Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Book Nerds!

So I have been up since 6am & I finally caught a break from preparing for the feast. I wanted to share a few words with you lovely people.
First of all Thank you so much for following Da Blob these past few months. It has been quite the adventure and I have met so many beautiful people through it. When I first started Da Blob back in February my only intention was to share my experience and have nerdy discussions with people like me, but you guys have given me so so so much more.

This past year I have made So many friends from all over the world & I am thankful for every single one of you guys! It’s really difficult for me to find people who understand me & my obsession with all things fandoms but you guys know…You understand!! You don’t think I’m creepily weird. & I am so grateful for you!

& where would I be without the awesome, brilliant minds of Authors? Without their books I have no Idea where I would be. Their books have gotten me through some of the most difficult times in my life. They have Distracted me, Taught me to Love, to Be Brave to keep fighting but most of all they have taught me to love myself. My really Odd Awkward self, & to embrace it.

I am extremely grateful for my job which does not pay very much but allows me the time off to go to all these book nerdy events.

& Without my family I would be in a really really dark place. No matter how odd I think they are or how much they annoy me & all those arguments we tend to have…They know me & they still love me, they are always on my side, & even though they do not understand the whole nerdy fandom blogging thing they always ask about it.

I am especially thankful for my BFF’s. Life has been insane & They have been there with me through all of it! They are the only people who can truly make me laugh. They are also a huge influence on my Fandoms. Like AHS, GOT etc etc…

 

There are a billion other things I am thankful for but that would be a ridiculously long post & I must get back to the family.

So today I encourage you to stay away from the internet & be present. Put down the book and hang out with the family.  I know family is super weird and awkward and embarrassing but they are the family you were given so treasure them. Play the super cheesy games, talk to them about anything, listen to them, help cook & clean, & when those really annoying family members starts stirring up drama don’t fuel the fire. Instead take a little advise from a book:

When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind. – Dr Wayne W. DyerR.J. Palacio
Before I go Today is my Nephews 19th Birthday.
So Here is a HUGE Happy Birthday to Carlos.
May it be more magical than 7 years at Hogwarts.
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Happy Thanksgiving Beautiful Nerds.
~Sylvia

Mid-week Update & Fiery Heart Giveaway

Happy Holidays Beautiful People of the Internet!!!

I’ve been keeping away from the internet this past week, mostly because I have family who have come down for Thanks Giving & I wanted to really spend my time with them before they leave. So I apologize for my lack of posts. Everyone is preparing for tomorrows hectic feast. Seriously, all the women in the family are out last minute shopping, & I snuck away to catch up on blog stuff.

So just a quick update for you lovelies.

I am hosting a Catching Fire Giveaway Click on the link below to enter.

Catching Fire Signed Poster & swag Giveaway

I have also chosen the Winners for the last 2 Giveaways.
Thank you to everyone who entered!!!

I am 3 books behind on my GoodReads Reading Challenge.
& I am kicking myself for it.

I recently just finished reading Fault Line.

I went in not knowing ANYTHING about this book. I didn’t read the back cover or anything, I literally just went to my book self & picked it up & started reading. This is a really really heavy book as far as the subject goes. It was a pretty good book I did have a few opinions about it but I will save that for a review soon to come ;) #AfterThanksGiving

I recently picked up Frostbite, the second book in the Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead.

I am about 130 pages in… I’m not sure why but this book is taking a while for me to get into.

Speaking of Vampire Academy…My friend Jade has a Vampire Academy Fansite Check it out below.

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& right now she is hosting a Pretty Awesome Giveaway. 2 Signed Fiery Heart books by Richelle Mead. The 4th book in the VA Spin off series BloodLines.
So Go Enter!!!

ENTER GIVEAWAY

I am having AHS withdraws because..

& I have caught up with TVD, The Originals,  Revenge, Misfits & Reign.

Seriously SOOO IN LOVE WITH REIGN!!!

I am catching up with Game of Thrones. Currently on season 2 episode 4.

& I am hooked & cannot stop thinking about it!!!

#EndRambling

Ahhh The women are back…  I have to help prepare for tomorrow.. My time is up.

I’ll see you beautiful people later!!!

Happy Gobble Gobble Day!

~Sylvia

Movie Review: Catching Fire + Giveaway

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Based on the novel by Suzanne Collins

Release Date: In theaters November 22.
Studio: Lionsgate
Director: Francis Lawrence
Screenwriter: Simon Beaufoy, Michael deBruyn, Scott Frank
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Wright
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language)
Official Website: TheHungerGamesmovie.com | Facebook | Twitter | TheHungerGamesExplorer.com

Source

Plot Summary:The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour’ of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.

My Review: This Movie is for the fan of the books! I cannot begin to tell you how bloody perfect this movie was. Best Adaptation EVER!!!
This movie was so close to the book that most of the dialog was word for word! In fact I, Along with most of the theater were quoting the book right alongside the movie.

From the very beginning of the movie to the very last scene I was completely engaged with the story. Nothing could distract me. This movie is a emotional roller coaster and  I’m not talking about one of those roller coasters at Disneyland It’s a little more loopy like the roller coasters at Six Flags. Yep.. its intense so prepare yourself. I cried so much during this movie.. I didn’t even cry when I read the book. That’s saying something. I laughed a lot…I gasped like through every scene which is kind of ridiculous since I have read the book & I knew what was coming. The fact is… Francis Lawrence & the Team at Lionsgate did such a fabulous job that It felt like I was reading the book all over again but this time it was on screen. I have never felt surprised when watching a Book Adaptation.. not even Harry Potter… & I LOVE Harry Potter.. there is just something about this movie that made me feel all those emotions all over again & then some.

I fell in love with all the characters all over again & to be honest this casting was so perfect. You can tell they went all out and really grasped the essence of their characters. Like Finnick & Johanna.. PERFECT Casting! I cannot say it enough. Finnick was flirtatious & sexy and those lips!!! UNF!! But he was also kind and humble & Loving & AHHHH I am so happy Sam Claflin played Finnick. & Then there is Jena Malone as Johanna… WOW!!! This girl rocked it!!! She completely blew me away! She was hilarious & frightening & sexy.. I love her!!

The Victory tour was depressing. My heart broke into a billion pieces. The Costumes were Fabulous!!! Effie was sassy and quite hilarious but also very loving & empathetic toward Peeta & Katniss. I also very much ship Effie & Haymitch! There was a hint of flirtation. Which brings me to the Romance. Katniss & Peeta have a few kissing scenes EEEEK!!! & yes there is a few with Gale… A little too much in my opinion. My only issue with the film.

They also added a special character which I really appreciate. It kind of reminds me of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. There was also this part right in the beginning when Katniss is hunting & she has flash backs.. *Arrow straight to my heart* I especially loved when all the Victors are being interviewed with Cesar flickerman. So Beautiful & Hilarious Especially Johanna Mason. Fucking Brilliant!!!

All in All this movie was beautiful & you will not be disappointed. It is definitely made for the fans of the books. You will leave the theater in awe. Francis Lawrence & the whole team at Lionsgate & the cast did a perfect job!!!

Rating 5/5

My review in Gif Form:

Giveaway

I scored some extra swag from Catching Fire Fan Camp & I wanted to share them with you lovely people!! Because it is Thanks Giving & I am extremely grateful for all of my followers who read my ridiculous posts!
Here is some of the swag you can win. There will be multiple winners since I have more than one of each.

& One lucky winner will win a signed poster

Signed by Jena Malone (Johanna) Sam Claflin (Finnick) Francis Lawrence (Director) Jeffrey Wright (Beetee) & some other people I cant really make out from all the chaos that was the Red Carpet Fan Section. But Here it is. Some are in Black sharpie which is why you probably cannot see it.

Enter Giveaway Here

Ta Ta for Now!

&

May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor!

~Sylvia

Catching Fire Premire LA #CFFanCamp Day 3

Hey beautiful people!!
Catching Fire Premiere was everything I hoped for & a billion times more!
I guess Ill just start off with Monday morning.

Security woke us up at 5Am, which means I only got 4ish hours of sleep #Exhausted
Mike & I had our tent & belongings packed in 15 minutes #TagTeam
Then we were told to sit by our stuff & wait for security to make their way to us. Around 5:45 the FanCamp was all packed and ready to go.
Security made their rounds handing out number cards.

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Mike & I were 101 & 102.
We were told to return at 3:30pm.
We came home & everyone fell asleep right away.. Except for me. I couldn’t fall asleep.
So I blogged. Around 10Am everyone woke up and one by one we all took showers and started getting ready.

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Before we headed back to LA Live we stopped at Denny’s & I had myself some Hobbit Food!!! #CHUMFinally we were on the road.. & I took a 15 minute nap.

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Once we Arrived at LA Live we saw Marla & Teresa.
We were about to take a photo together when this random girl just photo bombed our beautiful photo..
As you can see below I was laughing hysterically.

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Security lined us up in order, according to the numbers on our tickets. Then we headed onto the Red Carpet!!!

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& Waited about 2ish hours for the pretty people to show up. I took a lot of selfies during this time.

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& Then the pretty people showed up & all hell broke loose!!!!
& Awkward Selfies.

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I was Surfing the Internet & I found a few photos with me!!!

article-2509728-19802D5E00000578-986_634x800 aed99fe6-97d5-416c-9029-477371d103a7_450443743I’m totally hidden beside the lady with the grey jacket. #PhotoBomb

&&& I’m in a Gif
Top Right Corner
#CheeseSmile

To See more Photos & Videos from The Red Carpet

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Here is my poster & the signatures from the Red Carpet.

Finally after all the chaos that is the Red Carpet we were given our Movie tickets & Headed into the Theater.
We got free popcorn & soda!!!
& one of my followers came over and introduced herself! It was the best thing ever! She won a trip to the London Premiere & also the Los Angeles Premiere! We talked about everything THG & then the lights dimmed & we returned to our seats. The Director & Cast Were then Introduced.

& Then The movie started. I will be writing a Movie Review soon. But for now.. OMFG OMFG OMFG OMFG!
EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT!!! Honestly this is the best Adaptation I have ever EVER EVER seen!!! Francis Lawrence I commend you!
Its too beautiful for words. Just know you will not be disappointed!

Everyone Needs to see this movie opening week!!!

Remember Who the Enemy is.
&
May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor.

~Sylvia

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