TV Show Tag!

TV Show Tag!

This tag is a combination of questions that I found here and here and some that I made myself. I’m excited! Most of these answers will probably be influenced by shows I am currently watching because I tend to forget about the million shows I have finished watching.

All time favorite TV show?

Chuck! I love this show so much because it makes my nerdy heart so happy. Also Zach Levi is the best.

Best TV pilot?

I really enjoyed the Arrow pilot. The first season of the show was amazing, and the pilot was the perfect foundation for the season. The fight scenes weren’t as complicated as they are currently, but it was still awesome to watch. I also liked how the set up the characters and their relationships with each other.

Worst TV pilot

Game of Thrones? This sounds crazy, but if you go back and watch the pilot, it makes much more sense now because you actually know who the characters are. I feel like the pilot failed to explain the characters and their relationships properly, and when compared to the rest of the show, the pilot is the weakest episode.

Best series finale

Of all the shows that I have finished watching, Buffy the Vampire slayer had the best series finale. The best part is it is perfect as a series finale for TV, but it also allowed the story to continue in the comics.

Worst series finale

How I Met Your Mother. There is no contest. I can write a whole book about how that show strung people along for nine years and then ruined everything in one episode (or season, depending on how you look at it). That show had the potential to be one of the greatest shows of all time, but they couldn’t change the plans that had been made years ago when the characters were in completely different places. I don’t even know one person who enjoyed that finale.

TV show that ended but deserved another season

Penny Dreadful. I loved this show so much, and I was so disappointed when it ended. I haven’t seen the last two episodes yet because I am not ready to let the show go. The world that was created was so fascinating and rich, and it is so sad that there won’t be anymore stories set in it.

Favorite TV actress

Yvonne Strahovski who played Sarah Walker on Chuck. I love her acting, and I started watching the Astronaut Wives Club because she was in it. I really hope she gets her own show soon.

Favorite TV actor

Andy Samberg. I loved him in SNL and I love him even more on Brooklyn 99.

Favorite OTP

Hannigram, always.

Least favorite OTP

Oliver and Felicity from Arrow. I’m not sure what this ship is called, but I hate it. It basically ruined the entire show.

Most disappointing cancellation

Serenity. I can’t get into this without going crazy.

Best opening titles

Game of Thrones and Chuck are my all time favorites, but almost all the Netflix shows have amazing opening credits too. Daredevil and Stranger Things especially.

Favorite female character

Dany from Game of Thrones. I know a lot of people find her to be useless and annoying, but I genuinely love her. A lot of it has to do with her being the mother of dragons, but I also love her for listening to her advisers, and the way she looks out for the common man. Also she’s hot.

Favorite male character

Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones. I like him more on the show than in the books, probably because Peter Dinklage is the bomb. I love Tyrion because he’s hilarious and I want him to be my best friend. Also, he is a very complex character and he works well with  all the other characters on the show, whether they hate him or not LOL.

Least favorite character

Ramsay Bolton and Joffrey Baratheon. Do I even need to explain why?

TV crush

Chuck Bartowski, always and forever ❤

Favorite childhood TV show

Rugrats! I loved this show so so much.

Favorite teen show

I don’t know what to pick for this because my mother refused to let me watch any of the teen shows on TV so….

Fastest binge

Criminal Minds. I took breaks between seasons, but once I started, I finished a season in less than a week. I also binge Netflix shows on the weekend they come out 😛

Show I regret watching

Pretty Little Liars. Why hasn’t this ended yet??

Favorite animated show

Spongebob Squarepants. I still randomly watch episodes

Favorite anime

Naruto, because there are too many episodes not to be attached to it, and Attack on Titan, which is just mind blowing.

Favorite guilty pleasure show

The Royals. This airs on E! which explains why it is a guilty pleasure. It’s really enjoyable though and perfect for when you want to see drama and attractive people.

Favorite mini-series

The People Vs OJ Simpson. No sure if this counts, but it’s so good! I didn’t know anything about the case going into it, so it was nice to have everything explained to me. The acting on this show was on another level.

Favorite anthology series

American Horror Story. Asylum was my favorite season.

Most embarrassing watch

Entourage. I loved this show so much when I was watching it, but I went back and watched a few episodes recently and I was disgusted by how sexist it was. Among other things.

Show I gave up on after a while

The Vampire Diaries and The Originals by default. The shows were both too dramatic and they got more ridiculous and they went on.

 

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Books I Read In July

Books I Read In July

I am 10 books ahead of schedule on my Goodreads challenge. Clearly I underestimated the free time I would have this year 😛 Here’s all the books I read in July:

Y: The Last Man, Volume 1: Unmanned by Brian K. Vaughan (3/5 stars)

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This is a comic in which a mysterious plague kills every single male on the planet, humans and animals both, except for the main character, Yorick and his (male) pet monkey. I started reading it because it was recommended by the hosts of the Only Stupid Answers podcast, which is perfect if you’re interested in geeky movies, TV shows and comics. The concept of the story is fascinating, but the execution is a huge disappointment. In a world where there is only one man, the story still manages to be sexist. I am going to finish the series, because listening to the way the hosts talked about it made me excited for the rest of the story. I just hope that the portrayal of women improves.

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson (5/5 stars)

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This book follows the main character, Emily as she completes a bucket list of sorts that has been left behind by her best friend, Sloane, who disappeared without any notice. I originally gave this book a four star rating, but I went back and rated it five stars, because I really enjoyed. I could relate to Emily so much, the way she sits backs and kind of hides behind her more extroverted best friend. I also like how she deals with losing her best friend, and how she would do anything to find her. The reason for Sloane’s disappearance was so simple, but not disappointing, and I was very surprised by that, as usually a build up such as this could very easily end up disappointing. I also liked the use of flashbacks and playlists in the story. Besides Emily and Sloane, the other characters were awesome, and interesting in their own right. I couldn’t recommend this book enough.

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (5/5 stars)

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The tagline of this book is “The story of a girl who learns to live from a boy who wants to die”. That’s pretty accurate. This was one of three heartbreaking books I read this month. I had a HUGE hangover after I finished this book. I know that a lot of people didn’t like the book because they felt that the characters were nothing but their illness. I understand this to a certain extent, but sometimes when you are suffering from a mental illness, your illness can define you. It sucks, but it is true. This book was honest and real, and reading the author’s afterword also made me tear up. I loved it so much. Most of the time the most heartbreaking books are the best ones, and that is definitely the case for this book.Theodore Finch is an amazing character and I love him and feel for him so much. And that ending just killed me, but I understood it and why it happened.

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson (4/5 stars)

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This was the perfect book to read after finishing All The Bright Places. It’s about a girl, Taylor, and her family who move to the lake house they haven’t been to n five years because their father is suffering from cancer and he wanted one last summer together. When Taylor arrives, she realizes that she needs to deal with people she hasn’t seen for five years, and who she didn’t really treat well the last time she was there. I loved this book because the main focus was on Taylor and her family, and it was so refreshing. The three siblings aren’t very close, but they all want to make an effort for their dad, and it is kinda awesome how they all come together and make such beautiful relationships among them from a situation that is terrible. This book also made me go give my dad a hug after I was done.

Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill (4/5 stars)

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This book is set in a dystopian future where girls are “manufactured” to be either wives or concubines to all the men, and it follows Freida as she navigates the last few months before “graduating” and being chosen, and her relationship with Isabel, who is kinda her former best friend/frenemy. Their relationship is beyond complicated. OMG THIS BOOK. I have no words. This was the second heartbreaking book of the month. I am conflicted by both this book and Louise O’Neill’s other book, Asking For It. I love them both, but the stories are so fucked up that saying that I love them makes me feel like a bad person. I don’t know if any of this is making sense. Everything in this book is relevant to today. It sounds crazy, but it is true. The sexism, racism, homophobia, constant need for approval from people who shouldn’t matter and the behavior of girls towards other girls is just so real and accurate that it makes me really sad. Obviously the issues are much more overt and out there in the book, but they’re so relevant to the problems different groups of people face today. I loved this book so much, but I took one star off the rating because I wish the relationship between Frieda and Isabel was explored more. Isabel was barely in the book, which made sense to the story, but introducing flashbacks to show the relationship between the two girls would have made this book perfect.

Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore (5/5 stars)

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This comic follows the Joker as he tries to convince Batman that “all it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy”. I have so many feelings about this book. I completely related to everything the Joker was saying. “So when you find yourself locked onto an unpleasant train of thought, heading for the places in your past where the screaming is unbearable, remember there’s always madness. Madness is the emergency exit. You can just step outside, and close the door on all those dreadful things that happened to you. You can lock them away. Forever.” That quote just made me think and think and honestly, relating to the Joker so much creeped me out 😛 But the story proves Joker wrong, and I think ultimately it’s one bad day and the type of person you are that reduces you to lunacy. Some people are stronger than others, and the Joker was not strong enough. Also, despite relating to him so much, there was no way I could look past the fucked up things he did to Barbara and Commissioner Gordon. It’s a difficult book to get through but extremely interesting.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (5/5 stars)

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This book is set in France during World War II, and it follows two sisters who are very different, but both very strong women, and it’s about how they survived. This was the final heartbreaking book I read. I don’t really know where to start with this one. I’ve obviously read books set during wars before, but this was different for me because it was set in Paris, and because the women weren’t just sitting at home waiting for the men to return. They played an active part in the war, helping people, saving them and sheltering them. The only gripe I have is that some events, especially character deaths, happen so fast and abruptly that it feels weirdly paced. I am not sure if this is author’s intention or not, but I did have to go back and reread paragraphs to figure out what was happening. I loved the two main characters, and the descriptions of the consequences of war was difficult to read because it was so brutally honest. The flashbacks were also an interesting concept, especially since it isn’t clear which sister’s point of view it is being told from. I loved this book so much

I am pretty proud of myself for almost finishing my Goodreads challenge. I actually want to see if I can finish reading 50 books this year. I just need to sell a few organs to be able to afford it 😛

Currently:

Reading: Check out my Goodreads widget to the left 🙂

Watching: Outlander (OMG it’s so good holy shit)

Playing: Nothing sadly, because my TV needs to be repaired 😦

 

 

Remastered Games: My Thoughts

Remastered Games: My Thoughts

At E3 this year, there were quite a few remastered editions of games announced. And for some reason, this is met with negativity. Here are my thoughts on remastered games: if you want them, buy them, if not, just ignore them.

Full disclosure, I have a PS4. That’s the only gaming console I use, and while I have played some games on my laptop before, I don’t anymore, mainly because I can’t play without a controller, and I don’t see the point in buying one for my laptop when I can just use my PS4. I know that PCs are the probably the best way to experience gaming, but I don’t feel that way. First of all, I can’t have a desktop because it’s not practical for me. So I use a laptop, and there is no way in hell I can afford a gaming laptop. Also, it’s not very smart, because you can’t replace the graphics card on it, and there’s much less customization on a laptop than a PC, yet a laptop costs way more. So for all of you who rush to say that there is no need for remastered games because you can just play them on your PC, that’s not true for everyone. Also, The Last of Us is a PlayStation exclusive, so no one’s gonna be playing that on their PC.

Many people are annoyed by remastered games because they see it as an easy way for companies to make money. This is true, but they will never make as much money as they would releasing a new game, and also, since current gen consoles don’t have backwards compatibility, this is the next best option. I would honestly rather spend money and be able to play games on my PS4, than not play them at all. I would also much rather spend 60 dollars on an entire game, or three full games in the case of BioShock than spend 60 dollars on a Destiny DLC that is usually a huge disappointment, and has no value for money. Bethesda also said not to expect an Elder Scrolls game anytime soon, so I appreciate the fact that they are releasing Skyrim for the current gen consoles, to keep us occupied.

I don’t have a PS3 anymore, and it actually stopped working while I was in the middle of The Last of Us and Dishonored. I still haven’t got around to playing Dishonored, but I finally got to play The Last of Us, which I wouldn’t have been able to if the game wasn’t remastered, especially since it is a PlayStation exclusive. I will say though, The Last of Us did get less hate about the remaster because it came out at a very awkward time, a few months before the PS4 was released, so there were lots of people who hadn’t had the opportunity to play it on their PS3 yet. Missing out on experiencing The Last of Us would have killed me, so I am extra grateful for that remaster.

There are also so many games that I played on the PS3, which I would love to play again, the most important being BioShock. I love that franchise so much, and I have been waiting for the remaster for more than a year now. When it was finally announced, I was so relieved, and it’s also coming out in September, which is relatively soon. I can’t wait to get back into that world, and I’m so glad that I can experience it again on the PS4.

The remaster for Crash Bandicoot was also announced at E3 this year, and honestly, I didn’t know I wanted this until I played some of it in Uncharted 4. Now I am totally ready. This remaster is also getting less hate than usual, I assume because everyone loves Crash and that game is just iconic. No one would complain about being able to play that game again – just look at how happy everyone was about being able to play it in Uncharted.

The bottom line is, it’s your decision. If you don’t want the games, then you don’t have to buy it, but don’t hate on the developers for releasing the games. I personally love supporting developers, because it’s a way of showing them that you appreciate their product. So I am totally up for paying some cash to be able to experience a game again. And if you love the game enough to want to play it again, then you should be up for it too.

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Adventure: Irrakkandy, Sri Lanka 2016

Adventure: Irrakkandy, Sri Lanka 2016

Last weekend, my friends and I had the opportunity to go to Irrakkandy, which is a tiny fishing village on the north east coast of our island, Sri Lanka. When I say tiny, I am not exaggerating, the village is literally just 150 – 200 meters end to end. This was my second visit, the last time I went was back in March. One of my friends has a holiday home there, which is why it’s slowly becoming a regular vacation spot.

I had so much fun on the trip, even though all we did was just relax on the beach and in the ocean. I took loads of pictures, but I took them on my phone, so the quality isn’t that great, but it’s better than nothing!

So, on Friday night we left Colombo, which is on the west coast, and 7 hours and 270km later we were in Trincomalee, all the way on the north east coast. We took the bus, which had the air conditioning on the highest setting probably, so we by the time we got to the bus stop we were ice cold. From there, we took another bus to Irrakkandy which took around half an hour. At this point it was almost 7 am and we were so sleepy and tired. The last time we made it in time to watch the sunrise, but this time we were too late, so we took our bags to the bungalow and waited for breakfast.

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This was our awesome bungalow.
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This was our view from the bungalow.
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Hammock that we all sat on while one of us struggled to open the door every time we came back from the sea (The doors were all antique, so the keys and locks were totally uncooperative).

I didn’t take any pictures inside the bungalow, because it was constantly a mess, oops. We were more concerned with going to the sea than being tidy 😛 It was just two rooms and a living room, which is where we spent most of our time. We had to walk five minutes away to this other bungalow where we got our meals. Because Irakkandy is a fishing village, and extremely rural, all of the fresh seafood was extremely cheap, so naturally we ate it everyday, for all our meals, when it was available. SO GOOD.

The sea here is actually a lagoon, so it’s essentially a huge pool with a few small waves. We could walk around 1 – 2 km into the ocean and the water would be up to our waists. There were also small “islands” that we could climb up and explore depending on the tide, which was so much fun.

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These were the “islands”. They look really far away, but we literally just walked up to them.
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This is what the beach looked like early morning.
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This is what it looked like in the late afternoon.

On our last day we came across this lonely cow, which was on the sandbank far away from the shore. She had gotten separated from the rest of her friends and I think she didn’t know how to come back to shore, which was kinda sad.

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This is where the lonely cow was.
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This was where her friend was, all the way on the shore.

The ocean was in season, which mean there were no dangerous monsoon currents, so it was perfect for swimming. However, the waves were a little smaller and more rough than regular waves, which didn’t hinder our ability to swim, but they did destroy and bury the shells on the shore, which was really sad. The last time I came, my friend and I spent hours looking for shells, and for some reason, it was a very therapeutic thing to do. I still did manage to find a few shells this time though.

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Bits of broken shell an coral left behind as the tide went down.
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I love the little trails left behind in the sand.
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Better view of the stuff that’s left behind.
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Adorable fully intact shell! I was so excited to see this.
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The water that was flowing in the morning had gone down with the tide in the evening, and it left behind this awesome design in the sand.
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Here’s a closeup.
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Another intact shell.
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Coolest looking shell ever.
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Smallest and cutest shell I have ever seen in my life.
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The water leaving behind more cool patterns in the sand.
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We were also there for most of the sunset.
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Almost gone.
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Here’s the lagoon getting quieter as the sun sets.

We also went to the shops a little away from the bungalow to get some snacks. The lagoon separates the two ends of the village, so it’s connected by a bridge which is probably the most modern thing in the whole area. It looks cool but also so out of place.

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Here’s the bridge….
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..and here’s the view of the lagoon from the bridge.

I had such an amazing time on this trip and I honestly can’t wait to go back. We are hoping go every three months, so hopefully I will be back soon!

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Reading: Check out my Good Reads widget

Watching: Stranger Things on Netflix, it’s so good!

Playing: Best Fiends on my phone LOL, it’s so damn addictive

Books I Read in June

Books I Read in June

I set myself the task of reading five books this month, because I was finally done with exams and I actually had time to read! I did manage to read more than five books, so yay me! Here are the books I read this month.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (4/5 stars)

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This is a YA fantasy novel which is basically a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I loved this book so much. The characters were all interesting, the plot was awesome, and I couldn’t put this book down. I really liked the main character, Feyre, and I loved seeing the world of faeries through her eyes. I liked all the characters that were introduced, and I liked that almost all of them had a purpose. My favorite character, other than Feyre and Rhys was Lucien. He just made me laugh, and I was disappointed that he wasn’t in the book much.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (5/5 stars)

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OMG THIS BOOK. I loved the first one, but this was just on another level. This is more a retelling of Persephone’s story, but less creepy kidnapping and more consensual relationship. This book is also so important, because it draws attention to emotionally abusive relationships, manipulation within relationships and PTSD, which are extremely important, and need to be talked about. The new characters are all perfect, and I want to be their friends. I love the deeper exploration into the world that was built up in the first book, and the plot was just mind blowing. I read this is one sitting, which meant I didn’t sleep because this book is LONG. But it was totally worth it. I really wish there was more Lucien in this though.

The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan (5/5 stars)

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The Percy Jackson series is my favorite series of all time. I loved the Heroes of Olympus series, minus the ending, and I’ve read the Kane Chronicles and the first Magnus Chase book.  So I really don’t know how I missed the fact that this book came out. But when I finally got it I was not disappointed. The story follows the god Apollo who has been turned into a human because he pissed off Zeus. Riordan captures Apollo’s voice perfectly, and my favorite parts of the books are the haikus at the beginning of each chapter – they’re so funny and they are actually small hints of what is about to go down in each chapter which I did not expect. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Percy Jackson. (This book has spoilers for the Heroes of Olympus series, so read that before you read this.)

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (2/5 stars)

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I considered leaving this book out, because I did not enjoy it at all. The other Murakami book I have read is the Colorless Life of Tsukuru Tazaki, and this book seems to be the exact same thing – it follows a young boy as he reminisces about his past and a girl from his past, while there is a new girl in his life who he could have a future with and he has to pick which girl he wants. I disliked this book because of the way it was written. The main character was an asshole who had no redeeming qualities, and the worst part of the book was how suicide and sex were used as plot devices, with no subtlety whatsoever. This book is also widely regarded as Murakami’s best one, which means I probably won’t be reading anymore of his books.

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales (4/5 stars)

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This was such a feel good book that just made me happy. It is about Elise and her quest to become noticed by the “popular crowd”, and when her plan fails, she turns to her music for comfort. This leads her to realize that she is actually good at something, and she finds new friends who she feels at home with. The characters in this story are surprisingly rich, even ones that aren’t important, which was a nice surprise. I really liked this book because I personally always find solace in books like Elise does with music, so I understood where she was coming from.

The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet by Kate Rorick and Rachel Kiley  (5/5 stars)

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This book is kind of a sequel to the Lizzie Bennet diaries and the Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet. It follows Lydia after the incident with George Wickham, as she deals with her counseling, classes and just life in general. I think this series made Lydia such an awesome character, so I think this book was necessary because I imagine many people wanted to see how she was doing post George. I really liked this book because I understood Lydia’s confusion at not knowing what she wanted to do in life – I feel like that right now LOL. I also like how they deal with the effects of her trauma in her everyday life. It’s also awesome how even though Lizzie isn’t in this book much, she isn’t missed, because this is Lydia’s story. I also love how they further explored the relationship between Lydia and Mary. All in all, one of my favorite books.

So those are all the books I read in May, can’t wait to read more books for July 🙂

 

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Currently watching: Mad Men season 4 and Criminal Minds season 11

Currently playing: Rocket League with my brother

Favorites in Threes

Hello! I’m sorry I have not been sticking to my schedule. Things have been a bit crazy for me. Today’s post is inspired by this one written by Marzia Bisognin and I am going to talk to you about some of my favorite things.

First is TV shows, because I am clearly obsessed.

Mad Men

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The fact that I love this show so much confuses me because I don’t care about advertising, and usually watching anything set in this time period or before frustrates me because of the way women and minorities are treated. But the dialogue and characters are so compelling that you can’t help becoming obsessed. Despite the popularity of the show, I always dismissed it as something I wouldn’t enjoy, but as soon as I started watching it I was hooked, so you should totally give it a chance.

Jessica Jones

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I am still so obsessed with this  show. I highly recommend reading the Alias series which it is based on, because it is so amazing. The show follows the original story as much as it can, and it definitely does it justice. The casting is perfect, the writing is excellent, and the pace of the show is awesome, like all other Netflix shows. It’s currently my favorite ongoing TV show after Game of Thrones, and I was so excited when it was renewed for a second season.

The Walking Dead

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This show was amazing in the beginning, and then in seasons three and four became so boring I almost stopped watching. But this current season and the one before are amazing. They’re fast paced and full of action, but it also stops to explain the emotions and feelings the characters are going through as they lose people and try to find hope in a world that doesn’t seem to have a future. The new characters don’t feel like they have just been added to be killed off, they are legitimately part of the story. The casting of Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan has also got me super excited and terrified for the future of some characters. It’s a heartbreaking show, but so worth it.

 

I have surprisingly had quite a bit of time to read these days, probably because I have been procrastinating studying, oops. Here are some of my favorite books I have read recently.

The Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

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I started reading this book about two months ago, and I just finished it. It took me a while to get through because it deals with a lot of history from World War I, which I’m not familiar with, so I got confused. But I kept reading because I fell in love with all the characters. Follett’s characters are definitely the best part of the book – the plot is interesting but not excellent. His storytelling is amazing, and I found myself desperately hoping, along with the characters, that war would not be declared, which is crazy because I knew that the book was based on history. History buffs will probably love this book even more than I did.

Asking For It by Louise O’Neill

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I read this book because it was the first book for January for the Banging Book Club, which was started by one of my favorite YouTubers, Hannah Witton and two of her friends. It’s a difficult book to get through, but it is amazing because it shows the realities of rape culture and how in a small town where people have preconceived notions of people’s reputations, the victim is ultimately the one who is blamed. Many people have criticized the ending, but I think that it fits with the rest of the book in that the reality that sometimes, everything isn’t going to be okay.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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This book broke my heart. I read it because I saw the trailer for the movie, which stars Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke, AKA Finnick and Dany, and I had to know what happens in the story. Yes, it is a love story, but it focuses on important things which people usually feel uncomfortable talking about. The characters are interesting and the story beautifully captures the fact that sometimes time isn’t a factor when it comes to falling in love.

 

I love music, like most people, but I am not obsessed. I find my music from TV shows or games, or friends. Here are three songs I have been LOVING.

Intro by The XX

OMG this song. I listen to it on repeat for hours. My friend said to me, I have no idea what this is, but I keep listening. That’s exactly what I do as well. It just makes me happy and sad at the same time and I just can’t explain why I love this song so much, but I do.

The Set Up by Favored Nations

I can explain why I love this song. It plays at the end credits of GTA V when the three main characters are looking off into the sunset and then leave. I recently played the game for the second time and rediscovered this song. It’s an awesome workout song too.

Singing Satellite by Above and Beyond

I love this song because the vocals are amazing and it’s just a nice song. I also recommend checking out the other songs by Above and Beyond, they’re all pretty great.

 

Yay video games! Sadly I have not been playing as much as I want to. But here’s the ones I’ve been loving for a while.

Clash of Clans

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THIS GAME. So I used to play it obsessively for around a year, and then I just got fed up because OH MY GOD, you needed so much gold and elixir and people kept stealing it from you and I basically rage quit. But then, my wonderful but stupid friend kept talking about it and I decided to play it again. I didn’t sign in to my previous account, I just started from the beginning. I’ll probably end up rage quitting again, but right now I am having so much fun, and I’m enjoying the new features that weren’t there before, which make the game less frustrating.

Star Wars Battlefront

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I love love love couch co-op games. There are way too few because everyone plays online these days, but my brother and I love playing together so this game is what we have been playing lately. The game is fun and I love the different game modes, but I just wish that there was a story mode; that would have made the game perfect.

GTA V

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As I said before, I recently replayed this game and I cannot even explain how much I love it. The story is super immersive, the characters are my best friends, I love them so much, and the humor is just off the charts. It’s subtle, slapstick and self deprecating. Despite having played the game before, I laughed out loud multiple times. I finished the main story and I’m currently running around completing the strangers and freaks and just going crazy. It’s the best.

 

So that’s it! Here’s some of my favorites and I hope you enjoy at least one of these 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things That People Should Tell You, But Don’t

  1. Your mental health is important, and if people tell you it isn’t don’t listen to them. If you feel like you need to take a day off and do nothing – then do nothing. One day isn’t going to kill you. If you feel like all you do is take days of, still do nothing. There is nothing worse than having to pretend like you’re alright when you’re not, so take as much time as you need to get better.
  2. If you feel like your problems are getting the better of you and preventing you from doing things, then see someone. It might be hard to take this first step, but once you do, you will thank yourself for it. Seeing a therapist helped me so much, and having someone who is a professions tell you that there is nothing wrong with you helps you to realize that you actually can get better.
  3. If you don’t know what the fuck you’re gonna do with the rest of your life, don’t worry. Almost everyone feels the same way. I’m supposed to graduate from university this year, and I legitimately have no idea what on earth I am going to do after. Some days it freaks me out but most of the time I don’t think about it. Just have faith that everything will work out the way it is supposed to (this is easier said than done, but it makes life easier).
  4. Figuring out what you don’t want to do is just as important as figuring out what you do want to do. After a huge disaster of an internship at a big company I realized that first of all, a 9 to 5 job would kill me, and secondly, corporate environments weren’t for me at all. Most people I’ve told this to think that I’m just eliminating a huge number of opportunities, but when I think back to how unhappy I was during that time, I know that I don’t want that type of job, ever.
  5. Wherever you go, there will always be people who will put you down, make you feel bad and/ or make life hell for you. It sucks, and sometimes it’s very hard to deal with, but know that their behavior has nothing to do with you. As long as you’re doing what you’re supposed to, they don’t have anything on you, so just ignore them and remember that what goes around comes around.
  6. Start saving money as soon as you can. It doesn’t matter if you can only save a little at a time, as long as you’re putting some money away. This way you will always have a back up in case of an emergency, or you can use some of it when you need a little extra cash.
  7. Spend more time doing things you love. Everyone days this, but I feel like not many people actually do it. Sometimes you need to just take a day off work or university and go hang out with you friends. Talk about stupid things, laugh until your stomach hurts and just have fun. Watch the TV show you’ve been meaning to, read the book you never finished, buy the new game you wanted and spend 12 hours playing it. Life is really too short to spend it doing things you have to do and forgetting about things you want to do.
  8. Plan a holiday. You may think that this is difficult, but there is ALWAYS somewhere you can go. Spend the day in another city, spend a few nights at a friend’s place by the beach, save up some money and go to a hotel for a night. We live in an amazing time; adventure can be right around the corner.
  9. Call or message the person you’ve been meaning to contact forever, but haven’t had the time to. Everyone has at least one person they were supposed to get in touch with, but too often people forget, and friendships fade. It’ll make both of your days, so it’s worth it.
  10. There are different types of friends, but they’re still your friends. Some of them are people you just say hi to when you see them, some of them you meet every few months to catch up and you don’t really talk about anything serious. Some of them you have known forever and can reminisce about your childhood with. And then there are the special ones who you can’t live without. Once you know what type of friend they are you become less frustrated with things that they do or don’t do.
  11. There will be bad days and good days, so deal with them accordingly. On a bad day it’s OK to cry your eyes out and on a good day it’s OK to laugh until it hurts. You can’t be happy everyday and you can’t be sad everyday, and the sooner you realize this, the easier it becomes to be happy.

Apologies for not posting last week, I was lazy 😛

 

Currently:

Reading – Fall of Giants by Ken Follett (I really need to finish this)

Watching – Mad Men and a million other shows

Playing – GTA V (second time around), Witcher 3 and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate