Death Note

First off, to everyone who told me to watch this show in middle school, you were all right.

Actually, I’m kind of glad I watched it now, because my understanding of it was probably much better than it would have been.

I kind of wish I had written this last night, right after I finished the anime. Oh well. Too late now.

Seriously though, this anime is most definitely one of the better ones. It’s not a stereotypical anime people normally think of. It’s not a feel-good show either. It does make you really think though.

I went into the show knowing the ending, at least a pretty significant part. I still didn’t know a lot though, so many parts of the show took me by surprise. The characters were absolutely phenomenal.

Being the same age as Light when he found the notebook, I could sort of relate to him. I’m a very idealistic person for the most part. I found myself questioning if what Light was doing was actually wrong. Yes, he basically became a serial killer, but the global crime rate had gone down 70%. It was a line a character said at the very end that made me realize how horrible it all was though. Throughout the show I was not on Light’s side, yet I was still taken aback by the ending, even though I knew what was going to happen.

Sorry, I’m trying not to give any spoilers just in case there are people out there who still haven’t seen the anime but want to. Please don’t do what I did and push it off. It’s a great show. I honestly think everyone should watch it, even if you aren’t into anime. Like I said before, it’s not a typical anime. This show could very easily be related to Dexter, in my opinion, so if you’re a fan of that, definitely give Death Note a shot. If you’re still hesitant, here’s a short little summary of the show:

Light Yagami is an idealistic kid hoping to rid the world of all evil by killing those he deems wrong, like criminals. His weapon to kill is a Death Note, a notebook dropped on Earth by a god of death, a shinigami. The show revolves around Light and the police force trying to take down who is behind all the murders. Who is leading the investigation? Light Yagami’s father. Throw in the best detective, and it gets real interesting. The show is sure to keep you on your toes.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Yeah, so I finally finished Rise of the Tomb Raider.

I do realize it’s getting overlooked by many other games, especially Fallout, but Rise of the Tomb Raider is exactly what I was excited for: adventurous, suspenseful, and a good story to go with it.

I was really into Origins, which is what got me into Tomb Raider. Granted, I don’t know everything about Lara Croft, or how to even say her name correctly half the time, but I love what I know of her.

She’s daring, brave, smart, strong, and strong-willed. I do have to say I liked Origins a bit better than this one, but I really liked how in this one they tied in Lara officially embracing the tomb raider side of her. I also love how they ended it, because that means they’re making another. Hooray!

If you haven’t gotten into the game yet, it basically picks up from where Origins left off. Now that Lara is finally off Yamatai, no one believes what she witnessed. She’s soon off on another adventure to prove a point and save the Croft family name as well. She isn’t surrounded by friends this time, but Jonah is there for her. I don’t want to give too much away, so I’ll leave it at that. One more quick thing, the history in both tomb raider games is really interesting.

If you want to check out a fun, easy to play, on your toes game you should give Rise of the Tomb Raider a chance. If you do, or already have, leave a comment down below about your thoughts. I’d love to hear about it. If you can’t play, but want to watch it on youtube you can watch it on this awesome channel called theRadBrad. Until next time!

 

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

Okay, so if you’ve followed my blog a while or if you just know me, you know I love Assassin’s Creed. I’ve basically played/watched all of them except for Rogue, which didn’t seem all that great to me.

I know people have been complaining ever since the Assassin’s Creed 3, but I’ve liked almost of all their games. I also thought the ending for Syndicate was pretty good. Who am I kidding? I loved all of Syndicate. It did have a few glitches here and there, but I loved it.

Most people love the games with Ezio (I mean, who doesn’t?), but a lot of people also liked the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. That was with Edward, and I honestly got really bored of that one until a certain character died like 2/3 into the game. I loved the ending of it, but not most of it.

I’ve been waiting for Syndicate for a while, and I know people are always going to be saying how they didn’t like it, but I loved it. It had a pretty good story line, and I thought the characters were hilarious and lovable. I also really liked how you had to play as both Evie and Jacob. I think one of my favorite parts was just that it was set in London. I love London. Enough said.

For me, the game was pretty awesome, so if you like the others give it a try. I know it’s been out for a bit now, but I don’t care. Oh, by the way, there isn’t a lot going on in the real world until the end.

I think that’s it for me. You can definitely expect another video game post once I finish the new Tomb Raider. Haven’t started it yet, but don’t worry.

Halo 5 Guardians

So… can I just cry for a minute? No? Okay.

I just finished watching the gameplay for Halo 5… IT WAS SO GOOD! The rest of this may contain spoilers, so you’ve been warned.

I wasn’t a huge fan of Halo 4, but I’ve liked most of the others. I never played Wars, but I played all the rest. Halo 4 was cool, because they brought in some new things, but Halo 5 was so amazing.

I’m actually dying. Plus, they sort of left it open-ended, so they better make another one. I haven’t done any research yet, but I will later.

Man, watching this game was so sentimental to me. I, for some reason, can not hate Cortana no matter what. I have always loved her and I still like her a bit even if she is crazy.

Cortana and Halo in general is such a big part of my life. I grew up watching my brother and cousins play it while I ate popcorn and pretended I was watching a movie. Wow, I’ve changed so little.

I really want to go and buy the first three Halo books now. Those are the ones that focus on the initial games. There’s the forerunner saga as well, but I’m not too crazy about that.

Ugh, right now I just want to replay every single Halo game. Halo has always been one of my favorites, and always will be. Okay, I think I’m done fangirling. I hope it didn’t shine too much through the words I typed. I’m trying to stay calm, but I had to blog about this. Okay, good night!

Being 17

Best thing about being 17?

Honestly, I’d say the best thing is that you’re neither an actual adult yet nor a little kid anymore.

You’re not officially an adult, so you can still get away with being childish and still depend on your parents for a lot.

I act like such a kid sometimes that it honestly worries my family; however, at the same time I’m old enough where I can be independent, even if it’s not completely.

I’m seventeen, and I’ve seen a lot, but there’s still so much out there that my amber eyes have yet to see.

I have so much to look forward to, and I’m still young, meaning I have time to achieve what I wish to gain.

Also, I’m young enough to feel no guilt whatsoever eating junk food all the time while I cuddle up in my fuzzy blanket while watching various animes and writing when I know I have other things to take care of.

Basically, I don’t have all the responsibilities I will one day have to take on, but I’m old enough to actually make decisions for myself.

Introvert or extrovert?

Honestly, I have no clue what I am. I’ve always been really shy, so I’ve just sort of assumed that I’m an introvert. I’m a pretty awkward person and not very social, but lately I’ve heard people say I’m an extrovert. Um, what?

I’m not a quiet person. In fact, I can be the loudest person in the room, but I try to remain calm and be more observant. I’m also very weird, and I will laugh at anything and everything. Did I mention I have no idea how to act at social events like dances? Seriously I slow-danced with two of my friends last night, and during one I kept babbling because I was so nervous, and during the other I literally had two left feet and kept muttering sorry under my breath.

Yeah so um back to the main point of this story…

I’m not the kind of person who feels the need to be around people all the time, but I also don’t like staying in my room all day, even though I usually do. Yes, I love me-time, but I like going places. I like hanging out and doing stuff, but I don’t mind staying home and writing all day or watching White Collar on Netflix.

I know there are people who are extroverted introverts, but I don’t think that’s me either, because I’m usually not going to be the one to start conversation. If I don’t know you I will probably be dead silent, but if you do know me I won’t shut up about the most random stuff.

Ultimately I don’t want to be labeled as an introvert or an extrovert, because that feels like a cage to me. Like if I’m an introvert I must act like one. No way. I’m me. I don’t care what you think I am. You can call me an introvert or an extrovert, but it won’t make a difference to me.

Some days I’m quiet. Some days I’m loud. Everyday is different, and to feel tied down to a label defining my personality irks me. I don’t care what I am as long as I’m happy. There are some labels I love that I get from my friends like weird, unique, and loyal.

Hm, I wonder what house I would be in at Hogwarts though… Don’t pretend you’ve never thought about it.

Time is weird

Time goes by so fast.

Obvious, right? I mean, we all hear this all the time, but then there are those moments when you really look back and take the time to see what’s happened in such a short amount of time.

I started writing stories online about 3 years ago, but if you asked me that in person I’d have to pause and think about it, because it feels so unreal to me. Yes, a lot has happened since I posted my first story, but I remember it so vividly.

Then I think back to last weekend, which seems so far away. In one small week so much changed for me.

It’s mystifying how time works. Sometimes the hours are so agonizingly long, but sometimes you’re confused on how it got to be so late.

It’s life, I suppose, but I think part of it is also the fact that we take so many things for granted. It’s like when you lose something, time freezes up and you find yourself with so much empty time on your hands. You know you should be doing something, but you don’t know what.

I know some people will say it’s all explained in Einstein’s Special Relativity, but even knowing about relativity doesn’t make me any less curious.

The weirdest, yet most interesting, idea to me is that while time can be slow to some, it’s simply not slow enough to others.

Time is weird. I guess the best thing to do is to be happy, and don’t look back in your life to see regrets. Take opportunities. Learn from mistakes. Bottom line, live your life.