I really hope to be able to spend the next two days lazing around in bed because my body and my mind really need to catch up on recuperation. Aside from napping with feline folx, the activities will be limited to things that won’t require me to physically leave said bed if possible, meaning animu watching and reading, yay!
The Early and the Fairy (伯爵と妖精) follows a fairy doctor, Lydia, residing in Ireland, whose sole occupation is helping fairies in need, alongside her bow-tie wearing, whisky-drinking feline friend, Nico. One day as she gets ready to help a client that is seemingly an old friend of her father’s, Lydia ends up tumbling into a mysterious yet devilishly handsome young man that sweeps her off her feet
With the third season looming around the corner (it drops tomorrow), I thought it would be neat to give you five awesome reasons as to why you should watch Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous if you haven’t picked it up quite yet! My belief is that it’s incredibly underrated as not a lot of people have been chatting about the series and it definitely deserves some love and hype.
Forge of the Mindslayers by Tim Waggoner is the second novel in the dark fantasy, sword-and-sorcery series, The Blade of the Flame. Diran and his half-Orc chum, Ghaji, receive a tip about a lich terrorising people in the mountains of Perhata. As they work to hunt down this malevolent force, the duo, and their comrades, end up getting ensnared in the local politics poisoning the two regions that are vying for control.
One of my favourite genres of books to read when my mind and heart need some comfort are cosy mysteries, especially when they have sassy little felines in them and purrfectly punny titles. When 2021 began, I anticipated another year of quarantine-living along with more heart-related treatment shindigs, so I went on a sort of cosy mystery buying quest since then.
This weekend, I’m continuing my comfort reading of one of my favourite dark fantasy, sword and sorcery serials of all-time and I’m also hoping to dive into a genre that I’ve been craving for the better part of two weeks, sci-fi horror! Additionally, I’ve got a decent stack of comics to entertain me if my ADHD with novels gets to be a bit much, of which I shared my most-anticipated pick.
Joker: Killer Smile is a psychological horror, mystery graphic novel by the magnificent award-nominated duo, Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino (Gideon Falls). It revolves around The Joker as yet another psychotherapist makes their attempt at diagnosing and eventually “curing” Gotham’s ultimate villain of his malevolent tendencies. Regardless of the failures of the past, Dr Ben Arnell is determined to be the one who unravels the madness of an utterly unknowable mind.
Eternal Sabbath has always held an extremely special place in my heart because it was not only my first science-fiction series, but it was also the first manga that I read that wasn’t Initial D. So, it had a rather large influence on my newly budding persona as a bookish otaku. Today, I wanted to bring your attention to ES and encourage you to try it out if you haven’t done so already.
On April 30th, I received my second dose of the COVID vaccine. I went to the same CVS Pharmacy that I visited for my first vaccination dose, which I’ve discussed in detail here for anyone that’s curious about it. Similarly to the preceding post, I’m going to discuss my experiences with getting the shot and how my body reacted to it within the subsequent forty-eight hours.
Anime openings are some of my favourite things about watching anime. Not only does it give you snapshots of what to expect from a series, hinting at some ooey, gooey story goodness, but it’s also a wonderful way to get the watcher into the mood for whatever theatrics shall unfold once the show gets going. Additionally, it helps to spotlight some amazing artists that I may have never discovered otherwise!
Thieves of Blood was the very first book that introduced me to the Eberron universe. In 2006, I was only familiar with fantasy novels via the Legend of Drizzt series, and hadn’t read much sword-and-sorcery beyond that. However, with Diran and Ghaji, not only did my love for the genre explode into a passionate love affair that shall last until my dying days, but it also showed me a dark setting with creatively fascinating lore, history, politics and more.
March and April were about average reading months for me. I spent most of my time reading through manga because my ability to focus on novels have been quite moody. Nonetheless, I found some great graphic novels to enjoy that helped me to stay in the reading groove for the most part, which I’m grateful for. Towards the end of April, I finally found my out of the rut pit and was able to read a few fantasy novels.
I have been watching more and more stuff with each passing month. In many ways, this is quite excellent because it means that I’m definitely getting my money’s worth out of all the bloody streaming services I’m subscribed to. On the other hand, it further highlights my excessive lack of having a life. But when you’re anti-social, agoraphobic and stuck inside due to a global pandemic, what is a human to do? I sure as hell ain’t complaining, that’s for sure!