Things I love: Horror Movies, Comics and Anime...also fashion, let's Nerdout together!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Minority Report - Season 1 Review


My Monday nights were quite eventful and fun when Minority Report was on! Every Monday I went to Twitter...tweeting and RTing fellow Minority Report fans as we rally to keep our show alive. Interesting thing about Minority Report is besides it's diversity the show is just a good time. The beginning episodes I saw many people complaining about it not being the Tom Cruise film and that it's too predictable and generic. Minority Report goal was never to be a duplicate of the movie, but a continual story from the movie. 
The future looks amazing and is meshed well within the show. The show found its footing midway and ended its season strong. Fans of the movie know the basic summary about precrime and the precogs, which is the basic premise of the show.

The cast
Lara Vega is dedicated/smart detective. (She wears cool leather jackets all season long)
Dash is a precog who wants to do good for humanity. (No filter, awkward moments expected)
Arthur is precog (Dash's bro) handsome but cunning. (Excellent flashback makes you understand the character even better)

Give Minority Report a chance! Watch the episodes here =>  Minority Report
Sign the petition here => Renew Minority Report



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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Comic-Con 2015: I am Nerd and my name is Nadeen

I am a Nerd. My early nerd life began with me being completely obsessed with The X-Files, my mom can tell you about me never missing an episode and being completely convinced I was an alien investigator. My love of science fiction came from The X-Files, my love of horror happened years before when I would watch Tales from The Darkside and Monsters. I was never a kid who was afraid of monsters, I loved looking at them and watching them scare people, so this was a natural progression for me into my adulthood of fandom/nerdom/geekdom!

My freshman year in high school I discovered the comic book store in Newark and I would go in there just to browse.The X-Files and Tales from the Crypt had comics, so I started buying! Those initial purchases branched off into me building my comic book collection...it's not huge but it makes me remember my youthful days.The X-Files, Tales from the Crypt, The Crow (which I will dedicate an entire post) and Spawn were my first buys. 

Let's see I love all things horror, science fiction, comics and anime of course I belong at Comic-Con! NYCC 2015 was the second time I attended and by far it was the best day of 2015! I was only able to snag a Thursday ticket and I literally left the last screening at 8pm, which means I spent 7 hours in utopia. Below are some cool pictures that highlight my highest point of 2015. Next year I need to try to harder to snag a 3 day pass, trust me one is not enough!
























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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Cold Weather means Winter Fragrance Shopping: Tocca Beauty Colette

I LOVE perfumes. My love of fragrances began when I started working at the mall when I was in high school and I would kill time and walk around the department stores and explore. During my exploration I would discover the variety of fragrance options available and finding out which ones worked best on me, with my body chemistry. 

As the seasons change, my scents change with them. I like strong feminine robust fragrances, deep florals, light spices with some sweetness. It's difficult to describe a scent online and trial and error is key! So everyone go to your local department store or Sephora and grab some testers and start sniffing!

My winter scent is Tocca Beauty Colette 
Colette is very feminine, but also has a strong lemon melody to it. I enjoy citrus and vanilla and Colette combines them both wonderfully!
Fancy Description from Amazon
Inspired by the French novelist and libertine, Colette, Tocca's newest fine fragrance captures the seductive essence of a woman. Known for her romantic liaisons as much as her inspiring writing, Colette embodies the irresistible scent of a woman that lingers on the pillow long after she leaves. Warm, spicy and sweet, Colette is the perfect fragrance for the sensual woman in us all.Notes:Bergamot, Mandarin, Lemon, Juniper Berry, Pink Peppercorn, Jasmine, Violet, Cyclamen, Pine Needles, Incense, Musk, Sandalwood, Amber, Vanilla, Cedarwood.Style:Spicy. Sweet. Seductive.

The description is perfection! 




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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia

My experience entering the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church was surreal. These pictures don't do this church justice, this history is oozing from it. I am not a religious person, but I took a moment to sit down in the pew and listen to the recording of the service from the 1960's and it was very intense. You must experience this for yourself.












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Monday, November 16, 2015

Atlanta, Georgia Trip Part 1

Me travel? Not much, just trapped in NY/NJ with a little bit of travel to Philadelphia. I decided a few years ago it's time for me to branch out. I want to explore the states and beyond. I've travelled to Boston (which was a disaster because I slept in the hotel room my entire stay...it's a long story). My favorite city that isn't really a city was Washington DC. The sightseeing and eateries are great, I can go to DC every year!

I went to Atlanta, Georgia for the first time during Halloween and it was amazing.






Yummy

Destroyed



 In part 2 I will be go in depth with my visit to the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial and The Ebenezer Baptist Church, what an amazing experience.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

My Acne Regimen

I have acne. It's a phrase that is seen before it's said and it's a part of me. I have acne scars and hormonal breakouts (I get no breaks). I decided to see a Dermatologist and get professional advise about what to do about my problem skin.

Previously I have used Proactiv, Murad, Clinique and many many other brands to combat my problem skin. I always noticed slight changes, but noting significant. I need prescription grade medication.

I am getting older and I want to make a concerted effort on having and maintaining healthy skin.

My doctor was amazing, very informative and made me feel comfortable!

Here is what I'm using:

Morning I use Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser then I use Aczone (prescription), followed with my Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Moisturizer, SPF 30

 

Night I use Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser, Aczone and Tretinoin Cream (two prescriptions) with my CeraVe Moisturizers, Moisturizing Cream


It's been two week and in the beginning I was totally dishearten at the thought of having such a strict regimen to follow. I think I've settle into the routine and I have noticed some changes. After a two months of use I will post before and after pictures! Wish me luck! What do y'all use to combat acne? 


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Monday, November 2, 2015

Graphic Novel Review: The Wicked and The Divine Vol 1

I purchased The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1, The Faust Act on Amazon The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1 at the beginning of the summer. I desperately wanted to get into reading comics again and I heard great things about   WicDiv (such a cool nickname) and decided to dive in head first by buying the Volume 1, which comprises of comics 1-5. I'm happy I dived in...Amazing!!

The quality of Kieron Gillen's writing connects you to all the characters and you become intertwined in the world that he's created. I will not give away any spoilers, but Wiki has a very compact simple explanation:
 "The narrative follows a young teenage girl, Laura, as she interacts with the Pantheon. The Pantheon is a group of twelve people who discover that they are reincarnated deities. Their discovery grants them fame and supernatural powers, with the stipulation that they will die within two years. This is part of a cycle that repeats every ninety years, known as the Recurrence"

Besides the quality of the writing the art by Jamie McKelvie is top notch, look at Lucifer (Luci for short)



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Friday, October 30, 2015

Back for Good!

Very excited to start the blog over again. Great content to come, bare with me while I get a few details sorted out! I'm still learning!
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