I picked up Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon this month since it just re-released as a Nintendo Select game and I wasn’t willing to pay for the price-spiked versions on Amazon. I’m not very far into the game, but I do not like how the Professor seems to call me every minute. JUST LET ME PLAY! He seems to reference the first Luigi’s Mansion for Gamecube a few times, but it doesn’t seem like you have to play it to understand what is going on. Besides the excessive babysitting the game only lets you save after each mission, so I have to remember to leave my 3DS plugged in if I have to put it in sleep mode due to parenting duties.
One day, Naho Takamiya receives a letter written to herself from ten years in the future. As Naho reads on, the letter recites the exact events of the day, including the transfer of a new student into her class named Kakeru Naruse.
The Naho from ten years later repeatedly states that she has many regrets, and she wants to fix these by making sure the Naho from the past can make the right decisions—especially regarding Kakeru. What’s more shocking is that she discovers that ten years later, Kakeru will no longer be with them. Future Naho asks her to watch over him closely.
Right now I’m on episode 9 of 13 of this anime as it is still currently airing in Japan. I really enjoy it, but then again I’m a sucker for Shoujo anime. I’m curious to see if Naho’s attempts at changing the future through her letter to herself will work, and what will happen to her if it does. Right now it seems that they are setting up for a parallel universe theory.
Watching this anime breaks my heart though because there is a love triangle, and Suwa is such a good guy. *sigh* Maybe I should have read the manga first so I don’t have to be on edge every week.
– Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts 1 & 2 written by Jack Thorne
Originally I wanted to give this book a three out of five rating, but the more I thought on it, the more I felt like it was “just okay”. The big “plot twist” left me to eye roll because logistically it seems improbable to have happened in the Harry Potter universe. I felt like I had read a fanfiction rather than a continued journey.
The format of the book did not bother me, but rather the characters themselves and how they were portrayed. So much angst and “emo” teenagers. It felt like a lot of boo-hoo-ing. Get off my lawn. I did enjoy the “broship” of Albus and Scorpious. I felt like that was something that would have happened in the original story line.
– Uprooted by Naomi Novik
So, where’s the dragon?” my mind wondered as I read the book, then understood. It wasn’t what I expected, but it was neat all the same. I really enjoyed Uprooted, save for some sighs of “of course she’s SUPER” and feelings that she would become “super witch” and save everyone in the end like Bella from Twilight. As it turned out, the book didn’t end the way I anticipated and it was interesting. My heart went out to the heart-trees and I wanted to know more about them and the main characters ties with them. It couldn’t be as simple as she was just born of the valley could it?
I suppose the biggest event for August is that I was officially hired and started training for my first job in just over five years. The 20th of August had me feeling very anxious in both a positive and “oh my waffles I can’t do this” way as it was my first day of training. Before that I cried over my weight gain from my second pregnancy, texted my best friend Panda about how I had no work clothes, cried to Jeremy while body shaming myself, and then started panicking because this is my first job in over five years! I have been a stay at home Mom since I was pregnant with Vincent, and now that is all changing. I no longer would be here all the time for everyone.
Once I calmed down I realized that I “totally had this” and there was nothing to worry about. I would not get things right on the first try and THAT IS OKAY! They don’t expect me to. My family would be fine, and the reason I applied for a job in the first place was because I felt I needed that change. That this type of change could help me with my depression.
It’s been about two weeks since I’ve been training and while I’ve had some stressful days because I felt I wasn’t retaining information, I have been happier and excited. I look forward to going into work and getting out of the house. So yay! Now if only I could get my boss to say my name correctly…
– GAME OVER –