9.1.17

Passengers Movie Review: Jim's Heirarchy of Needs


On the get go, the film reminded me of Robinson Crusoe, a guy stuck on a deserted island... with the slight difference of our guy being stuck on a high-tech, state-of-the-art space ship, with all the amenities he could possibly ask for!


In a sense, Jim (Chris Pratt) didn't need to fight to survive. But if  Maslow's Heirarchy of Needs taught us anything, once we've secured food and safety, then comes Love/Belonging... and boy was our boy just dying inside.

Technically though, he wasn't alone. On board with him were 4999 others. In a state of suspended animation, ready to be woken up once they arrived on their new Earth-- 90 years into the future. Jim was just that unlucky one to have erratically awoken way ahead of schedule.

On a particularly miserable day, all by his lonesome self, Jim bumped into the pod of the beautiful sleeping Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence). 


Day by day, he would learn more about Aurora from her files, and he found that he was falling more and more for her...

So here comes the moral dilemma. If you were Jim, would you wake her up? Effectively also taking away her very future just so you won't be alone?!

(Hey, not judging here. If it was the other way around, I'd wake Chris Pratt in a heartbeat!)


*SPOILERS AHEAD*

18.8.16

Despite What Critics Said, Suicide Squad was Awesome!


Suicide Squad Rocked! For the record, I almost didn’t see this film cause of what the critics were saying, but even if I’m late to the party, I’m glad I still went in.

Bad guys are bad asses. It’s no secret I love villains. And you know, there are just too many good guy movies that after a while all of their characters feel bland and the same. I think villains can have more personality as there is more leeway, you’re not sure of what they won’t or will do. I really think they deserve more chances at the spotlight. #moresuicidesquad

Unfortunately, since these villains are no Iron Man or Batman, they can’t have a full trilogy to explain their backstory. If that’s what you were looking for then, of course you’d be disappointed because this 2 hour movie is not that.

17.8.16

Digitally Illustrating Bunster and Hariet Webcomics


I have recently started a webcomic called Bunster and Hariet, and I want to show you guys how I digitally illustrate it!

In this lesson, I will show you the basics, step by step guide to making a simple webcomic using Adobe Illustrator. I do see lots of webcomic artists use photoshop but I'm here to show you an alternative and a personal preference of mine.

Do go ahead and check it out! See ya there!
MiciROX

29.7.16

Our Fun-tastic visit to Orlado! Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Disney World, Sea World

Just how much should you give up to succeed in your job? (Thoughts on The Devil Wears Prada)



Andrea wanted to be a reporter, but to do that she must first work at Runway Magazine under the most impossible boss you can imagine, Miranda Priestly.

At first she was fine with just getting by, but as demands got higher, she did get pushed into doing more and more as she subconsciously wanted the approval of her boss. And the more she did a good job, the more was expected of her. And this, my friends, is the never ending cycle of corporate America. It’s a vicious cycle of eat or get eaten.  

At a certain point though, you might think to yourself, up to what point is all this work still worth it? You might not think about it that much now, but I can imagine that as you get older, time can become more and more important and all of a sudden you come to realize just how much of your life you have spent in something that you really did not want to do.

Now there is this book by Bonnie Ware called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing, and there she enumerates some things that I feel are related to the things Andrea, in the Devil Wears Prada movie, realized later on.  

20.7.16

Bunster and Hariet Webcomics

Hello there! *waves* I'd like to present to you my very first webcomic, Bunster and Hariet!

It is a webcomic about a girl and her conflicting thoughts and indecisiveness... interpreted in the form of cute bunnies. There's the positive bunny feelings (Bunster) and the negative bunny feelings (Hariet). Yeah I know, just read the comic... you'll get what I mean. :D

They say I live inside my head, and maybe there's some truth in that! ;)

Read below, and enjoy!

http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/bunster-and-hariet/list?title_no=38717 https://tapastic.com/series/bunsterandhariet http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/bunster-and-hariet/list?title_no=38717 http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/bunster-and-hariet/list?title_no=38717

19.7.16

Digitally Drawing Cute Animals and Making Felt Bookmarks



Hello everyone!

I'm so excited to tell you guys that I made a class on Skillshare! I've been using this platform for many months now to learn about digital illustration and video editing, that I figured I have garnered quite a bit of the process to maybe make a class of my own. You can see from the video above that for my class I have touched upon doing some basic animal illustrations to make cute bookmarks! When you go to Skillshare though, you can learn about all sorts of other things like design, flower arrangement, productivity, etc. I'm sure there is something for you there, so I hope you will go ahead and sign up!

See you there!
MiciROX

Youtube Video Transcript:  

11.5.16

Top 10 Kick-Ass Celebrity Women



Youtube Video Transcript: 
So first, let’s look at the not so scientific definition of girl crush:

girl crush (n.) - An intense and typically non-sexual liking or admiration felt by one woman or girl for another.

So I hope that clears it up for some of you guys. Now one thing I don’t understand is why girls can have a girl crush but it’s kinda weird for guys to have a man crush. One of life’s many mysteries I suppose. Well since it’s okay, I have my Top 10 Celebrity Girl Crushes. These are girls I can say I look up to and admire.

So let’s get started!

24.10.15

Wilquote Publishing

http://www.wilquote.com/p/shop.htmlMy dad, William T. Co, has been writing quotes all his life. I made it my own little project to compile his best writings and illustrate some of them.

You can now purchase his first book, "Life Without Nonsense Doesn't Make Sense", at the WilQuote shop.

The book includes tons of quotes solely written by him, with over 35 illustrations drawn by me!

Visit the official website @ Wilquote.com

22.10.15

Top 10 Smart and Educational Channels on Youtube!

This is the Original Transcript for the "Top 10 Channels that Make Thinking Fun!" as found on youtube and embedded above:

Hi youtube! I’m micirox and this marks my first ever youtube video :D

*clasps*

I’m so excited about this! I’m a big fan of youtube and thought it would be nice to be even a small teeny tiny part of it. So now without further ado, here is what you came for, My top 10 channels that make thinking fun!

These are based on 3 categories.

Smartness

Attractiveness

And last but not the least, that it actually makes the other two irrelevant… Addictiveness

Obviously, this is a very subjective list. XD


 So Let’s get started! On the 10th spot is…