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The Martian
The Martian: A Novel | Andy Weir
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that hes aliveand even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skillsand a relentless, dogged refusal to quithe steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
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audraelizabeth
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Mark made me laugh and cry. I was glad this wasnt super heavy on the science of things. I love the pop culture references too.
#booked2020 made me lol
@Cicinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
#nwc @AkashaVampie
#beatthebacklist book 14 #theborrowers

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"I towed the panel away like a redneck removing a tree stump."

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#humor #funnies #bookblurbs #scifi #science #fiction #novels #space #Mars #currentlyreading #NovelWatchingCrew #NWC

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Sargar114
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It‘s my favorite book all year!!!...k...it‘s the only book I‘ve read so far (which I‘m not happy about...but life). Anyway, I LOVED this book. Ten years ago I probably would have read it in about a weekend. Hard to put down, suspenseful, and laugh out loud funny. Go read it now! ( on this snow day it feels quite a bit like Mars, haha)

Reagan I also felt like the movie was the perfect compliment to this book. 2w
Sargar114 @Reagan I agree. It had been a while since I have seen the movie, but Matt Damon was perfect casting. I couldn‘t picture anyone else. I think I preferred the book ending better, but enjoyed both. 6d
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StellaDz
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Honestly I have goosebumps! This was an amazing book! Intelligent, hilarious and tense, the story of an astronaut left on Mars, and the subsequent mission to rescue him is outstanding. While it is full of complicated rocket science, a reader doesn‘t need to understand it completely to be fully immersed. And Wheaton? Amazing. He‘s a big ole nerd and you can tell he‘s enjoying every minute of this book.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Loved this one too. 🧡 2w
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• The fact that the tagged book is one of a dozen books I'm actively trying to read right now explains even more about me as a person :: SO MANY BOOKS, SO LITTLE TIME!!! •

#bookcrazy #booklover #alwaysreading #foreverbetweenpages #yaybooks #books4life

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This is me!!!! 🤣🤣🤣 3w
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Liatrek
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Absolutely loved this book and can‘t wait to watch the movie now. Mark was such a great character funny, smart, good humored and sarcastic. I was totally on pins and needles and loved all the characters.

Aaronlisa There were some changes in the movie but I found it to be a better adaptation, I hope you enjoy it 3w
Liatrek @Aaronlisa Just finished the movie and agree very good adaption and I had no issues with the changes made. 3w
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Liatrek
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That‘s what she said jokes never get old 🤣🤣

Slajaunie 😂😂😂 I agree! Add that‘s what he said and the fun will never stop! 3w
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Liatrek
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Wow I‘m 100 pages in and don‘t want to put it down. I never saw the movie because I wanted to read the book first.

Leftcoastzen Cute kitty! 3w
Butterfinger I read the book last week and started watching it today. I enjoyed both. 3w
readordierachel Such a fun read! 3w
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ElizaMarie
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1. The movie was really really well made and I found it very true to the book, however.... I have to say the book was superior just because it had more of his character. More of his little witty comments. (I am usually in the book is better camp)

2. I suck at reviews. I loved it. I loved both the book and the movie. I have recommended both to many many people!

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC) @AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl

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AkashaVampie
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I thought this was a fitting picture to post for this book. #NWC

ShyBookOwl Read this past week. So good!! 4w
AkashaVampie @ShyBookOwl 😀👍📖 4w
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AsYouWish
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“Maybe I‘ll post a consumer review. “Brought product to surface of Mars. It stopped working. 0/10.”

1. Did you like the book or the movie more? Why? (Opinion)

2. Write a review of the book or movie or both? (Review)

Join Us! This is the last week for The Martian, next month is The Princess Bride! “Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles!” You don‘t want to miss out!

#NovelWatchingCrew #NWC

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Readage
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I too prefer "learning experience" over "failure"

#bookquotes #life #truth #fiction #novels #currentlyreading #currentsituation

Yoshi-and-a-book ❤️it 4w
ElizaMarie yes yes! 4w
Readage @Yoshi-and-a-book 😉 4w
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Readage
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The planet's famous red color is from iron oxide coating everything. So it's not just a desert. It's a desert so old it's literally rusting.

I didn't know that ⬆️

#themoreyouknow #learnsomethingneweveryday #Mars #space #science #cool #learning #planets #facts

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StellaDz
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I‘ve been wanting to read this novel for a while, but it was a toss up between buying a tangible book or doing audiobook. And then Will Wheaton signed on to read it. Decision made! #audiobook

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Butterfinger
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1. I enjoyed Watley's snarkiness.

2. I was born in the same time zone as I have to go to the store.

Weird

3. Winter sports.

4. 😘 @Chrissyreadit Have a great weekend.

@howjessreads @4thhouseontheleft

Chrissyreadit 🥰Thankyou!!! 4w
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Butterfinger
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#NWC #NovelWatchingCrew @AkashaVampie @asyouwish
Week 3 Challenge

Answer - Like Watley, I would like to leave my stories to my descendents. They won't be as exciting as traveling solo on a crater-filled planet with a beaten up Rover, but ...still.

Meme about space. Thanks for the challenges.

TheAromaofBooks Plus, reading this literally made my nose itch! 😆 1mo
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Butterfinger
The Martian | Weir, Andy
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#NWC #NovelWatchingCrew @AkashaVampie @AsYouWish WEEK 2

Watley will always be Matt Damon.

Favorite song about space https://youtu.be/vlAa0IGCXCw
Third Rock From the Sun by Joe Diffie

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Butterfinger
The Martian | Weir, Andy
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Butterfinger
The Martian | Weir, Andy
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I finally finished it. I don't enjoy thrillers about space, normally, but I loved Weir's sense of humor. I wished I knew what the acronyms and other terminology meant - should have had a glossary. I liked the perspective of the rescuers than I did Watley's.

#Booked2020 LOL
#PopSugar20 subject you know nothing
#jennyis30 thriller
#nwc #NovelWatchingCrew

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Mynameisacolour
The Martian | Weir, Andy
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This isn't one that I would likely pick up on my own but I am happy that it was this months #nwc pick. I really enjoyed it! Mark Watney is a great character. I loved the humor, suspense and the sciency stuff was fun to read about as well. Easily my Fav book of 2020 so far

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ShyBookOwl
The Martian | Weir, Andy
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When u have a great audiobook, there's never an excuse to skip a workout. Thank u Wil Wheaton.
I'm late to the game on this one, but better late than never 🤗

ElizaMarie Its such a good book! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @ElizaMarie I'm loving it@ 1mo
TheSpineView So good! 1mo
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Lucy_Anywhere Such a good book! 1mo
Twainy 😁I‘m listening to Alexander X, read by Wil Wheaton (current Audible sale). He‘s a good narrator!! When I listened to The Martian it was read by RC Bray, another awesome narrator. Good book!!! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @TheSpineView @Lucy_Anywhere sure is! Glad I finally got around to it 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Twainy nice! He's a prolific narrator. I love his performance here. I'll have to check out some of his others next. 1mo
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ElizaMarie
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I am only gonna answer #1.

Peace. So I work as a psychiatric nurse, I hope that I have helped at least some of my patients achieve some inner peace. Or at least shown them enough kindness to know that life is worth living.

I don't have children, but I have a niece and nephews and would like them to see me as “Auntie Bunny (my auntie name) always made me feel like it was okay to be me.“

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC) @AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl

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AsYouWish
The Martian | Andy Weir
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“I can't wait till I have grandchildren. When I was younger, I had to walk to the rim of a crater. Uphill! In an EVA suit! On Mars, ya little shit! Ya hear me? Mars!”

1. What is something you would like to leave behind for future generations? (Question)

2. Meme that reminds you of space. (Meme)

Come Join in on the fun of NovelWatchingCrew! We read a book and watch the movie. It is all at your own pace and so much fun!!

#NovelWatchingCrew #NWC

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DeannaJ
The Martian | Weir, Andy
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I am a huge nerd, and I wear that title with pride. This book was wonderful, and I don‘t think I‘ve laughed as hard in a long time as I did reading this.

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Nikki_E I loved this book for exactly that reason. 1mo
Readage @Nikki_E 😁👍 1mo
Texreader It is. It‘s such a good book 1mo
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julesG @Nikki_E 🖐️This book is so good. My son has been listening to it on loop for months. 1mo
Readage @julesG 👍 1mo
Mynameisacolour I love his humor. I keep recommending this one to everyone I know 1mo
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RachelAmphlett There are SO many laugh out loud moments in this book! 1mo
ElizaMarie I agree this book had so many lines that made me chuckle 1mo
Readage @RachelAmphlett Yes!! Lol 1mo
Readage @ElizaMarie 😂😂😂 1mo
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• Learning so much about Earth, space, exploration missions, and plant life on other planets 🌱•

#fiction #novel #science #biology #currentlyreading #currentsituation #NWC #NovelWatchingCrew #challenges

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• Google is my best friend while reading about Mark Watney's space adventures •

#currentlyreading #currentsituation #fiction #novel #NWC #NovelWatchingCrew

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Mynameisacolour
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1.Just finished this book last night and will probably wait until this weekend to see the movie but Matt Damon is probably perfectly cast in this role (thinking back to Good Will Hunting he plays super smart and super smart ass well.)
2. The song that comes to mind for Mark Watney's trip to space would be:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fNFzfwLM72c
##NovelWatchingCrew
@AkashaVampie

julesG I'm with you on question 1. Matt Damon was a great choice for this film. 1mo
ElizaMarie I agree Matt Damon was perfect for this! He is super wise-ass but lovable funny and determined. 1mo
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AkashaVampie
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Come join our book to movie/show group to add more entertainment to your life. January's book is the tagged book. Everyone is welcome!

https://novel-watching-crew.mn.co/

#novelwatchingcrew
#nwc

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Jadams1776
The Martian | Andy Weir
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Though I was afraid the math/science was going to overwhelm me in the beginning, I‘m really glad I stuck with this one. Mark‘s humor, though juvenile at times, made for some great one-liners. 8/15 #Jumpstart2020 #NWC #WinterBookBingo (Book made into a movie).

ElizaMarie I think even with the heavy math and science, the way he narrates his days makes it enjoyable even when you aren't really into those subjects. I really love this book! I am glad to see so many people loving it! 1mo
Jadams1776 I like science, but I was never very good at it (especially if math was involved)😬. I agree though, the narration makes it so enjoyable. It‘s been on my TBR for awhile, so I‘m glad NWC chose it - it got forced to the top of the stack 👍🏻 1mo
AkashaVampie @Jadams1776 So glad that u liked it and are enjoying our group!! 1mo
Clwojick I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! I‘ll have to look into getting the audio. 1mo
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ElizaMarie
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1. I think the movie was perfectly cast so. I wouldn't have changed it at all! It was perfect! Actually just rewatched it and was loving all the characters! They were so great!

2. Haha Cheesy but....

https://youtu.be/J9FImc2LOr8

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC)
@AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl

AkashaVampie I could so see Matt Damon rocking out to this!!! 1mo
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"I've been thinking about how to survive this. It's not completely hopeless."

Good motto for life in general ?

#bookquotes #life #scifi #currentlyreading #fiction #novel

ElizaMarie yes it is! 1mo
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• I think Mark Watney will provide many chuckles on this adventure •

#currentlyreading #currentsituation #ebook #cloudLibrary #digitalreads #scifi #challenges #NWC #friends #LitsyLove #fiction #novels

Texreader I definitely enjoyed this book!! 1mo
Readage @Texreader 👍😉 1mo
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• Second chapter, really liking it so far. Watched the movie before reading but that happens sometimes when I just can't wait. Hopefully I'll finish the book this month but that might not happen either 😬💪 #trying my best •

#NWC #scifi #bookofthemonth #ebook #cloudLibrary

ElizaMarie Even if you don't finish it this month, I do recommend finishing it whenever you can. The movie was oozing with his personality but in the book I think he shines even more! Tons of cute quotes here. 1mo
Readage @ElizaMarie 😁 Yes, I will definitely finish. It's already too good to quit 1mo
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AsYouWish
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“I'm calling it the Watney Triangle because after what I've been through, shit on Mars should be named after me.”

1. Who would you have cast as the main character? (Photo)

2. What song reminds you of space? (YouTube video) 

*It is not too late to join in on all the fun of NovelWatchingCrew, you set your own pace and then join in on the conversation when you can!*

#NovelWatchingCrew #NWC

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ElizaMarie
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Rewatching this one while I drink my coffee this morning :)

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC)
@AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl

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ElizaMarie
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This month‘s book is The Martian however we are starting the voting for next month‘s book club book (we are reading books that have been made into a movie or tv series) these are the genres we will be reading/watching in #NovelWatchingCrew for 2020. Everyone is welcome at any time. We would love to have more members to chat with. #NWC

https://novel-watching-crew.mn.co/

Mynameisacolour This looks like a fun group! Is there a specific day to have the boos read by or to watch the film? 1mo
ElizaMarie @Mynameisacolour no, everything is at your own pace. We have broken down the book into chapters so people are welcomed to comment on the chapter when they get to it (and you don't have to read the comments until you get there). We use the Mighty app. We even talk about the books that we read in previous months or talk about sequels too. You are welcomed to join! It would be great having you. We also have a goals group for #20for20. (edited) 1mo
ElizaMarie @Mynameisacolour oh and we have a Paranormal Love group too #ParanormalLoveCrew (#PLC) if you are interested as well. 1mo
Mynameisacolour Awesome! I just requested to sign up. 1mo
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ElizaMarie
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I spent all day reading this. I enjoyed it so much, now to find the movie to rewatch it :) #HoustonTexas :)

#WinterBookBingo #WinterBingo #Challenge
@Honeybeegirl

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC)
@AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl

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AnansiGirl Very truthful 😁 1mo
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ElizaMarie
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I love seeing my name in print :) ❤️❤️

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC)
@AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl

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AkashaVampie
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For some reason I'm having issues reading the #PLC book this month so thought I would switch to the #NWC book. I hope it keeps me entertained!

ElizaMarie I hope it entertains you! I‘m really liking it :) it‘s a reread but I‘m glad to have picked it up again (been a couple years) 1mo
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ElizaMarie
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So part of this book takes place in NASA. So I think when I‘m done with it I‘m gonna use it for this prompt in a “book that takes place locally” since my current assignment is in Houston TX :)

#WinterBookBingo #WinterBingo #Challenge
@Honeybeegirl

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ElizaMarie
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Haha and I thought math only lies to me!!!

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC)
@AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl

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ElizaMarie
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I had forgotten all these little gems :) enjoying my reread so far :)

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC)
@AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl

wanderinglynn So many great one-liners in this book! 😂 1mo
ElizaMarie @wanderinglynn yes!!! I am loving it all over again :) 1mo
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• Excited to join @AkashaVampie and others to read the tagged book this month for January's #scifi prompt •

#challenges #TBR #friends #LitsyLove #groups #goals #games #reading #readinggoals #readingchallenge

AkashaVampie Thanks sweetie for sharing!!! 1mo
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ElizaMarie
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1. Earth, there is just so much that I know is exciting here that I need to experience!

2. My favorite would have to be Doctor Who. I remember watching it with my father growing up. Doctor Who has so much to offer, its not just space, its TIME too! I think most episodes touch me in some way, make me at lease a little tearful! And of course StarTrek :)

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC) @AkashaVampie , @AnansiGirl