Hey guys, welcome to my blog! I’m still a little slow with all of this so feel free to check out what I’ve got so far and hopefully I’ll be able to pick things up pretty quick!
For now, I’ll use my home page to let you know what I’m obsessing over atm (anime/manga, games, books etc.). That way, you only have to look at one page before you decide to hate me and never visit my blog again…eh heh.
What I’m Watching
I’m almost always watching more than one series at a time but I’ll post my favorite for the week and you can check out the others here!
I recently got around to watching Durarara!!, just in time it seems for a new season. Honestly, I don’t know why I waited so long. It’s an awesomely unique show with fun characters and thrilling story lines. If you watched Baccano! and enjoyed it, check this one out…and visa versa; same sort of backwards story telling, with multiple stories linking together in fun ways.
The original trailer:
Durarara!! Season 2 trailer:
What I’m Playing
This one’s a little more static than my watching habits but if a games really good I’ll pick it up over and over again.
So, I’m always playing Guild Wars 2, but it has to be the highlight for this week since they just announced the first official expansion last weekend, Heart of Thorns! If you haven’t played or you’ve been thinking about playing, I highly suggest it. It’s a great MMO for both oldies and newbies.
And the original game trailer:
What I’m Reading
This’ll be the book I’m currently reading. Well, at least one of them.
A friend lead me to this series and it’s really been a pretty interesting read. The All Souls Trilogy is a sort of typical “otherworld creatures” forbidden romance story but with a neat twist that sets it apart from other sappy novels. The author, Deborah Harkness, really put a lot of time and effort into the historical background of the characters and world that they live in which really adds to the plausibility of the story and sort of tones down the mushy romance part. Now, don’t misunderstand, there’s a ton of romance drama. But, there’s a lot of other neat things too; like secret societies and historical figures that were actually vampires/daemons/witches.
What I’m Mangawrangling
Again, at least one of them. I’m usually reading 6-10 different stories at a time and again you can find the others here!
I’ve been doing a lot of re-reading and re-watching lately and boy has it been fun. If you’ve never gone back and experienced some of your favorites a second time, I highly suggest that you do. You’ll be totally thrilled by all of the things you missed the first time around and fall in love with your favorite characters all over again. This week I started re-reading Tokyo Ghoul. Now, this is one of those rare occasions where I have both read the manga and watched the anime. So! Naturally, I have a stronger opinion and I’ll kind of narrow it down a bit:
- Both are good. Yes, the anime takes a different direction. Yes, the manga has an overall better story. But for the love of all things anime, you must must must watch the show to really see just how beautiful and badass ghouls can be! Visa versa applies here too, you really need to read the manga to get the details and story.
- This series can be pretty confusing if you don’t know where to start. My advice, read the manga first (Tokyo Ghoul or Toukyo Kushu) then go watch the anime (Tokyo Ghoul and Tokyo Ghoul √A) then go read the sequel to the manga (Tokyo Ghoul:re) and then go read the side story and wait to watch the OVA’s for fun ( Tokyo Ghoul- JACK, Tokyo Ghoul: Pinto, Tokyo Ghoul: Jack).
- I don’t really have another point…this always happens.
Note! The sequel to the manga is a different story with a different group of people that happens a few years after the first story. BUT, you really must read the first one to understand what’s going on the sequel.