Welcome to my monthly progress post that happens on the 13th, which marks the start of a new fiscal month here on Livid Lightning. Get it? XIII is my favourite number… because I like Final Fantasy XIII a lot? Jeez… tough crowd.
Tis the month of love… or at least that’s what the Hallmark Corporation wants it to be. I won’t go off into a rant in this progress post, but damn, I’m not really a fan Valentine’s Day. It’s mostly the annoying subliminal (super-liminal?) messages that businesses use to push subpar chocolate, overpriced jewelry, and wilted flowers. Yeah. I’m probably jealous on some level… oh well!
Alrighty. I’ve sated my need to whine a bit, so on with the things I’ve been up to this month! Is it St. Patrick’s Day yet? This will also be shorter than usual. Long work day with tons of things going on so I’m not feeling as babbly as usual. Here we go, though!
My daily posting streak went crashing down along with my mood (not surprised… I know me pretty well these days). I’m happy to report I finished re-posting my Dragon Age Origins babblethrough series before I got all cranky, though! I’m also pleased with the book reviews I managed to get posted. I’ve been wanting to get into doing those more and they were fun to write.
The awesome Kim from Later Levels and I teamed up to host a special community event this week: #LoveYourBacklog! Check out Kim’s post to find out how you can partake. And lemme know if you do since I’d love to read your post! The backlog beast can totally become something for us to be proud of rather than the invincible foe we usually treat it as.
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Things I Wrote Here
- Path of the Grey Warden 8: Gruesome Golems
- A History of Video Games in 64 Objects Review
- Path of the Grey Warden 9: Originated
- Dragon Age Origins (Ultimate Edition) Review
- An Ember in the Ashes Review
- A Letter From Inquisitor Ellen
- Dragon Age Inquisition Review
- A Torch Against the Night Review
- Falling Off Buildings & Running From Blues
- My First Hour In Post-Apocalyptic Boston
- Ah!! The Belated Resident Evil Memories…
- Embrace Thy Backlog Monster!
XIII Random Great Things I Read From Others
Alas, I don’t have the time or energy to obsessively read blogs like I did in the past. But here’s a random sampling of cool posts I was able to read lately. Keep being awesome, everyone!
I) Ellie over at Blogging For Dopamine wrote a wonderful post about the INTJ’s struggle with logic and emotion. As a INFJ, I related a lot. My brain and heart are often pulling me in two different directions. I can use my logic to basically cut out my feelz, but those feelz always come back with a vengeance. The key to happiness is finding that sweet state of inner peace.
II) I need moar time for participating in community events… Red Metal’s Questions for the Reader’s series over at Extra Life Reviews is always an interesting read, at least.
III) Imagining all the cool custom video game swag I could create with a 3D printer makes me all warm and fuzzy inside! I enjoyed this Killer Robotics post about getting started with the technology.
IV) If you collect cards, you’re gonna want to store them properly for the sake of your collection. Check out this post on Daily Trading Cards for the importance of the old school binder technology.
V) I found Hundstrasse‘s questioning of a missing window in the non-REmastered Resident Evil 2 game quite fascinating.
VI) Gah! Anxiety and depression like to gang up on me a lot these days. A Geeky Gal‘s recent post about anxiety struck a chord with me. It’s always nice not to feel alone when dealing with this mental health stuff.
VII) The Shameful Narcissist rocks at writing entertaining book reviews, and her All’s Well That End’s Well review is no exception, complete with amusing memes and badass commentary.
VIII) I was a tad sad to see that Normal Happenings discontinued their weekly Nice Job Badges. I always found cool bloggers through those posts and was grateful to receive a couple badges for posts here on Livid Lightning.
IX) I think I’m officially out on BioWare’s upcoming Anthem game based on the first impressions post over at Falcon Game Reviews. I was not a fan of Destiny and I only enjoy truly single player experiences.
X) Is your whiny voice evolving and trying to kill you, along with the entire human race? If you’re alarmed by this notion, definitely check out Professional Moron‘s surreal short story.
XI) SidrElf has finally explained why I love dragons so much. I may have fallen victim to marketing tricks…
XII) I seriously need to get back into the Kirby series. Defy the Majority keeps reminding me how adorably badass the pink little guy is.
XIII) I’m still plugging away at the Witcher 3 (see below) and I really enjoyed reading the Goddess of Wisdom’s thoughts on the game over at AmbiGaming. She pointed out a lot of good critiques about Geralt’s 3rd adventure. #CiriForNextWitcherGameProtagonist
Games Completed So Far in 2019: 4 (+3)
Games Newly Finished
Life Is Strange
Games I’m Actively Playing Now
The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild
Games On the In-Progress Back Burner
Metal Gear Solid 2 Sons of Liberty – I ain’t got no time to be pwned by unfair VR missions lately. The Platinum trophy quest is officially on hold for a bit.
Dark Souls – Not feeling up for dying a lot at the moment, but do intend to try again someday in the far future.
Loot Crate again since Mass Effect was featured – Hella disappointing… A Gears of War blanket and a Mass Effect calendar (which was actually kinda cool) were the highlights. Yeah. I’m done wasting money on these. $40 for dollar store junk, essentially.
Shovel Knight Amiibo 3-Pack – All currently preorder-able Amiibo are preordered. Nintendo Direct today announced some cool new ones….
Books Read in 2019: 2 (+2)
Things Newly Read
There Before The Chaos by K.B. Wagers – Book 2 in this series is coming out in the summer. Can’t wait!!
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman – Freaking loved this book. Gaiman’s interpretation of the old tales is amazing and hilarious.
Nothing by No One… sorry….
Movies Watched in 2019: 1 (+1)
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
TV Shows Watched in 2019: 1 (+1)
BoJack Horseman (Seasons 1-5)
Life & Other Things
I’ve been a mess, but I finally got those medical test results I’ve been anxiously (panicking?) about since what feels like forever. Good news! Nothing scary was flagged at the moment… but I still have an unexplained vision issue and another MRI in a year to check on things. Yay.
There you have it! My monthly progress post thingy. What’s anyone reading this up to these days? Comments section is down below if you want to share your thoughts on things!
⚡Thanks for reading!⚡
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