New year, same old everything else? For me, at least. I don’t really have any news to report.
I sent my sims on another vacation, since there was a Sims 4 Snowy Escape free trial. Unlike their Island Living vacation which was pretty chill, this one was full of snowboarding, skiing, hiking, and mountain climbing. But my sims are active sims, so they had an absolute blast. Every time a new Sims version comes out, they do a lot of reiterating old packs, but having actual slopes and mountain climbing as part of the world was cool.
Season 2 of Dungeons & Daddies has started! I’d been having a bad week, but 30 minutes into Episode 1 already had me laughing out loud multiple times. It’s really a hilarious D&D podcast, so check out Season 1 if you want lots of laughs.
And because I’m determined to get more people to watch Drawfee, I might as well promote that again too! Another thing that brings me much needed laughs every week. (Plus cool art!) So are a couple of the videos that made me laugh the most recently. Part (14:27 – 16:10 ish) of the first one was especially great, and the intro of the second one is hilarious. (At least, I hope they’ll still be funny to people who don’t already and know and love the show and its hosts.)
I started watching the Miraculous Ladybug show (S1-3 are available on Netflix), and I’ve gotten hooked, which I didn’t expect to happen. I have a Twitter thread going with my random thoughts.
I'm watching Miraculous Ladybug cuz I always vaguely hear it & am so confused (I leave TV on for background noise). Anyway, my takeaways so far are that (as someone who doesn't watch anime) the magical transformations are fun & hilariously extra, & Hawkmoth's voice is kinda hot.
— Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight) (@KitTheNameless) January 29, 2022
I also drew this little guy. *shrug* I may make a digital drawing of him and fix him up if I can muster up the energy and focus.
There, I drew a picture, now I've done something today pic.twitter.com/JtJrgMuuVv
— Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight) (@KitTheNameless) February 1, 2022
That’s all I’ve got! Just kind of trying to get by.
Nothing. I haven’t even worked on the dark mode anymore. I think this is as good as I can get it because I’m at a loss for how to create a custom cookie to make the browser remember when someone has switched to dark mode. (I could do things the easy way and download a plugin, but why start doing things the easy way now?) If it’s not working for you (and you want it to), you probably need to clear cache in your browser.
Books I Received for Review:
Quite a few! Oak King Holly King by Sebastian Nothwell, from the author. Silk Fire by Zabé Ellor, The Boy with a Bird in His Chest by Emme Lund, Three Left Turns to Nowhere (kinda anthology), and the audiobook for The Temperature of Me and You by Brian Zepka, from NetGalley.
Books I Finished:
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I still had KU this month, but I didn’t have a ton of luck with it. A few books I really enjoyed, but I had been hoping to find at least one good complete series, with the same MCs throughout, that I could binge.
Catch and Release by Isabel Murray – This was an unusual sort of romance since the LI was a very not human merman and they couldn’t even properly communicate with each other, but it made me laugh, it made me feel, and it somehow felt surprisingly believable given the premise.
Yagi the Bookshop Goat by Fumi Furukawa – This was just super cute! A world of animal people, and a goat working in a bookshop trying not to eat the books. Also a cute romance.
The Aster Crown by Emmaline Strange – A nice romance between a human and fae but also a sort of nature-y, magic-y, light horror-ish sort of element to the plot
A Walrus & A Gentleman by Emmaline Strange – This was such a cute romance! Turns out I also like lighthouse settings.
Point Worth Series Books 1-6 (Jacob Michaels is Tired, etc.) by Chase Connor – The longer this series went on, the more annoyed I got. This felt like one book draaaaaaaagggggggged out into six, with lots of repetition and very little plot and every character being vague and secretive, and then an ending I didn’t even understand.
Blackbird in the Reeds // Wolf and the Holly // Fox and Birch by Sam Burns – This is a trilogy of trilogies, so nine books in total, and these first three didn’t super stand out for me, but they were enjoyable.
A Vampire’s Heart by Kayleigh Sky – Vampire romance! I’m not sure why this one didn’t really capture my attention, but it wasn’t bad.
Spin Me Right Round by David Valdes – A cute YA LGBT+ time travel story with a diverse cast and touching messages.
Oak King Holly King by Sebastian Nothwell – A very sweet, gentle kind of romance between a fae and human! I loved this one, and the cover fits it perfectly (and is so beautiful).
In Case You Missed It:
– I reviewed Monster Hunting… For Love, a cute monster dating sim.
– I reviewed Real Hero Shit Vol. 1 by Kendra Wells, a fun, funny, queer fantasy graphic novel.
– I did the Personal Library Book Tag and talked about my bookshelves.
– I shared some 2022 queer books I’m excited for.
– I reviewed Yesterday is History by Kosoko Jackson, a touching and somewhat bittersweet YA time travel romance.
– I reviewed A Pet Shop After Dark by npckc, a unique and slightly spooky puzzle game.