All the Extras
This page is where I'll discuss a mix of other topics which either are important or I just want to discuss and let you know about.
This last time I did one of these was in December when I was super busy and wanted to post something. This time is quite similar and in real life, I'm doing a few things to help with my mental health, ect, so I'm taking another break for at least a week, just until things calm down again.
All planned posts- and they're piling up- will be arriving at some point, probably on any kind of schedule or my usual three posting days. But I don't need any added anxiety about not doing those posts, so please bear with me. :)
I may love that GIF a bit too much, but pandas! Anyway, so I'm going to separate this into sections of what I'm listening to, watching, reading and writing, on this occasion.
I also know I titled this as a weekly round-up and it's only Tuesday, but a lot of what follows has been going on for a week or so, therefore I'm counting it as part of this too!
What I'm Listening To
I've been listening to various bits and pieces, but one constant is the brand new project and EP by Jen Ledger, who has been the drummer for the band Skillet for the past decade. I've always loved her drumming skills as well as her voice, so was really excited when she announced this project alongside still playing in Skillet.
The EP came out on Friday and is amazing, in my opinion anyway. Of course, I can't seem to stop listening, so below is the first track released, Not Dead Yet.
What I'm Watching
Once again, I'm all about the box-sets. Last time, I'd just started re-watching 'Merlin' series 1, and now I'm up to re-watching the third series, once I get round to it next month. The reason for that is because I'm currently watching two other box-sets: Blindspot series 2 and Agents of SHIELD series 3, both of which I got for Christmas.
I'm not very far into Agents of SHIELD S3 yet, which I probably should fix ASAP since I've been playing- and failing, let's be honest here- catch up with Marvel's TV shows, since I got caught up with the MCU in 2015 enough to watch the films at cinemas when they're released. If you want a picture of how bad I've been at watching DVD's over the last year and a half...well, I've had the second and final series of Agent Carter since Christmas 2016- and I still haven't watched it yet...
I'll just leave now.
Secondly, I got into Blindspot because one of the main characters is played by Jaimie Alexander (Lady Sif in the MCU). But I've grown to really love the show and trying to guess how things will play out in each episode and overall for the series.
I have had some medium level spoilers for S2, but that's no different to Agents of SHIELD, really. At this point, with series 3 currently showing on Sky in the UK (which I don't have and wouldn't be able to watch even if I did), I'm actually surprised I'm still in the dark about a lot of things. :)
Also, Luke Mitchell has played characters in both shows which I only recently found out, but yay, cause I like him in both (and yes, on SHIELD, I have been spoiled).
What I'm Reading
Currently, the only book on my reading shelf is To Kill a Kingdom. I'm enjoying it, but it's been on the go for almost 2 weeks and I'm about 60%, due to not having massive amounts of time to sit and claim for myself. But thankfully it's not hard to get back into after a few days away, so I'm hoping to have it finished sometime early next week. That would be nice.
What I'm Writing
As with the reading, I've not written too much too much lately, even though I have projects on the go and self-imposed deadlines I keep having to add to and push back.
My latest novel first draft is what I'm using, as much as I can so far, to take part in WIPJoy on Twitter. It's always a lot of fun for the writing community to get involved in. Like everything, though, I'm currently behind. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Shout out and thanks to Bethany @simmeringmind for organising it quarter annually. :D
In other writing news, I've been doing more poems, something I was convinced I couldn't do as a writing style until about half a year ago.
This last Saturday was actually the first time I performed two of my poems to a small audience! I was probably running on a mix of nerves and adrenaline, so don't remember much beyond speaking them and adding some brief background beforehand.
But...I did it!! :D
Also, the picture/meme below is an actual representation of what writing I have done this week- and it's not for my novel I mentioned.
That's all for today. What's on your lists for these categories? Any music/books/shows/films I should add to my own? (Really, books shouldn't be on there, but oh well) All the best. :)
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