Saturday, September 28, 2013

Randomness and venting

Le Five Random Facts

1.) Picture Saturday hasn't showed up in a while, has it? That's because A.) I've been busy, and drawing takes time, and B.) The drawings I have been doing, I can't show you because they're going into Jack's book. Hehe!

I'm actually working on a really cool one right now, that I was trying to finish today for picture saturday, but that obviously didn't happen.

But, here. I can show you the doodley sketch it's based off.

2.) I've been looking for jobs in town and it stinks so much. I'm not going to lie, it terrifies the crud out of me. So then I come home and feel the need to browse pinterest for an hour to recover from this horrific experience.

3.) I think when I get a job (note the 'when') I must buy myself a cute pair of boots as a celebration. Something like these.

or these:

4.) I wish I didn't get so attached to fictional characters. They become very real  to me and I find myself loving them and wanting them to be happy, and when they aren't, I cry.

I mean think about it. We geeks? We're silly! It's a freaking TV show for crying out loud.

And just as we finish one heartbreaking show, we find another. And do we think about what this new show will do to our mental state? NO! We're just like:

While our mothers and friends are like:

And then we watch it. And we're like.

Yeah. Sorry. I had to vent.

5.) I made my daddy a Star Trek shirt for his birthday. It looked awesome. He loves it and he actually wore it, so I was happy.

I really must do a nice  post soon, but until then, here's a picture of Jensen Ackles holding a toy zebra.

Cheers, y'all!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

We provide.... Leverage.

So it has come to my attention, that a lot.... no.... most you guys have never heard of, much less watched Leverage.

SHRIEK! This is a horrifically tragic story! Leverage  is awesome! I must introduce you.

Leverage is kind of hard to describe. It's like.... a crossover of Ocean's Eleven, and Robin Hood, with a touch of Psych like comedy, and repartee equal to Supernatural. 

Basically the story is about a group of ex-cons, who use their unique skill sets to help people who've been hurt, robbed, or otherwise harmed by wealthy criminals and mean-nasties. It sounds cool, yeah?

It is.

"The rich and powerful take what they want.
 We steal it back for you.
 Sometimes bad guys... make the best good guys.
 We provide... Leverage."

Nate Ford is the mastermind.

He used to be an investigator for an insurance agency, until that agency refused to cover his son's medical treatment, which resulted in his son's death. Now he's angry.

"We like to think of it as picking up where the law leaves off."

 He runs the cons. He plans the action. He comes up with the ways to help people. He pulls the rug out from underneath the bad guys. 

He might have a bit of a drinking problem, but he works his way through it. He's just very sad person. 

"Sometimes bad guys make the best good guys."

Sophie's the grifter. 

She can be anyone from a princess to a nun, and she's a brilliant con-artist. 

She's usually the one who goes in and convinces the person they're conning to get conned. 

"Nate, what kind of world would it be if everyone who committed a silly little crime went to jail? Complete madness!"

She's kind of the mother figure of the group. Everyone goes to her for advice. 

Eliot's the hitter. 

He does all the hard labor. He literally fights off the bad guys. He used to be in the military. He's cool

"Anyone wanna do my job, huh? I get punched and kicked."

He's essentially the protector on the team. He keeps everyone as safe as possible. He's... my favorite.

"Hey, Stirling. I've got dental work with your name on it.
Why don't we get together so I can give it to you?"

Oh yeah, and he can sing. 

Parker is the the thief.

She's like.... the ultimate cat-burglar. (sorry, Catwoman!) She's the one who usually steals or plants the evidence that the team uses to take down the corrupt businessmen. 

"I think people are like locks. 
Really complicated and frustrating, but you can't force them
. You have to take time and be... fiddly."

She's funny, she's a bit on the innocent side, she can be really naive. And oh yeah. She's like... crazy. 

She's an orphan who grew in foster homes, which is why she turned to thievery and stuff.

She's like the kid sister of the team. She's adorable. lol.

"The money wasn't in my account. That makes me cry inside.
In my special.... angry place."

Hardison is the the hacker.

He's the computer genius who hacks into the bad guy's computers and finds out everything about them. He can turn off buildings' security. He can make fake IDs that are as high quality as those given out by government agencies. He's a geek.

"I had two cellphones and two minutes.
 Do you know who else can do what I do? 
CIA, MI6, and ME."

Hardison's a nice guy. He grows up a lot during the show. He's pretty cool. 

And sweet.

And he loooooves oranges soda.

And together, they are the people that look out for the nobodies in the world.

You want to talk about a good show? This is it. I'd recommend it in a heartbeat. Way faster than I'd recommend Supernatural... It's just cleaner and more family friendly.

It's one of my comfort TV shows. It's got everything I need to cheer up, it's funny, it's clever, it has fight scenes, (a must. LOL.) good characters, and you know.... Eliot.

Seriously, if you like Psych, or Ocean's Eleven, or Robin Hood stories, odds are in your favor that you'll probably love this show. It's awesome. (however, like Psych, it does have the occasional "why did they add that?" scene.)

Oh, and want to know something extra-specially lovely about it? It's as good as Doctor Who, and Supernatural, other shows that I love... but it actually ends well and it doesn't break your heart.

All you not-as-nerdy people are probably like:

But we super omega nerds? We're like:

I like Eliot, Parker and Hardison the best. They're my favorites. They are just fun together.

Nate and Sophie are awesome too though, to be fair.

And frankly, it's just an overall awesome show. .... Which quotes Doctor Who. A lot.

So, if you've got time on your hands, or if you're trying to get over one of your heartbreaking TV shows, I would highly recommend that you give this a go.

And now, I must go... You can find most of the series in full on youtube, since they're not on Netflix.

Go! Watch Leverage! Away with you!

And let me know if you like it.