It's Friday. To celebrate, I thought I'd start something new that I'd like to do each Friday.
I'll admit, I stole this from Felicia Day and her video log, The Flog, but I'd like to make 2014 all about expanding my horizons. On her show, she picks 5 things each week that she'd like to promote or share. I figure if I don't do something like post about it, I'll never get around to doing it. So here goes.
This week's FAE's Friday Faves:
Number One: Geek and Sundry.
It only seems fair that I give a shout out to the channel that gave me the idea for this post. If you're into anything geeky---be it games, comics, fantasy writing, or anything else geek-centric---then this is the place for you. It has hilarious videos about playing video games, deep discussions on writing, and all around exploration of everything geek. I highly recommend that you surf around the site and pick what you like. You never know, you might find something new that you like, too!
My favorites so far: Co-optitude and The Flog. Oh, and The Guild.
Why do I love these three? The first one has hilarity with Felicia and her older brother Ryon playing retro video games. It's a great way to get some giggles going. The Flog, which inspired this little endeavor, always has something neat I wouldn't have known otherwise. And The Guild is just awesome, even if it's now finished.
As I explore more of Geek&Sundry, I'm looking forward to seeing and learning more.
Number Two: Platinum Rose's Garden.
This weekly Supernatural podcast has become one of my favorites. I'll admit it, I only found out about it because I wrote this open letter. The showrunner of this podcast contacted me about my letter and read it on her show, but ever since I look forward to listening to her show every Saturday. Platinum Rose is funny and does some wicked recaps. She also promotes some neat things she finds in fandom on the show. If you really like Supernatural and want to listen to a fun podcast about it, then head over to Platinum Rose's Garden.
Number Three: The Winchester Family Business.
You've probably already noticed this website pop up on this blog a few times now. It's the Supernatural website I write reviews and articles for. Alice Jester runs the site, and if you're looking for a good, intelligent discussion on the show, this is the site to visit. It ranges from deep analysis to wacky comedy pieces to an occasional piece of fanfiction. I've been honored to write for the website since 2011, and I look forward to writing for it as long as Alice will let me.
Number Four: Psych.
Psych came back this week after a long absence on my TV. This is my second all time favorite show, and I am more than overjoyed to have the crazy antics of Shawn Spencer and Burton “Gus” Guster back in my life. The show is hilarious and has one of the best duo stars around in James Roday and Dule Hill. If you love obscure 1980s references, fake psychic detectives, and bizarre crimes, this is the show for you. This is its 8th season.
Number Five: Opinicus Soaps.
I've included this mostly because I have to order another jar of their wonderful “Anti-Crack” cream. I have a hand that I refer to as the “Hand that Never Heals.” My right palm, right under my pinky finger, is one big rough patch that continually starts to crack and bleed. I work with cardboard, so it's aggravated endlessly, too.
When I went to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival this past summer, I found a new store called Opinicus Soaps. I'm already loyal to another soap shop (another fave for another time), but decided to see what this store had, considering it had more than just soap. They let me test a bit of this cream on my poor abused palm, and lo and behold, I felt it instantly penetrate the obnoxious patch.
The best part is that it has no greasy after effects, it's made by hand, and it has all natural ingredients. Oh, and it WORKS. But only if I can use it every night, which is why the “Hand that Never Heals” is back.
They also have lip balms, roll on perfumes, and of course soaps. Check them out here.
This concludes the first of FAE's Friday Faves.