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My Quarantine Essentials

I have to admit, since the stay in place/quarantine directives came down ~18 weeks ago, I haven’t been feeling very creative. I started a sketch of my “quarantine essentials” about 2 weeks into stay at home, and it’s taken me this long to finish them.

Nintendo Switch: I’ve been playing Animal Crossing like crazy. Remember how I said I wasn’t being creative? A friend of mine told me I was being creative, just in a different way. I’m loving creating custom clothes and terraforming my island! I also recently started Mario Odyssey for the first time, and it’s soooo good.

Toilet paper: AKA the new currency. We stocked up months ago but have only seen it in stores a few more times. YIKES!

PS4: Ok, I admit the only game I’ve been “playing” on PS4 is Just Dance. It’s keeping me active…and sane!

Gaming headphones: Thank goodness for game nights of Overwatch with friends.

Ice cream: Need I say more?

Wine: Need I say more?

I want to know – what have you been doing to keep busy and sane during this time? Is anyone else playing Animal Crossing?

Also this is just your friendly reminder – just because something *is* open, doesn’t mean you *should* go. And please be sure you’re wearing your mask and social distancing! 

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Pattern | Noragami

Can we talk about the anime Noragami for a moment? I’ve been watching this from the start (though I haven’t read the manga) and it’s absolutely in my top 3 anime shows.

In times of need, if you look in the right place, you just may see a strange telephone number scrawled in red. If you call this number, you will hear a young man introduce himself as the Yato God.

It follows the story of “delivery god” Yato and his regalia, a young boy who acts as his weapon in times of battle. Their unlikely friend is Hiyori Iki, a young schoolgirl who saves Yato, but accidentally causes her lose her body at random times. She can travel around in her spirt form (with a tail), but she pesters Yato the entire series to return her to her normal spirit life.

That’s the most basic explanation of the show; you really need to see it for yourself. To show my appreciation, I drew some of the elements in the show and made a pattern!

Kyla Is Inspired | Noragami Pattern

I love this show so much, that I’ve even decided to cosplay one of the characters for Anime Boston! I’ll be doing a full write-up and how to after the con.

Kyla Is Inspired | Noragami Pattern

(you can purchase this pattern in products from red bubble)

Do you have a favorite show or anime you’re watching right now? Or maybe something older that will always hold a special place in your heart?

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