What I’m reading – This month I have been reading The Shadowhunter’s Codex by Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis which is a side novel to The Mortal Instruments series. This book is quite enjoyable and acts as a handbook to new Shadowhunters (and also has Clary’s notes all over it).
I have also been reading The World According to Wolverine by Matthew K. Manning which is a fun book all about the comic book character of Wolverine.
Both of these were presents for my birthday and I’m enjoying them thoroughly.
What I’m watching – I have been watching Once Upon A Time (I’m obsessed), Friends (also obsessed), Shadowhunters and The Big Bang Theory!
What I’m subscribing to – No new subscriptions but I have definitely fallen in love with Wheezy Waiter’s new style of video. He used to do skits and sit-down vlogs, but now he has taken up a daily-vlog style with some artsy cuts. Very enjoyable, do check him out.
What I’m listening to – The top few tracks this month, between my friends and I, are: Broken Generation by Of Mice and Men, X Gon Give it to Ya by DMX (from Deadpool), Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots and finally, Judgement Day by Stealth (from Suits).
What I’m eating – Too much. I’ve eaten a lot of cake this week… let’s leave it at that.
What I’m quoting – Stars Can’t Shine Without Darkness (from Unknown).
I just wanted to write a quick post to invite you to a couple of other blogs that I have been working on in the last few months.
I have made a media blog and a fantasy themed blog basically because I was asked to by my university; for the purposes of building up a portfolio and for specific assignments and/or projects.
The first blog: themediastudentsblog is an academic space for media related posts. This will be kept updated for the most part of the next three years.
The second blog: Welcome To Storybrooke has been set up for a specific project. While much of its content will be posted in the next month, I do hope to post odd bits and bobs even after my assignment has been closed and marked.
I would really appreciate it if you checked out these blogs and showed them a bit of love (and even some constructive criticism).
Disclaimer – The above images are screenshots from the blogs mentioned.
‘The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.’
‘I think you end up doing the stuff you were supposed to do at the time you were supposed to do it.’
‘I don’t drink these days. I am allergic to alcohol and narcotics. I break out in handcuffs.’
‘There is unpanned gold in every soul you run into, no matter what walk of life they are from.’
‘It was so nice to go into this fake courtroom. I immediately went up into the judge’s chair. Nice view. A preferable perspective.’
‘All these years, my favourite thing to do in life was to be laughing until the tears well up. Now I’ve found that humour is something as valuable as an Aqua-Lung is to divers.’
Disclaimer – I do not own the above image, it is from: http://www.getcrystalized.net/robert-downey-jr-off-the-hook-for-90s-drug-bust/
Jimmy 0010’s Inner Self vs. Outer Self
Wheezy Waiter’s Overcoming Perfectionism
Fleur DeForce’s What I Eat in a Day – Healthy Jan Recipes!
Jimmy 0010’s 8 Ways To Be A Better Person
Hank Green of the Vlogbrothers’ Some Thoughts on Personal Identity
As we returned from seeing Deadpool in cinemas (see previous post), my friends and I, for some reason or another, decided to watch The Imitation Game. This was a film I was desperately waiting to watch and couldn’t wait, but I had no idea what to expect of the film, other than Mr Benedict Cumberbatch’s great acting.
The film is ‘based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.’ (Click here to see source)
This film is so incredible; I honestly believe that everyone should watch it. It’s amazing what Alan Turing did for the world and it’s heart-breaking what he had to go through to achieve it. Not only did he help win the war, he also helped with computing among many other things.
The film brings up issues about autism, homophobia, feminism and more and allows the audience to reflect on them. This is so important.
I must admit, I cried at the end, but the ending makes the film. It really does.
The Imitation Game also had an amazing cast – I know I say that a lot when recommending films but never has it been truer than this movie; Benedict Cumberbatch is joined by Keira Knightly, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Charles Dance, Matthew Beard, Mark Strong and James Northcote to name a few.
Here’s the trailer to give you a bit more of a feel for the film:
I truly recommend that you watch it, enjoy!