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Random Fridays: Fun Facts About Me

Hosted by Awkwordly Emma

Hosted by Awkwordly Emma

So apparently this week I just have to share a bunch of random facts about myself, so this should be fun. ūüėÄ

1. I’ve been to at least 15 different countries, most of them in Europe.

2. I’ve moved house twice, first from Copenhagen in Denmark to Surrey, England when I was two, and then from Surrey to Cumbria a little less than a year ago.

3. My dad read me the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy before we watched the films, and I still find them easier to listen to than read.

4.¬†I’m¬†much¬†better at drawing women than men, and I have no idea why.

5. I actually hate using the term Pegasister for a female My Little Pony fan, which has led to me feeling really confused as to what the heck I should call myself.

6.¬†I’m really bad at choosing favourite episodes/scenes of anything, so don’t ask.

7.¬†I find it easier to concentrate on something if I’m multitasking, so I frequently watch cartoons or listen to music and do art/school work at the same time.

8.¬†I’m super sensitive to blood, but strangely I had almost no problems with that one scene in Spirited Away when that character (who shall go unnamed because of spoilers) bleeds all over the place.

9.¬†I prefer going out to buy books to buying them online, but I rarely do because it’s more expensive.

10.¬†I’m kind of obsessed with details, which is part of the reason I love drawing fan art so much.

So that’s 10 random fun facts about me. Did you join in Random Fridays this week? If so I’d love to see your post! ūüėÄ

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A Month in Review: June 2015

A Month in Review - June 2015

Wow, it’s July already? I only posted twice! And I had so many plans… Well, let’s see what did happen in June.

Blogging aside, I actually got a lot done this month. I got a bunch of commissions done, and crocheted another two ponies, though they both lack eyes and cutiemarks. I finally have photos of Rarity, but the photos of Sokka and Katara came out really badly so I’ll have to re take them. Here’s the best of my art this month:

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I… Still haven’t written much on Wolf Cry. I haven’t completely ignored it though, I did spend a fair bit of time developing back story and whatever. Also I had a bunch of new characters I had to work out. Which is probably procrastination, but at least it’s productive procrastination, right? Right?

We didn’t really do all that much in June that I can remember. (maybe I should start writing things down so I can remember more) So, onto the lists.

Things I watched:

First I watched Over the Garden Wall, a quirky, slightly creepy mini series reminiscent of Gravity Falls and Alice in Wonderland. Definitely worth a watch.

Several people I know were fan-girling over¬†Steven Universe, so I decided to give it a try. It takes forever to get to the plot, but it’s still a very interesting, generally lighthearted TV show, though it can get a little dark (by children’s TV standards) from time to time.

Then I discovered Studio Ghibli’s films, and they were lovely. The first one I watched was¬†Arrietty, which was a very sweet adaption of The Borrowers, and probably my favourite adaption of it I’ve seen so far (I’ve seen at least four altogether)

Shortly afterwards I saw Spirited Away, which was a little strange, yet beautiful at the same time.

Last I saw¬†My Neighbor Totoro, which didn’t have much of a plot but made up for it with realistic characters and large doses of adorableness (wow… That’s actually a word?).

Things I read

books read in June

I’m finally back to about my usual amount of books read. There are too many for me to talk about all of them, so I’ll just mention some of the highlights.

It’s hard to choose a favourite book out of these¬†since all but one got four stars. The¬†Heroes of Olympus¬†books were good. I don’t think I liked them quite as much as the first series, but they’re still a lot of fun.

Throne of Glass and¬†Crown of Midnight¬†were awesome, although there was a little too much violence in the latter for my taste (still, they are about an assassin, so what can you expect?) I’ll definitely be reading the third book.

The Gates of Zion, which is about the fighting in Palestine just after World War 2 (I know there’s a name for it but I can’t remember),¬†made me feel some righteous fury (though it didn’t cause me to shoot starbolts from my hands – and whoever gets that reference is automatically amazing). Religious War is one of the most awful things in the world in my eyes (seriously, killing people because they disagree with you? What is wrong with humanity?). I feel it did a fairly good job of showing that there were sickeningly good people and awful people on both sides (though since it’s from the Jew’s point of view we don’t get to see all that many ordinary Muslims)

She Is Not Invisible¬†was a bit of a let down. It wasn’t really what I expected and the ending was rather annoying.

On the Blog

I did the Bookshelf Tag, where I basically posted¬†a bunch of photos of my books. (that’s pretty much everything I did this month blog wise)

Elsewhere on the Internet

WarpOut released a beautiful animation called Lullaby for a Princess, which they were apparently working on for over two and a half years (this was actually released at the absolute end of May, but whatever)

(I’d just like to clarify that this is a My Little Pony Fan Work, but it’s absolutely gorgeous and worth watching¬†even if you’re not familiar with the show ¬†– I’m also interested to see what non fans think of it)

Speaking of MLP, the 100th episode aired and it was full of awesome, including Doctor Who references and Derpy’s first speaking role since the Last Roundup fiasco.

Uhhh… I really want to put something non pony related here but I can’t think of anything ūüėõ Oh, Pixar’s Inside Out came out, but we won’t get it in the UK till the 24th of July. I think another Jurassic Park film came out, but I wasn’t really paying attention.

As for blogs:

Stori Tori talked about Lessons from Anime: My Neighbor Totoro

Deborah @ Road of a Writer did a whole bunch of tags

Aimee @ To The Barricade! listed 5 ‘Nice Guy’ Characters with Personality

and Annika @ Writer and Proud suggested 9 1/2 Ways to Get to Know Your Characters

Things to Look Forwards to In July

Camp NaNo starts today! I don’t think I’ll join in, but we’ll see.

Summer Holidays start on the 16th (I think)! Woo!

As I mentioned, Inside Out comes to the UK on the 24th.

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