Thursday, 16 August 2012

Blink and you'll Miss It

I am indeed back. Although
I've never really been away...
Hi all. I have not died. I have a reasonable plethora of excuses for my inactivity as of late.

Reason no 1: The Olympics have had my full attention as I've previously mentioned in my last post.

Reason no 2: I spent a week in the Lake District (Lovely part of the world it is too)

Reason no 3: Briefly panicked as I forgot today was A level results day, fortunately I can now confirm that in September I shall be starting a BA in Creative Writing at the University of Northampton, Yay!

Reason no 4: I'm now in one of those nerve-jangling things in life known as a relationship and have therefore been politely advised to use more of my free time towards various relationship things. Fear not, this shall not prevent me from dying endlessly for your reading pleasure!

I will also be going on holiday next week but I will this time take my laptop with me so I can finally get my City of Thieves playthrough done; I am enjoying it, it's taking a while! I've changed my mind about following it up with Blood of the Zombies. I played it a couple of times and felt hollow inside after. One of those times might have something to do with Gingrich Yurr's bazooka leaving a big hole in my chest, but for some reason I just couldn't love it. Personally I think it's the removal of Skill and Luck. To me without them it just didn't feel like a proper FF book. That's probably a debate for another day, maybe even another blog where there are more readers to debate about it like Stuart Lloyd's one. I hope by delaying my playthrough I will appreciate it more when it comes to it; I guess I was so desperate to love it that I expected too much. Rather reminiscent of my recent viewing of The Dark Knight Rises, which I enjoyed but expected more. I just wish I knew what it was that I was expecting from both of them. I'll be back soon hopefully; I feel guilty with my recent slacking of meaningful updates. The moral is simply to Never build up too much hope and expectation for a single event; you may end up feeling disappointed. Keep your hopes low and you can't fail but to be pleasantly surprised. See you soon for some antics in Port Blacksand!


  1. Dark Knight Rises was fantastic. I've just finished my Blood of the Zombies playthrough, interesting how our experiences differed.

    1. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy Dark Knight Rises. It was just my least favourite of the trilogy. I found Bane a total Badass though, his inclusion pleased me. I think because of how much I enjoy The Walking Dead I'd built up too much expectation of Blood. Again, I did enjoy it, just not as much as I'd hoped.

  2. Congratulations on getting your place at university! I would like to write about the removal of skill, thinking about what makes Fighitng Fantasy Fighting Fantasy.

    1. Cheers! Hopefully the first step on the path to getting a successful career. Scratch that, second. Setting up this blog was the first!