Monthly Look Ahead: April 2021

Well here we are in April. Spring has sprung and it’s nice to not feel the need to put on many sweaters every day, ya know? I mean, don’t get me wrong, I still wear one sweater every day, but it’s usually enough.

Anyway, it’s not a busy month, but, like, what else is new. So here’s the very small list of things I’m looking forward to:

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  • On April 1st, the show Manifest begins its third season. I really enjoy this show, so I hope this new season is just as exciting as it was last year.
  • The Men’s Curling Worlds start this month and then at the end of the month is the start of Women’s Worlds. I’ve very much enjoyed watching the Scotties, Brier, and Mixed Doubles this year, and always want to see more good Canadian curling. If you get TSN and are looking to watch good curling taking place in a nice Calgary bubble, tune in!
    The Canadian Men's Curling Team for 2021.
  • Darren Criss has new music of some sort coming out. He’s calling it “a series of character-driven singles” out on the 9th, and I don’t really know what that means, but I’m excited to find out.

Aaaand that’s it. I guess I should be grateful that I actually have a routine this April considering last April I had literally nothing to do. I was applying to like one job a week since Corona slowed down posting so much, and I was playing Zelda games to fill my days.

What’s your April looking like?

P.S. I was on a call with friends when I wrote the majority of this post, so I said to them, “hey y’all, what am I looking forward to this month? I’mma crowdsource this blog post,” and here were their replies:

  • “Doing hard drugs.” I feel like I should start with light drugs first, but thanks for the suggestion.
  • “It’s my parents’ anniversary.” Not my parents, my friend’s parents. Who I’ve never met.
  • “I dunno, isn’t there some curling you can watch?” Yeah, it’s already on the list.

Anyway, lesson learned. Blogging is a solo task.

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Monthly Look Ahead: February 2021

Well, we’re one month into 2021, and I found it to be pretty good, all things considered. Maybe February will be decent too. I don’t have much going on, but maybe some calmness is okay. I’d rather have nothing going on than a month of chaos and ruined plans.

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  • More Arrowverse shows are back/starting this month. The final season of Black Lightning begins on the 8th, which I’ll see to the end even though I’m not a huge fan of the show overall, and Superman And Lois starts its first season on the 23rd. I also don’t have high hopes for this, but it’s something to watch on my lunch breaks, and maybe it’ll be delightful like Smallville.
  • It’s not confirmed, but it’s rumored that the new Among Us map will be out this month. There’s no date other than “early 2021”, but a few sites I read said they’re thinking February. Of course, the last time I did a ‘this thing should be happening this month’ in an MLA post, it did not happen that month, so who knows.
  • A musical that I adore, Hadestown, has a new behind-the-scenes book called Working On A Song that I was immediately interested in when I heard of its existence. My local library doesn’t have it (though I did submit a request for it), but I found recently that the library in the city I went to University does have it. In ebook form. And my card still works. So I’m excited to borrow it from a distance and read it.
    Cover image for Working on a song [e-book] : the lyrics of Hadestown

As I said, not a thrilling month for me, but that’s okay. I’m in a routine now with work, I bought a Nintendo Switch so I’m gonna be gaming more than I was, and I’m surviving the pandemic. What’s your February looking like?

That’s all for now!

 

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Monthly Look Ahead: January 2021

Happy new year! I’d like to believe that all the drama and tragedy from 2020 is now left behind, but that’s not how the world works. Still, a new year can be seen as a fresh start if you want it to. Either way, it’s important to look forward to things, even little things, in life, and as much as sometimes these Monthly Look Aheads are boring or empty, I like being forced to think about the good things that are to come (I also like 12 guaranteed blog posts every year!). I asked on Twitter if I should continue with them, and people said yes, so here we are.

So, this January, here’s what I’m excited for, and you are more than welcome to make your own MLA post, or share your goodness in the comments!

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  • WandaVision, the first MCU TV show going directly to Disney+ is finally coming out after delays. It’ll be out on Jan 15th, and I’m excited. I think Wanda and Vision are two interesting but relatively unexplored characters, so it’ll be fun to have them as the stars in a show that looks different from any other MCU show.
  • Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist returns for season 2 on Jan 5th! My parents and I enjoyed this show and I’m looking forward to it coming back, even if I didn’t miss it that much over the summer.
  • Batwoman (with a new Batwoman) begins its second season on the 17th. I didn’t love the first season (though I didn’t hate it), but I’m interested to see how they work in a new lead character and what the fan response is.
  • I start my new job! I signed the papers in mid-December, but it made sense to start me in the fresh new year. I’m very excited.
    I gotta go to work! gif.

I hope you all have a great 2021, or at least a great January!

That’s all for now!

P.S. If you’ve been following me for at least a year, you may know what next week’s post is gonna be, so keep an eye out for that if you’re interested!

 

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Monthly Look Ahead: December 2020

December is finally here. 2020 has been an absolute ride, and I know many will be pleased to see it go, but I do always like Decembers. So let’s enjoy this last month as much as we can. Here’s what I’m looking forward to. I’d love to know what you’re excited for as well!

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  • On the 11th, Netflix will release a movie called The Prom. If you’re a theater fan, you probably are aware of this, but if not, here’s the deal: it’s a star-studded musical about a teenager’s prom dream and a handful of actors helping to make it happen. The show opened on Broadway in 2018 and closed in 2019. Honestly, this show is not my favourite musical, but of course I’m gonna watch! Plus, I think it’s really, really cool that a recent, original musical was made into a movie so soon and is being released on an accessible platform like Netflix. The clips I’ve seen look very energetic, so if you like musicals or Meryl Streep (because yes, she’s in it!) then give it a watch!
    First Look: The Prom on Netflix | Broadway Direct
  • And since we’re talking about musicals, I’m also looking forward to the NBC Best Of Broadway special airing on the 10th. It’ll be performances from a handful of shows currently on Broadway, and Tina Fey is hosting it. Since we got no Tonys this year, this will help fill in the gap.
  • Wonder Woman 1984 is getting a Christmas release online, and I’m excited. The movie was pushed several times because of the pandemic, and while I think it’d be more of an experience in a movie theater, I’m just glad I’ll be able to see it. It looks pretty good.

    Wonder Woman 1984 poster
    I adore this poster
  • Usually every December my mother and I make cookies and caramel popcorn. I may even be able to convince my father to make gingerbread cookies with me.

Christmas day will probably be quiet for us this year, which is too bad, but it’s what needs to happen to keep everyone safe. It sucks that this pandemic has taken so of this year and forced us to miss out on so much, but we have to stay vigilant.

That’s all for now!

 

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Monthly Look Ahead: November 2020

We’re so close to the end of 2020. We can power through. November is here whether you like it or not, and this is what I’ve got going on this month. As always you’re more than welcome to make your own MLA post on your blogs!

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  • The British band McFly is releasing an album called Young Dumb Thrills this month. I’ve been a fan of theirs for years, so I’m excited, even if I haven’t loved the singles released so far. It’s out on the 13th.
  • A Million Little Things and B Positive start this month, bringing the total number of TV shows I’m watching this fall to a measly five. But I’ll take what I can get!
  • There’s going to be an album starring the cast of Hadestown, primarily the Fates, coming out on the 20th, and all the music is Christmas music. This very much appeals to me as someone who loves Christmas music and Hadestown. And, if that wasn’t enough, there’ll be a mix of classic songs and new ones, which is exactly what I want from Christmas albums.
    Hadestown Holiday Album If the Fates Allow
  • Speaking of Christmas, November is the month where I, a Canadian, am allowed to begin the festivities. I always listen to far too much Christmas radio and watch far too many cheesy Christmas romance movies, so I’m looking forward to that starting. It’s always so pure.

 

I know with a certain country’s election coming up this month, people are bracing themselves for a lot, but this is a reminder to those who need it to take a break from the madness and the ‘doomscrolling’ and to do something fun and wholesome (but safely).

That’s all for now!

P.S. Happy Halloween! Peep my Instagram for pictures of this year’s pumpkin carving!

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