The sounds of Skyrim
So yesterday, in Fiction writing class, we had a sort of impromptu writing day. I must have been talking about Skyrim, as I often do, because when we began writing my classmate, Cameron, showed me this website called 8tracks.com, and I got real happy. He was listening to a song either inspired by or from the Elder Scrolls: Skyrim game, and I flipped out because I LOVE Skyrim, and so since then I've been listening to similar playlists on the site, which also has an app, that I also now have hahaha. I'm just really excited about it, if you couldn't already tell. The music really helps me focus when i'm writing and even when i'm reading. I recommend the site/app, and also highly recommend that you play Skyrim, as it is by far one of the best games I have ever played.
So I got this email today and it's really making me question myself, my choices, and my online history/profile/footprint. What in the world have I been searching up that would lead to a random suggestion such as this? Lately on Amazon all I've purchased has been health or book related. I bought a Fitbit wristband that tracks my steps, sleep, etc, and I'm waiting for a scale that should be here tomorrow. I bought a bunch of books for class, and just leisure reads as well. So this is why i'm really confused by the email I received, but I got a good laugh out of it as well. Besides that, I love Amazon. I don't like shopping out in public much, so Amazon helps me maintain my antisocial nature.
It sucks. I'm starving.
I've given up bread and sugar (mostly) and it seems to be getting easier each day, but I still have those moments where I look at baguettes and various pastries like I've fallen madly in love for the first time. This suffering causes me great pain, but I know that giving up a staple like carbs will help me feel better about my body in the long run. Until I cave that is. If I see my mother during Spring Break, all bets are off. I will eat whatever she makes and I will request that she make lasagna, as it is my comfort food. Then I'll diet again. Until I go to Italy for the Summer (Hopefully) then all bets are off again.
Dieting is so complicated and annoying, and I'm stuck between doing a Keto diet or a Paleo diet. Keto being no carbs or sugar and just high protein intake, while Paleo is protein and fruits, and no carbs or dairy. I keep cheating on my Keto diet with fruit so I may just switch over. Not sure yet. Anyway, hope you all are having a nice week! And eating lots of carbs in my honor.
I don't know if you guys know this, but I love Star Wars and parody Twitter accounts. Emo Kylo Ren is one of my favorites, as well as Very Lonely Luke. They never fail to make me laugh. Today I found an account called Dad Joke Han Solo that killed me with photoshopped pictures of Kylo Ren as a child. I'm delighted to say that these photos are the only reason for this blog post.
Not long ago in my Star Wars craze, I attempted to start my own parody account on Twitter for Kylo. Let's just say I have 3 followers, and one may or may not be myself. Kylo Ren, Single, didn't stand a chance, there are already too many great comedic outlets, but I'm not too upset with this failure. What else was I to expect? I created the account at 5 am on a day when I couldn't fall asleep, it wasn't very well thought through... Hahaha, we must learn from our tired mistakes.
Let me know how big of a Star Wars fan you are in the comments :D
Tom Hardy Kills Me
For one of my classes I have to read The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy. Let's just say that Hardy's book is meant to reflect the pointlessness of life, therefore, there is a sense of pointlessness in reading it. I've been searching for audio books to spare me some pain, but most have been completely awful and the narrators' voices seem to drone on and on as if they want me to fall asleep.
But this morning I found an audio book version read by Alan Rickman... Just listening to the free first few minutes makes my heart weak. Only he could make it entertaining. The other day I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone for the first time, and at each section that included Severus Snape speaking I heard Alan's voice in my head. Truly a great actor, great man, and human being. I hope I can find the rest of the audio book for free, but I'm honestly not opposed to paying for such a great voice.
So obviously I've started the first season of seven of Gilmore Girls on Netflix today instead of getting a jump start on my homework... I know, I know you're all very disappointed in me, or maybe impressed with my throwback procrastination skills. Either way I love the show. I remember watching it when I was younger, always out of context so I never really understood the story line, but it was always fun to watch with my mom.
I remember actually being in California years ago and seeing an episode of the show being filmed from a distance, it was exciting! Thanks again to my mom's friend Holly for the awesome Warner Bros tour that I still remember to this day. I wish I could have met Jared Padalecki in his youth, sigh... I can't believe his name was Dean in the show and then he went on to play Sam Winchester, Dean's younger brother. So many Deans. Anyway......... I love Jared.
Lauren Graham is a gem and I feel if I ever become a mother that i'll be like her character Lorelai. Alexis Bledel is so young here, I can't even handle it. Watching this show really makes me think of the past, of childhood, of familial relationships. It makes me miss my mom too. Hopefully I get to see her during Spring Break. Technically I haven't seen her since last year. Oh Mamma.
Anyway I'm losing track of where I was going with this blog post, so I'll end it here with gifs and some advice: Don't get sucked into a show with 5+ seasons on a Sunday when you have homework and school the next day.
Today I went to see a movie alone. Sitting in a theater by yourself can be rather enjoyable, no one is talking to you or complaining, or parading their possible new love interest in your face. Having time to yourself can be really pleasant. It was nice, the place was new, had reclining chairs, and a dine-in service. I didn't get too crazy since I'm still fighting off a cold, but their Chopped Salad was decent. http://blockthirtyseven.com/ It was on the fourth floor of Block Thirty Seven, which honestly has way too many escalators that made my head spin.
Anyway, the movie itself was alright, I laughed a lot more than the other people in the theater. I suppose I understand dry English humor better than most. The added Zombie element to the Austen classic was rather interesting, especially since the Bennet women seemed more concerned with killing zombies than getting married. The fight scene between Elisabeth and Mr. Darcy after she refuses his first proposal was well choreographed and hilarious. (This is not a spoiler, read the damn book! Austen is an excellent writer and doesn't need zombies scattered about to make her work the least bit more interesting.)
If you've seen it, let me know what you thought about it! Did you like the the story telling, or did Austen's work fall flat with the intrusion of a zombie virus?
Help me Help you
So i'm sitting here working on some last minute critiques of my classmate's stories and I was thinking that if anyone needs help with their work, I'd be happy to review anything and give advice. It would give me more practice with editing, content/copy editing, as well as helping me understand the thought processes of others while writing.
So if you need help with anything, essay writing, short stories, etc, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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