Book Review Tuesday (7/26/16)- Darkbeast

Hi everyone!!! Lately I’ve been reading a lot, which is very exciting. For me, at least.  I’ve been waiting to read this for a little while since it was recommended to me on Goodreads. So here you go!

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Darkbeast

In the land of Duodecia, every child has a darkbeast- an animal bound to them at birth that takes all of their fear and bad thoughts. On their twelfth nameday, every child must go to the godhouse to slay their darkbeast. But Keara cannot bear the thought of losing her darkbeast, a raven named Caw. So on her nameday, she fails to kill him and runs away to join the travelers, a troupe of performers who roam the land performing their plays. Will she stay hidden from the Inquisitors, who are hunting her down because of her failure?

 

As I said in my Goodreads review, “Beautifully written, with an original concept to match. I just LOVE the concept of an animal, bonded to a child, that takes all of their fear, rebellion, and other bad thoughts. Great characters, creative, and just plain great.”

Thank you for reading!

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Quiz: Which Neko Atsume Cat are You? (3)

Yes. I am doing another one. The only reason I am is because there is a new update, which now makes the game have a total of 56 cats altogether. (Shh- I’m a little bored…)

Same rules apply.

 

  1. Favorite fur color?

a. Black and white

b. Solid gray

c. Pastel calico

d. Brown

e. Tabby (tan & orange)

 

2. Which of these is most like your personality?

a. Young Master

b. Peculiar

c. Innocent

d. Pragmatic

e. Slacker

 

3. On the cat condo complex, where would you sit?

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a. I’d be somewhere else.

b. Sleeping on the bottom

c. What?

d. Surveying my kingdom from the top

e. In the little box

 

4. Which toy?

a. Fluff-thing teaser

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b. Twisty rail

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c. Red bucket

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d. Scratching post

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e. Cozy blanket

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5. Which memento?

a. Ribbon hair band

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b. Cicada skin

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c. Wilted plant bulb

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d. Puzzle piece

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e. Tiny toothbrush

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ANSWERS

 

Mostly A’s

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Chip

http://nekoatsume.wikia.com/wiki/Chip

 

Mostly B’s

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Shadow

http://nekoatsume.wikia.com/wiki/Shadow

 

Mostly C’s

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Pasty

http://nekoatsume.wikia.com/wiki/Pasty

 

Mostly D’s

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Ganache

http://nekoatsume.wikia.com/wiki/Ganache

 

Mostly E’s

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Apricot

http://nekoatsume.wikia.com/wiki/Apricot

 

So, I hoped you liked this quiz and weren’t bored-ed out (that’s a word now)!

I got Shadow 🙂

Bye!

 

Neon Cheetah’s Guide to Shelter

That’s right, I have Shelter!

It’s such a fun (and kind of heartwarming) game. I thought I’d give those of you who haven’t played it some tips and tricks.

 

First, these are my badgers:

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(Yes, Bronwyn is kind of a reference to the character in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.)

 

Now, for the tips:

LEVEL ONE

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You start off in the burrow with five cubs. Four are healthy, but one is lying on the floor and very pale. There is also a plant right across from you. Click on the plant to give it to the sick baby, and off you go!

It takes a little while to get out of the burrow, but when you do, you enter a bright, new world full of trees and food (plants, apple trees, frogs, mice, and foxes. Foxes are hard to catch, but totally worth it-they feed all your babies).

Then, the music begins to get a little ominous and the wind blows…

You come to a clearing with patches of tall grass to hide in. But what’s to hide from?

THE EAGLE.

To escape the eagle, sprint through the patches of grass and press the control button on your keyboard to crouch low.

The eagle will eventually leave you alone if a) it gets one of your cubs or b) you get far enough away from it, near a log on a canyon. The last part of level one is where you go through the log. But as you do, the log falls under your weight and takes you and your cubs into the canyon. Don’t worry, you don’t die. 🙂

LEVEL TWO

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At this point, you should have 4-5 babies remaining. This level is at night, and it’s much like level one in that it has plants (but a few new ones) and frogs to eat. But, you frequently hear a mysterious…growling. An invisible  night-predator is this level’s main obstacle. You may hear something like twigs snapping when the thing is around, which causes your babies to run ahead or away from you. But you wouldn’t just leave them to die, would you? To keep the mysterious thing from killing your babies (which it will do, if it has the chance), just follow the babies and it will go away.

The end of the level is a small clearing, and you exit through a patch of tall grass.

 

LEVEL THREE

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At this point, you should have 2-5 babies remaining. The sky and surrounding landscape are tinted orange, making the rain look suspiciously like acid rain (no worries, it isn’t actually). The main obstacle in this level is a huge river that you have to cross. My tip is to cross after the two large waves pass. You’ll have to cross multiple sections of the river before the level endds, and it’s virtually inevitable (as far as I know) for one of your babies to get swept away and drown. After that, the river will make a gurgling sound and the waves won’t come back. Along the way are plants, apples, frogs, and a pair of foxes. The level ends with you going under a rock arch.

 

LEVEL FOUR

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At this point, you should have about 1-4 babies remaining. In this level, there is a forest fire. The fire itself doesn’t hurt you- if you do touch it, you just come out with your back smoking a little and yelping 😉. But, the fire causes branches to fall, blocking your path and spreading more fire. And then…

THE EAGLE RETURNS.

Sorry. Use the same technique as level one, and you’ll escape eventually through a small tunnel. After that, it’s just more fire, plants, and a fox. You exit this level by going into what looks like a tunnel.

 

LEVEL FIVE (THE FINAL LEVEL)

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At this point, you should probably have 0-3 babies remaining. This is a mostly peaceful level, with most of the same foods as the other levels. It’s pretty normal, until you get to this rock arch…

…and the eagle returns AGAIN.

AAAAAAH!

Sprint to a  close tunnel to escape the eagle first. It’s much like your burrow in level one. After navigating that, there is more grass to hide and sprint in (yes, he’s still looking for you 😳). The eagle will probably have the chance to swipe one cub. And then, the unexpected happens:

The eagle starts going after YOU.

Sadly, you can’t escape it. After a few crippling blows from the eagle, he carries you away.

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Then, it goes quiet, and it shows your babies (if you still have any left) walking away from the spot you were carried off from, looking sad and dejected. Then, there are credits, which are pretty boring. But after them, it goes BACK to you in the eagle’s talons, approaching a nest of little eagle chicks. It’s kind of sweet. ☺️

Now, for some tips that apply to most of the levels:

-Click to call to your pups. If you’re far away, you automatically bark louder.

-Foxes are hard to catch. My strategy is to get close to them in tall grass, and then pounce.

-If some of the babies start to look gray, FEED THEM. They’re hungry.

 

Thank you for reading, and I hope this helps you with Shelter or at least convinces you to play it. Badgers!

St. Vincent (BEST. MUSIC. EVER.)

So today, I decided to introduce you guys to my favorite singer, St. Vincent. SHE IS SO AWESOME. YOU MUST LISTEN TO HER AT SOME POINT. PLEEEEAAAASSSEE!

If you haven’t already, I’ve decided to give you my favorite songs of hers, in order of when they came out. (Not in order of how I like them)

  1. “All My Stars Aligned”

Ever since I got “Marry Me” (her first album) sometime in April or May, I COULD NOT STOP listening to this song. Every time I hear it I feel as if I’m floating in space. ❤️

 

2. “Laughing with a Mouth of Blood”

The great thing about St. Vincent it that some of her songs (such as this) have sort of weird titles, but are  actually really beautiful songs. Like this.

 

3. “Rattlesnake”

Before, I had heard a few of St. Vincent’s songs, but this is the one that really hooked me on. Love!

 

4. “Severed Crossed Fingers”

AAAAH THIS SONG IS SO PRETTY LOVELOVELOVELOVE

 

And now…

The grand finale…

the best song in the ENTIRE UNIVERSE

5. “Bad Believer”

YOU MUST LISTEN TO THIS SONG. YOU WILL MISS OUT ON SO MUCH IF YOU DON’T. SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! 😍🎧💘

So please, if you haven’t already, LISTEN. You will love it. Hopefully. BYE!

Book Review Tuesday (7/19/16)- Curiosity House- The Shrunken Head

Hi again! Sorry about last week. But hey, cat memes fix everything, riiiiiiiiight?

Ha.

So here’s your review.

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I hope you’re used to the huge book cover images by now.

Curiosity House- The Shrunken Head

 

Thomas, Phillipa, and Sam- three kids with strange abilities- live in Dumfrey’s Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders, where weird objects from around the globe are housed, and where other strange people perform. But when Max, a knife-thrower who’s lived on the streets for almost her entire life, arrives there, a frightening series of events is set off. The newest attraction, the Amazonian shrunken head, has gone missing, and in it’s wake, many gruesome murders have been committed. Can the kids and performers solve the mystery and retrieve the shrunken head?

 

This was a very inventive book. Great illustrations, too!

Also, for those of you who have read this…isn’t Phillipa a whole lot like Lydia Deates (forgive me if I spelled that wrong) from Beetlejuice ?

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She kinda dresses like her, too.

So yeah. Enjoy what’s left of summer, guys!

I have a good excuse this time…

So, the reason I don’t have a book review for you is because a) I was making a huge roller coaster on Minecraft. It reached the clouds, and also went through a glass tunnel in the ocean. No joke. And b) one of my best friends came back from camp yesterday and we were catching up via email.

THAT’S a good excuse, right?

If  you’re unsatisfied, have a meme.

Just one this time. I’ll spare you. Ciao, peeps, and happy Wednesday (insert troll face here).

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