HELLO I NEED THESE FILMS NOW

First is Dane DeHaan with that stache, I mean, TULIP FEVER. Been waiting for this movie for AGESSSSS. It felt like ages. Been waiting for this since it was announced that Dane was starring in it because DANE. DEHAAN.

And omg Alicia Vikander is so pretty! I haven’t seen her films but I gotta change that since she just won an Oscar. There’s also Judi Dench in this film and JUST HELLO HISTORICAL DANE DEHAAN IS A PAINTER AND HAVING HOT HOT FORBIDDEN SEX WITH HIS PATRON’S WIFE HELLO I AM SO EXCITED. Even if it looks like Oscar bait like everyone in the comments section reiterates.

Next is…

SNOWDEN!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bemoaned Shailene Woodley’s casting a long time ago because I am not a fan of hers but her role seems to be safe and won’t be irritating me so HOPE. BUT LEMME FOCUS ON JGL BECAUSE HELLO FINE SPECIMEN. He so rocks Snowden’s look! What a chameleon! Those glasses look good on you, bb. ACK JGL!!!

I saw the teaser trailer for SNOWDEN a few months back and got excited for the film. (Even more since the fact that the movie has JGL has gotten me excited loooooooooong before.) But guys, this trailer looks so good! Unfortunately, like a friend has mentioned, the hacking in this film looks so cinematic and fake and Hollywood. Totally not real-life like that on Mr. Robot. But then again, I’d still take it but really, it looks so laughable. HAHAHA

SO EXCITED FOR THESE TWO MOVIES JULY FOR TULIP FEVER, SEPTEMBER FOR SNOWDEN EEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKK

*coherence come back to me, this post is done*

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But god, I could have kissed you

While I was on Spotify (when am I not on Spotify?), I was, as usual, trying to discover new-to-me artists via the Discover tab. And once again, Because you listened to Hippo Campus led me to this wonderful indie-pop band, BAD BAD HATS.

Right from the start of the album opener Midway, I knew I’ll love this band and their songs. I haven’t been kind and into indie-pop acts with a female vocalist with those airy, childlike and sweet vocals for so long. Twee! Yes, that’s how it’s called. But even though Kerry Alexander definitely fits that bill, I really dug what I initially heard so I continued listening to their debut LP Psychic Reader. And guess what, I haven’t stopped listening to it! WHY DID I ONLY DISCOVER THEM TODAY?

Go check them out by listening to Midway!

I haven’t blogged for a month!!

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April was cray. But happy. Definitely happy. ❤

In other news, craved for shrimp aligue (crab fat) pasta today so I cooked it! Gents, fall in line, I’m ready to get hitched! HAHAHA

I cooked all my meals today. #adulting SO PROUD OF MYSELF

So why have I been so busy? Well, dragonboat takes up my time nowadays AKA I spend lots of time with my teammates outside of our trainings too so there’s that. And I’ve been watching lots of indie films recently and going to videoke and gigs/shows and lots of social calls and gatherings. I’ve caught up with my shows too and LIFE IS GLORIOUS. Haven’t been reading as much as I would like but certainly enough.

Hopefully I get to recharge this May. Haha! This introvert needs her rest.

Far from Over by April Lindner

I guess I’m a masochist because even though I only gave 2 stars to Love, Lucy (the book this novella is a companion of), I still got around to buy and read this novella, HOPING AND WISHING THAT I’LL LOVE IT. Why do I do this to myself?

Title: Far from Over
Author: April Lindner
Publisher: Poppy
Date of Publication: April 12, 2016
Source: purchased (Kindle)

A captivating digital original companion novella to April Lindner’s Love, Lucy.

Jesse Palladino is used to moving on. As a street musician backpacking through Europe, he’s never in one place for long. Which is why it’s so surprising he can’t seem to move on from Lucy, the girl he fell for in Florence. They parted ways when Lucy returned home to start college, but every crowded piazza and winding cobblestone street reminds Jesse of the time they spent together. Now staying with a friend in Naples, he can’t help wondering if it’s time to pack up and move on again. But just when his mind is made up, something—or someone—might give him a reason to stay.


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My Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

I sort of kind of hated Love, Lucy even though I tried so hard to like it and be more forgiving. Props to Far from Over though because I didn’t hate it! MWAHAHA

In my review of Love, Lucy, I described Jesse Palladino, Lucy’s love interest as: “Jesse was nice and all, but he lacked dimensions. Quirks. He was bland and boring and I don’t see anything in him I’d be over the moon with.”

Well, I’m unhappy to say that that’s how I still see Jesse, even though I’ve read pages from his point of view. HUHUHUHU this makes me so sad

In Love, Lucy, while I admitted to finding Jesse uninteresting, at least he didn’t irk me. I was neutral with him. So that’s why I read this novella, that maybe, just maybe, reading it from Jesse’s POV won’t be so bad. It might make me appreciate him and find more joy (although retroactively) in Love, Lucy.

Sadly, even if I’ve spent almost 40 pages inside his head, I still don’t know A LOT about him and nothing to fawn over. Granted, the novella didn’t actually irritate me so I guess that’s already a win? But it didn’t really make me feel anything AT ALL. And I would have rather felt anything, even disappointment or hate, than nothing.

Unfortunately, I really don’t connect with the characters of Love, Lucy. I still want to try reading books from April Lindner though because I’ve heard Jane and Catherine were amazing. I just have to get to them!

What Far from Over did successfully do though? MAKE ME WANT TO TRAVEL.