unofficially summer

6 Money Moves Every 20-Something Should Make Before Summer Is Over

Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer, is five weeks away. As you enjoy what’s left of the season a few simple steps can put you on track for a stellar financial year:

1) Track your spendings.

2) Ask for a raise…or at least prepare to. Typically, the right time to ask for a raise is about one year after your last one, or about one year after starting a new job.

3) Check in with your student loans.

4) Start planning for next summer.

Two more money moves you should make.

Over the last 5 years, Monster High has grown a huge fan base all around the world. Because of this, it’s really hard to organize a convention for us (especially if you collect the dolls).

Fright Con is going to be a Monster High convention for the fans, made by the fans. There will be panels, contests, vendors, and much more. And it wouldn’t be much of a Con if the sister series, Ever After High, wasn’t included in the fray.

Here’s the catch: it’s going to be an online convention. Now before you clicked/scroll away, I want to add that just because it’s not being held in a physical place doesn’t mean it would run like an actual Con. It will be held for ONE WEEKEND [Well, technically from Thursday- Sunday] during the summer of 2016 via Internet.  That way, everyone can join in regardless of where you live!

Running a Con is hard work, even with it  being online; way too much for one person to handle alone.  Volunteers would be greatly appreciated, especially to help shape out some of these ideas.  If you would like to help, please send me a message.

The Full Job List and [Current] Master- list of Activities will be listed by the end of this weekend. 


Thank You,

Kairiaka


P.S- To answer some questions:

      1. No, this is not a thing that’s going to be “happening in ten years”. It’s going to happen next summer. Even if I’m mortally ill, there will be someone in my place to lead.
      2. This is a real event that a fan is hoping will go well.  
Comics to Read, May 25 - Rebirth Edition

We are so close to the unofficial kick-off to summer for us stateside folks - Memorial Day weekend. I’ve got some time off and if you do, here are some comics to read.

Let’s start with the one everyone will be talking about today.

Geoff Johns is now the Trinity all wrapped in one for DC Comics. Recently given more responsibility for the film division to follow on his success on TV, he is back to steer the publishing division back on track. So what is Rebirth? Is it a reboot? A reimagining? A realignment? Some of all of that. To me it is a bit of a mea culpea for the new 52, which after 5 years can now be seen as more mistake than success. We all know the new 52 got rid of many characters and changed their origins. Slowly some of those characters came back - Donna, Cass, Steph - are now all there in name, at least. But there was one character that certain fans wanted back. And he is finally in this issue. I am happy for them and if you are a fan of that missing character you should pick this up. And if you are also a fan of Green Arrow and Black Canary, you may want to give this a buy. (Also Johns has a money back guarantee going for floppies so you can always take advantage of that).

So what didn’t excite me? Unfortunately Wonder Woman’s origin appears to have been made even more fustermalecentricclucky. And the company has decided to not just double down on their go to villain but triple down. I am sure there are some readers who welcome this.

Johns says he wants this book to be about hope and you can definitely feel that hope and feel less light than dark. We know he loves these characters and it shows. But Johns is not writing any comics for awhile and none in Rebirth. So whether the light and love extends to the rest of the line remains to be seen. 

Johns was a key player in bringing Supergirl to TV and that show is a shining example of light vs. grim and dark. This digital first comic reflects that tone too. But this is not part of Rebirth. 

Another fun and bright comic. Another digital first. Love it.


This comic is great. You should read it. Chelsea Cain can writer and the art is terrific.

I really don’t want to go down the road to Civil War II so if this comic start dragging me down the road I’ll say bye to Kamala for awhile. Same with Captain Marvel which is also out today.

I am so happy for Marjorie Liu who is hitting it out of the park with this.

It’s so daaahhhhk (but you know it won’t be forever).

I just reread the original arc of this and it was even better the second time. So glad it continues.

And finally if you have kids around you this weekend here’s the perfect comic to share. 

And finally a sad goodbye to one of the best comics of the past half decade. Thank you Terry. Thank you this and for all your work in making great comics.

And that’s it for me this week. 

Q's Summer Kickoff Fic Giveaway!

With Memorial Day bringing the (unofficial) start of summer, I thought it would be fun to do something to celebrate! So I’m doing a giveaway!

The winner will receive one free commission fic from me, of 5,000 words or more! You may choose any pairing, from any fandom that I am familiar with, or provide me with links to information/references about your favorite fandom/pairing and I can do my best for you! The only rules are those clearly stated in my commissions post, located in my ‘q writes’ and 'commissions’ tags here on this blog.

Giveaway Rules:
- You must reblog this post. Likes are great, but only reblogs count as an entry!
- You may enter as many times as you like, but please don’t spam your followers!
- You must be following me. This isn’t a quest for more followers, but a token of appreciation to those I already have. However, new followers are welcome to participate!
- If you request a NSFW piece, you must be over the legal age in your country and mine, and you must also adhere to the rules outlined in my commissions post.

Giveaway will end on June 20th at midnight, EST, and will be decided with a random number generator with proof and results posted here! Good luck!

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The Summer Of Surf-core

You Take Your Car To Work, I’ll Take My Board

Now that Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone, it’s basically the unofficial start of summer and to celebrate, I’m busting out the Hawaiian print shirt for a LEWK I’m calling the surf-core/tourist dad aesthetic. While most of us don’t have the luxury of spending countless hours at the beach all summer trying to catch that perfect wave, we can still channel the surfer off duty look with a few key pieces. A vintage-inspired Hawaiian print shirt is probably the key item to pulling this off. Literally go into any store and you’ll be able to find one (tropical florals are having a “moment” in fashunz). Pair them with some sun-faded jeans because like yeah brah my jeans are naturally distressed from beach lyfe, yanno? And lastly, buy yourself a pair of slip-on sneakers because everyone knows a true surf bro has at least one pair of beat-up slip-on Vans in their closet.

I’ll end this post with my favorite song off The Blue Album and also my current mood because HASHTAG SUMMER and eff the 9-5! Happy Listening: Weezer - Surf Wax America

Wearing:

Scotch & Soda Shirt // Armani Exchange Jeans // ASOS Sneakers

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