This new format of rambling about my life? Really working for me. Really, really, really working for me. Without further ado:
I spent a bunch of my time over this month on Spring Break. During which… I toured colleges. So many colleges. Colleeeeeege. And, guess what, I still like Bryn Mawr best.
I will say that I also adored several other schools I toured, especially Smith and Wellesley! Neither had my exact aesthetic to the same degree, but both were very nice and I’d be pleased to attend. Is it a bad decision to put this on my blog when colleges may / may not stalk my blog in the application process? Perhaps. Let’s just count on them not stalking this far back, shall we?
Some of you might know that I live on the West Coast, but I don’t seem to talk about applying anywhere except the East Coast. This is not an accident! I want to live on the East Coast, get some distance from my family, experience actual seasons, go to New York every month and crash Stagedoor like the basic bitch I am, and be near my grandma and my wonderful extended family.
And while there… I saw Mean Girls! The MUSICAL!
And listen, okay, I don’t even like this movie that much anymore [it was my childhood, but no], but I was obsessed with this musical. Why? Because I saw my fucking Broadway crush play my favorite role in this whole movie [Janis] live.
That’s still a first date question that I ask people when I go on dates. I’m like, “Have you ever been or will you ever be a Republican?” And if the answer is yes or maybe, I’m like, “I can’t see you anymore.” Also, I always ask, “How was middle school for you?” Because I really feel like if you had an OK time in middle school that you’re a jerk. If you were able to just slide by, it meant that you either weren’t helping people or that you were the person who was beating up on everybody.
WHAT AN ICON AND AN INTELLECTUAL.
I also went to Prom. It was fun and gay.
It was also on a literal yacht, which was… wild. And of course my main thought was “my school is ridiculous.” Except when we arrived there were three other fucking high schools there, ready to have prom on a yacht.
What even is the Bay Area.
- Continue using Habitica’s weekly goal system.✅ [this was a gimme]
- Finish Season Four of Black Mirror.✅ [god finally]
- Watch three backlist movies.✅ [like six, but It Follows, The Disaster Artist, The Wolf of Wall Street.]
- Watch three of my most anticipated movies [like A Quiet Place, The Death of Stalin, Annihilation, Isle of Dogs].❌ [not even fucking close I didn’t watch a single one of these]
- Hang out with friends outside of school three times, and Kav doesn’t count for this.✅ [so much!! thankfully!!]
—Next Month’s Goals—
- Finish season one of Black Sails.
- Get a hangout with the Camp Squad to actually happen!
- Hang out with friends outside of school three times.
- Hang out with Kav three times! [gimme goals are valid]
- Get all my next-month blog posts scheduled on time for the end of the month, for once
- Watch three of my most anticipated movies [Annihilation, A Quiet Place, The Death of Stalin, Disobedience. AND NO NOT INFINITY WAR]
- Just… fucking get through AP week dear god I don’t know
Today was an overplaying month. So I basically overplayed Kelly Clarkson’s iconic classic All I Ever Wanted. Listen, the pure joy of listening to Don’t Let Me Stop You, If I Can’t Have You, Whyyawannabringmedown, Tip of my Tongue, and The Day We Fell Apart over and over again is true and real.
Um, that was basically it. Oops.
My month in movies was… actually amazing? I mean, I was sick for a bunch of it, hence the four-new-movies-in-three-days thing, but oh well. Also, like half of it was Black Mirror.
The Disaster Artist (2017) dir. James Franco | ★★★★☆
I honestly just thought this movie was really fucking hilarious. It’s a typical make-you-feel-happy-because-they-achieved-their-dreams movie except they actually failed. Basically the height of comedy. #iconic
It Follows (2014) dir. David Robert Mitchell | ★★★★☆
This movie was so… wild. Anyone who knows me will know I tend to be a bit horror-movie avoidant, as I literally despise jump scares [why would you do that to yourself. what the fuck]. BUT I also love psychological things. This movie is… both. If you’re looking for something slow-burn scary, deeply terrifying and unsettling in a subtle way, you really can’t go wrong with this. The opening scene reminds me a lot of Jordan Peele’s fantastic Get Out and similar horror movies, but trust me, this is not your typical horror. And it really did not have to end the way it did. I’m begging for an explanation because what the fuck.
—Favorite TV Shows—
Okay, some of you might remember that earlier this month, I wrote a post listing all my thoughts on season four of Black Mirror. Some of you also might have noticed that I watched two old episodes of it this month! So the gist is I have finally caught up on every single episode, and I still love this show. I’ll just have to rewatch USS Callister and Black Museum on repeat until season five releases, I guess.
I have also begun the very interesting and very gay Black Sails! I’m only about five episodes in, but I’m already enjoying it. The characters are so well-done and well-acted. And though I haven’t been totally engaged so far, I have a really good feeling about where it’s going.
- A List of April Readathons [this will continue over the months] by @DuskAngelReads
- Why I Love the Chosen One Trope by Jamieson @JamiShelves
- Celebrating Female Nigerian Authors by Etinosa @Uwadis
- Big Little Lies: Book v. Miniseries by @CharlotteAnnElise [I actually like the miniseries just a tiny bit better, but I love how this review is written!]
- How To Write the Perfect Discussion Post by @TheWellThumbedReader
- Author / Reviewer Interaction Etiquette by Fadwa @WordWoonders
- Opinions on the Booktube SFF Awards Shortlist by Acqua @Acquadimore [yes this was months ago but I don’t think I ever linked it]
- I Feel Pretty and the Rise of Beauty-Standard Denial by Amanda Hess, New York Times [I love this because it’s movie criticism with a deeper meaning]
- #QueerLitStories: Autoboyography and Quiet Acceptance by Hollie @HollieBlog writing on @SylviaReadsBooks
- Looking for F/F Books? Here’s a List! by @YABookers
The Pressures of Reading Arcs by @YABookers
Series vs. Standalones by @YABookers
- What Should the Perfect YA Trilogy Look Like? by Cait @PaperFury
How to Annoy a Book Blogger by Cait @PaperFury [this was amusing]
- How Far Into a Book Do We Decide on the Rating? by Marija @InsideMyLibraryMind
Reading Books at the Right Time by Marija @InsideMyLibraryMind
Chit Chat: What’s In A Cover? by Marija @InsideMyLibraryMind
This was such a long post. Did y’all stay with me? Probably not. It’s okay.
How were your months? Any movies on here you’ve seen? Any thoughts or favorites? Any tips for achieving goals? Let me know in the comments!