I Enjoy Pop Culture

I am picking and choosing topics from My Facts post and one of my favourite topics is the media and pop culture. I like everything from lighthearted Buzzfeed quizzes on how well you know Disney lyrics to serious science fiction like Battlestar Galactica. Here are some more things I like in pop culture!

I love anything in the action genre: superheroes, procedural dramas, martial arts, etc. I will watch anything with Jason Statham or Liam Neeson in it; I watched Furious 7 because I heard Jason Statham was the bad guy. My boyfriend makes fun of me all the time for watching cop dramas, but I love anything in the procedural drama genre; it’s all about mystery and guns! This can range from “whodunit” dramas like NCIS and Law and Order, to sci-fi mysteries like Alphas or Eureka. I love to laugh and I’m a girl, so of course I have to like romantic comedies. I’m joking, but I actually do love romantic comedies. The last one I watched was on Netflix and it was called One Small Hitch. I also just love any comedy, as long as it’s not cheesy. I really love Parks and Rec, @midnight, and Psych. I also love anything animated, especially if it’s from Pixar or Studio Ghibli (the studio that Hayao Miyazaki started). My favourite Pixar movie is definitely Big Hero 6 (and I’m super stoked that there’s gonna be a sequel!) and my favourite Studio Ghibli movie is The Cat Returns.

For books, I usually stick to fiction like mysteries, sci-fi, or romance, but I’ve been known to read some autobiographies, memoirs, and self-help books! I follow a lot of blogs, and I use Feedly as my RSS reader; I read everything from beauty blogs like Girl with Curves and Profresh Style, to design blogs like Design Milk, and The Dieline. I also follow animal blogs like Cute Overload, crochet blogs like Twinkie Chan, and food blogs like Brown Eyed Baker. My favourite website, though is a tie between Nerdist and Brit + Co because they’re both equally awesome!

I am also a comic book fan! I’m not a hardcore reader, and I don’t have a lot of facts crammed in my head because frankly there are other things I should be remembering besides what a character has or has not done. That being said, I am 100% more of a Marvel person than a DC person. I am a huge Deadpool fan, and I enjoyed the Marvel Civil War series when it first came out way back in 2006. My brother actually tuned me into it, so it’s another reason I hold it very close to my heart.

Now onto celebrities. In the first episode of my podcast with Sowmya, we talked about each of our Top 5s, which is basically a list of your top five celebrities. Here are my two, for both women and men.

Women Men
  1. Jennifer Lawrence
  2. Mila Kunis
    Olivia Wilde
    Kristen Bell
    Emma Stone
  1. Robert Downey Jr.
  2. Chris Hardwick
  3. Grant Imahara
  4. Tom Hiddleston
  5. Jason Momoa

In my original post, I said these will be the celebrities I will be fangirling about most often. I also included Chris Pratt in my facts post because frankly I’m thinking of dropping Tom Hiddleston and putting Chris Pratt up there (but don’t tell Sowmya!). Plus my boyfriend has a total Chris Pratt vibe going on right now so that doesn’t hurt :)

You can read a detailed version of my list here, including reasons for why and how I began to like them!

I don’t like gossip but if I heard David Boreanaz cheated on his wife a couple of years ago (which is totally what I heard), I will totally talk about that.

That’s all I can think of right now! I hope this provided a little insight into who I am and what I like to talk about!

Some Facts about Me (or: Things I Might Blog About)

My Facts

There are certain subjects that will come up often in my blog, and here is a master list!

  1. I Love Art
  2. First and foremost, I love art. Mostly vectors, illustrations and typography, but I also love a good-looking painting a handsome website, even just a really well-designed couch. I don’t just like physical art; I thoroughly appreciate music, photography, cinematography, story-telling, and dance. I’ve particularly always enjoyed taiko drum performances, which combine dance, music, and storytelling. I will post interesting art I find and want to share! All art will be credited to the artist, unless that artist is me! I hope to also make and post “art” as I make it (by no means do I consider myself an “artist”).

  3. I Have a Podcast
  4. In late 2014/early 2015, I was unsatisfied in my creative side, so I started up a podcast with a good friend, Sowmya! It is called We’re The Worst, and we just hang out! We have a different topic every week, and we answer questions, and it’s generally a good time! It helped teach me a lot about life, like trying to get things uploaded on time, recording with dueling schedules, and trying to promote yourself, which is something I will never enjoy. I also learned a little about podcasting, like microphones, iTunes RSS feeds, and Audacity. I will post links to podcast episodes as they are posted! I will also post about podcasts I enjoy so other people can enjoy them too!

  5. I Crochet
  6. I started crocheting at the end of 2011 and have completed at least 40 projects since then! I hope to occasionally post projects I’m working on, yarn purchases, and maybe some crochet inspiration I find!

  7. I Love Stationery
  8. Stickers, washi tape, notebooks, paper, pens, pencils, and everything else in-between! I love it all: anything cute or colorful; anything having to do with planners or scrapbooking; anything that can be found in Maido and Paper Source. I hope to post about my (cheap) stationery hauls and maybe a look into my planner!
    You can read more about this here!

  9. I’m Super Pro-LGBTQI and a Feminist
  10. I love all people equally! Except meanies. I hope to post interesting news articles about equality from all fronts! #LoveWins!

  11. I Am Eco-Conscious
  12. I’ve been trying to be green and save the human race since I was about 5. I learned about recycling, reducing, and reusing on PBS and haven’t stopped since. (I say “trying to save the human race,” because the earth will still be here long after global warming kills us all :)) I hope to post about ways I stay green!

  13. I Love Animals
  14. My favourite wild mammals are giraffes and whales. My favourite breeds of cats are Exotic Shorthairs, Maine Coons, and Birmans. My favourite breeds of dogs are French Bulldogs, Pugs, and Shiba Inus. I also love cows and snakes! I owned two chinchillas, but they passed away in July 2015. I will probably post cute animal pictures to cheer myself up.
    You can read more about this here!

  15. I Have a Boyfriend
  16. Taylor and I got together roughly 3 years ago; our actual anniversary date is sometime at the July, but we agreed to move it to a day we would remember, so officially our anniversary is May 4th, which some of my fellow nerds will recognize as May The Fourth or Star Wars Day. I will probably talk about him from time to time because he’s pretty awesome ♥ and we do a lot together!

  17. More Recurring Friends and Family!
  18. I have a handful of great friends and we do stuff together! I will list them here with their permission, but most of my personal friends are pretty private, so they will just be noted by first name, and if they want, whichever social media they want to promote! Julie, Diana, Dorothy, Kris, Scott, and of course Sowmya! I also have a mom I do a lot with, and various other family I see pretty often.

  19. I Enjoy Pop Culture
  20. Like most people, I enjoy movies, TV, and the occasional book or other reading material, so I’ll probably talk about things I watched or read, or media I’m excited about! I also love a few celebrities! I will refer to these celebrities a lot and I’m letting you guys know now so I don’t have to apologize in the future. They are Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hardwick, Grant Imahara, Tom Hiddleston, Jason Momoa, Jennifer Lawrence, Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde, Kristen Bell, Emma Stone, and Chris Pratt. I’m sorry for all the fangirling ahead, and this will be my only apology. (Sorry, not sorry!)
    You can read more about this here!

  21. I love Lists!
  22. …Is it obvious? I will share lists I make! :D

I’m going to take some of these subjects and create full posts, and also edit this list as I go, so I hope you’re prepared to know way too much about me!