Friday, October 23, 2015

5 Characters I'd Love to Dress Up As For Halloween PART 2!

Hey guys! So this is a prompt that actually came up last year, and I wrote about 5 character I want to one day dress as for Halloween, and you can click here to check out that post. This year I'll be showing you five more characters on my to-dress-up-as list - a list that I think needs a better-sounding name XP
#1: Sherlock Holmes from BBC's Sherlock! It's a good thing I saved my old black winter coat, because it is the perfect match for Sherlock's preferred outerwear! All I'd need to figure out is a preferred hairstyle to crossplay as Sherlock, and I'd need to find the scarf of course. My jacket even lets me pop up the collar to try and look cool ;)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wednesday Wish Lists #26

Happy Wednesday, people! It's bee autumn for a while now, but as the weather actually starts to cool down, we're getting into that time of year where all we want is to curl up at home with a good book, maybe some video games, and that special someone to help fight off the winter chill. All of the items I'm adding to my wish list this week will go a long way in helping to create that ideal image as we move through autumn and get closer to winter.
#1: Happily Ever After: Companion to The Selection Series by Kiera Cass! You would think that anything related to The Selection series would be on my radar, and I would've picked up a copy as soon as it hit the shelves, but I didn't realize this was finally out until I visited the bookstore where I used to work with my friend, and she pointed it out to me. She is not a fan of the series, much to my displeasure, but she was at least nice enough to let me know that the companion was finally on the shelves. Unfortunately, being unemployed, I can't afford it just yet XP But it's got a place on my wish list in the meantime!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Trip To The Falls & The Geekery

Earlier this month, a friend of mine happened to tell me that he wanted to take me to a restaurant, but he wouldn't tell me where this restaurant was. All he would tell me is that it's in a city that I've been to before. Obviously I gave him crap for this, telling him that's hardly a clue, he responded with, "Yes it is! It eliminates parts of Europe!" My response, as you may have guessed, was around the lines of -_-

The trip ended up being a great one though! He drove us to one of my favorite places in the world, Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, where we spent the day earning tickets at the Midway, taking funny pictures by the falls and the "secret garden", and concluded the day by having lunch at The Geekery Restaurant, one of the coolest places on earth! Here are some pictures of how me and my friend Blair spent our day!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Review: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Lately I haven't felt like doing a lot of reading - which is oddly inconvenient, considering I now have more time to read than ever before. But I recently took a day trip to Toronto in order to visit a friend, and I decided to grab a book off my shelf at random to take with me for the commute, which consisted of a bus, train, and a short subway ride. I wanted something that was a paperback, so it would be easy for me to travel with, and nothing too thick so that it would fit in my bag. I can't remember exactly if I had any other motivation for picking up this particular title, but one guess I have might be the bright red cover XD Either way, I'm glad I chose The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya to pull off my shelf and finally read.

To give some background, this title also belongs to an anime and manga series, created by the same author. Before these were created was this novel, the first in a series which were later translated into English. When I was younger I was certainly aware of the existence of this anime series - it's kind of hard to be interested in anime or manga as a hobby and to have internet access and to not be aware of the heroine known as Haruhi Suzumiya. To be honest, I've only seen about 5 or so episodes or so of the anime. I'm pretty sure I picked up this book during one of my trips to my favorite convention, Anime North, and it's been sitting on my book shelf ever since, until this trip to Toronto where I decided to pick it up again, and I was not disappointed in that decision. It was a fun and very compelling read that made my trip to Toronto and back fly by, and I haven't been so gripped by the events of a novel in quite some time.