Thursday, 31 October 2013

Feedspot

So I recently got this email that my blog was gaining followers on Feedspot. The email also offered me a one year premium subscription on Feedspot. I followed the link and yes my blog did have followers but what I also saw was that my entire posts were available to read on the site. I don't really use feeds but aren't they supposed to offer just a snippet of the post with a photo if there is one? After searching online I found that a lot of people have received the same email and they weren't happy for this exact reason. This way people don't really need to visit your blog to read your content. Does anyone else have more information about this?

Saturday, 28 September 2013

September post

I have not forgotten my self-challenge!
This month's post comes to you as a life update in 4 parts:

Part one:
School started, yay. -_- It's only been a month but it feels longer. Also tests are starting next week and I'm busier than ever.

Part two:
My birthday passed and I'm now 17.
o_o When did I reach 17?! I don't feel like I'm 17. How are you supposed to feel at 17 anyway?

Part three:
I finally have enough money to buy myself a Wacom drawing tablet! Yay!  ^_^ And maybe some new books. (Ignoring the fact that my wardrobe needs a serious update ^^")

Part four:
I recently read La Petite Fadette for school and really liked it. I will try to write a review thingy buuuut... I make no promises.

I am determined to make a post a month for a year, I refuse to fail!

See ya next month.

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Just...

You know how when you finish a really good book and then you're not sure what to do next? You just sit there and think "What the hell am I going to do now?".  Nothing is worth doing anymore. Nothing makes sense and everything seems pointless or something... I don't know.

That's how I feel right now. It sucks, really.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Thoughts on RWBY

I actually wanted to post this back when there were only 3 episodes out but... procrastination.

Anyway, RWBY is an anime style 3D animated web-series created by Monty Oum and produced by Rooster Teeth Productions. So far there's only 5 episodes of the 16 which are supposed to air. A new episode comes out every Thursday on Rooster Teeth's website and you can also watch them on YouTube but a week later. These are just my thoughts on the show.

Story: In the 5 episodes that we've seen so far we know that there is a school system where young kids and teens are trained to become Huntsman and Huntresses in order to fight monsters. Now the weapons that they use are insane and pretty darn awesome. There's a bazooka that turns into a baseball bat and a missile launcher, a spear that can turn into a rifle and a sword AND a foldable scythe which doubles as a sniper rifle! How cool is that?

In the first episode we're given a short backstory of the world the story is set in. The gist of it is that man was created from dust but dark monsters are trying to destroy man and his creations. Then there's this power called dust which is used by Huntsmen and Huntresses in fighting these monsters and keeping the world safe from the darkness.

I'm not sure if 16 episodes will be enough for the story that they started and the world that they've portrayed. Especially since episodes are really short, between 4 and 12 minutes each.



Sound: So far the soundtrack is awesome. There's not much I can say except that I love it and the epic music fits the show really well.

Characters: The voice acting in the trailers wasn't very good, it felt forced. But it's improved a lot in the episodes. The characters seem fun and quirky in their own way. They're interesting. It's still early and there hasn't been much character development plus characters are still being introduced.

Animation: The fight scenes are extremely well done. But the non action scenes, well... not so much. Maybe it's just me not being used to the animation style but they just aren't as smooth as the action scenes. Also there's that scene in episode one where the cookies seem to just vanish at the touch of Ruby's mouth.

Enjoyment: I really like this show so far. I'm definitely looking forward to more episodes to see how the story progresses and how the characters develop. It's an interesting series with awesome fight scenes and insane weapon designs.


On a side note I'm thinking about starting to review books and stuff (maybe some anime and manga) but I'm not sure weather to post in on this blog or create a separate one for reviews. Any thoughts?

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Overthinking

I almost forgot about this blog...

I'm really bad at this aren't I? I have no idea what to write about. Why did I even start this blog? I guess a blog is like a diary, right? I've never been good with diaries, I never knew what to write in them. That's why I never kept a proper diary. Do I just talk about my day, my life, myself? That seems boring and dull. I'm not good at talking about myself. What else can I talk about? I don't feel competent enough to talk about anything really. I'm overthinking this...

I think that the only way I'm going to keep posting on this blog is if I set a challenge for myself. Something like the A to Z Challenge but not so extreme(there's no way i can make a post everyday for a long period of time, a month was enough for now). I'm thinking a blog post a month for starters. I know it seems stupid but I think it's the only way I'll keep doing this, and I want to do this(whatever this turns out to be). I should do this about photography too, I haven't posted anything on deviantART in a long time.

Okay so, at least one blog post a month for a year. Sounds good. I think I can mange it. Now the hard part, what to blog about... I'm sure I'll think of something and I'll try to make it interesting.