Midnight Sun is one of the most anticipated novels of this year. A return to the Twilight universe? From Edward’s point of view? Say no more. I was jumping up and down when I pre-ordered my copy. I read it immediately and raced through this mammoth of a book. I can't stop thinking about it.
Where would this world be without you both? Without you both together?
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is insane. The characters, the stories, and most importantly, the hairstyles. I’ve never watched such a fun, engrossing anime, and naturally it’s my favorite of all time. A great thing about JoJo is that each season has a different protagonist and story. As time goes on, the descendants of the titular Joestar family fight all sorts of villains and get into, dare I say, bizarre adventures. Basically, everything you need to know is in the title. The first season is a little different in that it encompasses both the first and second arcs of the Joestar story. The first part, Phantom Blood, is only nine episodes long, but I wanted to separate it from the second part, Battle Tendency. They’re both so different and amazing for different reasons, so it’s only right to give them each their own time to shine. We’ll call this one the first in my Jojo review series, since I’ll do a review for each part.
It's no secret to anyone who knows me: I have anxiety. I'm fidgety, I get nervous easily, and it usually ends up with me having a bag case of jittery legs and way too tense shoulders. I tend to release energy with going to the gym, heading to a store, or walking dogs. With COVID, I haven't had that opportunity for outdoor activities. I've also been working my 9 to 5 job every day, keeping me inside without having to commute in and out of the city. To recap, I've been anxious about the virus, anxious about not being as active as usual, and anxious because the name of my mental illness is "General Anxiety Disorder" (Let's not mention the Depression, OCD, etc.). I have a lot of nerves with few outlets. Luckily, I've always been a creative lady, so I've found a few different ways to keep myself going in these trying times. It's the little things that matter to me, and by doing these small activities, I've stayed active and kept my mental health in a good place.
If "Stay Gold" wasn’t enough for you, as it clearly overwhelmed me, then have no fear. BTS has released their latest Japanese album. The majority of the album is made up of repackaged Japanese versions of their hit songs from previous albums Map of the Soul and the Love Yourself albums. As a result, I’ve already gone over most of these songs, so I won’t go into each of them in detail like I usually do. If you want to know just how great "Black Swan" is, or why it’s such a joy to hear songs from Persona again, you can click on the hyperlinks to bring you there!
TXT is a group familiar with lengthy music videos. The concepts and songs the group has given audiences in the year since their debut have been nothing short of breathtaking. They use a lot of fairy tale type imagery and metaphors, and also use this format in their videos. Often the videos are broken into sections, like chapters in a book. They show magical elements, and develop the boys’ personalities as they continue their musical journey.