It's no secret that I love Autumn. I sure talk about it a lot. It is by far my favourite season, so when I saw this 'Autumn Tag' over on There Might Be Coffee, I absolutely had to give it a go!
What signifies the start of Autumn for you?
Autumn begins when the leaves start turning on the trees and the world is surrounded with rusty oranges and beautiful golden browns. It's when the shops start selling thick, woolly dresses, knee high socks and jumpers, and when the nights start drawing in earlier each day.
What is your favourite Autumn scent?
I love so many scents traditionally associated with Autumn or Winter - ginger, nutmeg, salted caramel, toffee, but my absolute favourite of them all is cinnamon, hands down. I have loved cinnamon for as long as I can remember. It reminds of me Halloweens spent in America. It's just the nicest scent in the world.
What is your favourite Autumn colour?
I'm a sucker for them all, to be honest! But I love burgundy a whole bunch. I think they all look so lovely together - burgundy and mustard doesn't sound like a winning combination, perhaps, but it is!
Are you a fan of PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte)
Honestly I'm not a huge fan of overpriced chain-store coffee shop coffees! Sure, they're absolutely delicious, but I can't bring myself to spend nearly a fiver on a luke warm drink! On the rare occasions that I do drink at a Starbucks or a Costa, though, I'll find myself opting for their gingerbread or cinnamon spiced drinks. Nothing against Pumpkin Spice - that's lovely too! - but cinnamon is where it's at.
What is your favourite Autumn drink?
I don't really have a favourite drink so much, but Autumn is for sure the time when all the flavoured hot chocolates and coffees come out to play, and even though I don't drink them often, they sure do remind me of this season! I also love love love mulled wine, but that's more a Christmas drink, I think! Can't really beat a hot chocolate topped with cream and marshmallows, though, can you?
What’s your favourite coffee shop and their drink of choice?
Like I said earlier, I'm really not a huge fan of chain coffee shops. When I'm out I'll rarely pay for expensive coffee (I'd rather get a glass of wine!), so I don't have a favourite. Some do offer some very tempting flavours though, it has to be said!
Apple Pie or Pumpkin Pie?
Apple Pie when it's completely doused in cinnamon, haha! I like them both, but I rarely get the chance to try Pumpkin Pie as it's far more of an American thing. As long as it's got cinnamon in, though, I'm good to go.
What TV show, new or old, are you looking forward to in the next few months?
The Good Place season three is coming out weekly on Netflix and it's awesome! I don't think there's much happening on regular TV lately that I'm eyeballing. Doctor Who starts tonight but I'm not very excited about it, sadly. On Netflix, there's The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina coming soon, and also The Haunting of Hill House, both perfect for this spooky month!
What is your favourite Autumn fashion trend?
I am always a fan of thick woolly tights and knee-high socks. This year, the shops are flooded with pinafore dresses which are adorable, especially with polo neck jumpers and knee-high boots. There's loads of tartan around at the moment (I may have bought myself an adorable pinafore wrap-around that looks just like something out of The Heathers) which is lovely, and I'm digging the thick corduroy flares that are starting to appear, too.
What is your favourite comfort food to enjoy in the colder months?
I mean, I'll eat all the food, all the time, but in Autumn (and Winter) it's nice to have roast dinners and stews with big thick dumplings. Yum!
What is your favourite Autumn activity?
I love going out and doing something for Halloween. Last year my friends and I were all renting an apartment in Bristol for the week so we decorated and played horror themed boardgames like Mysterium and Zombies!!! I love going out to bonfire displays in November, too. I've never been pumpkin picking - there's no local farms that offer it sadly, but it's high on my bucket list for sure!
Do you like horror movies?
Of course!! My Mum and I are both suckers for horrors. She prefers the more paranormal spooks to the slashers and murderers, but I'll watch 'em all! I think I prefer paranormal stuff too, to be honest. You can't beat an evil house or poltergeist! But, I'll also take the silly teen screams, too. The only stuff I'm not really a huge fan of is the 'gore porn' style stuff - Hostel, House of Wax, etc. They're fine, if you're into that, but they're more 'cringe' than 'horror', to me.
Do you ever do anything fun for Halloween?
We always try to! My parents love Halloween - my Mum is especially into Halloween and Christmas - so we've always tried to do something. We've spent a lot of Halloweens in America, which is great because they go all out over there. I've spent Halloween night rocking out to my favourite band in California, we've been to Knott's Berry's Scary Farm, and we've even been to Sea World's after-hours Halloween event! (We wouldn't endorse Sea World these days, but this was a very long time ago!) I adore being in America for Halloween. I especially adore shopping in Michaels and spending my entire holiday budget on Halloween themed scrapbooking supplies. Ahem.
When we're home, we usually decorate the house but sadly these days we just don't get any trick-or-treaters to make it worth the effort. Living in a rural village is pretty boring. Because Halloween usually falls around MCM London Comic Con, we've been able to incorporate it with spooky fun, before. We had a little Halloween party there and even managed to get down to the London Dungeons for their after-hours Halloween event one year, too. Last year we had some friends visit from Europe so we all rented an Airbnb in Bristol and spent Halloween decorating and playing spooky boardgames, which was really nice. This year, my parents and I are actually going to Bristol again, this time to board the SS Great Britain for their 'Spooky Ship' event!
What was your favourite part about Halloween as a child?
Halloween as a child was magical. My parents made damned sure my whole childhood was magical, to be honest, but Halloween and Christmas were the biggies. Every year I'd dress up (always a witch!) and we'd carve pumpkins and decorate the house. We'd watch old Halloween cartoons and I was allowed to trick-or-treat to the one neighbour across the road who let us, haha. Mum would make up a special Halloween punch every year (which was alcoholic, of course, so I'd only ever be allowed a sip, haha) and the smell was just divine. Cinnamon and cloves and ahhhh. Heaven.
Are you a bigger fan of Bonfire Night or Halloween?
Halloween, for sure! But they're both a lot of fun. We got really lucky for a few years that our village actually put on a hell of a fire work show for the 5th, but lately we've had to travel further afield to get to one. I love love love fireworks. I find them exciting and so pretty and honestly a little bit romantic.
Where is your dream destination to visit in Autumn?
America! California, specifically. To me Autumn is basically Halloween and Halloween is best in America! My favourite band Oingo Boingo were once very big on the SoCal scene and they have special Halloween reunions now (sans their lead singer, sadly), so I'd go see them if I could. And I'd go do all the Disney, Universal and Knott's Berry Halloween events, too. God, I miss that place. It's been too long.
Do you always forget about the clocks going back?
Actually no! But that's mainly because they always go back on the same weekend as MCM London Comic Con, so we're all pretty relieved to get that extra hour of sleep in!
When do you usually start preparing for Christmas?
Usually any time around now, to be honest. Once Autumn hits, it's fair game. I haven't started Christmas shopping yet (as usual, I have no idea what to get anyone) but I've already bought some decorations (Primark, your Disney range is killing me.) I'm a complete sucker for Christmas. I get so annoyed when everyone's so grumpy and miserable about it! I'll be honest, I've already been caught singing Christmas songs around the house. We don't like to decorate before December but only because I wouldn't want to get used to the decorations (or worse yet, bored of them!)
This tag was fun! But of course, any chance to talk about Autumn and Halloween is good to me! I'm not going to tag anybody specifically, so please feel free to take part if you, too, love this season!!
No, Moose and I aren't breaking up, don't worry! But I've been reshuffling a few things online, including this blog and my Instagram account! For the longest time, I've wanted to keep everything together; my personal life and art life, as I kind of figured they overlapped enough that it wouldn't bother people too much to see crossposting. However, I found myself feeling guilty if I posted shameless fashion posts to Instagram when people had followed me there for art, and I feel weird putting art here on my blog when people are probably coming here for Disney trip reports, haha.
That said, I used this place as my primary URL to link on my business card, so when people took my card at conventions, they'd come here, looking for art - and while I do link my art gallery and such on here, I always felt like this place's primary focus was the blog, which very rarely was about art at all! So, while my art and life kind of do overlap a lot (I only ever draw silly video game characters and all I do in my spare time is play video games, after all!), I think it makes to finally split things up a little bit.
So what does that mean? Well, basically, I've changed the URL for this place, which means Bloglovin' is currently very confused. I'm hoping to get the URL changed over soon! This place is now http://www.dreamsomehow.com, which is what I've been calling the blog, anyway. The focus here is going to be on life blogging and general nerdery, so expect game reviews, fashion posts, cosplay, adventures at Disneyland and various other fun things!
My previous URL, http://www.reaperfox.com, now links directly to a website specifically devoted to my art and crafts! I'll update the blog there too, but primarily that site is going to act as a hub for where to find my art online (Tumblr, Instagram, etc.), as well as a vaguely professional portfolio with commission information! Woo!
I really hope people enjoy the content I put out here on this blog! Now I've finally made this decision, I hope it's going to free me of the hangups I had with blogging. Crossposting art and lifestyle content might be for some folks, but I really don't think it's for me.
As for Instagram, I've split that up too! I actually wanted to for ages, but I didn't want to log in and out of accounts all the time. However, I recently discovered that Instagram actually has as really handy 'switch account' feature on their app, so that solved the problem! My @reaperfox IG account is going to be specifically for art posts and I've created a new @dreamsomehow IG to compliment this blog! Please feel free to follow either or both, I'd really love my IG presence to grow a little more now I'm finally using it regularly (especially my @dreamsomehow account, which I'm trying to update every day!)
It's beda time! That is to say, Blog Every Day in April! Every April I use this to kickstart my blog for a few months and this year is no exception.
For the first time I'm ever, I feel as though my blog, as sporadic as its updates are at the moment, has an actual purpose and place in the blogging world. The past year has introduced me to so many vloggers in the nerdy, gaming, geeky world, and everyone is so wonderful and creative and interesting. I discovered the blog culture relatively recently - I had a Livejournal for years, of course, but it's only been the past few years that I've seen a world of blogging beyond diary posts and brain-fart rambles. My first encounter with the blog world was through the many, many lovely lifestyle blogs I found. I thoroughly enjoyed reading them, and found incredible inspiration from them, but they didn't really share a lot in common with me or my blog. They were young women, mostly beautiful and American, who had husbands and children and faith. They shared their journeys and adventures and I loved (still love) reading their blogs, learning about their daily lives, but it wasn't a community I felt I could really take part in. My day to day life involves video games, cosplay, going to conventions and selling art. I still live with my parents, and I'm hardly a young go-getter in the exciting blogging world.
The trouble is, if you try to find gaming blogs, for example, they're few and far between, and the ones that do exist aren't about lifestyle or the daily lives of gamers - they're dedicated game blogs, with reviews and guides, and the geek blogs I found all had very dedicated themes - geek clothing, geek cooking, for example. All fun to read, of course, but few of them felt like places I could reach out to as a blogger myself.
But then I sort of fell into a bunch of communities that bridged the gap. I found whole forums dedicated to geek lifestyle bloggers. They covered a broad spectrum - from gamers, to Disney nerds, to cosplayers and, of course, crafters and artists like myself. It was completely eye opening to me! To be a blogger meant I didn't have to be a mother, or married, or fashionable (though I like to think I look a little bit awesome most of the time!) It meant I had people I could connect with and share content with, and honestly that has been so liberating and fun.
I don't blog or engage in the blogging world as much as I'd like to, and that's something I really want to work on fixing. I think having an actual schedule would go a long way to helping that, which is why I'm hoping BEDA will be a happy kick up the bum for me. Nothing forces you to be imaginative like a tight deadline! I'm really looking forward to trying a whole month of daily blogging with you guys. I hope this blog can join the ranks of those I've fallen in love with over the past year, and I really hope you all enjoy the trip along the way!
I'm off to Disneyland Paris in a week so of course I'm in full Disney mode right now! So it's no surprise really that, when I popped into Primark ('to buy some essentials'), I came out with three Disney goodies I absolutely didn't need. But how adorable is this Minnie Mouse bag? It's large enough to use as a weekender bag and absolutely perfect for travel. I already own a bunch of make up bags but I fell in love with this Little Mermaid one, and who doesn't need a cute Minnie Mouse change purse?
For the longest time, 2004 has been a real hard year to beat. It was my first year out of uni, while all my friends still had a year to go, and they all lived in a shared house in Bath. It basically meant that I was free to come and go as I pleased, spending time at university without actually doing any work there, and living it up with my friends in the house. I essentially had a years extension on my student lifestyle free of charge, and it was awesome. I've done a whole lot of awesome things since then, of course, but Summer 2004 really was something else.
2015 finally beat it. I've done so much, achieved so much, and had so many amazing experiences this year, I'm really sad to leave it behind. However, 2016 starts with a trip to Disneyland Paris, and hopefully will end with Moose living in Bristol, so I'm really excited to see where the next twelve months take us all!
...Moose and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary in Disneyland Paris.
...We went to EGX Rezzed for the first time!
...We attended Termisoc's 24 hour LAN down in Plymouth
...We celebrated Mum's birthday in London seeing 39 Steps (which was amazing!)
...We celebrated Luke's birthday at Longleat
...and went to Gloucester Quays for their Springtime Celebration.
...We explored Oakham Treasures, an amazing vintage museum.
...I sold on my last ever Comic Village table as they finally put the boot in on fanart sales.
...but also sold at my first ever Dealer's Table at Manchester MCM, instead!
...and got a dealer's table at London MCM too!
...AND it wasn't a waste of money!
...I celebrated my birthday with family at Marwell Zoo, and with friends seeing Jurassic World!
...We all went to Kitacon and it was incredible!
...and then Moose and I went to our first ever Secret Cinema, which was The Empire Strikes Back!
...(which meant I actually had to watch Star Wars for the first time ever.)
...(2015 will forever be my Star Wars year...)
...We finally had a meet up with some of our very best friends when Saran and Xharag, two guys we met on TF2 years ago, finally came over to England (and it was so awesome!!)
...and then Moose and I went to Legends of Gaming, which was a little Youtube-centric gaming con!
...and THEN Laura and I had a quick whirlwind trip to Disneyland Paris and it was AMAZING because it was Halloweeny and we met all the characters and the weather was perfect and it was just wonderful!
...Moose, Luke, Sarah and I saw Weird Al perform in London straight afterwards!
...and then it was time for me to go to Ponycon!
...and THEN I went back to London with Moose to see the League of Legends Worlds quarter-finals!
...and THEN we went to London MCM, where I had a dealer's table and it was wonderful.
...and THEN Luke, Sarah, Moose and I went to Bristol for a Halloween Zombie Walk!
(All of those last things happened in October. October was ridiculous.)
November and December were decidedly emptier, save for some lovely Christmas things (my parents and I went to the Bovington Tank Museum for a Wartime Christmas celebration, Mum and I went and visited the Coke Truck as it made a local stop).
In 2015 I really feel like I finally got my art groove back. Having a dealer's table at London Comic Con was a huge motivator, given how much extra those tables cost! Also, I fell in love with Steven Universe in a huge way, which gave me a new muse to draw from and a new fandom to enjoy. I started Youtubing more, uploading art videos instead of vlogging, and that's definitely an achievement I'm proud of. My goal in 2016 is to keep at that. It's really the best of both worlds, because I'll be able to create videos while not neglecting my art. In the next few days, we're going to get much faster internet (finally!) so I'll be able to stream, too! Hurrah!
2015, you were rad. 2016, you've got a lot to live up to!
I've been meaning to take part in The Nerdy Girlie's 'Five Fandom Friday' for ages now, so when I read today's topic I thought I'd jump right in! I've been in love with fandom ever since I got online a hundred years ago. It gets a lot of flack sometimes, and it causes a lot of drama and heartache, but when a community is created out of sheer passion for a subject matter, of course emotions run high. Fandom is home to some of the greatest creativity I've known, and full of the most interesting, intelligent, strong willed and dynamic people I've ever met.
Sonic The Hedgehog
Or... specifically, I suppose, Sonic the Comic, the comic that ran in the UK from 1993 to 2002. As a kid, I was obsessed with Sonic the Hedgehog. I had all the consoles, all the games, and my room was decorated in about every piece of merchandise you could imagine. I collected everything, from cans and crisp packets featuring Sonic and his buddies, to books, posters, ornaments and bubble bath. I actually still have it all in various boxes up in the attic, because I can't bear to part with any of it.
My favourite of the whole bunch, though, was Sonic the Comic. For a time, it was one of the best selling comics in the UK and I was obsessed. STC made me realise how badly I wanted to draw for a living. I wrote to the artists and the writers behind the comic, asking for advice on how to get into the industry. When we finally got the internet, Sonic the Hedgehog was one of the first things I looked up, and I eventually discovered a whole mailing list dedicated to other fans of Sonic the Comic, and so many of them were around my age, with similar dreams of creating comics for a living. The most awesome thing is that I'm still pretty good friends with a whole bunch of people I met there! And what's even more crazy is that almost every one of us has a job in the video game or creative industry now. STC was the first thing that made me sit down and decide what I wanted to do for a living, and even though I took a very long time to get there (and, heck, I'm still working on it!), I'm so, so thankful for that initial spark. Sonic the Hedgehog as a fandom and a franchise has kind of gone down the drain a whole bunch since its height in the 1990s, but I'll always be thankful to the blue guy for giving me a kick-ass childhood, an amazing set of friends, and a dream I knew could very much be a reality.
Starsky & Hutch
These guys! While I'd been involved in several fandoms over the years, S&H was pretty much the fandom that really exploded for me. When the (pretty awful!) movie came out starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, my Mum and I went to see it because she'd been a fan of the cop duo in her younger days. She then suggested that I should give the original series a try and boy was I hooked! The buddycop dynamic was at its very best, the guys were, let's face it, pretty darn cute, and it was cheesy as heck. It was great fun!
Starsky & Hutch had a large, old fandom, full of people older than me, who had been in love with it since its original run in the 1970s. I should have felt intimidated, jumping into such an established fandom, but they were all so welcoming and sweet. I actually got so involved with this fandom that I flew out to America twice to attend two different S&H-centric conventions (SHarecon and Zebracon), and I had an absolute blast! It was also the very first time I sold art at a convention, winning an award for one of my silly fanart pieces, which made me realise that, hey, maybe selling at conventions could very much be a thing and, well, you guys know where that went. Thanks, S&H Fandom!
Ah, the RTD days of Doctor Who. I never thought I'd miss it, but as the series goes on, I really do miss the harmless, stupid, emotional days of David Tennant and Billie Piper.
I never watched Who as a kid, and when the series got its reboot in 2005 I came in completely fresh. I enjoyed the show a lot, but it was only when Tennant took over as the Doctor that it really kicked into gear, for me. I absolutely adore the Doctor/Rose relationship, it's still my ultimate ship, haha. I got involved in the fandom, writing fanfic and drawing some fanart, until my buddy Luke and I came up with the idea of making an intentionally dumb, silly webcomic poking fun at the oft-emotional state of Tennant's Doctor (I'm sorry, I'm so sorry.) Working on 'Worst of the Time Lords' was one of my favourite times. It got very popular and we had tremendous support from so many fabulous people. It was the first time I felt like my artistic endeavours were actually really, truly, valued, by a community that enjoyed and cared about our creation. I dropped the ball on it at the end, something I deeply regret now, and I'm very keen to actively get involved in something like it again, because it was incredible being a part of something like that.
Doomsday still makes me cry like a baby.
My Little Pony
My first 'fandom', this is the 'lifer'. My Little Pony was my childhood toy, my kiddy obsession, my first favourite anything. I was a child of the 1980s and My Little Pony was everywhere. My parents bought me hundreds throughout my childhood, and I was spoilt with the larger playsets every Christmas. As a kid, I wrote my own stories about the ponies and drew so much pony art (funny how these things go in circles, huh?)
When our school got the internet installed (before it was a regular household thing, crikey I'm old), My Little Pony was one of the first things I looked up, in a spark of nostalgia. There, I found a whole community of collectors who were now grown up, like me, and who still loved their childhood ponies. I discovered forums and places to chat to other like-minded people. I'd thought I was a little weird for still hanging onto my ponies like a collection (not that I'd ever once had the thought of selling them, mind), but the sheer amount of other adults who had done just that was so inspiring. I joined forums and chatrooms and made a bunch of friends, many of whom I'm still good friends with now! When UK Ponycon took wing, I went along and found a whole community of new friends. Obviously, the fandom has exploded again with the new 'Friendship is Magic' series and I've met some wonderful people through this new, younger community, but I'll always be super thankful to the original pony fandom that gave me so many friends (and so many ponies!)
The Furry Fandom
I actually had a hard time trying to decide which final fandom I was most thankful for, but as I wrote up above about signing online for the very first time and finding other Sonic fans or other My Little Pony collectors, it immediately came to me. Every fandom here has been linked by one thing, really, and that's its impact on me as an artist, and where I am now as a person. As a child, I drew all the time (far more than I draw now, sadly!), but I only ever, ever drew animals, or animal people. If it wasn't The Lion King, the Animals of Farthing Wood or Balto, it was my own creations, my own animal characters doing their own crazy things. I didn't really think anything of it, I just far preferred drawing and worldbuilding around animals to people. Heck, all the books I read were animal stories (Redwall, Duncton Wood, Farthing Wood), and all the movies and shows I loved featured animals as the main protagonists, too. It was only natural that my own stories and art would be all animals, all the time.
I remember very, very clearly, the moment I found 'furry' art online. I found Yerf, which was a gallery dedicated to quality and clean furry artwork, and I found other artists who draw animal people, and I was blown away. I was actually so excited to find other people who drew animals all the danged time, I ran home and told Mum all about it. I was just so excited - I could carry on drawing animal people, and enter competitions and take commissions and join galleries and it was just so so inspiring. Some of the art and technical skill of the artists in the fandom was outstanding, and I don't think anything has pushed me so hard as an artist as that community has over the years. I'm incredibly thankful for that.
So how the heck do people manage it? I'm the queen of meticulous planning when it comes to trips away or events, but when it comes to planning and organising my day-to-day life, I find I'm falling short so often. I'm not drawing as much as I'd like to be, I'm not blogging as much as I'd like to be. Dreams of making Youtube videos, practising my accordion more, or actually maintaining a healthy balance of, well, anything, seem very fleeting! I've had my hours increased at dad's cafe as I cover for a girl on maternity leave, and while I'm finally able to chip away at the credit card I've very much 'enjoyed' over the past few years, I'm finding it very hard to balance my creative pursuits around the extra work. Of course, the first thing to suffer is my blog. Sorry guys!
I bought this lovely big planner from Paperchase, which unfortunately is far too large to use as a portable diary, so I'm going to use it as a personal planner for projects, plans and creative pursuits. I think actually listing out everything I want to do and setting myself a bunch of mini deadlines is the best plan of action, for me.
What about you guys? How do you stay on top of everything when you've got a billion different things you want to do?
I've spent the past two days, off and on, arranging my room and sorting out my art/craft area, and tonight I finally finished! Now my room is largely organised, neat, and pretty pastel colours - just the way I like!
However, as you guys might have seen in my previous Battlestation post, I have a huge black monitor that really doesn't match the rest of the room! It's been bugging me for a while so when I found some cute washi tape in amongst my scrapbooking supplies, I knew what had to be done.
Now everything's neat and pretty I think I'm going to do a little room tour so you can all marvel at the clutter and awkward juxtaposition of being a girlie girl who is also a Gigantic Nerd, and the skill I have at cramming All Of The Things into a small space. Stay tuned!
Well, it's a kind-of Battlestation! This is where I spend most of my days at home! Ever since I got a new PC, I've wanted to set myself up so I could use my Yiynova with it (my old PC didn't have enough connections to install multiple monitors). The Yiynova is on the left - it's a Cintiq alternative (at a third of the price!) that I treated myself to a few years ago now. I'd played around with Cintiqs before and really wanted one, but this review convinced me to try a Yiynova and I'm so glad I did!
The screen on the right is actually a Samsung Smart TV. It's hooked up to my PC via hdmi, so I can stream videos to watch in bed! I need a television! I'm one of the few nerds that actually loves regular TV, I've always got it on for background noise if nothing else. I'd much rather watch a show like Doctor Who on live TV than streamed later - it's something about the comradery of knowing I'm watching with the rest of the nation.
Speaking of Doctor Who, the Doctor Who Van Gogh picture was a gift from my friend DC, and the Tetris Blocks are actually an amazing light that Moose gave me for Valentines a few years ago! Behind it hides my PS2 and 360, and you can just see my PS3 under the monitor. I have an iPod touch as well as the ancient old iPod docked there, but my old iPod holds so much more music. I don't really use either, since I'm usually watching television or listening to Spotify, but they're nice to keep around.
It's important that this little nook of my room is colourful, fun and (relatively!) tidy! This is where I draw, game and do all my social media, so it has to be calming and nice to sit in. I have a small pull-out table that I set up next to it all for my real media arts and crafts since the PC desk isn't really large enough for it. Yes, that's really how much room I allow for my mouse. Office desks really aren't made for gaming!
Anyway, that's about that! I figured you guys might like a glimpse at where the magic happens, as it were. I love seeing other people's desks and setups so if you've got any pictures to share I'd love to see them!
I absolutely love rainy city lights. When Moose and I were in New York City last year, we were caught in an almighty rainstorm, and I made us both rush over to Times Square to enjoy it in all its twinkly light and yellow taxi glory. Add a little Christmas magic to the mix and it's pretty much my favourite thing. This photo was taken in Bath, which is one of my favourite cities.
I made a Facebook page for this blog! I know it's early days for the blog but I figured I'd give it a go! You can find it here: Dream Somehow - please give it a 'like' if you fancy being kept up to date that way. Also, my comments are finally using Disqus, something I spent days trying to implement before. I'm hoping that makes it easier for folks to comment and chat here - I'd love to know what you have to say about the silliness I post here!
I'm Selena, an artist, blogger and gamer - but maybe not always in that order! Dream Somehow is a blog dedicated to travel, art, geeky adventures, vintage style and a little bit of Disney Dreaming! If you'd like to know a bit more about me, click here!
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