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A couple of Black-Owned Etsy stores to support [ad]

Last week I posted a post about Black-owned online stores. Given the current events I think it is important to stand with the black community as well as black creators. So I went back into research mode and found some cute Black-Owned Etsy stores you can support right now! Etsy is usually where smaller creators can sell their wares so you’ll be supporting genuine small business plus you’ll get some truly unique pieces. But, I’ve been talking for too long again, so with no further ado: Some Black-Owned Etsy stores to support right now. Disclaimer: Technically I have to mark this off as an ad. It’s not. I’m not getting paid, I just did some research and wanted to do a good thing. Local Colour Co Colour isn’t just in the name, it’s also in the product: This masai inspired beaded jewellery is just amazing. I don’t think it would look very good on my but I still admire the artistry that goes into it. I sometimes make jewellery for fun so I know how …

A couple of black-owned online stores I think are cute [ad]

Good day, friends. I remember: when I started this blog I thought I might blog a little bit about media and geeky stuff, yes, but I also wanted to post about geek culture and “girly” things since I wanted to open the topic up for girls and young women who are so often excluded. So I imagined doing some shop reviews and shopping lists/gift guides … That kind of stuff. All off that kind of ended up not happening. May it be due to lack of money or me just not needing anything or not wanting to buy anything or me just looking for something special and not finding it (I don’t need 20 nude lipsticks so I’d rather look for a more unique colour p.e.).But due to the recent events happening in the US I got the idea to make a post about some cute and geeky black-owned online stores. I am a bit insecure at the moment because I would love to be supportive yet a) I am stuck over here in Europe …

5 Of My Favourite Comedy Shows

Good evening, online friends. I hope everyone is well and good and most importantly: healthy. Life is currently a little frustrating due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the connected (and in my eyes more dangerous) mass panic. I’m fine and so are my close ones but I am a bit frustrated and low on energy right now. A lot of things I was enjoying or looking forward to got cancelled and it’s just taking it’s toll. I try to get back on a posting regimen, though so I though I’d mix it up with some light entertainment and a post that doesn’t require me to put in as much enegry as I normally would have to. I am sorry it’s not wholey what you’d wish for or expect but it’s what I am capable of right now. It also feels like a nice way to get to know each other: Here are 5 of my favourite comedy shows, why I love them and why you should or should not watch them, according to what you’re …

Thoughts on The VVitch

I finally got to watch a movie I’ve had on my watchlist for some time and I have some thoughts … So here are – without further ado – my Thoughts on The VVitch. The VVitch Director: Robert EggersWriter: Robert EggersYear: 2015Country: America, CanadaCast: Thomasin – Anya-Taylor JoyWilliam – Ralph InesonKatherine – Kate DickieCaleb – Harvey ScrimshawMercy – Ellie GraingerJonas – Lucas Dawson Length: 92 min IMDb The VVitch – Plot Summary After being banished from their community a puritan family settles out to make their own future. The seven incredibly devout family members settle near a dark, mysterious forrest and try to fend for themselves. After a while their crops start failing and what should have been a new life full of hope and success turns sour soon: The family turns on each other, blaming it all on the witch living in the nearby woods … The VVitch – New England Madness I have never been to New England. I know nothing about New England. But it sure feel like it’s a beautifully creepy …

Thoughts on Parasite

The town I live in has something very great about it: Each month they show not-so-mainstream movies away from the huge cinema in town. For someone from a small city that is amazing. When the most indie and artsy thing you usually get to see is Endgame … That is amazing. So: What did my friends and I do? We took advantage of that, of course and went to see Parasite a while back … And holy shit. What a film!Here’s my thoughts on Parasite! Parasite Director: Boon Joon-HoWriter: Boon Joon-HoYear: 2019Country: South KoreaCast: Song Kang-ho: Kim Ki-taekLee Sun-kyun: Park Dong-ikJo Yeo-jeong: Yeon-kyoJang Hye-jin: Chung-sookPark So-dam: Kim Ki-jungChoi Woo-shik: Kim Ki-wooJeong Ji-so: Park Da-hyeJung Hyun-joon: Park Da-songLee Jung-eun: Gook Moon-gwang Park Myung-hoon: Geun-se Length: 132 Minutes Parasite – Plot Summary The Kim family lives in poverty: Crammed in a basement, no money to pay for necessities, no proper jobs … With their son Ki-woo’s friend Min arrives an opportunity: Min wants Ki-Woo to take over his tutoring student Park Da-Hye while he’s away abroad. Ki-Woo …

Let’s get spooky! Halloween recommendations.

The spookiest day of the year has finally arrived, which to me means: Let’s have a scary good time, my dearest of friends!I thought I’d celebrate this most frightful time of times with some Halloween recommendations. These are merely subjective so you know … No hate. And feel free to leave your scary-time favourites in the comments or on my Social Media. Serial Killers – Parcast Network [Podcast] Now I’m a sucker for true crime. I’ve newer really been scred of clowns, ghosts or gholies … But real life monsters? Yes. After all: Psychology is the scariest of diciplines (right after media studies, of course). Like many – I am really interested in what makes people … peolpe. What makes them think, do, feel … what makes them turn to darkness? This podcast explores exactely that. Diving into the minds and souls of serial killers, exploring their youth and their deeds. Now the podcasts goal is not to explain away the deeds but simply to inform. The research is amazing – even though none of …

Hidden Gems: The Cave

Life has been stressfull the last couple of months and I have not been as productive as I had hoped. But breaks also enable me to think about the content that I’d like to make: I have many ideas buzzing through my head but I’ll have to start small. So I decided to introduce a new – possible – series: Hidden Gems. I’d love to shine a spotlight on underestimated, forgotten or underappreciated game. Games I just recently discovered, games I think are poorly know, games I fell in love with. So I’m starting today – introducing: The Cave Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, then descend into the mysterious depths to explore The Cave! The Cave – Steam Page And that is exactely what you get to do after a short – yet hilarious exposition. You see… … the titular cave is alive. Somewhat – they are a cave afterall – and functions as the narrator for the game. If you want them to they’ll give you a short introduction about …

Some Actual Video Games For Women (And men, and anybody who’d want to play them, really)

This morning I was oh so innocently scrolling through twitter, as I found somebody tweeting about an article about “Video Games for Women”. The article in question was coming from a German Lifestyle-Blog mainly gearde towards, well, women and it could not have been more disappointing .My first instinct was to write about this article, drag it, talk about how toxic it actually was and how it was playing into so many stereotypes. But I won’t.Yes, the listicle mainly lists mobile games (Cake Shop 2, for example … Because women cook and bake you guys! So feminist!) and Sudoku (yes … not even a game here). Yes, it’s poorly written. And yes, the research is incredibly poorly done … But again I won’t. Here’s why: The article is from November. No reason to flog a dead horse. Since then they’ve added a disclaimer to the article. It’s as poorly written as the piece itself but to me it shows that the creators didn’t actually have any ill will in publishing it. I’d like to believe …