Happy Saturday, y’all! Today is my first day at the new job and, honestly, I’m a basket of nerves. When I get nervous and stressed out, I tend to do some stress-induced shopping. However, in an effort to keep myself from spending money that I definitely don’t have, I went to the library and “shopped” there instead.
One of the elements that tend to make me return to a specific video game over and over again are character classes, particularly if I’m playing an action-RPG or a roguelike. Rogue Legacy 2 is my favourite roguelike (also known as a rogue-lite) to have been released within the past year. In my First Impressions, I went over a lot of the gameplay aspects that I enjoy, including the various class options. Today, I wanted to shine a spotlight on my top three favourite classes to play, and some of the reasons why I consistently make time to visit this game at on a weekly basis.
Hey chums. I just wanted to hop on briefly today and chat about a few things. A couple days ago, I popped in an announced my involvement in The Jon Spencer Coalition, which stated that I wasn’t going to be making any scheduling changes. Yesterday, I received some news in my personal life that shall be slightly impacting my schedule after all. I wanted to touch base and keep y’all updated with the latest developments.
Good morning, campers! I’m super excited to announce that I’m joining an official blogging community alliance type shindig, The Jon Spencer Coalition! Today, I wanted to take a moment and chat about what this collaborative community entails, why I decided to join, and how this shall impact my blog (and various other social spaces) moving forward.
With the quarantine shenanigans following us like a homing tornado straight into 2021, my biggest salve from the stress and anxiety of this Pandemic Era has been video games. I’ve played more games in the last year or so than I have in many years prior combined. It’s been fucking fantastic and I’m not about to slow down anytime soon. As such, I thought it would be neat to chat about a few of my most-anticipated games hitting shelves in the first half of the year.
Berserk (剣風伝奇ベルセルク) is a Fall 1997 anime adaptation of Kentarō Miura’s masterpiece manga series, Berserk. This seinen, epic dark fantasy, sword and sorcery series was produced by OLM TEAM IGUCHI and directed by Naohito Takahashi and Kazuya Murata, spanning twenty-five episodes. Recently, I’ve been reading through the manga for the very first time and after being completely mind-blown by its scope and artful creation, I knew that I had to look up the anime as soon as possible.
Black Magick Volume 1: Awakening, Part One by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott is the first trade paperback instalment in a supernatural, dark fantasy graphic novel series that follows detective Rowan Black. She has worked really hard to keep a few aspects of her life quite private. However, when a mysterious force begins to target Rowan in an attempt to kill her, she realises that someone out there knows her secrets and is determined to expose her if they can’t take her life.
Back in December, I briefly chatted about fantasy books I wanted to read in 2021. Well, this time I’ve returned with some sci-fi serials that I’m aiming to get through before the year is out. Since I’m not reading any YA books this year, I figured this would be a great opportunity to get to the dusty owned adult books I have sitting on my shelves, especially the ones from my two favourite genres.
With this week, we shall be reaching (and in some cases surpassing) the halfway mark for most of the Winter 2021 anime simulcast season. I thought it would be neat to briefly chat about my overall musings for the stack of serials that I’ve currently got my hands in (well, that doesn’t sound naughty at all…). Luckily, most of my watchings have been bitchin’ awesome with only a couple of sour mangoes in the bunch.
I’ve been sitting here writing and deleting sentences for the better part of an hour. The truth is that I completely suck at writing introductions. So, rather than write up a traditional intro, I’m gonna say hi and then move on to chatting about how the last couple of weeks have treated me. Hi, Chums! Hope you’re all well. 😊
I remember this anime with a deep sense of fondness as it always reminds to never truly judge a series by its first couple of episodes. What began as something with mediocre expectations ended up becoming one of my favourite feel-good supernatural serials of the season. While I can openly admit that Kakuriyo isn’t a mind-blowing masterpiece, there are still plenty of traits to the show that provide a comforting yet entertaining and somewhat feel-good watching experience all-around
I finished most of my books from last weekend, which means I get to start up a whole new mini-mountain for the upcoming week. Two of them are owned-books I’ve had on my shelves for the better part of a year to two years, while the other is a library book I snagged a couple of weeks ago.
Happy birthday, Bhaiya.
Resident Alien Volume 1: Welcome to Earth! by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse follows an alien dude who gets stranded on Earth and has to find a way to survive and blend in with humans until he can be rescued (if he can be rescued). He’s laying low in the small town of Patience when the town’s only doctor dies. Forced to fill the spot as the new go-to doc in town, “Dr Harry” gets immediately tugged into a local murder mystery
Beyond Varallan by S.L. Viehl is the second book in the author’s science-fiction adventure series, Stardoc. After she discovers the truth surrounding her birth, and being denied Sentient Status on the planet K-2, Dr Cherijo Grey finds herself on the run from the Human League, along with her late husband’s entire clan