This week’s posts:
- Anime Review: Amagi Brilliant Park
- Anime Review: Hunter x Hunter (1999-2001) Vs Hunter x Hunter (2011-2014)
- Anime Review: The Rise of the Shield Hero Season 1
- Anime Review: The Disastrous Life of Saiki K Season 1
I manage to post at least one of the anime reviews on the backlog of finished anime. I also watched a lot of other anime over the span of the last week. It has been a lot of fun and I’ve come across some older shows that I would have otherwise overlooked. The large amount of shows I’ve been watching has also been a good study in both comedic and romantic elements. Whilst some of the material may not be the style that I intend to write, I can see the reasons behind specific plot choices.
Stories are not necessarily meant to reflect real life. In most cases, they are meant purely to entertain or to elicit another emotional response. There is also a series of elements that I am amused by in stories. Hubby dislikes many of these elements, suggesting that many of the characters within such series should be hit repeatedly with a frying pan. You see, he prefers the blunt approach. (pun intended?) To him, some of the drama feels unnecessarily forced. The criticism reminds me of how many people complain that jump scares are overused in modern horror series instead of setting the mood and creating tension. I can certainly understand where he is coming from, but taste is subjective because it is personal. Anyone that suggests another person’s opinion is “wrong”, as one relative stated some years ago, doesn’t understand that it is subjective.
I actually had a pretty productive week of writing-related activities this past week. Whilst I did jot down a few new ideas, some of the Party Time stories got some love. Fleshing out the back story of the character that ties a lot of the stories together also led to me discovering a new character in the process. Shipping ensued, resulting in me realising that he was the missing thread needed to complete her story. Agatha is a character whose past has a big impact on how she views
Well, it appears that upcoming league for Path of Exile, named Blight, will be implementing some promising changes to the game. With this in mind, I’ve decided to play it. I won’t be clocking in as many hours compared to when I played Delve league at the end of last year, but I am interested to see how the changes play out. I will likely be playing a toon that uses curses to take down foes, based on a build that hubby started playing with a few leagues ago.
A bunch of tomatoes, radishes, a rockmelon and my three zucchini plants are all beginning to flower. Whilst tomatoes were beginning to flower more than a week ago, I wasn’t expecting the rockmelon or zucchini to start flowering this early due to how small the plants are. As for the radishes, I’ve been waiting to see some in flower in person ever since I saw some radish flowers on a google image search. It turned out that those delicate, light purple flowers are some of the most precious vegetable flowers I will likely see in the garden.
I have also identified wood sorrel growing in the garden and yard. A lot of folks mistake the leaves for clover, but the heart-shaped leaves are not a clover. Wood Sorrel, like most sorel plants, is high in oxalic acid, resulting in a citrusy tang. And to think that this yummy plant that used to be a part of the European diet is now regarded by many as a weed. I also started some common sorrel from a pack of sprouts seeds. I really look forward to seeing the perennial plant thriving in the garden.
The Cress, rainbow chard mix and a host of other plants are doing well.
Unfortunately for me, the bigger of the two pumpkin fruit had to be harvested at a small size due to the vine finally dying off. As for the other fruit, an animal pecked a big hole which led to it splitting horizontally. It is a little sad, but I suppose it is time to consider starting some seeds from a smaller, sweeter variety of pumpkin that I purchased a few months ago. A smaller variety will likely result in sooner harvests as it typically takes time for smaller varieties to ripen.
I still haven’t got around to sourcing mulch from the tip or in preparing more growing space due to feeling tired and sore for most of the week. I really need to get it done before I lose my window. It is getting noticeably hotter now and it won’t be long before we start needing either the fan or air conditioner to keep our sanity. I wish that I was fitter but it is a work in progress.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
I did my first workout in nearly a year on Tuesday. It wasn’t much, but that short period on the treadmill caused issues for most of the week. I need to find a way to ease back into exercise without wrecking myself. I am not entirely sure. Perhaps I should just do a smaller amount of sets, with more exercises to round things out, then increase the intensity when I get fitter and healthier. I have been thinking about the problem for days. I need to do something in order to meet my goals, but my starting point makes thing tricky.
Maybe I will just do more yard work and implement other lifestyle exercises to include more physical activity. If I had a pushbike, it would enable me to visit some friends in the area. That would be one way of including lifestyle exercise that also enables more socialisation. Perhaps I should petition for some of the budget to be allocated for that purpose. I could also start riding the motorbike again. I need to learn how to ride it and I know that I was covered in sweat every other time I’ve ridden it…
Thanks for stopping by to see what I’ve been up to. If you haven’t already read the posts for this week, feel free to check out the links at the beginning of this entry. Anyway, I leave you with the following song by Sam Padrul:
Be sure to check out more of Sam Padrul’s music!