It’s been a really long time since I’ve blogged about what’s currently on my reading, watching and listening to lists. Since I’ve been a little absent from the internet in general and took some time off last week, I figured this would be a good post to help me ease back into blogging.
So let’s get right to it. 🙂
My current favourite Instagram profile belongs to Ashley Prejoles. She’s a watercolour artist and her work is simply amazing. So, you know, I’ve been trolling her profile and website nonstop lately. 🙂 She’s also part of a tutorial project at the moment, along with a few other watercolour artists on Instagram. You can sign up for free video tutorials from these artists here.
I’ve also recently discovered Bookishpixie on YouTube. She’s an editor and YA writer, who talks about writing on her channel. Though I don’t write YA, I’ve found many of the themes in her videos to be really helpful.
If you’ve been around the blog, you know that I’ve been going through a slump lately. One of her videos helped me get over myself (for now) so I’ll link you to that. 🙂
My editor, Nerine, also wrote a blog post that really hit home during this slump. If you’re feeling inadequate as an author, click here. It’s going put things into perspective.
Okay, here’s the latest from my watching list.
I’ve got a love-hate relationship with Trollhunters, which is hands down one of the best shows on Netflix at the moment. But you’re wondering about the love-hate comment. Let me clarify.
After the way the shizzle went down in the last season, I’m so afraid these characters are once again going to rip out my heart and stomp on it. So I really want to binge watch it, but I also don’t. I’ve already wept more than once this season. The storytelling is incredible and the animation is awesome. And don’t think this is a show only for the kids, it’s really something the whole family can enjoy.
I’ve also been rewatching The Office and Friends. There’s something familiar and soothing about rewatching shows I never missed when they first came out, but what’s really awesome about both these shows is how relevant the jokes remain. I still roll on the floor laughing at Dwight’s antics, or Monica’s snappy one-liners.
The movie that’s remained in the back of my head for the last two weeks is Bright. This is fantasy as you’ve rarely seen it before – I mean, Will Smith joined by orcs and fairies? Yep. But the thing that got me most wasn’t the fantasy elements (though those are friggen amazing). The themes in this movie are really thought-provoking and moving. So much so that they’re still on my mind two weeks after seeing the movie, as I mentioned above.
I highly recommend this one, but do note that it isn’t for the faint of heart. If violence or strong language aren’t your scene, give this one a miss.
I’m currently reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I have to be honest with you here, I’m struggling to get into this book. Please don’t hurt me! 😛 I’m just about to start chapter four, as I have been for the past week and a half. I don’t know what it is, I’m just not that drawn to the story at this stage. I promise I’ll keep going, though. I’ve heard from a few folks that the story has a slow start, but is epic when it picks up. I’ll share my thoughts on this with you as soon as I’m done.
As for music, I’m in love with Fleurie‘s haunting voice. This is the kind of thing I can listen to on repeat for months on end, and still want to listen to it afterwards. Soothing, but epic-sounding, this is great music to write or make art to.
And that’s it from me for the day.
Thanks for stopping by,