You can recognize him for his eyes and lips, but other than that, he looks completely different. And has short hair!

So, if you’re into horses, this is a pretty decent thing, even though it has girls as pretty much every important character. I’m not much for things where main characters are girls, but this one is not that bad. Though if they did a version where the main characters are guys… Or out right a gay version, I’d be watching it in a heartbeat!

See ya!

~AnnElfwind

BBC’s Sherlock: The Blind Banker

(Written on 30. 7. 2014)

I just finished the second episode of this epic TV Series. And while it may be a bit hard to describe, I really did enjoy it. That is, apart from the “circus” scene, which was a bit boring. 

So, the gist of it is that Sherlock is hired to check some bank security or something as there was a message left in yellow paint. This leads to three serial murders in which the first two look like suicides – at first. But only to the detective inspector, who in this episode isn’t Lestrade and whose name I didn’t catch. So Sherlock sees through it and declares it murderes and then tries to decode the messages, which leads them to the circus and some weird chinese organization – Black lotus or something, that smugle things and sell them. 

This organization lost one of their items and are trying to get it back. In the end, they kidnap John thinking he’s Sherlock. And Sherlock decodes the message with the usage of the right book and then goes to save John’s but, who in turn saves the life of the girl being held hostage with him. 

And it all ends with them finding the item in question and revealing it’s value to the girl who it has been given to by one of the people who were murdered. 

Lastly there is this scene with the boss of the organization who is on video chat with – obviously – Moriarty, even though it’s not explicitly said or anything. She says she will not reveil his identity and he agrees she wont and then she’s shot – probably by a sniper of some kind.

 

And that’s the end of the episode. 

I have to say I enjoyed it, even though the first one was better. Somehow lighter and funnier. I’m gonna be watching the rest soon, but probably not right now, I like to have a bit of time between the episodes, and in the meantime watch SHIELD or something similar. 

As for SHIELD, I will probably not write about it. Or, if I will, it will not be detailing every single episode, as I’m already on episode 12 or something like that. I might write something about it when I’m donen with it, but I’m not making any promises. 

 

Well, there is one promise I will make, annd that’s that I will post here more often. And if I have nothing to write, I will at least post some of the photos I have in my folder that are yet to be published. 

See ya soon!

 

~AnnElfwind

X-men: Days of Future Past

(Written on 27. 5. 2014)

 

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So I’ve seen the new X-men movie. Yesterday, in fact. And It was just perfect. I love all the X-men stuff. With the exception of the anime “Wolverine” And the new Wolverine movie that takes place in Japan. I mean, I love Japan, but the movie is weird.

But to get back on track, the movie.

It was perfect. Great effects and stunts. The story was great too, I mean, who doesn’t like time travelling? Right?

And it was Logan who was travelling back in time. And it was Kitty that sent him there. And while they were getting their asses kicked in the future, Logan was working hard to change the past. And with it the future.

And how it ended, well, go watch it.

Just know that there is young Charles Xavier and young Erik Lencher. And they’re really fun! All the bickering and provocation! The only downside is young Beast, but that’s because I just don’t like his younger version that much.

I loved the movie and when I get the chance, I will be downloading it pronto. In english, seeing as I saw it in 3D and in czech. And I just want to get my hands on the original voices.

Go watch it if you can, it’s great.

Now the only question is wether there will be another X-men movie or not. I mean, this was kinda the grand Happy Ending and all, but still, maybe there will be, I would like that. But I’m not getting my hopes up that much. I don’t think there is much room for continuation. Not with the happy end.

But still, maybe they will surprise me and make it. I would love it.

I’m a big fan of X-men movies.

 

My favourite characters are Storm, Logan and young professor. Also, I like Erik and Raven (Mystique). Kitty’s not bad either. And then all the additional characters that are only in the animated series. Like… I do’t know… there’s a lot of them.

And I like them.

Still, Logan, Storm and young professor are the top three for me.

 

~AnnElfwind

Thor: The Dark World

So, yesterday, I think it was yesterday (8. 5. 2014) I finally saw the second Thor movie. And I loved it. I mean, come on! Loki kills it! My favourite characters are Loki and Thor. Jane? Not so much, but I don’t usually like female characters. I didn’t mind Darcy though. She was funny.

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So, what’s the story about? This “eater” or something. A long time ago, it was sealed. Only, somehow, it ends up in Jane Foster by some freak accident. And then, the bad guy – Malekith wakes up from a sort of coma in order to go after it.

Throw in Thor trying to protect Jane and being forced to team up with Loki, let’s just say, you definitely won’t be bored! I sure wasn’t. And while I won’t reveal it, the ending part is the best. The one taking place in Asgard. Because we already established I don’t like Jane.

downloadIf you’ve seen the first movie, I’m sure you will like this one even more. And the Loki moments are great!

I’m sre as hell looking forward to the third movie. The only bad thing about that is that we have to wait. And I don’t like waiting. Not at all!

Okay, whatever, I’m getting sidetracked. So, did you see this movie? If yes, did you like it? If yes, why? If not, again, why and what movies do you prefer instead? If any…

See ya!

League of Angels

Okay,

before I get sidetracked with “blogging 101: Zero to Hero“, I should probably get this post out of the way, or I might forget. And that would be bad.

So, I wanted to tell you about this one game. It’s called League of Angels. And it is a massive multiplayer online game. Basically, you create your account, you can do this through your google account or facebook and two more. I got my account through google, if I’m not mistaken. But that is not important.

You can pick one of four available characters. Well, technically speaking, it’s two characters that have a male and a female version. If you know me, you know, that I prefer to play as a male character, so it was no wonder I picked a male mage character (Later on, I started on another server and picked the other one). The other character is a knight.

One notable thing about this game is the beautifully drawn characters. Be it the hero or the angels or even the enemies.

The point of this game is to help the angels or something. I confess that I don’t read all the crap they spout. I just play.

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This game has many different features. Let’s take a look at some of them:

Guardian Angel:

The first one is an angel that is a sort of guardian. In this game, you can unlock many different ones. The best one is Victoriana, but to get her, you have to be very good and participate in all the tournaments and her icon is really more of a prize for like… The best player on the server or so. The second best is Nyssa and you can get her from the arena shop (more about that later). It costs a lot, but if you save your arena tokens, it is possible. The angels fight alongside you and can deal massive damage to your enemies.

Title:

You can obtain different titles throughout the game. It takes time, but they are worth it. The higher title, the better angel you can unlock. And the better title, the better the bonusses. Like health.

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Forge:

I will not go into detail about forge. It is similar in almost every game – basically, upgrade your gear and make it more powerfull. Or you can socket gems that boost your stats.

Party:

In this game, you can recruit heroes that will fight together with you. The higher level, the better heroes you can recruit and the more can fight with you at the same time.

Arena:

Fight against the other players and win arena tokens that you can use in arena shop to buy angel icons and other usefull items.

Mount and upgrading heroes:

There is, of course a mount in this game. You can glamour him, but most of the glamours are very hard to obtain. The basic one takes a hundred days of loop quests (daily quests). And only if it oges well. Sometimes, you just aren’t able to finish all of them

Then, there are many different ways to upgrade your party. There is standard upgrade using bless stones, training using soulstones, elemental upgrade and runes. And your main character can upgrade his emblem. But only if you’re in a guld.

Guild:

Usefull, if you want to have a high emblem. The emblem boosts your stats and quite a lot. But it takes a lot of donations to the guild to get guild tokens and exchange them for the material required to upgrade emblems.

And this is the only thing I do in guild. Of course, there are events that let the guilds fight against each other. And many other things. But this is, I thnk, the most important one. And all you need for it is a one-man-guild.

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There is many other features, but it would take too much time to describe them all. Though I just have to mention the Tidal Pool, where you have to catch fish for gold and mainly soulstone. It is great and you obtain more with a higher level pool. Each caught fish adds to the pool’s experience.

And it is one of the things you just have to try out.

Also, this game does not require that much time. And it is pretty! I mean, come on! Though I don’t want to force anyone. Because, even if I do like this game, games are time consuming and should be played with care and certainly not the whole day.

Still, if I caught your interest, go and give it a try. The registration link is somwhere at the top, where I’ve written the game’s name. It leads straight to the registration. I did this to make it easier for you, if you think of playing. And if you do, come and play on server 63 or 138. On server 63, you can find me as Azrael and on server 138 I’m known as Kain. 

 

Okay, I would also like to know what you think of the game, so leave a comment behind. :)

~See ya!

The Sandlot

0108037An older movie, I believe the year it was made in is 1993 or something? Correct me if I’m wrong. Well, the year doesn’t matter that much.

So, this movie is about a boy who moves into a new neighbourhood and meets a boy named Benny. Benny Rodriguez. This kid together with a group of others plays baseball almost everyday on this bit of land called The Sandlot. The new kid – Scotty Smalls – sees them and in the end becomes one of them. And if left at this, it would be boring as hell, but that’s not the case, because there is the “Monster”. A monster behind a fence. And when the boys lose a ball that was signed by a famous baseball player and it falls victim to the monster, they try everything they can to save it. The only thing they don’t try is knocking on Mr. Mertle’s door.

In the end, Benny jumpes over the fence and gets the ball. Only, the “Monster” starts chasing him so he runs around the neighbourhood and leads it back to the fence, which falls over the “monster”. Smalls then pleades with the boys to help him lift the fence because the “Monster” which is actually a big dog, is crushed under it and it’s hurting him.

And then, there’s a happy ending and the dog kinda becomes the official mascot of the kids.

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Yes, the plot is simple and the movie is kinda old, but it is nicely done and I will probably watch it again. I watched the second movie in the series before this first one and it was good, but the first one is better.

There is also a third movie, but I stopped watching after about fifteen minutes into the movie. It cannot meassure up to the first two! No way! And the first is still the best. So, if you want a relaxing movie that still has an interesting plot, go watch The Sandlot. :)

See ya.

Brody’s Ghost books 1-3

18385So, after some time, I finally got my hands on Mark Crilley’s manga – Brody’s Ghost. I still haven’t read the fourth book, but the first three are great! Brody is an outcast of sorts and then he meets Talia – a Ghost. And he’s the only one who can see her. They become friends after some time and Brody trains his supernatural powers with this old grumpy ghost from a shrine.

All this while there is a murderer who kills young ladies and leaves a penny on their persons. And Talia cannot go to heaven till the murderer is captured.

And somehow, Brody gets a vision of his former girlfriend being the next target and dying on a rainy night. So, he starts stalking her. And she explodes on him. And then he finds something about how Talia died and that it might all be connected together.

And I love it all! So, Mark also wrote the Miki Falls series (Four books), but I didn’t read it. Somehow, it seemed like it would be too girly. And I don’t like girly. Seriously, I don’t mind Talia, but other than that, there are very little female protagonists that I like. One more exception might be Belatrix Lestrange… But that’s neither here nor there.

So, I love the way the books are drawn and all the details. Oh, and the fact that the main main character is a guy is a big plus! I don’t however like Brody’s ex-girlfriend. She’s so not likable. And I wouldn’t mind if the murderer got her. Only, it would be bad for Brody so I guess she can live… I don’t like her though. Never will.

See ya.

Bardel Tower

Another Grimrock Mod, that I’ve finished. Actually, it was a while ago. I just wasn’t feeling like typing it out. Well… I didn’t finish it per se, because, I just don’t know where to get more of the blue gems… Other than Hell, but the problem is that Hell is a trap and you will never bee able to leave it.

Also, Bardel tower are actually two separate mods. Bardel Tower and Bardel Tower II. I’ve got both and once I figure out how to get into certain spaces, I will finish playing it. When a person figures this out I think it can be finished fairly quickly. Still, it is good, has interesting story, false heaven and a lot of traps. Not traps per se, but misleading things, like the hell, heaven, limbo, and so on. I really like this mod and will go back to it at some point. Just not right now.

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The Tower has several floors. The top one is a cell with a prisoner (you), unless you’re playing the second one and there you start at the bottom, I think. I’m not sure I remember it correctly. But probably yes.

Okay, moving on. This mod can be played with a single member of your party or with full party. Also supports hybrid parties of two or three members. I played with my three people hybrid party and with Toorum. Good play it was.

So, go play it.

That’s it from me.

See ya.