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 😃


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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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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?


2019 Goals!

Happy 2019!

I have a few things that I would like to get done in 2019 and since I like making lists, I thought I would share them with you all. I really want to focus on getting things done that I have been putting off for ages – a lot of these things are ones I’ve previously started or got half way through and then gave up. So 2019 is the year of the reread – rewatch – and the replay.

Reading

Reread

It’s not like I have enough to read as it is, I want to go back and give a bunch of series a reread. They’re either ones that I never finished or ones from my childhood that I want to see if they hold up.

Read

The below aren’t really specific titles but rather authors or series that I have seen around and I want to see what they’re like.

Watching

√  Watch more than the first episode of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

Playing

Start

Finish

I have so many games that I am half way through and really need to finish. I have a tendency to not finish a game even though I am really near the end because I think I need to keep playing and experiencing more of the story.

  • Mass Effect 3 – my save file from Mass Effect 2 corrupted 😥 and I need to go back and play the last boss battle to get it back. It was such a blow that I haven’t been back but I just really love the series and need to finish it!
  • Dream Daddy.
  • The Men of Yoshiwara: Kukuya.
  • Dragon Age – you may have noticed I have a weakness for choice based role play games. Especially ones that have an easy difficulty level.

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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”

Currently Consuming: Escape to the Country

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Those Beams!

About: Escape to the Country is a BBC produced reality TV show like no other! Well okay, it is very similar to lots of other reality realty shows that are currently available to watch but unlike those other shows, Escape to the Country features the British countryside!

The basic premise of the show is that two people (usually a newly retired married couple who have sold their city homes for a stack of cash) are shown three houses in an area of the British countryside where they are interested in moving. Two of the houses fit the couples ideals, with a third ‘mystery’ house pushing the comfort zone of the pair.

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Small Snippet of August

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mashofthetitanscoverMash of the Titans Volume 7

I’ve previously talked about how much I love mashup music (see my Robin Skouteris post) and Mash of the Titans #7 does not disappoint. I feel that every track on this compilation is on point and amazing.

I cannot stop listening to, My My My! (I’m Curious), Havana Lovers, Love is Cure, and I Want You To Sing Me A Lullaby.

If you’re not too sure what is/or if you’ll like mashup music, I really encourage you to click some links, watch some videos, and download the album. Not only is it good music, but it’s damned catchy!

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I devoured Final Space in two days. The ten episode series is a funny, but brutal, sci-fi animation from the mind of Olan Rogers.

The show has only just recently become available through Netflix Australia and I cannot stress how much you need to watch this show!

The main character, Gary, is just so hard to describe. At first he can come off as annoying, too big a character, but keep going. Get the feel of the show. Then love him!

The voice acting talents of the whole cast are amazing. Tom Kenny is the hilarious backbone of the show, with Rogers, Tika Sumpter, David Tennant, Steven Yeun and Coty Galloway shining through. 

The humour of the show is just so on point. It was like the show was designed to make me laugh. One of my favourite moments is when HUE the space ship’s AI just casually refers to the bad guys as dickheads. Made me explode with laughter. So if that sounds like something you would enjoy, give it a go! Right now!!

Final Space needs a second season and you need to watch the first!

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I’ve gone ahead and created another feature post for the blog. Next month will see the first post of my new ‘Long Lost Reviews’ feature. The general idea around these posts is to get people looking back at books or things that they’re always been meaning to review but for one reason or another haven’t gotten around to writing.

A lot of the times I’ll see book reviews on Goodreads that are made up of the one sentence, ‘review to come.’ When I have a quick look at the date, often it’s been two years and no review has been added 😛 Long Lost Reviews is a chance to go back to those books and actually write something. Whether or not it is an in depth discussion or simply a paragraph of all that you can remember, it doesn’t matter as long as your getting something out about the item 🙂

My first selection for the very first post is a book that had a big affect on me, however I cannot remember any of the plot. All I remember is how it affected me and how I feel when I think of the book. If you’re interested in jumping on the Long Lost Review train, leave a comment and let me know 🙂


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Currently Consuming: The Good Place

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Welcome to the Good Place, where everything is amazing!

About: Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) is a bad person who, when she died, accidentally ended up in the good place. The Good Place follows the story of Eleanor as she tries to hide from Michael (Ted Danson), the architect of the good place, and do whatever she has to to stay out of the bad place.

With the help of Chidi Anagonye (William Jackson Harper), Eleanor tries to learn ethics and become a better person, all the while coming to terms with the terrible person she was when she was still alive. The show is a dark comedy that explores the human psyche and what it means to be a good/bad person.

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Small Snippet of 2017

Small Snippet 2017

It’s been a long time since I wrote one of these and in that time a lot of things have caught my attention. I thought I’d go easy on myself and stick to the three item format. So the below items have either been important throughout the year or are just vague enough for me to include.

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Home Adventures with Tip and Oh

I have an, at times, very embarrassing obsession with cartoons. While I may enjoy watching the shows, I’m not always forthcoming with admitting it to people. However with Home Adventures with Tip and Oh, I will shout my love from the rooftops!

 

Based on the Dreamworks movie, Home, the show expands the story, characters, and universe of the movie. Do not judge the cartoon by the movie, where Home was somewhat vapid and uninspiring, Home Adventures with Tip and Oh is a humourous and sweet show.

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Small Snippet of August

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It has been a whole year since my very first Small Snippet post! A whole year! Looking back on that post, I still enjoy Paloma Faith, still use and love the Glasshouse candles, and … need to watch the third season of Veep. In fact I would say I am in need of a complete re-watch. I honestly cannot believe it has been a year since I started this reoccurring post, it has made things so much easier and (I think) it is an interesting and quick read.


 

Additionally it has been six months since my last Small Snippet post.

Six. Months.

Honestly that blows my mind, this year has flown by so fast! I feel like I should do a post to make up for all that time, but I will instead try and do an overview at the end of the year.


 

Looking back at my last Small Snippet, I was posting pictures of my Lego creator pack. I don’t have the time to take a picture of the last version of that set (which still has pride of place on my book case) but I will try and get a picture up next time.

logo (1)Bring Your Own Book Card Game

BYOB is little gem that has just recently had a successful Kickstarter campaign, but you can also pick it up for free and print it out yourself. The concept of the game is that everyone brings their own book (ala the title) and with gameplay similar to Cards Against Humanity, everyone gets to pick phases and excerpts from their text that match card prompts.

I have played this game about five times and each has been so very different. It really comes down to the books that you play with, so unlike CAH which has the potential to get stale, Bring Your Own Book is one that places a lot more choice with the players. I would highly recommended this game for any fan of reading, card games, and anyone who just likes taking things out of context.

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Currently Consuming: BoJack Horseman

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So depressingly enthralling I can’t look away. Must. Binge. Watch.

About: A Netflix original, BoJack Horseman is an animated show about the life of anthropomorphic horse BoJack as he struggles to live his life after the success of his 1980s television sitcom. Voiced by Will Arnett, Bojack is a cynical, narcissistic, sarcastic, self-obsessed, wreck of a horse whose life always seems to be on the verge of falling apart. The story of the show is one that revolves around the writing, release, and aftermath of a ghost written BoJack biography.

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