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This journal is now Friends-only. Please comment here if you would like to be added. Chances are good you'll be added, and the more, the merrier. :-)

Edit: This is no longer the case, but I'm saving this entry so I don't lose the comments.

ETA 5-18-13: I rarely update LJ anymore, and if for some reason you want to follow me and my writing, I recommend following my Tumblr instead. You can find me at missbeckywrites.

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Drop What You're Doing and Go See Jupiter Ascending

Feb. 15th, 2015 | 09:30 am

You guys.

I mean, you guys.

This is the greatest worst movie I have ever seen in my entire life.

Everything you’ve heard about this movie is true. It has more plotholes than a block of Swiss cheese. It has dropped plot threads, characters who come and go and have no purpose except to look pretty and vamp it up. It has Channing Tatum in eyeliner and prosthetic ears, roller blading through space. It has Eddie Redmayne wearing a side boob dress and whispering all his lines except for when he’s shouting in manpain.

But let me tell you what else it has.

A kickass female protagonist. She takes all this shit that happens to her in stride and barely blinks. She’s strong, loyal to her family, and she looks hella beautiful in a space gown. She’s no damsel in distress, even when she is. She’s smart, resourceful, and she’s so awesome I want to marry her.

Also this movie passes the Bechdel test with flying colors, if you can imagine it.

So yes, run don’t walk, to your nearest theater and go see this movie. You will be so glad you did.

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10 Years Ago

Aug. 13th, 2014 | 07:48 pm

10 years ago today, Hurricane Charley hit Florida.

It was my first hurricane. I had only been living in this house for six months. My dog was just a puppy then.

I remember watching the weather all morning long, and knowing as early as 9:00 that the storm was turning ahead of schedule and that it would hit my area and not Tampa.

I remember sitting in the hallway right outside this room that afternoon, the only safe place I could find in the house. I remember hugging my puppy tightly while the winds shrieked outside.

I remember crying in fear as things I couldn’t see hit my house. I remember thinking my roof was going to be blown off.

I remember calling my family afterward to let them know I was alive and unhurt, hurrying to make the calls before the lines went down and you couldn’t use the phones anymore.

I remember the terrible heat and humidity, lying in the dark with no power and no water, frogs croaking in the deep lake that had become my backyard from all the rain, all my windows open as I tried to get some air in the house and sleep in the sweltering heat.

I remember sitting beside the window, trying to read by natural light, when suddenly the refrigerator kicked on behind me and I knew the power was back on, and I burst into tears. I was three days without electricity and water. And I was one of the lucky ones.

To this day I can’t watch those videos of the radar images as Charley comes onshore. I get this panicky feeling in my chest and it gets hard to breathe.

I will never forget.

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Guardians of the Galaxy

Jul. 31st, 2014 | 10:56 pm


spoilers ahoyCollapse )

So yeah. Tl;dr, I LOVED THIS MOVIE

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Jul. 5th, 2014 | 05:50 pm

Months after the rest of the world got this movie, it's finally out in limited release here. And I went to see it today, traveling an hour to the "nearest" theater.

And oh my god.

This was such an incredible movie. Walking out of the theater into the bright hot sunshine was so disorienting; part of me was still in that dark, grim, cold world.

Chris Evans was absolutely amazing. His story at the end had me in tears. He carried that role effortlessly, it felt like. All the horrible things he did to get to that point, the determination and the terrible, awful HOPE. God.

There was a point at the beginning where I thought I physically wouldn’t be able to watch the movie. Everything was so dark. Literally. And then I realized that was an artistic choice. That as they moved forward, the picture would grow brighter. As it did.

Such a grim, bleak world. But I was sorry to leave it, if that doesn’t sound too strange. This is definitely a story that will stay with me for a very long time.

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Jun. 29th, 2014 | 04:36 pm
mood: accomplishedaccomplished

Today I finished writing a story that I have been working on since April, 2013. It is 629 pages long, and 278,863 words.

The last 5 chapters, however, are still in shitty first draft stage, so that word count will change -- most likely to go up.

I feel...very happy. Proud. But also incredibly sad. Earlier I was crying. This story has been such a huge part of my life for so very long, and now I don't know what to do with myself. I haven't even started the final edits yet, but already I feel this terrible empty hole where it used to be.

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MegaCon weekend

Mar. 23rd, 2014 | 03:56 pm

Anyone still reading this LJ? Anyone still care?

In case the answer is yes, here is what I did this weekend. :-)

Oh, and a week from tomorrow, I officially turn "old". Agghhh...do not want. Why can't I just skip this birthday???

MegaCon weekendCollapse )

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Nov. 23rd, 2013 | 08:51 am

Happy Birthday ladyofastolat!! I hope you're having an awesome day. *hugs*

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Thor 2

Nov. 8th, 2013 | 05:57 am
mood: excitedexcited



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Oct. 8th, 2013 | 05:59 am
mood: irritatedirritated

Just leaving this here:


To further explain why I am not using this LJ anymore.

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