Bet you thought i’d disappeared huh?
Well i’m still around, just found it really hard to blog recently. June was a pretty quiet month for me but July has been really busy so I haven’t sat down and said anything here in a while. Thought i’d give it a go now though
So June was quite lazy after the excitement of expo and stuff quickly gone. Went to the cinema quite a lot in the past couple of months however and here’s what I have seen:
- American Pie
- Snow White and the Huntsman
- Friends With Kids (With my Ma and sister, man points disappearing I know…)
- The 5 Year Engagement
- Men In Black 3
All the films delivered on what I expected them to. As hyped as Prometheus was, I still thought it was a pretty good film and can’t wait to see what/if they’re gonna do following on from it. While Snow White was probably the weakest of the bunch, i’ll gladly spend an evening looking at Charlize Theron if you know what I mean
So my only real event over June was my trip down to Oxford for a friends birthday. Was pretty awesome seeing friends as usual and dressing up for a pretty good meal. Never thought i’d like salmon in any capacity but turns out I was pretty wrong. It was damn good, as was the whole event so i’m glad I had something to get me out the house to see some of my favourite people.
Moving swiftly on to more recent events. July has been a pretty good month so far due to the frequency of stuff to do popping up very quickly. Had several LANs with the crew and we’ve had an awesome time playing Street Fighter, FIFA, League and several other games while chugging endless bottles of pop and eating takeaway until the sun comes up. Used to look forward to these so much when I got home from uni in the last 2 years but this year it’s been even more appreciated with the severe boredom and lack of anything to do in recent times. Nothing quite tops out the geek levels when someone makes a big play and people start hyping up like they’ve just won the lottery
Even more so the Street Fighter was kicked up a notch due to Evo 2012 being the other weekend so I was really excited to start playing again after watching it. It was a really good Evo in the other games I don’t usually watch but the AE was pretty one-sided in the finals. Infiltration stepped over all competition with little opposition which was quite anti-climatic. The pools were really good though and very enjoyable to watch. Floe’s play of the new IWBTG was absolutely hysterical too and probably my favourite moment of the entire weekend. Thanks Evo for once again making me love Street Fighter!
For the 2nd time, I went to see the awesome Lights perform live. This time it was in Birmingham so required a lot less travel than last time. She was as amazing as the first time, if not more than before. Had some really good crowd interaction this time as the place was a lot less crowded than when I saw her in Manchester. Always have preferred quiet gigs compared to bigger ones because they feel a lot more personal and the songs reach you more (sorry if that sounds a bit gay). Someone uploaded a video of bits of the gig they’d recorded put together, check it out if you fancy it. Promise you she’s really good! (not my video btw)
Had the pleasure of one of my best buds Dave come up to stay with me for a few days. We had lots of jokes, lots of food, a trip to the pub and he was even lucky (or unlucky depending on how you see it) enough to be able to attend the Rock Cafe Reunion hosted by Uprawr with me. For those unfamiliar with Cafe, it’s where a lot of us spent our teens on a Wednesday night getting drunk and moshing out till late then had to go to school the next morning. Dunno how we ever did it because I felt crap the next day but it was an awesome night and almost felt like we were all kids again. Just felt weird legally being able to buy alcohol and the fact the room didn’t look like a dump like it used to.
Last few days i’ve had my bestie staying with me which always makes me happy because with no one else can I be a lazy git for several days and not feel horrible. Wake up -> eat -> game, game, game -> eat -> game, game, game -> bed is the usual order of business and is the best way to spend a day when you’re absolutely broke and just wanna do nothing for a while.
So onto le gaming section. Been playing lots of League still. Picked up all the 450 champs and started buying the 1350s. Got Pulsefire Ez and added Shyvana to my jungle roster. Slowly improving in other areas, while losing my flow completely as an AD carry. Sacrifices have to be made eh? Been running a lot of intermediate bot games sharpening up my positioning and stuff with champs I don’t play a lot. Also picked up TF the other day and he’s really fun so might learn to play him a bit online and see how it goes. The new champ Zyra looks pretty cool too so might grab her when she comes out. Miss 101, here I come!
Managed to play a bit more D3 since my last blog post. I finished a normal difficulty run with my Wizard and started a Demon Hunter for a bit of fun. Haven’t played in a while though now, been busy messing around with other games. It was a really enjoyable run though and hoping the next difficulty up is really good too (hopefully not too soul destroying).
So i’ve finally taken the plunge and gave World of Warcraft another go. I can hear you all groaning already. It’s been pretty good, I played to level 20 on my Blood Elf Paladin and decided to invest in a month of game time. Had a good time so far, got her to around level 40 now and she’s lots of fun. Have been levelling her solo and still having a good time. Also got a level 30ish Undead Warlock i’ve been levelling with with a friend and that’s been fun but think I prefer my pally at the moment. I guess it’ll come down to late game and which role I decide to fall under when doing dungeons and stuff. For the time being though been levelling in a Holy build. Was advised to do a Retribution build by the internet but after talking to a friend about it I changed my mind. Apparently holy levelling isn’t too good but i’ve been having next to no problems with it as I don’t die at all and Exorcism does a decent amount of damage to level.
Moving on to anime now. Sankarea and Kore wa Zombie have finished but Hyouka and Accel World are ongoing into the current season. I also have picked up Yuru Yuri S2 and Kyokai Senjou no Horizon S2 this season as sequels and Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai as a new show. Haven’t watched too much of any of those yet so i’ll save my judgement. Last seasons shows though i’m happy to give my opinion on. While there was nothing really bad about this season of Zombie, there wasn’t really anything outstanding about it either. I feel it lacked it strong content in about 70% of the episodes. I really like the characters in the show but they can’t carry enough interest just being themselves every episodes without stuff really happening. This changed towards the end of the season but I would have liked more story throughout if possible.
Sankarea I really liked. I felt it was a strong show right up until the last episode. The last episode was pretty anti-climatic but i’m not letting it get down my opinion of the whole show. As far as i’m aware it was a pretty unique concept for a manga so I really enjoyed seeing it in animated form and Rea is an absolute cutie.
Managed to finally start what i’d been waiting about a year to do but kept getting delayed. Yes guys, Clannad is a go! I’m watching it at a super slow rate right now but I’ve got through the Fuuko arc and it was awesome! I teared up a few times throughout and from what i’ve heard i’m gonna need a whole box of tissues to cry through by the end. A couple episodes into the Kotomi arc and absolutely adore her. She’s so cutie and clueless and have a feeling i’m gonna really like the rest of the arc too. Time will tellll
Think that’s all I got right now. Be back sooner than last time! (I hope)