Don’t Feed the Trolls – Chapter 04

Just when she thought everything was finally settling down, Shelly is once again thrown into the fray. Her friends are stuck on the other side of the Mississippi River, with no weapons, no food, and no chance of survival without her help. Throw in the complete collapse of civilization, extremely limited technology, and hordes of zombies that are becoming more and more sentient every day…

Hey, no one said it was going to be easy, but where there’s a will, there’s a way, and Shelly made sure to update hers just before she left.

Please note: this work contains language and themes that may not be appropriate for young readers.


Please note: this work contains language and themes that may not be appropriate for young readers.

Announcement for May:

This is just a heads up to everyone. Posting in May might end up being a bit…spotty.

May 8th:

Season 4 of Lucifer premiers on Netflix, and you can bet I’ll be livetweeting the shit out of that. Join me over on Twitter if you’re watching, too!

May 15th:

Ravi from VIXX will be performing in Dallas, and guess who has tickets~ I will obviously not be livetweeting that one, but you can expect massive amounts of spamming on Twitter afterwards.

May 24th:

I have an appointment with a cornea specialist who will, hopefully, be telling the other doctors “Oh, no, that’s fine. It’s just scar tissue, you’re free to go.”

And somewhere in all of this, I’m supposed to go out and visit my family in Arkansas before the kids get out of school on May 31st.

Yeah. This is going to be fun…

[Review] Frostbeard Studios – Book Cellar

This candle is part of the limited time Spring collection!

Okay, so candle two of the spring collection: “Book Cellar.”

I’m beginning to think Frostbeard and I have much different ideas of what certain things smell like. Book Cellar is supposed to smell like dirt, basement, and vanilla bean. I can kinda smell the vanilla, but the rest is all nope. I asked my roommate, and we both agree that there’s a bit of mint to the smell. Not sure how that is supposed to give off any sort of basement air – or dirt, for that matter – but it’s there.

Also, the strength is weird. When you first open the tin, the smell pops out at you. I thought for sure that it was going to be one of the stronger scented candles. Burned it in my small room for hours sitting right next to it – nothing. The site says this should be a “mild/medium” strength scent.

Not. Even. Close.

If you like a very lightly scented candle, this is perfect for you. If you want something to really fill a room, keep looking, cause this is not it.


Breakdown:Frostbeard Studio says: I say:
Scent Details Dirt, basement, vanilla beanVanilla and mint.
Scent Strength Medium/MildLight

Note: This particular candle is seasonal and only currently available from
March 16 – May 31 .

Click on the bearded fellow above to get your order on~

[Review] Frostbeard Studios – Sexy Librarian

This candle is part of the limited time Spring collection!

I finally got the spring collection candles in, and I am thrilled. The first one on the block is “Sexy Librarian.” I’m just going to say that I really should’ve read the description closer than I did when I ordered it. I was expecting male cologne and books, and that is certainly not what I got. As soon as I opened the tin and sniff, I had an immediate “Wait, what-?” moment.

It doesn’t smell bad, mind you, it’s just…not what I expected. I looked at the tin, and saw the mix of scents and went “….Oh.”

Rosewood, lilac and musk.

Now, I’m not saying there aren’t men who would wear something similar, but it’s definitely not a scent I would associate with my idea of a “sexy librarian,” so. Oops? It works out in the end though. It honestly reminds me of a shop I like to go to. They’re always burning some sort of incense, and I love it. I think it’s the musk part of the scent, but the rosewood also comes through very nicely. I already have a crap ton of incense to work my way through, so I’ll probably wait til next spring before I buy anymore of this one, and even then, only a 4oz candle.


Breakdown:Frostbeard Studio says: I say:
Scent Details Rosewood, lilac and muskMusk and rosewood
Scent Strength MediumLight

Note: This particular candle is seasonal and only currently available from
March 16 – May 31 .

Click on the bearded fellow above to get your order on~

Don’t Feed the Trolls – Chapter 03

Just when she thought everything was finally settling down, Shelly is once again thrown into the fray. Her friends are stuck on the other side of the Mississippi River, with no weapons, no food, and no chance of survival without her help. Throw in the complete collapse of civilization, extremely limited technology, and hordes of zombies that are becoming more and more sentient every day…

Hey, no one said it was going to be easy, but where there’s a will, there’s a way, and Shelly made sure to update hers just before she left.

Please note: this work contains language and themes that may not be appropriate for young readers.


Please note: this work contains language and themes that may not be appropriate for young readers.

[Updates] Chapter numbering issues.

So. I had myself a nice little idiot moment, apparently, when I was posting the previous chapters of “Don’t Feed the Trolls.” I’m not entirely sure what I was thinking when I posted them, I swear, but the chapter numbers were all wrong. I’m only on Chapter 3, but according to how I labeled them on here and over at Ao3, I was working on chapter 5?!

Yeah, I’m not sure what was going on there either. The good news is, I have everything fixed. Kinda, anyway. I also finally got the page for the project working right. Chapter 3 of “Don’t Feed the Trolls” is with my beta and should go live on Thursday.

[Review] Frostbeard Studios – Lallybroch

This candle is part of the “Bring it Back” collection

Well, it’s official. I’ve found my least favorite candle so far. Lallybroch. It’s supposed to call to mind the Scottish Highlands, and be “heavy on the Scotch whiskey.” All I’m going to say is holy haddock, Batman, they aren’t kidding.

The description says it’s supposed to smell like whiskey, peat moss, and firewood. All I smell is medicine. I mean, as soon as I opened the tin, I had to take a step back for some fresh air. It’s strong.

To be fair though, whenever I smell whiskey, I automatically associate it with the Hot Toddy my aunt made me when I was like, six or seven, to try and stop me from coughing up a lung. It was absolutely disgusting, didn’t help any, and I won’t touch the stuff now. Just like I won’t be burning that candle any further, either.

I definitely suggest you all to remember the whole “personal taste” thing and give any/all of these candles a try. Just because I don’t like one doesn’t mean you won’t.

Breakdown:

Frostbeard Studio says: I say:
Scent Details Whiskey, peat moss, firewood. Medicine
Scent Strength StrongVery strong

Click on the bearded fellow above to see if they have anything else that might tickle your fancy~

[Review] Frostbeard Studios – Stay Home and Read

Get it while you can. After March, it gets moved to “Bring it Back.”

The candle for today is Stay Home and Read. It’s supposed to smell like a hazelnut cappuccino and a fireplace. I love hazelnut, but I’ve never had cappuccino (that I’m aware of, anyway), so I’m not sure how accurate that part of the scent is correct, but I can tell you I definitely do not smell a fireplace.

Like most of us, I always smell a candle before I actually light it; it’s usually a good indicator of what kind of scent to expect when it is lit. When I smelled this candle, I was immediately concerned that it would be too sweet. I gave it a chance though, and I’m glad I did. The scent is just barely on this side of not too sweet, and honestly? It makes my coffee taste better. Weird, but I like it. Not enough to buy the big candle, but enough that I would recommend it to anyone who likes the coffee shop feel when they’re writing.

Breakdown:

Frostbeard Studio says: I say:
Scent Details Hazelnut cappuccino and fireplace Every coffee shop EVER.
Scent Strength MediumLight-medium

Click on the bearded fellow above to order it while you can!

[Review] Frostbeard Studios – Bedtime Stories

Finally put in my order for the spring seasonal candles, and I am so ready to find out what Frostbeard Studios thinks a Sexy Librarian smells like.

This candle is now part of their “Bring it Back” collection.

The candle for this week is Bedtime Stories. According to the makers, this candle should smell like jasmine, chamomile and sandalwood, and – while I’m not sure about the sandalwood part – it seems to have hit the mark. It reminds me of when we would get my youngest nephew ready for bed when he was a baby. I’m not sure what baby wash my roommates used on him, but I remember the scent would mix with the lavender and chamomile lotion I use myself, and it would smell just like this candle (his family is more into bedtime songs, rather than stories, but anyway…). I can’t say the candle is a favorite, but I don’t consider it a waste of money either.

Breakdown:

Frostbeard Studio says: I say:
Scent Details Jasmine, Chamomile, Sandalwood Chamomile, baby powder and lavender.
Scent Strength MediumLight-medium

Currently unavailable


Click on the bearded fellow above to see what else they have available that might tickle your fancy~

[Update] C’est mi vie.

Sorry everyone, I know it’s been a while. I was finishing up my last term as a full-time student, and was having some major issues with the final. I am happy to report, however, that all that is over. I am now a part-time student, and trying to get back into the swing of things.

This past month has been rather interesting, so this is going to be a long post. For the TL;DR people, here you go:

TL;DR: My eyes are stupid. It might be cancer, it might not be. School still sucks, but not as much. New chapter coming soon. Got $5 to spare? Life is [Redacted]. K-pop fandom is a mess right now.
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