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Kiri ☂ ([personal profile] taotrooper) wrote2013-03-31 11:26 pm

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Uuuuuuh, hey! How's it going?

Nothing much around here. It's freaking cold. My laptop overheats. I bought a second-hand iPod Touch to use iOS-only apps. I keep importing new Okami merchandising because I have a fucking collection. I continued with my German course. I'm also going to Madrid for a few days, in two weeks! Things I should be doing more of? Working on my final college project. Oops. Playing the games/apps I keep buying on Humble Bundle. Reading more stuff, watching more stuff. Obviously updating DW/LJ.

Okay, so, what should I talk about...

1) Gaming

I finished the following indie games and really enjoyed them:
  • Year Walk (iOS)
  • To the Moon (PC)
  • Bastion (PC/Mac/Linux/iOS/360)
  • Machinima (PC/Mac/PS3/iOS/Android)

Wish I had time/motivation again for console games. The most I play is the occasional handheld game. I found the Super Mario World remake for GBA on eBay, for nostalgia. I actually tried to get a cheap PS3 over there, but I never won any of the auctions and went for the iPod instead.

2) Books

I'm not doing so badly at reading on this first trimester, just slow. I finished Fellowship of the Ring (and later watched the extended film), and then I took a break from Tolkien to read Les Miserables (I admit, to understand the jokes and posts about the characters more than for culture). It was fine, didn't love it or hate it in particular. Now I'm halfway through The Two Towers.

3) Shows/anime/movies

Besides rewatching Princess Tutu and checking some stuff here and there, I can't say I'm following an anime series right now in a week-per-week way. Let's see if there's something that grabs me this season. Or can you guys rec me the better ones? I'm all for giving second chances to those I checked but couldn't get into, if you say they get better.

In Western TV, I keep getting behind the animated series. Our connection isn't so great, the torrent fucks with my brothers' raids/dungeon crawling/battles/whatever, and streaming overheats the laptop. I'm now up to date with Adventure Time and Ultimate Spider-man (shut up, I think it's cute), but behind on Gravity Falls and I can't remember what else right now. I also started watching Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, but I'm going slow.

As per live action, still watching Doctor Who but not so excited, and my family will want to watch Game of Thrones together now that's starting again. The one series I'm adoring right now is Vikings. TOTALLY LOVING IT. ♥

As for the films and TV seasons I've watched this year, my list is here. AHS is another "watching with the family" series, actually.

4) Comics and manga

Man, I miss having a periodical manga to read! All the series I read have slow updates and I forget about them quickly. And all my friends read long shounen ones that I really don't want to commit to.

I guess I'm sort of substituting that with Western comics, especially Marvel, although it's a bit of a weird situation right now. I'm reading more superheroes series than ever, but I can't say I have one favorite one anymore like previous years. I *think* the ones I'm enjoying the most so far are Hawkeye and Fearless Defenders? I mean, the latter is full of cheesecakey "sexism is over!" poses, but it's hella fun (pfft) and has more Asgardians than other series about Asgardians. The others I'm reading... they're either okay, a disappointment I read for continuity and trainwreck, or sadly trying too hard. But then I go to boards and everyone adores those I'm meh about. So it's weird! But some issues of those are pretty great.

I think that's about all I'm up to. Yeah.