"Breaking Pointe" Review

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Currently watching CW's brand new docu-drama about the ballet world, "Breaking Pointe"...
It's incredibly refreshing to see ballet being presented that way it deserves - HARDCORE! Intended to be "an antidote to Black Swan" the show immediately establishes that ballet is not for pansies, and it certainly isn't easy. The men they spotlight are quite masculine, and the women seem kind and balanced, yet competitive.

The first episode focuses on the dancers waiting to see if their contracts will be renewed. It's realistic and honest. The class scenes are inspiring and lovely.
I wish they spent a little less time on the relationship stuff. I'm just not interested! The nightclub scene is also silly. I want to know about their pointe shoes, their rituals, their superstitions, the subtitles and histories of the variations and ballets their working on - dancer stuff. The mindless minutes they waste on dancer relationships gives a slight blandness to the first episode and leaves me a little disappointed. I only hope the next few episodes are better! 

Fanime and Clockwork Alchemy! 2 days!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I'm now in full convention mode as I gear up for Fanime and Clockwork Alchemy! It's going to be tricky dividing my time between both an insane anime convention and a brand-new steampunk convention, but I'll manage!

While I'll still be doing a little cosplay, I will probably be focusing more on my vintage, Victorian, and steampunk ensembles. My boyfriend, Duke, and I have never had a proper photoshoot done with us in our Victorian outfits, and we intend to change that this year!

Look for me at the Princess Tutu cosplay gathering on Sunday at 11am. Not sure if I will attend the Kuroshitsuji gatherings, however.

The highlight of the con will certainly be The Emperor Norton Ball at Clockwork Alchemy. It's going to blow Fanime's Black and White Ball out of the water, to be sure. I've written a little blurb about it over at my DA journal, so take a gander if you're interested in this dance event: Thinking about attending the B&W Ball at Fanime?

So excited! Can't wait!

IKEA Madness

Sunday, May 6, 2012

So IKEA had this deal where if you spend a certain amount of money on stuff, you can get your entire meal for free. WHATEVER YOU WANT. AS MUCH AS YOU WANT. ANYTHING IN THE RESTAURANT.

Needless to say, we all went a little cray-cray. :)
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