Monday, 24 September 2012

I fucking love books

Here they are - my new precious darlings to fill those empty bookshelves with.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

I was a big fan of the original series of Fullmetal Alchemist but was curious to see what the differences would be between the old stuff and what appears to be a reboot.
For the first 20 episodes, there was no more difference than that they had removed all my favourite scenes. I was ready to crack skulls I felt so cheated. After that, the differences have been plentiful and rather huge. It's also been rather amazing with many of my questions from the last time getting closer to be answered.
I'm ready to recommend it to all those who didn't have the patience to keep watching.

It's a bit like Fafner in the Azure; it grows on you after a certain amount of episodes (for Fafner, it was 14 episodes, before that it was kind of boring and, to tell the truth, deeply depressing but nowadays I count it to be one of my favourite animes).

64 episodes have passed and I should sum up this anime. I have a few words:

Friday, 21 September 2012

Dammit Renner!

I have a crush on Jeremy Renner right now. Just a slight one and nothing huge... pffff... BWAHAHAHA! There’s the understatement of the year. I’ve gone in deep on this one; in truth I have a gargantuan crush on Renner because of all the awesome this man creates. And no, it wasn’t Avengers that threw me straight into this. It was The Hurt Locker. And Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. And then there was S.W.A.T. And now it’s Twelve and Holding. He’s amazing. Especially Hurt Locker and Twelve and Holding really left me gasping for air after my mind was blown. It’s something about his face. No. The whole dude radiates awesome. 

The art of getting across all these strong emotions through subtle means – he knows it. 

If you want more of Jeremy Renner, watch The Unusuals. It's a dark comedy tv show in ten episodes about a dysfunctional group of cops in New York. And it's awesome.

Precious books

So I gave in to temptation and bought John Green's Looking For Alaska and Paper Towns. After looking at and enjoying all those VlogBrothers videos on Youtube it only seemed natural. If the books are half as funny as John (or Hank) is is the videos I'm good.
Also bought Movies as Politics by Jonathan Rosenbaum because I've desperately wanted it since I started going through the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list. Not only that but I bought Chicks Dig Comics - A Celebration of Comic Books by the Women Who Love Them edited by Lynne M.Thomas and Sigrid Ellis. I've been told it's really good.
I'll get back to you on what I thought of them.

It's my mission in life to surround myself with as many books as I possibly can and create a library others envy me for.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Oh my God...

"It's my birthday!"
(No really, it is my birthday. I'm 24 now.)
(That's 42, but backwards. I'm trying to see the bright side here...)

Monday, 17 September 2012

My feels

You guessed it right; I'm not in the best of moods and will probably continue being a complete and utter wanker for a few more days (weeks if we’re unlucky) if nothing entirely awesome happens. We all go through these episodes of hating everything and everyone now and again and for me it includes isolating myself and watching a lot of Black Books. That is unless I'm spewing profanities at people because I’m forced to crawl out of my dungeon for lets say... work... or school.
I thought that moving into a bigger city would turn my life around and everything would be nice and shiny. I got myself a job and liked it for about three days until my colleagues started whispering behind my back. As a geek I’ve always liked school but instantly had issues with my classmates when I got back to university about two weeks ago. The uniformity of the group is astounding and if I’m the most peculiar there is, something’s gone wrong because I’m really not that peculiar.
Well, now I am.
To top all that off I’ve had to reevaluate what I think people want from me; whether it’s physical or intellectual. It can’t be described as pretty.
I’m shook-up and disappointed.

A word of caution should be given to anyone who wants to give me advice on dealing with this world-suck - please, don’t bother as it'll only exacerbate things. Don't tell me what to do. For your own good.
You want to make things better? I like drinking tea and eating cake. I have this ridiculously huge appreciation for nerds – preferably Whovians, Potterheads, Sherlockians, SuperWhoLockians, Browncoats and Star Wars nerds or anyone who can quote at least three things Dylan Moran has ever said. I’m generally inclined to like people who care about me, not because I should entertain them when they’re bored but because of genuine affection.
But maybe that’s just me.

Offended? You better watch this.

Friday, 7 September 2012

For the lols

What's Your Catchphrase?

Mine (Sofia the Hutt) was:
"Unfortunately, you won't interest me unless you're 2D."

Not really that much of a catchphrase but one helluva comeback. I approve.

Thursday, 6 September 2012


Me neither Arthur, me neither... There's that thing about Thursdays that's intirely confusing so lets drink to that. Today has been tough, but according to calculations tomorrow should be better.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012


I don’t know but I guess it's that time of year when the angst associated with getting older strikes like a wet towel to the face. Of course, there’s hope for all of us nerds out there since it’s somehow much easier to stay awesome as you get older when you’re a nerd. Just look at the Green brothers, Zachary Levi, Natalie Portman, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, Vin Diesel or Simon Pegg.
Here’s a clip of Hank Green telling you how to survive as you grow up. Or don't.

Also read Simon Pegg’s Nerd Do Well for inspiration. And Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury just to read something awesome that will maybe make you try and live your life to its fullest. This November/December (depending on where on the planet you are) Life of Pi premieres in theatres. Directed by Ang Lee, it’s based on the book by Yann Martel and I recommend the book wholeheartedly.
I mentioned towels before and speaking of towels, I want you to read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy because honestly, you can never get too much Douglas Adams. I recently reread The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and The Restaurant at the End of the Universe and I believe it made me a better person.

I started school again today. I managed to get lost, arrive at the wrong classroom and subsequently was late to my first lecture of the semester.
Oh well, it’ll get better.

I've cut my hair.