TV Talk – Stranger Things – Season Two

New Fav Show.

Love-bugs, as always there is the possibility of spoilers so be sure to watch the show before reading this.

Did I mention that I love Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) when we talked about season one? Well, he is hands down my favorite character. When this show is supposed to be scary, he always finds a way to make me laugh.

I loved the dynamic between him and his mother this season, who we were finally introduced to. You can tell that they have such a fun relationship and that she means a lot to him. Mews the cat too. RIP Mews. Dustin befriending a future demogroden and naming him Dart, was interesting as well. You could tell that he cared about this creature. He discovered him and he became friends with him. Even though it put him outside his party (his group of friends) because they wanted to get rid of Dart. I felt so bad for Mews when Dustin walked into his room and found a larger Dart snacking on the cat. I mean, why did the cat have to go out like that.

So, happy that Jonathan and Nancy got together. Think I might be team Jancy, although I do feel bad for Steve because he has really grown as a character. I loved his scenes with Dustin.

I want to see more development with Jonathan. I feel like him and Mike were background characters this season.

I couldn’t have been the only person to rejoice when Mike and Eleven were finally reunited. And they kissed! I was happy because I like for people to be happy and you could just tell how much the two wanted to be together and they finally are.

Poor Bob. I didn’t want him to die. he was a great addition to the cast and I wished that he had stuck around a little longer.

What did you guys think? Let me know.

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Book Discussion – Pretty Stolen Dolls – Book One

One word…

Cliffhanger

Hey Lovebugs as always spoilers are a strong possibility. If you haven’t yet read this book (I hope you have) leave, read it and come back and tell me what you thought.

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Now onto the discussion…

So, Pretty Little Dolls is about Jade Phillips a young detective who was held captive for years along with her sister Macy. Although, both Jade and Macy are constantly warned by their father about the monsters that walk among us, they find themselves lured by an attractive older man and his porcelain dolls. It’s evident almost immediately that it’s Jade that intrigues him. When she tells him that she’s fourteen he’s almost disappointed thinking she was older.

I don’t know why but I wanted to know more about what happened to him in his past. He was so adamant that he wasn’t a pervert and didn’t like young girls. At first I thought he was raping young Macy because she and Jade were kept in different cells with a wall separating them and Jade could never see what he was doing when he was with Macy. Turns out he was only dressing her up as a doll. His Pretty Little Doll. He never made an attempt to dress up Jade and soon started calling her his Dirty Little Dolls.

Two things were evident the more I read, one, Macy would likely end up suffering from Stockholm Syndrome and two, I wasn’t going to be able to stop until I finished reading.

Now, I did get confused and slightly confused a couple of times. The first was, I was almost certain that this was supposed to be a thriller. That was the tone that was set from the very beginning. So why all the sexy time. It’s actually listed as a romance (suspense) on Amazon. Having these battling emotions of scared and terrified for these characters one minute to hot and bothered the next was unsettling. The two themes almost felt like they were battling with each other in my opinion.

The next was the way the writers described the rape of Jade.

I’ve never been raped so I can’t speak personally on the subject, but when most people speak on it, it’s described as traumatizing. They speak of how they try to fight their attackers off or how they just lay still and let them have their way with them.

Not jade.

She actually enjoyed when he would bring her to climax and little Macy knew it to.

That’s why when it turned out that she was working with Benny at the end I wasn’t surprised.

Benny wouldn’t put his hands on Jade because she was too young. He captured other girls and brought them back but something always ended up being wrong with them. Either they were too young or they weren’t as pretty as he wanted them (like Jade). Even Macy wasn’t pretty enough with the scar on her face that he gave her.

When Jade gets her period for the first time, things change however. He soon lets her know that he can’t wait until she turns twenty-one. She was filling out and looked older and thanks to her period she was now a woman. When Macy gets her period she asks Jade if Benny will do to her what he does to Jade that makes her so happy.

She was so young at the time they were captured, I just knew that she would end up accepting the things Benny did to them.

Plus, being left behind while her big sister escaped was sure to do a number on her.

Jade romantic relationship with her partner Dillon seemed almost like a huge contrast to all of the accounts she had of her past with Benny before she escaped. But I honestly don’t have much to say about that. The parts that really intrigued me were the glimpses we got into her past and then her future when Benny and Macy resurfaced.

I gave it four stars because I honestly thought it was a good story and it left me with such a cliffhanger. Benny isn’t the person she sees when she wakes up. Benny isn’t the person who taunts her with her parents death. Benny isn’t the one who blindfolds her. Macy does it. Then she is recaptured.

Oh, not to mention the fact that every time someone went to see a therapist and I thought it was Jade but it turned out to be Macy the entire time. Where did that come from?

What did you think Lovebugs? Leave me a comment and let me know.

The next book up for discussion is…

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Tip Tuesday – Choosing A Book Title

Hey my writerly love-bugs,

I am back with yet another tip for you.

Am I the only one who struggles when trying to name my stories? Sometimes the ideas come to me right away and other times…

If you struggle like I do, here are a few tips to help you pick the perfect title.

1. What is your books theme?
– The title The Hood Diaries for my urban drama series simply came from the idea that a series of diary entries were put together to make a book and they are about a group of kids who live in the hood. Simple right? Taking your theme or idea and picking a few key details out can help you come up with your title.

2. Music
– Like me you may write to music. I can not write with silence and I can’t write with the TV on because I will get distracted. Music is the best way for me to get some solid writing done. Just listening to music you can find songs that have the same theme as the story that you are writing. For example: Book one of The Hood Diaries is titled “One Shot, Two Shots”. This is actually the name of a song by Eminem and his group D12. When I heard it, I thought the title worked perfectly with my story.

3. Keywords
– I mentioned keywords before. This is a really good way to decide what to title your book. My first book in The Five Sisters – Power was chosen because the story is about five sisters who receive their powers. Again, simple. It was a word that continued to pop up throughout the story. (You do not have to have a title before you start writing)

That’s all I have this week. A few ways I go about picking a title for my stories. If you guys can think of more tips, please leave them in the comments.

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

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Music Madness – Post Malone – Rockstar Ft 21 Savage

Hey Love-bugs,

I am back for another Music Madness Monday.

So, I watched the music video for Post Malone and 21 Savage’s Rockstar and I’m confused. I believe I heard the song before on one of those rare moments I turn my radio on. The song and video together makes no sense to me.

I didn’t interpret the song the way they clearly did. Swords and fighting and mass amounts of blood just didn’t seem like it went with the song. I guess it’s better than half naked women shaking their butts but… that is exactly the kind of video I picture when listening to this song.

It just made no sense to me.

What did you guys think of it? Let me know.

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

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Short Story – Who Are You – Chapter Three

Justice’s new friends occupied most of her times and that angered Max. When she did check her phone to talk to him, he was always angry because she was no longer always available for her. It got to the point where she didn’t feel like talking to him anymore. He was always angry. She didn’t like it. When she had told him that she had finally made some friends, she expected him to be happy for her. Instead…

so u’re replacing me

Explaining to him that she was not replacing him but was only trying to not feel so alone had not gone over well.

He accused her of seeing another guy.

Of him not being good enough for her.

Of her abandoning him.

Of leaving him to suffer the same fate that she so desperately wanted to get out of.

She didn’t want him to feel abandoned or alone. Try as she might, she just couldn’t split her time between the two. She was more involved in school. She even joined the tennis team with her friends.

They had been going back and forth for a month. Every time she checked her phone it was the same thing. She had countless messages from Max asking her why she was ignoring him. She scrolled through all of the message until she got to the end. Justice tried explaining to him that she had been busy with school and with the tennis team and then she had gone out with her friends.

He always got so angry.

It was starting to become unnerving for her. Nothing she did was right. She was only fourteen but she figured the type of relationship she was having with Max wasn’t a good one. He had spent weeks making her happy and making her feel like she wasn’t so alone in the world. Now, she had found her place in her new world. She didn’t want to lose him but if she was only going to anger him, what was the point.

So, Justice took a deep breath and sent Max a message saying maybe they shouldn’t text anymore. Maybe he should try to meet some people at his new school or join a sport. He did not like that.

u want 2 breakup w/ me?

y would u do something like that?

u found some1 else didn’t u?

tell me the truth

u used me

i helped u & now u want 2 throw me away

ur selfish Justice

Justice scrolled through the message and then turned her phone off. She had hurt him and in return he was hurting her. She couldn’t take it anymore. She tossed her phone on the cushion beside her on the couch and did her homework. She figured that she could talk to her friends and get their advice one what she should do. There had to be away for her to split her time between everything she had going on and Max, so that he could go back to being the sweet guy she knew and had fallen for.

Brittany sat down at the table across from Justice the next day.

“You look down. What’s up?” she asked.

“I’m having some problems with my boyfriend,” Justice said.

“You have a boyfriend?” Brittany asked surprised. She looked around the cafeteria. “Who is it?”

“He doesn’t go here. He doesn’t even live here. We met online.”

“Oh, so what’s the problem?”

“We used to talk everyday all day, but that was before when I didn’t have any friends and nothing else going on. I even tried to break up with him last night but that didn’t go over well.”

“You don’t want to be his girlfriend anymore?”

“I do. He’s really cute and he was really sweet to me, but because I can’t talk to him like before he gets so mad.”

“Just explain it to him that you get busy sometimes.”

“I did.”

“I don’t know. I’ve never had a boyfriend,” Brittany said. She shrugged her shoulders. “Do you have a picture?”

Justice pulled up the picture on her phone and showed it to Brittany.

“You’re dating a actor?” Brittany asked.

“What? Max isn’t a actor.”

Brittany took out her phone and started typing into it. She clicked something and turned the phone to Justice. A photo of a guy who looked a lot like Max was on the screen. Justice took the phone and scrolled through the photos.

“His name is Christopher Washington,” Brittany said. “I recognized him because he’s on this soap opera that my mom watches.”

Justice stopped on one of the photos. It was the same photo that she had saved into her phone. The one Max had sent to her. Justice handed the phone back to Brittany.

“I don’t understand,” she said. “Who have I been talking to for months?”

“I don’t know.” Brittany shrugged.

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Film Friday – A Christmas Prince

Oh the feels.

Love-bugs, spoilers are a strong possibility so if you haven’t seen this movie, tread carefully.

Watching this movie made me miss having a TV and watching all of Hallmark’s Christmas movies. This had all of the elements for a super cheesy movie with a happy love story at the end and I loved every bit of it.

I tell you guys constantly that I love, love. This film didn’t disappoint. The reporter falling for the charming prince. We all knew it was going to happen but it was still so good to watch.

Moments like when they were having a snow ball fight she watched on as the prince played with orphans, melted my heart. I mean, it’s a cheesy love story so it is completely predictable without an ounce of surprise. You can’t really expect surprise from a film like this.

I just love films like this. I laughed because of course the girl Amber had to embarrass herself several times. It just wouldn’t be a cheesy romance movie if she didn’t.

It was really cute.

What did you guys think? Let me know.

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

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TV Talk – Stranger Things – Season One

Why am I just learning about this show?

As always love-bugs a spoiler alert is in full affect. Who knows what I’m going to talk about. So, if you haven’t yet watched this show, please do before reading this because I would hate to ruin it for you.

Now to the talk…

This. Show. Was. So. Good.

It was the perfect blend of horror, comedy, sci-fi and thriller. It was so well written and even better executed. Can we talk about the kids? While the adults did a pretty stellar job, the kids were the breakout stars. Especially that little one who played Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo). It was pretty clear that he was the character that was used to bring a little comedy to every situation and he nailed it.

I laughed, I was spooked, I loved this show and I haven’t even gotten to season two yet.

When Nancy (Natalia Dyer) crawled through the base of the tree and ended up on the upside down I had two thoughts. One, that was gross, why would you do that? and two, why would you go alone? I was sure that she was going to be stuck over there but was glad when Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) got her out.

Poor Barb (Shannon Purser). Many writers will write a character mainly to kill them off. I felt bad that Barb had to be that character. I could actually name a few that deserved that responsibility more, but I get that her abduction and then death needed to happen to get Nancy involved in that aspect of the plot line. I was just sad that it had to happen to her. She was just a sweet girl. Her death needed to be mourned.

Mike (Finn Wolfhard), such a cutie pie. Watching his feelings develop for Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) was just so cute. When she sacrificed herself at the end I felt so bad for him. He was young and she was probably the first girl he liked. Aww young love.

I can’t wait until I watch the second season.

What did you guys think? Leave a comment and let me know.

Before you leave me, I am raising money to get my dog Samson a surgery on his tumors. Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated. Click the link to donate https://www.gofundme.com/samsons-tumor-biopsy

Another thing, if you would like to become a patron and help me release my second book click the link. You can pledge as little as $1 http://www.patreon.com/TaQuandaCreates

Until the next time… Love, Peace & Chicken Grease.