Review: 667 Ways to F*ck Up My Life

667 Ways to F*ck Up My Life667 Ways to F*ck Up My Life by Lucy Woodhull

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you’re looking for a book that’s
1. entertaining
2. hilarious
3. and engaging

then 667 Ways to F*ck Up My Life is for you. It stars Dagmar, who begins the story at the lowest of lows, having dealt with
4. losing her job
5. losing her crappy boyfriend
6. and being abandoned

so it’s not shocking that she drops a mic on giving a f*ck. Dag takes control and starts living life for herself, doing what makes her happy and not holding back to please an ideal others thought she should uphold. In the course of this, she temporarily adopts the persona of Giselle, and
7. meets a wonderful guy
8. who she can’t fall for
9. because she’s lying
10. and this obviously won’t end well

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Photography: Jan-March 2016

I’ve owned my Canon Rebel t3i for two years now, but decided to take a class this semester to learn how to better utilize its features. So far we’ve turned in nine assignments (currently working on the 10th—HDR) covering varying topics. Below are some of my favorite images from each assignment.

There’s also an art show that starts April 11th at the college. I submitted three of my photos to it, and popped by yesterday to discover that two of them were accepted (all three are pictured below as well). =)

Introduction Project: Feet

(Yes, exactly that – pictures of feet.)


Art Show Submissions

Blue Light Writing (not in show)
also from Assignment #2
Corner Loft at Twilight
also from Assignment #8
Agate Thunderegg in Black & White
also from Assignment #3

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Mission: Color

Since November 2014, I’ve been having my hair dyed various colors by Jodie at Salon Verve in TVC. The first few times I stuck with just doing blue and black, then eventually added purple, then started to mix it up more often from there. I don’t have pictures from every occasion (especially early on), but here’s my collection thus far!

UPDATE: See my Sunset Hair here! (April 2016)

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Epilogue: A Tale of One Writer

This editorial is non-game specific and solely based on insights and opinions from its author.

One comment I receive a lot when I explain my job to others is “That’s awesome! How do I get into doing that?!” There is no perfect answer to this query, and despite how awesome working in this industry sounds and really is, it’s hard work and not quite as glamorous as you may be envisioning in your head.

Working on a gaming fan/press site requires a lot of dedication outside of game(s). We don’t actually spend most of our day playing these games for hours on end (unless we’re working on a review). Often, we find that there’s only a handful of time to spend in-game while dedicating the majority of our workday to emails, writing breaking news about games we may or may not actually play, writing guides, participating in social media, and so on. It doesn’t matter if you’re the editor-in-chief or a contributing writer; as a friend succinctly told me, “Everyone in the gaming press has to wear multiple hats, from the smallest fan site to the largest press operation.”

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