So...I hope you all had very nice various holidays. Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hannukah....whatever it is that you celebrate, I hope it went well, and you came away with good thoughts and better feelings.
My Christmas, though money was rather tight this year, was one of the better ones to date. I got my mother around for an extra day, went to go see Les Miserables (which is AMAZING) and recieved an incredible sketch kit, two copies of The Hobbit, my very first gun, and a mindblowing leather-bound sketchbook that I could literally write a novel in. Needless to say, I will be putting these gifts to good use.
I was entirely NOT expecting the gun. It was my little brother's first gun when he was six, and since it's too small for his freakishly long adolescent arms to handle, he decided he'd give it to me. I think he said it shoots a .22 bullet as a rifle, and it can be converted to a .17 shotgun. As you can see, I have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about when it comes to such things, but luckily, my dad is planning on taking us shooting some time this break. Not exactly my weapon of choice for the zombie apocalypse--that would so be a katana, thank you--but it's awesome all the same, and the sentimental value honestly makes it that much cooler.
On another note, it's slightly embarrassing/vastly amusing to my family that their sophomore-in-high-school daughter can comfortably handle the rifle they gave their six-year-old son. Short arms. What can you do? I'm starting to feel like that T-Rex from Meet The Robinsons.
GO SEE LES MISERABLES. I swear. I saw The Avengers, Dark Knight Rises, and The Hobbit this year, and they're all fantastic. But nothing holds a candle to Les Mis. You can't go wrong with Hugh Jackman AND Russel Crowe in the same movie. Especially not when they're both terrific singers and full of angsty goodness. Fun fact--Catwoman can sing. Really, really well. I will forever picture her whenever I hear "I Dreamed a Dream".
...Yes. Somewhere in the dark, geeky recesses of Transformers fangirling and endless hatred for Spiderman and Luke Skywalker, there is a Broadway child, singing and posing dramatically and pretending she can dance. Shocking and disturbing, I know.
On a different note, can you imagine Megatron being a thespian in Cybertronian high school?