How To: Freak the FRACKLE Out Over Scary Video Games

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“Beth!  You JUST posted a how to yesterday, are you sick?!  Is the world ending?!  Have you run out of tuna fish?!”

To which I respond:  “Well, not really.  I certainly hope not, I have more penguin-ing to do!  YESYESYES IT’S A DEFINITE PROBLEM!  Also I can’t find my hoard of pebbles; how do they always disappear overnight?!”

The truth is, this penguin decided to start a horror of a video game last night…in the dark…with headphones on instead of listening to it through the tv speakers…

Let’s just say, I’m both TERRIFIED and ABSOLUTELY ADDICTED all at once.

What is the game, you ask?

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This one.  THIS.  THIS GAME!  Oh my penguins, penguins, this game will knock the floof out of your little penguin chests without even really trying.  And it’s AWESOME.

 But it got me thinking–I talked, yesterday, of how to flail like a penguin.  But what about the other emotions?!  I mean, even penguins get scared sometimes.  Feel pain.  Are sad.  So, let’s focus on one of those, yes?  I give you:

How to Freak the FRACKLE Out Over Scary Video Games

(we’re not even going to TALK about the fact that Bau was sitting next to me laughing his butt off the whole time, because ROOD.  ROOD, DUDE.  Rood!  I should make him go tuna fish hunting for this hungry penguin as punishment…)

So.  I started the game, and at first, it was all like:

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And then…creaky noises, weird notes, flickering lights, which led to…

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But see…that was only the PROLOGUE!  I didn’t even know.  I had no idea.  Once chapter one started, it became more like all of this:

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Uhm.  So…I stopped just after Chapter Two started.  I intend, at some point today probably, to keep on trucking, but…

Needless to say, this game?  Total awesome.  BUT OH MY PENGUINS, HORRIFYING!

What have you guys been playing lately?  Have any game recommendations you think I should consider?!  Let me know in the comments!

Until next time, happy book-ing!  And remember–it’s okay to freak the frackle out like a human now and then.  Even penguins need to scream sometimes.

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In My Headphones–TAG!


I was tagged by the ever-wonderful Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews to do this tag.  Thanks, Lauren–my musical penguins thank you for enabling my addiction.

The Rules:

  • List the first 10 songs that come on shuffle (no skipsies).
  • Then write your favorite lyric (or verse) from each song.
  • Tag/link others

The Songs:

The titles link to the song on YouTube in case you want to hear!

Shadows, by Breathe Carolina

All of me is wrapped around you
They will never hold you like I do
A thousand suns will stay and melt
Our shadows into one
Now I want it all

Sleep Baby Sleep, by Broods

Ignorance is torture but your love is right
Tip to tip a gentleman of the night
Feed my fascination a way our skin likes silk
And I’m still filled with wonder you could fool me easily so

A Thousand Years, by Christina Perri

And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

Smoke, by PVRIS

You’re just a ghost of blissful feelings,
A cloud of smoke that I keep breathing,
An illusion, I’m losing you to the games in my mind.
I see your face, an apparition,
But now it’s changed,
Shape shifting,
Don’t wanna open my eyes.

Silence and Scars, by Pop Evil

I know I’ve been wrong; I don’t have all the answers
I’m stuck in this hell somewhere in between
What I want and what I need; I don’t have a good reason
Now that you’re gone only silence and scars remain

All of My Days, by Tyler Brown Williams

Oh oh let’s go, nobody knows
Let the wind take us away
Oh wherever we go, I hope that you know
That I’m gonna love you for all of my days

I’ll Follow You, by Shinedown

Yeah the first step is the one you believe in
And the second one might be profound.

I See the Light, by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi

All those days chasing down a daydream
All those years living in a blur
All that time never truly seeing
Things, the way they were

May I, by Trading Yesterday

May I hold you as you fall to sleep
When the world is closing in
And you can’t breathe here
May I love you, may I be your shield
When no one can be found
May I lay you down

Last Love Song, by ZZ Ward

All these notes and all these words,
Are all that’s left in me,
Bend these pages, count my woes,
One last song to set me free

And that’s it!

I Tag:

Whoever the heckle wants to do this thing!


It’s All About Me, and Who I Am (Tag)

I found this tag via Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews on this post right over HERE!  Thanks, Lauren–you always have the bestest tags!

Vital Stats


Name: Elizabeth
Nicknames: Beth, Bethy, Bethly (I miss you, Grandpa), RizzedBeth, Liz
Birthday: March 8th
Star Sign: Pisces
Occupation: Retail/Cashier


Hair colour: Mostly brown
Hair length: Short
Eye colour: Brown
Best Feature: Hmm… I like my eyes.  And my collarbones.
Piercings: Technically my ears are pierced, but I’m SOOPAH allergic to metal.  I can’t even wear the hypo-allergenic crap because I break out in about five minutes.  Also, I can’t afford the expensive gold crap, so… tada!
Tattoos: Not yet, but I’d love to get at least one someday!  It’s on my bucket list.
Right or Left: For wha?  I’m right-handed, if that’s what you’re asking…


Best Friend:  One of the…fourteen?!…kids who lived across the way from my grandma.  I don’t know why, but he and I clicked almost immediately when we were little, and were pretty much inseparable until he moved away.  I remember in kindergarten one day, I had a tummy ache.  He let me lean my head on his shoulder during story time.  I still think about him sometimes… I don’t know if he even remembers who I am.
Award: I don’t even remember.  Something for school.
Sport: Lmao I was never allowed to participate in sports.
Real Holiday: Uhm.  I dunno?  I don’t know if I’ve EVER been on a real holiday lol.
Concert: The Cool Whip guys came to our high school.  I guess I can count that, right?  ( and by Cool Whip guys, I mean Ball in the House )


Film: I can’t pick just one!  Let’s see… The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride; Practical Magic; Pitch Perfect; Big Hero 6; Pirates of the Caribbean (the entire franchise); G.I. Jane; Dead Silence; 10 Things I Hate About You; How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days; Hope Floats; Moulin Rouge….I could keep going, but.
TV Show: Criminal Minds; Monsters Inside Me; Face Off; Boy Meets World AND Girl Meets World; Gilmore Girls
Colour: I mean, this changes depending on the day.  Today?  It’s these:

Song: I…you’re joking, right?  Tell me you’re joking?  How about I give you…uhm…three?  But you have to realize, these aren’t the ONLY ones!

Restaurant: I don’t really have one?  Mostly because I live in a TEENY TINY TOWN.  No really.
Shop: Again, I don’t *really* have one, because…we have literally none around here.

You really want to know?  Go here.


Feeling: Tired and full.  YAY ham!
Single or Taken: Married.  So… what do you think?
Eating: Nothing.  Because just finished.  YAY ham!
Thinking About: Not much honestly.
Watching: Nothing.
Wearing: Plaid pajama pants and an orange-pink long sleeve.


Want Children: Yes.  When the time’s right.
Want to be Married:  I already AM married.
Careers in Mind: Can… Can I just, like, read books for a living?  Or raise penguins?!
Where You Want To Live: I don’t really care, so long as it’s warm and dry and has the hubby in it.

Do you Believe …

God: Not really
Miracles: What do you mean by “miracles,” exactly?
Love at First Sight: Definitely NOT.
Ghosts: Definitely YES.
Aliens: Definitely YES.
Soul Mates: I believe there are different types of soul mates, so YES.
Heaven: Not “heaven” per se.
Hell: Naw.
Kissing on the First Date: *shrug* It’s your life, do what yah want!
Yourself: I try to.  It’s harder some days than others.  Today is a good day.


Whoever decides they wanna do the thing should totes DO THE THING!


Sunday Post (#13)


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Welcome to the end of another week, penguins!  I honestly don’t know where the time is going…there must be some sort of time toilet suctioning all the extra minutes from my life.

(I’m hedging my bets on the Ministry of Magic)

All things considered, this week’s been fairly quiet on the drama front (yay!)

My blood sugars, on the other hand, have been finicky bastards.  Needless to say, I feel a sorts of fatigued…and have been sleeping way more than usual.

(or…maybe this is just because I’m getting old.)

A friend of mine and I (is that proper grammar?  I don’t even know right now) have been getting into long and entertaining GIF wars on facebook the last few days.

No, really–we take them very seriously.



I think we spend at least an hour each day bombarding one another with GIFs.  It gets pretty out of hand…but MAHGOSH, is it fun!  So…maybe you should, y’know, try it one of these days.  Or somethin’.  If you wanna.


In His Corner, by Vina Arno (romance)
Fairic Stone, by C.R. Sedore (fantasy; novella)
–TEASER REVIEW: Wreckedby Maria Padian (contemporary; hard-hitting)
The Map of Bones (The Fire Sermon #2), by Francesca Haig (dystopian)
–TEASER REVIEW: Surviving High School, by Lele Pons (humor; contemporary)



I started reading this this morning, and LET ME JUST TELL YOU: this book is frakking hilarious.  I absolutely adore the MC.  I just…Gah.  So much yes!  So much giggling!



because I’ve been stumbling across some pretty epic posts/discussions lately and we all know this penguin loves to share…

–Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews would love to… Let’s Talk: Blogging Anxieties

–Cait @ Paper Fury asks… How Do You Know if Your Blog Post is “Inspired” or “Copying”?



Have any fun stories you’d like to share?  How about book recs?  Music?  Funny Disney spoof videos?  Adorable animals doing adorable things?!  Feel free to share down below–or link me to your own weekly wrap up!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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Kiss Me, I’m Irish! Book Tag

I found this (thanks to bloglovin!) over on The Candid Cover!  Yeah, this post RIGHT HERE!  I thought it looked like a TON of fun, so…here we are!

Green– a book with a green cover

The Woodcutter

Blarney- a book that deceived you into either liking it or was over-hyped and you ended up disliking it

How exactly do books deceive you into liking them?  Either you like them, or you don’t…right?  Regardless:

Obsidian (Lux, #1)

Hey look, more green!  I swear I didn’t plan this…

YES, I just… this book and I?  Not a good fit.  Not even close to a good fit.  I felt like I was reading Twilight all over again…with different character names…and aliens instead of vampires.

Brogue- (dialect) a book where one of the characters has an accent

Reaper Man (Discworld, #11; Death, #2)

I mean, if I’m being honest, I could have chosen ANY of Pratchett’s Discworld books–there’s always at least one character with an accent that makes reading them aloud to the husband both very difficult and very entertaining.

Leprechaun-a book you enjoyed when you were a little person

Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile - 57 B.C. (Royal Diaries #2)

Both the Royal Diaries series AND the Dear America series!  I collected these books like trading cards.  I’m not sure what happened to them all through the years, but…I’ve been wanting to start picking them up again.  I’m just worried adult me won’t enjoy them as much as I remember young me doing.

Pot of Gold-a book that cost you a lot or is of great value to you

The Fire Sermon (The Fire Sermon, #1)

I won a hardcover copy of this through a group on Goodreads in exchange for a review, and I just… GAAAAH.  It’s so freaking gorgeous, it’s one of my FAVORITE owned books, and…I need to read book 2.  I have it on my kindle waiting…I need to get to it!

Four-leaf clover or shamrock-four leaves=more than one book. Pick your current or old favorite series

I ADORE all three of these books almost equally.  I don’t even know WHY, I just do?!  They’re what got me into retellings.

Magic-a book that you found magical or a book where you enjoyed a magic element that was found in the storyline

The Love That Split the World

I shouldn’t even have to explain this one.

Kiss-Your current favorite book pairing or your all time favorite book pairing

Vinyl (The Vinyl Trilogy Book 1)

Ronja and Roark, ALL THE WAY!

Luck-a book on your shelf that you will luckily get to…someday

The Dusk Gate Chronicles Boxed Set, Books 1-4

Jig-a book that you don’t currently own but if could get a hold of it-it would make you dance with joy. (Can be a book that isn’t released yet or a book you’d really like to own)

The Star-Touched Queen

I mean, for one…LOOK AT IT!  JUST.  LOOK.  AT IT!  For two…there is so much hype for this book in my heart right now, I’m dyyyyying.  I want it.  I want it SO badly.

Rainbow-That’s you! Lead other bloggers to this “pot of gold” tag

Okay.  Okay.  I TAG:

Gabriella @ Between the Bookshelves

Caitlin @ Wheezled

Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews

Claire @ Cup of Books


And ANYONE ELSE who wants to be kissed by green today!