I’ve been watching Little Witch Academia during my lunch breaks lately. It’s pretty charming, about a girl with seemingly little magic talent but a lot of enthusiasm going to witch school. I admire her determination and optimism and the surrounding cast of characters are also charming as all get out.
I choose to run towards my problems, and not away from them. Because that’s what heroes do.
Thor: Ragnarok (2017), dir. Taika Waititi
Destiny 2 Locations
I don’t know how I feel about Destiny 2 but I really like Nessus. The color palatte reminds me of No Man’s Sky for some reason.
(D2 looks and feels more polished but some of the dialogue is terrible and Nathan Fillion is Nathan Fillion and it doesn’t feel challenging even though it kinda is? I’m enjoying the Lost Sectors and trying to get other folks to notice Falysion the Frenzied Mind after a public event is done but ?? It could be me, it could be the game.)
Now, I don’t know what Charles put in your head, but I am not whatever it is you think I am, okay? I only met you, like, a week ago. You got your Rebecca, your Delilah, your blah, blah, blah, whatever. Everything you asked for, you’ve got it! And it is better this way. Because I suck at this. Bad shit happens to people I care about, you understand me?
Logan (2017) dir. James Mangold
This was one of the more impressive movies I’ve seen this year. It’s incredibly violent and bleak but Mangold knows what story he wants to tell and does it confidently and exceptionally well.
I finished Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, the sequel to The New Order, earlier tonight and have a lot of mixed thoughts. While TNC has some interesting gameplay ideas and levels, flaws in the user experience created a very frustrating experience.
The storytelling ultimately fell flat for me. I really loved the story in The New Order – it was a deeply personal one while fighting for a Nazi-free world. In TNC, there were a few additions to the cast but the BJ is the only one who gets fully fleshed out more. Everyone else gets very little except for a new character whose arc culminates in a tonally jarring cutscene with really bad optics. I`m surprised no one else has commented on it, it’s the type of scene that could easily be meme’d and used in the wrong circles. It makes me think people are so satisfied with killing Nazis that they’re willing to overlook the game’s flaws. And there are a lot.
I enjoyed playing the game in the beginning but due to my playstyle (stealth), it became a frustrating experience. Add in the UI/UX problems as well as a disappointing story, and you get ambivalent feelings. I’m glad I played it, TNO provided a lot of goodwill, but seeing how TNC panned out makes me wary about the conclusion of the trilogy.
Strong Woman Bong Soon is one of 2017`s most popular Korean dramas that is currently available on Netflix. Do Bong Soon is part of a matrilineal blessing that bestows women with extraordinary strength. It’s part supercute fluffy romance drama, part supercreepy thriller, and a bunch of filler revolving gangsters and whatever.
Despite the ‘lol gay panic’ and ‘you can’t be a real woman because you’re so strong’, it’s nice to see a male lead be the first to fall in love and to support the heroine. It’s also nice to see a female lead, while strong, still be allowed to be scared and to cry. Park Bo-Young is adorable and an excellent crier and Park Hyung Shik does a really good job being boyfriend material. Their height difference also made things very entertaining to watch.