Thursday, October 8, 2015

Before the Shadowhunters TV Show: A Memoir

I normally don't speak out of annoyance or anger but let me tell you one thing. If you ruin my friends good time, I will truly end your suffering. This sounds scary considering the "friend" I'm speaking of is a little series of books...

Cassandra Clare, the author of the Mortal Instruments series, the Infernal Devices trilogy, and the soon to come Dark Artifices series, is probably one of my favorite authors of ALL time. I assure you, I have tried to stray from her by hitting young adult contemporary and strict fantasy but I always find my way back to Clare. She has sold millions of copies, achieved an insane amount of awards but she continues to write about the lovely Shadowhunters and Co. She has reached such high success since I was first introduced to the City of Bones in 2009 thanks to a wonderfully intriguing soul, my high school librarian. But things have also changed since then.

In 2013, a film came out based on the first book. I could not sit still the day it came out, I was head over heels. I convinced one of my friends it was worth it to not see it on a $5 Tuesday night and see it THAT Friday night ASAP. That friend later stole my City of Bones book and never talked to me again...ANYWAY, the point of this begrudgingly awful story is that I hated it. Horrendous. If I could take back the two and a half times I have accidently thought I wanted to rewatch that film since then, I would gladly exchange my first born for that opportunity.

Now, I am not a rude person. I still say "ooop" and "sorry sorr Y SORR YSORRY" anytime I accidently talk over someone, bump an inanimate object, or forget to say thank you??? But this film? The end of my poor bookish soul. Jamie Campbell Bower could still get it though...

So when they announced a tv show, I thought "here we go again..." So since the show's been filmed and I see photos of the cast and their behind the scenes shenanigans, I've kept my mouth shut. I didn't want to get ahead of myself and throw myself down another well of lies and deceit. And now, I have the evidence to support my decision to not walk headlong into a knife: The teaser trailer from the shows SNAPCHAT (okay, really? why)

To be fair, its a younger crowd they are aiming this towards so I sort of understand why it looks like a live-action American Dragon: Jake Long. I understand why the effects look like a child water colored to his heart's content. I UNDERSTAND why it's not dark and brooding and mysterious (the movie did a great job on that, mainly broody moody toodies).

It's fine, watch it if you please. But I'm warning you now, don't get attached. Cancelations usually are announced halfway through the season, just so you're aware.

(Watch, one of these losers wins an Emmy lol...Jace 4 lyfe tbh)

x Nat

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

still reading...

Starting this book nearly two months ago, I thought I had more patience? Diana Gabaldon is a weaver of magic in simple words and I'm in utter awe everytime I open Outlander.

Still, I push through fine details and large paragraphs. I suppose I'm just trying to be the adult I will inevitably become? This month, I also started glancing into classic I thought id enjoy. Alice In Wonderland, Wuthering Heights and even Stephen King to get spooky feels. I'm mainly a big YA lover but I'm trying to broaden my horizons.

October is pretty much my favorite month of the year so I have plenty of books to cozily get through next to a huge cup of coffee. I have started the Percy Jackson series and I love it! To see books I am currently reading and my previously read books, check out my Goodreads! I stay up to date on that more than anything when it comes to my bibliophilic tendencies ;)

x Nat

Thursday, October 1, 2015

crescent // october '15 playlist

More music! Mind you, I did nothing but lay on my floor listening to Hippo Campus and Beach House and try to breathe properly as I came up with this short playlist for this month. Enjoy!

The Halocline by Hippo Campus
Shots (Broiler Remix) by Imagine Dragons
Pork and Beans by Weezer
Kiss With A Fist by Florence + the Machine
Shoe Me Love(EDX Remix) by Sam Feldt
Trouble (Stripped) by Halsey
Leaving It Up To You by George Ezra
Far Alone by G-Eazy
Kyoto (Feat. Sirah) by Skrillex
Tremor by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Sacrilege by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Walking On A Dream by Empire of the Sun
Desire (Gryffin Remix) by Years & Years
Norway by Beach House
Gasoline by Halsey
Close To Gold (Live from Chicago) by Hippo Campus

"I open at the close."
x Nat