Monday, December 30, 2013

30/12/13

In My Mailbox Today: 3 Items!


Item #1: Postcrossing Postcard from Germany

Isn't the picture on the front gorgeous? Certainly my first winter-themed postcard, although that probably isn't saying much given that this is the 3rd postcard I've ever received from Postcrossing.

I really do love the site, and how easy it is to send and receive cards from all over the world. I actually wrote an article recently for PaperDroids about the art of letter writing and why geeks (geek girls specifically, given the audience of the site) should continue to embrace the wonders of snail mail. If my editor puts it up on the site I'll share a link to it with you guys.


Item #2: Card & Treat from noxy!

Another great Christmas card from one of the lovely girls I vlog with :)

The card actually came with these two things wrapped in green foil. I wasn't sure what they were, but there was a bit of chocolate in the corner of the card and they smelled like mint. They were pretty flat though, after going through the mail machines XD My mom informed me they were peppermint patties, and apparently they're called Thin Mints in the states. Pretty sure the mail machines made them even thinner, but nevertheless I appreciate noxy trying to sneak me something.

It`s funny how small things like treats are different even between Canada and the States, when we're pretty much sitting on top of each other. The US has things like Thin Mints, and we in Canada have Kinder Eggs XDD Kinder Eggs are delicious by the way, for those who haven't had them before. It's funny how they're illegal in the states, something about having a toy inside of food. I'm not sure I'll ever completely get it.


Item #3: Blu-Ray from Amazon.ca

Oh how I love pre-ordering things from Amazon! They're extremely quick. This movie was released today, and that's when I got it in the mail. Not the day after, but today, which is so great. It shipped yesterday, now it's here!

I'm rather intrigued to see this movie. If you want to look at the trailer, here is a link for it. The main reason I became really interested in seeing it wasn't because of Michael Caine, or the fact that he speaks with an American accent in the trailer, which is incomprehensible to be since I've been seeing Caine in movies since I was little and saw him portray Scrooge in A Muppet Christmas Carol

The main reason I wanted to watch this movie is because it stars Clemence Poesy. You may recognize her from when she played Fleur Delacord (or however it's spelled) in a few Harry Potter movies. Clemence Poesy is actually a playby that I use for one of my characters in online roleplaying.

For those of you who have never heard of online roleplaying, the kind when you write as an original character, then I know for a fact it would take me far too long to explain all the ins and outs of it. Nevertheless, it's a lot of fun, it's a great way for a writer to be able to write everyday, and it's also a great way to interact with new people, and to make friends as well. Speaking of making friends . . .


Going Out In My Mailbag Today: 1 Item.

Item #1: A Thank You Card to my roleplay partner Chandler/`zona

One great thing about roleplaying is when you meet somebody online that you plot with, and when your characters get along and you get along and you continue to roleplay with this person for a long time, they end up becoming your roleplay partner.

I met Chandler (who goes my the screen name `zona) at least 2 years ago, although I'm pretty sure that I've lost track by this point. Nevertheless, it's been a long time. I know it can't be too much longer than that because I've only been roleplaying for 6 years now.

Truth be told, it's been a little while since we've actually written anything together; real life got in the way a lot for the both of us this summer, and now that we're both back in school it's been a bit of a muse kill on both our parts. It's unfortunate, when real life and muse get in the way of a good thing, but sometimes these things happen and there's nothing that can really be done about it. That's part of the reason I wanted to send Chandler this card; to thank her for not only being a great roleplay partner this year, but a great friend.

It seems that the New Year has a way of doing that to us; makes us look back and notice the people who impacted us in the past 365 (or 364 days), and makes us want to thank them properly. Truth be told I bought a whole pack of colourful thank you cards that I want to send to all the vlogging iggles. I hope I have time to do so. I also need to find where I put my internation stamps, so I can send out some more Postcrossing cards as well.

That;s it for now. I've got a second date tonight that I'm very much looking forward to :) But I'm thinking I may grace the few who have decided to read this with some sort of New Years post tomorrow. I actually want to film a video tomorrow as well, and I really hope that I'm able to. So I'll keep you guys posted.

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