Posted in Animals

Cat Photography Tips (with Hobbes the cat)

Hey everyone! I’ve been meaning to do this post for months, and I’m only now getting to it (wow, self).

Since late October, when my family adopted Hobbes, I’ve learned a lot of little tips and tricks for taking pictures of cats. I just thought I might share a few with you!

 

1. Don’t use the flash (unless you absolutely need to)

Cat eyes are very unique-they have a layer of tissue on their pupils called the tapedum, which increases the amount of light that the eye absorbs, making their night vision outstanding. This is why cat’s eyes appear to glow in the dark. That being said, if you use the flash, the tapedum kicks in, causing your cat’s eyes to glow, and therefore make them look like they’re possessed by a demon.

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Terrifying, isn’t it?

 

2. Take lots of rapid-fire pictures

Cats, especially kittens (like Hobbes, who is now almost a year old), are very active, and will not stand still for long. So, when taking pictures of your cat running around, hold the camera button down (for iPhones and other devices like that) or push the button down really quickly a bunch of times (for regular cameras). You’ll get a lot of blurry shots out of this, but some results are hilarious. 

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3. Use a toy to get their attention

Cats are not exactly the most photogenic creatures (Hobbes, I’m talking about you), and they, kittens especially, have kind of a short attention span. So, one way to get and temporarily keep their attention is to wave or shake a toy behind the camera. It works, and they’ll usually look really funny because their pupils tend to dilate.

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4. Capture every moment you can

Cats pretty much look cute no matter what. Most of what they do is ADORABLE, so take lots of pictures to capture the personality of your friend. Sleeping cats look SO SWEET, cats in their “you may worship me now” pose are always hilarious, and meowing shots are always good for a laugh. So take advantage of this time with your cat, and take as many pictures…as your iPhone storage will allow.

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Thank you so much for reading, and have a great summer!

Posted in Book Review Tuesday

Book Review Tuesday (12/27/16)- The Ruby Key

Hello again! I have delivered you the promised book review of the MUCH ANTICIPATED (by me, at least) Ruby Key. Aaaaaannddd…

I loved it!!!!

I would probably give it about an eight on the MTBRS. YEE!

So here’s your revi—-

HOBBES, QUIT JUMPING ON ME AND SCRATCHING UP THE COUCH.

—ew.

Sorry. Kittens…

 

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The Ruby Key

Genna and her brother Dan live in a world in the midst of an uneasy truce with humans and nightlings. One night, the twosome come upon a nightling slave, and she tells them a horrifying secret- their uncle Banris has made a deal with the nightling kai-lord Letrin. If Letrin can kill off enough humans, Banris will gain immortality. Can Genna, Dan, and the slave stop the deal-and escape death themselves?

 

I started and finished this on Christmas day, and I was totally hooked. Highly recommended for all fantasy lovers!

Now, notice how I didn’t say anything about this being the last Book Review Tuesday of the year.

Because…PLOT TWIST! IT ISN’T!

This Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the first BRT, and I am doing another book review to celebrate! So, see you Thursday, and hang in there-4 DAYS TILL 2016 ENDS!

Posted in Holidays, Random

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!