Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Reflections on the 2016 A to Z Challenge

I love the A to Z Blogging Challenge! I have done this for three years now, and it's been a blast each time. In fact, this blog exists because of the challenge. A couple of years ago, I saw a post about it somewhere... I believe it was Google Plus. I was thinking about starting a blog anyway, but the challenge started that day. Sooo, I went through all the steps to create my blog, got everything set up, joined the challenge, and submitted my first post, all in one day!

This time, however, I did have some trouble. just a couple of days after the challenge began, I had to take my mom to the ER. I was visiting her in the hospital every day for a while, then brought her home, where I had to take care of her and handle much more than I ever had before. It was very nerve-wracking, and scary.

During all of this, everyone has been telling me that I had to take care of myself as well, so doing the challenge was part of that, even though I missed a few days. I really enjoy doing these posts, so it's more fun than work for me. My day job is in computer engineering and software engineering, so this blog is just pure fun for me. So, even though I missed some days, I thoroughly enjoyed the days in which I participated, even if it was sometimes difficult "doing something for myself."

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Z is for Zoe ('The 100')

All we have for Z is Zoe Monroe (Katie Stuart), on The 100, who was simply one of many other red-shirts. In other words, she existed for the purpose of dying. In her case, it was by suffocation after escaping a fire.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Y is for Actors Ybarra ( 'Gotham') and Yamamoto ('The 100')

There were absolutely no names that began with Y in any of my favorite shows, and way too many that contained Ys, or even ended in Y. So, I'm going with actor names this one time.

On Gotham, we've got Dustin Ybarra, who portrays Robert Greenwood. Greenwood is a crazy cannibal of women. Thankfully, he is recently deceased (Greenwood the character, not the actor).

Over on The 100, we've got Donna Yamamoto, who portrays Hannah Green, Monty's mom, aka "Momty." she's one of the most hated characters on the show, besides Pike. That's because she's a horrible person (the character). No wonder her own son is forced to go up against her to protect others!

X is for X-Names

OWe've got two Fox(es) and a Lexa. I know that's a bit of a cheat, but there are no Xaviers in any of my favorite shows, so that's all I've got. I already talked about Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carey) from The 100 on L-day, so I'll just focus on Fox.

On Gotham, there's Lucious Fox (Chris Chalk), who is the only guy over at Wayne Enterprises who tells poor Bruce that his parents weren't horrible, and did what he could to help Bruce find the person who murdered them.

On The 100, we've got another Fox (Genevieve Buechner). Bellamy saved her from torture at Mount Weather, where they were brutally stealing bone marrow from people. But because it's The 100, she died anyway.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

W is for Wells ('The 100')

Once again, as we come to the end of the alphabet, we have only one name that starts with W out of all of my top five shows. Today it's Wells Jaha (Eli Goree) on The 100. Wells is a great character, and what happens to him in the first season is a total surprise. The 100 is all about those twists and turns, and bad luck, and nobody ever catching a break, and what we call on the podcast, "red shirts" (this is why it's called "Red Shirted: The 100 Podcast"). But hey, it's somehow still an awesome show!

V is for Victor ('Gotham')

The only V in my favorite shows is on Gotham (or as I like to call it, "Got Ham?"): Victor Zsasz (Anthony Carrigan). This guy is sadistic and worked for mobster Falcone, then Penguin. He actually cuts a mark into his own skin for each person he kills!

Monday, April 25, 2016

U is for Uncle Jack ('Second Chance')

OK, I'm stretching here, but the only "U" name I could find in my favorite shows was a guest character named Uncle Jack (Alvin Sanders) on Second Chance. He's such a minor character that he's actually a hologram used to trick a suspect into talking. Duval "wears" the hologram, and uses Arthur (the computer) to give him Uncle Jack's voice as well, on a web chat.