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  1. OakGoblinFly

    S23.E04: Week 3

    I don't know what it is about this season, but I find my interest really waning. I think it's the contestants; I don't find any of them truly engaging, and while a few are some what likable, I don't find myself actively rooting for them. I don't know what it is about the race car driver, to me he comes across as smarmy and a bit creepy. I haven't enjoyed any of his dances nor do I like the person that is presented in the pre-dance packages. Most of the dances were extremely underwhelming; also I think we can see who the powers that be want in the show based on who "won" the immunity (the exception being Maureen who I thought was vastly stronger (both in content and technique) than Amber Rose (which is a shame because she is such a lovely person). And as an aside, how adorable was her outfit; sassy, lots of movement, and a gorgeous color.; I thought Maureen looked stunning last night and the most relaxed and comfortable since the competition began. I 'm glad that Amber Rose finally appeared to enjoy herself in a routine; too bad the routine was not very good (I blame Maks). I loved Emma's dress - hated her routine. I don't remember either of the Paso Doble routines. I think Allison and Gleb let their celebrity partner down with terrible choreography; and what the heck was Jana wearing on her feet? Those shoes made her look downright clunky (the rest of the outfit was adorable). Did either male perform any Cha Cha Cha? It looked like a lot of twirling, posing, and hip shaking by Sharna and Cheryl and very little actual dance by the men. Color me surprised that race car drive beat swimmer. NOT!! I thought Terra's waltz was lovely; I especially thought the parts where Sasha leaned town so their foreheads were touching was especially effective. Calvin's dance appeared to be a bit more dramatic and flashy and I didn't enjoy it as much as I did Terra's (which I thought had a nice blend of content, flow, and just a little vulnerability). The two tangos were the strongest dances of an overall weak night. I'm glad that Lori was able to channel her "serious" side and thought she did well enough. I really liked Derek's choreography more than I did Val's. And holy cow, that opening move by Marilu!
  2. OakGoblinFly

    Passengers (2016)

    The trailer pretty much gave it away (to anyone who was paying attention that is); two friends who saw trailer and had no knowledge of the reference material or plot (or that there was even a movie with Pratt and Lawrence) turned to me and said
  3. OakGoblinFly

    Passengers (2016)

    The trailer makes it seem like the movie is having an identity crisis; it doesn't know what it wants to be. And it makes me NOT want to see it.
  4. OakGoblinFly

    That One Scene Worth Waiting For...

    "Who's this guy?" cracks me up every time. I never liked Colbie Smulders on How I Met Your Mother, but I adore her as Maria Hill.
  5. OakGoblinFly

    Holy Grail Beauty Products

    Have you tried NYX concealers? I find their products work well and are extremely reasonably priced. You can find their products in some Target, CVS Pharmacy, and Ulta locations; they also have stores in some malls.
  6. OakGoblinFly

    What Are We Currently Reading?

    Thanks to a BookBub find I picked up The Red Knight (for a whopping 99-cents) a few weeks ago and just now settled in to read it. I'm only a 100-pages in, but so far I like it; I especially like world building (which is a pseudo medieval society, complete with Crusaders and magic). After that I have the first Detective Lavender book, The Heiress of Linn Hagh - it's a regency era mystery - and comes highly recommended by several people based on my enjoyment of the Sebastian St. Cyr books by C.S. Harris (books that I describe as Mr. Bond meets Mr. Darcy). Ooooh, this sounds good - and I am always on the hunt for good steampunky type books.
  7. I'm glad they're getting it out of the way right off the bat (much like Bindi and Crocodile Rock)
  8. OakGoblinFly

    Best Movie Fight Scenes: Ass-Kicking 101

    All the Marvel movies have some amazing fight choreography, but it seems that the best have been in the Captain America movies. I know it's a television show, but Netflix's Daredevil has some amazing fight sequences. And how can one discuss fight scenes without mention The Forbidden Kingdom's fight between Jackie Chan and Jet Li.
  9. OakGoblinFly

    That One Scene Worth Waiting For...

    And I adore everything about Tangled, but I really love the "I've Got a Dream" sequence. it just cracks me up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbVlGESh9Mc
  10. OakGoblinFly

    That One Scene Worth Waiting For...

    I can't not watch the elevator fight scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And any gun kata scene from Equilibrium; especially the last one.
  11. OakGoblinFly

    S23: Amber Rose: Calling Out The Steps

    She has the most amazing complexion ..... what gorgeous skin.
  12. OakGoblinFly

    Best Eyeliners for the Waterline

    NYX Retractable Eye Liner; you can find the brand at some CVS stores as well as some Ulta shops. They also have stores in several malls, and of course you can order via their website. I really like the eye liners and eye shadows; I find they work well, having good staying power, and are very reasonably priced.
  13. OakGoblinFly

    Best Eyeliners for the Waterline

    I recently received some NYX liner crayons and they work really well for the inner rims of my eyes; glides on easily (I do warm up on the back of my hand with a few swipes first) so there is no tugging, color is pretty saturated, lasts all day, and no irritation. I like mixing the colors, using black for the tightline and then a color for the upper lid (near the lash line) and the waterline which really plays ups the color in my eyes (which are hazel and range from green to blueish grey).
  14. OakGoblinFly

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Avengers, etc.

    The only way I would like to see a Black Widow film (frankly, I find her character rather boring and Scarlett Johansson weak when given leading roles; she's perfectly fine as a supporting actor/character) is if they managed to have her team up with Bucky as they did in the comics (when they were hunting down Hydra sleeper operatives).
  15. OakGoblinFly

    What Are We Currently Reading?

    After sitting on my Kindle for months and being on my "I gotta get around to read it" list for years, I finally started reading Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams.