Sunday, 24 November 2019

My spoiler free thoughts on Frozen II

Most people that know me, are very much aware that I wasn't into the first Frozen movie. At all. I feel that it's mediocre at best, and grossly overrated. And "Let it Go" properly drove me INSANE with how much it was shoved down our throats (and still is).

But Bert is really into Frozen, Elsa is his second favourite Disney character (the first one being Rapunzel).
He even has a modest Frozen (mostly Elsa) collection, and is especially into pins, so if you've got any to trade, leave a comment :).
But yeah, I said that we should go see it on release day (Wednesday November 20th here in Belgium) because we had the time to be able to go to the cinema. As there is only a week (yeah, that's how long we can see it in its original language with subs, else it's Flemish dubs all the way, which I REFUSE to watch) and we didn't have time on class nights, nor on the weekend, I felt like it was a bit now or whenever it ends up on a streaming platform.
Now, to the actual review, because I'm pretty sure you're all sick and tired of me waffling randomly about the first Frozen and how we ended up in theater on release day.

I really enjoyed the sequel. Properly really enjoyed it.
Having seen Frozen just once, quite a long time ago, I didn't feel like you necessarily have had to see the original to understand the events in the second one.
I felt that they did a really good job building on the original story in a way that it's a continuation for the fans, but also an interesting story for people new to the franchise. It's no secret I'm a big fan of settings that you don't have to see (or read) in chronological order to understand the plot.

The music was pretty good, and reminded me of the Disney Renaissance era with movies like Beauty and the Beast. I don't think that the songs will be as memorable as those from the Ren era Disney movies, nor do I think they'll be as memorable as Let it Go (because that was, and still is, such a smash hit song), but the variety between genres (there was even a power ballad!) and different types of songs was very, very good. Plus, they really suited the moment in the movie.

I also liked that the story didn't shy away from taking on some darker, more mature themes, exploring some pretty difficult themes. I know this is pretty vague, but I am dead set on not giving out spoilers.

It's definitely a film that goes straight for all the feels.

The animation was bomb, the characters were well developped and they had really taken their original personalities and how they would have evolved into account. It's a well rounded, brilliantly made movie.
I will happily admit I did not expect to like it as much as I did.

And hey, with that ending, there could be more into the franchise. I'm not sure they should add more, but if they put as much thought and effort into the next one as into this one, I would not object to a Frozen III.

Basically, if you are into animated musicals, go give this a shot. Even if you weren't into the first one. I'm not saying you absolutely should see this on big screen, but if you can, why not.
Definitely Disney at it's best in my opinion.

Good luck to all the Disney cosplayers by the way, because I can see a lot of you going for the costumes from the movie, and they all look like a lot of hard work!



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Monday, 18 November 2019

Hot Buttered Rum

Halloween chocolate and Hot Buttered Rum 

For Halloween, Bert got me a palette from the Too Faced Christmas range: the Hot Buttered Rum palette. 
Now that I’ve actually used it enough, I can write about it. 
Because no one has any use for a “look, pretty palette, I have no info other than it’s pretty” kind of post. 
I can assure you there’s actual info in here.

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

31 days of Halloween, day 8

Day 8/31 days of Halloween

Here we go, day 8/31! 
Today is Octopus Day, so what better than this portrait of a mermaid with an octopus friend on her head. 

Happy octopus day everyone! 

- Derwent, Watercolour colouring pencils 
- Kuretake, gansai tambi watercolours 
- Pentel, P203 mechanical pencil in B 
- Posca, 0.7 fineliner in white 
- Sakura Pigma Micron 0.5 fineliner 
- Winsor & Newton, Cotman watercolours 

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If you wonder what I'm getting up to this Halloween, all of it, have a look at
this set on my flickr page :). 

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Monday, 7 October 2019

31 days of Halloween, day 7 - just three primary colours and some India ink

Day 7/31 days of Halloween

For this day, I would like to talk about how awesome and kind the good people of Sennelier are. 
But first I'm going to share some art that I made with the three colours that were in the l' Aquarelle sample pack: Sennelier Yellow Light, Quinacridon Red and Cinereous Blue. 

Sunday, 6 October 2019

31 days of Halloween, day 6

Yellow Demon

For the first Sunday of the Halloween season I am sharing a sketch I did in my sketchbook with Derwent Coloursoft pencil and some Kuretake gansai tambi watercolours :) 

Bigger post tomorrow, I promise! :) 

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Thursday, 3 October 2019

31 days of Halloween, day 1-3

Inktober day 1

You might think that lobbing in 3 days together is off to a bad start, however, I was in Disneyland Paris from September 30th 'till October 2nd, meaning I didn't come home until late the evening yesterday. 
Therefore I decided to just not stress myself out about this, and post some days together. 
I will endeavour to get up a daily post this month, but it won't every day, because I will probably not be home and/or near a computer every day of the month. 
Anyway, let's get started!

Monday, 30 September 2019

Hocus Pocus Loungefly bag review

Photo of the day: 22.9.2019 (day 264)

Last year I bought the Disney Store Boogie Boys bag, which is just part of their own label. Bert was rather doubtful about it, and convinced it would fall apart after a month, 3 tops. But other than a hole in the fabric of the zipper, which was my fault entirely and doesn't hinder use of the bag at all, it's still like new and I stand by the review I wrote about it last year. 

So when this year a Hocus Pocus version of that bag, by Loungefly, appeared on the Shop Disney UK site (probably on other EU Shop Disney sites, too) I couldn't resist. I love Hocus Pocus, and I figured that having a second/spare of the bag I use pretty much year round would be a good idea. 
After all, if the Disney Store label bag was top notch, the Loungefly one had to be at least just as good right? 

Well...