Modern Jurassic Era

Let me preface this by saying that I love terrible movies. The lower the IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes score, the better. That is what led me to watch Velocipastor. I spent the entire movie laughing at the movie with my friends, while still practicing social distancing. I honestly can’t tell if this movie was purposely bad or accidentally bad. Either way, it was hilarious.

The movie starts with a young priest needing to get away from the church in small-town America for a bit after the death of his parents. After driving to China, he comes across a woman being chased by a ninja for a stone that she possesses. On her death bed, she gives the stone to our priest and he ends back up in America. Turns out, this stone allows him to turn into a dinosaur. One night, he saves a prostitute who later convinces him to use his powers to help save people. That is where the story begins.

I’m pretty sure from the small description that I gave you, you can figure out where some things are heading towards. The Christianity piece of the movie doesn’t add anything to the movie. Honestly, it makes things more ridiculous if you actually think about it. Also, there’s a Vietnam flashback… for reasons. If this sounds interesting to you, I would definitely recommend watching this. Even if you think this is stupid, I would still recommend you watch it because honestly seeing is believing when it comes to this movie.

Holidays in April (2020 Calendar)

Another month has come and gone in 2020. I’ve been going a bit stir crazy staying at home. Not that I was going out and about anyways, it was just that I would set up in different places in my house. Now that the rest of my family is also stuck at home, I’ve been staying in my room all day. I’m actually getting pretty tired of it. My bedroom walls are white with nothing on them. But enough about my pain, on to the holidays for the month of April.

1

April Fool’s Day; Atheist Day; International Fun at Work Day; International Tatting Day; National Walking Day (first Wednesday)

2

Children’s Book Day; National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day; Reconciliation Day

3

Don’t Go to Work Unless it’s Fun Day; Find a Rainbow Day; National Walk to Work Day (first Friday); Tweed Day; World Party Day

4

Hug a Newsman Day; Walk Around Things Day; School Librarian Day; Tell a Lie Day; World Rat Day

5

Palm Sunday (varies); Go for Broke Day; National Dandelion Day; Read a Road Map Day

6

California Poppy Day; National Tartan Day; New Beer’s Eve; Plan Your Epitaph Day; Sorry Charlie Day; Teflon Day

7

Caramel Popcorn Day; International Beaver Day; National Beer Day; No Housework Day; World Health Day

8

All is Ours Day; Draw a Picture of a Bird Day; Passover begins (date varies); Zoo Lover’s Day

9

Name Yourself Day; Winston Churchill Day

10

Golfer’s Day; Good Friday (date varies); National Siblings Day

11

Eight Track Tape Day; Barbershop Quartet Day; National Submarine Day

12

Big Wind Day; Easter Sunday; Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day; National Licorice Day; Russian Cosmonaut Day; Walk on Your Wild Side Day

13

Dyngus Day (Monday after Easter); International Plant Appreciation Day; National Peach Cobbler Day; Scrabble Day

14

Ex-Spouse Day; International Moment of Laughter Day; Look up at the Sky Day; National Dolphin Day; National Pecan Day; Reach as High as You Can Day

15

Rubber Eraser Day; That Sucks Day; Titanic Remembrance Day; World Art Day

16

Mushroom Day; National Bean Counter Day; National Eggs Benedict Day; National High Five Day (third Thursday); National Librarian Day; National Stress Awareness Day; Save the Elephant Day

17

Bat Appreciation Day; Blah, Blah, Blah Day; International Haiku Poetry; National Cheeseball Day; Pet Owners Independence Day

18

Husband Appreciation Day (third Saturday); International Juggler’s/Multi-tasking Day; Newspaper Columnists Day

19

National Garlic Day

20

Chinese Language Day; Look Alike Day; Patriot’s Day (third Monday); Volunteer Recognition Day

21

Kindergarten Day

22

Administrative Professional’s Day (date varies); Earth Day; Girl Scout Leader Day; National Jelly Bean Day

23

Lover’s Day; National Zucchini Bread Day; Ramadan begins; Take a Chance Day; Take Your Daughter to Work (fourth Thursday); World Laboratory Day

24

Arbor Day (last Friday); Pig in a Blanket Day

25

East Meets West Day; National DNA Day; World Penguin Day

26

Hug an Australian Day; National Pretzel Day; Richter Scale Day

27

Babe Ruth Day; Morse Code Day; National Prime Rib Day; Tell a Story Day

28

International Astronomy Day; Great Poetry Reading Day; Kiss Your Mate Day

29

Greenery Day; National Shrimp Scampi Day; National Zipper Day

30

Hairstyle Appreciation Day; National Honesty Day; National Mahjong Day

Source: Holiday Insights (I only have one source this time because I didn’t have enough time leading up to this. So sorry. I’m trying to do better this month.)

 

Holidays in March (2020 Calendar)

It is now officially the third month of the new decade. I kind of feel that I have nothing to really show for it. I’m slowly but surely getting there with a couple of things. But enough about me. March is Irish American Heritage Month, National Women’s History Month, and National Crafts Month, at least in the US it is. Have fun celebrating the month.

 

1

Namesake Day (first Sunday); National Pig Day; Peace Corps Day; Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day; World Compliment Day; Zero Discrimination Day; Self-Injury Awareness Day; St. David’s Day

2

Old Stuff Day; Dr. Seuss Day; National Banana Cream Pie Day; Labour Day (Australia)

3

Caregiver Appreciation Day; I Want You to be Happy Day; If Pets Had Thumbs Day; National Anthem Day; Peach Blossom Day; Dolls’/Girls’ Festival (Japan)

4

Holy Experiment Day; Hug a GI Day; National Grammar Day

5

Multiple Personality Day; National Cheese Doodle Day

6

Dentist’s Day; Employee Appreciation Day (first Friday); National Frozen Food Day; National Salesperson Dat (first Friday); World Day of Prayer (first Friday); National Oreo Day; Ash Wednesday

7

National Crown Roast of Pork Day

8

Be Nasty Day; Daylight Savings begins; International Women’s Day

9

Panic Day; Teachers’ Day (Lebanon); Napping Day

10

International Find a Pay Phone Booth Day; Middle Name Pride Day; Purim (varies)

11

Johnny Appleseed Day; Worship of Tools Day; National Funeral Director and Mortician Day

12

Girl Scouts Day; Plant a Flower Day; Popcorn Lover’s Day (second Thursday); World Kidney Day

13

Blame Someone Else Day (first Friday the 13th of the year); Friday the 13th; Ear Muff Day; Jewel Day; National K9 Veterans Day

14

Learn about Butterflies Day; National Potato Chip Day; National Pi Day

15

Dumbstruck Day; Everything You Think is Wrong Day; Ides of March

16

Everything You Do is Right Day; Freedom of Information Day; Giant Panda Bear Day

17

Corned Beef and Cabbage Day; Submarine Day; Saint Patrick’s Day; Tea for Two Tuesday (third Tuesday)

18

Goddess of Fertility Day; Supreme Sacrifice Day; National Awkward Moments Day; National Biodiesel Day

19

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day (third Thursday); Poultry Day; Spring (Vernal) Equinox (varies)

20

International Earth Day; Extraterrestrial Abductions Day; Proposal Day; World Sparrow Day; National Native HIV/AID Awareness Day

21

Credit Card Reduction Day; Fragrance Day; International Sports Car Racing Day (third Saturday); National Quilting Day (third Saturday); World Down Syndrome Day

22

National Goof Off Day; World Water Day

23

Melba Toast Day; National Chip and Dip Day; National Puppy Day; Near Miss Day; World Meteorological Day

24

National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day; World Tuberculosis Day; International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

25

Feast of the Annunciation; World Agriculture Day (varies); Pecan Day; Waffle Day; International Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and the Transatlantic Trade; International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

26

Make Up Your Own Holiday Day; National Spinance Day; National Day of Life, Peace and Justice (El Salvador); Purple Day

27

National “Joe” Day

28

Something on a Stick Day; Weed Appreciation Day; Earth Hour

29

National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day; Smoke and Mirrors Day

30

I am in Control Day; National Doctor’s Day; Take a Walk in the Park Day; Turkey Neck Soup Day

31

Bunsen Burner Day; National Clam on the Half Shell Day; National Crayon Day; World Backup Day; Equal Pay Day

 

Sources: Holiday Insights; Holidays Calendar

Not Your Typical Vampire Pt. 4.5

Next up in rereading a couple of books, I’m reading the short novella that takes place after the fourth book (review linked here). It was an interesting read in two ways. First, I read a Christmas themed book in the middle of February. Second, was a completely useless side plot that introduced another love interest who wasn’t interesting at all, and I honestly found it extremely stupid. If it had stayed with the main plot, I would have been happy. Being that I have read the next book in the series, I totally get that that singular plot could not be made an entire book, but there was utter nonsense that I had to practically skip through. It was mind-numbingly stupid. All you really need to know is that Sam, our vampire mom protagonist, found another medallion, and the end.

Here is a social network map of the series so far. Beware of spoilers!!!

Generating Internet Points

I think that a lot of people, including myself, are feeling kind of helpless in today’s world for a variety of reasons. There are just a lot of problems out there and sometimes it feels like you cannot do anything. As a student who is in-between schooling right now, I feel that I can’t really afford to spend money, even on things that I feel are really good causes. But what if I told you that you could support different charities and causes, by doing what you’re doing right now: surfing the internet. There is a chrome extension know as Tab for a Cause. What it does it give you ads every time you open a new tab. Using the points that those ads generate, you can gift those points to organizations that you want to support. One of the first things that I was worried about was how annoying the ads would be, as are most people. Honestly, after the first week, I stopped noticing the ads. They’re off to the side and you don’t really see them. Truly gives you time to think about that random thing that you want to search google for.

If you would like to join me in my quest to help the world, you can join using my link here. Also, share with your friends if you would like to spread the world. It’s 100% free.

Not Your Typical Vampire Pt. 2.5

Since it had been a while since I read the Vampire for Hire series, I decided to start from the very beginning and then get back to where I was. While doing that, I discovered short stories and other books that branch from this series. I will start with the first short story that takes place after the second book. This review will not have really spoilers, except for the insert of the updated social network map.

This short story, titled Vampire Nights explores the mindset of our vampire protagonist, Samantha Moon. Some of her struggles in being a parent, a woman, and a creature of the night come to the forefront as she talks with an old man that happens to knows many of the challenges in her life. It’s heartwarming and something that Sam needed after all the crap she was up against recently.

Also, the updated networking map doesn’t really change because of this story, but if you want to look at it, here it is.

 

Creepy Puzzle Town Adventure

One major thing about myself is that I love puzzle games. I don’t know whether I would consider myself good at them, but I do enjoy a good puzzle. Now, when I found a game that was a cop drama with puzzles attached, I was intrigued. The name of said game is “Tiny Room Stories: Town Mystery”. The story line of the game is that a detective going into a old town pretty much abandoned, and you need to figure out what happened. The puzzles start of easy but then get progressively harder. I personal don’t believe that the learning curve is that steep. The one thing that you do have to remember is that you can turn the scene 360 degrees. I would often get frustrated with the game because of that one fact: there is more that just what you see because of a particular perspective. I only played the first season because it was free. The game is still in development, so I’ll look into getting the rest of the game once it comes out.

The game is available to download on only on Android as far as I see. If you see differently, please let me know.

Super Human Space Rocks

I would like to first start by stating that I know I’m late. I’ve been told by my friends several times over. I’ve been busy. Now, that over with, on to the review.

Many of the people in this fandom should already know from the title, but I am here to talk about Steven Universe for the people who have not gotten around to it. For the most part, I do not watch the more recent American cartoons. Even though I heard good reviews about this show, I was still slightly skeptical. For the most part, that skepticism was unfounded. The overall storyline was interesting, the characters were multi-faceted, and the ideas introduce was something I had never really seen before. I was very progressive with the ideas presented. I do have one complaint though. I promise, its nothing too bad though. Towards the end of season 5, where the story starts to really hit its climax, it felt as if the story would keep deviating from the storyline. In the beginning, when it was mainly exploring who the characters were, I was fine with it. But towards the end, I got a bit annoyed. Going back through now that I know the plotline, I might see how it added to things, but I didn’t at the time. Other than that one thing, what’s not to love about superheroes from outer space with amazing songs along the way?

As of writing this review, I have not watched the movie and what’s after, so please don’t give spoilers in the comments. But we can talk about how awesome the first five seasons are.

Trading Happily Ever After

If you love it when common-place stories get reimagined, as much as I do, I think you can get behind Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi or Okami-San and Her Seven Companions. One of the things that I loved about this anime even though there was a heavy emphasis on fairytales such as Little Red Ridding which is the most prevalent, the script gets flipped in interesting ways each time. Add on the quirky anime tropes that we all know, love and cringe at, you get a very interesting story. I would just have liked it to be longer. I wanted to know much more about the protagonist and the overall outcome of the struggles that she went through. That, and I wanted more romance, but what can you do. Through some research, also known as going on the My Anime List page, there are also some novels and manga series to go along with it. I’m going to have to check those out.

Holidays in February (2020 Calendar)

First and foremost, sorry this will be late; I’ve had a pretty hectic week. I wanted to get this out on time, but that was unfortunately not happening. Better late than never though.

We are now in the second month of 2020. The time just flies when you don’t have school to contend with.  February has a lot to celebrate, so let’s get right into it.

1

Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (first Saturday); National Freedom Day; No Politics Day; Spunky Old Broads Day; Federal Territory Day (Malaysia); Day of Remembrance and Respect to Victims of the Communist Regime (Bulgaria); Abolition of Slavery (Mauritius); National Get Up Day; National Baked Alaska Day; National Serpent Day; National Texas Day

2

Candlemas; Ground Hog Day; Superbowl Sunday (varies); World Wetlands Day; National Tater Tots Day

3

Feed the Birds Day; The Day the Music Died; National Carrot Cake Day; National Missing Persons Day; National Women Physicians Day

4

Create a Vacuum Day; Stuffed Mushroom Day; Thank a Mailman Day; World Cancer Day; Farmer’s Day (Taiwan); Rosa Parks Day; Safer Internet Day; National Hemp Day; National Homemade Soup Day

5

National Weatherman’s Day; Chocolate Fondue Day; World Nutella Day National Shower with a Friend Day; National Girls and Women and Sports Day

6

Lame Duck Day; National Chopsticks Day; International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation; Waitangi Day (New Zealand)

7

Bubble Gum Day (first Friday); Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day; Send a Card to a Friend Day; e-Day; National Periodic Table Day; National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

8

Boy Scout Day; Kite Flying Day; Lantern Festival

9

National Pizza Day; Oscar Night (varies); Toothache Day; Mother’s Day (Norway)

10

Clean out Your Computer Day (second Monday); Umbrella Day; Family Day (Canada); Tu B’Shevat (Jewish); Home Warranty Day

11

Don’t Cry over Spilled Milk Day; Make a Friend Day; National Inventors Day; White T-shirt Day; National Foundation Day (Japan); Anniversary of the foundation of Vatican City; World Day of the Sick; Youth Day (Cameroon); National Sports Day (Qatar)

12

Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday; National Lost Penny Day; Plum Pudding Day; Darwin day

13

Get a Different Name Day; World Radio Day; Cheddar Tay

14

Ferris Wheel Day; National Organ Donor Day; Valentine’s Day

15

Candlemas (Julian Calendar); National Gum Drop Day; Singles Awareness Day; Susan B. Anthony Day

16

Do a Grouch a Favor Day; Almond Day

17

President’s Day (third Monday); Random Acts of Kindness Day

18

National Battery Day; National Drink Wine Day

19

National Chocolate Mint Day

20

Cherry Pie Day; Hoodie Hoo Day; Love Your Pet Day; World Day of Social Justice

21

Card Reading Day; Sticky Bun Day

22

George Washington’s Birthday; Be Humble Day; International World Thinking Day; National Margarita Day; Walking the Dog Day; Cook a Sweet Potato Day

23

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day; Tennis Day; Banana Bread Day; Tile Day

24

National Tortilla Chip Day; World Bartender Day; Earth God’s Birthday (Taiwan)

25

Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday (varies); Pistol Patent Day

26

Ash Wednesday (varies); Carnival Day; National Pistachio Day; Tell a Fairy Tale Day

27

Polar Bear Day; No Brainer Day; Chili Day; Retro Day; Toast Day; Strawberry Day

28

Floral Design Day; National Chill Day; Public Sleeping Day; National Tooth Fairy Day; Tartar Sauce Day

29

Leap Day; Open That Bottle Night (last Saturday); Rare Disease Day

Sources: Holiday Insights; Holidays Calendar