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Bookmarks, those wonderful, bright and colourful things that help save your page – and if you’re me, you can never ever find when you need them. Doesn’t stop me collecting them though! I’m always on the look out for new ones, especially quirky and intricate ones. Here is a selection of my best finds from etsy to help you save your place in style!


 





 



  1. Personalised Map Bookmark by LilandJill, £12.04.

  2. Leather celtic knot and ivy bookmarks by LeatherDesignCraft, £4.40.

  3. Bronze Metal Peacock Bookmark by BijouxMalou, £9.20.

  4. Crochet Mouse Bookmark by MoniqueBoutigueMB, £8.50.

  5. Felt Flower Bookmark by LoveMaude, £12.87.

  6. Gothic Rose Bookmark by TataniaRosa, £6.29.

  7. Flower Shepherds Hook Bookmark by ElfRenee, £8.04.

  8. Dreamcatcher Magnetic Bookmark by PurelyChicDesigns, £4.02.

  9. Groot and Dancing Groot Bookmark set by Magicbookmarks, £5.39.

  10. Gold Dragon Bookmark by PNLJewelryDesigns, £9.65.


 


I’ll need to get my own bookmarks together (if I can find them) and share them with you all sometime! Do you prefer the standard rectangle card style bookmark or do you prefer other styles? Maybe you’re like me and pick the bookmark on it’s own design rather than format. Let me know in the comments!

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Oh wow this was a HARD prompt to narrow down. I pick up a lot of music from tv shows and movies, and every time I thought I had this list completed I’d remember another one! I’m sure I’m missing some major ones, and had to physically stop myself going through my entire music library to check!



 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVdy8v91Ggk



Fall from Grace


Buffy the Vampire Slayer


I love this song, but I cannot listen to it without seeing the end of season 2 scene play out and imagine just how Buffy must have felt. There are no words to describe that pain, and it’s one of those moments when you need to let music do the talking.


 


 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFTuim4KR1A


Goodbye to You


Buffy the Vampire Slayer


I love Michelle Branch as an artist, and once again Joss and the Buffy team paired up an unbelievably emotional moment with music to express what was happening. The words are so poignant, “Goodbye to you, Goodbye to everything that I knew, You were the one I loved, The one thing that I tried to hold onto” and really capture the difficult decision that Tara has to make to help the one she loves and herself.


 


 


 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-ejz2RmueE


Carry on my Wayward Son


Supernatural


I don’t think any Supernatural fan can listen to this song and a) not be reminded of the show and c) not sing along automatically. The band was a bit before my time so I didn’t know them or the song before the show, and I have a very sweet memory of Chris and I bonding when we first got together over this song. We were talking, found out we both loved the show and yeah, the rest is history 😀


 


 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-04HvEXXlfo


Accidentally in Love


Shrek 2


This song just fits so perfectly with that scene in Shrek 2 and I absolutely love the lyrics and sentiments to it. Sometimes love sneaks up on you, and sometimes you’re not looking for it and you end up just giving in to the strawberry ice cream love.


 


 


 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A6YyEFFSsg


 


My Immortal


Daredevil


I was a fan of Evanescence before watching this film, however, this song wasn’t one of my favourites. It didn’t do anything for me. Then I watched Daredevil and the funeral scene… and was in tears. The words of the song came to life for me and ever since it has had meaning for me.


 


 


So as you can see songs that remind me of tv shows and movies usually have a specific moment and place in that show/movie. I don’t really tend to have random songs that remind me of shows very much, unless they have a very specific theme. For example, Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down automatically conjures images of Smallville because you know… kyrptonite. It also reminds me of Supernatural because there’s a line in the song that says ‘dark side of the moon’ and that’s the name of an episode!


What about you? Randomness or poignant moments?


 


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Introduction


Every Tuesday is #TransmogTuesday and I’ll be posting with a new creation. My main is a discipline priest called Kaelea, so I do tend to edge towards cloth transmogs more than anything else. The aim of this project is to push my own boundaries, to get creative and work on some themes and ideas I’d normally not consider. That means I’m open to suggestions! Themes, colours, a transmog set around a particular item? Let me know 🙂


You can see my pre-existing work over at Wowhead where I’ll also be uploaded any and all sets.


 


This Weeks Set


Iron (Sha)Man


I totally had no plan for this weeks one to be a bit silly. In fact I had one plan; a mail set. I decided for the first month I’d make my way around the different types each week, and it ended up with mail (unintentionally) being last. I decided to start with a chest piece and came across item and after putting a few more bits together, while browsing for boots I realised that it reminded me of Iron Man’s suit. Ok, so it’s totally the wrong colour but the big glowing circle in the middle gave me the Iron Man vibe. So I went with that for the rest of the suit and had to, of course, use the pun for the set’s name http://www.wowhead.com/outfit=71576/iron-sha-man – however, it isn’t a shaman set. There’s nothing in it that is specifically for a Shaman. So for a hunter you could easily pair it with a nice bow or staff, whatever takes your fancy, rather than the two fist weapons.


 


Iron (Sha)Man Set - Front View


 


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So, I have to ask – would you like me to try it in red and gold for a proper Iron (Sha)Man? Or would you like to see more comic book style transmogs? I have no idea if these have even been done before, so if they have please drop me a link!


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After the less than inspiring transparency of diamonds last month I was looking forward to the vibrant and lush shades of green that make up May’s birthstone Emerald! Emerald can range from a bright green to a forest green, and even slightly darker. As we’ve got Peridot coming up in a few months (August) I had to be super careful not to overlap so I’ve stuck to deep greens of a cooler shade, forest greens and very few khaki greens. The pinterest board features items and colour palettes that cover all these shades, as well as gold, peach, navy and purple.


The Birthstone series will be exploring the world of birth stones and creating a pinterest mood board filled with style ideas related to that month’s birthstone and related colours. There will be women’s fashion, jewellery, make up, accessories, colour palettes and some home decor items thrown in too. This series will be posted on the third Saturday of every month.




 


Jewellery






  1. Emerald Necklace and Earring set by MarvelousHandmades.

  2. Raw Emerald Bracelets by CrystalFireBird.

  3. 18ct Gold Plated Silver Emerald Diamond Earrings from Argos.


  4. 9ct White Gold Emerald and 0.10ct Diamond Bracelet from Argos.

  5. Kagem Zambian Emerald (Ovl) Solitaire Ring in Platinum Overlay Sterling Silver from TJC.

  6. Silver & 9ct Yellow Gold Created Emerald & Diamond Earrings from H.Samuel.


 


Dupes


Emeralds are gorgeous, but sometimes a little too expensive so heere you’ll find a selection of jewellery using green crystals and glass gems.





 



  1. Mint Green Rope Charm Necklace from TK Maxx.

  2. Black Velvet Choker by MidnightVision.

  3. Green Stone Set Ring from Dorothy Perkins.

  4. Swarovski Crystal Earrings and Necklace set by Silvercrystalscouk.

  5. Savannah Disco Bracelets Pack from Accessorize.

  6. Tassel Pendant Necklace from Forever 21.


 


Colour Palettes





 



  1. Blue Buds. View it here on Pinterest.

  2. Teacup Colours. View it here on Pinterest.

  3. Saffron. View it here on Pinterest.

  4. White Narcissus. View it here on Pinterest.

  5. Emerald Hues. View it here on Pinterest.

  6. Branching Colour. View it here on Pinterest.


Fashion





 



  1. Poplin Bow Shorts from George at Asda.

  2. Tailored Suit Jacket from Topshop.

  3. Satin Zip-Front Blouse from Forever 21.

  4. Floral Satin Souvenir Jacket from Forever 21.

  5. Boden Green Alba Top from Next.

  6. Gothic Sweetheart Corset by CurvyGirlsClothes.


Dresses





 



  1. Emerald Draped One Shoulder Dress from  TK Maxx.

  2. Jeseme Green Sequin Front Bodycon Dress from Pretty Little Thing.

  3. Short Floral Dress from La Redoute.

  4. Emerald Silk Cocktail Dress – Made to Order by alexandrakingdesign.

  5. Phase Eight Collection 8 Shannon Layered Full Length Dress from Next.

  6. Nola Shorter Length Parrot Maxi Dress from Monsoon.


 


 


Shoes





 



  1. Lost Ink Maci Green Mid Heeled Sandals from ASOS.

  2. Daisy Street Green Snake Print Heeled Ankle Boots from ASOS.

  3. Mint Floral Platform Court Heels from TK Maxx.

  4. Reebok Black & Green LX8500 Trainers from TK Maxx.

  5. Boden Green Angelica T-Bar Heel from Next.

  6. Emerald Dragon Heels by TheElusiveRabbit.


 


Accessories





 



  1. Hair Clip with Emerald Beads by CopperStreetStudios.

  2. Emerald green, white and gold flower hair piece by FernandAvery.

  3. Faux Leather Ribbon Floppy Hat from Forever 21.

  4. Cactus Faux Leather Crossbody bag from Forever 21.

  5. Green Oversized Square Sunglasses from TK Maxx.

  6. Green Rucksack from Next.


 


Nails


 





 



  1. Emerald Nails by Polilish.

  2. Cuprum Texture Nail Art by Manicurity.

  3. Fir Coat Nail Polish by ilnpbrand.

  4. May Birthstone Emerald Nail Polish by Jackschula.

  5. Nails Short Square Deep Green from Superdrug.

  6. NCLA Blue Exotica Nail Wraps from Pretty Little Thing.


 


Make Up






  1. Butter London Eyeshadow Duo Palm Paradise from Beauty Bay.

  2. Coloured Rain Eyeshadow from Beauty Bay.

  3. Pressed eyeshadow palette – May Birthstone – Emerald by BreakingBeautyShop.

  4. Barry M Dazzle Dust Bright Emerald 72 from Superdrug.

  5. Emerald Green Matte Liquid Lipstick by Aromi.

  6. Concrete Minerals Living Dead  Mineral Eyeshadow from Pretty Little Thing.


 


 


Miscellaneous






  1. Emerald and Copper Notebook by Elisabeth Fredriksson.

  2. Birthstone Collection: Emerald Notebook by Portico Designs.

  3. Deep Emerald Green in Flight 3D Wall Butterflies by MyButterflyLove.

  4. Emerald Green Mouse Mittens by evefashion.

  5. Parker Urban Premium green fountain pen from Paperchase.

  6. Queen of Green plant pot from Paperchase.


 


What do you think; is emerald a birthstone you think you could style? Is emerald a bit too vibrant for you, or do you prefer the lushness of the colour?


I hope you’ve found something you like in this post, and if not there’s plenty more on the pinterest board! I’ll be adding a few more things to the board from time to time so don’t forget to follow it. If you have something you think I should add, especially if it’s something you’ve created let me know!


 


 


 


 

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After the less than inspiring transparency of diamonds last month I was looking forward to the vibrant and lush shades of green that make up May’s birthstone Emerald! Emerald can range from a bright green to a forest green, and even slightly darker. As we’ve got Peridot coming up in a few months (August) I had to be super careful not to overlap so I’ve stuck to deep greens of a cooler shade, forest greens and very few khaki greens. The pinterest board features items and colour palettes that cover all these shades, as well as gold, peach, navy and purple.


The Birthstone series will be exploring the world of birth stones and creating a pinterest mood board filled with style ideas related to that month’s birthstone and related colours. There will be women’s fashion, jewellery, make up, accessories, colour palettes and some home decor items thrown in too. This series will be posted on the third Saturday of every month.




 


Jewellery






  1. Emerald Necklace and Earring set by MarvelousHandmades.

  2. Raw Emerald Bracelets by CrystalFireBird.

  3. 18ct Gold Plated Silver Emerald Diamond Earrings from Argos.


  4. 9ct White Gold Emerald and 0.10ct Diamond Bracelet from Argos.

  5. Kagem Zambian Emerald (Ovl) Solitaire Ring in Platinum Overlay Sterling Silver from TJC.

  6. Silver & 9ct Yellow Gold Created Emerald & Diamond Earrings from H.Samuel.


 


Dupes


Emeralds are gorgeous, but sometimes a little too expensive so heere you’ll find a selection of jewellery using green crystals and glass gems.





 



  1. Mint Green Rope Charm Necklace from TK Maxx.

  2. Black Velvet Choker by MidnightVision.

  3. Green Stone Set Ring from Dorothy Perkins.

  4. Swarovski Crystal Earrings and Necklace set by Silvercrystalscouk.

  5. Savannah Disco Bracelets Pack from Accessorize.

  6. Tassel Pendant Necklace from Forever 21.


 


Colour Palettes





 



  1. Blue Buds. View it here on Pinterest.

  2. Teacup Colours. View it here on Pinterest.

  3. Saffron. View it here on Pinterest.

  4. White Narcissus. View it here on Pinterest.

  5. Emerald Hues. View it here on Pinterest.

  6. Branching Colour. View it here on Pinterest.


Fashion





 



  1. Poplin Bow Shorts from George at Asda.

  2. Tailored Suit Jacket from Topshop.

  3. Satin Zip-Front Blouse from Forever 21.

  4. Floral Satin Souvenir Jacket from Forever 21.

  5. Boden Green Alba Top from Next.

  6. Gothic Sweetheart Corset by CurvyGirlsClothes.


Dresses





 



  1. Emerald Draped One Shoulder Dress from  TK Maxx.

  2. Jeseme Green Sequin Front Bodycon Dress from Pretty Little Thing.

  3. Short Floral Dress from La Redoute.

  4. Emerald Silk Cocktail Dress – Made to Order by alexandrakingdesign.

  5. Phase Eight Collection 8 Shannon Layered Full Length Dress from Next.

  6. Nola Shorter Length Parrot Maxi Dress from Monsoon.


 


 


Shoes





 



  1. Lost Ink Maci Green Mid Heeled Sandals from ASOS.

  2. Daisy Street Green Snake Print Heeled Ankle Boots from ASOS.

  3. Mint Floral Platform Court Heels from TK Maxx.

  4. Reebok Black & Green LX8500 Trainers from TK Maxx.

  5. Boden Green Angelica T-Bar Heel from Next.

  6. Emerald Dragon Heels by TheElusiveRabbit.


 


Accessories





 



  1. Hair Clip with Emerald Beads by CopperStreetStudios.

  2. Emerald green, white and gold flower hair piece by FernandAvery.

  3. Faux Leather Ribbon Floppy Hat from Forever 21.

  4. Cactus Faux Leather Crossbody bag from Forever 21.

  5. Green Oversized Square Sunglasses from TK Maxx.

  6. Green Rucksack from Next.


 


Nails


 





 



  1. Emerald Nails by Polilish.

  2. Cuprum Texture Nail Art by Manicurity.

  3. Fir Coat Nail Polish by ilnpbrand.

  4. May Birthstone Emerald Nail Polish by Jackschula.

  5. Nails Short Square Deep Green from Superdrug.

  6. NCLA Blue Exotica Nail Wraps from Pretty Little Thing.


 


Make Up






  1. Butter London Eyeshadow Duo Palm Paradise from Beauty Bay.

  2. Coloured Rain Eyeshadow from Beauty Bay.

  3. Pressed eyeshadow palette – May Birthstone – Emerald by BreakingBeautyShop.

  4. Barry M Dazzle Dust Bright Emerald 72 from Superdrug.

  5. Emerald Green Matte Liquid Lipstick by Aromi.

  6. Concrete Minerals Living Dead  Mineral Eyeshadow from Pretty Little Thing.


 


 


Miscellaneous






  1. Emerald and Copper Notebook by Elisabeth Fredriksson.

  2. Birthstone Collection: Emerald Notebook by Portico Designs.

  3. Deep Emerald Green in Flight 3D Wall Butterflies by MyButterflyLove.

  4. Emerald Green Mouse Mittens by evefashion.

  5. Parker Urban Premium green fountain pen from Paperchase.

  6. Queen of Green plant pot from Paperchase.


 


What do you think; is emerald a birthstone you think you could style? Is emerald a bit too vibrant for you, or do you prefer the lushness of the colour?


I hope you’ve found something you like in this post, and if not there’s plenty more on the pinterest board! I’ll be adding a few more things to the board from time to time so don’t forget to follow it. If you have something you think I should add, especially if it’s something you’ve created let me know!


 


 


 


 

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Introduction


Every Tuesday is #TransmogTuesday and I’ll be posting with a new creation. My main is a discipline priest called Kaelea, so I do tend to edge towards cloth transmogs more than anything else. The aim of this project is to push my own boundaries, to get creative and work on some themes and ideas I’d normally not consider. That means I’m open to suggestions! Themes, colours, a transmog set around a particular item? Let me know 🙂


You can see my pre-existing work over at Wowhead where I’ll also be uploaded any and all sets.


 


This Weeks Set


The Fire of Retribution


I’m a tad late with this weeks set due to everything going on, and I’m also cheating slightly and using a pre-created set. As you can probably guess from the name this is a Paladin set; http://www.wowhead.com/outfit=34009/the-fire-of-retribution. There’s two items that are from different Paladin Tiers, and personally I prefer it without a head piece so for this set there isn’t an accompanying one. The screenshots from WoWModel Viewer don’t do the animation effects justice, so do check the full outfit out on Wowhead to see the smoky fire!


 





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It’s been a while since I wrote a personal post. I’ve just been doing prompts, linkups and weekly series and getting more and more frustrated with that fact. It’s great to have regular content, however, I’ve had zero energy to actually do anything else. April was just a mess, and while May seemed to begin with a fresh start it has devolved into the same as April. Pain, fatigue, migraines. That’s my daily routine right now and yes, it sucks beyond belief. On top of that I’ve been adding a pile of extra stress, from the important to the mundane, and I’ve realised that I need to stop for a bit.


 


A Mindful Break


About 4/5 weeks ago I started a mindfulness CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) course. I’ve done a lot of CBT before, but the mindfulness bit is new and is making a big difference.


 


Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally, to things as they are.


 


A big part of this is redeveloping my relationship with my body, something I’ve been considering a separate entity with a mind and will of its own for many years now. I’m trying to learn and understand what my body wants and needs by listening to it, and by doing so without judgement. That is why I’m taking this break. Initially for a week, I’m going to listen to what my body wants and do what it needs. That doesn’t mean no blog work entirely; if I want to do it, I’ll do it. But there will be no to do list, no plans, just spontaneous and mindful action. I’ll be posting this weeks #TransmogTuesday because I can delve into my pre-created supply of sets and because I just started this feature. However, yesterday was supposed to be the Birthstone series post and yeah, it just wasn’t going to happen. So I’m planning on a week, with new posts coming next weekend. I’ve also got physio starting this week on top of my MCBT so it seems like a good time to have a light week.


 

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Introduction


Every Tuesday is Transmog Tuesday and I’ll be posting with a new creation. My main is a discipline priest called Kaelea, so I do tend to edge towards cloth transmogs more than anything else. The aim of this project is to push my own boundaries, to get creative and work on some themes and ideas I’d normally not consider. That means I’m open to suggestions! Themes, colours, a transmog set around a particular item? Let me know 🙂


You can see my pre-existing work over at Wowhead where I’ll also be uploaded any and all sets.


 


 


This Weeks Sets


This week I was given two challenges. The first from my friend and guildie, Tccb, who challenged me to make a set around   item – my fiancé then challenged me to make a kobold cosplay using that item. I had an idea for the first one, so I decided to do both!


WoW TCG - Kobold
Image of a Kobold from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game.

 


Kobold Cosplay


The idea behind this set was what if a character wanted to cosplay as a kobold. Initially I aimed to get items that looked furry to express the kobold’s hairy chin/beard and tuffs of hair. This proved very difficult, so I ended up going with just the general outfit. I found plate items to match the style and colours of the image above, and had to make do with white shoulders instead of fur for the shoulders. The belt is slightly different as it’s really hard/near impossible to find a plate belt with cloth hanging from it (clothies will find this much easier if they want to try it). So I went with item which looked wacky enough that I could see a kobold using it. Full set is viewable on Wowhead.





 


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This is totally safe, right?


This was my first idea when I saw the  item ; a wacky mage (or warlock!) who has absolutely no concept of safety and may be just a tad off their rocker 😛 I went with a crazy headpiece with a fitting name item , as well as interesting/weird sounding items (like item and item ) that had a slightly off the wall appearance. The final piece is, of course, item a lit torch  alongside a stick of dynamite – because this is totally safe, right? Check it out on Wowhead!


 





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What do you think? Did I do the challenge justice? Did you like the idea of a cosplay based transmog set and would you like to see more?


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I would love to commission a million different artists for work, but sadly it’s not in my budget just now. So this is a list of awesome artists that accept commissions, and hopefully one day I can request one from them! As usual all copyright and credit goes to these wonderfully talented artists. Please do check out their Patreons and follow them on social media if you like there work.


I also have a pinterest board where I’ll be adding any new artists to, so feel free to follow along to find new and amazing artists!




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 Noxychu


PatreonTwitter  |  Deviant Art  |  Etsy  | Twitch


I first came across Noxychu from her work on Wowhead/ZAM and fell in love with her unique and colourful style. Here’s some of my favourites.




Lunar Sparks by Noxychu on DeviantArt



Maiev Chibi by Noxychu on DeviantArt



Frostfire Yrel – altered version by Noxychu on DeviantArt


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Frenone


Patreon | Twitter | WWW | Instagram | Twitch


I can’t remember if I came across Frenone on Twitter or somewhere else; all I can say is that I’m so glad I did! Her work is absolutely crazy gorgeous and every new work or WIP she shares I am drooling over. It was so so hard just to pick 3 pieces to showcase here.

















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 Straya Obscura


PatreonTwitter  |  Deviant Art  |  WWW  | FurAffinity


I think another artist on this list shared Straya’s work at some point and it is so utterly unique that I KNEW that one day I would have to commission something from her. What, I have no idea because as you can see from these examples the scope of her skill is massive.




WoW Class Crest: Priest by StrayaObscura on DeviantArt



Ysera by StrayaObscura on DeviantArt



Tian by StrayaObscura on DeviantArt




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Zaelli


FacebookTwitter  |  Deviant Art  |  WWW


There is just something timeless about Zaelli’s art, and the way that you can see the soul of the characters in the eyes of her portraits drew me to her work.




Steller's Jay Study by Zaellii on DeviantArt



Veliaa and Pepe by Zaellii on DeviantArt



Draenei by Zaellii on DeviantArt




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Kay Nyman


FacebookTwitter  |  WWW  |  Instagram


I met Kay through the Geek Girl Bloggers group and have been happily following her blog and her work ever since! I love her style and the range of different subjects that she features in her art. Right now she’s taking part in #MerMay and her creations are just super!

















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Liana Kangas


PatreonTwitter WWWEtsy  | Instagram








Today's 10/100 of my #100dayproject is my bff witch babe and art twin and future wife, Briana Mora. Her and I both freelance now (yay!) so I get to annoy the shit out of her again!!!! We met when we used to work at hot topic and I was too shy back then and not aggressive enough to try and be friends with her but luckily she probably noticed and showered me with compliments which broke down my shy barrier. Thank you for being so great to be Bri! . Created in photoshop / Kyle Brushes snappy inker and paintbox bristle bomb with gradient map . #noboringmedia #noboringfam #lianakangas #patreon #illustration #portrait #comics #girlswholikecomics #comicart #creativehappylife #creativepreneur #comicbooks #cintiq #Wacom #photoshop #communityovercompetition #abmlifeiscolorful #risingtidesociety #the100dayproject #100daysofportraits #100daysofportraitslk


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Today's 3/100 #100dayproject is actually a fictional character. I wasn't planning on doing any but it's #ncbd and I just read issue 5 of #MotorCrush! You guys… it is SO GOOD! This is Lola, a mechanic! She holds a special place in my heart now bc her character design is /amazing/ and side note, I almost went to an automotive vocational school! (Weird fact about me I guess? My dad is a mechanic. Oh well!) Anyways, go check out @babsdraws @cameronmstewart and @brendenfletcher'S motorcrush series at your local comic shop! photoshop / MattyDraws pencil brush / Kyle Brushes paintbox glazier #noboringmedia #noboringfam #lianakangas #patreon #illustration #portrait #nerd #comics #girlswholikecomics #comicart #girlboss #creativehappylife #creativepreneur #comicbooks #cintiq #Wacom #photoshop #communityovercompetition #abmlifeiscolorful #risingtidesociety #the100dayproject #100daysofportraits #100daysofportraitslk #imagecomics #motorcrushfanart #motorcrushmonday


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ImaginaryKarin


  Twitter  |  Deviant Art  |  WWW  | Instagram


I’ve been following Karin’s pixel art and blog for years now, and have loved watching her work grow in leaps and bounds.




Green-eyed elf – pencil version by ImaginaryKarin on DeviantArt



Inktober/Drawlloween 2016 – 5-8 by ImaginaryKarin on DeviantArt



The Yule Goat by ImaginaryKarin on DeviantArt




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Lady Rossë


FacebookTwitter  |  Deviant Art  |  WWW


Lady Rossë is one of the many wonderful World of Warcraft fanart creators I have come across on Twitter. She has a unique and colourful style, and her chibis are absolutely adorable and so detailed!




Eternal Hate by LadyRosse on DeviantArt



Portrait Maaya by LadyRosse on DeviantArt



AnnVen new design by LadyRosse on DeviantArt


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Do you have a dream list of artists you would love to commission work from? What would you get them to create for you? Do you have an original character (OC) in mind? Or is there a fanart idea you’d love to see on paper?


Are you an artist that offers commissions? Whether you have slots open right now or not, let me know! I want to check out your work and I’ll be doing another Sharing Saturday in the future featuring artists with open commissions slots!

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This weeks prompt was a suggestion by me, and I’m very honoured to have it chosen and of course, I had to do this one! When I suggested it I remember being really excited for it, with loads of ideas… the problem is that I still had TOO many ideas. I could do a top 5 planets list of for several individual planets alone! So I whittled it down to one per fandom, with one exception 😉 Enjoy!


 


Planets - Star Wars: Coruscant


Coruscant


Picking just one Star Wars planet was difficult. There’s also Naboo, Nal Shada, Alderaan and Korriban that were high on the list. In the end I went with Coruscant, the capital city of the Star Wars universe and centre of the Galaxy. Unlike most planets it is extremely built up, with layers upon layers of buildings and some inhabitants never ever see the sky. Aesthetically it’s not very pleasing to me, but there’s so much culture and tradition there that makes it my first choice.1


 


Planets - World of Warcraft: Azeroth


Azeroth


Azeroth is probably the planet that I have spent most of my time on (virtually) other than Earth. It’s the main planet in the World of Warcraft universe and with two continents and various islands, it has so much to offer in terms of nature, culture, technology and magic. From the gorgeous scenery, to the ancient cultures and architecture and not to mention magic and fantastical creatures! I could quite happily spend a life time immersing myself in this planet and all it has to offer.2


 


 



Argus


This is the fandom double up entry for the week. Sorry, it was just too damn irresistible not to have on the list. Argus is the original planet of the Draenei who were forced to abandon it to the Burning Legion. We are finally getting to visit it in patch 7.5 and I can’t wait! While in previous World of Warcraft expansions I’ve loved exploring new parts of the current world, or those now available to players. However, Legion has definitely been one for going that bit further a field and it’s great!3


 


Planets - Avatar: Pandora


Pandora


Avatar is not even close to being one of my main fandoms, but oh my goodness – THAT planet. I fell in love with Pandora, it’s beauty, it’s culture and spirituality. While I didn’t mind the story of the film, it was the world itself and the wonderful creatures and design that captured my heart.4


 


Planets - Doctor Who: Galifrey


Galifrey


The problem with a fandom that spans the whole of time and space is that most planets get a bit lost in the vastness of the universe. I cannot, off the top of my head, name a single other planet for the Doctor Who/Torchwood universe other than Galifrey. Galifrey would have been my ultimate answer anyway because it’s mother fricking Galifrey, home of the time lords and it’s back! I could name plenty of species/races from the show, but planets? Not a clue. I could probably name more time periods than anything else 😛 Why Galifrey? Well, duh. It’s home of the time lords.5


 


What do you think of my planet list? Do you find that there’s loads for you to choose from or are you not a huge sci fi fan? I only have a few fandoms that are predominantly sci fi and even less that have planets. What’s on your list?


 


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Introduction


Every Tuesday is Transmog Tuesday and I’ll be posting with a new creation. My main is a discipline priest called Kaelea, so I do tend to edge towards cloth transmogs more than anything else. The aim of this project is to push my own boundaries, to get creative and work on some themes and ideas I’d normally not consider. That means I’m open to suggestions! Themes, colours, a transmog set around a particular item? Let me know 🙂


You can see my pre-existing work over at Wowhead where I’ll also be uploaded any and all sets.


 


This Weeks Set


Pale Phantasmal Dawn


 


This week I challenged myself to put together a white/pale leather transmog set because whenever I flick through the appearances on my demon hunter or druid all I seem to see is shades of brown, purple and green. So many different dark shades, and very few light shades. This set is built around item and features white and gold. It’s all leather and paired with item as a weapon, although I’m sure you can find other fitting equivalents that will work for non-staff users 🙂 It is also non-class specific, and although one version of the legs is a monk only pvp item there are identical versions that are open to all leather users. You can view the full set over on wowhead right here.


 





 


 


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Shoulder



Back



Chest



 


 


Pale Phantasmal Dawn Transmog - Side View


 


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Hands



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Legs



Feet



 



What do you think of a pale leather set? Have you found that certain materials or class types have the same colours? What colours would you love to see more of?

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I didn’t get a chance to do anything specific for May 4th aka Star Wars day, so naturally I had to devote this weeks Sharing Saturday to my favourite fandom 🙂 So I’ve hunted the web and found you 20 amazing Star Wars Tops for women to help all you geeky girls strut love for a Galaxy Far Far Away in style!


 






  1. Universe Battle T-Shirt from Absolute Cult.

  2. Crossed Lightsabres T-Shirt from Absolute Cult.

  3. Darth Vader Rock Poster T-Shirt from Absolute Cult.

  4. Death Star Moon Phases T-Shirt from Absolute Cult.

  5. Force Awakens Rey Silhouette Sublimation T-Shirt  from Absolute Cult.

  6. Rogue One – Geo Rebel Sweatshirt from EMP.

  7. I’m the Droid You’re Looking For Top from EMP.

  8. R2-D2 Sketch T-Shirt from EMP.


 






  1. Cute Chewbacca T-Shirt from Superhero Stuff.

  2. Don’t Call me Princess T-Shirt from Superhero Stuff.

  3. Stained Glass R2-D2 Tank from Superhero Stuff.

  4. Rose Gold Star Wars Logo Sweater from Superhero Stuff.

  5. Cute Ewok Long-Sleeved Top from Superhero Stuff.

  6. Cantina Band T-Shirt from Her Universe.

  7. Ewok Hooded Tank Top from Her Universe.

  8. Fearless Rey T-Shirt from Her Universe.


 





 



  1. Don’t Mess with a Princess T-Shirt from Character.com.

  2. The Empire Strikes Back T-Shirt from Impericon.

  3. Vintage Rogue Flame Trooper T-Shirt from Think Geek.

  4. Ahsoka T-Shirt from Think Geek.


 


See anything you want to add to your wardobe? What one is your favourite? As always, let me know in the comments 🙂

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This week’s prompt was for retro video games, but sadly, I didn’t really play video games back when they could be considered retro. So I’ve gone back a few years and picked one I could answer; mothers! This one still took a while for me to get into, and I really need to read/watch more stuff that has actual mothers in it. I went through a mental list of most recent books read and every time it was ‘mother dead/MIA’. I also didn’t want to fall back on old favourites that I’ve mentioned before in other ways (Leia, Padme from Star Wars for example).


 


Favourite Mother - Keladry's Mother


Ilane of Mindelan


Kel’s Mother


What I love about Kel’s mother Ilane is that she’s a fighter and a noble lady. In the world of Tamora Pierce’s Tortal series Kel is the first lady knight to come along after the infamous Lioness, Alanna. It was a big step for Tortal, let alone Kel and her family, and while Ilane wasn’t originally sold on the idea of her daughter becoming a Knight – not because it wasn’t something girls did, but because she wasn’t certain her daughter was choosing what was best for her. Once she knew Kel had truly chosen what she wanted to do, Ilane supported her daughter whole heartedly. She’s forthright, and a fighter in her own right, instilling respect and love in her children. When she heard that her daughter in law had insulted Kel, Ilane made sure that she learned her lesson. She is respected by a foreign nation not because her husband is the diplomat, but because she fought to save something sacred to them.1


 


 


Favourite Mothers - McGarrett


Doris McGarett


Steve’s Mum


I’m going to have to put this one under a spoiler tag because it’s near impossible to talk about this character, let alone do her justice, without giving away spoilers of Hawaii 5-0.2





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Doris isn’t really what anyone would call a good mother. She faked her own death when Steve and his sister were just kids, and Steve only found out she was alive by basically being nosey and figuring stuff out on his own. Would she have ever popped back up if he hadn’t? Probably not. Yet Doris is one of my favourite mothers. In short; she’s a total badass. She may suck at being a mother, and doing motherly things, but she loves her kids and would do anything for them. She did. She made the ultimate sacrifice and removed herself from their lives when she realised she couldn’t do the good mummy routine. She’s the type of person that has to make the hard choices, and she does. Add to her sarcastic and witty attitude, and banter with her son, and you can guarantee that an episode with her will be great fun.


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Favourite Mothers - Catherine


Catherine Bordey


Camille’s Mother


This is probably one of the few examples where a main character has left the show (Death in Paradise) and their mother has remained a regular cast member. From the first time we met Catherine I was blown away by how savy, down to earth and caring she was to everyone she meets. If you get on her bad side you’ll regret it, but if she likes you and you respect her than she’s always there for you. I love the newest development to her character in the last season and think that she will do a fantastic job in her new role.3


 


Favourite Mother - Molly Weasley


Molly Weasley


The Weasleys’ Mother


I’ve talked about my love for Molly and the Weasleys before, so it’s not really a surprise to find her on this list. Despite having such a large family, Molly has so much love that it spreads to both Harry and Hermione. Hermione will later become her legal daughter in law, but while the Trio are kids, Molly makes them all feel like they’re part of one big family. Molly isn’t a push over though, as we see when she sends Ron a Howler and, of course, at the Battle of Hogwarts when she protects her daughter. She’s a fighter and a lover, because some things – like family – you fight for with everything you got and this is something that she teaches to all her children.4


 


 


Favourite Mother - MiraxMirax Terrik Horn


Valin and Jysella’s Mother


It was hard for me to pick a mother from the Star Wars universe, not because they’re so few but because they are so many. I wanted to choose one of the lesser known mothers from Legends, and in the end Mirax won. Mirax essentially had three children; her two kids and her Jedi/Rogue Squadron pilot husband, Corran. She was also the only one with no Force powers, and marrying into the Corellian Jedi traditions. Thankfully as the daughter of the infamous smuggler Booster Terrik, Mirax is more than capable of looking after herself and giving it as good as she gets. When her children end up in deep trouble, with the entire Galaxy pretty much gunning for them, Mirax will do whatever she has to to protect them. 5


Are you familar with any of these mothers? Who are your favourites?


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Transmog Tuesday is not a new thing, not in the terms of the internet anyway. It’s been around in the WoW community for several years, and it’s something I wanted to start this year. Then life happened, I stopped playing WoW and now we’re here. I figured May was a good time to start it, especially since I just started playing again and the new Transmog Trial of Style feature is coming in patch 7.2.5.


I love transmog for many reasons; expression, a love of art, pretty things and generally having a creative mind. I was a roleplayer before I moved onto writing, so thinking of a character in a costume, with themes and colours is something that comes naturally to me. Honestly, if fashion was created more in my styles then I’d be more into that. Until fashion catches up I’ll just have to stick with video game fashion!


 


So, how’s this going to work?


Every Tuesday I’ll be posting with a new creation. My main is a discipline priest called Kaelea, so I do tend to edge towards cloth transmogs more than anything else. The aim of this project is to push my own boundaries, to get creative and work on some themes and ideas I’d normally not consider. That means I’m open to suggestions! Themes, colours, a transmog set around a particular item? Let me know 🙂


You can see my pre-existing work over at Wowhead where I’ll also be uploaded any and all sets.


 


This Weeks Set


The Light Will Not Falter


I decided to choose my current favourite cosplay for my priest which is based around item and item. You can view the full set over on wowhead right here.  This uses some Priest tier items so it is mainly a priest set, although I’m sure you could jingle a few bits around to make it more a general clothie set 🙂 Legs and Bracers aren’t included because they aren’t visible, so it doesn’t matter what you use.





 



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Shoulder



Back



Chest



 


 





Hands



Waist



Feet



Ranged




Held In Off-hand




 


Alternate Weapon





I love the aesthetics of the artifact weapons and rarely transmog mine, and for this I love this appearance of Light’s Wrath. I currently use the hidden artifact skin in red and that works well too. There’s so much blue and cream in the actual outfit that a slightly different coloured weapon looks ok with it.


 



What do you think? This is quite a traditional priest look to start with, and I’ll be branching out and getting more creative each week. Any ideas or requests for tomorrow? Let me know in the comments!


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Holy moly, it really does feel like it was just the end of March. Like usual April was a pest of a month and I’m glad that it’s gone quickly! Here’s the wrap up for April with May’s prompts at the end as usual 🙂


 


 


Screenshot Challenge - Favourite Lore


Favourite Lore


Week 1 of April for the challenge was all about celebrating national library week by asking you what your favourite lore is! This is technically my second favourite, because my favourite is the dragons of WoW but since ‘Dragon’ is a prompt later on this month I decided to challenge myself and work out my second favourite… and boy was it a challenge! ⠀



I have read all the novels and comics of the World of Warcraft universe, and one of my biggest questions for years was what happened to Turalyon and Alleria after they went into a Portal in Outland after the second war. It was asked at pretty much every Blizzcon Q&A panel until finally it was announced that Legion would answer that question! This weeks screenshot is from a cinematic which showed a message from Turalyon…. I don’t know what else has happened as I’ve not been playing so please do NOT comment with spoilers. I have done the hunter artifact quest so I know that bit about Alleria, and that is it. I don’t know if anything else has happened and I’m looking forward to finding out!⠀


 


 


Screenshot Challenge - Pink


Pink


This weeks screenshot is pink! Pink is not my favourite colour, however, I absolutely adore the interiors designed in World of Warcraft’s The Burning Crusade expansion. This one is from one of the interiors of Tempest Keep and I’ll always admire the beauty and elegance in their designs.⠀


 


 


Screenshot Challenge - Rabbit


Rabbit


I was running a day late and had to grab one from the archive for this weeks challenge – Rabbit! Here’s my World of Warcraft main Kaelea dressed up in her Noble Garden bunny garb with her spring rabbit. Noble Garden has been one of my favourite WoW holidays for a long time, and I’m glad to find that there’s something new for me to collect this year so I can take part again. It’s extremely frustrating having nothing new to get from an event that you love. ⠀⠀

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What does rabbit represent for you in your gaming? Is there an Easter/spring event? Let me know or post your own screenshot! ⠀⠀


 


 


Screenshot Challenge - Dragons


Dragons


In honour of St Georges Day (Patron Saint of England) the prompt was… DRAGONS!! Fun fact related to this prompt; my World of Warcraft guild has an official guild rule that states we have to kill any dragon we find 😛


I love dragons and the different ways in which they are presented in different games. Here you have the super cute adorable Aurene from guild wars 2 , a dragon from Dragon Age Inquisition and finally my favourites; the red dragon queen, Alexstraza, and her consort, Krasus, from World of Warcraft. They are both two characters with fascinating and tragic histories.

I am so excited that there’s going to be a new Chromie quest line in WoW! Anyone else looking forward to that?


 


 


Screenshot Challenge - Friends


Friends




The final prompt for April is friends, and I only play one game with a group of friends – World of Warcraft. I don’t have any group/guild screenshots, so I’ve gone for one of NPCs and their friends – Jaina and Valeera ready to kick some horde ass when Garrosh was warchief. ⠀


 


Did you take part? Let me know in the comments! I did really badly with variety this month, and it did end up being a WoW month! Hopefully next month I’ll do better 🙂


 


 


May’s Prompts!


Screenshot Challenge - May Prompts!


 


Once again I’ve taken some inspiration for May’s calendar of events to plan the prompts. The 7th May is Free Comic Book Day so I want to see your favourite hero! I’m specifically saying hero, not anti-hero because that will probably be a future prompt 😉 The 14th is Mothers Day around the world (for some reason here in the UK we have ours a totally different time) so I’ve gone a bit abstract and given you Cherish as that day’s prompt. I’m curious to see how this will be interpreted!


The 21st is totally random, and since we’re now in May I figured we’d go with pastel as it’s a colour/shade associated with spring. The 28th is Water, representing the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival.


 


I hope you’ve all enjoyed reading through my wrap up, and would love to see some others joining in! It’s a fun thing for me to do on my own so while I can keep flying solo, I’d love to see what everyone else is doing too! 🙂 As always follow me on instagram to see my posts every Sunday!


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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right? For some people yes, for others diamonds just aren’t that exciting. Add in the fact that they are super expensive, and the dupe diamantés can sometimes look too fake, and styling for April’s birthstone Diamond is no easy task. As a transparent gemstone selecting colours was tricky, and I didn’t want to end  up with a board full of greys and white. So for this colour scheme I took some inspiration from the rarer pink diamonds (did you know diamonds actually come in a wide range of colours?) and created a palette of white, silver, greys, hushed pink and nude tones.


The Birthstone series will be exploring the world of birth stones and creating a pinterest mood board filled with style ideas related to that month’s birthstone and related colours. There will be women’s fashion, jewellery, make up, accessories, colour palettes and some home decor items thrown in too. This series will be posted on the third Saturday of every month.




 


 



Diamond Jewellery





 



  1. 9ct gold Diamond Wing Pendant from Simply Be.

  2. Rough Diamond Bracelet by AbizaJewelry.

  3. Sterling Silver Diamond Heart Locket Pendant from Argos.

  4. 9ct White Gold 0.25ct Diamond Cluster Earrings from Argos.

  5. Rose Gold Infinity and Heart Intertwined Necklace by GemsJeweleryStore.

  6. Sterling Silver Diamond Heart Bangle from H. Samuel.




Diamond Dupes


With the price tag associated with diamonds, diamond dupes are a necessity. Here you’ll find a selection of jewellery using cubic zircona, clear crystals and diamantés.


 





 



  1. Embellished Arrow Wrap Ring  from Express.com

  2. Sterling silver earrings from H&M.

  3. White PU Charm Collar from Quiz.

  4. Earrings with Glass Beads from H&M.

  5. Sterling Silver and Cubic Zircona Ring Set from Simply Be.

  6. Dreamcatcher Pendant from Simply Be.


 



Colour Palettes






  1. Beaded Tones, view it on pinterest.

  2. Comfort Tones, view it on pinterest.

  3. Colour Palette – Ivory, Dove Grey, Blush and Rose Gold, view it on pinterest.

  4. Raw Diamond, view it on pinterest.

  5. Reindeer Tones, view it on pinterest.

  6. Colour Dew, view it on pinterest.



Fashion





 



  1. Joe Browns Dashing Beaded Top from Freemans.

  2. Buffalo London Sequinned Beach Top from Freemans.

  3. Crazy Diamond T-Shirt by Luciaduenasbsas.

  4. Pink Chiffon Flower Applique Bardot Top from Quiz.

  5. Nude Glitter Diamond Print Ruched Top from Quiz.

  6. Super Strip Smart Shirt from  Joe Browns.


 


Dresses






  1. Little Mistress Floral Print Maxi Dress from Freemans.

  2. Heine Cocktail Dress from Freemans.

  3. Curve Pink Lace Skater Dress from Quiz.

  4. Grey Slinky Wrap Over Bodycon Dress from Quiz.

  5. Cheryl Fitted Glam Vintage Dress from Dolly & Dotty.

  6. Cindy Sassy Swing Vintage Dress from Dolly & Dotty.


 


 


Shoes


 






  1. Leda Diamante Sparkle Sandals from Monsoon.

  2. Jeffrey Campbell Lindsay Sandals from Shopbop.

  3. Stud embellished lace-up heeled sandal from Express.com.

  4. White Lace Diamante Trim Pumps from Quiz.

  5. Mustang Lace-Up Shoes from Freemans.

  6. Mustang Shoes Lace-Up Boots from Freemans.


 


 


Accessories





 



  1. J. Jays Suede belt from Freemans.

  2. Modern rose gold geometric Phone Case by InvoArts.

  3. Silver diamante owl keyring by customengravedgifts.

  4. Silver Diagonal Jewel Front Bag from Quiz.

  5. Block-coloured Shawl from H&M.

  6. Free spirit brow bar sunglasses from Express.com.


 


 


Nails






  1. Silver glitter and light pink nails by We Are Ladies.net.

  2. Gold accent with complimentary colours by Nail Salon Sou Sou.

  3. Rose Gold French Tip Nails by Mon Cheri Bridals.

  4. Pastel Marble Nails by Lulus.

  5.  Quilted Nail with Rhinestones by Noemihk.

  6. Bridal Nails by Ithinity Beauty.


 


Make Up


 






  1. Eye Shadow in Cuveè Rose from H&M.

  2. Eye Shadow Pencil in Heavy Metal from H&M.

  3. Ice Queen Diamond Highlighter by CheriCosmetics.

  4. Frosty Pink Lip Gloss by CheriCosmetics.

  5. Lipstick in Time to Shine by MAC.

  6. Barry M Fine Glitter Dust Silver from Superdrug.


 


 


Stationery


 





 



  1. Moleskin Volant in Magenta from W.H.Smith.

  2. Laura Ashley Grace Gold Magnetic Memo Pad Set from W.H.Smith.

  3. Sorbet Pink Document Box from W.H.Smith.

  4. Rose Gold Crystal Pens by DottyMooShop.

  5. Crazy Diamond Hardcover Journal by Emilyg22.

  6. Geometric Rocks by Butlersemporium.


 


 


Miscellaneous


 





 



  1. Flower and Diamante Mirror from Monsoon.

  2. Rose Gold Geometric Heart Pillow by peggieprints.

  3. April Birthstone and Flower Print by RococcoLA.

  4. Soap Diamonds by PommeDorGiftIdeas.

  5. Crystal Tealight Holders from Perry Maison.

  6. Necklace with USB Stick from H&M.


 


 


What do you; is diamond a birthstone you think you could style? Were you a fan of diamonds before this post, or like me, did you find them a bit bland?


I hope you’ve found something you like in this post, and if not there’s plenty more on the pinterest board! I’ll be adding a few more things to the board from time to time so don’t forget to follow it. If you have something you think I should add, especially if it’s something you’ve created let me know!


 

 

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I love surveys, memes, challenges – anything that asks me to answer things that I haven’t thought up myself. I’ll often repost those ‘ask me…’ graphics on twitter and instagram to see what people come up with. So when I saw this geeky girl tag answered by Kitten at The Howling Wolfheart I had to jump in!


The tag is originally by Cassie at ZombieGoddess Beauty and she has also done a Gamer Tag too!



1. What is your must-have tech gadget?



Once upon a time I would have said it was my PC, however, after a year of having my tablet it wins this award. I love how much I can do on my tablet, how I can read books, comics, play games, leave myself notes, social media and so on. Only thing I don’t use it for is blogging, I much prefer an actual keyboard for typing.


2. Which house do you belong to in Hogwarts?


I am in Ravenclaw! You can read more about my life in the HP universe in this post from 5 Fandom Friday’s Potter month last year 🙂



3. Who is your favourite Doctor?


10! I do love all the other new Doctors (sorry, I’ve not watched any older stuff yet!) in their own way but the first one that springs to mind will always be David Tennant’s Doctor 🙂


4. If you could have dinner with any fictional character, who would it be?


I would probably go with someone old, wise and immortal who has travelled and seen so much. I think the Doctor or Captain Jack would be awesome, and likewise, Yoda too.


5. What is your gaming system of choice?


PC 🙂 Consoles hurt my fingers 🙁


6. If you had a super power, what would it be?



Healing; as a spoonie the idea of being able to ease someone’s pain sounds like the best superpower of all to me.


7. What is your favourite fantasy world?


One, just one? Oh man… I’m sorry, I can’t pick just one. It would be a toss up between Azeroth (World of Warcraft), Tortall (Tamora Pierce’s novels) and Terre D’Ange (Jacqueline Carey’s novels)!


8. If you could be any fictional race, what would you be?



Twi’lek! I love Twi’leks so much, they’re beautiful, graceful and I could be purple!



9. Star Trek or Star Wars?



Pft… you need to ask? 😛 😉


10. List your top 5 geektastic movies or TV Series.



I’m going to go with TV Shows:


  • Supernatural

  • Eureka

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  • Scorpion

  • Bones



11. List your top 5 favourite video games.



  •  World of Warcraft

  • Dragon Age (whole series)

  • Fable III

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic

  • Guild Wars 2


 


Tagging



 I don’t have anyone in particular in mind, I’m late to the party so many people have already done it! So please tag yourself and let me know in the comments if you take part 🙂


The Questions




1. What is your must-have tech gadget?

2. Which house do you belong to in Hogwarts?

3. Who is your favorite Doctor?

4. If you could have dinner with any fictional character, who would it be?

5. What is your gaming system of choice?

6. If you had a super power, what would it be?

7. What is your favorite fantasy world?

8. If you could be any fictional race, what would you be?

9. Star Trek or Star Wars?

10. List your top 5 geektastic movies or TV Series.

11. List your top 5 favorite video games.


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I’ve been working on a full rundown of our time at the Sci Fi Weekender convention we went to a few weekends back. While I get that finished up I wanted to use this Sharing Saturday to share with you some of the incredible cosplayers that I saw and met while we were there! I hope you enjoy this selection and please take the time to visit their full instagram galleries and give them a follow 🙂


 


 



























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There’s no formal FF5 prompts this month so I’ll be filling in with a few old ones and some other topics. This week it’s time for another theme over at Geek Blogs Unite and this time it’s Between the Pages. After hearing about the new series of spin off novels for Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Kiersten White it got me thinking about spin off series for TV Shows, Video Games and Movies. If you’ve not heard about the new series, the protagonist is one of the Potential Slayers who was chosen in the final episode of the show. I’ve only read one of White’s books and thoroughly enjoyed it so I’m really curious to read this new series.


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Buffy the Vampire Slayer


I mostly read Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin off novels when I was in my teens, and while I don’t remember a lot of them, the one series that stuck in my head and remains a firm favourite is The Gatekeeper Trilogy by Christopher Golden. It was one of the first series in spin off novels, and the books were also a lot longer. That plus a fantastic and imaginative storyline makes them a great read!


 


 


 





World of Warcraft


Where do I even begin… I guess I should let you know that I’ve not yet read a spin off novel that I didn’t enjoy. Most of the novels fill in gaps in the lore (usually events leading up to the next game expansion), or tell the story of past events that aren’t in game. I started with the Warcraft Archive which is an anthology of short stories, and then moved onto the War of the Ancients Trilogy which remains one of my favourite series to date. If you’re a lore junkie I really recommend the new Warcraft Chronicle series. The second book was just released in Match 2017, and they both go into an incredible amount of detail. The first one focuses on the creation of the universe and Azeroth, and the War of the Ancients and the second one begins with the creation of Dreanor, the arrival of the Draenei and the rise of the Horde. It stops at the end of the Second War, suggesting that the next one will pick up with the events of Thrall’s early life and the Lich King.


 


 


 





Doctor Who & Torchwood


I absolutely love the Doctor Who spin off novels as they really do capture the mood and characters of the show. I can clearly hear the actors voices in my head as I read their dialogue and the stories are imaginative, light hearted and fun. I like a lot of books that can be quite dark and series, and sometimes it is just nice to read something lighter. As the darker show, Torchwood novels are a little different and while I’ve only managed to read one so far, it was also a fab read.


 


 


 





Star Wars


Due to the canon restart there are in fact two lines of spin off novels for the Star Wars universe. The original Expanded Universe (EU) has been rebranded as ‘Legends‘ and even as a huge fan of it, I have to admit that some of the stories weren’t a high calibre. I hold a lot of the stories and character dear to my heart and always will, however, when you have such a large universe and so many different authors involved there’s going to be some bad apples. As a writer I understand why they rebooted the canon along with the new movies, and I was excited and terrified at the idea of new content. Like the original EU the new canon has its highs and lows. I’ve only read two new novels, and the first series is written by an author who’s writing is terrible. Maybe the second book is better, maybe not. I will eventually read it, but right now the comics have my full attention. Where the novels are lacking the comics have found in spades and I really recommend checking them out.


 


 


Have you checked out any of these spin off book series? Are there any you recommend or avoid?


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