We Are Losing Ourselves In Our Phones

UntitledWell, it’s been a while since I’ve done a TV show review. I’ve been keeping up with my book reviews but my love for album and TV reviews have nonexistent for some time now, so it’s time to bring one of them back for an important message. I say “important” but it’s like people are going to give a shit of what I really have to say in between the lines of this post, so I’m still going to attempt it anyways. Okay, I’ve been paying attention to the new fall season of TV shows coming to different networks. Unfortunately I’ve missed the first episode of Blackish but I’ve been watching Forever like a hawk. It’s really difficult for me to find a new show and fit it into my overwhelming schedule of shows. In the fall, all of my shows are back in full swing and it can be very hard to get into something different. That’s why I missed the first episode of Blackish last week. So far I think Tuesday’s are my most packed day of the week. I’ve got four shows in three hours. This has never happened before. I’ve had probably two shows for an hour, but that’s it. I’ve been very content with it for some time, but I think I’m going to keep Tuesday as my packed night. Starting off my night with the new show called, Selfie and I watched the previews for the last few weeks and thought it seemed like a funny tale. I thought of all people they’d get for these characters they’d get one from the Star Trek movies and the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie as their main characters.

Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillian) knows how it feels to be the “ugly” girl in school, because that’s who she was back in the day. She was obsessed with this one girl and decided she going to turn into her but as the years went on the technology changed along with her and then once she got on the different social media networks, she became somebody else. She was always on her phone and taking selfies and caring more about what everybody saw in her. She cared more about “likes” of her pictures and never living in the moment. So during her job’s meeting about one of their own employees repurposing an old product and changing it into something better. She starts to get this idea of maybe this person can repurpose her as a person and make her more likable to other than people in the internet. Henry Higgs (John Cho) agrees to help her out but both don’t understand how big this obsession has gotten over the years and the changing may seem bleak, but I think it can happen, but that’s my take on it. I think it could be interesting story between these two characters, but I think Eliza could annoy me here and there though.

Here’s the thing that I got out of the pilot episode. I live with a family were only three out of four are obsessed with the internet, me included. My dad despises the internet and all the high-tech stuff, well most of it. He has actually busted out laughing when our power goes out because one of us girls are usually in the middle of something and then the power drastically goes out. I don’t compare myself to Eliza though. I literally put a status update on my Facebook over the weekend that said, Cell phones that have WiFi have ruined family time. And it’s true! Anytime my family gets together in one room, out of the nine of us in that itty bitty kitchen, six of us are on their phones and on Facebook commenting to each other while there are talking distance from one another. I have a strong hatred for phones with internet. My family gets mad at my nana because she will literally leave the kitchen and go on her laptop. Once they realize where she’s at, they quickly make a comment about it, but once she comes back they’re on their phones again. I have wanted to their phones away but everytime I make a comment about it, I get yelled at for it. Somebody usually says that if my phone had internet on it, I’d do the same thing too. No, I would not. I respect everybody in the room. There are times were everybody should get off their phones and interact with other human beings face-to-face. It’s not that outdated to do it anymore. It’s ridiculous!

I’m scared that everybody in this world is going to need their own Henry Higgs in the near future because they are so interested in checking their news feed, pictures, and likes, more than having a normal conversation with a person. A person on their laptop or their phone 85% of the day is just sad and that includes my family that can’t survive without it. No wonder my dad laughs at us, he doesn’t have anything on his smartphone and yet he knows how to talk and stay in contact with a person without using his keyboard. As for me, I am a blogger. I watched the show last night and it brought up a lot of feelings that I have been bottling up for safe keeping, I like taking pictures and using them for blog posts for the future but since I’ve been taking pictures of anything worthy of a blog post, I’ve lost touch of just doing things and living in the moment. I like taking breaks off of my social media accounts. I no longer have my Facebook or Twitter on my phone. It’s been like that for a year now. I can live off my stuff for a day, I’ve actually tested that out. I still know to interact with a normal human being, my eye contact is a bit off, but it’s always been like that. I’m proud that I don’t let my phone control my outlook of gatherings with people, but I do feel sad for the ones who do, because I honestly don’t want to be around with somebody who is always looking at a screen to bring them joy.

Book Review: The Seduction by Roxy Sloane

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It’s been awhile since I’ve done a book review. I’ve been debating whether or not I want to do a book review on this book, because it’s a novella. So it’s smaller in length than the normal books that I read. However, it was definitely worthy of a book review though! So let’s get to it! This book was one of the free books on Amazon back in August. I got it done it like three days, it’s a novella, so they’re not as long and sometimes can capture you and keep you interested longer than your normal books can. At least, I think so!

The book is called The Seduction by Roxy Sloane and it’s about a group of characters, but it’s mainly the love affair of the two main characters. Vaughn and Keely. Vaughn is a dirty mouthed man who thinks he make every woman fall to their knees and give it up. Keely is a not as easy as Vaughn’s thinking she is, but it’s not all about sex with Vaughn though. He’s basically on a mission when a client of his wants proof of her at her naughtiest, they want to ruin her. He doesn’t know why nor does he want to in the beginning. Keely works at a law firm and although, she doesn’t have her degree yet, she takes cases with other partners at the firm, sits in the room and takes notes. In the beginning, she sits with a big client of theirs, Mr. Ashcroft. He’s ill and slowly dying, so he wants to sign off on his will to make it official that his kids will not get anything after he’s gone. He talks to Keely about her family, after he has a coughing fit in the room. Keely’s the only one in her family and this holds a big factor at the end of the book.

Later on that day, she gets forced to get her boss Carter his everyday drink and she meets Vaughn after literally running into him and spilling the drink all over him. After offering her to get another one, she denies the help, but he does it anyway in a very dominant way. When he calls her by her name after saying goodbye, she wonders how he knew it. The next day, they come face-to-face again, this time he is the client. Once again, she’s left alone with another client, she tries to get Vaughn to reconsider making another appointment especially after Vaughn makes some very obscene comments to her. When he tells her that he’ll just her boss that she kicked him out, she knew her job would be at stake. So she stays and oh hell breaks loose! Skipping to the end, Mr. Ashcroft takes a turn for the worst and then things really pick up. Vaughn in a way starts to change about how he feels about scamming Keely to get proof for his client. After that, is the cliffhanger of how is out to destroy Keely Fawes and how will Vaughn make her trust him again.

From the first office scene between them leads into the museum and the ending. It gets a bit too much for both to handle, but then again both don’t feel like letting go either. I liked the smartass comments between the two characters. Vaughn is a very strong-willed man, he likes taking control of every situation he’s in. Everything he does is for his job, for his clients. Keely is very job orientated too. She doesn’t like Vaughn’s mouth as much as he thinks she does. She believes in keeping things separate between business and pleasure, but her will starts to give out towards the end. I think she likes teasing Vaughn a little more than we think she does. She likes to keep him on his toes. I liked the mysterious outlook of the whole book. Because it’s not just Keely who has an enemy, but in the middle of it all Vaughn seems to have one too, but it’s not out in the spotlight as much as hers. I honestly loved this book, it was very quick but I was seriously hooked to it. I literally woke up at 7am one morning and instead of getting up and going online first thing, I grabbed my Kindle and started reading some chapters. I would give four out of five stars altogether. I really want and need to read the second book soon.