Anime Midwest 2014
was pretty fun. Got to see some old friends, and also made some new ones!
Had a friend to come sell with me there, and it was her first time selling too! She makes clay figures; go check her out @ MonkeyWerks
I got back into console gaming. Due to the fact that we don't have an HD TV (and my brother has his own HD monitor for his own gaming in his room), and 'cuz the old CRTV is crappy to even play these games that now utilizes HD (I have to literally SQUINT my eyes to see the text), I ended up buying another monitor for myself. www.microcenter.com/product/35…
It's a pretty sweet monitor. I didn't bother getting rid of my older monitor (which didn't have a HDMI port), so I ended setting up dual monitoring, and I can switch between DVI & HDMI with a button on the new monitor. And an info I didn't know (and not like companies would explain these in product descriptions), but I found out from my friend that this monitor was good for gaming input (11 second delay compared to the typical 20+ second delays...woohoo!). So I guess I was pretty lucky in picking this monitor out.
I only own the WiiU. Since my bro got himself a Playstation 4, he lent me his Playstation 3. So anyway, console games that I've played/started playing so far: Tales of Xillia
(I've still yet to finish from Jude's POV though, but finished Milla's), Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star
(unfinished), Hyrule Warriors
(unfinished), and Bayonetta 2
(finished, but working on getting higher score/rank & unlockables).
Others I bought, but hadn't started on: Tales of Xillia 2
, Tales of Graces F
, Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel
, and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
. Not to mention I STILL have several other games to finish, such as some of the The Legend of Zelda
games (both Twilight Princess
and Skyward Sword
), Xenoblade Chronicles
, The Wonderful 101
, Star Ocean: The Last Hope
, Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica
, Magna Carta 2
...and possibly more that I currently can't think off the top of my head. ALSO, doesn't help that I have pre-ordered the new Super Smash Bros.
for the WiiU and Guilty Gear Xrd: Limited Edition
for the PS3.
...UGH, TOO MANY GAMES!
Anime is no different. I have just as much of a viewing backlog to my gaming backlog, lol. But anyway, series that I've been watching religiously for this current anime season are: Selector Spread WIXOSS
(the 2nd season to Selector Infected WIXOSS
), Psycho-Pass 2
, Sailor Moon Crystal
, and Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works TV
. I watched the 1st episode of Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis
(aka Rage of Bahamut
), and it really wasn't bad in my opinion. It definitely gave off that old school anime feel...but HOLY, the character designs for the main male protagonists really irked me.
I've yet to start watching Sword Art Online 2
and Log Horizon 2
(although I've still yet to finish the 2nd half of Log Horizon
season 1). Then there's others from previous seasons I've yet to watch or finish watching such as Zankyou no Terror
, Black Bullet
, Blade and Soul
, No Game No Life
, and Tokyo Ghoul
...I'll have to REALLY pick a day to marathon these shows. One of these days, I swear!
As for the art/drawing aspect of my life, my motivation for making new stuff has been ZILCH since Anime Midwest 2014. Like I said, due to work & other things (which I've named above), my priorities is all a mess. Doesn't help that money is kinda tight again (due to the fact that I finally got myself my own car, so now I gotta work hard to get back that money that I paid for the car & other things that went along with it). But I'm REALLY trying hard to get started again. Perhaps I should get into doing warm-up sketches & try not to worry what others may think of it. Or maybe draw a sketch(s) per day.
Ugh, I'll see how it goes.
... Until next time!