Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Around the Circuit World // of sorts // life update

It's been ages, I know. But guess it! This week I will finish my final exams, and then summer vacation will be on!

I composed half of this post a long time ago, so here's some older reccomendations.

Some excellent Paper Fury posts are Unrealistic Happenings in YA Books. This made my day. Cait's posts always make me laugh. (Her metaphors are the best outrageous stuff of ever.) Also, Should Author's Agree With Everything They Write? Awesome discussion that!

I love iravenwings' instagram account.

Miriam's Motley Crew post talks about coordinating a large cast of characters and everyone's deep love for a quirky cast.

This Penslayer post called Is the Hook of a Great Novel Actually Criminal? is great!


And this instagram post by Maggie S. XD She's awesome.

I recently started follow Andrea's a surge of thunder and enjoyed her post on the ingredients of hype.


So I don't often recommend book review posts. They're not my favorite type of post. But poetree's is definitely worth mentioning. :)

This is my awesome and beautiful friend covering a Third Day song. [Check out her youtube channel.]





Wanderer's Pen has this awesome series called "So Your Character Is. . ." and the blank is filled in an ethnicity, mental illness, you get the idea. In this post, Victoria interviews someone who's blind.

Love, love this post about keeping your eyes on the horizon by Tim Foreman! [If you don't know, he's a Switchfoot band member. And if you don't know who Switchfoot is, then, friend, you've not been here long.Welcome and here's a good taste.]





I wish I could give you all the Switchfoot songs, but instead here's a video about how a theremin works. You know those weird, eerie sounds on old sci-fi movies? Yeah, that's a theremin.









For school, I've actually had a lot of non-book related internet wanderings (like the above theremin). Here's a crazy , but cool article about berserkers. There's a lot of weird theories out there about how they would go into battle rage [I don't fancy the mushroom theory; it's possible but a little far-fetched]. Some people have proposed that it could be some extreme case of something akin to PTSD [I lean toward this theory; it makes more sense]. But since there are no records found on how and why they'd go into battle rage, any possibility is probable since there's little to no way to rule anything out.

I took an ancient Germanic literature course, and we read books like Beowulf. I LOVE Beowulf, guys! If you've not, I definitely suggest reading it especially if you like fantasy.

We also read Icelandic sagas. Soooo much sass. Grettir's Saga had a lot of otherworldly beings like trolls, monsters, and ghosts. But Njal's Saga I think was my favorite. Lots of fate and foreshadowing. The Germanic and Icelandic cultures were revenge cultures, and revenge is fascinating to read about.

One of my friends let me borrow her book Stealing Like An Artist. It's a fun and creative book. It's full of quotes and just looks snazzy.

Also, Layers is a pretty cool blog with comics. Like this and that.

What have you been reading lately? Have you had any interesting internet wanderings? 

8 comments:

  1. Oh my, I love that Over the Rainbow on the theremin - thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Yeah! I thought it was pretty cool. XD Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Good luck on all of your exams. I hope they all go swimmingly! Happy May :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Happy May to you too :)

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  3. Aww, I'm SO honoured to be included here. <3 THANK YOU, ASHLEY, YOU KIND BEAN. *flails* And also good luck with the final exams and yayyy for upcoming holidays!

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    1. Of course! :D And thank you! I'm quite excited about summer vacation!

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  4. Oh gosh, I have like 27 tabs open now and my computer is so old and slow that it's gonna crash and it will be all your fault lol. And that theramin thing is pretty cool!

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