7 Squees of Why

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This week’s squees are concentrated into a bullet-point list. Right now, I don’t want to leave my desk, so this is hard. Besides my e-mail and word count, the temperature is dropping rapidly and darkness is always a good place to be in order to write, write, write. However? Life, the universe, and everythingTM is calling me to ensure that yep, there are groceries in the fridge and yes, I should probably do something more strenuous than rolling my chair back today. Before I do, however, I want to get this done. It is often harder in this doom-doom-doom-terror-squared-BE-AFRAID-TO-LEAVE-YOUR-HOUSE age to find something to be happy about, because being happy is not the “popular” thing to do.

So here are seven squees. The reason why? I don’t want to flood my blog every day with a new one, because it’s apparent that a list seems more appropriate unless I have Something To SayTM.

1.) Netflix’s First Original Movie is the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon! Should be out late 2015 or 2016, but I’m curious to see where this goes. It did make me squee!

2.) I love how random conversations can be serendipitous. I was talking about putting together a gothabilly outfit, when someone suggested a fabric site. Spoonflower is an awesome site that features indie fabric print designers. And they have LOADS of skull prints. LOADS!

3.) This Gorey-inspired print from Weregeek. Now framed and on my wall. The poster-sized 11 x 17 frames work perfectly!

4.) I figured out how to do a flat Kumihimo braid using a square disk all by myself. Huzzah! Not finished with the design quite yet, because I think I’m going to go a little crazy with it. I have an idea, though. WOO!

5.) Pre-ordered The Edge of Tomorrow. GREAT movie!

6.) The Tower of Orthanc in Legos. With an Ent! AND A LEGO PALANTIR!

7.) Bat for Lashes and “The Haunted Man.” LOVE this collection. LOVE.

And that’s it for this week’s squees. Same time… Same bat channel…

29/365 through 36/365

    Mood: Oh, to be wealthy enough to have someone else take care of all the housework and sh*t. (Yeah, that’ll never happen.)
    Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: Just the one. There will likely be more.
    Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: Um…
    In My Ears: Surprisingly? Nothing.
    Game Last Played: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
    Book Last Read: I’m a bad writer because I can’t remember the title at the moment. TERRIBLE EVEN.
    Movie Last Viewed: Fellowship of the Ring
    Latest Artistic Project: Kumihimo plate using ghostly colors/
    Latest Fiction/Comic Release: Last Man Zombie Standing.
    Latest Game Release: Echoes of War: Thrillin’ Heroics
    What I’m Working On: Primarily tie-in games work, original comics, and novels.

Monica Valentinelli is a writer, editor, and game developer. Her portfolio includes stories, games, comics, essays, and pop culture books.

In addition to her own worlds, she has worked on a number of different properties including Firefly, Vampire: the Masquerade, Shadowrun, Hunter: the Vigil, Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, and Robert E. Howard’s Conan.

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