At some point during my childhood I realized that I needed a career. I needed a career I felt passionate about. I mean, what was the point otherwise? To live a boring life, doing things that meant nothing to me? That was not an option. I became determined to find the thing that made me tick, … More A Brief History of My Career Ambitions
With this weekend’s release of Guardian’s of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the summer movie season is officially underway (ignore the fact that the solstice isn’t until June). This summer brings a number of highly anticipated films, including a female-lead superhero movie along with some sequels, remakes, and originals. Here are trailers for the films I’m most … More Summer Movie Trailers 2017
Decided to change things up here at Neptune Your Dial and include a video. Checkout what came in the April’s Loot Crate subscription as I unbox the goods with my boyfriend. I’m hoping to start making more videos for this blog and I’ll be posting them on the Neptune Your Dial YouTube channel as well. … More Loot Crate April 2017 “Investigate” Unboxing Video
I’m hitting a couple blog milestones this week, reaching over 100 WordPress followers and I finally setup a Facebook page for Neptune Your Dial. Growing this blog has been a process, from which I’ve learned much. Thanks for all your support! Connect with my via Facebook at facebook.com/neptuneyourdial.
The past couple days people around the web have been freaking out about a new revelation that a mastodon, found at a construction site in San Diego back in 1993, dates back 130,000. What does this have to do with humans? According to wired.com, a number of stone tools were found with the fossils at the … More Human Update: Your history changed this week
A few years ago a YouTube trend sparked in adapting classic literature into modern vlog-style webseries. The first of these to really take off was The Lizzie Bennett Diaries, a contemporary adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, where the fictional Lizzie sets up a vlog as a class project and talks to the camera about her … More “The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy” Season Three on YouTube
“I was playing at being mortal this century because I love cigarettes and shawarma, and it’s easier to order shawarma if your piercing shriek doesn’t drive the delivery boy mad.” This flash fiction by Brooke Bolander is an exciting and quick read, with unapologetic frankness. Originally published in Uncanny Magazine, it has been nominated for … More Short Story Pick: “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies” by Brooke Bolander
The White Princess Starz’s new series The White Princess premiered this past Saturday, a follow-up to the mini-series The White Queen and based on Philippa Gregory’s novel of the same name. The starts where The White Queen left off, but this time the protagonist is Princess Elizabeth. She has been promised in marriage to Henry the VII, who has just defeated … More Weekly Favorites
So, for the past two and a half years my blog has been “Loner Shark”. That was a great name for a while and I associate it with my entrance into the blogging world and the start of this blog, however for some time now that just hasn’t felt like an appropriate title. It was … More New Blog Title!
*All the spoilers ahead* A couple weeks ago Starz’s Black Sails came to an end after four seasons. The show was set up as a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, but incorporated many historical figures and famous pirates into the show along with politics from the British government as the pirates fight to maintain control of Nassau. … More Review: Black Sails Series Finale
My New Shades I found these fun sunglasses at Fab’rik for $18! Thor: Ragnarok Trailer 1. Cate Blanchett as Hela, 2. Those 80’s graphics, 3. Thor… Comfy Kicks I’m all about comfortable shoes right now. Breaking out of winter, I’m done hibernating and constantly on the go. Good Girls Revolt Just finished watching the Amazon Prime … More I’m Currently Obsessed With…
Always on the hunt for Japanese novelty items around Atlanta, I recently discovered Tomato Japanese Food Grocery, via some internet exploration, just outside of the city. It’s a small mom-and-pop, but with an exciting selection of Japanese food items. Tomato provides some rare treats, like green tea waffle-cone ice-cream sandwiches, red bean mochi, and sushi-ready … More Lonescapade: Perusing Metro-Atlanta’s Japanese Grocery Store