Monday, November 25, 2013

My First Comic Con

This weekend I spent an amazing time here!

Austin Freakin' Comic-Con!!!!!! This was the most amazing experience I have ever had. 
The first day was all down stairs on the show floor looking at the booths spending too much time down Artist Alley and being amazed at the cos players. 

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Ryan Frye and Ivy Doomkitty were the Big name cos players there.... Ryan even had the Thor voice it was incredible!
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501st Legion Star Garrison showed up in full force, Storm troopers were all over the place.
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R2 Builders were great too, the R2s moved and made the noises. Da Hubby said this was his favorite from Friday night.

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I saw a Tardis dressing room, fought with Vader, met Mario and a Ghostbuster while wearing my Mario Ghostbusters mash-up shirt, survived a Sharknado and found another tardis

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Saturday was all panels Stan Lee, James Marsters, Shatner with Bakula, and B movie King Bruce Campbell
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The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special was spectacular. I was teary, I had my heart race in many parts, it is one of my favorite episodes ever. 

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Watched a costume contest
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And met some MENIONS!!!!
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Sunday was just James Hong and then home but James was hilarious I mean check out the video for example. 


P.S. Sorry so the massive picture dump but I had to share. 

P.P.S. Have you ever been to a Con? 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Book Club: Something Worth Fighting For

I originally read this book because I went to school with Ashley and I wanted to support her. With that said my knowing her has no affect on my reactions to this book.
Something Worth Fighting For

The Amazon synopsis says:
After a rough past Ellie Grant now leads an easy life. Between school, work, and beach days with her loud mouth best friend Darcy, she keeps things simple. She never knew there was something missing until she found it. 

When Marine Corps Sergeant Atlas Ryker walked into the diner that morning her world stopped and started spinning in the opposite direction. 

Falling in love is easy. 
Deployment is hard. 
Distance will mean nothing when someone means so much. 

My feelings:
I am so glad that I read this book. I was not even half way finished with it and I had already bawled and giggled many times. I was recommending this book before I finished it. 

Growing up in a family with 2 grandpas, an uncle, step-dad, brother and many friends in different branches of the military I knew this girls pain. I lived on a marine base, I saw women whose men were off shore, I saw their pain. Reading this book it was all brought back.  As soon as I finished I called to see if my baby brother was still wanting to enlist. 

I felt like I knew the people in this book, way she make you fall in love with the characters is amazing. It was like they were my friends or family and I was reading their diary. I was fully engulfed in this book, I could not put it down. 

My Rating:
♥♥♥♥1/2 out of 5

I would have given it a full 5 but I lost sleep reading this book and that is my way of getting back at it lol. Seriously though it is an amazing book and I HIGHLY recommend it to you even if you are not a big love story fan it is fantastic! 


P.S. I am reading Neil Gaiman's American Gods now and will review it next. If you have a book recommendation let me know!!