Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty Unboxing #2 – January’s RESISTANCE Box

January’s Smuggler’s Bounty box just arrived! It’s theme is the Resistance and I don’t think anyone knew what was going to be included in it, so that made it even more excited. I got so excited about, so I hurried and filmed me unboxing it. I just love these boxes so much and my reactions get kind of crazy because Star Wars, so why not?! Enjoy the video below and the close up pics of the box itself!

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2016, HELLO, HI, I AM TRAVIS…

2016 is here… this is post is late… what else is new? I meant to write up a 2015 wrap up post, but got really sidetracked by Star Wars and forgot completely. But honestly, 2015 was so amazing I don’t think I could wrap everything up in one cohesive piece. So instead I’m writing this, my 2016 starter kit if you will. I figured talking about 2016 would be a fun thing to look back on once 2017 starts to roll around. So here we go.IMG_0585 (1)First off, 2015 was really good to me. Not trying to brag, just stating the fact that it was absolutely the best year of my almost twenty years of existence. It wasn’t necessarily a year of change, more personal growth. In writing, relationships, work, school, etc. I finished my first semester of college, which wasn’t that big of deal, traveled (a lot), quit my old job, found a new one, made a whole lot of new friends, and figured out a bit more where this whole writing thing is going. I also feel like 2015 made me way more comfortable with myself, if that makes any sense. Over the years I started to grow out of my shyness, but 2015, I kicked its ass. That’s always a plus. But yeah, 2015 ruled and I just know 2016 is.

I’m hoping for lots of things in 2016; traveling (when am I not traveling, lets be real), making even more friends, finishing more of my degree, and working in my field of choice. I’d like to find an actual writing job before the end of the year, if I can get that lucky. I can already tell that in 2016, I’ll be putting a lot of my time back into writing. I’d like to start stretching my non-existent writing muscles and branch from just news pieces to think pieces. Also… start my novel! Okay, I’ve already started, but by the end of the year, I’m determined to have a first rough draft of this thing. This thing doesn’t even have a name yet, but it does have it’s *almost* first two pages written and a pretty good idea of where its heading. So yay! It’s one of my many New Years resolutions. Which I still don’t like making and even though I did finally make some, I started them a bit before 2016. (Sorry, I just hate/love the whole “lets start fresh thing”.)IMG_0607So let’s wrap up this up, shall we? Here’s all my New Years resolutions I made this year! (Minus seeing TFA more times than I did in 2015… hehe.)

  • Start and finish my book (even if it’s the first rough draft)
  • Clean out the garage
  • Save money for 2017 (and in general)
  • Get my license (finally!!)
  • Practice writing everyday
  • Finish Friends

Now lets see if I can stick with these. What are some of your New Years resolutions?

The Force Awakens – A Vlog

Incase you don’t watch my YouTube channel, I post vlogs here and there at random times, discussing life and movies and junk. It’s like an online video diary for me, so one day I can look back and rewatch those fun little moments in life. And since this is the year of Star Wars, last night I recorded one talking about The Force Awakens! No worries, I don’t go full into the movie. I just share my experiences from the marathon and it basically turns into a weird haul video. It’s unedited, it’s a mess, but it’s me getting excited about my favorite thing in this world, Star Wars.

(Side note: my TFA movie review will be posting soon! Can’t wait to share with you all!)

SMUGGLER’S BOUNTY UNBOXING: #1 – #30DaystoTFA

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is so close to being released and the wait seems to get more and more unbearable as time goes on. But thankfully Funko has us covered because these past few days, the first Smuggler’s Bounty box has been arriving at fellow fan’s doorsteps! What is Smuggler’s Bounty exactly? It’s a Star Wars/Funko subscription based service! You get a new box every two months full of Star Wars goodies. Amazing, right?! (Sign up here!)

My box just arrived today! I unboxed it on camera and took loads of pics for you all. Prepare yourselves! 

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Don’t forget to order your January box ASAP!

The Ultimate Harry Potter Tag

Kristin from Super Space Chick tagged me to do the Ultimate Harry Potter tag! (Check out her post here!) This tag is truly the ultimate Harry Potter tag. There’s so many questions and they’re Harry Potter and it’s amazing and and- Yeah, I love Harry Potter a bit. I took a bit from Kristin’s page and decided to use loads of gifs because gifs.

The tag is split into different sections and covers everything from the books to the movie, so we can’t miss a thing! But before I get started, warning: spoilers will be happening below.harry-potter-series

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Favorite book?

Fun fact: I never read the last three books! (I’m actually in the midst of doing that, one book at a time.) But out of the first four, I love Goblet of Fire! It used to be Chamber of Secrets, but Goblet of Fire is pretty amazing. So is Prisoner of Azkaban. Damn, this is hard.harry-potter-oh-i-dont-know-lord-voldemort

Least favorite book?

This is too hard. I guess The Sorcerers Stone? But only because it’s the beginning and we were just getting introduced to everyone. But it’s so good, I don’t want to diss it. Errgghh. You know what I mean! This is like picking which child is your least favorite. ron-letter-scared

Favorite movie?

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2! It’s mainly due to the Gringotts scene, but I love the entire film so, so much. I’ve seen it more than any of the other films and I still watch it every know and then till this day.harry-potter-deathly-hallows-best-dragonsgif

Least favorite movie?

Hmm… this is a tough one, yet again. I really enjoy all the movies up to an extant, but I probably would say out of them all, Order of the Phoenix is the least watched for me. I enjoy it, just not to the capacity of the others.hp-harry-potter-24751976-500-211

Favorite quote?

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore. That will always be my favorite quote. tumblr_loc9xapvqw1qadi39o1_500

Favorite Weasley?

Fred and George!tumblr_nfkbbr5Y9A1qhg0obo1_500

Favorite female character?

LUNA LOVEGOOD! She’s so odd and strange. Luna is simply the best! I remember the first time I watched the films. Luna has always stood out to me. (And a whole lot more people.) I got to see Evanna Lynch in person for the first time last year and it was easy to see how she got the role. She’s so much like Luna in real life!tumblr_lzcvbbLpJ61r3h4ef

Favorite villain?

Draco! He’s cruel, but you can’t help but love him just a little bit. 41de0780-4dc5-0133-6d3f-0aecee5a8273

Favorite male character?

Sorry to be cliche, but Harry! Harry will always be a favorite of mine. When I was little, I always wanted to be like Harry. He’s just that cool.Tumblr_lnudlsehda1qhd14co1_500

Favorite professor?

Remis Lupin will always hold a special place in my heart. How could you not love him?tumblr_lnkrcr84bt1qhd14co1_500

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A, WASH SNAPE’S HAIR, OR B, SPEND A DAY LISTENING TO LOCKHART RANT ABOUT HIMSELF.

Wash Snape’s hair. He’s the more quiet type. I couldn’t stand Lockhart.anigif_enhanced-12549-1406595963-5

DUEL A, AN ELATED BELLATRIX, OR B, AN ANGRY MOLLY

I love Molly too much, I could never duel with her. I’d definitely pick Bellatrix. Even though I’m sure I wouldn’t last, it’d definitely be a way to meet my end.Bellatrix-GIF-helena-bonham-carter-23847211-500-211

TRAVEL TO HOGWARTS VIA A. HOGWARTS EXPRESS OR B. FLYING CAR.

HOGWARTS EXPRESS HANDSDOWN!tumblr_nqiunogR8z1u1vo97o1_500

A, KISS VOLDEMORT. OR B, GIVE UMBRIDGE A BUBBLE BATH.

Kiss Voldemort. Either version, let’s just kiss and get it over with. I couldn’t stand the site of Umbridge in a bubble bath.cb67debcb3164429172fb6c9a02ed4c9

A, RIDE A HIPPOGRIFF, B, RIDE A FIREBOLT

Hippogriff! I love them so, so much. I would take all the selfies with him/her. As long as I could do so while coming out alive.tumblr_inline_mt0v3eijvH1qz4rgp

IS THERE A CHARACTER WHICH YOU FELT DIFFERENTLY ABOUT IN THE MOVIES VS BOOKS?

Ummm… Ginny??!!!!stare-ginny

IS THERE A MOVIE YOU PREFERRED INSTEAD OF THE BOOK?

So far, not really. I mean, I love the films, but the books pack so much more information and character development.

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RICHARD HARRIS OR MICHAEL GAMBON AS DUMBLEDORE?

Michael Gambon! tumblr_mw2o7fKg2j1sfqramo1_500

YOUR TOP THING (PERSON OR EVENT) WHICH WASN’T INCLUDED IN THE MOVIE THAT ANNOYED YOU MOST.

This is another hard question for me. It’s never anything major for me, but all the small scenes, mainly in the Chamber of Secrets. I just notice the little details that change and it irks me to no end.tumblr_inline_n38k5y6NFr1reg6lt

IF YOU COULD REMAKE ANY OF THE POTTER MOVIES, WHICH WOULD IT BE?

 

Probably Order of the Phoenix.tumblr_mb8hneTn951ro7gbao1_500

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WHICH HOUSE WAS YOUR FIRST GUT FEELING YOU’D BE A PART OF?

I always identified with Gryffindor. Probably because the films are mainly about Gryffindor and Slytherin and I never really liked Slytherin (that mindset would change). But as I got older, I soon realized I am a true Ravenclaw. Pottermore did sort me into Gryffindor, but we won’t mention that ever again.anigif_optimized-27557-1434552597-8

WHICH HOUSE WERE YOU ACTUALLY SORTED INTO ON POTTEMORE (OR ANOTHER ONLINE SORTING QUIZ)?

Oh damn! Okay, I was placed into Gryffindor via Pottermore, but I’m pretty sure it was a glitch on the site. Because the next time I took the quiz, it sorted me into Ravenclaw. tumblr_nc0z65Xxm11r0tu4co1_500

WHICH CLASS WOULD BE YOUR FAVOURITE?

Charms seems to the most popular answer… and I’d agree!tumblr_n2nn2dUj5B1s30xwwo1_500

WHICH SPELL DO YOU THINK WOULD BE MOST USEFUL TO LEARN?

Hmm… I’d want to learn as many as I can, but the Summoning Charm would definitely be most useful!accio

WHICH CHARACTER DO YOU THINK AT HOGWARTS YOU’D INSTANTLY BECOME BEST FRIENDS WITH?

Harry, actually! I’ve always thought we’d be best friends, alongside Hermione and Ron.trio-harry-potter-32037401-500-222

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IF YOU COULD OWN ONE OF THE THREE HALLOWS, WHICH WOULD IT BE?

The invisibility cloak! That would be so useful. Also perfect for Halloween!anigif_enhanced-32723-1411812134-5

IS THERE ANY ASPECT OF THE BOOKS YOU’D WANT TO CHANGE? THIS CAN BE A CHARACTER, AND EVENT, ANYTHING.

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FAVORITE MARAUDER?

Remis Lupin! Always.tumblr_m8fcubIMSn1qeqq9mo1_500

IF YOU COULD BRING ONE CHARACTER BACK TO LIFE, WHICH WOULD IT BE?

I realize me and Kristin’s answers are very similar, but great minds think alike because I would also love for Cedric to come back. He was one of my favorites and didn’t deserve his untimely end.tumblr_mqi8bscZ2M1qlysteo1_500

HALLOWS OR HORCRUXES?

As much as I’d like to say Horcruxes, Hallows seems a better bet.tumblr_ma96papuD61qkve16o1_500

This was a whole lot of fun! I’m supposed to tag some people, so I’ll tag anyone who would like to do this. Just leave me your post link below or on Twitter!

 

My 8 Photos of Happiness

My always amazing friend Barb over at YouFancyMeMad.com tagged me in the 8 Photos of Happiness tag! I’ve never heard of this tag before, but I absolutely love it. Anyways, here’s my 8 photos. I’ve decided to let the photos do the talking. Let me know what you think!

8 pics of happiness

Rules:

  • Thank your nominator/s and link them in your post
  • Link the creator (Ariel’s little corner of the internet)
  • Post your 8 photos of happiness
  • The photos can be anything that represents a moment, object, place or feeling that makes you happy
  • Pop in a brief description of the photo, why you chose it or let the photos do the talking!
  • Spread the happiness and tag up to ten other bloggers!

I’m not sure who to tag, so I tag anyone who wants to do this. Lets share the blogger love.

Four Things Blog Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Ari over at Comics and Cookies to do the ‘Four Things’ blog tag. I’ve never heard of this tag before, but I loved it after reading over it. Also who doesn’t love a fun blog tag?! Let’s get started!

Four places I’ve lived (for very short amounts of time): 

  • North Carolina
  • New York
  • California
  • Texas

Four jobs I’ve had: 

  • Cashier
  • Writer
  • Babysitter
  • Dogsitter

Four things I don’t eat

  • Plain cheese
  • Frog legs
  • Deer
  • Humans

Four of my favourite foods

  • Pizza
  • Mac and Cheese (Star Wars shaped, of course.)
  • Pasta
  • Red velvet Cheesecake Factory cheesecake

Four films I’ve watched more than once

  • The Simpsons Movie
  • Every Star Wars film
  • All the Harry Potter films
  • Jurassic World

Four TV Shows I watch 

  • The Simpsons
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Star Wars Rebels
  • Sex Sent Me to the ER (It’s RIDICULOUS!)

Four things I’m looking forward to this year

  • Dragon Con
  • Wizard World Chicago
  • A possible NY trip
  • AND STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Four things I can’t live without

  • All my toys/collectibles
  • iPhone
  • Star Wars shirts
  • Star Wars Vans

Four places I’ve visited

  • Philadelphia
  • California
  • New York
  • Florida

Four pet peeves

  • Errr… I don’t have many.
  • Cleanliness??
  • Yeah
  • Cleanliness.
  • OH YEAH: Assholes who like to spoil fans on certain things.

Four things I wish I could do

  • Write better
  • Finish my book/guide/thing
  • Stop spending so much money
  • Move out to SoCal

Four subjects I studied at school

  • Journalism
  • That’s about it.
  • Math??
  • But I need that to start my journalism classes

Four things near me right now

  • My phone
  • A Max Rebo plush from SWCA
  • My Hogwarts backpack
  • BOOKS!

I tag my #PeggysPeeps, Joie, Gladys, and Gwen! 🙂