“We will open the book.
Its pages are blank.
We are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”
― Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Happy new year one and all!

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Thoughts on Skyrim’s latest re-release.

I’ve never gotten into Skyrim. Friends and acquaintances lost their goddamn minds when the game was originally released. I found the game frightfully boring. It was quite the unpopular opinion.

I’ve seen it get re-released multiple times since and everytime I find myself marveling at how few improvements you get for this full AAA pricing.

Apparently the new version is excellent if you’re a console gamer but not so much for PC users who are accustomed to games being gorgeous either by design or modding.

But don’t expect the PS4 mods to be as good as PC mods because apparently you can only use in game assets. 

Death Cab for Cutie – I’ll Follow You Into the Dark

Death Cab for Cutie – I’ll Follow You Into the Dark

I was just watching Mike Birbiglia’s special My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend on Netflix and I thought the closing song was amazing. Especially considering the theme of the special. This live version is pretty different from the album version but the violins are a nice touch. I prefer the album version but both are nice.

I don’t like thinking about when my hubby will die. I know that he thinks that I’ll be the one who goes first but I’d probably follow him if he goes first. He’s shown me a world that I never thought I’d see but a world without him is no good for me. Strangely enough this song captures how I feel right now, and that feeling hasn’t changed at all in the 9 years that we’ve been married. If anything it’s only gotten more intense.

On a lighter note Mike’s special was quite entertaining, if you have an awkward personality like I do you’ll probably find your self empathizing intensely with his experiences. I think that, that’s a good thing though, it gives you a new way of looking at things.


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The World is Still Beautiful

The World is Still Beautiful

Today I decided to cancel my Crunchyroll premium account, and wouldn’t you know I found something amazing to watch? The World is Still Beautiful was a great anime. The pacing was good, the character development was suberb and as a bonus the cast broke the mould in so many ways. The supporting characters were great, Nike & Livi were two of the most unique shoujo leads I’ve seen in years. Bonus points for the comedy situations.

There were some shoujo cliches but unlike the majority of shoujo anime I’ve seen, the scenes were handled well. I loved that the scenarios were not wasted and comedic though it was the characters suffered the consequences of their actions. Watching their love blossom was very interesting as well. You wouldn’t think that those two would be as relatable as they were.

As far as the age difference goes, its more common to see it the other way around i.e. a young girl with a much older man a la Sailor Moon. Though the series I watched after Sailor Moon didn’t have quite the same impact for me until now.

I also loved the soundtrack, Nike’s Tender Love tends to wear a bit thin if you binge watch but her grand mothers farewell song was something else. I won’t lie, I spent a lot the time I was watching this either crying or laughing my butt off.

I highly recommend this series for anyone who loves anime and/or shoujo. 5/5