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12 Movies of Christmas: Edward Scissorhands

By: Caelrona

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Hiya all! The week has gone and passed already, and what a week it was! We survived the Mayan ‘apocalypse’ of 12/21/12, and Christmas has come and gone just yesterday! I know I’ve been plenty busy as I’m sure you have been too. Lots of family, friends, gifts, cooking and baking but I managed to squeeze a little bit of time for you guys and my blog post. So now it is time for the final film of my 4 favorite Christmas movies. I’ve already written about numbers 1 – 3; Rent, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. So today I will be wrapping it up with my last, but not least, Christmas film – Edward Scissorhands.

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Edward Scissorhands was produced and directed by Tim Burton in 1990, and released by 20th Century Fox. It is an American romantic comedy film, and an original production by Tim Burton. The genesis for the film was a drawing done by a teenage Tim Burton. During the production of Beatlejuice, he hired young author Caroline Thompson to adapt his idea into a screenplay. It has a fairly average runtime of 105 minutes.

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Edward Scissorhands is an old woman’s tale of her first love. A blossoming and innocent love between her and an unusual, but very gentle, young man who is not quite a man. Edward is actually the creation of a brilliant scientist who tragically died before finishing, leaving Edward very nearly human but with large metal scissors for hands. When discovered by the local Avon lady, she takes him home.Things go well, and he is at first welcomed for his creativity and gentleness. However during the season of giving and good will towards men, things take a decidedly sour turn, because not everyone is accepting and suburbia is rarely kind to the unique.

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This movie is fantastic for watching at Christmas time. It has a lot of really touching moments, especially the ice sculpting scene, with all the snow and ice shavings flying through the air. The acting was also really well done; Johnny Depp was superb in this and I don’t think it would have been quite the same if another actor had been used, although several worthy candidates auditions including Michael Jackson and Robert Downy Jr. Vincent Price is also awesome, even though his part is relatively tiny it is excellent. Edward Scissorhands was his last feature film, and I think he went out with a bang.

Well, there you have it! My final Christmas film choice! I really love this film, I saw it when I was just a little girl and it definitely is a must watch during the Christmas season, although it is great any time of the year! Anyway, I hate to leave you with such a short little post, but the Christmas season is busy for all of us! Hopefully next week I’ll be able to tell you about some holiday anime, because I’ve been dying to watch it.

Until next time, Happy Holidays;

Caelrona – signing off! ❤

My Top 5 Bands In The World.

By Geeky Gem

All Geek To Me has been running for some time now and as I was looking back at over what we have covered I noticed a very big subject matter has not been touched. Music, we have never looked at music. How can this be I hear you cry, well I am not sure why we havent covered this before, anyway I am here now and I plan on telling you about just a few of favourite bands and as always they are in no real order.

Linkin Park

Linkin Park is an American alternative metal band from Agoura Hills, California. Linkin Park are Chester Bennington, Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Dave Farrell, Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda they formed in 1996 and have gone from strength to strength their music has changed a lot since their first album Hybrid Theory to their new album Living Things. I have all their albums and have listened to them over and over again. They have also worked with several other artists, most notably with rapper Jay-Z  which became an album in it’s own right called Collision Course.

The reason I like Linkin Park is you really have to listen to the words that are being sung to hear what they are saying, some of my favourite tracks are In The End, Leave Out All The Rest and One Step Closer To The Edge. To truly enjoy any of the bands on this list you have to turn them all the way up to eleven.

Green Day

Green Day is also another American band that I like, they formed in 1987. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist and backing vocalist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool.

I first found this band in  really weird way, I was at a friend’s house and in his room he had a poster for Dookie on his wall, I liked th poster so much I went to find the album in my local album shop and they had, so I bought and went home to listen to and I found I liked what I heard I couldn’t believe it. I also have all their albums and I cant wait to hear their new one.

Come on this Band has its own musical, I can think of another band that has its own musical and they are a huge band. Green Day was one of the first CD’s I ever bought and I have loved them ever since. I have all their albums and will be getting their new album when it comes out. Green Day is just one of those bands I will neer leave. Some of  tracks I like are When I Come Around, Basket Case, Warning and American Idoit.

Muse

I thought seen as All Geek is based in UK that I really ought to have a british band on my list and I so happen to like Muse. Muse formed in 1994, the band consists of school friends Matthew Bellamy (lead vocals, lead guitar, piano, keyboards, keytar), Christopher Wolstenholme (bass, vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar, harmonica) and Dominic Howard (drums, percussion, synthesisers, sampling).  Muse is a brilliant band whose songs are best heard at ear bleeding volume their lyrics are fantastic and I don’t now how I didn’t get it earlier.

I was a little late getting to the Muse party, but I am ever so glad I found them again I will be buying their new album when it comes out in the next few months. Some of th tracks I like from Muse are Hysteria, MK Ultra and Uprising.

Foo Fighters

How could I make this list and leve out the Foo Fighters, I think they are fantastic. The Foo Fighters are again from America and were formed in Seattle in 1994. Dave Grohl made created the Foo Fighters as a one man project after the death of Kurt Cobain, which resulted in  Nirvana being no more. Grohl got the name from the UFOs and various aerial phenomena that were reported by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II, which were known collectively as foo fighters. Since then the Foo Fighters have become a huge band and I love their music again I have every album and they are all brilliant.

There is just something about the Foo Fighters as with all the bands on this list that will always have me coming back for more. There band of serious songs but playful videos makes them one in million. Some of my favourite tracks are Walk, Everlong and Best Of You.

Tenacious D

I know Hmsbeenuts will agree with me here The D are a brilliant band and should never be taken lightly. They are brilliant in their own right and should be on this list as much as everyone else. Tenacious D are as you should know an American rock band that was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1994. They are made up of lead vocalist and guitarist Jack Black and lead guitarist and vocalist Kyle Gass. When the band do an album they get a little help from a few friends in the form of guitarist John Konesky, bassist John Spiker, Foo Fighters lead singer and Ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl who plays on every studio release, but while on tour he is replaced with Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman.

The thing about The D is they somehow can mix, rude lyrics with fantastic music and they do it well. Ok so they may some times have a little help from their friends but you have to adit they rock and rock hard. For this band my favourite tracks include Rize of the Fenix, Tribute and Be The Best.

Well that’s it we have some to end of my journey through some of my favourite bands. I am sure I have more and could go one forever but where’s the fun in that.

All Inked Up.

By Caelrona

 

Hiya all! Caelrona here, yet again! This time I’m going to give you all a break from the anime, and talk to you about something else I am rather passionate about… tattoos! Yes, it’s true! I, Caelrona, am addicted to ink. Not just any ink, however, but geeky ink! My passion is not limited to just looking at the amazing, awe-inspiring ink that brave souls get and share on the internet (serious, go have a gawk! Freakin’ awesome stuff,) but getting my own geekink. I have several tattoos myself and like the millions of other ink’d geeks across the world, I use my tattoos to show my geeky passions for the things I nerdgasm over.

That’s right my fellow geeks, geeky ink is on the rise! Anything and everything from Video Game references (Triforce, anyone?) to chemical compositions and beyond have been permanently inked into our fellow geeks tender hides. Honestly, I don’t understand why geeks didn’t get in on the tattoo bandwagon way earlier in the game. I understand that traditionally tattoos were reserved for rebels (or idiots) but really, who is more rebellious than a geek? Seriously, we kick ass at not sticking to tradition; in fact it’s kinda why we’re geeks. We ask questions and poke and prod things that normal people stay away from. Besides, we already proclaim our geekiness in every other way; permanent reminders of our most beloved geeky things? Yes, yes please! I’ll line up for some of that, please and thank you!

The ideas for geeky and nerdy tattoos are about as boundless as the many amazing things we geek out over. Geeky video game tattoos? They’ve been done hundreds of times, maybe even thousands. (I mean, really, even I have one ;P ) Geeky book/movie tattoos? Also done! Knitting, computer, science, memes… you name it and someone is passionately geeky enough about it to have gotten a tattoo done about it.

 

Getting a tattoo is a deeply personal experience; and by that I mean that it is different for everyone. Some people dither forever on their tattoos, designing the ink themselves, or having them drawn out specially; and others just look at something and decide ‘I have to have a tattoo of that!’ Every single person is different, and when it comes to tattoos this is especially true. Some tattoos hurt more than others (but yes, before you ask, it DID hurt) and some even tickle (No joke, they can tickle!) Some tattoos are seriously personal reminders, some are whims made permanent; but they are all works of art that are special to someone.

So, my fellow geeks, are you now thinking of getting your own geek ink? Or perhaps, like me, you’re now itching to get some more? My advice to you, is to do what you want! (Also, Pics or it didn’t happen!) Part of being a geek is being true to yourself, so if you want to get that ‘Arrow to the Knee’ tattoo, then go for it! If you want a meme tattoo; well, it is your body so you go ahead and get that rage comic tattoo on your bicep. Tattoos are an exciting new area of geekdom, just waiting there for you to explore it if you’re interested. As for me, I think I’m going to be adding to my collection of geek-ink very soon…

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