Apr 6, 2016

It's My Birthday and I'll Have a Giveaway If I Want To

HELLO, HELLO, you lovely people. If I were to sum up today in a gif, it would be this:

But for YOU, this day means something else entirely. IT MEANS:

I'm really obsessed with Soul Eater right now so you're just going to have to deal with me trying to make the gifs work okay.

So, in case you didn't get it, IT'S MY BIRTHDAY.

I'm the big two-three, which is actually the most accurate age ever. Two plus three equals five, and I constantly say I'm five, so W I N. (Although honestly, for a five year old, I'm rather inappropriate and should permanently have soap in my mouth.)

And because I'm twenty three, I'm going to tell you twenty-three fun facts about myself. (And then we'll get to the fun stuff, I promise.)

1. I am clearly obsessed with Soul Eater.
2. I finished my binge-watch the other day and had NO IDEA the final episode was the final episode until it said so at the very end, and then I yelled and nearly burst into tears.
3. I am also obsessed with shipping Maka and Soul. Like, a lot.
4. Maybe I have fanart of Zootopia's Nick and Judy saved on my phone, maybe I don't.
5. I do.
6. I drink pickle juice out of the jar.
7. I have not read all the Harry Potter books.
8. On Friday I'm going to Emerald City Comicon and hoping to pull off cosplaying as Manon Blackbeak.
9. But I'm the Fire-breathing Bitch-queen.
10. It depends on the situation, but as this blog post previously showed, I like to write out numbers.
11. I rarely drink coffee and I quit pop back in high school, so I mainly drink water and juice. Sunny D is my favorite. And it's real orange juice, damn it.
12. I'm on my way to having a real anime problem, thanks to Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki, and the aforementioned Soul Eater.
13. I'm (almost) a volunteer at one of my local zoos.
14. We have a giraffe named Dave.
15. I'm really hungry right now but it's after midnight and we've all seen Gremlins.
16. Peter Pan retellings are my kryptonite, yet Beauty and the Beast is my favorite movie.
17. I'm still trying to achieve silver fucking hair, but it's a pain in my ass.
18. I'm a French potty-mouthed sailor.
19. Here's my favorite joke I loved to tell in elementary school (until I used it on everyone): I bet I can make you say "black." You're walking through the forest at night, and you see the American flag. What colors is it? (Pause for your answer before continuing.) Told you I could make you say "blue!" (Pause for your answer before continuing.) I told you so. It never gets old.
20. My house is currently occupied by three humans, three dogs, two cats, two guinea pigs, one hedgehog, and one betta fish.
21. My Clothes Are Covered in Pet Hair: One of the Many Titles of My Autobiography.
22. I want tattoos--I love them!--but I'm super terrified of the permanence and that they won't be perfect.
23. I really am hungry.

And now, we sing "Happy Birthday!" (And yes, it's just so I can use this gif.)

Despite the fact that it's my birthday and that, traditionally, the birthday person gets all the gifts, I'm going to give something to you. Because I appreciate you and thank you for following my blog and being my friend...and because we all love a good giveaway, don't we?

You can win...a tote bag from Society6! AND a book to go in that tote bag! One lucky soul from anywhere around the world will receive any 13" x 13" tote bag of their choice from Society6 and a book of $20 or less from Book Depository or Amazon, location depending. (Disclaimer: Tote bag will be purchased when there's a sale and Society6 offers free worldwide shipping, because if there's one thing we all love more than a giveaway it's a sale.) Just please be sure to follow the rules mentioned below. Otherwise your entries will unfortunately be disqualified and I'll have to be a meanie face, which I don't want to do.

-Open internationally, so long as Book Depository and Society6's free worldwide shipping is available in your location (I'm assuming it is).
-No cheating or bending the rules whatsoever.
-No private accounts, giveaway accounts, shady entries, or the like. I check. And if the majority of your account is giveaway after giveaway your entry will not be accepted. Also, one-word, meaningless comments are not preferred.
-Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my congratulatory email or else another winner will be chosen.
-I am not responsible for any lost or damaged items, but I will do my best to fix the situation for you if I can.

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Thank youuu for stopping by!


  1. Hey happy birthday! I loved the list of things you posted--I was upset when I watched the last episode of SE too, with my friend. I wanted more :(
    AND I've never read all the HP books. Oooops.
    PS your hair is amazing.

  2. Happy Birthday!!! Happy to know a fellow sailor mouthed bibliophile exists :) And I totally agree with you on the tattoo thing!


  4. Happy birthday!! 23 is fun! When I turned 24 in December, I started freaking out because I'm no longer in my early 20s. I've never really looked at society6, but I've heard a lot about it.

  5. Happy birthday!! I hope your day was wonderful and full of cake and lots of new books :) I'm really starting to feel old since I turn 29 at the end of the month -cries- I am also very hungry right now but I have food in front of me lol.

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RACHEL! I personally think your hair looks amazing, and wholeheartedly believe you'll be a fantastic Manon Blackbeak. KILL IT. I have no idea what type of bag I'll get, but it'll definitely be from Evie Seo's shop. And as for the book? I'll be sweating over that forever. Thanks for doing this giveaway! :)

  7. Happy birthday! I only started following your blog recently, so I enjoyed the about-me facts. Especially 15, which made me smile ;) Thanks for the super lovely, generous giveaway. I have no clue on what I'd choose, but either a bookish tote or possibly a Buffy one bc Buffy is life or a really cute Roald Dahl one I spotted last year. Oh, wow, the possibilities are endless, really. There are many choices when it comes to books, too. Probably a 2016 title, possibly a pre-order or one that needs more love!

  8. Happy birthday!!!!!
    Have a wonderful day with many many gifts.

    Thank you for the giveaway. (Probably a new book release and Alice in wonderland theme tote)
    Raffle name: Artemis Giote

  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!

    I really enjoy your lists post.

  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACHEL!! I hope you had a wonderful day celebrating! Loved learning a little bit more about you :D P.S. I love your hair it's AMAZING! I don't know what I'd choose; something definitely bookish related. I'd need to have a good fossick through and see what catches my eye. Book wise, maybe Queen of Shadows to complete my collection!

  11. Happy birthday!!
    Don;t really have a tote in mind but I'd LOVEEEE to get my hands on A Darker Shade of Magic!

  12. Happy birthday, I hope it's a really lovely day for you. I don't know what I'd choose for a tote bag, definitely something book-related, and as for an actual book, I don't know, either The Mime Order, since I've been meaning to get that one, or maybe something contemporary since that's what I usually crave once the sun starts shining.

  13. Happy Birthday!!!! Yay for being 23! I do not have a book or tote in mind, not really. There are so many that I would love to have! Maybe a tote for Perks of Being a Wallflower? Or just a general book loving tote? So many ideas!!! I do really love Society 6 though. Such an addicting site.


  14. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a lovely day with loved ones and lots of cake. I don't have a tote in mind but for the book...I would want When We Collided by Emery Lord :)

  15. Happy birthday! I'm not sure what tote I would choose just yet (so many options), but I think the book I would choose would be Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman!

  16. Happy Belated Birthday! My clothes are ALWAYS covered in hair, it's ridiculous but I wouldn't give up my pets for the world!

  17. Happy birthday! I'm thinking of a Throne of Glass themed tote and maybe NIGHT CIRCUS!

  18. This is late, but Happy Birthday! I feel like for the tote, there is no choice but something from evieseo! I love her stuff!

  19. So many choices, and they are all so beautiful. Happy B-day!

  20. Hey Happy birthday!! my birthday was on the 8th of april so we were super close!! hope you had a spectacular day filled with joy and books. I'd be happy with any!!
    -Samantha Woodley

  21. Happy Birthday! I'm not sure what book I would pick but I'm pretty sure I would pick a raven boys tote!

  22. Happy Birthday! I actually had my mind ACOMAF tote bag and the ACOMAF book by Sarah J. Maas, what a beautiful combination!

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  24. Happy birthday. Thank you so much for the opportunity. The book I would pick is illuminae. Dying to read it.

  25. Soul Eater is amazing and honestly that gif alone just earned you another sub lol. My personal fave is the gif of Stein spinning Death Scythe around. The animation is just so clean and beautiful and oh gosh I just can't. Always happy to find another blogger into anime!

    Happy (late) birthday! We're almost twins (mine was on April 5)!

    www.katsyxo.com <3

  26. Wow :)
    This is an incredible collection of ideas!
    Waiting for more helpful pieces.
    You would amazing to read a similar one here-


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