The Crimes of Grindelwald

The Crimes of Grindelwald

I avoided spoilers on this film for the first few days of its release because I was unable to see it until the following Sunday. However, what I was not able to avoid were the headlines showing up in my news feeds about several people not liking the film or saying that it wasn’t “Harry Potter” enough. I still allowed myself to go into the theater with an open mind after refusing to actually read any of those articles until I could make my own judgement. The verdict? I don’t know what some of the other reviewers are talking about! I absolutely LOVED it, but to each their own.

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Kingdom Hearts Unchained X Impressions.

Kingdom Hearts Unchained X Impressions.

I've always been a fan of the Kingdom Hearts gaming franchise. I remember it being the sole reason that I wanted a PS2 when the first game was released and I played it for hours on end although sadly I was never able to beat it. When Kingdom Hearts Unchained X was released for iOS and Android earlier this year in the U.S. I downloaded it to my tablet the second I saw in mentioned in the Play Store. 

After playing for 177 consecutive days this game still manages to hold my attention despite being a VERY repetitive and simple RPG game where you tap and swipe incessantly at your enemies. I'd consider myself a pretty dedicated player at a decent level (223 of the current 300 max) and I've never put a dime into the game. Nope, not even the Google Play credit I earned from those Google Opinion surveys. So for those who have rated the game with one to two stars because its a pay-to-win/play game... try again or better yet try harder. If you don't like they game for other reasons that's understandable but saying that you absolutely have to pay to progress is simply not true in my experience.

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Amino, Where Have You Been All My Life?

Amino, Where Have You Been All My Life?

It's been awhile since I've really just fallen in love (or heavy like) with any social apps. I'm a little burnt out on the infamous Facebook and I mainly just use it to lurk on family and friends now. I occasionally post things about food, date nights, and watching movies but its essentially a yawn fest user experience for me. I have also started to use my twitter account a bit more but it isn't something I check everyday or have made a lot of connections with. I presume it could be because of the 140 character limit but I think there's a little more to it than that such as the lack of engagement. I realize that getting people to interact with you should be at least a 50/50 effort but its just so much work. Some people are able to get interaction from their followers without putting in much action themselves but I don't feel like I'm quite at that level. I definitely plan to continuously work on it though. 

The only other social platform I've used sporadically in the past years is Google+, I joined while it was still in beta stage and for quite some time it was my absolute favorite site to frequent. I've made a few friends from the site and initially met my hubby through the site as well so it has had its highlights for sure. Unfortunately within the past year or so its struggled to hold my interest. But never fear, Amino is here! 

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Me & Windows Phone?!

Me & Windows Phone?!

Yes, you read correctly! As many of my friends on social networking and in real life know... I am a HUGE and very loyal "Android Geek", so when I started telling people that I was using a Windows Phone I got some strange looks and some funny comments. All I can say is... desperate times call for desperate measures. When you have to make a carrier switch a little sooner than you've expected and you're on a budget things happen!

There was a part of me that considered getting a cheap Android phone instead, but with a budget of $100 the lower spec'd Android offerings left me unimpressed so I decided to give the Nokia Lumia 521 a chance. I'd heard mixed reviews and opinions about the devices and wanted to test one for myself.

It's been interesting to say the least, some days I feel like "OMG, come on first pay day so I can get back to my beloved Android" and others I'm like "eh, it's not so bad".

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