Tuesday 13 July 2021

Month in Review(s) - June 2021


June was awful.

I lost my grandmother, and everything is just that little bit harder, y'know?

I know a lot of people have been through some sh** in the last year and a half - but that doesn't make it any easier.

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So, I figured I'd take my usual scale-back on blogging in July, rather than August this year. Give me a chance to regroup and all that.

So, Nerd Church is going on break until 1st August 2021.

Friday Fics Fix will be going on break until 6th August 2021.

Comics Wrap-Up will continue through July and take its break in August (mainly so I can keep talking about Loki - albeit an episode behind.)

Other posts will or won't be posted whenever I feel like it - which is pretty much how it works around here anyway.

And I'm going to still be around, doing blog admin, attempting to pre-schedule content, and bugging you all on socials.

But I'm trying to keep my tendency to overwork in response to anything sh**ty happening - as if somehow a puritanical work ethic can solve all my problems if I just try hard enough - in check.

Pacing myself and relaxing and all that stuff that I still struggle to do. (Woo!)

(Plus ithe weather is hot - and I'm Welsh. Welsh people melt in the heat, and are therefore unable to work because melt, it's just science 😉)

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Most Popular Posts*

1. Mini-Review! - The Girls by Emma Cline

2. Nerd Church - I Watched Jojo Rabbit: Part 2 - Facing History

3. Comics Wrap-Up - Are You Never Gonna Get It? The Kids Already Know

4. Friday Fics Fix - Pride Fics Fest: Bucky Barnes, Bicon

5. Comics Wrap-Up - A Loaded God Complex

6. Month in Review(s) - April 2021

7. Comics Wrap-Up - Wore Them Lips and A Coat That Were Matching Green

8. Friday Fics Fix - The Ups and Downs

9. Nerd Church - I Watched Jojo Rabbit: Part 3 - The Bittersweet Tale of Captain K

10. Month in Review(s) - May 2021

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Non-Review Posts

Comics Wrap-Up

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Are You Never Gonna Get It? The Kids Already Know - Loki, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (TFATWS) and more

Only Those Who Are Awake Will Make Mistakes - more Loki, more TFATWS and more-more

Wore Them Lips and A Coat That Were Matching Green - Loki episode 1, Black Widow, and more

Hair Back, Collar Up, Jet Black, So Cool! - Loki episode 2, The Suicide Squad, and more

Friday Fics Fix - Pride Fics Fest

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The Queer Umbrella (Academy) - Umbrella Academy fics with LGBTQ+ rep.

Bucky Barnes, Bicon - It's clear, Marvel, that all you needed was a little help with how to handle Bucky's Coming Out - fandom's got you covered

Jack the Lass - Gentleman Jack fanfiction time!

Sandbox Love Never Dies - fanfiction and Sapphic culture with Jennifer's Body

Nerd Church

(You can catch up with 'I Watched Jojo Rabbit: Part 1 - The Survival of Humanity' here)

I Watched Jojo Rabbit: Part 2 - Facing History - talking about how the film Jojo Rabbit tackles uncomfortable truths

I Watched Jojo Rabbit: Part 3 - The Bittersweet Tale of Captain K - taking a look at the implications of Jojo Rabbit's Gay Nazi captain

Random Life/Blogging Update (It's Been A Rough Week)

Other Non-Review Posts

Month in Review(s) - May 2021

Hope your June was better than mine!

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  1. I'm glad you're taking this break, Cee! You work so hard and losing a loved one requires a break. Take all the time you need, and I'll be glad to chat about all things Loki in the meantime :)

    1. Thanks Em <3 I'm working on the whole 'break' part of the break - but not having too many post deadlines def. helps! :)

  2. Sorry you’re having a hard time. I hope you enjoy your break!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  3. That's completely understandable. I'm just now tipping my toes back into the blogging waters after a rough year.

    I was just stopping by to check out your blog - Paperback Princess left a link to it recommending it on my Tell Me Something Tuesday posts where we discuss the type of posts we like to read and she mentioned your Nerd Church feature.

    Take Care!

    Karen @For What It's Worth

    1. Thanks so much - and Em is such a sweetheart! <3 <3 <3

  4. I'm so sorry about your grandma. I'm glad you are taking time to heal and focus on yourself. Where we live it has also been hot and sticky and we've had way too much rain in a short time for our rivers and infrastructure to handle (lots of flooded highways and basements). We even lost power and internet service for 4 days which was annoying and challenging. Hope you are doing well in July.

    1. Thanks. <3

      Ugh, it is 30C in some of the rooms in my house and I am Welsh dammit!!!

      Hope things are going OK for you <3


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