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My Favorite Things: May 2017

May 18th, 2017

It’s kind of funny how inspiration hits when you mean to take a break away from something. I’ve been working on cosplay every day since my last entry and wasn’t planning on blogging again until I was finished. (You can see progress on my Instagram and cosplay blog.) I felt like fitting in an entry though! (And I have more in draft!)

The theme for this “My Favorite Things” is around comics because that’s pretty much the only other hobby I’ve been able to do. Starting with…

Tapas

I’ve been using Tapas (formerly Tapastic) for a while to follow a few comics, but the past month, I’ve really added to my library. It’s a site for webcomic creators to upload their works, and you can subscribe to them. Most are free to read, but there are some premium ones here and there that you have to pay for. If you get the mobile app, you can also tip the creators with coins, which translates to real money for them. I like that there is a way to support the artists you like!

Anyway, I’m really loving some of the series I follow and enjoy exploring the different works on there. If you’re on Tapas, let me know if you have any recommends!

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My Favorite Things: February 2017

February 21st, 2017

I’ve been having trouble finishing a few blog drafts lately, but then I remembered that I haven’t written about recent favorites yet this year. Since I skipped it last month, this will cover things I’ve been loving the past couple of months!

Movie: Moana

I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a Disney musical movie this much. Moana was such a fun and beautiful movie to watch. I loved watching her journey, and the music, oh man the music. The past month or so, I’ve been addicted to its soundtrack, especially We Know The Way, How Far I’ll Go, Where You Are, and I Am Moana.

As much as I appreciate female characters fighting against stereotypes, it’s also nice when they’re just not there to begin with? No one questioned that Moana would be the next chief or tried to marry her off, everyone was forbidden from leaving the island (not just Moana), and Maui underestimated her because she was mortal, not because of her gender. Seriously, finally.


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My Favorite Things: December 2016

December 5th, 2016

Though the My Favorite Things link-up is no longer running, I still wanted to post about my recent favorites every once in a while! For the time being, I’m still using the same name for the post series until I figure out a new one. Here is the last My Favorite Things for the year!

Show: Westworld

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Westworld is a HBO show based off of the 1973 film written and directed by Michael Crichton, who you might recognize as the author of Jurassic Park. You know, the book/movie about a dinosaur theme park that goes horribly wrong. Well, Westworld is a Western-themed park with realistic robots as hosts, and as you can guess, things start to go wrong as the hosts do things outside of their programming.

The show is really well done and is filled with surprises and plot twists. I just finished watching the first season, and I’m still in awe! There’s a lot of unanswered questions in the beginning that slowly unravel, and there’s also a few different storylines going on. I love media that explores artificial intelligence, so I’m really interested in seeing how they’ll continue in second season!


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