Swan Luv: Another Interesting Idea Wasted

Swan Luv started out as a loan type of company. It’s initial promise was to select applicants to receive a loan of up to $10,000 with the gamble that the two wouldn’t get divorced. Sounds kind of ingenious, doesn’t it?

The launch was set for Sunday, February 14th, but instead the site “crashed” and when it was started back up, it was with a new type of platform.

Instead of having couples sign up to possibly receive a loan, Swan Luv turned their site into a crowdfunding one.

To say people are angry is an understatement.

Swan Luv claims they sent out surveys asking customers what kind of platform they’d prefer, and everyone claims to have never received such a survey, let alone any email. Swan Luv blames “regulations/restrictions” and “billions of dollars of demand” on why they switched their whole platform.

As many people on Swan Luv’s Facebook page stated, if a couple wanted to ask for hand outs from family and friends then they’d just rather use GoFundMe.

All in all, Swan Luv seems to be just a hyped up crowdfunding site. If you’d like to look into other crowdfunding sites to use instead of Swan Luv, two very good ones are Fundrazr and GoFundMe. If anyone has any better sites then please leave a comment and I’ll add them to this page.

 

“Movies-I’ve-Never-Seen” Review: At Any Price

To start this off, I’m going to tell you what this is. I’ve decided that at least once a week, if I’m not too busy, I will watch a movie I have not seen and review it. There are movies, however, that I might throw in that I have already seen but feel should be reviewed. The age of the movies just depends, really. If you have any suggestions of movies to review, leave me a comment! I usually watch a lot of movies I haven’t seen through Crackle, and I honestly love it, because they have a good selection.

This week’s movie is: At Any Price, starring Dennis Quaid & Zac Efron as two of the main characters.

When I first started to watch this movie I thought, “Oh this must be all about farming.” and I wasn’t too excited. If I looked out my window, I’d be able to see 3-4 farms because I live in Indiana and literally all my neighbors are farmers.

Anyway, as I got into this movie, I noticed Zac Efron’s character, Dean Whipple, was kind of an aggressive baby. Now, I’m not saying he’s not a bit likable, but honestly if he were my friend I’d probably smack the tar out of him. His character DEFINITELY has anger issues. I won’t go into much detail for anyone who has never seen this movie, but I feel like the little punk should have owned up for his part in the whole ordeal surrounding the end of the movie.

As for Dennis Quaid’s character, Henry Whipple, I found him to be a tad rude. What man attends a funeral (this happens in the beginning, so that’s really not a spoiler) and then asks to buy land from the grieving family?! Where I’m from that is just a slap in the face, though honestly I think that’d be rude no matter where ya’ll are from. His character seems to go out of his way to make it seem like his whole life is better than anyone else’s, and I believe the fact that he was a bit heartless to an old family friend in need was really cruel.

This movie really made me see the scary, real human emotions some people hide. It makes you question your morals and where they would lie in such a situation. In the situation the Whipple’s face in this movie, I’d have been one of the people to pick up the phone and set things right. It was a pretty good movie, though the ending was not something I would have preferred, but what is a good movie without an unexpected ending?

Out of the “Would-I-Watch-Again” scale, I’d rate this a 6/10. It made me gape in shock, and then shake my head at the awful decisions of some of the characters. I’d probably watch this again, for sure, and force my fiance to experience it as well.

 

Brave Frontier- App Review

I have been playing this game for quite a while now-nearly two years- and I have just now decided to review it.

I remember when it came out and the default units you would get were limited. My fiance said that now those very units are supposed to be rares because of how far they have progressed in the development of the game.

Before I divulge, let’s get it straight with the basics. Brave Frontier is an app in which you have units that you use to fight monsters in a classic style like that of Final Fantasy. Units, in case you haven’t been able to figure out, are the characters you use to make up your party. Some are Gods, some are Assassins, some are Healers.  It all depends on what you get.

When you log in each day you get a chance to click any treasure chest and get either a fusion unit, an item, or if you’re really lucky, a gem! Gems are used for rare summons, super rarer summons, or you can use them to buy another chance if you end up having all your units die in battle while trying to clear an area. After logging in continuously for 5 days you get a free gem. You can buy gems using your store credit, bank card, credit card, or even Paypal.

Brave Frontier is continuously growing with new units coming out all the time. The highest rarity of any unit that I am aware of is 7 stars-which is Mega Rare.

It’s easily one of my favorite games, because not only does it have a main story, it also has many other things to do within it.

You want to know a more in-depth description of the game? Head HERE to read all about it and get some facts on all the different things you will encounter.

Charlotte Russe Review

Now, before I start this I want to say that I really LOVE a lot of the clothes and shoes here, but there are some things that I find just ridiculous.

They get a 3 out of 5 stars.

Here’s why.

I am a shoe addict, but I wear a 9.5 usually. I see a million shoes in their store that I want, but guess what? NO HALF SIZES! Anything that is a half size in shoes is usually a smaller size I can’t fit into. I mean, come on! I usually have to buy a size up because of this and I will point out that, though the platform pumps size 10 fit well since they are made to be a little smaller, the other shoes are definitely too long!

A year or two ago I bought a pair of sandals at Wal-Mart in a size 10 and it was a little big but not as long as the size 10 wedges I got from Charlotte Russe! What is up with that? I know, I know, “they are made differently” but seriously if they only made half size at Charlotte Russe then I don’t think this would actually be a problem.

Now their clothes on the other hand are really nice. My only problem is the price. I saw a dress on there I absolutely LOVED! It was a little over $40. I could probably find a better dress at Macy’s for that price. I understand that they need to make money, but a dress that I’m only going to get to wear for a few months out of the year is not worth that much money.

Let’s say they decided to make half size shoes and put their dresses starting at 10-20 dollars starting out? I feel like more people would flock to their stores.

Another thing I find irritating about their place is the lack of care from some of their people that work there. I have never had any bad experiences with the girls that work at my local Charlotte Russe, but I have heard a lot of people from other places talk about how rude the sales associates were. If you want people to spend money at your store, then please stop hiring rude people. Honestly.

To close out this review, I’d like to know what every one that has been there thinks about this place? Have a good or bad experience? Tell me in the comments!