Category: Weekly Update Wednesday

Today is My Friday

And so it’s Wednesday again. I’m actually excited about it this time because tonight is my last work night of the week. I put in for a nice, long four day weekend because ‘Beauty and the Beast’ comes out tomorrow night and I will be there to see it the first showing available. I’ve had my tickets for well over a month now. There may be an extra post this week specifically fangirling over that movie (or sobbing over how they destroyed it, depending on how it goes, I guess) so keep an eye out. If not before, that will likely be the topic of ‘Random Sunday’ this week.

Anyway, on to the updates! (The part probably no one reads, but hey, it’s fun to keep track of.)

 

Watching: ‘Fairy Tail’ currently episode 108. Look, I made some progress! I’m almost  halfway there! This weekend, I plan to push past that halfway mark. It’s my birthday Sunday and since I’m saving my funds for MomoCon, why not spend it relaxing and watching anime?

I’m currently in quite a state of distress because it seems as though some characters I love dearly are dead. However, if there’s one thing I learned about this show, it’s that it is incredibly difficult to kill a member of Fairy Tail. Even when you think one of them is dead, even if you see the body, it’s no guarantee they’re gone.

 

Reading: ‘The Choosing’ by Rachelle Dekker. I was really excited about this series. Ted Dekker is one of my favorite authors and since Rachelle is his daughter, I figured the apple couldn’t fall very far from the tree. It is a good book, don’t get me wrong. However, it touches on one of my personal biggest pet peeves and that’s making it incredibly difficult to get through. I started it last Friday and I just reached the halfway mark yesterday. That’s painfully slow progress in my case. Considering the fact that they’re due back to the library Monday and I’m only on book one out of three, I doubt I’ll make it through the entire series even with four days off. At this point, I’d much rather focus on my anime list.

Important note: The fact that this book isn’t my cup of tea DOES NOT mean I do not recommend it. In fact, I would highly recommend it, because she’s a new author and very talented. It simply touches on my pet peeve of a girl believing she’s nothing without a man, or being a wife and feeling she has no other place in the world. I know a change of heart is coming (at least I hope it is), it’s just a long road getting there, apparently. And I also know the main character’s reaction is completely realistic with how she was raised, it just grates on my nerves. THE BOOK IS STILL GOOD, OKAY? Read it and let us discuss.

 

Cosplaying: Might as well throw this in here, right? I’m super excited because I have all of the pieces I need for my Winry cosplay, minus the wig. That was shipped yesterday and should be here within two weeks, so the email says. I cannot wait to put it all together! I’m honestly more excited for this than I was for the ‘Attack on Titan’ cosplay I did. Wish me luck!

 

That’s all for this week. Time to get back to work and adulting and all that ‘fun’ stuff us nerds try to avoid. Until next time, nerd dudes and nerdettes!

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Another Week, Another Wednesday

It’s Wednesday again! That means it’s time for another (almost pointless…) update! Once again, it’s been a busy week and once again the only real progress I’ve made in the fictional realm is from reading, and most of that has been done on breaks at work. But progress is progress, right?

 

Watching: ‘Fairy Tail’, currently on episode 98. There were three whole days in which I was too busy to even work in one episode while eating, like I usually do. Most of what I watched was done Sunday night after I finally gave up adulting and just decided to relax. It helped, let me tell you.

I think this show is getting more and more interesting as I go along. I was starting to get bored with it again and then along comes a plot twist. Now I’m hooked once again. Only 179 episodes to go… right? Someday, I’ll be able to manage a full review of this show. Someday.

 

Reading: ‘Game Over’ by Andrew Klavan. I’m nearing completion of this series and let me tell you, this has been one wild, amazing ride. When I read the summary of it I was thinking it would be much more like Sword Art Online. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that while it has the whole virtual realm similarity, that’s about where it all ends. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the first season of SAO, but I’m very glad that this book series took a much different, almost more realistic turn.

The building in this novel has been great and the character development perfect. The main character, Rick Dial, has come so far from what he began as, but he didn’t progress too fast. His reactions were realistic and there haven’t been any ‘plot holes’ so to speak, at least that I’ve noticed. The development of the other characters has been great as well and I’m thoroughly satisfied with how everything has gone. I am at that part of the book where I’m sitting on pins and needles to figure out what’s next. After all this poor guy has gone through, I’m honestly unsure how he’ll get himself out of the situation he’s found himself in now. But I’m sure he will. He’ll be fine. (She said to herself fearfully…)

 

That’s about it for this week! I haven’t started on any Attack on Titan videos yet, or any other videos, but maybe by next week I’ll have some progress done on one to share with you guys.

Finish the week strong, nerd dudes and nerdettes!

In Which Life is Crazy

What’s up, everyone? Boy, has it been a crazy week. This ‘Weekly Update Wednesday’ is going to be a pretty big fail, because there really isn’t much to actually update on. I didn’t have any time to watch anime this weekend, though I was able to make a trip to the library which is always a treat. There’s not much on the agenda for this weekend (except work), so hopefully I can get further through my ‘to-watch’ list before next Wednesday rolls around.

 

Watching: Fairy Tail episode 91. That’s right, I only made it about five episodes in one week. I’m a horrible anime fan. It’s been relative torture, too, because I’m right in the middle of one of the big plot lines. Once this issue is resolved, I may take a break to watch ‘Black Butler’ season 3, or something else just for a time. My list is still so incredibly long that I feel maybe watching the whole 277 in chunks might be the better idea for my sanity. I really need to get on these anime boats before they take off and reach 100+ episodes.

 

Reading: ‘Mindwar’ by Andrew Klavan. I just started this Saturday and, despite how little time I’ve had to do anything, I’m over halfway through. This is slow progress for me, but break times at work help tremendously. This is an incredibly good book and I hope that it will only continue to get better. It’s very ‘Sword Art Online’-esque in that the main character ends up going into this virtual reality in which if he dies in the ‘game’, he dies in real life as well. It’s a bit more complicated than that, and there’s so many other things going on, but that’s a good part of it. The main character development has been pretty phenomenal. He almost seems to develop too fast at first, but under the situation he finds himself in, I think it’s actually pretty realistic for him to react the way he does. I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys mystery and action novels. There’s been very little in the way of romance yet, but I’m sure it’s coming. It’s YA fiction. Romance is almost guaranteed.

 

Oh! In the midst of all of this, I’m also trying to plan out going to my first full weekend anime convention! I went to Kami-Con for one day back in January because I didn’t have the money for the whole weekend and I absolutely loved it. I’m now hooked and eager for my next convention. Unfortunately, I don’t really have any friends who would be willing to drive one state over to attend a Con, which means I’d be going solo. Not the safest thing for a young woman in a big city. So I’m looking to go safely and cheaply. Wish me luck! And if anyone can tell me where to find Winry Rockbell’s (Fullmetal Alchemist) black cropped jacket, please do let me know. I want to cosplay her so bad.

Have a great week, nerd dudes and nerdettes!

In Which I Wish it Was Friday

It’s been a long week! Oh, wait, it’s only Wednesday… drat.

Welcome to my Weekly Update Wednesday! I wish this were Weekly Update Friday, but alas, we’re only halfway there. I’m in the process of trying to sell my home and simultaneously find a new one, so needless to say, there hasn’t been too much time for anime. Or reading. Or anything, really. Most of what I’ve watched since last week was done Sunday night and most of what I’ve read has been done at work. Adulting is hard, guys.

 

Watching: ‘Fairy Tail’, currently on episode 82. I guess I made it a little farther than I thought. At least I’m past the 200 to go’ mark. It still seems like I’ll never actually get through this one, though, as enjoyable as it is.

I got ‘Attack on Titan’ on DVD as well! So I hope to re-watch and start vidding that over the weekend! Not sure what song I’ll use first, but I promise to share it here as soon as I have it done, maybe even some progress videos.

 

Reading: ‘Black Butler’ specifically volume 22. I am very nearly at the end of this one, with only one and a half to go. I’ll probably finish that tonight, actually. So far, I’m still liking the manga more than the anime, but I still need to go back and re-watch season 3. Maybe I’ll sidetrack from ‘Fairy Tail’ this weekend to do just that.

 

Sorry this post was so short, guys! As I said, it’s been a crazy week, so I’ll be able to do more this weekend (I hope)! Maybe I can actually get a full review of something in this Sunday. What do you guys think?

Wish me luck with the whole buying/selling thing! Until next time, nerd-dudes and nerdettes!

The Beginning of Weekly Update Wednesday!

My first ‘Weekly Update Wednesday’ and I’m pretty late in the day doing it. But that’s okay, because nobody’s even reading yet, right? Right. (If someone is reading this, HI!)

As a short introduction, Weekly Update Wednesday is pretty much how it sounds. I update on what I’m watching, reading, ect. and talk a bit about it. Nothing fancy, nothing really awesome and eye catching but if you want a suggestion of what to read or watch, this could be a place to get ideas.

 

What am I watching?

Fairy Tail (Currently episode 65)

I swear, I am never in a million years going to make it through this show. I found this on Netflix a while back (when it was actually still on Netflix) and all they had available was 48 episodes. I thought that was a tolerable amount and it looked like a great show, so I took the bite. The good news: It is a great show. The bad news: I found out fairly quickly that there are not, in fact, 48 episodes. More like 277. Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t like long-winded series, unless I jump on at the beginning and can keep up with it. However, I was already into the storyline so I signed up for a Funimation account and after finishing a few other shorter animes, I started Fairy Tail from the beginning again and here I am now, about to begin episode 66. Still a long way to go, but I do really enjoy this show. Just when I start to get ‘bored’, something comes along and snaps me right back to attention.

I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes both a challenge and a good anime.

 

What am I reading?

Black Butler Volume 16

Yes, a manga. That’s almost all I’ve been reading lately, but in my defense I just found out that my library actually has manga. I have a lot of catching up to do.

So far, I’m really loving the Black Butler manga and I actually prefer it to the anime. I do find it funny how they did something similar to the Titanic and now we’re in almost a Harry Potter setting. The only thing that makes me nervous about this is that it’s still ongoing. Meaning, these cliffhangers are going to be the end of me once I get to that point. I hate starting an unfinished series/manga, but I made the exception with this one because I was completely curious about how things ended off with season 2 of the anime. I am so glad that things diverged along the way. I can actually go back and watch season 3 now! (You know, if I ever finish ‘Fairy Tail’.)

This is also something that I would highly recommend, as long as you’re okay with a darker storyline. Ciel’s background alone is incredibly dark in theme, when you understand what exactly was done to him, and it doesn’t get much better as things go along. It is very well done, however, and there’s enough humor (albeit, dark humor) to keep things from being overwhelming.

 

Really, that’s about all for now. By this time next week, I expect I’ll be done with the ‘Black Butler’ manga and hope to be much farther in to ‘Fairy Tail’. I may have to take a sidetrack with anime, however, because I just found out today that ‘Blue Exorcist’ season 2 is already out, up to episode six. How did I miss that?! I knew it was going to get a season 2 this year, but I had no idea it would be so soon. Last time I looked I couldn’t even find a premiere date and now there’s six episodes for me to catch up on. I guess I know what I’m doing this weekend, even though I usually prefer the dubs over subs. My impatience won’t let me wait on this one.

Until the next post, awesome peoples!