Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Bookish (and not-so Bookish) Thoughts #11

Hi friends! I hope everyone's doing well :) Here's some updates/thoughts/happenings!

1. Update: So last time I asked everyone for book club suggestions. Since then I have joined the NovelTea Book Club! Yay puns! I haven't actually joined in on any of their discussions yet, but they seem like a great bunch and I hope to stick around for awhile. For September they were reading Station Eleven, but by the time I found out it was already kinda late in month and I wasn't able to finish the book in time. It looked interesting, so I started it anyway and am very much enjoying it, though. For October they're reading The Night Circus, which worked out great because I already owned a copy that I'd been wanting to read. I'm maybe 100 pages in so far and while it started off kinda confusing, I'm into it! I also picked up Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell. This seems to be a favorite of just about everyone, so I figured it was time to check it out!

Purple poo courtesy of Depepi ;)

2. The game I'm currently (though slowly) playing is Heavy Rain. My younger brother and I were talking about how we wanted to try playing scarier games, but since we're both pansies we decided to get one to play together. Heavy Rain is not co-op and only on PS3/PS4, so we can only play it together when we are literally sitting right next to each other (he has a Playstation, I don't). This means it might take forever to finish, but we're enjoying ourselves so it's ok. Heavy Rain is considered a film noir thriller, where you alternate between four different characters that are all somehow involved with the mystery of the Origami Killer -  a serial killer who uses extended periods of rainfall to drown his victims. Whenever the Origami Killer strikes, he leaves behind an origami animal, so of course I had to make my own. I read that when you buy a new copy of the game it actually comes with a nifty origami sheet for you to do this, but I bought our copy from GameStop and it didn't even come with the game case. Instead I found this print out sheet on DeviantArt. You can find folding directions all over the internet, but I found this video most helpful. My brother and I jokingly call him Danbo (which is a Yotsuba&! reference), because when he first showed me this game I thought the origami figure on the cover looked like a cardboard box (at first glance, without my glasses on, don't judge me), which reminded me of Danbo >_>) Here's a picture from the cover next to the bird I made, for comparison :)

3. I recently finished playing The Wolf Among Us. I've played all five episodes and it is SO BADASS. It's another story/decision based game, because after playing Life is Strange that's my favorite thing to play right now (you can read about my experience with that here). The Wolf Among Us is a spin-off from the comic book series, Fables.....which I haven't read. I plan to, though!!! So I know that many of the characters in the game are also in the comics, but I can't really tell you which ones :(

4. Did you read anything special for Banned Books Week? I...did not (mostly because I have too many other things to finish), but I DID print out these nifty Banned Books Week bookmarks! You can find the free download on the Quirk Books blog! I took the picture below not only to show off my new bookmarks, but as my contribution to day 5 of the #BooksandTeacups photo-a-day challenge! It's being hosted by Kristen, blogger at My Life as a Teacup, and you can see the rest of the photo prompts here! I'm terrible at photo challenges and I NEVER manage to post a photo for each day, but I still like joining in when I can :P

5. My momma is awesome and is currently crocheting me an Ewok hood to wear for Halloween and the Star Wars movie premiere!!! I could not be more excited. For awhile I didn't know what I wanted to wear for Halloween. I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so I figured I'd just pull out my Aquaman garb from last year. Then I went to Target and saw all the badass Star Wars onesies EVERYWHERE. For only $25.00! Totally awesome. Except I knew that if I was going to dress as a Star Wars character, it had to be an Ewok. Not only are they my favorite, but they're short and chunky, just like me. So they're perfect! Hahah. Anyway, of course Target had no Ewok onesies, but I was curious if I'd be able to find one online for a similar (yeah, right) price. NOPE. I could not find a single Ewok onesie. Lots of Darth Vader and Chewbacca ones, though >_> During my search I kept seeing all these different knit and crochet Ewok hoods, and I thought they were so cute! I asked my mom (because try as I might she is the crafty one, not me) if she'd make me one <3 So I bought this pattern for $3.50 and we modified it a bit (there are free patterns available too, but this is the one we liked best) and I bought a big thing of orangey yarn for maybe $4.00. I still need to get dark brown yarn for the ears, but those are added last so I'm not worried. I also picked up some leather cord for the weird stitching at the top :) What are you wearing for Halloween?

6. On Sunday favorite geeky tee maker, Jordan, posted this sneak peak for some X-FILES shirts she has coming to the shop!!! When I saw the photo on Instagram I had a serious fangirl moment. Then yesterday she had to tease me even more by posting this photo! I've been wanting an X-Files shirt for awhile, but almost everything I found on other sites were either boring, oddly expensive, or just in big boxy man-cut shirts. Lame. I can't WAIT to see what Jordan came up with. In the meantime you can check out the rest of her shop, here! I reviewed the Lord of the Rings tank last year, and I still wear it every chance I get!

x-files gif

...annnd that's all for today. Bookish (and not-so Bookish) Thoughts is hosted every Wednesday on Bookishly Boisterous! Have a great weekend, friends! 


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