Game of Thrones Premiere Date Reveal

HBO is currently running a Facebook live video promotion to lead up to the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere date reveal. It entails watching fire very slowly melt a thick block of ice while people scream keywords (which I’m dubious actually do anything) in the comments section.

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So far the feed has either been stopped (a FB live time limit, perhaps?) or has crashed twice since its 2pm ET kickoff. Fan reactions to the entire thing have been a mixture of humor, excitement, and exasperation. At this time, the premiere date is still unknown (if I had to guess, it’ll be mid-June), but the feed is back up again… for now.

UPDATE: It was revealed shortly after 3pm ET to be July 16, 2017. There’s a short promo at the end of the video (jump to ~15:30).


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Photography: Snowy Day on Campus

These photos didn’t stem from a photography assignment, but rather from my taking advantage of the fresh snowfall blanketing NMC when I arrived on campus that morning. They were taken on January 30, several hours prior to said weather being a factor in the accident that totaled out my car (a look at that at the bottom). Now that recovery and playing catch-up is over, it’s time for these pics to shine.

This is at the Cherry Lot, where grass, trees, and swamp ring its fringes.

The snow bush monster outside Osterlin Library.
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Review: The Scoundrel’s Honor

The Scoundrel's HonorThe Scoundrel’s Honor by Christi Caldwell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Unlike The Rogue’s Wager (Sinful Brides #1), Caldwell’s writing shines in The Scoundrel’s Honor. It’s a riveting story with likeable characters that evolve throughout the tale.

Ryker Black, brother to Helena (Sinful Brides #1), is a feared gaming hell owner who sees emotion as weakness and has no interest in marriage. Penelope Tidemore—sister to Patrina, Poppy, Prudence, and Jonathan (Scandalous Seasons books 4 & 5; Lords of Honor #2)—is a young lady trying to rise above her family’s scandalous name, but won’t be cowed by cruelty. An unfortunately meeting leads to these two marrying, opening Penelope to a world far grittier than anything she could have imagined and leading Ryker to deal with the consequences of letting in another’s affections.

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Review: Super 40

super-40_lucy-woodhull_cover Super 40 by Lucy Woodhall

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second book I’ve read by Lucy Woodhull—the first was her 2016 release, 667 Ways to F*ck Up My Life.

Super 40 is a gem that celebrates womanhood in all forms while hooking us with Woodhull’s amazing sense of humor.

The book introduces us to Shannon, a 40-year-old divorcee living with her parents, working in a yarn shop… and, oh yes, she also obtains a superpower in the most embarrassing way possible. Shannon learns that life isn’t over at 40, and no matter what cards you’re dealt, you need to kick some butt and have fun while doing it.

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Photography: As Close As You Can Get

The “As Close As You Can Get” photo assignment wanted us to look at common objects on the macro level. This assignment ended up being tricky for me — not because of its nature, but because one hand was nearly unusable due to a car accident earlier this week. Thankfully a tripod and remote shutter button solved most of that problem.

Not all of these ended up being quite as crisp or macro as I had hoped, but I’m still pleased with the results. If you’re stumped, I’ve listed what each image is at the end of this post.

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