Daily Archives: July 25, 2011

Avatar: The Legend of Korra

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In case you don’t know already, I am a huge cartoon/comic book *fangirl.* My all-time favorite series is Avatar: The Last Airbender (please do not ask about either of the movies released last year with those titles. One has nothing to do with the series and the other was a travesty and a joke). Avatar: TLA is brilliance in storywriting and animation. My love of it is borderline obsessive. I can tell you the title of every single one of the 60 episodes in the series, probably in order, could identify each ep by a single screen shot and quote from many. Yeah … I’m not kidding.

Now, four years after the end of the original series, the first trailer for the new series premiered at the San Diego Comic Convention, the biggest comic convention in the world!! The joy and excitement I am feeling cannot be contained. That’s why I must share this with you. The music, animation, sets, scale and action are … just … epic.

Without further ado, the first trailer for Avatar: The Legend of Korra.

http://nicktoons.nick.com/videos/clip/nicktoons-avatar-legend-of-korra-teaser-cx24.html

(The YouTube video appears to have been snatched by Viacom, but the Nicktoons link should work.)

*smiling a big Cheshire cat, cheek to cheek, grin*

*fan·girl*

noun /ˈfanˌgərl/
fangirls, plural
  1. An obsessive female fan (usually of movies, comic books, or science fiction)
UPDATE: Because several of you seem interested (you don’t know how you’ve made my day!!!), here is a link to information the creators (Michael and Bryan) revealed about the new series at the SDCC Avatar panel!!!
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My Albatross: Irregular Curl Pattern or Why TnCs Are My Friend

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So, the pics I posted of my WnG yesterday didn’t really tell the whole story of my hair and its multiple curl patterns. You see, I took several photos. One set was for the JessiCurl product review that was posted earlier today. The second set included a full face on shot and multiple detail shots to demonstrate the significant difference in the curl patterns on my left and right side. These differences were camouflaged by the shadows in the video and the angles in the photos I posted. But, face on, it’s hard to deny. The hair in the back of my head is also two different patterns, tightly curly, denser, more fragile, coarse, dry and porous at the crown to about the half way point on the back of my head. Then, almost straight, very shiny, smooth and baby-hair fine at my nape. I have struggled with getting my hair cut into a flattering shape that accounts for all of the textures without having 4 different lengths. Put your hair over one half of my head and then do the same to the other side. Two different heads of hair. I’m sure you didn’t need to do that, but I find it an entertaining exercise. LOL!!

Left side

Right side

Left side detail

Right side detail

(I’ll have to show you the back another time. Though, I must admit, the irregularity in the back has been greatly improved due to henna. Since I don’t henna the nape, it has remained the same, but the repeated henna on the crown area has loosened those curls enough to make them blend more with the nape hair than they ever did in the past. My hair almost … ALMOST … looks even in the back in a WnG.)

And this is why curl uniforming TnCs are my friend.

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Do you have significantly different curl patterns or textures throughout your head of hair? How do you work them? What techniques or style do you use, if any, to create uniformity and/or a balanced style?

JessiCurl Confident Coils Collection

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A couple of months ago, I was a Curly Nikki presents Kim Coles’ GOC winner and received a JessiCurl Confident Coils Collection gift set. So, I decided I was going to try out the collection this past weekend in order to provide all of you with a video review of my experience.

The collection contained the following JessiCurl products:

Hair Cleansing Cream
Too Shea! Extra Moisturizing Conditioner
Weekly Deep Conditioning Treatment
Confident Coils Styling Solution

Well, without further ado, here is the two part video review:

Part I

Part II

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WnG results with DevaCare One as leave-in and JessiCurl Confident Coils Styling Solution

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Have you tried any of the JessiCurl line?  What do you think of the products?