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A Month In Review: March 2016

Month In Review - Mar. 2016

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! ūüėÄ 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 ūüėÄ

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

things watched Mar. 2016

 

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 ūüėÄ

Things I Read

books read Mar. 2016

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: February 2016

Month In Review - Feb. 2016

Wow I didn’t really blog at all this month. Oops. Hopefully I’ll get some done in March. Anyway! On with the post!

There’s been more college this month. Now I’m doing Mondays as well. We went down to Surrey for a community retreat (again), which was actually pretty fun for once since the more… annoying… people weren’t there. My sister somehow managed to convince¬†people to watch Attack on Titan¬†with her. That was unexpected.

I’ve been working on a bunch of stuff for the two webcomics I’m planning (One being a fairly short MLP fan comic and the other being Blue Team)

Art wise, I’ve been working on developing my own art style more, which has been really fun. I’ve also gotten better at shading, and worked out how to do colour changes and use stroke stabilizers in Sai. I did a bunch of art I’m really happy with.

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Things I Watched

things watched feb. 2016

I watched a ton of stuff this month.

Movies wise, I finished Inception¬†with my dad. Wow that movie’s amazing people. Go watch it if you haven’t already.

My sister’s friend came over for a sleepover and brought every Studio Ghibli film ever with her, so obviously we watched some of those. First we watched¬†The Cat Returns, which was a fun movie. It had quite a different style from the other Ghibli films we’ve seen, which was interesting. We also watched¬†Kiki’s Delivery Service, which was also pretty fun, and in the more classic Ghibli style.

Then at the retreat we watched¬†Source Code, which is another one of those Confusing Sci-Fi Movies. It was really good, other than the… rather odd ending.

I also watched a whole bunch of anime. First up was¬†Akatsuki No Yona, and wow. That anime was¬†amazing. Definitely one of my favourites. Go watch it already. (also don’t get put off by the abrupt bloodiness in the first episode. It’s way worse than anything else in the rest of the anime)

Next I watched¬†Shirobako, which is an anime about, well,¬†anime. As in it’s about making anime. It was a lot of fun, and also really interesting.

Then my sister finally got me to watch Chihayafuru, which is about a competitive card game, but is structured like a Sports Anime. It was actually surprisingly good.

I also watched the Fairy Tail Movie. It was pretty bad to be honest, but then anime movies are pretty much never good.

I literally only watched¬†Sword Art Online II because I needed something action-y in between the calm, slow-moving episodes of Chihayafuru. And wow. It was actually way better than the first one (the first story-arc, anyway. After the first 14 episodes or so it seems to lapse into a bunch of less interesting mini-arcs). Still not amazing, and there were a few things I didn’t really like, but not something I regret watching.

RWBY Volume 3 ended on Valentine’s Day, and wow. It hurts so much. And not in a fun, this-hurts-and-it’s-amazing-can’t-wait-for-more way. No, just exhausting, emotional, agonizing pain. Let me just, cry in a corner for a few hours.

I also re-watched¬†Ocean’s Eleven at the retreat, and started watching¬†Noragami with my brother, who hadn’t seen it yet.

Things I Read

books read feb. 2016

I hardly read anything this month. I continued reading the¬†Rave Master¬†manga. It’s hilarious spotting all the things that are referenced or reused in Fairy Tail.

I won¬†Heartless in a giveaway, and man I’m so freaking¬†confused. I didn’t really understand anything that happened in that book and it annoys me. Please, someone explain.

My friend gave me¬†Scorpion Mountain, so I finally got to read that. It was good. Not sure whether it’s supposed to be the last book in the series or not, but I’m happy either way.

Nothing really happened on the blog.

Elsewhere on the Internet

Fandom Stuff:

Gravity Falls came to a satisfying conclusion. Kinda sad that it’s over though.

Volme 3 of RWBY ended, and like I said it was painful. The fandom is coping with puns and fan art of dead people.

My brother and I caught up in¬†Haikyuu!¬†and… stuff happened.

Zeref made his appearance in Fairy Tail Zero (which I think is almost over), Akagami No Shirayuki-hime killed me with cuteness, the painfully long and pointless filler arc in Naruto Shippuden finally came to an end, and Prince of Stride continues with a whole lot of hilarity and angst.

The¬†Lunar Chronicles¬†are getting Graphic Novels, and Stars Above came out. (I still haven’t managed to obtain a copy, though)

and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is confirmed to be returning in May!

Other Internet Stuff:

  • Imogen @ Gossiping With Dragons described the Elements of a Good Romantic Subplot
  • Stori Tori’s So Your Character is From… series kicked off with a post about Australia!
  • And Leonardo Di Caprio finally won a freaking Oscar.

Next Month

Fairy Tail Zero will probably come to an end, but I’m not sure if we’ll be heading onto the Avatar arc straight away or if there’ll be another filler arc.

I have a feeling I’ve forgotten something important but oh well.

How was your February? Have you seen or read any of the things I have this month, and is there anything you think I should try? Can someone please explain Heartless to me? What are you looking forwards to in March?

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A Month in Review: January 2016

Month in Review - Jan. 2016

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

things watched jan. 2016

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

books read jan. 2016

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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