So I haven’t posted as often as I said I would in my last actually written update. Here’s why.
First, I have a girlfriend. We’ve been seeing each other for a few months, and she’s taking priority over anime, video games, and such. I’m going to keep trying to write reviews and such, but since I’ve been seeing her, I have actually been spending time with people more than I’ve been locked in my room. I’ll do what I can, and she enjoys gaming, so I might even get her to join me for some of the more review-y parts of this as things progress.
Second, I believe I mentioned doing a games channel with my roommate. There’s two big changes with that. My roommate is no longer interested, so it will be just me, making it easier to make the videos. Also, my gaming PC has been down since late December. The hard drives started to crap out, and I can’t afford new ones until I get my tax return. It will be a few months out before I can get that rolling. I’ll do what I can.
Finally, I’m graduating soon, so I’m focusing more on school, job hunting, and the like. I have connections at Dark Horse Comics and WebMD that may be able to swing me an entry level position at their respective work places. I really want the Dark Horse job, and I’m searching for other places to work in the Northwest.
Just wanted to let you know I’m not dead yet and say thanx for staying with me.
I know most people did this when it was still 2012, but whatever. I plan to do a full review of each of these as I continue to organize my thoughts on them.
Best Album: Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe
I haven’t reviewed music on this blog before as I don’t really listen to new albums that often, but as I spend time with a wider circle of people, I’m subjected to a little more crappy pop music, bands with so much “hipster” the members’ beards are made of plaid button-down shirts, and most unfortunately, dubstep. Then around Christmas I remembered this album. I mentioned it closer to the beginning of the year before it was released. I bought it and was actually able to enjoy something fairly modern in terms of music. It’s a bizarre fusion of soul and electronica that simply makes me happy. It’s by no means perfect, but there’s still something wonderful about it, and it’s far better than the other music I’ve heard this year.
Best Video Game: Spec Ops: The Line
I know I’m treading in dangerous territory given that Spec Ops in many ways is everything that I’ve come to hate about modern shooters, but there’s something very different about this game. Somewhere between the sentiment against the American War Machine and the nauseatingly graphic use of white phosphorus is a shooter that accurately covers my feelings on our culture’s glorified view of war as a whole: IT’S UTTER BULLSHIT! Play this game.
Best Anime: Jormungand
A young weapons dealer and her crew attempt job after job as various governments and armies are on their heels. All the while, her grand scheme slowly comes together. A little odd at times, but that adds to the charm. Just be sure to ignore the opening themes and how Valmet seems to have 0% body fat except for her boobs. I don’t think fat distribution in body works quite like that.
So I just finished reading The Fault in Our Stars (be advised, post contains spoilers). I had my Playstation playing some music in the background on random throughout. This song starts playing during Augustus’s funeral. As if the book wasn’t hard enough to read. Fuck!