Stranger Things: Review


I don’t normally post reviews on TV shows but when my destined best friend (Stephanie and Stephanie, 20 years of arguing who’s “Stephanie #1 and Stephanie #2. I’m number one, I’m older. Even if she tries to pull that, “I’m #1 cause I’m taller” bit.), and fellow blogger, asked me to review the Netflix thriller, Stranger Things, I jumped at the opportunity. First, I’d like to share some info about the blog she and her husband run together. Stephanie and Brendan O’Shea are two nerds the universe paired quite flippin’ perfectly, cue the eye rolls. They are serious movie buffs and cosplay enthusiasts. They don’t miss a beat when it comes to reviewing new hit shows and films. You shan’t be disappointed when you head on over to their site ;).

You can follow them HERE and be sure to check out their Facebook page, for the latest news on all things nerdy. Ah! And my personal favorite, their “Torture Brendan” sequence, where you get to cast your vote for a chance to torture Brendan with watching and reviewing the shittiest films of all time. This makes for a great laugh, sorry (not sorry) Bren! So, browse their blog, add your shitty film to their Facebook page, and marathon the episodes on their Youtube channel.


And now, for the review! Click here to read my thoughts on Stranger Things!

Enjoy and happy reading.



X- Steph



I Realize….

Realize that I will never be enough for you. You always make it so clear that you would rather be with everyone else but me. I wonder why I’m even here. Why did you bring me here? Why do you keep me? I see the fire in your eyes. This is the kind of fire that burns right through the soul and leaves permanent scars. It hurts me when you disappear for days without calling. It hurts me when you come back laughing, stumbling, holding the hand of someone you barely know. You look at him with joyful eyes, the same eyes that change like that of a snake when they rest upon me sitting, waiting for you. Eyes that sting and tell me to disappear. I do as I’m told by those dark eyes before the flames of your words hit me.

I realize that I may not be what you wanted but I am here nonetheless.

I realize that you may never understand the emptiness you placed in my world.

I realize that you may never change your snake skin.

I realize that in unexplainable ways, you enjoy the attention of slithering around in the weight of the old.

What you should realize is that while you never gave me what I wanted most, what I needed to feel safe, is something I found all on my own. I realize now that more beauty came from all the darkness you shoved in my heart. This darkness was never who I was. It shaped me into someone stronger than you. Someone who could open their eyes and see the beautiful wonders of the world.

I realize that I am the brightest star in my minds galaxy and I am okay with that.




© Stephanie Cardozo, 2016. Stephanie Cardozo, All rights reserved.





A Choice


The world will always seem too big.

Too big to understand, too big to see with two eyes, and far too big to explore in one lifetime.

Choose to be different from the rest. People are moving too fast to enjoy the beauty around them. Feeling the energy from the earth and slowing down is daring.

People are scared of missing out and are always running through life.

So, I say slow it down. Enjoy the wonders of the world. Having this one life to live doesn’t mean we should rush through it. It means that we need to enjoy it that much more.