Welcome to September’s recap! I was thinking of doing a vlog, but then decided that my computer’s webcam was way too blurry for that, so here I am, typing things out the old way. I’m kidding. Typing will never get old! My monthly recaps are going to be a little bit of this and that — I’ll be sharing about what happened in my life, movies I’m looking forward to, plus some of the things I’ve been watching/listening on YouTube.
So grab that shoe and make sure you hold on tight!
In the Megverse
Yes. I named a universe after myself. Now BOW DOWN TO ME. Or I’ll slice you in half with a light saber.
If you’ve been following my Warp Drive Sundays for the past month, you would’ve noticed a lot of ranting about how my life is basically being ruled by school. Overall, though, September has been an extremely busy and tiring month for me, because — ASIAN PARENTS!
I have to admit that my parents aren’t that bad, because they still allow me to take naps in the afternoon (though that’s really non negotiable, since I can’t function without naps), and they don’t force me to join any extra curricular activities I don’t want to join (only because I’d put up a bitch of a fight about it and skulk — yes, I’m that immature), but still. It’d be nice not to have them up my ass every time I’m downstairs and on my computer. Everything you’ve heard about Asian parents? It’s true.
On a brighter note, I’ve finally decided on what I want to study, and where! Everyone’s expecting me to choose a course that’s got something to do with words, like journalism, and while I did want to study journalism once, looking at my current analyzing skills for my English lit class, I’m forced to see that I am NOT good at writing between the lines. And I have absolutely no interest in news reporting, other than being able to travel around the world. So I’ve decided on a degree in architecture, because I love designing, and I’ve always wanted to build beautiful buildings with spunky designs. It’s a bit better now that I’ve got a goal. The only problem is getting a scholarship… which is doable, but very hard. Alas. The woes of being ambitious.
Also, I’m really looking forward to Horror October and Sci-Fi November! Are any of you participating? If so, I’m looking forward to what you have planned!
New On My Shelf
The Drowned Forest by Kristopher Reisz
Waterfell by Amalie Howard
The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
Poison Dance by Livia Blacburne
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson
Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
Quoth the Raven by Memlea J. Macbink (this is actually a book my best friend wrote and got published after she won NaNoWriMo. She sent me a copy!)
Huge thanks to Flux Books, HarlequinTEEN, my friends, Livia Blackburne, and my sister
Hyped Up For Movies
After having read and loved Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, I’m really excited to see how it’ll transfer to the big screen. I know that there’s been a lot of protest surrounding this movie about Card’s strong belief against gay people, and while I don’t agree with his mindset, I think everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, so there’s no reason for me to skip out on a show just because of that. As for Gravity, I’m a science-fiction chick, so what do you expect?!
Thor is a hard one. I wasn’t a fan of the first show at all, but I have to admit that the prospect of seeing Loki again (TOM HIDDLESTON <3) is enough for me to want to go watch it. Plus, I’ve never missed out on a Marvel movie before. 😉 While I haven’t read Carrie yet, the trailer really pulled me in, and THAT POSTER. Gotta love how simple but bone chilling it is!
Fingers crossed that all these movies will live up to the hype!
Have you guys heard of Paloma Faith? She’s a British singer who has WAY too little recognition. I only just discovered her this month, and have been totally hooked on her songs. But here’s my favorite:
WHAT DO YOU THINK?! Catchy, no? I also love the whole vintage theme she has going on around. Her other songs are great, too, but New York is by far my favorite.
I’m subscribed to Anna Akana, a vlogger, and she posted this very touching video about suicide. I think this is something everyone should watch, and I think it’s more effective than suicide hotlines and anything like that. There’s quite a bit of swearing, though, so if you’re uncomfortable with that…
Heartbreaking, touching, but all too true. I have no idea how I’d be able to cope if someone I knew killed themselves.