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.
OMG!! This is my 100th post on Livid Lightning. Woot! And almost a full year since I restarted the blogging thing, too. I’m actually quite impressed with myself for not deleting this site yet… I do think my mental health and self-destructive tendencies are under control for good now. I plan to be babbling on the internet for as long as I can game, read, write words, and breathe. Thank you for all the support!
I’m also hella happy spring 2019 decided to show up! Saturdays seem to be rain days (ugh… why not Monday if it MUST rain??), but I’m enjoying the walk to work every morning in daylight AND without a winter coat. Plus my two cats are thrilled it’s warm enough for me to open my apartment windows for them again.
Intro outta the way and here’s what I’ve been up to this fiscal month.
I just write what I want whenever, I guess! For no reason at all, I started a babblethrough series on Life Is Strange. It’s already finished but I wanted this post to be my 100th post so Episode 4 and 5 are scheduled for next week. For future post plans, I want to get a few reviews done for games I’ve beaten recently. Other than that…. I dunno.
Oh and a huge thank you to my latest patron, Professional Moron! I’m very much still on the fence about continuing with Patreon. It just doesn’t feel right asking for money from people for babbling on the internet, you know? We shall see.
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Things Written Here
- Summer Bird Blue Review
- Mission: Finish Fallout 4 in March (Failed)
- Life Is Strange – Episode 1: Chrysalis
- Life Is Strange – Episode 2: Out of Time
- Life Is Strange – Episode 3: Chaos Theory
Things Written Elsewhere
- AmbiGaming Article: Life Is Strange’s Squirrelly Shenanigans – My nutty article about optional photo ops in Life Is Strange.
XIII Random Cool Things Written By Other Bloggers
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) Purple’s Presentation: “Anatomy Of The Well-Red Mage – Who he is, and how he Came to Be” – Whoa, dudes! That’s awesome that the Purple Prose Mage got a chance to do a live presentation at a WordPress Meetup. Huge thanks for the shout-out, too! It was so surreal to see my avatar and blog up on a presentation screen.
II) Thero’s Top Five Video Game Themed Easter Eggs. – Gotta love stumbling on Easter eggs in games! Bonus points to Thero for including a reference in Dragon Age Inquisition.
III) [GAME REVIEW] Super Mario Odyssey – While I was certainly less enthused about Super Mario Odyssey, to say the least, I enjoyed reading Red Metal’s analysis of the game.
IV) Blogovision 2019: A Sea of Stars – Normally I like to partake in all the blogger collabs I see, but my brain just wasn’t working for this one. Kim of Later Levels hit many high notes in her post! I seriously need to play a Monkey Island game one of these years.
V) Haiku Friday: Professional Moron Does Japanese Poetry – A wonderful and sarcastic moronic take on that Haiku poetry thing by the Professional Moron!
VI) I Built A PC! – Huge congrats to Shelby over at Falcon Game Reviews for building his very own gaming PC. I wish them many good years together.
VII) The State of the Gamer: 5/7/19 – Always enjoy reading what the Shameful Narcissist is up to! I think I might be sold on the Phoenix Wright series… just need time to play video games.
VIII) Valley of The Dragons Review – I hate movies with misleading titles. DReager1’s review stating the distinct lack of dragons in this film makes it a pass from me.
IX) 11 JRPGs I Wish I Had Time To Play [11:11] – So many games so little time… A great list of cool JRPG games on gamergal.exe that I’ll likely never have time to play.
X) Virtual Collector: Top 5 Resident Evil 2 Versions I’d Like to Own – I hope Hundstrasse gets all the copies of RE2 he seeks. Oh… it might be cool to track down all the version of the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy someday.
XI) Analyzing Games the Aether Way – I’m lazy and didn’t play the game Loved like Aether suggested. But it was neat to read about his reviewing process thoughts.
XII) Fallout 76 – Player Vending! – I’m never going to play Fallout 76 because I don’t want to deal with people in an online game. It was very interesting to read about the game’s new selling features on Bandicoot Warrior.
XIII) The Interesting Case of the Hero’s Journey – Athena may be taking a break from new posts, but I’ve been reading up on some of AmbiGaming’s old content. This brilliant post about how Journey sticks true to the monomyth triggered me to finally give this game a go.
Games Completed So Far in 2019: 7 (+3)
Games Newly Finished
Fina-freaking-ly! I’ve had this game since 2015 and I am so happy I finally platinumed it. I’m not proud of what I had to do for that trophy, but it’s done. Yay! I’m planning to do a bit of babbling about my final experiences with the game in the form of log posts. Then I’ll probably review it. Please stand by…
I’m not a huge fan of the point-and-click genre since I only have a few of these types of games under my belt. I loved this one! So much dark and depressing humour. Review is in-progress.
This was quite the emotional experience! Definitely going to be reviewing this game very soon. The biggest complaint I have is that there aren’t many people online to meet these days. I met 3 whole travelers during my several hour playthrough.
Games Actively Playing
Nothing at this very moment. Focusing on that writing about games thing.
Games On the In-Progress Back Burner
I’ll get back to these great games… eventually.
- Chrono Trigger
- The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
- The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild
- Metal Gear Solid 2 Sons of Liberty
- Dark Souls
With all the Life Is Strange posting I’ve been doing lately, I think I’m going to pick up the prequel, Before the Storm, sometime very soon. I’ll also work on clearing the other games that came with my Collector’s Edition copy of Journey. I’m in the mood for relaxing stuff.
The Legend of Shepard T-Shirt from Redbubble
I would so play a Mass Effect/Legend of Zelda crossover game. Link could pwn the Reapers while Commander Shepard takes dow Ganon, in the epic final battle! Oooo…. I could at least do a fanfiction.
Lightning Farron Art from Cealaigh Molden Fine Art
There’s this really cool artist I started following recently on Twitter, @CMoldenFineArt. I noticed she had a Lightning A4 piece for sale so I bought it. No regrets!! Fang and Vanille A4s might also be on the way… I think I’ve developed a Final Fantasy XIII fanart addiction. Ah, well… whatever makes me happy.
New Swag Plans
No more impulse purchases! Need to save monies for other stuff. Like retirement and all that boring adult investment stuff. Wait… I think I saw something shiny on Amazon!!
Books Read in 2019: 8 (+2)
Tales of Lunis Aquaria by Tessa Hastjarjanto
Always love supporting new authors! A blogger I follow recently published this book (her first one). I really enjoyed this collection of tales. I hope there’s a Book 2 someday. This world is quite interesting and I’d love to learn more about it.
Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
I will never ever complain about my job or life again. Thanks to Professional Moron for recommending this classic!
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Might as well see what all the hype is about. No plans to watch the TV show (Starbucks cup… LOLz) but I’ll give the books a shot. I’m not too far into this first book but I’m liking it. The sex scenes I’ve encountered so far made me want to barf, not gonna lie, but this is an interesting and well written world for sure. I also love the direwolves!
The Game of Thrones series could very well take me until the end of the year to read…
Movies Watched in 2019: 3 (+0)
TV Shows Watched in 2019: 1 (+0)
Watching Stuff Plans
I’m just not a good watcher of things. I get bored really easily when I watch most movies or TV shows. Sigh.
Life & Other Things
Things are going forward and I’m trying not to worry about anything that has been bringing me down lately. Random other life things:
- Super excited for my first trip outside of Canada happening in July. That’ll be here soon.
- My stupid car failed it’s biyearly safety inspection thingy (mandatory in Nova Scotia). I guess the fuel lines are rotting out so that needs attention very soon. Hello, unplanned expenses!
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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