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A Month In Review: September 2016

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Well, school is back. So things have been very busy for the last month. I haven’t had as much time for art recently, but I still got several pieces done that I’m really happy with. I did some palette requests on Tumblr, which was fun, and I got all the Blue Team redesigns done and redrew the height chart! I also started an Ask Blog for the characters so I can work on character development/consistency. You can find it here and leave questions if you like!

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We watched several things this month. My sister’s friend came round fairly early in the month and as usual she brought her Studio Ghibli collection. This time we watched Laputa: Castle in the Sky. It was good, with a lot of cool animation and stuff. Not my one of my favourite Ghibli films, but still a lot of fun and worth watching.

We borrowed Batman Begins from our neighbors and watched that. I’ve never watched a Batman film before so that was fun. It was good, and quite Batman-y.

My sister got Iron Man for her birthday, so we finally watched that! It was great.

We also started watching the tv series, Victoria, which is about Queen Victoria (if that wasn’t obvious). It’s very interesting and well made.

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This section isn’t going to be a permanent fixture, but I played enough games this month I thought it was worth giving it it’s own section. After drawing fan art I succumbed to playing Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest, since we own it and there was a free save slot. I haven’t played strategy games in a while so that was pretty fun. It’s pretty hard too though.

I got a new phone this month! And I can play games on it 😀 (what do you mean that’s not very important). Most importantly Pokemon Go. Woo! It’s fun. And also makes walking fun. So that’s good. Yay for exercise (and Pokemon)

I also got the Love Live School Idol Festival game. It’s a lot of fun. My sister has it too so we can nerd over it together.

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I finished the Ascendance Trilogy, which I started a long while ago. It was good!

I also finally got round to reading The Hidden Oracle, (which I finished literally like a week before book two was released :P). It was a lot of fun. Lots of good Rick Riordan-ishness.

I didn’t write any blog posts this month.

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Fandom Stuff:

We got some more episodes of Steven Universe. Then it went on hiatus again. But at least we have some shorts to look forwards to!

Moana got yet another trailer.

RWBY got a character short! It’s amazing. So much hype for season 4

Other Internet Stuff:

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Wow, there is so much stuff I’m hyped for in October!

RWBY Volume 4 begins on the 22nd! The character short released recently has me super excited for that!

Haikyuu!! Season 3 Begins!

The final Ruby Redfort book comes out! Hopefully it’ll be good!

There’s Halloween as well of course.

My Little Pony Season 6 ends! I haven’t been all that impressed with this season so far, but from what people have said about the leaked first part the finale will be amazing.

So that’s what I’ve been up to in September! Have you watched, read or played any of the things I did this month? Anything you think I should try? What are you looking forwards to in October? Hope you all have a great month!

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A Month In Review: August 2016

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Wow, it doesn’t feel like it’s been a whole month since I last wrote one of these. Yet here we are. So, the Summer holidays have ended. A lot of stuff happened this month. I went to Sweden with two of my siblings towards the end of the month, which was a lot of fun. When we got back my best friend came up to visit, which was even more fun. We mostly fangirled over Akagami no Shirayukihime and analysed anime OPs (which is tons of fun btw). She also got me a Naruto poster and some other stuff I’ll talk about later.

I worked more with Clip Studio paint and I’m really used to it now. It’s a fantastic program. I feel like I really got a lot better at shading, and practiced drawing comic pages. I also livestreamed my art for the first time! A bunch of people came and it was a lot of fun. You can follow me on Picarto if you want to get notified every time I do that again. I also opened Commissions! Only for DeviantArt points at the moment but I hope to do it for real money eventually. You can find more details about that here. Best of my art this month:

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Things I Watched

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We watched quite a few movies this month! First my whole family went to see Finding Dory in the cinema. It was a lot of fun and quite a bit of a tear jerker.

Then we watched Spider Man, which I somehow have not seen before now. It was fantastic. Very Spider Man. (who’s one of my favourite superheroes)

While we were in Sweden we rented The Peanuts Movie and watched that. It’s a really lovely movie. I think it really captures the feel of the comics in a very fun, heartwarming way.

Just like last year, my friend brought up the latest Mission Impossible movie, which this year was Rogue Nation. It was good. I don’t really have all that much specific to say about it, but it was a good action movie.

I also rewatched Voltron: Legendary Defender (with my brother), and Patema Inverted (with my friend and sister)

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I read all of two books this month. I know. It’s amazing. But anyway. The first was The Scorpio Races, which I’d read the first few pages of a few dozen times in the library before finally deciding to borrow it. It was great. Man eating water horses are cool. So that was cool.

The second book I read was The Screaming Staircase, which was a creepy ghost hunting thing. I’d kinda got the impression it was going to be a Victorian themed thing? Which it wasn’t? But that was okay. It was good and creepy. It’s fun to read creepy things once in a while.

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I did an appearance themed Beautiful People with all of Blue Team. Because I couldn’t choose just one character.

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The Steven Universe Summer event came to an end. It was incredible. And wonderfully, it hasn’t gone on hiatus! And we’re actually getting weekly episodes for a while. Yay.

Miraculous Ladybug will return next year, with two whole back to back seasons with weekly episodes (so that’s 52 episodes! Wow). It’s also apparently getting a live action movie, which I have mixed feelings about.

It looks like Naruto Shippuden is finally actually coming towards it’s end, so I should really catch up on that.

Haikyu!! is confirmed to be getting it’s third season this October! Season 3 will only be ten episodes long, which I assume will be just long enough to cover the Shiratorizawa match. Some people have been complaining about this but honestly I get why it is and I’m fine with it.

Lastly, the  Bleach manga finally ended and it was terrible. Like honestly I can hardly think of a worse way to end a series. Seriously. On the plus side, this means the fandom for the most part skipped the idiotic shipping wars that would have happened no matter how it ended. Instead everyone went on to uniting over how truly terrible the ending was and picking and choosing between their personal headcanons of how it should have ended and ignoring canon. So in a way the terrible, horrible, disastrous ending was almost a blessing.

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Well, school is back, of course. I can’t think of all that much important happening in September. It kinda feels like an in-betweeny month before a whole ton of stuff happens in October. (which I’m really, really looking forwards to!)

So that’s what I got up to in the Summer holidays. How was your August? Have you seen or read any of the things I did this month? Anything you think I should try? What are you looking forwards to in September? I hope you all have a great month!

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Beautiful People: Appearance Edition (Blue Team)

Well, it’s time for Beautiful People again! This time I couldn’t decide who to do so I’ll be doing all of Blue Team in one go. Which might make this post long but I’ll try to keep it from being too messy. On to the questions!

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From left to right, top to bottom: Marianne, Johanna, Elliot, Adelle, Jackson and Cass.

1. Give a brief overview of their looks. (Include a photo if you want!)

^^There you go. We’ll go into more detail with the rest of the questions so I’ll just leave the headshots there for now.

2. Share a snippet that involves description of their appearance.

Not available, since 1) I haven’t started writing properly yet, and 2) It’s going to be a webcomic so there won’t be descriptions beside the basic crappy ones I write for characters I haven’t drawn yet.

3. What is the first thing people might notice about them?

For Marianne, likely her hair, or her height. Long pale blonde hair, though not the strangest colour you’d come across in Unity, kinda stands out. The fact that she’s several inches taller than just about any other girl (and several of the guys) you’d likely see her with also stands out. On the flip side, Johanna is pretty short, but gives off the air that she could probably beat you up at a moment’s notice. Elliot doesn’t particularly stand out appearance wise, but his expression generally gives the impression he’s silently laughing at you. Of course, the first thing people would notice about Adelle is her bright blue hair. For Jackson, probably his orange eyes or general expressionlessness. Lastly, for Cass, her metal arm is pretty noticeable. If it isn’t visible at the time perhaps her red hair or sad blue eyes.

4. What are their unique features? (Ex: freckles, big ears, birthmark, scars, etc.)

Most noticeably, several of them have unnatural hair or eye colours; Jackson has orange eyes, while Adelle has blue hair and Marianne pale blonde (which while not an unnatural hair colour usually, is odd considering the rest of her family have red or brown hair). All three of them also have blue blood because of their fairy heritage, though you usually can’t tell unless they’re blushing or bleeding. Both Johanna and Cass have quite a lot of scars in various places, not to mention Cass’s metal arm.

5. How tall are they? What is their build (Ex: stocky, slender, petite, etc.)

Marianne and Jackson are both around 6 foot (the latter being slightly taller), CassJohanna, and Elliot are all hovering in the 5’5 area (approximately), and Adelle is the shortest at less than 5 foot tall. (I have yet to make an updated height chart so all heights are approximate). Build wise, Jackson and Marianne are both tall, but Marianne is more slender. Johanna is relatively short and muscular, and Elliot is around her height but much skinnier. Cass is a bit taller than either of them and somewhere between them in build. Adelle is small and petite, giving her a rather young fairy like appearance.

6. What is their posture like? How do they carry themselves?

Marianne stands very straight, and somewhat stiff. Johanna is more confident and relaxed in her posture, though usually ever so slightly tense, ready to spring into action at a moments notice. Elliot‘s posture would also be described as confident and relaxed, but with more of an emphasis on the relaxed part. He also comes across as ready for anything, but more in a ‘smart’ way than a ‘ready to punch things’ way. Adelle holds herself in a way that oozes constant optimism, with a bouncy but delicate attitude that makes it seem like she might explode with excitement at any instant. She never seems to be standing quite still and practically skips when she walks. Jackson is more stiff and awkward, with a tendency to slouch when he stands. Cass holds herself loosely but purposefully. Almost every move she makes seems to have a certain amount of purpose and routine.

7. Your character has been seen on a “lazy day” (free from usual routine/expectations): what are they wearing and how do they look?

Marianne would dress more or less the same, but less meticulously. She’d be less likely to wear anything with collars, or at least not do up her collar to the top button, something she likely wouldn’t even consider doing on a normal day. Johanna would dress the same as she usually does, since she always wears comfortable clothing, but she’d probably go without her shoes or gloves if she’s staying indoors. Elliot is usually a complete mess on rest days. He probably wouldn’t brush his hair at all and wear rumpled clothing. If he’s been working particularly hard recently he’d probably just crash in bed for the entire day. Ironically, Adelle would put much more effort into her clothes than usual. Time off means more time off to put together the cutest outfit possible, and maybe try something new with her hair. Jackson would be more or less the same as he usually is. Cass would wear even looser, more comfortable clothing than usual, and probably wouldn’t bother to check whether her clothes actually go together.

8. Do they wear glasses, accessories, or jewelry on a regular basis? Do they have any article of clothing or accessory that could be considered their trademark?

Elliot has glasses, and is almost always wearing the exact same black jacket. Adelle has her hair clips. She wears blue almost exclusively, and likes to look cute or pretty whenever possible. She also almost always wears skirts or dresses rather than trousers, regardless of the situation. Cass always wears two wedding rings on a cord round her neck. Johanna‘s black fingerless gloves could be considered a trademark. Marianne has a tendency to dress more formally then necessary.

9. Have they ever been bullied or shamed because of their looks? Explain!

For the most part, no not really. Adelle sometimes gets snide comments about her hair colour, which she finds mildly irritating.

10. Are they happy with how they look? If they could change anything about their appearance, what would it be?

Marianne isn’t exactly unhappy with how she looks, but she sometimes wishes her hair was red or brown like almost everyone else in her family’s. Johanna and Elliot don’t really care, though Johanna occasionally wishes she was slightly taller. Adelle is very much happy with how she looks. Jackson doesn’t really think about it much. Cass doesn’t really mind either way.

That was interesting to write out. It really helped me get a better idea of the characters. Hope you all enjoyed it!

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Beautiful People: Adelle

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Unfortunately, I won’t be able to do Adelle’s Interview this month. I was ill and a bunch of stuff happened so I didn’t have enough time to sort it out. However, I will be doing Beautiful People for the first time this year! The questions are really interesting. Anyway, here we go:

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Adelle is one of the main cast of my webcomic-in-planning.

1. How often do they smile? Would they smile at a stranger?

Adelle smiles a lot. She’s more often smiling than not. She would absolutely smile at a stranger if she felt like it. Perhaps not if said stranger happened to scare her, but that’s pretty unusual.

2. What is the cruelest thing they’ve ever been told? And what was their reaction?

That her mother was never coming back for her. She retreated into herself for days and didn’t talk to anyone. Everyone’s been sensitive about the topic ever since.

3. What is the kindest thing they’ve ever been told? And what was their reaction?

That her mother would be proud of her, from someone that would actually mean something from. She didn’t really seem to have much of a reaction to it, but she was truly happy for the rest of that day.

4. What is one strong memory that has stuck with your character from childhood? Why is it so powerful and lasting?

Her mother singing to her (man we’ve been talking about her mother a lot this post). For some reason it’s the only really clear memory of her mother she has, so she holds onto it closely.

5. What book (a real actual published book!) do you think your character would benefit from reading?

I don’t know about benefit, but I think she’d really enjoy Howl’s Moving Castle and it’s sequels.

6. Have they ever been seriously injured? How severely? How did they react?

She’s had a fair few minor injuries but nothing very serious.

7. Do they like and get along with their neighbours?

She doesn’t have neighbours exactly, but she gets along well with pretty much every one in the Dove Organization (most of them live in the same building so they’re kind of neighbours).

8. On a scale from 1 to 10 (1 being easy and 10 being difficult) how easy are they to get along with?

About a 7 usually, I think. She’s very cheerful and friendly, though it is to the point some people might (and do) find it annoying

9. If they could travel anywhere in the world, where would they go?

Wherever her mother is (she keeps popping up, doesn’t she?). In a more general way, she’d love to visit Shinzhou some time.

10. Who was the last person they held hands with?

She holds hands with a lot of people. Likely the last person will have been Jackson though.

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An aesthetic thing I made for Adelle

Well, that was fun. Hopefully I’ll be able to do Adelle’s interview next month. In the meantime, I hope you all enjoyed this.

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A Month In Review: March 2016

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I had been planning on posting this yesterday, but then I decided posting anything on April Fool’s Day might not be such a great idea. So here we are. Once again, I didn’t blog at all this month. But I am determined not to let that happen again in April!

Happy Easter every one, by the way! (It totally still counts as being Easter) Hope you all had a nice time whether you celebrate or not. Now! On to what I’ve been up to this month!

I went to my first con this month! 😀 I went to Raicon in Glasgow with my dad and my sister. It was a relatively small anime con, and wow it was fantastic. My older brother came for part of the time too which was awesome. There were a ton of epic cosplays, and I got some absolutely gorgeous Studio Ghibli prints from Crafty Marten. I hope we can go again next year 😀

We also have Easter holidays now, which has been fun.

I did a ton of art this month, including a really big piece which was really fun.

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Things I Watched

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I discovered Miraculous Ladybug this month. It’s absolutely fantastic and certainly deserves the hype it’s been getting all over the internet. I also met quite a lot of new people through it, which was nice.

I watched Patema Inverted with my siblings on a whim, after seeing cool gifs on the internet. (that’s literally what happened). Holy mother of cheese, that movie was incredible. Super confusing, but incredible and thought provoking and absolutely gorgeous. Just go watch it already.

On Monday we went to see Zootopia in the cinema, and it was even better than I thought it would be. Disney’s animated movies just seem to be getting better and better. Another one you should watch as soon as possible.

Anime wise, loads of the series we’ve been watching finished this month. Prince of Stride came to a slightly rushed yet satisfying conclusion. Season two of Akagami no Shirayuki-hime ended and there was so. much. cuteness. Fairy Tail 2014 came to an end after two episodes of the Avatar arc after Fairy Tail Zero. The ending was so perfect it made me cry. Lastly, season two of Haikyuu!! ended rather openly. I’m looking forwards to season 3, which comes out some time this Autumn. That anime makes me so happy 😀

Things I Read

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Once again I didn’t read much this month. I really need some suggestions for books to try. I continued reading Rave Master, which continues to be interesting and enjoyable. I’m almost finished reading the Sherlock Holmes series. It’s a bit of a pain trying to find the last book. I also read the third Heist Society book, Perfect Scoundrels. It was pretty different from the first two, and I’m not quite sure whether it’s the last book or not.

Elsewhere on the Internet

Fandom Stuff:

The Fairy Tail anime came to an end (again). It’s been announced that they’re working on a new project headed by Mashima himself, but nothing’s been announced about exactly what the project is.

Season 6 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic began with a relatively underwhelming two part opener.

Next Month

Captain America: Civil War comes out in the UK! Super excited for that.

Camp NaNoWriMo begins. I won’t be joining in but I hope those of you who are have a great time.

Akumasona/Miracusona Week One will be happening from the 20th to the 25th. Both me and my sister will be participating.

I’m hoping to start doing character interviews here! Basically all you lovely people (and probably some people from other sites as well) ask my characters questions and they answer them in an interview style post. Let me know if that’s something you would be interested in seeing.

Well, that’s what I’ve been up to! How was your March? Have you seen or read any of the things I did this month, and is there anything you think I should try? Have you ever been to a con? And would you be interested in seeing character interviews? I hope you all have a great April!

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A Month in Review: January 2016

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Well, it’s a new year, and I have a new laptop! It’s wonderful. The year’s been pretty good so far. So let’s see what’s been going on.

I’ve been fiddling around with a bunch of new techniques and so on art wise, which has been fun and super helpful (finally I know how to do gradients in Sai) So while I haven’t gotten all that much art done, what I have done I’m really happy with.

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Things I Watched

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I watched more contemporary anime this month. First I watched Kimi Ni Todoke (which I actually started in December), and it’s very sweet.

Fairy Tail Zero began at the beginning of the month! It’s absolutely fantastic. I loved that spin off in the manga and the anime version captures it perfectly. (also the theme song is my favourite Fairy Tail opening yet)

I started watching Haikyuu!! with my younger brother. It’s about volleyball mostly, which is actually something I know next to nothing about, but it’s good anyway.

I also started watching a new anime, Prince of Stride, which is also about sports, though this one being about something that’s basically parkour relays (which is cool. Although apparently it’s not a real sport.) While it’s not technically particularly original, I love the characters so I’m watching it anyway. (Riku is just. the best thing.)

Movies wise, we watched Insurgent. It was good. Not nearly as fantastic as Mockingjay, but still good.

I also finally got to watch Inception, which I’ve been wanting to watch for like a few years but never got to till now (which is weird since we actually own it), with my dad. We’ve actually only watched about a third of it so far but I wanted to include it anyway. It’s been freaking amazing so far.

Things I Read

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I got a fair bit of reading done this month. I read a lot of Sherlock Holmes, and some of the old Naruto manga.

I also started reading the Rave Master manga, which is what Mashima wrote before he did Fairy Tail. It’s actually really good, and less cliche than I thought it would be.

I read some comic books for the first time, including an old Spider man comic, which wasn’t particularly good; and much newer Batgirl comic, which was considerably better.

Non-comics wise, I read:

  •  Darkness Reigns, the first part in Jill Williamson’s new fantasy series, which was good and very unique, if a little darker than my usual reading.
  • Castle in the Air, the sequel to Howl’s Moving Castle, which was quite different from the first book and quite good.
  • The latest Ruby Redfort book, which was considerably better than Book Four but perhaps not as good as the first three books.
  • Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer, the first book in Rick Riordan’s new Norse-Mythology-Based series, which was good. I don’t know nearly as much Norse mythology as I do Greek (which is weird considering I’m actually Scandinavian), but it was still fun.

On the Blog

I posted about my Top Ten Anime I watched in 2015. No prizes for guessing what came first.

Elsewhere on the Internet

Fandom Stuff:

As mentioned,the Fairy Tail Zero anime began, and it’s been fantastic so far. In the Fairy Tail manga, the fandom angst continues.

The second season of Akagami No Shirayuki-Hime also began, as well as the above mentioned anime Prince of Stride.

My Little Pony is confirmed to be returning some time in Spring, and we got a teaser clip.

Steven Universe had another Steven Bomb, which was amazing as usual, and then disappeared again.

RWBY continues, and the season is getting considerably darker and more depressing than any of the previous seasons.

Marissa Meyer’s next book, Heartless, got a cover reveal and excerpt

Next Month

The final book in the Lunar Chronicles series, Stars Above, comes out tomorrow!

The Gravity Falls finale airs on the 15th, after a full series marathon and a bonus feature thing.

So that’s what I’ve been up to so far this year. How’s your year been so far? Have you seen or read any of the things I did this month, and is there anything you think I should try? What are you looking forwards to in February?

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A Month in Review: December 2015

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Happy New Year! I can’t really remember much of what happened this month besides Christmas. Christmas was great, by the way. One of my brothers got Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 so we’ve been playing that a lot. It’s fun.

Art wise I got a fair bit done. I did a silly meme with Blue Team and did some requests for people. The best of my art this month:

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So, let’s see what else went on this month!

Things I Watched

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I watched a fair bit of anime again. First up was Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, and it was cute and hilarious.

Next I watched Akagami no Shirayuki-hime, a very sweet and interesting medieval-ish anime (I want to say fantasy but I don’t think there were any magical elements. It’s a different world though so maybe it counts?)

Then I watched Show By Rock!! since a couple of people said it was kinda fun. It’s was pretty cliche and silly but it was fun I guess. The characters were so adorable though.

I also caught up in Naruto Shippuden and then went and read what was left of the plot in the manga. This thing was fantastic people. It’s very long and there’s a lot of filler arcs to dredge through in the anime but I’d still say it’s definitely worth watching.

Movies wise, we saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the cinema earlier this week. There were a couple of things I was a little iffy about but overall it’s really good. Go see it if you haven’t already.

Lastly my brother borrowed Mockingjay Part I from our neighbors so we watched that. It was incredible, and I actually liked it better than the book.

Things I Read

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I caught up in the Fairy Tail manga, as well as reading the Fairy Tail Zero spin-off. This thing is destroying me people. I love it.

I also got Howl’s Moving Castle for Christmas. Just like literally everyone told me, it was quite different from the movie. I loved it at least as much as the movie, possibly even more. (The movie is one of my favourite films, so that’s saying something)

Nothing really happened blog wise in December.

Elsewhere on the Internet

The Fairy Tail fandom was utterly crushed with feelings after a huge amount of massive reveals in recent chapters. The Tartorus arc came to an end in the anime, and Fairy Tail Zero is starting on Saturday.

Noragami Aragoto finished. I assume there’s going to be a third series but I have no idea when it’s expected to come out.

Next Month

School starts again. 😦

On the brighter side of things, Steven Universe will be back with Steven Bomb 4! Fairy Tail Zero starts, as does Akagami no Shirayuki-hime season 2! I expect other cartoons will be back as well.

Happy New Year! Did you have a good December? Looking forwards to anything in the coming year? Any books, movies or shows you think I should try?

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A Month in Review: November 2015

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This is pretty late, but oh well. I’ll pretend I’m writing it on the last day of November anyway XD

The main thing that happened this month was NaNoWriMo, which I won for the first time! I reached 50000 words on the absolute last day, but I did it! Because I was so busy writing, I did practically no art this month, so no gallery this time.

Things I Watched

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First we watched X-Men Days of Future Past, which was really good. I think I like First Class better though.

Then we watched Eagle Eye a couple of weeks ago. I actually saw most of it muted a long while ago (for reasons), but it’s freaking amazing.

I finally finished Naruto at the beginning of the month, and moved onto Naruto Shippuden. It’s so much better than the original, unusually. The first series is great, but it was also pretty flawed, and Shippuden fixed most of those flaws. The animation is better, the soundtrack is better, and they don’t waste nearly as much time on replaying scenes and having ridiculously long flash backs over and over and over again. Definitely recommend. (though you really should watch the first series first, at least the actually relevant parts, because I don’t think it’ll have the same emotional resonance if you’re not familiar with the characters)

Things I Read

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(this is actually a relatively small portion of what I read this month. There’s a good 20 more volumes of manga I read XD )

As you can see, my reading this month has been somewhat dominated by one thing. But let’s look at the other things first.

I read the second and third Nine Princess Novellas, Coralina and Heidel. Both of them were good.

I also read Winter! It was fantastic, and a perfect ending to the series, though so incredibly long. There’s still a short story collection to come out before the series is quite finished.

But what I read by far the most of this month was the Fairy Tail Manga. I’m becoming increasingly obsessed with this series. I’d definitely count it as my favorite fandom besides My Little Pony (It’s hard to word that in a way that makes sense 😛 ). I think I read a little less than 40 volumes altogether this month.

On the Blog

I managed to post four times this month, including the October Month in Review, despite NaNo.

Elsewhere on the Internet

Fandom Stuff:

Season Five of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic came to an end, and what a season it was. Definitely my favourite one so far. The season finale included time travel, multiple apocalyptic timelines, and the first look at actual warfare in Equestria, and it was really fun to see all of that. The ending was pretty rushed, but the sheer creativity of all the alternate timelines has me itching to make fan art.

The Fairy Tail manga got a Christmas special, and I haven’t read it yet but apparently it was completely ridiculous.

The apocalypse continues in Gravity Falls. There’s now only the hour long finale to go before the series ends forever.

RWBY Volume Three continued, though the release schedule has been somewhat sporadic.

Next Month

Next month is December, which of course means Christmas and everything that comes with it!

Both Star Wars Episode VII and The Good Dinosaur come out, at least in the US. I actually have no idea when the UK release dates are. I should probably go find that out.

So that’s what I’ve been up to this month. Did you do NaNoWriMo this year, and if so how did it go? Have you seen or read any of the things I have this month, and what do you think I should try next? Have anything planned for December? I hope you all have a fantastic month!

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NaNoWriMo: End of Week Three and One Lovely Blog Award

Well, week three of NaNoWriMo is over! I’ve fallen a little behind again for various reasons I won’t go into right now, with 32,869 words altogether, and a little less than 20k words left to write. Hopefully I’ll be able to catch up soon.

About two months ago, I was nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by Bellefini. Thank you! I didn’t get round to actually doing it today, but better late than never I guess.

The Rules!
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. List rules and display award.
3. Give seven facts.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers and notify them.
5. Display award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you!

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Facts! These are coming off the top of my head so they’ll be kind of random.

  1. Of the three houses I’ve lived in in my life, two of them have been converted convents.
  2. I have never actually completed a novel that’s actually novel length. (hopefully this one will no longer be true after the end of November!)
  3. I have five siblings.
  4. I’m a fan of a lot of things, and consider myself to be part of many fandoms, but I only think of myself as an ‘active’ part of two, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and Fairy Tail.
  5. I’m allergic to cut grass. It makes my feet swollen and itchy. (I assume it would make the rest of me swollen and itchy as well but I’m only usually around it long enough for my feet to get annoyed by it.)
  6. I’m technically a Danish citizen.
  7. The characters I’ve drawn most that aren’t my own are Fluttershy from My Little Pony and Wendy Marvell from Fairy Tail.

I don’t know 15 people to nominate, but here are bloggers I am nominating (if you’ve already been nominated for this you may ignore it):

  1. writefury
  2. Alice in Bookland
  3. The Road of a Writer
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Random Fridays: Places for Summer Vacation

Hosted by Awkwordly Emma

Hosted by Awkwordly Emma

I probably won’t be going abroad this year, but we do usually (I’ve been to over twenty different countries so far, although some only for a couple of days). So instead I’m going to list my five favourite places I’ve visited while on holiday.

Lake Balaton, about a five minutes walk from where we stay

1. Balatonboglár, Hungary

This is probably the best place in the universe. The weather is amazing, the food is delicious and insanely cheap, and the lake itself is fabulous. There’s also a ton of other interesting things to do. The only downside is the insects, but you can’t really escape insects no matter where you go in the world (trust me, I know).

2. Scandinavia

More specifically, Sweden and Denmark, which I’ve counted as one since we rarely visit one without going to the other. I’m technically Danish, and most of our relatives live in one of these two countries. Sweden is awesome, and Denmark is where my favourite cousin lives, and he’s awesome. We actually created an entire fantasy world together (my cousin and I, that is).

3. Lourdes, France

I spent my ninth(?) birthday here, and it was amazing. I have a lot of fond memories of this place, especially involving ponies and my first experience with Anne of Green Gables (which aren’t things you usually associate with Lourdes, but whatever)

4. Rome, Italy

We went here in October the year before last to see one of my Australian second cousins get ordained, and it was both amazing and exhausting. It’s surprisingly easy to get lost (do not trust the maps, they lie), and the food is amazing (writing this post I’ve realized I seem slightly obsessed with food when on holiday. The pizza and ice-cream is the best part by the way).

Melbourne, where we spent most of our visit

5. Australia

We went to Australia a really long time ago, back when my grandparents still lived there. We also have twenty second cousins there (in two families), and they’re awesome (the priest is the most awesome). I don’t remember much of them from when we were there, but we met several of them when we went to Rome, and some of them visit from time to time. But what I do remember of Australia was amazing.

What are your favourite places? Is there anywhere you’d like to visit in the future?

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