Raw After Mania!

Happy Tuesday All of your Super Novas! My Wrestlemania Week is finally coming to a close, ending with Smackdown Live and 205 Live tonight. Then I will be back to writing normal posts hahaha. But until then, today’s post I will talk about last night’s Monday Night Raw and how incredible the atmosphere was! The Raw after Wrestlemania was insane and I had sooo much fun. I will show a few videos that I recorded on my phone (the quality isn’t that good mind you lol). I don’t even know where to start!

The beginning of the show was all of use cheering Undertaker and who comes out? Roman Reigns which I didn’t mind. But the masses overwhelmingly kept changing the chants and boos and wouldn’t let Roman Speak. That was about 15 minutes (go watch Raw on Hulu to see lol). We had an excellent match with the

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Hardy’s vs Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson which was phenomenal. Then things took a turn when Neville faced Mustafa Ali in the Cruiserweight match. There were Beach Balls being thrown around the crowd that erupted the place and was a little disrespectful to the Cruiserweights. If you watched Raw you can see Neville getting upset about it lol.

 

Really the highlight of the night for me was the main event match. **Spoiler Alert, Spoiler Alert** It was scheduled to be Seth Rollins and Chris Jericho vs Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens. After a backstage attack on Jericho the new GM of Raw, Kurt Angle, had to find Rollins a partner. Who do you think it could be? The roof almost blew off of the Amway Center when Finn Balor stepped back into the arena. I have been waiting for Balor to return since the Royal Rumble and then to see him with my husband Seth Rollins was almost too much for me to handle. Anyways the Monday Night Raw after Mania was so electric and fun. Tonight is Smackdown Live but I can’t say that I think it will surpass that feeling last night (but let’s see if Nakamura debuts 😉 ). Anyways here are so videos of my time last night.

 

I have may more videos but I’m sure you don’t want to hear me screaming from the top of my lungs lol. This was an incredible experience and I cannot wait until tonight’s event! BTW it was hilarious seeing what happens when we are on commercial. There were a few bloopers like Neville getting stuck on the ring while the techs were changing the ring colors. It was pretty funny or the crowd cheering “Sweep, Sweep, Sweep” during a match when the techs had to clean up the New Day’s mess. Super awesome time! Have a fantastic Tuesday!

-Luna 🙂 ❤

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Wrestlemania 33 Recap!

Happy Monday my brilliantly, shining Novas! As you know my brief hiatus has been due to the events leading up to and including Wrestlemania 33 here in my home of Orlando, Florida! Today’s post is going to be a short recap of the events that happened last night, so let’s buckle up for the Ultimate Thrill Ride and Results!

Pre-show– The Pre Show started at 5pm Eastern and went over a brief recap of the matches to look forward to in the main show. I always love watching the Pre Shows because I like gauging everyone’s predictions on what they think will happen. With the analysts table and social media questions involving Paul Heyman, we were also able to watch 2 quality matches that could have darn well been on the main show. The first was the Cruiserweight Championship match between “King of the Cruiserweights” Neville versus the every charismatic, greatest man alive Austin Aries.  Neville-vs.-Austin-Aries-830x466 The build up around this match was pretty good as Aries was calling all of the Cruiserweight matches… that is up until Neville commented that “NO ONE” could hold a candle to him. Enter in Austin Aries. He traded his microphone for the wrestling speedos and challenged Neville. This match was everything we wanted, power moves, acrobatics and banter between the 2 Super Stars. Al up until Neville raked Aries’ eyes and obtain the pinfall. I wanted Aries to win but this was an awesome match and further showed his heel side to the WWE Universe. Final Result: Neville by pinfall

The last pre show match was the IC title between Dean Ambrose and Baron Corbin. Corbin has been wanting a big match for a while now and since the WWE Championship was taken from him by Ambrose eliminating him, the story-line  between these 2 SuperStars was  born. Corbin continued to ambush and troll Ambrose until it culminated with Dean accepting Corbin’s challenge for the IC title at Wrestlemania. The match was really good (aside from a few botches) and could have easily ascended to the main show if not due to a time restrain. Final Result: Dean Ambrose retains!

There was 1 more pre show match that happened second and it was the Andre the Giant Battle Royale. If you notice, most of the battle royale entrants were Smackdown Live tag teams because there was no title match for them put on the schedule. As expected the tag teams would work together to try and eliminate as many opponents as possible. If you’ve been paying attention to Twitter, you would have seen for the past week Gronkowski (NE Patriots) was training with Mojo Rawley and now we know why. Gronk took on Jinder Mahal and Mojo winds up winning the battle royale! Final Result: He doesn’t Get Hype, He Stays hype! Mojo Rawley for the win!

Now on to the main show Wrestlemania 33 which was hosted by the every entertaining New Day! This will be a quick synopsis of each match and the results!

Aj Styles vs Shane Mcmahon – Honestly, I was annoyed when this match was made for Wrestlemania. I feel as if people are trying too hard to re-create the magic of the Attitude Era with Stone Cold vs Vince McMahon. In this instance the dynamic doesn’t really work with Shane because the WWE Universe LOVES him! I thought a better match for AJ could have been created but this is what we were presented. I am pleased to say that the match was very entertainging and a great way to kick of the show! Shane showed off aore wrestling side and AJ Styles performed incredibly as always. The match had everything one could expect: High Flying Tricks, Risky Moves and a litte Banter. Final Result: AJ Styles wins via pinfall!

KO Vs Jericho- We all saw this match brewing in the distance of Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho’s “Friendship” facade. Finally the 2 erupted on each other and the loving friendship that the besties once possessed was now an anger and jealousy fueled rivalry. KO blames Jericho for losing his Universal Championship to Goldberg and he sought out to take the United States Championship as penance. The match was intense (not as intense as I would have hoped) with each SuperStar countering the other’s moves. Final Result: Kevin Owens is your new United States Champion!

Raw Women’s Match– The Raw Womens Match as between Champion Bayley defending against Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Nia Jax in an elimination match for the title. As expected the Super Stars teamed up against Nia Jax to get her eliminated first.  The he trio of Charlotte and Bayley went at it, seeing the Boss pinned. The remaining 2 wrestlers were Charlotte and Bayley which ended with Bayley ending the Queen’s PayPerView Streak! Final Result: Bayley retains!

Raw Tag Team Ladder Match– At the beginning of the Tag Team Match after the teams of Enzo and Cass, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson and Sheamus and Cesaro stood in the ring, the New Day came out. The new decision was that the Triple Threat was turning into a fatal four way  hardy  … Enter THE HARDY BOYS!!! thats right all of the speculation and rumors were true and the Hardy’s are back in the WWE. This match was one of my favorites of the night having chaos and excitement. We were privy to the signature moves and death defying stunts of the Hardy’s. Final Result: New Raw Tag Team Champions The Hardy Boys!

The Miz & Maryse Vs John Cena and Nikki Bella- This match was previewed throughout the last 2 weeks. The Miz and Maryse were battling for supremacy versus Cena and Nikki as WWE’s “IT” couple. From their rendition of Total Bellas to the ring battles these 2 couples hated each other. When the mixed tag battle came to fruition the result that we all knew was coming happened. JohnCena and Nikki Bella solidified themselves as the dominant couple. Side Note: the Miz had soooo many people cheering for him becuase they hated Cena lol.  proposal  Final Result: Cena and Nikki Bella wins and get ENGAGED!!!!

Seth Rollins vs Triple H– This of course was the match I was most looking forward to. Our architect Seth Rollins grew a conscious and wanted to take down HHH. He’s been injured, he missed Wrestlemania last year and was close to missing it again. Seth entered the arena with an awesome fire effect added to his entrance music, he was ready to burn down HHH’s kingdom. The match was pretty good, but I did expect it to be a little better. Final result: Seth Rollins… KINGSLAYER! Rollins wins, HHH loses and Stephanie McMahon goes through a table lol.

Bray Wyatt vs Randy Orton– The Eater of world’s and WWE Champon Bray Wyatt takes on the Viper Randy Orton in this epic battle. Randy had aligned himself with Wyatt and even went as far to relinquish his spot as the #1 contender for the title at Wrestlemania. That is before he destroyed Bray’s world! Orton betrays Bray and takes his spot back for the championship match. Final Result: New WWE Champion Randy Orton!

Smackdown Women’s Championship- Pressed for time, he Smackdown Women’s Championship match between champ Alexa Bliss, Becky Lynch, Mickie James, Natayla, Carmella and Naomi was pretty rushed.  nattie  The match still had a few good moments like the double sharpshooter Natayla placed on Carmella and Naomi. The Final Result: New Women’s Champion Naomi takes her title back in her hometown after having to relinquish it due to injury. Welcome back Naomi!

Brock Lesner vs Goldberg– Lesner vs Goldberg was a greatly improved match from the last time. Lesner hit 3 quick German Suplexes off the break. Quick to celebrate he was hit by a few Spears from Goldberg. This barrage of back and forth moves continued until the match concluded. Final Result: New WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesner.

Roman Reigns vs The Undertaker- The final match was the retirement match of the Phenom the Undertaker. The battle of Reigns vs the Dead Man began at the Royal Rumble win Reigns eliminated the Undertaker. Since then they have been calling each other out to see who’s yard the WWE really belongs to. The match was good and I really do ike Roman Reigns so I was annoyed at the constant booing. It’s like most of you are only booing because it’s the “cool” thing to do at the moment. In any case I think the match could have been better especially as the send off for a Legend. #ThankYouTaker  taker.0  Final Result: Roman Reigns Wins and the Undertake leaves his attire in the middle of the ring, with all of the WWE Universe chanting “Thank You Taker.”

In conclusion I was very proud to have been a part of Wrestlemania 33 and it’s festivities. Tonight I will go to Monday Night Raw (Which should be amazing as well). What were your favorite matches? What do you think will happen tonight on Raw and tomorrow on Smackdown? Let’s talk Wrestlemania! Have a fantastic week!

-Luna 😀

 

WrestleMania Axxess!

Happy Saturdaay Novas! Last night I went to WWE Axxess at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. It was really awesome and I will share a few pictures and videos from my time there. Axxess is the fan event that happens up until the Wrestlemania matches each year. Here you can watch matches, have meet n greets with WWE Superstars and try your hand out at some interesting activities all centered around being a WWE Superstar! Let’s Jump in to some of the activities that you can do.

WWE can be great entertainment, especially when you learn how to cut a great Promo. Promos are pretty much the storylines behind the action that takes place in the center of the ring. They’re the rivalries, the catch phrases and at some points, the most interesting and exciting parts of the WWE. Some great Promos include the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Mankind and more recently the Shield or Noam Dar (Alicia FOXXXXXXXX lol). It was awesome, my brother and I cut a promo and you’re able to keep and download the video (mind you I didn’t remember where the camera was lol). Take a look!

A WWE Superstar’s Entrance is a great way to connect with the character you watch every week. When you here the banging of the drum, the eerie whistle of the bayou or a fun and loud intro by Big E (AHHHHHH ORLANDO! DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR…) you want to erupt in excitement because you know your favorite wrestler is about to enter the arena. At Axxess you are able to walk in to your favorite entrance and walk down the ramp. I was changing the entrance that I wanted to do the whole way up to the curtain. Here’s who I decided on!

Being a Superstar of the WWE means being in the spotlight and posing for photographs. Well there were plenty of photos taken as you can find your favorite WWE Standee posted around the building. Here are a few paparazzi shots that I took (don’t mind my brothers lack of focus with a camera 😦 ).

Here’s additional photos from structures and cool features around the building.

On to the main event. The actual reason I wanted to attend Axxess on Friday night. The Man himself, many know him as the Architect or most recently the Kingslayer. No no Jamie Lanister… SETH ROLLINS!!!!! I had to do the meet n greet with my husband and when he said “What up Bae?” as I walked over to him I almost fainted lol. I really should have hugged him but I was wayyyy too nervous for that (me nervous, who’d a thunk lol). Anyway I recorded some segments in the line and took a photo. Take a look!

This is the raw footage, so I didn’t edit it. At the beginning I forgot to take the camera off of zoom , but it’s not too bad lol. Well that’s some of the things we did at Axxess. I had a great time and the highlight of the night of course was meeting Seth Rollins! I can’t wait to continue the weekend! Have a great weekend all and I’ll keep you posted on the events that I attend for WrestleMania!

-Luna 😀

 

This Week’s Posts and Wrestlemania Week!

Happy Friday Novas! I hope you all are doing fantastic and I think I have a bit of explaining to do! At the beginning of the week my upcoming posts detailed that I would have great Wrestlemania-centric posts, yet only 1 was submitted. I apologize, I have been running around trying to prepare for this weekend. Running around buying clothes, getting my hair done, blah blah blah. So I apologize as there were no Wrestlemania posts leading up to the event. My busy weekend starts today with my visit to WWE Axxess and my meet n greet with Seth Rollins. It continues tomorrow for another WWE Axxess, Sunday for Wrestlemania, Monday for Raw and Tuesday for Smackdown. I will have plenty of pictures and I just bought a new camera to make a collage video with. I may Facebook Live some things as well, but if I do I will let you know!

Thank you for being awesome and I hope you have fantastic weekends as well! I’m off for a week to maximize my enjoyment so it should be a blast. Talk to your soon (as I may be MIA for a few days lol) Have fun!

-Luna 😀

Seth Rollins Here I Come!!!!

My Favorite Wrestlers of All Time!

Happy Monday Novas! I think I like the sound of that lol. Anyways, I have been ranting and raving about Wrestlemania being held in my hometown of Orlando, Florida, so to pay tribute to this event, my posts this week will heavily focus on the WWE! To kick the week off, today’s post will go over some of my Favorite Wrestlers of all time! Many of these may not come as a surprise (Yes, Seth Rollins is on the list lol) but maybe some of them will. Let’s get started with my number 1!

Stone Cold Steve Austin – My number 1 favorite wrestler is Stone Cold Steve Austin. The Texas Rattle Snake is one of the reasons that I started watching WWE (then WWF). I remember some classic battles between Stone Cold and Mankind, The Rock, DX and of course the Chairman Vince Mcmahon. The Attitude Era for many was the best Era because boundaries were pushed, lines were drawn and everyone held that “Down With The Corporation” attitude. Punk Rock was becoming more and more relevant and Stone Cold to me is the Poster Boy for rebellion.  stone.gif He wasn’t really a Heel, he definitely wasn’t a face, but he did what was best for him. If that meant inadvertently recusing Stephanie McMahon from the Undertaker or filling Vince’s car with cement, Stone Cold has solidified his position as a WWE Legend and deserves the crowning spot on my list!

Rey Mysterio Jr– Rey Mysterio was maybe my 1st introduction to the high flying Luchador style. As a kid my brother and I used to marvel at the screen when Rey Mysterio would hit high flying moves and his signature 619. From there I’ve regarded Lucahdor wrestling as the entertaining acrobatics of the wrestling.

Seth Rollins- Well, well, well… Seth Rollins is the man. I have recently pulled myself back into watching the WWE. I’ve stopped watching around 2002 or so. Maybe 2 years ago I started watching again due to prompting by me to start watching NXT and Raw again. My brother just knew that I would like Dean Ambrose (Which I did)  Entrance (Rollins)  but when Seth Rollins’ character came out (then holding the Money in the Bank case) there was a sparkle with the way he did his promos and the persona that he took on that was very believable.

The Rock – “Do You Smell What The Rock Is Cooking?” (Play my theme song lol). Probably the most recognized Super Star (Along with John Cena) to people who do not watch wrestling is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. I remember watching his special “Becoming The Rock” on the WWE Network and hearing how he wanted to be a Heel and make fans despised him. He continued that no matter what he did, the crowds loved him and always chanted his catch phrases. The Rock makes eating Pie inappropriate, he’s invented the “Roody Poo, Candy …”  and he knows how to “Just Bring It.”giphy

The Undertaker- The Undertaker used to be number 2 on my all time list but he has fallen down a bit in the rankings. I remember great moments like the Undertaker appearing out of the shadows or riding his Harley to the ring. Til this day I believe that the Undertaker’s character was one of if not the best characters in WWE. You know exactly where he stands and you know exactly what he is capable of! The Rock makes eating Pie inappropriate, he’s invented the “Roody Poo, Candy …”

Finn Balor – Finn Balor is extremely close to taking my current wrestler top spot. Going to the Royal Rumble last year I had a terribly hard decision of repping balor or my husband Seth Rollins. Rollins won of course, but the fact that I thought about it was agonizing lol. Anyways, I started noticing Balor when I was watching NXT. At that time he was Champ and watching his entrances, to the way he fought and of course his finisher that looks like it’s crushing in the chest of an opponent had me sold from the beginning.

Hardy Boys –  m7geoh The Hardy Boys to me were the most entertaining Tag Team that has hit the WWE. Of course they were apart of the iconic “Attitude Era,” bringing i that Punk Rock vibe of ripped jeans, colored hair and high flying moves. I still remember some of their matches with Jeff HArdy Flying off of Ladders to crash an opponent into a table. While there are great Tag Teams currently in the WWE, no one can hold a torch to the Hardy’s in my opinion.

These are some of my favorite wrestlers, what are some of yours? do you like more Super Stars in today’s wrestling or the classic legends of the sport? Let’s talk WWE!

-Luna 🙂

 

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This Week At GamersUnitedGG 3/26/17

Happy Sunday Novas! That’s right, from the poll released in the 100 Followers Thank You Post, the majority of you voted to be called Novas! A Nova is “a star showing a sudden large increase in brightness and then slowly returning to its original state over a few months” …. Interestingly enough Nova is also the name of one of my characters in the Fantasy Story that I was telling you about! So it’s official, I’m Luna and you’re all Novas :D.

Anyways, here’s the weekly update on the posts coming up this week. Because it is Wrestlemania Week (Which I will be attending yayyyy) Most of the posts will be dedicated to Wrestling and the WWE. For those of you who are not aware, Wrestlemania is the biggest Wrestling Spectacle of the year (Sooo the Superbowl of Sports Entertainment). This year the festivities will take place in my hometown of Orlando, Florida and I cannot wait! Any who, let’s see what we have planned this week!

Sunday 3/26/17 – Halo Wars 2 Review!

Monday 3/27/17 – Favorite Wrestlers of All Time

Tuesday 3/28/17 – Throwback Tuesday: Favorite Wrestling Moments and Matches!

Wednesday 3/29/17 – Creative Writing Part 2: the Curse (Wrestling Ode)

Thursday 3/30/17 – Wrestlemania Preview and Predictions

Friday 3/31/17  Lootcrate Unboxing (Theme is Future Tech!)

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Let’s Start the Week Off Right!

It’s going to be a fantastic week! What do you have planned this week? Are you looking forward to any of the upcoming posts? Let’s talk! Have a fantastic week!

-Luna 🙂

Versatile Blogger Award

Happy Saturday Gamers, Geeks and Friends! I was nominated for 3 community awards last week and I couldn’t have been happier. I could not have imagined the blog doing as well as it has (because who really wants to read me ramble) so I am grateful for every follower, friend and award nomination. Today I will do the Versatile Blogger Award and in the coming week I will do the other awards so thank you to everyone who is supporting the blog with your thoughts and participation! I would like to thank TheBrunetteBookwormBlog for my nomination. Her blog is amazing and it focuses on well, books! She has a great writing style and her topics and opinions on the books she features are informative, fun and most importantly NOT A SPOILER! Definitely give her blog a follow! Now, on to the Rules:

The Rules:

  • Display the award on your blog.
  • Thank the blogger that nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blog.

7 Facts about Me:

  1. I love Video Games (Who’d a Thunk It lol)
  2. Seth Rollins is my favorite current WWE Superstar (Stone Cold Steve Austin is my ALL TIME favorite) lol
  3. My Favorite Shows are currently Bobs Burgers, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars and Once Upon A Time (But I watch a lottt of TV).
  4. I am currently writing a Fantasy book that I’m super proud of! (It’s the reason I’ve started blogging so that I can hone my writing skills).
  5. My all time favorite character is Scooby Doo (Just picked up the Scooby Doo Apocalypse Comic yayy!!! Review to come soon!)
  6. I’m very friendly even in real life to the point that I KNOWWWWW people look at me crazy lol. What can I say, being born in a tourist spot like Orlando you learn to smile A LOT! 😀
  7. Wrestlemania Weekend for me starts in 6 days when I meet my husband Seth Rollins at WWE AXXESS!!!! :)))))
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Drum Roll Please!

My Nominees:

Here I would like to nominate some of my newer followers and blogs that I have had the chance to visit! Please make sure to take a look at any blog that seems interesting to you so that we can continue building up the community!

  • Beyond The Loading Screen– Excellent Video Game Content and reviews!
  • Falcon Reviews Blog– A Fantastic Video Game Review Blog!
  • QTX– His Quickly Tap X blog is a Video Gamers collage of reviews and opinions.
  • Hundtrassee– Rambles about Games!
  • Recreational Hobbyist– An awesome blog featuring books, board games and other hobbies!
  • TheAlbumWeb– A great, well rounded blog about video games, food and movies!
  • Anime_Girls_NYC– A great Anime Blog! I especially love the Battles on Versus Tuesdays!
  • NekoJonez– A fantastic video game and review blog!
  • TripleBlackTri– A Great Creative Writing blog focus on a central Fantasy Universe and Story!

Once again thank you for the nomination and congratulations to all of my fellow bloggers. This is a great way to add a post to your blog and have some fun sharing yourself to your readers, however, it is not necessary. Have a great day all!

-Luna 😀

 

100 Followers Thank You!

Hello Gamers, Geeks and Friends! I wanted to do a special shout out and post for having 100+ amazing followers! I have been blogging here since January and I am truly grateful for each and every follower that has decided “Hey, this blog isn’t have bad lol.” This post is dedicated to all of you! I actually want to name the blog followers something so let’s take a poll if you don’t mind.

Shout Outs:

I want to make some special shout-outs to other bloggers that are amazing and interact with us often. Make sure to take a look at their blogs!

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Thank you all, you have no idea how I’ve enjoyed our conversations! 10 Gold Stars for each of you! For anyone I have missed, I am sorry and throw salad at me lol.

For this post I would like to include a small quick poem that I wrote at work one night. I was on break sitting outside looking at the stars that shown especially brighter that night.

What Happened to the Stars that we looked upon that night,

They cuddled us and kept us safe, they taught us how to fight,

For all of our hopes and wishes, sent floating up to thee,

We made a wish once everyday and drifted off to sleep,

Before the dawn would break the dipper really saved,

A sip from its plentiful cup, our thirst forever craved,

I think I saw a meteor once, but no one would believe,

The cascading line across the sky, pixels it did leave,

I traveled with it on its path, at least as far as I could see,

The ball of fire left behind, a fragile broken me,

How I’ve longed to go with it across the milky way,

To taste the dew and feel the warmth of night switching to day,

Now when I stare above my eyes no longer gleam,

The twinkle that I’ve once felt isn’t what it seems.

thank you  Also I would like to welcome all of the blogs New Followers and Friends! Here at GamersUnitedGG we look to chat about Video Games, Netflix shows, Movies and anything Geek or Gaming that may come up! Originally I was going to just write about Games, Next I added Netflix and Funko Pops, Next I added the TKO Battles and Throwback posts, from amazing Book Blogs I’ve added book posts and of course my passion WWE! I’m very happy with the direction of the blog and again thank you! So I have decided to post  3 of favorite posts for any new followers to view if they wish!

  1. Throwback Tuesday: Nintendo 64
  2. Ultimate Thursday TKO: Nasty Ninjas (Scorpion Vs Master Shredder
  3. Creative Writing

Once again thank you to everyone following the GamersUnitedGG blog. We really appreciate it and it means the world that you’re interested in our quirky, gaming and geek posts! We’re very social if you haven’t noticed so feel free to recommend topics for our re-occurring series and give your opinions.

I would love to know what some of your favorite posts are and what you would like to see more of! Thank you for making this blogging experience amazing! Have a great weekend!

Luna 🙂

 

Netflix Series of the Week: Sense 8

Happy Friday Gamers, Geeks and Friends! Sorry for not posting a TKO Battle yesterday but I was a little strapped for time this week. Today’s Netflix Series of the Week will be the dramatic thriller Sense 8. I’ve had a coworker telling me for months that I would love this series and she was right! You may remember Emily from the “Is She Crazy” post and poll that was up on the blog a month or so ago (btw I will write the reveal post today if I get a chance). I’m excited about this post so let’s get to the show!

Plot: Sense 8 focuses on 8 strangers from different cities around the world that one day are able to sense what the others are feeling. It’s a bit more complex then that, actually they are able to feel, smell, taste, see and hear what each other are going through. Through methods described as “Visiting” and “Sharing” in the series, our strangers can visit and interact with each other or they can share their experiences, languages, training, etc. What type of series would this be if there were no conflict? Of course as with any Sci-Fy -esque (new word lol) film the main antagonist will be people working for a government agency known as BPO to track down and take the “Sensates.”

The Characters: I’ve always enjoyed a show or movie that adds in diversity, Sense 8 does not fail here. The different characters that you interact with will be split up into 8 different cities around the world. These cities are San Francisco, Mexico City, Seoul Korea, Mumbai India, Chicago, Nairobi Africa, Berlin and London. The characters that you are introduced to will have different backgrounds and occupations.  fight  We have The DJ, The Cop, The Actor, The Mogul, The Thief, The Driver, The Scientist and The Hacker (can you see how each individual’s skills are already defining how they can help each other?). Each character has a story, a problem in their life and a purpose it’s quite fascinating really. If one person has training in fighting, another stranger can access those skills for that time, if someone speaks a different language, when Sharing” any of the 8 strangers can speak that language.

The Aesthetics: For being a show about Senses the series did a great job of helping the viewer feel what is going on. For instance, a character was was DJ-ing. The music from the party carried over and sounded like someone was playing music loud for the other character. When you are in Nairobi the music is adventurous and upbeat while the background is dusty filled with deep browns and oranges. This setting is different from Seoul where the setting is sleek and precise. Each location

I’m losing my mind… No It’s just EXPANDING! people who have been born with the abilities to access each others thoughts, feelings and skills while being separated across the world.   chosen people. You can automatically see how they are visited by Angelica, the women who “Gave Birth” to their powers. Very explosive and first scene.

Play:

  • Great story and acting by the characters
  • Slowly unveils more information on what the Sense 8 can do allowing you to feel immersed in the plot
  • The colors, sounds and effects are believable and authentic to the location and scene

Skip:

  • Adult themes and situations (Nudity, Violence and Sex Scenes. Not recommended for children)
  • It takes a while for the story to unfold, if you like to know what’s going on and why quickly, you may not like the show

I’ve really enjoyed this series and Season 2 is available so I will continue watching. I’d rate the series 4 out of 5 Luna Stars! I’ve enjoyed it but there are a few things that bugged me about the execution of the Visiting and Sharing sessions. The characters can’t control when something happens but anytime they’re in trouble they can seem to connect to the exact person with the skills to help them. I feel like it would be a little more of a random selection than that, but hey it made for a great series. Check out the trailer below:

What do you think? Have you seen Sense 8 or a similar show? If you could connect with someone, what skill would you have to offer? Let’s Talk Sense 8 our Netflix Series of the Week!

Have a great Friday!

-Luna 😀

 

 

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Creative Writing

Hiya Gamers, Geeks and Friends! I’m super excited about this new segment that I will add on to the blog! Firstly, I want to shout out WovenEclipse and AcaciaAurora for inspiring me to start this creative writing venture. Both bloggers send pictures to each other and write a short story regarding the picture. When I first came across these posts I fell in love because it’s a great way to hone your craft. Check out their posts  that inspired me below:

For Want of a Distraction -WovenEclipse

In The Name of Love– Acacia Aurora

Let’s get started I will display the picture sent to me this week and write my story!

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Additionally: I would like to say that this looks like a scene for the video game 7 Days to Die (great game btw) lol. Now on to my story.

Kyrie Dayton wasn’t afraid of the Dean who relishes expelling students at any turn, he wasn’t afraid of the biology assignment to dissect a snake and harvest it’s grotesque organs, he didn’t feel nauseous at this years Scream Fest on campus that supplied endless student bodies to the infirmary on campus, after the all too realistic dinner and a movie featuring spaghetti guts, sausage intestines and don’t forget the poop pudding with tootsie roll lumps (mmm he could go for another helping of that pudding served out of a diaper). No Kyrie would not be phased by any of that, he wouldn’t let himself fall victim to the common musings of a mortal human. He dared to be different, enjoyed embracing the weird and consented to every cleverly, concocted scheme to terrify, make sick or watch the fears manifest. With his ability to not fall prey to silly stories, fables, rumors and tales, why couldn’t he move? Why was his heart seeming to beat in slow motion and the sweat rolling down his brow he couldn’t wipe? More importantly, why did he have this overwhelming sense of nostalgia as if he had seen this house before? Why was Bancroft Manor burning in his mind!

The aroma of rotting wood, burnt rubber and spray paint gave Kyrie the worst headache. If being here on a dare wasn’t enough, now he’d have to endure the stench of death for 3 hours. Last week Kyrie and his best friend Harmony were walking on a back alley through the streets of Kentucky. The young adults were up to their usual antics gabbing about the football team’s humiliating loss and ranting about the students who asked the most annoying questions in class. Kyrie and Harmony were both seniors going to college at LSU. During their excursion, they stumbled upon a woman seeming to be homeless outside of Brisco’s Deli on Fleece st. Kyrie bought the woman an Italian sub with chips and a frosty slushy as it had been abnormally hot this Winter afternoon. Grateful for the meal or pulling at his leg, the elder woman told Kyrie of a dare that has never been fulfilled. She told of an old manor where no one dare’s enter and how no one could spend 3 hours in the house before running scared. Kyrie was a thrill seeker and Harmony had dared him to try and stay in the house for 3 hours. Fast forward to today he can’t move!

Kyrie can feel his joints relaxing and his breathing finally stabilizes. He approaches the decrepit steps and takes a deep breath. “I have never been one to run away from a challenge.” Kyrie thinks. Just then a burst of confidence is instilled in our friend and his face flashed a smirk. With determination in his eyes, a smile on his face and his Go Pro on his hip, Kyrie seeks to win the dare and enter the Manor. He starts up his Go Pro, records his snarky intro and pushes the door to Bancroft Manor open. Kyrie spins the Go Pro camera around to start filming and journeys inside.

What did you think of the short story? What ideas come to mind when you see this picture? Once again thank you for the idea from WovenEclipse and Acacia Aurora! Would you like to join in this Creative Writing exercise with me, if so comment below and we can!

-Luna 🙂