Saturday Favorites!

April 18, 2015

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Hello and happy Saturday! The dogwoods are blooming and the sun is shining here in Richmond.  Here are some links to make your day even springier.

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Trigger Warning

April 13, 2015

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The thing I like about Neil Gaiman is I bet the thing about him that annoys other people.  he doesn’t follow any rules.  He writes the stories that he makes up in his head.  If those stories don’t follow the rules or are unconventional, then he writes them anyway.  I admire his bravery.  It’s what’s made him beloved.  It’s how I want to write.

Trigger Warning is a collection of short stories.  At the beginning, Gaiman writes a preface for each story.  Some of them are anecdotes from other novels or anthologies.  Knowing the story behind the story is neat.

One of my favorite stories is “Orange.”  It’s formatted in answers, but we don’t know the questions.  The reader figures out the story of 17 year-old Jemima Glorfindel Petula Ramsey almost in reverse.  Another is “Black Dog,” which is a story about Shadow from American gods.  The reason this one makes my top five is because Gaiman is writing his own fan fiction.  He puts Shadow in a new situation after the story in American gods ends.

This collection of “short fictions and disturbances” took me out of the real world and made me buy both the audio and the physical book.  Neil does that to me.  I can’t help it.

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hello april

April 1, 2015

  Hello, April.  You couldn’t have arrived in a prettier way.  Too bad I can’t smell you.  And I’ll probably sneeze all over you.  But colds only last so long.  Hi, birth month!  You’re my favorite. I can’t wait to celebrate, but in a much smaller way than last year.  Hi there renewed goals.  I […]

Friday Favorites

March 27, 2015

  All of my outfits this week were either thrifted or from StitchFix.  So no in-depth linking, but leave a comment if you’re curious about a specific piece. But! I do have some excellent items from around the web for you this week: Let’s get a little feminist this Friday and talk about 18 struggles […]

Friday favorites

March 13, 2015

1. Sweater from Anthrogologie, Levi’s jeans, shirt via StitchFix, boots via ModCloth. 2.  Sweater by Tommy Hilfiger, shirt from UO, Kensie jeans via StitchFix, boots via ModCloth. 3. Sweater by H&M, shirt from J. Crew Outlet, Kensie pants via StitchFix, boots via ModCloth. I got some good links for y’all this week! These Girl Scouts […]

What We do in the shadows review

March 11, 2015

  What We Do in the Shadows is a mockumentary following 4 vampire roommates in the months leading up to the Unholy Masquerade Ball for all undead.  The roommates, Peter, Viago, Vladislav, and Deacon, roam the streets of Wellington, New Zealand, looking to be invited into night clubs to find their next victims.  Along the […]