Wow, it’s been forever since i’ve been here. Almost feels a little nostalgic
I’m baaack, some of you will have missed me but most probably haven’t felt a big loss having me not natter on every week (or month as I became infamous for). I’m not even sure where to start, a lot has gone on since July of last year. I’ll kinda summarize as I go along but i’m gonna try and leap forward to current stuff because I really can’t pinpoint most of the details.
So current stuff. I’m working (i’d like to say hard but that would be lying) on my FYP and finishing up Uni these days. Come May i’ll be a free man and enjoying the life of…wait, probably not enjoying anything as I have to do that whole “get a job” thing. Uni is tough, living my upside-down sleep pattern and overdraft-ridden lifestyle doesn’t do anything to improve this but it’s seemingly the only way I can function these days. As tough as it is, it sucks to know I have such little time left here when looking at the big picture and i’m gonna miss a lot of it when it’s gone. Right now though, i’m living it.
So what else have I been doing? Well there’s been 2 expos since I last posted and October was amazingly awesome. I cosplayed Kirito from Sword Art Online and had a blast hanging out with friends who I hadn’t seen in a while. We’re all planned up for May already and it’s gonna be super exciting having a long weekend in London geeking out with my homies. Other than that it’s mainly been Uni related stuff, back to running SOS and spending my money on occasional meals, the carvery, and takeaways that are probably dissolving my stomach from the inside out.
So since I last blogged, i’ve been more active in my interests regarding K-Pop. Infact, you might say it’s quickly becoming my main hobby. I bought several albums since I last blogged, including SNSD’s 2013 release “I Got A Boy” which was probably the one thing i’ve been most excited for in a while. I loved the absolute crap out of it and have played it pretty much everyday since it was released on January 1st. Got into so many more artists in 2012 as well such as Hello Venus, Fiestar, Rainbow, Sistar, IU and Secret just to name a few. Just this minute been chatting with several K-Pop fans from the UK and it’s awesome hearing people so close to home feel the same way about what’s a fairly obscure thing to enjoy over here. I mean everyone knows Gangnam Style but, it’s not exactly painting a clear picture of what is to me and lots of other people an overly addictive experience and somewhat of a lifestyle. My #2 group Girl’s Day bought out their first album too recently and it’s friggin amazing! Waiting for it to arrive in the post and spend the early hours of the morning supporting my girls via music show streams and the awesome fansite Girl’s Day Daily!
Another part of my life musically was seeing Anberlin live in Birmingham in January. Anberlin and probably one of my top 5 bands and had been ITCHING to see them since the gig got put back from late last year. Unfortunately the friend who I was originally meant to go with was unable to make it, so I found a new gig buddy and experienced one of my favourite bands play a plethora of their tracks from all of their albums. Was an amazing gig and will never forget it.
So gonna move onto gaming which is pretty much a big chunk of what I do these days. Since I last posted, i’ve played so much more League i’m almost incomparable to the player I used to be. I have a pretty vast champ pool, have dabbled into ranked a few times and learnt to play so many more champions. My favourite champions to play right now are Caitlyn, Lulu, Akali, Elise, Orianna, Anivia and Katarina. The League of Warmogs has been tough but building tanky does allow for some prolonged teamfights which are more fun to watch but definitely not fun to be a part of at times. It can be super sucky throwing all your DPS down only to watch a million bars of the opponents health maintain through it. Still, lots of love for League and the amazing distraction it provides to the dull working days As a longtime AD player, I looked forward massively to Quinn but feel some changes are in order to make her a little better. She’s a decent pick no doubt but, feels like she CAN be lacking in damage vs other carrys.
Other than League, i’ve been playing a tiny bit of Osu! here and there, mainly because multiplayer is really fun if you find the right people to play with. Luckily SOS provides said right people, so we have some good laughs and enjoy some good (questionable) music while we do. I spend odd moments of the day just playing Gee on it to relax and K-Pop spaz out.
Onto animu, right now i’m kinda behind a few episodes on stuff but here are the series i’m currently watching:
- Bakuman S3
- Haganai NEXT
- Jojo’z Bizarre Adventure
- Little Busters!
- Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
- Tamako Market
- Vividred Operation
Also watching Fate/Zero S2, [C] and Zero no Tsukaima. Enjoying all of these right now and hoping to catch up the few episodes that i’m behind on my airings. My picks of the bunch are Haganai (what can I say, i’m a sucker for Sena), Bakuman S3 and Sakursaou. Sakurasou is really great and heartfelt, though I feel it kinda got overshadowed a little for me last season when it started airing by the amazing emotional roller-coaster known as Chu-2. The point is that there’s some really cool shows this season and i’ve been lucky to discover them. I also picked up Strike Witches Season 1 on DVD which totally filled my ecchi bodily requirement for a while.
Oh and I watched Clannad…wow is all i’ll say on that!
In the realms of normal TV, I picked up One Tree Hill over the Christmas holidays for something to watch and 7 seasons later, i’m still watching. Although the post-Lucas and Peyton seasons aren’t as engaging, they’re still pretty good to watch so i’m keeping at it and may eventually finish it. Also been watching a tonne of reality TV shows with SNSD on and have watched most of them now! Currently on Dangerous Boys and it’s really interesting stuff even when you put the fact SNSD are in it aside for a minute.
Anyway it’s been a while and just wanna get this out
Ciao, Cipe out~