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Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Riot Queen- Hayley Williams!

This was the last, fully illustrated and completed painting of 2011. It's a portrait of Paramore lead, Hayley Williams and it proudly sits on my grandmother's wall. Why? Not because she's a fan of Paramore- to be honest, she's never even heard of the band, let alone Hayley herself. But, she had an empty space on her living room wall and I am really proud of it. It's just so friggin' awesome and redonkulous. I think it's one of my best yet. Hayley, from what I've seen, has such a great stage presence and really knows how to address an audience with full charisma. I like her hair better at the beginning of the tour, though it's pretty interesting sometimes three quarters of the way because it's got all this funky stuff going on with it. A little orange here, a dab of blonde there, and VIOLA! You have a genuine Hayley Williams hairdo.
A little off subject... I saw Young Adult yesterday. Let me tell you- I've had a lot of people tell me they thought it was a chick flick, romantic comedy, teen movie, whatever you wanna' call it. Don't listen to people. Go see it and form your own opinion. I myself am a huge fan of Diablo Cody, the self proclaimed stripper turned writer and the way she goes about writing these characters is realistic and down right creepy. It's not any of the fore-mentioned genres. It's a little qualm of a tale, if I do say so myself. There were points in the movie where I could actually believe the characters and felt that I was actually in the same room as they were. There were times where it felt as if Charlize Theron's character was stalker-ish and psychotic. I'm not lying to you when I say those moments proposed tension so thick and genuine that it couldn't be cut unless you had a machete. It's just that good. I honestly wish I could read the script just to see how she went about writing it. I myself am a screenwriter and to see teh magic she typed onto the pages would be a treat and a half. Though- SPOILER ALERT- the ending is somewhat of a quandary. It's one of those endings where it somewhat sets itself up for a sequel, however, you know there's not gonna be one. Kind of, sort of like Christopher Nolan's Inception.  (Prepares Riot Shield for incoming nerd quantum defense systems) Sorry, I couldn't think of another comparison that was similar enough.
Anyway, Happy New Year! 

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