Favorites from May? June? Honestly, it’s the beginning of the month, labeling this June seems a little optimistic. That said, here’s a run down of some of the things I’ve been loving lately from all across the board. Let’s get to it!
Stuff To Play
OVERW– just kidding, I’m broke as a joke and can’t get Overwatch yet. (Unless someone wants to gift me a copy. Ha ha. I wish.) but mostly the past few weeks I’ve been playing a lot of low maintenance casual puzzle games, mostly because I’ve been really busy and don’t have a lot of time to commit to Gaming with a capital G.
Airport Rush – I have been loving the hell out of this stupid little game. It is incredibly simple, it has no text and only three graphic instructions: land the plane, taxi the plane, make the plane take off again. I love it. The first level is almost too easy, but on the hardest level I’ve actually found it to be pretty challenging. Also, it’s an HTML5 browser game so you can play it anywhere. (Also, it’s free.)
Pokemon Picross – This Nintendo 3DS game makes me angry for all the wrong reasons, but it’s also a lot of fun. Like Airport Rush it’s also free, but it takes the classic concept of Picross and applies it to Pokemon that you capture and use for abilities to complete the puzzles. The only downside is that there’s a lot of really stupid limits on how much “energy” you can use and having to spend things to unlock areas (Freemium, ugh.) but in between that it’s a lot of fun to do a quick puzzle here and there.
Stuff to Watch
Zootopia – I loved this movie so much that I saw it twice in theaters. It’s super cute, super funny, and a lot of surprisingly adult humor (er… you know, like for adults, not like adult. Mostly.) and Disney really knocked it out of the park. It comes out on blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, June 7, so if you order from Amazon using the link above, it should get to you really soon. I love this movie. I think you will too.
Peaky Blinders – Look, this show has some of the best writing I have ever seen for television. Series 3 just hit Netflix and we’ve been watching an episode at a time because they’re so intense. If you like gang members, post-Victorian London, and well written female characters, you need to watch this show. (Also, Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby is just swoon.)
Bates Motel – I loved the original Psycho and I grew up on Hitchcock films thanks to my mom’s obsession, so I always meant to check out Bates Motel. But it wasn’t until a few months ago that I actually did on Netflix and omg. Omg. I love it so much. It’s totally my “gulity pleasure” sort of show; I watch this one by myself instead of waiting around for my boyfriend or roommate, but it’s got incredible pacing and cinematography and Norma Bates is just such a character. This show does address some pretty gruesome stuff, including a rape scene pretty early on in the series, but it’s handled incredibly well and made me want to keep watching rather than turning it off.
Stuff To Read
American Gods – I took too long to get going on this book because my previous attempts at enjoying Neil Gaiman’s writing didn’t go so well, but holy shit I loved this book. It had everything I love in a good book, from folklore (both imagined and real) to well written characters to a story that hooks you in and changes at every turn. I hesitate to say too much, because I don’t want to spoil it. But you should definitely check this out, especially since we’ll be getting a series based on the novel from Starz next year.
Children of Monsters – I only just started reading this because it took forever to come up on my library hold, but man is it interesting. The writer takes a look at what happened to the children of twenty well known dictators, whose lives seem to have often fallen into relative obscurity now that their parents are gone. The chapters on each of the children are short and to the point, making for a pretty light read as far as non-fiction goes.
This Cracked Article About Frozen – Maybe one of my favorite batshit Disney conspiracy theories I’ve read in awhile. I’m not entirely sure I buy it; I think the reason the villain in frozen works is because they aren’t obviously a villain, but it was a highly entertaining read if nothing else.
So what are you reading, watching, and playing these days? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to have some more stuff to check out! And of course keep an eye for playlists and album reviews during the week so you can see what I’m listening to. 🙂