Hello again. Miss me? Probably not.. moving on..
So I got a job finally, and thus had to move several hundred miles and have been without any internet for about 4 weeks, hence the lack of updates. I managed to rack up and almost 3 digit phone bill in the meantime however, as if to make up for my lack of net access.
So what have I missed;
Geinin 2 has started, and seems to have carried on pretty much where it left off. Most of the cast return, other than the graduated Jo Eriko and the soon to be graduate Fukumoto Aina, with Yokoyama Yui and Kotani Riho taking their spots respectively. Episode two introduces us to the talents of Izuta Akari (Anchuu) team BII’s resident comedian. It’s great to see her on the show. She’s consistently funny during team MC’s and seems to have a great awareness of how to handle herself on camera way above her experience level. Look for great things from her, if they allow her the screen time.
Cheeky Parade released their second single C.P.U. Chikipa are the only independent group I actively pay any attention to. I came across them about 5-6 weeks after they were formed by chance while searching for information on something else. One of their members is the younger sister of a former NMB48 member which lead me to check them out in the first place. If you look through their YouTube channel, you can literally follow their progress right from the day they signed their contracts. That’s why I was so proud of them achieving 3rd in daily sales at the release of their second single. Some people don’t understand with Idols, a lot of the time it’s the journey you are invested in. You get to see them grow, fail, regroup and succeed all by themselves. Western pop music does not have this aspect. A group launches with huge fanfare and if they aren’t an immediate hit they get canned. Chikpa had to tour their debut CD to prove they could sell it themselves before their record company would release an actual single for them. I’m going to discuss C.P.U specifically in another article in the next couple weeks hopefully.
Starcraft 2 : HOTS launched and I don’t own a copy yet! While I may have my internet, because of the swiftness of my relocation, most of my stuff including my gaming rig are still at my Dad’s house. Hopefully I can gather my stuff soon.. need to get some SC2 under way. I did manage to get my hands on the Beta for a couple of days (Thanks to Kata at Ebi48) so I have had a go, needless to say it wasn’t enough to get a good feel for it. I think I’m most likely going to go random when I finally get a copy. I’m never going to be Jaedong, so sticking with one race doesn’t really make a difference to me.
Prior to my move, I had been watching and playing a lot of Dota 2. So expect an article on that at some point. I also have a truckload of invites which I’ll likely be giving away as I have no other use for them. Keep your eyes peeled either here, or on Twitter.
I finally finished the TT Phone part of Time Travelers. Well I totally didn’t expect or want that ending. I was all sad and stuff, for the second time playing this game. Poor Mikoto, the girl just can’t catch a break (no matter which of 7 versions of her you look at.)
A shout out to a friend who has started a new blog, chronicling 365 different movies in 365 days. Check out 365flicks I’ll get it added to my blog roll in the next few days. As a nod to his blog, I’ve used an image from today’s film, Clerks by Kevin smith as this post header.
I think that’s mostly it or at least until next time I go on an unscheduled hiatus and have to explain my whereabouts for about the 6th time or so I think it is now. I swear one day, I’ll actually be consistent with updates.