Smoke, Stars and Lightning: NatGeo’s Travel Photographer of the Year contest 2017

Smoke, Stars and Lightning: NatGeo’s Travel Photographer of the Year contest 2017

National Geographic’s Travel Photographer of the Year contest 2017.

Here are some of the images that caught my eye, captured my imagination, and just blew my mind.  Continue reading “Smoke, Stars and Lightning: NatGeo’s Travel Photographer of the Year contest 2017”

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The next Shinkai? ‘Before you wake up’ by loundraw

The next Shinkai? ‘Before you wake up’ by loundraw

Before you wake up/Yume ga Sameru Made, stunning college work by artist loundraw with strong vibes of Makoto Shinkai, the director behind Your Name.

The colours, the sci-fi/fantasy theme, boy meets girl, sunbeams/sunflares, the feelings evoked. Even though the art style isn’t exactly the same, the feel of the work is similar. A story about a relationship where boy meets girl, troubled by missing memories, a trick played by the passing of time and other science fiction and fantastical mechanics.
Continue reading “The next Shinkai? ‘Before you wake up’ by loundraw”

The Travelers, a spy novel?

The Travelers, a spy novel?

The Travelers, by Chris Pavone, is not what you’d call a spy novel precisely. Yes, there are spies, intelligence agencies, secret meet-ups and more intrigue. But that wasn’t what gripped me while reading this book.

Instead, there was this sense of a life slowly unravelling and it was just delicious to read. Will it recover? Will it not? What will Will do? (ha. ha.)

Step into the shoes of Will Rhodes, a writer for Travelers, a world-renowned travel magazines. His life is less than the ideal that he has been chasing after – living in an incomplete house, a troubled marriage, and the sense that there’s just something wrong with his life. Continue reading “The Travelers, a spy novel?”

I’m 3 episodes behind on Saekano S2. Ep 9, 10 and 11.

The procrastination is real. My heart is still not ready.

I’m afraid for the characters. I’m afraid that the show will fall short of my expectations.

I wish I could treat this anime like eromanga-sensei (fun, no expectations), or Re:Creators (trainwreck pacing, no expectations).

Oh, and with this 3 week hiatus, I can barely remember the name of the blonde twin-tails doujin artist. I guess she should be getting more screentime in these last few episodes.