Thursday, November 16, 2017

(Fun) Things I Need to Do

Still don't remember what I was going to talk about last time, so whatever, I guess.
Don't really feel like talking about Ashes right now either, so I'll just talk about other stuff.
I changed my Change in Lists List to a List format, so I can keep all the changes, but it will only show a few at a time. Just a random note.

Reading Plans (in order): Oathbringer, Alloy of Law, Shadows of Self, Bands of Mourning, Mistborn: Secret History, Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell, Sixth of Dusk, The Hope of Elantris, The Eleventh Metal, The Burning Bridge.
And then other stuff, I just don't have an order for them. Snapshot, Legion, Legion 2, Alcatraz 5, Glass Castle, and Slaughterhouse-Five will come after in some order. I'll figure it out and update you later.
Clarification: I have already read Alloy of Law, Shadows of Self, Bands of Mourning, and The Eleventh Metal. The Burning Bridge is the second book in the Ranger's Apprentice series.

I've got a lot of reading ahead of me, but I'm ok with that. Oh, and somewhere in there is Anthem because I might be using it for a book report. I've already read it and annotated it a ridiculous amount for AP English last year, but I love it enough to go through it yet again. It just sounded like a good idea.
For my 3rd and final book report I'm going to use Mistborn, I think. Sounds like a good idea.

Some time in between that list I'll revamp my Favorite Books list, and then I'll update it more after finishing the other books.

Other things I need/want to do (only counting activities that are individual (and only counting things I actually want to do, not things like look at colleges and such)):
Rewatch a couple of my favorite anime/Watch a couple others. I'll come around to those eventually; it's near the bottom of my list of things to do.
Play Stardew Valley.
Play Skyrim.
Play Civ V.
Play Fire Emblem: Fates.
Finish Breath of the Wild.
Play Majora's Mask.
Play Ocrina of Time.
Play Snake Pass.
Play Geometric Game thinsofdinskofjdklsfjkds (EDIT: I forgot to replace the random letters with the actual name, but now I'm too lazy to get the Switch and see what's it's called)
Flippin' get the NAT to work (once that's done: Play Splatoon 2)
Play Ashes.
Play other board games, of course.
Listen to music.
Continue to write blog posts.
Play tennis.
Do other stuff with my life that I want to do sometime.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Minor Post about Ashes

Currently in AP Stats. The next few days in class we're just preparing for the test and doing project stuff, both of which I have little motivation to do. They're not that important right now, so I'm not concerned.
Going to relisten to the most recent podcast by The Main Action. It's downloading on my phone right now, so after it finishes I'll start listening to that. It might be a little difficult to listen and type at the same time, but I'll probably be fine.
Speaking of which, I'm finally getting back into Ashes, and it makes me happy. I love the game, and I missed the community greatly. Deck building is basically as much fun as playing the game itself, which is great because that's often the only thing I have time for. I haven't yet played a game with any of the new cards, but hopefully will very soon. I think I've figured out the deck I'm going to use for my first deck. It looks really good. Granted, I don't know much of the meta anymore so I'm ignorant in a lot of places, but I think it should be good. We'll see.
I feel like there was something else I was going to talk about. I could talk more about Ashes, but nah.
This works for now, I guess. I'll post another something soon, probably. I'll either just ramble more about Ashes and stuff that very few of you understand anything about, or go back to the thing that I'm currently forgetting about, but was originally planning on talking about.

Oh, and this looks like it will be Posted as Alexander Perazzo. The first post to do so. That's cool, I guess.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Wrote this in a video in Video Production

    Acting like I’m typing an important paper while writing this. Jefrey had some problems with stuffs, so he needed to refilm everything, and this time I’m going to be his talent. I don’t really like being talent, but I’m getting more used to it after doing Bleed Green News (Watching myself do talent is the worst. I know that theoretically I did alright, but I feel so cringy and awful when watching the BGN, and meh), and after allegedly being sealed in to do talent for Skills this year. I might talk about that in a different post. I’m still going to avoid the music video dancing like the plague, though. Probably. I don't think I'm that much out of my shell.
    That means I’m typing this on a google docs first, which means I have paragraph indents, which are always a nice thing. I’m also doing some Calc on the side. I’m going to continue to type this even though I don’t know what’s going on. I just need to continue typing stuff, so it looks like I’m doing something in this video. You might actually be able to read this in the video, which would be cool. Especially since I love it when videos have those random things that you can pause on, and it’s absolute gibberish. Newspapers are a prime example of this. You can put whatever Easter eggs in a newspaper as you desire. It’s pretty great.

 Writing this right before I post: Yeah, I guess I'm just going to post this as is, idk. Sounds good, I guess. If I want to type about something different, I'll just make a new post.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Game Things: Both of the Board and Video Variety

(and a little about books at the end)
I was going to do this on a more specific topic and such. Maybe put in some research into it. But I don't feel like it. So I'm just going to write whatever about the topics or whatever.

Board Game Business:
I looked into Charterstone a little (so I guess I did do a little bit of research). It looks intriguing. It looks like a solid game. Dream crew for playing it would be: Andrew, Eric, Joseph, and Ryan (supposing Ryan would be interested, since I know he isn't as into these style games as we are (but maybe I'm wrong there, idk)). Naturally, of course, that would be years into the future. After my mission. Probably even after I get married. That far off. It would be a while. The future scares me.
Granted, Andrew, Eric, Joseph, and Ryan are like my dream four people that I want to play any game with. Even 5 player Tzolk'in would be fun with them. Note: I dislike 5 player Tzolk'in more than other people by a lot. In theory it's not that bad, but I hate it, so that's saying something.
Time wise, though, we're not going to get our perfect little group for every Legacy Game we want to play. Eric and I are probably going to have to play Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 alone, which will be fantastic, of course, it would just be even more fantastic if other things came to be.
Though replaying Season 1 does have a lot of my interest, so maybe we could do that. And then later come back and replay Season 2. The time gaps for Eric and I would probably be big enough to make the games extremely fresh again. Never as fresh as our original play, naturally, but I think it might work out. Idk.

This all just makes me realize that I haven't played board games in forever and that needs to change.

In Switch Business:
Super Mario Odyssey came out. Want that. Sometime. I don't know when or how, but sometime I'm (probably) going to get that game. Not sure if the Jamieson's wanted to contribute to this purchase or not, I don't know.
Also, Skyrim is going to come out. Want that. Sometime. If I preorder it I get 12 bucks off, but for some reason I'm holding back for now. Probably because, if I really wanted to, I could steal the Jamieson's Xbox and just play their copy at our house. But it just wouldn't be the same as having on the Switch. I don't know what I'm going to do. I have money now, but I'm need to be careful in my buying decisions. (says the guy that sporadically helped buy the Switch in the first place)
Still need to finish Breath of the Wild. I'm basically at the boss, so I should just go in there at beat him. I can play other end game stuff later if I want, but for now I just want to have finished the game.
NAT types are still super annoying.
Played a little bit more Stardew Valley. Only 15 minutes or so the other day, but it was and is looking to be a really fun experience.

Updates on Books Business:
Finished The Well of Ascension. Reading The Hero of Ages. Need to finish it before Oathbringer comes out, so I can jump right into reading that.
I'm also thinking about revamping my Books Lists for several reasons that I'll explain in the post. I did just go from being hesitant about the revamping the list to certain about it in the course of that sentence, that is correct.

In conclusion: I'm excited for what the future will bring. But also terrified. Constantly terrified. And disheartened. But that's ok, I guess. Kind of ok. Idk.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Guest Writers

Finally figured out how to publish stuff as myself and such. A while back I saw that you could invite people to edit your blog, but it never worked until now. So I invited myself. Except depending on who clicked 'make new post' and such changes things, so I don't know how it all works exactly. But, point being, I'm using my normal email (not my parents) and I'm typing this directly into the blog making web browser thingy. So that's useful.
The whole idea that you could invite other people to post on your blog is a cool idea to me. I don't know if I'm going to do anything with it, but it's there.
It's like that one time on Eric's blog when he wanted to go to bed, but hadn't posted a blog post yet. So I took over for that day and wrote a blog post for him. It was super cool. You can check it out here.

Posted that almost a year ago. 10 months (roughly). The changes in some of my basic writing is pretty cool to notice. I used the word 'anyways', and now I only use anyway. Still used parenthesis in parenthesis. But, most importantly, I used a tilda ('tilde' still seems wrong, so I'm sticking with this spelling for forever). Good job me.
(Side note: writing parts of this while watching the history movie; the sub hasn't kicked me off my chromebook yet, so this is what I'm doing, while half paying attention to the movie. We'll see how long that lasts. (Turned out to last the whole block. Cool.)) The movie is actually getting slightly better.

Oh, Happy Birthday to myself, I suppose. I didn't mention my birthday after it happened, only before (Oh, except the ice cream, I suppose, but I don't think I mentioned anything else really). Normally I have a birthday post, I think? Anyway, I'll talk about it briefly here:
Did as planned and just hung out doing nothing. It was nice. Did some homework.
Got Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Stardew Valley. Haven't used either yet (I guess I did play Stardew Valley for half an hour or so, but didn't get very far at all (Thomas and Ben have played it a decent amount, so it hasn't been unused at all. I'll get time to play some more sometime)). I was going to get Blurryface, but we know we have a copy running around somewhere, so we held off. If we can't find it soon, however, I'll get it as a late birthday present. (We already have and know where Vessel is, or else I would get Vessel instead).
The movie is getting significantly better.