Over 3000 views and the Birthday Aftermath

Well, the birthday surprises just keep coming, don’t they?

For starters, I recently crossed the 3000 view threshold on the Ospreyshire blog. Thank you to all who have checked out this blog for my music, opinions, poems, and everything else!

Without further ado, I’m going to show you some of the gifts I’ve received on my birthday…

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I got this vinyl in the mail from my Scottish friend Dave. This is the newest album from 2 Minute Minor, who are labelmates of mine who also happen to be from the same state as me. This Chicago-based hardcore band make some conscious music while still making quality tunes. You can listen to their album here.

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In this block of photos, it involves drawings, Twix, and a Target gift card from my friend Kip. He’s a talented artist and I hope he finishes the comic book projects he’s been working on for years. I’ve known him since I was in middle school and we still talk to each other.

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I just so happened to get two Amazon gift cards with the same amount from two separate friends. They would be from Marcie and Christy whom I’ve known for a long time. Marcie went to the same church as I did growing up and Christy went to the same school as Kip and I when we were young. It was great of the both of them surprising me.

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I hope my aniblogger friends appreciate this picture. This is an amigurumi (crocheted figures) of Kimba the White Lion. My friend Essence made this for me and it looks amazing. There’s no pattern to making Kimba, so she created this crocheted attempt at this character entirely from scratch and she did a phenomenal job with it. Feel free to support Essence’s crocheting business at Hooked on Cozy. She’s created amigurumi of Pokemon and Attack on Titan characters so far.

Thank you, everyone!

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Welcome to Revezia!

Revezia is here!

C. M. B. Bell's Writing Universe

Revezia is HERE! Feel free to buy these books from this series!

Terminal Rescue: https://www.books2read.com/b/mVBVor

Shattered Crowns: https://www.books2read.com/b/bOA9VJ

Praxis of the Disenchanted: https://www.books2read.com/b/md0VpX

Tales from the Mage Colony: https://www.books2read.com/b/3nYV6B

Don’t forget that the Revezia Sampler is available on NoiseTrade! https://books.noisetrade.com/cmbbell/revezia-sampler

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Revezia comes TOMORROW!

All of these Revezia books will be released this Friday, and I’m really stoked that my first novel series will be shown to the public. Feel free to check it out! Terminal Rescue: https://www.books2read.com/b/mVBVor Shattered Crowns: https://www.books2read.com/b/bOA9VJ Praxis of the Disenchanted: https://www.books2read.com/b/md0VpX Tales from the Mage Colony: https://www.books2read.com/b/3nYV6B Don’t forget that the Revezia Sampler is […]

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One week until Revezia is released

10/26/18, everyone!

C. M. B. Bell's Writing Universe

10/26/18, everyone!

Terminal Rescue: https://www.books2read.com/b/mVBVor

Shattered Crowns: https://www.books2read.com/b/bOA9VJ

Praxis of the Disenchanted: https://www.books2read.com/b/md0VpX

Tales from the Mage Colony: https://www.books2read.com/b/3nYV6B

Don’t forget that the Revezia Sampler is available on NoiseTrade! https://books.noisetrade.com/cmbbell/revezia-sampler

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Revezia Sampler on NoiseTrade

Here’s a sampler of four books in my next series! Get it for free or by tipping on NoiseTrade!

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Here’s a sampler you can download on NoiseTrade. This sampler contains the first chapters of the first four books of this big deconstructive sci-fi/fantasy series I’ve been writing since 2014. Please download it and I hope you check out the full books on 10/26/18. Maybe you’ll appreciate the world-building, satirical elements, inverted tropes, or other things in this series.

http://books.noisetrade.com/cmbbell/revezia-sampler

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Q & A: Your Answers! (All 3 of them)

Here are my answers from my Iridium Eye Q & A!

Iridium Eye Reviews

I waited long enough, but here’s my end of the bargain. This is where I get to respond to these questions and promote whoever bothered to ask them in the first place.

1. “What do you look for in a series when you are looking for something to watch?”- Scott from Mechanical Anime Reviews

Good question, Scott. This question obviously involves anime since I do cover that topic on this blog. When it comes to things I haven’t re-watched on Iridium Eye, I look for a few things. I tend to see if it’s from a creator I know first. Besides that, I tend to look for things such as originality, interesting characters, and a subject that will get me somewhat engaged. Sure, I’ve gone into a bunch of anime and movies blind, so I don’t become tainted by other reviews or hearing what the fanbase says. Sometimes it has…

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Discovering Ethiopian Rap Music: Cypher Abyssinia 2016

Here’s a quick post that some of you may be interested in.

I haven’t spotlighted many musicians outside of ZAP Records (the label I’m affiliated with), but I thought I would branch out by discovering some music off the beaten path. You’ve all noticed that I’ve been talking a bunch about Africa lately with some various news sources going on there, but I thought I would change it up with their music scene. I’ve been listening to some pop music in Africa mainly in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Ghana, and Togo recently, but I randomly discovered this series of music. It’s called Cypher Abyssinia which is a yearly rap tradition in Ethiopia where their rappers spit some verses together. However, they aren’t rapping in English. It’s all in Amharic, one of the major languages in that country. For those of you that don’t know, that’s the same language that The Weeknd used in the outro to his song “The Hills” (he’s Ethiopian-Canadian, for those that didn’t know), and the alphabet used in that language (Ge’ez script) is one of the inspirations of the Wakandan alphabet in Black Panther. It sounds really cool hearing rap music in an African language. Bonus points for incorporating traditional rhythms and melodies while mixing it with a hip-hop beat. Feel free to check it out!

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6 New Books Are Available Today!

6 of my books are now available! The prices range from $0.99-3.99!

C. M. B. Bell's Writing Universe

Today is the day, everyone! I have 6 new books of different genres and types from $0.99-$3.99!

Diptych Souls [Drama/Slice-of-life Cell Phone Novel]: https://www.books2read.com/b/3yD6pB

If I Could Only Be the Moon [Drama Cell Phone Novel]: https://www.books2read.com/b/bazjMP

Quarterback in Daffodil Heights [Fantasy/Parody/Satire Novel]: https://www.books2read.com/b/boZXz0

Global Guru Elisha [Drama/Slice-of-Life/Youth Fiction Junior Novel]: https://www.books2read.com/b/mBPANO

Runa the Silencer [Dark Fantasy/Horror/Action Novelette]: https://www.books2read.com/b/brG68W

Zombie Hunter in the Eight Star Mall [Horror/Parody/Satire Novelette]: https://www.books2read.com/b/mvK686

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