Computer games

Stardew Valley Vibe Check: Updated Impressions

I've played close to 40 hours of Stardew Valley. (Let's call me...ambitious.) I've befriended almost all of the suitors and even married one of them. My impressions of them have changed...at least a little. Okay, in some cases, a lot. Haley Probably watches: the CW Haley has stopped making fun of me and started complaining… Continue reading Stardew Valley Vibe Check: Updated Impressions

Entertainment, Television

THINGS THAT BRING ME JOY: “Elite” Season Three

My friend Shane started watching "Elite" and has been sending me Marco Polo messages about it. This is cause for celebration. I've been in love with "Elite" since season one and I haven't been able to share it with any of my friends until now! Season three of "Elite" just came out on Netflix. Last… Continue reading THINGS THAT BRING ME JOY: “Elite” Season Three

Books

Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

I COULD HAVE SWORN I'D ALREADY DONE THIS TAG. APPARENTLY NOT! Emer did this recently and she killed it, as always. I want to rag on books, too. A popular book or series that you didn’t like I know The Art of Racing in the Rain was on the bestseller list for a while, but I HATED… Continue reading Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

Books

Anti-Valentines for Literary Figures

Based on some of the content I've posted, you might think I hate Valentine's Day. I don't. I love Valentine's Day. I DON'T love certain literary characters. If I had to send Valentines to these characters, this is what I would say.   To: Reid Diggory from Serpent & Dove Roses are red, Violets are… Continue reading Anti-Valentines for Literary Figures

Books, Entertainment, Television

Never Darken My Doorway Again: Fictional Characters I Cannot Forgive

Certain fictional characters fill me with a powerful rage. These characters are rude to my cinnamon rolls, use offensive terminology, emotionally abuse their loved ones, or just generally get on my nerves. The following list contains characters I can never forgive.   (Note: Expect spoilers for every series under the sun...but mostly Harry Potter.) (CW: discussions… Continue reading Never Darken My Doorway Again: Fictional Characters I Cannot Forgive

Books

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Fall 2019 TBR

Here I go participating in Top Ten Tuesday at the last second. I hate to be left out. Fall is my favorite time to reread books. This fall, I want to reread some books and try some spooky new reads. (Hey, Mansfield Park.) It's. Happening. 1. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore This is my favorite book in the Graceling series. Rain,… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Fall 2019 TBR

Books

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite (and least favorite) character types

Give me all your clichés and archetypes. Let me swallow them whole. Today's Top Ten Tuesday was a freebie, which means the bloggers I follow came up with trillions of creative ideas. There's a "favorite tropes" TTT coming up, so today I wanted to focus on characters. Specifically, character types. I know I'll love certain… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite (and least favorite) character types

Real Life, Television

A Sailor Moon Story

In December 2016, having JUST moved to Seattle, I decided to do all my Christmas shopping at Kinokuniya Book Store. Conveniently located AND full of fun knickknacks? Call me a Christmas GENIUS. In truth, this plan excused endless browsing of items I couldn't afford, such as stuffed sharks, long socks, and English-translated manga. One day,… Continue reading A Sailor Moon Story

Books, Music

Wonderstruck Book Tag

I'm no Swiftie, yet here I am doing another Taylor Swift book tag. I really loved Olivia's take. She developed this excellent tag, as well as the graphics I'll be using.   Bird murder!? BIRD MURDER!? I thought this would be a cute domestic comedy about lesbians!! Reading The Summer of Salt reminded me of We Need to… Continue reading Wonderstruck Book Tag

Entertainment, Music, Theater

Top Ten Favorite Hamilton Songs

EXPLICIT CONTENT WARNING No joke, I have several MONTHS-old drafts of this same post, but none of them ever felt right. Hamilton happens to be my partner's favorite musical, so that motivated me to (finally) finish. I tried to turn this into a list of my favorite Hamilton show moments, but all my favorite moments came from the… Continue reading Top Ten Favorite Hamilton Songs