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VMars Cover The Thousand Dollar Tan LineHello, fellow marshmallows! Let’s talk about the first novel in what shall hopefully be a long-running book series.

Set a couple of months after the movie, Veronica Mars: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line begins with the mysterious disappearance of young spring breaker Hayley Dewalt. Veronica is hired to find the missing girl, but the mystery in Neptune has only just begun, and Veronica will be facing another more personal demon before she solves this one.

The Thousand Dollar Tan Line reads like a centralized extended episode, much like the style of the movie, which isn’t a bad thing. We see Veronica butt heads with Keith, super sleuth with Wallace, miss Logan while connecting over the airwaves, and trade witty comebacks with Mac.

Readers are treated with another reintroduction to a character that was heavily featured in “Weapons of Class Destruction” (Season 1, Episode 18). Norris Clayton, ladies and gents, is a Sheriff’s deputy, and he seems to be another honest employee of the Department. Here’s hoping that we see him again in the next novel!

Not only does The Thousand Dollar Tan Line read like a tried and true Veronica Mars mystery with twists and turns, double crosses and misdirects, but we get to delve deeper into the psyche of an older but not always wiser Veronica.

She’s still a marshmallow. She’s still a fiery defender of justice. She’s still the Veronica Mars who¬†we’ve been missing.

The second novel, Veronica Mars: Mr. Kiss and Tell, will be released on October 28, 2014.

Humongous endeavor, little chance of success… let’s do this!

I should start over, reverse it and flip it! Epic endeavor, assured success… because it has been done before and it shall be done again (specifically by the same hands that typed this).

A Dalek finds love in a galaxy far, far away...

A Dalek finds love in a galaxy far, far away…

I am speaking of the first foray into the world of cross stitch for me… or rather the first epically colossal patterned project in cross stitch that I am attempting.

I’ve recently embraced the crafty side of me.

It’s been hidden, marinating for years as I watched my grandma crochet blankets, my aunt make homemade presents with the skills of knitting needles, aida cloth, and a sewing machine, and my mom cross stitch beautiful images as if she were painting.

Cupcakes are totes better than cookies

Cupcakes are totes better than cookies

Recently, I created some gifts for some friends (the besties) with the power of floss, aida cloth, and geekdom.

Tweaking patterns from some amazing cross stitchers, such as Mr X Stitch and Dork Stitch!, I was able to create some amazing gifts for the besties.

We share similar interests including but not limited to Doctor Who and Star Wars. There’s definitely a reason why my lovely blog is called nerdy!

But back to the matter at hand, it is merely a work-in-progress, but I have begun the work on Servo’s Epic Pokemon Pattern Generation I.

Day 1 - 1 hour

Day 1 – 1 hour

Day 10 - 31 hours

Day 10 – 31 hours

Day 20 - 69 hours

Day 20 – 69 hours

You can find this amazing cross stitch pattern along with links to the other Pokemon pattern generations that Servotron has created HERE.

June 2014

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