Reviewing: Nimona

A few weeks ago I searched through Barnes and Noble for a new kind of book that could keep my attention. I probably went through a dozen that in some way, incorporated a love interest, and I was ready to only walk out with my Harry Potter Pop Vinyls when the name title “Nimona” caught my attention.

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Reviewing: The Whispers

Elaborating: so far. There’s only three episodes left and I feel like I know how this will end, but there have been a few twists I haven’t seen coming. Also: spoilers.

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This morning I went on a mini Legend of Korra binge and halfway through thought to myself: holy shit I seriously love this show. I’ve been a fan for a while, but at times it just hits me how awesome it is. The basic idea with the elements and the plot are all great parts but what makes or breaks the show is the characters, especially the main one.

I will be completely honest when I say I did not want to watch Korra at first. I had just finished Last Airbender, it was weird everyone was dead or old, and I didn’t know how to feel about it. In about two months time however, I opened my mind and got into the show.

Right off the bat we learn Korra is a mentally and physically strong Avatar and is only one element away from mastering them all. A free spirit who never holds anything back, Korra thinks for herself and even though at times it would get her in trouble, she’s still a kid maturing.


There were good and bad times. For a moment of time she lost the ability to bend 3/4 of the elements, went through the frustration of the public not always being happy with her, and had to give all she’s got to beat certain opponents.

But as put so nicely, “find the light in the darkness,” and Korra always did that.

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In the darkness Korra opened another world allowing spirits and humans to live together, took down every enemy, and even became the first metal-bending Avatar.

Korra is more than her abilities. She cares about people, especially those closest to her. Despite having a love interest for the first two seasons she never needed one. Korra never “needed” anyone, she could take care of herself just fine, with or without bending she could do it all.

But like most people, the battles they fight every day became too much, and Korra broke. At the end of season 3, despite a big celebration, Korra sat in a wheelchair crying. Three years pass between seasons and we learn Korra had never gotten over the last battle. For years she struggled with walking, getting up every day and trying, and forgetting the fight that almost took her life. Korra started out mentally strong, but over time we saw even people like Korra will break.

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To be honest this part of the series resonated the most with me. It took Korra years to overcome a mental illness and even at the end she wasn’t 100% whole, but you knew she was trying to get better. Korra did not stop fighting to get her old life back once she realized things needed to change. At the end of the series we began to see the old Korra again, the old Korra but more mature and not taking things for granted.

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Korra quickly became one of all time favorite characters. She’s someone anyone can look up to, with her confidence and “go-getter” attitude. What makes her even more relatable is how she didn’t put on a facade, she didn’t make everyone believe she was okay when she wasn’t. Korra took the time she needed to get better. Korra started off strong, went through a lot of shit, was mentally ill for years, but never wanted to stop fighting.

What to expect when you’re expecting (me to write something.)

When I say reviews or short stories what exactly does that mean? I should be more specific. (even though that’s pretty damn specific)

TV takes up most of my time so I might as well write about it. This could be a recap/review of a recent episode or season, a little series I call “women in TV” I’d like to start soon, or recommendations of one of the below.

The shows that take up my life and what you’ll see a lot of:

  • The Walking Dead
  • The 100
  • Daredevil
  • Supernatural
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Game of Thrones
  • Legend of Korra
  • Avatar: the Last Airbender
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Teen Wolf
  • The Whispers
  • Doctor Who
  • Sherlock
  • Agent Carter

Upcoming shows

  • Fear the Walking Dead
  • Shadowhunters
  • Legends of Tomorrow
  • AKA Jessica Jones
  • Heroes Reborn

Now to the other part of my blog, the part I’m most excited about but may take a little longer to wait for: stories. In my head are hundreds of stories I want to tell people, but never can I get it down on paper. Over analyzing, overthinking, and a lack of confidence in my own writing ability halts any attempt at an actual story forming. But this is where that changes.

For example, at the moment I’m working on a short story series that takes place in an amusement park that people just can’t quite put their finger on. It’s weird, it’s surrounded by a river, and you should never walk into the third bathroom stall in the men’s room next to The Chimera.

(working at an amusement park for 4 years helps)

And finally, there will be a few random assortment of posts thrown in here. Whether I’m talking about my personal life (not that there’s much to talk about) or possibly a rant or two about working with the public (spoiler alert: it’s horrible.) Now and then I do do something interesting.

And…that’s that. I should really work on the endings of my posts.

An introduction of sorts

For the longest time I’ve wanted to create a writing blog, but never knew what to write about, if anyone would bother reading it, or if I had the time to keep it updated. Well screw all that here we are and I’m determined to become a better writer.

There are plenty of topics to talk about but for me there are few I am passionate about. TV/movies/books take up 97% of my interests (hockey, animals, and tattoos take up the other 3%.) This blog will be dedicated to reviews and recaps of the three topics above, half of the time.

Despite working a part time job at the moment, writing books is what I wanted to do in life. There are plenty of ideas swimming around in my head I just want people to know about. From short stories to just a basic synopsis this is what I’m most excited about.

I may even throw some rants or personal posts from time to time to let you know what I’m working on/doing. For the next 6-7 weeks I am taking online writing courses which will hopefully not take up too much of my extra writing time. A post a day is my goal for now.

Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about this. I could go on but alas work calls (more than they should, especially on my day off.) I can’t wait to get started (for real.)