I cut my hair! (And bought a pirate shirt!) That’s my big October news.
I did a thing! Again! ✂️ pic.twitter.com/4rVuyNf23o
— Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight) (@KitTheNameless) October 2, 2022
I've decided my gender. It's hot pirate.
I call these: "Will my love ever return from sea?" "New cabin boy, reporting for duty 😉" and, "Oh, sorry to wake you captain, I was just stretching." pic.twitter.com/8QKhbE8MeX
— Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight) (@KitTheNameless) October 9, 2022
I also made some art! I bought Rebelle 5 Pro because it was on sale for $20 (normally $150) and mimics traditional media like watercolor and oil paint. I can’t use traditional media because it takes energy, money, and space that I don’t have, so this has been fun to play with! I love the idea of controlled randomness like drips, so I made this to see a bit of what the program can do. I didn’t feel like putting in a ton of effort, so it’s messy and has mistakes, but it was a fun little experiment.
Has anyone been watching the new Interview with the Vampire series?? It’s incredible! I love it so much. It’s the first show/movie/video in a long time that I’ve been able to focus on, to just sit and watch without having to multitask. It’s different from the books in a lot of ways, I think of it as more of it’s own thing, like a reimagining. But it is just so good, and sexy, and gay, and the actors are amazing. Also, it’s been bringing views to my Vampire Chronicles book reviews 😁
I also found another great song! There’s something about this that is just so vibey. I’d only heard a clip of it, and the first time I put it on to listen to the whole thing, I almost instantly fell asleep, but I mean that in a good way. It was just so immediately calming for me. It feels like middle-of-the-night driving on an empty highway or getting into bed after spending the day at the beach.
Books I Received for Review:
Dragon’s Path by JB McDonald, from NetGalley. Project Nought by Chelsey Furedi, from NetGalley. The Goblin Twins by Kit Barrie, from Gay Romance Reviews. Be My Love, My Lord by Adumi Nagano, from TOKYOPOP.
Books I Finished:
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Moon Flower / Moon Spell by Christina Lee – These were sweet, gentle, tender m/m romances (especially the first) with a touch of fantasy (especially the second, because wolf shifters).
Saga Vol. 10 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples – I feel like I can’t talk about this here without spoilers, but I explained my feelings a bit on Goodreads.
The Blade Between by Sam J. Miller – I liked the flawed MC and how different and unique this book felt, but there were so many things, and I just couldn’t figure out how they all connected.
The Goblin Twins by Kit Barrie – High fantasy with various types of queer rep and some interesting and sweet relationship dynamics, including romance, friendship, and family.
The Rebel Guardian by Lexi Blake – An enjoyable foray back into the Thieves series. Books in this series are always sort of comfort reads for me.
The Seventh Mansion by Maryse Meijer – I couldn’t get into this, but it was sorta cool to read something that was unusual and different, both in writing style and story.
Gardening with a Ghost by Amanda Meuwissen – Some of my favorite books are written by this author, but this is not one of them. I just didn’t understand why the MC was doing what he was doing. But ghost sex is always fun to read about!
Be My Love, My Lord by Adumi Nagano – This boys love manga didn’t have much depth, but it was a cute way to spend an hour.
Shadow Fall // Shadow Rise // Shadow Ruin by Audrey Grey – I’d already read the first two books in this series, but I didn’t remember them well, so I reread and finally read the last book. They’re not really the kind of books I read much anymore, but they were good.
Perfume by Patrick Suskind – A sort of classic, I suppose? Lovely writing and audiobook narrating and a unique story, but I was kinda bored. Definitely not bad, just hard for me to stay focused on.
In Case You Missed It:
– I reviewed FANGS Vol. 2 by Billy Balibally, the latest in a really character-focused vampire m/m manga series.
– I reviewed Dream On by E.M. Jeanmougin & Jay Wright, the latest in a fantastic m/m urban fantasy series.
– I did the Horror Movie Book Tag.
– I reviewed Prelude for Lost Souls by Helene Dunbar, an atmospheric ghosty book about struggling teens.
– I did the Spooky “Would You Rather” Book Tag.
– I reviewed The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros, a wonderfully Jewish and queer YA historical fantasy.
– I reviewed The Tutor by Bonnie Dee, a touching m/m historical romance in a haunted manor house.
– I recommended 10 gay ghost books to check out.
– I reviewed The Reanimator’s Heart by Kara Jorgensen, a sweet m/m historical romance.
– I reviewed Sorrow’s Forest by Kaitlin Corvus, an atmospheric, ominous m/m book.
– I reviewed The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark by Spooky Doorway, a funny and cute point-and-click supernatural detective game.
– I shared four more supernatural creature poems I wrote!