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Dang. Been gone for so long...

My blog has been updated more frequently than here, so hopefully I stay around here for a while again.

One might say I got a bit too annoyed with the drama over the HIM remix album. So like high school drama, I ran like the plague. Hopefully I'll be back on Valo Daily in the comments section. Like I used to. ^^'

Let's see how long I can stay here. lol

Check out my blog: melanie-light.blogspot.com/


(CREDIT: to the genius who smashed a VHS tape with a hammer on his kitchen floor. XD)
My Rank: 3.5 out of 5 <- what a relief

Please excuse my fowl mouth for a moment, but this remix album scared the living shit out of me. Ever since heartagram.com made an announcement about this in November, the whole HIM fanbase went batshit insane. People spent time making conspiracy theories about the cover image, complaining that HIM is - heaven forbid - releasing A THIRD remix compilation, blaming Warner for the failure of Screamworks, and detoxing from the very short tour the band had this era. Once the bonfire spread, I forced myself off Valo Daily and other HIM sites until the maelstrom died down. Even now, I'm still not in the spirit to visit very often...

Well, in my world, at least it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

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Writer's Block: 'Tis the season

Do you find the holiday season relaxing or stressful, and why?

I always found Christmas to be a great time of the year, the stress of finding gift for my family and friends didn't bother me too much. but this year, it's been harder due to recent personal issues. it's been hard for me to get into the Christmas spirit. by far, this is the worst holiday season I've had up to this point.

But I honestly hope there will be snow on Christmas Day to bring some happiness... :)

Winter and Update

Yay! December! My favorite month of the year. Christmas, toys, gifts, scarves, laziness, my birthday, a new year, AND TWO WEEKS OF NO SCHOOL to finish the job! ;D

I updated my blog with some new stuff... (one serious rant, a random update, and more) but for the most part, nothing new and exciting is up. I'll do more reviews this month, and I might as well make a 2010 wrap-up post. :)

Plus, I am happy that no bad news came from this week's Kerrang! about HIM (thanks to nallan for the scan ^^.) It's interesting how panicked fans has been lately. :-/ *shurg* at least confusion should subside for now.

Have a great month. :)

- Melanie~Light

PS-  how about a good old song of the day. :P
(CREDIT: posted by CenturyMedia. song by Lacuna Coil.)

Writer's Block: One day

How do you feel when a favorite band breaks up? Do you still follow the original band members in their new projects?

This hasn't happened to me yet, though the closest has been Evanescence's hiatus. I thought I could hang onto the music for as long as possible, but that barely lasted a year until I got bored.

But if my favorite band brakes up? I'd be very heartbroken. But I'd try to again, hold onto what they made, and be open-mined to the members' new projects. 

This is pure speculation, so I'm not sure how I'd truly feel and react.


(and pics aren't mine. CREDIT to owners. ^_^)

Two amazing great things happened today and I'm surprised I haven't screamed at the top of my lungs yet. (Its scare my cats anyway...)


Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys IS OUT!!!!! I am tempted to run out and buy it, but the price would be kinda high. No wait... that's iTunes. $14.00?!?! Does the economy suck THAT bad? What happened to the days of coughing up $10.00 on average?!

But second, and truly above that (no offense MCR)...:

Hyvää syntymäpäivää, Ville Valo!(What did you expect from a HIM fangirl?!) Because birthdays are always superior to album releases. Sorry, My Chemical Romance!
Since it's already... the next day in Helsinki, I send my virtual birthday hug to the amazing singer in my favorite band. Can't wait for more random surprises from HIM. ^_^
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Fangirl and the Death of Her Childhood...

...just kidding...

(CREDITS: to the owner. not mine, obviously.)
My Rank: 4.75 out of 5 <- THE FILM SERIES HAS BEEN REDEEMED!!!!!!!

If any Harry Potter fans have read my last entry and want to shoot me, please do not because I have not added my two cents about the first part of this film! It will be a long eight or so months before we finally weep until we die of dehydration. I want to be a part of that group, thank you! Anyway, this is it.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part One.

Part One of the End of My Childhood
is more like it...

After seeing it twice already - *dodges thrown objects* - with my friends at midnight and my dad earlier today, I think I can easily make a more sturdy opinion since now the excitement has worn down. For the most part, this film left me wonderfully satisfied. The Harry Potter I grew up with remained intact with no disappointment. The casting is, and has always been, superb; actors were phenomenally top-notch; and the world was perfectly real... except the train.

The film has some flaws due to some altered scenes (though fairly minor) and just by the obvious fact that no one can fully recreate the world from the books to a film adaptation. Even Lord of the Rings couldn't do it. Nothing bothered me except the Hogwarts Express. I understand that the Death Eater stood in from of it to slow it down, but the train appeared to be moving at five miles per hour. It's not a huge concern and maybe it's just me, but whatever.

From my perspective, even from the first viewing, the movie went at a faster pace than the previous films. This lasted two-and-a-half hours and nothing slowed down to the point of boredom for me. Though that might be because I'm such a huge fan anyway. But for some odd reason, despite that the camping time took at least 60% of the movie, everything was put together well enough for the pacing to be just right.

What I find ironic is that David Yates, who directed this amazing adaptation, is the same guy who screwed up the last two Harry Potter movies. From my friends and others, people had more problems with The Order of the Phoenix because so much plot was removed and re-editted from the 750-800+ paged book. But honestly, The Half-Blood Prince was far worse due to the complete emphasis of the romances between the characters and the lack of attention to the plot. Thankfully, I won't kill David Yates - yet - after making DHP1 so accurate to the parts taken from the novel.

Obviously the film is very dark, serious, and dreary, but comic relief is not a stranger. Everyone at the midnight showing roared with laughter; the audience today laughed as well. Even my dad, who never read the books but seen every film to date, laughed quite a bit. Best of all, he never fell asleep (the years in the military did that to him.)

Best parts? The Seven Harrys; George "snooping in;" the Ministry of Magic; and Dobby (that all by itself is making me laugh right now). I won't spoil everything else. XD

At this point, you're either a Harry Potter fan or not. Or at least, you like the story from the films or books or not. So honestly, WATCH IT. Any person who happens to read this and never gave the series a try and want to... read the books, or catch up on the other films. Just as a warning, you have to wait until July 2011 for the final part. I'm very annoyed by this, but on the other hand, I have eight months to enjoy my childhood while it still lasts.

It seems it was only yesterday when I went to see Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in November of 2001. Nine years later, I just watched half of the seventh and final film. Excuse me as I run to my battered and old Harry Potter books and cry...


ZOMFG!!!!! I went with my friends to see the midnight showing of the first part of Harry Potter 7!!!!!! *squeals*

Well, the movie was amazing and I'll review about it sometime tomorrow on my blog. (It will be here as well.) My dad wanted to see it, and I said i wouldn't mind going with him. It might help to reanalyze the entire film, because it went fast and it got pretty confusing at some parts. But WOW. Just... WOW!

The only downside: the total money brought in from the showing was about $24 million. The goal of us fans was to beat the $30 million Eclipse record. DARN!!!!! T-T


One Less Burdening Fear off My Back

It took me my whole life up to this point, but another childhood fear has been fought by the power of "get off your cowardly ass, Fangirl, and grow up!"


And in 2010, this doesn't really matter too much anymore! Marilyn Manson has practically fallen off the radar since 2005!

Just like with Ozzy (see my review of Scream), a fan made praises, and I got interested. I am only excited about this because now that I have listened to his music for a year and spent hours watching music videos, I almost laugh at my childish ignorance. Sure, people said horrible things in order for me to fear him, but it's funny how inane assumptions shaped Manson into a real-life Freddy Krueger.

I have to thank The Distressed Watcher for his amazing analysis of Manson's music videos. I wouldn't call myself a MM fan, but I'm already planning to sign the book. If only I had the right pen...

Really. My mind has been blank lately and I needed to get this off my chest.

In other news, I sure hope HIM's SMWRXS was worth pre-ordering...

song of the day!!!!!! (beware of stupid and loud commercials):

(CREDIT: song by Marilyn Manson. video posted by: MarilynMansonVEVO)


Review of MCR's "Na Na Na"

(CREDIT: owned by creator and My Chemical Romance. Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Na_Na_Na_(Na_Na_Na_Na_Na_Na_Na_Na_Na))
My Rank: 3.5/5 <- exciting...

Unlike Three Days Grace, My Chemical Romance didn't make me suffer while waiting for their new album. MCR didn't give THREE changes to the release date of their album and then say after two years of joking around that "oh, NOW we're recording." So I applaud MCR for not giving me constant heart attacks like 3DG did. Plus, "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)" impresses me more than "Break" did. But typing it out is dreadful...

Once a band has released at least three records, you can have a good idea what their style is, and My Chemical Romance is pretty over-the top. Make no apology / It's death or victory / On my authority / Crash and burn / Young and loadedCollapse )