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The blog has shed a lot of insight and reflection on my life as of late. In a lot of instances, I’ve reconnected with a lot of hobbies and leisurely activities that have been absent from my lifestyle for some time. From trying out new games, finding nostalgia in genres I used to watch immensely, and picking up old gadgets that used to keep me entertained for hours.
More than ever lately I’ve been really wrapped up in the lore of fairies. From playing Scholar more in XIV, reading up on Fairy Kei fashion to just appreciating art of fairies on deviant Art in my spare time I’m heavily immersed. I think it’s the fascination that fairies in many respects are presumed as “pint sized beings bursting with happiness”. It puts me at ease and just makes me smile. I recently shared my new found interest with a fellow FC mate, Kit Ania, who also plays a Scholar and shares a deep rooted love for fairies as well.
I think I connect really well with Kit in many respects because we’re both very like minded in our ideals and how we choose to interact with people; we’re casual in our gameplay in XIV (but take our roles in healing very seriously) and always hope the general mood within our FC/server is friendly and playful. In game it’s very common for the two of us to kick back in one of our houses and catch up with girl talk, and even outside of the game we regularly text each other just so the other one knows what we’re up to in real life.
Going back and forth with her in text I had shared my allure to the subject and as expected she was doubly excited. For a bit back and forth me and her exchanged our perspectives on the view of Oberon and Titania, our own fairies Eos and Selene, and even discussed them in alternate mediums. She suggested that if I’m in the mood for fairies and wanted a good read to check out the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa.
I’m ashamed to admit that when as a child all I would do is read, and now not so much. With chilly autumn soon approaching, scarves ready to be worn and hot pumpkin spiced latte to be consumed? Getting into a new book series sounds like the perfect idea right now. It’s listed as young adult fiction, which is a genre I’m pretty foreign to. Nevertheless I’m excited to dive right in and give it a shot. I’m excited that I can escape from the chains of my electronic devices, and really stimulate my mind with a casual fantasy book in a toasty coffee shop for a few hours.
Is there a book or series that’s recently tickled your fancy? Drop a comment and let me know!