[Retrospective] – A Rewind Of: August 2015

Retrospective is a monthly post to rewind all of the happenings, thoughts, and discussions here at thoughts and afterthoughts.

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A Rewind Of:
Aug // 2015


Reviews:

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I modified the text layers as the above was more “lalala I just want this finished asap” and then ran with it for a while. The bottom one is more in your face. Therefore…better, I hope.

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Pending reviews: Madly – Amy AlwardThe Dead House – Dawn KurtagichDon’t Fail Me Now – Una LaMarche


Think Aloud:

#21 – “What does that word mean?” “No idea, I skipped it.”
#22 – Ships Don’t Sink…They Turn Into Shipmarines.


Alternatives:

Sad category continues to be sad.


Memes (Top Ten Tuesday):

#70 – Fairy Tale Retellings in Film
#71 – Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From
#72 – Auto-Buy Authors
#73 – “Welcome to Bromance in Fiction 101”


Miscellaneous:

Awards: The Sunshine Blogger Award
Tags: The Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag

Tags: The Disney Book Tag
Tags: The TBR Book Tag
Tags: The Harry Potter Tag
Events: ARC August 2015 Read-a-thon
Events: ARC August 2015 Event Recap
Events: Bout of Books 14 – Reading Goals
Events: Bout of Books 14 – Scavenger Hunt
Events: Bout of Books 14 – MASH Challenge


Other Feels:

Television (Not a full list of what I watch):

(If you love to talk television, hit me up on Twitter and we can share feels together!)

Big Brother US 17: I’ve gotten to this point of the season where I consider dropping the rest of it because it is going downhill. (EDIT: THINGS ARE LOOKING BRIGHT. THIS HOUSE BETTER DO SOMETHING HOLY SHIT.)

Suits S5: A MY FEELS I CANNOT EVEN. WHY, WHAT IS, I DON’T EVEN WHO IS RUINING MY DYNAMIC DUO?

Mr. Robot S1: A good reveal will always hurt even if you expect it so long as the writing and acting work in-tandem. Rami Malek is a stud; no questions about it.

Sense8 S1: The hangover for this show is real. (But am I the only one who didn’t care that much for Riley’s arc?)

Scream S1: While I would appreciate more diversity on this show…I know these characters would be the first to get axed. I mean, at the rate they’re killing everyone…won’t they have like no cast by the 3rd season

Significant Mother S1: More power to you if you’re the one together with your friend’s parent.

Awkward S5: The final season begins!

Faking It S2: It’s kinda weird how they split the season like this as Awkward is going into a new season but FI is returning into its second half. BUT WHATEVER.

Shows With Leaked Pilots:

Lucifer S1: This show entertained me and a lot of it might have been because of Tom Ellis; the charismatic and lackadaisical Lucifer who doesn’t really take his own role seriously.

Minority Report S1: I am always amused when shows/movies are filmed in Toronto. It might not have the strongest casting in my opinion but the premise post-film version (I think) is what will make me give this show a longer try.


Films:

Dark Places: It doesn’t have the same punch as Gone Girl. While the cast itself is pretty stellar, they can only give so much when they start with so little.


Music:

(Links to YouTube for easy peasy listening)

I’ve also sort-of started a Twitter Group DM chat with some individuals who I’ve been sending EDM-ish music to recently. Let me know if you want to be included or are interested!

Illenium & Said the Sky – Painted White (feat. Cristina Soto): So the drop is kind of weird (like you think your speakers/headphones are exploding) but I kind of liked it? Might need two+ full listens for it to agree with your ear.

Kyle Tree – Open Eyes (feat. Bright Lights): Fun. It is fun.

Manse – Rising Sun (feat. Chris Jones): After providing vocals for so many songs I’ve enjoyed, it seemed like an obvious choice.

Mako – Smoke Filled RoomThis has made some peoples knees turn into jello.

Astronomyy – Things I’d Do For You: If there’s one thing that ScreamTV has done right, it’s provided me songs to groove to.

Michael Brun – Tongue Tied July (feat. Roy English)This is track I forgot to include last month.


Afterthoughts:

What to say other than: holy hell, 4 books in a month. It won’t last but it is surely where I was when I started blogging.

Cheers,
Joey

connect: afterthoughtAn // twitter  |  anotherafterthought // goodreads

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12 thoughts on “[Retrospective] – A Rewind Of: August 2015”

  1. I was tempted to give up on BB as well, but with what you told me yesterday…I am really hoping things start getting better! I can’t wait for Thursday. 🙂
    And I really want to read Zeroes!

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      1. I am a very avid watcher! I’ve been watching it since I was really young, and I’ve been a big spoiler fan for the past 4 or 5 seasons. Feel free to tweet me about any moments you want! Last week was rough. :/ But there’s still some hope left.

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