Wednesday, May 4, 2016

On Repeat: April 2016 + Life Update

This is a feature where once a month I share the top ten songs I've had on repeat!

So I did camp NaNo this month so I had me a camp playlist that grew out of control... It was also my birthday so I had a birthday playlist that frustrated me to put together and basically, as always, I listened to a lot of different random things!

The month started out with a lot of American Authors and Owl City. That made up most of my Camp/writing playlist. Then I got into Marianas Trench again after realizing I hadn't listened to them in FOREVER. I also got on a badass female singer kick. So yes, I actually feel like I didn't flip flop back and forth as much as usual. So here is this months on repeat!

April On Repeat:

By the way, that first song, See You Again, super sad right? That's because one of my favorite series ended and I realized it fit perfectly. 

Monthly update/recap:

I've decided to make these posts also my quick monthly recap posts.

This month I did NaNoWriMo, if you're curious I did a whole Letter From Camp update here. It was my 20th birthday! It felt weird to turn 20 but I feel the same. I mostly even forget that I'm now officially 20. BUUUUT because I turned 20 I got a new true love...okay, that sounds weird. My new true love isn't a person, it's a computer. *heart eyes*

Also new speakers that I love almost more than the computer...

Basically, my old love, Henry, died last July and I finally let my mom replace him. This is my new computer (part of it any way I didn't take a picture of the actual tower) his name is Tom... Someone ask me why... it's a RIDDLE. (high five if you're a Harry Potter fan and got that pun).

I also got some Funko Pops... I have a small problem wherein I've started collecting quite a few of these. I blame my brothers who are completely obsessed with them. We literally drove down to San Francisco one weekend to go "pop hunting" But it's fun and they're so cool! Um, yeah, so my mom - because she's the best and knew I couldn't actually buy them myself - bought me a bunch of Harry Potter ones, Luna is my favorite. And it a friend surprised me with a whole set of Hunger Games pops which I have been wanting FOREVER.

Please ignore my crappy picture and the alarm clock and my Raven King cover and the pink Harley Quinn pop who just wanted to chill with the Harry Potter gang...and Olaf who's in the background along with my orange rainbow Batman...

What else happened this month? I haven't been posting and I'm not going to make excuses or anything the truth is for a long time now I've just been going back and forth on blogging. I LOVE blogging. I love all you, my lovely blogging friends. But it's a constant up down thing, one day I'm loving blogging and having fun, the next it's a chore to post and so basically I've given myself permission to just post whatever, whenever for a while now. When I force myself to blog, I stop loving it and I don't want to stop loving it. I am going to do a better job of commenting though, even while I'm not posting much because I love you and I miss all my favorite blogs and I hate feeling so out of the loop; what is going on in everyone's lives right now???

AND THEN I DIED. Er...I read The Raven King and... Feels. And...feels. And um yeah, if you've read it and finished it and everything then please please please message me on Twitter or Goodreads cause I've discussed this with half a dozen people but I'm still not over it and I just need to talk about it, okay???? Cause...GAHHH. You know?

Oh and I did this thing... Was it this month or last month? I don't know but I maybe posed some of my Pop figures... I'll just leave this here for you:

Okay, next month! I am doing things probably. Um, I'm editing The Grand Adventures Of Ren & Farrah (what do you think of the new name? it used to just be Ren & Farrah). I'm going to read things... I don't know. New Rick Riordan book comes out and GAH! Excitement! Who knows what I'll listen to, I'm in a music slump? Is that a thing? Someone please leave me all your music recommendations in the comments!

Okay, what are you listening too? What should I be listening to? And most importantly, what's going on in your life??? What are you doing? What are you reading? What are you currently obsessed with??? Are you team Iron Man or Team Captain America? Tell me everything I need to know about your life right now!


  1. I'm so happy you had a great April, Shay! And I absolutely love that Tom Riddle reference you made HAHAHA how adorable! Hurray for that new computer and those Funko Pops! I'd love to have a Funko Pop collection, but I don't have my own room (since I share with my siblings) and my mom would think they're just garbage :( I hope you had a great birthday! And I really missed talking to you -- especially about NaNo and writing and books altogether! BUT PLEASE DON'T FEEL PRESSURED TO POST ALL THE TIME OMGGG. It's okay to take a break from blogging. :) Ever since sophomore year started, my posting sched had declined massively, but I guess it's always a good thing to realize that perhaps blogging isn't always the priority here. We totally understand if you can't always be present, but we do hope to see you when you have the time :D

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

  2. I still haven't gotten my copy of The Raven King, and it kills me. I don't know when I would read it though, since I'm in the middle of plowing through the whole Skulduggery Pleasant series. But I just need to have it on my shelf asap. Oh, and I also love the Tom Riddle thing. :P And please don't stress over blogging, I love your posts, and it's okay to only blog when you feel like it. <3

    As for all the questions.. I'm still listening to pretty much the same stuff as always. Fall Out Boy, Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson, Imagine Dragons, Muse etc. There's not a lot of stuff going on in my life, I walk the dogs, work, and read. Repeat as necessary. :) I'm obsessed with Derek Landy & NCIS: Los Angeles, and I haven't seen Civil War yet. It just feels so depressing, and I need to be stronger in order to watch it. I don't want my babies to fight, but I'm probably Team Iron Man (since he's my favorite Avenger). ;)

  3. Don't get mad, but I know exactly nothing about Iron Man OR Captain America. Sorry? Hahha anyway, that is so awesome of your mom to get you all of those Funkos! Speaking of, does your Effie fall down ALL. THE. TIME? She makes me really mad with her big hair and tiny feet.

    I feel you with the blogging stuff. I have been feeling pressured too, and I am not a fan. I just want to sleep basically, and I know that I need to take a break, or calm down, or SOMETHING. I am glad that you realized that for yourself! Just.. don't leave us forever, okay? Okay ♥

  4. OMG your April sounds amazing! Happy 20th birthday- what a milestone :) I love your little FunkoPOP figurines. So jealous of all the Harry Potter ones and the picture with them posing is absolutely hilarious!!!
    Don't worry about blogging- we've all been there! Just know we'll be here when you come back :)
    Kate @Read and Dream