Things I Enjoy (July 2021 Edition)

Alright, folks, I’m going to level with you: I took a day off today because… reasons, and I sort of forgot it was Monday. I just now, at this very moment, close to 9 p.m., realized that I didn’t write up a post for today. Oops!

I can’t just miss a post (I mean, okay, I have done that once or twice, but in those cases it was because I wrote the post on time and forgot to schedule/post it) but honestly, I’m getting kind of sleepy, and I don’t have the energy to write up something big and clever.

Instead, I’m just going to ramble a little bit about what I’ve been digging lately.

First off: I’ve been getting back to reading! Specifically, I’ve been jumping back into Star Wars: The High Republic; I finally read Into the Dark, which was great, and now I’m onto The Rising Storm, which is very good so far. I really love this era of Star Wars. I like that we don’t really know where it’s going to go, and that there’s this huge cast of awesome characters to meet and watch evolve. Some of the examinations of the Force are just fascinating, too–I’m excited for the impending release of Out of the Shadows, because I want to see more of Cohmac Vitus’s musings on the nature of the Force and how the Jedi treat it.

I’ve also been watching some horror stuff lately! This morning I watched Saint Maud, which was quite good, though it was less horror and more just… upsetting and sad. Which I mean in a good way! I think that’s what it was going for. Last week I watched The Ring (yes, I somehow hadn’t seen it yet–didn’t particularly care for it, though I can see why it was a hit at the time) and Willy’s Wonderland (which, honestly, I was disappointed by; the flat characters would be alright if it at least lived up to the ‘Nic Cage obliterating animatronics’ premise, but the budget isn’t high enough for the fights to be anything more than boring shaky cam stuff).

I was on a stream with the fine folks of Variant Ventures the other night, which was a blast. We talked about Pathfinder 2E, among other things, and it was tons of fun! I’m eager to join them again sometime. Also, be on the lookout–it’s entirely possible that another Variant will be appearing on Beautiful Robot Odyssey soon…

Speaking of Pathfinder, I grabbed the Lost Omens: Mwangi Expanse book today, and while I haven’t had time to get all the way through it yet, I absolutely love it so far. Expect to hear more about this book in the future.

I’ve been thinking about Marvel United again; I finalized my pledge recently and am extremely excited for my 200 minis to arrive next year! My wife and I played a round of the core game tonight and I’m still impressed by how quick, fun, and surprisingly strategic the game is. Really can’t wait for more villains to try out!

On the topic of my wife: she’s the best. Just, like, the absolute best ever. I love her so much! She’s been making a bunch of delicious food lately, and we’ve been hanging out and watching silly internet videos, and it’s just been great. I’m so lucky to have her in my life.

Okay, well, that pretty much wraps it up, I think! Everything is going pretty alright right now. Hope you all are doing okay too!

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