Sunday, August 23, 2015

Weekend Blog Log (Aug. 23, 2015)

Here I sit once again contemplating life, and the recent week's happenings. I've come to the realization that I'll never have a solid week's worth of peace. It's just not going to happen. It's not a realistic goal. Despite being unrealistic, and out of reach I do also realize that I will have my peak moments of happiness in life that will make the down times an easily forgettable series of events. I just have to hold out for those shining moments, and sojourn on through the darkness that will eventually happen ...

At the beginning of this week I was thankful, and beyond grateful that I'd finally gotten enough review material to matter. Instead of scraping by with only a single game to review I had received an anime Blu-ray set, and several games to cover. It kept me busy, and my mind off of the negative things in life for a short while. Unfortunately as I took on said tasks my efforts were plagued by drawbacks including a week's worth of stormy weather, and the stress that comes with friendship. I hate even mentioning it, because I know it'll only serve to drag my readers down with me, but that's the nature of my life. I'm on a roller coaster ride that just won't level out. Nothing, but highs and lows. This weekend I've tried desperately to regain focus, because I've still got review work scheduled. I'm hoping that I can find that peace of mind among the storms, and life's negative surprises, so I can get done what needs to be done. That is my hope for the coming week.

What's left on my review plate for this month is Tribute Games' "Curse 'N Chaos', and NISA's 'Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls'. I played a little of Tribute Games' 'Curse 'N Chaos' today, and had a fun time with the challenging retro goodness therein. It shouldn't take me too long to have that review out to you guys, and gals considering the simple setup of the game, and it's minimal content that is provided in it. The new Danganronpa on the other hand may be late coming. I want to do a thorough playthrough before typing up my review, and with the release date in early September I'm going to be pushing it to experience all that the game has to offer. Tomorrow, when the embargo for the new Danganronpa is up I'll let you in on what I've experienced so far through Twitter. Be sure to pay attention to my tweets when I begin discussing it. It'll clue you in as to whether, or not this is the type of game for you.

As far as other goings on this week go I've been treated to some restaurant pizza on a couple of occasions as well as some home cooked southern meals compliments of my Mum. I feel blessed to have good things to eat, and wish deep down that everyone in the world could enjoy such meals. In case you were curious what this Sunday's sinfully sweet soda is it is, "Fanta Grape". Tasting like something the doctor would prescribe this purple carbonated, and non-caffeinated beverage has a strong grape taste with a tingle! Very tasty, and almost addictive. Always drink soda in moderation if you dare to drink it at all. I feel like a soda advertisement, lol!

I'm gonna close as usual with some heartfelt words of wisdom. Words that can carry you through the coming week if you let them. Though life my seem depressing, hopeless, and abysmal at times there's always hope just out of reach. Unless we reach out to grasp that hope, and make an effort to do so we will remain hopeless, and defeated wallowing forever in our self-pity. Life was never meant to be easy, and there's no doubt you'll face some insurmountable hardships in your lifetime, but if you are persistent you can overcome any odds stacked against you. We make our own future through the things we decide to do with our time today. Dwelling on the negative things, and stewing in your own socially withdrawn funk won't get you anywhere. If you choose to make it your goal to make your way out of the darkness, and dire situations though you will eventually find the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm personally going to strive to do the best I can to dig myself out of the premature burial I currently find myself struggling to get out of. I hope you do the same. I believe you can do it, and I'll be damned if I'm gonna let the negative side of life drag me back down. Here's to more reviews, and quality positive time spent with friends on social media!


  1. hi there. how's it going? as for me i'm relieved as the typhoon will likely spare our neighborhood. and weather is getting mild day by day. glad things are bucking up for me.

    and i feel bad about not commenting on the entries that deal with specific games. to be honest i can't bring myself to write something on an article concerning a game whose system i don't own

    as to sodas i do have passion for them. i could chug whenever i feel thirsty if it was good for us. sadly studies found it's really harmful to the system. and i agree on the hypothesis that sugar has addictive properties.
    the more you drink the more you crave. i feel the addiction wears off when i happen to consume no soda for a good while. as far as fanta grape goes you can find it at any stores here in japan. you could say it's as common as coka cola.
    incidentally i prefer the orange flavor.

    1. It's going alright at the moment. I've got a new week ahead of me with new possibilities. I'm really glad to hear the Typhoon will spare your neighborhood. I can't imagine how scary it must be thinking a typhoon might hit.

      Don't feel bad. I'd rather you comment on something you can relate to than for you to try to make sense of something you don't know about.

      Sodas are definitely bad for you. That's why I always try to make it a point to say drink in moderation if you are going to drink them at all. I do like the orange flavor of Fanta as well, but most of the times I'll go with a dark soda like Mr.Pibb, or Dr.Pepper for the embedded cherry flavor. I love cherries! I've heard rumors that Japan has different flavor sodas than we do as well as different flavor candies, chocolates, and foods. I really want to try that cool looking rock candy that Japan has. It looks so tasty!

  2. here's a funny story of Dr.pepper. some of the vending machines in japan carry the soda and i have drunk it myself. to be candid i'd rather drink tap water. it tastes pretty bad and most japanese feel the same i believe
    it tastes like listerine,the tangy liquid you gargle with. when i hear foreign people like the soda i can't help but chuckle. it sorta puzzles me because most food from overseas suit our taste buds.

    i have no idea what the rock candy you mentioned is but we sure have loads of yummy sweats. i'd suggest you try Dagashi if you ever come to japan. you'd be amazed.

    1. I can kind of understand that. Dr.Pepper is a very strong soda, and not everyone likes it. The manufacturer claims it has a cherry flavor to it, but I'm personally leaning towards the theory that it's carbonated coffee with added flavors.

      The rock candy I was talking about looks sort of like a tiny colored star with many points on it. I've seen it in some anime cartoons, and in actual photos on Twitter, but I don't know the proper name for it. It looks so delicious though.


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