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The 100 Reactions, Eps 6-7: Idiocracy, The Sequel

And we're back with more reactions to The 100! Shannon at It Starts at Midnight is a HUGE fan of the The 100. (See her episode recaps and other The 100 posts here.) She talked me into giving it a try once Bar season was over, and she will likely regret asking to hear my thoughts before this is over. ^^;

I was going to wait to post until I had another 5 episodes, but clearly my thoughts (and accompanying gifs) run rampant when not constrained by Twitter's character limit. I will try to be more concise next time.

In case it wasn't obvious, there could be spoilers below for The 100, Season 1, Episodes 6-7. Again, last chance.


Now, on to the fun!

Reactions, Episodes 6-7: Idiocracy, The Sequel

S1/E6: Eh, I was hoping for a bit more information on the Grounders. Which we could have gotten if we didn't immediately try to kill people. Bellamy, can you not be the most useless kid on the planet? Didn't your guard training teach you to know your enemy? Knowledge is power? Like, seriously Bellamy. You're basically this guy:

The 100 Reactions, Eps 1-5: The Skeptic Skewers

Shannon at It Starts at Midnight is a HUGE fan of the TV show The 100. (See her episode recaps and other The 100 posts here.) She talked me into giving it a try once Bar season was over, and here we are.

The basic premise per IMDB:
Set ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends one hundred juvenile delinquents back to Earth, in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.
I started writing my reactions to each episode on Twitter (mostly for Shannon's entertainment), but the thread felt disjointed, and that character limit was...limiting. So, blog post!

In case it wasn't obvious, there could be spoilers below for The 100, Season 1, Episodes 1-5. Again, last chance.


Now, on to the fun!

Reactions, Episodes 1-5: The Skeptic Skewers

S1/E1: Bellamy's a selfish idiot, knew the goggles kid was a red shirt, wish Octavia had died first.

August Recap: New Apartment and New Job

It's been another long month. I've basically been working all month, except for moving days, and I didn't get a ton of reading done.

The move itself was a little . . . never ending, haha? I was kind of half-moved in but still working near the old place for a couple weeks. Long story short: I don't recommend piecemeal moving.

Strange though it is, this is actually my first time living completely alone (no family, roomies, dog) for an extended stretch of time. It's definitely an adjustment, but I'm getting there. And the dog/parents are close enough for weekend trips when I need my dog fix. Which works well since they need a dog sitter later this month. ;)

It probably says something that the first show I pulled up to watch upon moving was "North & South," where the southern country girl struggles to adapt to the more crowded, urban north, lol.

(actual picture of me trying to find the turn Google Maps says to take)
But we've moved past that initial "what have I done?" stage, and now I'm mainly watching silly, brainless stuff.

July Recap: Books and the Bar

It's August and, as promised, I'm back! Ish.

Quick recap: I took the New Jersey bar exam at the end of July. It was killer. I am now ignoring its existence until I get my test results in October-November. :)

Surprisingly, I actually got a bit of fiction reading done during bar prep. Some of them were "reality TV" reads I just needed to get a mindless break, but I read a few of the unread books on my shelf, some OTSP secret sister gifts, and some others that were mostly decent.

I'll be back . . . in August

I just realized I haven't posted anything since May. (I also realized there were a few comments I never replied to because I didn't get the usual email notifications. I'm sorry guys! Blogger has failed me.)

So, I'm checking in to say I'm still alive and . . .

How to Read the Unread Books You Own

Once upon a time, I got almost all my reading material from the library and saved my chore and holiday money to buy a few books I LOVED and would reread again and again. Ah, happy childhood. Then the internet struck, and I realized my library didn't have a lot of books I wanted to read. I was still a cheapskate, but I had jobs, and I knew how to find books cheaply, so...I became something of a collector. *cough dragon-like book hoarder cough*

Which brings us to today:

Basically, I have a ton of unread books on my shelves. This isn't all of them. They were just the easiest to group and take a picture of. It's kind of depressing. I feel really wasteful and unproductive seeing all these books I bought sitting around. They're not totally untouched; my mom routinely raids my collection and has probably read most of these, but the guilt remains.

So, I want to fix this. I'm moving in a few months and, while I'll be able to keep some books in free storage for a while, that's not permanent. In preparation for the inevitable book purge, it's time to find out what's actually worth keeping, and the only way to do that is to read them.

March Adventures: Weddings, Work & the PokeRap

It was another busy month. I did my taxes, went to a couple of lecture events, put in volunteer hours, grabbed ramen with an old high school friend, worked, and then ran down to Florida for my little sister's wedding. I drove down with my folks, was actually in Florida for 1.5 days, and then flew back home.

Yeah, my little sister is officially married. It was a sunrise beach wedding. There were a lot of seagulls. :)

Then I got home, wrote a paper, went back to work and school, binged most of "Cranford" during a snow day, and applied to take the Bar Exam. Duh duh DUH!!

I got a little bit of fun reading done in between all this. One of them was from this month's OTSP Secret Sister package, which rocked a March Monsters theme! The mix CD has the PokeRap. Need I say more?

February Adventures: School, Work and Secret Sisters

February was rough. Adventure #1 was an intensive advanced evidence class that took place over the course of two weekends. The class wasn't bad, but it was Friday through Sunday, combined with pro bono mediation training and tax prep volunteering. And a couple of the clerks at work were out for the February bar exam, so I've been pulling extra hours there too. All told, I was driving up to school or work basically every day this month. I'm ready to have my four-day weekends back. :)

Surprisingly, I still got a little reading done!