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3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 3

CALVIN & HOBBES
Famous Quotes

There are only 2 comics that I’m quite a big fan of. One is Asterix, the other is Calvin & Hobbes 😊. Used to spend a lot of time reading and re-reading the comics. I think my favorite was the Spaceman Spiff alter ego. Haha. And I just adored the relationship Calvin have with his stuffed tiger. Talk about surreal.

A little boy with a great imagination and a lot of big words. Here are some of his funny but memorable quotes:

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I’m sure everyone could use a warm fuzzy Hobbes in their lives 😍

Thank you again to Paardje /
https://ofsnailmailbooksandvanities.wordpress.com for nominating me πŸ˜„

For this round I nominate https://pregoandtheloon.wordpress.com

Rules of this challenge:

1)Thank the person who invited you to join
2)Post 1 or 3 quotes for 3 consecutive days
3)Choose 3 other bloggers to share the love.

This is the last day of the 3 Day Quote Challenge. Spreading some Calvin & Hobbes undeterrable positivism and cheer to my readers ☺️

This was really a fun challenge.

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3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 2

RUMI
Famous Quotes…

I love reading Rumi whenever I manage to come across one of his collections. Personally I don’t have any of his books. I prefer to just pick it up at a bookstore and flip open a page to see if the random poem that pops up to me surprises me in any way. It often does.. So no I don’t know all of Rumi’s poems. But I like the ones that I’ve read so far.

For those of you who don’t know Rumi, he is a 13th century Persian and muslim poet. A philosopher, his writings are very spiritual and thus have a universal appeal. If you want to do a bit of soul searching, just grab a Rumi and he will give you hints 😊

These are some of his more famous quotes that I love:
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It pulls me…

Thank you again to Paardje /
https://ofsnailmailbooksandvanities.wordpress.com for nominating me πŸ˜„

For this round I nominate faidzzainal/ https://lifephotographie.wordpress.com

Rules of this challenge:

1)Thank the person who invited you to join
2)Post 1 or 3 quotes for 3 consecutive days
3)Choose 3 other bloggers to share the love.

Uhoh..I’m running out of ideas for Day 3 πŸ˜‚


3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 1

DAVID BOWIE
Famous Quotes…

Admittedly David Bowie was an artist before my time/ generation. But I wish he wasn’t. I wish he was on top during my time as a teen. By the time I was old enough to know about his existence and music, he was already “slowing down” in the entertainment scene. But I still remembered Jareth the Goblin King from the Labyrinth and some other of his rare appearances on TV. I always found him to be riveting, magnetic and his whole persona astounding.

His death felt like someone shot a bullet in the artsy part of me. A part of me that I put aside because I was so caught up with work and responsibilities. Suddenly I felt a hole and it felt like a wake up call to show how important it is to just be you! So here are some of his best quotes that I hold close and feel should be shared by every individual to celebrate the free spirit that is David Bowie…

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And one from one of my favorite songs. During my time it was The Wallflowers that sang Heroes. Imagine how shocked I was when I found out he was the original singer, only after he passed away. Which only makes the cut feels deeper.

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Anyway, I’m so glad that I was able to do this challenge as a way to also pay tribute to David Bowie.

Thank you to Paardje /
https://ofsnailmailbooksandvanities.wordpress.com for nominating me πŸ˜„

In my excitement of wanting to do this challenge, I didn’t realize it was for 3 days and I had to nominate others! πŸ˜‚

For this round I nominate https://cameramira.wordpress.com/

Rules of this challenge:

1)Thank the person who invited you to join
2)Post 1 or 3 quotes for 3 consecutive days
3)Choose 3 other bloggers to share the love.

Will do Day 2 soon so keep a lookout!


Star Wars: Shakespeare

I went to the bookstore yesterday and saw this:

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Tell me if that isn’t the most intriguing book cover you’ve ever seen. Especially when you’re a big fan of anything Star Wars related. And with The Force Awakens just around the corner I feel that this is a must read!

The last time I read anything in the Shakespearean tongue was back in high school during our literature class. My favorite was Much Ado About Nothing. The language was complicated but I was enraptured all the same.

So when I saw this, I thought I have to give a shot at reading it. Here’s a sneak peek for you readers of the kind of language you’re getting yourself into:

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Plus, this book comes with complete Shakespearean-ish illustrations that makes it all the more interesting. Here’s a sample:

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So what are you waiting for? Star Wars and Shakespeare don’t mix? Yay or nay, what say you?

Apart from that, if you want some light reading try and check out the Star Wars comic on Webtoon as well. Story is retold from Luke Skywalker point of view and the graphics are really superb. I guarantee you will be addicted. Check it out folks!

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May the Force be with you…


Game Of Thrones: The Boardgame

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to play the Game Of Thrones boardgame. So just to share the fun with everyone check out our line of contenders. Let the games begin!

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Representing House Stark of Winterfell

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Representing House Baratheon of Dragonstone

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Representing House Martell of Sunspear

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Representing House Tyrell of Highgarden

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Representing House Lannnister of Casterly Rock

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Representing House Greyjoy of the Iron Islands

Yes as you can see, the atmosphere was intense with each houses eyeing for the Iron Throne! Having said that, the boardgaame itself was very engaging. The game was a lot of fun once you get the hang of it and we spent a good half a day playing it. Highly recommend it to all you Game of Thrones fan and boardgame junkies. Β Anyone else has played this game?


Game of Thrones Fanart

They postponed one episode of the Game of Thrones tonight. So, me is feeling sort of GameofThrone-less. I realized I’ve never posted anything on the show or anything about the books as well. I’m a big fan (if that was not obvious enough). I’ve read the books and is currently glued to the series.

During the past years I’ve made a few fanart while reading and getting absorbed with the books. Think its about time I posted them here. πŸ™‚

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A Game of Thrones, A song of Ice and Fire

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A Clash of Kings

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A Dance with Dragons. Didnt do much here. This is more of a picture of the book cover.

Last one is not done by me. But I’m adding it because its one of my favorite charachters in GoT. Oberyn Martell, the Red Viper, Prince of Dorne. Photo courtesy of @aykutzafer on Instagram. You can check his profile. He does quite a few GoT charachters.

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Oberyn Martell

4/5/2014
Adding this picture. I guess since now almost everyone knows the fate of Oberyn. Gonna miss his persona on tv. This I edited myself on top of the previous pic.

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RIP Oberyn Martell.

Done! Released some GoT itch for the night πŸ˜‰