Dec 3, 2009

Terminator Salvation, 'The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party', and the sisters.

This week, I watched 'Terminator: Salvation', with my big sis, Kerra, you'll meet her in a bit. I made and attempt to read 'The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing...' (the first one), but my stream of determination dried up around page thirty.

Honestly, I just found it too difficult to read. The diction and vocabulary choices were far too relevant to the time in which the novel takes place, revolutionary America. I found myself breaking the back of my dictionary every sixteen words and still not fully understanding the storyline. While I believe this book has a place of relevance, I do not think that place is in the young adult section. I apologize for taking the easy way out on this one, but this is where I end my lousy, say-little "review".

Onto to happier things: ‘Terminator: Salvation’! I thoroughly enjoyed this film. Despite all the controversy surrounding The Rant, I think Christian Bale turned the film into a true classic of our time. The previous Terminator movies have all been classic, classically bad. Yes, the first one was ground-breaking at the time, but all its successors failed to deliver on that same front. ‘Salvation’ managed to use a few points from the old films, while giving the franchise a fresh new face, Sam Worthington. Sam, who is the star of the upcoming, ‘Avatar’, played a hybrid human/machine, and was designed to kill John Conner, in the far future, which he doesn't know. While this year has been lacking in good action films, ‘Star Trek’ being a huge exception, ‘Salvation’ brought the action genre back to my attention. Can’t wait to see what 2010 does for the genre.

Okay, and now, to something very close to my heart: my sisters.

I am truly lucky to have three sisters. While they annoy me a quarter of the time and piss me off another quarter of the time, the other half of the time, I just adore them.

Kerra(kaka): The Eldest (shh…) and my fave

Marie(meme): The Firecracker and my fave

And Michelle (Shel, Michbu, Ishamel): The Little Sis and my fave;)

I looove my sisters and they love me, in general. We are weird, fun, funny, and loud. Don’t ever mess with us:

On the next post: The Geography Club, by Brent Hartinger, and my list of current ten favorite songs.


  1. i sure love you and your bloggin'. xoxox <3

  2. Thanks! You are my first commenter! You'll get a dedication in my first novel for sure!