Things I Love Thursday

Sometimes the world is just a terrible shithole, and you don’t know what you have to feel good about so you end up procrastinating, but really you do need to see the good in the world before you end up just wondering what everything is for. Here are some of the things I’ve enjoyed in July despite all the rubbish going on.

So I’ve been following Random Encounters’ Five Nights at Freddy musical for a while, and they have finally updated with two new videos. It features Markiplier, MatPat and Natewantstobattle~ so yay there. And even though I don’t really follow the whole FNAF lore, I like the spin the Random Encounters team gave to the story – there’s some plot beyond just creepy animatronics and what nots, and the tunes are pretty catchy.

Yeeeah, so the steam summer sale went by quite a while back, but in my defense, this post was reaaaaally sitting in my drafts for quite a while, so yeah, I screencapped that image back then and finally got around to writing up this post. I am so productive like that.

I bought the whole Civilisation V (all the DLCs and everything) for only 12 bucks and it ate my life, in a way. It’s the whole ‘just one more turn’ trope and I can’t believe how much time I’ve spent on it. It reminded me back when Rome was popular, or at least my brother got me into the game, and I think I enjoyed it a little too much, with the whole building of temples and fire stations, and aqueducts. It was way more hands on than Civilisation V, which is fun in another manner.

There will be a new Neil Gaiman book, and it will be on Norse mythology, guess who grinned to herself and said ‘it’s about frigging time, Gaiman’, because frankly it is. We all know Gaiman likes mythology, and the Norse pantheon, because hello, American Gods had Odin, Loki and Thor, at least, plus his children’s book, Odd and the Frost Giants, is also related to the Norse myths.

FINALLY got my metaphorically grubby hands on Zero Time Dilemma, which I preordered ages ago, but it got delayed so MDA could label it as a M18 game, like c’mon, as if small kids want to play ZTD since there’s soooooo much reading and waiting and brain-using. It’s not some beat-them-up or button mashing with little plot, plus they have to have played 999, and VLR, to be interested in ZTD. I doubt kids want to bother with all the hassle.

I have high expectations, and I hope they won’t let me down, and can I just fangirl that Sugita is voicing Carlos (who I assume is the main character), and we got Daisuke Ono too! :DDDD These are two of the most recognisable seiyuus to me, especially Sugita. Not sure if it’s because I’ve heard over 300+ episodes of him in Gintama, plus all the other random anime that he pops up in or what.

Other 3DS games I got recently but haven’t really played yet: 7th Dragon III Code: VFD and Yokai Watch, yes, so slow, I know, but I finally caved, okay.

Watching Cry play Inside after a loooong time of not watching any LPs. I’m no good at platformers and it’s fun to hear Cry’s commentary as usual. Some other LPers that I follow are also doing this playthrough, but I think I’m gonna stick with Cry because I’m so biased.

Last year, I went to the Artscience Museum on my birthday to check out The Deep exhibition, which showcased deep sea creatures. This year, I headed down to the Singapore Art Museum to check out yet another nautical related exhibition. This one was less scientific and instead the featured works showed how the artists related to the sea.

I also managed to check out Imaginarium, which was mostly aimed at kids, but hey, on a weekday afternoon, there were hardly any kids around to annoy me. I liked the short films that they had selected, especially The Little Cousteau and Mon Ami Le Robot.

I think I love the sense of isolation and wistfulness displayed in both short films, and I thought the music they used fitted the scenes really well.

I’ve also finally watched the new Ghostbusters flick, and it was good! I reaaaaaally don’t understand the hate for it. Like c’mon, it’s not gamechanging or anything but it was a fun summer romp, just like all those brainless Transformers or superheroes movies. I thought the movie was a bit thin in terms of plot, but the characters were fun, and though some of the jokes were pretty cheesy, the writing was still snappy and tight.

Speaking of summer romps – Star Trek Beyond! :D Chris Pine soothes all pain, because I think he’s super hot. Which might not be everyone’s opinion. There were cliches galore – Kirk acting all morose and kind of jaded after all his escapades, in which he seems to spend most of the time running for his life (it’s got to be a trope already). And there’s the whole Spock and Bones – snarky comrades-in-arms – working together and throwing all sort of banter, plus Spock and his awkwardness in his dealings with Uhura, the possibility that the Spock-Kirk combo may be ruined, Chekov and Sulu and Scotty throwing about sciencey jargon, especially Scotty with his ‘magic’ mojo at modifying spaceships, monstrous looking villains with unnatural skin colours, and unexpected allies, and of course, the Enterprise crew getting to act like big damn heroes – unless you’re a nameless red shirt, then you die.

Now to just wait for Suicide Squad :DDDD Jared Leto~ sorry, showing bias again.

In real life, I had a lovely family dinner at a Japanese hotpot restaurant, as well as a meet up with the clique where we had ramen! and dessert! And they got me booze as a present, which made my mother laugh in a not-so-pleased manner because my friends think I’m an alcoholic.

Another friend got me Neko Atsume related stuff, since he knows that I’ve finally gotten all the cats and all their mementos and now I’m just playing to collect currency. Because eh, why not.


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