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WORTH THE HYPE: Benefit Gimme Brow

Nowadays the saying “brows on point” is the best compliment you can give a girl  big, bold, perfectly arched brows are right on trend and with a product like Benefit’s Gimme Brow you can get just that: perfect brows.  Benefit was one of the first to create fibre brow gels which contains tiny fibers designed to cling onto your brows and make them look thicker,. Te fibres are tiny which means they don’t look unnatural and they are distributed throughout the product well so you get an even amount on the brows. Unlike many brow gels on the market this has the perfect combination of hold and flexibility so your brows look groomed, but not glued into place. The colour selection is good, but could be better. There are only two shades in the range, but they are both cool toned which is something I appreciate in brow products. These brow gels do have a bit of pigment to them so you need to use a light hand to ensure you don’t apply too much product. The applicator is small and precise which allows for a lot of precision, but the wand does hold a lot of product so it is a good idea to wipe excess product on a tissue before application. Easily one of my favourite brow products of all time, Benefit Gimme Brow is worth all the hype it gets.

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In the vein of classic children’s literature, Doctor Who (at least Nu-WHo) has been about teaching children the harsh realities of life. Marriage is scary, but wonderful with compromise. Parents die. Babies are lost to their mothers. Adoption can be amazing. Your boyfriend can grow and change and not love you any more etc. etc. Here? Well the subtext is clearly telling children that older people (their grandparents; their parents) never truly stop being afraid of things, even if they’re not afraid of the ‘lovely’ dark. You don’t grow out of fear, so the Doctor tells us. Though, if you’re lucky you can use it to help you grow… up.

What is enchanting about text and subtext here is how it both reveals Moffat’s subconscious fears for the show, and Twelve, yet offers up a fantastic solution. At the tail end of the episode, when a young Time-lord (to be) lies shaking and shivering in his bed, Clara’s reaches out literally and figuratively and Steven Moffat shows each child watching that this ‘grey stick insect’ of a Doctor was once a little boy, just like them. Scared of failing tests, just like them. Steven Moffat reminds them that the Doctor grew up to be amazing, to use his brain, not his brawn. He grew up to be clever and wonderful and wise. If there was a child watching who, unlike Clara, still couldn’t see the Doctor after Eleven became Twelve, I assume now they can. It’s a brilliant dramatic device and use of time-travel.

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Kirby: Canvas Curse was not staid, comfortable Kirby, but a revolutionary Kirby at the vanguard. Kirby And The Rainbow Curse, as a straightforward sequel to that 2005 classic, cannot be the same kind of innovative leader. But there’s more: the revolutionaries like Canvas Curse? They won. Touch-screen controls are ubiquitous now—the fat, penguin-shaped strongmen of the gaming kingdom. In this modern environment, Kirby And The Rainbow Curse’s path-drawing antics are standard and comfortable. And so weird Kirby has again become staid Kirby, a native in a land it founded.”

Kirby And The Rainbow Curse can’t feel new, but that doesn’t mean it feels old

I spent last weekend in South Jersey with the birthday girl for her big birthday weekend. After an afternoon of following her through the finest department stores in Ocean County, we headed to Three B’s in Lakehurst for a little bit of whatever we wanted (seriously, this place served like 6 distinct cuisines).

I headed straight to their burger section and saw that their Prime Brisket Burger was the “best burger you will ever find!”, so I had to put it to the test. A patty of medium-rare USDA prime ground brisket, applewood smoked bacon, and Wisconsin sharp cheddar on brioche with ketchup and mayo, and a side of cole slaw and potato wedges.

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I remember where I was when If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late dropped. I’d returned from an obnoxious club in the early morning of Friday 13th, ready to wear myself out by aggressively surfing the internet half drunk…coincidentally a perfect state to listen to Drake. The surprise record which has simultaneously been labelled an album, mixtape and project was laid in our hands in place of  expected fourth album Views From The 6 which was assumed to accompany Drake’s birthday release EP 6 God. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late gained immediate acclaim not on its content but as a career strategy to escape the tyranny of Cash Money Records co-founder and (debatable) rapper, Birdman, a move which even gained Business Insider’s attention.

As parting gifts go, this series of throwaway tracks is definitely better than a pair of earrings and a badly written note, topping the Billboard 200 in less than a week with all tracks of the album charting and setting a record for most Spotify streams on an album debut. Mainstream and industry success aside, this release boasts finesse and confidence, marking a side of Drake that’s wary and threatening, kicking off with “Legend”, an upgrade from Take Care’s “Underground Kings”, the quiet rumbling of the minimal beat gives space for him to make his statement. If You’re Reading… is devoid of safe club swingers like “Started From The Bottom” and “HYFR” that gave him a commercial rise post-emancipation, these are substituted with contemplative notepad scrawlings that feel more conversational and direct.”10 Bands? is tabletop boasting whilst counting money with the crew and “Madonna” is a lazy, comedown voice message which eclipses the usual sad boy meme persona.

Drake also serves up a round or two of shots fired at his competitors (namely Tyga and Kendrick Lamar). Many claim this contradicts his “diss me, you’ll never hear a reply for it” line in “Successful” but let’s not simplify things here; Drake is in a completely different position now. No more are the freshman days of being humble to earn his ranks, he is a supposed legend now and with growth comes change, likely the sentiment behind the “No Tellin’” line “Please don’t speak to me like I’m that Drake from four years ago, I’m at a higher place”. Watching rappers’ personalities change and develop within their music is satisfying and something that’s quite exclusive to hip-hop, where people’s selves are represented in their music in a very literal way and that’s what makes this album fun; you listen to it and compare it to the So Far Gone and Thank Me Later days and start making links and references like an essay for history class. That said, parts of If You’re Reading This…, such as “Now & Forever” and “Company”, lack such substance. These are tracks that actually feel like throwaway tracks they supposedly are and won’t have non-Canada residents writing “running thru’ the 6 with my woes” on their Twitter like instant classic “Know Yourself”. The album as a whole is full of greatness, held back only by the fact that it’s not meant to be one of Drake’s main feats, leaving us with one question: What Will He Do Next?

★★★★★★★★☆☆

"When you are young, there are many things which appear dull and lifeless. But as you get older, you will find these are the very things that are most important to you."

—from An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro

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Lord of the Flies - Doom II - 1996 - by Sam Ketner et al

Welcome to Gamma Hydra IV, where the polar ice caps started melting, putting the resident space colony at jeopardy. In desperation, the residents aligned themeselves with “Belzebub”, after which they promptly vanished off the communications grid. The UAC eventually finds out that there’s a demonic presence, and of course, you’re sent to investigate.

Sam Ketner went on to pioneer the ZDoom scene with Assault on Tei Tenga, but he was scrubbing it up in the early days of Doom just like many other authors. The twist of Lord of the Flies is that he grabbed a bunch of sprite replacements off the ‘Net to make new monsters after some rudimentary DeHackEd. What you get are imps with jetpacks, Star Wars spy droids (flying arachnotrons), giant eyes that fire homing suicide bubbles, and nude devil granny fairies. Great! Great and good. Apart from Ketner’s involvement, this episode has a couple of maps from classic author Adam Windsor, who occasionally forgets that he’d contributed to this monstrosity. How fortunate for him; enter at your own risk.

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So I powered through Madoka today.

And I liked it a lot. It was gorgeous, had great visuals, great music, an interesting story and some very clever ideas. The costumes and weapons were awesome, and the girls really did kick some ass, for some very, very brief moments. I really enjoyed it, and would like to sit down and watch the move, too.


But something also bothers me about it. For all it’s bright ribbons and wrappings, there was little beyond that, I feel. Kinda like a chocolate bunny. Delicious chocolate shell, but otherwise empty. :T

I can’t really accept it as a ‘deconstruction of the magical girl genre’ that a lot of people have claimed it to be. Being dark and full of cosmic horror does not a deconstruction make. I felt there was no real examination of said genre. It was dark, and gritty, and full of cosmic horror, but those things don’t really make something mature or intelligent. (I hold the same complaints with AoT, another series I love)

Evangelion and Utena are shows I would consider to be closer in line with being deconstructions of their respective genres. Yes, these are also shows filled with dark and gritty themes/visuals. But there’s an intelligent examination beneath all that, that really makes these series shine.

On top of all that, something about how the show’s characters are treated leaves a sour taste in my mouth. For all their weapons and powers and magic, the girls really don’t get to show much strength or, autonomy. Rather, the girls are often backed into a corner in order to become magical girls, and then, when they DO show any kind of bravery, or caring, or hope, they are brutally punished for it.
And I kept waiting for when the point was going to be made. Waiting for the show to lift the curtain and make a statement about how it was, perhaps, a metaphor for how today’s society treats women.
Or even a ‘This is life. Hope doesn’t fix everything, but it doesn’t ruin it either.’
Or hell, even a totally morbid Greek tragedy cosmic horror ending where everyone dies, at least fitting with the theme so far.
But… that never really happened. Instead, after 11 episodes of seeing these poor girls get beaten on, we suddenly get a ‘Everything is magic and if you just HOPE ENOUGH miracles can happen!’ ending.

On top of that, there’s the obvious ‘Powerful women in history were actually just magical girls’ aspect, which is outright offensive and belittling.

All in all, so much of it felt… voyeuristic. These girls were all just Ophelias. Pretty things put on stage to cry and die tragically, so the audience can get some cheap thrills, and feel like they watched something meaningful.

Maximun capacity review

I really liked this chapter, as we see more of amethyst, the gem i start to like more, mostly because she is the one who even after all those years, its growing up.

This episodes, starts very simple, but it turns more emotional after something as normal as a tv show gets involved.

In this episode, you will not see any monster or something magical or extraordinary, you will see people, dealing with problems, with the past, with their feelings they had towards other people, and how they react to change, we all have gone trough change and its never easy, not even if you are a super poweful being.

I gave this chapter a 9/10 i feel it is very emotional for the ones involved deeply in the trama, and a bit more of the life they had before.

Watch this episode carefully, maybe you have gone trough some things like that, and you can learn a thing or two, i did.