“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Although last time I checked October still had thirty one days, it – again – felt like it was over in a week or two. I always want to make the most of this month ‘cause it’s my favorite: I enjoy the late ‘after-Summer-holidays’-vibe, love going outside to enjoy the leaves turning all kinds of colors but also curl up inside and read a good book. Fortunately I did find some time to enjoy that this month, and with the mild weather the first half of the month we might extend that lovely October vibe throughout November. Yay!
Things that happened
I’ve been to Poland. Wrocław to be more precise. I must admit I had to Google its exact location when I first heard the name – my topography knowledge is terrible! – but now that I’ve been there I won’t easily forget. The streets and squares of the city are a mixture between German and Slavic style and looked amazing dressed in Autumn colors. A seperate post on the botanical garden is on its way!
Welcome back true crime obsession! I’ve been a true crime fanatic since I was a teen. Always looking for new books, documentaries and series about unexplained murders, serial killers and mysteries I must have dedicated at least a year of my life exploring the dark side. I came across the amazing podcast Thinking Sideways this month – I believe I have The Private Life of a Girl to thank for that! – and I’ve been binge-listening to their episodes ever since. Add two fantastic Netflix series (The Keepers and Mindhunter) and my evenings are booked. Any more true crime recommendations?
Divinity Original Sin II. After spending a lot of time exploring the wonderful world of Divinity Original Sin (over a hundred to be precise) my guy and I finally entered the realms of part two. Divinity is an amazing game: the lore is fantastic, it looks beautiful, it’s really funny and non-gamers like me can actually play. Yay! Now please excuse me while I go and slay some possessed dwarves and creepy Void Dwellers.
Hello again Wardruna. When Wardruna announced a show in the Netherlands earlier this year I immediately scored tickets: I love this band. I’ve seen a fair share of bands live, yet Wardruna is something special. Ritualistic and hypnotising the music and performance of these Nordic heroes enchants from start to finish. If you ever get a chance to see ‘em: go. You won’t regret it.
Things & Thoughts
- There’s so much great new music coming out. Highlight of the month is by far the new Amenra, Mass VI. It’s massive: the sound is phenomenal, the songs are fascinating and the overall sound of the record as a whole is something truly unique. Highly recommended if you’re not scared of some dark post/sludge metal.
- Also from Belgium but a tad less dark: Oscar and the Wolf! I love the dreamy pop on their new record Infinity, a good soundtrack for gloomy winter mornings.
- This made me laugh so hard: 17 Japanese mascots getting stuck in things
- These comics need to happen: The Cure inspired horror comic covers by Butcher Billy
See you next year October! ♥