Monday, May 30, 2011

Panda Movie Review, Blogfest, News... You know - cool stuff!

Happy Memorial Day! I have news, pandas, and games for you today. (And news of panda games…)

Emily White just signed a book deal with Spencer Hill Press! She’s holding a giveaway this Wednesday to celebrate, so swing on by and congratulate her.

Thanks to everyone who commented on George’s guest post this past weekend! Blogger’s “Followers” widget was down Friday and Saturday, so if you didn’t get a chance to follow CineMarvellous! you can do so now.

Kung Fu Panda 2

Po and the gang set off to stop an evil peacock who has created a weapon that will end Kung Fu. Po is also on a quest to discover his past and find inner peace.

The movie is like a building storm – what begins as just another sequel ends with an epic tale that really pulls at the heartstrings. The film retains all of the charm and innocence of the first story and throws in some great action scenes and funny one-liners.

The animation is incredible. In addition to the lush, computer style animation, there’s unique, cell-styled images that are used for flashbacks. The 3D blends well, adding a rich layer of depth to the movie.

Kung Fu Panda 2 is a worthy successor to the original – don’t miss this wonderful animated film. It WAS awesome!

And next Monday is the It’s All Fun & Games Blogfest!

On June 6, 2011, list your three most favorite games and why. Board games, card games, RPG, video games, physical games - even mind games! If it’s a game you enjoy playing, it’s worth sharing. Sign up below and join the fun!

Shall we play a game?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Marvellous Movie Time!!

The blogging world is full of cool people. Now and then, you happen upon someone with whom you really connect. George (Nebular) is one of those people. He runs an awesome blog called CineMarvellous! where he offers sharp, concise movie reviews. George lives in Europe, so I doubt we’ll ever meet in person. But if we did, we’d talk movies for hours, because we share the same taste in films.

I asked George to share a bit about himself, his former Rotten Tomatoes journal, and how he came to us here in the blogging world…

Hey there, Alex’s army!

When Alex asked me to do this self-introduction I was as thrilled as I was anxious, because I’ve never done anything like this before. At first I was like – OMG, so many people will read this! Am I interesting enough not to bore them all to death?! J But then I thought – What the hell, I’m doing it. It will be fun!

First things first, my name is George, and I’m a cinephile coming from a small country in south-eastern Europe. Being obsessed with movies since young age, and working as a video store manager for a long time, movies have always been a huge part of my life. I’ve been writing reviews since 2004, and though I’m just a regular guy who has huge passion for film and cinema in general, I’ve always wanted to be a professional critic.

So, it all began 7 years ago, when I came across the Rotten Tomatoes site by a lucky accident. My first reaction was WOW! I found all this fresh/rotten thing to be pretty cool, and I was so impressed by its editors’ creativity and imaginativeness, that I’ve started to visit the site regularly, spending hours a day on reading critics reviews and stuff. Soon after, I became a part of the RT community, and started my own RT journal called “A Journal Made of Bricks” /because of the bricky pattern I used as a background/. I knew it sounds ridiculous, but at the same time, I kinda liked because it was unusual and unique.

Sadly though, my English was pretty poor at that time, and my reviews were extremely short and mostly consisted of simple, lame sentences like “The cast was great.”; “The visuals were amazing.”; “The story sucks” and things like that - there was nothing insightful, or original, or even remotely witty about those reviews. LOL. However, after a year of regular writing, my English has improved vastly, and I got better and better at reviewing movies. I’ve posted every single day, made hundreds of new friends, got thousands of visitors, and as a result of all this, my journal became hugely popular - I was in a complete shock when I found out that it has reached No. 12 on RT’s ‘TOP 25 Most-Visited Journals Ever’ list, and remained there for a long time. My journal even appeared on the main page of RT for about a week /I’ve got a screenshot to prove it ;)/.

However, in 2008 the guys from RT screwed up pretty much everything, by changing completely the interface design of the web site, which made it unusable for most users, plus, it was full of annoying bugs. A year later, I said goodbye to Rotten Tomatoes, and joined Blogger. In August 2009, I ran a movie blog, called CineMarvellous! (Check it out, and I hope you guys like it). It covers all the genres of film, from martial arts and horror movies to art-house drama, animations and recent sci-fi blockbusters. In the beginning, I’ve started with more detailed movie reviews, but last year I’ve changed the course and began to write brief and to-the-point reviews, because of my busyness, and because I realized that almost nobody likes to read long and tiresome movie reviews. I bet you don’t either. J So far, my blog has been visited over 63,000 times by more than 11,000 unique visitors from 135 different countries. I’m truly grateful to Blogger for giving me the opportunity to write and post reviews for free, and to all my blog buddies, readers and visitors, who make blogging worth it.

Besides RT and Blogger, I’ve done some writing for a local lifestyle magazine called “My Life”. Last year, they’ve contacted me and asked me to do an article for their St. Valentine’s issue – a list that features the ten greatest love stories in history of cinema. To be honest, I’ve struggled a bit with it, simply because romantic movies have never been my cup of tea, /I’m more into horror, sci-fi, fantasy and martial arts/, but I decided to do it nevertheless. The editor in chief loved it, and that’s how I got published for the very first time. J Furthermore, I’ve done some paid reviews, and won several awards, including 2010 TOP MOVIE REVIEW BLOG, which I consider a great achievement.

Thanks for sharing, George!

Now, my awesome army – go visit CineMarvellous! and see how a pro really reviews movies.

And my wife and I are taking off for a few days, so everyone have a safe Memorial Day weekend!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Science Fiction-Fantasy News and My Odd Answers

First, a little science/fantasy fiction news for you…

During a recent interview with Jewel Staite (Serenity, Stargate:Atlantis) she revealed she’s working with former S:A castmember, David Hewlett, on a secret project. She also revealed that if given the choice between Simon and Mal, she’d select Inara. Crap, I guess I know where I stand...

From the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly: “Skip I Am Number Four, see Starman instead. They’re both about hunky aliens, so why bother with the cruddy one?” (Sorry, found that rather funny!)

And Jason Momoa is already talking about Conan 2 and 3. Let’s hope 1 lives up to the hype!

And my odd answers?

Summer Ross at My Inner Fairy tagged me with this meme, and I decided to have some fun with it…

Do you think you're hot?

Is molten lava hot? Is the center of the sun hot? Is the middle of an inferno hot?
Eh, I’m all right.

Upload a picture or wall paper you are using at the moment

Okay, not really. This is my wallpaper, because it motivates me to finish the damn sequel!

When was the last time you ate chicken meat?

I like to start off my day with a protein based breakfast consisting of Cocoa Puffs and BBQ chicken. Oh, and a sliced banana.

The Song(s) you listened to recently?

The entire new While Heaven Wept CD
Amon Amarth’s song, “War of the Gods”
Oh, and, the J.G. Wentworth 877-CASHNOW jingle (Someone please help me get it out of my head!)

What were you thinking as you were doing this?

Maybe I’ll add Hot Tamales to my Cocoa Puffs…

Do you have nicknames? What are they?

Captain Ninja Alex!

Tag eight Blogger friends

Eight? I don’t know if I could find eight who haven’t already been tagged. Damn, I don’t want to be responsible for a dead rabbit. So, I shall tag Bossy Betty and let the rabbit die with her!

I know - that's not right!

Heard any odd news lately?

Monday, May 23, 2011

Pirates Review & Some Guest Post Tips

Saw the new Pirates movie this weekend (of course!) so thought I’d offer my views on the latest installment.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Our fourth journey with Captain Jack Sparrow is a stand alone adventure, although it references events before the first movie ever occurred. Everyone is after the Fountain of Youth – the Spanish, the English (led by Barbossa), and Blackbeard – with Jack along as his guide.

The movie is not without issues. It has some slow moments, especially in the first half of the film. The second half really picks up the pace and tension, throwing jungles and killer mermaids into the mix. Add a thick layer of lies and Jack’s squirrelly antics, and you have a fun romp of an adventure.

Depp is Depp. Geoffrey Rush is captivating and likeable. Ian McShane is evil in a subtle way and as cold as hell.

On Stranger Tides is ‘loosely’ based on a Tim Powers book of the same name. It’s been years since I read the novel, which did feature Blackbeard, the Fountain of Youth, and zombies, so I don’t remember how accurately they followed the book. But I feel confident saying that it's loosely (oh so loosely) based on the book.

This Pirates movie isn’t perfect, but it’s fun and worth a trip to the movie theater as long as your expectations are not sky high. It’s in 2D and 3D – I saw the 2D version and don’t feel I missed anything. Go – enjoy!

Guest Post Tips

I have some awesome guests appearing here over the next few weeks, which is really cool. This community has been so supportive of me, and I’m honored to feature my blogger friends.

Everyone has a different view on this, so I’ll just offer my own personal tips for acquiring guest spots.

* Contact me at least a month in advance. And please send me your book information (or whatever) or your guest post idea. Give me time to fit it into my calendar and know what I’m saying yes to!

* My focus is science fiction and fantasy, but I'm open to other ideas. Humor is a must, movie-related a bonus! And my blogger buddies get preference.

* I set my posts two – three days in advance, so I need your post a couple days before it’s supposed to go live. And I prefer short guest posts to interviews.

* I’ll Tweet your post and entice my Ninja Army to comment – but I need you to do the same. And while my Army is huge, I can tell when they are the only ones leaving comments...

* I don’t require a free book or anything. Really! I would rather support you by purchasing my own copy.

* Please have the courtesy to thank me when it’s over.  And you really need to thank my Ninja Army. Cases of Hot Tamales always welcome.

Do those rules sound fair? What are your guest post rules?

Friday, May 20, 2011

News, Pirates, and FFW - The Query

First, I’ve got some awesome news from around the blogging world!

Okay, this just went live at Dafeenah - questions about writing, getting published, and the next novel. Thanks, Dafeenah - you rock!

Ann Carbine Best’s book, “In The Mirror,” was released this past Tuesday. It’s a powerful memoir and I admire the strength required to tell this story. Go check it out and give Ann a hug!

Wendy Tyler Ryan also had a book release this week – “Fire’s Daughter” Go admire the fireworks at her blog and tell her congratulations!

I’ve been grateful for all the awesome reviews of CassaStar, but this one really surprised me. I’ve followed Aleta’s BLOG for a while now and I had no idea she was reading my book until Monday night when it appeared at the top of my Google Reader. I was stunned! And if you’ve never visited Aleta’s blog, you need to pay her a visit. The only way I can describe it is ‘love.’

Now, I invite your to check out my Fantastic Friday Writers partners, as we have some new members - Elizabeth Mueller, Anastasia V. Pergakis, J. D. Brown, Deirdra Eden Coppel, M. Pax at Wistful Nebulae, Jeffrey Beesler at World of the Scribe, Charlene A. Wilson, and Andrew Cooper. I’m sure their take on this subject is better than mine!

Query Letters – Tips and Advice

That topic made me chuckle. Advice? From me? I think the only thing I did right on my query letter was make it short. My synopsis was a whole six lines. Pretty sure I spelled every word correctly as well. Yeah, I can tell I’m really rocking your world with those tips!

However, I can tell you where to go for great feedback! Matthew at The Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment posts and critiques query letters every week. He provides a full analysis and others add their two cents worth in the comments. Matthew is a sharp dude and his suggestions are awesome. So, if you want some REAL advice, visit his site!

And I’m seeing Pirates of the Caribbean this weekend. Anyone care to come along and keep me amused in case it sucks? I’ll splurge for the Hot Tamales…

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fantasy, Archaeology, and Digging Thru the Poop

A. J. Walker joins me today to discuss ancient poop. Want to know more? Of course you do! Take it, A.J.

Coprolites: the fascinating story of ancient poop

Archaeology can be a crap job, but getting through the crap can be very rewarding.

Case in point: during excavations in York, England, back in the 1970s, archaeologists uncovered several buildings and streets from the old Viking town of Jórvík. They also found an outhouse with a giant, dried turd, or what scientists like to call a “coprolite”.

While such a find brings a spate of crude jokes and fervent handwashing to any archaeological team, coprolites can be very important for understanding ancient behavior. By examining coprolites, archaeologists can determine the person’s diet and health. The proud creator of this particular coprolite ate very little in the way of fruit or vegetables, preferring meat and grain instead. Hundreds of eggs of a parasitic worm showed he was eating for more than one.

The find also revealed that there was some grunting and groaning coming from the outhouse that day. The coprolite measures a whopping nine inches long and was probably bigger when it was still damp. It may hold the record for the largest human paleofeces ever found—a claim to fame that any archaeologist would want on his resume.

Coprolites are fairly common finds for those archaeologists brave enough to dig down into old outhouses. The term also applies to fully fossilized dinosaur turds. These have given us insights into dino diet and disease.

Just goes to show that even the most humble object can be important.

A.J. Walker is a medievalist and archaeologist. He’s the author of Roots Run Deep, a fantasy novel published by Double Dragon. There are no coprolites in his novel. Well, not too many.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Cool Geekness for Research

Haven’t discussed apps in a while and felt it was time to geek out on you! Besides, "Priest" wasn't getting very good reviews, so skipped it this weekend. Seen too many average films this year. Believe it or not, "Fast Five" is still the best of 2011 so far!

Now, how about a Qwiki?

No! The app Qwiki. If you have an iPad, iPhone, Droid, or other gizmo, check for this awesome app.

Three million topics all in one app! It’s interactive summaries of millions of places, people and things. Want to know about Chicago? You’ll see a short video first and then it gives you options of what you want to explore around Chicago. Want to know more about Iron Man? Whales? Kate Beckinsale? It’s all there!

ABC News says – “…It might just give (a major search engine) a run for its money”

It’s like a glimpse into the future – so interactive, with video and audio. Perfect for writer research as well. A totally cool app! Give Qwiki a try.

And don’t forget the blogfest!

It’s All Fun & Games Blogfest, June 6, 2011 - list your three most favorite games and why. Board games, card games, RPG, video games, physical games, drinking games - even mind games! If it’s a game you enjoy playing, it’s worth sharing.

Sign up below.

Shall we play a game?

Friday, May 13, 2011

Critiques, Revision Joys, and Secret Revealed

Revision joys. Now that’s an oxymoron!

I have three awesome critique partners and two great test readers. And as I read their suggestions and corrections, one thought comes to mind – maybe I should just stick to guitar playing for my creative outlet? No wait – I suck at that as well! Can one dig ditches creatively?

Anyone else feel like this?

However, as I go through detailed critiques pointing out overused words, wrong tense, and sucky dialog, there are moments when humor restores my sanity...

From Jeffrey at World of the Scribe -

“and that’s Senior Officer Byron to you…”“…the acronym from these words spell out S.O.B. It almost makes me want to retract those earlier comments I made about excessiveness.”

From Rusty at The Blutonian Death Egg -

“We’ll have to play when you’re not rusty then.”“Hey! That’s my name! Woo hoo! I’m in your book.”

Mevine all but inhaled his meal.“Go ahead. He inhaled it!”

Her brows furrowed…“Okay, I’m looking this up."
"It’s ten minutes later, thank you internet.”

“You deserve a prize if you are still reading my comments.”

And my critique partners and test readers deserve a prize if they’re still reading my manuscript!

What are your critique partners like? Hope everyone involved has a sense of humor!

Oh, and the secret? Remember the female lead I’m introducing opposite Byron? The mysterious, as of yet unnamed woman?

Her name is Athee.

Happy Friday the 13th everyone!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Loss of a Friend

I scrapped what I was going to post about today because of the loss of a blogger friend.

Jane Kennedy Sutton, author of The Ride, died last Friday. She was on blog hiatus due to health reasons and I’d hoped she’d back soon. Her husband was kind enough Monday to post about her passing. Prayers for her family as they deal with this difficult time.

Losing a friend is difficult, even if it’s someone we’ve never met. I can’t imagine how her husband must feel. My wife is my life and I wouldn’t know what to do without her.

And if something happened to me, would she have the presence of mind to let everyone know? Or would everyone just wonder? Last September, Cassandra Jade stopped blogging in the middle of her book tour. Nothing else was ever posted and emails were not returned. It’s sad that we’ll never know what happened.

We have such precious little time here. I guess that’s why in Ephesians 4:26 is says “Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.” We don’t want our last words to anyone be anything but positive.

Anyone else been through this? I guess I just don’t handle death well. Really, who does?

Monday, May 9, 2011

Tips, Links, and Thor Review!

Struggling to find your readers or figure out what to write next? Visit Susan’s blog Lauracea today – I just might give you hope! Thanks Susan for allowing me to visit your blog!

THOR Review!

This movie is all about fun! It’s neither dour nor heavy, and the comedic elements kept it light. (Coffee cup smashing scene was a favorite of mine.) Taking Thor out of Asgard and placing him on Earth as a “God out of water” was a great premise.

Chris Hemsworth was born to play Thor. He’s perfect for the role, and this movie is a solid setup for a possible franchise – not to mention the upcoming Avengers flick.

There are minor issues, like the relationship between Thor and his brother, Loki. The relationship with Natalie Portman’s Jane seemed a bit rushed as well.

But you don’t go to see a movie like Thor for serious character development – you go for the amazing action scenes, the great special effects, and the fun! It’s in both 2D and 3D, but since the 3D was added after shooting, I opted for the 2D and don’t feel I missed anything. I’m also a sucker for Norse mythology, so I really enjoyed that aspect. And you have to watch for the Hawkeye cameo! They are really prepping for the Avengers movie…

Not perfect, but a hell of a lot of fun!

Patricia Stoltey is holding a 300 followers contest. Amazon gift card, people! Patricia is one of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. If you’re not following her – why not?

And Tiger on my Bookshelf gave me this award! Thanks, Tiger!

I am passing it on to Dafeenah, a wonderful and delightful blogger buddy.

Hope all the moms out there had a special day on Sunday!

Friday, May 6, 2011

FFW, Fast Five, and Free!

Double shot today! The FFW’s take on character names AND a movie review.

And... I was interviewed Thursday at Points of Claire-ification! For a chance to win a free copy of CassaStar, visit Claire now!

I invite your to check out my Fantastic Friday Writers partners, as we have some new members - Elizabeth Mueller, Anastasia V. Pergakis, J. D. Brown, Deirdra Eden Coppel, M. Pax at Wistful Nebulae, Jeffrey Beesler at World of the Scribe, Charlene A. Wilson, and Andrew Cooper. I’m sure their take on this subject is better than mine!

Names and what they mean…

Some writers ponder long and hard when selecting names for their characters. They research the origins and meaning, looking for just the right name to fit their characters. Some writers create a complex history and even a whole new language to give credibility to the names.

And if you’ve come here looking for tips on any of that – well, you’re in the wrong place! But maybe you’ll glean something from my simplistic approach.

Byron and Bassa were names from my original manuscript and I have no idea of their origins. I liked the strength of those names, so I kept them. However, I did need a supporting cast. (They couldn’t all be ‘Bob,’ now could they?) I spent an hour brainstorming unique, alien-sounding names that were easy to pronounce. (Sorry about “Ernx!” It’s pronounced “Urnks” with a hard K.) I noticed as I wrote down names that most had a similar feel and style and decided I was on the right track. Afterwards, I just matched characters with names. And filled in all the blanks in my manuscript!

How does everyone else come up with character names? And does it take you more than an hour?

Now to the movie review…

Fast Five

Diesel and Walker are back for the fifth (and best) installment of the series. Yes, there are some amazing car chases and action scenes, but guess what? There’s also a really good story as well. One reviewer call it “Ocean’s 14” and that’s a fitting description. The guys are out to take down Reyes, Rio’s top mafia man, by stealing all of his money, and enlist a team of experts to help.

Diesel, Walker, and Johnson (The Rock) do what they do best, and for two hours, we get to enjoy the ride. Yes, it’s a testosterone rush – but it’s a fun rush! If you enjoyed the other movies (third one doesn’t count) you’ll really dig Fast Five.

And now I really want to drive like a reckless maniac on the streets of Rio… Care to join me? Oh wait, Thor comes out today. Want to drive fast to the theater instead?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fantasy Taking Flight!

Today I welcome Nicole Zoltack on her Champion of Valor tour!

Since writing more than one book was something I never planned, I asked Nicole about writing a trilogy.

Writing a Trilogy

If anyone ever told you that writing a series is fun, they would be right. After all, we all love our characters, right? And we all love to put them into sticky situations, the stickier the better. And as writers, we hate to say goodbye. So standalone novels turn into just one more book, and poof! A sequel! And then another and another….

Now if anyone ever told you that writing a trilogy is easy, either never wrote one, or is a liar.

The first book in my fantasy romance trilogy, Woman of Honor, was so easy to write. If you don't count the long layover in which I wrote half of it during Nano and then let it sit collecting virtual dust bunnies on my hard drive for nearly two years before finishing the rough draft in another month. So yeah, it basically took me two months to write it. Piece of cake. (Obviously it needed a lot of editing before I submitted it but that's besides the point.)

Book two, Knight of Glory, was fairly easy to write as well. Some of the characters were already introduced, and I introduced more, as well as new races - dwarves and trolls. Obviously not new new races as many fantasy books have dwarves, but my trolls aren't your normal trolls. For one thing, they have magic - they can dance on the wind. And the women always wear exquisite clothes. As a race, they are tall and have long features - arms, legs, noses. Anyhow, a war started at the end of Woman of Honor, and it continues throughout Knight of Glory. The kingdom of Arnhem is at war with Speica, and things are looking bleak for Arnhem.

Then it was time to write Champion of Valor. The last book. Which means everything needs to be tied up neatly in a bow. This book took the longest for me to write. It was the darkest, and I cried after writing some scenes, and during another. And I purposely made things hard and then harder on the good guys. I wanted to make them work to achieve their ending. Even wrote myself into a corner. For a little while, I didn't know how Arnhem could possibly be victorious.

In the end, there are still some things I did not explain fully. I plan on revisiting this world in future novel(s). This series focuses on the final war between Arnhem and Speica. But there are plenty of stories that can be written before and after the war.

So if you like dwarves (and would like to meet a dwarven woman, seriously why are they hardly ever written about? And no, she doesn't have a beard!) or knights (seriously, who doesn't like knights?) and mages (both good and evil ones), you might enjoy the Kingdom of Arnhem series. Just beware of any ponies with dripping wet manes. Those Kelpies will drag you down into a watery grave.

Be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win some signed post cards and magnets. Each comment during the Champion of Valor Blog Tour gives you an entry for the grand prize: a copy of the entire Kingdom of Arnhem trilogy - Woman of Honor, Knight of Glory, and Champion of Valor.

Visit Nicole at her BLOG and WEBSITE!

Any questions for Nicole? I bet she likes Hot Tamales as well!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A to Z Challenge Reflections...

Lee at Tossing It Out has asked us to do a reflection post regarding the A to Z Challenge. For those of you participating, post the link to your post below.

And Elizabeth Mueller made this really cool award badge for those who survived. Thanks, Elizabeth!

I was amazed at the variety of posts for each letter. You guys were really creative! I was also surprised by the variety of blogs participating, many of which had nothing to do with writing. Thanks again to Lee for asking me to be one of the co-hosts!

I just have two things I want to say about the Challenge.

Last year, there were only one hundred of us. We were able to visit everyone and it felt more intimate. I made some really awesome friends as well.

This year, visiting every blog was almost impossible. (This Ninja failed!) And in trying to do so, I realized it was more difficult to foster friendships. I’m sure a lot of people lost steam after the first week or so. Those using the special widget started at the beginning, although I think many switched to the ‘surprise me’ feature. I think a lot of blogs were overlooked.

Hart had an excellent suggestion, one I think we should adopt for next year. We start with the blog immediately following ours on the list. We go as far as we can, and if that’s only one hundred blogs, that’s fine. But that way, everyone receives visitors and no one feels overwhelmed.

Last year, my goal was to survive the month and gain some new followers. I made it to the end and almost tripled my following.

This year, I didn’t worry about gaining a ton of new followers. Yes, I could’ve followed everyone I visited and gained a ton of new followers. But that wasn’t my goal. I wanted to be a good co-host and spend the Challenge featuring my current blogger buddies. This community is so awesome and I wanted to give back.

As a side note, if you are following me but I’m not following you, please leave a comment! The Google Friends Connect sometimes doesn’t link a blog to your icon, but if you leave a comment, I can find your profile – and your blog to follow!

You guys are awesome and I hope everyone had a blast. It was really cool to hear how many were enjoying the Challenge and meeting new bloggers. That made it all worthwhile - to know there were bloggers in the same position that I was last year reaping the benefits. That is who this Challenge is for, and what keeps it fresh. Let’s make next year even better!

Remember to add your post link below…