Hello everyone, how has July been for you? The first two weeks of the month were pretty easy going for me. I played a few games and managed to squeeze some time to watch two anime series somehow. The second half of the month flew by in a blur. I had some last minute stuff I had to do, so I spent most of my time on that. Had an overall bad reading month, which also translated to a very good gaming and watching month.
I found myself in the mood for some high school anime this month, so I finished watching Kokoro Connect, which I started a few months ago and watched Anne Happy. Kokoro tells the story of a school club who are visited by a mysterious entity who tests their bonds of friendship, such as randomly swapping bodies or hearing each other’s thoughts. It was a little on the heavy side, with talks of relationship, family abuse and androphobia, which wasn’t exactly what I was looking for. Anne Happy on the other hand is a stupidly fun anime about a classroom of unlucky kids, whose education is aimed to help them with their bad luck. Zootopia is the story of a young rabbit trying to make a change by becoming the first herbivore cop. I loved it a lot and thought the issues dealt by it were pretty topical. Check out Caleb’s review of it here.
I played a lot of Pokemon Black this month while everyone is playing Pokemon Go. Only the Elite Four left to beat, hopefully I’ll complete it next month. Alongside, FFX and Witcher 3: Blood and Wine. I need to be more mindful of this. Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 was another game I played a bit of. It wasn’t really satisfying, but it lead me down the path of Civilization V for some reason. Watching the Yogcast videos on Civ V certainly contributed too. I finally played Gone Home, thanks to PS Plus. It didn’t resonate with me. I think I’m about two years late to the train on that one and have seen better portrayals of LGBT in video game and better “walking simulators”. I also played a little of I am Setsuna. Didn’t played too much because I was rushing for a deadline on something else. I should probably have left it until I was done with that something else, but I just couldn’t resist.
Mistborn Prime was a quick, fun read. It’s a draft by Brandon Sanderson before he wrote the current form of Mistborn. You can request it via the contact page on his website. I won’t share details about it because I’m not sure if I’m allowed. I had a hard time with Queen of Shadows, took me about three weeks to finish it. And this was before my deadline rush. Finally read the Raven Boys. Really enjoyed it, though a little confused/underwhelmed at the ending. Hopefully, I’ll get to the Dream Thieves soon.
Some housekeeping news:
1.) Caleb will be on hiatus for quite a while. His schedule is really getting to him so he won’t be able to contribute for sometime.
2.) I’m planning to test out a new format of blog post for movies and films starting with Suicide Squad. It will be more of a discussion rather than a review, where I discuss the movie with one of my friends. I hope you guys will like it.
3.) I have some stuff planned for September, which will be Watch Game Read’s first anniversary. It won’t be anything big, but I want to make a small occasion out of it 🙂