It's time for another favourites list to wrap up the month of August! Here's my list of favouites that I've been loving during the month:
1. Animated series: Gravity Falls
I am such a huge fan of this show, I would probably rewatch the whole series 3 time more. And yes, I'm a grown adult, and I'm not ashamed ;)
Gravity falls is a Disney animated series that follows the story of Dipper and his twin sister Mabel who during their vacation, were sent to their great-uncle Stan's cabin in Gravity Falls to spent the rest of summer. Once there, strange things starts to happen revolving around the mysteries of supernatural beings, strange powers and conspiracies that led Dipper, Mabel and other different characters along the series to solve the mysteries and seek for the truth. There are many codes and cryptograms for viewers to crack as well!
I personally really like the story line and the characters the most. I love how the story line of some episodes could be so relatable in real life even though its from a cartoon series, it would definitely hit you right in the feels and leave you wondering how is this even a kids show.
Trust me, you will fall in love with the characters. The relationship between Mabel and Dipper is adorable <3
The show brings a balance between mysteries, comedy and a whole new level of adorableness. Definitely worth a watch!
**Spoiler alert, there's a pig in the show. What's not to love????**
2. Book: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Next up is a book favourite!
All the Light We Cannot See is a historical fiction that follows the story of a little blind French girl name Marie, and a German boy name Werner, who started out as friends ever since they were young. The story took place in World War II, as the Allies begin shelling the French city of Saint-Malo to drive out the remaining Nazi troops. Unlike any World War II stories, this book has a sort of mystery element to it --- a cursed gem that could grant whoever who owns it an everlasting life, however the people around this person whom he/she loves, will die. The whole story flashes between these two young characters who are growing up in this environment, finding themselves and learning who they truly are, and the way the author reflects it into words are so simple yet so beautiful.
If you're looking for a book to get lost to, I highly recommend this book. However it took me quite a while to really understand the whole story and the structure of it so if you're one who is impatient and prefers straight-ahead, plot driven stories, this might not be your cup of tea.
3. Music ablum: Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
I recently just found out about this music artist, Sufjan Stevens, and his genre of music mainly revolves around indie folk, which is my favourite kind of genre. I immediately fell in love with his music in his first album "Michigan", it is the kind of music that creates an ambience that you'll find comforting and peaceful listening to as a background music while you do work.
"Carrie and Lowell" is his latest album and *fun fact: the album name is named after his mother, Carrie, and stepfather, Lowell. Why this album is my favourite is because all his songs takes me on a journey through his childhood growing up with a bipolar and schizophrenic mother, who had abandoned him multiple times (in his song "Should have known better"), and how his stepfather played such an important role in his life even till today. The songs covers the elements of his childhood, family, depression, loneliness, and faith, and the way the instruments were played together with the lyrics were so aesthetically pleasing to the ears.
It is basically his autobiography written into an album, and I find it really refreshing to listen to such sincere and genuine music like this today.
4. Pokemon GO
Uh do I really need to explain this one...?
5. Game: Vainglory
Okay this is not exactly a monthly favorites, I have been playing this game for awhile now, and this game had consumed my life, holyshit.
Vainglory is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game that is only available on mobile phone. It is basically a 3v3 game that you play with real people where the objective of the game is to invade the enemy base and destroy their vain (hence vainglory duh), there are turrets along the map that you'll have to destroy first before you can get into the base to destroy the vain, so whichever team destroys the vain first wins the game! There's a lot of different characters to choose from and each has a different play style and skill set to it, bringing more variety to the game. There's even a back story for every character in the game which you can read about at the Vainglory website. ----> http://www.vainglorygame.com/news/vainglory-lore-in-order-so-far/
If you have been playing it already, feel free to share with me your best hero down the comments below! And if you haven't, don't worry - It's free from the App store and Google Play! So you could download it and try it yourself and see if you're as addicted to the game as I am. My vg name is 'Manutee' , so you guys could add me as friend to play as a party!
And this is the end of my August favourites list, I do monthly favourites every month so do check them out! (: Share with me your thoughts about the stuff mentioned above in the comments down below.