Thursday, December 18, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
|An excerpt from my semi-plagiarized writing debut|
|This is my "author bio" from Dust in Montana... I was an imaginative little 9-year-old|
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Sunday, November 30, 2014
It was pretty much like that.
I've been reading other people's reactions on the internet and it really astounds me how many people are complaining about the script and saying it was a terrible movie. That's not because I think it was a great piece of cinematic history, it's because it was not intended to be. This movie knows it's a bad movie. It makes fun of itself. Whoever was the brains behind this film made sure to keep tongues firmly planted in cheeks.
The best thing about the movie is Grumpy Cat herself. Now, Grumpy Cat is actually her stage name. Her real name is Tardar Sauce and I think she needs no introduction. She's that cute little cat with the bright blue eyes and a winning smi -- er, frown -- that took the internet by storm. Now, she's moved on to the small screen.
The plot is ridiculous. Basically, Grumpy is a cat who no one wants to buy from the pet store in the mall because she's grumpy. The pet store isn't doing well and they're planning to make this one really cool looking dog into a star in order to generate more business (I think they're trying to sell him for $1 million or something -- I missed that part).
Of course, we have some bumbling villains who end up kidnapping the dog so they can sell him for riches... or something. Anyway, in the middle of all that we have our heroine (well, our human heroine), a 12-year-old girl named Chrystal. Chrystal's mom works at the mall where the pet store is, so she spends a lot of time there.
Chrystal makes a Christmas wish to find a best friend and she ends up befriending Grumpy. You see, Grumpy and the other animals can talk but Chrystal can only communicate with Grumpy. Chrystal and Grumpy end up on this nighttime, after hours mall chase with the bad guys and things happen.
Grumpy and her rag tag team of fellow pet store misfits (including a snake who had the line "I like long slithers on the beach.") end up helping Chrystal save the day from aforementioned bumbling villains who kidnapped the dog.
Meanwhile, Chrystal's mother and her love interest are attending an ugly Christmas sweater party.
The movie makes fun of itself a lot -- including the ridiculousness of Grumpy Cat's popularity, a few merchandise plugs, and of course Aubrey Plaza's thoroughly bored voice as Grumpy Cat.
Here's a gif of an actual scene:
If you're really upset that this movie wasn't anything more than mindless entertainment, then I have something for you:
Because really, were you expecting Schindler's List?
Friday, November 28, 2014
So anyway, that was essentially my trip. I know people don't tend to enjoy vacation overview posts, but I like writing them so everyone can deal with it! Yeah!
Anyway, has anyone else been to this area? What's your favorite relaxing getaway?