Tag: reading

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!

The Beginning of an Era… Er, Blog

If you’ve stumbled across my tiny little section of the internet, that probably means that you’re avoiding reality as well! May you be welcome and enjoy your stay of insanity! Here I shall talk about what books I’ve read or am currently reading, what anime’s I’ve seen or am currently watching, as well as a variety of other little things that have to do with the general nerd life. I’m just getting started and am new to this whole ‘blog’ thing, so hang in there with me as I adjust accordingly. To whoever may find this first: Welcome!

I plan to have a few weekly post themes, so keep an eye out! Such themes shall include: Song Suggestion Saturday, in which I’ll throw out a musical suggestion for everyone’s listening pleasure; Weekly Update Wednesday, in which I’ll update on what I’m watching, what I’m reading, and any other updates that might interest you folks; and finally Random Sunday, in which I could post anything ranging from a rant, an observation, or a list of my favorite things! I might post other times during the week, but three is a pretty good number.

I hope that anyone reading this has a great week!