Archive for January, 2017

hurts so good

Posted in Film, Popular Culture with tags , , , , , on January 31, 2017 by phanteana

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farewell, faithful Storyteller

pseu-pseu-pseudocode!

Posted in Techie Stuff with tags , , , , on January 27, 2017 by phanteana

as mentioned previously, i’ve been delving into the world of coding & web design to enhance my skills and resume. since i have a full-time job and most of the coding “boot-camps” out there cost about as much as a month’s rent in some cities, i opted for the “to-be-done-at-your-own-pace” (not to mention more affordable) route courtesy of Skillcrush. i seriously love these people…their staff are super supportive, and do their best to explain everything clearly. thanks to their Web Design Apprenticeship course, i landed my first (and possibly second) client! woo hoo!

however, the area in which i still grapple with is JavaScript. it can be nerve-wracking at times, and one of my teaching assistants even said that she struggled with it for awhile before finally mastering the language. i’m not the only one out there who wishes they could just stick with HTML & CSS, but i’m more at ease knowing that it can be done…and eventually, will become ingrained into my brain just as “Sussudio” is right now!

(other)worldly possessions

Posted in Film, Popular Culture with tags , , , , on January 13, 2017 by phanteana

you know those Person of the Year stories featured in magazines? well, for 2016 the individual who graced more front covers than anyone else was the Grim Reaper, thanks to an overabundance of celebrities passing on. so it should come as no surprise that this year has started off with another bright star fading, and it’s one whose work left a frightening mark in both literature and cinema. he’s with Father Merrin and Father Karras now.

 

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“so long, Old Bill”

the stars look very different today

Posted in Music, Popular Culture with tags , , , , , on January 8, 2017 by phanteana

the Goblin King of Rock N’ Roll would have been 70 today. he is truly missed.

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new year scares

Posted in Film, Popular Culture with tags , , , , , , on January 6, 2017 by phanteana

with a new year comes new film releases, many of which are long-awaited (in other words, anything that has to do with comic books). i can’t say i know a whole lot about Marvel or DC, so i’ll skip those for now (unless, of course Loki is in it). so far, the only current release that has piqued my interest is A Monster Callsi finished the book in about two weeks, and loved it. reviews have been glowing, but bringing Kleenex is a necessity.

speaking of monsters…while the title character in the above film is viewed with awe and admiration, there are others cinematic beasts who will be less encouraging or friendly when they grace big screens. Blumhouse has produced a list of 28 horror films coming out in 2017. some of their choices i am either indifferent to or have no interest in, but the few that stand out include the ironically-titled A Cure For Wellness (which features a sedate-yet-creepy cover of The Ramones’ “I Want To Be Sedated“), Alien: Covenant (welcome back, Ridley Scott), and of course….a certain “towering” inferno*.

 

 

 

*still waiting for the trailer.