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Seattle Freeze


For better or for worse, Seattle is now the place I call home.  So far, I love the city I live in and its surrounding areas.  There’s a great deal to do, so much culture to absorb and (despite the misgivings of my former LA neighbors), I really like the weather.  It’s not raining yet and there’s just enough of a chill in the air to warrant cuddly blankets while eating New England clam chowder in a bread bowl.  There is however, one particular “meteorological” phenomena that I was NOT prepared for: The Seattle Freeze.  To paraphrase from Wikipedia:

The Seattle Freeze refers to a belief that it is especially difficult to make new friends (particularly for immigrants from other cities) in the city of Seattle, Washington. Newcomers to the area have described Seattleites as being standoffish, cold, distant, and not trusting.

The first time one of my friends had mentioned The Seattle Freeze to me, I thought they were referring to how cold it would get around here.  I brushed it off immediately, as I was looking forward to different seasons and the cold air.  I just am SO not a fan of unnecessarily hot climates like I’m used to experiencing in Los Angeles.  There would be days you could find me taking multiple ice-cold showers just to keep from sweating like a prostitute in church.  I mean it was bad.  This guy knows what’s up:


Coming from Los Angeles, my personality can be very “in-your-face“.  It’s big and loud and doesn’t mind climbing right up inside your personal bubble and asking if it can crash on your metaphysical couch for a few days.  Fact is, most people in LA are kinda like that.  It’s not seen as a bad thing though.  SoCal in general is just one big melting pot of people and everyone likes knowing everyone else, even if for the sole purpose of adding new Facebook and Instagram friends to your social media feeds.  I was kinda thinking that having such a friendly and bubbly disposition would work to my advantage in meeting new people despite this cautionary tale I was sent to armor myself against the culture shock I would experience.  I probably should’ve paid attention.  Without going into too many details, let’s just say I’ve come across more than a handful of individuals I would normally classify as: snooty

… I actually had more colorful adjectives to describe these people, but in the interest of maintaining my self-inflicted PG-13 rating for my blog, I’ll stick with snooty….

Regardless of the setbacks in meeting people I’ve come across, I refuse to be deterred.  This is my home now and that means Seattleites are just going to get used to me.  In fact, given the growth the Emerald City has been experiencing with big companies like Microsoft, Amazon, etc bringing in major players from all across the globe to work in their office, people are just gonna have to find a way to get along.


Elsa Cake Fail

Elsa Cake

Hanna Solo and Slave Elsa


UGH!  The things I miss by not having enough money and/or time to go to all the best conventions.  Not to mention conventions that are about 20 miles from my apartment.  What is wrong with?  I need to see a therapist; one that specializes in post-con depression brought on by not attending said con.

Wondercon brought us this is an AWESOME cosplay mash-up of Star Wars and Frozen.  These babes couldn’t be more EPIC if they tried.  Well done!

Kristoff Upgrades from Reindeer


Frozen 2


Apparently Disney just CAN’T let it go, so this is happening….

… I’m ok with this.

Seriously, LET IT GO!


I feel the need to preface this post by declaring how much I loved Frozen; not so much for the story as much as I basically uttered fangirl levels of squealing whenever Elsa used her Icy Powers.

That being said: Really?  REALLY?  Could we milk this movie any further?  Not only is this just a short little CGI cartoon highlighting the invariable frigid high jinks surrounding Anna’s birthday, but it unapologetically serves as a means to drag people to the live-action Cinderella movie coming out soon.  Which, BTW, I have NO intention of seeing despite being a semi-hard Disney Fan….

… that sounded dirtier than I imagined.  I was just trying to find a not-so-strongly worded version of the phrase “Die-Hard” and it came out phallic beyond measure….. damn, I did it again.

Back to my point: REEEEEEEEEEEEALLY, DISNEY?  Cut to me buying a ticket to Cinderella just to watch this short because hello?  Adele Dazim!

Genderbent Let it Go

There’s probably a million and 1 covers of “Let it Go” out there from the vocally heartbreaking to the downright ludicrously funny. Aaaaaand this is months after Disney’s Frozen was released. But I fricken LOVE this one and it warrants sharing! Repeatedly and obnoxiously often, even.

Let’s start with the fact that it’s a guy signing (awesome chops BTW), add in the rock element, and then top it off with the fact that they include animation to boot. Admittedly, it’s jumpy at times but you have to appreciate that the animator had to overlay the male Elsa (which I’ve decided to name Elijah) over the original digital animation. No small feat by any means. I also enjoy that the fact that the heroic icy gestures are not just a complete reproduction of Elsa’s. They’re all manly and testosteroney…. is that even a word?

Oh well. Enjoy! I sure did!