Thursday, 12 June 2014

this week i have been mostly ...

...geeking out!

This coupled with vegging out as I caught the flu right before I went to Paris last week - which didn't stop me from going to Paris, but 3 days walking around exploring a city and almost 5-6 hours total journeying by train (from Stockport, near Manchester, to London, to Paris, and back again) when I should have spent all that time in bed took it's toll on me - missing Monday at work and being sent home yesterday from sheer exhaustion. I feel better now though so back on the blog :)

And so this week I geeked with the following -

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I started watching Battlestar Galatctica - Netflix keeps recommending it to me and so I gave it a go. I didn't realise they begin the series with a movie split into 2, so I wondered how I would watch a show in which every episode was an hour and a half long ... not the case don't worry that is just the (amazing) set up. Battlestar Galactica seems to have everything - adult topics, moral dilemmas, questions of sacrifice and choice during a time of war, who to trust, questions of democracy, genuine emotion, imagination, science fiction - and I have only watched 3 episodes! I can't wait to watch more!

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I completed the story line on Ni No Kuni : The Wrath of the White Witch (PS3). I have by no means completed the game (plenty to do yet yippee) but I have the story under wraps. Absolutely brilliant - beautiful graphics, wonderful game play that steadily but easily gets more complicated, remaining enjoyable and captivating. This game has a way of touching your emotions in the classic way that every Studio Ghibli/Miyazaki film manages to. It also has wonderful cut scenes in film style.

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I watched Game of Thrones (of course) - series 4 episode 9, The Watchers on the Wall. I was as pleased as I could have been with the way the episode played out considering how far deviated it is now from the books. Though again I'm not sure where they are going with the end of it...but I daren't say more in case I spoil it for you! Needless to say I look forward to discussing with fellow readers their thoughts.

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I finished reading The Hedge Knight by George R. R. Martin. This is a short story set about 90 years before the events in A Game of Thrones and the first of the three tales of Dunk (the hedge knight in question) and Egg (his squire). It was absolutely brilliant, I really can't recommend this story highly enough for ASOIAF fans and I eagerly began the second tale, The Sworn Sword.

Have you geeked out recently? I would be interested to know if you like any of the things I got up to this week and we can always discuss over an electronic cuppa! Find me on social media by looking to the right of this post - speak soon I hope!

4 comments:

  1. Geeking out over Wildstar for me at the moment and the usual warcraft playing. I'm really impressed with Wildstar, it won't be the wow killer for me but it's nice to see some competition out there for it. I really liked the most recent Game of Thrones episode but sometimes Jon Snow has a face I want to either slap or hug, I'm still not sure which x

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    1. Sounds excellent I might look it up - I've never tried WoW myself, might dabble one day but I don't game on my laptop at all really. I totally agree! I thought when he smiled at ygritte was a masterpiece of directing though, really broke my heart xx

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  2. Thanks for this! My boyfriend has been looking for something to read now that he's finished all the song of ice and fire books. I haven't read them but �� GOT tv show. Was a bit choked when Ygritte died

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    1. Oh great I'm so glad I could help someone out :D he should really enjoy them they are marvellous. Oh yeah, what got me was Jon Snows smile, so heartbreaking xxx

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