Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Random Thoughts From Indie Girl

Being sick this last month has caused me to appreciate those who have lifelong illnesses and those who suffer what is called "invisible" illnesses such as Fibromyalgia, arthritis, MS, depression, etc. It is amazing how insensitive people are.

People fling advice left and right- mind you that isn't always bad. For instance, some people who have experienced the same illness, or who have known someone who had can have great advice. Just be careful. Some of the worst advice I have heard is * Get more exercise and just get over it. Unless you have had some experience, don't assume that these are the answers for every illness.

I think in our society, we have very little compassion for others. Someone who is ill maybe just needs someone to listen to them or pray for them. They get medical advice from their doctors but, they need love from their family and friends.

Just remember that not everything is black & white, and that pain can come in all different forms. Try to take a moment to show compassion because someday you might need that too.

Indie Girl Out!    

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Indie Girl's Star Wars Clone Wars Review

Star Wars Clone Wars premier episode Water War  started the season off right. Nothing like a huge epic battle to get people excited about the upcoming season. Not to mention the amazing under water graphics. Not being a computer graphics person I can still appreciate how amazing and tough it was to create an episode entirely under water.

The Characters

Ackbar was wonderfully introduced into the series. We learn a little bit more about him but, not too much keeping the character a nice mystery. Of course all the favorite characters returned notably is Ashoka. She has matured into a young woman and shows a level head even during battle yet; her fun interaction with Anakin still comes through. Tansom is a pretty evil shark dude not something you would want to run into in a battle. The most intense scene is when he is ramming himself against the tube trying to get at Ashoka and the prince.


The weapons used were pretty basic but, I liked the underwater vehicles they used to get around in.  The Hydroid Medusa wasn't really that big of a deal to me they were just big and floated around a bit not that impressive. However, the Whirl Pool device was pretty awesome and it was creepy seeing bodies just whirl around the characters.


Great graphics!!! I never got bored with the whole underwater theme. It was dark, murky, and the battles underwater where well created.  You could still see everything but, you knew you were still underwater.

What I liked:
* Ashoka she has matured and kicks butt in battle!
* Captian Ackbar he is just a classic character.
* Scary Shark Dude with seriously skinny legs.

What I didn't like:
* Less Stormtrooper action. I told you I like the Clones.
*  Prince Lee-Chars I don't know he annoys me a bit.
* The Jelly Fish. I didn't really see a point to them they were big but,seemed to just float around.

I give this 4 out of 5 Indie Girl Stars

Friday, September 16, 2011

Don't Be A Hater

Yes, I'm on the fence when it comes to Darth Vadar's "NOOOOOOOOO"!  I have to admit to me it feels out of place but, I will not join the dark side in hating George Lucas.  There are a few reasons why I think people are overreacting and the reasons Star Wars needs to stay fresh.

First and foremost I too have groaned about some of the changes taking place there are certain ones I dislike; Obi-Wan Kenobi's new dragon call, and Darth Vadar's big "Nooooooooo" however, there are some changes I look forward to: the New CG Yoda in The Phantom Menace and okay the brighter lightsabars. I think as fans we have a right to disagree or agree with the changes but, getting so upset that you bash George Lucas? Not cool.

First this is George Lucas's baby. He created the Star Wars universe, and as an artist he has a right to make changes.  Second, George Lucas loves technology, and let's face it, the more sophisticated the technology he will be using it if not creating it. Thirdly, if George Lucas never did anything with Star Wars, the movie would become dusty sitting back in a vault somewhere and we would only be watching it on TCM every so often. No new scenes to look forward to, no new action figures, and no amazing behind the scenes footage. See? We need George Lucas.

Finally one thing that I think the haters have forgotten.  This new release will attract new fans. Remember when George Lucas released the new edition of Star Wars onto VHS? That was when I became a fan. A little Indie Girl in high school…...  I have remained a fan ever since. The Clone Wars Cartoons have brought in a younger generation of fans, many of these younger fans grew up on animated stuff like Pokiman and Manga books. This relates to them.  The Blu-ray edition will bring in younger fans as well and give them their first look into the large Star Wars Universe.

So, if George Lucas never updated or did anything with Star Wars our fan base would be pretty thin, and Star Wars would not be as big as it is today. Just think on that before you go bashing George Lucas. Nothing wrong with disagreeing but, let’s not take it so far.

Indie Girl Out.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Some Geek News

Just got done reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The reviews are correct you can not put it down. Here is a link to the Official Website

Now I'm off to read the 2nd book Catching Fire in this 3 book series.

Here is All The Star Wars Stuff Coming Out This Friday!!!!!

Star Wars The Clone Wars premieres this Friday 

Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace:

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Yes, I Choose History As My Degree Deal With It!

What are you going to do with that?  I hear this all the time when people find out my degree is in History/Literature. I overheard one woman say that people should get degrees that have a solid job base and will make you money. I can’t disagree with her, but on the other hand, do you choose a degree because you might make money or do you choose something you will want to work hard for because you love it?

There is no guarantee that you will find the job of your dreams after graduating.  Some careers take time and a lot of sacrifice to achieve. The truth is sometimes our passions do not earn us a large paycheck. I choose my degree because:

* I love history; I love literature. My passions are in the past and the writings of great authors.

          * My talents lie in teaching, creativity, and researching.

                         * Becoming a professor is one of my career goals.

The career that I have chosen will take time to obtain but, I am willing to wait and work hard to achieve it. No, I may never earn “the big bucks” but, the thought of doing something without any passion  scares me more.
Knowledge is never a waste, no matter what field you choose to study.  All areas of education are important. Whether you choose to go to college or whether you don’t doesn’t matter. Keep learning new things and make sure to have a passion for something.

If you are thinking of a college degree here are a few things to consider:

* Do you have a career goal? Yes, you still need one. It might take years to reach it, and you may have to work at a different job first but, most people do after graduating.

* Where do your passions lie? Art, music, science, or math? It doesn’t matter. Do what you love, or you’ll pay a lot of money to do something you find boring.
* Do not go to college because, you don’t know what else to do. That can be a costly mistake.

*Don’t go just for a big time career with lots of money. Sometimes you graduate and that doesn’t happen.

Indie Girl Out! :)

* Kudos to my Uncle Tim in helping me with this blog and for his awesome quotes. He brought wonderful insight into the matter.