This came out a week ago, so chances are you’ve seen it already, but I couldn’t resist reposting it here! It’s so good:

Long time readers here will know I’m a huge fan of Mira Grant/Seanan McGuire’s books, so obviously I’m curious to the next part of her Parisitology series, Symbiont. I really enjoyed the first book Parasite (although I thought the ending of that one was a bit predictable). Grant does some great world building, giving us a near future that seems possible, yet slightly weird.

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Here’s the description from Amazon:

The SymboGen-designed parasites were created to relieve humanity of disease and sickness. But the implants in the majority of the world’s population began attacking their hosts, turning them into a ravenous horde.

Now those who do not appear to be afflicted are being gathered for quarantine as panic spreads, but Sal and her companions must discover how the parasites are taking over their hosts, what their eventual goal is and how they can be stopped.

It’s available for £6.29 from Amazon.co.uk and $14.11 from Amazon.com.

Exercise more. Drink more water. Eat more fruit. Don’t forget to floss. Drink less coffee. Every other month or so it occurs to me that I should try to be more healthier and keep up with some good habits. And most of the time I fail miserably.

I’ve tried several apps that do this sort of thing, but most of them aren’t very flexible. Timeful so far has been the most motivating for me, but the habits aren’t the main focus of the app. It’s great for scheduling and finding time to keep up those habits, but doesn’t really deal with keeping tracking and stats about them.

I love the idea of this Kickstarter project though: the Habit Journal, a simple daily journal for recording, measuring and applying lasting habits to help you achieve any goal. Here’s the Kickstarter video:

I’m addicted to notebooks and I think this could work great for me! The project is fully backed already and it’s only £15 to get a journal.

Yesterday I realised it’s only 3 months till our wedding! There’s still quite a bit to plan, but I’m so excited for it. Hopefully I’ll have time to blog about some of the fun stuff I’ve come across in the upcoming weeks!

Since we’re getting married in Delft, we thought it would be cool to base our colour scheme on the Delft Blue pottery. This navy damask dress from Closet (£55) so reminds me of that:

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I was planning to have the bridesmaids in slightly different shades of blue, rather than full on flowery print, but I do love the above dress!

It’s been 4 months since Emma Watson did her awesome He For She speech and it’s great to see this followup video about 10x10x10:

This necklace is so adorable:

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You can get for £33.45 from the marymaryhandmade Etsy store. Here are a couple of my other favourites from the same store (Chinchilla, Little Fox, Manatee, Platypus):

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So I realize I pretty much have a weak spot for any t-shirt designs mashing up Studio Ghibli movies with any-other-geeky-property. The one I currently really want? The Guardian’s Delivery Service:

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It’s on sale (today only!) at TeeFury as part of their battle, but it’s loosing against Galaxy Forest Conservation Program:

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Which one is your favourite?

I love the look of this new comic book series from Stan Lee, Stuart Moore and Andie Tong! Check out the trailer:

Can’t wait to see what superpowers map to each Zodiac sign… my sign is Rat and I’m curious to see what powers that character will get.

The first book in the series just got released last week and thanks to Disney Enterprises, Inc. I’ve got a Zodiac Legacy prize pack to give away to one lucky reader! The winner will get a copy of The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence and a custom Zodiac Legacy clock:

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So what to do to enter the giveaway? Leave a comment behind on this post with what superpower you’d love to have and why! You’ll also get a second entry if you’re following me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway with the hashtags #missgeeky and #ZodiacLegacy. The competition is open to everyone and it will end on Friday February 6th.

About the Creative Team:

Stan Lee is known to millions as the man whose Super Heroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry. His co-creations include Spider-Man, The Avengers, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, The Fantastic Four, as well as hundreds of others. He introduced Spider-Man as a syndicated newspaper strip that became the most successful of all syndicated adventure strips and has appeared in more than 500 newspapers worldwide. Stan currently remains Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of Marvel Comics. He is also the Chairman & Chief Creative officer of POW! Entertainment, a multimedia entertainment company based in Beverly Hills, CA.

Stuart Moore has been a writer, a book editor, and an award-winning comics editor. His recent writing includes Civil War, the first in a new line of prose novels from Marvel Comics, The Art of Iron Man 3 (Marvel, with Marie Javins); and THE 99, a multicultural super hero comic from Teshkeel.

Andie Tong has worked on titles for various franchises, including Tron: Betrayal, Spectacular Spider-Man UK, The Batman Strikes, Smallville, Wheel of Time, TMNT, Masters of the Universe, and Starship Troopers, working for companies such as Disney, Marvel, DC Comics, Panini, Dark Horse, and Dynamite Entertainment, as well as commercial illustrations for numerous advertising agencies including Nike, Universal, CBS, Mattel, and Habsro. When he gets the chance, Andie concept designs for various companies, and also juggles illustration duties on a range of children’s picture storybooks for Harper Collins. Malaysian born, Andie migrated to Australia at a young age, and then moved to London in 2005. In 2012, he journeyed back to Asia and currently resides in Singapore with this wife and daughter.

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To find out more, check out DisneyZodiac.com or follow @DisneyHyperion on Twitter

Can’t wait!

I really enjoyed this talk at Playful a couple months back by George Rowe and Dan Efergan about easter eggs in games:

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