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Current TV Obsession: Whodunnit?

Want to play detective? Then get on the Whodunnit? bandwagon and solve the latest reality television mystery!

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Whodunnit? is a murder mystery reality show on ABC about a bunch of people trying to solve a murder mystery in the mansion each week. The person who gives the weakest explanation at the end of the episode gets killed (eliminated from the game).

Whodunnit? is so interesting to me although it’s so over the top and fake in so many ways. I really want to watch the whole season right now because there’s something weird about a reality show that isn’t based in any sort of reality. It’s campy as heck and punny and I love it, especially Giles the butler! Continue reading

Black Mirror

This week, I’m all about television. I’m making up for all the days I haven’t blogged and one of the reasons behind my absence is TV. I’m a huge television series follower and that is why I rarely leave the house to get some sun or whatever.

So, anyway. This entire post is about the newest Channel 4 thriller, Black Mirror.

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See? Even the title has that creepy feel to it. The series proved a big success for Channel 4 last year, the second series ended this week. Each episode looks at the dark side of technology; the ‘Black Mirror’ referring to the shiny black surface of a TV, phone, laptop or any other piece of technology that’s been accepted into daily life. Charlie Brooker, its creator, said this: “each episode has a different cast, a different setting, even a different reality. But they’re all about the way we live now – and the way we might be living in 10 minutes’ time if we’re clumsy.”

(Possible) spoilers ahead! You’ve been warned!

Catfish Withdrawal

So, I’m not a huge fan of reality television but there are several I really like: Survivor, The Voice (US), MasterChef, and the recent addition to the list is Catfish: The TV Show.

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If you guys haven’t seen Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman’s Catfish, you should. Or not. Just watch the TV show instead? I don’t know.

The whole premise of the show is this: Nev (who had been catfished years ago) and Max are helping couples who have been dating for months (sometimes years) by bringing them together. Sounds easy, right? Well, it’s not, because it’s online dating. You cannot expect these things to be easy and smooth sailing.

When I read that they’re doing Catfish: The TV Show, I wasn’t really sure what MTV meant. I thought people are already aware of the things technology can do today. What, with Skype, Facetime, Google Image Search, and all that? It turns out there are still kindred spirits who get catfish-ed. Which is sad, innit? I mean, I couldn’t blame them, the Internet is full of shady lurkers waiting to prey on anyone as long as it’s convenient.

Possible spoilers after the cut!

The ABC Award!

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Big thanks to yawriterinthemaking for the nomination! I love memes like this because I love blathering about myself! 😀

Now, I must go through the alphabet putting something about myself in every letter. Should be fun!

A- Alligator. The National’s third studio album which happens to be my all time favorite.

B- Bonus Track. Makes my day when I buy an album and find out artists included a pleasant surprise at the end.

C-  Curly Sue. The film I watched three times a day when I was about 4 or 5. Alisan Porter is old now and wears her hair straight. D:

D- Duncan Sheik. He composed for the successful musical Spring Awakening which awakened my repressed heart.

E- Erratic. Best describes my hormonal activity.

F- Fat. I glorify fatness!

G- Gosling, Ryan. Expert moistener of lady gardens. Y/Y?

H- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The first Young Adult novel I picked up and actually read.

I- Inception. My Mind Fuck Film of the Year (2010).

J- J.D. Salinger. He authored three of my favorite novels ever. Plus, his short stories are impeccable.

K- Kristin. My first name, which I loathe, so forget I told you.

L- Laura Marling. My hero, my all.

M- Matt Berninger. The god of pretty words and awesome baritone.

N- Nick Carraway. Outsider, observer, easygoing and optimistic (his optimism faded as the novel progressed); I identify with him in the weirdest of ways.

O- Oscillate. Regularly what I do.

P- (The) Perks of Being a Wallflower. The novel which got me through puberty.

Q- Quiet. I like the quiet. It sometimes drives me nuts but I’d rather have quiet than chaos.

R- Rushmore. My best-loved Wes Anderson film.

S- Sofia Coppola. Wrote and directed the greatest film of ever (at least for me), Lost in Translation.

T- Terrible Love. When The National plays this song live, Matt introduces terrible love as a good thing because it’s the only kind of love.

U- Universe. When I read a quote from the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, I have always wondered what the universe smells like in the morning.

V- Vivacious. What I aspire to be. My personality is blah, bordering on dull.

W- Warsan Shire. I admire her guts, she’s one bad ass motherfucker. We’re the same age and look at her, she’s brilliant! She writes stirring poems about self-love. My favorites are her. (me). and For Women Who Are Difficult to Love.

X- Xander Harris. Taught me geeks and inadequately looking men are amazing and the least sketchy.

Y- Young. What most people want to be, but I’m not most people. I like to look my age even when I’m a hundred years old. Wrinkles and sagging skin included.

Z- Zooey Glass. J.D. Salinger wrote a perfectly imperfect character in the form of Zooey, the most quotable sunovabitch I have ever encountered.

(This took me two and a half hours to finish. HAHAHAHA this is tougher than what I thought it’d be.)

My nominees:

WILTT VOL. 3: VALOR

I’ve been talking about bravery almost always maybe because I rarely consider myself having the heart to fight off all my demons. Oftentimes I just think of myself as the most unoriginal person of this lifetime mainly because I regain composure from the things that surround me (i.e. books, music, people, v/blogs, zine write-ups, etc.). Most times I’m just a super awkward fat person who fakes it until she makes it.

The idea of this mix sprang from a photoset I saw on Tumblr three days ago.

Someone even reblogged this and added: Why do it on Halloween when you can do it every day? Thing is, under thick layers of sarcasm, wit, skin and muscle, we are all haunted by no other than crippling self doubt. From what I’ve gathered, it’s the cancer of twenty-somethings. Even at 23, I am extremely terrified of this so I made a list of a few songs that lift up my spirit.

  1. True Love Will Find You In The End” by Wilco
  2. World Spins Madly On” by The Weepies
  3. Someday You Will Be Loved” by Death Cab For Cutie
  4. Lost Girls” by Tilly and The Wall
  5. Fade Away” by Sugarfree
  6. The Perfect Ending” by Straylight Run
  7. Lifening” by Snow Patrol
  8. Be OK” by Ingrid Michaelson
  9. The Resolution” by Jack’s Mannequin
  10. Another Day Montage” by RENT 2008 Cast

WILTT: MIXTAPES

This morning I was out doing responsible adult things with my friend. Driving around the metro on weekends, especially on Sundays when traffic’s super duper light, is one of the best things in life methinks.

My iPod was on shuffle and every song felt right. *insert in-that-moment-i-swear-we-were-infinite-feelings here lol* Kidding aside, the drive, the dead highway, and the music were perfect. It made me think of Charlie’s mixtapes which led to the idea of me making a list.

I hate lists but there is always an exception and here it is!

While fashion enthusiasts have WIWT (What I Wore Today), I have WILTT aka What I Listened To Today — the newest addition to my blog of overshare.

WILLT Vol 1: Dead Highway Mix

1. Cults, “Abducted
2. Best Coast, “Last Year
3. Letting Up Despite Great Faults, “Details Of My World
4. Solange, “Losing You
5. Stars, “Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It
6. Sleigh Bells, “You Lost Me
7. M83, “We Own The Sky
8. Craft Spells, “Your Tomb
9. Of Monsters and Men, “Little Talks
10. A Fine Frenzy, “Avalanches (Culla’s Song)

Wish I could make a downloadable mix with a legit theme and a dreamy artwork but I could end up in jail so let’s stick to YouTube where everything’s almost legal. Plus I can’t draw/Photoshop to save my life.

If I push through with this project, I promise to make more coherent mixtapes. Happy listening!

PS I’m on Last.fm. Link can be found in the sidebar.

THE END OF THE PONDS

(In which I talk about more feelings.)

Early morning of yesterday was filled with excitement for a new Doctor Who episode (dork points +100). For a moment there I forgot about how equally mighty happy and sad The Perks of Being a Wallflower made me.

That was until I watched the episode. And by the end of  Angels Take Manhattan, I looked like this:

To be honest, I thought I was okay about the Doctor having a new companion and bidding bye bye to the Ponds like previous companions did but it gets me every time. Even before season 7 started, it was officially announced that Rory and Amy will have their proper goodbye and that Moffat is introducing a new character (who is a Dalek, by far. We’ll know more about this person in the Christmas special.) The Power of Three seemed – to me, at least – like a preemptive sign of the Ponds leaving. I actually thought it was their end… that they finally grew tired of the space-y stuff, they want a normal life.

But it didn’t end like that and the whole thing just broke me into a million confetti-like pieces because this goodbye hit Whovians right in the Doctor Who feels. It was the mindfuck of all mindfucks. I keep forgetting how troll-ish Steven Moffat can be. And I keep forgetting how I love The Ponds, yes, including Brian Pond.

To me it was like Harry Potter and dead Sirius Black all over again. A few years later, the second part of The Deathly Hallows film was out and it marked the end of an era (and my childhood *ugly crying*). How could you even possibly recover from all that? I have to agree with The Doctor when he said he hates endings because I. DETEST. ENDINGS. Nothing has to end, you guys.

Christ, the look on Matt Smith’s face when we got to the Amy’s goodbye part. My eyes leaking brought a lot of confusion; I didn’t know if I was depressed and crying for no apparent reason or I was just really attached to this fucking show.

So when I kind of recuperated, I decided to see Perks again, alone this time, because I’m a masochist. I am punishing myself for all the classes I skipped and my 26-day leave from work was dawning on me (still is, I feel like I need more time but that’s not an option so… I’m royally fucked), I needed another reason to well, cry.

I left my house looking like this:

Don’t be fooled by this dweeb!

and returned looking like this:

All these heartbreak caused by television shows/films are bad for my sanity. I heard Blaine and Kurt are breaking up this week on Glee so that should be interesting. Another emotional torture in store for me.

To wrap this up, I liked the end of the Ponds albeit they had to go. The episode had Moffat written all over it. So there, that was how I spent the last day of September. How did you spend yours? It’s October here in Manila meaning I have 15 days left to save my life. And less than 90 days before the new Doctor Who airs (also Christmas)! I don’t know how else I can say that I’m sad and I probably need help so here’s a photo of Rose losing it: