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What I’m: June

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skjdfsWhat I’m reading – I am currently reading Paper Towns by John Green. I thoroughly enjoyed the film so I thought I would pick up the novel. The story is about a girl named Margo Roth Spiegelman and her neighbour Quentin Jacobsen. The blurb reads as follows: ‘Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo from afar. So when she climbs through his window to summon him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next morning, Q turns up at school and Margo doesn’t. She’s left clues to her disappearance, like a trail of breadcrumbs for Q to follow’.

What I’m watching – With the university year finished, an abundance of time and very little to do, I 3rd-rock-from-the-sun.jpghave taken to watching a lot of TV. Currently I am watching Friends, 3rd Rock from the Sun and The Big Bang Theory. All three I would recommend, especially if what you’re after is a light watch which you don’t have to put a lot of energy or concentration into.

sakdjWhat I’m listening toPlastic by Nina Karolidou, Like I Would by Zayn, My Demons by Starset, Bulletproof by Young Guns, Give Up by Once Upon a Dead Man and MFT80s by Chris Bourne. sakj.jpgFurther proof of my very eclectic music taste…

What I’m eating – STIR FRY. I think I’m obsessed with Stir Fry… is that weird? At least it’s healthy and easy to make. I make stir fry with cabbage, pepper, onion, broccoli and carrots with either rice noodles, cous cous or rice. I’m a vegetarian so I don’t add meat.

What I’m quoting – ‘In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.’ -Nikos Kazantzakis

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above images, they are from: http://time.com/3969840/paper-towns-movie-and-book/, https://ansionnachfionn.com/teilifis-television/3rd-rock-from-the-sun/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-Kx_zRZ8zo and http://www.belladivalifestyle.com/chicken-veggie-stir-fry/.

TV: Once Upon A Time

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dsjhfjdfToday I’m going to recommend one of my favourite TV shows, Once Upon A Time. Now on its sixth season, it continues to be popular. However, I am recommending the show from only having reached episode 21 of Season 4, but it is so incredible!

Starting with Season 1, I found the concept of the show so intriguing. It follows the inhabitants of a town called Storybrooke, the idea being that they are all characters from fairytales, cursed to live in our world instead of their own by the Evil Queen.

Throughout the seasons of the show, we see many curses being implemented and broken. Many characters turn from evil to good, or good to evil. We see so much character development within such brilliant characters known from popular fairytales or books.

The storylines are often quite powerful too. Warning: this show will pull at your heartstrings on a constant basis, especially if you start to love the characters. Very little good happens to them characters but that’s another reason why you just cannot stop watching.

Additionally, one of the reasons I love this show is because it gives a voice to so many women. Pretty much all of the strong characters are female and this is so inspiring because there are so few shows that do this even in 2016.

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above image, it is from: http://dvd-subtitles.com/once-upon-a-time-season-1-episodes-1-4-d111780.html

Quote: Barack Obama

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dfmdf.png‘Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the one we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.’

‘If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.’

‘The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.’

‘We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity of duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defence’.

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above image, it is from: https://twitter.com/barackobama

Music: Top 5

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  1. Tessa Violet’s Sorry I’m Not Sorry

  1. Bring Me The Horizon’s Follow You

  1. Shawn Mendes’ Stitches

  1. Jack Savoretti’s Catapult

  1. One Direction’s History

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What I’m: March

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61bsOddrJwL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_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.cc514bd2-9de1-4af6-840e-5dc07bd07b54

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!

CdsQaTpUkAAlnfeWhat 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 G63587518307449407470197420_TwentyOnePilots-StressedOut15on 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).

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above images, they are from: http://www.amazon.com/World-According-Wolverine-Insight-Legends/dp/1608873951, http://hellogiggles.com/big-bang-theory-scholarship/, https://twitter.com/wheezywaiter and http://theodysseyonline.com/cleveland-state/stressed-out-youre-not-alone/267226.

What have I been up to? #NewBlogs

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jhjhHello!

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.

dksjfdThe 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).

Thank you,

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Disclaimer – The above images are screenshots from the blogs mentioned.

Quote: Robert Downey Jr.

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best-looking-man-Downey-robert-downey-jr-35584090-400-519‘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.’

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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/

YouTube: Top 5 Videos

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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

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Film: The Imitation Game

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23065_320_470As 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!

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above poster; it is from: http://www.cineplex.com/Movie/the-imitation-game-2014/Photos

Books: Most Anticipated Releases 2016

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Today I thought I would write a quick blog post on my most anticipated book releases for the upcoming months. I am a massive book lover and there are few books I cannot wait to have my hands on.

  1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling and Jack Thorne.

This is a script book of the newest addition to the Harry Potter series/franchise, a new play that will open at the Palace Theatre London in July 2016. As a Harry Potter fan, it would be a sin not to have this book on my list.

This book is to be released on the 31st of July.jhgfg

  1. The Dark Artifices Book 1 – Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare.

This is the first book in a spin-off trilogy to The Mortal Instruments series. I am a huge fan of The Mortal Instruments books. I have read the six books of the main series, and I was just bought The Infernal Devices trilogy and The Shadowhunter’s Codex for my birthday. I am hoping to read The Bane Chronicles next. Needless to say I can’t wait for even more Mortal Instruments content!

This book is to be released on the 8th of March.

  1. On The Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher.

This is probably the most anticipated book on my most anticipated books list. The concept of this book sounds incredible. The Waterstones summary is as follows: Evie Snow is eighty-two when she quietly passes away in her sleep, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. It’s the way most people wish to leave the world but when Evie reaches the door of her own private heaven, she finds that she’s become her twenty-seven-year-old self and the door won’t open.

Evie’s soul must be light enough to pass through so she needs to get rid of whatever is making her soul heavy. For Evie, this means unburdening herself of the three secrets that have weighed her down for over fifty years, so she must find a way to reveal them before it’s too late. As Evie begins the journey of a lifetime, she learns more about life and love than she ever thought possible, and somehow, some way, she may also find her way back to her long lost love.’kjh

I cannot wait to read Carrie’s first fiction book, due out on the 14th July, especially after reading her debut book All I know Now which I thoroughly enjoyed.

  1. The Luxe Life by Fleur DeForce.

I really enjoyed Fleur’s The Glam Guide, which came out last year, and since this book is a follow up to that I cannot wait to read it.

This book is to be released on the 28th July.

  1. Tanya Bakes by Tanya Burr.

Tanya Burr who realised Love, Tanya last year, is releasing a complete baking book due to high demand. Tanya’s channel, known mostly for beauty and make-up, has seen the odd baking video and they are always very popular. I love Tanya’s baking and I can’t wait to buy this baking book and make all the treats inside!

This book is to be released on the 30th June.

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Disclaimer – I do not own the above collection of pictures, they are from: http://comicbook.com/2015/10/22/harry-potter-and-the-cursed-child-official-artwork-revealed/, http://shadowhunters.wikia.com/wiki/Lady_Midnight, http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25744542-on-the-other-side, http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Luxe-Life-Fleur-Force/dp/1472232062, and http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tanya-Bakes-Burr/dp/1405927208/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1456262407&sr=1-1&keywords=tanya+bakes