What’s Up? (7/21/2013)

Hey! It’s been a bit since I wrote, so what’s up? Well, I’m playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf just about every day for two hours. I play an hour in the day, checking the shops to see what I can buy – and doing some miscellaneous quests and whatnot – and then an hour at night for bug-catching and pawn-shopping. New Leaf is incredibly satisfying, so glad I picked up Target’s last copy of it a few weeks ago.

I’ve also been playing some Borderlands 2, and I don’t know how I feel about the game. Like the first game, Borderlands 2 is freaking amazing to look at. The art style of the Borderlands Universe, the music, the ability trees, the sheer number of numbers to compute when trying to choose loot. There’s so much to like about Borderlands 2: and then there’s so much to dislike about it. The characters are… well, I don’t know. And the writing is… well, I don’t know. Flat. They try really, really hard – and that’s the problem. The enemies aren’t funny, just annoying, most characters aren’t likable, just annoying. The bland characters, the try-hard stabs at humor, and the incredibly annoying enemy banter/threats get in the way of my enjoyment of the gameplay and aesthetics of Borderlands 2. I can’t understand why I’ve put 8 hours into it sometimes, and I don’t know why I’m going to go back for more in the future.

Heading to the Silent Barn in Brooklyn in a few… twelve… hours or so. Going to see if I can be integrated into their internet team and be of assistance to them. I’m very excited at the possibility of being able to volunteer for some pretty cool people and raise some awareness about some pretty cool art and science.

90’s Music Reviews will return this week. 


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