Archive for August, 2009

Just a random blog.

Posted in Random Musings on August 16, 2009 by The Raven

F.Y.I: Ray Park could soooooooo kick Captain Jack Sparrow’s pirate arse. It’s true.. He’s a ninja, he makes ninjas cool again.. Don’t believe me? Freaking watch the G.I. Joe trailer!

MY blog, a nice rant

Posted in Rants on August 8, 2009 by The Raven

Don’t like the things I post? There is a simply solution to those things. If it’s something you don’t want to read, then don’t. It’s not like someone is forcing you to do so. Besides this blog is meant for my thoughts, not to please people of the world with things that are shockingly original or haven’t been talked about before.

And this is for everyone out there who reads my blog. If you don’t like what is posted, then simply don’t read it, it won’t bother me. What bothers me is when a person who has the maturity of a thirteen year old feels the need to leave vulgar comments because they find something ‘unoriginal’ and ‘boring’ normally I don’t care what people post as comments, but when they become vulgar and down right rude when I’ve done nothing wrong to said comment other than post something they don’t like? That’s a different matter all together.

While I’m all about free speech and the like, I do have a limit for my tolerance of people. When I changed my gaming blog over to a personal blog, I was hoping to have something light hearted not to be cussed out because someone thinks it’s funny when it’s clearly not. (Especially if their vocabulary is lacking). To think that being rude to someone is funny is just down right disgraceful. While I may have a good sense of humor, it is lacking right now with a certain person who I will allow to remain nameless as I would at least like to show a bit of class. I really can’t tolerate it when a person tried to gain ‘popularity’ points by acting like that I really can’t.

And no this is not what I’m trying to do now. What I am trying to do is explain that you don’t have to read something you see on the internet it’s your choice, and if it’s something that you don’t like afterwards, don’t take it out on the person who wrote it. It’s not their fault you wasted time in reading it, it’s yours because it was your choice to read it.

Basically.. If you don’t like my blog? Don’t read it or don’t come back to it. Saves a lot of trouble for everyone.

The Hollywood Skinny

Posted in Rants on August 8, 2009 by The Raven

Is it just me or are Hollywood/TV actresses shrinking? I’ve noticed that lately a lot of actresses I see in movies or TV shows are about the size of toothpicks. If the camera adds ten pounds to a person, I would seriously hate to run into these women in real life. They must look like Skeletor, I mean nothing but bones covered with a bit of muscle and skin. And yes this is a topic that I’m rather passionate about because I believe a person- man or woman, young or old- should look healthy and looking healthy doesn’t mean you have to be 90 pounds and fit into a size 0.

Hell, I’m proud to be a plus size woman- meaning I wear a size bigger than 9- and I’m happy with how I look. I have curves God Damnit, and I’m happy with that! But you go into stores these days and it seems like everything they have are geared towards these skinny minis who could make a tight plastic wrap outfit look baggy. Being that thin isn’t healthy for a person in general.

I’m sorry being so thin to the point you can see your own spine (ex: Gabriel Anwar of Burn Notice) or count your own ribs (ex: Lindsey Lohan) means you have some serious issues going on. Yes I suppose that the afor mentioned Gabriel Anwar could just have a really fast metabolism, but what is Lindsey Lohan’s excuse? She’s never been that thin before.

Personally I think Hollywood and the Media are to blame. They are the ones putting pressure on these celebrities to be super thin in order to be considered ‘glamorous’ and ‘gorgeous’ when in truth being that thin is sickening. I can’t stand to watch a show or movie with someone who is that skinny and if I worked with them I’d be worried about hurting them just by shaking their hands. Celebrities are role models to a lot of kids, and what example are they setting if they submit to the pressure of being thin in order to remain popular? To me that’s setting America’s Youth as well as the Global Youth in general up for numerous eating disorders so they can mimic their favorite celebrities and be super thin so they can feel attractive.

(Now I know my blog isn’t that popular, because frankly word hasn’t gotten out about it, but that’s cool. But for those reading this, I just hope that this makes sense.)

You don’t have to look like a stick to be beautiful- now I’m not saying you should weight 400 pounds either because that is just as detrimental to your health- you can have curves and still be beautiful. Now I’m not saying what’s on the outside of a person is all that matters because it isn’t, and anyone who believes that is very shallow. What true beauty is, is what is inside a person. How much they care for those around them even those that they don’t know, how they can laugh at really bad jokes etc. That is true beauty in my opinion.

A person should be able to feel comfortable in their own skin. They shouldn’t feel pressured to fit into a certain standard set by the media and Hollywood (and society in general) about how they should look in order to be beautiful. We all don’t have to be blonds who are 90 pounds, can fit into a size zero pant and have huge breasts. Nor do we have to be loaded down with muscles and be a meat head in order to be considered pretty.

I guess beauty is what we make it, and if we want to say it’s being so tiny that if you turn sideways you disappear, or that you have so many muscles that you can’t put your arms down.. Then as a society we’ve failed. We’re an intelligent race, and to be basing life off of so called beauty norms and sex shows that perhaps we’re not as intelligent as our advances in technology make us out to be.

I think that the Media and Hollywood really need a big wake up call. Can’t be they stop to think that their glorifying that kind of behavior in role models is causing the self esteem of young girls and boys to plummet. Their sickening glorification is causing people to go out and get operation after operation in plastic surgery to look like a certain celebrity really isn’t helping matters.

I guess all in all what I am trying to say is that perhaps the media and or Hollywood should be limited on how much they glorify this kind of behavior. We always say that people should be who they want to be, not submit to peer pressure, and to look how they want to based on their tastes. Yet we contradict ourselves with saying that this is the style to wear, that this is the haircut to have, this is the makeup to use and that this is the ideal size you have to be.

Let me tell you one thing though. There are medical guidelines for how much a person should weigh based on their height and age group. And I’m pretty sure that most people who are that thin, aren’t fitting into that healthy guideline. Here is a site that is an example of what I mean

HEIGHT WEIGHT TABLE.

I’m sure if you go into a Doctor’s office you may see one there or perhaps even be able to ask if they have a guide you can look at. I’m not sure how accurate the one in that link is, and am pretty positive that your Doctor’s will be pretty damn accurate.

In closing.. I want to say, be yourselves. Don’t live your life based on what other people are suggesting you do because it’s the “in thing” in Hollywood. Live to make yourself happy first and for most and don’t care what people say about it (unless it’s destructive behavior ’cause I don’t condone that lol).

JUST LIVE!!!! And as always.. Keep on rocking.

Just realized..

Posted in Almost Uncategorized on August 2, 2009 by The Raven

Hoooooooooooly shyte! G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra comes out Friday! Yes, FRIDAY! As in this FRIDAY! Needless to say this Friday is going to kick maximus butimus. Why? Well aside from the G.I. Joe news which just happens to have my favorite Sith Lord Darth Maul- aka Ray Parks- playing Snake Eyes, the next season of one of my favorite shows- Psych- is starting back up.

Oh yeah, if one day could rock any harder than the rest… It would be this Friday.