Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Charlotte Olsen: Infected Profile

This is the profile of Charlotte Olsen, as seen in The Infected: Blog Story, The Infected: What Happened to David Price, The Infected: What Happened to the Holloways, and The Infected: What Happened to Victoria Crow. She will be seen again in The Infected: Fogo Island.

It will be updated as the story progresses.

Birth Name: Charlotte Olsen
Age: 16
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Occupation: Student
  • meal: Quiche
  • movie: The Bodyguard
  • song: Heartbreaker (Mariah Carey)
  • book: In Pohnpei (Tip Saffir-Simpson)
Hobbies: reading comics, hanging out
Weapon of Choice: Anything she can grab.
Known for: Killing zombies without restraint.
Known Relationships:
  • Sarabeth and Charles Olsen; daughter
  • Jeanette Olsen; grand-daughter
  • Felix Holloway; friend/lover/classmate
  • David Price; best friend
  • Victoria Crow; classmate / enemy
  • Annabelle and Stephanie Holloway; neighbour
  • Aleksandra; ally/enemy

Felix Holloway: Infected Profile

This is the profile of Felix Holloway, as seen in The Infected: Blog Story and the stand-alone backstory The Infected: What Happened to the Holloways. He will be seen in The Infected: Fogo Island, the follow-up to the The Infected: Blog Story.

Birth Name: Felix Jacques Holloway
Age: 16
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 171 lbs.
Hair: Light Brown
Eyes: Green
Occupation: Student, athlete
  • meal: Pork chops
  • movie: Terminator 2
  • song: Glycerine (Bush)
  • book: None
Hobbies: football and baseball
Weapon of Choice: None
Known for: Not reacting in time / Not reacting at all.
Known Relationships:
  • Annabelle and Stephanie Holloway; brother
  • Charlotte Olsen; friend/lover/classmate
  • Victoria Crow; friend
  • David Price; classmate
  • Sarabeth and Jeanette Olsen; neighbour
  • Aleksandra; ally/enemy 

Aleksandra: Infected Profile

This is a profile of Aleksandra, as seen in The Infected: Blog Story. Her profile will be updated as the story progresses.

Birth Name: Aleksandra (surname unknown)
Age: 18
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 134 lbs.
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue
Occupation: Unknown
  • meal: Risotto
  • movie: Flashdance
  • song: Play (J.Lo)
  • book: The Lucky One (Nicholas Sparks)
Hobbies: Shopping, fundraising
Weapon of Choice: Pistol
Known Kills: 
  • David Price
  • The two boys in Romero, Texas.
Known Relationships:
  • Felix Holloway and Charlie Olsen; Allies/Enemies

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sleepy Sunday: The Hunger...Pains?

I didn't know what to write about today and was just about ready to give up on today's blog post when I saw a preview for the Hunger Games on TV. My brain kinda automatically flipped through my catalogue of memories and the image of the parody book The Hunger Pains came into view.

I saw the book a few months ago at the University of Ottawa's bookstore and the cover being so similar with the original, I didn't notice the differences at first. So I picked up the book and when I read the back, I started laughing. For Katniss' name in the parody is Kantkiss Neverclean. Aha, right?

I didn't buy the book, mainly because it had the word "Harvard" on it and we all know how pretentious that lot can be, and the story seemed very similar to that of the The Hunger Games except with funny name changes (Pita Malarkey) and juvenile fart jokes. So I passed.

When I finished the third book of the Hunger Games series, I was dying to read something - anything - related to the cruel world of Panem. The movie has been released in theatres though and I will be going to see it Friday with my friend, we want to avoid the massive crowds.

Waiting a week to see the movie is a real pain. So anxious. Movie review to come the following Monday.

Candles are out,
Eleven's Ink

Saturday, March 24, 2012


So Lana Del Rey was on American Idol the other night and because of the same BBQ that prevented me from posting Thursday, I missed her performance.

Luckily we have Youtube! For eveyone else who missed it, here it is:

So simple yet so visually stricking. The sound doesn't hurt the ears either and frankly, I prefer an artist that falses from time to time then an "artist" that lip sync's. It feels more genuine, like there's a connection between the listener and the artist.

You know how Rihanna has released like a gazillion albums in seven years and is everywhere on the charts every single one of those years? I hope Lana Del Rey does that. :)

If you are living on the east coast like I am, it's worth noting that Lana Del Rey will be in New-York City on June 8-9-10th. I SO WANT TO GO!

Candles are out,
Eleven's Ink

Friday, March 23, 2012

Louise Attaque Dalida!

I know I know. Death is rarely compared to "Feelgood" but I really want to share with you a song from Italian/Egyptian songstress Dalida. I have a co-worker with whom I share videos and songs, mostly for fun, and we share dance beats usually,but lately I have really been digging the downtempo genre (I.E. Lana Del Rey) and so it just came naturally for me to enjoy the music of Dalida. 

This morning I really wanted to break away from listening to LDR all day, not that I like her less - far from - but because I craved good ole, French-Canadian music. So went to my trusted sidekick Youtube and began listening to Les Respectables, Jervais, Vincent Vallière, and my more recent crush: Louise Attaque.

When I sent my favourite song of Louise Attaque to my colleague, she replied with a video of Dalida. The name meant nothing to my modern era ears. So I innocently pressed play and suddenly, just like that, a new drug was presented to me.

Dalida has lived a very odd life - 3 of her lovers AND her closest friend commited suicide - which led her down a triumphant path that ended in tragedy. In 1987, After years of turmoil and guilt, Dalida decided to end her own life and join the men that loved her so.

With this being said, here is Dalida's Ciao Amore Ciao, a tale of love lost and eternal life.

It's also Friday, so go balls out and listen to N***** in Paris by Yay and Jay. That shit cray!

Candles are out,
Eleven's Ink

Top Ten Coolest Jobs!

Last week I asked my friends on Facebook for suggestions for a top ten list and they came through! Suggested by Julie, I will share with you the ten jobs I would love to be paid for! I was soooo suppose to post this yesterday. But I had an awesome BBQ at my folks' place and couldn't resist the beer and the fun! Double Posts Today!! 

10. Pyrotechnician
What they do: Set off fireworks!
Why it's cool: Um, because they set off fireworks! They basically have front row tickets to the show.

9. Videogame Tester
What they do: Test videogames!
Why it's cool: You sit down, play exclusive games that may not even see the public eye, judge it, AND get paid for it. It's like the laziest job evaaa!

8. Ice Cream Developer
What they do: Create ice cream flavours!
Why it's cool: It's like a kid fantasy come true. You work in a lab of sorts and mix ingredients you love into another ingredient you love - ice cream. Yumm-o!

7. Train Pusher
What they do: Push people into subway trains...As in squeezing as many people in as possible.
Why it's cool: It's no so much cool as it is weird. Just watch the video, it's like something out of a sci-fi movie. lol

6. International Spy
What they do: Creep around the world!
Why it's cool: You get to travel around the world, all expenses paid and be part of some secret missions that only a select few know about. Basically, you're James fucking Bond.

5. Beer Brewer
What they do: Create awesome flavours of Beer!
Why it's cool: Many reasons: First, you get to invent your own fucking beer - And then drink it. It's such an art when you watch the Brewers in action. Love it!

4. Ambassador
What they do: Reprezent!!
Why it's cool: Well, you get to work "in your country" yet be abroad. You speak your language and get to see really fucked up things. Your life can and will be in danger. I'm sure its not as exciting. But I see it that way. :)

3. International Singer
What they do: Party all over the world!
Why it's cool: You get to have millions of people throw themselves at you, you get paid to party and advertise really fucking cool companies. I mean, the only downside is having temptations around you.

2. Rollercoaster Ride Tester
What they do: Test Rollecoasters!
Why it's cool: Once again you get paid to have fun! People are hired by theme parks around the world to test the level of fun of their rides, and sometimes to check safety features. The thrill! The excitement!

1. Author/Screenwriter
What they do: Writes!
Why it's cool: I'm biased because this is my dream. Having millions of people wanting more of your imagination is just mind boggling. You escape your reality and get paid for it. I swear this list is all about doing nothing for cash.


What job has you drooling? I'm not very ambitious, am I?

Candles are out,
Eleven's Ink

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


I have not had a musical obsession in yeeeears. Come to think of it, the last artist to make my heart flutter and my ears melt with ecstacy was Alanis Morissette. Yeah like 15 years ago.

It's quite hard to put into words how I feel about Lana Del Rey (real name: Elizabeth Grant). Trust me, I've tried being coherent. Doesn't work.

**Please note you will not find any illegally-downloaded music of hers here. Part of becoming a fan of someone is hunting down their work. However hard it is to find. (I'm lookin' at you Jimmy Necco!!)**

Like a great deal of people, I didn't know about Lana Del Rey until earlier this year, when my cousin texted me to let me know (I) JUST HAVE TO LISTEN TO THIS NEW CHICK. Now, when it comes to music, I don't tend to listen to other peoples suggestions - nothing pretentious, I just know alot of music since I listen to pretty much everything.

So open a new tab, click on youtube link, enter VIDEO GAMES LANA DEL REY.

My world has changed since that search on youtube. Yup, so not the same person. I've become a net junkie, something I never was nor ever thought I'd claim to be. But here I am, searching the net for everything and anything Del Rey; Interviews, Music Vids, Promos, Songs, Stories. I even followed through with my oooold twitter account just to get newer news from the Del Rey herself.

What caught my attention at first was her odd yet seductive look; edgy but not marginal, classy but not typical. I must admit, Video Games did not attract me at all at first. It was a new sound, one I had long forgotten since the times of Portishead and Morcheeba.

When the clip was done and over with, I had to see what else was out there. I haven't stopped since. lol. As I gradually became accustomed to her sultry voice and deep tones, I found myself enjoying her more melodic, personal tunes (see Jump, Queen of the Gas Station, and Trash/Trash Magic/Miss America - she apparently couldn't find a suitable title as the song appears on Youtube under three different titles) rather then her more radio-friendly fares such as Video Games and Born to Die.

This so-called obsession could have passed had I not heard Dark Paradise and Money Hunny. The perfect blend of hip-hop and folk, trip-hop and blues, modern jazz and classic pin-up. This woman has everything and it flows out so naturally.

The lyrics are obviously very personal to Del Rey as many words or phrases come back again and again such as : Chateau Marmont, Daddy, Red Dress, Lipstick, Honey. She has a passion for Old Hollywood glamour and flare, as apparent by her numerous nods to pearls, big hair do's, and stars of that era (Elvis, James Dean).

She has so much love to give and it is so very obvious in how she talks and just generally interacts with fans. We can expect only better from this fresh talent, mainly because she still has a shitload of awesome songs that have yet to be re-released. You see, Lana Del Rey bought back the rights to her previous album and is (allegedly) going to re-release them. *crossing fingers*

I even made a little rap about how anxious I am for Lana Del Rey to release her old songs so we can listen to them freely and hopefully in better quality. You Can Be The Boss, for example, could benefit from a musical facelift!!

Ohmygod! An EP release
I need my L-D-R fix!
Gimme that treat
So I can stop my tricks
and listen to the beat
beat, beat, beat,beat,beat

Lana Del Rey
Beautiful Day
Cigarette Tray
And a Glass of Chardonnay

Oh man. It'll be a while before I ever get tired of Lana Del Rey. I can't remeber how it was before I started listening to her songs at work. All day. Every day.

LDRA? Lana Del Rey Anonymous?

Candles are out,
Eleven's Ink

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Infected: From Original to Blog Story

So now that The Infected: Blog Story (Part 1) is over, I thought it would be fun to compare some fun facts between my original short story that I hand wrote several years ago and the newer blog version of the zombie saga. Here goes!


Title: The Infected Part I
Description: I wake up to a world that has been overrun by zombies. With the help of some friends who have survived, we try to make it to Southkeys Docks - the last safe zone.
Comparison: Because I already used my friends and I's likeness in the Friday the 13th blog story, I had to switch up the characters since I was the main character and my friends were all protagonists in the original The Infected. Part I also takes place in one day in my hometown of Aylmer.

Charlotte is only slightly featured in the first part as Yasmina's friend. She mentions a trip to Tokyo where she visited her step-father, Peter Olsen. While her last name is never mentionned in Part I, we do eventually find out what it is. Charlotte is very much aware of what her step-father has created but it is unknown if she tried to tell anyone.

In the original, I am aided by Aleksann Saumure. I find her in a burning car that rests upside down. She is fending off a zombie that is in the driver's seat. Along with two of my friends, we make it to Yasmina's house, where we believe we'll find the answer to the cure.

Along the way, zombies attack and claim some of us as their own.


Title: The Infected: Blog Story
Description: When their hometown is overtaken by the walking dead, Charlotte Olsen and Felix Holloway are forced to hit the road and accept the new world that is forming around them.
Comparison: I knew from the get go that I wanted to explore more of the human side to the infection; how we cope in times of struggle, human interactions, trusting, moving forward. The setting and timeframe is completely different, with the blog story unfolding over several weeks  in many different parts of the United States and Canada. I didn't want to revamp it too much so I kept the cause of infection - the general idea - the same.

By doing so, I thought it best to bring Charlotte Olsen to the forefront and explore more of her universe. She is alot less sinister in this version - I gave that part to Aleksandra.

Speaking of the devil. When I wrote the remake, I really wanted to bring Aleksann along but her sweet nature didn't fit right in the trio. In Part II of the original, there is a character named Cassandra ( I will talk about her when The Infected: Fogo Island is over as to not spoil anything) who I also wanted to integrate in this version. So I merged Aleksann and Cassandra to form Aleksandra, who appears sweet on in the outside but is rotting on in the inside.

Although the story happens on a longer period of time, the characters arrive at the safe zone (in this case, Fogo Island, Newfoundland) at the end of Part I. In the original, the characters only arrive at their safe zone (Southkeys Docks) midway through Part II.

David Price

In David Price's backstory, I did use two characters and two scenes - word for word - from the original. Annie and Karl Lochlan's house attack is taken from Aleksann's backstory. What happens to the Prices is also very similar to what happens to Aleksann and her family. Both David and Aleksann's older sister is named Rebekah; in both versions she is attacked outside the house by Karl Lochlan while Annie attacks the family inside.

In the original, Aleksann and her brother Mikko survive Karl and Annie's attack and leave the house in the family's sedan with Mikko behind the wheel. He omits to tell his sister that he has been bitten and slowly begins to show signs of infection which leads to an accident. We find out then that the zombie inside the car when I first find Aleksann is her brother. She is later attacked at Yasmina's house and is shot after rising from the dead.

In David's story, he and his sister survive the attack but David is shot dead by Aleksandra (character vengeance?) while Greta's fate is unknown.

If y'all have questions about whatever, don't hesitate to ask. or critique. or praise. or hate. but hate kindly. :)

Candles are out,
Eleven's Ink

David Price: Infected Profile

This is a profile of David Price, as seen in The Infected: Blog Story and The Infected: What Happened to David Price.

Birth Name: David Joseph Price
Age: 16
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Occupation: Student/Blogger
  • meal: Lasagna
  • movie: Hackers
  • song: Schism (tool) 
  • book: Flashforward (Robert J. Sawyer)
Hobbies: Blogging/Hacking
Weapon of Choice: None
Cause of Death: Multiple gun shot wounds
Known Relationships:
  • Charlie Oslen; best friend
  • Felix Holloway and Victoria Crow; classmate 
  • Rebekah and Greta Price; brother
  • George and Theresa Price; son
  • Annie and Karl Lochlan; neighbour
  • Sarabeth Olsen; neighbour

  • Why did Aleksandra kill him?

Annabelle Holloway: Infected Profile

This is a profile of Annabelle Holloway, as seen in The Infected: Blog Story and the stand alone backstory, The Infected: What Happened to the Holloway.

Birth Name: Annabelle Eve Holloway
Age: 17
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 120 lbs
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue
Occupation: Student
  • meal: Salad
  • movie: Peter Pan
  • song: Toxic (Britney Spears)
  • book: Pride & Prejudice (J. Austen)
Hobbies: Drawing
Weapon of Choice: Fireplace poker
Cause of Infection: Bite wound to the hand, oral infection
Known Relationships: 
  • Charlie Oslen and David Price; classmate 
  • Victoria Crow; friend, coworker 
  • Felix and Stephanie Holloway; sister

Monday, March 19, 2012

Funny Games

I'm a big fan of Naomi Watts and she has that power to draw me to her movies. I first saw her in Mulholland Drive, although I had no clue she was in it until years later.

All of this brings me to one of her best performances ever: as Ann Farber in the US remake of Funny Games. Rarely do A-List stars still make me believe they are who they say they are in movies. I can't watch a Tom Hanks film or a Julia Roberts flick and not think:

"Hey that's Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks."

Naomi Watts rocks. And here's a little review of her 2008 film, Funny Games.

Director: Michael Haneke
Starring: Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet
What's it about: A family goes out to their vacation home in Long Island to spend some much needed quality time togheter. But when Ann Farber is interupted in the kitchen by two boys asking for eggs, the Farber family vacation suddenly spins out of control, leaving behind a trail of tears and blood.
Review: It's really hard to watch this movie without cringing or screaming at the screen. The tormenting is going on as much inside the viewer as it is happening to the family. Funny Games doesn't carry any other point then validating that we live in a very fucked up world.
Rating: 7/10

Let the games begin.

Candles are out,
Eleven's Ink

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Ants Have Won!

For centuries upon centuries, ants have been on a mission. I'm sure you know what I am talking about. Before Yogi Bear ever attempted to snatch picnic baskets, ants had claimed that woven treasure as their own.

And on April 19th, the ants will come and take Picnik away.

If you've never had the chance to use this awesome photo-altering website, please hurry; there is only one month left before the basket closes and moves to a more defined yet limited Google+.

All of the features have been unlocked, which means you can do anything with your pictures for FREE. As in you don't have to pay for the membership to do shit like this:

I used celebrities here to show what you can achieve with the website, but you can use Picnik for your own photos. And there is a lot of features you can use to upgrade or downgrade your pics. Have fun and go explore the picnik basket!

Candles are out,
Eleven's Ink

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Elephant is a Gentleman!

So I was basically suppose to do a Top Ten list yesterday of the coolest jobs ever but got caught up with a friend and nostalgia kinda took over our night. I will do the Top Ten Coolest Jobs next week because the research for it has already been done courtesy of the bestest website ever.

So I asked my Facebook pals to help me find a topic for Top Ten Thursdays and one of my friends - that resides in New Brunswick (Salut Julie!) - suggested I tackle the coolest jobs ever. I searched google to find odd jobs or rather obscure jobs that most people would desire (OMG - do you all know what goes down at Google Headquarters? I so wanna work there!)

It brought me to an interesting website called toptenz.net.

I seriously forgot all about work and started going down the many different lists, ranging from lost artifacts to best disney movies. It has it all.

It's also where I discovered my new favourite animal: the Dugong!!!! It was about time too: I've never had a favourite animal apart from the Elephant. I capitalize the first letter of my favourite animals because they almost become God-like in my eyes. lol.

Don't get me wrong, I'm still eerily obsessed with Elephants. My first tattoo will most likely be an Elephant but that might be in yeeears to come!!

And here is the Dugong, an endangered ocean dweller who once lived on land. It is the last species of the Dugongidae family. It's crazy how humans can literally hunt other mammals to extinction. :(

Look at that! He seems so gentle. I want one. It is now on top of my bucket list.

3. Finding a cure to Cancer
1. Owning a Dugong.

Candles are out,
Eleven's Ink

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sarabeth Olsen: Infected Profile

This is a profile of Sarabeth Olsen, as seen in The Infected: What Happened to David Price. The profile will be updated throughout the series.

Birth Name: Sarabeth Miriam Rothschild
Age: 38
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 128 lbs.
Hair: Brown,
Eyes: Hazel,
Occupation: Scientist
  • meal: Veal Parmigiana
  • movie: Gone with the Wind
  • song: Jolene (Dolly Parton)
  • book: The Ghost of Hannah Mendes (Naomi Ragen)
Hobbies: Painting
Weapon of Choice: Pistol
Known Relationships:
  • Charles Olsen; wife
  • Charlotte Olsen; mother
  • Robert Scott; business partner
  • David and Greta Price; neighbour
  • Jeanette Olsen; daughter-in-law
  • The Holloways; neighbour
  • What does she know about the Infection?
  • Who are the men that follow her every instructions?
  • What does she know about the barrier that allegedly protects them from the infected?

Victoria Crow: Infected Profile

This is a profile of Victoria Crow, as seen in The Infected: Blog Story and The Infected: What Happened to David Price. She can also be seen in the stand-alone backstory The Infected: What Happened to Victoria Crow.

Birth Name: Victoria Monique Angel Crow
Age: 16
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 148 lbs.
Hair: Strawberry blonde
Eyes: Green
Occupation: Student/ Cashier at U-Buck
  • meal: Pizza
  • movie: Heathers
  • song: I Love Myself Today (Bif Naked)
  • book: Cosmopolitan
Hobbies: Bullying
Weapon of Choice: Coal Pick
Cause of Infection: Bite wound to the shoulder
Known Relationships:
  • Charlie Oslen and David Price; classmate
  • Christian and Sally Crow; daughter
  • Felix and Anabelle Holloway; friend
  • Why does she seem to react differently to the infection?

Stephanie Holloway: Infected Profile

This is the profile of Stephanie Holloway, as seen in The Infected: Blog Story and the stand-alone backstory The Infected: What Happened to the Holloways. The profile will be updated throughout the series.  

Birth Name: Stephanie Mary Holloway
Age: 10
Height: 5'1"
Weight: 102 lbs.
Hair: brown
Eyes: brown
Occupation: grade school student, lemonade stand operator
  • meal: Macaroni and Cheese
  • movie: Finding Nemo
  • song: Baby (Justin Bieber)
  • book: Percy Jackson series (Rick Riordan)
Hobbies: Cooking, singing Justin Bieber songs
Weapon of Choice: Nails
Cause of Infection: Unknown
Known Relationships:
  • Anabelle and Felix Holloway; sister
  • Jeanette and Charlotte Olsen; neighbour
  • How did she get infected?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sleepy Sunday: Little April Showers

Who didn't like to stay home on the couch on Sundays to watch such sad fares as these?:

Remember when Disney movies were good and had a deep-seeded message of love and respect? Also remember how much they loved to incorporate melancholic sequences like those ones? Oh they would make me fall asleep in an instant!

Take it easy today; kick-back and enjoy a good ole' Disney flick!

Candles are out,
Eleven's Ink 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

I Have Paruresis...I Think.

I know, I'm like WTF is Paruresis too! Here, let me explain.

I have a very common problem with my bladder. You see, if my body is around other bodies - scratch that - If I am anywhere near human population, my bladder will not relieve itself. It's like:

"Fuck you, I'm not evacuating myself here."

And since I also have other urinary problems - in which I have the major urge to pee whenever I drink any form of liquid, and can't pee while in a moving vehicle (train, plane) - I'm über limited in where and when I can pee. You can imagine the scenarios. And so I decided to do a bit of research that led me to Paruresis.

I was hoping for a physical diagnosis but upon discovering this very common ailment, I was surprised to find that Paruresis is a phobia mostly found amongst males. Basically, I'm not alone!!

According to wikipedia, it carries various synonyms such as: bashful bladder, stage fright, urophobia, shy bladder, and psychogenic urinary retention. From now on, I'm so using the last one!! They also mention the possibility of managing the phobia, but they suggest medication such a prozac and zoloft...

Um...yeah I prefer taking the extra time to find a single occupancy bathroom, thank you very much.

Candles are out,
Eleven's Ink

Friday, March 09, 2012

Black Friday

This day is reserved for light-hearted fun only. NO KONY 2012 dialogue here!!

Everyone needs a day off, right? We can't always be serious and catch up on the latest tragedy across the globe. I'm pretty sure that's why He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named invented Fridays. And it's impossible to use that word in any shape, way, or form since Rebecca Black.

And yet the word Friday has appeared in countless songs. And some just as terrible as Black's unanimously loathed "Friday". I discovered she isn't the only, nor the first, one who sang about every single day of the week being lame BUT Friday. What's up with that?

Lily Allen - Friday Night

Bowling for Soup - Friday

The Easybeats - Friday on my Mind

Aqua - Freaky Friday

The Cure - Friday I'm In Love

It's Friday, Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday!

Candles are out,
Eleven's Ink

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The Tyrese Sessions - Awareness Raps

Who knew Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia, The Unsuals, 127 hours) could be so damn funny?

Tamblyn released an e-mail conversation she had with singer/actor/model Tyrese Gibson (Fast & Furious franchise, Transformers franchise) in which he had misaken her for Amber Rose (Kanye's ex, Wiz Khalifa's fiancé). You see, Amber Tamblyn's email is Amberrose@whatever.com, with Rose being the actress' middle name.

Both Tamblyn and Tyrese were CC'd in the same e-mail and so Tyrese took the opportunity to talk business - and possibly flirt - with who he thought to be Amber Rose.

Still following?

Thinking all of this would be very funny, Tamblyn went along with the name confusion and made up some hilarious demos about the current women's health crisis in the States and shared them with Tyrese. Wait for "All in Favour" - you'll pee your pants, laughing!!

Well, here's the copy of the e-mail as well as Amber Tamblyn's message to Tyrese (who has been less then kind upon hearing about the release of the e-mail and demos. Don't know why, this is funny as hell!)

*please note, the videos have been added in the place where Tamblyn uploaded her "demos". I don't have soundcloud so had to use youtube videos. But you get the jist of it.

Tyrese Gibson (of Fast and Furious and Transformers) saw my name cc’d on an email that a mutual friend sent out and thought I was the model ex girlfriend of Kanye West, Amber Rose. (My middle name is Rose and my email adress is registered as Amber Rose). I’ve never met Tyrese before. He pulled my email addy from that cc list and emailed me wanting to work on an album together. So I recorded my demos on my iPhone and sent them to him. I guess you could call them Awareness Raps? I am the Hilary Clinton of Ghostface Killahs.

Below are all the email correspondences I had with Tyrese as well as the songs I sent him.

DISCLAIMER: Tyrese is a very sweet guy with good intentions who made a mistake and I, being an actress and engaged to a comedian, could not help myself. Tyrese, please accept my 87% hearfelt apology for stringing you along. I think we could have made beatufiul music together.


On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 11:41 AM, Tyrese Gibson wrote:
Hit me now … ***.***.****
Tyrese Gibson

 Amber Rose Wrote:
Sorry boo I would but my neighbors is really into exotic animals and I promised I would go over and see their new baby Ball Python.

On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 9:04 PM, Tyrese Gibson wrote:
On this new album it’s whatever..
Tyrese Gibson

On Feb 26, 2012, at 10:16 AM, Amber Rose T wrote:
lol u are so sweet boo I’ve been trying to get this album goin for so long u know how it is. Attached is the single demo I’ve been workin on… not finished yet but soon! Thanks to u boo lol. I will send you more demos soon. You will have demos comin out ur demos!!

On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 10:55 AM, Tyrese Gibson wrote:
We can make it real …. I’m sitting on a lot of magic … Let me know when ur in LA .. We can play until we customize AR
Tyrese Gibson

On Feb 26, 2012, at 11:03 AM, Amber Rose wrote:
I like the way you think. The music is just temp tracks but the lyrics and songs are my babies. Attached is another one. I’m so happy you are feelin’ these! God Bless
Love 4Ever

On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM, Tyrese Gibson wrote:
That song was not it … Not even remotely …. Just keepin it real
Tyrese Gibson

On Feb 26, 2012, at 11:29 AM, Amber Rose wrote:
Thank you so much for keepin it really real, T. That last one I was just messin around with. The first one I sent called Dancefloor Etiquette” is important to the feministical evolution and fourth wave movement of Woman-Beats and Girl-Music. Ya know? NEWayz,
I will send more! Demos and demos

On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 11:33 AM, Tyrese Gibson wrote:
What u on?
Tyrese Gibson

On Feb 29, 2012, at 12:43 PM, Amber Rose wrote:
Virgin America!

On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 12:47 PM, Tyrese Gibson wrote:
Hit me when u land Pluto lady .. I got some shit in the stash Hope I’m not wasting my time ..
I got 6 hot ones for u ***.***.****
Tyrese Gibson

On Mar 1, 2012, at 11:23 AM, Amber Rose wrote:
Here listen to these 2 first…What do you think? Then we can talk. ON THE REAL talk.

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 11:26 AM, Tyrese Gibson wrote:
That was trash …. Sorry .. At this point I don’t even believe this is Amber …. I’m cool …
Good luck on your career … One
Tyrese Gibson

On Mar 1, 2012, at 11:40 AM, Amber Rose wrote:
Wow…okay. Sorry you feel that way. To each his own I suppose. These do mean something to me. They are from my heart and I feel like there is an important message in each and every song. But okay, good luck on your career as well. OH AND BY THE WAY – For the record, this is really Amber.
Amber Rose Tamblyn

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 11:47 AM, Tyrese Gibson wrote:
Didn’t sound like u on the songs
Tyrese Gibson

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 11:47 AM, Tyrese Gibson wrote:
Here’s something ONLY YOU would know … One night we left what party..? And u dropped me off where..??
Tyrese Gibson

On Mar 1, 2012, at 12:00 PM, Amber Rose wrote:
I don’t know what you’re talking about. What party?
Amber Rose Tamblyn

Tyrese Gibson ************* to me show details 12:20 PM (46 minutes ago)
Never-mind ..
Tyrese Gibson

I have a feeling we haven't heard the last of Tamblyn's awareness raps...

Candles are out,
Eleven's Ink

Tuesday, March 06, 2012


So I'm trying to find ways to blog more often and thought the themed month would inspire me to write more but it didn't; I'm actually having trouble finding a theme I want to dissect for roughly 30 days. I focus too much on the lenght of the blog which can tear me down after work. I would like to experiment with lighter posts to balance out the heavy Top Tens and Stories.


Starting now, I'll have themed days, which is far more easier to commit to!

Here's what you can expect in the future:
  • Movie Review Monday
  • W/E Wednesday
  • Top Ten Thursday
  • Feelgood Friday
  • Sleepy Sunday

Tuesdays will be reserved for blog stories - Catch up on Friday the 13th, The Infected, and its spin-off, The Infected:What Happened to David Price.

Let the changes begin!!  ;)

Candles are out,

Eleven's Ink

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