Diabolic Lovers Wrap Up

 

thRecently I have been in the mood for really trashy love/romance anime, so I decided to watch Diabolic Lovers.

I consider this to be such a trashy anime, and it just was so weird.

Honestly half way through it I had to ask myself why I was watching it and what was going on. But, I kept watching it an I found that I sort of enjoyed it. For me I can compare it to the book Twilight pretty easily because it was just sort of that idea of so many guys wanting one girl, but this one had a few differences.

Honestly I give this anime three out of five stars, it was ok, nothing honestly too memorable but still interesting.

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Sailor Moon Crystal Anime Wrap Up

Honestly, as soon as my mom heard Sailor Moon she wanted to crawl under a rock and wait this one out, and I don’t blame her.

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Like many my age I really ended up liking Sailor Moon when I was little. (Like, my mom was really concerned.) So this last year or so when Sailor Moon Crystal came out I had the urge to watch it and see how it matched up to my memories. Finally, this summer was the time, and I finished the series in just a few days. And now I’m honestly pry going to collect the manga, because why not.

black-moon-arcI am going to be honest, the redo of the animations really excited me, but once it got to the transformation sequences I absolutely hated it. I don’t know why that animation style bothers me so much, but it does. I just don’t like it, I don’t know why, and I put watching this off because my former roommate showed me it and I didn’t want to have to watch those sequences again and again. During watching these series I did not get over it, but I just quietly tolerated it. (Or, ya know, skipped over those parts.)

I ended up being perfectly fine that the cut a lot out from the original anime. The original anime has always been really overwhelming, and I feel like cutting so much out really was beatifically to the series because it makes new comers to the series not so overwhelmed and makes it a lot scary. For anyone who has never watched or is new to the Sailor Moon series I recommend watching Sailor Moon Crystal and then defiantly watch the original version if you like the characters because there are so many fun parts that you do miss in Crystal.

Since Sailor Moon is so popular I don’t feel like I can add a ton to the conversation, so this is sort of a short review.

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I give this anime a 4/5, and the only reason I don’t give it 5/5 is because I feel like the characters could have been portrayed a bit stronger and because I just hate those transformation sequences.

What did you think of this remake? Let me know down below!

See you soon,

~Amanda Ann

The Needle Shot and The House Baratheon Drink

Just like many of my fellow 22 year-old young adults, and well… many adults in general, I enjoy a good drink every now and then. That mixed with my fascination of making things makes me go towards making mixed drinks and experimenting with mixing different things to see how they taste. One of my favorite things has always been to find nerdy inspired cocktails and see how they taste.

So today I want to talk about two Game Of Thrones inspired Cocktails that I found here .

If you don’t know what Game of Thrones is, well, you’re out of pop culture a little and need to spend a little bit more time on the internet. Game of Thrones is an HBO show that has captivated millions of people and has just finished it’s seventh season, and was originally a books series by George R. R. Martin. (You can find the books HERE).  The story follows many characters as they all attempt to survive and possibly take the Iron Throne so that they can rule all the seven kingdoms. If you want some kick-butt characters, Dragons, Adventure, a little drama, and a whole lot of action I 100% recommend this series for you.

IMG_3004.JPGSo the first drink that I decided to try was The Needle. The Needle is a shot that is made up of vodka, ginger beer, and a little bit of lime juice. The ginger beer was really hard for us to find for some reason, and it was sort of expensive. The drink is really easy to make, you just add in the parts and toss it back. (literally the directions are “Pour all the ingredients into a shot glass, and toss it back”.) Overall it was simple and I really liked that, but it was defiantly a shot.

I had never had ginger beer before, and that surprised me. I’m not sure what I thought it would be but that was not it. I thought that it was really good, though, and the second time I did it (a few days later) I found that it was a lot easier to handle and was much easier to handle for me. I also made my mom and brother try it, and they both said that they would try it again.

IMG_3002.JPGThe second drink is called The House Baratheon Drink. This one took a lot longer to drink, but if you’re a fan of drinks that take longer to drink and what not this will defiantly be the better drink for you out of the two. I found this one more sweet, but not like too sweet.

For this you’ll need water, honey, lemon juice, orange juice, and gin. You start by combining the water and honey into a sauce pan, and then you bring the mixture to a boil. After you let that syrup cool down you can add the lemon juice, orange juice, and the gin. Then you can mix it up and you have your drink!

This seemed to be more of the favorite in my house, and is actually something that I now sort of keep supplies on hand for so that I can make it as I want it. I’ll worn you that this did get sort of sweet at the end, so keep that in mind if you’re going to make this drink, but it was still really good and I recommend it if you’re a person that likes sweet things or doesn’t really want to taste the alcohol.

Overall both of these drinks were fun to make and taste, so defiantly go check out the rest of the blog post from Buzzfeed to see if you would like to try any of their other ones, because lord knows I will be.