Obligatory multiple line breaks to make sure I don’t make the same mistake I’m discussing below spoiler-wise.
Also, let’s have a picture of my cat so the actual picture below doesn’t show up in previews when I hit post.
Okay, hopefully that’s enough. Continue:
Okay, so we all know the Google feed on our phones, right? Well, I guess Comicbook Resource doesn’t because this was the first item on mine when I checked it yesterday:
They did try, since they used [SPOILER] in the title, but the rest of the opening has the spoiler itself and it snuck through to the feed preview. I suppose they should be given a little leeway, since the format for the feed updated recently to having the more detailed preview. But still… It feels like something that needed to be caught earlier.
All the fail aside, a few months ago I’d say there’s no chance in hell they’d get Lando/Billy Dee Williams back for the new trilogy. But now? Who knows. I do kind of remember the comments about his whole new diet plan and training and such, so prepping for a movie makes sense. Also, we have no idea how they’re handling Episode IX thanks to Carrie Fisher’s death. Lando’s never going to be able to fill the Leia’s gap, but someone else from the originals is kind of needed so… yeah? IDK, they could do worse.
I guess we’ll see.
God, there’s been so much going on since my last general update (about this time last month). In that time I’ve started a new job that’s… not difficult, or challenging, just very busy so it keeps me pretty occupied. It means less time online, and even less for games, though, since I’m so tired* when I get home. (More on that in a moment.)
I mentioned the day-before and the day-of that I was going to the Thursday night opening of Solo, and it was much better than expected. Not some cinematic masterpiece, but good for what it needed to be. Donald Glover as Lando could actually have been more animated, imo, but he wasn’t lacking by any means. The BFD, though? Oh my god, that cameo at the end. (I’m not saying who or what because there are still plenty of people who haven’t seen it, and IMO it’s that big a deal. I will, however, post a link to this gif of that moment–click at your own peril!) When that cameo happened I made noises that Brian described as something “only bats could hear” and that’s pretty accurate. I could only hear half a second the sound I made; I only know I made sound because I could feel it in my throat. Trust me, it’s good.
Um, let’s see…. E3 was last week. I didn’t get to watch all the pressers like I usually do, and still haven’t caught up on those I missed. Overall I was unimpressed with this year’s showing, though. There were amazing games–Anthem, Kingdom Hearts, Cyberpunk 2077, Ghosts of Tsushima, and of course Kojima’s bizarre brain child, Death Stranding. The last one actually had some content in its trailer this year, though; normal-ish (for the subject matter), even. I normally wouldn’t bother with the game in spite of how intriguing it is, but looking back on my P.T. stream from last summer I’m wondering if maybe I should (and stream that as well).
As for current games, I downloaded Skyrim and Pixeljunk Monsters 2 to my Switch. It’s my third copy of Skyrim, but my original is on PS3 and in storage & I’m not able to play on PC for the foreseeable future. So, Switch it is. Also, it has that added Switch-bonus of not needing to be played docked, which means Brian and I aren’t fighting over the tv.
Unfortunately, I have a very complicated relationship with PJM. I adore the games, but I’m so stubborn that I can’t move on to the next stage, much less the next area, unless I’ve collected all available rainbows on any given map. That means I haven’t made any progress at all. Oops.
Finally: the gym. Yep, I’m still going, though I did have to break my streak of not missing a single day due to being sick a week or so ago. I haven’t noticed any weight differences (or more importantly, changes in how my clothes fit, since that’s a better way to track progress, IMO). The only change I’ve seen so far for myself, in spite of being told there’s actual, overall change visible, is that my calves are different. I’m sure that’s mostly from
running doing the elliptical, but I also do that 30 minute circuit room so I suspect it’s also a (tiny) bit of muscle from over a month of strength stuff in there. Going after work instead of first thing in the morning is killing me, though. That’s what the * up above was for. The fact that I’m going around 6pm is torture, and I’m basically asleep before I even eat dinner. I’m trying to get myself conditioned so that I can try going before work (OMG so painfully early) to see if that helps again, but I haven’t managed it yet.
Other than that… yeah, I can’t think of anything. Brian’s become obsessed with “fixing” the Pop!Vinyl wall at our closing Toys ‘R’ Us, the cat went to the vet but is more or less okay, etc.
Currently playing: Skyrim & Pixeljunk Monsters 2
Last movie at the theater: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Watching: Parks and Rec, The Office, random history of video games documentaries on… I think it’s Amazon?
Listening to: Postmodern Jukebox at work & my standard techno and metal mixes at the gym
…We’re eating Omaha steaks from the mall parking lot tonight. Brian told his mom about the sale and she bought 40 pounds of various meats. Like… what. the. fuck.
An update since I made the original post on IG: I had neither an awesome morning nor a massive panic attack. I’d forgotten the third option of “crippling migraine” and that’s the one I ended up with.
The soda was delicious, though. It’s like when I was working my first job at the theater (when Episode I came out) and we had the stuff on tap. OMG I had energy for years, even well beyond what a 16-year-old Star Wars nerd should have as the first prequel was first released.