Small Snippet of January 2019

The first month of 2019 has been good and bad. I managed to achieve a bunch so far this year in regards to getting blog posts up and ready as well as tackling my Netgalley ARC list. However, it’s been tough at work with a staff member who I worked closely with, suddenly passing away over the holiday break.

Unfortunately I was unable to attend her funeral as there were too many staff attending for everyone to be able to go 😢 It has made returning to work very bittersweet and I have found myself at times upset and short tempted while working with the public. So just remember everyone that library staff are people too and your behaviour does affect them.

*Looking at you snooty lady who wouldn’t take no for an answer when I wouldn’t sign her granddaughter up to the library (you’re not the legal guardian and didn’t have any ID – so no you weren’t entitled to a card just because) and angry dude who lost ‘two years of work’ when the 15 minute computer turned off when the time ran out (it totally gave you repeated warnings and yelling at me solved nothing). 😓😅 Rant over.

Moving on, below are some of the things I have been interacting with and enjoying over the month 😃


Small Snippets

Brooklyn 99 – Season 5.

Omg, Brooklyn 99 just keeps getting better! There were so many amazing moments in this season, I can’t pick a favourite buuut stand outs were:

  • Rosa coming out as bisexual – that speech by Jake while he was pretending to be Rosa coming out to her parents had me tearing up. So great to see some bisexual representation ❤
  • The wedding vows – Man, I was emotional throughout the whole season but I was in tears and sob laughing during the wedding scene. ‘Your butt. Your butt is the bomb’ was so sweet and funny and just encapsulates why I love those two as a couple.
  • That interrogation episode – If you haven’t seen it check out the episode ‘The Box.’ Such an amazing episode!

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Anticipated Arrival: MIB International

Anticpated arrivals

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What is it?!

A new Men in Black movie!

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organisation.

When is it coming out?!

13th of June, 2019. So… a while away 😥

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How to: Watch Netflix.

How to Watch Netflix

How to: Decide what to watch on Netflix and then give up.

Okay you have the subscription, you’ve set up your account, now all you need to do is find out how to watch Netflix. You don’t need to be a novice to find out how to engage with Netflix, you could be a seasoned semi-professional who may just need a quick brush up.

Whatever your Netflix experience I’ve got you covered! Simply follow these steps and you’ll be sitting back and watching Netflix in no time!

  1. Open Netflix.

Okay this is an easy one! Not hard to mess this up. Open the app, open your browser, and load up that Netflix Menu.

2. Stare at the Menu.

Look at all of those choices! You could watch anyone of those. Not figuratively, you could literally select any of those options and watch them. Go on, make a selection.

3. Make a selection.

Okay, it’s cool. None of those look like anything you want to watch? That’s fine. Keep scrolling, explore what Netflix has to offer. Do you want to watch a movie or a TV show? Not sure? Okay that’s fine, maybe check out that genre feature, you never know what you’ll find.

4. Make a selection.

Oh I get it, there’s too much to choose from, you kinda want to watch a lot of it but don’t really want to watch it now. I get it, I’ve been there, maybe just pick something fun and easy? Oh! Re-watch something you love, that’ll be good.

5. Make a selection…

Oh, okay. Don’t want to waste your time and re-watch something that’s okay… I suppose. Oh! Check out your My List, there is sure to be something in there you want to watch, why else would you put it in your My List, if you didn’t want to one day watch it?

6.  Maybe it’s time to just pick something.

You don’t… you don’t want to watch anything from your My List? Ummm, okay, that’s okay. I mean, you do have to choose something to watch for us to continue on this how to post. Oh, it’s too late to watch a movie now? That’s okay, there are so many TV shows to choose from!

7. Make a selection.

Yep, I am aware of the time. Yes, I do realise we’ve been at this for half an hour. You just, you have to pick something to watch before we can move on. I do realise that there is a lot of content to choose from and that making decisions has never been your strong suit but to watch something on Netflix you actually have to choose something to watch on Netflix. Please, make a selection.

8. Give up and go to bed without watching anything.

Oh, okay.

It’s getting late, you have work tomorrow, and you’re too tired to pay attention. I mean okay, I don’t understand why you would say you wanted to watch something, stuff around for forty minutes trying to pick what to watch, and then just give up and go to bed but whatever, it’s your life.

I mean, I did write this as a disappointed dig at myself for constantly doing this, I just don’t understand why can’t I just pick something to watch?! What is wrong with me?


Currently Consuming: Psych

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PsychThink Pysch is just another crime show? Psych! Think again.

About: The TV show Psych features Shawn Spencer (James Roday) is an observant man who has an eidetic memory and incredible investigation skills. In order to solve cases with the Santa Barbara police department, Shawn pretends to be a psychic. Opening up a business with his best friend Gus (Dulé Hill) called Pysch, the pair assist with solving crimes all the while trying to maintain their ruse.

Why:I have seen so many screenshots and gifs about this show (shout out to that fandom), and I have always wanted to sit down and give the show a chance. Turns out its just as great and funny as tumblr made it seem!

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Currently Consuming: Monty Python’s Flying Circus

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About: Put simply Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a sketch comedy show from the 60s. However when you look a little bit closer you see that the show was a revolution for absurdist humour, launched a number of careers, and had a lasting affect on humour which reaches into shows and movies of today.

Why: While I devoured the show during my childhood, my partner has only ever seen The Life of Brain and The Holy Grail. I feel like this is a huge oversight on his part and since Netflix has made the show available (in such a better quality than the VHS I watched the show on) we have been making our way through the 45 episodes.

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Aggretsuko by Netflix

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by Netflix &  TBS Television.

Netflix: link.

Six Word Summary: Corporate rage – I feel your pain.

Blurb: Frustrated with her thankless office job, Retsuko the Red Panda copes with her daily struggles by belting out death metal karaoke after work.


Release Date: April 2, 2016.
Length: 8 episodes.
Genre: Anime. Cartoon. TV Series.
Watched on: Netflix.

My Thoughts: When I first saw the thumbnail appear on my recommended show for Netflix, I was intrigued. After watching the trailer for the show, I knew I had to watch the show…

Which I did…

Straight away.

I’m not going to lie to you, I devoured this show within three days. Sure I had other things to watch (so many things, I have over 100 things on My List) but Aggretsuko spoke to me. It was a quick and easy watch though, for as of writing this, the show only has 10 episodes. Continue reading “Aggretsuko by Netflix”

The Second Anticipated Arrival Rundown

Anticipated Arrived Rundown

In the time since posting my first Anticipated Arrival Rundown, I’ve finally read and watched two things on my list. Check out the below two items I’ve been waiting for and finally experienced ❤


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The Dragon’s Hoard by Mell Eight.

Post: Anticipated Arrival: Mell Eight’s The Dragon’s Hoard.

I have previously read the first four short stories in this collection. I really enjoyed re-reading them and also loved the new stories included.

I have a weakness for any type of romance novel. If you make it an fantasy romance novel ever better. If it’s a fantasy romance novel with dragons, then you have a surefire winner!

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Currently Consuming: Origins: The Journey of Humankind

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Blowing minds one human innovation at a time.

 

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About: Jason Silva (see my previous post) hosts the eight part documentary series, Origins: Journey of Humankind, which is about inventions and concepts that have shaped the way humankind have evolved and become modern.

Produced by the National Geographic, Origins features reenactments and amazing digital visualisations, episodes explore the concepts of fire, medicine, money, communication, war, shelter, exploration and transportation. Looking back at unknown moments such as the discovery of fire and communications between people, the show explores how these moments have led to our evolution as a people. Some episodes feature important historical figures and how their inventions have led to our modernisation.

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Comfort Zone Challenge: Battle Creek (2015)

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Second Last Month!

For this month’s challenge, I decided that I would try and tackle a television police show. I’m not the biggest fan of police procedurals or any type of crime show, so I had to try and find something that I would like but also still challenge my comfort zone. So immediately dismissing Brooklyn 99 as an option (because I love that show) I tried to find something that was both gritty and funny.

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Star vs. the Forces of Evil

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created by Daron Nefcy.

Show site: link.

Six Word Summary: Cute yet compelling, complex, and emotional.


Blurb: Intergalactic warrior Star Butterfly arrives on Earth to live with the Diaz family. She continues to battle villains throughout the universe and high school, mainly to protect her extremely powerful wand, an object that still confuses her.


Release Date: 18th January, 2015.
Length: 56 episodes.
Genre: Cartoon. Fantasy. TV Series.
Watched on: Disney XD

My Thoughts: Star vs. the Forces of Evil surprised me. I initially started watching the show as a late night impulse and was quickly drawn in. While it may be easy to pass off the show as cutesy and for kids, there is an intense story and rich emotional depth to the show. Continue reading “Star vs. the Forces of Evil”