Currently #8

Wow it’s been a whole seven months since I last wrote a currently list! Well no time like the present and I have a long time to catch up with to be honest! I still can’t believe how long it’s been since I last wrote a currently, I guess it just goes to show how busy I’ve been.

Watching – I’ve been watching all sorts of stuff recently but for some reason throughout November and December me and Dane were watching LOADS of anime! I love anime so much and at times I go months without watching it, only to come back to it and realise how much I miss it. We’ve been watching various different anime’s at the moment but a couple in general that we’ve been watching are Penguindrum and Your Lie in April.

When I was first talking to Dane I was making my way through Penguindrum (known in Japan as Mawaru Penguindrum) and it’s a very strange anime, but one I will never forget as it does leave an impact on you due to the story line. I had told Dane about it before and for years he wanted to watch it but it was always expensive to buy. However when we were at Comic Con in November (you can read about what fun we had here) we found the anime for £20, which was a bargain! We haven’t actually finished watching it together yet BUT we’ve watched most of it and I forgot how weird and funny the show can be. To quickly explain what it’s about…

With their parents gone, twin brothers Kanba and Shouma live alone with their beloved little sister Himari, whose poor health cannot decline any further. On the day Himari is given permission to temporarily leave the hospital, her brothers take her out to the aquarium to celebrate, where the family’s supposed fate is brought forth with her sudden collapse. However, when Himari is inexplicably revived by a penguin hat from the aquarium’s souvenir shop, the hand of fate continues to tick faithfully forward. With her miraculous recovery, though, comes a cost: there is a new entity within her body, whose condition for keeping her fate at bay sends the boys on a wild goose chase for the mysterious “Penguin Drum.” In their search, the boys will have to follow the threads of fate leading from their own shocking past and into the lives of other wishmakers vying for the Penguin Drum, all hoping to land upon their chosen destiny. (Taken from My Anime List)

I decided to attach a funny video of the penguins in the show, as they’re probably the best part of the anime. 😀

Another anime I mentioned that we’ve been watching is Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso in Japanese) which I am yet to finish watching. It’s currently on Netflix but for my birthday Dane bought me the first Blu Ray (you can read about that here) which I loved so much! My favourite anime is Nana because of how romantic and beautifully realistic and powerful the story line is, BUT this is definitely one that could have overrode Nana as I love the story line so damn much! I recently guessed how it ends, which I’m gutted about. I’ll pop a little synopsis for this anime as well, even though I’m sure the trailer above will do it justice!

Music accompanies the path of the human metronome, the prodigious pianist Kousei Arima. But after the passing of his mother, Saki Arima, Kousei falls into a downward spiral, rendering him unable to hear the sound of his own piano. Two years later, Kousei still avoids the piano, leaving behind his admirers and rivals, and lives a colorless life alongside his friends Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryouta Watari. However, everything changes when he meets a beautiful violinist, Kaori Miyazono, who stirs up his world and sets him on a journey to face music again. Based on the manga series of the same name, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso approaches the story of Kousei’s recovery as he discovers that music is more than playing each note perfectly, and a single melody can bring in the fresh spring air of April. (Taken from My Anime List)

Reading – I’ve been reading quite a lot of manga lately! Reading books isn’t really something I do anymore… Which is a shocker considering I love writing. I actually blame my masters to be honest. I read so much shit during my course (is that too much to admit? :P) that I think I’ve read enough to last me a while.

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ANYWAY… I finally finished reading Nana and I felt so numb and deflated at the end of it because of writer and artist of the manga hasn’t finished it yet. I want to know how it ends so I won’t be able to find out until she returns from her hiatus. I thought I was going to cry as I came close to finishing the manga due to what happens and what I’ve already said, but I was okay. I’ll just have some hope that someday soon I’ll be able to know what has happened to certain characters.

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Dane and his parents bought me quite a lot of manga for Christmas and my birthday so I have loads to keep me occupied for a while. Before Christmas however Dane gave me the first volume of Your Lie in April which I loved reading! Since then I’ve been gifted some more and bought all of them, so now I have the whole collection! I intend to spend the next couple of weeks reading the series as I want to know what happens.

As well as that I was gifted some other manga books too which I intend to get through after Your Lie in April.

Listening – I don’t think I’ve actually mentioned it on my blog recently but I went to see The Pretty Reckless live nearly two weeks ago and I can safely say I had an amazing time and definitely had some post gig blues a few days later. Dane went with me and it was our first gig together, which was also really lovely. I’d seen The Pretty Reckless support Evanescence back in 2011 and I loved the show so much. I had heard The Pretty Reckless’ stuff before but had never thought much about it until that gig. From then on I fell in love and they’re one of my favourite bands now. Their new album came out in October so since then I’ve been listening to the album loads, especially recently after seeing them play. One of my favourite songs from the new album is “Take Me Down” which was the first single they released from the album. As well as that I also love the first song on the album “The Walls Are Closing In / Hangman”.

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Eating – Since the start of the New Year I’ve changed my diet so much! Both me and Dane realised that since moving into the house we’ve not exactly been eating as well as we could or should so we said we would change the way we eat and what we eat. I’ve been making a lot of stuff myself, including chips and let me tell you, my own chips are the best! I’d prefer to make my own than go to the chippy for example. I’ll be popping my recipe up on my blog in February as they’re too nice not to share. As well as that I’ve baked a couple of times since my birthday including gingerbread men (and foxes!) as well as a red velvet cake loaf.

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Wearing – I’m not going to lie when I admit I’ve been living in my lounge wear the majority of the year so far. I bought myself a new pair of Victoria Secret PINK boyfriend pants, which I picked up in the sale. They were meant to be £29.00 but the sticker on them said £21.00 so I got them cheaper than I should have! WOOP! As well as that I have been wearing my Ohayou Clothing Eevee varsity jacket loads since Dane gave it me for Christmas. At The Pretty Reckless gig I bought one of their t-shirts before the show and picked up a raglan tee. I love these and would love to get more! This new addition to my wardrobe is one I’ve worn quite a lot already as it’s just so comfortable and I often team it up with my PINK pants, which are a dusky rose pink by the way. 😛

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Wanting – I’m trying to be all spending ban at the moment and as hard as I try I do keep seeing things I want. ARGH! But right now the one thing I REALLY REALLY WANT is tickets to go and see Evanescence in June. They’ve released another date which isn’t yet sold out and sadly due to lack of funds I can’t afford to go, BUT I’m going to see what I can do. I want me and Dane to go to London for a few days for the show, to have a look around London and just enjoy ourselves. We’ve had a very busy seven months since we got the  keys to our house and I think we deserve a break and something to look forward to. Sadly we can’t afford to go aboard on holiday right now, so why not just go somewhere for a couple of days? I’ll see what I can do. Maybe make it a surprise. 🙂

SO I finally have a currently list since when me and Dane first got the keys for the house. Those seven months have flown by and I can’t believe we’ve been in the house that long already.

What’s on your currently list right now? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time take care all and I hope you had a lovely weekend.

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Currently #6

Soon it will be May… I no like this. 2016 is going really quickly! I can’t complain too much though I guess. I want June to hurry up so I can spoil Dane with anniversary presents, have my two weeks off holiday, AND I’m going to London again (but I’ll save that for another post…)!

It’s my day off work (I wrote this post on Thursday 28th) so I thought I would do another currently post, as I actually really love to write them. I always seem to write these on my days off, which is nice. I like to sit on my bed, with the window open, maybe a candle burning, and just chill out to some music. Oh bliss. 😛

Watching:  I’ve been watching all sorts lately, but since the new season starting at the beginning of March I’ve been watching season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race religiously! KIM CHI TO WIN! I’m really loving this season, and it’s even better that I can gossip about it with one of the girls I work with. I’m going to be so sad when it’s finished, and we have to wait until season 9 next year. 😦

As well as that I’ve also been watching a TV show that I loved growing up, Harry Enfield and Chums. It was so hilarious at the time and going through the two series again just reminded me of how I would laugh so loudly at some of the sketches. My parents called me Kevin growing up, as I was pretty much just like him as a teenager. They still joke about it to this day. I don’t know who my favourite but my favourite five are, Kevin Patterson, The Lovely Wobbly Randy Old Ladies, The Old Gits, Harry and Lulu, and Wayne and Waynetta Slob.

I also recently continued watching Sword Art Online by starting series 2. I’m half way through it and I LOVE IT! It’s definitely up there as one of my favourite anime series. I’ll be finishing the rest off when Dane is here next. I love Sinon and her back story, she’s turning into my favourite character. FYI don’t watch the above video if you don’t want spoilers!

Reading: Speaking of Sword Art Online, I’ve been reading loads of my Sword Art Online Progressive manga lately. I’m currently about to start volume 4, and then I’ll have to wait God knows how long until I can read the next one. Then I’ll move onto my Nana manga and finish that off, considering I now have all of the volumes. I’m really enjoying this series, and it’s one I’m going to keep up with! The only problem I have with reading manga at work, is how sometimes there will be sexual images in there, which are somewhat innocent… I try to hide it, but I often worry if anyone sees what I’m reading, they’ll think I’m reading porn. Which of course I’m not! But we know what Japan is like when it comes to perving. 😛

Listening: I have been listening to various things lately. The past three mornings/afternoons I’ve been listening to cKy albums on my way to and from work. Can’t get much better than that!

Other than that though, I’ve discovered some songs I liked and downloaded to have on my phone. One I’ve only recently discovered is “Faded” by Alan Walker. I knew of the original track “Fade” which came out in 2014, but I didn’t realise that he had produced something new from it. I would hear “Faded” playing whilst out and say to Dane, “Pfft someone has ripped off Alan Walker’s track and used it to make a song. What arseholes!” Alas I was actually talking about Alan Walker really, who alas did not rip off his own song, but actually made it better. I am no obsessed with this song and listen to it daily. I don’t care if that sounds obsessive. I haven’t fallen in love a with song so hard for a very long time. Oh and the music video is beautiful too. I love videos like this, and have always wanted to direct/produce something like it myself.

As well as that I’ve been listening to loads of songs by Nightcore on YouTube. This is one of my favourites at the moment. I wish they had an album I could just buy and have in my car for journeys.

Eating: Mmm food… ME LOVE FOOD! I baked a lot the past month, which I really enjoyed doing. I made Dane a Deadpool birthday cake (which you can read in full detail here) as well as some ciabatta bread rolls. They were fun to make for sure, and I hope to make some more soon. I was meant to bake a cottage load for my dad, but I never got around to doing it. I might today, I guess it depends on what I’m doing with myself.

I tried an amazing Mexican dish yesterday too, and I wish I had bought some to eat tonight but I thought I would wait until I see Dane tomorrow after work and buy us one each to have before we go watch Civil War. Woop! It’s a potato, rice, and pulled steak pie. Was absolutely delicious! I’d love to try and make it myself.

Wearing: I’ve been dressing rather geeky lately, and I LOVE IT. I’ve rocked my Jake Dr Martens more than ever before (you can read about those here) and I can’t believe it’s been over a year now since Dane bought them me! Although I was only allowed them in September when I finished my masters. I’ve been teaming these up with my new Black Milk Clothing leggings, as well as my new Deadpool tee which Dane bought for me from Red Bubble. That is fast turning into one of my favourite places to shop for geeky clothing.

Wanting: I don’t actually feel like there is a whole lot I’m lusting after right now… I still really want ALL the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks, and one day that will happen. I’m going to slowly grow my collection until I have the all, yays! Other than that I’m not quite sure what I want… My wish list post will be up in a couple of days anyway so you can check that out!

Woo to the hoo so those are my currently’s at the moment! I love doing these posts so that I’m able to share all the things I am into and loving lately. I hope to start doing one every month, as that’s how they seem to be falling into place lately. Let me know what you think of this idea!

What are you currently loving lately? Make sure to let me know in the comments!

Until next time, take care all and have a great weekend!

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No internet? No problem!

Sunday afternoon to Monday afternoon my internet was turned off due to the bull not being paid (we totally forgot about it!) so I was without the internet for a day, which sucked as I spend the majority of my time on the internet… Which sounds really sad, I know.

I love my internet though and as I got my iPhone on Friday and was all set up and being used on Saturday, I didn’t get much chance to play with it due to the internet being turned off, sad faces were made. As I mentioned, I use the internet quite a lot so in this day I had to find things to amuse myself with, which wasn’t all bad on Sunday as I was at a huge gig for the entire day so it didn’t bother me much, but when I got home the internet was off and as I was wide awake and couldn’t sleep I ended up reading for a while, which wasn’t bad.

But I woke up Monday after having a crap nights sleep and was found with trying to keep myself occupied and I began to think, “Hey would this work as a blog post??” and I decided it would, so here it is!

If you’re like me and use the internet as your means of entertainment then I think these ideas for keeping yourself busy when you’re not near internet will be ideal.

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  • Have a movie/TV show marathon.

I love having these and as I have had the past two days off work and I’m pretty skint right now, I’ve had no choice but to stay in really. I’ve been watching Jackass the past couple of days from Jackass: The Movie to Jackass 3D, this includes 2.5 and 3.5 as well and it’s been nice to just sit in bed texting a few friends and watching the films without any disturbances from emails or Facebook messages. I love having movie and TV show marathons, it’s just great catching up on an old film or show you haven’t watched for ages.

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  • Read a book(s).

I have loads of books to start reading and catch up with so I decided to do some reading, as I haven’t read any of my current book for a couple of weeks now. I’m currently reading I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella, which I picked up months ago in Sainsbury’s for just £3, total bargain! I love Sophie Kinsella’s books and so far I’ve read all the books from her Shopaholic series as well as Twenties Girl. I love to read and even though it sounds like an excuse, I really haven’t read as much lately due to being so busy with work and my social life. I try to read as much as I can now and as I have 4 books sitting on my shelf, waiting to be read as well as 3 manga books, I need to get a move on!

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  • Take up a forgotten hobby.

I love photography and I love baking, but I haven’t done either for quite a while now. Photography is easy to take back up as it just involves me leaving my house and going for a walk somewhere nature heavy, or even with someone so I can take pictures of them. However baking isn’t as easy to do due to living at home and certain circumstances that come with it. 3 days of the week I get the chance to bake until my heart is content! I did have the chance to do some baking yesterday but as I’m not 100% well right now, and also very drained and tired for some reason, I didn’t get a chance to do any baking, sad to say. I can’t wait to pick up baking again though, as I really have missed doing it. I really want to bake a red velvet cake and maybe a chocolate orange cake too now that it’s officially autumn. On the photography side, I’m hoping to start taking more nature related photography now autumn is here and try to take some more band photographs of my boyfriends band Four Floors Of Whores, who I wrote a post about a few months ago, you can find that here.

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  • Write.

I love writing, it’s my passion and my main hobby, as well as being what I want to do as a career (creative writing tutor for higher education FYI). I’ve always loved writing since I was a kid but it was only since the age of 15/16 that I started to improve on my writing skills and since then I’ve just done lots of writing. With NaNoWriMo 2013 coming up in November, I’m trying to come up with novel ideas for it. If you aren’t sure what NaNoWriMo is, then don’t worry as I’ll be having a post up about it on Saturday.

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  • Go for a long walk.

Walking may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s a great form of exercise, is free, doesn’t cause pollution and of course gives you a clear head, as well as curing period pain (it does actually work ladies). I love walking and even if it’s just to pop down to the shops, I’ll take a quick walk there. I was going to take a brief walk down to the shops yesterday but I didn’t feel up to doing much after a sleepless night, which is a shame as I could have done with the fresh air, as well as the green apple Rockstar I was going down to buy a few cans of… Oh well, next time!

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  • Play some games!

I love games and I always have since my brother gave me his old Game Boy with a Tetris cartridge inside and not long after that my other older brother gave me his old SNES and I was in Nintendo heaven! Since then I’ve been hooked on playing games, as well as collecting old and up to date consoles, hand-held ones included. I don’t get much time to play games anymore and quite frankly I’m bored with all the ones I own but due to lack of funds I can’t afford to buy any new ones. However when the opportunity rises for me to play a game I’ll sit there pretty much all day playing it, only taking breaks to pee and get food. My console of choice is my PS3 and my hand-held of choice is my DS Lite, even though I don’t play that much anymore. I’m really excited for Beyond: Two Souls, which has been made by the same company as Heavy Rain (PS3 too) and Fahrenheit (PS2) and as I’ve played and loved both I am super excited for this game to come out in October. As well as that I really want a 3DS so that I can play one of the new Pokemon games, X & Y, I’ll be picking up Pokemon X as I love the stag Pokemon that  they’ve brought out. This is also coming out in October, but I probably won’t be able to play it until December/January.

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  • Spend time with family and friends.

I don’t get much chance to see my friends lately due to work and lack of funds so when I have time off I try to see them as much as possible. I’m going to hopefully be seeing my best friend one of the days this week and I really can’t wait to see her, I miss her so much and I haven’t seen her for probably a month now, it’s been way too long. My friend Poppy will be coming to visit me in October for some much-needed gossip together and some shopping. I still hope to be visiting my friend Gabriella soon, but due to time and funds it’s a bit hard to do at the moment, I miss her so damn much that sometimes it makes me want to cry. 😦 I love my friends a lot as they’re always there for me and when I’ve been at my low points they’ve been there to remind me of the good things in my life, including them.

So yes, that’s some of the things I have done when my internet has been down, as well as what I did whilst my internet was off Monday morning/afternoon. I’m really quite pleased with myself that I got loads of posts written up for my blog, including this one!

I hope people find this post useful for if your internet gets turned off, or even if you want to try and stop using the internet for a while and need a distraction.

What do you do when you haven’t for internet to use? Let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time, take care!

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