puzzles and simmering

“You’ll be next, Kate.”

My friend said happily as we gathered together, catching up over dinner. Just a minute ago, everyone was gushing over their happy announcement of finally being in a relationship. Now, the whole table’s attention shifted towards me. The only single person in our little group.

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My Favorite Romance Comics based on My Favorite Tropes

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Personally have never celebrated Valentine’s Day free-willingly. The last time I even participated in a Valentine’s Day event was when my entire class created a haunted house for the school-wide activity. That was almost nine years ago.

Fuck, realizing it’s been almost a decade since high school is not how I want to start this draft. I need a minute.

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Review: A Town You Live In (manga)

I noticed this little old blog is getting a bit of traction for the past few months because of a webtoon review I impromptu-wrote last year. And if you’ve somehow clicked on this post too, welcome and I hope you enjoy your stay!

Anyways, don’t mind me, I’m just going to hitch on this exciting development to uplift other works I’ve thoroughly enjoyed recently and over the holidays. First in line…

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Fangirling Highlights 2021

I really went ahead and said “Posting in -ber months? NOT THIS YEAR.”

You could literally see last year’s recap posts in the main page of this blog akskskssk

I guess this is simply me not sharing my life online less. And not just that but also treating them like “content” less. “Optimizing” them less. Putting out stuff to be “relevant” less.

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sharing things online

ornamental old chest on ground

Almost five years ago, when I was happily discovering watercolors for the first time, a family member silently looked over my shoulder, glanced at what I was painting and asked a question I feel like anyone who have spent significant time on any hobby gets asked often:

“Why don’t you sell that?”

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drawing my ravenclaw outfit – watercolor timelapse

Picture of a watercolor painting of a brunette with shoulder-length hair wearing a big glasses and blue sweather with multi-colored fuzzy balls. A hand holding a water brush pen with pink paint is in the process of coloring in a fuzzy ball. This is a self-portrait.

hello folks!

I’ve been MIA this March, partly because it’s my birth month (ya gal is an older 20-something now!) but mostly because I’ve not really felt the urge to write anything. I do have some blog post ideas on my notes app but none that compel me enough to have a sit down and write my thoughts.

I have been more active over on Instagram (@keetnoodles). I just finished my second month-long art project on March which I might talk about more on here in the future.

In the meantime, here’s a watercolor process video I posted months ago. I joined in an art challenge hosted by an art friend I met over on insta. Enjoy!

Review: Under the Oak Tree (webtoon)

I signed up to a new subscription service just so I could read this very pretty-looking series. That says plenty about how much I, one, love the art style and, two, am a shallow aesthetic trash.

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lace girlie portrait – color pencil process

Yes, hi, happy Monday!

I can’t believe I completely forgot to post this here.

It’s a 3 months old video of a color pencil portrait I did.

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Fangirling Highlights 2020

While drafting my 2020 reflection post, I was initially going to include a “What I Watched and Read” section in it. That section eventually became far longer than the others to the point that I’ve decided to make an entirely separate post.

So here we are.

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2020: A year in review

Don’t you think it’s funny how the start of the decade feels like a whole entire decade? (insert skull emoji)

And like many of you, boy am I Glad 2020 is done.

Still… it feels improper to bid the year adieu without a little review.

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