2020 End of the Year Book Tag

6:55 PM

Hello from the Abyss known as the Year 2020!

I haven't written on this blog in so long that I don't know if I even remember how to blog properly. This has been such a year filled with awful things...the presidential race, the pandemic, plus the yearly entrances of anxiety and depression and all that low mental health bar stuff...that I wanted to take a minute to focus on something else and talk about books.

I wasn't tagged for this so feel free to grab questions from here for your own tag post (this tag was created by Ariel Bissett). 

Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish? / Do you have an autumnal book to help transition into the end of the year?


There are several! The norm for me this year is that if I didn't finish reading a book in 1 or 2 days, I didn't end up finishing it at all. I really want to finish reading Serpent & Dove, Rules for Being a Girl, and Steel Tide. Just because I hate taking things off my Goodreads "Currently Reading" list without finishing them, and these have been on there for a few solid months. 

I was enjoying Serpent & Dove pretty well but then lost my stride (and I feel like the main characters were a bit cliche and felt a little flat), don't think I picked up Rules for Being a Girl when I was in the right mood, and Steel Tide wasn't gripping me the same way that Seafire did which was disappointing and I got bored with it. (I'm also a terrible mood reader, and I don't even know what I'm in the mood for until I stumble onto the most random books.) 

For the second question, nope, I don't really have an autumnal book in mind at the moment. 

Is there a new release you're still waiting for? 

Mmmm I don't think so? I am really excited to sit down with my ARC of Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao though. It was released just a couple weeks ago !! And it's about a college student who hires a fake boyfriend to meet her Taiwanese parents which c'mon sounds like the ideal cute/awkward/asian flavored story. I love reading about the east asian family dynamics in Gloria Chao's books too because she really nails what it's like to have Asian parents. 

What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

Plus many, many more haha. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a period thriller set in Mexico where a socialite has to save her newly wed cousin from something mysterious. It has hella autumn vibes and such a gorgeous cover. Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen is about a young Lady who's stepping out into society with only Jane Austen's books to guide her. The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson is book 2 in a series about a scholarship student who goes to a boarding school with a spoopy past deep in the mountains that comes to haunt the present in the form of murder. The first book Truly Devious was AMAZING, and I can't wait to continue reading this series. 

Is there a book that you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year? 

I've heard great things about The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow, and the synopsis sounds so good. Sci-fi road trip with books and music??? Lab-created being and human girl??? This has so much potential. 

Have you already started making reading plans for 2021?

Nope! 🤣 I'm working on living day by day at the moment, so I'm just trying to read 20 books for my Goodreads reading challenge. I may have a top 10 books I want to read in 2021 some time in the New Year though. Who knows. 

I hope the rest of the year is looking better for everyone. Take care of yourselves, drink water, rest, and don't beat yourselves up too much. ❤

blog tour

Love From A to Z COUNTDOWN BLOG TOUR: Love From A to Z Playlist

11:30 PM

It has been an EON since I wrote up anything on this blog, so that should show you just how excited I am about a certain book called Love From A to Z. I'm the third stop on the blog tour/countdown courtesy of our very own Street Team, which means there are only FIVE GODBLESSED DAYS until it comes out!

Graphic designed by the lovely Ara @Open Pages

Like all my fellow posters, I have to thank @gildedwolves and @airyreads for putting this awesome street team together. It's been a really cool way to get back into doing bookish things and support a project I really love at the same time. 

On my stop, I'm going to put together a playlist for Love From A to Z. I brainstormed so many ways of going about this, but I think I'm settling with taking the book title kind of quite literally and giving you 12 songs about love (not just the usual super sweet kind, though of course there'll be some of that too 😉) with names that start with each of the letters of the book title. Because honestly, love encompasses so many emotions and so much growth & that's one of the things I'm excited to read about in S.K. Ali's new book. 

If you haven't heard about her second book, you can read a little bit about it below. 🔽


marvel: something you find amazing. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes—because they make French fries happen (this is literally my sister). Like the perfect fries Adam and his mom used to make together.

An oddity: whatever gives you pause. Like the fact that there are hateful people in the world. Like Zayneb’s teacher, who won’t stop reminding the class how “bad” Muslims are.

But Zayneb, the only Muslim in class, isn’t bad. She’s angry. 

When she gets suspended for confronting her teacher, and he begins investigating her activist friends, Zayneb heads to her aunt’s house in Doha, Qatar, for an early start to spring break.

Fueled by the guilt of getting her friends in trouble, she resolves to try out a newer, “nicer” version of herself in a place where no one knows her.

Then her path crosses with Adam’s.

Since he got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, Adam’s stopped going to classes, intent, instead, on perfecting the making of things. Intent on keeping the memory of his mom alive for his little sister.

Adam’s also intent on keeping his diagnosis a secret from his grieving father.

Alone, Adam and Zayneb are playing roles for others, keeping their real thoughts locked away in their journals.

Until a marvel and an oddity occurs…

Marvel: Adam and Zayneb meeting.

Oddity: Adam and Zayneb meeting.

Follow the author here

Welcome to My Playlist People

(I guess the common theme here is me trying to express the struggle of growing up and growing into your own skin plus maybe some cute love song bops... I hope it works hehe)

Lullaby - Sigala, Paloma Faith
On My Way - Sabrina Carpenter
LoVe On Me - Nico Santos
Eight Letters - Why Don't We

Find Our Way - Midnight Kids, klei
Nothing Really Matters - Gabrielle Aplin
Once In a While - Timeflies
Moonlight - Grace Vanderwaal

Anti-Everything - Lost Kings, Loren Gray

Thank You - MKTO

Zilch (Guys, if you have any suggestions for a song to fill this spot, leave a comment...I could NOT find anything that fit. It also made me late for posting this -_-)

Hey, guess what? There are more tour stops, so don't miss out on the fun!

April 23
Rameela- Star is All Booked Up: Welcome Post/Marvels and Oddities in my Life (starisallbookedup.wordpress.com)
April 24
Lilli- Utopia State of Mind: Promo
April 25
Selena- Life of a Random: Love From A to Z Playlist
April 26
Shri- SunandChai: Promo
April 27
Aashi Ranjan- Books Bounty Hub: Muslim Representation Matters
April 28
Ara- Open Pages: The A to Z of Journals
Julia- Juliatfleur: Promo + Graphics/Art
April 29
Nargis- Writing Power: Promo
April 30 (RELEASE DAY!)
Amna- YA Book Corner: A to Z Reason to read Love From A to Z
Michelle- Magical Reads: Promo

Thanks for reading! xo

American Panda

F is for Friday [3/23]

6:20 PM

It has been a ride this semester let me tell you. I came back to school thinking that it would be a chill, not-relaxing-but-not-crazy last semester. A nice note to end on.

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My friends, it has been crazy, and this month was no exception. So this Friday is kind of a catch-up day for me. This morning I had work (👉 student worker 👈), after work I dropped my laptop off at a repair shop so they could finish installing a piece that I've been waiting for for a few weeks, and then I came home to my apartment and started cleaning and airing out because BOY does it need it. And it was finally nice weather! (It was snowy only a couple days ago. Tennessee is a mess.)

Then I took a nap because, I mean, is an explanation ever necessary for a nap? No, but it's because I was exhausted and couldn't focus on doing any homework. 😂

That brings me to the point of this post which is a weekly meme, F is for Friday, hosted by Nomadic Worlds. I needed to decompress a little bit more before I tried to write an essay so this meme seemed like a great way to do that. Aaand Nomad is one of my best blogger friends, so I'm here for THAT PROMO WOOP.

How to participate in the meme:

1. Credit the creator of this tag (Nomadic Worlds 😉 ) and link back.
2. Answer the four questions to the best of your ability.
3. Most important of all, enjoy yourself!


F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)
I – Indicate which book/s you are looking forward to reading this weekend.
F – Favorite quote of the week/day
F – Five things you’re happy or grateful for this week.

Let's go!!

F - Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn't have to be your current read)

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I have been dying to read this book ever since I found out about it, sometime either near the end of 2017 or January 2018. It has so much going for it: an adorable cover, a POC main character, A TAIWANESE main character to be exact, and it's set in college. All of those things are things that don't exist enough in YA, so I am going to snap this up as soon as I feel like I can afford it. I literally have this book on all of my existing wish lists

I - Indicate which book/s you are looking forward to reading this weekend

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If I have time, I'll definitely be picking up These Shallow Graves, which I'm in the process of slooowly reading, or Exile for Dreamers, the second book in the Stranje House series. They're both set in similar eras. I think. Don't quote me on that though. 

F- Favorite quote of the week/day

So, I have two things, and neither of them are book-related. Sorry. 😂 

I'm following Nomad's lead for the first thing, which a quote from a Japanese BTS (*chants* BTS BTS) song called Don't Leave Me. It's just so UGH so good and passionate, and it's about saving someone whom they love. Those are always the most powerful love songs to me. The ones where those two people are the only ones who can save each other:

"I'm here now, in the gap between your past and future
That gets deeper the more time flows.
I start running. Don't leave me. Now believe.
You are my heartbeat. No ending. 
No matter how heavy the rain will fall, 
No matter how much the darkness hides me.
I'll go straight to save you 
Because you're not alone."

Note: I hope these lyrics are accurate because every place I went for translations was a little bit different from the one before it, so I just tried to get the general meaning from meshing those translations together and using the pieces from each one that made the most sense and most impact in English.

My second quote is this tweet that made me laugh so hard this week, and I'm not even sure why okay it's just so funny to me.

F-Five things you're happy or grateful for this week


1. I'm grateful that this week is over! Haha, but real talk. Friday arriving feels great.

2. I'm happy that my laptop finally finished getting repaired. The delay was not in anyway the fault of the repair shop--it was just because the part had to be shipped in from far away, BUT nevertheless it is great to not have to worry about laptop pieces falling off as I use it. 😉

3. I got book mail this week, which always cheers me up. I managed to find two books that I've been wanting for a while through the #booksforsale #booksfortrade hashtags on Twitter. You'd never think it, but Twitter is actually a great place to buy books if you're willing to be patient and just keep an eye out.

4. THAI FOOD. Bless. So thankful that the city I'm going to school in has a Thai restaurant. I crave one of their noodle dishes all. the. time. This week I indulged myself, and it was heavenly.

5. The amazing internship that I'm doing right now. It is really easy to find internships that aren't great, as I was reminded of this week when I talked to one of my design classmates who is not loving her internship and professor-boss. And which I experienced myself back in sophomore year. That makes me appreciate my current job and bosses that much more. I just got back great feedback on a project with a fast turnaround this week too, so that helps!


If you'd like to do this meme, just follow the link I have at the beginning of this post. 10/10 won't regret.

book review

BOOK REVIEW // The Bone Witch

12:10 PM


The beast raged; it punctured the air with its spite. 
But the girl was fiercer.

Tea is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for 

necromancy makes her a bone witch, who are feared and ostracized 
in the kingdom. For theirs is a powerful, elemental magic that 
can reach beyond the boundaries of the living—and of the human.

Great power comes at a price, forcing Tea to leave her homeland to 

train under the guidance of an older, wiser bone witch. There, Tea puts 
all of her energy into becoming an asha, learning to control her 
elemental magic and those beasts who will submit by no other force. 
And Tea must be strong—stronger than she even believes possible. 
Because war is brewing in the eight kingdoms, war that will threaten 
the sovereignty of her homeland…and threaten the very survival 
of those she loves.

The Bone Witch has been a highly anticipated read for me for a while, and despite it coming out last spring and despite me having an ARC before that >.>, I was only able to get to it recently. When I first read about it, I couldn't really tell if it was set in a modern world or fantasy world so there was a lot of intrigue happening. (It's a fantasy world, for those of you who don't know.)

It's a YA novel about a girl named Tea (pronounced tay-uh, yeah...that was hard for my brain to wrap itself around too) who is the most dreaded kind of witch that exists in her world—a bone witch. She discovers this when she accidentally raises her brother from his grave.

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The premise was very cool, with the bone monsters with gems in their chests, the different kinds of asha (the most powerful witches...I think), the magical rituals, and the training in areas like fighting, dance, and instruments. But, I felt that the rest of the story didn't live up to the initial excitement. Let me tell you why. *drumroll*

I spent a lot of the time trying to decide whether the timeline, hopping back and forth from the past to the present and back, disorientated me or intrigued me. While it kind of did both, the disorientation won out. Think of it as having a line with one moving piece at each end. Each piece takes a turn moving a spot forward, until they meet in the middle. That's how The Bone Witch worked. It also took the fun out of figuring out the ending because the book already gave you the beginning and the ending and just left the middle to be discovered.

That leads me to my next point. Is it bad that the only reason I want to read the second book is because I am dead curious (pun not intended) about the ending, which dropped an unexplained bomb about a person that I liked and who was pretty mysterious. I think it says a lot that that is the only thing that might make me ready book two.

There were not a lot of things happening in this book.

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There was way to much description for me. There were so many names, geographies, histories...the list could go on and on. It was an information overload that left my brain crying, because if I haven't mentioned it enough, names and such are not my strongest area. There was too much description and inner monologue, as opposed to interesting dialogue and good pacing. There wasn't a whole lot of action. There might have been a little war, but for the majority of the book Tea wasn't anywhere near the fighting. It was a weird isolation from the main events moving the book's plot.

And where was the training? Yeah, Tea trained at running errands and being a maid for a LONG time for the grouchy head of her asha house. And we learn what she eats and how the head lady picks her nose. For how important the book's description makes Tea's training sound, there is little of her actual asha training that we get to see. Loads of filler. Again, where is the war?? I WAS PROMISED WAR.

However, I did like the world building and the originality of the creatures. It was a very new fantasy world, and I only wish that the action had lived up to that part.

The heartsglass!

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Those were so beautiful to visualize and read about, especially when Tea learned about diagnosing a person or reading their thoughts through the colors. The concept of losing your heart, etc. and the importance of the heartsglass in relationships was fascinating. 👌👌 

It was also really interesting to read a story from the point of view of someone who I wasn't always sure was good. There's a very gray moral area in character that the author explores, and I appreciated that. 

If you are someone who loves slower paced books and the luxurious small details of fantasy books (very luxurious), then you might like this one.

my rating:
(it was okay)

Disclaimer: I received a free eARC of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.


When Will I Ever Get Better at Painting?? 🎨

6:42 PM

There's this common insecurity in art (and life probably, at least in my case) that "perfection" is so unattainable that people just don't try to attain anything because they're so scared that their art won't live up to their expectations.

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I am very guilty of this. That's one of the reasons I'm thankful for art school, because it forces me to overcome this with very real consequences if I don't. *cough* grades, yes I'm a nerd *cough*

More recently I've become a little more okay with not being perfect, with letting the paint lie where it accidentally splats, and with not obsessing over the tiniest detail in a design spread.

Just a little though. It's a hard fight, and all I can say is that I win it more often than I used to. 😂

While looking through some of my old art pictures on Facebook and some of my paintings from Painting 1 (what probably will be my last required, graded paintings), I thought it'd be cool to compare some of my first paintings to some of my most recent ones. That way I preserve memories (and pain) and show other aspiring artists that no one starts out perfect. Disclaimer: I'm still definitely not perfect. 

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And that's not the point. Perfection and realism is not the point. The point is to express yourself and the world through your eyes and with your unique style. The point is to create, because if you didn't you might possibly go crazy.

That being said, it is totally okay to take breaks from art. Yes, a person usually gravitates towards doing what they love in their free time, but if you need a break, you need a break. It's fine. I've taken breaks, for weeks sometimes months, from doing any kind of art that I usually do at school, or any art period. And that's cool. 👌

Fall 2014, first semester of college
The above painting was for Two Dimensional Design. It's mixed media (meaning, I didn't only use one material or medium): acrylic paints, ink pens, and glitter/sparkly glue. The topic for this project was "song representation." I chose Do Life Big by Jamie Grace (below).

Spring 2015

This was for Intro to Design (my second Digital Design class). It's a digital painting, minus the text, but was built from tracing an image.

Fall 2015

Another digital painting. I think that the subject was totally open for us students, so I painted this scene out of one of my WIP storyworlds.

Fall 2015

More digital painting yayy. I painted these for a poster I was using, but I ended up not using them.

Fall 2016

Guess what?? DIGITAL PAINTING. 😂😂 This is the Scarlet Witch, which I did for a portrait painting project. (I didn't paint the flames by hand, though, which you can tell if you pay attention to the repetition, etc. especially in the flames on the left.)

Spring 2017 #1

Spring 2017 #2
These were two acrylic paintings that I did for an honors class called The Human Body and Visual Art. They are based off the concept of presenting anatomy with artistic reinterpretation. Meaning, fairytales. The first one is a hybrid of Jack and the Beanstalk and a kidney. The second one is a hybrid of Rapunzel and her tower and the esophagus + voice box + etc. area. They were so fun to create!

Fall 2017 #1

I took a Painting I class last semester, thus the onslaught of more non-digital paintings. I also thought it might be cool to see how I progressed, and you can progress, and got better just within the span of a few months with constant work. For this painting, we were supposed to copy a classical piece, mostly for the purpose of learning how to work with colors better but also for going through the process of painting without the added strain of deciding composition, etc. I chose Robert de Niro, Sr. by Elaine de Kooning (the seriously underrated wife of Willem de Kooning, whom you probably have heard more about).

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Willem made this. Woman V. And other unsettling, derogatory paintings of women, imho.

Fall 2017 #2

Assignment: To paint a container and tell a story with it. It was also an exercise to prepare us for more serious painting assignments. This box tells the story of me, and my life. See if you can figure it out. 😉 Oh! By the way, all these paintings from fall 2017 were created with oil paints. Which I hadn't really touched before this class.

Fall 2017 #3

Self-portrait, in the style of Rosie the Riveter, but re-made for my purposes and for a more modern take. This one is painted on a canvas that I made myself, with help from the professor of course, but most of the grunt work was done by moi and that makes me so proud. You can work from a mirror or a picture for a self-portrait. I chose to work from a picture so I could focus better and not have to worry about making the exact same pose and expression, especially since I chose a harder pose. THAT FACE ANGLE. *cries for days*

Fall 2017 #4
This was our last project, guided by the requirement of lots of textures. I seriously regretted everything when I was painting those five million leaves omg. But, it's turned out to be my favorite out of the class by far. I think I was finally falling into a more established rhythm of style and brush strokes and colors. 

BUT KEEP IN MIND as the whole purpose of this blog post--I didn't start out this way. Not by a long shot. This is after three years of being an college art student. The point is, change will come but it's not instant, so don't be too disappointed by what you see now, because if you keep going, it will change. 

P.S. There's More

Keep in mind, I also painted this during Fall 2017.

And had to redo the hydrangea flowers.

You definitely got this.


A (College) Senior Moment

11:24 PM

Yes, this a play on words. Yes, I'm a senior. Yes, school has started.

I'm fine.

Recently, I was reading all of my blog posts about college life, which I really enjoyed, and I realized that I haven't written anything for senior year yet. Which I need to memorialize, because it's senior year. The wobbly stepping stone between adulthood and whatever the weird in-between phase college was.

It's full of, you know, responsibilities that are just lurking around every corner.



This year includes some semi-big changes like moving into my first apartment on my own, without a roommate--the same roommate that I've had for three years. I don't have super strong feelings about this.

I never had one of those horrible roommate experiences that you hear about all the time when you're a freshman (and for the rest of college). We were in a very neutral, chill zone of friendship or maybe acquaintanceship that never quite reached close friends.

So for me, it's more of me stepping out of my comfort zone...again. (This is not to say that I do that a lot, but I do it way more than I used to)

My main emotions are...excitement and drive mixed with a big spoonful of tiredness and apprehension. Excitement about a fresh start and new things. Apprehension about ending such a huge part of my life and HAVING TO FIND A JOB.

Guys, the mere thought of having to find a job, and good god, "settle down" is terrifying. Let's not even talk about a family member who-shall-not-be-named who often asks how soon I'll be buying a house after I graduate. Buy a house? BUY A HOUSE? Woman, I'm not even ready to buy my textbooks for this semester (never mind, that was invalid. I've already bought them. I bought them like a month before school started. I'm one of those people.)

So with that nice, comforting sentence, let's go into the advice I have for you.

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1. Planners are still important. And expensive.

I like to go to TJ Maxx or Ross to buy planners because they're a lot prettier than the plain ones at Walmart for similar prices.

This is mine! I love the artsy/painterly cover & it comes with a GOLDEN PEN.

2. Think ahead about job applications and apartment leases during winter break. All the important stuff that requires scary paperwork with lots of big words that no one understands. Think about them and then run away screaming with panic hands.

Someone told me pretty recently that realistically I probably would have to wait 6 or more months to get a job after filling out job applications. Better early than late.

3. Explore new movie/TV series and book genres.

There is never time like the present to add even more to your TBR or TBW (too be watched). So, dive into a new genre.

I'm going to be trying to do this by reading more non-fiction and graphic novels, both areas that I haven't really read in a lot. I'm also going to be borrowing graphic design books (on basics, specifics, whatever) from my college library to supplement my learning because my graphic design program doesn't include any actual textbooks. While I think they aren't necessary in my field, I think they're a good thing to benefit from. Look for inspiration from new and unconventional sources!

4. I hope you've been saving up the boxes you used to move in all those other years of college because...eheh. You're going to need them this year. All of them. 

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If you haven't, instead of trying to buy packing boxes, go to stores like Walmart, Dollar Tree, and Dollar General (for my USA people) and ask them if they have any extra boxes lying around.

It's definitely not a super common thing to do nowadays, but it will save money and it is done. All you have to do is tell them you're moving and ask them if they can help you out.

Anxiety note: "All you have to do." If you're nervous/anxious/embarrassed about doing this, don't imagine me just marching in and confidently asking for boxes. Yeah, they're just boxes, but you better believe I'll be rehearsing that one sentence I need to say for 15 minutes.  

5. Don't be afraid to entertain possibility. 

This might sound like one of those inspirational quotes everyone snorts at* but I realized this year that I had lost some possible experiences in college because I had resigned myself to the fact that I couldn't do them.

I couldn't afford it. I was too busy. I couldn't be distracted from my major.

Well, that could be true, but it also 👏 might 👏 not 👏 be 👏.

What if you never know because you never entertained the possibility???

(Some of you might have seen my recent tweet about trying to do study abroad senior year. This is why.)

*I do not under any circumstance ever pin these on Pinterest

Bangtan Boys

Summer 2017 Art Things

9:55 PM

Yiiiikes, hey everybody. It's been two whole months since my last post. 😟 Woops.

I have been staying really busy this summer, and it's been busyness with art or design type stuff as opposed to my other college summers where I stayed cooped up in my room and took online classes or studied for exams.

I like the change of pace.

If you're interested in finding out what the mysterious and vague "art or design type stuff" is, then I won't disappoint. Keep reading!

Stay Bookish Zine

I don't think I've talked about this on the blog (I HAVE on my twitter though, which is where you can keep up to date with it). The Stay Bookish Zine was started by Hazel Ureta of Stay Bookish. I think I randomly saw a tweet from another current staff member about an open application for staffing an e-magazine last winter. They needed graphic designers and I was like "aw yeah, a magazine that combines YA and design, like this is mah dream." So I applied, but I didn't really have big expectations.

Here I am, two issues later, a (semi-)permanent staff member of this awesome YA e-mag. We're still getting organized, but I think for our first two issues it looks pretty great. 😉 You can find them here.

This last issue featured S.K. Ali and her new book Saints & Misfits along with other cool things like a playlist for new releases ALONG with a Spotify playlist and the staff's current reads. 

BTS (Bangtan Boys/Beyond The Scene) AU Youtube Series

On May 12, I and my sister started on a whole new branch of artsiness with a BTS murder mystery AU Youtube series. This has taken houuuurs and I mean HOURS. 

Because we basically just started with who we wanted the victim and murderer to be and created the plot and individual video concepts as we went. 

The series is called Who Killed Me? and starts out showing the viewer that Park Jimin, member of a huge local gang, has been murdered. The official verdict is that the dirty job was done by Jeon Jungkook, a fellow member... but is the official verdict the right verdict?

We are currently wrapping up the series, and we're so, so, SO happy with the small following we've gotten. 

Produce 101/Kpop Edits

I've been trying out creating some "best moments" and edits for k-pop in general and Produce 101 Season 2. I'm not sure if it's going to be a long-term thing or if I'm really good at it, but it's fun and relaxing so I'm doing it for now on my Youtube channel.

Summer Internship

OOOOHOHOHO. SUMMER INTERNSHIP. WHAT A BIGGIE. *runs screaming into the distance* This is my first internship, and my first legit job in the field I want to work in aka graphic design. I'm working part-time for the summer at a printing company along with some work for a sister paper company. Hoo boy. 

It was super overwhelming at first. So many new people, so much new information about presses and corrugated which apparently means cardboard like in what dimension people and going to publicity meetings. WOWIE. I've settle into it a lot better now, and I've finished several projects like a internal business newsletter, baby shower invites, marketing materials, etc. I usually have several projects going on at the same time. 

It's a lot of responsibility and constant churning out of ideas, but I like it because there's not that pressure of grades and maintaining GPA so you can keep your scholarship. You get quality work done, and you get paid for your work. 👍  Although, it has been super interesting and stressful in the anxiety area. 😂

What are you spending your summer doing?

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