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Ink & Wonder: Wonder Crate #2 – Miles to Go

I got the second WonderCrate from Ink & Wonder today and I’m in love. I love pretty much every single thing Ink & Wonder shits out. Ohmygoodness.

This boxes theme was Miles to Go and everything inside is perfect. oh! And I didn’t have to wake up at 6am to get it either. ha!

Look at al the fabulous-ness.

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It’s all travelled themed and super fun.

I did an unboxing on my Instagram and it was really awkward. It was the first time I recorded myself talking.

  • Spoiler Card – Lyrics from Home is Wherever I’m With You by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  • Enamel Pin – Inspired by Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
  • Magnet – Inspired by A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

  • Sticker Sheet – Inspired by Parks and Recreation, Harry Potter, Avatar and Moonlight Kingdom
  • Sew-On Patch – Inspired by the Disney film UP

  • Travel Pack – Inspired by JRR Tolkien. They are made from vegan leather!

  • Wordmarks –
    • Strays and Wanderers – inspired by Rick Riordan’s The Mark of Athena
    • Share in an Adventure – inspired by JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit
    • Have your Tear First – inspired by JM Barrie’s Peter Pan
    • Never Decline an Adventure – inspired by Cassandra Clare’s The Bane Chronicles

  • Print – inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson poem from The Fairytale of My Life: An Autobiography
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June Mail Haul pt.1

All my random goodies from the mail box this month!

First is my last rep package from UncriticalBookmarks. Adorable! I’ve really enjoyed being a rep. My code still works! READS for 10% off.

Next! – Dreamy&Co. sent me some bookmarks and I love them! And, their packaging is adorable.

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3 – is CharmWithMeClub. These are my May charms. I chose the Jurassic Park theme. I love myself a good dinosaur.

And lastly –  my May MeUndies! OMG UNICORNS!!! looooooove

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Owlcrate – Fight like a Girl

Fight like a Girl is the May Owlcrate Box. It’s full of girls-kicking-butt awesomeness.

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  • Indigo Eleven designed the double sided bookmark inspired by The Wrath of the Dawn 
  • Whipped Up Wonderful created the bath bomb inspired by The Children of Blood and Bone
  • Melanie Bourgeois created the art print inspired by Six of Crows
  • Out of Print made the cute enamel pin.

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  • Indigo Eleven designed the double sided bookmark inspired by Flame in the Mist

Catching Stars by Cayla Keenan

Witch. Betrayal. Hunted.

Jayin Ijaad is in hiding. A witch with powerful abilities, she carves out a life for herself in the slums of Pavaal, a city rotting from the inside out. When an old acquaintance tracks her down, Jayin is dragged back into a world she tried to escape — and is determined to escape again.

Maddix Kell is on the run. After two years in prison for crimes he did not commit, Maddix escapes and seeks out a legendary order of witchhunters who are his only chance to find justice.

But all is not as it seems and Maddix soon finds himself on the run from the people he sought as allies. When their paths collide, Jayin and Maddix must put aside their prejudices and forge an uneasy alliance that could crumble at any moment. But if they want to survive in Aestos — a brutal kingdom where magic and corruption lie hand in hand and enemies lurk around every corner — they must first survive each other.

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  • Evie Bookish designed the wall hanging inspired by A Court of Thorns and Roses

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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE.

Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield — her brother, fighting with the enemy — the brother she watched die five years ago.

Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.

She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.

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NerdyPost – Sci-Fi

 

May’s NerdyPost box was Sci-Fi themed! Everything is wonderfully space themed and I love it all.

I get the normal-middle-range Nerdy Post box. It comes with prints and a sticker and a pin and then random other goodies.

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  • Two sided bookmark – Ender’s Game
  • Mini Print – Illuminae

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  • Two sided bookmark – Firefly
  • Mini Print – Fringe
  • Sticker – Doctor Who
  • Enamel Pin – The Martian
  • KeyChain – The Martian

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Travel the Universe Postcard Pack

  • Gallifrey – Doctor Who designed by DakotahBlackArt
  • Crait – Star Wars designed by DakotahBlackArt
  • Magrathea – The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
  • Valkyrie – Red Rising

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  • Large Print – Star Wars
Real Talk

Tattoo Time!

June is tattoo month!

I love my tattoo artist so much. She is fantastic. Last year I got my awesome wonderful Sailor Moon tattoo started. I love her. And yesterday I FINALLY got some colour in her.

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It’s perfect. Here’s some progress photos. I can’t wait til my next appointment in August. yay!

Outline from May 26 2017

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First Colour Sit on June 5 2018

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Anime North 2018

I’m a huge fan of Anime North. It was the first convention I had ever gone too and it will forever be my favourite. I have so much fun every year, and this year was no different. Now I’ll warn you, I didn’t take photos. I never do. I’m too busy having fun! haha. So, yeah, this blog is just me talking.

  • Date: May 25-27 2018
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Hotel: Holiday Inn

Friday

We started off our adventure with a sushi lunch! NOMNOMNOM We left home around noon and traffic was pretty good. We got to the hotel early. We were allowed to check in early and it was wonderful.

Friday is always a pretty chill day at AN. We went to pre-reg to get our badges and I swear it was the shortest line I have ever waited in. We literally just walked in and got them. We have waited anywhere between 40 minutes to 4 hours previous years. So yay us!

Opening ceremonies usually starts at 5pm on the first day and we always go. It’s a great way to start of the weekend. You get a preview of the special guests, a mini concert and lots of laughs.

So we didn’t do anything too exciting this first night. We just hung out and walked around a bit. We were in one of the video rooms and watched some Cardcaptors, we ate a bunch snacks and rice balls and then later in the evening we watching Anime Hell. It was a fun first day!

Saturday

We woke up bright an early at the crack of 8am. bleh. We ate some breakfast in the hotel room and then we were on our way! First stop was a panel about traveling to Japan. It was really interesting and we learned so many things! I would love to go to Japan one day. It’s so beautiful.

Next was probably one of my most favourite panels. It was so captivating and interesting and I love it. I could have sat through a semester worth of lectures from this woman. Oh boy. Give me a test, I’m ready to ace it.

Helen McCarthy is an amazing british lady and I love her. She wrote the first book about anime way back in the day. So cool. Anyway, this panel was about Hayao Miyazaki and his representation of ‘the goddess’ in his films. gah! It blew my mind. Legit. I was fascinated.

After that we stayed in the same room to listen to another travel panel. We had no idea. We got maps and pamphlets and awesomeness. I had no idea there was a company in Toronto that planned guided tours to Japan. My mind was blown.

Saturday was so educational and I love it. We sat through a Kimono history lesson and how to buy them and wear them. AND we learned all about Shinto and Shamanism in another panel. I feel so smart!

After such a wonderful day of learning we ended the night making Shrinky-Dinks! Ah! So much fun. I haven’t done that since I was a wee child and it was hilarious and awesome and a great way to end day two.

We cut out early because we are old ladies and had pizza in bed and watched SNL Loved it.

Sunday

Oh Sunday. Day three didn’t start as early but it started with shopping!

So, theres a ‘dealers room’ and an ‘artists alley’ and I for sure bought things from both. I’m a sucker and I love to waste money. ha!

We got a couple prints and book marks from artists alley and I bought the most ridiculous Totoro plushie. I love him. I also got two more Sailor Moon figurines. They are so pretty. ahhh I also got some junk food gifts for my buddy who fed my cats while I was gone.

oh! And I got soap. ha!

Our only goal on Sunday (after wasting all our money) was to watch some AMV’s. So for like, three hours we did that. So fun. We met up with a friend afterwards and I had the best beaver tail every. It was covered in Skor chunks and we sat around eating junk and giggling and talking.

To end the con we went to the closing ceremonies. There was another mini concert, we got to see the winners of AN Idol and they talked about how wonderful all the volunteers were and it was really nice. It was a good way to bookend the convention.

I can’t wait to do it all again next year. I love Anime North.

Real Talk

Hello June

June is here, which means summer is coming, and although I’m ready for the nice weather I’m not ready for sweating and being gross. bleh

My hopes for this month is to change some things. I’ve been dealing with a bunch of nonsense for a long time and I’m taking this bright, nice month as my official “I’m going to stop wallowing in self pity” month.

I have had health related issues to deal with, scary adulating financially and I still need to purge most of my belongings because I am a legit hoarder,

So! The re-working beings this month. Online and in real life. I have a lot shit to figure out and right now I am very determined to get it done. I hope my ambition lasts.

Anyway, here is a list of things I want to accomplish this month.

  1. Put more effort into this blog.
  2. Clean up my office. It looks like a dumpster exploded in here.
  3. Read 12 books. Which is super ambitious and I’m ready for it.
  4. Save an extra 200$ this month.
  5. Don’t get sunburnt.
  6. Eat a bunch of delicious food.
  7. Go to bed earlier.

My list doesn’t sound too scary, but it does sound doable, and that’s what I need right now. Goals that can be accomplished to boost my morale. So wish me luck!

And I hope your Junes are fantastic.