Friday, June 10, 2022

Intelligent Horror: The Bone Orchard Mythos Prelude





This Free Comic Book Day there was a free prelude to the Upcoming Bone Orchard Mythos. If you are a fan of Horror and Comics you are going to want to get your hands on this issue. If your local shop doesn't have one check out Ebay where it's going for about 4 bucks.

The Bone Orchard Mythos is a shared Horror universe with the main creators being Jeff Lemire,  Andrea Sorrentino, Dave Stewart (colorist), Steve Wands (letterer/designer), and Greg Lockard (editor). 

Le ire describes this initiative will include multiple projects each telling a complete story, but relying on the fundamental mythology of the universe.  This FCBD story is called The Shadow Eaters and focuses on a man who rents a secluded cabin by the lake to get some writing done.

An encounter at a deserted house opens the door to something sinister that will change his life forever. 
What I picked up immediately about this story and I hope the initiative as a whole is the intelligence in the story. The character in this story avoids the normal pitfalls of a character in a horror story. It's very easy to see yourself make a similar decision as he does. 

The art team on this book is fabulous. Stewart's coloring stands out dramatically as the book blends grays and reds in a way that intensifies the horror. A fantastic start to the series 







Friday, December 31, 2021

Coyer 2022 Sign Up & Update Post



Time For Coyer Summer! The Rules are the same for Spring for this portion of the challenge which means all forms of reading count!  I will be working on my physical book piles for this version of the challenge.


TIME FOR COYER SPRING!!!

I didn't do well with Coyer strict but I hope to do very well this go around because it includes library books! Look below for the link to join!!


It's another year to meet reading goals! I've really enjoyed the Coyer community and look forward to meeting them with Coyer.  Learn more about the event HERE



Monday, November 22, 2021

Holiday Self-Care 2021











Photo From Medium.com


I haven't blogged in quite awhile, I also haven't forced myself to which is a what self-care is all about. As we enter a new holiday season I wanted to share some tips on how to keep you health, both emotionally and physically balanced through the first holiday season in awhile where we will potentially be in large gatherings.


Planning

I always start my holiday planning Thanksgiving week , it's the key to actual succeeding. I discovered a way to do this from a list I found in a wellness magazine.  The First step is to make a Wellness Wish list, its a brainstorming page for everything I want to do. 

The second Step is to schedule a few or all the activities on my December Schedule, follow up by immediately ordering any supplies or book the appointments with the service professional you want to see.

You can also repeat this process for January so you can start your year off right.


Celebrate Your Accomplishments 

I recently discovered the concept of the Ta-da! List. This is a prompt for the end of the day where you acknowledge the things you accomplished. This list has really helped me because I have been struggling with focus the last few months. Writing down things like making my bed, going to , work, cleaning and even shopping help me realize I actually am accomplishing something day to day.



Supplies


The supply list for your self-care will vary per person. For me its candles, tea, a special mug, beauty masks and seasonal decorations, and books of course. This year I also hit up all my favorite retail shops early to get cozy pajamas and holiday gifts. I wan't to limit as much time in stores as possible so I also started my holiday cards early.  

Aromatherapy is also a great way to keep yourself relaxed. Try a new scent this year along with your favorites. I always recommend Blue Tansy which is a lovely scent that helps enhance communication and personal well being.


I hope you have a relaxing Holiday season , Check out my self-care essentials  at twitter.com/@yogikai  and share yours with me using the tag #HolidaySelfCare