This post contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame - read at your own risk.
Walk the MoonShut Up and Dance, One Foot, Anna Sun, I honestly didn't know how many songs I've always loved by Walk The Moon, and never figured out they were from the same band. I don't even know how I fell down a rabbit hole of their music this year. But I LOVE their support for the LGBTQ community, every freakin' cover song they make is amazing, they are so good live (from what I've seen on YouTube, and I've watched everything) and how can you not love Nicholas? GAH.
Would I Lie To You?Would I Lie To You? would be at the top of the list of random channels YouTube has recommended. It's a simple game show where two sets of panelists led by David Mitchell and Lee Mack reveal bizarre confessions. And, the opposing team asks questions to decide whether a panelist's story is true or a lie based on their answers. The stories are funny, but the questioning by the guests, especially Mitchell and Mack, is what makes the show worth it. If the confession is a lie, the guests were really on their toes making up answers to cover their tracks. I wish the U.S. had as much sharp and dry wit as they do. The above video is the first one that YouTube recommended, and the results genuinely shocked me.
Collaborated with Almost Ginger
While I made graphics for customers on Etsy for five years, I hadn't designed a business-related graphic for someone before. Rebecca from Almost Ginger hired me to create her logo. We had a lot of fun working on different versions, and it was a project that kept me feeling creatively healthy for a few months. We both loved the end results too. I'm glad hiring me didn't turn out to be a huge mistake. lol
LoverThis was the first album release I was apart of as a 'new' fan of Taylor Swift, and it was a rollercoaster ride. There were highs: theories, easter egg hunting, talking with fans on reddit, finally buying the album in person. There were lows: theories and easter eggs not panning out at all, disastrous graphic design choices made on the merch (that made my eyes bleed), the international tour dates announcements (almost none in the U.S.). The long wait was worth it, but there moments of feeling whelmed. It's still an album I listen to regularly (just ask my Spotify), but not as much as Reputation. I truly look forward to vicariously attending the tour on social media next summer.
#NowWatching Game of Thrones. I'm going to save myself some time and not get attached to any of these characters because they're all gonna die.— Katy Rochelle (@katyrochelle) June 29, 2018
Game of ThronesD&D shouldn't be touching this post with a ten foot pole, but after - Jessica Jones, Star Wars, It: Chapter Two, and Marvel's Infinity War saga coming to an end and not the best ways imaginable, I still reflect on how much fun I had live-tweeting this series. I'm bound to watch it again too since a) I won't be binge-watching it all in two months and everything going by in a blur, and b) the pain of knowing what happens won't hurt as much. Who would've thought GoT was child's play compared to other fandoms?
I just watched IT (2017) and I'M OBSESSED DEAR LORD (some quick thoughts but full review coming soon) https://t.co/Dh6Zj8cxeg pic.twitter.com/r8Y4FYDCYa— Katy Rochelle (@katyrochelle) June 4, 2019
One afternoon watching IT gave way to binge-reading the book in a matter of weeks, making Georgie's boat when Hurricane Dorian hit, and then being utterly disappointed by IT: Chapter 2. So yes, it was an eventual summer of dressing up like a clown.