1) Fallout 4
I am pretty much posting about this in every non-professional thing I have written in since the game came out. This game is so addictive. Fallout 3 was great, but this really put everything over the edge of notabletofunctionintherealworldneedtoplaymore for me. I have spent far too many hours of my life building up my settlements, because you can build stuff people! Also, I have an all girl gang that comprises of me, Piper, and Dogmeat. We all wear cool red bandanas and we are called Raiders #1. The best raiders in the Commonwealth!
2) Nico Vega
So, I just found this band through Spotify and I think they are great. Anyone who does a cover of a Cher classic pretty much has my attention and their cover is damn awesome. Since I know nothing about music I needed to Google this, but I found out they are an 'American alternative rock band' (thanks Wikipedia!) So, if you like that type of music give them a looksee!
3) The Espresso Martini
I've been trying to get classy and make cocktails. Why? Well, really I am broke from my kickstarter campaign and have no money to go out :P. My solution to this is obviously to frequently invite friends over and instead drink all the half bottles of random liquor I have in my house. A good friend of mine posted about this cocktail from his vacation in lovely, sunny Australia so I knew it had to be good. My permutation took a slightly different track than the cool absolute vodka link in the header. But it is tasty! If you want to make mine:
Liz's Kitchen Cupboard Espresso Martini
2 parts vodka
1 part amaretto
1 part cold instant 'espresso'**
1/2 part simple syrup
**instant coffee made with an extra spoonful of granules - super classy!
Fill a shaker with a few ice cubes, add in your liquids, cap on, shake, pour and enjoy!
4) Victoria Junior!!!
I backed this Kickstarter last year by +manny Trembley for a comic about a little girl who finds parents who are monsters. Her name is Victoria Junior and she is bold, creative, and epic! I got my reward for this a few months back and the book is so nice. I really love Manny's drawing style and Victoria is a really lovely character. She is so courageous and definitely has the spirit of the kind of person I looked up (and dreamed of being) to when I was younger. Also, it was super awesome because in the last Kickstarter we unlocked a colouring book and I can't wait to use it... Though I am also slightly terrified, because I don't want to ruin in.
If you think Victoria is awesome and you're sad you missed the Kickstarter - you don't have to be. Manny has made a new campaign for a second installment of the series and you can order the first book as well! Check it out here: Victoria Jr. presents Little Prometheus.
5) Strahd von Zarovich
|Wow! Much vampire! So cape!|
Ravenloft will be the next D&D campaign setting! This is exciting news people. Ravenloft! And in honour of this, I am adding Strahd von Zarovich to my list of things I am obsessed with right now. I knew about Ravenloft for a long time, but I never played in the setting till a few years ago when my best friend decided to run a campaign there. It had all the epicness of Ravenloft I expected and one ass-hole, evil, chillingly smooth, creepy, vampire, butthead. Seriously -_-.
If you know me, you'll know that I love vampires and am pretty obsessed with them. Why? I dunno I blame the local library with laxed policies on what they're letting kids check out, hormones, and Anne Rice. So I was super excited when I heard that a vampire might be our main antagonist for the game. And, despite the names I called him up there (which are all totally apt) Strahd did not disappoint. He was everything I imagined an evil vampire lord to be and was dripping with as much Dracula coolness that someone could pack into one character.
What was refreshing for me about the character was that he was, in fact, a throw back to the old-school version of vampires. He wasn't a Lestat, Louis, Angel, Spike, Damon, Klaus, Johnathan, David, or Adam (thought shout out to all you brooding hotties). He was a badass and he was Dracula. He had just enough broody-nes to give me the fix I needed, while being utterly terrifying! And this is why Stradh deserves some love, some obsession, and to die at my hands when I play the next campaign setting. A girl can dream, right?