Guess who finally watched Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World!
Happy (nearly) 4th of July everyone! July is my favourite month! Summer’s in full swing, it’s finally consistently hot, and it’s my birth month. Let’s be honest, our favourite seasons and months are always the ones that were born in. Really looking forward to this month! Anyways, here is what I read/watched/listened to this week.
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World
Don’t kill me for this one, but I watched this film for the first time ever this week. I don’t know why it took me this long to be honest, but whatever. I’ve seen it now and I love it. I mean for one thing the cast is incredible! Brie Larson, Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Aubrey Plaza, Michael Cera (and way more) all in one movie! How? Can this happen again? Soon please? I really love the style and message of the film. It was satisfying and thoroughly entertaining! If you haven’t seen it yet (I’m pretty sure I’m the only one who took this long) please do yourself a favour and put it on the top of your watch list.
The Dark Duet (shocker)
Yep that’s right. I haven’t finished it yet because I have a bad habit of being sucked into the internet for hours doing absolutely nothing. I did read a few hundred more pages though. I’m starting to get more into it, but now I have family in town and I’ve been put on babysitting duty which is exhausting and time-consuming. I barely have time to myself right now. I will persevere though and finish it by next week (I swear).
Songs of the Week
Definitely slightly obsessed with Brie Larson singing in Scott Pilgrim.
Young Folks – City of the Sun
Benine Redux – STRFKR
4th of July – The Dig
Have a great (and safe) 4th of July!
Arrow, Victoria Schwab, Arcade Fire and more!
Hello again! After my inaugural post, I thought I would start a weekly segment about what I watched, read, and listened to this week. Like any person who does not have enough time in their everyday life to keep up with all the trends, this content will not always be new. (Just me refusing to start something new and untested, instead waiting to jump on the bandwagon when it becomes big.) Here’s what I consumed this week:
Ok so this show has been around for 5 seasons already. I personally know a lot of people who watch it and praised it, so I started watching it last week. I am now on season 3. This is quite a feat for me, because I get so tired binge-watching 40+ minute-long shows with 20+ episodes per season. I used to live for those binge sessions, but I’m trying to spread my limited free time across multiple platforms, so I just feel bad about spending it all on one show. I couldn’t tell you why I’ve broken that rule now to watch Arrow, but I don’t really regret it. While the show is at times cheesy and some of the female characters are way too forgiving and patient with the men in this show, I am thoroughly enjoying myself watching it. My absolute favorite character is Felicity Smoak because she is the comic relief that keeps this show from taking itself too seriously. Overall, I don’t find myself overly attached to the show, but I’m entertained enough to keep coming back for more. I’m also tempted to start The Flash now, because Barry Allen is adorable!
This Dark Duet
So I met Victoria Schwab (AKA V.E. Schwab AKA my favorite author of all time) for the second time two weeks ago to get her to sign my copy of the newly-released sequel to This Savage Song, This Dark Duet. I’m about 2/3 of the way through it. Because I read the first book over a year ago, I’m not fully remembering the details of it, so I’m struggling through some references to past events and people. I am enjoying it, but it’s not my favorite story of hers. I think I still might be hung up on her last book A Conjuring of Light, which brought an end to an incredible series. I’ve also heard that the ending is heartbreaking so that might be another reason I’m dragging my feet on it, but I’ll be finished with it by the end of next week, so I’ll give a full review then! If you haven’t read any of Victoria Schwab’s books, I highly recommend doing so!
Songs of the Week
Here were the songs I played on repeat this week:
Creature Comfort – Arcade Fire
Writer in the Dark – Lorde
Answer – Phantogram
That’s all from me. I hope you all had a great week!
Hello there! Welcome to the start of something new and (hopefully) exciting! This marks the inaugural blog post under my much-used moniker Eyes On The Clock.
I get a lot of questions about the username and often feel a little embarrassed that my Instagram isn’t just a bunch of pictures of watches. To be honest, the name really just sounded cool so I ran with it. Over time though, I feel that the username has kind of taken on a new meaning to me.
I guess the name is a reminder of being hyper aware of the passage of time. Everything moves so quickly nowadays so I’m just trying to keep up and record as much of it as possible. Here is another attempt to do so.
I’ve always been interested in art and the impact it has on our society. When I mean art, I mean everything from books to film/television to graphic to paintings etc. I’ve consumed art in its many forms and I enjoy discussing art more than anything else. It is my passion and I want this to be a site where I engage with it, while also engaging with you.
I promise to publish weekly posts about the recent books/movies/tv shows/music etc. that I have consumed and maybe, if I’m lucky enough, influence you on your choice of media to consume.
I might also include some other pieces on more personal topics and maybe broach into political topics (god knows I have quite a few opinions on those). I do believe that my political opinions inform the media I consume and vice versa so it will be impossible for me to be completely unbiased.
That being said, art can bring people together as much as it can divide us. I hope that no matter what your views on the world, our shared love of pop culture can bridge some of those divides.
If you’re reading this all the way to the end, thank you. Time is a precious thing and I promise not to waste yours too much.
Much Love, Jade