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FFXV – there goes $60 not well spent

I finished this mess of a game almost a month ago, and I’d like to think the time since has given me a chance to get past my initial thoughts, which can mostly be summed up as: Fuck you, game.

Which it has, luckily. Now my thoughts can be summed up as: Fuck you, game. But with more coherence.

Warnings: massive spoilers ahead

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baby drama is the best kind of drama, amirite?

I Do, I Do Poster

From top to bottom, then left to right: Ji-an, our leading lady; Tae-kang, our leading lad; Eun-sung, our sorta romantic rival for Tae-kang but really more a bizarre source of advice; Na-ri, our sorta romantic rival for Ji-an but really more her business rival.

EVERYONE, TODAY IS A DAY OF CELEBRATION. Why, you ask? BECAUSE I HAVE FINALLY, AFTER SIX MONTHS OF TRYING, FOUND A KOREAN DRAMA I BOTH ENJOYED AND WAS ABLE TO SEE THROUGH TO THE END AND NOW I AM HERE TO SHARE MY JOYOUS FEELINGS WITH YOU.

The drama of which I celebrate is I Do, I Do. For those not in the know, the premise of this drama is that a high-powered executive designer has a drunken one-night stand with a directionless young man ten years her junior. As a result of this drunken one night stand, our leading lady, Hwang Ji-an, ends up pregnant because drama. On top of that, Ji-an’s an executive shoe designer at a high-end shoe company and our leading lad, Park Tae-kang, is a kid from the streets who sells knockoffs of the very shoes she designs. Also, neither of the two even realize that Ji-an is pregnant. Tae-kang has also somehow landed a position working for Ji-an while Ji-an has just started semi-dating-sorta someone else. This may also be Ji-an’s last chance to have a child. Because of early onset menopause (is that even really a thing?).

At this point, we’re also only about three episodes into the total sixteen. So yeah. Things get messy-complicated fast.

where I make a case for why this show won out over all the others I tried

Mini-Post: Books

Inspired by Luna’s list of upcoming anticipated movies/TV shows, I thought I’d also whip up a list. This one is dedicated to the books I’m psyched to eventually see on shelves (or in my case, downloaded onto my Kindle).  As with Luna’s post, other Potted Lidders feel free to edit in anything you’re looking forward to. Readers, please feel free to leave recommendations in the comments.

*I’ve linked all books to their respective Goodreads page in case anyone would like to know about them.

books, books, & – can you guess? – more books

the weather is just a metaphor for my feelings

So for this introductory post to me, Lieutenant Basil Alpacattack Esq. (Basil for short), sometimes-coherent writer and mostly-incoherent ranter, I put a lot of serious thought into what I should spend my precious once-in-a-lifetime-intro post waxing on about. And by that I mean I panicked and dithered about for a good few hours trying to scrounge up a topic before finally settling on writing about:

the weather.

I mean, that’s what you do when you meet new people, right? Shuffle awkwardly from foot to foot as you try to think of something interesting to talk about before finally uttering some inane comment about the clouds. I feel as though this is a fairly good representation of me anyway. If you want to know about me, just think of me as the kind of girl who likes to talk about the weather.

But wait! Before you doze off in boredom and hit the back-button with your forehead, I’d like to mention that here the weather stuff is mostly just a way for me to try and talk about why conflict sometimes pops up among geeks, even when they’re geeking out over the same thing. …continue reading here for thoughts on weather, camping, things geekery, and a way longer post than I had originally intended writing