Friday, January 24, 2014

Midnight Ramblings by Aisha S

Midnight Ramblings is a page about the writings of Aisha S , she is one of our admins and loves to write and edit.
this is basically a facebook page and all the posts here are posted there initially.

The posts can be saved and shared but are copyrighted.

https://www.facebook.com/midnightramblings


Enjoy,

A&F

Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Frustration of Never Letting Go !!!

Book Review of The Knife of never letting go (Chaos Walking I)



Spoiler : This is not a review this is an all out bashing contest.If you are planning to read this book then please read it first otherwise you will notice the below mentioned things enormously throughout the novel and they will continue to haunt you till the end.


Let's Start :

This has to be the very first book which irritated me to the limits. The main idea of listening to other people thoughts was cool, apart from that this is NOT a cool novel.There are only a million things that i didnt like about this book few of highlights were




- The despicable main character TODD.(Where TODD is a perfect example of how    irritating/coward personality would look like)
- The inability of villains to give up/lose.
- The Superman/Batman/Spider man and any other man alike Aaron who fails to die no matter whats happens to him.
- The hopelessness in this book.(Ironically the main message of the book is Hope/Never give up)
- Villain-Won cliffhanger (wasn't a surprise really given the recurring circumstances)

The most noticeable thing in this book was the series of unfortunate events that occurred to two poor souls wait one poor soul a.k.a Viola (Considering TODD was a douche-bag) ... ONLY bad things happened to them i mean there was not a single event which might have showed some hope.It happened so frequently that after some time i started predicting the right villain to jump out of the blue and try to kill the children.

The only good thing about this whole book was Viola , only she has the audacity to stand up to what's right and what needs to be done.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

FEEL LIKE A GIRL

Cant help but feel girly, when your bag spills out; and all you can see are a few lipsticks, a blusher, lots of chocolates and a cell charger. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

20 RULES OF BEING IN FUCLAS (FUI, ARTS CAMPUS).


I wrote some of the things that i have noticed in my time i went there, so i decided to write some things that were repeated over and over in various semesters ,also i might like to point out that these may or may not seem true to you i'm just writing what i think is right so even if you don't agree please don't get offended following are the rules of being in fuclas:
  • If a girl likes a guy, only the girl and her best friend knows, but if a guy likes some girl EVERYONE except the girl knows.
  • Someone, ANYONE has to be playing an instrument at all times.
  • Guys walk in bundles to go to the bathroom while girls go alone (universal rule reversed)
  • The day you do not bring your student ID shall be the day they check for it.
  • If it aint dirty, it aint cafeteria food.
  • If a teacher is good and amazing at her field she or he will definitively not get to teach another class in this university.
  • If a teacher is there in permanent staff, she or he shall teach ANY subject she or he can get hold of.
  • Library is there but not to read books.
  • Boys bathroom (unsanitary may it be)provides irreplaceable acoustics to play an instrument and  to randomly sing songs.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by


"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

ROBERT FROST`

Saturday, January 26, 2013

THE GIRL WHO READS

The girl who reads finds it even harder to fall in love, because she has seen just how many ways there are in which she could get hurt, plus the literature has made her expectations far unreachable by mere existent people.
We found this amazing quote on Goodreads.com by Rosemarie Urquico and just had to make a post for it.

“You should date a girl who reads.
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she has found the book she wants. You see that weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a secondhand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow and worn.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

Monday, January 14, 2013

THINGS THAT GO UNNOTICED

A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string.

George Dennison Prentice


Friday, November 23, 2012

Evolution of heroes


Throughout history it has been only natural for the humanity to idealize the ones who were mightier, stronger or possessed some desirable characteristics. In every civilization there has been some mythical or god like being which other people worshiped and idealized as superior to them. The Greek gods, spirits, pharaohs, mythical or fantastical creatures have played a significant role in molding the thinking and ideas of people. There have been so many examples of superior beings idealized on the basis that they were stronger or graceful than others, that  has not vanished in time, rather that idealization has just altered and have became a little modern and a newer version of the same thing. There was a time when Achilles and Hercules were worshiped for their indestructible characteristics but now it is the idea of a character such as like Edward Cullen that have become the symbol of  heroism.
 In the modern times the vulnerability of heroes like the fact that they may fall in love with mortal girls or vampires that (God forbid) walk in sunlight and sparkle have became a major factor of attraction rather than other characterizes. This fact have become so common now a days that even old lore, myths and fantasies have been altered to fit such idea of today, taking the example of vampire myth that started in Romania from “Vladimir The Impaler” (although there are other conflicting stories as well that suggest it started from a certain allergy of skin that rendered people unable to go in sunlight) and then after the origin the idea of vampires became famous from Bram stoker’s Dracula. Originally the idea of these immortal creatures was grotesque and stories about them were filled with bloodshed, pain and regrets (for example “interview with a vampire”) but now the same idea has been changed to fit today’s demands presenting series like twilight saga, cirque du freak, vampire diaries, blue bloods, vampire academy and numerous more, each with their own new ideas and facts; that are deviated and altered from the original. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Battle Royale and The Hunger Games





I do accept the fact that I have seen the movie Battle Royale way too late than most of the people, In fact I also accept that I saw this movie AFTER I heard the rumors that the idea in the books and movies Hunger games by Suzanne Collins was kind of copied off from Battle Royale. I wanted to check out for myself because the series hunger games is one of my favorites.
 So moving on , I saw the movie Battle Royale and I was kind of surprised at the high ratings given to it at IMDB, I do appreciate the idea because that was undoubtedly original but since idea isn’t the only thing that makes something awesome, and that is where the my conflicting opinions come in. I thought Battle Royale was good in its idea but it was somewhat lacking in refinement. Also the fact that the acting in the movie was plain terrible! I haven’t read the book Battle Royale, I just saw the movie so therefore I will compare both movies and Battle Royale and hunger games rather than books.
Battle Royale gave the idea of collapsing economy where children were starting to get ruthless and employment rate was dropping and what not so therefore the government passed a bill called Battle Royale that randomly selects some class to be shipped off to some deserted island and made to fight to death. Three days the students are supposed to fight to death till one stands remaining or they all simply die. In the movie the class which is chosen gets right down to business and starts killing with their randomly given bags which could posses any type of weapon for them, ranging from axes to GPAs to even pot lids. There are many things that struck me as plain weird in the movie. First what is the point of the battle?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fifty Shades Of Grey by E.L James : A Review.

Fifty Shades Of Grey By E L James
"When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.

The unworldly, innocent Ana is shocked to realize she wants this man, and when he warns her to keep her distance it only makes her more desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her - but on his own terms. "





Cristian Grey; " I'm fifty shades of messed up , Anastasia" ,
 No Cristian don't be so hard on yourself, this WHOLE BOOK is fifty shades of messed up!!!!


There are many books that fall in various categories, like the ones you read just once even though you loved them, some you read all the time, some you read just once and forget, some you read in secret and never tell others you've read them more then once. This book I'm afraid falls in the category of the ones who make the reader want to die a horrible, bloody, horrendous death when your reading.


Saturday, June 23, 2012

A Literature world; where everything merges together.


Reality is always more disappointing then the fantasy, that’s what I believe in. It’s as if even of the things that happen in real life that are the exact same copy of a fantasy it will be more disappointing then before, somehow reality makes all the attractions a little blurred or maybe the patience level more low. Whatever it is, the exact same dreamy fantasy in real life is not very catchy and swooning as you make it out to be in your head. I didn’t always believe that. To me, my fantasies weren’t always so disappointing. I used to think the exact same opposite to what I believe in now.
The world where, every fantasy and every fact in literature or movies becomes reality, The world where there is Idris, Narnia, Hogwarts, NeverNever, capitol, Mordor and many more, a world where there are hobbits, goblins, elves, vampires, demons, faeries, warlocks, werewolves, witches, wizards, angels, zombies and even hunters . I live in a world where everything merges together. It’s not yet dystopia or apocalyptic but it will be in sometime I believe, humans are not the most superior of species when there are so many others in every corner. It’s believe that goblins are very smart, Elves very beautiful, vampires immortal and shadow hunters have angel blood, how does someone compete with that, it’s hard to argue the fact that shadow hunters call us mundane, when we are mundane in so many ways. Everything that made life normal and human is now gone, everything that was once in a previous life was considered unreal and absurd to believe in is now a norm on earth.  I’m a hunter; I hunt demons, vampires, zombies and everything that can hurt or destroy others. Someone has to keep balance in society and keep the world from becoming a dystopian wreck it is bound to become anyway. We’re fighting a losing war but we have to keep going.

Did Cassie Clare plagiarized? not by the looks of evidence we are given...




One late night I was surfing the Internet because there is only so much studying you can do at 4 in the morning.  So anyway during that time I stumbled across the blog on tumblr that declares that Cassandra Clare plagiarized her way to the top.

"Welcome to NastyClare
Hello!
This blog is run by Gossip Girl, L, Mockingjay, Rita Skeeter, Wonder Woman and Stansfield to expose the plagiarizing, manipulative, lying and shady side of Cassandra Clare, previously Cassandra Claire- the side you might not know about.
Others may have forgotten, but we haven’t.
This is not a hate blog. We don’t go around saying we hate her and hope she gets hit by a bus, etc. We don’t make fun of her appearance or talk about her personal life or any of her personal information, as some anons have accused us of doing.
Stansfield and Mockingjay are TMI fans, so this blog isn’t only for haters. Most of our followers are fans as well. We don’t care if you like her books and we won’t be rude to you if you do. We just want to make sure everyone knows the truth. Most of the stuff we’re posting is public knowledge that’s been on the internet for years. We don’t make any of it up.
We’re open to submissions and our ask box is open. You can submit anonymously by signing out first.
XOXO,
Gossip Girl, L and Stansfield"

First let me just start by saying that signing off as "XOXO gossip girl" might be the most cliche's way of signing off.
Second they claim not to be rude, even if you are a fan. HAHAHA honey all people have got to see the reply you guys write to people to know how that’s not the case.  Case in point:

Anonymous said:
Are you seriously so pathetic that you made a hate blog about Cassandra Clare? I know that she plagiarized, but i love her books, so i read them. I care about the story, about the characters. I start reading a book because it seems interesting, not because of the writer. I respect that you hate Cassie Clare, but please don't make such a pathetic blog about it, and get a life.

Truth blog, not a hate blog.
I honestly don’t give a flying fuck if you like her books and like her stories and her characters or whatever. That’s great for you. Nobody is saying that you can’t. Go ahead for all we care.
I respect that you like Judith Rumelt/CC, but please don’t make such a pathetic ask on anonymous thinking that it’s going to change our opinion on things or delete.. Pretty sure we can voice our opinion all we want.
Now please gtfo.


Now I might be brought up in a more civilized environment, but when someone tells me to GTFO I actually consider that rude. Also "I don’t give a flying fuck"?  yup my dearest blogger you guys are really not rude at all…

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Friends and How I Met Your Mother : A Comparison


friends comparisn
Friends
 how i met your mother comparisn
How I Met your Mother
There are many shows that go along the same line, either in the story lines or the character building because when creating a show the creators select a target audience. There are only so many types of shows that can be created that satisfy a certain targeted audience. Likewise there are many shows that are created to target the audience aging between teens, young adults and people in their early twenties.   
The sitcoms; Friends and How I met your mother are also targeted for a specific kind of audience. They also happen to share some similarities as well. Both shows have been rated very high and have been quite liked by the people. But like so many other shows along the lines these both shows follow, they share some mutual characteristics in story, Characters and setting.



Thursday, June 14, 2012

The dheaon dheaon song (mujh say fraandship karoge) ; either its epically deep or its secretly written by Rebbecca Black.

My friend made me watch this movie called ''mujh say fraanship karoge'', now the movie itself is literally a whole new story but one thing that i just couldn't resist making post about is its song called Dheaon Dheaon, well i think its a bad case of words Down Down but i wouldn't bet on it. well i though i would just get the lyrics off of the web and analyze them as this song needs the analysis like instant noodles need water..:P
 so here are the lyrics;

Boys and girls , It’s show time
Know what I’m saying
Everybody raise your hands
Theres about to be a party 

Yes i do know what you mean , it isn't rocket science.


Riding the big bike and - Shaping with pen knife and
Shaking the high five and
Attitude....

I would comment on this i swear if i knew what it meant. riding the big bike? and shaping with pen knife, it would help a lot if it elaborated as to shaping WHAT with a pen knife. ad who ever heard of SHAKING a high five? how do u shake a high five anyway? and than randomly yelling ATTITUDE ...yea totally makes sense.


Girls of the institute - 69 latitude
Instead of gratitude
Attitude... So what

The girls of the institute are more or less 69 statute miles part, so instead of being grateful they show attitude? So what??  
WHAT???

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Annoying Seatmates

annoying seatmate



I generally hate flying.  Not because I am a nervous flyer, oh no nothing like that.  Its just being trapped in steel cage for hours and hours makes me a little uncomfortable and I can't even sit in one place for more than half hour let alone fourteen frikking hours!!!!  And of course how can I forget the bad food, the bad company and the bad seats. The only thing that could make the flying experience worse for me is someone with a toddler, or more accurately a toddler who refuses to shut up.  Oh how those people infuriate me.  I know its mean but dude come on!  Put a sock in that thing for a while will ya?
annoying seatmate
Every flyer's nightmare!!!
On a recent flight however I was lucky enough to avoid the crying babies, but instead I was forced to found out that the only thing worse than crying baby is the person sitting next to you.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Dedicated to the person who returned my wallet

Dear random person who found my wallet and gave it to the information desk.
 I dont know you and you dont know me (or maybe you do considering my wallet had my ID card) but thank you from the bottom of my heart for returning my wallet.
When I first realized I had lost the most precious thing my stupid good for nothing bag had I honestly thought the worst! I even though whats the point in looking for it by now someone must have took it. But you opened my eyes and made me realize that there are some good people in this world.
So since I couldn't thank you personally, I will dedicate this post to you, whoever you are!  =)
xoxo

Pantheons review



Pantheons (Book 1) by E.J. Dabel
Pantheons (Book 1) by E.J. Dabel

SUMMARY:

On the streets, they call fifteen year old orphan Isaiah Marshall the “Indestructible Diamond”. Isaiah is the leader of the “Red rovers”, a group of teenage misfits consisting of his friends Jeremy, Monty, and Pipsqueak, but when they trespass into “Kaliber Academy” to get even with the arrogant Jason Ollopa, they are in way over their heads. 
Principal Webb enrolls them into the High School and Isaiah soon learns about the existence of the gods of the Ancient World. Because the gods have refused to fight the last War for fear of the Mysterious Dark, the Powers-that-Be have stripped them of their spiritual bodies and given them mortal, teenage forms. 
Isaiah discovers he's not only a god, but that he's the child of the Greek goddess Metis, the son destined to overthrow his cruel and sadistic father Zeus, the Darkener of the Sky, and become the greatest god in all the Pantheons. 
Isaiah is thrown into a world where the democratic Olympians, war-mongering Norse, Gothic Celts, firstborn Egyptians, the enlightened Hindu, the animal-like Aztecs, the martial artist Asians, the intelligent Babylonians, the great spirits of the Native American Indians, and the fierce Finnish will war against one another for the greatest of all prizes: the Dominion.

REVIEW:

If you have ever been fascinated with Zeus or Amun and the awesome super powers they possessed well then the Pantheons is just the right book for you. Now I will admit that it took me a while to finish the book and even longer to write the review (I apologize for that) but that isn’t because the book was boring, it was because of my studies…yes damn you studies. Anyway back to the book. I loved like literally loved the story plot. I have read a lot about Egyptian and Greek gods, but I have never stumbled across a book with a similar plot line. This book makes you imagine the “god world” like you have never imagined before...
I thought the way the main character communicated with his gang members was very *Cough* hot :P I liked the way he just nodded or said so many things with just a killer and yet very hot glare! :P though I would be very irritated by him if I was in his gang, but that’s just cause I am never the follower :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

THE IRON FEY SERIES.

The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa
Iron Fey Series
The iron fey series by Julie kagawa is the latest seires we have finished reading, its debut novel, the Iron King was published first in 2010.it's one of those series that leave you wanting more but it's fourth and last book just came out and the series concluded.the series has four novels, and two novellas.
it's basically about a girl, Megan chase, who finds her little step brother to be kidnapped by someone and things start to unfold and a whole new world she never believed in comes into view. she finds that her brother is in the fey world and she might have no other choice but to go after him into the unknown world of fey or faerie. I'm not gonna give any spoilers here because those who have read it don't need explanation to why its awesome and those who haven't wont want spoilers. but let me tell you this though that the world described in this books is very much amazing and imaginative. the new creatures and the world made by the author is epic. there are two courts that is summer court and winter court are described to be present in the fey world of nevernever, yes that's the name,YES and i know its a weird name.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

THUMBELINA REVIEW




Like I said in my previous post, our (meaning me and Aisha of course) criticizing skills are damn good when we watch or read something together! And this time it was no different. After years we decided to watch Thumbelina again, you know as a sort of reminder of those good ol’ days! But this time somehow the movie was kinda more on the trampy side than you know the magical place it was once in our childhood!
Shocked aren’t you! I knew it! Whenever we tell someone that, their first reaction is “yeah right!” but we swear we are not kidding! It even shocked us, so we watched it twice and both times we came to the same conclusion and that is “damn Thumbelina is such a @#$!” We are damn serious! Ok let’s start from the beginning.

2012 MOVIE REVIEW



So.. We are well into the year 2012 by now! According to Mayan belief we will, well to put it bluntly, die in December. Personally I don’t believe in this crap, but most people do. And most people who do believe in this stuff is because of the movie 2012, which by the way was

a very crappy movie, don’t know why we didn’t review it though. So you know what lets review it now!
When we first watched the trailers, this is what our reaction was:




Yes exactly that because it looked so freaking awesome! :P, anyway me and bud here decided to watch it together(our criticizing skills are very much to an advantage when we watch or read something together) and oh boy did we have fun laughing our ass off! The story was so damn ridiculous!


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Just some randomness...before exam!!

Why is that whenever its the exam time even the most dire of things start to look interesting? That discarded novel you never wanted to read, that long 2 dvd version movie about a boring person you always avoided even holding. Even writing in your blog when you are suffering from writers block is more appealing then opening those God forsaken notes that give you information and promise to take you on the road to success.
I like many others have an exam tomorrow and again like many others the tissue box on that table is more interesting then the book I'm suppose to be studying. In my defense though, the book is very redundant and insufferable. Who needs to learn infinite amount of dates anyway? Its not like when I am in my professional life someone is going to come up and ask me "hey who created the AM (amplitude module) for radios?" it was Lee Fossenden in case you didn't knew ( Wow, looks like one point is guaranteed if they ask me that tomorrow) and who in their right minds name their kid Lee Fossenden anyway?? Its like his parents names him solely for the purpose of confusing the future generation who will have to learn his name.
I demand justice, or an Xbox whatever is easier to supply.

P.S : I do realize that this ough to have been my journal entry rather then a wecritcs blog post but I can explain this act: I couldn't find my journal and I'm lazy!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Yes yes, we know!.. we are a little late in the wishing department.. but its the thought that counts right?
So from everyone here at We Critics, we wish you a very happy new year!!
Hope this year will be as rocking as the last one!! 

Friday, January 6, 2012

UTOPIAN VS DYSTOPIAN



A few days ago, my friend and I were discussing if it makes us sadist if we like dystopian books more than the utopian ones? Well this is what I think.
Utopian books are the books about the magical world where everything is perfect. Perfect government, perfect policies, perfect rule and perfect everything. This is the place where we dream of living one day. We wished we lived in a world where there were no wars and no hatred. The dystopian books on the other hand are the total opposite (As if you didn’t know that already).

CLOCKWORK PRINCE



6th December 2011, a date that I had marked in all of my date books (yes I do have more than one, and yes I know it doesn’t make sense but it does to me). It was Clockwork Prince release date and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book. But as the cruel fate would have it, my finals unfortunately started on the same date! So I started reading this book after my finals (yes, as much as I love reading novels my grades matter a lot to me).
All I can say is that it was well worth the wait! Clockwork Prince turned out to be everything and more! Though I still can’t make up mind about Jem or Will, they are both so amazing!! How can you decide between the two of them is just out of my comprehension. And the fact that now, probably, one of them will be left with a broken heart is such an unbearable thought. Oh why can’t they both be happy! Its like watching Damon Salvatore die again! Choosing between Will and Jem is as hard as choosing between the Weasley twins.

Monday, October 31, 2011

EMAIL ADDRESS

Hey guys,

Just wanted to let you know that if you have any complaints or suggestions send it to wecritics@gmail.com

Aisha & Fariha

Saturday, October 8, 2011

HOTTEST NEW TV SERIES - THE GAME OF THRONES



Lately there have been talks of this amazing new show "The Game of Thrones".After quite a few recommendations i decided to watch this series and it turns out to be an adaptation.The original book being written in 1996 it was finally made into a series.So i watched it and i loved it then i dig it and then i read all of its 5 novels (The story is not yet concluded).





It is basically Fantasy which portrays a kingdom whose throne is the subject of politics.The noble lords are conspiring to get high ranks and benefits out of the throne and the throne itself.The thing is that this series is a masterpiece from every aspect.




The story,characters,cast,graphics everything was nearly perfect.This is one of the best adaptations that i have seen after The Lord of the Rings trilogy.Now if you have enjoyed LOTR then this series is just perfect for you.It has more dimensions than LOTR and more reality touches with fantasy themes.



I didn't read the book before watching the first season but when i came to know that this series has 5 novels i was really surprised that how on earth i haven't heard about it.This is just too epic to be neglected.So after finishing the first season i could not wait for a year and started reading the novels and although they are very very lengthy they are utterly unpredictable and highly entertaining.

Friday, October 7, 2011

SERIES REVIEW - DAMAGES



It was July 2008 and the nominations for the Emmy Awards were just announced.Being a regular follower of TV Series i was surprised by the name "Damages" getting handsome number of nominations(i.e 7).More surprisingly it won 3 Emmy awards while my favorite series "Dexter" was left empty handed.It left quite an impression and i added it to my to-watch list.Apparently my list was so long that Damages didn't get a chance to land on my screen until recently.After been 3 years in the queue i finally watched Damages Season 1 and frankly it was awesome.It has to be one of the best series that i ever watched.

It covers a law firm who is indulged in a lawsuit against a billionaire who allegedly withdrawn his shares just before his company went bankrupt.The whole season revolves around this one case hence building up quite a strong plot.The essence of this series is focusing on this one case instead of one-per-episode format which is usually followed in law firm kind of series.


The first striking thing about this series is its depiction of timeline.The Series begins at the start and end of the story.So you already know the end of the story (most of it) you just don't know how/why it happened.On one hand a rookie lawyer Ellen Parson(Rose Byrne) is trying to impress her new boss(the impressive Glenn Close) while on the other hand she is running from a crime scene soaked in blood.Both time lines progress smoothly until they catches up.It doesnt sound new to some of you but believe me it was done way better than it sounds.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

CONTEST TIME!!!




Okay I know we don't usually do these kinds of things ..well come to think of it we NEVER  do these kinds of things... anyway this contest is being organized by the publishing company called sea lion books.. its an awesome company that publishes graphic novel (Some of which we have reviewed in our previous posts) so a shout out to this amazing company and Patrick for introducing us to this great art called graphic novels and hope this company keeps on publishing amazing pieces of art! So back to the contest.. you know what . am just gona copy paste the details!!! 

Monday, September 12, 2011

THE GIRL ON FIRE

Imagine that you just finished a book which left you wondering how would it feel to watch a movie based on the book... Well that was exactly how I was feeling after finishing first book of the Hunger Games series. 

I immediately searched it out on IMDB and was glad to see that the movie is indeed in production and that its trailer has been released, I was so curious about the trailer that I started picturing it even before I played it.The very first image that popped up in my mind was the "The Girl on Fire" thing and then there were random flashes of The Seam , Lights above the Capitol (aerial view), People Cheering/Sad, Gale, Peeta, Rue. A canon going off and the first kill then Tributes trying to kill each other.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

PARIAH ISSUE 2 and 3



Title: Pariah Issue #2 and 3
Author: Aron Warner and Philip Gellat
Illustrations by: Brett Weldele
Genre: Fantasy (graphic novel)
Format: paperback
Publisher: Sea Lion Books

REVIEW:

THIS WAS EPIC!!!
Just like the previous issue, this issue was just as fast and exciting, one min they're totally calm and the next everything that can go wrong goes wrong.

GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW: DARK SWAN:STORM BORN ISSUE 3



CREDITS:
WRITTEN BY: RICHELLE MEAD AND GRANT ALTER
ART BY: DAVE HAMMAN

PLOT SUMMARY:
Eugenie Markham never asked for any of this. Until now, shes been content with her job as a freelance shaman, battling and banishing otherworldly creatures. When a prophecy suddenly makes her the other world's most popular bachelor-ette, Eugenie finds herself fighting off unwanted supernatural suitors, as well as the evils that Begin emerging from her past...

ISSUE# 3


Finally its out!! the much awaited storm born issue number 3(well I don't know about you guys but I was pretty excited about this issue, I guess I kinda like graphic novels now)!!!! and yes it is as much packed with butt kicking as its previous issues well actually a lot more butt kicking but you get my point! 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

COMMENTS

Sorry people but due to some recent changes in our blogs, all the previous comments got deleted.
We are trying to get this problem fix as fast as we can. Sorry for any inconvenience it has cost you.
 Regards,
A&F

GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW DARK SWAN: STORM BORN

CREDITS:
WRITTEN BY: RICHELLE MEAD AND GRANT ALTER
ART BY: DAVE HAMMAN

PLOT SUMMARY:
Eugenie Markham never asked for any of this. Until now, shes been content with her job as a freelance shaman, battling and banishing otherworldly creatures. When a prophecy suddenly makes her the other world's most popular bachelor-ette, Eugenie finds herself fighting off unwanted supernatural suitors, as well as the evils that Begin emerging from her past...

ISSUE: 1 and 2
 
Like my friend, I also never had a habit of reading graphic novels (since I like to use my own imagination while reading the book), so I guess its safe to assume that I am in no way considered an expert in this field.

GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW: ARON WARNER’S THE PARIAH.



Credits: Creator: Aron Warner Writer: Philip Gellat Artist: Brett Weldele
Plot Summary:
In the future, a race of people known as Vitros, people who have been altered in the womb with gene manipulation and who are incredibly smart, almost scarily so, are given a fair amount of discrimination and are feared and hated in equal measure. One day, after a mishap with a toxic substance, the Vitros are blamed and named terrorists, and a world-wide persecution begins as people fear the Vitros are planning genocide. For one Vitro, Brent Marks, the world will never be the same again.
ISSUE # 1
This review was actually kind of hard to write as it was requested by a person representing a publishing company! But I’ve tried my very best not to come in any influence and give my honest opinion.
The truth is : the story line is interesting however its lacking certain something. Now I’m not a big fan of graphic novels I tried to read them when I was little , I took whole of my brothers collection from his room and tried reading them but as I was little the only one I found interesting was unfortunately some graphic novel called penguin warrior or something it was about..well that’s beside the point.

Friday, July 1, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: GOOD BYE MR CHIPS.


SUMMERY:

''The novel tells the story of a much-beloved schoolteacher and his long tenure at Brookfield, a fictional boys' public boarding school. Mr. Chipping conquers his inability to connect with his students, as well as his initial shyness, when he marries Katherine, a young woman whom he meets on holiday and who quickly picks up on calling him by his nickname, "Chips". Despite his own mediocre academic record, he goes on to have an illustrious career as an inspiring educator at Brookfield "

THE worst book ever!!! its in our English syllabus and we had no choice but to read it...i mean from the world full of books they had to make us read this one !! but this book is not just unbearable but it has no point whatsoever.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: LEAP OF FAITH BY DANIEL STEEL.


PLOT SUMMERY:


"Marie-Ange Hawkins has the rich kid's childhood that other kids dream about. She has freedom, love, security in a beautiful old French chateau. But when Marie-Ange is only 11, a tragic accident marks the end of her idyllic life. Orphaned now, and alone, she is sent to America, to live with her great-aunt on a farm in Iowa. Her aunt really resnts her deeply, and cuts her off from all she has ever loved.
In Marie-Ange's lonely existence, only the friendship of a local boy, Billy Parker, offers comfort and hope to her. But her only wish is to gain comfort and escape. Then just after her twenty-first birthday, an unexpected visitor brings startling news and an extraordinary gift; the freedom to return to France, to Chateau de Marmouton.
When she arrives in France, Marie-Ange learns that the chateau's new owner is Comte Bernard de Beauchamp, a dashing young widower who invites her into his home, then into his heart. Their life together, soon includes marriage, children, and lavish homes. It takes an ominous turn though when a strange woman calls to tell Marie-Ange a very strange, shocking story. One so chilling, she doesn't want to believe it.
Not even her old friend Billy can help her now as he is thousands of miles away. So Marie-Ange somehow has to find courage and faith to survive."


Looking at the summery plot, the story actually does sound interesting. What the readers don’t know is how many flaws and weird happenings does this book contains.
This girl marie-ange makes some very insane decisions in whole of the book, the concept that parentless kids don’t know what’s good for them , well our heroin marie-ange takes this concept to a whole new level. I mean true that she had no parents but for the love of everything good use your common sense.
Lets look at each of the things tht marie ange did seperatley:

Sunday, June 26, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY


While I get that Jay Asher's "Th1rteen r3asons why" has a really deep meaning and a really good point, I still couldn't stop laughing at some of the reason Hannah went into her so called depression!
Here are the reasons and why i found them stupid!
"#1. Justin Foley, the first boy Hannah had ever kissed, who lies and exaggerates the event by saying that they had gone further. This gives Hannah a negative reputation at her new school."
Usually when a rumour starts about you, you don't know who's the person who started it, but when you are 100% sure that that person started the rumour well lets just say you take matter in your own hands, but that's not what Hannah does! oh no, she just let Justin Foley spread rumour about her!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

THE PERSON I HATE THE MOST.


I came to my college thinking finally ill be able to relax , that one personality that I completely hate would not be there to annoy me out of my wits.
How happy was I, thinking that air would be clean again, sound waves not so annoying the sight so smooth and not of that dreaded creature. I could almost hear glass shattering when I spotted my worst nightmare standing there looking all smug gazing at the notice board. I would have turned around and went back to the car if it hadn’t been for my best friend who dragged me along to the notice board to look our names up .His ‘’hello’’ was enough to make me realize that next two years I would be in immense pain, for that guy was the person that I’ve hated all my life, and its just my luck that he happens to be everywhere that I go.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

THE FACEBOOKERS AND THEIR TYPES..

 After staying up 4 nights in a row, after careful observation, even more careful analyses i have come to realize that there are 15 different kinds of people on face book (ha ha you thought i did something worthwhile didn't ya??)

Saturday, April 30, 2011

REBECCA BLACK EXPLAINS HER SONG FRIDAY...


One of our many habits is to check random videos! A few days back my friend showed me a video where Rebecca black explains the meaning of her song "Friday", so i wrote it down for you guys to read...........

"People just don't get it, they really just don't get the song, I am surprised when people hear my song Friday and think its just a breezy pop song. The writers Clarence jay and Patrice Wilson really layered the song with a lot  of hidden meaning and I really don't think the people pick up on it the first time they hear it. What real meaning to the song is that it comes from a really-a really deep and a really painful place."

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

WHY OH WHY WOULD YOU MAKE BREAKING DAWN MOVIE IN TWO PARTS?

When I heard that Harry Potter and the deathly hallows were going to be made in 2 parts, I was actually happy. 'cause you know the 7th book has a lot of important information that couldn't be cut out easily.
But when I heard that Stephenie Meyers wanted "breaking dawn" to be made in 2 parts too, I was WTH! Honestly why are they making it in 2 parts? 
Was the vampires showing off their power  throughout the book so freaking important that they couldn't sum it up in one movie???

"I am down. I wanna do it. The story absolutely warrants two films. It would be a six-month shoot if we made two movies back-to-back, compared to a three-month shoot. It would be much more satisfying to do two films, because we wouldn't have to drop so much of the story; it wouldn't be like, 'Well, we didn't get to do this scene, this scene or this scene.' You'd get less of that — which would be good."
Actress Kristen Stewart

Friday, April 15, 2011

THE WORST SONG IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND!!!


Okay by now you guys must have heard the all incredible voice of Rebecca black and her awesome lyrics of the song "Friday" (yes I am being sarcastic)
Am sorry girl but your song "Friday" might be the most terrible thing I have ever heard in my entire life! and its lyrics *shudders*...You know usually when 2 billion people criticize someone works there must be a very good reason behind it but no, sadly Rebecca black still insists that she has a good voice!!!
And who was her lyricist!? or did she wrote that pathetic excuse for a song herself??  

You know I even tried analysing her, thinking maybe it has some really really really deep meaning I was over looking. Here's what I came up with..


"Gotta get down to the bus stop
Gotta catch my bus, I see my friends (My friends)

Kickin’ in the front seat
Sittin’ in the back seat
Gotta make my mind up
Which seat can I take?"