Video Games

#8 – Dragon Age with Kim

 

I’m Trish and I think you should TRY THIS THING: specifically, the Dragon Age video games!  Today with special guest KIM, we discuss Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age 2, and Dragon Age: Inquistion, as well as our hopes for the as yet unreleased DA4!

Helpful Links
Chronology Outline for how the games and books fit together
All Roads Lead to Denerim is an Origins fanfic where all possible wardens live and band together to fight the Blight
The Other Hawke is a DA2 fanfic that Kim claims will make you empathize with Carver, of all people
Daughters of Andraste is Kim’s favorite Inquistion fanfic: “Currently in progress but so amazing.”
Dumped Drunk and Dalish is an analysis blog that both Kim and I have perused and, uh, gotten very lost in

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Music
I continue my quest to find a theme song I like!  Used this time:
Music: “Blossoming” by Podington Bear
From the Free Music Archive

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Books

Episode #7 – Books Read in July 2018

 

I’m Trish and I think you should TRY THIS THING: specifically, these books that I read this month!  We’ve got classics, humorous fantasy, novels in verse, YA beach reads, and retold mythology: surely, there’s something for everyone!

Helpful Links
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
The Path Between Us by Suzanne Stabile
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

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Music
I continue my quest to find a theme song I like!  Used this time:
Music: “Blossoming” by Podington Bear
From the Free Music Archive

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Travel

Episode #6 – Traveling Alone: Mongolia

 

I’m Trish and I think you should TRY THIS THING: specifically, traveling alone to Mongolia!  Alright, that is an extremely specific recommendation, but I think my stories of sleeping on strangers’ floors and realizing Queen Amidala’s style is based on traditional Mongolian dress will convince you to consider it.

Helpful Links
World Atlas provides some basic facts about Mongolia
Queen Amidala and her dress inspirations blog post by Fabric Films
Mongolia Blog Posts that I wrote in 2011

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Music
I continue my quest to find a theme song I like!  Used this time:
Music: “Laid Back Fuzz” by Podington Bear
From the Free Music Archive

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Video Games

Episode #5 – Final Fantasy 8

 

I’m Trish and I think you should TRY THIS THING: specifically, Final Fantasy 8!  Continuing a series that is entertaining to ME, at least, I try to retell the plot of Final Fantasy 8 in all its orphans-losing-their-memories glory!

Helpful Links
Story of Final Fantasy VIII If you want to fill in the MANY gaps I left.
Final Fantasy VIII Walkthrough For those of you who want to play it yourself.
Final Fantasy VIII Soundtrack Four hours of FF8 musical goodness!

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Music
I continue my quest to find a theme song I like!  Used this time:
Music: “Elephants on Parade” by Podington Bear
From the Free Music Archive

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Books

Episode #4 – The Queen’s Thief Series by Megan Whalen Turner

 

 

I’m Trish and I think you should TRY THIS THING: specifically, The Queen’s Thief series!  These five (soon to be six!) books are a quick fun read that will have you quickly falling in love with characters and immediately rereading when twists upend your assumptions.

Helpful Links
Book 6 Cover Reveal Megan Whalen Turner tells Goodreads about the cover for Return of the Thief, out March 2019!
My Review of The Thief Back when I was book blogger.
Buy the Book Now on Amazon (or better yet, your local bookstore).

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Twitter:  @ItIsTrishRecs

Music
I continue my quest to find a theme song I like!  Used this time:
Music: “Elephants on Parade” by Podington Bear
From the Free Music Archive

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Video Games

Episode #3 – Final Fantasy 7

 

I’m Trish and I think you should TRY THIS THING: specifically, Final Fantasy 7!  In the first of a series, I try to retell the plot of FFVII (my first Final Fantasy).  In the process, I accidentally fall back in love with the game and leave the episode ready to return to FF fandom.

Helpful Links
Final Fantasy VII Summary Since I left some things out and got some things wrong.
Final Fantasy VII Walkthrough If you want to replay the game!
I’ll Never Be Over Final Fantasy 7 My own love letter to the game.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Current (as of this posting) news for the PS4 remake.
Final Fantasy VII Music Four and a half hours of gorgeous FF7 music!

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Music
I continue my quest to find a theme song I like!  Used this time:
Music: “Elephants on Parade” by Podington Bear
From the Free Music Archive

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Television Show

Episode #2 – Black Sails

 

I’m Trish and I think you should TRY THIS THING: specifically, Black Sails!  History is written by the victors…until pirates do what they do best and hijack the narrative to tell their side of the story!

Helpful Links
Black Sails Fan Site I made an entire website to review every episode of this fantastic TV show.
A Black Sails Rec In which I try to convince people to watch Black Sails via the written word.
We Live in a Beautiful World My absolute favorite fanvid for anything, ever.

Find Trish Online
Blog:  www.itistrish.com
Twitter:  @ItIsTrishRecs

Music
I continue my quest to find a theme song I like!  Used this time:
Music: “Elephants on Parade” by Podington Bear
From the Free Music Archive

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