Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Nov 11-17)

My streak of impeccable blogging lasted all of one week, I am afraid, but I have a good excuse. My move from Berlin back to Vienna is now complete and it was … exhausting! I feel like it justifies not spending too much time on the blog. Anyway, here are the trailers of the week!

Movies

Sonic the Hedgehog

SO MUCH BETTER!

Scoob

Sure, everything has reboots, prequels and sequels anyway.

Trolls World Tour

I never felt very passionate about the Trolls movie in the first place, so I don’t have super strong feelings about the sequel.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

I love that Keanu Reeves was like, sure, I’ll play a weird sage character on this thing.

A Beautiful Day in the Neigborhood

I just think this is going to be beautiful movie.

Seberg

When I heard Kristen and Shia talk about this in the Actors on Actors interview, I knew this was going to be great.

Holiday Rush

I watched Klaus, so any other Christmas movie will have a freaking hard time now.

Fantasy Island

I don’t even watch horror, but I am intrigued. I have never watched the show though, so no comparisons from me.

The Neighbor

Meh, not sure how serious I can take it.

A Million Little Pieces

That dentist scene is BRUTAL! (Also, don’t think Charlie Hunnam knows what his own accent is at this point)

Almost Home

Looks super intense and unfortunately authentic.

The Way Back

Not a fan of anyone from the Affleck family in general, but I really like the song in the trailer.

The Wolf Hour

I am sure there are crime fanatics out there, who might enjoy this.

The Song of Names

More intense stuff.

TV Shows

Nevernight

It’s going to be on Youtube and it’s going to be epic!

Dare Me

I don’t think I have read the book, so I don’t know what to say.

Mad About You

Uhm … I don’t think I know this show?

DCTV Crisis on Infinite Earth

Whether you like these shows or not, you need to acknowledge how much effort and work is put into these crossovers.

Baby (Season 3)

I am so glad it will get a proper ending.

What are you watching? Did you see anything you liked on this post? Let’s chat!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Nov 4-10)

I was at a comedy show tonight, so I almost actually forgot to do this post. But it is still Sunday and I am still on time, so my record stays untainted! Here we go!

Movies

Soul

YES! YES! This already looks amazing.

The Banker

Here for it!

The Knight before Christmas

So much cheese! Netflix is really banking on the Vanessa-Christmas-movies.

Hala

This looks REALLY good!

Wendy

Peter Pan-inspired always has my attention, but this seems intriguingly realistic and dangerous and feral.

The Invisible Man

SO creepy, but I … think I want to watch it? What is happening to me?

Color out of Space

Okay, I am back! This is also creepy and I don’t feel like I want to see it.

Grand Isle

Isn’t that the beau from Dumplin’?

The Two Popes

Didn’t I share this already? Was it just a teaser?

The Mandela Effect

This actually looks like a low-key good scifi movie.

Knives and Skin

I don’t think this is for me.

TV Shows

Reprisal

Said it before and will say it again, I am all in for this show!

Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings

I like the idea of making episodes out of songs.

A Christmas Carol

Sure, why not? That story has been told so many times, why not once more?

Merry Happy Whatever

It’s like Disney all over …

Briarpatch

Not that into detective stuff anymore at this point.

The Accident

No, thank you. The topic seems like such a downer.

Servant

How can I nope out of here permanently?

The Magicians (Season 5)

I am not sure I am still on board with this show …

Did you see anything you like here? Let’s chat!

Your WIP in Gifs Tag! (NaNoWriMo 2019 Edition)

For those of you who have followed my blog for a while, you’ve probably seen this tag before! I have previously done it for my project Arcadia (check out the post here) and for my #witchyWIP (which you can check out here) and both times, I just had a ton of fun. Now, I didn’t want to do an official NaNoWriMo announcement, because I don’t know how seriously I am taking it this year, but I figured everything that helps get me motivated is a good thing.

Disclaimer for those who don’t know what NaNoWriMo is: It stands for National Novel Writing Month and is a yearly event that takes place during the month of November. Writers all over the world attempt to write a novel with at least 50K words during the time constraint of that one month. I’ve done it previously, but only succeeded once.

Since you are not supposed to TALK about what your WIP is about, I am not going to for now. I might do a short summary at the end, but will mostly just let you guess?? Let’s do this!

THE RULES

💛 Thank the person who tagged you (no one tagged me this time, but still, thanks Michelle for creating this kind of post!)
💛 Credit the creator of this tag (Michelle!) and link back to this post so she can find out aaaall about your WIPs!
💛 Try to limit the amount of gifs you use per question – I’d say maybe stick to five or less but I’m not the boss of you

THE QUESTIONS

Sum up your WIP in 4 gifs!

(Keep in mind, this is just a regular old Contemporary YA. I wasn’t trying to hint at any sort of scifi connection or so …)

Time to introduce your main characters!

Karoline

Little bean thinks she can do anything!

Lena

There’s some stuff to unpack there. Who is she jealous of? Does it make her literally sick? Stay tuned!

Jack

Maybe that’s not so much Jack, as Karoline’s thoughts about Jack, but whatever.

Marcia

You don’t want to mess with that lady.

How would your main character react in a crisis?

I feel like Karoline would have a hard time asking for help. She’d just try to brave it on her own.

If you were to meet your main characters, how would you react?

This story has some … memoir-esque qualities …

And if you were to meet your antagonist?

It would be civil, but I don’t think we’ll ever be on the same page.

Is there any romance in your WIP? How would you sum it up in gifs?

Actually, despite Karoline crushing on one or two people, there isn’t really a romance. It’s super tame and just not about that.

How do other characters feel about this ship?

How do you want people to react to reading your WIP?

This is the evolution of how I hope everyone will feel about Karoline.

WHAT IS IT ACTUALLY ABOUT?

As much fun as it was to look up those gifs and pick them for this post, I could understand how you might not feel the connection to any of it, since I have told you literally nothing besides it being Contemporary YA so far. Let’s start with a little blurb maybe?

Karoline is ready to see the world! (Or at least she thinks she is.) After mountains of paperwork and considerable support from her friends and family, she is finally about to embark on her exchange semester in the US. But when she arrives, nothing is like she imagined it would be. Yes, every day in High School feels like she jumped right into one of the TV shows that have shaped her youth, but somehow she just can’t seem to make it work with her host family. Will Karoline manage and have to grow up in a foreign country with no support system from back home around?

I am still working on that pitch … but it’s basically what it’s about. This is very heavily influenced by my own experiences, but I threw in more than enough fiction to not make it awkward with real life people. At least I hope so … no one better try to find themselves in this story.

So far, I am not on target for the official NaNoWriMo goal at all, but it’s okay. I will write at my own pace. What do you think about my untitled exchange semester story? Are you interested? Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Let’s chat!

October 2019 Wrap-Up

It’s been a month! (You can interpret that any which way you want.) I am not even trying to compare my Goodreads goal to my actual reading status, but I am proud to say that I have read two books last month.

Both, Dear Evan Hansen and Pan’s Labyrinth, are books that have been written AFTER they’ve become successful as another medium (in this case, musical and film). I tend to like to do read this kind of stuff, just like I am one of the few people who really enjoys book-to-movie adaptations, especially when I am a bit familiar with the casting and may have already seen a trailer. The only thing I am bad at is reading these books if I know too much about the story already. Then it can quickly become boring, even more so if it’s a faithful adaptation. I had a lot of fun with the books last month though and they both rated somewhere in the 4-star-area.

Dear Evan Hansen     Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun

As per usual, when you click on the covers, you’ll get re-directed to Goodreads and when you click on the titles, you’ll get to my reviews!

I am currently, at this very moment, not working anymore. I had my last day of work late October and it coincided with a movie premiere my company hosted and it was a really nice farewell. I say that like I haven’t been to the office twice since then again, but now it’s just for lunch dates with former colleagues and to individually say goodbye to everyone. I don’t think it has really sunk in that I am no longer going to work there, it just feels like I am finally on a vacation (which I deserved, let’s be real). After 14 months, it will be so strange to go back to Vienna, stay in my childhood bedroom for a bit, but I have plans! I don’t want to jinx it, but something is in the works and if that works … it will be big!

Another thing we’ve been talking on here for a while, which I was simply too busy for is me doing reaction videos on YouTube. I’ve made a channel, I shot a video but … due to copyright claims I cannot upload it. I want you to know that I freaking TRIED! My original video was 31 minutes and I edited it down to 14 minutes but still had copyright claims. I figured if I cut any more, the video wouldn’t make any sense. So, I am going to try it with different episodes of the same show, but if that doesn’t pan out, I am going to try a new show altogether. If you have anything you’d like me to react to, just let me know!

THINGS I LIKED THIS MONTH

If you didn’t see it coming that my absolute favourite thing of the month was Charmed (once again), then I am not sure you know me at all. I put so much fangirl energy into this show, it’s becoming a little ridiculous, but I have to say that they are doing an AMAZING job with season 2. It’s almost as if they have a whole new set of showrunners (which they do and I have already talked about before … ).

I made two fan edits (and I am really no good at that at all), the latest one you can check out here;

What I am pretty happy to have gotten back into is my art though. I have been back using watercolours and also did some practice with regular pencils, all for my favourite Charmed ship – Hacy. I don’t know what has me so obsessed, but I’ve been known to channel all my energy in TV stuff if I don’t have anything else going on.

MY POSTS

TV SHOW/MOVIE RELATED

TRAILER POSTS

I hope you had a good month! Sorry that I couldn’t post any Halloween pictures, but I didn’t think my costume through very well. Turns out it was too cold to run around in a Scoops Ahoy uniform …

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Oct 28 – Nov 3)

The realisation that I am not working at the place I worked at for 14 months anymore has still not settled in. I merely feel like I am on vacation or a break, but the paperwork and travel preparations to get all my stuff back to Vienna will eventually bring me back to reality. Until then, here are some trailers!

Movies

The Photograph

YES! YES! YES! Issa and LaKeith in a romance movie – sign me up!

Jumanji: The Next Level

DON’T WATCH THIS TRAILER! It has a spoiler in it and I think it would have been so much funnier to discover it in the movie.

Code 8

Looks strange, but I am not opposed to it. Give me all the movies with regular people getting superpowers and not necessarily becoming heroes.

After Class

Justin Long has been in very mediocre movies lately.

Home for Christmas

Let’s make another Hallmark-style Christmas movie, but … make it international! That’s the conversation I imagine the Netflix board had.

TV Shows

The Witcher

It looks so darn good!!!

The Mandalorian

I know a couple people who are hyped at this, and I still think that Disney+ is making a mistake not releasing worldwide at the same time.

Gold Digger

Ben Barnes. Enough said.

Vienna Blood

THEY USED AN AUSTRIAN ACTOR FOR THE MAIN ROLE!? I know the dude … like, I’ve literally been on set with him and I had no clue he would be in a BBC show.

The End of the F***ing World (Season 2)

If one more person tells me what happened in the book/comic, I am going to f***ing lose my sh*t. Let me just enjoy the messed up-ness of this show.

What are you watching? Did you see anything you liked here? Let’s talk about it!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Oct 21-27)

I originally had other plans for this week and wanted to post more content, but alas, here we are with yet another trailer post. I only have two more days at my current workplace to go, which seems just insane to me, but then I will actually have a bit of free time on my hands. We will see if that brings along any changes on here. But now what you are here for:

Movies

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

I AM SO PUMPED FOR THIS MOVIE

Let It Snow

I read like A LOT of John Green’s books, but not this one. So, I have no idea if I am going to like this or not.

The King

I watched this in a movie theatre today and Timothée is killing it.

The Aeronauts

I could see myself liking this.

Bloodshot

What the heck is that first scene!?

The Kindness of Strangers

I remember this running at the Berlin film festival and getting mixed reviews, but I love the idea of this movie.

Burden

Looks intense and like it will hit some emotions.

Age Out

I am afraid it’s not for me, but probably a reality for many people in the system.

TV Shows

9-1-1: Lone Star

Excuse me!? There is a spin-off!?!?!

Mortel

Creepy, but I am kind of into it.

Belgravia

Meh, they look like they’re just trying to ride on the coattails of previous period dramas.

Deputy

I doubt that’s going to be successful.

What are you watching? Did you see anything you liked this week? Let’s talk!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Oct 14-20)

Welcome back to another week of trailers! I am currently annoyed at some developments in my personal life, but other than that, I think this was a really good week. I am getting my creative juices back and just generally feel more mellow. Maybe it has something to do with me only having 7 workdays left!? It’s both cause for joy (because I will get a little break) and sadness (because I will miss everyone and everything) and anxiety (because what am I going to do next!?). See, all good over here, so, let’s move on to the trailers!

Movies

Peter Rabbit 2

It got a sequel? Did it really do that well??

Lady and the Tramp

I kinda liked the teaser better.

Bombshell

Charlize almost looks unrecognisable.

Marriage Story

I think it’s interesting that Netflix is trying to produce more and more Oscar contenders.

American Son

You just KNOW that this is going to be super intense and painful to watch.

Cold Brook

This is like a grown-up more real-ish Night at the Museum.

Holiday in the Wild

Seems like Netflix also has their own Hallmark-style department for holiday movies now and I am … okay with that?

Adopt a Highway

I don’t get the title … does he name the kid Highway?

The Man Without Gravity

Weird concepts like that are always awesome.

TV Shows

We Are the Wave

Don’t know who of you read the book “The Wave” in school, but it’s an amazing read and based on real events and now they made a show (but with different plot structure and characters) about it! My girl Luise is in it, so please support!

Dollface

I want to watch this show so bad! I can’t get over the actual cat lady.

Motherland: Fort Salem

Let’s face it, if there are witches, you have my attention.

Atypical (Season 3)

I love this show, so I am pumped!

The Sinner (Season 3)

I am a simple girl, I see Matt Bomer, I click.

The Man in the High Castle (Season 4)

I am still only on season 2, but this show is SO good! It takes you to some really unexpected places.

Will & Grace (Season 11)

Well, that return didn’t last very long …

Will you be watching anything that was mentioned today? Let’s chat!