Girly Bits – Cosmic Ocean

This is a polish I’ve been drooling over for ages, and I finally snagged a bottle from Llarowe.  It was worth waiting for.

What it is:  a duochrome layering polish that flashes green and blue.  I also found that in certain lights and at certain angles, I could see a purple flash as well.  I could not get a picture of the purple, but you can see a slight pink/purple hint in the picture of the bottle.

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Pretty Serious Cosmetics – Dream Delight

This is the nail polish I wore for New Year’s, Dream Delight from Pretty Serious Cosmetics.  (Late much?)  I am so very behind on my posts, but oh well.

I bought this polish AGES ago, but as soon as I saw it I knew I was going to save it for New Year’s.  This polish is hard to get good pictures of.  I saw flashes of different colors on my nails, but couldn’t get the camera to pick them up.

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Best Astronomy Images

Here’s some more old news (because I’m woefully behind), but it’s still AWESOME, so I’m posting it anyway.

Phil Plait compiled the best astronomy images of 2012 (a whole month ago), and they are breathtaking and beautiful and amazing and…you get the idea.  Space is cool.  If any of you NASA (or super-awesome private space companies) folks read this, when you start sending people to explore the universe…PICK ME!  *wink*

Patrick Stewart Interview

Um, oops.  I completely forgot to post this, you know, over a month ago.  Even though it’s old by now, I’m posting it anyway because I love Patrick Stewart.  There can never be enough Patrick Stewart.  This also reminds me of that one time, at the end of October 2012, when I was going to go to a ComicCon in Austin…but I couldn’t (for various extenuating circumstances.)  And I cried.  No really.  I still get weepy because I REALLY wanted to meet Patrick Stewart.

Anyway, tangent over.

Worst Star Trek Characters

Geekosystem has a list of Star Trek characters fans don’t want to see again.  Just in case you don’t want to go read it all for yourselves, here is the list they’ve come up with:

  • Wesley Crusher
  • Natasha Yar
  • William T. Riker
  • Deanna Troi
  • Neelix
  • Lwaxana Troi
  • Q
  • Dr. Katherine Pulaski
  • Dr. Julian Bashir
  • Kathryn Janeway

I definitely agree on some of them.  I love Wil Wheaton, but Wesley was horrible.  Also, I never cared for Dr. Pulaski and yes, Riker annoyed me on occasion.  As for Counselor Troi, well, I just don’t think she was a very well-written character.  She had her moments, but was used mostly as a plot device (as was Wesley, really.)

What are your thoughts?  Do you agree, disagree?  Any characters not on the list that you think should be?

Star Trek Into Darkness

So…I just read the plot synopsis for the next Star Trek movie.  I, hmm, well.  Don’t get me wrong, I can’t wait to see Benedict Cumberbatch and Simon Pegg.  But there’s this nagging little voice in my head that is telling me I’m only excited about this movie because it’s Star Trek.  That synopsis just really isn’t doing anything for me…at all.

Confession time.  I’ve never watched TOS.  I know, I know.  How can I call myself a Trekkie, blah blah blah.  The point is, TNG is my absolute favorite series and the J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek doesn’t feel like Star Trek to me.

There are certain things I liked about the movie (e.g., Simon Pegg and the special effects).  Still, overall, the movie just fell short of being Star Trek and I can’t help but suspect that Into Darkness will be the same.  Of course, I hope that it will exceed my expectations and blow me away.  Also, I hope that they haven’t decided to make Khan the villain.  Nobody (not even Benedict Cumberbatch) can compare to Ricardo Montalban.  Nobody.  And I love Benedict Cumberbatch.  I think most are speculating that the villain is going to be Gary Mitchell.  I had to look him up and from what I read, that could be interesting.

I’m just going to have to find the time to watch TOS.