Official Doctor Who Cookbook – Review

I ordered the new Official Doctor Who Cookbook and wanted to share my first impression of it. I’m really particular when it comes to food, so I’d always like to know what kind of recipes are in a cookbook I’m interested in. That’s why I wanted to list every recipe at the end. Including a short description to help you decide whether you’d actually want to eat any of it.

The Basics:
There are 40 recipes in total, 16 of them are savory, the rest is sweet. Most of the recipes are  vegetarian but nearly none are vegan. Keep in mind that this isn’t a revolutionary cookbook, most recipes are pretty basic, the fun lies in the decoration.

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S.H.I.E.L.D. or Hydra?

Which team would you be on, Hydra or S.H.I.E.L.D.? Which ever you prefer this will get you your very own badge!

Create your Hydra badge here!
Create your S.H.I.E.L.D. badge here!

I definitely consider myself a S.H.I.E.L.D. girl. How awesome would it be to be on Coulson’s team? Or to be part of the Secret Warriors, omg that would be incredible! Anyway I wanted to show you what both badges look like, even though I would never consider myself Hydra. (The Hydra badge looks cooler, though)

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This is great for cosplay! In fact I was thinking about cosplaying Daisy Johnson and a badge would be a great addition to any Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cosplay. Especially because the characters don’t wear costumes, that are instantly recognizable.

Tell me in the comments which team you’d choose!


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Thoughts on “The Mortal Cup”

The first episode of Shadowhunters , a tv show inspired by Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments Series, aired this week. When I first found out that there will be a tv adaptation of the TMI Series I was quite excited, when the first trailers came out my interest in this show decreased quite a bit, because they looked somewhat trashy (Please don’t hate me for this!). I was positively surprised by the pilot “The Mortal Cup”. Of course the plot is not 100% like the books, but I liked the little changes they made so far. For anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, I’ll explain the changes (that I noticed anyway), keep in mind though that it’s been a while since I’ve read the books and I actually haven’t read book 5 and 6 yet.

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Mundane Blood?
One of the biggest changes is by far the fact that someone hires Downworlders to collect mundane blood. What for? Who hires them? I’m definitely curious about this and I think it’s a nice addition, it adds a mystery to this show, especially for those who have read the book and know what’s about to happen. It could be Valentine, he would be the obvious character to experiment with mundane blood, since he experimented with demon and angel blood in the books, why not change it a little bit for the tv show? I really hope it’s not him though, because that would be way too obvious! And I like the thought that there might be another villain out there, maybe even a completely new character?

Clary and Jocelyn
I liked the fact that Jocelyn tried to talked to Clary about being a Shadowhunter, even through Clary was totally freaking out at that moment.

The Institute
I like the more modern spin on the Institute in the tv show, with big touch screens and all that jazz. Anyway there were so many people in the background, which was kind of irritating, because in the books it basically just Isabelle, Alec, their parents, Jace and Hodge that stay there.


Like I said, I don’t mind the changes that much. I’m really excited for the rest of the season. One thing I’d like to add is that I think the actors/actresses did a great job at portraying the characters so far. I really hope to see a bit more of Magnus Bane in the next episodes, because who doesn’t love Magnus Bane? And of course Isabelle! She’s my favorite character in the books and I really enjoyed Emeraude Toubia in the pilot.


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Favorites of 2015

As promised here are my favorite books, tv shows, movies and beauty items of 2015.

Books:

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline: I picked this up because JesseTheReader said it’s his all time favorite and now it’s mine, too. IT’S SO AMAZING! 10 out of 5 stars

Winter by Marissa Meyer: My most anticipated book of 2015! It was a nice end to the series, but it was highly predictable. I still loved the characters and the couples are incredibly cute, so it deserves 5 stars anyway, I also love the writing style.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart: Everyone and their cat has read this before I finally picked it up, but I really loved it. Right after I finished it, I read How To Be Bad by E. Lockhart, which I liked a lot, too.

The Martian by Andy Weir: I feel like everyone read this book already but if you haven’t, pick it up, it’s amazing!

The Darkest Minds Trilogy by Alexandra Bracken: Best dystopian series I’ve read so far. I need to finish the last book “In The Afterlight”, I’m so excited how this will end.
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner: This book is definitely my favorite of the Maze Runner Trilogy, I loved it because it’s pretty creepy.

The Humans by Matt Haig: How ever you’ll try to explain the plot, it will always sound weird, anyway you should pick this up immediately because it’s extremely funny and heart-warming. Essentially it’s about an alien who kills a mathematician and tries to destroy any knowledge of a solution to a mathematical problem, but to do so he has to pretend to be human.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins: I listened to the German audiobook and it was incredible!


TV Shows:

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3A
It’s no surprise to see this one in my favorites, because it’s my all time favorite tv show. There’s just one problem I had with this show: I hated Grant Ward and wanted him to die, but I didn’t want Brett Dalton to leave, because he’s great. Now this problem is solved! Grant Ward was killed and the inhuman from the other planet took over his body, I’m so excited to see what his intentions will be in the second half of the season. There’s another thing that bothered me about the first half of season 3: Rosalind’s death. She was such a great female character and they just killed her of for Coulson’s character development. Anyway I have complained enough let’s get to the good part: Daisy x Lincoln. They are so cute *-*. I really appreciate, that the writers took their time to built up this relationship, because nothing annoys me more than instalove.

The Flash Season 2A
I liked season one, but so far season two is even better. I loved the crossover with Arrow.

Once Upon A Time Season 5A
I really enjoyed the Camelot storyline until we found out about the Hook thing, then it kinda got ridiculous and I stopped watching it. Merida is a great addition to OUAT, my favorite episode is “The Bear King” (Episode 9), I mean how could you not love an episode that includes Merida, Mulan and Ruby? I was so excited to see Ruby again and finally we got an explanation for her absence on the show.

Jessica Jones
I binge watched this on Christmas and it’s amazing!


Movies:


Beauty:

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For some reason I’ve really gotten into make up this year. Here are some of my favorites.

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p2 Cream Eyeshadow in Orange Lava: A really nice orangey brown with golden shimmer, I wear it on my eyes all the time and I really like to wear it as a blush too. Check out this post if you want to see more.

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Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette: The eyeshadows are very pigmented and easy to blend. The shades are super pretty, my favorite is the golden brown in the upper row.

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Maybelline Dr. Rescue Gel Effect Top Coat: This really increased the longevity of my nail polish.

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Maybelline Color Elixir in Hibiscus Haven and Alluring Coral:
I love these so much! They’re nicely pigmented, not sticky and moisturizing.

New Addiction

I discovered a new website! It’s called iflist.com

On this website you can share ideas you’d like to see turned into a movie or tv show, that might include your own ideas, novels, crossovers or spin-offs. Even cooler is the fact that you can propose which actor/actress should play which character and other people can like, dislike and comment on your suggestion.

It’s basically the perfect website for tv show, movie and book addicts, just like me.

If you use this website too, leave your link in the comments!

If you want to check out my profil here’s the link: http://www.iflist.com/users/126601


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The Best Collection!

I follow Black Milk Clothing on instagram and saw that they have a Doctor Who collection now! OMG this is so cool, I wish their clothes wouldn’t be so expensive! T-T

I want EVERYTHING, but I can’t afford it :/

My Most Anticipated TV Shows of Autumn

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Well there’s not much I can say about this show, except: THIS IS MY FAVORITE TV SHOW! I love it so much! I’m really excited to see more Inhumans and to get to know what happened to Simmons! The first episode of season 3 “Laws of Nature” will air on 29. September. I will definitely share my thoughts about season 3 on this blog.

Doctor Who

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I love Doctor Who, it will be really interesting to see the Doctor’s and the Master’s relationship in season 9. Also I’m thrilled to see Jenna Louise Coleman again, she’s a great actress (my favorite actress actually). The first episode “The Magician’s Apprentice (1)” will air on 19. September.

Heroes Reborn

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I really liked Heroes, except season 4 (did anyone like that season?). I’m happy that this tv show will be revived, I’m a sucker for any tv show, that features humans with powers. The trailer looked great, I can’t wait until the first episode “Awakening” airs on 24. September.

Supernatural

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To be honest I kind of wanted to stop watching this show at season 6 and 7, but I’m glad I didn’t, because season 8 and 9 are great, I still have to watch season 10 though. Season 11 will start in October. Season 11, that’s crazy, rarely any tv show I’ve watched has made it to 11 seasons! Anyway the first episode “Out of the Darkness, Into The Fire” will air on 7. October.

Once Upon A Time

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I just recently caught up on that show and I loved the Wicked Witch and the Snow Queen storyline! I’m so excited to see Dark!Swan. The first episode of season 5 “The Dark Swan” will air on 27. September.


What are your most anticipated tv shows of autumn?


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Skye Cosplay (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

I’m glad I’m finally able to post this. I wore this cosplay in March, when I visited the Leipzig Bookfair (Leipziger Buchmesse). My best friend took this pictures with an analog camera, she gave them to me at the end of June and I didn’t have the time to scan them until recently. Anyway I hope you enjoy those pictures!

By the way, my wig was too dark to match Chloe Bennet’s hair color so I edited all the pictures to make my wig look lighter, but shh don’t tell anyone 😉


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Exam Weeks Are Over!

This semester I had to take six exams in three weeks. Because I started studying a month before, I wasn’t stressed at all, I even had time to read three books. Anyway, I haven’t been watching a lot of tv series while I studied, now that I’ve way more time to spend I will catch up with some shows. Do you have any tv shows you want to watch over summer break? Let me know in the comments! Here’s what I wan’t to watch!


1. Grimm
The reason I didn’t watch the “new” episodes yet, is because I didn’t realize that they already aired. I actually have an app that tells me when new episodes are airing, but I hadn’t used it for a while, by the time I finally used it again, there were so many new episodes of Grimm that I decided to wait until I have time to binge watch them.

2. Orphan Black
I’ve binge watched season 1 and 2. My best friend tells me to watch the latest episodes, so she has someone to talk about it. Anyway I was really confused after season 2 and season 3 doesn’t seem to be any less complicated. That was the reason I waited until all episodes have aired and I have time to watch them, so I might be able to understand what’s happening.

3. Arrow & The Flash
I’ve loved both of those shows, but I wasn’t able to keep up with them, I’m excited to start watching them again, especially Arrow!

4. Supernatural

My life basically is a tale of falling from one obsession to another. At one point I was seriously obsessed with Supernatural. While season six and seven kind of made me want to stop watching it at all, when I was bored I watched season 8, which was amazing and the last season I’ve watched, I’m really excited to get into this series again.

5. Once Upon A Time
I stopped watching OUAT during the Peter Pan plot, I think it was in season 3. But I’m kind of interested to see what happened after that, I don’t even know how many seasons this series has, I might not watch all of it if there are too many episodes I haven’t seen yet.

6. Pretty Little Liars
This is the only series in this list I’m up to date with and of course I will continue to watch it during summer break. Even through I didn’t enjoy season 4 and 5 as much as the first three seasons, season 6 finally got me excited for the story again. How else thinks the whole “Leslie might be A” storyline they was ridiculous? This girl so way to emotional! A needs to be cold and calculating, otherwise he/she would have been caught already! Anyway the last episode was great. I won’t spoil anyone who hasn’t seen it, but wasn’t that card Alison’s dad received the creepiest thing ever?


When I’m in the mood I might  watch American Horror Story season 3 and 4, Daredevil and/or Orange Is The New Black.


Of course I will be reading some books too, but I never plan which ones to read, I just pick the book I’m in the mood to read. Anyway I will hopefully finish the Southern Research Trilogy und the Darkest Minds Trilogy.

I also want to work on my cosplay for next year’s Leipzig Book Fair.

And I want to edit some fan videos.


What are your plans for summer break?


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Doctor Who to Be Included in LEGO Dimensions

This looks incredible!

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Okay. This looks amazing. Coming straight to you from SDCC is this amazing trailer of LEGO Dimensions, the upcoming video game bridging many of Lego’s most popular franchises. And although you can play as all 12 Doctors, only Peter Capaldi lends his voice for the action. Check it out now!

LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack available to buy on September 27, 2015

Pre-order this on:
PS4 | PS3 |Wii U |Xbox One | Xbox 360

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