Wonderful Web Wednesday Minus the Wednesday

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Because I’m a total piece of shit, here’s Wonderful Web Wednesday on Monday, so really it’s just Wonderful Web. Anyway, I might do another for actual Wednesday this week.

Podcasts

My Favorite Murder

This is a podcast where these two women, Karen and Georgia, talk about interesting murders each episode. These murders are their “favorite murder” at the time of the podcast. They are not serious on the matter, which is something I find fun, since it’s such a serious topic. I personally like the lightness they add to the stories, because if not, I’m not sure I would make it through it. There are several to listen to, and in addition to this they’re often mentioning books, documentaries, and other things that you can check out. If you’re like me, someone who is often interested in true crime (who may know a little more than the average person), but has no way of knowing what is the best book to read and what book sucks, they’re a really good source! They also have this great thing where they let you talk about hometown murders from your town, so it’s also quite interactive. Plus, I really wish I could meet them because I think I would get along great with them.

Someone Knows Something:

A podcast that was mentioned in My Favorite Murder, that I just had to listen to since Karen and Georgia were obsessed about it circa episodes 7-9(?) in their podcast. Someone Knows Something is a well written podcast. It isn’t just a man talking, it’s almost as if he’s reading from a book he wrote. It’s atmospheric and quite simple – well, minus the whole plot of it, which involves the disappearance of a 5 year old. David Ridgen goes back to his hometown, Arnprior in Ontario, where a boy went missing in 1972. Ridgen talks to the family of the boy, Adrien McNaughton, to gather clues on his disappearance. He tries to solve the cold case and find Adrian, almost obsessively.

Youtube:

TFIL

I have just realized that I have never explained my obsession with vloggers on youtube. It started with David Dobrik (I’m not even gonna link him because you can find him everywhere), and then all of his friends started vlogging. While my favorite is probably Zane Hijazi and even Carly and Erin’s channel, I have grown a strange attachment to Heath Hussar and Elton Castee’s own vlog, TFIL (The Fuck It List), where they do things on their list full of bucket-list type things, except they’re kind of extreme and kind of dumb sometimes. So I spend a lot of time worrying in my everyday life, like “oh is Elton getting held at gunpoint again?” or “Did Heath finally collapsed on a hike?”. In all fairness to Heath, I would have not made it this far (ha!). I also want to point out that I am totally crushing on Elton, and if he read this, I would die, but ya know…It’s a risk I’m taking just to tell you guys about these boys who have become something I look forward to. I also want to say that the filming of this vlog is phenomenal. Elton uses a drone, and gets some stunning shots of the scenery. The color is on point, and the music is hypnotizing to me. I love these guys so much.

 

Tv I’ve been watching:

Timeless:

Basically everything I ever wanted! A lady is forced to go back in time with a soldier and a computer geek to stop a terrorist from changing the course of history. It’s really interesting and fairly accurate. The latest episode was about Lincoln’s Assassination and I kind of know a lot about that, so it was interesting to watch, and they had their facts straight. They weren’t bullshitting it, which is probably why I love it so much. Also, the main character, Lucy, is a prettier, smarter, more accomplished version of me, so…Yeah. It’s on on Monday nights on NBC.

Milwaukee Blacksmith: 

The first season is over, but you can probably catch it on Hulu, or even the History website. It’s about a local family (A Milwaukee family in case you didn’t catch that), who own a blacksmith shop. They make some really cool stuff, and I really encourage you to watch it because you actually learn a lot about the trade.

Abandoned:

This is a show on Viceland, a channel that seems to have no limits. They have programs on drugs and the black-market, so of course a man going into abandoned buildings and skateboarding is the obvious next thing to film for them. Rick McCrank (almost wrote mcKracken, ha!), a well known skateboarder (I guess? I don’t know, I don’t skateboard and have a general distaste towards skaters, but I have no idea why, so don’t ask). Rick goes to various places, whether they be failed cities/harbors, or even the remains of Route 66. He usually meets up with locals to learn more about these places. All in all, its a great show. It teaches you history, is a feast for the eyes of people who love old places, and the music/filming is pretty awesome. I just really am digging it. It’s on on Fridays, FYI.

That’s all for now. Some of these things are things I’ve been in to for a while now, but haven’t had time to write about. Some are newfound loves. Either way, I hope you enjoy all of them, if not, some of them. I wish I could be better at writing, and could write something really awesome to end this post, but we all know I’m a shitty blogger, so I guess this is where it ends for today. Have a good day!

 

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Wonderful Web Thursday Because I missed Wednesday

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Urgh, sorry readers! I tried so hard to keep up with this and post on Wednesday, but I’ve been working and when I’m not working I’m tired and watching our new dog Gertie to make sure she doesn’t eat up the house.

Today I’m only going to post a few things because I’m a day late.

Dramaworld:

So this is a Korean Drama that’s also a Netflix Original, I guess? I’m not quite sure I understand Netflix originals because I know that some are considered original but I know that they’re from a specific channel. For example, From Dusk Til Dawn is on El Rey, which we actually get, but it’s considered an original. Or, at least, it was? I don’t know! Anyway, Drama world is really cool because it’s about a normal girl who dramaworld2-00020gets transported into Dramaworld, the work of K-Dramas, where she has to make sure everything goes well. It plays on all of the normal K-Drama cliches, i.e. Lead men cannot physically allow a girl to faint and hit the ground, or there’s at least one shower scene with the lead man. It’s a really cute series that’s only 10 episodes long, and the episodes themselves are only around 13 minutes each, so you’re looking at a total of 130 minutes, give or take. It’s a quick watch, but a cute one.

I’m listing this under a “wonderful web wednesday” because it’s on netflix, or if you don’t have a netflix subscription, you can watch it at Viki.com which leads me to my next thing!

VIKI!

Viki.com is an awesome website that has K-Dramas, Taiwinese dramas, anime, bollywood and telenovela’s online with subtitles. Some require a viki pass that you need to subscribe for, but for the most part, everything that’s available is pretty extensive and it’s just super awesome, so check it out.

That’s all for today! Hope I gave you some good recs!

Wonderful Web Wednesday

Hello all! It’s me! Sara! (No one else has the password to this blog, so I honestly am not sure why I’m telling you that it is I, Sara, the owner of this blog.) I have been quiet for the last few months. I don’t think I’ve written anything since I first came back home from school, so…Hey! Here I am!

I am going to do a separate post tomorrow that updates you all on my life in case you’re into that kind of stuff because I actually have some stuff to talk about! Today, however, I thought I would do kind of a round-up of all the things I’ve been enjoying on the interwebs the past few days, weeks, months. This is kind of inspired by Rookie Mag‘s Daily Links. I strive to be as awesome as Rookie, which is an online magazine I’ve been reading since it’s early years. It’s target audience is teens mostly, but I’m pretty sure that if it’s still around in 8+ years, I’ll still be reading it. I’m not as vigilant about staying up to date with it as I wish. I check it maybe twice every month, but it’s great for EVERYTHING, movie/tv/music/book recs, makeup tutorials, diy crafts, pretty pics, short stories, etc.

What is Wonderful Web Wednesday? Well, other than being a title I just came up with (SO creative, ain’t it?), it’s going to be a weekly post that is a round up of all things Sara likes. This means it can be ANYTHING( i.e. Movies, Books, people, podcasts). ANYTHING. I will try to do 2-3 categories, with 1-2 things per category. Hopefully I can keep this up! HA! So, without further ado, here is WONDERFUL WEB WEDNESDAY:

TV:

  • The Great British Baking Show/ Bake Off

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This show is The Show of all shows. I am in love. Absolutely in love. I try to watch the Big Fat Quiz of the Year on youtube every January, wising we got access to the live version here in America. One of the things they always talk about is the Great British Bake Off. It always sounded great to me because I always preferred baking over cooking. The other day Cassie and I watched Chopped and it got me in the mood for food-related shows. Chopped is okay, but they are told to use a lot of ingredients I don’t see in my normal everyday life. I understand why they use the ingredients they do, however I cannot relate. So, when I got home, I decided to look at Netflix’s collection of food shows. It’s grown exceptionally in the past few years, even if it’s “Collections” (Or “Bullshit” if you’re me and you want more episodes of Ghost Adventures because you’ve seen the whole collection on tv at least 40 times). I was then reminded that the Great British Bake Off was on Netflix ( As the Great British Baking Show)

What do I like about the Great British Baking Show? Well, for starters, it’s calming. Even when they only have 20 minutes left on the clock and they’re still rushing, it’s not obnoxious like Chopped. I feel like I’m going to be comparing it a lot to Chopped, which I’ve grown to have mixed feelings about. But I also am not a fan of the judges on Chopped, whereas I really like Mary Berry, so I’m kinda biased now. Anyway, baking, to me, is a lot more relaxed than cooking. I’m not sure why. Who knows? Whatever the reason, it relaxes me. Even when my cakes turn out looking like Hagrid’s Birthday Cake for Harry in the first Harry Potter Movie. Was there even a cake in the book?

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“Happee Birthdae”

In addition to calming me, it also inspires me. I made a reference to Hagrid’s cake, mainly because I made a cake yesterday. It turned out to be a disaster, and Mary Berry would be absolutely appalled by it, especially because it’s box-mix. I would have tried making one from scratch, but my mom had bought the mix for me, and I didn’t want to dip into her own ingredients. Anyway, things just didn’t go well, and it’s really just a big pink mess. Much like me. At least pink is a favorite color of mine, and my Dad and Brother will eat anything that is cake-like. I had a picture of it on my snapchat story, but because snapchat is so freaking fussy, I cannot you guys a picture of it without taking one of it right now, even though it’s missing about 1/3 from last night’s dessert.

Anyway, please watch the Great British Baking Show. It is a DELIGHT.

  • Miss Rose

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Miss Rose is a Taiwanese Rom-Com I came across last night on Netfix. Normally I would allow for a few days for the thing to ruminate in my brain before declaring my love for something. That’s the case for The Great British Bake Off, but with Miss Rose, I found it last night and watched about 12 episodes of it. Holy Moley, guys! This show is hilarious! It’s about a lady, Luo Si Yi working at a company that’s pretty much failing. Gao Cheng Kuan is sent to the company to fix it. He’s not known to be a warm person, and had several run-in’s with Luo Si Yi prior to this, so they’re not fond of each other. The show’s romance is definitely the slowest of slow-burn romances, but the slower the burn, the more I like it. Anyway, it’s cute and I recommend it to anyone who gets sucked into random foreign dramas on Netflix

Youtube:

Paranormalkativity’s channel is probably what you think it is. A channel about anything paranormal and weird. Kat, the woman behind the channel (hence her really clever name. Honestly though, I just adore her, so she could say something really non-clever and I would find it clever) is really into ghosts and anything creepy like that. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you will know that I am also into that kind of stuff, so it’s a good thing I found her channel.

A lot of her videos are spooky tales of ghosts/weird-things. She has videos of her ghost hunting, her using ouija boards and whatnot. So, really everything I ever loved in one channel! Here’s an example of what you can expect on her channel:

 

Podcasts:

This podcast is hosted by Jim Harold and is a chalk-full of wonderfully creepy ghost stories. People call in from all over from the U.S. and Canada with their ghost experiences. They range from stories of people’s children recalling past lives, to haunted houses. My favorite was one about a lady who seemed to have driven through ghost town, in the literal sense of Ghost Town. It didn’t exist and friends in a car that was driving ahead of her didn’t see a town at all.

You can find it on pretty much all podcast apps on your phone/tablets/computers, or you can just go to his website. He’s a pretty charismatic guy, and the people that call in have some great stories. I’ve heard some of the creepiest stories I’ve heard in a while, and I have heard A LOT of ghost stories. Check it out. Some interesting questions arise from these stories as well, so if you check it out and wanna talk about some of them, hit me up. I’d love to here your thoughts on them.

 

That’s it for today. Hopefully you had fun with this list. I did! That sounded so cheesy. Sorry.