So, for the uninteresting stuff:
I took some time for myself to figure out what I needed to do. Essentially, it was quit or actually force myself to work. It finally came down to missing writing and blogging too much to quit. It's like an eruption bubbling in anticipation, and the longer you hold it in, the sicker you're going to be. So here I am. Trying to purge this awful tension and anxiety out and get back to my passion.
Now onto everything I missed while being a massive procrastinator:
Annihilation came out!
While I was super excited about this movie, as if I haven't made it clear that I love Alex Garland yet, it was a huge let down. The things that made The Southern Reach Trilogy so enticing and interesting for me just weren't there, and Garland's usually existential internal examinations were filled in with pointless Bio-Horror.
The Terror started
The other major player in my cinematic universe, Ridley Scott, has put out a Victorian-Horror miniseries about the ships that went to explore the arctic and never came back. So far I've guessed every single line of plot, but the characters are interesting, and the acting is good, so I hold on.
A Quiet Place was super loud
I was able to go and see this wonderful movie on a Friday night. The front of the theater was filled with twelve year olds so things were not so quiet-and we got a lot of commentary that didn't necessarily add to the story. It was great.
A note on the movie: It was intense yet obvious. Large signs and massive foreshadowing took major surprises out of the loop for adults.
The next ACOTAR book is coming out in a week!
I'm super excited and ready for this baby to be out! I even ordered the monthly box by #Wick and Fable ! I've had a major reading slump (I still owe reviews on about 3 ARCs, YIKES) but I think this might change that.