AniMonday: Legend of Korra Book 3 Review (chapters 1-3)

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She’s baaaaaack. And better than before (Thank God). Nickelodeon gave us three awesome season opener episodes to watch this past Friday. So let me break them down individually.

(Beware spoilers)
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Teen Wolf Bingo Cards

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If you’ve seen the sneak preview for tonight’s episode,  you know what’s coming, and that you’ll need your bingo cards so you can play along and be distracted from Creepy Aunt Kate.

If you haven’t seen the sneak preview you probably should. Right now. Go ahead. Then after you’ve been grossed out,  come back here to get your cards and play with us tonight!

Bingo Cards

Set 1, Set 2, Set 3, Set 4, Set 5, Set 6

I can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks.

– Steph

Teen Wolf Bingo Results and Review

Steph’s card

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This season opener required a rewatch for me. And even still I’m left going huuuuuh? Still,  good ol Jeff Davis sure knows how distract us from such important questions like – where is Isaac? Or Peter? And how do these teenagers always go out without some kind of parental supervision? – with attractive people and lots of action and/or sex.

You see,  the episode starts with Stiles and Lydia in Mexico. I’m pretty sure they’re only 16 or 17 (though you can never be sure in this show) and I don’t know about you but my parents would never have let me screw off to Mexico with just another teenager (and a member of the opposite sex to boot). 

Right. So.

Stiles, Lydia,  Kira, Malia and Scott travel to Mexico to meet with the Calaveras family. You may remember the badass Latina from last season who had Peter and Derek all chained up, questing them about La Loba (whose identity I’m sure you already know.  UGH). Well apparently they own a hot dance club and Team True Alpha thinks they’ve wolfnapped Derek. There’s lots of dancing,  lots of shirtless boys and Kira and Malia using the power of potential lesbians to blend in. They all end up caught anyway. And to skip over the torture,  we discover what we already guessed at the end of season 3. Kate didn’t die. She turned and now has Derek. Too bad he’s not underage to creep on again…

So Team True Alpha has to go to La Iglesia to find both Derek and creepy Kate. As a side note,  I really appreciate how Tween Wolf dedicates their seasons to teaching us new things. Season 3 was all about English vocab. This season is all about Spanish vocab and Mexican mythology. Thanks MTV!

Where was I?

Oh yeah. The pack. They  team up with a mercenary assigned by the Cavaleras. The same girl from the first episode of season 3 that saved Isaac. Considering she survived without getting mauled, I’d say there’s a solid chance she’ll die a terrible death live happily ever after. On the way to La Iglesia something hits Stiles’s precious Jeep so the group separates. Because that’s always smart.  And apparently it’s crucial Scott get to the old abandoned church built on a native Mexican tribal burial site at NIGHT. When the possibility to DIE increases 10 times. SMART THINKING.

Remember earlier when I was all Oh good thing Derek is legal otherwise creepy Kate would give him the bad touch? WELL. The big shocker of the episode is *spoiler alert* he’s somehow MAGICALLY DEAGED. Don’t even ask me. DON’T EVEN. I’m so confused.

The highlight of the episode,  for me, was Malia. Now,  I know there was some article where the actress said Stiles is Malia’s mate and shippers everywhere lost their collective poops. But seriously Malua is precious. She still thinks like a Coyote and her frank kill or be killed mentality is hilarious to me. Also,  the way she treats Stiles warms my heart. It’s this unconditional trust and, Idk if I’d go so far as to say love but,  some kind of deep affection. I’m really looking forward to that relationship blooming in whatever way the creators see fit.

I’m hoping the Derek thing gets resolved in the next episode because I’m real tired of the entire universe treating him like its toilet. Quit dumping all your crap on Derek Hale!

Though I do wonder if this young Derek had all of present day Derek’s memories. THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMM, HMM?

Did any of you get a bingo? Are you flipping out about Derek,  too? Inquiring minds want to know.

AniMonday: Legend of Korra (Book 3)

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I have to ‘fess up to something. I literally had no idea,  until recently,  that  Nickelodeon was airing book 3 of Korra this Friday. I remember seeing news about a few episodes leaking,  but that was it. Honestly, after book 2 I wasn’t very impressed with where the story of Korra was headed (you could probably tell based on my lack of reviews). The conflict of brother on brother was already done in book 1. And the drama between Korra and Mako is getting old and tired. The best part of the season wasn’t even about the central character… But about the very first Avatar.
Be that as it may,  I will be dutifully tuning in every week to see if Korra has finally matured at all. And if Mako, I don’t know,  stops the back and forth between her and Asami. If Bolin gets the awesome girl he wants and deserves. If we find out more about characters from Aang’s time. If if if.
I worry that Nickelodeon’s decision to rush into airing the season due to the leak online won’t hurt ratings. On one hand,  it’s summer so kids can stay up later to watch. But on the other,  they won’t have the marketing advantage gained from a panel at SDCC.
So,  join me this Friday (8/7 c) in watching the season premiere,  won’t you? I look forward to hearing your thoughts about how Korra is doing now.

What I Made: June Edition

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Hey!

So I’m posting this super early for many reasons, the biggest being I’ve got A LOT of things to sew in the next few weeks. I’m not sure I’ll be able to get them done let alone post about them so I wanted to get my last “fun” sewing project up to share!

It’s made from a lightweight linen that has tiny blue flowers all over it. I love it and it’s prefect for the summer months.

What’s your favorite thing to wear in summer?

Video of the Week: DIY Mini Skirt

Hello!

This is a great simple sewing tutorial for a mini skirt; done buy one of my favorite ladies of YouTube, Tree. She is one of the people I still use for learning tips and tricks for sewing. This was one of the first things I made for a cosplay and I figured I’d share a great way to make one!

What would you make one of these for?

 

Teen Wolf Season 4 – Did He Say Were-Cheetah?

If you’re lazy like me, you didn’t bother going on MTV’s scavenger hunt to unlock the season 4 trailer. Luckily, there are people out there dedicated to the cause (also, it’s ┬ánot like MTV was going to keep it from us indefinitely. Come on, now) and we got to benefit from their hard work. So with a little more than a week until the premiere, we got this.

I have next to no idea what is going on. There are some new white boys (go figure), Malia is hanging with the gang, Creepy Aunt Kate is on the prowl, some dude gets his head chopped off and apparently there’s a Benefactor who is, I’m assuming, paying people to kill off other supernatural people (and probably those who run with them). I’m ??????

If there’s one thing Jeff Davis and the people at MTV are good at, it’s keeping us all in suspense. Even with all the show’s flaws, I can’t wait for it to start. How ’bout you?

And like last season, Mel and I are excited to play Teen Wolf Bingo with all of you. If you have any suggestions for potential squares, we’d like to hear them! Just leave us a comment with your ideas and we’ll put them all together for you. Make sure you join us in watching the first episode on June 23rd at 10/9c and play along

We’ll be sure to post links to the new bingo cards next week so keep an eye out for those!
-Steph