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Fictional Fridays #10

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Hi everyone! It's Alex and I'm back for another Fictional Friday! (It's strange how I've written at least half the entries for this series since its beginning) Last week, Jess talked about her favorite fictional representations of sports. Today I'm going to flip that around a bit. How? E-sports. They're definitely a thing. And in 2015, they're definitely becoming a big thing. How big? Well that's not so bad (Source)…

Boyworm says Ta-Ta….for now!

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Sorry for the slightly late post everyone! This one will be brief. I just wanted to say my farewells for now, since Jess will be back in the country tomorrow night! I've had quite a lot of fun being a bookworm in a dress for the month! You all have been so very fun to chat with in the comments. I'm sure I'll still be around writing music posts and…

Fictional Fridays #7

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Well everyone, we're coming up on the end of my time here on Bookworms in Dresses. So I figured I should spend this very special post, potentially my last Fictional Friday [Note for Clarity: The series will continue, but Jess will be taking the reigns back soon] talking about my biggest fandom of all. What fandom could possibly be my favorite ever? Yep, it's Battlestar Galactica I promise the show…

The Vinyl Shrine #2: August and Everything After

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Counting Crows - August and Everything After Do I Own The Vinyl Yet: No What Makes It Shrine Material: In the beginning of a kind of strange era of alternative music (ca. 1993), this album really stands out as one that possesses soul and raw emotive power from start to finish. Singer and songwriter Adam Duritz pours himself into every track on this album, backed by a very tight and tasteful band.…

Fictional Fridays #6

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I can find a way to work music into literally anything, including Fictional Fridays. Concept albums. Tons of people make them, not many make them well. The term "concept album" is similar to and occasionally interchangeable with "rock opera". Except, you know, in genres other than rock I guess. This week, I'm going to list a couple of examples, give a brief overview of the plot, and not really review…

Special Relativity: “We’re All Special”

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WARNING: Ahead is a very long-winded and text heavy post. Proceed with free time. You have been warned. As some of you know, I'm a physics teacher! So I figured I would be remiss if I didn't talk about some cool science on here! I know most people have probably taken an intro physics class at some point in their lives, but as someone who teaches those classes, I know…

Fictional Fridays #5

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Alright guys. Let's talk Final Fantasy. I promised that I would talk about my favorite video game fandom, and here it is. I began my Final Fantasy journey when I was five or six years old when Final Fantasy VII was released in the US. Admittedly it was probably not the best idea to let a six year old play what is probably one of Square's most mature video games,…

The Perfect Cup of Coffee Part 2

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Hi everyone, I'm back to talk more about coffee because I quite literally can't discuss it enough. This week, we're going to talk about the Moka Pot! The Moka Pot is a wonderful little device that has been called the "poor person's espresso maker". The reason I put this in quotes is because it kind of makes espresso. It makes a small batch of fairly concentrated coffee that fills a…

The Vinyl Shrine #1: Cassadaga

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Hello everyone and welcome to the new and improved music series, The Vinyl Shrine! I mentioned in the past that I didn't want to force myself to write about obscure music all the time because a lot of what many would call "mainstream music" is too good to not share with you all! So we're going to try out a new format for a while and see how it goes.…

Fictional Fridays #4

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Huzzah! It's my first Fictional Friday! During my time here on the blog I'm going to try and branch out from the typical book related posts and discuss some other media of fiction. Let's go! For the holidays my family (the Bookworm included) all pitched in to get me a Playstation 4. Since then, I've done almost nothing with my days but play The Last of Us. I've got to…