Yes, I’m kicking off this series of posts with a pretty obvious choice…
I’ll always admit when I’ve done something stupid and last week I did something stupid. Some of you may remember I said I was going to write a recommended video game post and post it last week. Well, I wrote it… but I forgot to schedule it so it would go up last Thursday. To make matters worse, I didn’t realise this until late Sunday evening. So, I am an idiot. I want to apologise to you guys and the post will go up Tuesday.
What am I reading?
I finished The Crown Towerby Michael J. Sullivan and went straight onto the next book in the series, The Rose and the Thorn, which I have about 100 pages to go. I know I’ve said it once but I’m saying it again, if you love epic fantasy, I highly recommend The Riyria Revelations and The Riyria Chronicles. I would, like the author suggests, start with Riyria Revelations then move onto Riyria Chronicles because there are some moments in Chronicles that give a little nod to the first series. Still, both series have me hooked and probably will hook other fantasy fans.
What have I been playing?
Mad Max. OK, let’s move on. Well, if you want to me to go into details… I’ve now been playing the game for more than 100 hours. I’ve completed Act 3 of the story, collected all the car colours and hood ornaments; used every lookout post; completed one race in a legendary car in record breaking time; almost finished all construction projects and almost defeated every enemy base. I guess you could say I’m making some progress. I reckon with a few more hours I’ll have completed most side objective and collectables, then its just the rest of the story. Once that is completed, I’ll be reviewing the game on the Upon Completion blog. Then I’m going to play a much shorter game.
What am I blogging about?
Like I mentioned at the start of this post, on Tuesday there will be a Recommended Gaming post. On Friday, providing I’m continuing to be stupid, there will be a Recommended Reading post.
And that is pretty much it for last week. Not a lot really happened, mainly because I was working most of the week. I hope you guys have been enjoying the summer, as always I love hearing about what you’ve been reading/playing/watching, so let me know in the comments!
As you can see I’m slowly getting through my ‘anime to watch’ list! So today, let’s talk about my first impressions of Sword Art Online.
Well, this week has been a little challenging! My brother is into collecting and making Gundam figures. In the past, I’ve enjoyed playing tabletop miniatures games like Warhammer, so I thought why not give it a go. So, I bought a Gundam kit, one my brother suggested would be good for a beginner. Now, I thought tabletop miniatures were fiddly- Gundam kits are on whole different level. In the end it took me about three hours to complete and while it was a challenge, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks to my brother, it looks like I maybe making ore of these kits in the future.
What am I reading?
I finished Homeland and have almost finished Sojourn, the third book in the Legend of Drizzt series. I have to say, out of the three books I’ve read in the series, Sojourn is the one I’ve enjoyed the most. The book focuses on Drizzt’s first few years on the surface, trying to survive in this new world, while dealing with the rejection he faces being a Drow. I’m going to take a break from this series for a little while, so I’ll be starting another Michael J. Sullivan book, The Crown Tower.
What am I playing?
A lot of Elder Scrolls Online. This time, I’m focusing more on on the PvE content, as I sort of neglected it, in the previous week. It does mean my Wood Elf is now level 30- I’m slowly making progress! I have also dabbled in Mad Max, I determined to finish this game, even if it kills me!
What am I blogging about?
This week, there’ll be the First Impressions post I was going to put up last week, but life got in the way. I’m also going to write another post, that’s a bot different. Anyone who has seen some of my posts will have seen my Recommended Reading posts; well, I going to try something new and recommend some video games I think people will enjoy playing. My first Recommended Gaming post will be out on Friday.
That’s the end of this update. What have you guys been reading/playing/watching? Let me know in the comments!
I know, two posts in one weekend, I’m spoiling you guys! Anyways, a few days ago, Luna at GamersUnitedGG Blog nominated me for the Unique Blogger Award. I want to apologise to Luna for taking so long in writing this post and I would love it if anyone reading this, could go and have a look at Luna’s blog, its pretty awesome!
So , onto the award rules, which are as follows:
- Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
- Answer the questions.
- In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
- Ask them 3 questions.
Here are Luna’s questions (and my answers):
1.What are your favourite topics to blog about?
Video games, books, anime, TV shows, pretty much anything I enjoy I like to share with other people. If one of my recommendations gives someone else a moment of escapism and enjoyment, then mission accomplished!
2. Name a guilt pleasure of yours?
This is a tough one! I suppose one guilty pleasure of mine is to watch TV shows from my childhood. These range from X-Men: The Animated Series, to the original Pokemon episodes, Thundercats to Power Rangers (please don’t talk to me about that film…). I guess its just that nostalgic feeling but sometimes I just want to watch something with a simple plot, with characters I know and love.
Another guilty pleasure is playing some of the really odd ‘gaming’ apps on my Amazon Kindle Fire. The Amazon App store is a strange place and some of the apps there are even stranger. Yet, I get some bizarre enjoyment out of playing them, even if it is for five minutes.
3. If you were a billionaire, what was your claim to fame?
This is hard! I want to say being sponsored to finish Mad Max. Actually, being sponsored to play and finish all the games in my Steam library. I think that’s a worthy claim to fame!
Onto the people I wish to nominate. I’m going to be honest, I don’t have eight people to nominate, especially since Luna would have been one of them, and she has already nominated another blogger I would have chosen. So here are the five bloggers I would like to nominate:
- Karandi at 100 Word Anime.
- Rocco B at In The Cubbyhole.
- Tessa at All About Anime.
- The Otaku Judge at The Otaku Judge.
- Reckless Reporter at Game Cosmos Press.
Now, here are my three questions for them:
- Why did you decide to start blogging?
- If you could talk to yourself from the past, what advice would you give?
- If you could visit any fictional world/place, where would it be and why?
That’s the end of the award! I would like to thank Luna, once again, for nominating me and if you could spare a moment to visit her blog, and also the blogs I’ve linked to, that would be brilliant. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
The first week of August is almost over, and you know what that means!