2016

People always say to put the bad news before the good news.

*slightly maniacal Jack Skellington voice* AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I’LL DO…HEHEHEHEHEHEHEEEEEEEE!!!!!

So anyway…

As I’ve said on multiple occasions, 2016 SUCKED. Actually, let me rephrase that. 2016 was the best and worst year of my life all at once.

The bad news: TOO.MANY.PEOPLE. DIED! It’s kind of weird, it’s like they really…aren’t dead. All of them. Like, I have to remind myself that they’ve passed on. Like they are not truly dead, but live on as lingering spirits in their work, be it Blackstar or Star Wars. I hate to have lost so many lives this year (not excluding primates and fish; R.I.P. Harambe and Blaze, one of my fish), but I find it comforting to know that they still live on somehow.

Rest in peace everyone, whoever you are, whatever you were. I miss you, and goodnight.

Now, DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE ELECTION. DARKSTALKER MIGHT BE A BIT OF A BETTER PRESIDENT THAN TRUMP (in some weirdly twisted way. I mean, you see that he kind of has a heart in that one part of Talons of Power).

Good news: Every year has its perks. Good movies (Kubo and the Two Strings, Doctor Strange, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Rogue One, etc.), good books (Escaping Peril, Pax, Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard, Ravenous, Talons of Power, etc.). Plus, I turned 13. I’m a teenager! And, to top it all off, we’ve discovered a bunch of crazy cool animals (I MEAN, COME ON. ZIGGY STARDUST SNAKES!!!!!!) And, the Giant Panda, who for so many years has been an archetype for endangered species, was removed from the endangered species list!

More good news: We have so much to look forward to in 2017 (Doomsday excuse me, Inauguration day aside). Great movies, great books, and…A NEW ST. VINCENT ALBUM! YAHOOOOOOO! And I believe that we can make 2017 an awesome year if we just tough it out and stick together. Who’s with me?

Happy New Year, everyone.

P.S.- Just so you know, I won’t be able to do a BRT this next week b/c I’ll be in Florida…again. I’ll be sure to post about that. 😉

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Merry Christmas 2016!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! So far, I’ve had a great Christmas. I spent most of the day (after the ceremonial opening of the presents) on my chair reading. I couldn’t have asked for anything better. 💖

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These are the gingerbread cookies I helped make on Christmas Eve. The red and green Christmas tree was eaten by Santa that night. 🎅🏼

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STOCKING!!!!!

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PRESENTS!!!

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A basic (and blurry) overview of most of my presents. Among them include Kubo and the Two Strings, Pusheen sticky notes, Bloom County 2015-2016, The Ruby Key, a Rey bookmark, and VICTOR!!!!! IMG_3432.jpg

This is me prior to reading The Ruby Key, which I am SURE to review next week. Ever since I got Goodreads, this has been recommended to me. But unfortunately, it was unavailable literally EVERYWHERE, so I’ve waited the whole year to get this book. And now I’ve got it!!! And it’s so worth it! I like it a lot so far.

Sending warm wishes to all wherever you are. Merry Christmas, and hang in there- ONLY 6 DAYS TILL THE NEW YEAR!!!

 

Thanksgiving!

Hey guys! If you’re in America, have a happy Thanksgiving. If you’re not, I still hope you have an awesome day. Besides being thankful for  family, friends, food, and stuff like that, you know what else I’m thankful for?

You.

That’s right, all of you! All 22 of you!

I’m very thankful for all of my followers! Thank you, all of you, for tolerating my weirdness/fangirlness, liking and commenting on my posts, taking my *quizzes*, and just being there. Thank you so much.

Just for the heck of it, here’s a picture prior to the baking of the HOLY PUMPKIN PIE

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And, here are some more Hobbes pics to satisfy your hypothetical hunger for cute kitten pics:

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MYSTERIOUS FISH ABDUCTION

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Evidently, she likes my screensaver…

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I just about died after I saw this picture!!!

So yeah! Have a happy Thanksgiving and a great day!

Happy Halloween!

Technically, it was yesterday, but I really wanted to wish my followers (and everyone else) a happy Halloween!

Last year, I was stupid and insane and I didn’t show you my Halloween costume. (*slaps past self in the face repeatedly*) So, here’s a (slightly awkward) picture of me in my Batgirl of Burnside costume.

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Minus my weird expression, it’s pretty cool, right?

Now, let’s go to my costume.

I dressed as…my hero…my idol…the best book character in the universe…you can probably guess who it is now….*drumroll*…

…EVA NINE!!!!

IT WAS SO FUN!!!!! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Now, I have LOTS (meaning three) pictures!!

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Here’s a selfie I took. I chose the greenish filter to try to make it look like the illustrations in The Search for WondLa.

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The Omnipod I fashioned from a mini mirror, a popsicle stick, lots of duct tape, and some mini sticky pearl things. Too bad there’s no Gym Buddy…

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And finally, this is the whole costume, complete with sneakboats, patches, and a satchel (that later got stuffed with candy and coated with dust from a Pixi Stick with a broken wrapper). Isn’t it awesome?

And, I have one more thing to share before I go…

WE GOT A KITTEN ON SATURDAY!!!

She’s a 13-week old Ruddy Abyssinian, and we named her Hobbes! She’s super sweet, sassy,  and fierce (for a tiny kitten) (but hard to do your math homework around).

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*in Mr. Burgermeister voice* Isn’t she adorable?

Well, I hope you all had an awesome Halloween and ate lots of candy! Bye!

Did anyone else get the Frankenweenie reference I just made? If you did, ten (hypothetical)  points for awesomeness.

 

Merry Christmas-2015!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! This post is just some of my presents.

REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYY

SOOOOOOOOOOOO AAAAWWWWWEEEEESSSSSOOOOOOMMMMEEEE

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Selfie with Rey

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Nananananananan BATGIRL! She even has teeny little batarangs! So cool!

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Of course, I had to take a selfie with her, too. (Hey, do me a favor and throw those batarangs at…scratch that.)

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Kindle! So awesome, but why call it a kindle? A kindle is actually the word for a group of kittens. Still- SO AWESOME!

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Can’t wait to read these! I’ve already read another of Raina Telegemeier’s graphic novels (Drama), so I’m really excited!

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Not exactly sure if this is an ornament or not, but it looks cool.

 

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HP socks!

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Lipgloss and earrings

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Watch with little nerd cat on it 😸🤓

Well, as I said earlier, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you!