099: The Sound of the End

I’m not apologizing. Face the truth, cowards.

✪ Personal Life ✪

  • It’s hot and I hate the sun.
  • Wow, I haven’t done one of these in a while. Um… let’s just say I don’t know what boredom is anymore??? LOL. If there isn’t something I need to do then there is something I want to do. It’s nice. Not complaining at all. I have been spoiling myself something fierce lately, but oddly enough my favorite splurge is the least expensive one. I got a hardcover journal, washi tapes, stickers, a bunch of pretty writing utensils, and started working on the cutest journal of all time. Never underestimate the power of a good journal/diary. I always feel productive when I fill a page up and decorate it with adorable crap. Yeah… Being so in touch with all things creative is really amazing. I am blessed infinitely in that aspect. I cannot imagine a life where I do not have a creative bone in my body. It sounds like hell. D:
  • Momocon with Tiffa, Mark, and Ashley was a blast! I consider it my first real convention experience because the other conventions I went to were not even half as crowded and exciting as Momocon. I really loved it. The cosplays were amazing, the shops ruined me financially (LMAO), and I just loved the energy of the place. Everyone was just showing their passion for their interests. I loved it. I really did. I hope the next convention I go to will be the complete experience. I’ll fight my antisocial ways to do it! I want to go on a road trip and stay in a hotel and go everyday, you know? I’m interested in EXPCon in Florida and Dragon-Con, but we’ll see how that all goes. Either way, I’m gonna make sure I save up a shitload of money this time… and maybe bring a portable chair so we don’t have to eat on the floor again. 😛
  • On to the not-so-good things. A recurring theme of the past year has been death. Death, death, and more death. Sometimes talking about it helps. Sometimes I talk to the wrong people about it and it just makes shit worse. It all depends. *sigh* Let’s just move on to something else…
  • Uh… Did I mention getting a new laptop? I don’t know. I’m just glad to have a laptop that can actually close. LMAO. The last one would snap at the hinges and make scary noises if we tried to close it. Then again, it’s like… ten years old. It still works and everything, but I have to carry it like a newborn or something because the slightest thing can make it break. Anyway, I love this laptop. I named it Drogon because obvious reasons.
  • Was politics always this draining? Geez… Next bullet point.
  • I got a wisdom tooth pulled out because it was hurting like all hell. It wasn’t too bad though. Once the bleeding stopped it was easy street after that. Can’t say the pain was too bad either. I thought it would be terrible, but after a day it was pretty much nonexistent. Also: laughing gas. So much fun! LOL. I promise I don’t have any drug problems (surprise, right?). It was just fun… and I would understand if someone took laughing gas regularly but I would not recommend it. >>
  • I did so much cleaning in 24 hours that I want to high five myself. Good job, Kerri! ❤
  • So… We finally got a washer and dryer and we were *SO* close to not living like peasants until we learned that our old-as-balls apartment had outlets in the laundry room that do not work and a dryer outlet that doesn’t match modern day prongs. So… Yeah… We’re working on getting that shit handled. My gut tells me that an electrician will have to get involved, though, and I don’t like strangers in my home. *cries forever*
  • I really underestimated the soothing power of face masks. I will not make the same mistake again.
  • … Debating giving someone permission to touch my eyebrows and my hair because it looks fun, but at the same time I have to give a firm no. *sigh* Why am I like this? LOL. Sometimes I think the only way I’ll get over this overwhelming hatred of being touched by strangers is… being touched by strangers… which is also a firm no. Ugh, I’m hopeless.
  • I think that’s it? I don’t know. I write most of my personal life crap in my journal, so discussing some things feel repetitive. I guess I should move on for now.

 

✪ Art & Writing ✪

  • FUCK YEAH.
  • SO MUCH DRAWING.
  • SO MUCH WRITING.
  • Whoo~
  • Okay, I’m done.
  • It’s pretty sad that I have to keep telling myself “smaller eyes, bigger nose” every time I draw. Anime continues to ruin my life. ;_;
  • Well, as productive as I am, I would still love just one week in a remote, quiet place to write and draw to my heart’s content. I think once I generate enough PTO I’m just going to rent a cabin somewhere with Mark, and he can do all his nerd hobbies in peace and I can do all my nerd hobbies in peace and then we can reunite throughout the day to share a meal or blabber about our accomplishments. That sounds so nice. ^^

✪ Anime & Manga ✪.

  • “Kado: The Right Answer” went from interesting to WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON so damn fast.
  • Diamond is Unbreakable had the nerves to end on me. I am so offended. I miss it so much.
  • WOW. I found this anime called “Room Mate” and I don’t even know how to feel about it. First of all, these first-person animes always feel like Dora the Explorer for otakus. Secondly, I cannot deal with the guys having their clothes randomly disappear during the end credits. Lastly, the fanservice is so blatant. I don’t know… let’s see if this gets as bad as that pillow anime. You know the one I’m talking about.
  • The new Berserk anime follows the manga so well! I can get past the.. um… “unique” graphics for that reason. Actually, the graphics are not so bad once you get used to them. I’m just not 100% into traditionally 2D animes using CGI and stuff like that. I’m getting over it though.
  • Speaking of Berserk, the manga is finally at a point where Casca is in Elfheim and her mind is being examined. It only took an eternity to get to this point, right? Anyway, there will be more at the end of June. I’m ready. It’s time. Something needs to be done with Casca because as adorable as she is in this mentality-of-a-toddler state, I miss the old sword-swinging Casca that yells at Guts when he’s being arrogant and stupid. 😀
  • I’m debating about trying VRV because it has some animes that I can’t find on Crunchyroll but… I don’t know. I think I already have too many streaming services right now. LOL
  • My nephews suggested that I finally watch “Kill La Kill”. LMAO. I used to make their formula and change their diapers, and now they’re telling me what anime to watch. Ugh, time… time is so weird.
  • Can I put Steven Universe in this section? Well… Who is going to stop me? Fufufu~ Anyway, Steven Universe is getting so intense. This is how cartoons are supposed to be! I used to pity children because all they had to watch were the same High-School-Musical-esque crap that Disney was spitting out, but now shows are getting so good that children like my nephews actually have good shows with important storylines. I think we’re in an animation renaissance right now and we don’t even know it. Uh… back on point… Steven Universe is good and animation is so important. Okay, thanks.

 

✪ Video Games ✪

  • Where the hell do I even start? Damn.
  • My only complaint about Persona 5 is that it didn’t last for the rest of my life. In other words, it’s amazing. But Persona is always amazing so no one is surprised. (Take some pages from Atlus’ book, Square).
  • Every time I see an article calling Nier: Automata a “surprise hit” I internally snicker because the original NieR was a fucking masterpiece and it’s sad that it wasn’t appreciated because of the same baby reviewers whining about graphics. I am so tired of whining about graphics. Which goes to my next game…
  • Officially tired of hearing whining about the Mass Effect: Andromeda graphics. It was not as good as the last Mass Effect games. I get it. But sometimes I have to sit through endless bitching about the graphics before anyone gets to the characters or gameplay. Can we please stop talking about graphics already -_-? It’s like… bitching about art. If you don’t like it then deal with it. No one cares. Every game should have its own unique style, and not be held to this “but-does-it-look-real?” standard. …That being said, ME:A could have been better as a Mass Effect title. There were definitely points when the game felt rushed, but overall it was not a monstrosity or anything. I could easy enjoy it for hours and connect with the party members like other Mass Effect games. At worst, it’s a 7 out of 10 if graphics are a HUGE deal to you. For those of us in the gaming community who remember playing with pixelated sprites and will be forever grateful that game characters actually have fingers now (LMAO), I’ll give it an 8 out of 10. I hope Bioware can do better in the future. No love lost for the series though.
  • No, I did not forget Breath of the Wild. Of course I am playing Breath of the Wild. Or… I was playing it. It was so hard to stay focused once these new games started dropping. *sigh* Anyway, the main reason why I am not playing nonstop like I would other Zelda games is really stupid. I just can’t get over my aggravation with the weapons and armor system. When I’m in a boss battle and I end up having to give up because all of my weapons are broken, it just annoys the shit out of me. Because it stops being about hand-eye coordination and starts being about focusing on the lifespan of Link AND his damn weapons. I know, I know. GIT GUD. It’s without a doubt the best game to come out this year. Seriously. It’s an AMAZING game that deserves all of its praise. I just need to get over my own issues and appreciate the infinite amount of things this game gets right. I also need to get over how weird the Wii U gamepad feels. Not really feeling the Switch right now, so I’m not about to buy it just to play one game. -_- Anyway, I still love this game a lot. LOVE THIS GAME. I can’t wait to play more now that my other games are pretty much over.
  • I finally got into Undertale and it’s everything that everyone said it is. I am always late to everything. D:

✪ Books ✪

  • I just need to let it be known that Mark is a terrible influence, and if you ever visit a comic book shop with him he will convince you to ruin your financial situation. But he’s cute so I’ll allow it. ^^
  • The most recent comic I fell in love with was “Monstress”. The amount of effort that went into building the world alone is fucking amazing! I was so inspired by the time I caught up to the most recent issue. It’s one of the few times when I suckered myself into buying a comic just for the art and the storyline was just as good.
  • Caught up on “Saga”… and I wasn’t ready. ^^
  • I decided to read “Snotgirl” because the art is beautiful and the author who wrote “Scott Pilgrim” did the story. Overall, it is okay.
  • I finally started listening to the audiobook of “Ready Player One”. So far, it’s not bad. I’m over the explanation of common terms that every geek already knows, but I remind myself that the author is trying to make things easier to understand for those of us who did not get pushed into lockers in high school (LMAO… Why am I laughing at this? Getting pushed sucked. -_-). Anyway, I’m only four chapters in. Let’s see how the rest goes.

✪ Music ✪

  • PERSONA 5 OST
  • BREATH OF THE WILD OST
  • KINGDOM HEARTS 2.8 OST
  • NIER: AUTOMATA OST. Spoiler: ANYONE WHO SKIPS THE SONG FOR EMIL’S SHOP IS NO FRIEND OF MINE.
  • My music life has just been soundtracks after soundtracks after soundtracks, man. Loving it.

✪ TV & Movies ✪

  • Thank you for coming back into my life, Orange is the New Black.
  • I finally caught up on Silicon Valley. It’s pretty funny. I’m curious to see how it will all end since Richard just has the shittiest luck on the planet… sometimes due to his own ridiculous decisions.
  • The Handmaiden’s Tale is horrifying to watch. My goodness. Gilead is absolute hell on Earth, and just the slight possibility that it could happen makes it even worse. I mean… similar things happened to women in the past, so it’s not a huge stretch of the imagination. I’m just anxious thinking about how horribly it’s going to end.
  • At the risk of sounding petty as fuck, I am loving all these entitled, misogynistic assholes throwing a tantrum about Wonder Woman putting their favorites to shame at the box office. And now the theatre that had women-only screenings are being sued? Really? You have nothing else to spend your time and money on? LMAO. Mantrums. Gotta love ’em. By the way, when I went to see Wonder Woman with Mark this dude behind us straight up wolf-whistled when Diana changed into Wonder Woman, and I lost count of how many people were straight up glaring in his direction. Maybe this is why women don’t want to watch movie with ya’ll. I know, I know. “Not all men”. But even Mark–a man–was ashamed of his gender after that happened and completely understood why women would want to appreciate the significance of a successful superheroine movie without some horny creep ruining it. …I’m going to stop ranting because it’s completely overshadowing what this movie accomplished. Years ago, no one wanted to touch it because they adamantly believed that a superhero movie starring a female hero would flop. Now we have this superheroine who is tough enough to lift a tank but feminine and cute enough to lose her cool when she sees a cute baby or eats ice cream (IT IS THE CUTEST THING). I love it. I will bury the lesser members of the male gender attempting to ruin this by appreciating all the women and men who supported this movie, and appreciated it too. Well done, Patty Jenkins, and thank you! ^^
  • Speaking of movie making me proud to be who I am (LMAO), that Black Panther teaser had me in tears. WOW. I mean… to see black people living in Africa and they’re not starving or being saved by fair-skinned saviors is a huge deal. And anyone who says “Meh-meh-meh-it’s-not-about-race” or “Bleh-bleh-bleh-SJW-ruin-everything” can fall off a cliff. Shut the fuck up and miss me with that “we’re all the same” bullshit until you open a fucking book about inequality in our society. *deep breath* Sorry. Ignore, ignore, I know. Anyway, it really means a lot as a black woman to see black women depicted as fierce warriors, and to see Wakanda so rich in the culture of Africa that movie tend to either overlook or mock. Seriously, when I watch black reviewers get teary-eyed as a reaction to the teaser… it is so beautiful and I understand 100% how it feels. If I have children they will watch this movie one day. My nephews will watch this movie one day. It is so important for them to watch a movie and not see people who look like them being enslaved or thrown in prison or being feared as “thugs”. So, that’s why I got teary eyed. I am just proud that we went from blackface to this colorful, beautiful assembly of black characters in a throne room who are thriving in a society where they are not the minority. That’s all. And if that makes me a SJW then I am just fine with it. If looking forward to a society where everyone can be proud of who they are is being a SJW then sign me the fuck up. LOL. Anyway, I’m excited. I’m really excited. I can’t wait until February. T u T

✪ Whatever Else/Closing ✪

*Phew* Glad I got that all out! 😛

All in all, I am doing a-okay, and doing my best to enjoy life as I move into my 30th year.

Moments like going to Momocon with Tiffa and Ashley remind me that life really is about smiling and laughing as much as possible. I want continue doing the things I love with the people I love so that I never lose sight of what matters during the darkest hours of my life. It’s my goal to value strength above all else. The strength to overcome, the strength to endure, and the strength to keep hope. And if that sounds cheesy then it sounds cheesy. That’s just how I I feel.

*sigh* Okay, I’m off. I have more weekend left to enjoy and I haven’t even started playing Breath of the Wild yet. I can’t wait until that four-day weekend at the start of July. Yes… I am so ready to get into another writing marathon! (:<

Avatars! Avatars! Avatars!

I’ll post a real entry soon but first… BUT FIRST… MORE AVATARS.

*My OCs are lame but I love them.

Edit: Forgot to add my boo, Aisne (lol). Also, another version of Odin.

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Survey + Mythology = Yes!

I’m stressed out with added writer’s block. Time to answer cool questions! ^^

  • Aphrodite: What do you love most about yourself?
    Huehuehue~ I’m amazed by own skills sometimes (don’t look at me like that).
  • Apollo: Do you have any talents?
    A few. My main focus is always drawing though.
  • Ares: What small thing makes you angry?
    DON’T TOUCH MY STUFF. I WILL LOSE MY FUCKING MIND.
  • Artemis: What are you hunting for in life?
    A constant, reasonable level of inner peace.
  • Athena: What is/was your best school subject?
    … I aced biology. Like, I did better in biology than art. LOL. I don’t know why. I’m not really that interested in biology, but it sticks for some reason.
  • Demeter: Do you miss anyone?
    I always miss the people I adore.
  • Dionysus: Do you drink alcohol? If so, what’s your beverage of choice?
    Yes. If it’s fruity I will devour it whole and hate myself later.
  • Eros: How do you define your sexuality?
    I am attracted to personalities before anything else. Yes, I do find some people physically attractive, but they’re just eye candy. I can’t develop feelings for a person unless there is a genuine connection present.
  • Gaia: Where’s your favorite place in the world?
    Hmm… Anywhere that is quiet, isolated, and preferably with blankets.
  • Hades: Have you ever had a near-death experience?
    Yes. Now I’m pretty sure my own downfall will likely be clumsiness and/or bad luck.
  • Hecate: What do you think of magic?
    I wish on everything that it was real; however, there is no real evidence out there.
  • Helios: Do you sunburn easily?
    Not at all. I just get sweaty and temporarily darker in the sun.
  • Hephaestus: What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever made or built?
    When I was a kid I used to build landscapes in shoeboxes, cut slits at the top, draw random characters, cut them out, tie those characters to strings, and make these little puppet shows. I’m sure I made better things over the years, but thinking of those little puppet shows always makes me smile. I was so precious ( T w T ).
  • Hera: Are you the jealous type?
    No. If I have time to get jealous then I have time to improve.
  • Hermes: Have you ever stolen anything?
    … I thought I was being cool as a kid by stealing Spice Girl lollipops. Not cool at all.
  • Hestia: Where’s your home away from home?
    My car…? LOL. I don’t know. Home is home. Nowhere else makes me as comfortable.
  • Hyperion: Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets?
    Sunsets.
  • Hypnos: What was your most recent dream about?
    All I remember is Tom Hiddleston(sp?) asking me to recommend a place for him to stay because he was new, and I kept taking him to random places in classified ads that all ended up being comically horrible. LOL
  • Iris: What’s your favorite color palate?
    Pastel blues, pastel pinks, pastel purples–mainly those.
  • Kronos: What’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever eaten?
    Ah, who knows. I’ll shove just about anything in my piehole as long as it’s edible.
  • Nemesis: What’s a time you helped deliver justice?
    Um… I guess when I did jury duties?
  • Nike: What’s your most recent accomplishment?
    I beat Persona 5! Whoo! This is huge for me because I never actually finished a Persona game. The closest I got was the final boss of P3 and then my memory card got corrupted. ^^
  • Nyx: What’s your favorite nighttime activity?
    SLEEP. …And video games.
  • Pan: What do you do for fun?
    Too many things. I draw a lot. I write a lot. I live on YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and PS Vue. I play a whole lot of video games. I go to the movies regularly. I do plenty of shopping, online and offline. I just keep myself busy and spoiled as often as possible.
  • Persephone: What’s your favorite season of the year?
    Autumn. A nice, rainy autumn day… I could cry right now… especially thinking of this sticky, cocksucking heat outside. ( ; u ; )
  • Poseidon: What’s your favorite sea creature?
    * ALL OF THEM. SEA CREATURES ARE THE BEST (after cats). But if I had to choose only one I would choose jellyfishes.
  • Rhea: What’s your favorite type of nature?
    … Type of nature? I’m not sure what that means. I guess I’ll just choose an aspect of nature that I like. I like forests.
  • Selene: What’s your favorite phase of the moon?
    Waning crescent.
  • Tartarus: What’s your personal hell?
    Being surrounded by countless strangers who are all talking about banal, shallow crap and touching me. I… would choke myself to death… ^_^
  • Thanatos: Is there anyone you just really, really hate?
    I don’t hate anyone. I do hate irritating-ass tendencies though.
  • Uranus: What are your zodiac signs?
    My star sign is Cancer. My Chinese zodiac is fire rabbit. …That’s all I really know. When we start getting into sun/moon/whatever rising then I am completely lost.
  • Zeus: What do you think about thunderstorms?
    Great! Send more!

 

*sigh* I’m going to get some ice cream.

YISA 001: It Me

Welcome to the first YISA–or “Yes, I’m Still Alive”–entry.

Basically, I’m such a lazy piece of shit that writing a full entry can be a bother at times, so I’m just going to put these little updates in between to give excuses for why I am not updating regularly. Go, me~

So, here are my excuses… um… reasons for not updating regularly:

  • Breath of the Wild has consumed my life.
  • The Breath of the Wild OST has me shedding nonstop tears.
  • Nier: Automata has consumed my life.
  • The Nier: Automata OST has me shedding nonstop tears.
  • Mystic Messenger has consumed my life.
  • Otome games in general have consumed my life.
  • More tears.
  • I still love FFXV and I always need to spend time with the boys. :*
  • From Monday ’til Friday I am basically a tired, irritated mess and I will rip your face off if you try to talk to me before I have my coffee. ^^
  • Saturday and Sunday are my days to cleanse my soul and if anyone tries to take that from me then I will rip more faces off. ^^;;
  • I’m writing my story. And when I’m not writing my story I am thinking of things to write in my story.
  • I’m working on my art regularly. I feel and see myself improving. I amaze myself somtimes. Huhuhu~
  • When I am not doing one of the above on my free time then I am either living at Studio Movie Grill with Mark (lmao), watching dumb shit on YouTube, or catching up on TV shows I missed.

… So, there it is. I really want to get into all the wonderful, amazing, beautiful, cleansing, heavenly, divine hobbies of mine, but they keep piling on and on and on… which is great for me tbh. Mass Effect: Andromeda is right around the corner and then Episode Gladiolus and then Persona 5 after that. YES. I AM READY.

Okay, that’s about it. Those are all my excuses/reasons for not being active.

I want to post a detailed entry soon so I can really get into all the things I have been adoring lately, but alas… I am but one fangirl with limited time and energy. #firstworldproblems

Aight. That’s it. Daylight is burning faster thanks to losing an hour, so I need to get on it before bedtime creeps up on me like it always does. Hahaha… I want another vacation so bad. In time… In time…

Alrighty. Sending good vibrations~~~~

Mystic Messenger Shitpost

I am obsessed with Mystic Messenger. Send help. 

… Spoilers ahead. :/

 

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Zen being brutal.

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LMAO. Protect Yoosung at all costs.

 

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Yeah… Pretty much.


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Jaehee’s photo with Elizabeth 3rd is still hilarious. Look at her face:

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LOL

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The God 707 license plate on Seven’s car is killing me.

 

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Yoosung’s route is exactly like this.

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The worst thing this game ever did was have Yoosung call the MC crying after his fight with Seven. Like, it was the worst shit that ever happened to my ears and my heart at the same time.

 

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Rude as fuck to be honest. Who thought releasing this information was okay? >:/

 

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I love Jaehee so much. LOL. She deserves all the good things.


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LOL. Zen is precious. Also, I appreciate Mystic Messenger for always reminding you to eat and sleep properly while simultaneously destroying your life. Thank you, Cheritz.

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The Zen and Jumin interactions are probably the best things in this game.

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That’s it. That’s the entire game.

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Yep.

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LMAO

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Haha yup

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Zen basically.

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Yeah, pretty much.

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Exactly.

… *sigh* Back into hell I go. BYE.

Kerri & The Best Week Ever

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>:}

 

Iggy must be thinking about them new recipehs. Or how fine Gladio is. It’s all good.

Anyway, got through a weeklong vacation that was much, much, much needed, and I’m just going through the most memorable moments. Keep in my that I am an introvert, so if you’re expecting a story about me going out in public and interacting with others you will be so disappointment. Oh, boy. So disappointed.

  • FINAL FANTASY XV (aka JUST DUDES BEING BROS XV/JUST BROS BEING DUDES XV). I am in love! The game is not perfect. In fact, I’d give it a solid 8 out of 10 because the main story was so short, but the content that was there was definitely a rollercoaster. I’m happy to hear that Tabata wants to make this game playable for a long time, and plans to drop all kinds of free and paid DLCs throughout 2017. Looking forward to it! Also, looking forward to the New Game + option so I can start the replay I’ve been dying to make since I finished the game. Overall, I am a happy camper. I love this game. ♥
  • Also, that soundtrack is incredible. Yoko Shimomura is a damn genius. Fight me if you disagree. Q( ‘_’ Q)
  • Thanks to FFXV inspiration to write has been through the roof this week! I can’t remember the last time I was up until daybreak because I lost track of time while writing. I think I really needed a gool ol’ FF game to remind me what it is I love about writing in the first place. The fun that comes with building a world, forming bonds between characters, being free to make all the rules you wish–it is so refreshing. I wish I had more time in the day so I could finish the entire story but… a good 25,000-30,000 words will have to do for now. I plan to spend my every break after returning to work doing editing so I can go home and continue working on the rest. I’m excited. I hope I can start adding the story to the website, but I don’t want to do that until I’m 100% sure that I won’t end up scrapping it like I always do. LOL. We’ll see. I love the direction it is taking now though.
  • Yuri!!! On Ice has taken control of my life. You may also fight me again if you don’t love Viktor x Yuri. Also, I can’t believe the delusional people saying that Viktor and Yuri are just really good friends, even after what happened in the 10th episode. LMFAO. Like… breh… come on. Breh. Come. On. It’s canon. Just stop. Come on, breh.
  • I am in love with March Comes In Like A Lion too. I didn’t think an anime about Shogi would be so interesting, but there it is.
  • I’m like… 30 episodes into Monster which is a fucking miracle. I’ve been starting and dropping both the manga and anime for a few years now. This is the farthest I’ve come. I wish I had stuck it through a long time ago. It’s a really good series that deserves all the acclaim it received. How is this anime/manga not an American movie yet is really alarming to me. It feels just like one.
  •  Why is The Last Guardian and everything else Fumito Ueda makes so amazing. I can’t do this anymore.
  • I LOVE MY CHRISTMAS TREE. AND SO DOES LINK. STOP ATTACKING THE FUCKING TREE, LINK.
  • I haven’t touched Tales of Zestiria or Skyrim during my whole vacation and I probably won’t for a while because FFXV is so precious to me. Whoops~
  • I don’t even know what else to say. I got so much sleep and watched so much good stuff and played so much FFXV and wrote so much and I’m just really happy. I can’t wait to get Christmas and New Years breaks, and I can’t wait until I accumulate more PTO so I can do this again. Maybe I’ll wait until Mass Effect: Andromeda to roll around, or FFVII Remake. Or Persona 5. I don’t know. There are so many games I want to play until I hate myself when they come out. I’m looking forward to it. …Not hating myself but you know.

I think that’s about it. I plan to make a more detailed review of FFXV when the time comes, but honestly I want to tackle the DLCs that are supposedly being released this month to see if they add more to the game or not. I’ll see. Really, I want to get into the spoilers… more specifically that ending. Ugh, all the tears. I can’t do this right now. -.-

Alright then. I’m off. Happy Holidays if I don’t get around to it later! ♥

 

P.S. It’s snowing on my blog again! #blessed (LOL)

Kerri & Jury Duty Round 2

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Me dodging jury duty

You know it’s unfair that I just turned 29 and yet I’ve been on a jury twice, right? -_-

*sigh* No use bitching, I guess. You just have to accept your summons as gracefully as possible. That being said, this trial took four days compared to the one day my last trial took, so it was definitely more tedious. More waiting… On top of more waiting… On top of even more waiting… But at least the people in my group weren’t mostly annoying like the last group I was stuck with. Anyway, the trial is over and I am officially allowed to talk about it. Here I go:

I will not be posting the defendant’s name because (unlike one person in our group) I do believe that it is possible for him to turn his life around. Sure, his name is already on websites with mugshots or whatever, but it’s not my duty to contribute to public records. I will share details with the people I am close to, maybe, but nothing that a future employer can look up. Okay, that’s my piece/decision.

The defendant was… clearly a member of a gang. I did give him the benefit of the doubt despite his face tattoos, but after seeing his social media posts in court I am 100% convinced he is in a gang… because he didn’t exactly hide the fact that he is to begin with. …By the way, can we all come to an agreement to stop posting our entire life on the internet? Seriously, it’s one thing to write about your opinions or hobbies or whatnot, but no one needs to know about the laws you broke or how shitfaced you got last Tuesday. That is not a good look when it comes to things that will ultimately affect your ability to survive (finding a job, staying out of prison, etc.)

I digress.

It is not against the law to be in a gang, but it is against the law to do illegal shit while in a gang because… illegal… So that was the main issue.

Long story short, someone had a party and her friend told her friend and her friend told his friend and his friend told his friend who happened to be in a gang. They all show up, girl throwing the party says “GTFO”, and the gang is offended because something about having an “A1 face card” and therefore having the right to go to any party they want. Yeah, I don’t get that sense of entitlement either, but welcome to the logic of some human beings. A group of drunk partygoers got into it with some gang members, someone got punched, a phone was stolen, an AK-47 was waved in someone’s face, shots were fired, all around stupidity ensured, etc.

The people involved are in trials of their own, but we were just judging this one guy and determining what crimes he took part in, if any. In the end we felt comfortable saying that he did damage the girl’s property by throwing a chair through her window because two witnesses backed that up, but several witnesses said that someone else was holding the gun and someone else stole the phone (even plead guilty to that in his own trial) and someone else did the punching, so we only charged him with two of the six charges (criminal gang activity and criminal property damage). All in all, I think we were fair.

Some people were complaining about wanting to rush through the deliberation, but most of my fellow jurors agreed that this is someone’s life we have in our hands and we can’t just slap charges on him because he’s in a gang. I don’t like gangs. I don’t like gang members. Hell, I probably wouldn’t even like this guy if I had to deal with him at all in my personal life. But this is not about feelings. It is about logic. …Which one juror did not understand.

At some point, some of us started laughing because this lady just was not getting it. She kept going on about how he was a horrible thug who deserved to be in jail forever, and if a gang harms one of us then we somehow deserve it for not throwing the book at the defendant. I felt myself glaring at her because she just would not shut up about how much she despised this guy. Even when we all came to a consensus to stop inputting our opinions and personal moral views, she just would not stop.

So, I suggested we do anonymous votes (Yay, I was useful this time around!), and the foreman said it was a good idea (Double yay!). We all voted anonymously on the six charges. Easy enough… except for this same lady. She voted guilty for everything, and was the only one who voted guilty on the charges we agreed he was not guilty for. Which is fine. She is entitled to her decisions as a juror, but dammit, woman, stick to it! Each time the designated lady who counted the votes announced that we had one guilty vote, she would throw a tantrum and say, “Fine! I’ll switch to ‘not guilty’! But it’s all your faults if gangs attack your neighborhoods and yadda yadda!” In the end, she buckled to please the majority because she is clearly a feelings-over-logic person… which is great but does not work well in judicial settings. I have to say that was the most amusing part of jury duty next to the defendant feigning ignorance to everything gang related, and getting called out for saying his “B” tattoo is due to being a Red Sox fan… then saying he was a Yankees fan mostly. Can’t make this shit up.

All in all, there is a lesson in all of this: think about your decisions. Really think about them. Getting your feelings hurt and raising hell over a 3-4 hour party and doing time for years is dumb. Trying to completely ruin a person’s life because you just don’t like them is dumb.

Everyone makes mistakes, sure, but please make an active effort not to be so dumb that you end up getting other people hurt as a result. At the end of the day, everyone around you is a human being. You do not have to like everyone. Just acknowledge that they feel like you, love like you, want to survive like you. This weird obsession some people have with kicking others while they’re down to make themselves feel better is so disgusting to me. Stop terrorizing people and just live your damn life. Shit.

From a completely selfish angle, I wouldn’t have to miss work and spend a week in jury duty if people would just get their shit together. None of the trials I had to sit through involved an accident. It was always someone, twice a teenager, making incredibly thoughtless decisions.

Okay, I’m done ranting for now.

It is finally the weekend, and I have to go back to a week’s worth of shit that have been piling up. Joy. I will be enjoying the hell out of Far Cry: Primal and season six of The Walking Dead mostly. I deserve that much. And probably a nice, cold, alcoholic drink. ♥.♥

098: I May Know The Answers

aww Personal Life ✪

  • I am 29 now and it is probably the most boring age to celebrate. Dat ice cream cake tho
  • S/O to everyone who wished me well nonetheless. ♥
  • I was absolutely spoiled this year, but the most life-changing gift I received was a huge promotion. I actually have benefits, a 401k, paid vacations… Like, if I die tomorrow Mark would be able to pay for my funeral because I actually have benefits set in place to help him. Things like that seem trivial to some but it means a lot when you’ve never had those things before. Not to mention the decent discounts I get just for being an employee. Work is work, sure, but I am being rewarded with more than a paycheck for a change–and a pretty impressive paycheck at that! Wowowowow, I am extremely grateful! Thank you, thank you, thank you! ♥♥♥
  • Another epic gift I received was from my sister-from-another-mister Tiffa (LOL). Guys… she got me tickets to the Zelda Symphony! THANK YOU 5EVER TIFFA!!! I hope it is really dark and loud there so no one can see me crying the entire time. LOL. Tiffa is going with me too so I can’t wait to geek out about music with her like we’ve been doing for the past… what, 15 years? Maybe more? Wow! Much love to Tiffa. ♥♥♥
  • I also got a bigger phone with 16x the memory and we are inseparable.  Love you, boo. :*
  • Well, as great as some things have been, I’ve also dealt with some difficult things. Mark and I lost someone very dear to us, and on top of that Mark also lost his grandmother… so it’s been tough. Really tough. All we can really do at this point is keep moving forward. There are so many things to celebrate, you know? Even when its tiny things like finding $5 in your wallet that you completely forgot about. LOL. I mean… comparing finding $5 to losing someone is obviously not a fair balance, so you really have to add up all the thousands of little, happy things that can happen within the span of a single day. That makes it all worthwhile, I believe.

✪ Art & Writing & Domain*✪

  • Apparently, it is possible to be so inspired that it overwhelms you and you have no idea where to start.
  • I am very pleased with the direction my story is going. The trick is to not drop it the moment I get stuck. Also, I need to stop going through with every single plot change that comes to mind. At this point if changing a part of the plot will undo weeks of storytelling then it is not worth it. I will just have to recycle it and use it in a sequel or different project. Actually, I am working on a list of strict rules when it comes to writing and drawing that I must abide by. If I break that rule… I don’t know. I might have to put $20 into savings or something. Yeah. Let’s do that shit.
  • By the way, I really need to update my websites. *sigh* It’s been like two years. I need new layouts and updated info. I’ll get to it eventually, I guess. I would like to do more things with my domain and discuss it here in the future. Let us see how that goes, right?

✪ Anime & Manga ✪

  • I finally got all of the Gunslinger Girl mangas. ♥
  • I love JJBA: Diamond is Unbreakable so much. It makes Fridays even better.
  • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress had *so* much potential… then it kinda came to a point where I lost interest. I might try to finish it up this weekend.
  • The new Berserk anime is nice so far. I am still getting used to the art style, but that is my only complaint.
  • I am in manga hell. LOL. Berserk is getting steady updates now, I am all caught up on Attack on Titan, I started on I Am A Hero, and I am reading through all of the Magi manga since the anime stopped. …And I’ll probably be reading much more manga thanks to this app I found. So far all of the manga I’ve been reading are decent. Thankfully. I can only handle so many disappointments when it comes to my fandoms. I might touch on that later…

✪ Video Games ✪

  • Well, the biggest thing to discuss gaming-wise is obviously that two month delay on Final Fantasy XV. Yeah… it hurts. LOL. It could have been 27 days away, but now it’s so far away that I don’t even feel like doing the math anymore. I also had to reschedule my vacation as a result. So… mildly inconvenient. I guess it works out in the end since taking a vacation later gives me more paid days off. I am just frustrated that I have to pretty much wait until the holidays to enjoy it. It seems so far away. I can’t blame them though. When you constantly have the internet it’s easy to forget that some people are not so fortunate. I give SE kudos for thinking of fans that may be getting excluded, and to also touch up on issues they found. Personally, I don’t give a shit about perfect graphics and over-the-top FPS or whatever, but I can appreciate it when the time comes. I guess we will just have to see.
  • I can’t believe The Witcher 3 is over. I feel so empty. LOL. Anyway, the Blood and Wine DLC was amazing. I felt like Geralt got the send off that he deserved. He has been through a lot. And who better to go into semi-retirement with than Yennefer. She is a queen. I adore her. *.*
  • Finally finished Journey,  and it is as heartbreaking as everyone said it would be. S/O to the person who went through pretty much the entire game with me. I usually hate multiplayer games because most people I run into are colossal douchebags, but this person and I were just protecting each other and making each other fly and it was so sweet. Thank you. :’)
  • That accursed yet adorable Mark did it again! He kept bugging me to play Neverwinter, I played Neverwinter, and now I am completely obsessed. I hope I get all of that out of my system before FFXV rolls around because it takes up a huge chunk of my free time these days. D:
  • My other gaming activities have been mostly cellular. The games I’ve been playing include Mobius Final Fantasy, Sailor Moon Drops, Pokemon Go, FF Brave Exvius, and a few others. Occasionally I play some of the PS One RPGs I love on the Vita. That’s about it. :/

✪ Books & Graphic Novels*✪

  • Oh geez… Mark introduced me to 2nd and Charles, and it was a terrible idea. I have too many books. The bookshelves are packed. Books are piled on books. This has to stop. I mean… I got some pretty good books (A Wizard of Earthsea, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Tales of the Greek Heroes, and a few others), but enough is enough. I have to start donating the books I’ve already read or the books that have been on my to-read list for way too long.
  • I am so far behind in Saga. Just wanted to whine about that.

✪ Music & Podcasts* ✪

  • Adding podcasts to the mix because I listen to them nonstop at work, and they serve as a good ground to discuss everything from current events to history.
  • I like Rihanna’s “Anti” album. It’s pretty good.
  • Drake’s “Views” is okay. Some good tracks, some completely forgettable ones.
  • Really, Spotify has been my main source of music recently. I love to explore the recommended playlists and find new music to enjoy. Not bad, Spotify, Not bad. I like it more than Pandora tbh.
  • Completely in love with the songs Florence + The Machine made for FFXV. My favorite has too be “Too Much Is Never Enough”. My guess is that it will be used in the end of the game, and since it sounds so uplifting maybe the end will be a happy one. Let’s hope so.
  • Ok, I can’t list every single podcast I listen to because I listen to 50+ of them, but I guess I can discuss a few that stand out in my mind.
  • The Rachel Maddow Show – There a few politics-related shows I enjoy, but this one is my favorite. Rachel Maddow is hilarious! At this point in the whole Donald Trump fiasco there is not much left to do but laugh. I mean… people actually think he is president material. It baffles me. And I like that Rachel Maddow perfectly sums up how baffling it is with plenty of sarcasm, logic, and rants. I am still laughing at the show she did about that white supremacist who supports Trump because she described him “coming out of the swamp” to offer support. LMAO. No lie, I always imagine racists as these creatures who crawl out of caves like Gollum just to fuck shit up… like Gollum. Also, I didn’t know this guy’s active pastime is running for various offices and flopping miserably on repeat for decades. …Can’t make that stuff up.
  • The Read – Kid Fury had me cracking up about the whole Taylor/Kanye/Kim nonsense. I hope it is all a publicity stunt because I cannot believe this is what rich people do with their time.
  • No Sleep Podcast – Man… horror is really kicking ass this year on pretty much every platform.
  • Snap Judgment – Ugh… damn this podcast sometimes. The “Nuclear Family” episode had me close to tears when I heard that story about the lady who went to Africa and came to adore a child that no one else seemed to like. They went through so many difficult situations together but came to care about one another very much. Spoiler alert, he passed away in the end from the health issues he had. That just crushed my soul. …Then there was the story of these half-siblings marrying each other and I threw up in my mouth a little. Sorry. I will never understand incest relations. I am not saying it is impossible for family members to feel romantic feelings for one another–as history proved several times–but… why? Why? WHY?
  • Okay, I think that’s all I will discuss for now. Podcasts can be life-changing, man. Listen to ’em.

✪ TV & Movies ✪

  • Season six of Game of Thrones was amazing! (SPOILERS AHEAD)Any complaints I have are totally minor, and not anything worth deducting major points for. I enjoyed the character development, the plot, and more than anything the potential this show has now that they are not following the books anymore. Let’s be real. GRRM is taking ridiculously long to release The Winds of Winter. I feel like the show will probably come to an end before that book comes out, so the path they’re taking with this show really works for me in terms of what I hoped to see in the next book. My biggest complaint (I can’t believe I am saying this) is Daenerys. There are so many deus ex machina moments with her that I found myself getting bored sometimes. But outside of those moments, she continued to prove what she is worthy of the Targaryen name. The moment when they showed her entire fleet heading to Westeros with Dragon, Viserion, and Rhaegal flying around in the background… all the chills and tears. Still, let us be clear. The best moment in the entire season was Cersei fucking shit up in King’s Landing. Wow! Best villain ever! Actual queen! Sometimes I hate this show for making me root for people who should not be rooted for. Thankfully, I gave zero roots for Ramsay. He was a total piece of shit, and I smiled with Sansa when his hounds had him for lunch. I also yelled YASS QUEEN. Then I yelled YASS QUEENS when Yara/Asha teamed up with Daenerys, and even hinted that she wouldn’t mind hooking up with her. PLEASE DO. I definitely ship Dany x Yara. Fuck Daario. I never trusted him, and he was naive to think that he would actually end up married to the dragon queen if she conquered Westeros. Like… Why? What is the relationship suppose to be built on? Sexual attraction? Ugh. Thank you, Dany, for dumping him, and thank you for not permabanning Jorah because he really did make up for his mistake… creepy friendzone shit aside. Wow, what else? I was 0% attracted to Jon Snow before this season, but he/Kit Harrington was surprisingly fine this season? Amazing. Arya killing Walder Frey had Mark and me acting like damn fools. He’s not even that into GoT and he was yelling “OH SHIT!” with me and jumping around. Literally slay, Arya. Sansa is still precious to me, and I will not forgive anyone who gives her shit for dealing with trauma the way she does… which is fifty times better than anyone else would in her shoes. Let’s be honest. If Sansa haters had their clothes torn in a room full of people whilst the person they had a crush on threatened to kill them with a crossbow they would be a mess. Everything in between that she dealt with would destroy them. So, I’m here for Sansa rising to the top where she belongs. I already miss Hodor. I miss Margaery and Loras already. Fuck the High Sparrow. I’m disappointed by the lack of Stoneheart, especially when there was such an opportune moment to do it when The Hound showed up. Cleganebowl was cancelled. Not okay. Um… I don’t know what else I am missing. I just want to watch this season again. I am ashamed to say I own zero GOT boxsets, but I plan to amend that when the sixth season’s boxset is released. I wouldn’t mind watching it over again.
  • If you haven’t watched Stranger Things I’m sure you’re tired of hearing people tell you to watch Stranger Things, but watch Stranger Things. If you have any love for 80’s horror and sci-fi movies, watch Stranger Things.
  • Mark and I are killing that SMG deal on Groupon, so naturally we saw a lot of movies. I’ll give a brief rundown of the few that I saw.
  • Star Trek: Beyond – Meh… It was okay. More importantly, Rest In Peace to Anton Yelchin nonetheless. I am glad that they will not replace him as Chekov. He did so well in that role, and he can never be replaced.
  • Jason Bourne – Snore. But Mark’s dad really loves the Bourne series, and I like going out with his parents, so it was good on that front.
  • Captain America: Civil War – SO GOOD. This is the summer blockbuster we geeks deserve. Especially with all the shit superhero and reboot movies we have to shovel through every year just to find something decent. That being said if the Black Panther movie is garbage then we riot.
  • The Fundamentals of Caring – [adoration for Paul Rudd intensifies]
  • Zootopia – Adorable movie. It should be called Tolerance for Dummies. Hopefully, the kids who watch this movie will get the message, and do better then the generations before them when it comes to treating others with dignity and respect regardless of how they look. Nonetheless, good job, Zootopia.
  • I am so deep into Killjoys right now. It is everything Firefly could have been if it was not cancelled. They were renewed for a third season so I’m ecstatic! Every story needs a Dutch. She is a beautiful space angel. ~_~
  • Last but not least, Kingsglaive. Of course, the moment I buy the digital copy SE announces that Kingsglaive will be coming to Atlanta… a few minutes away from where I live. *sigh* I would go see it in theatres if I absolutely adored the movie, but I did not. Is it worth the 8% it has on rotten tomatoes? NO. At least not to me. If I had to use their percentage scale, I would give it a high 60%/low 70%. I enjoyed the plot more than Advent Children (and Spirits Within). That is a definite. It did not have as many cool action scenes IMO, but there were enough twists and beautiful graphics to make it at least watchable. My biggest complaint is basically the last thirty minutes or so of the movie. I am going to discuss spoilers so please skip if you haven’t seen it. Once again, SPOILERS AHEAD.So… the ending. I understand that Nyx is the main character, but once Regis was assassinated the movie should have really wrapped itself up. His death and the fall of Lucis is pretty much the bridge between the movie and the game, you know? That is not to say that the last act of the movie was entirely useless. It was definitely important to reveal the traitors within Kingsglaive, the confrontation between Nyx and Drautos/Glauca, and maybe even to show how the Ring of Lucii actually works, but I wish that the plot was just… arranged differently. I suppose movies/games/books/etc. just feel more complete when there is a flow of introduction to conflict and characters involved → conflict at its peak and major development of characters  → resolution and final development of characters. The movie followed this flow until Regis died IMO, but then it went back to the middle again and sort of shifted the focus of the protagonist from Nyx to Lunafreya in a way. Of course, these are all opinions. Some people think this is the best video game movie ever while some think it is a colossal failure. Maybe opinions will change once the game is here and we can see how Kingsglaive ties into Final Fantasy XV. Either way, I enjoyed it for the most part. I would watch it again. Actually, I already watched it twice, mostly to enjoy the beauty of Insomnia again and to catch any easter eggs that I may have missed the first time. That’s my typical crap review, or “almost review” as I tend to call it. LOL. If you’re into the FFXV lore and game then go ahead and watch it. If you don’t care about FFXV though then you’ll probably dislike it. I don’t think it would inspire anyone who is not interested in playing the game to play it. Maybe it will. I don’t know. By the end of the movie I didn’t find myself wondering about Noctis or even the rest of the world. I was more interested in what Lunafreya would endure during her trek to find her fiancee Noctis. Honestly, she was my favorite character in the whole movie. I read complaints about her being a “damsel in distress”, but I strongly disagree with that. Lunafreya is the type of female character that we need to see more. There are plenty of weak female characters who cannot defend themselves along with plenty of strong female characters who do not need anyone’s assistance. But what about the women in the middle who know that they are not conventionally “strong”, but refuse to sit around and remain helpless? Lunafreya knows that she is up against some incredibly–and quite frankly overpowered–foes, yet she is adorably stubborn about doing whatever the hell she feels like doing. LOL. Seriously, every time Nyx told her to stay put and she pretty much went “nope” and did what she wanted to do I just loved her even more. Lunafreya is so important. I meant it. She does not fear death. She does not dwell on her shortcomings. She does not complain about the fact that she is constantly being locked in rooms and being held hostage. She just sees a window of opportunity everywhere and leaps headfirst towards it. *sigh* I cannot wait to see more of Lunafreya. Okay, that’s about it. >_>

✪ Whatever Else/Closing ✪

 

Okay, I believe that is everything. I have a much-deserved labor day weekend ahead of me, and I plan to be as productive as possible. Got my art supplies near by. Got some books to read. Got some games to play. I’m going to do something more than play Neverwinter all day. I promise. 😮

Sending everyone good vibrations. And cooler weather. (っ- . -)っ ~

 

 

 

 

Moonpools and Caterpillars – Heaven

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I believe in Heaven and know
That I should just accept it all
So content with the paths that I walk on
Surely I should see it all

So take care and don’t go too far, I will miss your soul
And when the distance grows and the nights are long
And you’re scared at times and you wonder why
Take care and don’t go too far, I will miss your soul

I’ve looked into the sky one hundred times
And I’ve seen the stars that shine so bright
And I’m sure that one of them is you, my friend
Watching and waiting and hoping that I’ll be alright

So take care and don’t go too far, I will miss your soul
And when the distance grows and the nights are long
And you’re scared at times and you wonder why
Take care and don’t go too far, I will miss your soul

I believe in Heaven and know
That I should just accept it all
So content with the paths that I walk on
Surely, surely, surely I should see it all

So take care and don’t go too far, I will miss your soul
And when the distance grows and the nights are long
And you’re scared at times and you wonder why
Take care and don’t go too far
The road back home is shorter than you know

The road back home is shorter than you know
The road back home is shorter than you know
The road back home is shorter than you know

 

097: Stand By Me

Just Frank Castle things.

✪ Personal Life ✪

  • Geez… Where the fuck do I begin?
  • Everything is Lunafreya right now and you’re damn right I’m going to fangirl about FFXV in a minute.
  • February was definitely a great month. I got to meet my new nephew Jaden, hang out with Ash, Tiffa, and Mark, and finally get my hands on a Wii U!
    • Jaden – He’s such a cutie pie ♥♥♥! Why are my nephews and niece so precious? I don’t deserve them. 😥
    • Hangout – So, Ash came down from NC to visit a bunch of her ATL friends, including me, Tiffa, and Mark, and we had a blast with her. I can’t remember the last time I laughed as much as I did that day. We were just being a bunch of goofs together. LOL. All in all, it was great–great friends, great conversations, great places, great food. I can’t wait to do it again. This time we will actually put some effort into planning because Mark almost led us to our deaths. Bad Mark.
    • Wii U – This belongs in the gaming section. Still, it is probably the best Valentine’s Day gifts I ever received.
  • Mark and I found a new hobby that is guaranteed to concern the people we know. There is a shooting range right down the street from our place, and we’ve become obsessed with… well… shooting shit. My only complaint is that it’s loud as hell. And the kickback will knock your fucking teeth out if you don’t keep control. Otherwise, it’s a blast (no pun intended). The great thing is that I’m surprisingly decent at it. I mean, my eyesight is garbage so I was sure I would miss my target, but I ended up getting mostly headshots at 50 feet distance. According to Mark that is good. At least I know I’ll survive somewhat in the zombie apocalypse, right? LOL. I don’t know. He’s the military kid, so he’s been my mentor on all things gun related. Anyway, it’s fun. GREAT stress relief. That is a definite!
  • I got a chance to work remote and it was like winning the lottery for a day. LOL. I don’t even care about raises or promotions anymore. I just want to eventually get permission to work from home everyday. That is my dream job right there. And since I love the work I do my career will be 100% enjoyable for me. No more waking up at 3am, no more driving in traffic, no more spending my lunch playing taxi–none of that shit there. Just me, my music, my laptop, and my pajamas. Fuck. Yes. I want it now. ლ(╹◡╹ლ)
  • I’m ashamed of some of the things I find hysterical. For example, every time I hear/read, “Swiggity swooty, I’m coming for that booty,” I giggle like an idiot. Then the other day Mark and I were trying to decide on dinner and he googled “good food”. Dude, I was crying. Like… what was he hoping to accomplish with that vague-ass search? I’m done (╥ □ ╥)! Now I’m giggling because while watching Daredevil Mark said that since Matt is blind he probably hits on girls by saying, “Hey, girl, let me hear them titties,” and… *siiiigh* My sense of humor is in ruins. Don’t look at me.
  • I got new glasses after seven years or so, and it is so fucking weird. I didn’t know real life was this crisp.
  • Link is temporarily annoyed with me because a cat outside was following Mark and me and climbing our shoulders, and he watched all of this from the window with a pissed expression. So… Yeah… We feel like two-timing whores now. Sorry, Link. 😦
  • I don’t know what else to add in this section. I’m feeling OK. I’m working on improving certain areas of my life. I guess that is it then. Moving onwards~

 

✪ Art & Writing ✪

  • I can always tell when I’m in a good place art-wise because my art supplies will move from my desk to everywhere else. It also doesn’t help at all that every time I get a little extra cash I just add to that shit like I have all the space in the world. In my defense, I always said as a child that when I become an adult and have money I would buy all the art supplies I want. So, I’m sure the young Kerri in me is cartwheeling around in excitement. Anyway, I’m not complaining. I do need to be more organized, yes, but I’m as happy as pig in shit over here. I want to draw forever. ♥
  • Writing is now working out smoothly because I decided to put all my writing-related things in one book. Brainstorm? One book. Drabbles? One book. Charts? One book. At times I’ll think, “Yadda-yadda would be a good idea”, and then I’ll just write in my book “Yadda-yadda is a good idea”. Often times right in the middle of doing something else, like shopping. LOL. I’m pretty much inseparable from that book. It’s like my brainstorm encyclopedia, and it makes things infinitely better. If you’re a writer you have to get a brainstorm book. It’s extremely awesome. Stick it in your purse with some pen(cil)s and never worry about forgetting a good idea again. 😀
  • By the way, if you order a sketchbook online and it says “MASSIVE, HUGE” then believe it… because I ordered one thinking, “please no sketchbook is too big for me” and this one is ridiculous. In terms of length  and width it’s not bad. Maybe 11 x 12-ish. But it has like 600 pages, its the size of an encyclopedia, and there is no way I’m carrying that almost 20 lb. tome of a sketchbook outside of this place. So. Yeah. I have so many pages that at this point I’m just sketching any random shit that comes to mind. LOL

✪ Anime & Manga ✪

  • It only took me an eternity, but I finally managed to watch all of Fushigi Yuugi including that horrible sequel. Yay! At first I was disappointed that Miaka was gravitating towards Tamahome instead of Hotohori, but eventually I stopped fighting it and accepted the obvious reality that they are one of the most adorable couples ever created. I also wanted nothing but the best for Yui too because even though she was so pigheaded at times she was never a bad person. Ah… I love it. I’ll always have a soft spot for shoujo anything. They make me feel so warm and fluffy inside. (。´ ‿`♡)
  • Completely in love with Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable.
  • Of course I caught the FFXV: Brotherhood anime. It’s decent so far. I just wonder how long it’s going to take to release all of the episodes. ARGH IMPATIENCE.
  • I am completely in love with Hunter x Hunter. I’m so glad that I finally finished it. Now I feel kinda hollow because I was immersed in this world for weeks and now it’s just… done. I hate when that happens. LOL. I’m already looking into collecting the mangas so maybe that will help.
  • New Berserk anime! *backflips through a wall* Yaaas, I need more! I’m already hyped as shit because they finally made it to Elfheim, so… yeah. Let’s get this series done in my lifetime please. >_<
  • The new Sailor Moon Crystal looks so much better. Also, Michiru! My queen!
  • Broke down and purchased the Oyasumi Punpun and Gunslinger Girl omnibuses. Totally worth it. Now my heart can break all over again. Yay!
  • What the hell is even Sekkou Boys? (╥ □ ╥)
  • I guess Turn-A-Gundam is no longer in copyright jail because they’re actually selling the DVDs in stores now. I damn near screamed when I saw the first part of the set at MovieStop. Silly gundam moustache and all, I absolutely love this series. Loran is definitely my favorite Gundam pilot of all times. He is so adorable. I can’t stand it. Also, Yoko Kanno doing the music is just… *deep breath*… Get away from me if you hate this series. I don’t need that negativity in my life.
  • Geez, what else? The Lost Village is creepy as fuck and I have no idea what is going on. Finished Ace of Diamond and I really want Chris Yuu’s eyebrows. Slam Dunk is my shit now. Sakamoto is funny as hell. My Hero Academia is so nice! Ah, so much anime to talk about. Maybe another time.

I know I’m forgetting something but it’s been a few months. I’m trying. -_-

✪ Video Games ✪

  • Ah, yes. The Wii U. It kind of came to me unexpectedly. Sure, I was planning to get it eventually, but one day Mark was just like “surprise,” and then I had a Wii U. He already got me Hyrule Warriors before I got it, so I had that to play (ADDICTIVE). It came with Mario Kart 8 (FUN). The moment Twilight Princess came out I got that (GLORIOUS). Eventually, I did get Xenoblade Chronicles, even after the whole Amazon crap I had to deal with to get it (LONG STORY BUT WHATEVER THIS GAME IS RPG ROYALTY), and that was well worth all the headache. I have zero complaints. I love it. The gamepad is ridiculously nifty and feels more like another handheld console at times. I don’t know what else to say. I’m completely in love with it. I am beyond fortunate. Thank you, life, for not always shitting on me! \(^O^)/
  • GET READY FOR SOME FFXV FANGIRLING.
  • First of all, I watched that FFXV Uncovered video from start to finish, and even though it was cheesy at times I was hyped as fuck. I’ve accepted my badge as a Square-Enix bitch ages ago. I can’t help it anymore. Needless to say, they are going above and beyond with this one. And they better. They’ve been working on this game for over a decade now. I was still in high school when they announced it, and back then it was FF Versus XIII or whatever. The wait is finally over, guys. I can’t believe it. Come September 30th FFXV will actually be here! Well… it might come a little later for me. I preordered the deluxe edition (the ultimate edition practically vanished) with overnight shipping, so if I’m lucky I’ll get on the first of October. If not, then it will probably show up the following Monday. Tuesday the absolute latest before I lose my shit. LOL. Either way, I’m ecstatic. I love the idea of an anime, a movie, another demo, and even all the other ridiculous things like an actual car that no one can buy. I’m indifferent to the mobile game, but I’ll try it out once I get a phone that doesn’t give me an insufficient storage warning every time I try to download something. I mean… Fuck. I don’t know what else to say. The moment I heard Florence and the Machine singing her version of “Stand By Me” (Yes!) FOR this game my eyes started to water. I couldn’t help it. It’s like someone just took all of my favorite things, put them in a box, dumped it in front of me, and said, “Enjoy it in six months, bitch”. It’s like… that feeling you get as a kid when someone told you that you were going to Disneyworld. When I realize this thing I’ve been waiting over ten years to experience is only months away I just want to celebrate, regardless of the possibility that it might be straight up dick. I don’t even know what I’m saying. I’m just excited and sappy and relieved and hopeful. That’s about it. I can’t wait!!!  ʘ‿ʘ
  • Oh, and you can bet your ass that I played that demo. The gameplay felt a lot like Kingdom Hearts tbh. Which is not a complaint at all. It’s so enjoyable that I’m already thinking of playing it again. Plus Carbuncle and bb Noctis are so adorable! I want an esper/eidolon/GF/summon/etc. to talk to me via text messages. 😮 And of course I’m so uncreative that when I was asked to name Carbuncle I just named him Carbuncle. LOL. I don’t start giving people and things dumb names until the second playthrough at least. Dems the rules.
  • Can I talk about Sakaguchi showing up to the conference? I miss him. ;_;
  • New updates for Nier Automata too! Yes, I need moar!
  • Finally tackling that Hearts of Stone DLC for The Witcher 3. I’m loving it. I never get tired of Geralt. There could be an entire DLC with him watching paint dry and I’ll probably write a review saying, “A work of art. Fantastic gameplay. 10/10.”
  • I can’t sign on Steam anymore because the instant I login this person keeps IMing me to talk about Sailor Moon and its connection to the occult and I don’t know how to say “go away” without hurting his/her feelings. Why did I end up in this situation? Why is it the more antisocial I become, the more people keep talking me? Why? Why?

✪ Books ✪

  • Do comic books count? Because I’ve been reading through a lot of omnibuses lately, mostly Daredevil.
  • I did get the first eight books of The Wheel of Time series for like $10 and was set on reading it… but then I got distracted… and then Mark took that honor for me. LOL. He got through three books in like a week, so I have to hear nonstop about how awesome it is while simultaneously loathing myself for not getting past the second chapter of the first book. I just need one good week to focus 100% on my hobbies. (◞‸◟;)

✪ Music ✪

  • The Legend of Legacy OST is everything. Pianoschlacht Live is also pretty important to me. Bless Masashi Hamauzu. Kinda OT, but I found out recently that Masashi Hamauzu got his daughter to sing the vocals in “The Vestige” from the FFXIII OST. I just had to mention that because it is really neat and adorable at the same time.
  • BEYONCE DID IT AGAIN! >:U
  • My music life has been mostly Pandora. I really need to do something about my stations because I swear I have like twenty of them. It’s not really my fault though. How do you put instrumentals, trip hop, classic rock, alternative rock, hip hop, r&b, and several other genres in one station? Then there are some artists/bands that need their own station because I have a lot of moments where I only want to hear their music or music that sounds similar to theirs. I did put my movie, game, and anime soundtrack stations into one station called “writing & drawing*, but even now I’m thinking of breaking them into separate stations again because video game music is not like movie music, you know? *sigh* I’m hopeless.

✪ TV & Movies ✪

  • THIS NEW SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES IS REALLY GOOD SO FAR. WOW.
  • I don’t think I discussed The Force Awakens yet. I loved it! My biggest complaint is that there was not enough Captain Phasma, but I heard she was supposed to get more screen time in later episodes. GOOD. You can’t hire fierce queen Gwendoline Christie aka Brienne of Tarth to play a stormtrooper and not make her kick ass. Not allowed, JJ Abrams. e_e
  • Season two of Daredevil… Wow. Just wow. I loved every second of it. Sure, it has its flaws, but none were so troubling that I couldn’t enjoy it. Frank/The Punisher is amazing. Elektra is amazing. I still love Matt/Daredevil, Karen, and Foggy. I love that some of the characters from season one came back. It’s just so good. I can’t wait for Luke Cage and Iron First and The Defenders!
  • I think I mentioned watching The Sopranos before. That is all done, so now I just have to start The Wire. I know it is considered quite possibly the best show ever made, but every time I get the chance to watch it I end up falling asleep. Not because it’s boring but because I’m almost always tired. Then I spend my weekends playing games or watching weeb shit, so… yeah. It’s at the top of my watchlist. Finish The Wire before 2017 or kick myself in the chest. >_<
  • Spotlight is such a good movie, but it is so fucked up. So, so, so, so fucked up. It is disgusting how many suspected pedophiles are amongst priests alone. When you think about the population as a whole… It’s like this whole shit with Jared. It makes me legit irate. I’m just going to stop because this is going to turn into a long rant. I already feel it. Anyway, Spotlight it is wonderfully done in terms of acting and production, but the subject matter is definitely unsettling. There is my review.
  • The same kind of goes for Room. It is such a good movie, but the subject matter is saddening. I really love characters like Brie Larson’s “Ma” because she is the epitome of what a hero(ine) is. I cannot imagine the amount of courage and strength it takes to endure a situation like that, and still keep your child completely oblivious to how screwed up things actually are. It is definitely a tearjerker. I highly recommend it.
  • Saw Deadpool. Funny as hell, as expected. Not a perfect movie, but it is the perfect Deadpool movie. That is all that matters, right?
  • Saw Batman v Superman… and I don’t even know what to say. Outside of Ben Affleck playing a good Batman and Gal Gadot slaying as Wonder Woman the movie was balls. It was just plot holes galore, Jesse Eisenberg doing who knows what drug to play Lex Luthor (or supposedly Lex Luthor Jr. which is even dumber), disappointing character development, flop villains all around… I don’t even know. And they didn’t even have the decency to reward the audience for sitting through that with some after credits scenes. The disrespect. LOL. I mean, it wasn’t the worst movie ever made. It was just tolerable at best.

✪ Whatever Else/Closing ✪

I have so much to cover that I just kinda typed without worrying about typos or curbing my potty mouth… fingers. Anyway, sorry about all of that. I think it’s been like five months since my last entry. D:

Take care, ya’ll, especially with the ridiculous amount of pollen out there these days. If you’re going through the whole itchy eyes, stuffy nose, coughing mess I’m there with you. Be strong, sistrens and brethrens.

Sending everyone good vibrations. (っ- ‸ -)っ ~♥

 

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