Behind The Scenes is a monthly feature that celebrates our blog anniversary and personal anniversary every 5th of the month. You get to know what we have been up to, along with our video games, movies and comic book haul.
May felt the longest after Nya left France in the beginning of the month. We have both attended a convention together, which was lots of fun, and gave us the opportunity to hang out with story boarders, comic drawers, and two actors of Game Of Thrones! Feel free to check our Instagram for some pics.
Of course that during this time, we didn’t miss the opportunity to add some more geek finds to our shelves. So this is where our Geek May haul starts.
Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice soundtrack was the first gift Nya had the chance to open, while still in the car. Needless to say, we spent the rest of the trip listening to it, and we expect a review to be done soon. Just please try hard to ignore the dust in the car.
Nya started two Comic Book series for Fenrile, and he seemed to be enjoying both. These are The coming of the supermen, and Unfollow. Now the hard part will be to keep them going, as we have a few in progress already. Comic Book Lover problems!
And because it was Fenrile’s birthday, he also received an awesome Skyrim tee, the artifact edition of Watchmen, and two TP paperbacks: DC Universe by Alan Moore, and Batman vs Superman greatest battles.
Nya was also lucky because Fenrile got her the missing issues of Superman Wonder Woman series, and an anthology of Wonder Woman stories (in French, to make her work harder).
Since this was (clearly) not enough, we couldn’t stop ourselves from buying even more stuff while wandering around the city. And yes, Saga is in French, because Nya is improving her French, no joke.
And ah! We have also done a photo-shoot together! It was an amazing experience, specially for Fenrile, who has never done this before, and insisted that he didn’t know how to pose. Well, in the end, we thought the photos turned out to look quite natural, and the chemistry between us is very obvious, isn’t it? We ended up liking the unedited pictures better, so apart from some lighting tweaks, it’s the unedited pictures that we are going to be showing here (and everywhere else). Yes, we embrace our imperfections (even though we consider ourselves to be perfect for each other).
Every single moment we have spent together in France was as intense as it could be. We made the most of it, we knew it would be a 3 week wait this time before we would see each other again. Saying goodbye in the airport was tearful. Yes, we wouldn’t expect that a long distance relationship would be easy, but we also know we are strong enough to go through this. Since the beginning of the month, we have been writing all day long, skyping every night after work, and keeping ourselves busy with many projects to do together, which helps the distance feels a tiny bit more bearable.
We sure miss each other loads, but at least we realize how much we can’t live without each other – and how the time when Fenrile will move is coming closer.
These projects include, but not limited to:
- Writing a Novel together (some day)
As you may know from Nya Reads, Nya has been trying to write a Fantasy novel. Very few know about her progress and writing journey, except of course, her readers, and Fenrile. He liked so much the idea and concept, that in the end we both came up with this life changing decision: We would be co-authoring this! We feel thrilled and excited, because writing has always been a passion for both. And being part of something so big, together, means a lot to us. We will keep you updated, but we are taking things slow at the moment.
- Digital gift
We want to offer something to our Silvers who subscribe to our newsletter, showing you how much we appreciate your interest in our posts and ramblings. We were thinking a digital gift – but what? This is why we need your help! What would you like to receive via digital download? Leave suggestions in the comments.
Ok, so this is something that we are actually doing together. We have started this when Fenrile came to the UK in the end of May (after missing each other a lot). We found a few old tickets and things we would like to keep as memories. We thought maybe just store them in a box, but what would be the fun in that? We then decided to start a scrapbook, even though none of us are specially talented with crafts, so let’s just hope for the best.
- Moving together
Well, not much to say about this, except Fenrile has already started moving some of his stuff. This includes his geeky mugs (that perfectly match mine)! He just wants to let all of you know that he is not going to abandon the blog, or stop making time to share his passions, despite the busy times ahead.
The last weekend of May was a very happy one, since it was when Fenrile came visit in the UK. Again, we ended up with a bigger haul, and more geeky finds to add to what we already have. We have also been working really hard to keep our current Comic Book series, and finding missing issues for the ones that haven’t been completed yet. This process has been extremely fun.
The funny thing is that we have spent more hours inside a vintage shop rather than any of the comic book shops. We have managed to find missing issues for Wonder Woman the new 52 series, Phantom Stranger, and The Roots of the Swamp Thing. Nya got these really, really old issues of Sandman, which in her opinion, are absolutely worth it.
Let’s talk about TV and movies
These are the TV Shows that me and Fenrile are both watching:
A review of any of these might come (or not) any time soon. We are reasonably on track (apart from Daredevil). Fenrile is also watching Arrow, Banshee, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (don’t ask us where he finds the time).
In terms of movies we have recently watched, we went to the cinema to watch Warcraft (no surprise here). Fenrile is already preparing a review for this, so stay tuned.
Let’s talk about video games
So Fenrile got Doom. He was pretty excited about it, and bought it without even thinking twice. Gore, violence, a good soundtrack, and lots of shooting. It made him feel as Wolfenstein: New Order, an epic remake. Hollywood should take the example of video games next time they do a remake. While you wait for the full review, enjoy the screenshots.
At the same time, Fenrile got himself the NOVA Edition of Stellaris. He’s a huge fan of Europa Universalis 4, and Stellaris seemed like a good choice since he loves space. So with the NOVA Edition, besides all features, there’s also the soundtrack and the ebook. This means you’ll be entitled to a Trilogy Review. Fenrile will review the Game, the Soundtrack and the Novel, using a new PoV (curious? Guess you will have to wait).
Let’s talk about Geek Gear and Subscription Boxes
Inside the Comic Monthly Box, there were issues of a comic book series of Dark Tower by Stephen King, which is ironic, since we are both currently reading the first volume of the novel series. So it was a good time to get the first issue and start these series, but she will wait to see if there’s any more issues coming in the next boxes. Apart from that, the Comic Monthly Boxes had an interesting mixture of vintage and current comics, with a different feel on each page and issue.
Just because she decided to stick to the Comic Monthly Subscription, doesn’t mean the Geek Boxes weren’t interesting. As you can see in the pictures below, there’s a monthly theme, and the toys and gear revolve around the topic of each month.
Aw, so wasn’t this a long geeky post! We sincerely hope you enjoyed to know more of what goes behind the scenes, and remember, any suggestions are welcome. So feel free to leave your suggestions and comments in that shiny little box below.