Friends, one of my cousins asked me to pick up these currents posts last year sometime, and it just slipped my mind. Sorry, Tanja. Better late than never?
Let’s jump right in.
For the first time in many, many years, I’m listening to an audiobook. I don’t have anything against audiobooks, really, it’s just that I don’t do many activities that allow me to listen and do whatever at the same time. With all the art I’ve been making, that has changed.
I’ve also discovered the audiobook section on my library’s webpage. Since I can’t get the physical books, I figured this was the best time to let someone read to me while I work. 🙂
So, I’m listening to Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve. This book was a recommendation because of my fascination with all things steampunk. If I’m being honest, though, I’m not getting into this book. The premise is intriguing–I mean cities chasing and consuming cities?!–but the characters fall a bit flat for me. I’m also not into the protagonist, or the weird old-timey vibe to this majorly futuristic story. IDK, will let you know once I’m done, but I can’t see myself listening to the rest of the series.
The Office Ladies podcast brings me so much joy. I’ve relistened from the first episode (now in season 2) and not a single episode goes by without making me smile. I love how sincere Angela and Jenna are, and live for the guest posts. So much fun. I can also see an Office binge in my future.
I’ve been re-watching Dawson’s Creek. Oh, the nostalgia. I don’t remember some of the characters as being so whiney, and Dawson’s dramatics cause a fair amount of eye-roll, but hey, this is my childhood. I do feel that YA series are better these days. Less wangsty for sure.
On that note, I watched Fate: The Winx Saga on Netflix last weekend. I didn’t have any expectations and stayed away from reviews. Once again, this is my childhood, and I wanted to hope the series would be good. For what it’s worth–and this might be the only positive thing you read about the series from someone who grew up watching the cartoon–I liked it. I do feel that it’s more a combination adaptation of Winx and W.I.T.C.H than just of Winx, but that doesn’t really subtract from the story.
If you’re open enough to watch it as a futuristic AU fanfic, you’ll be fine. I honestly like some of the changes, the special effects were cool, and the actors are pretty. 😀
On the adult side of the spectrum, I finished Bridgerton just a week or so ago, and have SO MANY OPINIONS. I haven’t read the books, so I went into the series blind. I liked so many things about this show, but one event turned me off the whole thing probably for good. I won’t talk about it here, since I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but maybe I’ll write about it in the future.
Gaming-wise, I haven’t been doing much. When my anxiety gets really out of hand, I tend to play Dragon Age 2. I know the map like the back of my hand, and find so much comfort in the brainless hacking and slashing. Also, Varric. Love me some chest hair. (Please DA peeps, give us a romanceable Varric in DA4? Pretty please, with a cherry on top?)
Meanwhile, I’ve been playing Hades in my free moments. Folks. What. A fun. Game. Don’t even read the rest of this post, if you’re a gamer, go and check out this game now. Just go.
As for the art supply I’ve been using most–it’s Kyle’s All Purpose Blender. I don’t know if digital stuff counts as art supplies, but I’ve been making exclusively digital art in the last few months, and this is my favourite blender. This brush is included in my Adobe subscription and it’s really great. I love the skin-like textures I can get with this one. Sure simplifies painting faces.
And that’s about it! What are you currently obsessed with?