Friday, October 25, 2013

Hollow Girl

Empty of feelings
Crushed by ceilings
Never ending tears
Succumbing to fears
Nightmares replace dreams
Pillows muting screams
Void of life
Full of strife
Never ending
Always pretending
Feeling incomplete
Needing to compete
For your attention
As I am just a hollow girl
It's been a while since I last posted.
Hopefully be posting more often now.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

What Love Means To Me...

The other day I was talking to a friend and the topic got onto what we think the meaning of love is. I have thought about it a lot and I've finally come up with what i think love means.

I think love is finding some one who is complementary to you. They know what you are going to do before you do it. They know your weaknesses and strengths and still want to be with you. They like you the way you are even if you don't.

You create a harmony when you're together. You can get through the toughest of times to become closer. Your special someone is everything you want and need. They are your only focus in a room filled with people. They know how to read your individual traits to see how you are feeling. They know what makes you happy when you are sad and calm when you're angry.

The smile they give you that takes your worries and troubles away and lifts the weight of your shoulders. How they embrace you, makes you feel like you're the only people in the world and the peace the embrace brings that lights up your heart.

This is what love means to me.



Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Presents, Pudding and Pyjamas

This year we put up the tree and decorations earlier than we usually do. We put them up on the 9th December, which is my sister's birthday , instead of around the 13th because of my sister's birthday. But I'm bored of them already so hopefully they will be taken down soon.


This year I wasn't woken up at some unreasonable hour, like 5 am  by my excited sister and brother. This year I was woken up at 7 am, by my brother who came running in to say Father Christmas had been. We then opened our stocking presents together and I got some lovely earrings, 3 headbands and a balsa wood aeroplane (all three of us got them) which we then put together and then took apart to find there that extra bit went.

After this we went down stairs to open our main presents with our parents. I loved the presents I got from everyone. From my brother I got a white tee- shirt, from my sister I got a purse which I was in desperate need of, and then I got another green khaki top with a skull on it, The Big Bang Theory seasons 1 -4 box set, the most recent Charlie and the Chocolate Factory film, 4 books from the Medusa Project series (a brilliant series that I would recommend to anyone), the new Taylor Swift album, Red, and Now That's What I Call Music! 83. Then I got a gift card and some money which will go towards more books, DVDs or clothes as I haven't decided which yet :)


This is all about the lovely Christmas foods we ate all day yesterday and today but I needed another word beginning with 'P'.

I started off the day by eating chocolate coins, advent chocolate, and Haribo jelly sweets. Not all at once that would just be greedy.

Then at about 2 we had our Christmas dinner, which was very nice and festive. My mum made the roast potatoes differently this year and they were absolutely delicious. The whole meal was fantastically brilliant in every single way!!


We all got ONESIES!!!!!!!!

I got a reindeer onesie!!! My sister got a Dalmatian one and my brother a Gorilla one and we put them on immediately after we open them. It's funny when we walk about in them as the legs are too long on them so we tend to trip over or walk around holding them up as to not trip over.

We wore them all day, even when we watched the Doctor Who Christmas Special.

The DW special was EPIC!!! I don't actually have the words to describe how excellent it was!! The twist was amazing and totally unexpected. I can't wait to see how the writer's are going to develop Clara's story (I don't know if that's going to be her name throughout the whole time she is the companion and if you have seen the episode then you'll know why)

Hope you had a great Christmas!!

Happy New Year!!!

Gosh two big celebrations within a week of each other why is it planned like that

Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year!!!!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Doctor Who Christmas Special 2012

Wow!! I've been doing a blog for over a year now so I thought I'd go back round in a wide circle and do another Doctor Who Christmas blog.

This year there will be no Amy in a short skirt or our Roman to save the day :( but we will be introduced to the new companion, Clara, played by Jenna Louise Coleman, who also played Oswin Oswald in another episode of DW.

Within the episode titled, The Snowmen, we should see a new interior to the TARDIS and a new companion with it. The episode is set in the Victorian age and the Doctor is  ''Retired'' but from what is the question that will soon be answered.

There will be snow men, there will be chaos and there will be the Doctor to save the day (hopefully). Ian McKellen will voice these Snowmen.

I can't wait to see this episode and I haven't seen any of the trailers or special previews but from what I've hear it will be a brilliant episode however much we miss the Ponds. As I haven't seen anything yet I can't make any predictions like I did last year and the new companion is introduced so we don't know much about her at the moment.

8 days and counting

Merry Christmas!!!


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas, College, Cinema

Christmas is 9 days away!!! YAY!!!!


I have brought 2 presents so far and have half made 2 others so I think that I might be slightly behind on my Christmas shopping, oops :) I love going through the town high street late at night because all the light's look so pretty but I prefer the old lights that we used to have, the ones that went across the road and were all tinselly and sparkly. 

I think we might have gone overboard on decorations at home this year. I mean they are everywhere on windowsills, lights, the tree, cupboards and even on the shed outside. however when you walk upstairs the only thing relatively christmassy is the light up tree in my brother's room.


College has been awesome so far because other than falling behind on my work, I have made some great friends and have gotten to know people that I had misconceptions about. So I have truly learnt not to judge a book by it's cover or a person by the people they hang around with. I have made new friends and lost old friends but then if I've lost them then that means they weren't really very good friends otherwise we'd have stayed in touch. I've learnt more about myself and my friends in the last few months than I ever did in secondary school.

Lessons are a lot more difficult but then I've chosen to do some pretty difficult subjects at A-Level (Maths, Biology and Chemistry) but I'm getting on well with most of my teachers and I understand the majority of the work.


Today I went to the cinema with 3 friends to see The Hobbit  which is a brilliant film and I recommend it to anyone even if they haven't read any of the Lord of the Rings books or The Hobbit or seen any of the films of the Lord of the Rings. 

We got to the cinema 10 minutes early so sat in our seats and talked for a bit. When the Les Miserable advert came on one of my friends shouted out 'OMG!!! HELENA BONHAM CARTER!!!!' we all burst out laughing and told him to shush. Then the film started but the lights didn't go out, they eventually did after about 5 minutes. 

There was a really funny bit in the film and everyone laughed but then this lady came over to our group and told us to be quiet even though everyone else was laughing. She said she could hear us from the back of the cinema but she didn't whisper this she shouted it right in my ear because I was at the end of the row. A few minutes later we laughed again and she glared at us but we just ignored her because we weren't going to let her spoil the film for us. 

Anyway when we left at the end of the film there were 2 employees outside the door giving everyone a voucher to see a film of their choice when ever they want because the lights didn't go out so we were pleased about that. I already know that I'm going to use mine to see Les Miserable in January :D

Before we got to the cinema we played the elevator game. Where you have to run to the top floor of the multistory car park and get the lift down. You have to press all the buttons and if the lift stops and people get on you have to get out and run back to the top floor. The aim is to get right to the bottom without stopping. It was really funny as I was wearing heeled trainers and the floor was wet so I nearly fell over 4 times before I gave up and just stayed in the lift.

Have A Good Christmas!!!!!!



Monday, November 19, 2012

Book Review

Sorry, I haven't been on and done a film vs book vs TV program review like I said I'd do every week but I didn't realize how difficult college actually is until I fell behind with my work. Anyway, I have to read some books for the Essex Book Awards and then review them. So far I've read 2 books and only one of them is worth reviewing in my opinion.

Cracks by Caroline Green

I loved this book because it follows the story line of one character and so you only get information that is important to that character, this means that the other characters that Cal, the protagonist, meets you don't know much about unless it's truly necessary to the plot.

Cal is a 14/15 year old who was taken as a 2 year old and placed into a coma. Whilst in the coma the Dr puts a microchip type thing in his head that allows the Dr to see Cal's thoughts. The book follows Cal's life after he wakes up from the coma and then the trouble he is placed in afterwards.

I liked the fact that Caroline Green addresses the main problems we face as a society today, even though the book is set in 2024. Many of the problems faced in the book are written in such a way that you can relate to them and see what will happen in the future unless we do something about it. The problems she writes about are those such as; terrorism, pollution, overcrowdedness of cities and powerful groups need for control.

The main problem faced in the book is that of fear, fear of the unknown, fear of terrorism, fear of others. This is portrayed by the descriptions Green uses of the cities and outside world. The 'tagline' for the book is "Who do you trust when your whole life is a lie?" I think this is brilliant as it makes you question who you would trust if suddenly nothing is real anymore and people aren't who you thought they were.

The reason I chose to read this book is because I find the cover intriguing. The cover has an almost spiderweb like look to it which links well with the story as you could say that Cal has fallen into a spider's web of lies and deceit.

I would give this book 10/10 as it seems impossible to put down and I wanted to read it right to the end in one sitting. The one thing I would do to improve it though is to make it longer or part of a series or a trilogy as so much seems to happen that you don't find out much about anyone or any place else in the story.

I'd suggest this book to anyone who loves a good read.


Monday, October 8, 2012

The Hunger Games

This is the first of many (I hope) Books Vs. Films Vs. TV programs. This is all about The Hunger Games.

The Hunger Games is a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. It is set in a futuristic USA where there are 12 districts. Due to an uprising in the past by the districts, every year there is a reaping where a male and a female are selected out of a bowl to fight in the Hunger Games. From the Hunger Games 23 of the tributes must die to leave one victor. The books are written about a girl, Katniss Everdeen who volunteered in place of her sister.

I read the first the hunger games book about 4 years ago and didn't read the rest of the series as it didn't appeal to me at the time. However when I found out there was a film to be released I re-read the book and found that I like it a lot more than I had previously, I then went on to read the second book, Catching Fire, and third, Mockingjay, both of which I enjoyed as much as the first book(the second time I read it).

What I liked about the film was that although they missed some of the important things out, like the mayor of District 12's daughter giving Katniss the Mockingjay pin, they replaced it with a gesture that was more heart warming due to the fact it was a special moment between sisters. I also liked the film because it stayed true to the story line and the author's ideas whilst also making it their own, whereas with some films that doesn't happen and it all gets a bit crazy.

The film got so much of the story line into the films which is unusual for such an action packed book, many of the key points were included but some of the main characters in the book have such small roles in the film and vise-versa for the smaller book characters. I can't wait til the next film comes out as I want to see if the storyline and characters develop when and how they are supposed to in the books.

If I was to rate both the books and the film out of I would give:
The Books - 4 and 1/2 stars
The Film - 3 Stars

This would be because I didn't get into the books the first time I read it and the film rate is lower as they missed some of the bits out of them that I like in the books.

Books Vs Films Vs TV programs

I've never really been a majorly big fan of TV (I'd rather curl up and delve into a brilliantly written new book) but recently (over the last 2 years) I've found myself liking more and more TV programs. What I find even more odd is the genre of the TV series/programs whether it be crime, drama, suspense, etc, and the genres of film I've liked are different the genre of books that I prefer.

Also I've started to watch more films on my own than I used to, I see the trailer of a film I want to watch and if I have the money then I will go see it. Whereas when I was younger I would go see what my family wanted to see and see it with them.

Now you maybe asking yourself why and how this relates to the title of this blog.....

Well, as I've run out of ideas to write about, I've decided to try and read a book and watch the film/tv program of that book within the week and review them on here. I'm open to suggestions of what to watch/read so comment with the ideas and I'll try to do as many as possible.