ok who the fuck started this new meme it’s the worst idea ever i’m pretty sure my soul left my body at some point but let’s pretend these are all my top favs of my beautiful dearest tiniest baby son @ monsterexhibitthiccthotharry thaNKS A lot
I was tagged by the lovely thebookwormbrittany to do the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag! Thanks so much!!
1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2015.
The beginning of the year was rough. I was reading some terrible books but I’m happy to say that my luck has changed and now I don’t know which book to pick as my mid-year favorite! Can I cheat and pick a favorite in each genre?
YA Fantasy: A Court of Thorns by Sarah J. Maas YA Contemporary: We Were Liars by E.Lockhart New Adult Romance: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover AND Wallbangers by Alice Clayton (I really can’t pick lol)
2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2015.
Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover
3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
The Remedy by Suzanne Young
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
Sadly my most anticipated releases aren’t coming out until 2016. =/
5. Biggest disappointment
Inspire by Cora Carmack. I really loved Cora’s Faking It Trilogy so when I picked up Inspire I had really high expectations.
6. Biggest surprise
Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines because I’ve never given a book a zero stars in my entire life.
7. Favourite new author. (Debut or new to you)
Colleen Hoover. I read all her books (well a majority of them) in April for the first time and now she’s a favorite!
8. Newest fictional crush.
Simon Parker from Wallbanger. I was going to pick Miles Tate from Ugly Love but he’s got too much baggage.
9. Newest favourite character.
Caroline from Wallbaners, because she’s just too funny.
10. Book that made you cry.
Slammed and Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. As We Were Liars by E.Lockhart
11. Book that made you happy.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
12. Favourite book to film adaptation you saw this year.
I don’t think I have one yet.
13. Favourite review you’ve written this year. (Booktube version: Favourite video you have done so far in this year)
As a lot of the lovely ladies of the fandom will be celebrating the 4th July on Saturday,the debrief party will now be on Sunday. Can you ladies let me know what time suits you all so we can celebrate our beloved show coming to an end together 💗
I apologise if I forgot to tag anyone,every single Emu in the fandom is invited
New Guy Weekly wrapped up this weekend! I’ve blogged thoughts and feelings about the show every day this week. Tag-search “New Guy Weekly Blog” for all the posts.
Post #5: Thanks for reading! Thanks for watching! If you’re curious about anything, ask me! But after rooting around in my head one last time, I’ve only got a little more to blog on this. So I mount my Independence Day weekend soapbox to say three very important things:
Nick Mundy is a goddamn prince. His work managing and building out Cracked’s YouTube channel makes the whole site’s video presence bigger and better every day. He might be our best-kept secret. He’s also becoming a poorly-kept secret in awesome ways: beloved on Screen Junkies, going on Conan to do the kind of comedy every late night show should be doing, starring on Comedy Central, wedding his wonderful fiancé with help from The Rock, and more stuff I’m too tired to dig up links for. Most importantly, everybody likes Nick, and with good reason because like I just blogged he’s a goddamn prince.
Cracked gave this time to develop. Here’s a common thinkpiece: “[Comedy Show] is getting cancelled soon, [Comedy Show] deserves renewing because [actual reasons and/or the author has pals who work on Comedy Show], the cancelers of [comedy show] are automatically dolts because Seinfeld wasn’t great the first couple years either.” That thinkpiece can be disingenuous, but it gets at the truth that comedies need time to develop. Something’s only ever on Broad City or Rick & Morty’s level from jump because its team got to get it in shape before production started, and/or because the show already matured in another medium.
In my case, reality’s a component of this episode of New Guy Weekly. It took a lot of prep and trying stuff out to make this show at all. I really made that space-news video (which was a vertical video intentionally, btw). I shot and cut it over the weekend of my first week at Cracked. I also made this straightforward video about selfies on my phone as a test case, as extra content, and mainly to see how I might ramp up to phone-series-making. There’s also a beast of a Google Doc where planning and thinking about this ate up some hours. And before and during this show I wrote Today’s Topics, Spit Takes, animated videos, adaptations of our articles, sketches, a traditional series pilot (RIP), an After Hours episode (coming soon!), other stuff that’s not jumping to mind right this now, and so so so many green-screen-talk videos. It’s been a whirl carving out time for all this, but it’s been more than worth it. And if Cracked had seen that first space-news vertical video and said “nope, not right, get back to animating gifs and programming our Facebook page”, none of this would be a thing. That is wise and cool and expensive of them, and characteristic of this place being one of a kind.
Be present. I still remember my first birthday in New York. I’d moved there to work for a CollegeHumor sister site, to work with people I’d known from interning there, and to do all the New York things. How’d that first birthday go? I spent the early morning visiting an apartment that didn’t have walls yet, spent the middle and end of the day at the office, found out the friend who’d graciously put me up for the week lacked Internet at the moment, and spent the night outside his place at a 24-hour falafel joint with WiFi for customers and Yelp-talk starring roaches, to finally start writing my potential first video for that website. It was a fake ad for an intentionally useless commemorative plate, sold to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee as a constitutionally useless monarch.
I finished the script around three in the morning. We never shot it. Topicality-wise, we missed an opportunity. And I don’t regret any of that.
What I do regret is reading that script one last time, hitting command-S, backing it up, shutting down, closing down, cord-wrapping, stuff-bagging, clerk-waving, door-shoving, stepping out into a lovely Brooklyn night I had all to myself after completing the kind of creative act I’d moved three thousand miles four times for a tiny chance to do professionally, standing on that corner and wearing a backpack of everything and thinking that I, Alex Schmidt……hadn’t tweeted enough that day.
(An aside: I hadn’t.)
I made a slew of things for Cracked in the last year. Forty episodes of this show happened on top of that. Nothing great happens without you working like a dog. And if you let yourself take stock along the way, experience the moments, remember what’s happening and breathe once in a while, you might get to be a happy dog.
i don’t know if everyone does this but i have tagviewer installed, and i look at every single tag on every piece of art i upload. i’m just constantly blown away by people’s kindness. whether you’re one of my friends or whether i’ve never spoken to you before, thank you so much for your sweet words, i love all of you
what does "queue" mean and why u tag every post this
It means I’ve put that post in my queue. I don’t usually queue posts but I’m not using my laptop at the moment so I’ve just been queuing things instead of reblogging straight. Also so I can go back and tag it properly when I am on a computer.