zen_monk: (Quelorie Magic)
I had a horrible day evening last. There was much shouting and crying involved. It sucked. 

Today made up for all the crappiness of last night. I met up with my friend Erin, whom I've known since senior year high school, and we hanged out at the local comic book shop with her brother talking about Dark Horse comics and 1980s comics. She then brought me over to a spiritual book store where she picked out my belated birthday present, The Handbook of Tarot I believe it was called, and we had lunch at Crushcake Bakery and Cafe. Excellent servings there; not too much and just enough food to fill up. The cupcakes were very much worth the time walking up and down State St.

We then rode to the next town over to the shopping center close to where I live and watched the "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" movie.

I really liked it a lot! I felt that the pacing was good; there was never a dull moment. There was good plot without it feeling too ridiculous. I had some cringe moments in part of the film, because I keep expecting some sort of reenactment of chimpanzee horror stories where someone's face would get ripped off or something similar. Like a pulled limb or mauling. But the film didn't really contain that, so I was pleased.

The ending kind of depressed me a bit.

I haven't really watched any of the Planet of the Apes films. I've only seen bits of stuff from when the movies would show up on television when I was younger. Didn't remember too much of it. I did get the gist of the franchise, likely due to the osmosis effect of popular culture, but after watching this movie I wanted to watch all the rest. Including the Tim Burton one.

zen_monk: (Cat on dog smiling)
No, I do not mean basketball. Speaking of, I shake my fist at whoever controls the tv at the cafeteria for always staying on ESPN for March Madness whenever I get an in-between break from classes.

March was the time when I did a lot of pre-orders. Mouse-clicking madness, so to say. So this is list of new stuff:
  • Assassin's Creed t-shirt featuring Altair from Assassin's Creed 1 from SwapDog.com.
  • Assassin's Creed 1MillionAssassin's fan shirt from UbiWorkShop, so it's an official Assassin's Creed t-shirt
  • a sketch of Naveen from "The Princess and the Frog" drawn by bri-chan, a well-known Disney-themed artist from Deviantart, intended as a birthday present.
  • A plush doll of Professor Layton from Play-Asia.com, also a birthday item for the same person.
  • 5 Centimeters Per Second DVD from Crunchyroll.com. Such a beautiful movie.
  • The Collector's Edition of Dissidia Final Fantasy 012 original soundtrack with movie dvd, artbook, and badass classy case.

And now for the video game pre-orders:
  • Dissidia Final Fantasy 012 from Amazon, so it included the awesome Tifa alternative costume for me to fawn over and totally have another view of eye candy while punching out enemies. It goes up there with Squall in a sleeveless black tee and Kain's 2nd alternative costume when he was in Final Fantasy IV: After Years in terms of sexiness.
  • Parasite Eve's "The 3rd Birthday" which comes with the code for Lightning's Aya Brea costume. It's a really fun game.
  • Pokemon Black, from Amazon.com.
  • Rebuild of Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance, which is a lot of fun.
  • Tactics Ogre. Comes with pretty tarot cards
I've also bought a lot more so that I can (rack up the Square Enix points) get the things that I've always wanted to have but didn't have the money at the time for it:
  • Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth. Battle System is.... interesting. Pretty cool game, though.
  • The World Ends with You
  • Kingdom Hearts re:coded.
Note to self: Need to get shelves for new stuff...

PS: I also bought volumes 1 to 15 of the xxxHolic manga from Ebay, OH DEAR LORD. There's no more space under my bed.

zen_monk: (Nanako and MC LOVE)
It's not bitter, British game reviewers that are cathartic for relieving bitterness.

It's watching a Toy Story 3 clip just now. X3

I'm sooooooo excited for summer now.
zen_monk: (What the hell?!)

Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone is having its first US premiere at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. This year. NEXT WEEKEND.



(...Must get tickets now).

March 2017



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