So Pokemon Go though

Steffibun, to no one’s surprise I am playing Pokemon Go.

Look how cute Karabeann is reppin her black and yellow. This is my little team:

As you can probably guess, water and grass types are very difficult to come by around here. I was very excited to hatch an Oddish! Someday he’ll be a Vilepluuuume. I hope to find my spirit animal soon, Psyduck!

It has been very easy to convince Grayson to do things I want to do now. We walk the dogs at night, we walk around the mall after our workouts, and we’re thinking of driving up to Mt. Lemmon this weekend (for fairy types!). All it takes is the proper motivation 🙂 

It’s been fun being a part of something so big; I look forward to each day and what Pokemon I’ll get to meet next. ❤

-Bean
ps – I do fear for what this may do to my already non-existent reading time 🙃

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Nerdfighteria Again

Steffi, last weekend was one of the greatest. I am so thankful for Nerfighteria, for John and Hank, and for the awesome that founded our friendship.

First things first. WE SAW AN OWL!!
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We got to hang out with Christowaffle, who made 4 attempts to take a photo that I demanded and ended up with this masterpiece:Share from Pixlr

We reminisced about the night that changed our lives:
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We saw another Hank Green concert, where we were absolutely living when we got to sing along to Everybody.

I gave Katherine a Hanklerfish.
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We finally got to experience a Harry & the Potters concert TOGETHER. This means so much to me. And don’t mind me, I’ll be listening to them for a solid straight month now.
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♪ I am Harryyy Potterrr ♪

DFTBA

Reading update: I’ll be flying to Indiana this weekend, I promise I’ll bring my kindle and read!

Nerdfighteria

Good Morning Karabean,

I’m sitting on your couch right now. Meta.

Last night we went to a Hank Green concert. It was like this:


We got to the concert and took this adorable but grainey picture.


This picture was taken just after giving WheezyWaiter a high five.


Then, we saw this incredible musician play on an eightstring guitar. It was possibly one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard. Every one of us had our mouths open – entirely dumbfounded by what he could do. His name is Rob Scallion and he’s on YouTube. He was also the drummer for two other bands that night.


Then we wrocked out with Harry and the Potters. I’ve forgotten how incredibly wonderful and fun their shows are and how awesome the community that surrounds them is. I won’t forget that again and I can’t wait to go to another show!


Then Jon Watson showed up and I felt personally attacked.


And then we saw Hank. And it was wonderful. 

We were sitting in the back, of course, like old people and it felt so good seeing this new generation of Nerdfighters signing every word back to Hank. That used to be us. We used to be in the front row – singing back every line. And it was heartwarming to know that although Nerdfighteria has changed – it’s still good. 

And as they say in our hometown,

Don’t forget to be awesome.

Crochet Goals

Hi Steffibun, happy Tuesday night! Sorry I keep teasing you with almost-punishment-worthy posts. But here you go! These are the crochet projects I currently want to start/finish. I say currently, because I change this all the time. And one yarn shopping trip could change all of this because I’ll see a color of yarn and just have to make something with it. No, I don’t have a yarn addiction problem..

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Projects in queue

Black Cat Hat (pattern)
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Yoda Hooded Scarf (pattern)
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Cable Socks (pattern)
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Makar from LoZ (free-hand)
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An Animal Crossing Character (haven’t decided who yet, but it’s crazy I haven’t made something from this game yet.)
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BB-8 (pattern)
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Torchic (free-hand)
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Dumpling Kitty (pattern) Because I really need one.
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Snitches & Navi’s with glittery wings. I bought some of this yarn so I have to use it for something. It’s called Snow Sparkle.
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ANYTHING. I am looking for any reason to buy this yarn. It’s too pretty.
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Projects to finish

Harry Potter Blanket (crochet-a-long) I’m already way behind because now the group has moved on to their Star Wars blanket (I’m not allowing myself to start it until I finish this one) but I needed a break from the tangled yarn mess that is a graphgan. (Graphghan is an afghan made from following a pixel graph.)
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Jamie & Ian’s arch scarf. I’ve almost made it past the Gryffindor colors so I can switch to the Ravenclaw colors. Only about 12 more feet to go…everything is fine.
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I also have a dancing baby Groot, a flower pot, a pikmin, and Eve in progress right now. This is actually a small amount of things for me to be working on at once. I must really like crocheting! 😛

Reading challenge update: I’m halfway through Alice!

 

Who I Support On Patreon

Happy Tuesday Steffibun! I hope the rest of your Vegas trip was awesome! I am so excited to go at the end of this month!

This post comes to you in one part: Patreon. I wanted to show you all the artists I support! Patreon is really cool and I only pledge $1 usually because I want to support several people, but every little bit just means you love their stuff and you want to keep seeing it. But if you want, you can pledge more money and get some awesome rewards like the Carl & Ellie postcard I gifted to you! I also made my own Patreon for my crochet stuff! patreon.com/hookcreations

Piper Thibodeau’s Art -They post digital art every single day and they have been for 1231 days. I get to see their work-in-progress images with the tier I’ve pledged to.
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Li Kovac’s Art -She’s an awesome cosplayer who’s trying to do more digital art. $1 will give you access to sketches and works-in-progress.
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Jessica Nigri -She is senpai and I will throw all of my money at her with no reward.
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Dear Hank and John -Our beloved podcast. I give $1 towards Nars Mews. Sorry John. I can view their monthly livestream they do right before or after the podcast.
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Karen Hallion Art -She’s an artist who does licensing work for Disney. She’s the one who drew your gift and she does the art for DFTBA games. Her work is often made into tshirts at teefury! I hope she starts doing more videos; it’s amazing watching her draw!
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Ax Cosplay -She’s a very talented cosplayer and I always look forward to her new ones. She shares a lot of how she does things and has great tutorials. Plus she has a cute birb.
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Katie Clark Art -Nerdy, rainbow art. What’s not to love?
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Do you support anyone on Patreon?
Reading update: I was bad this week and didn’t read at all.

25 Things Every HP Fan Did Before Deathly Hallows Was Released

Hi Steffibun,

Last night I saw Andrew Sim’s post from Buzzfeed “25 Things Every Harry Potter Fan Did Before Deathly Hallows Was Released” and I said YASSS to so many of them I wanted to show you with my own pictures.

#1. You obsessively reread every book, combing for information you might have missed on the previous read through.
This is obvious.

#2. To the point where all your books looked like this.

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I barely dare open this one because the spine has split.

#3. Midnight book releases were your jam.
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#5. And you definitely slept on the street at least once for a movie premiere, if you were close enough to one.

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Order of the Phoenix movie release

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Half-Blood Prince movie release

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Deathly Hallows Part 1 movie release

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Deathly Hallows Part 2 movie release

#6. Your bedroom was wallpapered with posters from the films.
Cue Harry Potter wall from baby Kara’s bedroom!
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#7. In fact, your whole room was a shrine dedicated to the series.

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Yes I hung a wand from my ceiling.

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I took a 6 foot holographic poster from a theater.

#8. You’d spend hours clicking through J.K. Rowling’s website trying to find clues.
This was my life during Christmas break!
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#9. And Mugglenet was your homepage so you’d be up to date 100% of the time.
It is still my homepage..
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#10. Movie marathons were a common occurrence at your house.
Correction, they ARE.

#11. And of course, you’d accompany the films with themed snacks.
We made pumpkin pasties and butterbeer for our Harry Potter class in college.

#12. You bought any kind of merchandise you could get your hands on.
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#13. You spent hours assembling intricate Hogwarts Lego sets.
No. But playing the Lego Harry Potter games, yes.

#15. You frequently visited dumbledoreisnotdead.com, reading so far into every theory that came along.
Also the unplottables LiveJournal.

#16. You got super into role playing on various online forums.
Hogwarts Is Home LiveJournal!! Also, Neopets guilds, so many Neopets guilds.
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#17. After Half-Blood Prince came out, you theorised non-stop about Snape’s loyalties.
Whilst in tears.
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#18. You spent a lot of time writing or reading unhealthy levels of fanfiction.
Harry Potter and the Amulet of Time! ❤

#19. You listened to Mugglecast so much that you got to the point where you considered Andrew, Ben, Kevin, Eric, Micah, and all the rest of the gang to be your friends.
They’re all I listened to during long vacation car rides to Mexico and California.

#20. If you lived in the right area, you went to all the fan conventions.
Or not, I went to one in Florida.

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#21. And if you lived too far or your parents didn’t let you go, you’d just look at photos on the internet and be sad.
I remember when I missed out on Azkatraz.

#22. You made so many online friends who shared your undying love for the series.
Just friends in general. You know who you are.

#23. If you weren’t in a Wrock band, you sure listened to a lot of it.

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Harry & the Potters concert 2013

#25. But mainly, your time was spent waiting impatiently for the next book release, so you could devour it in a few hours and repeat the whole cycle.
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