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Exciting Entertainment Challenge: 2012 and Beyond!

January 18, 2012

I’ve always had a difficult time being bored; There is always so much to do! Not only is there always new stuff coming out that I want to watch/read/play but I have tons to catch up on as it is. I know it isn’t a race but… it feels like it sometimes. Here’s a collection of stuff that I’d like to try out soon but it will take a while to get through it all!

Shows:

Firefly – This is one of those shows where I feel my nerd cred is in jeopardy for not having seen it. The infamously cancelled show about … sci fi stuff? I don’t even know but I’m sure it’s worth a watch. At least it was cancelled so I won’t have too many seasons to get through, I guess?

Invader Zim – I’ve also heard great things about this cartoon which was… cancelled. I think this one is much harder to get your hands on but maybe it will get rereleased someday. Crazy alien tries to take over the world with a goofy sidekick and stuff. Apparently the writing is super great later on.

Adventure Time – Another cartoon that I’m certain is great. The original short of it certainly was! A whole lot of surreal silliness, I presume.

Games:

Katamari Damacy – I’ve only played Katamari Forever which was the most recent one (I think) but I would certainly like to check out the original and possibly others. Such a silly game where you roll up stuff into balls with strange music. It’s a bit hard to describe if you haven’t experienced it.

Beyond Good and Evil – I don’t know much about this game at all but it has been recommended by a couple people who I trust the opinions of so, yeah! I never had a PS2 in its heyday but my girlfriend has one so this is my chance to catch up on some great games!

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 – I’ve only played one game in the Shin Megami Tensei series called Devil Survivor (before they made it all fancy and 3D for the 3DS) and it was fairly fun. Apparently Persona 4 is really fantastic, though. The “last good game for the PS2” or so I hear.

Gosh, all these games I want to play are for the PS2. I don’t currently own any of the above games but I will soon be checking out ICO. My brother got me the ICO/Shadow of the Colossus combo rerelease for PS3 for christmas. I have already played Shadow of the Colossus but will certainly be playing it again because it was excellent. Boss fights and exploring are awesome and that is all you do in this game filled with scenery porn. Hooray! ICO is made by the same company so I have high hopes for it. I’m sure Colossus will still be my favourite, though. I also bought a copy of Half-life 2 on Steam during one of their infamous sales. Definitely need to give that a try. Will also need to play Portal 2 sometime. Argh! So many games. SO MANY.

Books:

I have plenty of books I need to read right now but there are more to come.

The Fault in our Stars – John Green’s new book! Alas, amazon is being slow so I still don’t have it even though it came out on the 10th. However, I’m busy reading about dinosaurs right now so perhaps it is for the best.

Neal Stephenson – He isn’t a book but he is an author! I loved Snow Crash and have been enjoying Cryptonomicon although that one is taking a bit longer for me to get through. I recently bought Anathem and have another one of his books coming in the mail. He is an amazing author so I’ve got to collect all his stuff now!

Kurt Vonnegut- Breakfast of Champions was hilarious and original but I have yet to read his other works. I’m just worried that they won’t knock my socks off quite like BoC!

 

There is so much for me to do and I won’t even need to leave my couch/chair to enjoy any of it! Wahoo! I do try to keep in shape though so never fear!

This is obviously an incomplete list but it might be handy for me to refer back to if I forget something I wanted to do. I just wanted to talk about what is on my to-do list in general!

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