Tuesday, March 31, 2015

My Month in Pics ~February 2015~

So it's been a week or so, but here's my February!

Starting things off with a cute kitty! Mighty was randomly in the computer room off and on all month. When he was slightly awake he hated my music and would bail, but one day he just chilled for like, 2 hours. Looking adorable like this. :)

It was Gem Show month! I was excited and scared because I was in charge of getting us registered, and went with first my mom and then my besties! (Just realized I'm missing my green kitty watch...WHOOPS!) I had a ton of fun and love the owl necklaces (and yes, the necklace on the left is also a watch)

My Tumblr has exploded. I gain at least 5 followers a week. It's crazy and blows me away to see it climb every day or two. And one day I opened up my activity and found 175 notes in the span of about 4-6 hours. That's insane! I'm very grateful for every follower, cuz I didn't know anyone on Tumblr except 1 person when I started my blog, and knew no one in the Booklr community, so all of them/you are amazing!!!

I sometimes pause my videos while editing and get faces like this. Yeah, don't know what I was doing...

I had to share that tag. Too funny and really accurate.

Another funny post from Tumblr that I had to share. Cuz that's how I feel. Not how everyone feels, but that would be me. :)

So those were all the pics from February! Hope you enjoyed!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

My Month in Pics ~January 2015~

Okay, so this is a post I've been TERRIBLE in. I used to be so good...what happened???

Regardless, here's the pictures I've been saving from January, because I'm a lazy bum who doesn't post this...dang it!

IT SNOWED! At the very beginning of the year, it SNOWED! That's amazing here, especially since we had NO summer last year. That may sound heavenly to you guys that had snowgeddon, but here we went from 118-80. That was it. If we were lucky we got down to 73. That's as far as it got. It was never cool. NEVER. Have a cute sweater? Nope, never gonna wear it. Nice jacket? FORGET IT! I was always hot for over a solid year. So when it snowed I ran around and around taking pictures and enjoying it, and when it went away I cried.
No, it hasn't snowed since. And we're once again close to 20 degrees above average...

January and February were dark months for me, so this being reblogged from me really touched me. Like, I cried.

You know me, just filming my videos...with my crazy faces...

This made my month, with Books and Cookies, a Booklr turned brand new BookTuber, subscribed to me. She's so kind and sweet and epic and she SUBSCRIBED TO ME!!! She was my 100th subscriber, too!!!

He's face was SO FUNNY!!! I don't think I'll ever forget him turning to me, like, waaaat?!?!

Shortly after I hit 100 on YouTube, I hit 100 on Tumblr too! To celebrate I made this video, as well as a giveaway that closed at the beginning of Feb.

The same day, another Booklr royalty followed me, and still follows me! I have several now that mean a lot to me, but I felt really small, so that blew my mind, followed by some more!

I got all dolled up for Dillenger Days downtown, though I couldn't get in. I felt really sexy and cute, even if I was a little cold. And hey, at least I got to run around downtown! :)

That's all that happened in January worth note! I missed quite a few things, and now that I don't have a camera beyond my cell these will get smaller and smaller. But I'm going to combine February and March, so look out for those!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Monthly Favorites ~February 2015~

Sorry this took forever, I've been pretty busy! Plus those other blog posts are older. BUT! My monthly favorites are finally here! And trust me, I have at least 3 more posts ready for this blog this month, so no more blank months! (I hope.)

So here's what I loved last month!


Brotherband: Scorpion Mountain by John Flanagan
I started this right at the beginning of January, but didn't manage to finish it until the first. I adore this book. Love it, love it, LOVE IT! It's  much better than the last one, and reminded me why John Flanagan is an auto-read and auto-buy for me. 

Avatar the Last Airbender: The Search by Gene Luen Yang
In particular, parts 2 and 3, but I love all three. WE FINALLY LEARN WHAT HAPPENED TO ZUKO'S MOM!!! We didn't know with just part 1, but she's in 2 and 3! I was so excited to read these, and they were so well done. What happened was something I couldn't have guessed, proving once again that Avatar is unpredictable and IT'S AWESOME!!! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!

Red Hood and the Outlaws Vol 3: Death of the Family by Scott Lobdell, Fabian Nicieza, and Timothy Green II
So I did a review of the entire arc for Death of the Family, and it's awesome. But each individual story has it's own flare. This one I felt did the most for the characters, which wasn't true for all of them, certainly not true for Batman or Joker himself. This is my favorite out of them, and raised the bar. What Jason goes through, and the demons he lets go and finally buries for good is awesome. If you want my review for this part in particular, check it!

TV Show

Star Wars Rebels
Okay, I haven't seen all the new episodes, but what I've seen, I've LOVED! I adore this show, and first they bring in Yoda, voiced by the master Frank Oz himself, then Lando by Billy Dee Williams, and then bringing in Tarkin! Oh man, and what happened when Tarkin arrived!!! Wow, this has blown me away, though I need to see the last few of this first season.


Lip Sync Battle with Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, and Jimmy Fallon
This video is HILARIOUS. I literally cried, I was laughing so hard. And my stomach hurt. Last month was a tough one, with my depression hitting me pretty hard, but this helped a lot. You have to watch this!

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars Perform Uptown Funk on Ellen
This song was one of my favorites this past month, but this had to be shown, because this is a phenomenal performance! I adore it and kept watching it, it was just too fun!!!


I posted in my 2014 Year Favorites a video of hers, because it was hilarious. Well I subscribed, and I'm glad I did. She's hilarious, and fun to watch, which makes following her a blast. She's also done at least one music video, showing that she's incredibly talented.


Marie the Librarian
Marie the Librarian is an amazing Tumblr book lover from Norway of all places, and just as her name says, she's a librarian. She doesn't do videos, but takes plenty of pictures, and loves showing off new books and cool desplays from her library. While I had some issues with my local library, I'd love to go to hers. Even though it's in a different country and I'm not sure how well anyone other than her speaks English...anywho! She's lots of fun to follow, and I was astonished when she suddenly followed me back! Maybe because I'm the queen of reblogs...I kinda don't post my own stuff over there very much... >.>


1. American Beauty/American Psycho by Fall Out Boy
This album has been on repeat all month, and I still listen to it! I've heard the whole thing at least once just today. I adore this album, whereas none of their other albums have really struck my fancy. It's so well done! I love it to pieces! Definitely number one!!!

2. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
I told you I've been loving this song. This song only barely missed the number one spot, mostly because it's just one song versus a whole album. It's so catchy and fun, I dance around to it all the time. :)

3. Shut Up + Dance by Walk the Moon
This song I heard thanks to my alarm clock. It went off, and then I listened to the end of this song. When I got up I wrote down the only lyrics I remembered, and a few weeks later I found it online, and then on Spotify, and now I'm addicted. It's not a big fav, but it's still the second or third song I listen to on Spotify.

Honorary Mention: Sledgehammer by Fifth Harmony
This song was something I found one night while watching MTV. The video isn't that great, but the song got in my head, and I keep listening to it every so often. But for a while it was pretty constant.

So those are my favs! What book blew you away? Any good songs get in your head? Let me know!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

FMA LiveTweet

So, on Tumblr there's this thing, called liveblogging. While you read a book, you blog about your thoughts on certain things, showing via pictures, or typing out quotes that stick out to you. This can be you praising a book, or hating on it. I've enjoyed the few I've seen so far, and decided to try it while reading Fullmetal Alchemist Volumes 1-10 by Hiromu Arakawa.

And then Tumblr stating I'd exceeded my post limit for the day. And there was something like, 3-4 hours left before I could blog anything again. Which was extremely annoying. Since I'd never heard of anything of the sort on Twitter, I took it over there, redoing my first post. However, since it's Twitter, there was the problem of the 140 character limit. I had to keep things short and sweet, and at first had trouble fitting my thoughts with the images. But I managed it pretty well, and livetweeted all ten volumes. I've gathered all the tweets up, saved all the pictures, and now I'm going to show them all to you.

Now there were typos and grammar mistakes I couldn't fix due to the limit, but I've gone through and hopefully fixed them all. Let me know if you find any!

There are a few spoilers here, so if you don't want some info (though I tried not to spoil you guys) then don't read!

Remember, this was also during #AYearAThon last month, which was about diversity, so I talk about that. :)

Btw the way, to read the manga pages posted, you'll need to enlarge them, either by clicking on them, or by right clicking and opening in a new tab. And remember, this was written first in Japanese, which is read right to left, not left to right. So start on the right. Check out the photo below to get more information.

Without further ado, here we go!

Didn't make it to the library today to get Battle Magic so rereading FMA for @AYearAThon. It's amazing w/Ed being disabled and still badass!

I love FMA. So glad I'm rereading this.

 I love Ed. Hated for being a state alchemist, all he does after receiving hate is helping the people that hurt him. #ayearathon

 "Okay I'm gonna do something slightly illegal here so you just look the other way for a second." Ed to Al before seriously breaking the law.

 And enters Mustang, who's at least part Xingise, or Asian. :D #LorienRereadsFMA #ayearathon

*There's an emergency* Hold up, things aren't so bad! The Fullmetal Alchemist is on board! Next page...

fave fictional character: *smiles*
Fangirl: oh my god. ohhhh my god. do that again. do that agai.n
What I'm seeing:

 Oh man, we're meeting Nina. PREPARE TO CRY! TT~TT

"People may call us dogs or devils, but [...] we're not devils or gods. We're humans. And we can't even save one little girl." #ayearathon

 Now enter Scar, one of most interesting characters, also not Caucasian.  #LorRereadsFMA #ayearathon

I kinda wanna read Armstrong's ridiculous lines out loud, they're so funny #LorRereadsFMA #ayearathon

 "If Ed can’t use alchemy then he’s just a brat that swears a lot; arrogant little pipsqueak; useless just useless!" "YOU'RE ALL PICKING ON ME!"

 This is what I love. Dude's freaked & pulls a gun on them. Armstrong tells him to calm down three times. He won't SO HE THROWS AL ON HIM!

 "I have to achieve my goal, even if it means sleeping on this bed of nails." Ed #LorRereadsFMA #ayearathon

 This is how Ed greets basically his grandma:
#LorRereadsFMA #ayearathon

 That moment when you find a bookmark in a book you forgot was there... #whoops

Winry forgetting a screw that keeps Ed's arm working makes me feel better when I mess up. #LorRereadsFMA #ayearathon

Sheska's the character I relate to the most. Almost died buried under books, a bookworm only good at reading...yeah me. #LorRereadsFMA

Sheska gets a job, and her boss drags her away. Ed's only comment: "he looks like a kidnapper." LOL! #LorRereadsFMA #ayearathon

"Until I see [Scar's] corpse I can't relax enough to go on a date!" Mustang's such a great leader -_-' #LorRereadsFMA #ayearathon

You know, FMA could be considered a dystopian. Especially w/what's happening at Lab #5 *shudders* Ugh >< #LorRereadsFMA #ayearathon

"Okay, okay! As if we'd do something that dangerous." "We'll wait here for your report, major!" *next page* "Yeah, right!" #LorRereadsFMA

"I kill, therefore I am!" Ah, Barry the Chopper. What a wackadoodle. #LorRereadsFMA #ayearathon

I always flinch when they kill #48, the older brother >< #LorRereadsFMA #spoilers #Fullmetalalchemist #ayearathon

Annnd there goes the younger brother. Flinched again. #LorRereadsFMA #spoilers #Fullmetalalchemist #ayearathon

"Shouldn't that security chump have kept out you riffraff? Oh yeah I chopped him up didn't I?" Yes, you did, brainiac. #LorRereadsFMA

Love how the gossip in FMA is a male soldier to his male best friend. #LorRereadsFMA Thanks for putting up w/my livetweets for #ayearathon!

I know I said I'd stop tweeting but I kept reading. Ed's biggest fear has me in tears. Thinking of a 10 yr-old crying himself to sleep every night and I'm crying. Poor Ed. #LorRereadsFMA #ayearathon

And cuz I've read this all I know there's a reason he's there...#LorRereadsFMA #ayearathon

Yeah I totally got flapping my arms like a duck from Winry here... #LorRereadsFMA #AYEARATHON

And onto the saddest part of the series :'( #LorRereadsFMA #AYEARATHON

Yup. Crying. &gt;&lt; Worst thing ever! LorRereadsFMA #HearThatItsMyHeartBreaking #AYEARATHON

Ed really isn't patient. :D #LorRereadsFMA #AYEARATHON

He's also not sexist with who he attempts to beat (he doesn't lay a finger on her, lol) #LorRereadsFMA #AYEARATHON

And this is why Ed doesn't touch her. She's got a grenade launcher! #LorRereadsFMA #AYEARATHON

Paninya's story is eye-opening. Her losing the will to live cuz she thought she'd never walk again, and prosthetics giving her that back. Makes me want to cry and shows me I'm blessed because I can walk on my own legs. It's humbling. #LorRereadsFMA #AYEARATHON

This is how Ed's teacher greets him...ouch. #LorRereadsFMA #AYEARATHON

lol, he's not the scary one, kids!!! XD #LorRereadsFMA #AYEARATHON

Izumi's definition of training is very different from others! Yeesh! #LorRereadsFMA #AYEARATHON

"During my training they left me on Mount Briggs for a month!" - Izumi "Don't compare yourself with normal people." - her husband #LorRereadsFMA

The beginning. #LorRereadsFMA #AYEARATHON

"But Edward is 31..." "No, he's 11." "What's the meaning of this, Hawkeye!?" "It seems the document went through a time vortex or someone made a grave error, sir." LOL how Mustang and Ed meet. :) #LorRereadsFMA #AYEARATHON

All it took was one meeting w/Mustang, and Ed's eyes burned w/fire. #LorRereadsFMA #AYEARATHON

"Are you sure you want [to be a dog of the military]?" "Bow wow. Want me to wag my tail?" "Alright, then." #LorRereadsFMA #AYEARATHON

No wonder Ed doesn't like Roy Mustang! He calls him "squirt"! lol! #LorRereadsFMA #AYEARATHON

"From now on you'll be known as..." #LorRereadsFMA #AYEARATHON

"I've heard a strong shock can make old memories resurface."-Doctor "I guess I could try BASHING HIS HEAD IN"-Izumi #LorRereadsFMA

Day 2 started off with me ranting a bit about the problems in the official translation, especially when put up against the fan translations online for free.

Ugh, the inconsistencies in this translation are killing me. The FANS did better than Viz, and that's saying something!!! #LorRereadsFMA

I mean how on earth do you pronounce Cselkcess???? IT'S XERXIS! ZER-CEES! EASY PRONUNCIATION!!! #LorRereadsFMA #frustrated

And in both anime's and vol 4 Hughs becomes a Brigadier General, where the hell did commodore come from??? #LorRereadsFMA

Oh, and the WORST ONE, omnibus 3 (vol 9) page 445: ED says, "Geez, Ed/ You scared the crap out of me!" ED CALLS AL "ED"! #LorRereadsFMA

I don't know what happened at Viz, but this is bs, right here! GAH! >< #LorRereadsFMA #TheFansDidItBetter

Gah, mistyped, it's Xerxis is pronounced (from what I can tell) Zerk-sees. At least I can guess the pronunciation there. #LorRereadsFMA

But, cool things I've read! Barry. Barry is amazing. I forgot how funny he was! "I like strong women. I THINK I'M IN LOVE!" #LorRereadsFMA

The heartbreaking storyline of Greed. Talk about tragic! :'( #LorRereadsFMA

And of course, the reveal of the bad guy...WOW! #LorRereadsFMA

Oh, and Roy's call with "Elizabeth and Jaqceline" is brilliant! I totally didn't call that 1st time! #LorRereadsFMA

While I'm not pleased with the botchy translations, I adore FMA and that won't change! :) #LorRereadsFMA #timetogetbacktoreadingagain

Onto Vol 10...where stuff really goes down! OH YEAH! #LorRereadsFMA

Gotta love that when Mustang's mind is blown he almost drives into a wall, and almost crushes Barry, lol. And then he's back to his smooth self! :D #LorRereadsFMA

Oh, another mistake, Jean Havoc randomly was Jan Havoc. It's Jean, cuz it's UNISEX! >< At least he's Jean again. #LorRereadsFMA

Oh man. Someone's stabbed, and since I know what that does to him, I'm a mess. Seriously jumped and gasped. :( #LorRereadsFMA #depressing

Oh this line kills me. Mustang: Everyone's dying before me, damn it! :'( #LorRereadsFMA

Now Hawkeye loses it, and Royai is born (Roy and Liza) my OTP <3 #LorRereadsFMA But it's still a part of this heart-wrenching scene.

One homunculus down, 7 to go. :) #LorRereadsFMA THAT WAS EPIC!!!!!

Meanwhile... #LorRereadsFMA That's basically what happened! :)

When the bad guy that's got bitch resting face smiles, you know it ain't good. #LorRereadsFMA. Totally just happened.

"This is my duty. I'm fine." Yeah, your duty. You'd totally marry Roy if it wasn't against the stinking law! #LorRereadsFMA #RoyaiForever

OMG VIZ! Dublith, in 5 volumes of manga it's Dublith, now it's Dubliss! I'M A BETTER EDITOR THAN YOU HACKS! #LorRereadsFMA

This hilarity, as well as the big reveal, is why I love the desert chaps. #LorRereadsFMA (BTW read right to left)


"I had to bring Edward here casually." - a proud Armstrong "There's nothing casual about kidnapping." - Ed #LorRereadsFMA

"As long as there's breath in my body I swear I'll never let another person become a victim in this deadly game." - Ed #LorRereadsFMA

AND that's it! I've read up to volume 10 and livetweeted the whole time! I have one more thing I'll try to read before midnight and #AYEARATHON ends but I won't livetweet about that! Sorry & thank you! This was fun! I'll pick up 11-20 soon and #LorRereadsFMA will return

Those were all of my tweets! I loved rereading FMA, even with the translation problems. It was a blast, and really reminded me of first, the privileges I have just by my skin color, and having the ability to walk. It really is an amazing manga. Edward is such an awesome character. He's disabled, a master fighter, a scientific genius, badass. And he's just one of the many amazing characters. I adore this manga, and rereading it has only deepened my love. :)

If you want me to go into a little bit more about things, or see what else I read during the read-a-thon, check out my wrap up.

Hope you enjoyed this! <3