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Date: May 31st, 2020.
Time of Writing: 11:47 PM.
Weather: It seemed like it was nice and chilly out, compared to the last few days.
Mental and Physical Health State: I didn't feel well enough to go to the protest, so I did not go. Watching the news of it tonight has been incredibly captivating, I wish I was able to have gone. Hopefully I can recover soon enough.
Day Overview: I woke up pretty late today compared to the last few days. I finished a game, which was really great, and for the most part just spent the rest of the time lying around watching TV in pain and trying not to think about the pain. It's just sort of crazy what time of year it is already. I can't believe I am where I am in my life. It's not a place that I thought I'd have to interpret so soon.
On My Mind: I hope that everyone who went to the protest got out okay, I saw some really violent stuff on TV and it looked dangerous. I know some people who were public and vocal about going, and I hope that they're alright. I really don't have words for a lot of what I'm seeing happen. I've never seen anything like this in my city since like, I dunno, maybe there was a sports riot once but that was dumb shit.
Works In Progress:
- Dark Souls: Remastered developed by From Software: What a game this is. The first half is as perfect as any stretch in any game could ever be. Even the rougher segments like Blighttown have great and purposeful impact on the player, creating a truly hostile space the likes of which are rarely seen in games to this effect. Anor Londo is a brilliant level with an amazing boss fight at the end. The second half of the game is a mixed bag. Duke's Archives and New Londo are both interesting areas with memorable encounters. However, the same cannot be said about the other two main quest opportunities. Lost Izalith feels empty and the Bed of Chaos boss fight is frustrating. The catacombs are good, but the Tomb of the Giants is incredibly difficult and the light mechanics are straight up unfair for most two handed melee builds. The truly interesting parts of the second half of the game come with the DLC content (with incredible bosses and lore all around). Gwyn is a disappointing final boss imo. I think with some consideration this game evens out to an 8/10. It's pretty great but it has some serious and obvious flaws.
- Alfredo by Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist: There's something to be said about how generic some of Gibbs' rapping is, lyrically and flow wise. It's incredible solid rap, but the content of the verses is overplayed. The production is incredibly supportive however, and Gibbs never feels like he has an obvious historical counterpart that he's mocking in any sense. Sometimes the classics are classics for a reason. I feel like the envelope hasn't been pushed from Bandana but the standard has been indeed met. This too is an 8/10.
- Kaguya-Sama: Love is War Season Two animated by A-1 Pictures: Episode Eight.
Works Produced: Nothing today. Though I really wanted to sit down and write a few times I didn't get a chance.
Other Thoughts: Thank you for reading my blog. Well, May certainly was a month that I had to live through. A lot happened, and a lot didn't. I really don't know what's going to happen next, folks, but I really want to get more productive in June. I can consider the last few weeks something of a vacation since school ended, some time for myself. From here on out I have to advance the plot.